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Calhoun senior Nick Cantalupo walked alongside veteran Johnny Richard III as he held a shopping list in his hand that his wife had made for him. As he was helping Richard find women’s dress pants, Cantalupo told the Herald about his plans to enlist in the Army or Air Force after he graduates from high school. more
Four-year-old Nash Luker sat at his kitchen table, playing with a couple of toy steam engines. Asked what he likes about them during an interview with the Herald, he said, “The pistons, because they keep the wheels moving.” more
To celebrate its 40-year anniversary, and to help fellow women look their best selves in the workplace, the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women hosted a highly successful “40 and … more
By the time Mahalia Desruisseaux was 6 or 7 years old, she had already decided that she would be a doctor. The now 46-year-old recalls her frequent trips to the Haitian orphanage run by her father, where her mother was a teacher. She saw firsthand her parents’ desire to help those who are less fortunate, which they passed on to their daughter. more
Calhoun High School student David Bekore was honored at a district board meeting on Nov. 2 as their first student to receive the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Award. more
When asked to describe her time serving in the Women’s Army Corps, Barbara Byrne responded with a rhetorical question. “Have you ever seen ‘Forrest Gump?’” more
Like many aspiring writers, Samantha Nolan set a personal goal to be published by a certain age. After years of attending Jodi Picoult book signings, studying classics at Queens College and improving her poetry website, Nolan published her poem, “Midnight Prayer,” in the anthology, “Chicken Soup: Angels and Miracles.” more
Samantha Spoto, a 24-year-old from Oceanside, said that she is considering using a form of birth control that “will last longer than a Trump presidency” — long-acting reversible … more
Nine bakeries –– six of them Italian pastry shops –– were in business in Elmont when Paul Sapienza took over his parents’ popular Hempstead Turnpike bakery, Sapienza’s, in 1973. more
In the 25 years since the Masjid Hamza Islamic Center of the South Shore started, the North Valley Stream mosque has provided a place around which a diverse community planted roots. For many of its parishioners, America, it seems is better suited for the practice of their faith’s ideals than the Muslim countries where they were born. more
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