In what was a very different return to school than past years amid the coronavirus pandemic, students and staff in Lynbrook and East Rockaway attended school in person on Sept. 8 for the first time in six months, wearing masks and keeping their distance from one another.
Shakira Croce said that as far back as she could remember, she wanted to write poetry.
Just a week after opening its doors for a return to classes for the first time in six months, East Rockaway school officials announced that the Junior-Senior High School will switch to an all-remote model at least through Friday after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Rhame and Centre Avenue elementary schools will continue with normal operations.
After 10 straight summers at the Lynbrook Village Pool, the annual Swim Across America event had to be altered this year. That didn’t stop five young Lynbrook residents from doing their part to raise money for cancer research through this event.
With the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents unanimously voting to delay the start of high school sports until January, many Lynbrook and East Rockaway athletes, coaches and families expressed their disappointment.
On a somber Friday, residents, elected officials, first responders and community leaders gathered for ceremonies in Lynbrook and East Rockaway commemorating the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
A special message
As Jews gather this Friday evening, we will be welcoming the Sabbath, as well as Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5781. During the upcoming High Holy Days — the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — we will engage in prayer and reflect on the year that has passed. Without a doubt, the intention we bring to our prayers will be influenced by the unprecedented global health crisis of these past seven months.
After weeks of hosting virtual services and meetings online to abide by state guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols, many houses of worship across New York have returned to having indoor services over the past few months.
After more than eight years as the co-owner of Collectors Coin and Jewelry in Lynbrook, Jason Joseph said there has been a surprising uptick in sales during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘A place to remember’
Family, friends and uniformed police officers gathered at the corner of Hodson and Central avenues on Aug. 21 as a new honorary street sign, “NYPD Sgt. Christopher Christodoulou,” was unveiled.