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e are proud to present our annual Franklin Square/Elmont Almanac and Newcomer’s Guide, a special supplement to the Franklin Square/

Elmont Herald. Those of us who live here know that Franklin Square and Elmont are wonderful places. In this little book, you’ll find many of the organizations and institutions that make them so very special. The purpose of the Almanac is to expand upon what the Herald does each week: describe and celebrate this unique community and its many services and organizations. For newcomers, the Almanac provides a comprehensive guide to all the community has to offer. Longtime residents and business leaders will also find it a handy reference guide. We hope you enjoy this year’s Almanac. We’ve tried to make it the best guide the Franklin Square/Elmont Herald ever published. We also hope you enjoy reading the Franklin Square/Elmont Herald 52 weeks a year. And no matter how far from home you find yourself, you can read an online version of the Herald at At our website, you can access the latest stories and special coverage of breaking news including election results. Clifford Richner Publisher

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P.S. If you’re not currently receiving the Herald by mail each week, please see our ad on page 19 for subscription information or look for the enclosed subscription envelope, or find us online at On the cover: Carey defenders Steven Marino, left, and Nicholas Karamitsios vie to intercept an Elmont pass during the Seahawks' 41-12 victory in a Conference II football game played Sept. 24.

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Anthony Macari, left, Justin Riccobono, Nick Acquafredda, Tom Rassiano, Michael Porcasi, Anthony Giacalone, Mike Worsley, Brian Gallant and Zach Husenovic lined up before the first pitch of a game. The team is the Franklin Square Ravens baseball team.

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EDITOR Deirdre Krasula RESEARCH Laura Cerrone PUBLISHERS Clifford-Richner Stuart Richner VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Michael Bologna VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Rhonda Glickman EXECUTIVE EDITOR John C. O'Connell ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Jill Kaplan Audrey Cohen CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jeffrey Negrin PRODUCTION MANAGER Karen Mengel EDITORIAL DESIGNERS Kristen Edelman Alyson Goodman PHOTO EDITOR Christina Daly

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Kourdell Young played Lumiere, a candelabra, in Elmont Memorial High School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Welcome .................................................................... 4 Elmont and Franklin Square Census ....................... 6 Police Department .................................................... 7 Fire Department ....................................................... 7 Emergency Numbers ............................................... 7 Franklin Square History ........................................... 8 Elmont History........................................................ 10 Schools ..................................................................... 13 Libraries ................................................................... 16 Parks and Recreation .............................................. 18 Hospitals.................................................................. 20 Health Services ........................................................ 21 Senior Citizen Services ............................................ 22 Town of Hempstead ............................................... 23 Nassau County........................................................ 23 Elected Officials....................................................... 24 Places of Worship.................................................... 26 Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce ........27-29 Clubs and Organizations ........................................ 30 How to Reach the Herald ...................................... 31 Elmont Chamber of Commerce .......................32-33

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entrally located in what was once the large, grassy Hempstead Plains, Franklin Square was first used as grazing land, and then used as farmland after the American Revolution. The northern portion of Franklin Square — along with Elmont, Rosedale, Valley Stream, Laurelton, Springfield, Franklin Square, West Hempstead and Jamaica — was once Fosters Meadow, a German farming community.

Fosters Meadow, which was owned by the Dutch in the 1600s and purchased by Thomas and Christopher Foster in 1647, was settled by a German farming population in 1850. Farmers would transport produce from Franklin Square to New York City markets, the most well-known being Wallabout Market in Brooklyn. During the time that Fosters Meadow existed, Franklin Square's southern section was forested by Munson Oak and Dogwood woods. In the fall of 1643, the Rev. Robert Fordham and John Carman, two enterprising gentlemen, crossed Long Island Sound by rowboat to negotiate with local Indians for a tract of land to establish a new community. According to the legend, representatives of the Massapequak, Mericoke, Matinecock and Rockaway tribes met with the men at a site slightly west of the current Denton Green. The Indians sold approximately 64,000 acres, much of the present day towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, for items worth less than $100 today. The impetus behind the name “Franklin Square,” however, remains a mystery. While some have suggested that it is named after founding father Benjamin Franklin, the statesman has no historical connection to the area. Others believe that the community was named after a local resident, but no historical records provide a name. In 1790, President George Washington made his famous tour of Long Island and passed through the town, writing in his diary that the area was “entirely treeless, except for a few scraggly fruit trees.” In the spring of 1840, future poet Walt Whitman served as the schoolmaster of the Trimming Square school district, located at the meeting point of Franklin Square, Garden City South and West Hempstead, for three months. Things were rather quiet in the farm-based hamlet until 1852, when Louis Schroerer built a hotel along the recently paved Hempstead-Jamaica Turnpike, a pay road that had a

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Kate Mattia, left, of Kings Park; Beth Rizzo of Centereach; and Kate Cotton of Wantagh, were all smiles at the Wesley United Methodist Women’s annual Spring Tea & Boutique — a celebration of spring and spending time with friends. tollgate by what is now Arden Boulevard. With the hotel came a sense of community, as well as large numbers of visitors and immigrants, especially Germans, looking for a new life away from New York City. Monroe Street School, located on Monroe Street, was built in the early 1900s. Franklin Square gained national recognition through a financial institution which, while now defunct, left a lasting mark on the corner of James Street and Hempstead Turnpike. Originally a local bank opened in 1926, the Franklin Square National Bank would eventually become the 18th largest bank in America. After weathering the financial storm of the Great Depression, the bank bucked the trend of larger Manhattan-based banks opening branches on Long Island after World War II by opening branches in the city. Its innovative style, however, could not stop the business from becoming the largest bank failure to date in the United States in 1974. The green-topped building would soon after be known as the EAB Building, then Citibank, and now Chase. In 2004, it was named a historical landmark by the Town of Hempstead. With the help of this strong financial leader, the town saw a steady rise in population up until the 1940s. At this point, Franklin Square transformed into one of the fastest-growing areas on Long Island. Fueled by its easy access to New York City and the large number of soldiers returning home from World War II, the farms that once dominated the landscape were completely replaced by homes by 1952. Today, the 2.9-square-mile suburb remains an active community with a strong local business core and some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Nassau County.

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ELMONT HISTORY Stewart Manor students colored their hair red, white and blue for the school’s Veterans Day ceremony. The school was one of several local organizations to celebrate Veterans Day. Penny Frondelli/Herald


he flatlands that now comprise the unincorporated hamlet of Elmont were uninhabited by colonists until 1647. Before then, Elmont was home to a system of trails used by Algonquian-speaking Massapequak, Mericoke, Matinecock and Rockaway Indians. In the mid-1600s, the Rev. Robert Fordham and John Carman negotiated with the local natives for the approximately 64,000 acres that today make up much of the towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead. The Foster brothers of England decided to settle in the western fringes of the area. On July 4, 1647, Thomas and Christopher Foster purchased a large tract of land in western Hempstead, which they named Fosters Meadow. The land stretched from modern-day Elmont all the way to the South Shore, encompassing portions of Elmont, Franklin Square, Rosedale, Valley Stream, Laurelton, Springfield, West Hempstead and Jamaica. Initially using the pastureland to raise sheep and cattle, the Fosters decided the land would be good for farming, and sold sections of it to local farming families, including the Hendricksons, Coverts and Baylises — all of whose names live on in some of Elmont’s busiest streets. Unlike most citizens of the Town of Hempstead, most of the residents of Fosters Meadow supported the American Revolution, a view that angered the British troops enough to tear down the community’s church. After the war, the area saw steady growth, with many farmers moving out from Brooklyn and western Queens in search of more space. Around 1882, residents of the area decided to change the name of Foster’s Meadow to Elmont. While the true reason for the change has been lost to time, many mistakenly believe

