The Chabad of the Five Towns is gearing up to launch another year of CTeen on Aug. 23 with a trip to Six Flags. CTeen is a worldwide club that strives to engage Jewish teenagers in Jewish pride and identity.
A Far Rockaway man, who admitted to the armed robbery of four banks, including two in the Five Towns, was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison on Aug. 10, federal officials said.
In three years or so, Peninsula Public Library patrons could be reading books in a rooftop garden overlooking Zion Park on Central Avenue in Lawrence, or stepping off a Long Island Rail Road train at the Lawrence station and walking across the parking lot to return books they borrowed for their commutes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was somewhat premature in his May 29 announcement that the $130 million state Route 878 project was under way.
More than 430 customer complaints have been logged by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky’s office as of Aug. 3, on the issue of exponentially higher water bills and poor response to the problem from New York American Water.
An idea first introduced by the Town of Hempstead nearly two years ago is one step closer to fruition as the legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) last year to rename an Inwood waterway in honor of deceased volunteer firefighter Joseph Sanford Jr. passed unanimously on Aug. 1.
The shelves of the Seasons store on Central Avenue in Lawrence were reported to be empty and rumors were running rampant on the financial health of the eight-store kosher supermarket chain.
There are two public libraries in the Five Towns, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Broadway in Hewlett, and the Peninsula Public Library on Central Avenue in Lawrence. In addition to lending books and movies to cardholders, both taxpayer-supported institutions provide services that can range from free meals for children during the summer to college preparation classes at no charge.
There’s history hiding just under your nose in the Five Towns. Like most areas of Long Island, the shops and homes of yesteryear have been torn down and rebuilt, but with a little bit of digging the past can come rushing back.
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Long Island Adventureland will celebrate National Roller Coaster Day with free rides on both of the amusement park’s two roller coasters — Turbulence and the Lady Bug — for guests who donate to the annual school supply drive on Thursday, Aug. 16.
Every Friday campers at the Lawrence Woodmere Academy summer camp have a special event. They had a wet and wild day in mid-July, are planning a carnival day in mid-August, and on July 27 they held their messy day.
The Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway held its 11th annual Golf Spring Classic and Spa Day at the Seawane Country Club in Hewlett Harbor in memory of Jacob Greenberg, a former HAFTR student. HAFTR, which has campuses in Lawrence and Cedarhurst, has grades from preschool to high school.
Campers attending Lawrence Woodmere Academy’s summer camp not only take part in the usual fun activities, but also performs community service. This year, the camp partnered with New Horizon Counseling Center and campers visited The Club in Hewlett and performed songs from their play “Honk” (the story of the ugly duckling) and counselors in training visited the Meeting Place in Valley Stream and did crafts.
The old saying, “A bad day of golf beats a good day at work,” was heard at the Inwood Country Club, where the Inwood Buccaneers Athletic Club held the fifth annual Frank DeCicco Memorial Golf Outing on July 16, and by the way the 72 participants slapped palms, shook hands and embraced — as family and good friends do — the adage was evident. The event honors the memory of Frank DeCicco Sr., a longtime Buccaneer booster.
Warren Levi Martial Arts & Fitness, at Washington Avenue in Cedarhurst, received the Mark of Excellence Award from Century Martial Arts, a highly regarded industry organization, for its “unwavering dedication to quality martial arts instruction and community involvement” last month.
Junior firefighters representing the Valley Stream Fire Department captured first place in the 3rd Battalion Juniors Tournament hosted by the Inwood Fire Department at North Woodmere Park on Aug. 2.
Lawrence-Cedarhurst firefighters responded to a house fire at 312 Pearsall Ave., Cedarhurst at 8:57 p.m. on Aug. 8.
A man found sleeping in his car with the engine running was arrested after police found a loaded handgun, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine in Hewlett at 2:22 a.m. on Aug. 5.