Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00
Sylvia Dickey Strauss, 96, died peacefully at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, ME, on May 10, 2010. Born in Hicksville, she grew up in Syosset and was the elder of two children of Arthur and Florence Dickey. A graduate of Hicksville High School, she attended Hofstra University and received a registered nurse degree from Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing in 1934.
Upon graduation from nursing school, she worked at The Henry Street Settlement, carrying her medical bag and knowledge to the residents of the tenements of the Lower East Side of New York. She fondly remembered delivering babies on kitchen tables covered with newsprint, the most sanitary thing she could find in the homes. Afterwards, she worked as a nurse in the obstetrics department of Meadowbrook Hospital in East Meadow, where she met her husband-to-be, William Theodore Strauss, MD. She also worked for the Oyster Bay Visiting Nurse Association. Dr. and Mrs. Strauss were married in Cold Spring Harbor in 1940.
As an “empty-nester,” Mrs. Strauss found time to hone her artistic and craft skills, becoming an accomplished rug hooker and designer, a knitter and also a fine painter on reverse glass. Her family are proud owners of her works. She was a talented and adventuresome home cook. While living in seacoast New Hampshire, she volunteered at Strawbery Banke Museum reviving its herb garden and making it flourish. In her early 90s, she was an enthusiastic volunteer at the Miles Hospital League rummage sale. Always interested in new things, she embraced the opera as an art form in the past year and loved seeing DVDs of famous performances.
In 2000, she moved to the Pemaquid, Maine, Peninsula where she had spent many summers with her family, starting in 1947. She was most recently a resident at Schooner Cove Retirement Community in Damariscotta.
Her husband predeceased her in 2007. She is survived by twin children, daughter Nona D. Strauss of New Harbor, ME, and son W. Theodore (Ted) Strauss III and wife Janice of South Salem, NY; and nieces, Diane Fraser of New Port Richey, FL, Marilyn Guddat of Melbourne Beach, FL, and Janet Cate of Kennebunk, ME. At her request, there will be no services.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 27 Atlantic Highway, Post Office Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556 or to the charity of your choice.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.