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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
Whether it is recycling old eyeglasses or hosting food drives, the Lions Club of Valley Stream has been active in the community for 69 years as of January. The Herald recently spoke with Janet Mahabir, the president of the organization, who says she is planning to continue its service to the community and work with former presidents to help the club succeed in 2017. more
Although any Valley Stream resident can learn how to make 3D creations at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, no adults have signed up for any of the 3D printing classes, according to Mamie Eng, the director of the library. more
The Valley Stream Kiwanis Club disbanded in October 2015 due to dwindling membership. Now, the organization is campaigning to revive its Valley Stream operation. more
The Grace Thunderettes began the 2017 baton twirling competition season on March 5 with big wins in Smithtown. The Thunderettes also march in local parades and perform at community events. All girls ages 5 through 16 are invited to join. Check out the Grace Thunderette website at www.gracethunderettes.com for more information. more
A minivan crossing the railroad tracks while the gates were down on Franklin Avenue in Malverne was hit by a train departing the village station at 7 a.m. on March 13. more
Marty Kielawa, commander of American Legion Post 854 in Valley Stream, was on his way to the post office on March 1 to mail details of this year’s Memorial Day parade when he drove past the legion hall and noticed that its American and prisoners of war flags were missing. more
Standing in front of a classroom at Memorial Junior High School on Feb. 27, Nancy Gomez kicked out her right leg, and then her left, as her adult students — many of whom are from Haiti or Central or South America — announced, “One leg, two legs.” more
Four local Boy Scouts participated in their troop’s Blue and Gold dinner and ceremony on March 4 at the Holy Name of Mary school. more
The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
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