Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:30
The Syosset High School boys’ varsity soccer team earned their first Nassau County Championship title since 1998, defeating Massapequa High School on Monday, Nov. 12.
The Braves moved on to face the second-ranked team in the county, Brentwood High School, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Long Island Championship. The team played a great game but was unfortunately defeated by Brentwood, 1-0. Overall, Syosset had a great season, finishing league play with an 11-2-1 record.
Off the field, in their tenth year of participating in the Tunnel to Towers Run, the Braves helped to raise $2,000 for the foundation for which the race is named. In the wake of the devastation brought to the area by Hurricane Sandy, the players sought ways to support those in need. After learning that six soccer players from Massapequa (the team they had played in the county finals) had their homes affected by the storm, the Syosset team rallied quickly to raise $600 and present each player with a $100 gift card.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.