By Waldo Cabrera

 

The Village of Hempstead celebrated its 375th Anniversary in grand fashion. On a beautiful sunny day, community leaders and government officials from all parties were in attendance to honor James Garner, Village of Hempstead's fist African American mayor.

 

From former Governor David Patterson to recording artist Robin S to The Former Mayor of Denver showed their appreciation for the charismatic James Garner.

 

The days event featured the naming of a street JAMES  GARNER WAY and the opening of an exhibition that chronicles Hempstead's history back to the first settlers.

 

 

 

Thomas DiNapoli

NY State Comptroller

 

Robin S

International Recording Artist

 

David Patterson

Former NY Governor

 

James Garner, Former Mayor

Village of Hempstead 1989 -  2005

 

Don Ryan, Mayor

Village of Hempstead

 

Wellington E. Webb, Former Mayor

Denver, Colorado

 

Reverend Malcolm J. Byrd

Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

 

By Waldo Cabrera

 

 

Childhood friends, Burchill and Maynard opened their first breakfast eatery in 2005 in Huntersville, North Carolina, which today includes locations across the country. Recently, they cut the ribbon to their 35th location in Commack, NY

 

Most unique to Famous Toastery and what enables the restaurant’s exceptional service, is its unique “every server is your server” service approach.  “From taking orders to bringing the check, and everything in between, each and every one of our servers is here to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience,” said Brian Burchill, co-founder, Famous Toastery, who also grew up in Centereach, just down the street from Maynard.  

 

Featured Interviews:

Robert Maynard, Co-Founder

Famous Toastery

 

 

Brian Burchill, Co-Founder

Famous Toastery

 

 

Barbara Franco, Executive Director

Smithtown Chamber of Commerce

 

Bill Maynard

Robert's Father

Long Island Politics

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