Avenue Gets A Needed 'Facelift'
Town Supervisor Kate Murray (left), Councilwoman Angie Cullin (right),
and New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo recently inspected
a streetscape improvement project taking place on Merrick Avenue
in front of the Chatterton Elementary School.
town is doing the streetscape, which runs along Merrick Avenue between
Smith Street and Loines Avenue, with funds provided by Senator Fuschillo.
The project includes new concrete walkways, brick pavers, and stylized
Beach Hosts Special Olympics "Miles for Medals"
Special Olympics held their Miles for Medals walk on the boardwalk
in Long Beach. Hundreds of people joined Special Olympics athletes
for the walk.
raised goes directly towards sports programs for children and adults
with intellectual disabilities, including mental retardation.
Harvey Weisenberg welcomed the crowd to Long Beach and spoke of
the importance of volunteering to help support Special Olympics
above: Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and wife, Ellen, at the Special
Olympics Walk with Tim Flynn, Special Olympics Program Director,
and Heidi Lindsay, Regional Director for Special Olympics. Behind
them are Special Olympic athletes Cindy Grilloto, Dawn Chapman,
Nancy Cohen, and Chris Sudmann.
Prepares All For Seasonal Hurricanes
Denise Ford along with Rich Rotanz of the Nassau Country Office
of Emergency Management, representatives from Nassau County Department
of Public Works, and representatives from out local Emergency Personnel
will be holding a forum regarding Hurricane Preparedness.
join them as they discuss what every resident of the barrier island
needs to do in case of a natural disaster. These very important
meeting will be conducted at the Oceanside Library (30 Davison Avenue)
on Monday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m., and at Long Beach City Hall
(One West Chester Street, 6th Floor) on Tuesday, August 29th at
additional information please all Legislator Fordıs office at (516)
Life For An Old Tree At Tanglewood Preserve
Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) welcomed the newest
addition to Tanglewood Preserve -- a 30-foot blue spruce tree. This
majestic, sixty five year old specimen tree was donated by the Aebly
Family of Island Park, who were recently faced with the possibility
of having to cut it down to make room for an extension on their
seeing a sign for the Plant-a-Pine Campaign at Tanglewood Preserve,
Mr. Aebly contacted CSTL, the not-for profit organization coordinating
the campaign and asked about donating the tree.
Grove Tree Spade and Nursery transplanted the massive, sixty-five
year-old tree using a special piece of equipment known as a truck-mounted
Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is located at Tanglewood
Preserve, a 17-acre nature preserve featuring ponds, streams, nature
trails, and a science lab for kids. CSTL is dedicated to promoting
science education and life-long learning. For more information call
Sponsors Child I.D. Program
Town Clerk Mark Bonilla recently conducted the Town of Hempstead
Child Safety Fingerprinting I.D. Program at the East Rockaway Huckleberry
Frolic held at the East Rockaway Village Hall. Pictured are East
Rockaway Deputy Mayor Richard Meagher, Leo and Allison Guarino and
their children, East Rockaway Village Trustee Edward Sieban and
Frank McQuade, Counsel for the Long Beach Housing Authority.
Raises Awareness Of Suicide Crisis
County Legislator Jeff Toback (D-Oceanside) attended the 2006 Out
of the Darkness Community Walk, held recently at Old Westbury Gardens,
to raise suicide awareness in the United States and locally.
is the third leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds and is
second major cause of death among college students.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the only
non-profit organization devoted to the research, education, and
treatment programs needed to prevent suicide.
are Howard Weitzman, Nassau County Comptroller and Legislator Jeff
Toback presenting a citation to Dale Camhi from the American Foundation
for Suicide Prevention.
Our Neighborhoods Safe
Town Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino (right) attends a Neighborhood
Watch meeting at the home of Maureen McManus (center) on Barnstable
Road in East Rockaway.
to requests from residents, the town installed "Neighborhood
Watch" signs in areas where illegal activity appears to be
increasing. The program is designed to aid county police by having
local residents act as its "eyes and ears" in the prevention
of crime, with the signs themselves acting as a deterrent.
pictured are Fourth Precinct Problem Orientated Policing Officer
John Condon (left) and Police Officer Thomas Gilberti.
A 'Splash' in Freeport
County Legislator Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) recently enjoyed the
Holiday Party hosted by Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering
And Save Harbors) at the Freeport Recreation Center in Freeport.
SPLASH is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated coastal
clean-up and public awareness for solutions to pollution.
are Captain Don Harris, Peggy Laibach, Skip Zawrotny, Howard Weitzman,
Rob Weltner, president of SPLASH; Legislator Denenberg, James Caracciolo,
Kathie Stella, Stefanie Scherner, Don Miller, Freeport trustee.
Town Provides Passport Services
Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (right) greets Francine Kopp-Leib (left)
and Alice Lenski and shares information with them on how to apply
for a passport during the Mobile Hempstead Town Hall's recent visit
to the Malverne Public Library.
