12th annual Robbie’s Run scheduled for April 30

The 12th annual Robbie’s Run, a Merrick-based 5K race to benefit Forever 9: The Robbie Levine Foundation, will be held on April 30 at the Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick.

Mepham sees highest number of alumni football players

As of next year, Mepham High School will have 13 alumni from its football team who have continued to play in college— the school’s highest number in over 10 years, according to Anthony Cracco, the school’s head varsity football coach, dean and athletic coordinator.

Cougar on the run at Kennedy Invitational

Hundreds of athletes from Nassau and Suffolk counties, and as far as Brooklyn, converged last Saturday on Kennedy High School for this year’s Cougar Invitational.

Community News

Freeport's CoLoKi hosts Earth Day garden party

The sweet smell of cinnamon lingered in the air April 22 at the first CoLoKi Inc. Earth Day Celebration off Bennington Ave in Freeport. Attendees leisurely walked up and down the steps of the Freeport Trailer with white Styrofoam cups in their hands, enjoying homemade arroz con leche (rice pudding), while children worked on arts and crafts. Every spring, the day laborers at the Freeport Trailer, most of whom work construction jobs, plant a community garden to grow vegetables that they can cook in their own kitchens to feed themselves. This year they decided to host an event inviting the community to take part in their Earth Day celebration.

Merokean still fundraising to fight AIDS

Merrick native Francine Goldstein has been an active participant of AIDS Walk New York for the past 28 years, raising thousands of dollars to fight the virus that took a dear friend. Goldstein will participate at this year’s walk on May 21 and hopes to break $41,000, which she raised last year.

Birch School students accept new challenges

After fifth-grade students at Birch School in Merrick finished completing a series of puzzles to unlock several “Breakout Boxes,” Assistant Principal Chris Hoisik led them in a dialogue on modern technology and instant gratification.

Elementary students go on-air with Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting

On April 5, several students from the News Tech Club at the Old Mill Road School in North Merrick visited the Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting program with their advisor, Deborah Walsh.

Bellmore-Merrick School District to host Drug Take-Back Day on May 13

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and Community Parent Center will host their annual Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Grand Avenue Middle School in Bellmore.

Fifth annual N. Bellmore art studio exhibit

Georgia A. Fasano, of Merrick, will display her work in the Chezar Art Studio's Fifth Annual Art Show. It will take place May 1 to June 30 at the Farmingdale Public Library. In addition, everyone is invited to meet Georgia and the other artists at the reception on May 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Calendar

    Bowling

    Saturday, April 29

    Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. All bowling events will be held on the last Saturday of the month except July, August, and October.

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