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Syosset Teen Helps Feline Friends


Rachel Haft was honored by the Golden Paw Society.

A Syosset youngster put her paws to work this summer and helped some furry friends in need of a home.

The Golden Paw Society of Huntington held its annual Golden Gala fundraising event in Syosset recently, honoring individuals who have made a difference in the lives of shelter cats on Long Island. This year, one of the four honorees was 13-year-old Rachel Haft of Syosset. The organization presented Haft with a plaque thanking her for her contributions to the cause of caring for shelter cats. [Read more…]

Syosset Group Gets Seniors Online


Project Milo members deliver computers to the Cold Spring Hills Center.

Project Milo, a Syosset-based student charity group that rebuilds and donates old computers, has just completed their latest project.

The Milo team recently donated a bundle of eight desktop computers to Cold Spring Hills Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Woodbury, while the Syosset-Woodbury Rotary contributed by donating eight new webcams for the elderly residents to use. [Read more…]

Syosset Rotary Begins New Year


Rina, from Kosovo, received life-saving surgery with help from the Syosset-Woodbury community.

The Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Club recently celebrated and installed their new officers for 2015-16 at a dinner at Angelina’s II. The officers are president Bob Mittleman, vice president Warren Church, co-treasurers Virgilio Baez and Jay Nathan and secretary Moira Patterson.

Past president Maria Anderson was presented with an engraved barometer as a thank you for serving as president for the past two years and an evening of fellowship continued between rotarians and their families. Paul Harris Awards were also presented this year to Greg Chabina and Virgilio Baez, in recognition of their service to the Syosset-Woodbury Rotary. [Read more…]

Syosset Grad Earns Scholarship


Claire Del Sorbo

Syosset’s Claire Del Sorbo was recently awarded a college scholarship by OneBeacon Insurance Group. Del Sorbo is a 2015 Syosset High School graduate, where she received awards for student government service and outstanding musicianship. She also earned International Thespian Society honors and received the Girl Scout Gold Award. Del Sorbo will attend Fordham University in the Bronx in the fall. [Read more…]

Orange Is The New Workout


Kelly Kirsh and Nick Locicero are trainers at Syosset’s Orangetheory. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

When it comes to getting in shape as quickly and effectively as possible, one can hit a standard gym, push a little iron and stroll on the treadmill with varying degrees of results or they can go to Orangetheory Fitness—Syosset’s newest exercise sensation—and be put through the paces like never before until they’ve achieved their fitness goals in record time. [Read more…]

Popular Gym Closes


Plainview’s Lucille Roberts will close its doors after about 40 years.

Members of the Plainview Shopping Centre’s all-female Lucille Roberts are sweating at the prospect of finding a new gym after learning theirs would be closing down on Sept. 2.

The iconic gym, at the same location in Plainview for about 40 years, sent letters to all of its members alerting them to the situation, saying in part, “We are saddened to inform you that on Sept. 2, Lucille Roberts in Plainview will be closed indefinitely.” One member of the gym, who chose to remain nameless, said management told her that the landlord had doubled the rent and refused any negotiations. [Read more…]

On The Road With Frozen Sin Truck


Ice cream truck innovators Erica and Stephanie Belk are bringing their confections to Long Island. (Photos by Brian Ozegovich, Park Ave. Studio)

Ice cream trucks are a summer favorite on the side streets of Long Island. Driving up and down neighborhood corridors pushing pre-wrapped treats and soft serve on sweets-obsessed customers, the trucks use goofy music and cartoon character faces with gumball eyes to entice youngsters and adults alike.

Answering the call for a fresh take on treats is a pair of partners in life and desserts, Erica and Stephanie Belk, whose gourmet sweets food truck, Frozen Sin—dubbed “Not Just Another Ice Cream Truck”—is spreading the gospel of indulgence with made-to-order delicious donuts, artisan ice cream sandwiches, decadent frozen custard and aromatic coffees. [Read more…]

Syosset Scout Gets Gold


Girl Scout Chloe Van Dorn

Chloe Van Dorn, a sophomore honors student at Syosset High School is earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award a Girl Scout can earn. It is awarded to Girl Scout seniors or ambassadors who complete a project that will make a lasting difference in the world. [Read more…]

‘Tribune’ Founder Dies


Marie R. Clare

Marie R. Clare, age 90, died peacefully at her Florida home on July 8. The daughter of the late William A. and Corinne T. Stauble, she was born on June 4, 1925 in the Bronx. Survivors include one sister Francis Quinn from New Paltz, NY and four sons, Steven, Michael, Thomas and Richard Blaha as well as several nieces and nephews. [Read more…]

Syosset Bravest Blaze 100 Years


A historial photo shows the Syosset Fire Department of yesteryear.

When lifetime Syosset resident Tom Montalbano first began interviewing veteran Syosset firefighters 25 years ago, he knew he would eventually write a book about the hamlet’s outstanding all-volunteer fire department. In 2008, with the department’s 100th anniversary on the horizon, he set out to make the book a reality. [Read more…]