Written by Brendan Reardon Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
Post Avenue’s proud businesses were joined by a bevy of street vendors, local government officials and religious and community organizations to promote the community and a healthy local economy. Each year the fair attracts locals and out-of-towners alike with an eclectic mix of merchandise, delicious food, fun and games.
Dawn Blinn, executive director of BID, said that the fair is “great exposure for businesses in the district” and that both fledgling and struggling businesses can really benefit from the limelight.
Joe’s Deli was teeming with hungry fair-goers while the clinking of glasses and laughter could be heard from within Friar’s Tavern. Some shoppers donned new scarves and T-shirts and others left with potted plants from the Carle Place Garden Center. As an appropriate precaution for the coming season, the professionals at CVS were distributing flu shots.
There was no shortage of attractions for the kids. For the ambitious young adventurers there was a giant caterpillar tunnel, obstacle course and a plunge down a colossal inflatable slide. A petting zoo, abound with animals that run the gamut from alpacas and sheep to red-footed tortoises and bearded dragons, was among the most popular attractions for the younger crowd.
Mayor Peter Cavallaro was available all day for any questions or for a simple meet and greet. He, like Blinn, is an ardent supporter of local business.
“A lot of improvements have been made to the community over the past 10 years,” said Cavallaro, adding that the new Westbury Performing Arts Center, due to open later this year, will bring more life and activity to Post Avenue.
The continued success of the annual fair is a strong indicator of good things to come for Post Avenue and the Westbury community. The fair was just one of several events that the BID sponsored throughout the weekend, including a casino night Friday and an Oktoberfest-style gathering on Sunday. The BID also had a carnival complete with rides set up throughout the weekend in the village’s commuter parking lot.
Also in attendance were Westbury/Carle Place Chamber of Commerce, Westbury Fire Department and Nassau County Police Department Third Precinct.
For more information, visit www.westburybid.org.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Got a pooch that won’t sit still, climbs the furniture, or jumps on the neighbors? A dog imbued with limitless energy that has you at your wits’ end? Perhaps it’s time you school your out-of-control canine with the discipline and control of the “Martial Arfs.”
Martial Arfs, a new dog training facility in Carle Place is set to prove the old adage that “a good dog is a tired dog.” Run by Jeris Pugh, Martial Arfs takes a novel idea to working with our four-legged friends that has proven to be very successful; combining unorthodox exercises and equipment with the principles of the Asian fighting arts.
“We work primarily with incorporating physical activity into improving behavior. But we’ve created a facility where we don’t just tire your dog out, we teach it how to behave while at the same time tiring it out,” he said. “There’s a huge obesity problem right now, about 54 percent of all dogs are overweight, and just because you let your dog out in the year once or twice a day doesn’t mean he’s actually getting proper exercise.”
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Here’s a look at what was discussed at Dec. 5’s Board of Trustees meeting:
• The village recycling program is expected to expand come January or February to include all plastics and shredded paper. More information will be sent out to residents at the beginning of the year.
• The remote commuter renewal program will have its last two days at Village Hall, on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Dec. 19 from 4:30 to 7p.m. Come with your registration and a check for the renewal fee.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Congratulations to the Westbury boys varsity basketball team who defeated East Meadow High Schoool 57 to 51 to win the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament.
The tournament was dedicated to Coach Martin “Bunky” Reid and the 1985 state championship team. Before the finals of the tournament, a poster signed by many of the players from the 85’ team was presented to Mrs. Reid to honor her son.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.