Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cradle of Aviation Events

Creepy Carousel at Nunley's Carousel
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 6:00-9:00 PM
Enjoy FREE crafts & spooky music in a family friendly atmosphere.
Carousel rides are only $2.00 per person!

Open Cockpits For Veteran's Day Weekend!
Sat-Sun, November 12-13, 2011, 12:00-4:00 PM
Join us and sit in the cockpits of some historic aircraft such as the the TBM Avenger! Admission includes free admission to the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport who will also be opening some of their cockpits including the the Republic P-47   Thunderbolt.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Town of Hempstead to Host Free Seminar

Saving Marine Mammals And Sea Turtles- Town Of Hempstead To Host Free Seminar

Supervisor Kate Murray announced that the Town of Hempstead Department of Conservation and Waterways, in cooperation with The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, will host a free seminar on Sea Turtle and Marine Mammal Strandings. The seminar will be held on Thursday, November 17th at 6 p.m. at the town's Department of Conservation and Waterways Administration Building located on Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout.

"I am very pleased that the Town of Hempstead will be hosting this free seminar with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation," said Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray. "This is a great opportunity, especially for those individuals who enjoy walking the beaches during the off season, to learn what they can do to help save an animal's life."

A biologist from the Riverhead Foundation will discuss the marine mammals and sea turtle species that live in the waters of Long Island. This seminar will properly instruct residents on what to do in the event that a seal, dolphin, whale or sea turtle is stranded on the beach.

The seminar will focus on a phenomenon called "Sea Turtle Cold Stunning," a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive. Without proper intervention, a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. This lecture will review the steps one may take to help rescue cold-stunned sea turtles.

"I encourage residents to join us on November 17th and learn what they can do to help save a stranded animal, while ensuring their own safety," concluded Murray.

Reservations are required as space is limited. To make reservations, please e-mail or call (631) 369-9840. For further information or directions, please call the Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wearing Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano Declares October as
 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence includes verbal, emotional, financial, physical and sexual abuse and transcends all economic, educational , racial and religious lines. Statistics show that 1 in 3 women will be abused during their lifetimes and an estimated 3 women are murdered each day by their partners.
Many children in households where abuse occurs are abused and neglected.
What can we do to eliminate violence against women:
Examine our own attitudes about abuse.
Challenge language that degrades women
Be a positive role model for the next generation of men and women
Wear a purple ribbon and make a personal pledge never to commit, condone, nor remain silent about violence against women.

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that he has reached out to all religious leaders in Nassau County requesting they set aside a sermon in October to spread the message, “Violence is Not the Answer.” The request comes as the County Executive prepares for the Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony to be held, Tuesday October 4th to honor and remember the victims of domestic violence. Additionally, the dome of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building will be illuminated purple as part of Nassau County’s Domestic Violence Awareness campaign.

If you or someone you know are being abused and need help call:
Dating/Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Hot line:  (516) 542-0404
or go to:

Fire Prevention Week

It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!
Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2011
What’s the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), your best defense is a good offense. That’s why most local fire departments team up with NFPA during the October 9-15, 2011, to let the community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” This year’s campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires -- cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with life-saving technology and planning.

“In 2009, 2,565 people died in home fires. Nearly all of these deaths could have been prevented by taking a few simple precautions like having working smoke alarms and a home fire escape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove and always turning off space heaters before going to bed,” says (Your Name, Title) of the (Your City/Town) Fire Department. “Fire is a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the nearly 13,000 people injured in home fires each year.”

The NFPA offers the following tips for protecting your home and family from fire:
Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.
If you smoke, smoke outside.
Use deep, wide ashtrays on a sturdy table.
Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
While preventing home fires is always the number one priority, it is not always possible, You need to provide the best protection to keep your home and family safe in the event of a fire. This can be achieved by developing an escape plan which you practice regularly and equipping homes with life-saving technologies like smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers.”

The following tips will help keep your family safe if there is a fire in your home:
Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home (including the basement).
Interconnect all smoke alarms in the home so when one sounds, they all sound.
Test smoke alarms at least monthly and replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond when tested.
Make sure everyone in your home knows how to respond if the smoke alarm sounds.
Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible ways out. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
If you are building or remodeling your home, consider installing home fire sprinklers.
Check with your local fire department to see if they will be hosting activities during Fire Prevention Week to promote “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the power of prevention and available technologies to protect their own families from fire.

To learn more about “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!” visit NFPA’s website at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Franklin Square Book Signing

Free I.D. Cards for Seniors

Supervisor Murray, Town Clerk Announce Free I.D. Cards for Senior Citizens

Taking a page from the very successful Town of Hempstead Child Identification Program, Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Mark Bonilla today announced that the town has begun offering free identification cards for senior citizens. The town introduced the program before 75 residents at the Wantagh Senior Center.

"These ID cards come not only with a person's name, description and photograph, but with detailed information on their allergies, doctor's contact data, family telephone numbers and other vital information, which can be very useful in the event of an emergency," said Murray. "We have seen great results from our Child Identification Program and we are hoping for the same for our seniors."

While many seniors are certainly enjoying their golden years here in the Town of Hempstead, several of them have physical ailments that can potentially put them at risk in certain situations. In an emergency, a town Senior I.D. card may help medical technicians to quickly determine how to treat a particular person, given their allergies and other related information.

This card can also be used for everyday activities: Heading to the movies? Doing some shopping? Show your Town of Hempstead Senior I.D. Card and take advantage of great discounts available to seniors.

So how can you get one?

For seniors who wish to participate in the program, the Town Clerk's office will provide them with easy-to-read information forms. The data is then immediately transferred onto small, wallet-sized identification cards and a larger 8" by 8" document that may be displayed on the senior's refrigerator door. The town is providing this service for free, and no records are kept by the town once an I.D. card has been created.

One of the great benefits of this program is that seniors no longer have to wait on long, slow-moving lines somewhere to get an identification card. Town Clerk staff will travel to libraries, senior centers and senior clubs to provide this service on location. It takes just a few minutes to create a Senior I.D. Card that will provide years of benefits for seniors.

"We encourage our seniors in the Town of Hempstead to take advantage of this great program," said Bonilla. "It's fast, it's simple and best of all, it's free!"

Supervisor Murray would like to thank Town Clerk Mark Bonilla, Department of Senior Enrichment Commissioner Johanna Scarlata, and the staff at the Wantagh Senior Center for their assistance in organizing today's event.

"What's more convenient than having your personal information, physicians' contacts and emergency numbers all in the palm of your hand?" said Murray. "We in the town are happy to provide this free service for our seniors."