Even though Baldwin captured its first-ever girls’ basketball state title last winter, memories of back-to-back losses to Commack in the 2015 and 2016 Long Island Class AA championship games remained fresh in the minds of standouts Aziah Hudson and Jenna Annecchiarico. On March 8, the senior guards made sure a third matchup with the Lady Cougars was a charm.
As expected, hundreds of students from across Nassau County took part in Wednesday’s planned National School Walkout to remember the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School a month ago and to call for stricter gun controls, according to student activists and educators.
Baldwin’s trademark tenacious defense paved the way to another Nassau Class AA girls’ basketball title.
A Baldwinite who was adopted as a newborn recently received the gift of a lifetime when he tracked down his biological family with the help of a simple DNA test. Nearly two decades ago, Donald Scheurer, 58, now a husband and father of two, learned that the family whom he had grown up with was not related to him by blood. The discovery came after the death of his adoptive mother.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Nassau Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority held its first-ever Baldwin Renaissance business crawl last Saturday to support and raise awareness of minority- and women-owned businesses in Baldwin. The event focused on attracting potential customers to eight businesses, all located in Baldwin’s downtown, along Merrick Road and Grand Avenue, including Star Cuts Barbershop, Coal House Grill, Northside Activity Center, Pot O’ Paint Art Gallery, Studio 91 Natural Hair Salon, Sweet and Savory Café, the Brat Shack Party Store and Toddlewood Studio.
Sunlight streamed through the large windows in the Grand Ballroom of the Coral House in Baldwin on Valentine’s Day, and the tables, walls and ceilings were festooned with bright red balloons and streamers as hundreds of couples from across Nassau County gathered to renew their wedding vows. One very prominent Baldwinite — new Nassau County Executive Laura Curran — officiated at the ceremony. “It’s a really exciting day,” Curran said. “I’m so happy to be a part of this. It’s a real honor.”
“I mean, where even are we?” Pissy Miles, industry-celebrated comedy drag queen asked the crowd that was crammed into the Pot o’ Paint gallery on Merrick Road near Grand Avenue for an exhibition of his husband, David Ayllon’s photograpy. Miles, who is more accustomed to performing in Brooklyn drag clubs than Long Island galleries, joked, “Has anything of consequence ever happened in Baldwin?” Ayllon, who grew up in neighboring Freeport, said that when his old friend Dawn Maison, who co-owns the Pot o’ Paint – which opened last September –, asked him to show his work there, he thought, “It would be awesome to bring my work back to my roots.”
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen’s administration has officially replaced every sign in the Town of Hempstead’s 107 developed parks, she announced on Jan. 18 at the Newbridge Road Dog Park in Bellmore.
Dozens of Baldwin High School students came out for the Senior Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 18. This year’s theme was Casino Night, and these students came dressed to impress. Complete with dice and playing card décor, the casino night event was on these seniors won’t soon forget.
"Why do we have to lead the change?” That was the question Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Ryan Deitsch asked Sen. Marco Rubio at a town hall forum . . .
New York City wants Long Island’s water. We shouldn’t give it to the city, period. Here’s the thing: If granted state approval, the city could just take it.
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