Category Archives: Syosset

Turn The Page – Episode 192b

Episode one ninety two – part two

Woodbury resident Susan Lax joined us to chat about embracing moments in times of uncertainty and making time for joy. Susan shares the wisdom from over 10 years of writing morning emails to folks looking for a moment to breathe, and how these grew to become her book A HEART’S LANDSCAPE.


Turn The Page – Episode 191a

Episode one ninety one – part one

When Jamie Arty and her family got lost in Oyster Bay they never realized they would stumble upon a piece of Long Island history that would become their home. Arty discusses restoring the mansion as well as uncovering the abolitionist history of its previous owner which makes the homes ownership under Arty’s African American family even more inspirational.

Turn The Page – Episode 175c

Episode one seventy five – part three

Syosset High School student Ellie Kagan chats with us about DYSLEXIA AND SELF ESTEEM, a book she researched and wrote while witnessing her sister’s struggle with dyslexia.

In loving memory of Chris Crosby

In loving memory of our cherished colleague and friend, Chris Crosby.

Chris was the composer and musician behind “Just Cool” – the Turn the Page opening and closing themes.

Chris was a Media Services Library Aide, a Circulation Clerk, a Programming Clerk, an all-around great person – and so much more.

Chris was loved by our staff and the community and he will be greatly missed by us all. Rest peacefully. ❤️

Turn The Page – Episode 150a

Episode one fifty – part one

Sharon got to chat with Michael Okon, a classmate of hers and fellow Syosset Alumni about several exciting projects including his several published books within the horror genre and adaptations that are in the works.

Turn The Page – Episode 145a

Episode one forty five – part one

There’s something in the water here in Syosset that makes great bagels and cultivates notable alumni. Matt Grant, class of 2001 joins us to talk about his career as an investigative reporter. From Jack DeMasi’s TV production class, to reporting stories which changed federal law — and won Matt some Emmy’s along the way.

Turn The Page – Episode 135a

Episode one thirty five – part one

We reconnected with Syosset Alum Jay Max, along with Melissa Argueta of Newsday to talk about the Faces of Long Island Project, a social media phenomenon which aims to celebrate the unique stories of Long Islanders in regards to diversity, experience, and beyond. Jay also caught us up on his most recent projects in the music industry.

Turn The Page – Episode 128

Episode one twenty eight –

Kristin Howell and Lindi Bortney chime in with Sharon to discuss the origins and legacy of The Adelettes, the Syosset High School Barber Shop Music group. Stay tuned for some lovely music featuring several generations of Adelettes after the episode.

Turn The Page – Episode 120

One hundred and twenty

Natalie Portman’s Fables is a delightful read for parents and children alike. With an eye on gender balance and modern sensibilities, Portman refreshes three classic fables and adds a twist of whimsy. Join one of Syosset most notable alumni as she discusses writing her book, attending high school while her acting career took off, and weighs in on the great debate of Bagel Master vs. Bagel Boss!

Turn The Page – Episode 114a

One hundred and fourteen – Part one

Meryl Ain may have begun her career in the Syosset School District, but now she graces us with her presence under the new heading of “Published Author”! Listen to Meryl talk about “The Takeaway Men” a post Holocaust novel which explores the nuances of adjusting to American life in the shadows of atrocities past and anxieties of the future.