Friday, December 31, 2010


Wishing all of you a happy and healthy New Year! Our Best Wishes for 2011! For those of you venturing out this evening we want to remind you to have a fun-filled SAFE evening! A reminder you can always enjoy yourself at The Den where Jimmy Boyle safely drives all patrons home at the end of their evening!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Frank DeCicco Sr. has been named by the Nassau Herald as Man of the Year! We congratulate the Herald on an excellent selection. Mr. DeCicco's years of service to many local organizations and his commitment to our community easily distinguishes him with this honor. Of special note is his endless years of dedication to the youth of the community through his volunteer service and being President of the Inwood Buccaneers. Year after year Mr. DeCicco has taken hundreds of children and embraced them as his own. Ensuring that each child had a safe "play" environment, buying them candy and hot dogs after a tough loss and traveling with them on their season ending Florida trip. He is a gifted man who has touched many generations and has shared his gift of passion, love and generosity with a community for many many years. We applaud him and his family on this well deserved honor.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time with family and friends during this Holiday Season! We thank you for being a reader of! A special thank you to our sponsors who have helped to make this website possible. Look for the "official" launch coming soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


St.John's Episcopal Hospital has a new leadership team and has named Nelson E. Toebbe as their Chief Executive Officer, John P.Rinset, Chief Operating Officer and Will Moore, Chief Financial Officer. "Theses are seasoned health care executives with many years of experience and broad knowledge which will bring the delivery of health care to a higher level of service and quality" said Lawrence C.Provenzano, President and Chairman of St. Johns Episcopal Hospital. We wish them well.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The Inwood Buccaneer A.C. was awarded the 2010 Nassau County Youth Football League (NCYFL) Billy Ossolla Sportsmanship Award. This award is handed out to the town who best exemplifies the true meaning of sportsmanship. "This award is voted on by the NCYFL Board and league referees, its a great honor, it reflects not only the organization but the community's dedication with providing our youth program with the best experience" said Anthony Brites NCYFL Director who accepted the award. Inwood Buccaneer's football director Frank DeCicco Jr. said" this award is very special, It honors my fathers (President) long time commitment to the Buccaneers, I would also like to thank all of the coaches and volunteers, without them it would be impossible for this organization to exist."

"We can all agree that this is very special, our coaches dedication in teaching our young players sportsmanship in a competitive league is the true meaning" said Buccaneer V.P Patty Vacciho.

As the 2010 year comes to an end we need to thank all of the volunteers who commit hours of their time and bring youth sports to this community. We also need to thank the parents and families who are fully committed and make sure the kids get to practice and games. The biggest thank you goes out to our football players and cheerleaders, they are the reason we come out and watch every weekend, our kids are the true winners.

Billy Ossolla was a referee for many years and passed away from cancer, the award was presented by Mike Healy, Mike is the head referee for the NCYFL.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It is with sadness that we post the passing of long time bus driver Booker T. Jones. Booker will be waked at Gaffney's Funeral Home on Wahl Ave. in Inwood on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd from 10am - 11am with a service at 11:30am. Booker will be laid to rest at Calverton Cemetary.


Last night was one of the coldest nights of the winter, but that did not stop about 400 Inwood residents from electing a new Fire Commissioner. In a highly fought contest Charles “Butch” Borfitz defeated Ex-Fire Chief Anthony Rivelli to become our new Fire Commissioner. For many, this vote was a difficult decision as both candidates are long time residents who have volunteered their time and efforts to help ensure the safety of our residents. We congratulate both men on a hard fought battle and are lucky to have such men in our fire department.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Up to 21 Lawrence School District employee's claim to be given notice that they may be laid off in the early part of 2011. This is believed to be due to a financial crisis facing the district. These positions were to funded by the 94.1 million budget passed last year. It is unclear why and to what extent the district is in a fiscal crisis. Requests for an explanation from the school administration have gone unanswered. The next school board meeting is February 2011.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Senator Skelos to take the reins in January

Mineola Mayor Jack Martins' victory over Senator Craig Johnson has given the Republicans a 32 to 30 Senate majority. On January 31st Senator Dean Skelos will be positioned to become the majority leader of the Senate and one of the 3 men in the room along with Speaker silver and Governor elect Cuomo that will control the budget process. The Long Island delegation now consists of nine Republican Senators. These senators will work together to ensure Long Island 's interests are represented. We wish Senator Skelos the best as he takes on one of the most powerful political positions in the State.

Friday, December 3, 2010


CHRIS MCRATH has been named Citizen of the Year by the Inwood Civic Association! Congratulations to Chris on this well deserved honor! He will be honored at a dinner dance on Saturday, March 26th at the VFW in Inwood - Save the Date - More details to follow!


The Five Towns Community Center AIDS Service Program hosted a World AIDS Day event on De. 1, 2010. Local agencies attended the event and provided resource tables which included program descriptions, giveaways, Flu shots and HIV Antibody Testing. The attending agencies included: Forest View Adult Day Care Center, Options for Community Living, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, LIMAC Counseling and testing. Glen Cohen from Abbott Laboratories provided fruit, vegetables and salads. Additional intra-agency departments which participated were: Head Start, AID to the Foreign Born, Youth Services and Lawrence High School GED Program. The World AIDS program was extremely successful, despite severe weather conditions. The program included the history of World AIDS day, current global facts and statistics, poetry readings, a memorial, personal testimony of HIV positive individual, song and various displays of expressive art work.