Sunday, May 3, 2009

New pastor for St. William's parish

Parishioners of St. William's parish knew they were losing their pastor, Msgr. William Koenig, to St. Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre. On May 3, 2009, parishioners learned of his replacement: Rev. Robert Hayden, presently pastor at St. Aidan parish, Williston Park. His photo is here. Many thanks to Fr. Bill for his years here, and a hearty welcome to Fr. Hayden.

New trees beautify a parking lot

Ten new trees line Sunrise Highway west of Jackson Avenue. I presume that were planted by the Town of Hempstead during the renovation of the railroad station parking lot. The trees blossomed in late April, a marvelous display of alternating pink and white colors, seen best from passing cars. I did not risk a photo from the median to get the line-up of all ten. Congratulations to the planners and the supporting taxpayers!