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Syosset Sisters Inspire From Afar


Syosset sisters Rachel and Jillian Roth

The Syosset sisters from Inspire Bright took their “teens helping teens” motto on the road recently, teaming up with Insomnia cookies in Syracuse to kick off the organization’s latest endeavor—an ACT/SAT study guide collection to benefit students in need. [Read more…]

Syosset Biz Gets ‘Real’ To Help Kids


Mara Navaretta is hosting a pajama drive at Homes By Mara.

To help lift the spirits of children suffering chronic illness in hospitals this holiday season, realtor Mara Navaretta of Woodbury has aligned with the Massapequa Park-based nonprofit The Ashley Wade Foundation to participate in its Jake’s Jammies pajama drive. [Read more…]

Studio Brings The Musical Rapture


Woodbury’s Chase Zabatta operates Rapture Sound Studio. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Hidden away amongst the twisting industrial alleyways lining Robbins Lane is an unlikely oasis for the musically-minded, nestled in-between countless warehouses and trucks, known as Rapture Sound Studio, Syosset’s first top-of-the-line rehearsal studio created for musicians, by musicians. [Read more…]

Piece Of Cake In Syosset


Samantha Brooks (right) and tattoo artist Tommy Helm

Dessert. It’s the best part of any meal. Sweet endings come in the form of many culinary confections and for artist Samantha Brooks, cake is the front runner. A one woman show, Brooks bakes, decorates and delivers her delicious works of art for events such as weddings, birthday parties and social events. It’s a dream that is finally coming to fruition, after dabbling in just about every form of art. [Read more…]

Town Reinstates Truck Limits


Trucks like this will be barred from traveling on South Oyster Bay Road.

Town officials have put the brakes on a truck problem plaguing a local thoroughfare.

The Town of Oyster Bay voted Nov. 10 to restore truck limits on a four-mile stretch of South Oyster Bay Road—effectively turning back the clock to Dec. 2014, before the roadway was made an “access highway” by the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). [Read more…]

Syosset Volunteers As Ship Builders


Jim Brannigan of Syosset enjoys life and enjoys building boats. (Photos by Dagmar Fors Karppi)

A handful of Syosset residents are busy volunteering their time to restore a relic of Oyster Bay’s past.

Syosset’s Jim Brannigan, a financial analyst retiree from Wall Street has found a new vocation, volunteering to build the oyster dredge Ida May. [Read more…]

Syosset Singer Finds Her Audience


Keri Wirth performs music that calms and inspires children.

Syosset’s Keri Wirth was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a recording artist specializing in vocally-driven dance music when the tune of her career trajectory suddenly changed. [Read more…]

Syosset Golfer Lands On The Green


Pohalski successfully made the transition from baseball to golf. (Photos by Harris Rappel)

Originally on a collegiate baseball track, SUNY Old Westbury’s Andrew Pohalski derailed from the plan. But the sophomore didn’t crash, instead becoming a golfer and earning the program’s first Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year honor. [Read more…]

Swim Schools Dives Into Syosset


Dave Ferris and Ginny Nussbaum, founders and owners of the Long Island Swim School (Photos by Chris Boyle)

It’s not everyday that a couple’s decision to drop every penny into a dream becomes a successful reality, but that risky prospect has paid off and now expands to Syosset this November. [Read more…]

Dining Out At Syosset’s Grillfire


The chili pop shrimp are perfect for sharing. (Photos by Steve Mosco)

The all-American night out is a suburban rite. It is the easygoing weeknight when grocery guesswork is avoided, the pantry remains undisturbed and the stovetop stays off. Everyone eats what they want and no one has to wash the dishes. [Read more…]