The fourth snowstorm this month is expected to hit Long Island and a winter storm warning is going into effect from 6 a.m. on March 21 to 6 a.m. on March 22, according to the National Weather Service.
While Five Towns residents, particularly those who live along and near West Broadway, one of the area’s main roadways, wait for roadwork scheduled for this year to begin, another potentially hazardous eyesore has emerged. Utility poles, posted alongside newer poles, originally an ugly redundancy, have become a possible public danger as their bases have splintered.
From the Columbine High School mass shooting in Colorado in April 1999 to the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., a month ago, one of the recurring themes in these tragedies is the mental state of the murderers.
A two-ton donation of kosher Passover food will be delivered by Stop & Shop to the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC Sustenance Center in Cedarhurst on March 20. The delivery, part of the supermarket chain’s community outreach program, will help further the JCC’s mission to aid people in need.
One month after Nikolas Cruz shot 17 people dead — students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., — thousands of high school students across the nation, guided by teachers and administrators, either walked out of their buildings or took part in other activities at around 10 a.m. on Mzarch 14 in an effort to remember the victims and call attention to needed change.
Crossing the street at an intersection at one end of Five Towns became somewhat safer, while crossing a different intersection at the other end could be considered less secure.
In today’s hostile world, Franklin Early Childhood Center students aims to shed a light on the importance of diversity through the “One World” celebration on March 8. The annual event encompassed a journey for students to explore the various cultures of more than 28 nations from across the world.
To a person, six of the seven Lawrence High School students that conducted original research for a half dozen social science projects said that they enjoyed doing it. That must be the primary reason that the prestigious Association for Psychological Science selected their projects for presentation at the May 24-27 convention in San Francisco.
Rocket scientist Ari Sacher took the microphone in the second half of the Friends of Israel Defense Forces “Day of Learning” at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success on March 11, as if he was doing a set at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown.
Tsvi Greenfield’s question on what the Village of Lawrence is considering to do with the decommissioned sewage treatment plant land ignited a firestorm of debate between Mayor Alex Edelman and Trustee Uri Kaufman at the March 8 board meeting.
Marcia Hain Engle was a poet before she could write. Her mother, Beatrice Glaubman, would write down her poems in what she called Marcia’s “Garden of Verses” starting when she was four or five. “She was a little concerned with me at first,” said Marcia, with a little laugh. “The poems could be about life and death and people I loved who had died. She wanted me to write about sunshine and flowers.”
Shulamith High School for Girls in Cedarhurst is one of the first schools to join a new national campaign to mobilize middle and high schools to prepare young people to be constructive community members and citizens, and hopefully who create a better world.
Four teams of home chefs and mixologists battled for fun and donation in the “Fire & Ice Face Off” at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst on March 10 to help support SULAM-LI, a Jewish religious school for children with special needs.
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The Sisterhood of Temple Beth El of Cedarhurst held a Wine & Design Paint Night earlier in the month led by artist and teacher, Joan Bleyer Lazarus, who demonstrated techniques and then provided a sample of a painting each participant painted with their own interpretation. No two paintings ended up looking alike and everyone had a wonderful experience whether a novice or experienced painter.
Hewlett’s robotics team has done it again, Innovo, one of Hewlett High School’s three robotics teams, has made it to the East-Super Regional Championships in Scranton, Pa., for the second time in two years. Nathaniel Eisenberg, Innovo’s captain, is extremely excited about this competition on March 16-18.
DRS Star newspaper columnist Jeremy Koffsky captured a first place for Best Online Writing and co-editors-in-chief Sruli Fruchter and Josh Samet won first place awards for Best Front Page Layout at the at the Quill Awards hosted by Adelphi University in Garden City at its annual Press Day on Feb. 28.
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Rock and Wrap It Up!, a Cedarhurst-based an anti-poverty organization, worked with the Lawrence Middle School Eighth Grade Honor Society to collect more than 100 items for babies that were given to the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence. The RWU school program is in its 21st year in Lawrence public schools.
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The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department took part in a cold-water rescue training program at the Freeport Recreational Center on Feb. 24. The program which included up to 10 other Long Island fire departments aimed to teach firefighters how to self-rescue in the event of a water emergency. Training sessions took place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.
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Hewlett resident Jillian Feuerstein is a member of the 2018 New Paltz Production of “Water by the Spoonful.” A winner of the 2012 Pulitzer prize, the play is a drama about a soldier’s return to civilian life, directed by Jerry Ruiz. Performances were in early March at the SUNY’s school Parker Theatre.
Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly damaged a drive-thru window on Dec. 16 of last year.
Many Hewlett High School students walked out of the building at 10 a.m. today and gathered on the football field.