‘Public service first, politics second’

Known for teaching the fundamental instead of focusing on wins and losses propelled John Wooden to a Hall of Fame career as coach of the UCLA Bruins, where the team won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, including seven consecutive titles. After stunning defeats in last November’s elections, when both the county executive position and Town of Hempstead supervisor post went to Democrats, the Inwood-N. Lawrence-Atlantic Beach Republican Club is aiming to use Wooden’s lessons and improve the party’s standing as the 2018 midterm elections approach.

‘Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best’

A grocery store employee allegedly contaminates produce with hepatitis A, an inflammatory condition that occurs within the liver and transmitted by consuming water or food that was contaminated by the excrement of a person infected with the virus. How is this handled? Who or what agencies do exactly what?

Observing Ramadan in the Five Towns

Charity, fasting, and introspection, that is what the next month has in store for more than one billion Muslims across the globe. Ramadan has begun.

Lawrence enjoys winning season

With victories in six of its last seven games, Lawrence (9-6) secured its first winning softball season since 2009 while matching its win total from the past three years combined.

Hewlett-Woodmere and Lawrence school budgets pass

Residents in the Hewlett-Woodmere and Lawrence school districts passed the respective budgets, and in the only contested Board of Education race Heshy Blachorsky defeated Asher Matathias on Tuesday.

Joyce Oberman Goldfeder, 90

Joyce Oberman Goldfeder, a former Woodmere resident, loved being outdoors. She spent her summers at the beach or by the pool, played golf and tennis and camped in Maine during her younger days.

HAFTR Highlights

Cramming in the activities and goodbyes

With the end of the school year just around the corner, the last month of Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School has been busy and exciting, with more than a few tears shed by students in our graduating class. While we’re sad to say goodbye to an amazing group of kids, welcoming in next year’s freshman class is something to which we all look forward.

Lawrence resident is valedictorian

Betzalel Krasnow, of Lawrence, whose personal experience of needing extensive dental work done when a youngster inspired his career choice to be a dentist, is the class of 2018 valedictorian at Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Flatbush.

Guzman honored for hurricane help

Inwood resident and New York Army National Guard Spc. Jeffrey Guzman received the Humanitarian Service Award for service in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria from Oct. 1 to Nov. 6, of last year. Guzman, who serves with the 442nd Military Police Company, was one of more than 400 National Guard soldiers who are eligible for the award.

Family fun day for Lag B’Omer

Music and dancing, entertainment from Cirque Taquilar, relay races, inflatables, a petting zoo and a huge bonfire were all part of Chabad of Five Towns 23rd annual family fun day for the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park on May 3.

SKA seniors honored for achievements

Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls class of 2018 honorees valedictorian is Ayelet Aharon. She is an Advanced Placement scholar, National Merit Scholarship commended student and Science Olympiad team captain and Gold medalist.

LCFD remembers Kevin M. O’Rourke

The Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department dedicated its recent building extension (2012) and also had a monument and street sign dedication on May 6, in honor of firefighter Kevin M. O’Rourke, who lost his life on 9/11, while operating with FDNY Rescue Company 2.

NCJW presents prestigious award

The National Council of Jewish Women-Peninsula Section will present the Hannah G. Solomon Award to Hope Coleman, a longtime Lynbrook and now Baldwin resident, at its Founder’s Day luncheon at the Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor on May 23. Solomon founded the NCJW. The Peninsula Section is based in Lawrence.

$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.

Print on demand museum passes at H-W library

Inside or outside, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library has a museum pass for you and your family. Many with a print on demand feature for nearly 12 of the museums. You can reserve and borrow a pass for more than 20 of the metropolitan area’s most popular museums and outdoor venues.

Wanted for ‘just doing it’

Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying than man who allegedly took the Nike slogan to heart and stole two pairs of the famous sneaker brand from the DSW at 345 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence, at 10:42 a.m. on March 5.