On July 12 in Bellmore, dozens of actors and filmmakers were ready for their closeups, as the Long Island International Film Expo kicked off a week of movie screenings and public panel discussions.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s latest effort to hire an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department was again shot down at the July 2 Town Board meeting. During the session, the council’s Republican majority instead proposed a five-point-plan, which members said they believed would suffice in fixing the department that receives myriad complaints from residents. Gillen stridently disagreed.
“Fine.,” Michelle Lulic’s first short film, which she directed, wrote and starred in, is screening as part of the Long Island International Film Expo, an annual event in Bellmore.
Libraries in Merrick and Bellmore are joining a countywide effort to spice up the summer by inviting residents to participate in the 2019 Nassau Library Tour challenge. All but two of the county’s 54 libraries will participate in a special kind of scavenger hunt.
The fierce summer sun on July 4 did not stop hundreds of Long Island runners from participating in the Bellmore Independence Day marathon — the second largest in the event’s history.
Jessica Lin, a 2019 graduate of Sanford H. Calhoun High School, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, earning her a $20,000 college scholarship.
A team from Operation SPLASH is helping to keep Bellmore and Merrick’s waterways clean.
On the verge of public pools opening in the Town of Hempstead for the summer, the authors of “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” returned to the Newbridge Road Park Pool in Bellmore to promote pool safety.
John F. Kennedy High School graduate Jake Levine is the receiver of a $4,000 Environmental Scholarship for his research in water systems.
Instead of relaxing at the beach or binging the latest TV show this summer, Alexa Telano, 25, of North Bellmore, is dedicating her free time to making a difference in the community.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed the aptly named Green Light Law, which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. This isn’t a new law. If anything, it takes New York back to the more trusting years before Sept. 11, 2001.
I remember an expanse of scrubland with massive saguaro cacti stretching out to a ridge in the distance. The sun was setting, and the evening light crept over the rocky outcrop before me. From behind the cacti, ragged-looking men suddenly appeared . . .
Watching the Democratic debate marathon(s) two weeks ago drove home to me just how far to the political left the Democratic Party has veered. If it keeps this up . . .
We’re in the warm clutch of summer, when fireflies begin their dance through the deep velvet nights of June and early July. Summer in our villages and towns has to be held close and breathed in . . .