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Here's the top five things you need to know for the weekend of Jan. 8 and 9.
- Malvernites who live in the Valley Stream Central School District should know that the 2010-2011 budget process officially starts today, Jan. 8, with tours of all three high schools - starting at North at 8:15am - and the middle school. A budget meeting of the Board of Education will follow at 1p.m. To get a recap of the Board's December business meeting, or to find out more about the tour check out vschsd.org.
- While it wasn't anything near we experienced in late December, this and icy conditions caused to cancel it's varsity basketball games that had been scheduled for the night. It's boys JV and Varsity teams will make-up the games tonight, with JV playing at noon and Varsity at 2p.m. at West Hempstead. To read how the Rams fared in their last match-up, .
- The Division 1 All-County Music Festival takes place on Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Tilles Center, where the top local high school student performers will showcase their talents. Check out some of the student musicians from perform in from this year's holiday concert.
- The Girl Scouts of are holding their pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 9:30am to 12:30 pm in the school auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids, and all proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of St. Thomas the Apostle. Need more info? Click here. The Girl Scouts have also started selling cookies again. To see what treats are on the menu for this year's cookie drive, check out
- of the Malverne is currently collecting donations to purchase mattresses for 43 wounded or disabled veterans undergoing treatment at a hospital in Norfolk who are without comfortable sleeping conditions. Each mattress costs $140. If you wish to pledge this or any amount, make a check payable to American Legion Post 44 and mail it to P.O. Box 44 Malverne, NY 11565. A handful of residents, including the village mayor and trustees already pledged to each purchase a mattress, at Wednesday's board meeting, but many more are still needed. To see what else was discussed at this month's meeting held earlier this week, for Patch's recap.