Friday, December 30, 2011


We regret to inform you that we have lost one of our own. We have been informed of the untimely passing of Uryan Rampersaud of Meadow Rd. in Inwood. Uryan was a Senior at Lawrence High School. There will be a gathering tomorrow morning, 12/31 at 10am at Lawrence High School. The gathering will consist of students, teachers, parents, grief counselors and members of Uryan's family. Our condolences go out to the family. I'm sure you all share in our deepest expression of sympathy; as a community when someone loses a child - - we all feel the loss of that child.

Monday, December 19, 2011


The Inside Inwood team would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday! We thank you for your support of our website and look forward to another year. Please continue to spread the word about our site and share your stories with us! Best wishes to all of you for a Happy & Healthy New Year!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


At approximately 7:10pm Wednesday, Nov. 16th the Inwood Beer Distributor located at 255 Sheridan Blvd. was robbed at gunpoint. A male black, approximately 6 feet tall and approximately 25 years of age, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, & jeans jumped over the counter; revealed a silver revolver and demanded the money in the register. He was seen leaving the store on foot going down Bayswater Blvd. No injuries were reported. Detectives are asking for your help. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers 1-800-244-TIPS all calls and information will remain anonymous.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Town Law an election will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at the Inwood Fire District Headquarters, 188 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, NY 11096, for the purpose of the following: electing one Fire Commissioner for a term of five (5) years to succeed Tom Havey, whose term expires on the 31st day of December, 2011.The polls shall be open for the receipt of ballots from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and for such additional time as shall be necessary to permit electors present at the time of closing to cast their ballot.NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to a Resolution, adopted at a meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Inwood Fire District held on the 13th day of October, 2011, as provided for in Section 176, subdivision 7, of the Town Law, candidates for Fire Commissioner shall file their names with the Clerk of the Fire District, Katherine Archibald, 188 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood, NY 11096, at least twenty (20) days prior to the date of such election. Such nomination shall be submitted in petition form, specifying the term for which they are a candidate, subscribed by twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the Fire District. Only resident electors are eligible to hold the office of Fire Commissioner. To vote at a Fire District election, a person must be a registered voter in the Fire District under permanent personal registration and must have resided in the Fire District for the thirty (30)-day period next preceding the Fire District election.
Inwood Fire District
/s/Mark L. Rolon, Chairman
Inwood Fire DistrictDATED: Inwood, New YorkOctober 13, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Remembering Nicky - We Thank You!

We can NOT possibly Thank everyone individually who shared their kind words, compassion and prayers for our family at such a difficult time in our lives. We were so blessed to have Nicholas for the years that we did. At times his life faced challenges but he always rose to the occasion fighting & overcoming; which we as a family now carry on his determined spirit. A determination we could not possibly have without the support of the many great family, friends, collegues & our community. We knew in our hearts what a wonderful kid Nicky was but the overwhelming turnout shocked us as to how many people agreed and loved Nicky!

We thank you all for showing you cared! Click here for a video our neice made as a memory as we now move on and celebrate Nicky's life.

Thank you for being our friend and Nicky's,

The Vacchio Family

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Mark & Dawn Sarro(Lawrence High graduates) have been decorating their house at 295 Washington Ave. Cedarhurst for 12 years now. It seem to be getting bigger every year. They starting doing this because when they were kids they would see other houses on the block decorated for Halloween and liked to keep that tradition going. The decorating process starts in September with Mark building most of the decorations from scratch. He usually get his ideas from watching horrors films or TV shows (The Walking Dead). They start out first with a layout of the front yard and go from there giving input on where things should go. Dawn usually works on the pumpkin patch area, while Mark works on the graveyard scene. Mark originally started out with ten tombstones and has added one every year. This year there will be twenty- three tombstones which will have writings about current events that happen during the year. In addition to the graveyard they built a wooden guillotine and a coffin that will be rigged with a fog machine on Halloween. On the night of Halloween, speakers will play sound effects to make the scenery more eerie. After everything is done, Mark will dress up and hide in the scenery waiting for the treaters to come up our walkway and frighten them. Afterwards all are welcome to take pictures. We get alot of compliments from friends, family, neighbors, and people who pass by on their way to and from work. Sometimes we even get a few motorist that pull over and get out to take a picture. This year they've added a new scenery to scare the treaters. They won't say what it is but invite all to stop by on Halloween to check it out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


