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Restoration Farm Grows Into Success


Caroline Fanning runs the farm with her husband Daniel Holmes. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Restoration Farm, a five-acre, privately-run plot of land situated on the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration, has been toiling away at the soil of the Nassau County, putting wholesome, natural food on the table of local families since 2007.

It is the creation of Caroline Fanning and her husband, Daniel Holmes, who reside with their two children in Amityville, where Fanning was born and raised. Amityville hardly sounds like the type of community that would spawn a farmer, but Fanning attributes her gravitation towards that field to her upbringing, learning early on that the summertime was meant to be spent outdoors. [Read more…]

Syosset Hears Roosevelt’s LI Legacy


Howard Ehrlich gave an engaging lecture on Teddy Roosevelt Long Island legacy. (Photo by Chris Boyle)

Sagamore Hill, the famed Cove Neck landmark home of Theodore Roosevelt, is officially back open for business after the completion of a comprehensive $10 million renovation and the staff there are anxious tell anyone who will listen all about it.

To that end, Howard Ehrlich, a senior federal ranger at what is now known as The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, recently held a seminar at the Syosset Public Library (in an ongoing series throughout Long Island) on the life and times of the 26th President of the United States and his time in Sagamore Hill, his beautiful Queen Anne-style home originally constructed in 1886, where Roosevelt lived until his death in 1919. [Read more…]

Car Show To Benefit Autism Society

Carrie-Anne GonzalezThe sixth annual David Lerner Associates Charity Car Show will take place July 26 at the financial planning firm’s Syosset headquarters at 477 Jericho Tpke. All proceeds from the event will be donated directly to the Nassau-Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America to assist families affected by autism. [Read more…]

Jericho Native Awarded Fulbright Grant


Jericho’s Karissa Caputo will go to Taiwan on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Each year, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs awards roughly 1,600 U.S. students the Fulbright Grant. The distinguished program provides those with academic merit and leadership potential the opportunity to become more globally minded citizens through study, teaching, research and humanitarian work. [Read more…]

Judge Extends Country Pointe Halt


Country Pointe Plainview petitioners (from left) Glenn Denton, Bridget Denton, Francis Scally, Kathleen DuVal and Fay Scally outside of the Nassau County Clerk’s office.

A stretch of Plainview forestland inhabiting property coveted by the Town of Oyster Bay and a local developer received another reprieve in Nassau County Supreme Court last week.

According to a judge’s order, the ban on work at the site of the 145-acre Country Pointe development at Round Swamp Road and Old Country Road will continue at least through late August. The extended delay in the project’s start will provide an opportunity for attorneys representing the town and developers to submit papers opposing the lawsuit brought by local citizens. [Read more…]

Syosset Synagogue Promotes Rabbi


Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet

North Shore Synagogue in Syosset recently announced the promotion of Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet from Associate Rabbi to Senior Rabbi.

Shalhevet has been working at North Shore Synagogue since 2008, when she was ordained by the Hebrew Union College. A native Long Islander, Shalhevet grew up in Sayville and graduated from Brandeis University in 2000. Before enrolling in Rabbinic School, she worked for Synagogue 2000 (now Synagogue 3000) and at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. [Read more…]

Syosset Stroke Unit Wins Award

Stroke_070115ASyosset Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines—Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. [Read more…]

One Soldier’s Quest


Bethpage’s Paul Masi is spearheading an effort to remember POWs and MIAs.

As we celebrate the month of July with barbeques and fireworks, we must remember that our freedom comes at a high price paid for by those brave
servicemen and women who answered the call. Some return from war different from when they began their journey, some perished and some remained missing in action.

Since the first World War, 91,000 soldiers remain unaccounted for. During Operation Homecoming after the Vietnam War, 1,200 POWs were expected back—only 570 returned. [Read more…]

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…]