BREAKING NEWS: MS-13 gang members reported arrested in murder of Valley Stream man

History Hidden in Plain Sight

South of Sunrise – from farmland to runways

“In 1876, Mr. Reisert and I rented land in Valley Stream. Much of it was swamp, but we cleared it and grew spinach, lettuce, celery, cabbage, peas, turnips, and potatoes. The swamp was so densely wooded that I have known men to get lost in it. We eventually bought the land, and now we have almost 300 acres,” wrote Anna Reisert in the April 1924 issue of “Farm and Fireside.”

Hundreds bop at doo-wop one-stop shop

Hundreds gathered at the Village Green on Aug. 9 for a doo-wop treat.

Diseased trees cut down on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream

After a falling tree limb nearly struck a pedestrian on Rockaway Avenue, the Village of Valley Stream decided to cut down seven rotting ornamental pear trees at the end of May — and the remaining trees, which are also suffering a fungus called “pear rust,” will likely be cut down within one-to-four years, according to Deputy Highway Supervisor Chris Vela.

Valley Stream man arrested in connection with stabbing

Fredy Orlando Zacaria-Agustin, 25, of Valley Stream, was arrested at his home on Aug. 4 at around 3:42 p.m., according to Nassau County police, in connection with a stabbing two days earlier that left a man with multiple wounds to his head, neck, arms and chest.

Young actors get schooled in music and culture at Baha’i Center

“Someday when we wake up, the sky may not be blue. Someday wild animals might all live in the zoo, and someday we’re going to all be grown-ups just like you, and when that day comes we want the Earth to be alive,” children between the ages of nine and 16 sang at the Baha’i Center of Nassau County on July 29 in preparation for their upcoming performances — one at the Valley Stream Community Fest at the end of September, and one of the Baha’i bicentennial at the end of October.

The Week Ahead

Aug. 17 - 24

Dinner and magic show at Mia’s Mia’s of Valley Stream, located at 31 Rockaway Avenue, will host a dinner and magic show on Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. There, guests can see Steve Rodman Bill Krupskas’ …