As hundreds of people flocked in and out of Jericho High School on Saturday, March 26 for the Fifth Annual “Alley Oop for Autism” charity basketball tournament, all Justin Resnick could do was smile and reflect. It was only five years ago when the Jericho High School alum began his journey to help those less fortunate. Now, $465,000 later, Resnick’s small idea has become a big deal.
Mary Moran and Serena McCalla of Jericho High School have been named “Distinguished Teachers of 2011” by the Harvard Club of Long Island. Of the fourteen teachers from across Long Island to receive this award — from among the 120 school districts on Long Island — Moran and McCalla will be honored at the Harvard Club’s annual University Relations Lunch on March 27.
While computer usage has gone up tremendously in recent years, knowledge of how these complex machines work has not exactly increased proportionately. Many people may be very tech-savvy when it comes to using their PC, Ipad, or game console, but still have no idea what’s going on “under the hood” with any of these devices. That’s where Computer Solutions and Accessories comes in: Eldad Shapira, a freelance computer consultant for fifteen years, and his team are aiming to provide the best service available in the large realm of computers.
After postponing the installation dinner from its originally scheduled date in the beginning of February due to snow conditions, the Syosset Chamber of Commerce finally got underway near the end of February.
This time, the weather in and around the North Ritz Club in Syosset showed its good side. The well-attended event honors those chamber members who have been devoted to serving the community, and recognizes and welcomes newly elected officers and directors.
“I can’t get no satisfaction from the judge,” sang Chuck Berry in a lyric that may well articulate emotions around Nassau headquarters this week after an injunction County Executive Edward P. Mangano was seeking against NIFA’s takeover was denied in New York State Supreme Court and plans for major budget cuts began in order to fill what NIFA views as a deficit.
At the March 7 Syosset Central School District Board of Education Meeting, a palpable sense of pride and appreciation permeated the South Woods Middle School Auditorium. By the time the meeting was over, the audience had given three standing ovations.
The high school theater club, under the direction of Gene Connor, received the first standing ovation after performing perfectly choreographed scenes from their musical production of Bye Bye Birdie. Parents, faculty and students stood clapping for nearly a full minute, visibly proud beyond measure. Performances will be held March 17-20 in the Syosset High School Auditorium.
Many elected officials have found themselves in the uncomfortable position of announcing scheduled improvements for pothole-ridden Jackson Avenue, only to have that schedule rendered moot when the latest unexpected development in the troubled road’s history delays things yet again. Perhaps for that reason, Town Supervisor John Venditto was reluctant to give a groundbreaking date for the project at the Tuesday, March 8 town board meeting, but the board did finally award the contract for the project that day.
Members of the Long Island Shields police organization opened their recent meeting, held in Farmingdale, by speaking in honor of the fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano of Wantagh. Califano was tragically killed when a truck struck his patrol car while he served a summons on the Long Island Expressway on Friday, Feb. 4.
First Precinct Officer Danny Corry was Califano’s patrol partner. Corry was in attendance at the meeting and spoke about what an upstanding person Califano was.
Ellen Meister has been so busy promoting her book that she almost forgot to tell the audience at a book signing at Book Revue in Huntington on Feb. 18 about a particularly exciting development; the fact that her new novel, The Other Life, is now in the running to become an HBO series. While nothing is certain in the world of television, it’s possible that the same network that produced landmark shows like The Sopranos will soon play host to the witty Jericho writer’s latest creation.
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