Roslyn News

Top Honors For McKenna

richIt’s one thing to work hard each day helping ensure that customers get the insurance coverage they want to protect them from the unthinkable. It’s another to get recognized for outstanding service and business results.

Allstate exclusive agency owner Richard McKenna, whose office is in Roslyn Heights, has just learned he is one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation in auto, property and commercial insurance and financial service sales. Allstate Insurance Company is recognizing McKenna for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability. [Read more...]

1970s Photorealism At NCMA

ncamThe new exhibit, “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism,” which runs at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn through Nov. 9, got off to a festive start last week with an opening reception.

Showcasing works from the Yale University Art Gallery, the exhibit takes viewers back to the turbulent 1970s, with pieces by such artists as Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber.

Area residents at the Friday, July 18, event were enthusiastic about the show. [Read more...]

Mobile Office Hours For Seniors

rosAre you a senior looking to make improvements to your home? The Town’s Building Department is making special mobile office hours for seniors.

In Roslyn, the office is located at the town’s Department of Services for the Aging, 470 Old Westbury Rd., Roslyn Heights.
Whether you are selling your house, making changes to your home, or wondering if you have any open permits, the Town of North Hempstead will be coming to Roslyn with all the information that you need. The town’s Applicant Advocate will be on hand along with Building Department personnel to answer any questions you might have.

To make an appointment, call 311 or 516-869-6311.

JAFCO Fundraiser For Children

freshairOn Thursday, July 31, the Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) will hold its fifth annual Long Island fundraising day, “Fun in the Sun” at Glen Head County Club. 

Numerous Roslyn area residents are involved with the planning and operation of the fundraiser. They include Pearl Halegua, who is JAFCO’s Northeast Chapter president. Halegua is being assisted in preparing for the big day by longtime Roslyn resident Ronna Niederman. Other local residents assisting Halegua and Niederman are Deborah Agulnick, Laurie Drucker, Kim Floam, Joan Grant, Alexis Kaminoff, Lisa Levine, Amy Levy, Susan Lipper, Linda Moskowitz, Ronna Niederman, Rose Schecter, Stacey Spitalnick, Susan Tashlik and Dorine Wulwick. [Read more...]

Multimedia Learning Center Opens

picLast month, the Alberston-based Viscardi Center dedicated its fully accessible Viscardi Multimedia Learning Center, made possible by the generosity of long-time supporters and Roslyn area residents John and Janet Kornreich.

The facility offers a wide range of new capabilities that will benefit the children and adults with disabilities served by the Center. [Read more...]

Roslyn Org Needs Volunteers

boatingChild Abuse Prevention Services ( CAPS), Long Island’s leading organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, is looking for concerned adults to volunteer to train and present our acclaimed in-school programs on bullying, Internet safety, and child abuse to students across Long Island. The programs are offered to all grades at no cost.

“The demand for CAPS Workshops for fall 2014 has been tremendous, so it is critical that we recruit volunteers to join our mission to keep every child safe from harm,” according to Alane Fagin, Executive Director.   All volunteers are provided with free professional training at our Roslyn office.  Volunteers may choose which programs that they would like to train in , as well as the grades they wish to speak to. [Read more...]

Roslyn Lax Players Honored

roslynlaxRoslyn High School lacrosse stars recently received outstanding recognition by the Nassau County Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Among those honored were Griffin Goldberg and Reid Karp, both of whom were named as All County selections. Goldberg was also an All County academic selection and was named as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Nassau Has Talent Casting Call

micNassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the “Nassau Has Talent” Showcase will take place at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m.

The competition will be for solo and duet acts in vocal, dance, comedy, music, and gymnastics. Only twenty contestants will be selected for the Showcase based on applications received. Applications will be accepted for ages 6 through adult. Applications must be submitted in a DVD format by Friday, August 8th and must be accompanied by copies of proofs of Nassau County residency along with the performance on DVD. A $10 application fee will apply. [Read more...]

Roslyn Doc To Lecture In England

roslyndocDr. Joel H. Warshowsky, a Roslyn practitioner for more than 25 years, will be lecturing at the Seventh International Congress of Behavioral Optometry (ICBO) in Birmingham, England this September.

He will be presenting a lecture on the Clinical Rationale of Prescribing Behavioral Prism Lenses. This lecture will establish a protocol for prescribing prism lenses for children and adults who suffer from visually related reading and learning disability as well as behavior problems that might arise when children become frustrated, not being able to read or learn appropriately. [Read more...]

Van Nostrand Starkins House

roslynhouseLooking for something to do this summer?

Beverly McDermott, museum educator, gives guided tours of the Van Nostrand Starkins House Museum every half hour.

The museum is filled with two rooms of 18th century antique furniture and one room filled with 18th century samplers and archaeological artifacts. The Children’s Hands on Education program is not to be missed. It is filled with 18th century reproductions of children’s clothing, toys and artifacts for children to handle and enjoy.

Located at 221 Main St., Roslyn. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 adults; $2 children and seniors.