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Syosset’s Super Charity Effort

IMG_5439Hundreds of students joined members of Syosset High School’s Interact Club and school administrators on the football field at Syosset High School to welcome a 9-year-old girl from Kosovo that received a life-saving heart surgery, thanks to the club’s outreach efforts. [Read more…]

Remembering Syosset Youngster


In an effort to fund research for pediatric brain cancer, the second annual Going Nuts ‘Til We Find A Cure fundraiser will be held at Sportime Bethpage Multisport, 4105 Hempstead Tpke., Sunday, May 31 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The fundraiser is held in loving memory of 8-year-old Giuliana Boudouvas of Syosset, who died suddenly in 2013 from a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. [Read more…]

Firm Proposes Syosset Project


The project would bring housing, shops and parkland to the Syosset site,

The vacant 39-acre plot of land in Syosset known as the Cerro Wire site once again sits amid plans for possible construction and rejuvenation in the form an outdoor mixed-use community, this time courtesy of Oyster Bay Development, LLC, a partnership between Simon Property Group and Castagna Realty. [Read more…]

Students Make Science Olympiad


Winnie Ho and Philip J. Jang (Photo by Syosset Schools)

Two students at Syosset High School have been named semifinalists in the National Biology Olympiad Competition and are awaiting the results of their semi-final exam. [Read more…]

Syosset Group Gets Grant


Elaine Gross (right) of ERASE Racism accepts a grant from Marge Rogatz, president of Community Advocates, Inc.

Marge Rogatz, president of Community Advocates, Inc., announced a $25,000 grant given to Syosset-based ERASE Racism in support of its 2015 Annual Benefit, to be held June 3 at the Garden City Hotel.

This grant fulfills the pledge made by Community Advocates, a Long Island not-for-profit with a 40-year history as a catalyst for social justice and racial equity, to contribute a total of $150,000 over a three-year period to support ERASE Racism’s work to eliminate inequities in housing, public school education and healthcare on Long Island. [Read more…]

Syosset Photog Breaks Barriers


Photos by Anthony Tafuro

baku-5-10It’s after midnight in the isolating blackness of an obscure street somewhere in the wilderness of Vancouver, B.C. The smell of hot, smoking asphalt hangs in the air as a group of masked figures burn, rake and shape a makeshift skateboarding ramp up against a street barrier.

Syosset native Anthony Tafuro stands nearby with his camera. Having saved and scrimped money for a year for this trip, he has come to capture images of a decidedly mysterious and shadowy faction of skateboarders known as Barrier Kult. Created 10 years ago by incognito professional skateboarders with enigmatic names like Deer Man of Dark Woods and Depth Leviathan Dweller, Barrier Kult (BA. KU.) was borne out of anonymity and a precise set of ideals translated by Tafuro’s black and white photographic style. [Read more…]

Coach Vaults From Syosset

Gymnastics_050615ASince they first opened their doors in 2001, All-Stars Gymnastics of Levittown has been training young ladies into lean, mean, tumbling machines.

Nestled away at the rear of the BJ’s Shopping center at 3601 Hempstead Turnpike, All-Stars Gymnastics is headed up by owner and head coach Danielle Sander, a Seaford resident and lifelong gymnast who competed extensively from early childhood throughout her high school years. [Read more…]

Bright Syosset Youngster Honored


Syosset’s Darius Fan was recognized for his academic excellence.

Darius Fan, a high-achieving student from Syosset, was honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY).

The Syosset youngster, a participant in the CTY talent search, was recognized for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second-through-eighth-grade students. [Read more…]

Kids ‘Excel’ In Woodbury Contest


The essay contest winners at Excel at Woodbury for Rehabilitation and Nursing

Sometimes, the hectic pace of adulthood gets the better of us, and we lose sight of the things that really matter. Sometimes it takes the honest wisdom of a child to show us what makes the world so beautiful. This was certainly the case at Excel at Woodbury for Rehabilitation and Nursing on April 24, where students read their submissions for an essay writing contest which addressed a compelling prompt: “I am a better person because my grandmother, grandfather or older adult taught me…” [Read more…]

This Week At The Libraries

CalSYO_042915BMonday, May 4

Star Wars Cupcakes

May the fourth be with you. Come to the Syosset library and celebrate Star Wars Day with themed cupcakes. Attendees will learn how to mold different Star Wars characters with fondant. Everyone will take home their creations to enjoy. This teen event runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in meeting room B/C. Open to teens in grades six through 12. [Read more…]