Friday, April 20, 2018

Idylease Article Appears in

Idylease Newspaper Article

Thanks to Ann Genader for her April 19, 2018 article on Idylease. Ann was a tireless supporter of my father, Dr Arthur Zampella. She served as public relations director at Idylease when it was a nursing home for the elderly from 1954-1972.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Skipperdee’s is #1 again for 2018


Skipperdees is the Best Ice Cream Shop on Long Island – for the 2nd consecutive year! Our sincere thanks to our Long Island Guests of Skipperdee’s

Each year, Long Islanders are invited to nominate and vote for the best local businesses in a range of service categories as part of an annual Best of Long Island Business program. This year 909,094 votes were cast and thanks to our neighbors, Skipperdee’s has been voted as the Best of LI Business in the food services business for Ice Cream - for the 2nd consecutive year! You also nominated us in 2018 as the Best Lunch Deal, Bakery, Dessert Place and Candy Store.

Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Parlor may feel like an old-school soda fountain, but the local ice cream shop actually started 8 years ago as a social center to fulfill the needs of the seaside community of Point Lookout, NY.

And that homey, nostalgic feel is exactly what founder Richard Zampella and Shannon Mulholland were after when they created the concept and decor for the thriving business. Despite the pursuit of selecting the finest ice cream flavors and ingredients available, the core of the shop has stayed the same — “Providing the best ice cream on Long Island in a family friendly environment,” Zampella said.

Skipperdee’s is located at 26 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY. Visit them on the web at http://www.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Inside High Noon: DVD Trailer HD


Original DVD Trailer for Inside High Noon, produced by Transmultimedia Entertainment for the Paramount DVD release of the 2-Disc Special Collectors Edition of the 1952 Motion Picture, High Noon.

Gary Cooper won the Oscar for Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, Cooper stands to lose not only the town but his new wife. The film also stars one of Hollywood’s most beloved and prolific actors, Lloyd Bridges, and marks the first starring role for screen legend, Grace Kelly.

The real-life story behind the making of HIGH NOON is dramatic, suspenseful, gripping. Like the film itself, it is a story of fear, of heroism, and the very real danger of political abuse. What happens up on the screen is in many ways a metaphor for the extraordinary events behind the camera.

But Inside High Noon also explores the film itself:

Why it has aroused controversy among critics. Why its treatment of women was far ahead of its time. Why its treatment of masculinity was far ahead of its time. Why it has remained popular decades and decades after its release. Indeed, why High Noon is the masterpiece it is.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dr Arthur Zampella 1917-1992

Dr Arthur Zampella
Dr Arthur Zampella May 15, 1917 - January 9, 1992
January 9, 1992  was a rainy and cold day. I was living in a railroad flat in Jersey City, NJ. I was living a few blocks from the place that my father had been born in 1917.  It had been many years since my father had a series of heart attacks, and  coronary by-pass surgery. Most of his brothers had all died and I remember him being saddened that most of his friends were also gone.

Growing up, I knew he was not always in the best health, but on that fateful day, I still lament January 9th as his final goodbye. I was twenty four when he died. I am fifty-one now. I carry his memory with me each and every day. His wedding ring on my finger as a daily companion. Once while playing softball in Central Park I thought I had lost his ring. I sat in the grass devastated that I had lost yet another link to him. The ring was recovered. I have his watch and some other personal possessions of his. He was a man of humility with few items collected throughout a lifetime.

I am most grateful that each and every day I can walk the very grounds at Idylease that he did. If it snows, I can remember him pulling me on a sled with his rubber galoshes. Everywhere I look, I can remember a story or a spot of him being there.  I am grateful that he equipped me to carry on. I belong here. I have so many people amongst the living that have made this possible. They know who they are and I am eternally indebted to them.

I often feel his presence with me at milestones in my life since he is gone. I know he would be saddened by my setbacks and elated by my successes.

When I was twenty-four, I thought my father’s death would teach me about dying. At fifty-one, I think it has taught me mostly about living; that life is short but meaningful; that even though time is measured, there is some time, if you pay attention; and that everything that matters in life is in the here and now.

I miss you Dad.

-Richard Zampella
January 9, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year from Idylease

Happy New Year from Idylease. It’s our 115th Birthday.

Idylease first opened her doors to the public on New Year’s Day in 1903. We are celebrating 115 years as West Milford’s most noted Historic Landmark. Here’s wishing you all the joy of the season. Have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Idylease: Christmas 2017

Season’s Greetings from Idylease: A Historic Landmark in Newfoundland, NJ. Hoping your holiday season is filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. >>Watch Video

Animation in Adobe After Effects by Richard Zampella at Idylease

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Transatlantic Crossing on The Queen Mary 2

Richard Zampella on-board Cunard's QM2 Legendary Transatlantic Crossing from NY to Southampton -- October 20-27, 2017 -- The pinnacle of civility in travel.

The RMS Queen Mary 2 (also referred to as the QM2) is a transatlantic ocean liner. She is the largest and only major ocean liner built for the British Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel succeeded the QE2 as flagship of the Cunard Line.