One last hoorah at South Side prom

Before the South Side High School class of 2017 graduated and said goodbye to their home of four years, the seniors made the most of their last night of high school at their June 22 prom.

RVC resident to chair Autism Speaks Walk

Rockville Centre resident Anthony Cancellieri has been named chairman of this year’s Autism Speaks Walk, which is slated for Oct. 1 at Jones Beach.

RVC Youth Council steps up for prevention

The RVC Youth Council held its sixth annual Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign on June 2. The theme for this year’s event was “Step Up For Prevention,” as students from the council and representatives from the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth designed sneakers with a substance prevention message.

Covert Elementary School leads fight against premature birth

Darren Raymar, principal of William S. Covert Elementary School, was on an airplane nearly eight years ago when his niece, Sami, was born prematurely.

Local science center has global reach

By traveling a few back roads toward Rockville Centre’s Tanglewood Preserve, wanderers may stumble upon a temporary respite from the often-busy Peninsula Boulevard. Once discovered, the Center for Science Teaching and Learning appears to be a quaint escape for local residents.

Old RVC church’s ‘Ascension’ across from St. Agnes

As passers-by stop on Quealy Place to look up at the beige brick St. Agnes Cathedral — home of the Diocese of Rockville Centre — a quaint church across the street can be easily overlooked.

RVC’s Troop 40 mints three new Eagle Scouts

“Service and leadership,” said Alex Maher, a newly minted Eagle Scout, when asked about the importance of his journey to the highest attainable position in the Boy Scouts of America.

Meet two of South Side’s brightest students

“I feel that kids are smarter than me,” said Morley Hawriluk, a South Side High School graduating senior who was named this year’s valedictorian. “I honestly didn’t even expect it.” His classmate Grace Feiner is South Side’s salutatorian. “I always knew that, yes, I’ve been able to maintain pretty high grades,” she said, “but there are so many people who have done pretty much the exact same thing, and are just as deserving of the same recognition.”

RVC trustees, village justice reelected

Rockville Centre trustees Edward Oppenheimer and Emilio Grillo, along with village justice Kevin McDonough, were reelected Tuesday night to four-year terms.

Senate passes bill to rename Southern State for McDonald

The State Senate last week passed a bill to rename 10 miles of the Southern State Parkway in honor of NYPD Det. and Malvernite Steven McDonald.

Former GEM Cleaners owner George Brauch dies at 100

From performing in vaudeville acts to becoming a longtime owner of a dry cleaning store in Rockville Centre, George Brauch always found himself in the public eye. His humor and catchy ads for his …