Free Movie Thursdays 8/21: Percy Jackson, Sea of Monsters

Tonight marks the second to last week of the 2014 Free Outdoor Movie series at Eisenhower Park. The weekly event started back in July and will close out with exciting movies such as “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (PG, 114 min.) and on August 28th, “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (PG, 114 min.). Each film isContinue reading “Free Movie Thursdays 8/21: Percy Jackson, Sea of Monsters”

A Traveler’s Journey Along the Queens-Nassau Borderline

[History: Part 3, via Forgotten New York] There are not one, but two signs welcoming motorists to Nassau County as the border is crossed east of the Cross Island Parkway. There are, of course, no such signs welcoming visitors to New York City or Queens as you are going west.     Just past theContinue reading “A Traveler’s Journey Along the Queens-Nassau Borderline”

Milka’s Hair & Beauty Salon

What do you get when you combine years of business savvy with a passion for quality products and customer satisfaction? You guessed it! The Excelsior is proud to spotlight the first merchant in our “Small Businesses, Big Dreams” series and a longtime contributor to the Elmont community. For decades, “Milka” has made her bones inContinue reading “Milka’s Hair & Beauty Salon”

Small Businesses, Big Dreams

              Small business are at the core of a vibrant community. The character of a neighborhood oftentimes shows itself in the relationship between residents and local businesses. Small businesses are unique because they tend to be family-owned, keep the money within the neighborhood and are essentially in charge of theirContinue reading “Small Businesses, Big Dreams”

Clara H. Carlson schoolteacher reunited with her students after near-death experience

[Via Newsday] For Enzamaria Grimaudo, the date April 22, 2014, will be indelibly seared in her memory. That is the day her heart stopped — and she technically died. Friday, after more than six weeks of recovery from a cardiac ordeal that played out in three hospitals, the 30-year-old special-education teacher at Clara H. CarlsonContinue reading “Clara H. Carlson schoolteacher reunited with her students after near-death experience”