Fresh faces in new places on village board

The Lawrence village board dais looked different that it has in the past few years as new mayor, Alex Edelman, and three new trustees were sworn in, along with Village Justice Donald Buchalter at last Thursday’s meeting.

Battle over blueprints in the Five Towns

Lawrence homeowners Seth and Rivka Fortgang claim that Cedarhurst residents Ari and Daniella Schwartz are building an exact replica of their Auerbach Lane house from copyrighted design plans, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.


Lucille Fisher Lowenstein, 95, longtime 5 Towner

My grandmother, Lucille Fisher Lowenstein, who died on July 15, was born on March 19, 1921, in Brooklyn to Sue and Louis A. Greenberg. My grandmother attended New York University and a summer semester at Cornell University, where she met the love of her life, Hamilton Fisher.

Bogus cop robs motorist on Broadway in Woodmere

A man allegedly impersonating a police officer took another man’s wallet and an unspecified amount of money during a phony traffic stop on Broadway in Woodmere at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, according to police.

Stay cool as it heats up

The Cedarhurst Senior Center in Village Hall at 200 Cedarhurst Ave. in Cedarhurst is one of the Town of Hempstead’s designated cooling centers and it will be open until 4:30 p.m. through July 22 to help those at-risk to stay cool during this stretch of hot weather.

Golf champions crowned at Woodmere Club

Peter Bradbeer and Lauren Peter won the boys’ and girls’ championships, respectively, of the 18th annual Lessing’s American Junior Golf Association (AGJA) Classic played on July 20 and 21 at the Woodmere Club.

Turning obstacles into victories

Alpha Epsilon Pi, a global Jewish fraternity founded in 1913 and dedicated to helping members strengthen the democratic character of student life, both academically and socially, has remained relevant through its commitment to fighting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions on college campuses.

Witnessing history at the GOP Convention

A day before the official start of the 2016 Republican National Presidential Convention in Cleveland, there was an electric feeling in the air that buzzed through your body.

NCJW & CALE collaborate on weaving together a gift of comfort

A group of knitters coordinated by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Peninsula Section will be donating more than 40 blankets to children’s hospitals at the end of the month, according to Sunya Kleiner, a Lawrence resident and former NCJW community service vice president.

Remembering TWA Flight 800

Twenty years ago last Sunday, July 17, TWA Flight 800 lifted off from John F. Kennedy International Airport on its way to Paris, but about 12 minutes from its take-off point, something went terribly wrong and the Boeing 747 airplane exploded over the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches. All 230 passengers and crew died.

Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education reorganizes for the new school year

At Monday’s Hewlett-Woodmere Board of Education’s organizational meeting at the Woodmere Education Center, new Trustee Daniella Simon took the oath of office and was installed as a board member for a three-year term.

Collect bottle caps; avoid fine payments

From July 18 through July 23, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library will be accepting plastic bottle caps and lids in lieu of fine payments for overdue items. For each five caps, lids or combination, the library will deduct 10 cents off the fines. Limit 50 caps ($1) per card, per transaction. No credit toward future fines. Cap exchanges do not apply to fees for lost or damaged books.

Fly away with ‘Peter Pan’

The Bayswater Players theater company will perform “Peter Pan” on Sunday, July 10 and Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 17 at 2 and 6 p.m., and on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bayswater Jewish Center.

Learn about Fire Island at Rock Hall Museum

Year-round Ocean Beach resident Shoshanna McCollum, the author of two photo-essay books on Fire Island, will speak at Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway in Lawrence on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Teresa McClean croons in Hewlett Point Park

Singer Teresa McClean will perform a free concert “A Salute to the First Ladies of Song” on the beach in Hewlett Point Park.

Take the kids to see ‘Paddington’ at North Woodmere Park

The second of three free movie nights at North Woodmere Park is on Tuesday, July 26 at 8:25 p.m. with a showing of “Paddington."

In the mood for dinner and a show?

The Killing Kompany theater troupe will perform “The Summer of Murder” a comedy murder mystery at Sunny Atlantic Beach Club.

Speak to State Sen. Todd Kaminsky

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) will discuss issues and answer questions at a mobile district office stop at Gourmet Glatt.

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.

Get your blood pumping at the JCC

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. exercise and improve your core strength and flexibility.

See a movie on the beach in Atlantic Beach village

Atlantic Beach shows a movie — for free — every Wednesday through July and August.