it has to do with the town’s most popular tourist attraction: Belmont Park. The problem with this theory is that developer August Belmont II opened the home of the oldest and final leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown in 1905, 20 years after the name “Elmont” started to be used. In 1902, a syndicate headed by Belmont and former U.S. Navy Secretary William C. Whitney sought land on Long Island to build an elaborate track, modeled after the great race courses of Europe. They found what they were looking for in Elmont, and purchased 650 acres of land. The grand opening of Belmont Park on May 4, 1905, prompted the first of countless traffic jams in Long Island history, as more than 40,000 fans, in all manner of conveyance, tried to arrive by the first race post time of 3 p.m. Not all of them got to see Belmont’s Blandy, at 7-1, hold off 100-1 shot Oliver Cromwell to win the $1,500 Belmont Inaugural. The most celebrated race at Belmont Park, to this day, is the Belmont Stakes — the final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. Since 1919, when Sir Barton was the first to sweep the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont, the “Test of Champions” has crowned but 11 winners of racing’s most prestigious prize. Elmont was never the same after the track opened. The large farms that covered the town were split up into smaller parcels and sold to housing developers, with many of the homes purchased by workers at the track. Neighborhoods began to spring up, including one developed by Jacob Wollkoff for Jewish immigrants seeking to move out of the city. Businesses sprouted along Hempstead Turnpike to serve workers and visitors. Early on, Belmont Park hosted air races as well as horse races, including the first international air meet ever held in the United States. Between the racetrack, its proximity to Queens and the post-World War I real estate boom, Elmont became an early and prime candidate for suburbanization. This story was compiled by Jackie Nash, the Franklin Square Historical Society and the NY Racing Association.

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Students celebrated the Elmont Interschool Council of Parent-Teacher Associations’ 2012 Founders’ Day celebration in February.

ELMONT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education president, Michael Jaime Vice president Lorraine Ferrigno Trustees: Kevin Denehy Patrick Emeagwali Anthony S. Maffea Sr. Colleen Mockenhaupt Deniece Walker District Administration office Elmont Road School 135 Elmont Rd., Elmont 11003 Superintendent, Al Harper


Alden Terrace School (K-6) 285-8310 1835 Central Ave., N. Valley Stream 11580 Principal: Amy Buchanan PTA: Susan Williams Clara H. Carlson School (K-6) 235 Belmont Blvd., Elmont 11003


Principal: Kenneth Rosner PTA: not decided until Aug 20 Covert Avenue School (K-6) 144 Covert Avenue, Elmont 11003 Principal: Mary Natoli PTA: Mrs. Doyle


Dutch Broadway School (K-6) 1880 Dutch Broadway, Elmont 11003 Principal: Walter Aksionoff PTA: Marie Saint Vil


Gotham Avenue School (K-6) 326-5540 181 Gotham Avenue, Elmont 11003 Principal: Marshall J. Zucker PTA: Candy Pagan and Denise Hynes, co-presidents Stewart Manor School (K-6) 38 Stewart Ave., Stewart Manor 11530 Principal: Hope Kranidis PTA: Pam Milinic


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SCHOOLS FRANKLIN SQUARE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education president, Joe Armocida District Administration offices 505-6975 Washington Street School 760 Washington St., Franklin Square 11010 Superintendent Patrick Manley John Street School 481-5780 Nassau Blvd., Franklin Square 11010 Principal: Ceil Candreva PTA: Veronica Marchetti and Christine Buchanan, co-presidents Polk Street School 352-6300 960 Polk St., Franklin Square 11010 Principal: Gilbert Torossian PTA: Joann Ringston and Rosel Campos, co-presidents Washington Street School 481-4100 760 Washington St., Franklin Square 11010 Principal: Valerie Mazzone PTA: Dianne Schnoor and Robin Abrahamsen, co-presidents


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Franklin Square resident Matthew Scaturro, a first- grader at Willow Road School in Franklin Square, was recently named a winner of the Nassau County round of the National PTA Reflections Program competition, in the literature cate-gory.

Board of Education president, Jean Fichtl Administration office 488-9850 Sewanhaka High School 77 Landau Ave., Floral Park 11001 Superintendent: Dr. Ralph Ferrie

Floral Park Memorial High School (7-12) 488-9300 210 Locust St., Floral Park 11001 Principal: Kathleen Sottile PTA: Donna Leone and Teresa Brady-Kurtzke, co-presidents

Elmont Memorial High School (7-12) 555 Ridge Rd., Elmont 11003 Principal: John Capozzi PTA: Barbara Reynolds

New Hyde Park Memorial High School (7-12)488-9500 500 Leonard Blvd., New Hyde Park 11040 Principal: Dr. Richard J. Faccio PTA: Joan Zornberg


H. Frank Carey High School (7-12) 539-9400 230 Poppy Ave., Franklin Square 11010 Principal: Valerie Angelillo PTA: Abby Roerban

Sewanhaka High School (7-12) 488-9600 500 Tulip Ave., Floral Park 11001 Principal: Debra Lidowsky PTA: Anna Barbagallo Sewanhaka High School’s theater students performed “Les Miserables” — a story centered on France’s 1832 June Rebellion — March 30-31.

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SCHOOLS Administrative Offices 1 Kent Road, Valley Stream 11580


Howell Road School Principal: Frank Huplosky PTA: Jeanette Wilson and John Brewington, co-presidents

Central High School (Grades 10-12) 135 Fletcher Ave., Valley Stream 11580 Principal: Dr. Joseph Pompilio PTSA: Patty Farrell


Wheeler Avenue School Principal: Dr. Gayle Steele PTA: Christine O’Toole and Christine Picarella, co-presidents

Memorial Junior High (Grades 7-9) 320 Fletcher Ave., Valley Stream 11580 Principal: Anthony Mignella PTSA: Patty Farrell


Willow Road School 568-6640 880 Catalpa Drive, Franklin Square 11010 Principal: Stephanie Capozzoli PTA: Denise Fishman and Deanna Gisonda, co-presidents


North High School (Grades 7-12) 564-5500 750 Herman Ave., Franklin Square 11010 Principal: Clifford O’Dell PTSA: Danni Werner Spartan Club: Paul Kay

Nassau BOCES 396-2500 Board of Cooperative Educational Services 71 Clinton Road, P.O. Box 9195, Garden City 11530

PAROCHIAL AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS Grace Lutheran School (N-6) 400 Hempstead Ave., Malverne 11565 Play school and Pre-K Principal, Wanda Walters

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VALLEY STREAM DISTRICT 13 Administrative Offices 568-6100 James A. Dever School Principal: Darren Gruen PTA: Deborah Kalb and Linetta Plevritis, co-presidents

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (K-6)538-8161 609 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead 11552 Upper school (7-12) 485-7786 215 Oak St., Uniondale 11553 Principal Rabbi Yaakov Sadig

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Erin Flood, left, and Matt Alamia made their opinion clear at a rally on Dec. 21 at the St. Catherine of Sienna School in Franklin Square that was attended by hundreds of parents and students.

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Titus Williams, 22, trains more than two hours a day, usually at the Freeport PAL gym. He won the Long Island Amateur Boxing title in 2011.

