High school students training at Amadeusz Rowing Academy at Diamond Fitness in Oyster Bay dominated the Strong Island Sprints indoor regatta at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington on Feb. 7. In the competition that drew more than 40,000 rowers from Long Island and New York City, the team won medals in every race in which it competed. [Read more…]
In an effort to safeguard senior citizens, Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad are bringing the town’s popular Senior I.D. Program to the Seaford Public Library (2234 Jackson Avenue) on Friday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be hosted by New York State Senator Michael Venditto.
Murray and Ahmad encourage senior citizens to participate in this popular program, where they will receive a free wallet-sized identification card that includes contact information, medications, allergies and other related details that could assist emergency personnel if a medical situation arises. [Read more…]
Respect, a word made famous by the Aretha Franklin song, is something that has seemed to have disappeared from the daily lexicon when it comes to teachers, parents and especially, the police. [Read more…]
Success adds up for 15 eighth-grade students from Alfred G. Berner Middle School. They achieved the highest marks in the school on the 2014 American Mathematics Contest 8 exam out of 237 students tested in their grade. [Read more…]
The two first met in kindergarten and remained friends until their graduation from Berner High School in 1979. After going their separate ways, decades later, Klein and Glass reconnected through Facebook. Glass remained in Massapequa Park and was photographing scenes around the town and Klein was posting his own photos on Facebook. Klein, who moved upstate, reached out to Glass and suggested that they collaborate on a book. [Read more…]
Dressing the part with cowboy hats, plaid shirts and bandanas, McKenna Elementary School students put on a square dancing show in front of hundreds of parents and friends at the Third Annual All American Hoedown.
Students learned how to square dance in their physical education classes as a way to develop teamwork skills, rhythm, auditory processing and large motor skills, according to physical education teachers Kieran O’Brien and Karen Flynn.
The dancers were prompted or cued by a caller, to follow a sequence of steps that went along to the beat of the music. The hoedown was judged by staff members and 24 winners who performed and dressed the best were treated to a lunch at All American Hamburger.
When it comes to an overload of entertainment aimed at kids—or those with an inner kid just itching to get out and play—Levittown’s Laser Bounce is just the ticket for an afternoon loaded with all manner of electronically-induced, family-friendly fun. [Read more…]
When it comes to youth athletics, some middle and high schools take it more seriously than others do. So when the opportunity came to replace grass fields with synthetic turf fields, many schools jumped at it. Others, have chosen not to switch, due in part to the belief that synthetic turf is hazardous to the health and well-being of the kids that use it. So what should you believe? [Read more…]