Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekend Events

Friday August 27,2010
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park
Evergreen & Denton Aves.
New Hyde Park, Ny
Saturday August 28, 2010
Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Scottish Games Festival
Old Westbury Gardens
Beginnings Chicago
Jones Beach Boadwalk
730 pm
Hollywood Star Car Show
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Kathleen Madigan
Capital One Bank Theater at Westbury
Westbury, NY
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park
Evergreen & Denton Aves.
New Hyde Park, Ny
Sunday August 29, 2010
Runners Edge Tobay Triathalon and Tri Relay
West end Ave, Oyster Bay
Late Night- Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell
Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
730 pm
Hollywood Star Car Show
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY
Italian Festival
Michael J. Tully Park
Evergreen & Denton Aves.
New Hyde Park, Ny

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Ninth Annual Lions Club Street Fair

September 12, 2010
10 am to 5 pm
Welcome to the Fair!

The Lions Club Fall Street Fair has traditionally been the event of the year as residents from Franklin Square and neighboring communities flock for the fun and games. As far as the eye can see, vendors, professionals and crafts people line the center of Franklin Avenue, from Sobo Avenue, one block in from Hempstead Turnpike, to Scherer Boulevard, displaying their wares and handiwork. Along with great gift ideas and fun games and rides, the Fall Street Fair features tasty authentic and traditional cuisines of food. Great gifts, fun rides and games, and delicious food make the Lions Club Fall Street Fair fun for the whole family and a Franklin Square tradition.

Nassau County Cradle of Aviation Museum

Hollywood Star Car Show
August 28-29, 2010, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
$10.00/pp Includes Museum Admission

Featuring King of Kustomizers George Barris

• Famous Movie Cars on display indoors: 1966 Batmobile, James Bond's Aston Martin, Starky & Hutch, Knight Rider, the General Lee, the Munsters, Green Hornet, Scooby-Doo, Smokey & the Bandit, Mad Max, the Monkees, Back to the Future and more.
• Autograph session with George Barris
• Custom Car Show outside
• Vendors/Exhibitors
• Military Vehicle display

Presented by the Cradle of Aviation and the Autoseum (future car museum)
Sponsored by: Liberty Mutual, Optimum, Loctite, Tire Town, Phoenix Auto Parts and Capital One Bank.
For more information, please visit our website...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

St Catherines Blood Drive Results

Overall 137 pints were collected, up from 123 pints from last August and just 3 shy of matching last February 140 pints.
A great big thank you to all who donated.


Joe Camolli
Grand Knight 3rd term
Twelve Apostles Council #5001

Friday, August 13, 2010



"Drinking and Driving has taken too many lives and broken too many hearts," Nassau Executive Ed Mangano said. Nassau County will do everything in its legal power to prosecute convicted drunk drivers. Leandra's Law will certainly prove to be another deterrent to this senseless crime. The second provision of Leandra's Law will take effect on Sunday, which requires anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor or felony including first time offenders to install an ignition interlock system, in his or her vehicle. To operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock system, drivers must blow into a device that checks blood alcohol levels. The law will require DWI offenders to install a global positioning device at their own expense and keep them there for at least six months.
The law was adopted after Leandra Rosado was killed in a car crash because the driver of her car was drunk. The first provision of Leandra's law went into effect in December making it a felony for anyone to drive while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs with children under 16 in their vehicle.
Together Leandra's father Lenny Rosado and Neil and Jennifer Flynn of Long Beach, whose daughter Katie, 7, was killed by a drunk driver who drove the wrong way on the Meadowbrook Parkway in 2005 worked tirelessly to see this law come into effect.
The crash also killed limo driver Stanley Rabinowitz who was driving the Flynns back from a wedding.

Cruise to the Show

Mangano Announces Nassau County Executive's First Annual "Cruise To The Show" Parade And Car Show
Reminds Interested Participants to Register Online

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminds residents that the first annual “Cruise to the Show” parade and car show will be held on Sunday, August 15, 2010.* Those interested in participating can register online at

Featured at the event will be a restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer that is believed to have been the winner of the historic 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup races held on the Long Island Motor Parkway. This “Black Beast” is one of only 12 Alco Racers that are known to exist, out of the 1,100 built between 1908 and 1913, and the priceless car made a return to Long Island when it was purchased by Howard Kroplick in December 2008. It had previously spent 15 years in France.

Beginning at the Nassau County Supreme Courthouse in Mineola, at 9:00AM, the "Cruise to the Show" will continue along Stewart Avenue in Garden City before ending in Eisenhower Park. More than 500 vehicles of all makes, models and years will follow the parade route, and spectators are encouraged to watch them drive by on Stewart Avenue – the ‘best seat in the house’.

Following the parade, the County will host a car show featuring live music, refreshments, vendors, and of course, some great-looking classic cars.

