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“From the day that we’re diagnosed to the day … that we leave this Earth, we are survivors,” Geri Barish, a Baldwin resident and the executive director of the Hewlett House, told a group of about 30 Nassau County residents on May 11. They included cancer patients and their families who were at Hewlett House for South Nassau’s Cancer Survivors Day. more
All four school budgets passed in Valley Stream. Click to see the results. more
Hattie Miller (1865-1961) lived on Merrick Road in a stately wood-framed house surrounded by tall pine trees. Merrick Road at that time was not a heavily used thoroughfare – think plank road and horse-drawn carriages. A rustic split-rail fence ran along the north and south sides of the road. The house (located where the King Kullen parking lot stands today) expanded through the years, keeping pace with the “receptions and teas” that helped raise funds for Miller’s favorite philanthropies – including the Fortnightly Club, a literary group for women that was formed in 1898 and is still in existence. more
“Back in the day there was Studnick Auto Parts,” wrote Car Geek on the online car forum jalopyjournal.com. “They had wood floors and the owners lived upstairs above the shop. If you needed something after they closed, you would ring their bell and they would come down and sell you the part.” This is how many of us remember this popular store. But, before there was Studnick’s — there was Roeckel’s General Store. more
The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency will decide on Thursday whether to revoke Green Acres Mall tax breaks that took effect in October, according to a meeting agenda on its website. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York held a grand opening for its new alternative residence for special-needs adults on Essex Place in Valley Stream on April 12. more
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church may not be the oldest congregation in Valley Stream, but it wins the prize for being the oldest religious structure in our village. Before 1920, Episcopal … more
Behind the scenes access to the new NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
Parking Systems, a Valley Stream-based full-service parking management company, announced on March 23 that it was awarded the contract for the refurbished Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. more
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