On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
If you’ve ever been to the 16 Handles store in Jericho and topped your frozen yogurt with the crumbcake crumbs, you know why shop owner Scott Silverman has to re-order them frequently. They are that popular.
“And they always come in fresh,” he says.It’s not surprising, since they are made just a few miles away at Laura & Co. Snacks: The Crumb Without the Cake in Glen Cove.
The Town of Oyster Bay will host two Saturday night primetime high school ice hockey contests this season as part of its High School Hockey Night in Oyster Bay series held at the town's Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Starting off the series will be the Syosset Braves taking on the Massapequa Chiefs on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.
“These events, which are free to all Town residents, feature high school teams that are among the finest in Nassau County,” Venditto said. “The players really look forward to competing at the Town of Oyster Bay’s state of the art rink and we are always pleased to have them here.”
Former Real Housewife of New York, talk show host and Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel is teaming up with Woodbury-based beverage titan, AriZona to create a new line of low-calorie, non-alcoholic beverages.
“This partnership was a natural fit,” said Wesley Vultaggio, co-owner and creative director of Arizona Beverages. “We love creating new products for our fans that are looking for innovative, low-calorie options.
Even students who receive a good education and high GPAs aren’t prepared for what awaits them after college — a competitive job market, on-the-job bullies, life on a budget, work-life balance strains, social media fallouts, relationship turbulence, excessive stress, and so much more of what makes up every day real life.
In response to the large number of young professionals who shared their lack of preparedness for life after college, Ace The Race, founded by Jericho resident Lisa-Michelle Kucharz, is launching Real Life Bootcamp for Soon-to-Be College Graduates.
Three years after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Gabriel “Gabe” Rubinsky, a fourth-grader at Berry Hill Elementary School in Syosset, helped to raise $4,275—and counting—toward finding a cure for the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. Right now, there is no cure. Gabe, 9, was diagnosed with T1D at the age of six. Since then, he has been active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding T1D research.
As well as winning his office for another term, Incumbent Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano won every town from Syosset to Jericho (detailed results below) in the recent election.
Voter turnout in the area, as well as in most of Nassau County, was sparse, however, with Jericho having the highest turnout with 2,506 of its 9122 registered voters showing up at the polls, followed by Syosset with 4,352 of its 14,031 registered voters turning out. Brookville reported the lowest percentage of votes with only 374 of its 1,934 registered voters casting ballots.
Linc Leder has joined Syosset’s Homes By Mara as its newest associate real estate broker. In addition to practicing law, Leder has experience in the financial sector, having been a licensed personal banking officer/small business specialist with HSBC Bank USA in Manhasset.
Sanford Nagrotsky of Jericho was named a “Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers peer-review publication for the first time this year. He practices law as a plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney and has instituted a unique approach to client service by consulting directly with those calling to learn if they have a potential medical negligence case.
The last time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving shared the same date—1861—Thanksgiving wasn’t actually an established holiday. And it won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. Dubbed “Thanksgivukkah,” this convergence of holidays has inspired all sorts of celebrations in our area.
Ben’s Kosher Restaurant, Delicatessen & Caterers in Woodbury is serving up matzo balls and latkes—along with roast turkey, stuffing, yams, sweet potato pudding and anything else you’d require for the perfect Thanksgivukkah celebration.
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