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Instruments Of Change In Syosset


Deepa Paulus (front row, third from left) and Sejal Kukadia (front row, second from right) with several of their young students at a recent tabla class held in Syosset. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Taalim School of Indian Music recently made headway into the Syosset area for the first time recently, spreading the creativity and uniqueness of Indian culture to the community—but with a cultural twist added to its traditional formula. [Read more…]

Sagamore Hill Completes Renovation


Sagamore Hill recently experienced a $10 million renovation.

Sagamore Hill, the former home of revered 26th President Theodore Roosevelt located in Cove Neck, has recently completed an extensive $10 million face lift and is ready to show it off to the world.

A 14,175-square-foot Queen Anne-style home originally constructed in 1886, Roosevelt lived in Sagamore Hill until his death in 1919. Eventually, Congress established the home and it’s surrounding property as The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, under the control of the National Park Service, where it remains open to the public to this very day. [Read more…]

Rockin’ Well In Jericho


Seth Luker and Mike Wall bring Rockin’ Wellness to Jericho. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Two Long Island rock-and-rollers have created a new dietary supplement they say will revolutionize the market and to prove the point, they’re offering up the guitar of a well-known rock star to one lucky customer of the Whole Foods Market of Jericho this month.

To the uninitiated, a bag of Rockin’ Wellness Total Body Nutrition Shake powder might come across as yet another newcomer in the over-crowded whey protein market. But according to co-creator Seth Luker, Rockin’ Wellness is not a protein at all, but a blend of beans, seeds, vegetables, fruits and leaves, taking the form of a vital energy nutrition shake. [Read more…]

Group Needs Cash For Legal Fight

After filing a lawsuit to delay the ground breaking of Country Pointe at Plainview, a group of Old Bethpage neighbors and one outside environmentalist are looking for financial help to take their case to the next step.

The group says it needs to raise $5,000 to $10,000 to hire an attorney/legal advisor and prepare for a bond if they are granted a preliminary injunction on July 8. The five neighbors from Round Swamp Road filed lawsuit in State Supreme Court last month citing numerous failings in the Town of Oyster Bay’s environmental review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). [Read more…]

Syosset Sisters ‘Inspire Bright’


Syosset sisters Jillian and Rachel Roth started the charitable organization Inspire Bright.

Social media distracts everyone, as even the most professional of adults will shirk real-world responsibilities in favor of retweets and red notification icons. But when the parents of two Syosset youngsters had the bright idea to help their daughters refocus on school obligations by prohibiting social media use, an inspiring endeavor was set in motion. [Read more…]

Jericho Firm Feels Pushback


A group of residents is attempted to force the town to take a closer look at the environmental impact of a Plainview project.

A group of Old Bethpage residents are banding together to ensure their local environment gets a fair shake before developers break ground on a massive Plainview project.

Residents appeared in state Supreme Court last week to file a lawsuit challenging how the Town of Oyster Bay performed its environmental review of the Country Pointe project, which encompasses 750 housing units, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse and 118,450-square-feet of retail space at Old Country Road and Round Swamp Round, to be built by Jericho-based Beechwood Organization. [Read more…]

Syosset Library Essay Winners


From left: Sabrina Guo, Lawrence Hon, Sara Gao

The Friends of the Syosset Public Library recently announced the winners of their 2015 essay contest, “My Most Unforgettable Hero/Heroine And Why.” [Read more…]

Syosset Man Neglected Dog: DA


Investigators found Stanley in rough shape.

The Nassau County District Attorney’s office reports that a Syosset man was arrested yesterday for criminal neglect of his pet Shih Tzu, Stanley. [Read more…]

From Syosset To Carnegie Hall


Marissa Ready

Marissa Ready, a student at South Woods Middle School has been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and will perform at the storied venue this month. [Read more…]

Three-Dimensional In Jericho


Jericho librarian Sarah Okano displays a Millennium Falcon made on the 3D printer. (Photos by George Haber)

The Jericho Public Library recently acquired a 3D printer and is offering its patrons the opportunity to create their own objects using this cutting-edge technology. The printer was purchased under a grant received through the initiative of library director Barbara Kessler. [Read more…]