Category Archives: Syosset

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.

https://facesoflongisland.newsday.com/


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.


Turn The Page – Episode 113a



One hundred and thirteen – Part one

We got a chance to speak with local author Robert Ottone about his book “Her Infernal name and other curiosities” a collection of horror stories that will keep you thinking about them long after you’ve finished reading.


Turn The Page – Episode 112



One hundred and twelve – Jack DeMasi

Today we get to chat with Jack DeMasi about how he found himself hired at the 11th hour to the job that would become a keystone in the legacy of Syosset High School.


Turn The Page – Episode 100



Episode One Hundred – 100 Adventures in Microfiche with JUDD APATOW

From the Syosset Public Library and Judd Apatow Comedy Research Center!

Syosset Superstar Alumni Judd Apatow zooms in from Sunny LA to talk Microfiche, Freaks and
Geeks, and Favorite Syosset Teachers!