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Bikram Yoga Opening Ceremony

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Set for this Saturday at 1062 Old Northern Blvd.

This Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., Bikram Yoga Roslyn will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at its location on 1062 Old Northern Blvd.


According to studio owner and director Jamie Weil, Bikram hopes to bring an environment of well-being and good health to the Roslyn area.


“Bikram Yoga Roslyn is your local neighborhood yoga studio, a place to connect with yourself and friends,” Weil said. “It serves as a gateway to mental clarity and physical 



Mackay Horse Stands Tall

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00

Statue unveiled in Gerry Park

The Ellen E. Ward Clock Tower is the symbol of Roslyn. But a new structure, unveiled last Saturday, now promises to have the same architectural impact on the village.


Last Saturday, the Roslyn Landmark Society and the Town of North Hempstead hosted StatueFEST to celebrate the unveiling of the Mackay Horse Statue in Gerry Park. 


Letter: The Right Way To Do Business

Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

The way in which the North Hempstead Town Board and the Hempstead Town Board recently handled similar situations is, in my mind, a testament to the true distinction between the GOP machine and the North Hempstead Democrats.


Faced with the need to appoint a town clerk in the wake of the Republican town clerk being convicted of harassment charges involving employees in his office, the GOP-controlled Hempstead Town Board took the “typical politics route”— appointing the individual currently running for election as a Republican to the position of town clerk. This gives their candidate a tremendous advantage as an incumbent, with the full power of the office, as she runs in the November election.


Heart Procedure For Russian Youths

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00

It is not uncommon for young people throughout the world to come to St. Francis Hospital of Roslyn for medical procedures that are not available in their native country.


Such was the case last Oct. 2, when two Russian youngsters,  Katya Lebedeva and Anastasia Bakhtiarova were the recipients of successful heart surgeries at the hospital, both performed by Dr. Sean Levchuck.


On that date, Katya underwent a procedure that St. Francis doctors described as “minimally invasive,” one designed to succeed where two procedures in Katya’s native Russia fell short.


Election ’13: Issues In The Town

Written by Wendy Kreitzman Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

As Election Day draws closer and the Town of North Hempstead will soon have a new supervisor, several pressing issues have surfaced. With Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth seeking the office as a Democrat and Town Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio running on the Republican ticket, three major points stand out: transparency in government, problems with the town’s building department and the question of what the town does for the villages.


All along both candidates have emphasized a real need for transparency in government. Discussing the issue with Bosworth, she reiterated the need for a very open government, with town board meetings streamed live on the Internet, as well as eventually televising them on public access channels. She also spoke of making better use of the town’s website, with pertinent news regarding village boards.


New Statue For Gerry Park

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00

Mackay statue unveiling this Saturday 

The drive along Roslyn Road to Jericho Turnpike is one of the scenic pleasures of the North Shore as the suburban sprawl is temporarily left behind. This Saturday should bring more beauty to the Roslyn area as the three-year renovation of the Mackay Horse Statue will be completed with a gala unveiling at Gerry Park, one dubbed as StatueFEST. 


The unveiling, which is set for 2 p.m., hopes to attract not just a handsome crowd, but also an impressive slate of featured speakers. 


Horse Statue Unveiling

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00

The preservation spirit remains alive and well in Roslyn.


As noted in last week’s issue of The Roslyn News, the base of the Mackay Horse Statue in Gerry Park is complete. And now, Saturday, Oct. 19 has been set as the big day for the unveiling of the Mackay Horse Statue.


The event, to take place at Gerry Park, will begin on that date at 12:30 p.m. with the unveiling scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 26, also at 12:30 p.m.


JAFCO Fundraiser A Success

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Jewish adoption service hopes to expand 

For many couples, adoption can be a long and difficult process, including costly trips to foreign destinations, often with no guarantee of success.


One Florida-based operation, Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), is trying to make that easier, offering interested couples a chance to adopt without leaving the country. Recently JAFCO took a step forward in helping to bring their services to the New York City area. Last summer, they held their fourth annual Long Island fundraising day at the Glen Head Country Club. The successful event attracted 140 people and according to organizers, raised $20,000. “It was a beautiful evening,” said Rana Bell, JAFCO director of Northeast development.


Roslyn Goes Long For Luke

Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 02 October 2013 00:00

Autism Speaks fundraiser draws a huge crowd 

The Park at East Hills, long the pride of the community, has held many family-centered events throughout the years. Few have been as special as the flag football game held last Sunday.


The event, in addition to several ongoing football games, also featured music, food, beverages and face painting. It was held to benefit Autism Speaks. The day was inspired by an enterprising East Hills youth, Cole Faller, whose best friend,

Luke Greenfield, is a special needs student at East Hills School, the same school that Cole attends. 


The Impact Of Lilly Pulitzer

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 27 September 2013 00:00

Landmark Society meeting to discuss legendary designer

This past April saw the passing of a Roslyn legend. On April 7, Lilly Pulitzer died in her adopted hometown of Palm Beach, FL.


Now, her career as one of America’s most influential fashion designers is the subject of a book, Lilly: Palm Beach, Tropical Glamour and the Birth of a Fashion Legend. The author, Kathryn Livingston will be the featured speaker at the next Roslyn Landmark Society meeting, one to be held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:45 p.m. at the Atria of Roslyn. A 6:30 p.m. special cocktail party precedes the lecture and book signing. 


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