East Rockaway Car Show to benefit Mended Little Hearts

Every year, Richard Cittadino likes to raise money for a local children’s organization at his weekly East Rockaway car shows.

‘It’s the closing of a chapter’

Our Lady of Lourdes School says farewell to Mrs. Murphy

When Our Lady of Lourdes School Principal Mary Murphy arrived at the school in 2009, the Yankees won the World Series. A decade later, Murphy, a diehard fan, believes that this year’s team will win …

East Rockaway resident who teaches in Merrick charged with making purchases with stolen debit card

An East Rockaway resident was arrested on June 30 and charged with making purchases with a debit card that she allegedly stole at Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick, where she works as a teacher. …

L.I. Ducks thrive amid roster turnover

The Long Island Ducks, in their 20th anniversary season and first under manager Wally Backman, overcame a myriad of roster defections to Major League Baseball or foreign organizations in the first half of the Atlantic League campaign to win 42 of 69 games to finish atop the Liberty Division standings.

Local libraries gear up for summer challenge

Libraries in Merrick and Bellmore are joining a countywide effort to spice up the summer by inviting residents to participate in the 2019 Nassau Library Tour challenge. All but two of the county’s 54 libraries will participate in a special kind of scavenger hunt.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Lynbrook, East Rockaway

Animal show Jason Reilly will return to the Lynbrook Public Library on July 19 for his child-friendly interactive animal show. The library will be offering two sessions of the show, from 2. to 3 p.m., and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Pokémon party in East Rockaway

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade can catch them all at the East Rockaway Public Library on July 19 at 3 p.m. with one hour of Pokémon-themed crafts, puzzles and games. Registration is …

Make watermelon salsa in Lynbrook

Teens and tweens entering grades six through 12 can make watermelon tropical salsa and eat chips at the Lynbrook Public Library on July 23 from 6 to 7 p.m., or from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is …