At-risk teens on the front lines

Outward Bound is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1941 to help promote personal growth and improved social skills through outdoor activities. Project Extreme, a program inspired by Outward Bound and based in Lawrence, provides at-risk teens in the Jewish community and their families with similar opportunities to help them overcome the obstacles they face.

Accepting summer campers with open arms

Summer is a time for children to go outside, free of the responsibilities of school, and enjoy playing, games and the sun. Unfortunately for some children with special needs many camps that would …

Celebrating ‘Old Glory’s 241st birthday June 14

It was President Woodrow Wilson who first proclaimed June 14, Flag Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the of the flag’s adoption by the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

Five Towners prepare for Woodmere Club battle

Civic groups from across the Five Towns are planning on attending the Town of Hempstead board meeting on June 19 at 7 p.m. The town called for a public hearing regarding the Golf Course Coastal …

Bringing chorale members and alumni together

For the last 30 years, the Hewlett-Woodmere Concert Chorale, a vocal ensemble, have done a holiday tour where they perform in the Five Towns. On December 22, They performed their final event of the …

Governor Cuomo visits HAFTR’s Hawks Nest

All hands were on deck at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the school’s Hawks Nest in the Lawrence sports complex on June 13, and announced a state grant to provide the yeshiva that includes a lower school a middle school and a high school with $150,000 to improve security.


Settina Clementina Pollera, 95

A former Herald “Woman of the Week,” Settina Clementina Pollera, 95, died on May 15. She was described as, “always ready to meet a new challenge, [and] always ready to extend herself and her horizons.”

Hewlett lacrosse players earn top honors

After a season when the team captured the Seawane Cup from neighboring rival Lynbrook on March 28, for the first time since 2012, and advanced to the semifinals of the Nassau Class B, seven Hewlett High School boys’ lacrosse team members earned recognition for their performance.

Inwood golf course make’s top 50 list

Fifty existing golf courses have hosted the U.S. Open, including Shinnecock Hills that is hosting its fifth such tournament June 14 to 17. The Southampton course, is considered a classic and is rated No 1. among GolfWeek’s Best Top 100 classic or modern tracks. Ten criteria rated the course, including memorability of specific holes and the “Walk in the Park” test.

Remembering a dad who took the time to teach and inspire

A Father’s Day moment in time. I was in the fourth grade and doing poorly in social studies. I asked my tired dad who came home late if he could please help me. I whined about a big test the next day and told him honestly that I didn’t listen to the teacher and I was sorry. I knew how to make him say “yes” to me. He never gave me a “no.”

HAFTR Highlights

Growing, improving, saying goodbye

As the 2017-2018 school year approaches its final days, the students of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School are reveling in their last trips, activities, and exams before the start of the summer break.

Kiwanis supports the pediatric trauma center

Several Italian wines were poured and tasted and a four-course meal was served at the Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns seventh annual wine tasting fundraising dinner at the Seawane Club on May 30.

Seeing double in the New York Guard

The Camp Smith Training Site in upstate Cortlandt Manor, volunteers of the New York Guard State Defense Force might do a double-take this spring with identical twins serving in the force headquarters.

Nassau DA: Cedarhurst woman stole $39,150 from immigrants

At least three men looking for help with their immigration status were the victims of an alleged scheme that netted a Cedarhurst woman $39,150, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.

Hewlett resident is a classic All-Star

Woodmere Middle School seventh-grader Ava Giugliano was named a 2018 Maverik National Lacrosse Classic All-Star and will represent New York state at the Maverik National All-American Lacrosse Classic in Delaware, July 16-19. It’s the third consecutive year that the Hewlett resident and goalie was chosen to play in this tournament.

Making the dean’s list, Hofstra student inducted into honor society

Daniella Eve Goldenstein, of Woodmere, and Jessica Keeler, from of Hewlett, were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island.

Dead whale found by the Atlantic Beach Bridge

The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, recieved a report of a dead humpback whale near the Atlantic Beach Bridge at around 7 a.m. on June 13.

$3 million embezzled from Woodmere medical practice

Between 2004 and 2018, Peter Singh, 43, of Riviera Drive, Selden, allegedly embezzled more than $3 million from Pediatric Healthcare of Long Island in Woodmere, according to police. After turning himself into Nassau County detectives he was arrested on May 15.