South Side High School alumnus Daniel Rocco’s music career as Des Rocs was highlighted in the May 30-June 5 issue of the Herald. He was on his second North American tour, and spoke about the joys of making rock ’n’ roll music.
About 20 Rockville Centre teenagers and adults expressed a shared sentiment last week: Suicide must be discussed. Their conversations began at a QPR Institute suicide-prevention program, presented by QPR instructor Barbara Tedesco, at the Rockville Centre Public Library on June 3.
A new pension-style program for firefighters, which will be on the ballot in next week’s village election, would, if passed, help better recruit and retain members, fire officials said.
The Rockville Centre Education Foundation donated $70,000 to the school district at its Board of Education meeting on June 5. The money will go toward more than a dozen grants focused on bolstering learning in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math — also known as STEAM — as well as supporting students’ mental health.
Michael Wustrow, the former co-director of music at St. Agnes Cathedral, pleaded guilty yesterday to child pornography charges. He faces up to a 20-year prison sentence.
The Tommy Brull Foundation is hosting a night of music on June 15, as local musicians will be playing favorite tunes by the Clash, the Rolling Stones and R.E.M.
Community members joined family and friends of the late Jillian Daly at Kasey’s Kitchen and Cocktails on June 1 for the ninth annual benefit for autoimmune disease research.
Floyd B. Watson Elementary School’s Brownie Girl Scout troops came together on May 30 to complete a “Color Our World With Kindness” project.
South Side will be well represented at the New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Senior Olivia Rodriguez punched her ticket to a third straight state meet after placing second in the qualifier in the high jump, while junior Carly Woelfel will compete in the steeplechase.
“We are off!” soccer star Crystal Dunn tweeted on May 27, adding an airplane icon. “#Worldcupbound.”
Hundreds gathered for some outdoor food and fun at the Village Green on Friday.