Valley Stream author gears up for book release

Born and raised in Valley Stream, author Bill Florio, 32, is due to publish his second book on May 29, which covers the history of Elmont and Rosedale, Queens.

Family of late Valley Streamer fundraises for Fantasy Day

About 65 people attended a Runs for Ronnie fundraiser on April 23 to commemorate the life of a late-Valley Streamer and raise money in his name.

Fifth-graders debate school dress codes

The fifth grade class at Forest Road Elementary School in Valley stream recently debated whether or not school uniforms should be enforced in schools and how attire can impact students.

History Hidden in Plain Sight

Miller's Pond

Hattie Miller (1865-1961) lived on Merrick Road in a stately wood-framed house surrounded by tall pine trees. Merrick Road at that time was not a heavily used thoroughfare – think plank road and horse-drawn carriages. A rustic split-rail fence ran along the north and south sides of the road. The house (located where the King Kullen parking lot stands today) expanded through the years, keeping pace with the “receptions and teas” that helped raise funds for Miller’s favorite philanthropies – including the Fortnightly Club, a literary group for women that was formed in 1898 and is still in existence.

Rose Laurino Napolitano Presti

Rose Laurino Napolitano Presti, a longtime Valley Stream resident, died on April 29 at the Grand Pavilion Nursing Home in Rockville Centre. She was 103.

Editorial

Putting the LIRR back on the right track

Long Islanders have long had a love-hate relationship with the Long Island Rail Road. On one hand, they love the service, which, on good days, speeds them into New York City . . .

The Week Ahead

May 18 - 25

Relay for Life at Valley Stream South Valley Stream South is hosting Relay for Life on May 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Relay for Life helps the American Cancer Society fund research and raise awareness to fight cancer. Throughout the night, there will be live music, performance groups, games and concessions. To register, visit www.relayforlife.org/valleystreamny.