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.
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.
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.
Luis M. Romero Fernandez was ordained as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre June 29 at St. Agnes Cathedral before a limited group of attendees, as well as bishops and priests from the region.
After more than 40 years, one of Rockville Centre’s most favorite mail carriers is retiring. To mark the occasion, customers on Bob Towns’ route gave him a proper send-off on July 1, near the end of his shift, to show how much they have appreciated his service.
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.
As New York State continues with its phased reopening, fitness centers keep getting pushed off the list. Several local gym owners, along with town officials, have said they are ready to reopen safely and want the chance to do so as soon as possible.
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.
Isabella Verga believes in the importance of making a good first impression. The recent South Side High School graduate is also aware that, when it comes time to make that first impression on a job interview, some people do not have the means to dress for the occasion, and end up avoiding interviews as a result. To help remedy the situation, Verga, while working on her Gold Award for Girl Scouts, reached out to the John A. Anderson Recreation Center in Rockville Centre to create a way for people to access the appropriate attire, from head to toe, at no cost.
Citing too many obstacles to overcome, Rockville Centre Little League cancelled its spring baseball and softball seasons but could return to action in the fall.
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-raised comedian Amy Schumer expressed solidarity with victims of sexual assault on Saturday, posting a message to Instagram along with her phone number for women seeking support to call.
Residents of Rockville Centre voted in favor of the $122.86 million budget for the 2020-21 school year, which passed by a vote of 3,629 to 2,275. The budget represents a tax levy increase of 2.01 percent, is under the tax cap, and keeps all current programs.