This year's Inwood 5K was the best turnout in it's 18 year history. There were 342 total entries including 305 in the 5K race alone. The 272 5K finishers surpassed last year's record of 223. Once again, the committee's 12 community organizations supplied volunteers on race day to make the event run so smoothly. Road security, set-up, registration and refreshments for the runners are just some of the duties of the volunteers.

The generosity and support of St. John's Hospital allowed the use computerized chip timing, which produced instant race results. Capital One Bank was the trophy sponsor once again, giving away close to 100 awards and medals. There was a 1K Fun Run for kids and a Tot-Trot for children under the age of 6, where each one got a pumpkin to take home.

This year there were awards for the top Inwood Male and Female Finisher. The awards were named in memory of Brian Super and June Kenny, Inwood residents who were involved in the Inwood 5K and have passed on. The Winneres were Lia Miele and Jose Portillo.

The overall champion was 22-year old Patrick McCabe (18:15) of Garden City Park and the 1st female finisher was 15-year old Shaniqua Kirkpatrick (19:56) of Queens Village. Their names will be placed along with the other past champions on the Raymond Barbuti and Georgina Kirk Meserole Memorial Plaques that are sponsored each year by Inwood Civic Leader, Roy Meserole.

Proceeds from the race will go to 12 graduating high school seniors in June. Each will be picked by one of the community organizations on the race committee. For more info on the event go to

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The gentleman and his daughter are from Queens. The baby's bottle contained ammonium chloride; which is a chemical found in fire extinguishers. There was also residue found on the baby's car seat which is belived to be Sevin. Sevin is a pesticide that is known as a "bug killer" or insect prevention.

A 2 year old female, an a 45 year old male were found unconcious in a white Toyota behind Amazing Savings in Lawrence. The Nassau County Hazmat teams are investingating a white powdery substance that was also found in the vehicle. It is believed that the 2 year old is in critical but stable condition, and the 45 year old male is in critical condition. We will continue to update this story as we get further details.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a neighbor Yasmin Rivera. Yasmin was a young mother of two, Kimberly 13 years old and Eric 4 years old. She was raising these children as a single parent. At the time of her death she was in the final days of her pregnancy. Her newborn baby Samantha was miraculously saved and will be taken care of by her father. Her neighbor Marta Reyes is currently seeking custody of Kimberly and Eric. Yasmin was known to attend the Spanish Mass at Our Lady of Good Council every Sunday. The Hispanic community organized a fundraiser last Sunday to financially assist the children during this difficult time. Marta Reyes the older children’s caretaker is searching for a larger apartment to accommodate her new expanded family. If you know of any living accommodations available or would like to make a financial contribution please contact Pete Sobol @ 516-371-3882. All checks should be made payable to "I’ll Stand By You” a nonprofit set up to help our friends in need.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


On Sunday, October 9th Inwood will again host it's Annual 5K Run. The run begins and ends at Inwood Park located at the end of Bayview Avenue. You can download your application and get further information at Don't miss this fabulous event! Be a spectator and cheer the runners on, be a t-shirt sponsor, volunteers are needed to help block roads, run the race - awards given for every age group and overall. Proceeds from this event go to approximately 16 of OUR local community organizations for their scholarship award recipients.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Last Thuraday night at #2 School Lawrence School Superintendent Gary Schall rolled out the new school district's plan to address the performance and progress of all students in the Lawrence School District. There was a new openness and positive tone to the meeting. Mr Schall, Pat Pizzarelli and Ann Peterson stressed the importance of each child's educational advancement and the need for the community and the district to work together for our children. Board President, Asher Mansorf and David Sussman also spoke to the educational importance and the need to put the education and the future of our children before any other issues that face the district.
We applaud and acknowledge this approach and encourage everyone to join their effort to ensure our children get the best education possible.

