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Birchwood Endorses Candidates

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Daborah Lee

The Birchwood Civic Association endorsed three candidates running in the contested Syosset School Board election and two candidates running unopposed in the Jericho election at its meeting at Jackson Elementary school on April 28.

The BCA endorsed Syosset incumbents Chris DeFillippo and Josh Lafrazan and newcomer Bill Weiner for the Syosset Board. The BCA also endorsed Jericho Board incumbent Bill Ferro and first time candidate Daborah Lee, both of whom are running unopposed. [Read more…]

Jericho School Board Meets

guide dogThe Jericho School District’s latest Board of Education meeting on April 23 featured honors for scholar athletes and teachers, board election news, robots and dogs—but sadly, no robot dogs. [Read more…]

Find It At Jericho Library

America todayThomas Hart Benton painted the America Today mural for the New School for Social Research in 1931 to adorn the school’s boardroom in New York City. It is a sweeping panorama of American life throughout the 1920s. [Read more…]

Banjo Rascals At Jericho

The Jericho library hosts The Banjo Rascals at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26,  as they present “Dixieland, Swing & Pop,” a lively show with a variety of songs ranging from Scott Joplin rags to contemporary music. Be prepared to sing and have an afternoon of fun. Tickets are required

 

Jericho Temple Hits Broadway

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Cantor Katz and Hayden DeWitt sang from operas, operattas and shows at last year’s annual Temple Concert.

Songs and music from hit Broadway shows will be featured at Temple Or Elohim’s annual Spring concert Sunday May 17 at 7 p.m. [Read more…]

Syosset/Jericho See Low Opt Out Rate

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District Opt Out Rates

Thousands of students across Nassau County refused to participate in the first round of Common Core testing last week, sending a clear message to Albany regarding state assessment testing—and more of the same is expected during this week’s testing. [Read more…]

Woodbury Native’s Moving Image

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Woodbury’s Zachary Fallah is an avid filmmaker. (Photo by Brett Kodama)

Talented storytellers all get their start somewhere—whether it’s the New York City grid, the countryside of some foreign land or even the halls of Syosset High School and the streets of Woodbury. [Read more…]

Ballet At Jericho Library

On Sunday, April 19, Ballet Long Island comes to the Jericho library at 2 p.m. They will perform the beautiful Swan Lake Act II. In addition, attendees will also see excerpts from Firebird, Cinderella and The Nutcracker. The company is artistically led by Debra Punzi who is a teacher, choreographer and director. She has a Masters Degree in dance and early training with the Joffrey Ballet School. Join us for this adventure in dance. This program is co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artists Concert Series.

Jericho Hosts Healing Laughs

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Hicksville’s Marissa and Matt Weippert hold the annual event in memory of their daughter Sarah. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

A family that lost their daughter to cancer while she was barely into her teens has taken that tragic event and impossibly turned it into a laughing matter, and all in an effort to help others going through the same thing.

The Night of Laughter is the Sarah Grace Foundation for Children With Cancer’s major annual fundraiser. This year’s event—it’s 12th—was held at Jericho’s Milleridge Cottage on April 10 and attracted more than 200 attendees. The evening itself encompasses an extensive raffle drawing (featuring items donated by local businesses), dinner and the side-splitting performances of four professional comedians. [Read more…]

Jericho Ranks Third In State

JerichoRank_041515AJericho High School topped all other Long Island public high schools as it recently achieved third place in a ranking of the 100 best public high schools in the state by Niche, a research site that rates schools based on community reviews, opinions and hard data. [Read more…]