Students shine in ‘Guys and Dolls’

Oceanside’s Thespian Troupe No. 132 finished its last big production of the school year earlier this month, as the student actors’ performance of the spring musical, “Guys and Dolls,” delighted audiences during its two-night run.

Assemblywoman "Missy" Miller visits Oceanside Library

In a talk that covered a wide range of topics, first-year Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller offered roughly 20 attendees a newcomer’s behind-the-scenes look at the New York State budget …

OHS actress plays “In the Heights” lead

The lights went out at Merrick’s Backstage Theatre, and playful screaming in anticipation of Second Stage Productions’ performance of “In The Heights” commenced. The musical, written by Lin-Manual Miranda, chronicles the lives of residents in Washington Heights, a largely Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City. It opened on Broadway in 2008, where it lasted for a few years, winning four Tony Awards.

Senior singing group performs classic tunes

The Mill River Players, a singing group based out of Oceanside Senior Center, delighted its fellow seniors at St. Anthony’s community service center on April 13.

Making 'dam' good baseball bats

In a tucked-away Hampton Road lot, Peter Curti walked from his trailer office to a neighboring forest-green shack. As he entered, a hidden speaker began blaring Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “I Love Paris.” “We have to enjoy ourselves,” he shouted over the 1953 Cole Porter-written hit.

Former NFL quarterback shares success story

“Play it, play it!” a small group of students shouted at the Oceanside High School alum and former NFL quarterback, who was visiting to share his success story as part of the school’s Human Relations Day on April 5. Jay Fiedler, most known for his five-year stint with the Dolphins at the turn of the century, was about to show those packed into the OHS auditorium a video of his game-winning touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 of the 2001 season, when the bell rang, signaling the end of seventh period.

Oceanside High School seniors move on to international science fair

“It’s been a good year,” said Oceanside High School Research Coordinator Heather Hall. Over the last eight months, three of her researchers have earned national awards in as many competitions. …

Heralds bring home the gold in New York Press Association contest

The Herald Community Newspapers came up big in the New York Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, taking 15 honors in the statewide competition, for which 184 newspapers submitted nearly 3,000 entries. The awards were presented at NYPA’s annual convention in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last weekend.