Village of Islandia Distributes Free Face Masks to Residents

As part of its commitment to the community and to protect the health and safety of its residents, the Village of Islandia has been distributing free face masks to the residents at Village Hall. So far, the Village has given out 1,280 face masks over three separate days — May 20, May 27 and June 10 — with 300 cars in attendance. The next event will take place on June 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call (631) 348-1133 or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

 

Mayor Dorman gives out a face mask to a resident at Village Hall on June 10.

 

Village of Islandia Honors Local Residents at its Good Neighbor Gala

Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, honors local resident Shy Main Sheih (center) for her volunteer work at the village events during the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5. Also pictured: Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, Village of Islandia.
Marilyn Griffaton (center), Islandia Village Administrator, accepts a proclamation from Allan M. Dorman (left), Mayor, Village of Islandia, and Denise Schrage (right), Commissioner, Parks and Recreation and Ms. Griffaton’s niece, at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala on December 5.
Brent Mako Real Estate Group was recognized at the Village of Islandia’s Good Neighbor Gala for its support of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #12144 on December 5. Pictured (front row, left to right): Raul Jimenez Cintron, Past Commander, Col. Francis S. Midura VFW Post #12144; Will Kogel, Vice President, Brent Mako Real Estate Group; Joel Meyers, Commander, VFW Post #12144; Mark Seiden, Vice President, and Jim Kogel, President, Brent Mako Real Estate Group; and Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia. Back row (l-r): Tom Brauner, Chaplain; Raymond Bush, Past Commander and Dan Walsh, Member, VFW Post #12144.

Event Also Recognizes Business for the First Time

On December 5, the Village of Islandia held a Good Neighbor Gala on the grounds of Village Hall to recognize two of its residents — Shy Main Shieh and Marilyn Griffaton — and, for the first time, a business, Brent Mako Real Estate Group.

Ms. Sheih, a longtime Islandia resident, has served as a volunteer at all the village events, including the Pumpkin Fest, the Christmas Tree Lighting, the Easter Egg Hunt and the Village Bar-B-Que.

Ms. Griffaton, who has lived in the village for 40 years, has worked as Village Administrator for the past 12 years. She volunteers her time at village events.

Brent Mako Real Estate Group was honored for providing support for the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144’s new hall. The company was the first business to be recognized at the village’s Good Neighbor Gala.

At the ceremony, Mayor Allan M. Dorman thanked the honorees for their service to the community and the attendees for supporting their neighbors. He also said that there will be more Good Neighbor Gala events in the future as the village continues to recognize its citizens.

For more information, call 631-348-1133 or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

MEDIA ADVISORY for Saturday, December 7, 2019: Christmas Tree Lighting to Take Place at Islandia Village Hall

Who: Allan Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia
Islandia Village Board of Trustees
Joe the Singing Bus Driver
Central Islip Fire Department

What: The Village of Islandia will kick off the holiday season with its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. “Joe the Singing Bus Driver” will kick off the ceremony as he sings and plays holiday favorites. Children will have the opportunity to write letters to Santa Claus and go on hayrides with their parents. Mayor Allan M. Dorman and members of the Village Board will join together in the lighting of the Christmas tree. Santa Claus will then arrive on a fire truck, giving out presents to the good little boys and girls of Islandia Village.

Where: Islandia Village Hall
1100 Old Nichols Road, Islandia

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019
4:00 p.m. — Joe the Singing Bus Driver performs
5:00 p.m. — Tree lighting, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus

Photo Ops: Mayor Dorman joining the Trustees in lighting the tree. Children writing letters to Santa Claus. Families going on hayrides. Joe the Singing Bus Driver playing guitar and singing holiday songs for village residents and the children. Mayor Dorman with Santa and members of the Central Islip Fire Department.

Village of Islandia Recognizes Those Who Served Our Country during Veterans Day Ceremony

Allan M. Dorman (front row, center), Mayor, Village of Islandia, poses with members of the Central Islip, Lakeland and Hauppauge Fire Departments at the village’s Veterans Day ceremony on November 9.

On November 9, the Village of Islandia held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Triangle. Mayor Allan M. Dorman, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, was joined by local elected officials, war veterans and representatives from the Lakeland and Central Islip Fire Departments to honor those who served and continue to serve in the armed forces.

The ceremony was preceded by a performance from the Central Islip High School marching band. During the ceremony, Mayor Dorman asked those in attendance to remember those local residents who served in the military and have since passed on. He also recognized all the local veterans’ groups that were in attendance. An invocation was delivered by Tom Brauner, Chaplain, Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144.

For more information, call 631-348-1133 or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

MEDIA ADVISORY for Saturday, November 9, 2019: Village of Islandia Honors Those Who Served at Veterans Day Ceremony

Who: Allan Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia
Local elected officials
Representatives from the Central Islip, Hauppauge and Lakeland Fire Departments
Local war veterans

What: Mayor Allan M. Dorman, a Vietnam veteran, will be joined by local elected officials, war veterans and representatives from the Central Islip, Hauppauge and Lakeland Fire Departments in honoring our veterans at the Islandia Veterans Memorial.

