Oceanside musical theater raising the bar

Students are excelling in Oceanside Schools’ musical theater program, according to long-time music teacher Bruce Bider. “I see what they can do and they never cease to amaze me,” he said. “However high I think the bar is, they always go higher.”

Erasing racism and bias on Long Island

Elaine Gross, president of the Syosset-based nonprofit ERASE Racism, calls it “racialized school segregation.” Long Island comprises 125 school districts — some as small as one square mile — and 42 percent are all-white or nearly all-white, according to a 2017 ERASE Racism report. Meanwhile, 24 percent are majority African-American/Hispanic districts.

Ruff House Rescue in Oceanside hosts holiday fundraising events

“Adopt, don’t buy” — This is the message that Ruff House Rescue, the Oceanside-based pet rescue organization, is sending to Long Islanders who want a new, furry friend in the family this holiday season and beyond.

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Remembering the 1977 Oceanside High School football team that sailed into history

This year, the Oceanside High School varsity Sailors football team fell short in its effort to repeat as the Nassau County Conference I champions.

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Nearby things to do in Oceanside, Island Park

Donate to your local holiday toy drive now through Dec. 21.

Free Christmas ham dinner in Oceanside

The Windsor Avenue Bible Church in Oceanside is hosting a community dinner with ham and all the trimmings on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a nice meal, fellowship and new friends. RSVP …