Five Towns Community Chest – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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A native of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development for Beta Abstract LLC. In addition to his work as an attorney and executive, Marc Rovner supports local charities, including Five Towns Community Chest. The organization awarded him its Award for Community Service in 2012.

Five Towns Community Chest is an organization of neighbors helping neighbors in New York’s Five Towns area. The Community Chest offers financial support to a range of local charities, all of which sometimes and eventually render aid as appropriate to local people in need.

The organization’s work centers on its Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. When local residents experience hardships – such as the loss of a job – they can reach out to this service for assistance. The program helps recipients to pay bills, feed their families, and access special services for their children. Community members who need financial assistance may apply for help at www.communitychestss.org.

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The Children’s Rights Council Works to Strengthen Families

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Children’s Rights Council
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Attorney Marc Rovner, a native of East Rockaway, New York, serves as the senior staff attorney at BETA Abstract, a title insurance company. Aside from his responsibilities as an attorney, Marc Rovner supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Children’s Rights Council (CRC).

Founded in 1985, the CRC is an internationally recognized organization that works to help and strengthen families, specifically those that have been impacted by divorce, separation, or abuse. CRC chapters across the nation and around the world provide parents with helpful parenting tools and legal resources.

The CRC also operates access centers, key components to helping maintain strong families. The access centers provide safe and neutral places for parents to have supervised visitation with their children. The staff at access centers is present to provide information that can help protect the rights and safety of both children and parents.

In partnership with community and faith-based organizations, 40 access centers are in operation across the country. The CRC also works for the rights of children and families by testifying before legislative bodies on issues such as access policies, joint custody, and welfare reform.

The Children’s Rights Council – Children’s Bill of Rights

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Children’s Bill of Rights
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Attorney Marc Rovner provides general legal counsel to BETA Abstract, an insurance company near his home in East Rockaway, New York. Alongside his work as an attorney, Marc Rovner supports an array of charitable organizations in his community. He is an active volunteer with the Children’s Rights Council (CRC).

The CRC, founded in 1985, promotes the rights and best interests of children in times of marital or domestic conflict. The organization believes that having both parents actively involved in their children’s lives is in the best interests of most families. Accordingly, the council works to strengthen families and support joint custody arrangements.

The CRC created the Children’s Bill of Rights to protect children during divorce and custody battles. The document lists small courtesies that a child should be given during and after custody proceedings, such as being treated like a person rather than property. The Children’s Bill of Rights asks parents to put their children’s feelings before their legal battles and avoid using children as spies, couriers, or leverage.

NFL Super Bowl City Hosts

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NFL Super Bowl City Hosts
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Attorney Marc Rovner of East Rockaway has served BETA Abstract, LLC, as general counsel and director of business development since 1998. Beyond his activities as an attorney, Marc Rovner enjoys spending time with his family. Together, he and his son have attended games at 24 of the nation’s 32 National Football League (NFL) stadiums.

In all but a select few instances resulting in two teams playing in an unrelated stadium, the NFL’s Super Bowl is held at a predetermined stadium. Host cities are generally selected three to five years in advance, and are chosen based on the city’s proposal to the NFL.

With the 2017 Super Bowl scheduled for Houston, Texas, for a third time, only nine cities have repeated as Super Bowl hosts. Both Detroit and Atlanta have hosted two Super Bowls each. Houston joins San Diego and Arizona as three-time hosts, while Tampa Bay has held four.

Despite going two decades without an NFL team, Los Angeles ranks third all-time, having hosted seven Super Bowls. Los Angeles most recently hosted the game at the Rose Bowl in 1993. With 10 games as host each, New Orleans and Miami lead all cities as Super Bowl hosts. New Orleans last hosted in 2013, while Miami used Dolphin Stadium and Sun Life Stadium to host the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowls, respectively.

Unique Features of the US Bank Stadium

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Minnesota Vikings
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Attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development for BETA Abstract LLC in Oceanside, New York. Before becoming an attorney he attended Boston University, where he graduated magna cum laude. A native of East Rockaway, New York, Marc Rovner is an avid football fan and Giants supporter. He and his son have visited 24 of the 32 NFL stadiums since 2005, with the goal of visiting each and every one.

Opened in late summer 2016, the US Bank Stadium is the latest addition to the NFL’s roster of venues. Located in downtown Minneapolis, the stadium is home to the Minnesota Vikings and seats over 66,000 and covers 137,000 square feet. The stadium is a remarkable building, with a roof composed of a transparent ETFE structure, giving the inside an open-air feel without allowing in Minnesota’s famous temperamental weather.

In fact, the building itself features nearly 200,000 square feet of glass, and fans are encouraged to bring sunglasses on sunny days. US Bank Stadium includes several other unique features, including five 95-feet high pivoting glass doors that open to the outside. The stadium is also equipped with LED lighting that allows for state-of-the-art pre-game and halftime entertainment options.

Experiencing Tapas in Barcelona

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Tapas
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Attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract. In addition to maintaining community involvement within his hometown of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner enjoys traveling with his family to places that allow him to relax and enjoy local cuisine. One favorite destination is Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona provides visitors with a mix of history, beautiful natural spaces including beaches, and delicious food. Those who appreciate authentic Spanish cuisine often enjoy visiting various tapas bars to experience the tradition.

Tapas are small plates of food meant for sharing among several people. Part of experiencing tapas involves taking a relaxed, casual attitude and an impromptu approach. Tapas are usually enjoyed standing around a table in a crowded restaurant while sharing a bottle of a light white wine or Basque cider.

Though tapas are traditionally small plates of food, customers can also order raciones, larger plates with more to share.

Some dishes that are common in Barcelona include pan con tomate, a dish consisting of white bread rubbed with tomato and drizzled with oil and salt. Also familiar are patatas bravas, deep-fried cubes of potatoes that are dipped in sauces, and chipirones, deep-fried baby squid

How to Eat like a Native in Barcelona

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Barcelona
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A native of East Rockaway, New York and a magna cum laude graduate from Boston University, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development for BETA Abstract LLC. In his free time, Marc Rovner enjoys traveling, and claims Barcelona as his favorite city.

Food and meals play an important role in Barcelona social life. As a result, the city offers delicious, enticing cuisine to visitors. To eat like a native, start with a light continental breakfast, usually found in bars. Most residents drink café con leche or a cortado as well as a croissant or other breakfast roll.

Lunch is the most important meal of the day and tends to include three to four courses, beginning with soup or salad, followed by a meat dish, and topped off with a light dessert of fruit, yogurt, or crema catalana. Lunch is always served with bread and wine and between the hours of 1:30 to 4. Finally, dinner tends to be lighter fare, with many indulging in tapas. One famous snack is pa amb tomaquet, bread rubbed with olive oil and tomato and served with cheese and cold cuts. Most Catalonians eat around 10 at night but restaurants are opened earlier.

Be warned: many restaurants are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Also, visitors looking to get authentic cuisine should avoid places in La Rambla.