Written by Debbie Wells, RLS Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
The Roslyn Landmark Society hosted an evening lecture at the Atria of Roslyn on April 24. Over 50 people attended the lecture with historian Harrison Hunt who presented the history of Cedarmere from its construction in 1787 to the present. He also talked in detail about the accomplishments of its most famous owner, William Cullen Bryant.
William Cullen Bryant was a poet, newspaper editor and civic activist who achieved fame in the 19th century. Cedarmere is now a facility of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, located on Bryant Avenue in Roslyn Harbor. Hunt’s program examined the evolution of the main house and its landscaping over the past two hundred years as well as the history of the Bryant estate’s many additional buildings, including the extraordinary Gothic Revival mill which was recently restored by the Roslyn Landmark Society and the Gerry Charitable Trust.
The presentation concluded with a look at the estate today and plans for its future by The Friends of Cedarmere. Linda Hunt asked for support and volunteers in helping to restore the gardens this spring. For more information on Roslyn Landmark Society and Friends of Cedarmere, visit their websites at www.roslynlandmarks.org and friendsofcedarmere.com.
Franklin Hill Perrell, RLS Executive Director, explained to the audience the importance of preservation in the Roslyn area and that Cedarmere is one of the finest architectural and historic treasures. There was also a display of a William Cullen Bryant painting portrait and sculpture bust lent for the event by Dr. Jay Tartell. These pieces of artwork enhanced the evening’s tribute to William Cullen Bryant.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
It is widely known that the day after Thanksgiving, “Black Friday,” is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But since 2010, “Small Business Saturday” has become an increasingly popular day for both consumers and local mom-and-pop stores. The Village of Roslyn was bustling this past Saturday as shoppers took advantage of discounted prices and free parking in the downtown area.
“We have been busy all day,” said Jill Scherer, owner of Jill Scherer Ltd, a boutique that sells women’s clothes, makeup and gifts. “Since we opened this morning we’ve had a lot of customers come in to take advantage of our discounted items on sale.”
Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00
Over a decade ago, and in response to the Stop & Shop controversy, the Village of Roslyn Board of Trustees drafted and approved a Master Plan for future village construction.
Now, the village is taking another step forward in realizing a coherent development plan, this one concerning downtown Roslyn. At the November meeting, the board began discussions on amendments to the municipal code to create both a Waterfront Development Overlay District and a Waterfront Mixed Use District.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Now that the Roslyn Bulldogs football season is over, let’s review some final numbers for that championship season.
All year long, the Bulldogs’ explosive offense relied on the heroics of quarterback Adam Combs, plus running backs Thomas Davis, Alex Epprecht and Chris Snipes and wide receiver Isaiah Hunter.
On the ground, Davis had 626 yards on 84 carries, while Snipes was close behind with 558 yards on 83 attempts. Senior star Alex Epprecht pitched in with 290 yards on 35 carries, while Combs, a threat both running and passing had 66 yards on 20 rushes. Davis and Epprecht had four touchdowns, while Snipes hit pay dirt three times.
Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
It’s not just the Roslyn High School football team that had a great year this past fall,
The Roslyn Marching Bulldogs continued to add to their reputation as one of the top high school bands in the New York metropolitan area.