Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

Words by Alexandria Harvey* If I were leading a seminar about Elmont, I would probably begin with the following inquiry: When you tell people that you are from Elmont, what is their reaction? If you are like me, you are all too familiar with the widened eyes, raised brows, and gaping mouths. Some recipients of our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Edit Your Rhetoric for Evolving Elmont

5 Favorite Moments from #TLPinElmont: “A Conversation with Sophia Sunshine Vilceus”

There's no place like home. Just ask Elmont native, Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, author of the best-selling novel, The Last Pew: Journeying Back To God's Will After An Affair.  On Saturday, February 27th, Sophia welcomed childhood friends, family, and supporters of her literary debut to The Sanctuary Church in Elmont for, "Meet the Author: A Conversation with … Continue reading 5 Favorite Moments from #TLPinElmont: “A Conversation with Sophia Sunshine Vilceus”

Family, Friends, Loved Ones and Community At-Large Mourns The Death of Nine Year-Old Amiyah Dunston

Source: Lorena Mongelli, Reuven Fenton and Tina Moore, New York Post The shattered family of a little girl mauled to death by a pit bill on Long Island over the weekend mourned the loss of their ”princess” Monday — as cops weighed whether to bring criminal charges against the dog’s owner. Mayra Castillo, the devastated mom of … Continue reading Family, Friends, Loved Ones and Community At-Large Mourns The Death of Nine Year-Old Amiyah Dunston

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #GiveBack

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble #GiveBack Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com.* Christopher Diaz, owner of Elite Barber Parlor, actively seeks out ways in which he can not only better himself, but the community and really the world. Christopher has five kids and his greatest hope of all is to just … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #GiveBack

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship #CreateGoals #FollowThrough #BeHumble Words & photos by Joe DiDomizio for WeAreElmont.com. Today, Christopher views his position as a teacher and a business owner as an incredible opportunity to help promote growth in the community.   At the Long Island Barber Institute (LIBI) he has helped and continues to help young people realize … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: #BeHumble

Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor

We're super duper excited to feature Elite Barber Parlor, it's talented barbers and innovative products as part of our new, cutting-edge, 4-week series entitled, "Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship," highlighting young adult business ownership in the Elmont community. There are many aspiring entrepreneurs in the Elmont community and our goal throughout this series is to share … Continue reading Four Pillars of Entrepreneurship: Elite Barber Parlor

We Started Here: Michaëlle

All good things must come to an end. For the past several months, We Started Here, an original series by The Elmont Excelsior Inc., has celebrated the achievements of a handful of young adults whose journey toward success began in Elmont. We asked them to offer insight about their work ethic, hardships & experiences with … Continue reading We Started Here: Michaëlle

Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding

Sometimes I think about rubber bands. They are relatively small yet they stretch once, twice and- if done carefully- even thrice! It should not be a surprise that rubber bands can do this; they are named for their purpose, but think about it. Rubber bands are circular and flexible; when a rubber band is stretched … Continue reading Crystal Haynes Presents: Rebounding

What Will Elmont Look Like in 2 or 3 Years?

In a recent newsletter cycle, Town of Hempstead elected officials unveiled new plans to improve the look and functionality of parts of Elmont, including upgrades to its main roads and parks. The capital projects are the latest efforts by the Town to make Elmont look better and work better for all. We're curious to see … Continue reading What Will Elmont Look Like in 2 or 3 Years?

Elmont Library Advances New Technology

Source: Long Island Exchange The Elmont Memorial Library is proud to introduce the first Fully Automated Self Service Circulation System in Nassau County. Beginning November 25, 2014, the Library will integrate RFID technology into their systems, pioneering its use for contemporary library functions. The massive circulation desk that once encompassed the front section of the … Continue reading Elmont Library Advances New Technology