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PARKS & RECREATION Vaughn Highland, left, 7, Tristen Davis, 7, Trey Harts, 9, and Tyler Harts, 7, shared candlelight at Elmont Road Park during a vigil for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was shot and killed on Feb. 26. Helaina Regan-Tuero/ Herald



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Garden City South Community Park 538-1919 30 Nassau Blvd., Garden City South 11530 Hendrickson Ave. Park 437-1221 Hendrickson Ave.and Rouquette Ave., Elmont 11003 Rath Park 488-1843 849 Fenworth Blvd., Franklin Square 11010 Recreation 437-1191 Lifeguard 437-5140 Echo Park and Pool 399 Nassau Blvd. West Hempstead 11552 Lifeguard Harold A. Walker Memorial Park 1085 Woodfield Rd., Lakeview 11570




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FRANKLIN HOSPITAL Veronica Lopez, left, Ceil Sorrintino and Diane Abbott did Blood Pressure screenings for Franklin Hospital's health fair.

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ranklin Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is much more than a community hospital. With its focus on family-centered medicine, it offers a full range of top-notch healthcare services.

The 305-bed facility provides a wide range of services, including cardiology, oncology, gynecology, psychiatry, geriatrics, critical care, interventional radiology and ambulatory surgery primarily for patients from western Nassau and southeastern Queens counties. Franklin has received its designation as a stroke center by the New York state Department of Health. Franklin specializes in orthopedic and spine surgery, utilizing minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. The hospital’s Total Joint Replacement program brings together a team of specially trained providers to ensure optimal patient care from pre-op to recovery. Franklin Hospital was the first hospital on Long Island presently utilizing the world’s first knee replacement specifically designed to fit a woman’s anatomy. A new state of the art surgical unit is staffed by specially trained nurses with additional expertise in post-op care. The 120-bed Orzac Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, located adjacent to the hospital, provides a convenient option for

patients requiring rehabilitation and long-term care services. The Orzac Center also houses the only adult day healthcare program in the North Shore–LIJ Health System which provides care to the frail elderly, while maintaining them in their own home. The program is offered seven days a week. Franklin Hospital was the second hospital in Nassau County to offer a wound care/hyperbaric medicine program. Two hyperbaric chambers, operated by specially-trained technicians, offer controlled oxygen-rich environments to expedite healing. Many other methods of treating hard-to-heal wounds are also offered. The Interventional Pain Management Center at Franklin Hospital uses a comprehensive multi-specialty approach which includes board certified neurologists and anesthesiologists to treat patients with a wide variety of pain-related conditions. The center’s specially trained providers are experts in wound care and treat the simplest to the most complex pain-related conditions. In 2002, the Hospice Care Network opened Nassau County’s first dedicated hospital and palliative care center at Franklin. This home-like facility gives families 24-hour access to their loved ones, who receive pain and symptom management, as well as emotional and spiritual support. For more information about the hospital or the North Shore–LIJ Health System go to To be placed on the mailing list to receive a copy of Focus on Health, the hospital’s community newsletter, please call (516) 465-2600. 900 FRANKLIN AVE., VALLEY STREAM, NY 11580

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS General Information Emergency Deptartment Community Relations Orzac Center for Extended Care & Rehab Hospice Care

256-6000 256-6350 256-6397 256-6700 256-6611

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HEALTH SERVICES Hospitals Franklin Hospital 900 Franklin Ave. Valley Stream 11580 256-6000 L.I. Jewish Medical Center 270-27 76th Ave. New Hyde Park 11040 (718) 470-7000 Long Beach Medical Center 455 E. Bay Drive Long Beach 11561 897-1000 Mercy Medical Center 1000 N. Village Ave. Rockville Centre 11570 705-2525 Nassau University Medical Center 2201 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow 11554 572-0123 St. Josephs Hospital 4295 Hempstead Turnpike Bethpage 11714 579-6000 North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital 888 Old Country Road Plainview 11803 719-3000 North Shore University Hospital 300 Community Drive Manhasset 11030 562-0100 Peninsula Center for Extended Care & Rehabilitation 51-15 Beach Channel Drive, Far Rockaway 11691 (718) 734-2000 Cohen Children's Hospital 269-01 76th Ave. New Hyde Park 11040 470.3000 St. Francis Hospital 100 Port Washington Blvd. Roslyn 11576 562-6000 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Hospital 327 Beach 19th St. Far Rockaway 11691 (718) 869-7000 South Nassau Communities Hospital 1 Healthy Way Oceanside 11572 632-3000

Winthrop University Hospital 259 First St., Mineola 11501 663-0333 Drugs, Alcohol Dependencies Alcoholics Anonymous 292-3040 Al-Anon and Alateen (For families and friends of alcoholics) 433-8003 Cocaine Anonymous (212) 262-2463 Confide, Inc. 30 Hempstead Ave., Suite H9 Rockville Centre 11570 764-5522 Family Anonymous 1-800-736-9805 Gam-Anon Hotline Gamblers Anonymous (877) 442-4248 LINK Center for Drug Info Inc. 185 Merrick Road, Suite 2D Lynbrook 11563 887-4848 L.I. Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 114 Old Country Road, Suite 114 Mineola 11501 747-2606 Mineola Community Treatment Center 366 Jericho Turnpike Mineola 11501 742-4015 Narcotics Anonymous Helpline 827-9500 Nassau County Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotline: 481-4000 Admin: 227-7007 Project Outreach 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 250, West Hempstead 11552 481-2890 For the Disabled ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation) 431-6946 Helen Keller Services for the Blind 485-1234

NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped 50 Clinton St., Suite 208 Hempstead 11550 564-4311 cbvh

South Shore Child Guidance Center 91 Guiylombardo Ave Freeport 11520 868-3030 (Outpatient services for children 18 and under)

Office for the Physically Challenged 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Uniondale 11553 227-7399

Special Services AHRC Nassau 189 Wheatley Road Glen Head 11545 626-1000

United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Nassau County 380 Washington Ave. Roosevelt 11575 378-2000 Mental Health Family and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association 100 E. Old Country Road Mineola 11501 746-0350 FEGS Mental Health Facility 175 Fulton Ave., Suite 309 Hempstead 11550 485-5710 (Outpatient services) Long Island Crisis Center 750 Martin Ave. Bellmore 11710 826-0244 Hotline: 679-1111 (24-hour crisis hotline and suicide prevention services) Mental Health Association of Nassau County 16 Main St., Hempstead 11550 489-2322 Nassau County Department of Mental Health 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Suite 200, Uniondale 11553 227-7057 Peninsula Counseling Center 50 W. Hawthorne Ave. Valley Stream 11580 569-6600 Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline 15 Grumman Road W. Bethpage 11714 222-2293 South Nassau Communities Hospital Mental Health Counseling Center 1 Healthy Way Oceanside 11572 377-5400

Epilepsy Foundation of L.I. 506 Stewart Ave. Garden City 11530 739-7733 Ezra Center for People with Disabilities (Freidberg JCC) 15 Neil Court, Oceanside 11572 766-4341

AIDS Hotline (800) 462-6785 HIV, AIDS, STD Hotline (800) 541-AIDS

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) 191 Sweet Hollow Road Old Bethpage 11804 870-1600

American Association of Kidney Patients of Long Island (800) 749-2257

Friends of Hospice 1845 Northern Blvd. Manhasset 11030 627-6376

American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 532 Broadhollow Road, Suite 118, Melville 11747 (631) 414-1126

American Diabetes Association 534 Broadhollow Road, Suite LL10 Melville 11747 (631) 348-0422 American Heart and Stroke Association 125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 100 Plainview 11803 777-8447 American Lung Association 700 Veterans Memoria Highway Hauppauge 11788 (631) 265-3848 Arthritis Foundation 501 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 2 Melville 11747 (631) 427-8272 Birthright International (Anti-abortion counseling) 1859 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh 11793 785-4070 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900 Breast Cancer Hotline (800) 877-8077

