Part 3 of Chris Collora’s South Shore Mansions Series features Wereholme in Islip built in 1917 for Louisine Peters-Weeks, now known as the Scully mansion, managed by the Seatuck Environmental Association. Series based on the new book Long Island Historic Houses of the South Shore. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandHistoricHousesoftheSouthShore
Massapequa- Chris Collora reports on the instillation of the 9/11 steel towers as part of the new Towers of Freedom Military Monument in Massapequa’s John Burns Park.
The towers of freedom military monument in John Burns Park in Massapequa is one step closer to completion after several workers and community members turned out recently to install the two huge steel towers made from real World Trade Center recovered metal, donated from Sims Steel. This is the latest phase in the project, which the group hopes to have completed by September 11 of this year. For more information you can check out http://www.towersoffreedom.com
Farmingdale- Chris Collora reports on local community heroes of Hurricane Sandy honored by Bethpage Air Show recently at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.
Bay Shore- Chris Collora reports on the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala.The Sagtikos Manor Historical Society recently celebrated the organizations 50th anniversary on the Grounds of Sagtikos Manor, the oldest standing home in Bay Shore, built by Stephanus Van Cortland back to 1697. The organization has dedicated itself to preserving the historic home and showcasing its artifact collection. The event was a chance to show off newly discovered items in the house and celebrate the work they’ve done preserving a part of Long Island History. For more information you can check out http://www.sagtikosmanor.com
Freeport- Chris Collora reports on the new Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station Program announced for National Safe Boating Week. This is a pilot program being tested on Long Island and is sponsored by a $20,000 donation by Clare Rose Inc. and Anheuser-Busch Companies.
Chris Collora reports on Director Baz Luhrmann’s recent apperance for a special advanced screening of The Great Gatsby in Port Washington.
Director Baz Luhrmann Talks about his inspiration for the Gatsby Houses
Great Gatsby Director Baz Luhrman’s introduction speech at Port Washington Theater, video shot by Reporter Chris Collora.
Sands Point- Chris Collora reports on the Fifth Annual Friends of the Sands Point Preserve Gold Gala, this year’s theme, James Bond.