About the Author

Millicent Danziger Vollono mdvollono@gmail.com

Raised in the Long Island village of Freeport Millicent Vollono graduated from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY with a B.A. in Music. After graduation, Mrs. Vollono became Hofstra’s Departmental Music Librarian and subsequently earned a Masters in Humanities from that institution. She received her M.S. in Library Science from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science and joined the staff of the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library in 1981, becoming the Music Librarian in 1985. In 2011, she became the Library's Head of Readers' Advisory and Reference Services, a position which she held until her retirement in 2016.

Music still plays a large part in Mrs. Vollono’s life. Since her student days, she was a member of Hofstra’s early music group, the Collegium Musicum, and plays treble viol, vielle and other early stringed instruments, as well as violin and viola. Mrs. Vollono is an avid genealogist and has traveled extensively with her husband of over 40 years, in some cases, following the paths of their ancestors. Travel and nature photography have been a source of enjoyment for both Vollonos, which they have imparted to their three children.

Her travels have acquainted Mrs. Vollono with the pride and reverence that communities around the world have for their historical sites. She hopes that The Five Towns will remind local residents of the forgotten charm of their own communities and the unique qualities of the area in which they live.

Further information:

"Woodsburgh Village celebrates 100 Years," Nassau Herald, October 18, 2012, p13.

"Woodsburgh Celebrates village's Centennial," Five Towns Patch, October 17, 2012.

"Woodsburgh marks its centennial," Nassau Herald, October 11, 2012.

"Woodsburgh marks a Century," Newsday, October 15, 2012.

"Freeport author Millicent Vollono," (FMLnews: Freeport Memorial Library website)

"Hewlett Librarian Preserving The Five Towns' Past." South Shore Standard, vol. I no. 3 (April 1-7,2011), page A6 (cont'd on B6).

"Exhibit Provides Glimpse Into Five Towns Past." Five Towns Patch, November 17, 2010.

Mayor Susan Schlaff of Woodsburgh presented a certificate of appreciation to Millicent Vollono at Woodsburgh's 100th anniversary celebration on October 14, 2012