Lupus Alliance of America 2255 Centre Ave., Suite 101 Bellmore 11710 783-3370 Multiple Sclerosis Society 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 100 Melville 11747 (631) 864-8337 Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence 542-0404 National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service 1114 First Ave., New York 10021 (800) 422-6237 Planned Parenthood 540 Fulton Ave. Hempstead 11550 750-2500

1 in 9: Hewlett House 86 East Rockaway Road Hewlett 11557 374-3190 (Programs for breast cancer patients and survivors)

The Rehabilitation Institute Career Training Center 123 Frost St. Suite B Westbury 11590 222-2092

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 425 Boradhollow Road Melville 11747 827-1290

Visiting Nurse Association of L.I. 100 Garden City Plaza, Suite 100 Garden City 11530 739-1270

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SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES Catholic Charities Franklin Square Senior Community Service Center 619 Fenworth Blvd., Franklin Square 11010

SERVICES 481-3322

Elmont Retired Men’s Club Meets Wed. 1p.m. - 3 p.m. St. Matthew’s Community Hall 1350 A St., Elmont 11003


Elmont Senior Center 138 Elmont Road, Elmont 11003


Elmont Senior Citizens Club Meets Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Matthew’s Community Hall 1350 A St., Elmont 11003

Discounts on Bus and LIRR transportation 228-4000


Franklin Square Senior Center 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square 11010


Lakeview Senior Citizens Meets Fri. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harold Walker Memorial Park 1085 Woodfield Rd., Lakeview 11552 Nassau County Department of Senior Affairs 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Uniondale 11553 Lisa Murphy, deputy commissioner



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Social Security Administration 84 N. Main St., Freeport, 11520

(800) 772-1213

Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment 200 North Franklin St., Hempstead 11550 485-8100 Commissioner: Johanna Scarlata Veterans Health Care Clinic


Veterans Service Agency


CARE PROGRAMS A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility 875 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale 11553 572-1408 V.P./Administrator: Anthony Restaino



Over 50 Club of St. Vincent De Paul Meets 1st and 3rd Thur. 1-4 p.m. in cafeteria 1500 DePaul St., Elmont 11003


Plattduetsche Senior Residence 1150 Hempstead Tpke. Franklin Square 11010


Senior Adult Club of St. Catherine of Sienna Meets every Mon. 10 a.m. 990 Holtzheimer St. Franklin Square 11010

Food Stamps


Franklin Square Jewish Center Retirees Group Franklin Square Jewish Center 47 Pacific Ave., Franklin Square 11010

Franklin Square Senior Citizens Meets Tues. and Wed. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed for summer) VFW Hall 68 Lincoln Road, Franklin Square 11010

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 780 Third Ave., New York 10022 (866) 227-7442

Concerned Approach to Regenerate Elderly Seniors (CARES)


Franklin Hospital Medical Center Adult Day Care Program


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Department of Assessment STAR (School Tax Relief Program) 240 Old Country Rd., 4th floor Mineola 11501 571-1500 People over 65 may qualify for reductions on real property taxes. Town of Hempstead Housing Authority 760 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale 11553 485-9666 Executive Director: Ronnie W. Lawrence

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NASSAU COUNTY Nassau County is governed by an elected Legislature. The Legislature is comprised of legislators from 19 districts. It includes an independent budget director who advises the Legislature on spending and revenue matters. The Legislature also enables residents to submit petitions for proposed new laws that legislators are obligated to consider. The 19 county legislators serve two-year terms. The county executive — currently Republican Edward Mangano — serves a four-year term and is the chief administrator. Nassau also has an elected comptroller, currently George Maragos, a district attorney, Kathleen Rice, and a county clerk, Maureen O'Connell. Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 571-6000 Numbers to know Assessor’s Office Assessment Review Board of Elections Bus Information Civil Service Community College Consumer Affairs Coordinating Agency for Spanish Americans (CASA) County Attorney County Clerk County Comptroller County Executive County Legislature Department of Drug and Alcohol Addiction District Attorney Economic Development Film Commission Fire Commission Health Department Housing & Intergov. Affairs Human Resources Human Rights Commission Investigations Leg. Budget Review Office Management and Budget Office Medical Center Medical Examiner Mental Health Minority Affairs Parks, Recreation, Museums Planning Commission Physically Challenged Probation Department Public Works Purchasing Office Recreation Section 8 and Homeless Senior Citizen Affairs Sheriff’s Department Social Services Department Traffic and Parking Violations Traffic Safety Board Treasurer’s Office Veterans Services Volunteer Services Youth Board Nassau County Website:

571-1500 571-2391 571-2411 542-0100 572-1873 572-7500 571-2600 572-0750 571-3056 571-2664 571-2386 571-3131 571-6636 227-7007 571-3994 572-1915 572-0012 572-1000 227-9697 572-1915 571-4246 571-3663 571-0533 571-6296 571-4273 572-0123 572-6400 227-7057 571-6174 572-0200 571-5844 227-7399 571-5700 571-9600 571-4200 571-3090 571-0360 227-8900 571-2113 227-8519 572-2700 571-5032 571-2090 572-8452 572-8452 227-7134

TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD The Town of Hempstead, founded in 1644, is the largest township in the United States, encompassing 142 square miles with a population of approximately 760,000 people. Within the Town there are 34 unincorporated areas and 22 incorporated villages, more than 65 parks and marinas, and 2,500 miles of roads. Under the current system, the Town of Hempstead is overseen by a town supervisor — currently Republican Kate Murray — and a six-member Town Council. The six members of the council are elected from one of six councilmatic districts. The supervisor has a two-year term, and the council members have a four-year term of office. The supervisor serves as the chief executive officer of town government. She presides over all town board meetings, directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body. The supervisor also oversees the day-to-day operations of a municipal government of 24 major departments, employing just more than 2,100 people. As the chief financial officer of the township, the supervisor is responsible for the creation and the implementation of a town budget. Council members are responsible for adopting the annual budget, amending the town code and the building zone ordinances, adopting all traffic regulations and hearing applications for changes of zone and special exceptions to zoning codes. Town of Hempstead Hempstead Town Hall 1 Washington St., Hempstead, NY 11550 489-5000 Numbers to know Receiver of Taxes, Donald X. Clavin, Jr. Town Attorney, Joseph Ra Animal Shelter 3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh 11793 Civil Service Commission Comptroller Conservation and Waterways Greenfield Cemetery Highway Department Housing Authority Occupational Resources Parks and Recreation Planning and Economic Development Public Safety Sanitation Special pick-up Program Info and Sanitation Inspectors Senior Enrichment Traffic Control Division Water department 24-hour emergency line Zoning Board of Appeals

538-1500 489-5000 785-5220 489-5000 489-5000 431-9200 483-6500 489-5000 485-9666 485-5000 292-9000 538-7100 538-1900 378-4210 378-8484 378-2200 485-8100 378-2260 794-8300 794-8181 489-5000

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United States Senator Charles E. Schumer (D) 757 3rd Ave., Suite 1702 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 486-4430 United States Senate 313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6542

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (R) 1550 Franklin Avenue Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-3131

State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (D) The Capitol Albany, NY 12224-0341 (518) 474-7330

United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D) 780 3rd Ave., Suite 2601 New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 688-6262 United States Senate 478 Russell Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4451

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice (D) 262 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-3800

