Vision Long Island awards Rockville Centre for ‘Sense of Place’

The Village of Rockville Centre was awarded on June 8 for its ability to attract people to live, work and play. The accolade, titled “Sense of Place,” was given by nonprofit organization Vision …

Rockville Centre event keeps Jillian Daly’s memory alive

Another successful fundraiser for the Jillian E. Daly Foundation was held last weekend at Kasey’s Kitchen and Cocktails, where the community raised thousands of dollars for autoimmune disease …

Rockville Centre gun violence survivors advocating for change, spreading kindness

Only days after escaping the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history, Robert Gaafar took a walk with his wife and two young children. He heard popping noises, momentarily transporting him from Rockville Centre back to the Route 91 Harvest Festival last Oct. 1, at which 58 people were killed and 851 injured.

South Side High School raises $55K at Relay For Life

“I don’t think I’ve ever felt so proud in my 11 years of being at South Side and being a part of this community,” said English teacher Meghan O’Brien, who served as the faculty adviser for the school’s first ever Relay For Life. “To see the overwhelming response the day of was really something spectacular.”

Long Beach beams with Pride

“Everyone is really excited for this,” said Joseph Carrasco, a sophomore at Long Beach High School and member of the school’s Gay Straight Alliance, as he marched and shouted “Long Beach …

Rockville Centre Education Foundation to fund hands-on learning

A donation of nearly $68,000 from the Rockville Centre Education Foundation is set to fund more than a dozen initiatives in the village’s seven schools in the coming year that are designed to enrich students’ learning experience.

Rockville Centre-raised artist goes solo as band mate recovers

The solo career of Secret Weapons band member Daniel Rocco has gained steam in recent months, after his music partner, Gerard Lange, was diagnosed with Lyme disease last year. The South Side High …

Rockville Centre firefighting runs in the Cook family

Serving the village for 64 years, the family of Rockville Centre Fire Chief Brian Cook is now on its third generation of firefighting. Cook’s son, Johnny, 18, became a probationary firefighter …

Nearby things to do this week in Rockville Centre

Eighth Jillian E. Daly Foundation benefit The eighth annual Jillian E. Daly Foundation benefit is happening on Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Kasey’s Kitchen and Cocktails on 23 North …