Monday, September 12, 2011


On Sunday, October 2nd The Peninsula Kiwanis Christmas Dream Committee will be hosting their Annual Pancake Breakfast at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Inwood. The breakfast will be from 7:00am - 11:00am. The cost is $5 per person with children under 12 FREE! PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


As people begin to feel safe and the clean up begins so does the fun! Hope you all are safe. This would ONLY HAPPEN IN INWOOD!!


The attached photo was taken at 6:45am on Bayswater Blvd. With high tide expected at approx. 8:30 am please continute to take all necessary precautions. It seems that many Inwood residents have elected to remain in their homes. Please rely on your neighbors for any assitance and only use our Police, Fire and Rescue for emergencies. Good Luck & Stay Safe!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


To all our friends and neighbors in Inwood as well as the surrounding communities, please take all necessary precautions that are being advised. Providing there is internet service we will do our best to update the site regularly with any information we may receive. STAY SAFE!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4th is our Annual Buccaneer Day all 6 teams will be at home. Please come down and support the Buccaneer as they open up the 2011 Season
Concession will be open, Raffles and Merchandise will be available.
Buccaneer Day Schedule

9:00am. 11yr old Coach DeCicco
10:30am. 7yr old Coach Player
11:30am 8yr old Coach D'Agostino
12:30pm. 9yr old Coach Lombardo
2:00 pm 10yr old Coach Rease
3:30 pm 12yr old Coach Shivers

All Games will be played on the turf at Lawrence High School

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Yes, that was an earthquake that you just felt on 8/23/2011 at around 1:55PM. As of 2:10PM it is reported by Reuters that it was a magnitude 6.0 and centered near Mineral, VA. More info to come. Stay tuned.
Update (8/23/11 2:16PM): The USGS just confirmed the quake. We felt it here in Inwood


On a sad note, we got word today that Frank Mari passed away. He will be sorely missed! Services are as follows:

Wake is today August 24th 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm at

Donza Funeral Home
333 Atlantic Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Tel. 516-593-2521

Funeral Service Thursday August 25th at 10:00 am at Donza Funeral Home

Friday, August 12, 2011

DeRosa Chiropractic Center 25th Anniversary

DeRosa Chiropractic Center celebrated it's 25th Anniversary on August 11, 2011. Dr. Michael DeRosa was raised in the same building where the office is located (208 Lawrence Ave., Lawrence) and was a 1978 graduate of Lawrence HS. He credits his family, his staff and all the wonderful patients who he has treated throughout the years as his motivation to continue providing chiropractic care in his hometown. For more info go to

Friday, August 5, 2011


It is with deep regret that we report the loss of long time residents Paul Divver Sr. & Al Trason. The Inwood community has lost two fine men. RIP

Monday, August 1, 2011


Regretfully, the County Yard on Bayview Ave. is closed. The community is disappointed and put up a good fight in trying to keep the employees at this location but unfortunately they have been relocated to the Bay Park Facility in East Rockaway. There is still frustration and disbelief that the service to our community can and will be the same. We wish the employees good luck and share the sentiment of the residents in missing them right here in our own "backyard"!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


To Benefit Kamp Kiwanis, Camp Anchor and The Kiwanis
Pediatric Trauma Center at North Shore University Hospital

The Dubin Home
110 E. Rockaway Road
Hewlett, NY 11557
Contact person:Anthony Merendino (516) 569-9756
$25 per person includes all you can eat!
Rain or Shine

Thursday, July 7, 2011


The Leonardo DaVinci Lodge of Inwood presented their Scholarships Awards for 2011 to deserving students at the Board meeting on June 9, 2011. For the past 29 years the Lodge presented over $100,000 in Scholarships. The past recipients of these awards have succeeded in their quest for their future in becoming doctors, lawyers, accountants, teachers, nurses and CEO’s. The Leonardo DaVinci Lodge is proud of the accomplishments of our former Scholarship recipients and will continue to provide scholarships for deserving students in the future. The Lodge also presented 11 Awards to Lawrence Public Schools #2 and #5 students on their Moving Up Ceremonies.

