Here are the Five Things You Need to Know for July 17:
1. West Nile Virus: A mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus has been found in a trap in nearby Mineola according to the Nassau County Department of Health. For tips on reducing the mosquito population around your home and property, click here.
2. GCHS Capital Campaign: The Garden City Historical Society will embark on a capital campaign beginning this fall. Society officials have received an estimate of $500,000 to complete work to the exterior of the museum. Capital improvements will include extensive restoration of the entire façade from ground floor to the cupola on the roof. To find out more check back this morning on Patch.
3. Sweet Adelines: Did you hear the singing ladies who were entertaining restaurant patrons, railroad commuters and other passersby in Garden City on Friday? Find out who they are and what they were doing later today on Patch.
4. Bamboo Ban: The Hempstead Town Board unanimously adopted legislation that will stem the planting, growing or maintaining of bamboo plants on local properties in the township. Town officials are responding to the complaints of residents who have had to deal with invasive bamboo encroaching on their properties from adjoining parcels. Click here to read more about the bamboo ban. Have you had to deal with invasive bamboo encroaching on your property from a neighbor's home? Should the village also ban bamboo (vilage law supersedes town law)? Leave a comment in the section below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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