“As a car enthusiast, I am very excited to be hosting this great event,” said County Executive Mangano. “If you have a car that you want to show off, or if you just want to enjoy the classic, fast, and unique cars, I invite you to come and spend a beautiful summer day at Eisenhower Park.”

“Cruise to the Show” sponsors include HUB Garage, Automat Customization and Restoration, and Obar Auto Parts. For more information, including registration and how to become a vendor or sponsor, please visit or call (516) 573-3488.

*Rain Date is August 22, 2010

Domestic Violence

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today declared family violence a “public health emergency” after reviewing a report compiled by the County Executive’s Task Force on Family Violence that shows a dramatic increase in the number of reported domestic violence incidents over the last year in Nassau County.

“These numbers are shocking, and today I am declaring this a ‘public health emergency.’ Family violence is not acceptable under any circumstance in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “Family violence affects individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or educational background. We must reach out to the victims of domestic abuse so they have the resources and help they need to get out of a dangerous situation.”

Early in his administration in February, the County Executive appointed the members of the Task Force on Family Violence to review the situation of family and domestic violence in Nassau County. The group is comprised of representatives from public and private agencies, and represents health and human services, education, and law enforcement and is chaired by John Imhof, Ph.D., Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Social Services.

In its report, the Task Force on Family Violence statistics indicate a:

58% increase in the number of domestic violence arrests by the Nassau County Police Department;
82% increase in domestic violence arrests with a Child Protective Services referral;
25% increase on the number of total domestic violence reports to the Nassau County Police Department; and
16% increase in the number of physical abuse accusations made on behalf of children

In response to these numbers, County Executive Mangano has announced a major public awareness campaign designed to reach out to victims of domestic violence. As part of the campaign, the County will be creating a toll free number which will tie in to the 24 hour Domestic Violence hotline to report incidents of family violence. This will be advertised throughout Nassau. In addition, posters will be seen on public buses and hospitals, and informational pamphlets will be included in phone and electric bills, and County paychecks.

“Unfortunately, domestic violence affects every community in Nassau County,” said Mangano. “We are committed to educating the public on this serious public health issue in order to reduce the scope and prevalence of family violence in our County."

The Police can help you:
o Get to a safe place away from the violence
o Get information on how the court can help protect you against the violence
o Get medical care for injuries you or your children may have
o Get necessary belongings from your home for you or your children
o Get copies of police reports about the violence
o File a complaint in criminal court and tell you where your local Criminal and Family Courts are located
Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Stop Family Violence
National Domestic Violence
Rape and Incest National Network
Stalking Resource Center

Blood Drive

Please remember that the St. Catherine of Sienna Blood Drive is on Sunday from 8:30Am to 2:30Pm. St. Catherine's is located at 33 New Hyde Park Road, in Franklin Square. The Blood Drive is being held in the basement of The Sienna Center. follow the signs. Please help us make this drive a success and surpass last years collection of 123 pints.


Joe Camolli
Grand Knight 3rd term
Twelve Apostles Council #5001

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Update from West Hempstead School District

Good morning,

News regarding last night’s fire at George Washington School and Mr. Hogan can be found at We will be updating the information regularly to keep you apprised of the latest developments.

On a personal note, Mr. Hogan is resting comfortably with his family. We will continue to keep you informed during his recovery while respecting his right to privacy.

We thank the community for the outpouring of support and assistance, and we appreciate your patience during the next few days.

Richard Cunningham

Deputy Superintendent

West Hempstead UFSD

(P) 516-390-3103

(F) 516-489-1776

Shed the Meds

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano are sponsoring a "Shed the Meds" at Wantagh Park on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which residents can safely dispose of old and unused prescription medications.

Medications should not be flushed down the toilet as they have been in the past, as they can get into the water system. If left unattended in medicine cabinets, prescription medications also often find their way into the hands of teenagers looking to get high. Prescription pain relievers like OxyContin have, in part, been blamed on the recent heroin epidemic among young people, as they act as "gateway" drugs to street narcotics such as heroin.

Wantagh Park is at 1 King Road, just south of Merrick Road. For more information, call Fuschillo’s office at (516) 882-0630.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

7th Nassau County Gun Buy Back Program

Nassau County Gun Buy Back Program, a program which pays donors anonymously for turning in illegal firearms, is set for this Saturday at the Tabernacle of Joy Church at 1070 Brookside Ave., in Uniondale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
"No personal information is required, no forms need to be signed, and no video or audio footage will be recorded," Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in a news release.
The operation, run jointly by Nassau County police and the district attorney's office, pays individuals who bring in illegal guns $200 apiece. Since introducing the program in December 2008, agencies have collected 1,609 weapons, according to the county. Saturday marks the seventh collection in the program.
The county buy back is separate from the police-run GunStoppers initiative launched in February 2008. Both programs are both funded through money seized in criminal prosecutions.
For more information on the gun buy-back effort, call 516-382-0152.