Where: Islandia Veterans Memorial Triangle
Old Nichols Road and Johnson Avenue, Islandia

When: Saturday, November 9
10:00 a.m.

Directions: LIE to Exit 58. Go south on Old Nichols Road for approximately 0.6 mile. Triangle is on the left.

Photo Ops: Mayor Dorman speaking to the crowd. Mayor Dorman joined by village officials and local elected officials in recognizing local war veterans.

Islandia Village Honors Those Who Served Our Nation at Veterans Day Ceremony

In honor of those who served, the Village of Islandia will hold its Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Triangle, located on Old Nichols Road and Johnson Avenue.

At the ceremony, Mayor Allan M. Dorman, a Vietnam War veteran, will be joined by members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 in Islandia, Central Long Island Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, Marine Corps League of Bay Shore, Vietnam Veterans of America chapters and other local organizations. Local U.S. Marine reserve units, along with members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, will be on hand.

Representatives from the local fire departments and ambulance services and local elected officials will also be in attendance. During the ceremony, there will be an invocation and recognition of the local war veterans’ organizations.

The event is open to the public. It is imperative that those who wish to attend the ceremony arrive as early as possible, as parts of Old Nichols Road will be closed off. For more information, call 631-348-1133, or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

Village of Islandia Holds September 11th Memorial at First Responders Memorial

Mayor Allan M. Dorman (fifth from left) poses with John Kennedy (fourth from right), Suffolk County Comptroller, members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144, the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, local first responders and Islandia Village safety officers at the First Responders Memorial after a special dedication ceremony on September 11. The village remembered five local first responders who died during the 9/11 attacks.

On September 11, the Village of Islandia held a special ceremony at the First Responders Memorial in honor of the memory of five local first responders who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks: Raymond M. Meisenheimer, Peter Brennan, John P. Napolitano. Glen K. Pettit and William J. Mahoney, Jr.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman was joined by village safety officers, local first responders and members of the Col Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 and the Korean War Veterans Association, Central Long Island Chapter, in remembering those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.

The First Responders Memorial was unveiled on June 2, 2018. It features five plaques, one for each of the five local residents who lost their lives that day. Mayor Dorman said this ceremony will continue to be held at the Memorial to remember those who perished that day.

For more information, call (631) 348-1133 or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

MEDIA ADVISORY for Wednesday, September 11, 2019: Village of Islandia Holds September 11th Memorial at First Responders Memorial

Who: Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia
Islandia Village Board of Trustees and Safety Officers
Local fire chiefs, fire captains and firefighters
Members of the Col. Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144

What: The Village of Islandia will hold a special ceremony at the new First Responders Memorial in honor of the memory of five local first responders who were killed during the September 11, 2001 attacks: Raymond M. Meisenheimer, Peter Brennan, John P. Napolitano. Glen K. Pettit and William J. Mahoney, Jr.

Mayor Allan M. Dorman will be joined by village trustees, safety officers and members of the Col Francis S. Midura Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12144 in remembering those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.

The First Responders Memorial was unveiled on June 2, 2018. It features five plaques, one for each of the five local residents who lost their lives. Mayor Dorman said this ceremony will continue to be held at the Memorial to remember those who perished that day.

When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:30 a.m.

Where: First Responders Memorial
Old Nichols Road, Islandia
(across the street from Village Hall)

Directions: LIE to Exit 58 toward Nesconset/Central Islip. Take Old Nichols Road south towards Central Islip. Memorial is on the left-hand side. After approximately one-third of a mile, turn right into Village Hall for parking.

Photo Ops: Mayor Dorman speaking before the crowd, honoring the five residents who died on this day 18 years ago.

Village of Islandia Honors Retiring Fire Marshal Joe Correira for His Years of Service

Caption: Mayor Allan M. Dorman (left), presents a proclamation to Joe Correira (right) for having served for nearly 25 years as Village Fire Marshal during a special ceremony at Village Hall on January 29.

At a special ceremony at Village Hall on January 29, the Village of Islandia honored Joe Correira, who is retiring as Village Fire Marshal after approximately 25 years of service.

Mr. Correira became Village Fire Marshal in 1995. He was responsible for inspecting all types of buildings to ensure compliance with established fire safety standards and making recommendations for building evacuation procedures. In addition, he assisted the Central Islip, Hauppauge and Lakeland Fire Departments at fire scenes and hazardous materials incidents.

Alan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, presented Mr. Correira with a proclamation acknowledging his service with the village. Mike Zaleski, Deputy Mayor and Public Safety Director, Village of Islandia, presented him with going-away gifts on behalf of the village board.

For more information, call 631-348-1133, or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.

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Incorporated in 1985, the Village of Islandia is home to over 3,000 residents and over 1,300 businesses. The village’s proximity to New York City and the North and South shores of Long Island make Islandia an attractive destination for residents and businesses who may be thinking of relocating to Long Island. For more information, please visit http://www.newvillageofislandia.com.