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Jazz Concert Coming To Piazza


Jazz lovers will be treated to an evening of free music this Saturday as Westbury resident and singer Julie Lyon performs at Piazza Ernesto Strada.

Lyon is the lead vocalist of the Julie Lyon Quartet, and is joined by her husband Tom Cabrera on drums, Larry Hutter on bass and Brian Petras on piano. [Read more...]

Carle Place Scout Earns Gold Award

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Carle Place’s Melissa Medici, a freshman at Mount Saint Mary College, for earning the Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. [Read more...]

Farmers Market Kicks Off Fourth Season



Members of the community came out to buy produce and enjoy culturual enrichment this past Saturday, at the grand reopening of the New Cassel Farmers Market. Over 100 people came to the “Hearts for the Arts Summer Block Party” at the First Baptist Cathedral parking lot to enjoy live entertainment and free refreshments, as well as get some farm fresh produce.  [Read more...]

Dogged Questions

Mineola resident Frank Zuniga and his wife, Charlotte, were heartbroken. It was bad enough that they had to take Mollie, their rescued beagle/terrier mix to the veterinarian on July 4, but it wasn’t until last week that they found out what happened to her until last week.

It started on Independence Day when Mollie, who the Zunigas adopted in February, started vomiting. Their regular vet was closed for the holiday, and the couple found that the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury would see them. [Read more...]

Tasting Event Satiates

The Westbury/Carle Place Chamber of Commerce’s first tasting event proved to be a huge success, garnering the support of 400 attendees who came out to enjoy a night of feasting provided by 25 local eating establishments. A portion of sales from the event went toward donations to both the Westbury and Carle Place senior centers, and to establish a scholarship for one senior from each of the high schools.

“The restaurants’ generosity was awe-inspiring and the food was delicious. Westbury Manor went above and beyond and the set up was perfect,” said Chamber president Frank Frisone. “We received tons of positive responses from both the restaurants and the community. They all can’t wait for next year’s event.”

Vendors included Spuntino, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Noodles and Co., Cozymels,Havana Central, Joe’s Crab Shack, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bertucci’s, Rialto Restaurant, Mirelle’s, California Pizza, Chi, Marco Polo, Vincents Clam Bar Restaurant, Ben’s Deli, La Bottega, The Bristal, Maria’s Bakery, Red Mango, The Shake Shack, Tim Hortons, Chocolate Works, The Sporting News Grill at the Holiday Inn, Chicken Delight, Los Tacos, Good Humor Ice Cream, and Famous Dave’s. Attendees also enjoyed music by Center Stage.

Photos by Ray Muntz.

Farm Fresh Returns To New Cassel

If you’re looking for farm fresh produce but don’t want to drive all the way out to the East End for some greens, you’re in luck. This Saturday, the New Cassel Farmers Market opens for its fourth season, once again offering local residents a chance to stock up on the finest of local produce, including berries, watermelon, onions, beets, celery and more. 

The market, which has met with success since opening in the parking lot of First Baptist Church on Prospect Avenue four years ago, is a joint collaboration between Sustainable Long Island and the Unified New Cassel Community Revitalization Corporation. [Read more...]

Daytime Assault In New Cassel

The Third Squad is investigating an assault that occurred in New Cassel on July 21 at 10:22 a.m.

According to detectives, Third Precinct Police responded to a call that a 19-year-old male victim  was involved in a large fight with at least 20 unknown male black subjects in front of  701 Prospect Ave. The subjects were armed with weapons that consisted of bats, pipes, hammers, knives, and at least one stun gun. Upon police arrival they discovered the victim was stabbed in the abdomen and left shoulder. All subjects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was transported by a Nassau Police Ambulance to a local hospital and underwent surgery. He is listed in stable condition. A hammer and a pipe were recovered from the scene.

Police say it is unknown if it a gang related incident.

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.


Love 101: Class Helps Couples Thrive

What’s the secret to a relationship that lasts? It’s a question that’s been asked time and time again, and Stefan Deutsch and Dr. Roberta Karant believe they have the answer.ForeverLove_072514A

This Monday at Westbury Manor, the two will present a Forever Love workshop aimed to help couples (both engaged and married) learn how to maintain a healthy relationship well beyond the honeymoon phase. [Read more...]

Editors Win National Awards

Two editors at Anton Community Newspapers recently were named award-winners in the 2014 National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Editorial Contest. This is the first time Anton has entered the contest. [Read more...]

Spuntino Wine Bar And Italian Tapas

We put ourselves in the hands of Andrea Rossi and Ryan Keough, the general manager and executive chef at Spuntino in Westbury, and were rewarded with an excellent five-course tapas meal with wine. Spuntino is a new tapas and wine bar in the The Gallery at Westbury Plaza shopping center on Old Country Road, a large high-ceiling, gleaming space with an open kitchen and one wall of doors that open out onto the wide sidewalk, allowing for outdoor dining. [Read more...]