Thursday, June 30, 2011

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!

May you and yours have a Restful and Patriotic 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Juan & Wendy Zepeda hosted a barbecue to unite community members and organizations. The turnout was incredible and the gathering was a success! In attendance was our new Incoming School Superintendent Gary Schall along with some of our school Board Members & Pat Pizzarelli. Humble words spoken by Cindy Lee, #2 School Principal encouraging us all to work together for the sake of the children of our community. Members of the Five Towns Community Center, The Inwood Civics, The Inwood Buccaneers, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and Caballeros de Colon as well as many residents of the community joined the gathering. Thank you to all who attended and showed their interest in uniting our community and working together for our children. A special thank you to the Zepedas for opening their home to make this event possible!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


On June 22nd, 2011 The Lawrence Middle School presented diplomas to their 8th grade graduates. The Ceremony opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Jonathan Ruthchik and Patrick Magliaro led in by the Color Guard, Louis Jan & Michael Spinelli. Special recognition goes to the Scholastic Honor Address given by Victoria DiCeglio, Student Government Address given by President Amir Macky and the Valedictorian Address - Ivy Chen. Of special note was a presentation by Principal George Akst to the Middle School Retirees: Alma Fiumano 6th Grade, Denise Eckel Reading, Patricia Ganzi Math & Holly Mjaanes English. The students enjoyed a reception following the ceremony at the Inwood Country Club. Congratulations!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!!!!! On July 18th the Inwood Buccaneers will host their Annual Golf Outing at the Inwood Country Club. This event is always a fun-filled day beginning with a lovely Breakfast, Shotgun start at 12:30, lunch and drinks on the course, followed by a delicious dinner with raffles and awards. All for $195. Bring a fouresome or sponsor a tee for $50 or be a flag sponsor for $100. Do NOT miss the fabulous day!! For more info. or to register contact Frank DeCicco Jr. at 516-330-6961.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Number 2 School Graduates!!

Number 2 school Moving Up Ceremony, began with the salute to the flag & Star Spangled Banner; followed by remarks from the Superintendent John Fitzsimons the Principal of Number 2 school, Cindy Lee and Principle of the Middle School George Akst. distributed diplomas. Thanks to all teachers, staff and administrators who helped our fourth graders succeed.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


David Basile, formally of Jeannette Street, Inwood, born September 30, 1939, entered into eternal rest on June 18. 2011. Dave was a graduate of Lawrence High School and a member of the US Army who served in Korea, was a retired Nassau County Employee and also a long time member of the Sons of Italy and the Inwood Republican Club.
Funeral mass was at our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Wanser Avenue, Inwood on June 21, 2011 with final resting place at St. Marys Star of the Sea Cemetary on Rockaway Avenue, Lawrence. REST in PEACE DAVE!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Annual Dinner for Bais Tefila

This past Sunday evening, Bais Tefila of Inwood held their first annual dinner, with over 150 people in attendance. The theme was "A Year of Thanks", and focused on the many people that were instrumental in the establishment of the Synagogue.

Mr. Pinny Ackerman, the Shul's indefatigable President opened the evening thanking the Katz and Rubenstein families for their extraordinary generosity in giving the synagogue of their own personal office space to use. They were each presented with a plaque expressing the Synagogue's appreciation.

Mr. Ackerman then went on to present the evening's honorees with their awards. Two of the founding members were singled out for their devotion to the community and for their constant desire to do whatever they can to benefit the Synagogue. Mr. and Mrs. Baruch White, and Rabbi and Mrs. Reuven Levine were then presented with a beautiful gift expressing the Synagogue’s appreciation and they were each asked to say a few words.

The Rabbi, Pinchus Weinberger then got up to speak and began with a

surprise presentation as a token of Thanks to Mr. Ackerman as president, Mr. Leon Lantsman as treasurer and Mr. Simcha Stoll, describing them as the three pillars on which the Synagogue stands.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Inwood 5K!!!!

The Inwood 5K Run was started in 1993 by Co-Directors Pete Sobol and Mike DeRosa. Since then the event has been held 17 times and has profited close to $80,000. Proceeds from the race are awarded each year to local high school seniors for their continuing educational needs. Many local merchants and organizations sponsor the event with gifts or monetary donations. Our sponsor chairman, Frank Sarro, has worked tirelessly to secure these sponsors. In 2008, St. Johns' Episcopal Hospital became our Finish Line Sponsor, which now allows us the luxury of using the latest state of the art timing system for our race results. Capital One Bank has also served as our Trophy Sponsor, awarding 90 trophies to all of our different age group winners, male and female. Race day employs the volunteer services of 75-100 area citizens who belong to one or more of the 12 organizations that form our Race Committee. This committee and the volunteers they provide, are crucial to the logistical and security needs of holding an event of this magnitude. For more information of the Inwood 5K Run, visit our website at

