April 22, 2013 by Sarah
Having arrived at the conclusion that southwestern Nassau was in need of gallery at which local artists could exhibit their work, and a classroom art studio, local entrepreneur Lisa Cangemi has decided to set up the brand new gallery and art class studio, Take Part in Art, which opens [Read more]
March 10, 2013 by Mark
The Long Island Center of Photography (LICP) is offering visitors a chance to see the world the many ways it does, as an exhibition opens to the public this month.
The talented artists at [Read more]
February 9, 2013 by Sarah
The newly-launched Nassau branch of ‘Girls on the Run’ presents an opportunity for a more established runner to participate in the program by becoming a volunteer. This is an altogether great opportunity for [Read more]
January 18, 2013 by Sarah
For anybody who enjoys the music and styles of the 1950s, a perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the sounds while reliving those old dance numbers with friends is coming up [Read more]
December 9, 2012 by Sarah
‘Music for Sunday Afternoon Pleasure’ is on its way this week and is being presented at the Five Towns Senior Center. Sponsored by John and Florence Lawrence Music Series, the program will provide guests with a wonderful relaxing day of music by famous composers like Franz Liszt, Isaac Albeniz, and many others.
Pianist Ellen Johnson, will be performing many variations of well-loved pieces including Mendelssohn’s ‘Variations Serieus’, Franz Liszt’s ‘Un Sospiro’, Claude Debussy’s ‘Selection of Preludes’, and Isaac Albeniz’ ‘Book 2 of the Iberian Suite’. Johnson has performed many piano concerts in Long Island and New York and most recently performed in East Hampton for a Japan Recovery Fundraiser, and at Hofstra University, where she studied under Blanche Abram for many years. An esteemed piano teacher and an accomplished pianist, Johnson frequently speaks and lectures at the Piano Teachers’ Association on many topics. Guests will enjoy this wonderful performance and will have a chance to chat with Ellen after the performance.
The Five Towns Senior Center may have used flyer printing and other printing services to promote this event to members of the community. This is a free event and everyone is invited to attend. Music for Sunday Afternoon Pleasure will – despite its name – be held this Tuesday, December 11, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Five Towns Senior Center located at 37 East Rockaway Road in Hewlett, New York. To reserve a seat, please call the Five Towns Senior Center during business hours at 516-374-4747.
November 17, 2012 by Mark
Establishments hardest hit by the storm can look forward to some financial assistance from New York State, going by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest announcement.
A $10m emergency loan fund is being established by the state to offer immediate financial assistance for local businesses. Applications for loans to a maximum of $25,000 are now available at www.esd.ny.gov or by calling 1-855-NYS-SANDY.
In his statement, Cuomo said:
“This loan program will help those businesses who were hit hardest by the storm get the resources they need to repair immediately, allowing them to continue to provide jobs to our communities and strength to our economy.”
The loan program is being managed and operated by the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) in conjunction with Empire State Development (ESD).
Whether it’s a Hewlett-based print company or a Lynbrook-based dress shop, businesses of all kind are welcome to apply provided they meet the program eligibility criteria. The stipulations that must be met include being independently owned and operated, having fewer than 100 employees, filing a 2011 business tax return, and suffering damage or economic hardship as a direct result of Sandy.
Loans, once received, will be payment and interest-free for six months. Once the grace period has passed, interest will be kept to one percent for two years. Proceeds can be used to cover the costs of replacement or repair to premises and equipment as well as for working capital needed to initiate or continue operations.
Suffolk and Nassau Counties, along with the five boroughs of New York City that have been declared disaster areas, comprise the district covered by the emergency fund.
October 3, 2012 by Sarah
Residents in Hewlett looking for that special shiny gift this holiday season may soon have another option. A new jewelry store is slated to open in nearby Long Beach at 250 E. Park Avenue, between [Read more]
September 30, 2012 by Mark
In Hewlett, Peter Porcelli, owner of The Pizza Place, has found the formula for success that makes his restaurant stand out. Though the eatery is not new, the quality of the food makes it a local staple, a coveted standard few restaurants attain in the competitive dining business. Porcelli said: [Read more]
August 22, 2012 by Mark
Hewlett residents can finish off August with a short drive to take in the first Long Beach International Film Festival. Craig Weintraub, the festival’s co-founder, has high hopes and a grand [Read more]
July 19, 2012 by Mark
This weekend, the annual Summer Art and Craft Festival will be held at Deepwells Farms in St. James, New York, which is about an hour’s drive away from Hewlett. Previously held at the Flowerfield Fairgrounds, the festival begins [Read more]