It was a birthday celebration worthy of one of Roslyn’s most prominent citizens.
On Saturday, Aug. 22, friends of well wishers of Alice Maloney gathered at Garden Cleaners in Roslyn Heights to celebrate Alice’s 100th birthday, making her, as far as anyone knows, the only person in Roslyn living into her second century.
Last year, Nolan Myerson resigned his longtime position on the Village of Roslyn board of trustees.
Now Nolan wants to move to Manhattan. Not only that, he is a finalist for The Daffy’s Apartment contest, one that allows the very lucky winner the opportunity to live in a luxury apartment for only $700 a month, rather than the $7,000 month retail value.
While the finishing touches of the long-awaited Barnet and Annette Ostrow Early Childhood and Lifelong Learning Center are added, Temple Beth Sholom of Roslyn Heights is getting ready to open its doors. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:00 p.m. The grand opening is Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Last July, at its annual reorganization meeting, Meryl Waxman Ben-Levy was elected president of the Roslyn School District Board of Education. Ms. Waxman Ben-Levy replaced Dani Kline who served as BOE president from 2006 to 2009.
Over the years, the Village of Roslyn has produced more than its share of creative artists. Some, such as William Cullen Bryant and Christopher Morley, adopted Roslyn as their hometown. Others such as the prolific novelist Michael Crichton grew up in the village and as often is the case with ambitious small town youth, sought their fame elsewhere.
One artist who grew up in Roslyn and who has stayed at home is composer and pianist Kokila Jodi Bennett.
When Americans think about World War II, they usually associate it with events that concern them, namely the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the invasion of the Normandy beaches, the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri.
Sept. 1 of this year marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, with events far from American soil. On that date in 1939, Germany invaded Poland, setting the hostilities in motion. By 1940, the action had shifted to Great Britain, with the Battle of Britain, the German blitzkrieg over London and the famed British resistance.
A quiet Friday afternoon in Roslyn Heights was shattered by a murder/suicide on Elm Street, one that claimed the lives of three people of the same family, including a young girl.
The Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth, a longtime nonprofit based at the Hector Gayle Roslyn Community Center, is facing extinction in 2010, a possible victim of the Nassau County budget crisis.
If the necessary funding isn’t restored, then the center, a staple in the community for 29 years, will stay open, but its youth programs will be terminated. The community center is located at 53 Orchard St.
For the third consecutive year, St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation and the only hospital on Long Island to be ranked in more than one of the magazine’s 12 adult medical and surgical specialty categories.
The magazine’s annual ranking of medical institutions honored St. Francis once again as a leader in heart and heart surgery, digestive disorders and geriatrics.
Mayor Michael R. Koblenz has announced a special environmental day in East Hills to be held on Saturday, Sept. 5. The day that will be known as “Green Day” in East Hills will feature many environmentally friendly programs and products which could reduce dependence on foreign oil and despoiling of the environment. The mayor stated “being environmentally friendly is one our village’s most important objectives. While we often have to balance cost against technology, we want to inform our residents about means to use solar energy, better vehicles, and recycling of paper and plastics.” The mayor appointed Jed Pomerantz, who is one of the outstanding community leaders to chair effort. “Jed is always effective and a pleasure to chair our various committees,” said Mayor Koblenz. It is expected that outdoor tables of information and vendors will also include hybrid cars as well as companies with solar panels. East Hills also recycles its paper and plastics and also fully complies with federal mandates that require pure water run-off in order not to contaminate our streams and water supplies. Last summer, the East Hills Department of Safety added two hybrid cars to improve air quality and reduce gas consumption. In addition, the village has a state-of-the-art website in order to avoid sending many notifications and circulars and employs sign-up mechanisms online as well as a question and answer process without using paper. “This is an age in which we want to offer our residents every viable means to reduce the use of oil and maximize recycling. It is therefore an effort we applaud and support fully. We expect this event to be annual and build year after year,” said Mayor Koblenz.
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