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Information about water discoloration, rates and infrastructure, as well as updates on police activity in West Hempstead, were part of a biannual meeting organized by the West Hempstead Community Support Association at West Hempstead High School on June 19. more
At a time when fewer teenagers are interested in driving cars, West Hempstead resident Yehudah — who asked to be identified only by his first name — found himself, at age 19, training to operate an army tank. “I was essentially in charge of the entire bottom half of the tank,” said Yehudah, who was a sergeant in the 188th battalion of the Israel Defense Forces from March 2015 to July 2016. more
As Lynbrook High School class of 2017 valedictorian Thomas Postiglione and salutatorian Hannah Burton reflected back on their time at the school, they both pointed out their memories of community spirit. more
Mark you calendars for a summer full of free concerts — plus a children's play — all happening right in Malverne and West Hempstead starting July 9. more
A photo posted to New York state Assemblyman Brian Curran’s Facebook page looked almost too disturbing to be true. “This ‘repair’ which I saw on June 27 at the Kew Gardens Long Island Rail Road station, is scary and very dangerous to riders!” the post read. “Unacceptable!” more
Congregants gathered at Valley Stream’s Masjid Hamza mosque on Sunday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the first of two major annual Islamic holidays. more
As the sun set on the second-to-last day of Ramadan, Ruhee Kapadia pointed to the minarets of Masjid Hamza from the backyard of her home on Bank Street and remarked on how close she felt to God. more
Educators from the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum & Education Center will be hosting a hands-on workshop on July 5 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The first session will be held from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and will be for children in kindergarten through second grade. The second session will be held from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will be for children in third through fifth grade. Registration is required, and if a parent has a child in both age groups they can be registered together. The library recommends putting the younger child in the older group. Call (516) 599-8630 for more information. more
Children ages 10 to 13 can paint a mini-wood hanging pallet on June 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lynbrook Recreation Center at Greis Park. No experience is needed. Instructor Hoan Lazarus will take guests step-by-step. The cost is $25, which covers supplies and materials. Pre-registration is required. Call (516) 599-8000 for more information. more
Local experts and trained leaders will be at the East Rockaway Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon on June 30 to help adults recognize their risk of falling and help them build the physical strength to avoid falling. Registration is required, and space is limited. Call (516) 599-1664 for more information. more
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