For many, our pets are valued members of our families and we want to protect them. These are two reasons why the Town of Hempstead offers rabies inoculations at its annual Adopt-A-Pet and Rabies Shot Program. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Rabies vaccinations are extremely important. Rabid animals can transmit rabies to other animals and to people. It is vitally important that we help to protect the health and safety of all our residents by vaccinating pets. In Nassau County it is mandatory for dogs to be inoculated against rabies and it is strongly suggested that cats be protected as well.
None of this would be possible without Risa Procton, your local Fresh Air Fund volunteer leader, who works throughout the year to make sure host families and children have the opportunity to enjoy memorable summertime experiences together. I invite you to join Risa and the local Fresh Air Fund committee to help spread the word about the wonderful opportunity of hosting next summer.
Ride the wave of fun and excitement into beautiful Lido Beach Town Park for the Town of Hempstead’s 27th annual Family Festival by the Sea at Lido Beach Town Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4. Mariners and landlubbers alike will enjoy concert bands, delicious food, craft and novelty vendors, sand sculptures and an array of games and contests.
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D – 4th C.D.) has introduced legislation that will ensure that America’s seniors will receive a Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) in 2010.
Under the current guidelines, Social Security recipients are not scheduled to receive any COLA next year. The Social Security COLA Fix for 2010 Act will help seniors offset the rising costs that they face by providing them with a one-time $150 payment in lieu of the Social Security COLA.
Excitement is building. Momentum is going our way. Consensus grows. The will is there. That’s how you could describe the continuing work surrounding Hempstead Turnpike and the vision that has been developed and nurtured.
When you look at Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, you can’t help but be very bullish on its future. Unlike many communities where “NIMBYism” reigns to the detriment of progress, Elmont says, “Let’s hear what you have to say.” Where some places you get shouted down at the mere mention of economic development, Elmont listens.
The events of September 11 were an attack on the fundamental freedoms of our country. Countless lives were affected by the cowardly actions of terrorists, and it is an event that we, as a nation, will never forget. Time and time again, our country has grown stronger from the trials and adversity it has faced. The will of the American people never ceases to inspire me, and it is with that in mind that I was proud to introduce and have President Obama sign into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
With the end of the summer quickly approaching, many residents start to prepare for a fall cleanup. Often neighbors are unclear about how to dispose of certain items such as household hazardous waste and large appliances and furniture.
By calling the Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department, residents can arrange for a special pick-up of bulky items, such as appliances and furniture, without cost. To arrange for a special pickup, call 378-8484. For items that are hazardous and not qualified for special pickup, the town offers the S.T.O.P Program.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome our students, faculty and staff back to school. During the summer, our board of education, central office administrators and building principals were very busy gearing up for the new school year, ensuring that all programs are in place to reach our number one goal — increasing student achievement.
As your superintendent and as a parent, I know that getting children excited about the opportunities and possibilities of the new school year is vital to their success. Please join me in setting high expectations for the year. The first day of school is extremely important, especially for our children. It sets the stage for all they need to accomplish this school year.
For many people living in our seaside community, the beach has long been an important part of the celebration of life’s joys and the commemoration of its tribulations. The soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore, the rays of sun sparkling on the open sea, the warm white sand blanketing the shoreline and the endless horizon of ocean have always held a special significance for those seeking reflection and comfort.
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America, several artists joined together to produce a soft cover book entitled 9/11: Artists Respond. The book of graphic art showcases the artists’ responses to the terror that befell the world. One nine-frame piece by Jeph Loeb and Scott Campbell entitled “Please Stand By…” features a girl of about eight years of age watching cartoons on television. By the third and fourth frames, the image on the screen changes to a live feed of the Twin Towers ablaze. As the little girl stands transfixed, stuffed animal in hand and her face less than 12 inches from the screen, the commentator announces, “We interrupt this program to take you live…” the little girl turns away and calls, “Mommy…” The next three frames show her mother dropping a basket of laundry. Then, with her face contorted in anguish, the mother embraces her daughter to shield her from the unrelenting images. The final frame is a close-up of the little girl asking, “Mommy, when are the cartoons gonna come back on?”
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