Friday, February 27, 2015

Seaford, NY, Calendar

Friday, April 3, 2015, at sundown -- Passover begins.
April 2 to 12, 2015 -- Spring Recess at the Seaford Public Schools.
Sunday, April 5, 2015 -- Easter.
Monday, April 6, 2015, 7 p.m. -- Monthly meeting of the Seaford Library board of trustees in the downstairs meeting room.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- Voting on the Seaford Library budget and trustee election(s) in the downstairs meeting room.  Note the change of location from previous years.
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Board of Education at the Manor school, 1590 Washington Avenue.
May 17, 2015 -- Five years ago, on 5.17.2010, a fire burned through the Getty service station on the southeast corner of Sunrise Highway and Washington Avenue.  Link here.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- School budget vote and election of trustee(s).
Monday, May 25, 2015 -- Memorial Day.
Monday, September 7, 2015 -- Labor Day.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scenes two days later

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Plaques saved from Seaford Ave. School

In the past few months, the Seaford Herald Citizen has been running excellent news articles by Editor Andrew Hackmack, Reporter Laura Shofer and others.  In the issue of November 20-26, 2014, it reports on several items saved from the Seaford Avenue School before demolition and donated to the Seaford Historical Society.  Almost every time I voted there, I looked at the 1939 plaques and resolved to photograph them.  I never did so, but I am glad the Herald Citizen has published the photos.
I erroneously thought that the upper plaque referred to the WPA, which we learned about in history books of the early 1950's.  Instead, it refers to the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, which built 7,488 school buildings, the Triborough Bridge, and financed the 11,000 volt electrification of the Pennsylvania Railroad, if I'm correct, from New Rochelle to Harrisburg and Washington.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wantagh Preservation Society

At the Wantagh railroad station, the Wantagh Preservation Society has a display of photographs and announcements as shown below.

Arlene, one of his granddaughters, lived here and attended Freeport High School because Wantagh High School had not yet been built.  Later, she shone as teacher of Latin and English literature at Freeport High School.

 I wonder which direction this view is, east or west.

When did Mulcahy's arrive?

Was it in 1972 that McDonald's replaced the hotel?  That McDonald's had decorations of railroad themes inside.  Because it did not have a drive-thru, it was demolished (in the 1980's or 1990's?) and the present building constructed.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans' Day, 2015

 Each year, the well-phrased prayers and comments on peacetime and wartime impress me, especially since respect, decency, mature values and common sense replace jingoism.

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Groups of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts added to the commemoration by their presence.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn, 2014

North from the station platform, October 19, 2014.

View from Shore Place near Island Channel Road.

Mill Pond Park, Merrick Road, Wantagh, October 27, 2014.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Speed cameras

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This device clocked a skateboarder at 12 m.p.h.  The cameras are about 400 feet north of this sign.

Both northbound and southbound devices are attached to this pole.  At top are the lights.
The camera lens in this photo seems to be aimed at the rear of northbound cars.  Presumably, the boxes are merely controls and transmission devices.  Or is downloading done physically by an employee visiting each camera?  Near the lower box can be seen a flat pad, one in each direction. Might this register an approaching car and ready the camera, or is it the radar capturing the speed of the car that has just passed?  I could not determine the aim of these pads. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

American Lion

American History / American Biography Book Discussion a the Seaford Public Library, Monday, September 29, 2014, 2 p.m.  Book: American Lion, Andrew Jackson in the White House, by Jon Meacham.
A thought-provoking study of Andrew Jackson chronicles the life and career of a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, analyzing Jackson's role during a turbulent era, the political crises and person upheaval that surrounded him, and his legacy for the modern presidency. Facilitated by Library Director Frank McKenna.  Copies of the book will be available when you register.  Registration begins Monday, September 8th, at the Registration Desk.  
I have no idea whether the street names were selected, recalling Jackson's nickname "Old Hickory," which he earned during the War of 1812.  I suspect that Jackson indicates a family that was around here in the 1700's.  Maybe Hickory resembles the Maple Street two blocks north and parallel.