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Serendipity unearths Vietnam War memento

A Vietnam Prisoner of War bracelet that was bought in the early 1970s to honor the servicemen that were captured and found in a box of memories will be returned to the family of Donald Randner who survived his imprisonment but died of lung cancer in 2005.

Kempton Hicks Jr., 90; Barbara Hicks, 89

Barbara Magrath’s sister Ruth introduced her to Kempton Hicks Jr. shortly after he returned from the Korean War. The couple dated and in less than a year they married on Nov. 2, 1952. Together …

Five Towns JCC part of new UJA-New York hub system

As the rise in Covid-19 cases delivers another blow to the national economy, the UJA-Federation of New York in conjunction with the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in the Five Towns and the Sid Jacobsen JCC in East Hills will bring job training and social services to Long Island as part of a multi-million dollar anti-poverty initiative being launched across New York.

Hewlett Happenings

Staying connected, unifying a community

After sending all students and staff home in mid-March, Hewlett-Woodmere public schools made great efforts to stay connected as a community. District-wide Google Meet concerts, hosted by Woodmere …

Lawrence Lately

Fostering positive relationships amid pandemic

This school year has not been the easiest, but it is one that is being navigated the best it can be. To help ensure the safety and health of all staff and students, many precautions and measures have …

Resurrecting youth football in the Five Towns

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” was written six centuries before football was conceived but no less applicable to the small group of children and teenage and adult mentors who gathered on the Five Towns Community Center field in Lawrence on Nov. 21 to learn and teach a few basics of the game with a larger goal in mind.

Hewlett-Woodmere Trustee Paul Critti steps down

After nearly serving two years on the Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education, Trustee Paul Critti resigned effective Nov. 30, as he is moving to Brooklyn. The public announcement was made at the Nov. 18 …

DRS in Woodmere virtually welcomes potential students

The dilemma for Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva high School for Boys in Woodmere was how to host its annual open without being able to parents and students to the Ibsen Street building. Solution: Bring the building to them. 

Where we stand with Covid and the coming vaccines

The Village of Lawrence sent out the work of immunologist and resident Dr. Marc Sicklick to help understand the complexity of the continued spread of the coronavirus and explain and clarify what is happening.

Updated: Five Towns urgent care centers see fluctuating wait times

With Covid-19 cases increasing across the county, patients at urgent care centers are seeing increased waiting lines. The two Five Towns locations reported mixed results on the wait times. MD …