Founded in 1949, the Middle Island Civic Association meets on the third Thursday of the month at the beautiful Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY.

Please join us!

Middle Island Civic Association Meeting Notice

THURSDAY, February 15th, 2024 at 7:00 PM – at LPL!

Longwood Public Library Director Lisa Jacobs will explain the proposed 2024-2025 LPL budget and trustee election process, which will be voted upon on Tuesday, April 9th.

Trish Ewald of Blessings in a Back Pack will update us on upcoming fundraisers and share some “Blessings Brew.”  MICA is a Blessings supporter and several members regularly volunteer in their efforts.

Per the MICA Bylaws, the Nominating Committee will be formed at this meeting, in advance of the April annual election of officers. 

Julie Vitrano, property manager for 200-232 MCR, may also attend.  Dollar General signs are in half the windows of the strip mall there.

The owners of Lola’s Southern Cuisine hope to attend; Tiffany and Darrell Darwood are working to  open Lola’s 2.0 at the former Cow Palace location later this year.

PLEASE NOTE: the proposed expansion at Surge Rehabilitation & Nursing Home at 49 Oakcrest Ave will be presented by attorney Keith Brown et al at our March 21st civic meeting.  The owners want to add a one-story 3,350 square foot building and reconfigure the parking areas.  Inadequate parking is a major concern for all there: patients, visitors, employees and neighbors. 

Get updates on SCPD, LPL, local development projects and more.  Enjoy refreshments.  Bring your $10 Annual Dues, a Neighbor, and  chunk tuna fish in water/Hormel chili/Progresso soup for Blessings in a Backpack. Thanks!


During early Covid restrictions, MICA met virtually each month from July 2020 thru April 2021 via Zoom.  We averaged between 20-25 participants and held our annual Meet the Candidates Night in October , our Farewell to Senator Ken LaValle in December, and our Election of Officers in April.  In May 2021, we returned to in person meetings, outside at the MIFD HQ park/picnic area. MICA met there until September. Many thanks to our wonderful hosts at MIFD!

We have been meeting monthly indoors at Longwood Public Library since October 2021.

Please consider bringing food-specific donations for Blessings in a Backpack: chunk tuna fish in water, Kraft mac & cheese, Belvita breakfast biscuits, Progresso soup, Hormel chili, canned ravioli, Quaker oatmeal packets, small canned fruit, small pretzel bags. Thanks!

At our December 2018 meeting, we voted to make Blessings in a Backpack the recipient of our monthly food drives

Please Note:  scheduled speakers and presenters are subject to change and/or cancellation, often without much notice, and sometimes at the very last minute. MICA will attempt to keep this site as up-to-date as possible as well as notify its members in good standing via e-mail.