Farewell to Father Larry

Father Larry the Pastor of Our Lady Of Good Counsel said his last Mass here as he moves on to his new assignment in Riverhead. In his fairwell speach he thanked many and spoke of the love he has for this community. Father Larry's impact on Inwood will resinate long after he leaves. He has brought many people back to the Parish and established programs that cater to our neighbors who are most at risk. He is loved and will be missed by many We all wish him well in his new Parish in Riverhead.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Peninsula Kiwanis Golf Outing
Monday, August 29, 2011
Seawane Country Club, Hewlett, NY
● Registration begins @ 11 am
● Continental Breakfast
● Driving Range
● 12 Noon Shotgun Start
● Contests, Prizes, Lunch & Refreshments on Course
● Awards Dinner @ Hewlett Firehouse
Golfer: $190
Tee Sponsor: $100
Golfer & Tee Sponsor: $240
Dinner Only: $ 35
For Information & Reservations: Mike DeRosa (516) 239-5405
Mark Maguire (631) 499-5100
Registration Form
Check One: Golf____ Sponsor____ Golf & Sponsor____ Dinner Only_____
Playing Partners:____________________________________________________
Make Checks Payable to: Peninsula Kiwanis
Mail Checks & Registration to: Mark Maguire
50 Motor Pkwy
Commack, NY 11725
You can also register via Paypal on our website


The Inwood Civics held their First Annual Awards Ceremony on June 16th They selected 5 recipients based on academics and community service. They were presented with certificates and monetary awards at the Sons of Italy Hall in Inwood followed by a reception catered by the Atlantic Beach Deli. Pictured are the recipients along with current President Mike Gliner & Past President Tony LaFerrara. Congratulations!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



On Sunday, June 12th,Inwood held the 2nd Annual Inwood Car Show at the LIRR Train Station parking lot. Sponsoring the event were The Inwood Buccaneers and The Inwood Civic Association! With nearly 100 cars and motorcycles this event was quite a success! To be congratulated are the coordinators of the event - Pete Sobol, Alan Levey and Billy from Westminister Auto. A fun-filled day for the children with a bouncy unit for play as well as a dunk tank. The DJ for the event was donated by Tony Artusa. This was a great family day; and all we spoke to are looking forward to next year!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011



On June 24th Inwood's Own Daniel Vacchio will have his Commissioning Ceremony where he will be sworn into the United States Marine Corps as 2nd Lieutenant. After sacrificing two summers, and forfeiting his time on the beaches in Atlantic Beach, Daniel chose rather to spend them in muddy swamps, bug infested forest-like trees and barracks to undergo what was grueling but self rewarding discipline and leadership training. His time at the Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA. has taught him what no books can teach. Even with his bachelor degree from John Jay College and job offers on the table Daniel feels his training, knowledge and more importantly his pride temporarily outweigh and he has chosen to serve his country. Follow this story right here on as we will have first hand photos of Daniel's ceremony and updates on this remarakable young man that we should all be proud to say is one of Inwood's Own!

"DUMP" Meeting Update!

On June 7th a follow-up meeting was held regarding resident complaints about New York Recycling & Materials. At this meeting, Jim Darcy from the Town of Hempstead along with a Code enforcement officer was there as well as two representatives from the DEC. Owners of NY Recycling, John & Chris Pizzirusso were also in attendance to hear the neighbors concerns as well as express how they have tried hard to "be good neighbors" and fix many of the problems left behind by the previous owner. They continued to stress to the corwd off approximately 50 that they ONLY took over February 14th and named MANY upgrades that they have done in that short period of time and will continue to do so. They made themselves available this evening to open the communication, hear the concerns and ended the meeting by handing out business cards encouraging the community to keep in contact with them and they will do their best to address their concerns. Although at times frustrations may have been high by the end of the meeting the tone was calm and we believe that this situation is in good place. Thanks to the residents for being proactive and voicing your concerns and thank you Pizzirusso brothers for sitting in that "hot seat" and being open to this meeting.


On July 18th the Inwood Buccaneers will host their Annual Golf Outing at the Inwood Country Club. This event is always a fun-filled day beginning with a lovely Breakfast, Shotgun start at 12:30, lunch and drinks on the course, followed by a delicious dinner with raffles and awards. All for $195. Bring a fouresome or sponsor a tee for $50 or be a flag sponsor for $100. Do NOT miss the fabulous day!! For more info. or to register contact Frank DeCicco Jr. at 516-330-6961.


A dead whale was found Wednesday morning at approximately 8 a.m. on the beach behind the Sands Beach Club. Residents who were walking their dog early in the morning made the find.

The whale is believed to be between 32 to 40 feet in length and identified it as a "sub adult" meaning it was not a fully grown.