Mayor William Hendrick died of complications from a heart attack on Oct. 11. He was 64. On Monday, firefighters, police officers, elected officials, the Lynbrook board of trustees and hundreds of residents attended his funeral.
Two Lynbrook residents will vie for the District 6 Legislator seat as Democratic candidate Dino Amoroso challenges incumbent Republican William Gaylor.
When she first became a crossing guard in Lynbrook, Randi Dyrvik recalled that her late husband, Oystein, didn’t think she would last a full year. She ended up holding the position for five decades.
Five-term County Legislator Howard Kopel is being opposed by Karen Blitz of Rockville Centre in the Nassau County 7th legislative district. The district includes Oceanside, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Cedarhurst, Woodmere and parts of Hewlett, Lawrence, Baldwin, Valley Stream and Lynbrook.
Seven-term County Legislator Denise Ford is being opposed by fellow Long Beach resident Jane Smith Fisher in the Nassau County 4th legislative district. The district encompasses Long Beach, Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout and Island Park, and parts of East Rockaway, Oceanside, Woodmere, Lawrence and Cedarhurst.
When the 2017 volleyball season commenced, first-year Lynbrook coach Allison Glass wasn’t sure what to expect. The Lady Owls were coming off a difficult season in the very tough Nassau Conference A1, and there were plenty of unknowns.
Back in 1837, there were only about 100 houses in all of Near Rockaway — the colonial name for Lynbrook and Rockville Centre. The people of the neighborhood were joined by 300 wagonloads of visitors who arrived to pay their last respects to 139 strangers being buried in a mass grave, the result of two of the worst tragedies in the history of Long Island.
Carlot Thertus's Creative Art Space for Kids recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of being in business in Lynbrook by displaying the works of young artists.
Representatives from Vision Long Island submitted their first draft for a parking analysis in the area of the Regal movie theater to the Lynbrook village board on Sept. 18.
On a warm night on Oct. 4 on Dock Street, many of East Rockaway’s young artists and performers showed off their talent at the East Rockaway Cultural Arts Council’s Waterfront Art Walk.
The Week Ahead
The East Rockaway Homecoming parade kicks off at Centre Avenue on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Rocks’ football team will host Friends Academy at 2 p.m. at Hermanson Field at the high school on Oct. 21.
Rolling River Day Camp in East Rockaway will host its 21st annual Fall Festival on Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m.
The Lynbrook Public Library will be hosting a Halloween ceramic painting class on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Here is the latest arrest list and crime watch for Lynbrook and East Rockaway.
There is always intrigue when East Rockaway and West Hempstead meet on the football field. With each team operating a similar run-oriented, double wing offensive attack, the matchup is a treat for old school, physical football enthusiasts.