Stew Leonard's offers more than jobs for local students

Although Stew Leonard’s grand opening was on Aug. 23 in East Meadow, the store continues to thrive, as it promotes a family-friendly environment for its employees and customers.

East Meadow donates school supplies to benefit Hempstead's The INN

Dozens of East Meadow residents recently took part in a back-to-school supply drive to benefit the Mary Brennan INN of Hempstead. The drive, which was mobilized by the Facebook group "Nice Things that Happen in East Meadow," supports the Interfaith Nutrition Network, a soup kitchen that helps the hungry and homeless on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing, and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner.

'The first 100 years are the hardest!'

“I drove until I was 98,” Mary Catherine Kowalski Fennessy said. “Oh, it was wonderful to drive. I do miss it.”

Neighbors in the News

East Meadow artist a finalist in Long Island Museum competition

East Meadow artist Karen L. Kirshner was chosen as a finalist in the Long Island Museum’s juried art competition “Animal Kingdom: From Tame to Wild” recently.

East Meadow remembers the fallen, 16 years later

The glow of candles illuminated the faces—many filled with sorrow—of community members and local leaders who gathered on Monday at sunset to commemorate East Meadow and Salisbury residents who died during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

    In moving ceremony, Town of Hempstead dedicates permanent 9/11 memorial

    The hundreds of people streaming into Point Lookout Park on Monday morning for a ceremony to dedicate the Town of Hempstead’s permanent 9/11 memorial passed through an arch at the front entrance, formed by two fire engines’ tower ladders and a massive American flag. The Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department erected the arch.