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Carol McKenna, 65, has been the village historian (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Carol McKenna, 65, has been the village historian for Valley Stream since 1996. (Oct. 22, 2012)

People of Valley Stream

Brittany Wait profiles people around Valley Stream, from community leaders to residents she bumps into around town.

Kimberly Thomas, 40, of Valley Stream, created a
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Kimberly Thomas, 40, of Valley Stream, created a blog called Valley Stream Mom almost two years ago to inform the community of events, but it has also developed into a platform to discuss issues on education and happenings within the village. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Richard Infield, 53, has lived in Valley Stream
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Richard Infield, 53, has lived in Valley Stream for 15 years and is president of Friends of Valley Stream Dogs, an organization that had a hand in installing the first dog park in the village near the Village Green. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Tony Cannonito, 51, has lived in Valley Stream
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Tony Cannonito, 51, has lived in Valley Stream since 1962, and became president of the Valley Stream Running Club in January. (Oct. 25, 2012)

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David Sabatino, 26, co-owns Sip This, a popular
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David Sabatino, 26, co-owns Sip This, a popular coffeehouse in Valley Stream, with his longtime friend Stephanie Pontillo, 26, who also grew up in the village. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Gyulay,
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Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Gyulay, 60, left, sits at Sip This on Rockaway Avenue to the left of chamber members Mary Ann Cahill, 76, and Lee Feinman, 63. (Oct. 24, 2012)

Bill Heidenreich, 40, of Merrick, was appointed superintendent
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Bill Heidenreich, 40, of Merrick, was appointed superintendent of Valley Stream Central School District in July 2011 after serving as assistant superintendent for personnel and administration for seven years. (Oct. 23, 2012)

Michael Itgen, 52, of Rockville Centre, is one
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Michael Itgen, 52, of Rockville Centre, is one of the owners of Walt Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream, which his parents opened in 1967. He stands beside employee Rachel Moyse, 21, of Lynbrook. (Oct. 24. 2012)

Edwin Fare, 50, mayor of Valley Stream, was
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Edwin Fare, 50, mayor of Valley Stream, was elected trustee in 2004 and then mayor in 2011. (Oct. 22, 2012)

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Carol McKenna, 65, has been the village historian
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Carol McKenna, 65, has been the village historian for Valley Stream since 1996. (Oct. 22, 2012)

Dr. Joseph Pompilio, 53, of Huntington, is the
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Dr. Joseph Pompilio, 53, of Huntington, is the principal of Valley Stream Central High School. (Oct. 19, 2012)

Co-owner of Sip This in Valley Stream, David
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Co-owner of Sip This in Valley Stream, David Sabatino, 26, attended a wedding at Jericho Terrace in Mineola, with his wife Sarah, 27. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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