Pictured: Scholarship Chairman Peter Capozzi Jr., Daniella Sannuti, Amanda Pearsall, Dominic Trotta, Brandon Piteo, President Andrew Reilly Jr. Award recipients not pictured are Lauren Kliber, Jacquelyn Stark and Hira Quddus.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!

May you and yours have a Restful and Patriotic 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Juan & Wendy Zepeda hosted a barbecue to unite community members and organizations. The turnout was incredible and the gathering was a success! In attendance was our new Incoming School Superintendent Gary Schall along with some of our school Board Members & Pat Pizzarelli. Humble words spoken by Cindy Lee, #2 School Principal encouraging us all to work together for the sake of the children of our community. Members of the Five Towns Community Center, The Inwood Civics, The Inwood Buccaneers, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and Caballeros de Colon as well as many residents of the community joined the gathering. Thank you to all who attended and showed their interest in uniting our community and working together for our children. A special thank you to the Zepedas for opening their home to make this event possible!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


On June 22nd, 2011 The Lawrence Middle School presented diplomas to their 8th grade graduates. The Ceremony opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Jonathan Ruthchik and Patrick Magliaro led in by the Color Guard, Louis Jan & Michael Spinelli. Special recognition goes to the Scholastic Honor Address given by Victoria DiCeglio, Student Government Address given by President Amir Macky and the Valedictorian Address - Ivy Chen. Of special note was a presentation by Principal George Akst to the Middle School Retirees: Alma Fiumano 6th Grade, Denise Eckel Reading, Patricia Ganzi Math & Holly Mjaanes English. The students enjoyed a reception following the ceremony at the Inwood Country Club. Congratulations!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!!!!! On July 18th the Inwood Buccaneers will host their Annual Golf Outing at the Inwood Country Club. This event is always a fun-filled day beginning with a lovely Breakfast, Shotgun start at 12:30, lunch and drinks on the course, followed by a delicious dinner with raffles and awards. All for $195. Bring a fouresome or sponsor a tee for $50 or be a flag sponsor for $100. Do NOT miss the fabulous day!! For more info. or to register contact Frank DeCicco Jr. at 516-330-6961.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Number 2 School Graduates!!

Number 2 school Moving Up Ceremony, began with the salute to the flag & Star Spangled Banner; followed by remarks from the Superintendent John Fitzsimons the Principal of Number 2 school, Cindy Lee and Principle of the Middle School George Akst. distributed diplomas. Thanks to all teachers, staff and administrators who helped our fourth graders succeed.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


David Basile, formally of Jeannette Street, Inwood, born September 30, 1939, entered into eternal rest on June 18. 2011. Dave was a graduate of Lawrence High School and a member of the US Army who served in Korea, was a retired Nassau County Employee and also a long time member of the Sons of Italy and the Inwood Republican Club.
Funeral mass was at our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Wanser Avenue, Inwood on June 21, 2011 with final resting place at St. Marys Star of the Sea Cemetary on Rockaway Avenue, Lawrence. REST in PEACE DAVE!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Annual Dinner for Bais Tefila

This past Sunday evening, Bais Tefila of Inwood held their first annual dinner, with over 150 people in attendance. The theme was "A Year of Thanks", and focused on the many people that were instrumental in the establishment of the Synagogue.

Mr. Pinny Ackerman, the Shul's indefatigable President opened the evening thanking the Katz and Rubenstein families for their extraordinary generosity in giving the synagogue of their own personal office space to use. They were each presented with a plaque expressing the Synagogue's appreciation.

