Help Save the Point Lookout Flag Tower

  
The Point Lookout Community Church is on the grounds of the original U.S Life Saving/Coast Guard Station. The flag tower which is pictured, is the original flag tower and is over 100 years old.
   
It is in desperate need of repair and since it is of historic importance to the community of Point Lookout, we are asking for donations from our businesses, residents and friends. We need to raise $8,500 for the repairs and our goal is to reach that by April 1st so work can be started and completed by June 14th which is Flag Day! If we do not reach the desired amount the flag tower will have to be taken down. 

 

     We have started a GO FUND ME site and the link is https://www.gofundme.com/6rvq9pqs
If you prefer to mail a check please make the check out to the Point Lookout Civic Association and put FLAGTOWER in the memo section of the check and mail it to:
Kevin Haff
C/O Flag Tower
P.O. Box 900
Point Lookout, NY 11569.
Knowing how generous our wonderful town can be when help is needed, I am sure we can achieve our goal by the target date of April 1st.
Please be as generous as your means allow. 
Thank you in advance,

Kevin Haff

Chairman

Point Lookout Civic Association

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Free Consultation for Reopening Flood Insurance Claims

From LB COAD:
  
On Friday, August 28th Touro Law will be providing home owners the opportunity to open their NFIP policy. 

This is free as compared to the option of hiring an attorney. It is a first come first serve basis. Touro staff will be at the Long Beach Martin Luther King Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. See attached as there are other dates in our area.

Please encourage your clients, staff or individuals that if they have questions to come this Friday to Long Beach or to one of the other dates/places this week

There is a deadline of September 15. It is not expected to be extended.

Demolition Set to Begin on Ye Olde Firehouse

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 6, 2015

Demolition Set to Begin on Ye Olde Firehouse

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Town of Hempstead issued a permit to the Lido and Point Lookout Fire District to demolish Ye Olde Firehouse.

Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 7, the scaffolding surrounding Ye Olde Firehouse will be removed and temporary fencing will be erected around the building. Demolition of the firehouse will take place next week. The war memorial and the 1939 World’s Fair flagpole will be preserved.

On July 22, 2015 the Town of Hempstead’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 6-0 to deny the Point Lookout Lido Property Owners’ application to designate the firehouse as a landmark, as it does not meet the criteria established by the town’s Landmark Preservation Ordinance. In addition, the Division of Historic Preservation of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation determined in an Aug. 3, 2015 decision that Ye Olde Firehouse does not retain adequate architectural integrity to qualify for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

“Like many members of this community, I have fond memories of Ye Olde Firehouse,” said Commissioner Andrew Richter. “But as fond as those memories are, it is time for the community and the district to move forward into the future. On behalf of the all commissioners, I would like to wish the entire community an enjoyable and safe remainder of the summer. We look forward to a dialogue with the community this fall concerning our fire district facilities.”

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Point Lookout “YOU ARE HERE- THE MAP PROJECT”

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CAMP CURIOSITY, in collaboration with the Point Lookout Historical Society, invite young and old to participate in the Point Lookout Mapping Project.

Maps are the places memories go to live forever. Beloved spaces, secret places, imagination, time keeping. Maps tell an honest story of itself- first loves, last goodbyes, comical moments, childhood favorites, unexpected delights. Maps are passports in to a community and its’ world- intimate narratives, favorite restaurants, autobiographies of our unique and beautiful town. Maps and memories are bound together.

Documents here courtesy Point Lookout Civic Association.

To participate, take a blank map. Map your favorite Point Lookout memory. Write or illustrate as much or as little as you choose. Purely personal. Include your name or remain anonymous. Return your map to Camp Curiosity – Karen Brown, 120 Garden City Ave, the PLO Historical Society at 23 Bellmore Ave or any participating local business. The collective map project will be displayed at the Annual PLO Art Show in August and bound in to a book for future generations to ponder and enjoy.
* “You Are Here”, is an adaptation of “Mapping Manhattan”, by Becky Cooper, NYC 2009, featured in the NY Times.

Firefighter Suzanne Wiener Honored

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From Town of Hempstead

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and members of the Town Board honored local volunteer first responders at Hempstead Town Hall’s Nathan L. H. Bennett Pavilion during the 2014 Firematic Awards Ceremony. Thirty-one individuals were honored with a Town of Hempstead Firematic Award for their courage and service to their communities and dedication to protecting neighbors.

“It’s important for us to recognize the volunteers who put their lives on the line for us each and every day,” Murray said. “These are our heroes, and I join with neighbors to thank them for protecting us and our lives and property.”

Some of this year’s recipients were honored for heroic rescues and courageous deeds, while others were saluted for decades of services to their departments and their communities. One of the honorees celebrated played a pivotal role in safeguarding lives and property in the wake of a dramatic oil tanker crash and explosion that occurred along Sunrise Highway in Bellmore this past December. A group of honorees incorporated teamwork into two dramatic rescues that saved the lives of two residents.

The following individuals were awarded the Town’s Firematic Medal for their distinguished service as members of the volunteer fire service community:

Bellmore Fire Department
1st Assistant Chief Daniel Holl

East Rockaway Fire Department
Members of the East Rockaway Rescue Squad:

Assistant Chief Gene M. Torborg
Ex-Captain Gary Stehr
2nd Lieutenant Juan Rodriguez
Firefighter/EMT Dominic Orlando
Ex-Captain Anthony O’Brien
Firefighter James McGlone
Ex-Captain Martin Lesser
Captain Kristen Sgro
Firemedic Brittney Geller
Firefighter Michael Leal
Firefighter Philip J. Smith Jr.
Firefighter Robert Weiss
Ex-Chief Joe Mihalich Jr.
Ex-Captain Robert Bristol
Firemedic Danielle Metzger
Firefighter John McKee
Firefighter Larry Ulip

Levittown Fire Department
Ex-Captain George Habermehl
Firefighter Thomas Filiberto

Lynbrook Fire Department

Captain Janice Germain
Firefighter Anthony LaBarca
Firefighter Christopher Boll

Mineola Fire Department
Lieutenant Kevin Nicoll

Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department
Firefighter Suzanne Wiener

Rockville Centre Fire Department
Firefighter Joseph R. Milone, Jr.

Wantagh Fire Department
Ex-Captain Thomas Brandon
Ex-Captain John Licata
Ex-Chief John Loeber
Firefighter/EMT Marcela Loeber
Ex-Captain Robert MacKay