Written by Kathy Carolan, email@example.com Friday, 23 May 2014 08:11
The fourth grade students of Our Lady of Victory recently got to explore the world of science at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. Upon arrival, all were amazed by the giant sphere hanging from the ceiling that magically expanded and contracted.
During their visit they enjoyed such exhibits as Eat and Be Eaten, Our Hudson Home, Wonder Why, and Energy Quest. All displays were fantastic but there were two that all agreed were the best: Skyscrapers and the Touch Tunnel.
In Skyscrapers, students got to walk across steel beams suspended above the gallery floor (wearing a safety harness of course).
In the Touch Tunnel, they made their way through pitch black tunnels using only their sense of touch to find the exit.
The eager learners were then treated to a movie about lemurs in the nation’s largest IMAX Dome. It was a fun learning experience for all as they prepare for the state science exams.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.
On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.
Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.