Mr. Ackerman then went on to present the evening's honorees with their awards. Two of the founding members were singled out for their devotion to the community and for their constant desire to do whatever they can to benefit the Synagogue. Mr. and Mrs. Baruch White, and Rabbi and Mrs. Reuven Levine were then presented with a beautiful gift expressing the Synagogue’s appreciation and they were each asked to say a few words.

The Rabbi, Pinchus Weinberger then got up to speak and began with a

surprise presentation as a token of Thanks to Mr. Ackerman as president, Mr. Leon Lantsman as treasurer and Mr. Simcha Stoll, describing them as the three pillars on which the Synagogue stands.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Inwood 5K!!!!

The Inwood 5K Run was started in 1993 by Co-Directors Pete Sobol and Mike DeRosa. Since then the event has been held 17 times and has profited close to $80,000. Proceeds from the race are awarded each year to local high school seniors for their continuing educational needs. Many local merchants and organizations sponsor the event with gifts or monetary donations. Our sponsor chairman, Frank Sarro, has worked tirelessly to secure these sponsors. In 2008, St. Johns' Episcopal Hospital became our Finish Line Sponsor, which now allows us the luxury of using the latest state of the art timing system for our race results. Capital One Bank has also served as our Trophy Sponsor, awarding 90 trophies to all of our different age group winners, male and female. Race day employs the volunteer services of 75-100 area citizens who belong to one or more of the 12 organizations that form our Race Committee. This committee and the volunteers they provide, are crucial to the logistical and security needs of holding an event of this magnitude. For more information of the Inwood 5K Run, visit our website at

Farewell to Father Larry

Father Larry the Pastor of Our Lady Of Good Counsel said his last Mass here as he moves on to his new assignment in Riverhead. In his fairwell speach he thanked many and spoke of the love he has for this community. Father Larry's impact on Inwood will resinate long after he leaves. He has brought many people back to the Parish and established programs that cater to our neighbors who are most at risk. He is loved and will be missed by many We all wish him well in his new Parish in Riverhead.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Peninsula Kiwanis Golf Outing
Monday, August 29, 2011
Seawane Country Club, Hewlett, NY
● Registration begins @ 11 am
● Continental Breakfast
● Driving Range
● 12 Noon Shotgun Start
● Contests, Prizes, Lunch & Refreshments on Course
● Awards Dinner @ Hewlett Firehouse
Golfer: $190
Tee Sponsor: $100
Golfer & Tee Sponsor: $240
Dinner Only: $ 35
For Information & Reservations: Mike DeRosa (516) 239-5405
Mark Maguire (631) 499-5100
Registration Form
Check One: Golf____ Sponsor____ Golf & Sponsor____ Dinner Only_____
Playing Partners:____________________________________________________
Make Checks Payable to: Peninsula Kiwanis
Mail Checks & Registration to: Mark Maguire
50 Motor Pkwy
Commack, NY 11725
You can also register via Paypal on our website


The Inwood Civics held their First Annual Awards Ceremony on June 16th They selected 5 recipients based on academics and community service. They were presented with certificates and monetary awards at the Sons of Italy Hall in Inwood followed by a reception catered by the Atlantic Beach Deli. Pictured are the recipients along with current President Mike Gliner & Past President Tony LaFerrara. Congratulations!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



On Sunday, June 12th,Inwood held the 2nd Annual Inwood Car Show at the LIRR Train Station parking lot. Sponsoring the event were The Inwood Buccaneers and The Inwood Civic Association! With nearly 100 cars and motorcycles this event was quite a success! To be congratulated are the coordinators of the event - Pete Sobol, Alan Levey and Billy from Westminister Auto. A fun-filled day for the children with a bouncy unit for play as well as a dunk tank. The DJ for the event was donated by Tony Artusa. This was a great family day; and all we spoke to are looking forward to next year!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011



On June 24th Inwood's Own Daniel Vacchio will have his Commissioning Ceremony where he will be sworn into the United States Marine Corps as 2nd Lieutenant. After sacrificing two summers, and forfeiting his time on the beaches in Atlantic Beach, Daniel chose rather to spend them in muddy swamps, bug infested forest-like trees and barracks to undergo what was grueling but self rewarding discipline and leadership training. His time at the Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA. has taught him what no books can teach. Even with his bachelor degree from John Jay College and job offers on the table Daniel feels his training, knowledge and more importantly his pride temporarily outweigh and he has chosen to serve his country. Follow this story right here on as we will have first hand photos of Daniel's ceremony and updates on this remarakable young man that we should all be proud to say is one of Inwood's Own!

