A quest for the golden snitch in Franklin Square

Children had an hour to find the golden snitch and protection spell that Professor Severus Snape hid in an attempt to save Harry Potter from one of Lord Voldemort’s schemes at the Franklin …

Franklin Square Girl Scouts learn carpentry skills

Five Girl Scouts from Troop 1268 learned basic carpentry skills on Feb. 20, when they volunteered with Rescuing Families, Inc. The Franklin Square-based nonprofit rebuilds homes for those in need. …

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.

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 …

Franklin Square community tries to help Oceanside family recover

Elmont-native Gino Cali was reunited with his daughter, Gia, on Jan. 27 after not seeing her for three years. There was just one problem — Cali, who is now living in Oceanside, did not have …

The Week Ahead

Feb. 27 - March 5

Make some Irish Soda Bread Children up to grade six with an adult 18 years or older can make their own Irish soda bread at the Elmont Memorial Library on Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. Registration is …