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Whether it is recycling old eyeglasses or hosting food drives, the Lions Club of Valley Stream has been active in the community for 69 years as of January. The Herald recently spoke with Janet Mahabir, the president of the organization, who says she is planning to continue its service to the community and work with former presidents to help the club succeed in 2017. more
Although any Valley Stream resident can learn how to make 3D creations at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, no adults have signed up for any of the 3D printing classes, according to Mamie Eng, the director of the library. more
Valley Stream parents, as well as members of the Valley Stream Teachers Association, are actively circulating opt-out forms, posting on social media and sharing fliers around the town to encourage parents to opt their children out of taking statewide tests beginning next week. Last year, the number of students who opted out of taking the English Language Arts and math exams nearly doubled from the prior year. more
Free health screening On March 24, the Elmont Memorial Library will be hosting a St. Francis Outreach bus to screen patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a cardiac history, blood pressure and to test cholesterol and for diabetes. Patients must be over 18 or older. St. Francis will also provide free referrals. No registration or appointment is required. more
County Legislator William Gaylor III (R-Lynbrook) shared a draft of legislation with state lawmakers last week that would require school districts to return any excess tax revenue levied for the 2016-17 school year to Nassau County, and, by proxy, the taxpayers. more
The Press Club of Long Island released an exhaustive study of municipalities’ response to Freedom of Information Act requests on March 13, in which the Village of Valley Stream received a B- score. more
The Valley Stream Kiwanis Club disbanded in October 2015 due to dwindling membership. Now, the organization is campaigning to revive its Valley Stream operation. more
A carbon monoxide incident sent five people from North Valley Stream to the hospital on March 18, police said. more
Federal authorities reportedly charged a Queens man on Friday with the December killing of an Oceanside clerk at a Valley Stream convenience store. more
Lecture: “Inside Emily Dickinson” The Elmont Memorial Library will be hosting Ginger Grace, an actress known for her role as Candace O’Leary in the short “It’s All Relative,” on March 17 at 12:30 p.m. She will be performing a “biographical portrait” based on the letters, life stories and poems of Emily Dickinson. It will combine her performance with interactive workshop activities. more
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