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Whether it’s regularly calling congregants, delivering goody bags on holidays or holding virtual programs ranging from educational to social, Five Towns synagogues continue to find creative ways to remain connected with their membership. more
The Town of Hempstead and Mount Sinai South Nassau have announced that the hospital will establish a Covid-19 testing and vaccination mobile unit for town residents using more than $695,000 in CARES Act funds. more
Even in normal times, the Knights of Columbus St. Agnes Council No. 2548 strives to support the community through numerous programs and fundraisers to help contribute financially to local organizations like the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), youth basketball, St. Vincent DePaul’s, Camp Anchor, and many more. But these are not normal times. When members of the men’s Catholic fraternity saw long lines leading up to The Experience Vineyard Church on Merrick Road, they saw another challenge to take on: local families struggling to put food on the table. more
One of the expectations for high school students to become members in the National Honor Society is involvement in the community, which has been challenging to find during the coronavirus pandemic. Even so, Oyster Bay-East Norwich and the Locust Valley central school districts have found creative opportunities for students to experience fully their membership in the nationwide organization. more
On Jan. 12, Helen Brezil became the newest centenarian at the assisted-living facility the Regency at Glen Cove. She celebrated the big day with a birthday cake and decorations, but because of coronavirus restrictions, members of her family had to share the celebration from outside a window. more
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency-use authorization for a vaccine that could prevent Covid-19 on Dec. 11, it created a light at the end of a very long, dark … more
Edwin J. Rahilly Jr. probably would have lived at least another 10 years had it not been for Covid-19, his second cousin Thomas Rahilly Jr. said. Thomas, the second assistant chief at Oyster Bay Fire Co. No. 1, has fond memories of Ed, who died on Jan. 8 at age 86. Ed was in tremendous shape, he said. more
When 12-year-old Kaden Rogers saw that the Covid-19 pandemic had left some local families hungry and in need of household supplies, he collected donations to benefit them as part of his mitzvah project, a community-service deed in preparation for his bar mitzvah. more
Three generations of first responders from the Oceanside Fire Department received their Covid-19 vaccines at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital on Jan. 12. more
The Village of Island Park will receive a relief grant of more than $30,600 to help reimburse unexpected expenses that were brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. more
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