New App For Cancer Patients

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While Roslyn resident Max Goldman was recovering from a bout with leukemia, he wanted to find a way to use modern technology to help others battling the same disease. In 2010, Goldman was diagnosed with leukemia. He completed treatment in May 2013. By 2015, he had developed Fingerstik, an iPhone app for cancer patients, one designed to help them keep track of their height, weight and blood counts. As important, Fingerstik will convert between metric and imperial units, and calculate an Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) if desired. The ANC is a key indicator of the body’s ability to fight infection. Fingerstik also allows patients to refer to previous dates of their treatment process with ease, and to edit them with the push of a button. Finally, Fingerstik can add people to the owner’s device so they can track their blood counts and other medical information. [Read more…]

At The Sid Jacobson JCC

JCC_112515AHarvey Marx of Old Brookville has been chosen to serve as a member of the Sid Jacobson JCC’s board of directors. Marx, a licensed associate real estate broker affiliated with Douglas Elliman, has been a member of the JCC since 1989. He served on the original fitness committee and spearheaded the expansion of the fitness center and currently serves on the JCC’s membership committee. The JCC’s Nancy Marx Strength to Strength Cancer Wellness Program is named in memory of his late wife. [Read more…]

Here Comes Roslyn Landing

Landing 11-25Over 20 years ago, the Village of Roslyn Board of Trustees, in the wake of the Stop & Shop controversy, drafted and approved a Master Plan for future development in the village. [Read more…]

Robbery In Roslyn Heights

The Third Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred in Roslyn Heights on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6:22 p.m. [Read more…]

New Officers For Roslyn Rescue

Roslyn Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. #1 of Roslyn is celebrating its 163rd year with the installation of new officers in November. The first meeting of formation was held on Nov. 1, 1852 at the Roslyn Hotel which was located on East Broadway. The first firehouse was located near what is now Hendrick’s Tavern on Old Northern Boulevard. Since that first building was built, Roslyn Rescue has moved locations several times. New York State granted Roslyn Rescue their charter in 1866. This has been reported as the oldest fire department charter in New York State. [Read more…]

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Stella_111815AOn Monday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m., the Shelter Rock Library will host a lecture by Mary Vahey on the legendary artist, Frank Stella. Stella’s art, among the most vivid of the 20th century, was included in the Sixteen Americans at the MOMA exhibit before he was 25. He is considered of one of the most important living American artists. This visual lecture compliments The Whitney’s Museum’s retrospective of the artist, on view through February 7, 2016. Pictured here is the artwork, Monstrous Whales.


The Russian Trio At Temple Sinai

Trio_111815On Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m., Temple Sinai of Roslyn will host a light classical concert. [Read more…]

Almost, Maine At Wheatley

By Josh Dinetz

The Wheatley Theater Company (WTC) will be presenting Almost, Maine this week. The 2015 fall drama will once again be directed by the extremely talented Colin McKenna, Wheatley English teacher and Drama Club advisor. In this production, the longtime assistant director, sophomore Talia Rosen, will wear a different hat and fill the role of stage manager, a position that requires more involvement with backstage logistics. Filling the assistant director role is senior Madie Misk, who was previously the makeup director. Social studies teacher Andrew Ardito will be offering his talents as codirector. [Read more…]

Gail Sheehy Lecture At Temple Sinai

Gail_111815AOn Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., New York Times best-selling author, Gail Sheehy will be speaking at Temple Sinai about her latest book, Daring: My Passages: A Memoir. [Read more…]

Wheatley Idol Brings Down The House

wheatBy Josh Dinetz

“I told the judges this was going to be a hard year,” said Angela Luftig, The Wheatley School’s chorus and orchestra teacher and Tri-M advisor. Tri-M holds the annual Wheatley Idol every November. This year, 10 lucky ladies were chosen to perform in front of a nearly sold-out crowd composed of students from all schools within the district, family, faculty and even community members. Unlike previous years, the 11th Wheatley Idol had a few interesting twists that made the night different. [Read more…]