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STOP Event Sunday

The S.T.O.P (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program scheduled to take place on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park North Lot, located at 175 West Shore Rd., Port Washington.
“North Hempstead recognizes the potential threats to the environment caused by the improper disposal of household hazardous products,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.  “To address these concerns, North Hempstead offers residents this environmentally friendly and convenient way to dispose of hazardous waste.”
Residents can return items such as aerosols, household chemicals, pesticides, disinfectants, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, bulbs, thermostats, rechargeable and lithium batteries, TV’s, and computers.  Please bring oil-based paints only.  Latex and water-based paints will not be accepted at the S.T.O.P. collection site.  Once dried out (usually 24-36 hours after the lid is removed), those paints can be placed in a trash bag and thrown out with your regular household garbage.  Oil-based paints, on the other hand, are considered hazardous, and will be accepted at any S.T.O.P. Collection Day program.
The Town of North Hempstead is proud to have been the first town in Nassau County to offer Pharmaceutical Collections, and residents have the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals at each S.T.O.P. Event.  In six years, the Town has diverted over six tons of unwanted drugs from landfills and protected our drinking water.  In addition to protecting our environment, the program prevents dangerous pharmaceuticals from getting into the wrong hands. By bringing this service to each community, North Hempstead strives to keep its children and environment safe. This service is only open to Town of North Hempstead residents – no doctors’ offices.
During the  S.T.O.P. event, North Hempstead residents can also safely shred and dispose of personal documents, thereby minimizing the opportunity for identity theft, while at the same time making an invaluable contribution to the protection of the environment.  Residents are invited to shred any personal paper documents and credit cards free of charge. Any commercial business documents including home offices will not be accepted. Residents are reminded there is a limit of 6 boxes (Bankers Box-sized) or bags of paper per car, per event. Once the documents are shredded, they will be placed into containers and sent directly to pulping mills across the country.  Every 2,000 pounds of paper the Town recycles equates to one tree saved.
The Town is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to have a truck at the  event.  Big Brothers Big Sisters will be accepting gently used and working clothes, stuffed animals, electronics, toys, sporting equipment, shoes, books, small area rugs, bikes, scooters, luggage, picture frames, table lamps, bolts of fabric, silverware, glassware, dishes, and cosmetics.  Each resident will receive a receipt for their donation for income tax purposes.
For more information on the S.T.O.P. program, please call 311, e-mail

Ashley Greene Filming In Sands Point

The Indie thriller Urge shooting in Sands Point, N.Y. starring Pierce Brosnan and Ashley Greene (Twilight), has rounded out its cast with Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere and Nick Thune.

Veteran film producer Aaron Kaufman (MacheteSin City: A Dame to Kill ForChef) is making his directorial debut with the film, which centers on a group of friends who escape to an island destination weekend and find themselves unable to resist trying a new designer drug. But the drug has one major side effect: it makes people lose the ability to control their urges.

The film is on location shooting interior shots in a Sands Point home.


Holiday Boutique At Lutheran Church

Tom Buzzitta, Valerie Gavora, Heinz Pape, Charlie Pupelis, Carter Haff, Bill Miller and Antonio Centeno will don their aprons again for the 39th Annual Holiday Boutique and Craft Fair run by the Ruth Circle of Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran.
The large auditorium is converted into a beautiful festive holiday scene including decorated Christmas trees. Santa Chris will be on hand to visit and is available for photo ops for people of all ages. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors for this wonderful event.
A special attraction this year is the participation of author, illustrator and opera singer Bryce Westervelt, the creator of the popular new children’s picture book series The Adventures of Pomodoro Penguin, about the pasta-loving penguin with his friends: the opera- singing turkey, geography-loving giraffe and best friend, an owl named Violet. His books are perfect for gift giving and he will be available to sign them.
Featured departments include attic treasures; jewelry; frozen soups to go; delectable homemade baked goods of all categories; homemade jams and pickles from homegrown cucumbers; beautiful raffle prizes; boutique items handcrafted by members; and quality vendors with merchandise to please all. Toys, books and games will be handled by the Church Youth Group.
The most popular attraction still remains the German/American Café, serving traditional pea soup, bratwurst, hot dogs and chicken salad with homemade cakes for a finale: the perfect place to meet friends for lunch. Free admission and ample parking at Church of Our Saviour, Lutheran, 1901 Northern Boulevard, across from Crate & Barrel. All are welcome to attend on Saturday,
Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

FoodDrive_110714AThe Manhasset High School “Interact Club” (Junior Rotarians), ” Neal’s on Wheels” also a MHS school club that solicits food for the needy all year long, along with the Real Estate Board of Manhasset and Port Washington have launched a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN).   The food drive will start Nov. 1 and end on Friday, Nov. 21. [Read more...]

Burglaries Prompt More Police Patrols

Untitled-1A recent rash of burglaries has local residents of communities usually known for their peaceful, safe nature looking over their shoulders. So far, break-ins number in the double-digits, and frightened locals are demanding action from the authorities to bring security back to the area as soon as possible.
Areas affected by the burglaries have included Manhasset, Manhasset Hills, Herricks, Albertson, Searingtown and East Hills. [Read more...]

007 Star Filming In Sands Point

Actor Pierce Brosnan has been seen in Sands Point filming a new Indie thriller  “Urge.”  Aaron Kaufman, the director, was also on the set.



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Halloween Safety Tips

With daylight hours getting shorter, children are more likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark when it’s more difficult for drivers to see them.  According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, twice as many children are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween between 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. as compared to the same hours on other days throughout the years.

Here are a few tips you show know to keep you safe during Halloween:

  • Cross streets safely.  Cross at a corner, using signals and crosswalks.  Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.  Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  • Walk on well-lit sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.  Children should walk in familiar areas with minimal street crossings.
  • Be a safe pedestrian around cars.  Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.  Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.  Do not use electronic devices while walking.
  • Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.  Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, so choose no-toxic face paint and make-up instead.  Children should carry flashlights in order to see and be seen.
  • Be especially alert.  Children are excited and may move in unpredictable ways.  Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are during the typical rush-hour period between 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Drive slowly.  Slow down and anticipate heavier than usual pedestrian traffic.  Full headlights should be on so that children can be spotted from greater distances.
  •  Reduce distractions.  Eliminate driver distractions such as talking on the telephone or eating.

Although pedestrian safety is a main concern on Halloween, parents also need to keep in mind that there are other hazards for their children on this holiday.  For more tips on how to keep kids safe while walking on Halloween and throughout the year, visit and search Halloween.

Semper Fi Honoree Costelli

Matt Falcone of DetachFalcone_103114Ament 614 and Marine Corps League Commandant Vincent Annunziata presented a plaque to Manhasset resident Bernie Costelli for his generous contributions to the Semper Fi Fund. [Read more...]

Parents Matter

Manhasset CASA invCASA_102414Aites parents, students and residents to attend It’s a Fact…Parents Do Matter on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Manhasset High School. [Read more...]

Antique Roadshow On LI

AntiqueRoadshow_100314ANorth Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, in conjunction the Department of Services for the Aging, will be presenting the Town’s 1st Annual “Antiques Roadshow” on Monday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

The program will be co-hosted by the Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling interactive demonstration and exhibition of antiques and inventions. Their experienced curators will allow attendees to see and touch antiques and inventions that have shaped our history. Those who are attending the event may also bring a small item with to be informally appraised.

In addition, the Office of the Town Clerk will be on hand to share fun historical facts about the Town.