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Meeting The Needs Of Animal Friends

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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…]

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…]

Galactic Bounce In Syosset

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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

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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…]

Syosset Soccer Star Keeps Rising

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Grant Burg

Grant Burg, a Syosset High School senior, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Division 1 Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Grant started playing soccer at the age of three for the Syosset Soccer Club. He has fond memories of playing with his friends and classmates at Stillwell Fields and Baylis School. [Read more…]

Baylis Says Bingo In Syosset

The PTA and all the volunteers hosted a fun eveningThe Baylis PTA sponsored Pajama Bingo Family Night recently. [Read more…]

Syosset’s ‘Big Top’ Baylis

The Baylis Circus was a big hit!Syosset’s Baylis Elementary School was transformed into The Baylis Big Top last month. This fun-filled circus week, in its 19th year, was sponsored by the Baylis PTA with the help of physical education teachers Mr. Schanars, Mr. St. John and Ms. Pick.

Grades K-5 were involved in this event under the guidance of The National Circus Project. The National Circus Project is a foundation whose mission is to teach children the unique cultural traditions of circus arts.

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The week began with a circus assembly for the whole school. This assembly introduced circus skills such as balancing, devil sticks, diabolos, plate spinning and stilts. The children later learned these skills in workshops held during gym classes throughout the week. The fifth graders practiced diligently every day in school and at home to prepare for their much anticipated circus performance held at the end of the week.

On one day in particular, the gymnasium was transformed into the Baylis Big Top by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Art teacher Vicky Deletrain, teacher assistant Ms. Venuti and all the Baylis students contributed circus-themed artwork to adorn the walls. Kindergarten through fourth grade students came dressed in circus shirts they made at home. The fifth-graders, dressed in circus costumes made in art class, put on a circus spectacular for Baylis students, staff and fifth grade parents. The fifth grade circus included balancers, clowns, devil sticks, diabolos, jugglers, plate spinners and stilt walkers. It was truly amazing to see such stage presence and skill after only one week of practice.

 

Flying High In Syosset

The Long Island SilentFly_022715ASilent Flyers have been flying remote-controlled model gliders throughout the Syosset skyline since the club’s inception in the 1970s. However, people who have lived there their entire lives might not even be aware they exist—that’s something life-long local resident Ed Anderson can certainly attest to. [Read more…]

Cops: Stolen Cards Used In Syosset Store

larcbody_edited-1Cops are looking for a man they say ransacked a parked car in Bethpage. [Read more…]

South Grove Shows Cultural Flair

Chinese CalligraphyStudents at South Grove Elementary School, in the Syosset School District, learned all about the world’s diverse cultures, languages, games and foods on Feb. 6, when the school held its International Clusters day. [Read more…]