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Summer recreation moves ahead, with restrictions, in Rockville Centre

The Village of Rockville Centre Recreation Department’s Summer Playground program usually attracts about 500 children from multiple towns. This year, though, there will be only 144 children — Rockville Centre residents only.

Murals installed at Mercy Medical Center to thank front-line workers

Two community-curated murals were installed this week in the employee cafeteria at Mercy Medical Center as a way to thank all of the front-line staff who have fought, and continue to fight, against Covid-19 and to bring the community together during such challenging times.

Rockville Centre rehab center celebrates 60 coronavirus patient recoveries

The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rockville Centre celebrated its 60th Covid-19 patient recovery last week with a socially distanced car parade. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has served as a special recovery center for Covid-19 patients discharged from local hospitals across Long Island since the beginning of the pandemic.

South Side commencement held at Nassau Coliseum

Families sat in their cars in the parking lot of Nassau Coliseum, their radios tuned in to listen to the speeches, and watched the large screen that displayed students receiving their diplomas. It was not the graduation ceremony the 290 seniors from South Side High School had planned on, but the socially distant event still brought an air of excitement as it brought the Class of 2020 together for a final time.

RVC-based Anti-Racism Project receives national recognition

Rena Riback and Judy Rattner, co-administrators of the Rockville Centre-based Anti-Racism Project, were surprised when, at the end of May, the organization's website views shot up — from 500 to 47,000 — and its email inbox flooded with hundreds of messages from people across the country.

Village of Rockville Centre launches 2020 tree program

The Village of Rockville Centre is now accepting order forms for trees to be planted in residential areas. Trees are $250 for the tree only or $350 for the tree with planting.

Rockville Centre native releases his second self-help book

Rockville Centre native Christopher Connors is “a classic example of someone who was working in corporate America and realized they weren’t doing what they were passionate about,” he said.

Rockville Centre Gold Award earner hopes to become a politician

Amber Wilkins, of Rockville Centre, is one out of a few dozen Nassau County Girl Scouts to earn the Gold Award this year.