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She pedaled through 14 states, got two flat tires, fell three times, and ate countless meals in Dollar General parking lots. She braved hills, 110-degree heat and relentless winds. But Malvernite Sarah O’Connor, who has been riding a bike across the country to raise money for the Interfaith Nutrition Network, said she arrived in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday, and that the accomplishment was well worth the effort. more
A caravan of seven cars stuffed with clothes, food, toiletries and 40 volunteers made its way into Manhattan last week to help the homeless during Our Lady of Lourdes biannual Midnight Run. more
Ten students — eight from Elmont Memorial High School and two from Hempstead High — recently took part in Hofstra University’s annual High School Summer Journalism Institute, led by … more
It was only five months ago that 8-year-old Malverne resident Jace Richards began running in the USA Track and Field events. Yet there he was last week, running in front of thousands at the Hershey National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. more
In anticipation of the fall hurricane season, PSEG Long Island has been trimming trees in the village since July 10 to ward off potential power failures caused by trees knocking down power lines. But the trim work, some residents say, is unnecessarily aggressive and is mutilating the trees. “It’s a massacre,” said Neil Gilmartin, an area resident for more than 50 years. “It’s anything but tree trimming. They are having a great time destroying what took 50-60 years to grow.” more
As a reverend in the Lutheran church for 21 years, A. David Anglada has been a hospice chaplain, a multicultural leadership director and an assistant to several bishops. His newest title is pastor to the Grace Lutheran Church and school on Hempstead Avenue in Malverne. more
Eighteen years ago, Malvernite Eric Hafker decided to review more than 100 poems that he had written between 1993 and 1999. “There were some poems that I revised over 50 times,” Hafker said. more
On July 24, members of a Muslim family who have lived in Malverne for 20 years came home to find something they had never encountered: two hate messages stuffed into their mailbox. more
Last year, when he was only a freshman at the Waldorf School, Malvernite Owen Chernoff took the SAT, seeking an opportunity to qualify for entry into Duke University’s 2017 summer program, “Computer Skills for Today’s Scientists and Engineers.” Students are required to score at least a 650 on either the Math or Language Arts section of the SAT for Duke’s very competitive program. more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
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