State Comptroller

United States Representative - Fourth District Carolyn McCarthy (D) 200 Garden City Plaza, Suite 320 Garden City, NY 11530 (516) 739-3008 106 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-5516

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2386

State Senator - 9th District Dean G. Skelos (R) Majority Leader 55 Front St., Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570 (516) 766-8383 New York State Senate Room 907 LOB, Albany, N.Y. 12247 (518) 455-3171

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 489-6000

Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell (R) 240 Old Country Road Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-2664

State Senator - 7th District Jack Martins (R) 151 Herrick Road Garden City Park, NY 11040 (516) 746-5924 Room 946 LOB, Albany, NY 12247 (518) 455-3265

Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 489-5000

Nassau County Legislator - District 3 Carrié Solages (D) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6203

State Assemblyman - 14th District Brian Curran (R) 534 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, NY 11563 (516) 561-8216 Legislative Office Building 432 Albany, N.Y. 12248 (518) 455-4656

Town of Hempstead Councilman - 2nd District

Nassau County Legislator - District 8

State Assemblyman - 21st District

Town of Hempstead Councilman - 3rd District

Andrew M. Cuomo (D) NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 (518) 474-8390

Thomas P. DiNapoli (D) 110 State St., Albany, N.Y. 12236 (518) 474-4044

Ed Ra (R) 925 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010 (516) 437-5577 Legislative Office Building 544 Albany, NY 12248 (518) 455-4627

Edward A. Ambrosino (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-3523

James Darcy (R) One Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550 (516) 812-3179

Vincent Muscarella (R) 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola, NY 11501 (516) 571-6208

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PLACES OF WORSHIP Elmont Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church 1840 Atherton Ave. 437-2891 (Nursery School Ages 3-4) Rev. John S. McKenzie, pastor Bethel International Church 1851 Hempstead Tpke. 354-7710 Bible Baptist Church 779 Elmont Road 285-1808 Brooklyn Church of God 657 Meacham Ave. 354-9840 Christian Ministries Fellowship 1540 Hempstead Tpke. 355-2709 Elmont Jewish Center (Orthodox) 500 Elmont Road & Cerenzia Blvd. 488-1616 Cantor Chaim Blachman Elmont Temple of Seventh-Day Adventists 682 Elmont Road 285-5050 Pastor Roody Auguste Emanuel Baptist Church 1880 Pelham St. 354-1332 India Gospel Assembly 439 Meacham Ave. 775-6846 Korean Church of Greater NY 30 Meacham Ave. 355-5448 Mahanaim Seventh Day Adventist Church 277 Hempstead Tpke. 775-1596 Mount Sinai Church of God 14 Village Ave. Muhammadi Masjid Islamic Center 681 Elmont Road 285-3439 The Presbyterian Church in Elmont 525 Elmont Road 354-7447

Redeeming Grace Worship Center 1350 A St. 354-5582

Community Baptist Church 14 Mahopac Road, West Hempstead 11552 536-0605

Seventh Day Adventist Church 682 Elmont Road 285-5050

Episcopal Church of St. James the Just 858 Roosevelt St. 354-2316 Rev. William Mahoney (Interim)

St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church 631 Elmont Road 354-0715 Pastor William Gomes St. Gregorios Orthodox Church 987 Elmont Road Valley Stream, NY 11580 285-4147 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Methodist Church of Elmont 2105 Stuart Ave., Valley Stream 11582 Rev. Patrick Perrin, minister Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 285-6003 St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church 1350 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. 775-0949 Pastor 997-6092 St. Vincent De Paul R.C. Church 1500 DePaul St. 352-2127 Monsignor Richard M. Figliozzi Outreach office 354-4976 Temple Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nai Israel (Reform) 471 Elmont Road 354-1156 Rabbi Samuel Kehati Nursery School (ages 2 1/2-5) 355-5121 Franklin Square Ascension Lutheran Church of Franklin Square 145 Franklin Ave. 352-1263 Coverage Rev. Robert Cederstrom Bethel Assembly of God Church 194 Courthouse Road Church office 326-3215


Faith Evangelical Church 306 Nassau Blvd., Garden City So. 11530 Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 489-9383 Grace Baptist Church 798 Hempstead Tpke. 564-1038 Rev. Kent Sager, pastor Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead (Conservative) 711 Dogwood Ave., West Hempstead 11552 481-7448 Rabbi Arthur Vernon Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square 971 Sobo Ave. 437-3210 Rev. William Shishko, pastor Manse: 65 Weber Ave., Malverne 11565 St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church 54 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead 11552 483-8650 Rev. Frederick L. McElderry, pastor St. Basil Orthodox Church 17 Randolph Ave. 326-4392 St. Catherine of Sienna Roman Catholic Church 33 New Hyde Park Road Richard Figliozzi, pastor 352-0146 Religious Education 354-4554

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he Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce is vibrant, growing and strives to sustain local commerce.

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Most importantly, our chamber is dedicated to the Franklin Square community. Our membership consists of local business owners, managers and employees who all have a sincere interest in making Franklin Square a better place to live, work and play. You will find that our chamber members have a close personal connection with Franklin Square that goes beyond having a place of business here, whether it is the town where they grew up, where they currently live, have extended family in the area or have a special history with Franklin Square. Our chamber promotes our motto of “IF YOU CARE, SHOP THE SQUARE” and strives to keep business local. Best of all, our membership is very diverse, has so much to offer our town and you will find that whatever you may need can be found right here in Franklin Square! It is through the support of our membership that enables our Chamber and its members to give back to our community through local scholarships, beautification, holiday banners, and participation with our local PTA’s, charities and civic organizations. Our meetings are

held at local restaurants where you can enjoy the many flavors of Franklin Square, while being engaged by guest speakers, meeting local officials and networking with our vast membership. Our Chamber’s officers and board members are a dedicated group of varied business persons who have the best interests of Franklin Square at heart when devoting their time, attention and resources and we are grateful for their service. They also participate in so many other ways in Franklin Square, such as involvement in our schools, PTA’s, civic associations, charitable and not-for-profit organizations and our local government. We recommend that you frequently visit our website to learn of upcoming meetings with guest speakers and discussion of local issues, chamber and local events, chamber discounts, list of members, helpful links, and your connection to all that is Franklin Square! Visit us at: We thank you for your support and ask that before you leave town and waste gas, shop local where you can give back to your own community. Remember, “IF YOU CARE, SHOP THE SQUARE!”




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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE FRANKLIN SQUARE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in Franklin Square unless otherwise noted Century 21 Prevete People Services 1717 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont 352-5600

1800Flowers/Amendola’s 36 Franklin Ave 488-5400

Baskin Robbins 166 New Hyde Park Rd. 616-4075

A & A Veterinary Hospital 414 Franklin Ave. 437-7222

Before You Book It 271 Ribbon Street 650-8018

A & S Bagels 761 Hempstead Tpke 326-9288

Best Cellular 180 Franklin Ave 326-0005

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology 1078 Oaks Drive 442-0122

Business Health Benefits Plus LLC 826 Franklin Place 414-1927

Alpine Restaurant 11 Franklin Ave. 354-5770

Calabrese Associates CPA, PC 659 Franklin Ave 417-8421

American Top Team 159 New Hyde Park Rd 516-775-7778

Carmela’s Restaurant 910 Hempstead Tpke. 488-7884

Archer A. Associates, Inc. 1230 Hempstead Tpke

Cartridge World 776 Hempstead Tpke 539-1211

Davison’s Boat Yard 5 Atlantic Ave,East Rockaway 11010 593-8100

Caruso & Boughton Realty 900 Hempstead Tpke. 775-4000

Dental Care Affiliates 9 New Hyde Park Rd. 354-9200

Extreme Wellness Spa 197 Franklin Ave. 684-9814

Century 21 American Homes 721 Franklin Ave 825-6511

Diehl Aerospace Fasteners, Inc. 114 New Hyde Park Road 437-3126

F&M Dry Cleaners 751 Hempstead Tpke 516-216-5848

Astoria Federal Savings 955 Hempstead Tpke 352-8725 Astoria Federal Savings, Franklin Ave. 711 Franklin Ave. 872-6200

