Standing on the “Little Beach” in Island Park, which has eroded over the years, Sen. Chuck Schumer and local officials urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a $6.1 million extension of the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Study on Sept. 4.
Oceanside and the Village of Island Park each took time to pause and reflect on the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during memorial ceremonies on the 18th anniversary of the tragedies.
The past two years have been a frenzy of making music, networking and DJ-ing for Collin Oliver, 16, as the Oceanside resident shoots for a career in electronic dance music, commonly called EDM.
Nassau County officials are seeking to name an Oceanside park in honor of late former NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, who died in June of cancer related to his work at ground zero and served as an activist urging federal officials to replenish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
Island Park Public Schools saw big changes this summer, from major building renovations to teacher training for new curricula.
After a sluggish start, the Oceanside boys’ soccer team has rediscovered its game and vaulted itself as an early contender in Conference AA1. Following a scoreless tie at South Side and a 3-0 loss to Massapequa in their home opener, the Sailors rallied to tie Westbury and beat Baldwin and Freeport to move above .500 through five games.
The band Beernutz rocked the stage and fireworks lit the nighttime sky at Masone Beach in Island Park for the village’s final concert of its summer series on Aug. 31.
Dozens of people sang and danced while holding hands under a tent adorned with colorful banners as the Greek Orthodox Panaghia Church in Island Park hosted its annual Greek Food and Music Festival.
Oceanside High School has reached an agreement with Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 to send special needs students from the Life Skills Program to work at the district’s headquarters.
The Oceanside Lady Sailors’ soccer team had a season for the ages last year, going 10-1-2 with nine shutouts, including five in a row, and a 57-8 scoring advantage. But thanks to a quirky playoff seeding rule, they amazingly did not qualify for the Nassau Class AA playoffs.
The Week Ahead
Oceanside Lutheran Church hosts a tag sale on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join Oceanside Library for a celebration of Curious George on Sept. 21. From 11 a.m. to noon, children ages 3 to 7 will watch a short movie and create a craft.
South Nassau Communities Hospital hosts a fun program for big siblings-to-be on Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m.