TOH: Children will receive nutritious meals in backpacks

The Town of Hempstead’s Backpack Collection Drive will allow “food insecure” children within the town to carry home in style, nutritious meals that are donated to them each week by Island Harvest.

The "Teddy" award goes to an Iavarone brother

Joe Iavarone of Iavarone Brothers Quality Foods in Wantagh is the recipient of the 22nd Annual “Teddy” Roosevelt Achievement Award.

Dunne, King Sweeney propose more vaping laws

Vapes and e-cigarette retailers throughout the Town of Hempstead would have to post large signs about the devices’ dangers to consumers, in a conspicuous location at their place of business, if a proposal by Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney of Wantagh and Councilman Dennis Dunne of Levittown is approved.

Wantagh celebrates 100 years of scouting

Scouting in Wantagh is 100 years old this year. In fact, the first Wantagh Boy Scouts of America unit — Troop 1 — was chartered on March 15, 1918, and sponsored by the Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, on Wantagh Avenue.

Seaford woman celebrates her birthday by giving back

Elise Howell-Fehling, of Seaford, has an unusual birthday tradition: She asks for donations to charities in lieu of gifts for herself.

9/11 Ceremonies

-Wantagh American Legion Post Patriot Day Wantagh American Legion Post 1273, 3484 Park Avenue - Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Patriot Day ceremony will be in remembrance of those who lost their lives during Sept. 11, 2001. For more information contact John Sottnik at sottnik@verizon.net or (917) 681-4050. -Town of Hempstead Town of Hempstead’s 9/11 Memorial Service Point Lookout, Lido Boulevard – Tuesday, Sept 11 at 7:30 a.m. The Town of Hempstead will be holding its Sept 11 Memorial Service, which is open to the public. For more information, email events@tohmail.org or (526) 414-6564. -Seaford High School Seaford High School 9/11 Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony 1575 Seamans Neck Road – Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Seaford Community will honor five Seaford High School Alumni who lost their lies during the Sept 11 terrorist attacks — rain or shine. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact lSchachner@seaford911.org or visit www.seaford911.org.

Randi Kreiss

Nipping sexism in the bud, all over again

Does the latest sexist outrage mean we have to start burning our bras again?

Scott Brinton

Nutrition 101, or how to save the planet

In my two and a half decades of writing on the environment and pondering solutions to the pressing sustainability issues that our planet — and civilization — face, I never imagined that the answer to reversing our destructive course might lie in nutrition education.