Chief Investigation & Security PO Box 450 316-9161 Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. 925 Hempstead Tpk. 358-9250 X13 Clearview Cinemas 989 Hempstead Tpke 775-0063 DAHN YOGA 688 Dogwood Avenue (516) 481-2526

Dire Formalwear LTD 315 Franklin Ave 328-0414

Fast Frame 1081 Hempstead Tpke. 437-8204

DiRosa Haircare 868 Hempstead Tpke 488-8038

Filomena’s Restaurant 1039 Hempstead Tpke. 437-4919

DJ’s Home Improvements 55 New Hyde Park Road 775-8696

Franklin Caterers 20 New Hyde Park Rd. 354-1808

Dunkin Donuts 595 Franklin Ave. 354-6055

Franklin First Financial 57 Lincoln Road 672-8436

Dynamic Physical Therapy, P.C. 936 Roosevelt St. 355-0547

Franklin Funeral Home Inc. 42 New Hyde Park Road 775-9491

Eastern Meat Farms 721 Franklin Ave. 872-3450

Franklin Gate Realty LTD. 659 Franklin Avenue 823-3030

Eberhard-Voellm Nurseries, Inc. 500 Franklin Ave 354-2484

Franklin Hospital Medical Center 900 Frankloin Ave, Valley Stream 256-6397 Franklin Square Bulletin P.O. Box 155 775-7700 Continued on next page

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Continued from previous page

Franklin Square Little League P.O. Box 130 352-8001 Franklin Square Pharmacy, Inc 925 Hempstead Tpk. 328-7777 Franklin Square Physical Therapy 72 Franklin Ave 437-5300

John Savoretti Realty by S. Catanzaro 734 Magnolia Drive 241-7862 Juliano, Hansen & Scanlon, Esqs. 828 Hempstead Tpke,FS 280-8448 K & W Liquors, Inc. 163 New Hyde Park Road 326-7721

Misty Irrigation 824 Rutgers Rd. 564-1300

Plattduetsche Home Society 1150 Hempstead Turnpike,F.S. 352-4252

St. Catherine of Sienna Church 33 New Hyde Park Rd. 352-0146

Murph’s Pub & Restaurant 935 Hempstead Turnpike

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 1132 Hempstead Tpke. 354-3131

Star Auto Glass 95 Meacham Ave., Elmont 437-0211

Prince Umberto Restaurant 721 Franklin Ave. 872-9049

Steven Novick, DDS 860 Dogwood Ave

Muscarella & Tomasone, Esqs. 1040 Hempstead Tpke. 328-1188 My Comfy Pet/Pet Sitting P.O. Box 114 616-6236

Kashmir Hands Massage & Yoga Studio 639 Hempstead Tpk. 437-3777

NEFCU 648 Hempstead Tpk. 561-0030

Krauss Funeral Home 1097 Hempstead Tpke FS 352-2080

New Generation Karate 1015 Hempstead Tpke. 488-8700

Frankly Thai 959 Hempstead Tpke. 616-4393

Lady of America 400 Hempstead Tpke., W. Hempstead 565-5239

New Style Designs 1102 Hempstead Tpke 270-2728

Frosty’s Ice Cream Club & Coffee Bar 96 Hempstead Tpke 216-1700

Law Offices of Ardito & Ardito LLP 659 Franklin Ave 825-0500

Garden World,Inc. 500 Franklin Ave 437-2030

Liberty Travel 968 Hempstead Tpk. 358-1040

Franklin Square Public Library 19 Lincoln Road 488-3444 Franklin Square/Munson Fire Dept. 841 Liberty Place 488-1858

Go West Electric, Inc. 252 Semton Blvd. 865-2464 Greek Corner Restaurant 281 Franklin Avenue 326-0300 Hand Punch Guys 672 Dogwood Ave,Sui 223 414-1290

LoTurco & Company, Inc 1040 Hempstead Tpke 358-9455 Louie Cona Landscaping 900 First Avenue 352-4475 Marino Coverage Group, Inc. 779 Hempstead Tpke 354-0660

Hi-Fashion’s Cleaners 120 New Hyde Park Road 352-7977

Massage Therapy & Acupuncture 943 Hempstead Tpke. 502-4586

HSBC Bank USA 682 Dogwood Ave. 538-6800

Metz Kitchen & Bath 802 hempstead Tpke 326-2593

Introspect Investigations 752-A Hempstead Tpke. 292-4130

Mid Valley Collision 1175 Hempstead Tpke. 775-5000

Island Dental Associates 120 New Hyde Park Rd. 565-6565

Midnight Heating Services, Inc. 157 Commonwealth St. 775-9297

John Brunjes Blacktop 150 New Hyde Park Rd. 354-5554

Minuteman Press 953 Hempstead Tpke. 437-7400

NY Physical Therapy & Wellness 828 Hempstead Tpke. 358-8911 Olivetto Pizzeria & Ristorante 190 New Hyde Park Rd. 352-4190 Ollie’s Transportation 845 Hempstead Tpke. 437-0505 Organize Me of NY LLC P.O. Box 556 N. Bellmore NY 516-783-9084 Oro Puro II 1033 Hempstead Ttpke 328-7376 P J’s Auto & Tire Center 195 New Hyde road 328-1515 Pace Autobody 111 Franklin Ave F.S. Perry’s Carpet 465 Franklin 354-1777 Petri School of Irish Dancing 137 New Hyde Park Rd. 631-754-3758 Phil-Amy Florist 704 Dogwood Ave. 481-4757 Philip C. Fracassa, MD 393 Franklin Ave,Ste 104 F.S.

Ralph’s Famous Italian Ice’s 531 Franklin Ave 352-7282 Riccio Agency, Inc. /Allstate 450 Dogwood Ave 371-3300 Richner Communications, Inc. (Herald and PrimeTime XPress) 2 Endo Blvd., Garden City 569-4000 Ridgewood Savings Bank 1010 Hempstead Tpke. 775-1010 Rite Glass 261 Franklin Ave. 437-8281 Royalty Limosine LTD 315 Franklin Ave 326-9100 Sand Castle Caterers, Inc 505 Franklin Ave Sandys Party Supply Center 831 Hempstead Tpke 352-3032 Scheideler Electrical, Inc. 481 Franklin Ave 354-1666 Schillings Hardware 922 Hempstead Tpke. 328-7444 Scholastic Promotions Ltd., Awards & More 505 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale 538-0705

Subway Franklin Avenue 679 Franklin Ave 825-5191 Superior Concrete & Masonry Corp. 753 Franklin Ave Susan F. Malise, CLTC 381 Campus Road 481-3436 Tarr’s Home Improvements, Inc 118 New Hyde Park Road 489-2736 TD Bank 690 Hempstead Tpke 481-0087 TEXPAK INC 130 New Hyde Park Rd The Daylight Savings Company 220 Edward Ct, W. Hempstead 770-7605 Tulip Caterers 1020 Tulip Avenue The UPS Store 672 Dogwood Ave. 292-0990 Valley Caterers 560 Franklin Ave 561-6191 Verizon Wireless - Franklin Ave. 629 Franklin Ave. 561-2221 VFW 68 Lincoln Rd 354-9393