Spraying for West Nile Schedule

After consultation with the Nassau County Department of Health, the Nassau County Department of Public Works will begin ground spraying in parts of Nassau County to help control mosquitoes which may be carrying the West Nile virus.

Recent surveillance data has demonstrated an increased threat of West Nile virus. Experts from the New York State Department of Health have advised Nassau County that the risk to the public’s health warrants the application of adulticide to control mosquitoes in certain areas of the County. Nassau County will also continue our larvicide mosquito control program and remind residents to continue to take personal protective measures.

Where: Areas to be sprayed by truck will include sections of the following communities: Massapequa, Merrick, Freeport, Roosevelt, Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Elmont, Seaford, Wantagh and North Massapequa. The ground spraying will be conducted within a one-mile radius of our mosquito surveillance trap. The areas of detail are included in the attached maps.

When: Weather permitting, the planned schedule for truck spraying is as follows:

Sections of Massapequa, Massapequa Park and North Massapequa: Tuesday, August 3rd, 7 pm – 12 am.

Alternate dates: Wednesday, Thursday, or Monday, August 4th, 5th or 9th, 7 pm – 12 am.


Sections of Merrick, North Merrick, Freeport and Roosevelt: Wednesday, August 4th, 7 pm – 12 am.

Alternate dates: Thursday, Monday or Tuesday, August 5th, 9th or 10th, 7 pm – 12 am.

Sections of Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Franklin Square and Elmont: Thursday, August 5th, 7 pm – 12 am.

Alternate dates: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, August 9th, 10th or 11th, 7 pm – 12 am.

Sections of Wantagh, North Wantagh, Levittown, Seaford and North Massapequa: Monday, August 9th, 7 pm – 12 am.

Alternate dates: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, August 10th, 11th or 12th, 7 pm – 12 am.

What: Scourge is a pesticide containing resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide. Resmethrin is a man-made pyrethroid insecticide that can also be found in other pesticide products used indoors and on pets to control ticks and other insects, such as fleas and ants. Piperonyl butoxide does not directly kill insects on its own, but acts to increase the ability of resmethrin to kill insects. These active ingredients are dissolved in a petroleum solvent. (Material data sheet)

Health Effects: The chance of experiencing any health effects from the use of Scourge to control mosquitoes is quite low. As with any pesticide, individuals may want to reduce or eliminate exposure. Some particularly sensitive individuals may possibly experience short-term effects such as eye, skin, nose or throat irritation or breathing problems.

To Reduce Exposure: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) do not require relocating or taking special precautions during mosquito control spraying. Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the spraying and for about 30 minutes afterwards. In addition, individuals may minimize exposure by:

Keep windows and doors shut, setting air conditioners to re-circulate if able. Turn window fans off.
Keeping children's toys indoors.
Keeping pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.
Cover fishponds during the spray period.
Since the effects of the ground spraying dissipate in a few hours, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use, although doing so will not diminish the effectiveness of the pesticide applied.

For additional information: Please call the West Nile Virus Spray Hotline at 1-888-844-8657, on the days that spraying is scheduled, between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 12:00 am or visit the Nassau County Department of Health website at or the Nassau County website at

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nassau County Cradle Of Aviation

August 28-29, 2010, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
$10.00/pp Includes Museum Admission

Featuring King of Kustomizers George Barris

• Famous Movie Cars on display indoors
• Autograph session with George Barris
• Custom Car Show outside
• Vendors/Exhibitors
• Military Vehicle display

Presented by the Cradle of Aviation and the Autoseum (future car museum)

For more info call 516-572-4012 or visit
For General Info:

Phone: 516-572-4111
Fax: 516-572-4065
Group Reservations: 572-4066
Email Inquiries: Contact Us
Web Address
Summer Hours through Labor Day:

Museum Galleries are open every day, 9:30-5:00
IMAX® Theater shows

"Classic" IMAX films are approx. 40-50 minutes
IMAX Schedule
Red Planet Café hours:
10 am to 4 pm

Ticket Pricing:
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Includes Junior Jet Club and unlimited X-Ride Theater IMAX® Combo
Cradle of Aviation & IMAX
Includes Junior Jet Club and unlimited X-Ride Theater
Adult $14.00 $21.00
Child/Senior* $12.00 $17.00

*Children ages 2-12, Senior Citizens 62+, Military Personnel, Volunteer Firemen & Non-Ambulatory Visitors

Other Options Adult Child/Senior
IMAX® $10.00 $8.00
Nunley's Carousel $2.00 $2.00
Junior Jet Club $2.50 $2.50
Firefighter's Museum $5.00 $4.00

For School Group rates, please visit the Education page and click on Reservations.
For Group Travel rates, please call 516-572-4066.

Street address:
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Directions to the Cradle of Aviation Museum:

Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light
and turn right into the parking lot.