Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel joined with Legislator Bill Gaylor, Nassau County Presiding Officer Richard J. Nicolello, Town Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Hewlett House Director Geri Barash and members of the Peninsula Kiwanis to debut a restored historic marker at Hewlett House in Hewlett.
“I was honored to attend the unveiling of the restored Hewlett House Historical marker alongside elected officials like Councilman Bruce Blakeman, President of the Hewlett House Geri Barash, and members of Peninsula Kiwanis,” Presiding Officer Nicolello said. “The Hewlett House supports cancer patients from across the county at every stage of treatment and has helped positively impact the lives of so many in their time of need. I am pleased to see the house’s great and significant history be preserved for future generations.”
Hewlett House was built circa 1740 by the descendants of George Hewlett, the first of his family on Long Island. The home, which still sits on its original site, now almost 300 years later, serves as a community resource supporting cancer patients at every stage of treatment.
Shown in photo above, left to right: Presiding Officer Richard J. Nicolello; Past President of Peninsula Kiwanis, Dominic Curra; President of Peninsula Kiwanis, Michael Gliner; Nassau County Deputy Presiding Officer Howard J. Kopel; Hewlett House Director, Geri Barash; Town of Hempstead Councilman, Bruce Blakeman; Peninsula Kiwanis Member, Frank Tavella and Nassau County Legislator Bill Gaylor.