Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00
They say you never forget your first and for me that was intern Stephen Levine, who helped make my initial summer helming the Garden City a lot easier than it could have been. Stephen is a native of neighboring Floral Park and as such, was a Godsend when he appeared on the doorstep of Anton Community Newspapers about a month after I started at the end of April. Currently attending Adelphi, it really helped that he was transitioning from being the sports editor to the editor-in-chief of The Delphian, the university’s student-run newspaper. What admirable writing skills he had were honed over the summer as he covered numerous stories including the opening of the Container Store at the Gallery at Westbury Plaza, the Malone Mulhall charity basketball game at Adelphi University and the WFAN contest held at Roosevelt Field to find an aspiring sports talk host. Throughout it all, Stephen has been unfailingly polite and reliable to the point he was referred to as Stephen “On the Scene” Levine. Along the way he soaked up any tips he could while churning out some pretty impressive copy. While his last day was on Thursday, August 23, Stephen may contribute the odd story in-between carrying a full class-load and manning the helm of The Delphian. In the meantime, look for future stories by him about the Operation Wounded Warrior 9/11 Motorcycle Ride and the 85th anniversary of the Stewart Manor Lutheran Church.
– Dave Gil de Rubio