‘41 years is a long time to walk behind that counter’

“It looks like another great store is soon to be added to the ‘good old days’ list,” wrote Jack Redash on Facebook. “Walked by The Cheese Store earlier today and saw the bad news … Enjoy your retirement Mitch and good luck!”

Hewlett Happenings

Cultural hostility roils the Hewlett-Woodmere community

An issue that appeared to be lurking in the shadows took center stage in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District, and the roiling debate, I feel, has changed the dynamic of my community.

Inwood man charged in Woodmere robberies

Justin Valentin, 19, of Sheridan Boulevard, in Inwood, was arrested for allegedly stealing property from vehicles on Arbuckle Avenue and Woodmere and Clubhouse Road in Woodmere on Feb. 16, Nassau County police said.

Addressing the library, busting the cap, bonding with Israel

An address — 200 Central Ave. — and a nickname — One Library Way — were among several items discussed and approved at the Village of Lawrence board of trustees meeting on Feb. 8.

Battling fire with knowledge and smoke detectors

Hanukkah became a nightmare for the Azan family on Dec. 17. As the family was asleep flames from the menorah spread through their Brooklyn home. The fire killed four of the seven people in the house, Aliza Azan, 39, and three of her children, Moshe, 11, Yitzah, 7 and Henrietta, 3.

Brandeis celebrates the ‘first’ green activity

The Brandeis School in Lawrence, celebrated Tu B’Shvat — the New Year for trees — on Jan. 31 with songs, dancing, and a play about the relationship of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.

New York state Primary Day date change

Legislation that was passed in both houses of the State Legislature on Tuesday could change the date of the New York state primary from Tuesday, Sept. 11, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, to Thursday, Sept. 13.

Good witnesses are needed

Since Christmas Eve there have been five incidents of people calling in bogus food orders to Chinese restaurants in Franklin Square, Lawrence, North Woodmere and Valley Stream and then stealing the delivery vehicles, police said.

Hoping to squash bigoted ignorance

Hewlett-Woodmere’s consideration of including the Muslim holidays, Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha, on the 2018-19 school district calendar generated passionate arguments from both sides of the issue.

Lawrence Elementary School students show off their talents

Singing and dancing and a trombone player highlighted the inaugural Lawrence Elementary School talent show held in the gymnasium of the Lawrence Primary School at the Number Two School in Inwood on Feb. 2.

Nassau police seek public's help

Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man and a woman, who allegedly stole an assortment of merchandise from the Marshalls department store at 345 Rockaway Tpke., in Lawrence, around 1:5 p.m. on Aug. 30.

Five Towns Kiwanis donates pediatric kits

The Five Towns Kiwanis continued its tradition of donating pediatric Trauma kits to local first responders.

Doors open on new rehab center in Woodmere

This is not your grandmother’s rehabilitation and nursing center. When Ben Landa and Bent Philipson conceived what has become the Five Towns Premier Rehabilitation & Nursing Center to replace the Woodmere facility immediately next door the principals of SentosaCare thought of a place where they would want to live.

Chronic fatigue blamed in Brooklyn crash

In a report released on Feb. 6, the National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the Jan. 4, 2017 accident at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn that resulted in injuries to 108 people “was that the engineer of Long Island Rail Road train 2817 fell asleep due to his chronic fatigue.” The train was on the Far Rockaway branch that includes Inwood, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Woodmere and Gibson.

Five Towns on the dean's list

Kristen Kelly, of Atlantic Beach, and Luis Jan, from Inwood, were named to the fall semester dean’s list for the University of Scranton.

Hewlett-Woodmere library seeks public input

To create better long-rage plans, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library is asking for feedback residents in its coverage. Through March 2, a brief survey can be filled out and submitted by email, website and printed copies in the library at 1125 Broadway in Hewlett.

What time is it? The moment to fix the Woodmere clock

For at least 10 years, the clock at the intersection of Irving Place and Broadway in Woodmere that is also called NCJW Way for the National Council of Jewish Women, has not worked. It is stuck at 2 o’clock, providing the correct time only twice a day as the old joke goes.

Former Five Towner backs Olympic favorite

After growing up in Cedarhurst, Jake Burton Carpenter’s competitive skiing career was ended by a car accident shortly after he enrolled in the University of Colorado, however, Carpenter, now known as Jake Burton, has since revolutionized winter sports.