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Marcelo Barrera rarely shoots people. The Ecuadorean-born, self-taught photographer prefers capturing emotional vistas and cityscapes in novel ways — a perspective-warping, head-on shot of the Flatiron Building in Lower Manhattan, for example, makes it look like a melted puddle of goo. more
“Someday when we wake up, the sky may not be blue. Someday wild animals might all live in the zoo, and someday we’re going to all be grown-ups just like you, and when that day comes we want the Earth to be alive,” children between the ages of nine and 16 sang at the Baha’i Center of Nassau County on July 29 in preparation for their upcoming performances — one at the Valley Stream Community Fest at the end of September, and one of the Baha’i bicentennial at the end of October. more
Ten students — eight from Elmont Memorial High School and two from Hempstead High — recently took part in Hofstra University’s annual High School Summer Journalism Institute, led by … more
While planning this summer’s concert series — a Wednesday night tradition on the Village Green — organizers decided to try a different approach for the Aug. 9 installment. more
This year’s summer concert series is halfway over, but that didn’t stop crowds from coming out to see Marc Berger’s “Ride” show on July 26 — a country, bluegrass group. more
Why do certain buildings, however modest they may be in origin or design, endure? While others, grander in architecture and worthy of protection, are torn down? Fortunately, in this week’s story we won’t lament the loss of a building that was worth preserving, but instead, we will celebrate the history of dwellings with surprisingly humble roots. more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
Ralph Polverino and his wife, Tina, go dancing every Wednesday afternoon at the Knights of Columbus in Mineola. But the dance on July 19 was even more special to Ralph, as shared a dance with his long-time friend, Jean Mastrangelo, for her 103rd birthday the next day. more
Harris Dinkoff, who served on the District 13 Board of Education for 33 years, died on Dec. 31 after a brief illness. He was 89. On July 5, members of the District 13 school community gathered outside the James A. Dever Elementary School for a commemorative tree planting ceremony to honor his legacy. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
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