Town of Hempstead also provides a "One-Stop Passport Shop"
section in the Town Clerkıs Office at Town Hall in Hempstead, where
customers may obtain passport forms, take required passport photos,
and file applications.
Tom DiNapoli (right) and Senator Michael Balboni pose with Great
Neck Board of Education Trustee Fran Langsner at the recent dedication
of a new playground at the E. M. Baker School.
Our Children Safe From Harm
Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (right) recently conducted the Town of Hempstead
Child Safety Fingerprinting I.D. Program during the Town of Hempstead's
2006 Summer Festival and Mobile Town Hall Program held at Oceanside
Park in Oceanside. Also pictured with the children are Danielle
Bonacorso of Lynbrook and Ilene Strobing of Oceanside.
Preserve Unveils Path to Learning
business leaders, and elected officials gathered to make history
and create a legacy at Tanglewood Preserve. These special guests
were on hand to place their personalized, engraved bricks on the
Pathway to Learning leading to the new science and technology building
at theTanglewood Preserve.
The event was part of the new Buy-a-Brick Campaign that gives people
the opportunity to sponsor a brick for a $150 donation. Proceeds
benefit the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL).
Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is a not-for profit
organization founded with the mission of encouraging science literacy
and promoting life-long learning. CSTL is located at Tanglewood
Preserve in Rockville Centre, a 17-acre nature preserve complete
with ponds, streams, and nature trails.
more information, or to learn how you can support their Buy-a-Brick
campaign, call (516) 764-0045 or visit www.CSTL.org.
Town Supervisor Kate Murray (second left), Councilwoman Angie Cullin (left),
Councilman Gary Hudes (right) and New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo
(second right) are shown plans depicting the nearly completed work at
Veteran's Square in Bellmore.
project included new brick walkways, stylized lighting, attractive benches
and a refurbished monument. Also pictured is Town of Hempstead Parks
Commissioner Joseph Bentivegna.
Teens driving In The Safe Lane
Allstate Foundation in partnership with Nassau Pediatric and the Community
Parent Center has joined together to combat teen driving crashes and fatalities
in Nassau County.
$25,000 Allstate Foundation grant will fund a countywide Safe Teen Driving
Movement that helps change teen behavior behind the wheel and converts
teens into advocates for safe driving.
program is part of "Keep the Drive" a national Allstate Foundation
Teen Driving program.
School district officials interested in bringing this free, exciting program
to students and their parents are urged to call the Community Parent Center
Challenges Long Island Teachers
Calling all educators! Do you have an original energy-related lesson plan
you would like to showcase? Then you won't want to miss the Covanta Teacher
Challenge, Long Island's first and only competition for teachers, on March
27th, 2007 at Nassau Community College in Garden City from 9 a.m. to 5
by Covanta Energy Corporation and the Center for Science Teaching and
Learning (CSTL), the Covanta Teacher Challenge is open to all K-12 teachers.
To enter, teachers must submit energy related lesson plans that they have
used in the classroom, along with two letters of recommendation from administrators.
These lesson plans will be reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.
Finalists will compete in hands-on, team-based challenges for a chance
to win amazing cash prizes.
competition is designed to encourage the development of hands-on science
programs that teach children about energy and the environment.
to the challenge can and will include everything from potential and kinetic
energy conversions demonstrated by roller coasters, wind or solar power
lessons, to chemical reactions and much more. The best entries will be
compiled into a book called "Energy A to Z: A Teachers' Handbook
of Energy Lessons" that will be posted on CSTL's website and made
available for teachers everywhere.
must be received no later than January 15 and finalists will be announced
in February 2007. To download the registration form, go to www.CSTL.org
or contact Kristen at (516) 764-0045.
'Reaches Out' To Senior Citizens
how difficult and time consuming a trip to the New York State Department
of Motor Vehicles can be, Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli recently arranged for
the DMV Mobile Outreach Program to come to the Great Neck Senior Center.
than 75 persons from Great Neck, Manhasset and New Hyde Park took advantage
of the varied services that were offered.
was pleased to once again work with the New York State Department of Motor
Vehicles to bring their mobile van to our community," said Assemblyman
DiNapoli. "DMV staff members were on hand to provide services and
answer questions in a convenient and hassle-free environment."
Rockaway VFW Gets New Flag Drop Box
Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, and
East Rockaway Village Trustee Ed Sieban join Post Commander Joe McCarthy
and members of East Rockaway Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3350 at the
unveiling of its new flag drop box, located at 164 Main Street in East
Town is partnering with veterans groups, placing receptacles for worn
United States flags across the town.
town has placed 17 flag drop boxes to date, including two in East Rockaway.
In addition to VFW Post 3350, East Rockaway American Legion has a box
located at 71 Main Street.