The Locust Valley Public Library closed its doors last Wednesday and Thursday in order to move the old children's library from the main floor into its brand new space on the lower level. Honor Society and Interact Clubs students from the Locust Valley Middle and High Schools helped with the move, earning required community service credits.
Angela Hoffmann, Jillian Russo, Natalie Harrington and Emily Fagiola take a break from sealing envelopes for the invitations to the opening celebration of the new Donna Goldberger Children's Library on Oct. 25.
The new children's library is more than twice the size of the old one and boasts child-appropriate furniture and shelving and enchanting storybook murals painted by local artist, Lilith Jones. New state-of-the-art computer stations are being installed and all will be ready by Oct. 25 when the Library plans to celebrate with a champagne reception and dedication ceremony.
Several years ago the Locust Valley Library Board of Trustees sought to provide the community with a more efficient, technologically modern facility without increasing taxes. The bright and spacious new children's library is a dream realized with private gifts from within the community. The most substantial gifts are from the Marc Goldberger family, the estate of Laura Weser, the Weezie Foundation and Dorothy Mathewson.
Thanks to the relentless dedication of the Library's Board Members and the outpouring of support from all corners of the community, the children of the Locust Valley Library district will soon be using one of the finest, up-to-date, and inviting library facilities on the north shore.
The 2nd Squad reports the arrest of a Glen Cove woman for forgery on Oct. 2 at 10:02 a.m. in Manhasset.
According to detectives, the defendant, a 49-year-old woman from Glen Cove, obtained credit card account numbers from customers she served while working in sales at the Pigalle clothing store, Middle Neck Road, Great Neck.
Subsequently, between the months of August and September, the defendant allegedly used the account numbers to fraudulently charge in excess of $2,500 worth of furniture at La Bonne Vie 2, The Plaza, Locust Valley. A joint investigation by old Brookville Police Department, the NCPD Bureau of Special Operations and the 2nd Squad resulted in her arrest on Oct. 2 at her present place of employment in Manhasset. All proceeds from the forgeries were recovered. The defendant was to be arraigned on Oct. 6 in First District Court, Hempstead, according to Det. John Antretter, 2nd Squad.
Locust Valley High School Department of Fine and Performing Arts Chairman Thomas Herrmann, announced that student Peter Chung was selected to perform in the New York State School Music Association All State Orchestra. Chung will perform at the NYSSMA Conference in Rochester from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. According to Herrmann, thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state.
A cellist, Chung is also a high honor roll student and is involved in all aspects of academic life at LVHS. He is a member of Spectrum, the high school orchestra and chamber orchestra and accompanies the high school chamber singers on piano. Congratulations to Chung and his teachers on this great accomplishment.
The Nassau Region of Hadassah will be presenting a Breast Cancer Awareness program at Locust Valley High School on Wednesday, Oct. 21, designed specifically for senior girls. The program is aimed at teaching senior students the importance of regular and correct breast self-examination and raising their awareness about factors that put women at risk for breast cancer. Mothers of senior girls, as well as female staff members, are also invited.
The breast health education segment of this address will be taught by a representative from the American Cancer Society. Also speaking will be Cynthia Bluming, Locust Valley Schools guidance chair and breast cancer survivor. Each student will receive a kit which will contain a miniature model of a breast with a lump that mimics the feel of early cancer, as well as a plastic shower card with a self-examination reminder. Although breast cancer is rare in women under 30, the program hopes to develop a lifetime habit of self-examination and awareness.
The Reformed Church of Locust Valley on Ryefield Road, Locust Valley, will hold its annual fall rummage sale on Monday evening, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday evening, Oct. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.
There will be white elephant items, clothing for all, toys, jewelry, handbags, small appliances and other household items as well as, food and baked goods.
Donated items may be left at the church on Sunday, Oct. 25 after 2 p.m. Please, no books, records or large pieces of furniture. For more information please call 676-7423 or the church office at 676-6130.