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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…]

Once Upon A Time In Jericho


Jericho Friends Meeting House

Jericho is one of the “Bible towns” of Long Island along with Babylon, Bethpage and Jerusalem (today Wantagh). Jericho was named after the town in the fertile Jordan River Valley described in the Book of Joshua as part of the Promised Land. [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…]

Rockin Wellness At Jericho Whole Foods

rockWEBGet to Jericho this week for a chance to rock your body.

Rockin’ Wellness Whole Body Nutritional Shakes will plug in at the Jericho Whole Foods, 429 N. Broadway, on Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., offering samples of their Superfood chocolate shake. [Read more…]

Preparing For The Worst In Jericho


Captain Rafael Castillo hosted an emergency preparedness seminar in Jericho. (Photo by Chris Boyle)

When disaster strikes, it’s always when you’re least expecting it. When it happens, a little know-how can mean the difference between life and death to a well-prepared individual.

At the Jericho Public Library, Captain Rafael Castillo of the Army National Guard recently hosted a Citizen Preparedness Corps instructional course for local area residents as a way of readying them to face a multitude of threats, ranging from hurricanes and power outages all the way to an terrorist attack and more. [Read more…]

Cops Arrest Man In Jericho Murder

Joshua N. Golson-Orelus

Joshua N. Golson-Orelus

After an investigation spanning five months, cops have arrested a Westbury man in connection with the murder of a Jericho gas station attendant back in January. [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…]

Syosset/Jericho Libraries This Week

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Man Of La Mancha In Concert

The Jericho library hosts this stage classic presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions from 2 to 4 p.m. Join Don Quixote as he fights to right all the wrongs and tilts at windmills in this award-winning show. Enjoy the music and the poignant, moving story as you follow the Man of La Mancha on his “Impossible Dream.” [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…]