Helping their patrons to read and learn in Lawrence

The first thing you see when you walk into Peninsula Public Library is a shelf filled with DVDs—a new-age library addition. But the library’s main focus remains books, which soon-to-be retired librarians—Gloria Pomerantz of Woodmere, Mary Harrow and Priscilla Kesten of Lawrence—have used to form a bond with many of the people who visit the library.

Police looking for missing Lawrence teen

Natalie Stone, 14, was reported missing and last seen leaving her Lawrence home at 6 p.m. last Saturday, police said.

Town News

Town to make banks help with ‘zombie’ homes and businesses

The Town of Hempstead is strengthening its strategy to deal with so-called “zombie” properties in the area. Town officials announced on June 16 a new bill that would require banks to put deposits …

Hewlett Happenings

Understanding how to cherish life’s changes

Whenever I expressed my wish for the school year to end to my older friends, their responses often included remarks about time going by much faster than they expected and feeling nostalgic in the end. Despite my desire to complete high school and move on, they all promised me that I would be sad to leave once the ending was near.

Straight outta of Lawrence High School

Lawrence high school and middle school dance students under the tutelage of Lalia Sales performed their annual professional-looking showcase at the high school on May 26. This year the theme was “Straight Outta New York.”

Running and walking to support the Friendship Circle in North Woodmere

Nearly 40 women ran or walked the 5K course that began and ended in North Woodmere Park last Sunday as part of the Friendship Circle Five Towns Generosity 5K Run/Walk that as of press time has raised $19,557 to help the Jewish organization for children with special needs.

Five Towns Kiwanis awards scholarships to students

More than $18,000 in scholarships were presented to graduating seniors from Hewlett, Lawrence and Lynbrook high schools at the Five Towns Kiwanis Scholarship Night at McQuade’s in Lynbrook last Thursday.

Missing teen was found

John De Los Santos, 15, who was last seen at his Inwood home shortly after midnight on Wednesday, has been found, according to police.

Taking in the pomp and circumstance

Chabad of the Five Towns preschool students in the Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple and Red rooms, along with their teachers paraded in front of the Maple Avenue building to celebrate graduation day last Thursday.

Five Towns Crime Watch

Arrests CEDARHURST-Thomas Taylor, 46, of Far Rockaway, was arrested for stealing money from vehicles on Oxford Road, police said.

Belmont Development

Community reacts to Belmont proposal

Potential Belmont Park developer the Engel Burman Group presented its vision for the south lot of the racetrack to the community at a June 15 meeting at the Elmont Public Library. The company’s …

Celebrate Israel with Dudu Fisher at Eisenhower Park

Dudu Fisher will headline a concert in celebration of Israel on Sunday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Eisemhower Park.

Seniors, head to Lido Beach

Starting Tuesday, June 28 and through Aug. 30, the Lido Beach Summer Program sponsored by the Town of Hempstead will take place.

Rockin’ to the Klezmer Connection

The Klezmer Connection performs on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. at Rock Hal Museum at 199 Broadway in Lawrence.