Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the U. S., and Jayne Dickie is trying her best to significantly lower those numbers.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day was on Jan. 27, and educators in Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District commemorated the significant anniversary that holds profound historical importance through education and personal story telling from Holocaust and genocide advocates and survivors.
During Black History Month, many schools will celebrate and learn about the achievements of African-Americans, recognizing their contributions to the growth and development of the United States.
Renowned author Alyssa Satin Capucilli visited students at Birch School on Jan. 25 as part of the school’s Diving into Reading PARP program last month.
Global School Play Day is celebrated each year on the first Wednesday in February, and promotes the importance of unstructured play for children in classroom settings.
As a member of the John F. Kennedy High School Community Leadership Program, junior Jayda Levine is one of a select group of students taking part in the three-year program.
Students at Sanford H. Calhoun High School took part in a voter registration event on Jan. 18, organized by the school’s Racial Equity Club, in honor of the Week of Service the district celebrates to accompany Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A scary incident at a North Bellmore elementary school last week turned into a joyous event, celebrating the bravery, compliancy and support of students, teachers and staff — while honoring and …
The South Merrick Community Civic Association is continuing to do its part to promote Jewish unity and community pride at home during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The civic association welcomed David Sussman, of David Sussman Israel Tours, to its first meeting of the year on Jan. 17.
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been getting a lot of something we haven’t seen much of over the past couple of years: snow. So much, in fact, that schools in our communities had no choice but to close. And because of that, we have just one thing to say to our school districts in Nassau County: Thank you for the snow day.
February is American Heart Month, and this is a story about my heart — literally and figuratively. It’s the reason I am where I am today.
As we leap, scoot, crawl or get dragged into 2024, the ceaseless message in our heads is that we need improvement. Apparently, our face, our furniture, our travel plans, our friendships, our dog food, our recipe for coq au vin are not quite right. We as human beings, struggling along in the most challenging times, are not quite enough.
I read “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” my first banned book, when I was 12. My friend lent me the book, and I found the good parts by the dog-eared pages. The experience did not compromise my moral compass or corrupt me in any way I can discern. I am not recommending the book for today’s 12-year-olds, because it’s a pretty boring read, but I am advocating that a broad spectrum of books be available to students who choose to read them.