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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…]

Building Blocks Of Learning


A rocking Lego robot at the Syosset library (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the robots are taking over the Syosset Public Library this summer.

Mindstorms are the latest in the evolution of the enduringly popular Lego brand of building blocks. The complex kits give users the ability to not only build an actual Lego robot, but also to program it to move and interact with its environment. Teen services librarian Sharon Long introduced this exciting concept to local kids at the library during July. [Read more…]

Syosset Hears Roosevelt’s LI Legacy


Howard Ehrlich gave an engaging lecture on Teddy Roosevelt Long Island legacy. (Photo by Chris Boyle)

Sagamore Hill, the famed Cove Neck landmark home of Theodore Roosevelt, is officially back open for business after the completion of a comprehensive $10 million renovation and the staff there are anxious tell anyone who will listen all about it.

To that end, Howard Ehrlich, a senior federal ranger at what is now known as The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, recently held a seminar at the Syosset Public Library (in an ongoing series throughout Long Island) on the life and times of the 26th President of the United States and his time in Sagamore Hill, his beautiful Queen Anne-style home originally constructed in 1886, where Roosevelt lived until his death in 1919. [Read more…]

Syosset Biz-man Takes The Ring


Andrew “Timeless Classic” Nerone

A Syosset businessman is ready to fight for charity.

Andrew “Timeless Classic” Nerone, a resident of Syosset and the U.S. managing principal of the Paladin Solutions Group has been selected to be one of the boxers for the 12th Long Island Fight for Charity, which will be held in November at the Long Island Hilton in Melville. [Read more…]

Club Raises Alzheimer’s Funds


Members of the Sagamore Bridge club (from left): Bobby Madorsky, Linda Pollina, who recently lost her husband to Alzheimer’s, co-chair of the team’s event Rich Moroci and Linda’s bridge partner Barbara Gershenwald

Members of the Syosset’s Sagamore Bridge Club raised more than $125,000 for Alzheimer’s research by playing a daylong game of bridge on The Longest Day, an annual fundraising event held on June 21 by the Alzheimer’s Association and its global partner the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). [Read more…]

Car Show To Benefit Autism Society

Carrie-Anne GonzalezThe sixth annual David Lerner Associates Charity Car Show will take place July 26 at the financial planning firm’s Syosset headquarters at 477 Jericho Tpke. All proceeds from the event will be donated directly to the Nassau-Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America to assist families affected by autism. [Read more…]

Syosset Mom Drove Drunk With Kids: Cops

Laura Cachell

Laura Cachell

Police arrested a Syosset women July 14 for driving drunk with her two young daughters in the car. [Read more…]

Syosset Synagogue Promotes Rabbi


Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet

North Shore Synagogue in Syosset recently announced the promotion of Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet from Associate Rabbi to Senior Rabbi.

Shalhevet has been working at North Shore Synagogue since 2008, when she was ordained by the Hebrew Union College. A native Long Islander, Shalhevet grew up in Sayville and graduated from Brandeis University in 2000. Before enrolling in Rabbinic School, she worked for Synagogue 2000 (now Synagogue 3000) and at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. [Read more…]

Syosset Stroke Unit Wins Award

Stroke_070115ASyosset Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines—Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. [Read more…]

Syosset Seniors Bid Farewell


Salutatorian Janice Chui and valedictorian Max Carol each delivered a speech to the class of 2015.

More than 500 seniors in Syosset’s Class of 2015 graduated at the school’s 57th annual commencement held at Hofstra University on June 24. [Read more…]