Applying to college is a lot of work

With the Common Application portal updating for the high school class of 2018 earlier this month, rising high school seniors are busy filling out their applications, writing essays, and visiting schools — it’s a busy time.

They do so like fundraising

Two former Lawrence Woodmere Academy Summer Day campers returned on Aug. 10 as they co-directed a performance of “Seusssical.”

Cedarhurst has parking meter fee rescinded

Since February of 2016 Cedarhurst residents have been able to use Sentry Mobile, a mobile app, to pay for and monitor the village’s parking meters.

Lori Lewis-Weiner, 59

Atlantic Beach resident Lori Lewis-Weiner, considered a critical piece of the Pugatch Realty family, died on Aug. 3. She was 59.

Remembering a great gal

It was about 18 years ago that the orthopedic doctors in Cedarhurst diagnosed that herniated discs caused my back pain. Luckily for me physical therapy was prescribed.

Enjoying the food and drink at Fleishfest

After the period of Nine Days mourning the destruction of the first and second temples, the fifth annual Fleishfest was held at the Cedarhurst home of Penina & David Klein on Aug. 3.

Hewlett-Woodmere superintendent holds community roundtable

Community members are invited to what Hewlett-Woodmere School District officials are calling an informal discussion with Superintendent Dr. Ralph Marino on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Hewlett firehouse at 25 Franklin Ave. in Hewlett.

Celebrating their time at the Trade School

Former Trade School students reveled in their friendships and good times at the annual reunion at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on July 29.

Donate school supplies through Sept. 8

Through Sept. 8, school supplies that will be given to students who might not have access to necessary items can be donated at State Sen. Todd Kaminsky’s office at 55 Front Street in Rockville Centre.

Woodmere rehab nurse faces license revocation

Former Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center nurse Riadel Manzano, 45, of East Williston, was sentenced to a conditional discharge by Nassau County Court Judge Meryl Berkowitz on Aug. 15.

Far Rockaway man impersonates a police officer

A Far Rockaway man who allegedly identified himself as a cop and attempted to enter a Woodmere synagogue was arrested in Cedarhurst for impersonating a police officer on Aug. 12, according to police.

Fresh start for Nassau CC football

Bringing more than a decade of experience at the high school and college gridirons, Jamel Ramsay is eager to begin his first season at the helm of Nassau Community College’s football program.

Stuffing the buses with school supplies

Through Aug. 20, Burger Kings across Long Island, including the one on Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence, are serving as the collection points for a Stuff-A-Bus campaign spearheaded by the United Way of Long Island that also involves the Long Island Nets.

PSEG to trim trees in Cedarhurst

On Thursday, Aug. 17 — weather permitting — PSEG Long Island will be trimming tress along 24 streets in Cedarhurst to help ensure that branches are not too close to the utility lines to possibly cause power, telephone and internet outages.

The Breakfast Club never forgets

Cancer, it abruptly halts people’s lives as they first come to grips with the diagnosis, and then treatment. Some people go into remission, some dive into depression. Patty O’Donnell Proppe leaped into reflection, and then into action. Diagnosed first with uterine cancer then ovarian cancer in 2012, Proppe underwent roughly six months of chemotherapy and a surgery.

Kiwanis sends kids to camp

The Peninsula Kiwanis Club sent 35 of children up to Kamp Kiwanis six mile north of upstate Rome. The camp is on 102 acres of land in the rolling western foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Kamp …

Veterans honored at Cedarhurst Park

Five veterans including members of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst American Legion Post 339 — Harry Beltrani, Jack Leff, Domenic Crici, Al Landi and Anthony Panzarella — were recognized by …

Town celebrates Iftar, recognizes Hewlett mosque

The Town of Hempstead hosted its inaugural Ramadan Iftar celebration in its history at Town Hall in June. Town officials presented the Town of Hempstead Ramadan Iftar Celebration Community …

Lawrence High students awarded scholarships

Five Towns Kiwanis presented more than $5,000 in scholarships to Lawrence High School graduates from the class of 2017. Jessica Mastorides and Danielle Portillo received the Principal’s …