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Woodsburgh to celebrate 100th anniversary

The Woodsburgh board of trustees is getting ready to celebrate the village’s centennial in October.

The board discussed at its meeting yesterday plans for the 100th anniversary ceremony on Oct. 14, tentatively at 3 p.m. The board previously allocated $3,000 for the celebration.

Woodsburgh became an incorporated village on Nov. 8, 1912.

The board plans to hold the ceremony at the Culluloo Telewana Monument, on a small triangle of land at Keene and Wood lanes. The triangle is currently being revamped in preparation of the centennial.

On the day of the hourlong ceremony, the board plans to have the streets surrounding the village monument closed. Coffee and cake will be served. The board will send snail mail and email invitations to residents.

“I think it would be very lovely,” Mayor Susan Schlaff said.

The board is asking residents to take pictures of their homes and send items such as historical tokens and local paraphernalia to include in a time capsule. The time capsule will be sealed before the ceremony.

Residents should take their photos and items to Village Hall, 30 Piermont Ave. in Hewlett, or send an email to by Sept. 14.

At its next meeting on Sept. 24, the board is expected to consider creating a village website and getting new street signs.


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