Celebrating African-American culture in Elmont

African-American culture was on full display at Elmont Memorial High School on Feb. 13 for Sen. Anna Kaplan’s second annual Black History Month celebration.

Elmonter sent home from ‘The Biggest Loser’

Domenico Brugellis will not be this season’s “Biggest Loser,” as he was sent home in the episode that aired on the USA Network on Feb. 11. Brugellis, a lifelong Elmonter, joined …

Clara H. Carlson teacher delivers daughter on Northern State

Sergio Giusto was rushing down the Northern State Parkway on Feb. 13 to get his pregnant wife, Jennie, to North Shore University Hospital, but as soon as they neared the exit for the Long Island Expressway, it was already too late — the baby was on her way out.

Short-film featuring Elmont-native wins Oscar

McGregory Frederique saw Marshall Curry’s acceptance of an Academy Award for his short-film, “The Neighbors’ Window,” on Feb. 9 as a win for his career. The Elmont-native …

Pro-wrestler from Elmont dies at 49

John Mair had the rare opportunity to both pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and teach younger generations the craft before dying unexpectedly on Jan. 23 at the age of 49. The …

The Week Ahead

Feb. 20 - 27

Go whaling Children in first- through sixth-grade can learn how African Americans contributed to the whaling industry and create their own wooden ship and “ditty” bag at the Elmont …