New York Lottery officials announced on Feb. 21, that a winning ticket for the Feb. 20 TAKE-5 drawing was sold at Meet Cards & Gift Inc. at 1753 Peninsula Blvd. in Hewlett.
The loudest voice in the Jewish Reform movement is now, sadly, silent. Al Vorspan, who was jailed with several other Reform rabbis in 1964 in Augustine, Fla., after responding to a clarion call from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to join the civil rights protest, died on Feb. 16 in upstate New Paltz. The former Hewlett resident was 95.
In 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there was a 57 percent jump in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Considering what has happened since, from incidents around the globe to the inflammatory words of a congresswoman, the trend has not abated.
Stimulated by a required coding class in ninth grade, students at Midreshevet Shalhevet High School for Girls in North Woodmere have taken to the school’s science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, program, enthusiastically diving into a field typically populated mostly by their male peers.
Barely three months after Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Ann Pedersen, then the Lawrence School District’s assistant superintendent for Academic Affairs received a phone call on Jan. 16, 2013 that nearly made her forget that horrendous storm and the damage it inflicted on the Five Towns.
Untreated mental health issues can potentially lead to devastating outcomes. A local comedian is trying to bring solutions to the surface through comedy.
An $8.776 million drainage improvement project for the Village of Lawrence is expected to have a shovel hitting dirt in the summer of 2020, according to Nassau County officials and the engineers from the firm LKMA.
Brandon Rebel is a typical high school freshman, very young looking, smallish and surrounded by friends. But over the course of two days Rebel created four GIFs for the overhauled Lawrence School District website.
The Jean Fischman Chabad Center of the Five Towns invites community members to attend its Feb. 24 gala honoring several primary supporters and other leaders for their commitment and compassion.
It wasn’t until the morning of Feb. 9, with the Nassau County girls’ bowling individual championships just a few hours away, that Samantha Lipson decided she’d give it a shot.
Thirteen Lawrence Woodmere Academy students traveled to San Juan in order to help the Hurricane Maria-devastated island from Feb. 13 to 18. Through two reforestation projects and a beach cleanup, the LWA students helped transform a humble community in Puerto Rico. It was an absolute honor to be one of these students.
Police have arrested a New Jersey man for the alleged theft of packages from a Cedarhurst home and two houses in Woodmere on Feb. 16.
Hewlett Elementary School second- and third-graders and their parents appeared to have a great deal of fun at the second annual Sports Night overwhelmingly approved by Principal Colleen O’Hara, happily sponsored by the HES PTA — Co-Presidents Rosalyn Perrotta and Elizabeth Tucker — and safely coordinated by Game Time coaches Peter Gatto and Kevin Olsen.
More than two months after several first responders teamed up to help revive basketball referee Larry Miller. The Inwood resident suffered a heart attack a Dec. 1 game. Lawrence School District officials honored them on Feb. 6. Miller, a ref for 48 years and a retired police officer, collapsed in the third quarter of a home game against Locust Valley.
The entire Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys family, rabbis, parents, and students gathered to honor the positive spirit of being Jewish at the Woodmere school’s 22nd annual Parent-Son Melave Malka on Feb. 9.
Lawrence resident Murray Huberfeld, who founded Platinum Partners hedge fund, was sentenced on Feb. 12 to 30 months in prison for his role in a bribery scheme that also resulted in the incarceration of Norman Seabrook, the former head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Society.
In conjunction with the Coalition for Concerned Medical Professionals, Hewlett-based East Coast Endodontics performed 15 free root canals on 10 patients during its 13th annual Volunteer Day on Feb. 12.
A circular bar, 30 tables, including a few by the street level windows and a menu that includes Mediterranean-American dishes for lunch, brunch and dinner are now being served at the Harbor Grill at …
With Cerini & Associates, LLP since 2008, Shari Diamond, of Woodmere, was promoted to partner with the Bohemia-based accounting firm. Diamond works primarily with the firm’s school district clients providing internal audit and claims audit services.
At the Hewlett High School boys’ varsity basketball game on Feb. 8, Hoops for Hope presented SIBSPlace and Peninsula Kiwanis with a facsimile check for $2,000.