Inwood-based Laundrylux succeeds in a unique industry

A unique family business now its third generation of leadership and headquartered in Inwood brings a distinctive perspective to the commercial laundry equipment industry.

Nassau County is lead agency on proposed Woodmere Club project

The Nassau County Department of Public Works Planning Commission on Jan. 31 named itself the lead agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act study on the proposed development of the Woodmere Club.

Ringing in the Year of the Pig at Lawrence Primary School

“Gung hay fat choy,” the Cantonese phrase that literally translates to “wishing you great happiness and prosperity,” is a standard way of saying Happy New Year in China.

Temple Israel of Lawrence to host anti-Semitism talk

With anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise, up 57 percent in 2017 from the previous year — a record jump for a one-year period according to the Anti-Defamation League — Temple Israel of Lawrence will host a talk and a question and answer session with Michael D. Cohen, eastern director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

HAFTR Highlights

Hawks hoops it up, go clubbing and sport their skills

After Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns High School students returned on Jan. 28 from a well-deserved vacation the second semester began with a bang.

Championship dreams for LWA

Two years removed from a victory in the Private Schools Athletic Association title game, the Lawrence Woodmere Academy girls are hoping to cap off the 2018-19 …

Kids work the dough at Chabad of the Five Towns challah bake

Children from 5 to 13 kneaded, manipulated and molded the dough needed to make the traditional Jewish bread — challah — at the Mega Kids Challah and Babka Bake at The Brandeis School in Lawrence on Feb. 3.

Seasons has new owners

The son of a rabbi who was known for owning an iconic kosher deli on Manhattan’s Lower East Side now owns the nation’s largest kosher supermarket chain. Joseph Bistritzky, his family and a group of investors are the new owners of the six-store Seasons franchise, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last fall.

‘We were the best, best of friends’

They might have been the original “You had me at hello” couple. When Karen Gibbs, 18, went on a blind date in May 1965 with Columbia University Law School student Gerald “Jerry” Morganstern, 22, he was saying good night when he added, “While I’ve got you here . . .” Gibbs, who would become his wife, replied simply, “You’ve got me.”

Cleaning up spills, preserving the wildlife at The Brandeis school in Lawrence

Fourth-graders in Donna Weiss’s class at The Brandeis school in Lawrence were posed the question: How can we clean up oil spills from our waters to save wildlife?

Grooming their business for success in Hewlett

Artistic Men’s Grooming at 1217 Broadway in Hewlett hosted a traditional grand opening ribbon-cutting in the afternoon and then held a grand opening soiree with kosher cocktails and hors d’oevre and music at 7 p.m., on Feb. 7.

Doing a great mitzvah in Woodmere

There are 613 mitzvahs (commandments) documented in the Torah and more than a few revolve on helping one’s fellow person and, of course, one of the Ten Commandments, No. 8 to be exact is, “You shall not steal.”

Go on a ‘blind date’ with a book from Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library

Throughout February, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library is running its second “Blind Date with a Book” program. The goal is to help people discover new favorite books and amazing authors. Everyone is welcome to get involved.

New traffic pattern on Rockaway Turnpike as Nassau Expressway work progresses

Because of the shifting construction and renovations on the Nassau Expressway, motorists should expect a new traffic pattern on Rockaway Turnpike between Nassau Expressway (state route 878) and Bay Boulevard.