Kidz Stuff, a children's consignment shop, is located at 205...

Kidz Stuff, a children's consignment shop, is located at 205 Rockaway Ave. in Valley Stream. (Oct. 24, 2012) Credit: Amanda Douville

Today is my last day in Valley Stream for our Town Focus series.

I’ll miss trying the seasonal specialty drinks at Sip This on Rockaway Avenue, taking a tour of the Pagan-Fletcher Restoration, walking in Hendrickson Park and getting to know the community while happening to discover most, if not all, of its hidden gems.

Last Friday, I invited David Sabatino, co-owner of Sip This, Kimberly Thomas, a local community blogger, and Richard Infield, president of Friends of Valley Stream Dogs, to a Google Hangout session to discuss Valley Stream. We’ll continue these sessions as we move forward with our monthly Town Focus series.

Over the past five days, I discussed issues within the schools, how business has changed over the years, the history of a community with almost 40,000 residents and much more.

I spent my time speaking with active members of the community like the mayor, village historian, business leaders, school officials, even comedian and actor Jim Breuer, who grew up in Valley Stream. I’m sure there are more people to meet, but I’ll be back, don’t worry.

I have to say that the food in Valley Stream has been quite delectable and I’m so glad I received so many recommendations throughout the week.

Again, if you’re wondering what kind of Halloween events are happening in Valley Stream, refer back to my Day 3 post for details.

Today, I’ll be covering the community, along with reporter Jessica Stallone.

I’m meeting with Richard Infield, president of Friends of Valley Stream Dog Park. Jessica is stopping by Kidz Stuff, a children’s consignment store on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream.

If you have any questions, concerns, or you just want to recommend another place to eat lunch, please reach out to me via email, Twitter or the comments below. You can also reach out to Jessica via Twitter.

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Above: Kidz Stuff in Valley Stream