Middle Island Civic officers and members attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new 7ELEVEN/Gas Station at Rts 25 & 21 on Friday, December 27th at 1pm. We presented franchise owner Imran Ashghar with the hard hat we all signed after the ground breaking, as well as photos of the original occupant of the site, Pfieffer’s General store, and a concept plan for adding a photo of Pfeiffer’s to the new monument sign at the corner. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed free coffee and Big Gulps inside the new store. It’s great to have a successful business back at the heart of our hamlet after nearly 20 years of blight! We look forward to a second event there in early 2020, when the Longwood HS Marching Band will perform and accept the $711 grant graciously awarded to these Disney-bound musicians.