Arts Below Sunrise Music & STEAM festival to take place in Hewlett and Woodmere

An event that organizers say, “brings the community together” will be held in the Five Towns for the eighth consecutive year.

Gural JCC in Cedarhurst collects for Dorian victims

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is partnering with UJA-Federation of New York and the Yonkers-based AFYA Foundation to collect humanitarian supplies for the victims of Hurricane Dorian that struck the Bahamas on Aug. 24.

Lawrence resident Annie Reyes, 66

Lawrence resident Annie Reyes raised eight children and possibly many more through her professional work at the Five Towns Community Center and community involvement with Rock and Wrap It Up!

Woodmere resident charged with stealing more than $200,000

Woodmere resident and Stony Brook University associate professor Geoffrey Girnun allegedly stole more than $200,000 in federal and state money, according to a seven-count indictment that was unsealed on Sept. 12. Girnun, 48, was arrested on that Thursday.

South Side handles hype, Lawrence in opener

It’s only one game, but South Side’s performance in last Friday night’s Nassau Conference III football opener against perennial power Lawrence showed the Cyclones may have what it takes to live up to all the hype.

Falling into autumn at the JCC festival in Lawrence

Along with the fun — carnival games, inflatables and prizes — the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC aimed to showcase what the organization offers at the Harrison Kerr Family Campus at 140 Central Ave.

Harary aims to inspire Brandeis students to be great

Brandeis middle school students heard from world-renowned public speaker Charlie Harary on Sept. 16.

AMIT ranked No. 1 educational network in Israel

AMIT, a New York-based nonprofit that advocates for education in Israel and has a strong Sephardic Temple chapter in Cedarhurst, was ranked Israel’s No. 1 educational network for the third consecutive year based on data collected by the Jewish state’s Education Ministry data.

Lawrence Yacht & Country Club men’s tennis team three-peats

For the third consecutive year, the men’s tennis team from the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club captured a league championship, according to team captain Barry Strauss.

UJA will honor South Shore residents in Hewlett Harbor on Sept. 24

The United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York will honor nine residents of Nassau County’s South Shore with Community Leadership awards at its inaugural South Shore dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., at the Seawane Country Club in Hewlett Harbor.

HAFTR Highlights

Kicking off a new year at HAFTR High School

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School enthusiastically opened its doors to the new school year on Sept. 5.

Atlantic Beach Rescue is county's EMS Agency of the Year

The roughly 40-member Atlantic Beach Rescue all-volunteer emergency unit was named Nassau County Regional Emergency Medical System Agency of the Year for 2018, Assistant Chief Jonathan Kohan said.

Longtime Five Towns resident Carole Tolkin receives NCJW award

Carole Tolkin, a longtime Five Towns resident now living in Manhattan, was presented with the prestigious Hannah G. Solomon Award from the Lawrence-based National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section.

Graduating college, Merit scholarship semifinalists from the Five Towns named

Chaim Mazel and Joseph Tepfer, both from Cedarhurst, and Max Borgen and Aaron Manoucheri, both of Lawrence, were four of the more than 2,400 students who received degrees...

Reflecting on unity in Cedarhurst 18 years after 9/11

“For many in the audience today this gathering is like attending a loved one’s funeral again and I’m sorry for that,” Village of Cedarhurst mayor Benjamin Weinstock said.