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Student Artwork On Display

Four students from Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center in Albertson will have their artwork of digital images with interpretive text displayed at the 2013 Embracing Our Differences outdoor art exhibition celebrating diversity from Oct. 14-27 at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Their work will be enlarged into huge panels for the viewing. 

 

Delvin’s work, which consists of hands and colors—including a prosthesis—reaching towards the Earth from space, suggests society’s struggle to recognize and accept people’s differences. Kiara’s piece, a contemplative girl with negative words appearing across her face, demonstrates their hurtfulness while Ron’s image, picturing the Earth divided into distinct sections inside the pupil of an eye, commentates on the world’s inability to live in harmony.

 

Robert, who created a filmstrip timeline of important U.S. legislation from 1830-present, illustrates how past laws of exclusion—like the Indian Removal Act and Jim Crow laws—have more recently given way to policies of inclusion such as the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.      

 

“I felt that this contest would be perfect for my students…it would give them an opportunity to use their Photoshop skills to express themselves,” said Linda Reiser, media technology teacher at the center. “Our students face many challenges…and therefore able to produce work that articulated their experiences in a powerful way.”

 

Judged by professional artists and curators, exhibition criteria included artistic excellence, how well the work translated into enlarged outdoor panels and how the designs addressed exhibit themes of living in a diverse community, impact of prejudice and hatred on human dignity, varied people and cultures in the world.


News

A few months ago, while returning to my car after attending a wake, I was surprised to catch a glimpse of something that immediately brought me back to my elementary school days. Directly in front of me stood a portion of the original concrete wall that had surrounded my alma mater.

 

In 1922, Corpus Christi Church purchased the Robert Graves estate on Searing Avenue and transformed its building into a parish school. It was a beautiful structure of Spanish-style architecture surrounded by the concrete wall, sporting huge ornate iron gates.

Village of East Williston Mayor David Tanner last week stood fast against paying an “excessive” water bill from neighboring village and supplier Williston Park, following a loss in a second round of legal battles.

 

Tanner said Williston Park sent East Williston a bill for $600,000 last week based on water rate increases East Williston refused to pay while pursuing two lawsuits that contested the rate hikes.

 

Williston Park is seeking $300,000 in interest and penalties following a recent state Appellate Court decision upholding the second of two water rate increases imposed on East Williston. Tanner said East

Williston will only pay approximately $250,000 of the $300,000  Williston Park seeking to recover in unpaid fees based on the two increases.


Sports

Mineola runners PJ Diskin, Kaitlin Phelps, and Yuri Karasz were award winners in the Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9.

The Mineola 9U Hurricanes recently completed its summer baseball season as the NJBL 9U Central Division Champions, finishing 10-2-1 on the year and secured a second place spot entering the playoffs.

The Hurricanes beat the North Shore Spartans for the fourth time this season in a playoff win in walk-off fashion as they came from behind to win 4-3 earning the Hurricanes a berth into the championship series. 


Calendar

Leisure Club Opportunity - August 20

International Night - August 21

Check Your Medications - August 22


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com