Wednesday, March 30, 2011


On March 26th the Inwood Civics held their Annual Citizen of the Year Dinner honoring Chris McGrath. With approx. 180 guests in attendance Chris proudly spoke of his youth years in Inwood and his fond memories of a great community. With his guest of honor Jermaine Ewell at his table he was able to boast to the crowd how a community years ago and still today "sees no color" and "joins together in tragedy" like no other community! Chris who is a member of so many organizations went on to thank the crowd for his honor although humble thanked every member of every organization for their work that they do to make it all possible. Of special note, and a highlight of the event was an invited guest Abraham Killanin, a senior at Lawrence High School, an Inwood resident, and the this year's Sciente Intel Semi-Finalist - an accomplishment that is outstanding! As we type this story Abraham is watiing for the mail to arrive with his decision from Yale - the entire community has their fingers crossed.

Friday, March 25, 2011


The Inwood Buccaneers has opened their football and cheerleading registration.
All boys and girls ages 6-13 can register now. The boys program begins with a flag football program and the girls with a 6yr. old cheerleading program. With the exception of the flag program all teams are traveling teams (which the Buccaneers DO provide transportation to the away games) For more information and to register you can visit the Inwood Buccaneer website at Don't let your child miss out on this great organization and excellent sport opportunity!!! If you register BEFORE May 1st you will receive a FREE t-shirt!!! REGISTER NOW!

Monday, March 21, 2011


The Inwood Civics Association proudly display their 2 new signs! Replacing the old sign you can see the new bright blue sing on the corner of 878 and Burnside Ave. A second sign is also in place on 878 & Bayview Ave. Mike Gliner, President of the Civics is excited that this vision is now a reality. It took a lot of work, back and forth to get the drafts, the approvals and then of course the ground to thaw so the signs could be put up; but they are now in place and Welcome all to Inwood! GREAT JOB BY THE CIVICS!


So it apperars that the "lot" on Bayswater Blvd. at the entrance to the Inwood country Club is up for sale - just the same as the County Yard property. This too seems to come as a surprise to the Inwood residents who live in the community and were unaware of this. Concerned residents once again want to know is this property for sale just for the fact that the county needs money so this property is going on the tax roll - OR is there an interested party and this land could be developed?? IF so, who? The planning commission will be meeting on this on Thursday, March 31st at 10am.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Meet Victoria Bond, author of Zora and Me at the Peninsula Public Library on Tuesday, April 12th at 4:00 PM. Zora and Me is a historical fiction novel set in the hometown of Zora Neale Hurston and draws on her stories, novels, and life. You are welcome to bring a copy of the book to be signed after the presentation. Registration is required and will begin on March 28, 2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


After batthling pneumonia for two weeks Edward Duncklee peacefully passed into the New Life with the God he loved and served so well through his life. Rev. Larry was fortunate enough to spend his father's last moments with him under the fantastic care at Winthrop Medical Center; having him med jetted here from Florida. He would like to offer his deepest appreciation for all who have been praying for him and his family during this time. Services for Edward Duncklee will be at the Charles Schmitt Funeral Home located at 3863 Merrick Rd. in Seaford 516-785-3380 on Wednesday from 7pm - 10pm & on Thursday from 2-4pm & 7 - 9:30pm. The funeral will take place at William the Abbot Church (2000 Jackson Ave. Seaford) Time is planned for 10am but check the paper or call the funeral home for exact time. In lieu of flowers or Masses, Father Larry's mom has requested that donations be made in "dad's honor" to Birthright/1859 Wantagh Ave./Wantagh Ny 11793 or to a charity of your choice. (His dad was also fond of Momma's House, Pronto of Long Island, and mi Casa in Guatemala.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Volunteers from The Inwood Country Club and local gardeners helped clean the property between Mary's Manor and the Long Island Rail Road Station. It is believed that the land is owned by the State and has been over grown and collected litter in the past. The property runs alongside and behind Marys Manor. At times it has been used as a resting place for transients which has caused concern for our seniors. Juanita the Director of Mary's Manor would like the State to lease the land to Mary's Manor to create a backyard park for the residents; while others would prefer to expand the parking lot to provide additional parking for our seniors who drive. A great job was done by all volunteers as their effort were not only noticed but commended.

Monday, March 14, 2011


On Thursday March the Five Towns Community Center held it's first classes in English Enhancement and Computer Literacy for adults from our community. The classes came about as a result of suggestions made by the Inwood Hispanic Association. The Association describe the need for members of our town to learn English and to become computer literate. These parents want to be able to better communicate in English and have knowledge of the computer so they can monitor what their children are doing on the Internet. The teachers are led by the Spanish Knights of Columbus activist Ed and include two aspiring teachers who are working on their masters at Molly College. Dan Cornejo and his cousin John are leading the way in the computer literacy program. The program organizers are Felipe Plaza, Veronica Ortiz, Khalil and Yiset. We thank all volunteers and the Center for providing these essential services to our community.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#4 School Installs Elevator with Tribute to Alumn

Number Four School is 101 and still having fun! On the 101st day of school this year, the school held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly completed elevator. Daniel Cornejo, a Number Four School alumni (and former kindergarten student of current Principal Ann Pedersen) cut the ribbon and took the initial ride. The significance of a former student returning, one who needed home instruction when his medical condition prevented him from attending school and who continues to require handicap accessibility, was felt by the group of administrators, teachers and community members in attendance. A plaque hangs in the elevator vestibule with a picture of Daniel from his kindergarten days and the quote from Henry Ford "If you think you can do a thing, or think you can't do a thing you're right". It certainly feels like a "right" that the 101 year old building is now fully handicapped accessible.