Monday, July 28, 2014

A hundred years ago

A hundred years ago, on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.  In 1917, the United States entered the "Great War," leading to this memorial facing Sunrise Highway in front of the Seaford train station.  Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

Newsday has taken the alphabetical list of World War I dead as assembled by volunteers at the New York State Military Museum and made it more searchable by community, linked here. Entering community names Seaford, Massapequa, Wantagh, Bellmore, and Merrick comes up with no names.  The list for Hempstead shows eight, but it is ambiguous whether it is Town or Village of Hempstead.  As Baldwin is unincorporated, but listed with six losses, I surmise that communities with "no names" did not suffer deaths. The lists show how, in combat, illnesses also could be fatal.  
Many thanks to all who served.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Taco Bell demolished and rebuilt

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The week of July 20, 2014, saw the destruction of the closed Taco Bell restaurant at 3950 Sunrise Highway, Seaford.  As of August 25, 2014, the signs indicate that a new Taco Bell is under construction.  Edit: a new building was opened for breakfast, lunch, and "dinner" a few days before Christmas, 2014.
The county tax records state that the building was built for Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips in 1972.  Please see the comment from a man who worked there.  Recent assessments were for $591,000. What was there in the 1950's?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sugar and Space Band

Eric Wasserman welcomes the band and thanks the sponsors.

An appreciative audience of about 160 heard the first Summer Concert organized by the Seaford Public Library and sponsored by local organizations.  The Motown band Sugar and Space replaced the scheduled band that could not come.  Please see the calendar above for further dates of these enjoyable Saturday night outdoor concerts.