Sign-A-Rama 491 Hemp. Tpk., West Hempstead 565-4456

Welcom Wagon/Gene Kintzer 7520 113th St,5L, Forest Hills 800-737-4859

Signtech Sign Systems, Inc. 360 Franklin Ave. 775-2339

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Simon & Company Contracting 169 New Hyde Park Rd. 524-0448

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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Business Chamber of Commerce of Elmont 352-5232 P.O. Box 030150, Elmont 11003 President, Paul Sapienza

Nassau County Auxiliary Police 522-5393 Elmont Unit No. 104 Elmont Co-Op Service Center County Cooperative Service Center Multi-Service Agency For Varied Services

Chamber of Commerce of Franklin Square 775-0001 P.O. Box 11, Franklin Square 11010 President, Joseph Ardito Rotary Club of Franklin Square and Elmont 437-4919 Meets noon on Wednesdays at Filomenaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 1039 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square 11010 Civics Alden Terrace Civic Association 285-7023 President, Argo Civic Association 352-2617 Mimi Pierre Johnson, president East End Civic Association/ Progressive Weona Civic Association 328-9786 President, Patrick Nicolosi Franklin Square Civilian Patrol Association P.O. Box 96, 882 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square 11010 Committee League of Garden City South, Inc. 175 Roxbury Road South, Garden City 11530 President, Patricia A. Friedman Indian American Civic Association 358-2000 1824 Fairfax St., Elmont Jamaica Square Improvement League 775-0129 Claudine Hall, president Locustwood/Gotham Civic Association 488-2858 P.O. Box 030253 President, Ruth Jakab Morton Civic Association, Inc. 528-7558 Kim Schutz, president Norwood Park Civic Association Vincent Toma, President 1094 Robin Rd., Franklin Square 11010

Homemakers Council of Nassau County Floral Park/ Franklin Square Chapter Adrienne Zink, president

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PACK 263 CUB SCOUT Joshua Dixon, left, of Elmont, placed first among Cub Scout Tigers at the Grand Prix Pinewood Derby on March 10. Devon Reid of St. Albans, a member of Pack 316, placed second, and Brandon Francis of Laurelton, a Pack 263 member, placed third. Parkhurst Civic Association Cheryl Lee, president Cultural Franklin Square Historical Society 481-2235 P.O. Box 45 Franklin Square 11010 President, Paul D. Van Wie Mothers Center of Southwest Nassau, Inc. 599-7788 President, Michelle Higgins 100 Main St., E. Rockaway

Long Island Society of Italian Americans 437-7323 P.O. Box 12, Valley Stream 11580 Knights of Columbus 352-9770 Floral Park Council No. 2345 33 South Tyson Ave., Floral Park 11001 Knights of Columbus P.O. Box 595, Franklin Square 11010 Joseph Camolli, Grand Knight

Mothers of Malverne President, Megan O'Donovan Open to all mothers in the area. www.momsofmalverne.tripod. com

Knights of Columbus/Alfred E. Smith Council #3005 P.O. Box 37213, Elmot 11003 Grand Knight, Mike Nass Email:

Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra 565-0646 859 Willow Rd., Franklin Square 11010 Music Director, Louis Panacciulli

Sons of Italy in America 766-2568 America Lodge No. 2245 VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square 11010 President, Arthur Corvese

Fraternal New York 1 Elks 599-1515 57 Hempstead Ave., Lynbrook Exalted Ruler, Philip Neidecker Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nassau Aerie No. 3128 775-9757 99 Holland Ave., Elmont 11003 Lions Club Of Franklin Square 354-4190 P.O. Box No. 3, Franklin Square 11010

Sons of Norway 791-3983 Garborg Lodge No. 265 Sandy Ginsberg, president American Legion Hall, Franklin Avenue, Malverne 11565 Political Conservative Comm. of Nassau County 826-5114 League of Women Voters P.O. Box 526, Jericho 11763

Nassau County Democratic Committee 294-3366 Chairman, Jay S. Jacobs 1 Old Country Rd., Carle Place 11514 Suite 430 Nassau County Republican Committee 334-5800 County Chairman Joseph Mondello 164 Post Ave., Westbury Elmont North: 775-7844 Franklin Square: 489-0247 Service Auxiliary Police 538-5800 Unit No. 116 831 Hempstead Ave., Hempstead 11552 Insp. Neal Rosenblatt Elmont Fire District 354-4560 100 School Rd., Elmont 11003 Fax: 354-0410 Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department 354-2110 841 Liberty Pl., Franklin Square 11010 Emergency: 742-3300 Ladies Auxiliary: 354-2110 Community Counseling Services of West Nassau 328-1717 1200A Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square 11010 Executive Director: Sal LaFemina

National Council Of Jewish Women (212) 645-4048 Tri-Town Section 555 Theresa Ave., West Hempstead 11552 Sienna Center Outreach 775-0840 33 New Hyde Park Rd. Coordinator, Paula Malloy Open Tuesday-Thursday, noon - 3 p.m. St. Vincent De Paul Society 2160 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park 11040 Furniture Pickup: 746-8250 Salvation Army Nassau County Extension Service: 747-4902 Furniture Pickup: 481-7600 Veterans American Legion Franklin Square 775-3447 Post No. 1014 Meets the second Wednesday of the month at Blethbert Restaurant American Legion of Elmont Post No. 1033 354-9884 60 Hill Ave., Elmont 11003 Commander, Kenny Finley American Legion Malverne Post No. 44. 599-8645 Franklin Avenue and Legion Place Catholic War Veterans Post 882 1 Depan Ave., Floral Park 11001 Disabled American Veterans 352-3166 Elmont Chapter No. 109 Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Elmont Post No. 455 328 Meacham Ave., Elmont 11003 Tom Bennet, commander: 437-6248 Continued on next page

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Megan Green, left, Vanessa Puluso and Giuliana Stephos led Franklin Square Little League members along Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square on April 21, during the league’s annual Opening Day parade. A ceremony was held at Rath Park afterward. Continued from previous page

VFW Frank P. Curry, Jr. Post No. 2718 354-9393 68 Lincoln Rd, Franklin Square 11010 Antony Coscia, commander VFW Garden City South 489-4260 WH Post No. 325 306 Nassau Blvd. Garden City So. 11530 Commander Pat Argenzio

Youth B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) 433-2296 Nassau-Suffolk Region Boy Scouts of America 797-7600 Theodore Roosevelt Council 544 Broadway, Massapequa 11758 Council Executive: Salvatore P. Ciampo

Girl Scouts of Nassau County 741-2550 110 Ring Rd., Roosevelt Field Garden City 11530 4-H Youth Development Program (Grades K-12) Cornell Cooperative Extension 1425 Old Country Rd., Bldg. J Plainview 11803-5010 www.nys4h.cce.cornell Franklin Square Raiders Soccer P.O. Box 281, Franklin Square 11010

Franklin Square Warriors Cheerleading President, Linda Bassi 1287 Clarke St., Elmont 11003 Gateway Youth Outreach 328-1550 534 Elmont Road, Elmont 11003 Executive Director, Patrick Boyle Free counseling, recreational and social activities for children

Franklin Square Little League 352-8001 Franklin Square PAL 328-0662 South Shore Ym-Yhha 354-6834 960 Polk St., Franklin Square 11010

