Schindler’s list survivor remembers

“Oskar Schindler saved my life, but Steven [Spielberg] gave me a voice.”Celina Biniaz was just 12 when Schindler, a Czech industrialist and Nazi Party member, saved her and her parents …

In Levittown, grand masters in the making

The future grand masters gathered in a brightly lit classroom at East Broadway Elementary School in Levittown on Jan. 31 to receive instructions from school psychologist and chess club adviser Dr. …

Forest Lake students getting their start in journalism

Three dozen fourth- and fifth-graders at Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh buzz around the computer lab each week, giving up their recesses to create the school’s digital newspaper, the …

Wantagh athlete reaches 1,000 points

The Wantagh High School front gymnasium was silent as senior varsity basketball player Caitlin Albanese made a free throw to score her 1,000th career point on Jan. 29.Once the ball swished through …

Seaford students send smiles

Seaford Manor Elementary School may not seem like the starting point for an international relief effort. But for the second year in a row, a determined cadre of children and adults have been raising …

'A Private War' lays bare a journalist's life

It’s not my family/ In your head, in your head, they are fighting/ With their tanks, and their bombs/ And their bombs, and their guns/ In your head, in your head they are crying.” — From …

Valentine’s Day mission: find the real thing

Valentine’s Day, the fire sale of romantic love, seems a perfect time to push back and get real. Let’s sift through the dross of life for gold nuggets, for the small things and moments that we …