"DUMP" Meeting Update!

On June 7th a follow-up meeting was held regarding resident complaints about New York Recycling & Materials. At this meeting, Jim Darcy from the Town of Hempstead along with a Code enforcement officer was there as well as two representatives from the DEC. Owners of NY Recycling, John & Chris Pizzirusso were also in attendance to hear the neighbors concerns as well as express how they have tried hard to "be good neighbors" and fix many of the problems left behind by the previous owner. They continued to stress to the corwd off approximately 50 that they ONLY took over February 14th and named MANY upgrades that they have done in that short period of time and will continue to do so. They made themselves available this evening to open the communication, hear the concerns and ended the meeting by handing out business cards encouraging the community to keep in contact with them and they will do their best to address their concerns. Although at times frustrations may have been high by the end of the meeting the tone was calm and we believe that this situation is in good place. Thanks to the residents for being proactive and voicing your concerns and thank you Pizzirusso brothers for sitting in that "hot seat" and being open to this meeting.


On July 18th the Inwood Buccaneers will host their Annual Golf Outing at the Inwood Country Club. This event is always a fun-filled day beginning with a lovely Breakfast, Shotgun start at 12:30, lunch and drinks on the course, followed by a delicious dinner with raffles and awards. All for $195. Bring a fouresome or sponsor a tee for $50 or be a flag sponsor for $100. Do NOT miss the fabulous day!! For more info. or to register contact Frank DeCicco Jr. at 516-330-6961.


A dead whale was found Wednesday morning at approximately 8 a.m. on the beach behind the Sands Beach Club. Residents who were walking their dog early in the morning made the find.

The whale is believed to be between 32 to 40 feet in length and identified it as a "sub adult" meaning it was not a fully grown.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wellness & Wholeness at Lawrence High School

Father Francis Pizzarelli, brother of Athletic Director Patrick Pizzarelli, spoke to the entire Lawrence High School student body. The title of his talk was, “The Poverty of Caring: A Call to Wellness and Wholeness”. He spoke on the many issues that today’s young people have to deal with. He told our students a few real life experiences that he has had with teenage suicide and drinking and driving. He empowered all of our students to “make a difference” and not be afraid to reach out and help one another. He ended his presentation by asking all the students to stand and join hands with their neighbors as a sign of unity and oneness that we want our school to be. It was a very powerful experience.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


On June 12th - Inwood will be home to it's 2nd Annual Inwood Car Show!! Come to the LIRR parking lot from 10am - 3pm to view custom cars, stock cars, motorcycles etc... There will be a DJ, a dunk tank, food and lots of fun. Don't miss this Community Event sponsored by The Inwood Buccaneers and The Inwood Civic Association. Admission is free - Fun for all ages!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


In an emotionally charged meeting at the Five Towns community Center residents from Inwood came out to vent their frustrations towards NY Recyling & Materials; a concrete "crushing" plant located at the end of Roger Ave. Some resident complaints were late working hours, noise "pollution", sewage run-off into Jamaica Bay, dust blowing due to no sprinkler usage. Since no Town officials were able to attend the meeting and no owners of the company were in attendance the "outlash" and frustrations were vented toward the representatives of the DEC who were in attendance. The DEC assured the community they would do everything in their power to help enforce the rules set forth on the permit they issued. Another meeting is being planned where Town Officials are expected to attend and hopes that owners of the facility too will attend so together all can agree on how to be "good neighbors".

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


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NO - 792
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