In October of 1954, the East Williston School District did not have a high school. On October 2nd, 927 people voted for creating The Wheatley School, 32 against.
Read the October 1954 issue of The Rancher in full:
8/11/22 UPDATE 1: 8.11.22 @ ~8pm / south west corner of Club and Saddle. Let’s chat.
As the next full moon rises in four weeks time, weather permitting, we shall convene a gathering of anyone in the neighborhood that is interested in discussing ways to unite our community and reestablish the Roslyn Country Club.
It will be in the center of the neighborhood, where we shall be able to properly socially distance in a safe environment.
WE all shall have the ability to share our thoughts. If possible, we shall forge consensus on a path forward for those in union.
I encourage all to walk. The neighborhood is beautiful when not driving or staring at these screens.
Specific coordinates to be announced as the date approaches.
Grenville Clark, an international attorney who was active in world peace efforts and an advisor in governmental affairs, donated his estate to create Clark Botanic Gardens.
He was an advisor to four United States Presidents, founder of the Military Training Camp Association (1917) and leader of the Plattsburg movement, and author of the Selective Service Act of 1940.
Clark organized the two Dublin Peace Conferences, held at the Morse Farm in 1945 and 1965, out of which grew the United World Federalists.
Grenville Clark died in 1967.https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset?assetID=5ab41ec1-0442-42a6-9b79-69e6754d8f28
Grenville Clark’s former home became Clark Botanical Gardens, which he donated to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden‘s upon his death:
Founded in 1969 and originally called the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the garden was gifted by Grenville Clark, in memory of his late wife Fanny Dwight Clark.
The Town of North Hempstead acquired the park in 1989 with a conservation easement, which legally obligated the Town to conduct the garden as a botanic garden, as distinguished from a park, and to fulfill its purpose of practicing horticulture and horticultural education. Clark Botanic Garden is now part of the Town’s parks system.https://theislandnow.com/rop/clark-botanic-garden-to-celebrate-50-years-in-2019/
The history… goes back to 1966, when the Grenville Clark donated 12 acres and his family’s home on I.U. Willets Road in Albertson, New York, to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in memory of his late wife Fanny Dwight Clark. The purpose of the gift was to create a small community garden, a suburban outpost of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to preserve the property in perpetuity.http://www.clarkbotanic.org/about.html
All this is gone today, despite the community still having the legal right to the club.
Facebook discussion: https://www.facebook.com/RoslynCountryClub/posts/4954840051204075
As another summer begins, without our country club, which used to open Memorial Day weekend, we are left with ourselves to help forge the sense of community that is now missing from our suburban neighborhood.
At the end of August of 2010, a few neighbors on Pebble Lane got together and put on an end of summer block party for the neighborhood. A few forms and signatures, a few meetings, and some flyers to the neighbors created the opportunity for old and new neighbors to connect for the first time. You can do it too!
To help you connect with your neighbors, Nextdoor for the Roslyn Country Club has recently been launched. Join, then invite your friends online or automatically send postcards to your neighbors, for free. An open and connected community is a vibrant community. Let’s get started creating the neighborhood we want to see!
Nextdoor, a new, free Social App, looks to be able to provide our neighborhood with a new level of openness and connectivity. It is a private social network, that allows anyone who is a verified resident of the neighborhood to post messages and reach out to neighbors. Have an extra TV you want to get rid of? Need a babysitter? Who is better to trust than a neighbor? Join in today!
An Exodus of Young Adults
Demographers and politicians are scratching their heads… [A] theory is that young people are marrying later and moving to the suburbs later. Others say that young people seem to be taking more time finding themselves, and are willing to flounder at home for a time, pushing the traditional arc of adult life into the future.
Read the full story at The New York Times, Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay