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Seven memorials made of metal symbolizing trees stand in an area of the bais medrash (study room) in the Lawrence building that houses the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway lower school. more
Except for his college years and three years in Woodmere, newly appointed village Trustee Jeff Landy has lived most of his 44 years in Lawrence.  A married lawyer who owns an attorney … more
Nassau County Police reported on Oct. 19 that an Inwood teenager is missing. Rakiem Wrighton, 15, was last seen leaving his home on Bayview Avenue at 2 p.m. on Oct 18. Wrighton is described as a … more
Hewlett High School graduate and Woodmere native Andrew Kevelson is an enthusiastic independent filmmaker who overcame the challenges of filming his latest short film during the coronavirus … more
Nearly 32 years after her death, friends of Kelly Tinyes have begun the Forever Young Kelly Brick Campaign, and are encouraging people to buy personalized bricks and benches in Grant Park in Hewlett, her favorite park. more
A half dozen students from schools in the Five Towns were recipients of the Lawrence Association’s annual Good Citizens awards that are given to high school juniors and seniors living in Lawrence that have displayed a commitment to American ideals and community service. Each received an inscribed plaque delivered to their home by then Lawrence Civic Association President Paris Popack, who is now a village trustee. more
Woodmere native and Hewlett High School alumna, class of 1961, Louise Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Famous for her poetry collections, the Yale University writer-in-residence adjunct professor is also a Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Wild Iris” in 1993. more
By popular demand, Long Island’s only drive-through dinosaur exhibit, “Jurassic Quest,” has extended its stay at Town Park Point Lookout and will now host shows through Oct. … more
Nearly a year after being struck by car outside her Inwood home on Oct. 18, Sasha Young, who heads Gammy’s Pantry inside the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence and some teenagers who volunteer at the Community Center helped to save a woman’s life on Oct. 7. more
After three months of weekly meetings this summer to build stronger ties among several diverse institutions and organizations, the newly created CommUnity Coalition of the Five Towns, Valley Stream and the Rockaways held its coming-out party with a 40-vehicle motorcade on Sept. 30 that traveled from the Five Towns Community Center to the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC’s Harrison-Kerr Family Campus, both in Lawrence. more
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