Cardboard, plastic bottles, and pipe cleaners. This hodgepodge of objects might be trash for many, but for Mad Science campers, they’re the makings of a robot.
Mad Science summer camps are currently underway all over Long Island, and they allow young learners the chance to shoot off rockets, check out spy equipment, discover space, research birds, and more. Each five-day camp is interactive and focuses on one of 14 specific themes. In Crazy Chemworks, campers can play with chemical reactions and make slime. In Forensic Scientist they identify and collect evidence to solve a crime, and during Flight Academy, they spend their week learning about aerodynamics and building a rocket. Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation in Old Westbury and Fuschillo Park in Carle Place, are playing host to several camps this summer, including Eureka, Robots and
Reactions, Forensic Scientist and Junior Robotics. At last week’s Junior Robotics session in Carle Place, students spent a week building a robot, learning about gears, wires,
pulleys, and more along the way.
Over 200 families got one step closer to a new home recently as the Town of North Hempstead held a lottery for affordable rental apartments in New Cassel.
More than 100 residents and elected officials attended the August 5 drawing which was held at the “Yes We Can” Center. Over 350 applicants entered their names in hopes of securing one of the three dozen units in the soon to be completed Cathedral Place Apartments on Prospect Avenue. 255 names were randomly drawn and numbered in the order in which their applications will be evaluated. Applicants must not meet a certain amount of income (this number varies based on the apartment size) and pass a background and credit check.
The New York State Education Department released the results of this year’s math and English language arts (ELA) assessments last week, revealing disappointing results as districts across the state reported lower than average scores.
This year’s state assessments were the first for New York students to measure the Common Core Learning Standards for grades 3-8. Across the state, 31 percent of students met or exceeded the proficiency standards in both English and math.
It seems like there is always some sort of special occasion sprouting up. Between holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and parties, we are always busy shopping for a pleasant gift to give. Flowers speak the perfect combination of pride and enthusiasm, and at San Giorgio Florist and Garden Shop, the array of choices will leave you speechless.
Owner since 2004, Joe Reider said the original San Giorgio owner bought a florist shop on Glen Cove Road. When that shop closed, he brought all their flowers, customers, and solid customer service skills to Westbury Avenue and opened San Giorgio.
Jessica Ricco has had a very busy year. Since being crowned Miss Long Island, she’s had surgery for a collapsed lung, competed in Miss New York/USA, got a full time teaching position and has worked with multiple nonprofit organizations to help children in need.
And though she will hand off her crown this Sunday at the Miss Long Island pageant, the Westbury native has no plans of slowing down.
Diamond lovers — start saving now.
Construction is currently underway for a new Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, which is expected to open on Old Country Road later this year.
Flags flew at half-staff last week as the Westbury community remembered former Village Trustee Paul H. Echausse, who died Tuesday, July 30, at the age of 85.
His life was marked by dedication to the community and the public. He was appointed to the village board in 1979, serving as a trustee for six terms as well as deputy mayor for several years. During his 28 years on the board, he served as the village’s commissioner of public safety and was the village liaison to the Nassau County Police Department. Prior to his time on the board, he served on the Village Zoning Board of Appeals from 1972-79.
Is killing ever justified? When is it right to break a promise? When does altruism become harmful?
These are some of the ethical questions Westbury author Arthur Dobrin asks readers in his latest book, The Harder Right. In 13 fictional short stories, Dobrin presents situations meant to challenge readers to consider what they would do in morally conflicting situations.
Horseability recently held a polo match to benefit their geriatric equine therapy program at SUNY Old Westbury.
The match was between Team “Athon” featuring Hal Lahaer, Julie Rinaldini, and Esteban Scott. “The Noble Knights” featuring Alex Garcia, Fabricio Morano, and Luis Rinaldini.
This was the first polo event for the therapeutic riding center.
“This specific event is to benefit the elderly patients on Long Island. It’s a community based program and it’s because of the community that we are able to be successful and have a wonderful program running,” Katie McGown, Horseability’s Founder and Executive Director, said.
Whenever Joan Brown walks into the Westbury Senior Center, she heads straight for the bulletin board. The bulletin board has a list of people who are sick or have had a family member pass away, and stacked with a pile of cards, Brown diligently begins to write encouraging, thoughtful notes to the seniors going through a tough time.
Brown has been writing cards at the senior center for years, and recently became a part of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). RSVP is a nationwide program that connects seniors, 55 and over, with volunteer service organizations in their community. The program used to be run by the Nassau County Office for the Aging, but was dropped a few years ago.
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