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Jericho’s Chess Champ


Wesley Wang

The 48th annual New York State Scholastic Chess Championship was held in Saratoga Springs Feb. 28 through March 1. More than 1,000 scholastic chess players battled for the much coveted state champion title. [Read more…]

Jericho Photog Chosen For Display

55%20artwork[1]Drew Leist’s photograph “The Glass Ceiling” was recently chosen as one of the 18 winners of the College Board’s Call for Artists. Leist is a junior at Jericho High School. [Read more…]

Meeting The Needs Of Animal Friends


Sophie, a boxer, is getting a checkup from Jackie, a supervisor and licensed technician at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

While the neighborhood veterinarian has been around for ages, animal care in recent years has become a rapidly-evolving field, rivaling actual human care in many respects. Long Island Veterinary Specialists of Plainview may just represent the very pinnacle of that noble profession in the Long Island area and beyond. [Read more…]

Jericho IDs Staff For Safety

JerEcho_ID_030715BBy Nicole Dukoff

The Jericho School District now requires that all staff members wear ID cards. While these cards are not as high tech as other schools’ cards that contain monitoring devices, the cards are aimed at ensuring the safety of the Jericho community. [Read more…]

Syosset Concert Warms Winter

VillageOrch_030715CThe Village School Winter Concert was recently held at H.B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset. The Senior Orchestra opened up the performance under the direction of music teacher Ms. Carrella with a rousing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” They followed this up with beautiful versions of “Super String Samba,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Can Can.” The orchestra had a great, dynamic sound and played the pieces perfectly. [Read more…]

Today At The Jericho Library

The Jericho library welcomes The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company for a special program: “A Mishugas—Gilbert & Sullivan Revue … In Yiddish” at 2 p.m. In this program, the classic operettas come to life with a special Yiddish twist. The Company’s critically acclaimed productions meld Victorian satire with Jewish humor, while preserving the lovely music and spirit of the original works. Tickets are required.

Comedy Tonight At Jericho Temple

Temple Or Elohim welcomes the community to its Men’s Comedy Night at 7 p.m. The event features a buffet dinner followed by the keen observations of four comedians: Dr. Harry Freedman, Maria Walsh, Teddy Smith and Scott Schendlinger. Dessert and coffee ends the evening. The cost is $49 before Feb. 24 and $54 after or at the door. RSVP to 516-433-9888 ext. 14 or The temple is located at 18 Tobie Lane in Jericho.


Sign Up For Summer Hockey Now

The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center is currently offering early bird registration for the town’s Summer Hockey School program, developed by The Rinx Hockey School at the Town’s Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, according to Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano. Hockey enthusiasts can sign up for any number of weekly sessions at discounted prices now through April 1, from one week to all eight weeks of the program.

“This summer, hockey players in the Town of Oyster Bay will have the unique opportunity to develop and learn new hockey skills in week-long sessions designed specifically for their talent level,” Coschignano said. “Parents may register their children now for the Rinx Summer Hockey School, which is not only a great way for kids to spend the summer, but is also an excellent opportunity for them to fine tune their hockey skills.”

Coschignano commented on the schedule for the hockey school. The program, which is slated to begin June 29 and run through Aug. 17, will include a full day of on-ice and off-ice training run by trained hockey professionals. Throughout the week, participants will receive the benefit of 15 to 20 hours of on-ice training and six to eight hours of off-ice training. The program will be broken down into two levels, intermediate and advanced. The intermediate skills program is for ages five through 12 and will include 15 hours of on-ice training per week and more than eight hours of training per week off the rink. The advanced session is geared for travel players ages six through 14 and includes 20 hours of on-ice training and six hours of training per week off the ice. Both skill programs focus on shooting, passing, agility drills and field sports. Lunch every day is included.

“The Summer Hockey School sessions will be challenging, but will result in newly developed skills for our young hockey players,” Coschignano said. “Each class will be filled with useful tips and techniques to fully develop each student’s hockey playing abilities.”

“The Rinx Summer Hockey School is not only a great way to spend the summer, but an excellent opportunity to fine tune their hockey skills,” Coschignano continued. “Town of Oyster Bay residents receive a 10 percent discount on any of the training weeks.” Early arrival and late pick up will also be available.

Anyone interested in registering for the program or looking to find out more information on the Rinx Hockey School should go to or call 516-797-4126 and ask for Ed Chandla.


Galactic Bounce In Syosset

galactic photo 1Come to Syossest and bounce in space.

Bounce! Trampoline Sports, Long Island’s spectacular indoor sports center, has just become even more exciting with the addition of another Bounce! first—Galactic Jump ‘n Glow. No other trampoline sports arena has anything like it. Friday and Saturday nights from 8 to 11 p.m., a live DJ sets the tone for a spectacular laser/black light show that transforms Bounce! into a glow-in-the-dark, laser-pulsating extravaganza. [Read more…]

Syosset Vet Among Honorees


Syosset resident Jake Dillon (left) among WWII living historians at the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration as Stop & Shop announces their sponsorship of Memorial Day weekend events on Long Island this year that mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. He is joined by (from left to right) Michael Scarabino of Huntington, Arlene Putterman of Stop & Shop, Stacy Wasson of Bellmore, Joe Nappi of Lake Ronkonkoma and Paul Randazzo of Oceanside.

As the country observes the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II this year, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC has announced that the company will be honoring New York area veterans and those returned from active duty at events scheduled throughout the year at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport and the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. [Read more…]