Halloween Gifts For Youngsters

Roslyn students choose from Halloween gifts

Roslyn students choose from Halloween gifts

Halloween is around the corner and students at Concerned Citizens for Roslyn Youth, Inc. (CCRYINC) were the recent recipients of donated costumes for the holiday.

Shannon Soffey, an eighth grader at Roslyn Middle School volunteers her time to get Halloween costume donations, while distributing them to grateful youngsters. Specifically, students in the Safe Places After School program received the donations. [Read more...]

Halevi Talk At Temple Sinai

Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Yossi Klein Halevi, author of the award-winning book Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation, will speak at Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Halevi, an American-born Israeli, is a world-renowned author, thinker and commentator on Jewish and Israeli affairs. [Read more...]

Friends For Friends A Success

Jarred Allen (center) and two new friends

Jarred Allen (center) and two new friends

Last month, The Park At East Hills was home to Go Long For Luke, the annual flag football fundraiser, named for Luke Greenfield, a Roslyn special needs student.

On Friday, Oct. 10, there was more positive activity for local special needs students as Friends For Friends (FFF) held their first social gathering, also at The Park At East Hills. Friends For Friends is the brainchild of two Roslyn brothers, Landon and Jarred Allen. Specifically, it is a peer-mentoring program with autistic and special needs youngsters. [Read more...]

Schools Prep For Enterovirus

The non-polio enterovirus

The non-polio enterovirus

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.  [Read more...]

Berman To Emcee Gala

Andrew Malekoff

Andrew Malekoff

The North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which has offices in Roslyn Heights, will host its annual gala at the Garden City Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 1. The night honors the Center Executive Director Andrew Malekoff. The theme for the night will be Dancing With Our Stars.

Len Berman, well-known sportscaster/author will serve as the evening’s emcee and the live auctioneer will be Greg Buttle, former All Pro Linebacker for the New York Jets and current color analyst for the Jets Radio Network. [Read more...]

Fitness Center Opening Nearby

Gitangalie Palombo and Fly High architect James Nicolazzi

Gitangalie Palombo and Fly High architect James Nicolazzi

Gitangalie Palombo, an Elmont yoga instructor, will open Fly High Dance and Fitness on the second floor at 111 E. Jericho Tpke. after getting approved by the Mineola Village Board on Wednesday. She expects to open by January 2015. Sherwin Williams occupies the main floor.

“We want to be a great addition to the community,” she said. “I hope Fly High brings a new flare to the area.” [Read more...]

A TRUE Eating Spot

True_101714AWhat’s your idea of American food? In New England it’s lobster roll. When I was in South Carolina shrimp and grits were ubiquitous. Here on Long Island is it duck breast (even though we now have only one duck farm left)? A burger? Hot dogs? Buffalo wings?

You can find all that and more at the new restaurant in Mineola, TRUE American Kitchen. [Read more...]

Two Trapped In Ceiling Collapse

PAL Environmental workers and Nassau County Police were on scene. Photo by Rich Forestano

PAL Environmental workers and Nassau County Police were on scene. Photo by Rich Forestano

Two construction workers were hurt after a ceiling collapsed in a defunct Nassau County office building on Friday at 10 a.m. in Mineola, Nassau County Police reported. According to Vincent Garcia, a detective with Nassau County Police Department’s Public Information Office, 19 workers were prepping the former Nassau County Social Services Building at 101 County Seat Drive for asbestos removal and renovation when the ceiling fell.

“Seventeen [workers] were accounted for and two were apparently trapped,” said Garcia. “They were decontaminated and taken to an area hospital. The other 17 are being decontaminated as a precaution.” [Read more...]

JCC To Assist Seniors

 

Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter J. Zuckerman of East Hills and Jamy Santoro

Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter J. Zuckerman of East Hills and Jamy Santoro

The senior center at the East Hills-based Sid Jacobson JCC is part of a program, Virtual Senior Center (VSC), one designed to assist homebound seniors in Nassau County.

The Long Island VSC, which is sponsored by The Selfhelp/Kimmel nonprofit partnership is an innovative program using technology to connect homebound elderly through live interactive classes and online activities to help thwart the deleterious effects of social isolation. [Read more...]

Bulldogs Remain Undefeated

Roslyn soccer in action

Roslyn soccer in action

Soccer is the word as the Roslyn High School fall sports season heads towards the end of October.

Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity squads continued to play winning ball in Conference A-II play. The boys’ team is undefeated, while the girls’ squad has lost only one game. [Read more...]