Thursday, 08 May 2014 10:50
Twenty-two Sewanhaka Career Technical Education students participated in leadership and skills competitions at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference recently held in Syracuse. They were pitted against more than 1500 students from career centers across New York State.
Gold medal winners have earned the opportunity to represent the Sewanhaka District and New York State at the National Leadership Conference held in Kansas City in June.
Television Production Bronze
Katya Paiz SHS, Mayra Rodas HFC
Architectural Drafting Bronze
Jaspreet Singh NHP
American Spirit Silver
Amaris Bonifacio SHS
Cosmetology Senior Gold
Nicole Polara HFC
Quiz Bowl Gold
John Mendis FPM, Kevin Ocampo SHS, Sagar Vadalia FPM, Johnson Uwamanzu-Nna ELM
— From Sewanhaka High School
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.
“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”
Saturday, 15 November 2014 00:00
Hundreds of civic, business, community and elected officials gathered in Baldwin at the Coral House to support the annual kick-off of the Long Island Toys for Tots Drive on Monday, Oct. 27. The toy drive is the nation’s largest gift program for children during the holidays. Marine Corps Major Chuck Kilbride gave special recognition to the many people who make Toys For Tots possible locally, including U.S. Postal Service workers, marines, legislators, and the police and fire departments, who work tirelessly to collect toys each year.
The hundreds of guests were treated to special performances by the F.R.E.E. Players Jazz Ensemble and the American Bombshells trio.