For years, merchants and village officials have long debated on how to revitalize businesses along Old Northern Boulevard. Recently, there has been the rebirth of the Chamber of Commerce and also, a “merchants circle,” a loosely formed organization also dedicated to the upbuilding of downtown Roslyn.
Roslyn resident Jourdan Urbach, a graduate of Roslyn High School, The Juilliard School Pre-College and presently a sophomore at Yale University, was chosen as one of four international recipients of the 2010 World of Children Awards, known internationally as the Nobel Prize for Global Child Advocacy.
At its most recent meeting, Roslyn Chamber of Commerce members planned for the coming year while looking back on the successes of 2010.
As it looks forward to 2011, the chamber is accepting nominations for its slate of officers. The chamber will accept nominations until the end of this month (literally, just a few more days). Chamber members can nominate themselves. The chamber website is RoslynChamber.org.
The Board of Elections (BOE) began the arduous process of recounting absentee and affidavit votes in the race for the New York state’s 7th senate district last Wednesday. However, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Democrat and Republican representatives were present before a New York State Supreme Court justice.
Among the many scenic areas around Roslyn is the pond directly behind the south side of Old Northern Boulevard. Local merchants are using that area as a place to stage music and fashion events, all designed to uplift the village’s business profile.
The first ever Taste of Roslyn, organized by the newly formed Roslyn Chamber of Commerce was an overwhelming success. Twenty Roslyn restaurateurs provided samples of some of their favorite dishes to 250 guests. Banfi Wineries of Brookville provided the wine. The event held at The Roslyn Claremont ballroom on October 25 was filled to capacity. Attendees paid $25 per person or $40 per couple. Over 250 people were turned away because the event was sold out. Clearly, this was a community event that was long past due.
A figure from Roslyn’s cultural past will be back in the news next week as Michael “Eppy” Epstein will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Epstein will be inducted in a ceremony at Oheka Castle in Huntington. Other inductees include Lou Reed, Al Kooper, The Shangri-Las, Eddie Palmieri, and Oscar Brand.
The Nassau County Legislature continued a hearing on County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s 2011 proposed budget that went on all day Friday, Oct. 29, and late into Saturday night, eventually passing the $2.6 billion plan along party lines with Halloween approaching and opposing lawmakers accusing that the budget’s “no tax increase” label was just a costume.
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church has long been one of the great landmarks of the Village of Roslyn Harbor. And for the past 30 years, its Sunday services have been administered by Father Ronald Lauder, a longtime professor at St. John’s University. This is Father Lauder’s 30th anniversary at St. Mary’s; more significantly, he is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the priesthood.
Ruth Adler has volunteering in her blood.
Last week, Ruth, a longtime resident of East Hills, was awarded the Town of North Hempstead’s “Hometown Hero” designation. When The Roslyn News asked Edward, her husband of 63 years, how long she had been volunteering, he quipped, “since three hours after our marriage!”
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