Should Arrandale Avenue Be Landmarked?
On August 12, the Landmark Commission of the Village of Great Neck set into motion what may be another protracted and divisive community debate on the topics of development versus preservation, home owner rights versus village control and whether or not landmarked areas can maintain their integrity without sacrificing property values. In a unanimous vote, the five member commission accepted an application from the village to "consider and explore" the possibility of declaring Arrandale Avenue an historic district. Chairman Lloyd Goldfarb explained the process of landmarking which would involve hiring consultants with expertise on various aspects of historic designation, including economic and environmental facets, to inform and educate the commission and the community. He promised that there would be ample opportunities for input from residents and public hearings on the matter before any final decision was made.
Rabbi Mordecai Waxman Dies
On August 10, the beloved spiritual leader of Temple Israel for more than 55 years and renowned Jewish leader and scholar, Rabbi Mordecai Waxman died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.
A Bull of a Different Color
"It's very invigorating," said Anthony Karen, 36, of Great Neck. Invigorating is an understatement when describing the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. This year, for the second time, Karen participated in the festival and came back unscathed. In the hour before the running starts, the participants may be mistaken for bulls as they are being crammed into an 848.6-meter stretch of fenced-in streets. The gates are closed at 7:30 a.m. and the run starts promptly at 8 a.m. According to Karen, "three minutes prior to the run, all ask the Saint for protection and chant three times for his blessing," something that they are likely to need.
Just Try Walking
While some fitness enthusiasts relentlessly seek out the latest, trendiest exercise crazes, many others are returning to good, old-fashioned walking to help them feel great and get into shape. Whether enjoying the wonder of nature, or simply the company of a friend, walking can be a healthy, invigorating experience. And thanks to its convenience and simplicity, walking just might be right for you too, according to Dr. Mitchell B. Levine, a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and member of the American Chiropractic Association.
Pesticides Not Off the Hook
Enjoy Your Vacation and Ensure a Happy Homecoming