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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Kennedy High School seniors closed one chapter of their lives and began a new one at their graduation on June 28 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. more
Glitter and glitz were in ample supply last Thursday in Bellmore-Merrick as high school seniors gathered at friends’ homes before prom. Calhoun High School’s prom was held at the Bridgeview … more
Calhoun High School held its 56th annual graduation ceremony last Sunday at the NYCB Theater in Westbhury. More than 300 seniors received their diplomas from Principal Nicole Hollings and Board of Education trustees. more
What sane, over-60 woman would get on a stage, with dreams of earning a glittery crown by singing, gliding across the floor wearing a sequenced evening gown, culminating in her … more
Muslims across Nassau County are joining together to observe Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, which began mid-June. And while the major rituals of Ramadan involve fasting from sunrise to sunset — as a means of inner reflection and self-control — and donating to charity, local Islamic leaders said they are also using the time to promote interfaith awareness and unity in light of hate crimes that have taken place across the world in recent months. more
Since the 1960s, the annual Keep-A-Merrick Beautiful contest has challenged students at local elementary schools and Merrick Avenue Middle School to think deeply about their community and the environment. 2015 was no different. This year children crafted posters and penned essays on “The Future of Merrick and the World Finding Renewable Energy Sources.” Contest winners were announced during a joyous ceremony at Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick on June 2. more
It is hard to dislike fireworks. Yes, I have tried. The environmentalist in me should not like smoke and haze filling the sky. The pacifist in me should not like the bombast of exploding shells. more
The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more
With a herd of Nigerian dwarf goats eating their way through a field of mugwort weeds in the background, Town of Hempstead officials welcomed National Parks of New York Harbor Commissioner Joshua Laird to the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick last Thursday. Laird and a contingent of federal and New York City officials came to the 52-acre preserve to understand better how to convert a decommissioned landfill into a wildlife refuge. more
The threat of an impending storm on Saturday night has forced Nassau County and Town officials to postpone their Fourth of July fireworks shows. more
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