Eagle Scout project serves Lawrence School District

Though Michael Simao didn’t attend the Number Two School in Inwood, which is now known as the Lawrence Elementary School at the Number Two School, the Atlantic Beach resident and Lawrence High School senior decided to paint the building’s parking spaces lines and directional arrows for his Eagle Scout project.

Exploring science and the Jewish state this summer

Woodmere resident and 2016 salutatorian of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School (HAFTR) Justin Lish broadened his scientific horizons during his four weeks in Rehovot, Israel, where he attended the Weizmann Institute of Science’s annual Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute from July 3 to 28.

Eating a lot to benefit Priority 1 in Cedarhurst

The all-you-can-eat Fleischfest (fleisch is Yiddish for meat) was held at a home on Oakwood Avenue in Cedarhurst on Aug. 15 to benefit Priority 1, the alternative yeshiva, also in Cedarhurst, that serves at-risk kids.

Surfing, skating and snacking on the boardwalk in Far Rockaway

On the newly renovated Rockaway Boardwalk, you can see the ocean’s waves crashing onto the shoreline, surfers, pedestrians and scooters sharing the space that extends from Beach 9 Street to Beach 126 Street.

Not a happy 50th in Lawrence

The 50th celebration to commemorate Best Buy’s first store will not be a happy one in Lawrence as it was announced on Aug. 17 that the company will be closing the store in the Bay Harbour Mall on Rockaway Turnpike on Nov. 12 and possibly laying off about 60 employees.

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Recovery from Hurricane Sandy continues

Nearly four years after Hurricane Sandy there are still homeowners facing challenges to their mental and financial wellbeing.

On the ball at the U.S. Open

When you think about it, there are very few opportunities to play a key role in a major, internationally televised sporting event when you aren’t the featured athlete. One of those rarities exists at the U.S. Open.

Family history rooted in Woodmere

Patricia Mertz, a former Hewlett resident who moved to Maryland in 1997, comes back every year to visit the massive 49-year-old copper beech tree that is planted outside to the Woodmere Education Center in Woodmere because of her personal connection to it and what it means to the community.

Breakfast is served

Beginning this summer, Long Island Cares has joined forces with the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence to provide children under age 18 with a free, healthy breakfast during the week.

Q: A Hewlett High teen on ‘Jeopardy’

This Hewlett High School senior from North Woodmere competed in the “Jeopardy!” teen tournament, served as a student host at Camp Snowball, plays the alto saxophone and flute and has a strong interest in political science — Who is Alec Fischthal?

$5,000 reward for information on Inwood dog death

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Nassau County SPCA for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or people who starved a dog to death in Inwood earlier this month.

Going to see the 'Wizard of Oz' at Eisenhower Park

The classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” (PG-102-minutes) will be shown at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7:45 p.m.

The Del-Satins croon in East Meadow

Oldies, but goodies. The singing group the Del-Satins will perform their hits on Friday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater.

Meet the Assembly District 20 candidates

The Southwest Nassau chapter of the League of Women Voters holds a Meet the Candidates night on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library at 1125 Broadway in Hewlett.

See ‘Zootopia’ in Cedarhurst Park

Top off the summer with a family outing to Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park for a free screening of the animated movie “Zootopia” (PG-148 minutes) on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.

Do the ‘Hustle’ at Temple Israel

Temple Israel of Lawrence is bringing back the 1970s with its Disco Night on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 11 p.m.

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.

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.