Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.
Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.
The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.
For nearly three weeks in October the United States government shut down. National parks and museums closed and 800,000 federal workers were sent home.
“This period of panic was not caused by some foreign aggressor, some archenemy of state, or some ruthless tyrant. No, the crisis that shook the very faith that the American people had in their government, was caused by that very body itself,” Jonathan Serota, a Jericho High School senior, said in a speech that began as part of a school trip and ended up circulating in print in the United States Capitol.
Joe and Debbie Lindner, co-founders and owners of Colorfully Yours, a customized coloring book company that specializes in educating children on fire prevention, recycling and emergency preparedness, started the company 25 years ago at home. Now, they are creating customized coloring books for local organizations like the Syosset and Jericho fire departments.
It all started at the Westbury Fire Department’s Memorial Day picnic in 1988, where Joe was a volunteer. An emergency call came in for a “big-signal-ten” building fire.
A total of 272 students from all 10 Syosset schools have been recognized as All-County Musicians.
“Syosset consistently has among the highest number of student-musicians accepted into these very prestigious honors ensembles,” said Michael Salzman, the district’s coordinator of fine and performing arts. “We are especially proud this year that so many of our students have been recognized by these outside organizations and asked to represent our schools.”
After Amy Cicio of Syosset left her two dogs, Reba and Ozzy, at Two By Four Dog Walking & Pet Sitting in Oyster Bay, she headed off on an overnight trip with her daughter. It wasn’t until the next day, when Cicio called the company to say she was on her way to pick the dogs up, that Cicio found out something horrible had happened.
Reba, the 6-pound Chihuahua with only four teeth that Cicio had rescued two years ago from South Carolina, was dead. She had been attacked by another dog.
Syosset resident Burt Ettinger is an active member of Hofstra University’s Personal Enrichment In Retirement (PEIR) Program. The retired pharmacist now enjoys his newly discovered hobby of reading short stories to his classmates, and attending lectures those classmates conduct.
Ettinger joined the program when his close friend sparked his interest in the variety of lectures offered there. After attending as a visitor, he enrolled in the college as a PEIR student. Now, he attends college as senior citizen, and he researches and reads his favorite stories in a college classroom.
Jan. 2: PTSA Executive Meeting, Jericho Middle School, Principal’s Conference Room, 9 a.m.
Cultural Arts, All Jericho elementary schools, 3:10 p.m.
Jericho Board of Education Work Session, Central Office Board Room, 6 p.m.
In 1972, after so much of Old Jericho had been lost to the bulldozer, Nassau County Executive Ralph Caso announced a plan to create a 20-acre historic preserve just east of the Jericho Meeting House, encompassing a number of historic buildings that are protected by local landmark status.
This is an historic preserve in the true sense of the word as Jericho’s buildings were not moved here from another location but still sit on their original foundations, unlike those of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
A Jericho man recently caught his ex-girlfriend burglarizing his home— while he was vacationing in China.
Nassau County police say the 36-year-old man, whose name was not released, spotted 29-year-old Tian Yun Gao of Dix Hills inside his Hazelwood Drive home on Dec. 20 at 9:10 p.m. on his home security camera via the Internet. The man notified the Second Precinct from China and officers say they found Gao running from the home, holding one of the security cameras.
Gao was charged with burglary and an order of protection was issued against her. Gao will appear in First District Court on Feb. 21.
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