The Board of Trustees took time to recognize Rich McQuillan, the broker/owner of EXIT Links Realty in Rockville Centre, and his team of over 30 volunteers for the "We Dig Seniors" task force at the April meeting. This past winter, the group shoveled out the homes of Rockville Centre’s senior citizens. The Board of Trustees would like to thank the group for their community service and giving back their fellow neighbors. Volunteers included: Michaela Becconsall. Maria Brune...tta, Timmy Cappitelli, Lily Coll, Emma Cuccurullo, Anthony Culley, Connor Ernst, Ailis De Tommaso, Sean Griffin, Brianna Heinz, Paige Hennessy, Aidan Kelly, T.J. Long, Tim Mann, Marc Messina, Haley McDonald, Jack McDonald, T.J. McNicholas, Kayla McQuillan, Richie McQuillan, Samantha McQuillan, Michael Murray, Griffin O’Shea, Richie Petrone, William Pickett, Robert Reis, Kaitlyn Rosenbaum, Quinn Shannon, John Stamboulidis, Nicole Talkin, Katie Wagner, Jackie Wilkins, Kate Woythaler, Johnny Wright, and Brendan Arleo.
April 17 at 3:00pm
The Rockville Centre Recreation Center is holding a Children’s Marketplace on Sunday, April 26th from 9 am to 3:30 pm and are looking for people who want to rent table space and sell their infant and toddler items. Examples of items at sale: high chairs, strollers, exersaucers, baby swings, toys, play mats, clothing in good condition, toddler beds, and even cribs and changing tables (pictures only). Whatever you can fit at your table and space is welcome.
Each 8’ table is $30. Reserve your table at the Recreation Center fast so you don’t miss out.
Any questions or ideas please call the recreation center at 678-9338 and ask for Maura.
April 17 at 11:30am
An eighth grader at South Side Middle School, Kyle Mosher has already earned a few Varsity letters in wrestling. Honored at the April Board of Trustees Meeting, Kyle became the first South Side Cyclone to win a Nassau County Wrestling Championship in almost 20 years this past February. Kyle went on to compete in the state championship. Kyle competes in the 99-pound weight class and has a career record is 66-11. The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate Kyle and wish him luck in his future wrestling career.
April 17 at 8:33am
The Board of Trustees Awarded the winners of its first video contest- I RVC! The Sandel Senior Center topped the competition with its "All about the Place" parody of pop sensation Meghan Trainor’s "All About That Bass." The winning video featured Sandel Center members and employees’ dancing around the Village streets and businesses showcasing many of the amenities the Village of Rockville Centre has to offer to residents and visitors. Village of Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray even makes an appearance, jamming with the crowd at the School of Rock. The second-place team, Nicholas and Allison Demeo and James Woo, and third-place finisher Joseph MacNair, as voted by the Village Board of Trustees, were honored as well. Winners walked the red carpet before previewing the winning video.
April 16 at 11:57am
Three members of Floodlight Rescue Company 1 recently attained paramedic certification, the highest pre hospital certification in EMS.
The Board of Trustees recognized the members, all interior firefighters, Thomas Barbiere, Donna Hitscherich, and Michael Woram. The program was offered by the Nassau County Fire Police Academy and entailed 1,400 of training over 15 months. There were 14 graduates with Rockville Centre having three of the graduates all of whom performed at the top of the class including Donna who was the valedictorian of the class.
The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate Thomas, Donna, and Michael for their hard work and commitment to serving our community.
April 15 at 5:39pm
As tonight marks the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Day let us all take a moment to honor all those men, women, and children who were lost in the Holocaust; and to remember the strength and courage of those who survived.
In the words of Elie Wiesel, "For the dead and the living, we must bear witness."
April 14 at 11:14am
Check out the Sandel Senior Center being honored for its winning video for the I LOVE RVC contest on Fios 1 News.‘All About The Place’ parody video highlights senior facility’s amenitiesCreators of production, which won local contest, honored by Rockville Centre mayor and board of trusteesfios1news.com
April 9 at 9:28am
Check out News 12 coverage of yesterdays press conference with Senator Schumer and Mayor Francis X. Murray.Sen. Schumer calls for crackdown on counterfeit cash - News 12 Long IslandSen. Charles Schumer called on the Secret Service Wednesday to crack down on an increaselongisland.news12.com
April 9 at 6:00am
Summer Registration is underway for the 61st Annual Summer Playground Program for grades 1-7.
The program is conducted from July 1 through August 12 from 9 a.m. 12 noon. Afternoon trips to places of interest are available as well. A Summer Nursery program for children entering Kindergarten this fall and in 2016 is also offered.
Be sure to check out their summer sports schools in Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse and Gymnastics, as well as other weekly programs which meet throughout the summer.
April 8 at 10:56am
Mayor Francis X. Murray was joined by Senator Charles Schumer at Churchills Restaurant and Bar to bring counterfeit crimes into the spotlight and to point out that this is not a victimless crime, but one that has flown under the radar for far too long. U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Secret Service to step up its efforts to combat the uptick in counterfeit money circulating in the Long Island region.
"The use of counterfeit currency is not a victimless crime," comm...ented Village of Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray. "Small business owners for example have little or no recourse for recouping funds they lose through counterfeit activity. It can often leave a shop owner operating on small margins in an extremely difficult position. I commend Senator Charles Schumer for his action to coordinate the efforts of the US Secret Service with our local Police Department to address the problem. We need a coordinated approach among law enforcement to apprehend and convict counterfeit criminals."
Across Long Island, there have been numerous instances of counterfeit money circulating. According to media reports, individuals have attempted to use counterfeit money at a BJ’s Wholesale Club on Hempstead Turnpike, Sally’s Beauty Supply in Farmingville and a Hallmark in Farmingville. Most recently, three Uniondale high school students were charged for passing out counterfeit money at their high school. Specifically, according to the Rockville Centre Police Department, in the past two years, there have been 37 reported occurrences of counterfeiting in the Rockville Centre downtown business district. That number may be higher due to unreported instances and instances in which workers are unaware that the bills are counterfeit.
"With counterfeiting at an all-time high on Long Island, local businesses need assistance understanding what’s real and what’s fake, and the Secret Service needs to collaborate closely with local law enforcement to get to the bottom of who is producing this fake currency. Simply put, the Secret Service needs to step up their efforts in the Long Island region," said Senator Schumer. "With at least $3 million in counterfeit bills circulating on Long Island, who’s to know how many more hundreds of thousands of dollars of fake currency is making its way from the cash register to your pocket? Businesses are unequipped to identify these fake bills, and they are the ones facing a hit to their bottom line that they can ill-afford. The feds must step up efforts to help local retailers better identify fake bills, and we must root this counterfeit currency out at its source."
April 8 at 6:00am
The Recreation Department is currently taking registration deposits for the Fall Nursery School Program for children entering Kindergarten in September 2016 and 2017.
New for this Fall: Time for Two’s Nursery School Program - A drop-off nursery program intended as a separation class for 2-year olds with a curriculum designed to help children explore their own ideas at the same time they are gaining new skills. A warm, nurturing and positive school experience is offered in their bright, inviting classroom, playground and gymnasium.
Call or visit the office for information or to visit the school.
April 7 at 9:20am
Join the Sandel Center for MONTE CARLO CASINO NIGHT on SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH @ 7:30PM. It's a fabulous night of food, drink and casino play for prizes. $60.00pp
Call 516-678-9350 for tickets or sponsorship opportunities.