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Holocaust Survivor Gives Testimony

survivorEthel Katz, a Holocaust survivor, talked to eighth-graders at South Woods Middle School in the Syosset Central School District in May about her personal experience of survival, which has been documented in her memoir, Our Tomorrows Never Came.

Katz gave her testimony about living in Buczacs, Poland, which is now part of the Ukraine, when the German Army entered town in 1941. Soon after their arrival, mobile killing squads murdered her twin brother and other young Jewish men in the forest outside of the town. The remaining members of her family hid in barns and fields for several years, relying on non-Jewish neighbors for food. [Read more...]

HBT Student Honored For Writing

studentVivien Huang, an eighth-grader at H.B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset, has been awarded a certificate of recognition in the National Council of Teachers of English annual Promising Young Writers program. The theme for this year was “The Best Thing I Ever Read Growing Up.”
Huang wrote a poem about the novel, The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin, which she had read as a fifth-grader in Walt Whitman Elementary School. Huang is one of only 39 students in the nation, and one of eight students in New York State, to be awarded a certificate of recognition.
All compositions were evaluated by national judges on content, purpose, tone, word choice, organization, development, style, and ability to move an audience.

Hockey Club Keeps Cool On Ice

hockeyWhat’s a great way to escape from hot and humid summer days? On Monday evenings in July and August, the Syosset Hockey Club middle school and high school members cooled off from the heat during their weekly practices.

These sessions focused on skating drills and scrimmages that helped the kids maintain their “edge” and keep up their skills for the upcoming fall season. [Read more...]

Local Business: Excel At Woodbury

fitExcel at Woodbury, a boutique physical rehabilitation facility relatively new to the area, has demonstrated that its commitment to care extends beyond the restorative, and into the preventative, at a recent gala designed to promote skin cancer awareness in the community. Guests included local social workers, doctors, physical therapists, and many others committed to the fight against cancer.

“We are care providers,” said Administrator Madeline Moritz. “Healthcare is what we do, so why not do what we can for the larger community as well?” [Read more...]

Muttontown Man Pleads Guilty

doxeyA Muttontown man pleaded guilty on Aug. 20 to illegally releasing toxic chemicals into the ground at his business located just yards away from a Glen Cove waterway that leads into Long Island Sound.

John Doxey, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of Endangering Public Health, Safety or the Environment before Acting County Court Judge Francis Ricigliano. [Read more...]

Syosset Dog Needs A Home

kingsKingsley is a 4-year-old neutered male American Pit Bull Terrier. He came to the shelter in June 2012, and has been there longer than any other animal. Kingsley has a very sweet personality, loves to play fetch, spend time in the kiddie pool and give kisses. He is a favorite of both the shelter staff and the veterinarian for good reason. [Read more...]

Jericho Native On Kickstarter


Less than a week into its exciting Kickstarter campaign, Hearing Our Way, the magazine for children and teens with hearing loss, has already achieved more than 65 percent of its funding goal.

The magazine, envisioned and established by Jericho High School alumna Melanie Paticoff, provides social and emotional support to young people with hearing aids and cochlear implants. [Read more...]

Rte 135/Woodbury Rd Closures

trafficMotorists are advised that off-peak, daytime travel lane closures of Woodbury Road at the NY Route 135/Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway Bridge begin Tuesday, September 2 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County.  A single travel lane of Woodbury Road will be closed to motorists in the eastbound and/or westbound direction between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for three to four weeks, weather permitting.  Although no travel lanes will be closed on NY Route 135, road shoulder closures will be in effect.   Motorists are being provided with advance warning of these closings and are urged to use alternate routes or they will experience delays. [Read more...]

Jericho Skater Joins Ice Dreams

CiciAJericho’s CiCi Fader will join Olympians and National Champions on the ice this September for a world-class ice show at the new Twin Rinks Ice Center in East Meadow. 

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks on Sep. 20. [Read more...]

Shabbat Volunteers Needed

shabbatOn Friday, September 5, Temple Or Elohim in Jericho will host Shabbat Under The Stars, with a barbeque beginning at 6 p.m. and evening services at 7:30 p.m.

The “Shabbat Under the Stars” committee needs adult and teen volunteers to work as Grillers, Servers, and at Set-up or Clean-up. They are also asking for Raffle Prize donations.

Anything that you are able to do would be greatly appreciated. [Read more...]