South Nassau expanding emergency department

Walking from South Nassau Communities Hospital’s busy parking lot to its main entrance, visitors pass trees and shrubbery lining an inviting path to a lobby with polished floors, snug couches and floor-to-ceiling windows. It is a pleasant way in to one of the region’s largest health care providers, but many more enter from the opposite side.

Hofstra baseball seeks higher level

Hofstra’s baseball team is looking to reach new heights this spring with the return of veteran hitters. The Pride went 15-37 in 2016, but bring back position players who combined for 29 home runs and 136 RBIs.

Merrick wine bar helps save lives

The Vine Wine Bar, in Merrick, has commemorated Judy’ Mione's life by holding a fundraiser every April and participating in the St. Jude “Give Thanks. Give Hope. campaign,” in which it collects donations throughout the same month. This year's will take place on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

North Bellmore students participate in district-wide Art League

Cassidy Coveny, a sixth-grade student at Martin Avenue Elementary School, perfected her scratch-art illustration of a polar bear by removing black ink from a white sheet of paper. The project, part of North Bellmore School District’s Student Arts League, involved a method of textured shading to create pictures of furry or hairy animals.

The Principal’s Office:

As explained in previous columns, out of frustration with the wrangling over the Common Core curriculum after all these month (years?), I am offering my own suggestions as to what the ideal secondary course of study should look like. And as I’ve noted, many of these proposals are applicable on the elementary level as well.

Schools

Forgiving Kevin: Addiction talk upcoming in North Merrick

On April 19, the Community Parent Center will partner with the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and North Merrick School District’s to present a true story of a father-son relationship that withstood seven years of acciction, recovery and relapse.

Lifelong Merrick resident opens gourmet hot dog business

Jim Hamilton, a 60-year-old lifelone resident of Merrick, achieved a dream of his when he opened Balabalo's Hot Dogs on March 6.

North Bellmore spotlights music

Community members got a taste of the North Bellmore School District’s music program, as students performed at the March 9 board of education meeting for Music in Our Schools Month.

Calendar

    Bowling

    Wednesday, March 29

    Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. All bowling events will be held on the last Saturday of the month except July, August, and October.

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