Nassau county Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) was the invited guest of Girl Scout Troop # 3584 on Friday evening, June 13th. Jacobs was so honored to have been asked by the Troop to attend an evening with a woman in the community they admire. Jacobs said, [Read more...]
Update: The man has been identified as Jonathan Sobel of Woodbury.
Police are investigating what happened to a man who was found dead in the main pool at Syosset-Woodbury Park in Woodbury on July 27.
Police say at 1:25 p.m., a 44-year-old man was seen swimming in the pool and was found unresponsive and floating face down a short time later. [Read more...]
Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts a special Toddler Time every Tuesday for kids ages 2 through 6 so parents and caretakers don’t have to worry about bigger kids or excessive noise. $12 per hour for a parent and child combination and additional children are $8 per hour. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 516-762-1300. Play groups are encouraged to sign up together. Bounce! Trampoline Sports, Syosset. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jillian Miller, a fifth-grader at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Syosset, has been chosen as a 2014 National PTA Award of Merit Reflections winner for her original artistic piece, an original self-choreographed dance routine entitled, “You Can Be Anything.”
The National PTA’s Reflections program encourages students in pre-k through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts.
Thousands of students each year reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Photography and Visual Arts. [Read more...]
The Berry Hill PTA hosted the annual Strawberry Festival. Berry Hill families and friends enjoyed an afternoon of games, crafts, food and lots of fun all in the backyard of the school. The Strawberry Festival featured a DJ, carnival booths, boom blasters with water balloons and high/low strike strength testers. Kids also had an opportunity to create their own spin art t-shirt and make sand art. Cotton candy, hotdogs, pretzels and ice cream rounded out the fun-filled afternoon. View more pictures from the strawberry festival!
Students at A.P. Willits Elementary School in the Syosset Central School District had the opportunity to experience what it was like to attend college for one morning during the school’s second annual University Day on June 17. University Day features a variety of hands-on workshops that allow students to explore new areas of study and interest. Parents, faculty and community members taught courses in an area that they have prior expertise, bringing a unique perspective to the students. [Read more...]
Reps. Steve Israel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Tom Cole (R-OK) announced that they sent a letter to Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights for the UN Human Rights Council calling on her to condemn Hamas’ use of civilians as human shields, which is a direct violation of international law. Hamas, a designated terrorist group, continues to launch missiles aimed at civilians in Israeli population centers and refuses to de-escalate the conflict by agreeing to internationally-backed cease-fires. [Read more...]
Syosset High School Senior Sydni Grossman was among 10 winners selected by Kids Helping Kids for its 2014 Kids of Distinction Community Scholarship Program, created to recognize exceptional kids in the Town of Oyster Bay.
“We have so many exceptional young people living in the Town that I’m certain it wasn’t easy selecting just a handful of recipients from the numerous applicants,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto said. “I thank the committee for their hard work and dedication in designating these 10 extraordinary individuals.”
The winners were selected by the Kids Helping Kids organization, which established a committee to judge a record number of applications that they received for the 10-year anniversary of the program. [Read more...]
Jericho Librarian Susan Santa invites you to join a community of book lovers, 20- 30-somethings-plus, without leaving your home. Visit any time you like, day or night. Go to www.jericholibrary.org and under Programs click on JPL’s Book-In-A-Blog for details. The latest selection is The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver.
Thanks to a recent volunteer effort in partnership with United Way of Long Island, Purolator International was able to help refurbish the greenhouse and surrounding area on their visit to AHRC Nassau’s Brookville campus.