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Planting The Seed Of Deed Before Creed

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

EHSLI uses emphasis on personal responsibility and values to enact social change

With election season nigh upon us, participants on both sides of this country’s ongoing culture war are getting ready to heat up rhetoric on dual ends of the liberal/conservative spectrum. Tempers will flare, outrageous statements will be made and accusations will be hurled while words will continue to trump actions in the arena of social change. One of the few places where the converse will be true is at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHSLI), a quasi-religious organization whose movement founder, Felix Adler, coined the mantra, “Deed Before Creed.” This mindset is driven by the idea that a person’s actions are more important than his or her belief system. And it’s the ideology that is the pulse of that anonymous building on Old Country Road that’s next to the Garden City water tower.
 

12 Core Values Of Ethical Humanism

Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

1. Ethics is my religion.

2. Every person is important and unique.

3. Every person deserves to be treated fairly and kindly.

4. I can learn from everyone.

5. I am part of this earth; I cherish it and all the life upon it.

6. I learn from the world around me by using sense, mind and feelings.

7. I am a member of the world community, which depends on the cooperation of all people for peace and justice.

8. I can learn from the past to build for the future.

9. I am free to question.

10. I am free to choose what I believe

11. I accept responsibility for my choices and actions.

12. I strive to live my values.

 

Heroes Display Valor On A Manic Monday

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Garden City civil servants receive commendations during recent village trustees meeting

On Thursday, August 16, postman Mario Serrano and firefighter Mike Morgan received village proclamations during a Village of Garden City trustees meeting in recognition of the decisiveness displayed in critical situations that occurred on consecutive Mondays at the end of July.

 

NHP All-Stars Continue Winning At LLSWS

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

Stewart Manor’s Katie Tubridy constant on-base presence with two walks and three swiped bags

One of six American teams participating in the 10-team Little League Softball World Series (LLSWS), the New Hyde Park All-Stars are the first Long Island team to participate in this tournament since 1993. NHP continued its unexpected run with an 11-4 first round win over Asia-Pacific on Thursday, Aug. 9 that found the All-Stars banging out nine hits as the team from Makati, Philippines made eight errors. The next day the All-Stars walloped the Canada team 16-0 behind pitcher Melissa Ward’s 3-hitter and an offensive attack that produced 15 hits.

 

Nassau County’s Nutritious Snack Attack

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00

County Exec Mangano expands Fit Nassau initiative via healthier vending machine options

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 72 million adults currently are obese while statistics provided by the American Heart Association indicate that the 1 in 3 adolescents who are overweight have a 70 percent chance of becoming obese adults. With that in mind, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced on Thursday, Aug. 9 plans to expand his Fit Nassau initiative with healthy choices in vending machines for over 100,000 students in 113 schools throughout Long Island. The program will also include snack dispensers at Nassau County parks and recreation facilities. Partnering with Mangano is Butch Yamali, president of Quick Snack, one of New York State’s top vending service whose extensive Long Island client base includes park facilities, Catholic hospitals, courthouses and more than 1,500 schools.
 

From Drilling Shots To Drilling Teeth

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Garden City dentist/1959 Final Four standout set for hall of fame induction

If you have an appointment at Dental Arts of Garden City and are fortunate enough to draw Dr. Donald Goldstein, the first thing you notice about the genial dental practitioner is his lanky, 6’ 5” frame and large hands. If you were to guess that he knew his way around a basketball court, you’d be right. But what might surprise you was his involvement in the 1959 NCAA Final Four, a tournament that found him playing against college superstars and future NBA Hall of Famers, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West. Far from being a mere bench player, the All-American helped lead Louisville to its first Final Four appearance, averaging 21.4 points and 10 rebounds during the 1959 tournament. In the process, Louisville also dethroned the legendary Adolph Rupp and his University of Kentucky squad, the reigning barons of the state and a college basketball force in its own right.

 

Science Whiz Kid Is Feeling Minnesota

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Acupoint device lands Brandon Gong finalist slot in Young Scientist Challenge

In October, Garden City Middle School student Brandon Gong will be hopping on a plane to St. Paul, MN. When the 12-year-old arrives, he’ll be competing for a chance at winning $25,000 and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” as part of the 14th Annual Discovery Education and 3M Young Scientist Challenge. One of 10 finalists out of more than 600 entrants, the straight A-student is the only Long Island/New York representative along with Northport’s Aidan Dwyer.

According to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test given every three years to 15-year-olds worldwide, students from 16 other industrialized countries wound up with higher science scores than their American peers. While this may be middle of the pack, it is yet another poor showing for the United States, a fountainhead of inventions including global positioning systems and the iPad.

 

Malone Mulhall Benefit Game Returns

Written by Stephen Levine Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

Camp Anchor volunteers honored at Adelphi University gymnasium

They say the hardest thing in life is to lose a child. One cannot imagine the pain, especially when the children being lost were everything you could hope them to grow up to be, as were Jamie Malone, Paige Malone, and Michael Mulhall, who were lost in a fatal car accident on their way to work at Camp ANCHOR (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation), a camp for Long Island’s special needs individuals. For the father of Jamie and Paige, longtime Garden City High School guidance counselor Jim Malone, the Saturday, July 28 was “bittersweet,” as Adelphi University’s gymnasium filled up at 1 p.m. for the second annual Malone Mulhall Benefit Game that was held in honor of the three young Floral Park residents.
 

SM Players Part Of Little League World Series Run

Written by Marilou Giammona Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00

NHP All-Stars to face international competition in Oregon

They make it look easy. Indeed, the New Hyde Park All-Stars, comprised of seventh and eighth-grade girls from Stewart Manor and New Hyde Park, clinched the East Region Little League Championship on July 27, wrapping up a tournament run that included four shutouts by the All-Stars.

The team became the state champs on July 16, defeating Half Hollow Hills 10-2. Asked whether he was confident the team would win the state championship, coach Tom Donnelly replied, “We lost in the semifinals at the N.Y. State tournament last year as 11-year-olds playing in the 12-year-old division and we won the N.Y. State tournament as 10-years-olds, so we were confident but we knew Staten Island and Half Hollow Hills would be very tough games.”

 

GCHS Standout Signs With Tampa Bay Rays

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 27 July 2012 00:00

Rob Finneran assigned to Hudson Valley Renegades in New York-Penn League

On April 21, Bentley University swept a doubleheader against Southern New Hampshire (SNH), a Division II rival ranked sixth in the nation. The sweep was kicked off by a 3-1 win in the opener. Leading the way was Garden City High School alum, Rob Finneran, who went the distance in throwing a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk. In addition to nailing the win for Bentley and falling one strikeout short of tying the university record, Finneran arguably threw the best game of his college career. His timing couldn’t have been better as Tampa Bay Rays scout Tim Alexander was in the stands alongside a rival from the New York Yankees who came to check out the strapping, 6’3” righthander. By the end of the 2012 Major League Baseball Baseball draft on June 6, the Rays had picked up the Queens native in the 37th round. While the execution of his three-hitter couldn’t have been better timed, the road to Finneran’s ascension from amateur to professional athlete was a long and difficult one fueled by steely-eyed determination, sacrifice and hard work.

 

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