As a new school year peeks over the horizon, I’m reminded how our local school boards represent one of the last great examples of community democracy. For evidence, we only have to look at the annual spring rite of electing board members. Granted, some communities yawn and have a tough time mustering a quorum, but for the most part, here in Nassau County, the campaigns are as fierce as — and far more realistic than — TV wrestling.
And that’s a good thing. There is a lot at stake: “our children’s future,” “the future of our community,” “real estate values” and, most loudly, budgets and taxes. These days, most school board elections turn on terms such as “fiscal responsibility” and “cost control.”
As the last of this year’s Trefoils and Thin Mints left my kitchen cupboard, I wondered what’s up with everyone’s favorite cookie merchants. Certainly things have changed in the decades since my sister donned her sash, dropped onto her sit-upon and sang “I’ve Got Something In My Pocket (A Great Big Brownie Smile).”
“We’re doing pretty well,” said Donna Ceravolo, executive director and CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Our market share is one in five.”
Just weeks after breaking an all-time NBA record for most threes on the biggest stage in basketball, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green hosted the Team Green Basketball Academy at Floral Park Memorial High School from July 8-11.
The camp was open to children of all skill levels from ages 5-18 and was the second year that the former St. Mary’s star hosted the camp at the Nassau County high school.
You don’t have to travel to the Hamptons or North Fork to find farm-fresh produce and homemade goodies. Look no farther than your own backyard — the North Shore has a budding presence in the farmer’s market scene. Here, the hoe down on where to get just-picked produce and fresh-to-the-table food on the North Shore.
Car lovers from all over Long Island will come together on Sunday, July 21 when the New York AutoFest returns to Castle Gould at the Sands Point Preserve. The show, which is an anticipated favorite among automobile enthusiasts, will feature hundreds of show cars, trucks and bikes on a spectacular Gold Coast site.
This event will feature fun for the whole family, including raffles, prizes, food and music by DJ Rich.
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