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Batavia Lions Club to treat children to Halloween fun

BATAVIA – An early Halloween will arrive with a gentle roar Oct. 28 with spirited help from the Batavia Lions Club, whose members return for a second year to create memorable Trunk-or-Treat fun for the children at Batavia Apartments.

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Washington Co. charity collects 17k toys for needy children

Toys for Tots in Washington County has raised roughly $23,000 and collected 17,000 toys for needy children. The local arm of the national charity collects toys at drop-off boxes at 33 businesses across the county, The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports (http://bit.ly/2dB02JF ). The charity aims...

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John Muir Middle School debuts outdoor learning space

A new outdoor classroom was dedicated on Friday at John Muir Middle School on a site where a condemned bungalow had previously been located.
The 40-seat, 2,000-square-foot classroom is the result of a partnership the school formed with Woodbury University's School of Architecture and Nickelodeon.

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Costumed dodgeball tournament raises $13,000 for Laguna schools

SchoolPower's seventh annual Dodgeball Tournament on Wednesday raised about $13,000 for the Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to a news release. Sixty-two teams of costumed students and adults, including teachers from all four district schools and Laguna Beach police and firefighters,...

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Ex-coach continues cancer fight at Plainview-Old Bethpage homecoming

Stacy Brennan still exudes the enthusiastic personality one would associate with a cheerleading coach.
Her spirit shone brightly during Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School’s homecoming football game last Saturday. As any good coach would, she’s showing people how to overcome adversity.

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St. Linus School Students Enjoy New Technology and Upgrades in Every Classroom

The students of St. Linus School started the new school year with major upgrades to technology within the school and its classrooms. Each classroom - 16 in total - is now equipped with Bright Links Interactive Projectors, helping to promote student collaboration, creativity and problem solving. Through the use of the Bright Links Interactive Projectors, the school's traditional whiteboards have been transformed into interactive tools where children can get hands-on learning in every subject. Students can now follow textbooks, watch educational videos, do presentations to the classroom, and take virtual tours of locations throughout the globe, including the rainforest, Jamestown, and Shakespeare's England.

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Ex-con using Eric Adams ties to push youth program’s bogus claims

An ex-con is using his close ties to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to reinvent himself as a bishop overseeing youth mentorship programs — but he hasn’t left all his troubling behavior behind, according to records and associates.