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Peacocks Awaken A Musical Memory

Written by Michael Givant, givant@optonline.net Saturday, 28 December 2013 00:00

Longboat Key, Florida, Nov. 2013

I was at the beginning of my return trip, walking over a half-mile drawbridge, when the words to an old Judy Collins song, “From a Distance,” dimly started cranking in my head. Toward the end of bridge they were spilling out: We are instruments marching in a common band.

 

Help For The Holidays

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, jgallucci@antonnews.com Friday, 27 December 2013 11:02

This season, students from all across our area have banded together to help locals in need for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas.

Before the snow rolled in, a group of about 30 children from North Shore Synagogue’s Religious School in Syosset took a short ride to the Town of Oyster Bay Farm on Split Rock Road in North Syosset to do a “mitzvah” by helping to feed the hungry.

 

Police report: December 27, 2013

Friday, 27 December 2013 11:12

Man Arrested For Syosset, Jericho Fraud

A Kings Point man was arrested on Dec. 16 for allegedly collecting a check that wasn’t his, forging the signature and then depositing it into his own bank account.

Police say 56-year-old Jerry Hauser deposited the $1,940 check in Freeport on Sept. 26. During the investigation, police say they discovered Hauser engaged in an ongoing scheme to rent houses in Jericho, Syosset and Kings Point and not pay rent.

 

Syosset Man Indicted In NYC Scheme

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, jgallucci@antonnews.com Friday, 27 December 2013 00:00

A Syosset man was indicted on charges of commercial bribery and fraud on Dec. 18 after a three-year investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office uncovered a bribery scheme that steered millions of dollars of Unity Electric Company business to various electrical supply companies.

Donald Russo, 54, created a shell company called Bar Electrical, according to District Attorney Cyrus Vance, to accept bribes from companies doing business with Unity.

 

An Eye On Business For Over 50 Years

Written by By Sheri Jacoby syossetJericho@antonnews.com Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:00

This is a milestone year for Arbital Vision Care. December not only marks the 20th anniversary of the South Oyster Bay Road office in Hicksville (on the boarders of Plainview, Syosset and Woodbury), but also marks the 55th anniversary of Dr. Samuel Arbital, OD, FAAO, opening his innovative home-office practice limited to the fitting of contact lenses in Plainview, the 30th anniversary of daughter Dr. Lori Arbital, OD, joining the practice and the 20th anniversary of Optician son Scott Arbital adding distinctive eyewear to the mix.

 

Syosset Gets Kerboomka

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, jgallucci@antonnews.com Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:03

Syosset’s new indoor trampoline park, Bounce! Trampoline Sports, is expanding its offerings to include hip-hop cardio class Kerboomka, a unique workout routine developed by Long Island native and fitness guru Kershel Anthony.  

“Our goal is to offer the most cutting edge trampoline and fitness activities anywhere,” says Nick Caplan, General Manager of the Syosset facility.

 

Volunteers Promote English Literacy

Written by George Haber, syossetjericho@antonnews.com Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:56

Growth in the number of non-English Speaking immigrants to the Jericho, Syosset and Woodbury communities means increasing activity for one of Long Island’s most immigrant-friendly organizations, Literacy Nassau.

For more than 45 years, Literacy Nassau, based in Freeport, has been helping native-born Americans and newcomers to America learn English and improve their fluency.

Every week, volunteer tutors—many retired school teachers—meet with their students, usually in local libraries, and help them master the nuances of the English language.

 

Blue Jeans For Babies Raises $140K

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, Jgallucci@antonnews.com Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00

Syosset High School’s community service-based Interact Club has raised more than $140,000 over the past decade for Gift of Life International, a foundation that provides life-saving heart surgeries to children with congenital heart defects.

 

Gloria Gaynor Honors True Survivor

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis, Syossetjericho@antonnews.com Thursday, 12 December 2013 10:25

The delightful and upbeat Annie Bleiberg, who is 93 years young, considers herself a very lucky person.

Bleiberg, a Woodbury resident, was a slave at Auschwitz during the Holocaust and her story of survival is chronicled in We Will Survive, a new book by Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor, known for her famous song “I Will Survive.”

On Nov. 19, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County held its Annual Tribute dinner at the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, with more than 400 people in attendance including Bleiberg and Gaynor.

 

Syosset Weight-Loss Trial A First

Written by Jaclyn Gallucci, Jgallucci@antonnews.com Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

A Syosset surgeon has become the first in the United States to present findings from a clinical trial on a combined bariatric approach to enhance weight loss that involves implanting a Lap Band and performing surgery on the stomach.

Plication, or surgery to fold the outer curve of the stomach into a pleat, is new in its application to bariatric surgeries. For decades, the procedure was used to treat perforated ulcers or stomach trauma.

 

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