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Joshua Stewart

Josh Stewart, newsday.com's Nassau County community editor, previously covered Syosset for Patch.com and was associate managing editor of the Long Island Press. He is originally from Belmont, N.C., and graduated from Gaston College.

Newsday’s ‘Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes’ project

Once inside the castle at Sands Point Preserve

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Do you have a son or daughter attending a senior prom on Long Island this year?

If so, we’d like to come share in the fun through a video project we’re debuting, “Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes.”

We're looking for parents and students who will let us come to their homes and chronicle parents as they're seeing their kids off on this special night. We want to capture parents' emotions...

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Jennifer Nettles retains best of Sugarland on ‘That Girl’ journey

Jennifer Nettles arrives at the Billboard Music Awards

(Credit: AP)

Yoga mats for sale at a country music show?

Not your standard memorabilia-table swag, but Sugarland was never your standard Music Row act. The yoga mat was the second-biggest thing I remember about the group’s PNC Bank Arts Center show I went to in 2010.

The first was near the end of Sugarland’s set, when Jennifer Nettles pointed to a group of men sporting western wear that leaned more...

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Sisters have babies at Oceanside hospital on same day

Michelle Clarke, with her newborn, Savannah, left, and

(Credit: Brad Penner)

Christina Santos-Santiago said she and older sister Michelle Clarke have always done everything together.

“It doesn’t have to be anything big,” Santos-Santiago said.

Friday they did something kind of big together.

They gave birth.

The sisters delivered children via cesarian section at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. Santos-Santiago, 27, delivered Nicolas at...

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Massapequa High School cheerleaders win first national title

The Massapequa High School cheerleaders won their first

(Credit: Massapequa High School)

Experience turned out to be the key for Massapequa High School’s cheerleaders, who won their first-ever national title at the National Cheerleaders Association High School Open National Championship at Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 22.

Coach Lisa Battistoni, 33, is in her 12th year coaching the squad. The team had competed in this event on three previous occasions before finally...

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