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Jan. 21 Powerful Performances, Parenting and Protest - Plus More!

Take a look at the top stories and events happening in Malverne and West Hempstead today.

Every weekday morning Patch let's you know the top five things going on in Malverne and West Hempstead for the day.

See what you need to know for Jan. 21.

  1. Powerful Performances: In case you missed Wednesday night's  episode of American Idol, check out the clip of singing sensation who left celebrity judges saying "Wow" when he crooned his rendition of The Beatles' "Yesterday." The young man hails from Merrick, but he does have a connection to Malverne. Check out the story to see what it is. Also, showcasing his talents today - and Saturday and Sunday - is a West Hempstead man who is performing in the latest production by Hofstra Entertainment, a play by Ayn Rand title "Night of January 16th." Check Patch later today to read his story and learn more about this unique theatrical work.
  2. Protest Targets TOH Shelter: The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter continues to come under heat by animal rescuers, pet lovers and former volunteers of the shelter. On Thursday afternoon, a group gathered outside the shelter in Wantagh to expose problems with its budget, conditions and ban on volunteers. Check out the full video report on Patch.
  3. Do You Know Eddie? In another installment of our "Meet Your Neighbors" series, we introduce you to a 90-year-old West Hempstead man who has done and seen it all and continues to remain active. (You may have seen him cycling around the neighborhood or horseback riding through ) Read his amazing story here.
  4. Best Parenting Tips: As mothers of multiples and owners of a parenting consulting service, Rebecca Kammerer and Beth Karcher, have seen and heard it all. Today they're sharing their favorite "tried and true" parenting tips that have worked for them and their clients. Check Patch at 2pm today for the story.
  5. No Snow Day: Yes, Malverne and West Hempstead did get hit with some more snow (I'm sure our columnist Dave Coonan will be thrilled. Read his to see what a big fan he is of the white stuff.) but it wasn't quite enough to shut down the schools this time. (Sorry boys and girls - and faculty members.) As of 4:45am only 2.4 inches had been observed at JFK Airport, the nearest location reported by the National Weather Service. Still, take it slow on the roads.

Don't forget to check Patch tomorrow morning for a list of the Top 5 Things You'll Need to Know about Malverne and West Hempstead for this weekend.

And as always, if there's a story you think we should cover or you have a suggestion on how to make Malverne-West Hempstead Patch even better, e-mail Tara.Conry@Patch.com.

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