Herald Neighbors

Tossing bean bags for a cause at Reel in East Rockaway

Beanbags flew through the air on Sept. 29 as Reel hosted its inaugural cornhole tournament to benefit Ethan and the Bean, a nonprofit that helps train and employ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Lynbrook developer’s open house for Cornerstone complex on tap

An open house where a developer will speak with community members about a proposed apartment complex and parking garage for downtown Lynbrook is scheduled for Oct. 22.

Parents: Marion Street School in Lynbrook is overcrowded

Amy Ezagui said she was shocked when she visited her son’s second-grade classroom on Sept. 17 for Marion Street School’s Meet Your Teacher Night, and saw how 24 students had to cram into a small classroom.

East Rockaway deputy mayor receives honor

East Rockaway Deputy Mayor Theresa Gaffney was one of 11 women honored as a Woman of Distinction by Assemblywoman Melissa Miller on Oct. 7 at the Oceanside Library.

Lynbrook Neighborhood Watch members learn about nalaxone

Nearly 30 residents gathered at the Lynbrook Public Library on Oct. 3 to learn how to administer naloxone as part of the Lynbrook Neighborhood Watch’s fall meeting — which was its third gathering since it re-formed in the summer of 2017.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Lynbrook, East Rockaway

The East Rockaway Public Library is hosting a book sale from Oct. 20 through Oct. 25.

Learn canasta in Lynbrook

Jacqui Palatnik will be teaching a beginner or refresher canasta class at the Lynbrook Public Library on Oct. 22 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Women’s self-defense class in East Rockaway

Grand Master Gene Percebal is leading a safety and self-defense class to teach women how to effectively learn how to handle sexual assault at the East Rockaway Public Library on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. …

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Forty years of sweat and tears at the Ironman World Championship

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Picture this: 40 years of swimming 2.4 miles, while being inadvertently kicked, punched, elbowed and slapped. Forty years of biking 112 miles with the Hawaiian heat Gods pulling your body through physical agony. And 40 years of running a 26.2-mile marathon with this left in the body’s reserve tank — nothing.

Lynbrook BOE wary of sex offenders voting in schools

Lynbrook School District Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak said she contacted the Fifth Precinct of the Nassau County Police Department after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that expanded the right to vote to individuals on parole, including those convicted of sexual offenses.