High School: An Amazing Time

Teenagers are now returning to school. Although many teens feel that summer just started last week, it has come to an end. The memories of a, hopefully, great 2014 summer vacation will be missed as teens now have to shift their focus towards meeting new teachers and completing endless amounts of assignments for the next nine months. Since this can be awfully stressful, especially for teens entering their junior year of high school, it is important for every teen to have a safe and healthy method of coping with the stress. [Read more...]

Roslyn Resident Wins Banking Award

Roslyn resident Catherine Califano, executive vice president/CFO of Gold Coast Bank, has been named a LIBN 2014 CFO of the Year awardee. [Read more...]

Roslyn Design Guru

Sophia Kang is a resident of Roslyn who spent nearly two decades working as an interior designer. So when she decided to start her own business, there was no need to relocate. Kang operates Sophia Home, Accents & Designs, a store that is celebrating its two-year anniversary at 3 Bryant Ave. in downtown Roslyn. [Read more...]

No Arrests In Roslyn Heights Robbery

The Third Squad is investigating a robbery that occurred in Roslyn Heights on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1:11 pm.

According to detectives, a man approached a 58-year-old woman who had loaded up her car with groceries and was sitting in her 2013 Mercedes Benz parked in the Holiday Farms lot located at 374 Roslyn Rd.

The man, detectives added, demanded her jewelry and took a wedding ring that was on her finger. The subject then fled on foot east on the south service road of the Long Island Expressway.

The Roslyn Middle School and the Locust Lane School located nearby were locked down as a precaution, detectives said. The Nassau County Aviation and Canine Unit assisted in the search.

The male subject, detectives added, is described as being a black male, 30-40 years of age, gray hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants. There were no injuries reported.

Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

Local Deli Celebrates Football

Football and food lovers of all ages filed into Delicacies Gourmet of Roslyn during Customer Appreciation Day held earlier this month. Customers got autographs from NFL player Sean Landeta and ESPN’s NFL reporter Adam Schefter while enjoying free food.

Jimmy Zanfardino, Delicacies Gourmet of Roslyn owner, was pleased that everyone had a blast.

“We love our customers and the community. The day was meant to bring everyone together to enjoy great food, football and themselves,” said Zanfardino. “We are celebrating the opening of football season right, and I’m very happy that Adam and Sean were involved. [Read more...]

Roslyn Goes Long For Luke

The weather cooperated beautifully and another large crowd turned out as the second annual “Go Long for Luke” fundraiser was held last Sunday at The Park At East Hills.

Up to 300 people attended and as last year, the playing field at The Park was full of youngsters divided into age groups, all playing intense games of flag football. [Read more...]

Jodi Golden: Role Model Of The Year

Longtime East Hills resident Jodi Golden has been honored with the village’s first Role Model of the Year in East Hills. The presentation was made on Aug. 31 during Labor Day weekend festivities in at The Park At East Hills.

In making the presentation, Mayor Michael R. Koblenz praised Golden for her courage in the face of adversities. [Read more...]

Benjamin Willis’ Infantry

Civil War history is everywhere in Roslyn. The village’s most famous landmark, the Ellen E. Ward Clock Tower, is named for a family whose sons saw service in the four-year conflict. In addition, there are monuments to veterans who served in the war at the Roslyn Cemetery, while the village’s most famous resident, William Cullen Bryant played an important journalistic and political role in the years leading up to the war.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14, the New York Volunteer Historical Association hosts a Civil War Weekend at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Once again, Roslyn’s contribution to the war will be a highlight of the weekend. In fact,OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the event will be an interactive weekend focused on the lives of the Civil War era soldier. The weekend’s activities will encapsulate the entire Civil War in a camp environment and will do so by weaving the history of the Company H of the 119th New York Infantry, a volunteer corp organized and recruited by Roslyn native, Captain Benjamin A. Willis and its link to Long Island history. [Read more...]

Students Play Carnegie Hall

Roslyn students were among the musicians recently performing at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Music Institute of Long Island’s annual gala concert.

Roslyn residents Aaron Chu, William Borges, Bianca Rabbie, Justin Leu, Kiddest Wolde and Rekik Wolde were among more than 80 performers who took the stage.

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Aaron Chu in performance

Performances included solos, duos and octets, as well as various combinations of chamber music ensembles, violin, cello, guitar, voice and flute groups.

Three MILI graduates who are pursuing degrees in Music Performance at prestigious colleges also performed.

Entering its 25th year, the Music Institute of Long Island provides music education to young children through advanced performers, with instrumental lessons from age 3 and voice lessons from age 5 through pre-college conservatory training. [Read more...]

Labor Day Celebration

The Village of East Hills hosted a Labor Day Concert at the Village Pool for residents and their guests on Sunday, Aug. 31. The concert featured star finalists from the television sensation “The Voice” Christina Grimmie and Matthew Schuler. A family barbeque took place beforehand, followed by ceremonies and a concert. Despite a sudden change in plans due to inclement weather, the event was a success.LaborDay_091214_A

With a capacity filled pool, and an exciting spectacular concert, Mayor Koblenz declared a new tradition was born in East Hills. “From now on we are having Labor Day Concerts poolside, during the day” declared Mayor Koblenz. “Of course, having excellent entertainers brought out the crowd. Both performers, Christina Grimmie and Matthew Schuler, are star quality. But, having the venue at the pool was a perfect setting, and from the feedback I am receiving, it was a fortuitous, fortunate choice.” [Read more...]