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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
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
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
The Merrick Chamber of Commerce awarded college scholarships to six local high school seniors at a ceremony on June 15 at R.S. Jones Restaurant, at 153 Merrick Ave. more
Miriam Graff, a longtime Merrick resident whose work as nutritionist and home economics teacher supported public health, died on May 28. She was 93. more
Claudia Borecky, a Nassau County Board of Elections worker and president of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, will challenge Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads for his seat this November. more
When ticking off the many and varied phys. ed. programs that Saul Lerner has brought to the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, you quickly realize what a profound and lasting impact he has had on the lives of thousands of students, his colleagues say. Among the programs are girls’ lacrosse, boys’ badminton, bicycling in gym classes, and first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation for all students, a program begun with the Merrick-based Robbie Levine Foundation, to name just a few. Lerner is the Central District’s director of physical education, health, athletics, driver’s education and adult education. After 19 years in the district and 35 years in education, Lerner, 58, will retire on June 30. “It’s been a great run,” he said during an interview last week, “and I loved every minute of it, and I love the community.” more
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