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he Elmont Chamber of Commerce’s members are a dynamic group of business owners and professionals dedicated to the well being of Elmont. We are proud to be part of this Herald publication. The Herald has provided a handy guide, listing various community groups, schools and elected officials for easy reference, and to facilitate communication between groups. You will also find a listing of the local businesses that belong to our Chamber of Commerce. Please make note of them, because they form a group of people who are dedicated to keeping Elmont a great place to live, work and raise a family. If you are an Elmont business person or professional and share these goals, we need you on our team. Please contact me directly about the benefits of belonging to the Elmont Chamber of Commerce. And, I ask all residents to give our local businesses, whether they are in Elmont or Franklin Square, the opportunity to be of service to them. Their survival depends on the support of local residents. In return, your local business will invest in the community they do business in by hiring local people, paying local taxes, and by supporting our local organizations

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Locals cheered after completing “Clean Up Elmont Day,” an event organized by the Elmont Dad’s Club. and civic projects. Your local merchants offer a wide variety of products and services and are ready to be of service to you and your family. Remember “Shop Local, Shop Elmont”. PAUL SAPIENZA President

Kate Murray Town of Hempstead Supervisor

Donald X. Clavin, Jr. Receiver of Taxes

Hempstead Town Hall 1 Washington Street Hempstead, NY 11550

Mark A. Bonilla Town Clerk

2012 - 2013

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS OF THE ELMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE All addresses are in Elmont unless otherwise noted 325 Hempstead Turnpike Corp. Julie Marchesella 325 Hempstead Tpke. 631-245-3782 Achille Inc. dba: The Shop Carl H. Achille 1301 Hempstead Turnpike 516-467-9160 A Cut Above Haircutters, Inc. John Gigante 1410 Hempstead Turnpike 516-437-9189 ah Law Kitchen (RQF Kitchen Inc.) David J. Gruen 1556 Hempstead Tpke. 516-328-1886

Century 21 American Homes Sandi Gerson & Connie Milano 721 Franklin Avenue Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-825-6511 Century 21 Prevette People Svcs. Jo-Ann Seeno 1717 Hempstead Turnpike 516-352-5600 Cinelli’s Pizza d/b/a LaTerazza Pizza, Inc. 1195 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-352-2204

Ahcarak Consulting LLC Aubrey Phillips 529 Conway Road 516-821-0050

D’Anna’s of Elmont Pizzeria 1743 Hempstead Turnpike E & K Printing Andy Donnadio 501 Meacham Av. 516-616-0506

All Bugs, Inc. Matthew Esclante 70 Farnum Boulevard Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-354-9021

Elmont Cardinals Sports Club, Inc. Ava Walker P.O. Box 30469 516-234-4381

Applebees General Manager 1710 Hempstead Tpke. 516-775-1377

Elmont Public Library Sheila Seward 700 Hempstead Turnpike 516-354-5280

Astoria Federal Savings Attn: Kristina Taranto 1585 Dutch Broadway N. Valley Stream, NY 11580 516-561-7373

Elmont Paint & Design Center Tom Cornetta 1604 Dutch Broadway 516-825-2604

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Jessica Carrasquillo 1633 Dutch Broadway 516-537-1370 Broadhollow Theatre at Elmont Laura Wallace Rhodes 700 Hempstead Turnpike Capital One Bank Bruce Kopec 620 Hempstead Turnpike 516-328-8100 Cartridge World Frank J. Francia, President 776 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-539-1211

Elmont Fire Department Angelo Chilelli, Jr. 95 Lehrer Avenue 516-354-4560

Enterprise Pawn Sean Atam 1303 Hempstead Tpke. 516-233-2941 Etiquette & Protocal Centre of LI Cheryl Lee 2182 Baylis Av. 516-582-5481 Family Dental Care of Elmont, PC Thomas P. Beague, DMD 476 Elmont Road Fiorano Title & Design Center John Tudisco 1400 Hempstead Turnpike 516-354-8453 Flushing Bank Karlene Diedrick 661 Hillside Av. New Hyde Park, NY 11040 516-488-6400 Gateway Youth Outreach Patrick Boyle 534 Elmont Road 516-328-1550 Jennings & Jennings Clovis Jennings 57 Buffalo Street 516-872-3531 Joe’s Meals on Wheels Jose Guillan 1301 Hempstead Turnpike Joseph J. Bologna & Co., Inc. Mark Santoro 1324 Hempstead Turnpike 516-437-2150

Elmont Funeral Home James Soviero 1529 Hempstead Turnpike 516-437-2100

Kashmir Hands Dina Giugliano 946 Hempstead Tpke. Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-437-3777

Elmont Soccer Richard Debrosse PO Box 381 516-213-4882

Kids Care Pediatric Assoc. Dr. Stuart Feinstein 2266 Dutch Broadway 516-775-0493

Emigrant Savings Bank Barry L. Schwartz 1693 Hempstead Turnpike 516-437-5966

King Umberto’s Rosario Fuschetto 1343 Dutch Broadway 516-352-8391

Krauss Funeral Home, Inc. Glen A. Rogers 1097 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-352-2080 Mauro Electrical Contractors, Inc. Guy Mauro 1349 News Avenue 516-437-6948 Meacham Child Care Center Ms. Jacynth Bucknor 500 Meacham Avenue Meacham Pharmacy, Inc. Joseph Benincasa 107 Meacham Avenue Miller, Rosado, & Algios Chris Rosado 200 Old Country Road Suite 590 Mineola, NY 11501 516-512-0200 New York Life Gurmit Ishwer Singh Sehgal 290 Kirkman Avenue 718-254-8976 No Frills Tire Tom & Dorothy McBride 19 Hillsboro Av. 516-437-7777 North Shore LIJ Health System Franklin Hospital Medical Center 900 Franklin Avenue Valley Stream, NY 11580 Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service Chris Caraturo PO Box 6 Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-352-6633 P.C. Richard & Son Joe Lombardi 239-10 Linden Blvd. 516-285-5700 Racetrack Chaplaincy of America Karen Chavez 2150 Hempstead Turnpike 516-488-6000 x4063 Richner Communications, Inc. Herald and PrimeTime XPress Deirdre Krasula and Jill Kaplan 2 Endo Blvd. Garden City, NY 11530 516-569-4000

Saint Boniface Human Services Attn: Sr. Evelyn A. Lamoureux 631 Elmont Road Sapienza Bake Shop Paul Sapienza 1376 Hempstead Turnpike 516-352-5232 Signature Homes, Ltd. Muzzio Tallini 1311 Hempstead Turnpike 516-352-2867 Sleepy’s Manager 821 Hempstead Tpke. (516) 616-4077 Solages & Solages Attorneys at Law Carrie Solages 1630 Dutch Broadway 516-807-0910 Star Auto Glass Joe Ruscillo, Sr. 95 Meacham Avenue 516-437-0215 Stop 20 Diner (Sigma Diner Corp) Gus Serafis 1336 Hempstead Tpke. 516-358-7142 Subway (Ranjit Singh & Co. Inc. Gurdeep Singh 821-A Hempstead Tpke. 516-616-6200 Synergy Fitness Club Gennaro Bini 999 Hempstead Tpke. Franklin Square, NY 11010 516-326-8100 The New York Racing Assoc. Inc. Joanne K. Adams P.O. Box 90 Jamaica, NY 11417 718-659-2262 Timely Signs Gene 2135 Linden Boulevard 516-285-5339 Vital Medical Care Marci Grant, M.D. 444 Elmont Road 516-488-3552 Zion Youth & Family Ctr. of Elmont Melissa & Danilo Archbold P.O. Box 20752 Floral Park, NY 11002 516-270-2926





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