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The photograph and Facebook post of a volunteer from Chaverim of the Five Towns and Rockaway — an emergency roadside-assistance nonprofit — who stopped to change a motorist’s flat tire last month went viral, with more than 2,200 likes and nearly 1,000 shares on the social media platform. more
Ari and Ruth Jungreis’s spacious Lawrence backyard is a long way from the Israel Defense Forces bases strategically positioned across the Jewish state, but no less connected: The Friends of IDF held a fundraising barbecue in the Five Towns on Sept. 15, and raised more than $500,000. more
Around Halloween, seeing someone drop off a package on your stoop, ring the doorbell, and run, you tend to think you are being pranked. But a new Rockville Centre movement called “Ninjas 4 Vets” is putting a positive spin on that process by anonymously dropping off candy and presents to local veterans to help brighten their days. more
After listening to public comments by several residents in a regular board meeting outside Village Hall on Sept. 13, the village board of trustees unanimously voted to prohibit the retail sale of cannabis and the operation of dispensaries in the village. more
Oceanside-staple Nemo’s on Long Beach Road will close at the end of September after decades of operation. Owners Carl and Marty Isaacson said they are thankful for the support of the community through the years and are excited to head into retirement. more
Residents from throughout Oceanside are in mourning after 5-year-old Sophia Smaragdas died Aug. 23 owing to health complications, family members said. She would have been 6 on Oct. 12. Sophia will be remembered for her love of music and singing. more
Lynbrook senior Olivia Vuotto said she never thought about playing football, but jumped at the chance to become a kicker for the varsity team when head coach Stephen LoCicero approached her. Now she’s making history one kick at a time as the only girl to ever score points for the Owls on the gridiron. more
Long Island children of all abilities enjoyed some time in the spotlight on Aug. 29 with the help of Minute Masters, an organization created by two educators from Lynbrook that produces inclusive educational videos. more
East Rockaway native and Wantagh resident Joseph Carrigan died on Sept. 10 from a 9/11-related illness. more
Three former South Side High School soccer players and two coaches will be inducted into the Nassau County High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 29 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. more
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