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.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
From now on, those looking to work in Westbury’s Recreation Department will undergo more rigorous scrutiny.
The village code was amended at a recent board meeting to require that all new village parks and recreation department employees that work closely with children take background and toxicology tests. While new CDL operators underwent background and drug and alcohol testing, no such system was in place for hires at the recreation department.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
After a year of filling the role as an interim, Mary Lagnado was appointed permanent superintendent of the Westbury Board of Education effective July 1, 2013.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00
The Carle Place High School Varsity Field Hockey Team recently won first in the Dowling College Tournament. The team beat Sayville, Harborfields, Comsewogue, and West Islip to get to the Finals vs. Rocky Point. The final game was tied at the end of regulation time, but the team won in overtime on Shannon McGuinness’ goal and the outstanding goal keeping of Lydia Rice.
Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Deidree Golbourne has been running track and field all four years she has been at Westbury High School. Her passion for the sport comes from knowing that “you can put your all into it. It’s not a team sport where you have to depend on other people. You get out as much as you put into it.”
Golbourne is also seeded fourth in the state for discus throwing. She says that when she initially picked up discus her freshman year, she wasn’t a fan.