Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Citizen of The Year!

The Inwood Civic Association is proud to announce Patty Vacchio as their Citizen of the Year!! Patty has been the Administrative Assistant working in the Main Office of Lawrence Woodmere Academy since January 1995. Working nights and weekends at our local Check Casher, Inwood Financial Services. Sporting quite an extensive resume, Patty has been devoting most of her time to the Inwood Buccaneers which she began in 1992 as a Cheerleading Advisor for her daughter. Nineteen years later she serves as Vice President. Recording Secretary for the Inwood Civic Association, a supporter and volunteer for the Inwood Car Show, Inwood 5K and the Christmas Dream. She was co-founder, editor and design coordinator of the Inwood Calendar (2005-2010) and now co-founder, of this Inside Inwood website. A NY State Certified Tobacco Sales Trainer, she helps to enforce Nassau's recent Tobacco 19 Law. Aside from her volunteer work, she is President of her family run trophy/award business, All Star Engraving. Patty is married for 27 years to Marcello Vacchio with whom she had 4 children. Tricia, Nicky, Danny & Paulie. Tricia & her husband Rob will be blessing them with their first grandchild the end of March. This past October, unfortunately their oldest son, Nicky who struggled in his short life also suffered from a range of mental illness including but not limited to schizophrenia passed away. Patty & her family are in the process of setting up a non-profit organization "eNVy" in his memory. While this is in the early stages, their mission is to help today's youth that may find themselves similarly situated be successful by providing them with avenues scholastically, occupationally, athletically and socially. More information will follow. PLEASE join us in congratulating Patty! A dinner/dance will be held in her honor on Saturday, March 24th at the Inwood VFW. If you are unable to attend there will also be a journal in which you can take out an ad. For reservattion or journal ad information contact or 516-776-1458

Friday, January 6, 2012

Uryan Rampersaud Donate to a Cause in His Memory

Uryan Rampersaud,the Lawrence High School senior who passed away suddenly on December 29th now has a website established in his memory. Friends of Uryan set up uryan.stayclassyorg. The goal of this website is to raise enough money to build a school in a Third World Country. Their hope would be to raise $10,000.00. His friends have advertised the site on Facebook and Twitter and we at Inside Inwood support their mission and hope that all of you will too.