Written by Illustrated news Staff Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
A Williston Park Boy Scout honored five Wounded Warriors with a luncheon at the Williston Park Village Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7. Craig Vande Stouwe, 16, of Troop 200 an Eagle Scout candidate and a junior at Mineola High School, coordinated and planned the event.
Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar and trustee William Carr, among others, honored Stouwe. The luncheon was the culmination of Vande Stouwe’s Eagle Scout Service Project to honor local wounded veterans for their service and to provide some help in their recovery.
In July 2012, Monsignor McDonald of St. Aidan’s Parish allowed Vande Stouwe to ask for contributions to support the project from the St. Aidan’s parishioners. He put together a memorable event for the wounded veterans, showcasing the depth of appreciation which the community feels for them.
Vande Stouwe worked closely with the Wounded Warriors Project to bring the veterans to the event. The soldiers in attendance are all veterans of the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One veteran, Edil Carror, hopes to return to military service when he recovers from his injuries. His determination was shared by his 4 comrades who all expressed that they would return to active duty if they were physically able to do so.
Mayor Ehrbar presented the veterans with certificates of appreciation from the village and Vande Stouwe, on behalf of the people of Williston Park, presented each with a BSA Troop 200 messenger bag containing a commemorative plaque, a tablet computer and gift cards for groceries and movie tickets.
Remaining funds were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
New Hyde Park residents gathered Saturday, Dec. 7 to kick off the holiday season when The Village of New Hyde Park hosted their yearly Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Village Hall.
The auditorium at the Marcus Christ Community Center, decorated for this holiday season, filled up quickly as families and local residents came to enjoy the Christmas festivities. Mayor Robert A. Lofaro, who’s been on the board for the last 15 years, welcomed guests.
Last Updated (Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00) Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Sewanhaka Central High School District voters rejected a $99.5 million bond on Wednesday, Dec. 4 that would have funded extensive repairs and upgrades to the district’s five high schools. District residents voted against the plan, 2,705-2,412.
Forty percent of the bond would have been covered by state aid. The bond would have cost every taxpayer $144.26 annually.
“There’s not a whole lot you can say at this point,” said Joan Romagnoli, the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park representative on the Sewanhaka school board. “I’m disappointed. The administration worked tirelessly. Their outreach in the community was solid.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano presented citations to honorees at the recent Milan Senior Program.
The mission of the Milan Senior Program is to offer educational and recreational activities, to promote personal growth and socialization, to foster feelings of achievement, companionship, and well-being
that would enhance the quality of life for people 60 years of age and older. For more information on the Milan Senior Program visit http://www.herricksindous.org/Milan
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
More than 300 friends and family attended the “Pig Roast” benefit for Dave Kelnhofer, a local New Hyde Park Volunteer and former FDNY fireman at Spanky’s Bar & Grill in New Hyde Park recently. Kelnhofer contracted a rare cancer, (Amyloidosis) while working at ground zero after 9/11. His wife Fran could not believe how many people turned out for her husbands fund raiser, saying “it is incredible what New Hyde park does to help someone who is in need.”