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Recalling the events of 9/11 to children who were unborn at the time of the terrorist attacks, memories resurfaced of her elders recalling to her the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. “We try to relate to the kids that history is a moving thing, and that it means something special to each one of us,” said Kathy Musgraves, advisor to the Franklin Square and Munson Explorer Post 710 of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department. more
The phrase “Pain is temporary, pride is forever,” has been used by many of the coaches and volunteers for the Elmont Cardinals Sports Club over the past 54 years. Since their … more
The robotics team at Gotham Avenue School in Elmont participated in FIRST Lego League’s 2021 competition despite coronavirus restrictions, engaging in the competition inside the school building at Gotham Avenue rather than at the organization’s event. FIRST Lego League’s events aim to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to children between ages four and 16 through hands-on activities. This year’s FIRST Lego League competition challenged the robotics team at Gotham Avenue School to create a design that increased physical activity at the school, amid a pandemic that has reduced the level of exercise both many students and teachers engage in on a day-to-day basis. more
Elmont high school students were awarded the New York State Student Stars Award by Sen. Todd Kaminsky for the excellence they demonstrated both inside and out of the classroom this school year at a ceremony held on May 16 at the Rockville Centre Recreation Center. "The recipients of the New York State Senate Student Stars Award have distinguished themselves as leaders in their schools and our local community as a whole," Kaminsky said, before presenting local students with the award. more
Nassau County police reported a homicide that occurred at the Floral Park Motel on June 13. Following an investigation, 28-year-old Destinee Lavender, of Elmont, was found dead in the motel, at 30 … more
Gina and Vincent Centauro, co-founders of Rescuing Families, a Franklin Square-based charity that renovates the homes of local families in need, take pride in redirecting the money raised at the … more
Floral Park residents are raising concerns about just how transparent and communicative Empire State Development, the New York state economic development entity building UBS Arena at Belmont Park, … more
Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series that will give everyone a front-row seat to the collection at the Franklin Square Museum. The Franklin Square Historical Society looks forward … more
Last year, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, only 60 percent of summer day camps were held in person, according to the American Camp Association. This year, following the May 28 release of updated Centers for … more
As 21-year-old Elmont resident Nafiah Ikram continues the struggle to regain her health after being attacked with acid in her own driveway, Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat … more
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