At least six Seafords exist in the world: Seaford, on the south coast of England; Seaford, Delaware, and Seaford, Virginia; Seaford, Long Island, New York; Seaford, Victoria, Australia, and Seaford, South Australia, Australia.
When using a search engine, please be aware of the six locations.
The 250 years refers to the October 12, 1766, first meeting of the Methodist congregation in New York. ---
Please see the parish's website for a history of Methodism in Seaford, New York. On the stone, the date 1860 refers to the church built on Merrick Road. In 1923, it was physically moved away from the Sunday traffic noise to the corner of Waverly and Washington Avenues.
For my earlier posts about this church, please click on the label Methodist church below.
Sunday, October 2, 2016, at sundown -- Rosh Hoshana begins.
--- Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7 p.m. General Meeting, "One and Two-Room Schoolhouses on Long Island," presentation by Natalie Naylor of the Nassau County Historical Society. $5 for non-members. --- Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Board of Education at the Manor School, Washington Avenue. --- Monday, October 10, 2016 -- Columbus Day. --- Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at sundown -- Yom Kippur begins. --- Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7 p.m. -- General meeting, "Fishing and Canning on Long Island," PowerPoint presentation by Robert Doxsee, Jr., of the former Doxsee Sea Clam Company. $5 for non-members. --- Sunday, November 6, 2016 -- Please set clocks to Eastern Standard Time. --- Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- General election day. --- Thursday, November 24, 2016 -- Thanksgiving Day
About two weeks ago, I encountered a fellow changing street light bulbs inside the globes of the stanchion lights in our neighborhood. His truck carried the name of a private contractor, presumably hired by the Town of Hempstead. The pink-orange sodium vapor lamps were replaced by LED lamps inside the same globes. --- Because these are enclosed, I am unable to determine what each bulb looks like. I suspect they resemble the one in this link, as it has a screw base socket. Also, the new lights appear concentrated in a bulb, unlike the LEDs that the Town of Hempstead has affixed to utility poles. --- The photos below show a variety of street lights in and around Seaford. Clicking on a photo will enlarge it.
Of the new LED street lighting around Seaford, the type in the above two photos seems to prevail. There are five LED bulbs in an X formation, plus a bar of 8 buttons or smaller lights, the purpose of which I don't know. On Oakland Avenue, this type does not illumine the width of the street.
Maybe six or seven years ago, the Town of Hempstead installed these decorative "bishop's crook" lamps along five or six blocks of Merrick Road. The other night, some glowed a pinkish-orange, suggesting that the lights were high-pressure sodium vapor lamps. I'm not too sure whether the whitish lights were mercury vapor or LEDs. A 2009 article in the New York Daily News priced similar lamp posts at $10,000.
It's somewhat difficult to see that the above Seaford Avenue lamp has twice the LED's than the insufficient Oakland Avenue lamp in the previous photo. Each position on the X has two adjacent bulbs.
I am fairly certain that the towns supply street lighting along Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road, resulting in a change of illumination for eastbound drivers when they pass over the town line at Tackapausha Park, the creek being the division existing for 200 years or more. From about 1985 until 2015 something then shocked the eastbound motorist: traffic signals displaying yellow in Massapequa (Town of Oyster Bay) were the same color as the street lights! With the recent introduction of brilliant white LED street lights, it is again possible to see all three aspects of signals. ---
One old sodium vapor bulb was left on Saddle Path, Seaford, surrounded by new LED lights shining white.
In 2016, Memorial Day fell on May 30th, the date for Decoration Day for many decades prior to 1971. Unfortunately, a moderate rain swept through Seaford about 7 a. m. and caused the cancellation of the Washington Avenue parade. I presume some ceremony was held at Seaford Middle School.
On May 5, 2016, in a chart on school spending, Newsday reprinted the Estimated Enrollments for each school district in the coming September, as listed by the NYS Education Department. What follows is merely a selected comparison of enrollments for some of the school districts. 19,000Brentwood, largest in Suffolk 17,028Sewanaka incl. elem. districts 9,190Valley Stream incl. elem. districts 7,899Hempstead 7,897Bellmore-Merrick incl. elem. districts 7,383Levittown 7,277Freeport 6,979Massapequa 5,230Hicksville 2,996Wantagh 2,963Plainedge 2,236SEAFORD 2,100Locust Valley 1,976West Hempstead 1,735East Williston, Wheatley 1,603Oyster Bay, East Norwich 1,375Carle Place 1,190East Rockaway
Seaford's school budget passed in yesterday's voting, with 1,197 yes and 432 no votes. The total vote was 1.629, which is about 200 voters fewer than in 2015. Incumbents Janice Baldwin and Bruce Kahn, unopposed, won another three years on the Board of Trustees. --- At the Harbor school a different entrance and voting room was used. Signs directed voters to the rear parking lot and a doorway to an east-west corridor, then west along the corridor to the half-gym, where the voting personnel and equipment were. We filled in ovals and used one large sheet of paper per voter. The old lever machines (used as recently as 2014?) did not consume paper, but apparently they are no longer stored and maintained by the Nassau County Board of Elections.
New LIRR schedules go into effect March 7, 2016. I note that this link refers to upcoming rehabilitation of the Wantagh station platforms. Previous work at Seaford and Massapequa took almost two years for each project, but in Wantagh there is the constraint of working with hoists from Railroad Avenue. --- Please note this press release dated March 31, 2016. The estimated cost of the renovation is $23.9 million. We will get an elevator and a new escalator.