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My Hanukkah Traditions

My Hanukkah Traditions

Nina Munafo, 10, Lynbrook

January 7, 2020

My family is both Jewish and Catholic so I celebrate two sets of holidays. I want to share a little about Hanukkah because most people I know only celebrate Christmas. Hanukkah is a celebration of the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. The Jewish people had rise...

My Holiday Traditions

My Holiday Traditions

Gabriela Gonzalez, 10, Valley Stream

December 24, 2019

Everyone celebrates the holidays differently.  My family has some traditions that are unique. Before Christmas, my family goes to Macy’s SantaLand and we tell Santa what we want for Christmas. (We have to wait on a CRAZY long line but it's totally worth it.) After that, we look for the perfect dress...

Croatia and Germany

Croatia and Germany

Casey Morton, 10, Valley Stream

December 18, 2018

 Europe is a beautiful place filled with amazing sites to see and alluring places to visit. I went to Europe over the summer with my family. We went to Croatia and Germany. In Germany we went to about seven parks and to castles. One castle was owned by the Sun King. He was a very wealthy man and he...

Cake Boss

November 13, 2018

Cake Boss is an American reality show airing on the television network TLC. The show gives an inside look on Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken NJ. The Bakery was founded by Carlo Guastaferro in 1964 then purchased by Buddy Valastro Sr. but is run by Valastro’s son Buddy Valastro Jr. with the help of his...

Home Depot

Home Depot

Patrick Biondolillo, 11, Valley Stream

September 4, 2018

Do you like creating things? Do you enjoy using wood, nails, screws, and paint? If you do, I would 100% recommend signing up for a Home Depot Kids’ DIY Workshop activity. Your parent is able to register you for a workshop online. At these activities, they give you materials and instructions. You are...

Don’t Litter, Save the Critters!

Samantha Freeman, 11, Lowville

August 14, 2018

  Do you remember that piece of trash you dropped today? Or, did you see someone drop some trash? Well, chances are, it might be harming an animal right now! I was coming home from my local fair, and I saw some kids my age eating food and littering. I wanted to research and write about how...

Cake Boss

Cake Boss

Mya Miller, 11, Valley Stream

August 14, 2018

Cake Boss is an American reality show airing on the television network TLC. The show gives an inside look on Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken NJ. The Bakery was founded by Carlo Guastaferro in 1964 then purchased by Buddy Valastro Sr. but is run by Valastro’s son Buddy Valastro Jr. with the help of his...

Sky Zone

Sky Zone

Alex Genao, 11, Valley Stream

May 1, 2018

Recently I went to Sky Zone in Deer Park. It was terrific! I went there for my little sister’s birthday. I had fun jumping for 3 hours. My favorite activity was the foam pit. I loved flipping and diving into the soft foam. Another attraction was the basketball hoops. I loved to do stylish d...

6th grade social

6th grade social

Mysha Moses, 11, Rochester

May 1, 2018

Our sixth grade social was a very fun summer night that started at 7:30pm. Everyone was so excited it was one of our first dances without the 7th graders.  At this event, we had an ice cream truck and popcorn. Over in the gym, half was basketball and the other half is inflatables like a basketbal...

Swimming With Manatees

Swimming With Manatees

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 9, Valley Stream

February 13, 2018

On my birthday I got to swim with manatees at Crystal River in Florida.! It was was a life changing experience! I wanted to stay there forever because the manatees were so cute!  I had to wake up at 6:00 a.m. There was a parade of manatees! They were so cute!! We saw a baby manatee. The manatees i...

Adventures in Hawaii

Adventures in Hawaii

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

August 29, 2017

To start off the summer this year I went to Maui   Hawaii! In Hawaii we went on many adventures and saw some amazing things! And now I’m going to tell you some things about my awesome trip to Hawaii, because I think that even if not everybody can actually go and see Hawaii in person, everybody s...

Fun at Beaver Camp

Fun at Beaver Camp

Makensie Freeman, 9, Lowville

July 25, 2017

Beaver Camp is a Christian camp.  It is located outside of Lowville in the Adirondacks. You can go there in the summer and winter. I have been to Beaver Camp three years in a row. My first time I went to camp I was seven, and that is the youngest you can be to go there. My first and second time I went...

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