The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) announced that during the recent 48th annual meeting, Valerie Terzano has been elected to serve as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. She joins a panel of 28 board members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and to support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.
“We are thrilled to have Valerie serving on the Board of Directors,” stated Wanda Jackson, President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We know that her experience will make her a wonderful contributor to our board and we are confident that she will bring strong leadership and valuable skills to help us to continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character.”
More than 800 runners and walkers were out in full force for the recent 4th Annual Katie’s Run in New Hyde Park. The run honored Katie McBride, who passed away five years ago from Burkitts Lymphoma. She was 11 years old.
Ryan McDermott, a Chaminade High School graduate finished as overall winner to take the Mayor’s for a second year in a row with a time of 17:24. The overall female champion was SUNY New Paltz All-American Amanda Wolfer from Woodbury.
Hooray! One of the best signs the school year is coming to a close is Field Day, and last week the fields at Stewart Manor Elementary School were swarming with Red, White and Blue as the students romped through some friendly intramural competition.
Blue won the day, but that didn’t dampen the fun for the other teams. “Field Day is awesome,” said second-grader Gianna Giovinazzo. “There is a lot of working together and that is why we won; I like doing all the stuff.”
Town Clerk Leslie Gross sat down with Anton reporters last week to explain why she’s running for re-election, her switch to the Republican ticket and why she’s the most knowledgeable person for the job.
Gross is up against Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink for Town of North Hempstead town clerk, a position she’s held since 2007. Since then, she’s been a part of including drug testing for taxi drivers, extending office hours twice a month, and the program Hometown Heroes.
Kurt Langjahr of New Hyde Park is on a mission to plant trees, yet not for the visual aesthetic, but to buffer the rumblings of airplanes flying overhead.
His next-door neighbors cut trees down in their backyard a few years ago, and that’s when he first noticed the noise. This was also after the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) changed flight patterns to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports.
Garden City Park, the forgotten town as Eric Rudd calls it. He wants to change that.
Rudd, former president of the Garden City Park Civic Association, revealed to the New Hyde Park Illustrated News that he, along with three former civic members would form their own group.
New Hyde Park residents gathered on June 19 at Memorial Park, to watch Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones Tribute Band, perform live. The crowd filled more than half the park on Wednesday evening to witness the event and the performers impersonating the original legends of rock.
While seeing the band Satisfaction play and hearing the music it was like watching and listening to the actual Rolling Stones members live. Lead singer and band manager, Chris LeGrand, had the ‘moves like jagger,’ which were flawlessly achieved. LeGrand started this project in 2001 in his hometown, Texarkana, TX.
Competing bids on the Village of New Hyde Park’s “Operation Main Street” project are in final review stages, according to officials. The project aims at improving the business district along Jericho Turnpike.
J. Anthony Enterprise Inc. of Bohemia bid $1,469,374, while Old Bethpage-based New York Paving, who installed the new traffic medians on the turnpike, submitted a $1,527,043.10 bid. Neither contractor returned calls for comment.
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