Town of Hempstead Recreation

Pickleball: It's a big dill in Seaford

Pickleball, a cross between badminton and tennis, is the fastest growing sport among baby boomers in America. Created in the 1960s, and now popular in many retirement communities, the game is played on a badminton-sized court with paddles, a whiffle-type ball and a net — 34 inches high. This summer, the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation is providing residents with opportunities to learn the team sport with a series of lessons being offered at Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford.

School News

Treating Tackapausha with care

With temperatures rising into the 80s and the sun shining bright, June 1 was a good day to learn outside, while also getting some respite in the air conditioning. Seventh-graders from Seaford Middle School spent the morning at the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, just a short bus ride away.

For veterans, flag a symbol of freedom

For some people, June 14 will just be another ordinary Tuesday. For others, it will mean a lot more. “The American Flag is a symbol of freedom and a symbol of this country,” said Bill Harms, Commander of Seaford American Legion Post 1132. “It’s what we’ve fought for and what many have died for.”

MacArthur H.S. Class of 2016

General knowledge...and then some

Gregory Matousek and Ashley Kim were together in physics class earlier this year when they were called to the principal’s office. They weren’t in trouble, though: MacArthur High School Principal Joseph Sheehan told them they were the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2016.

School News

Seaford school board honors departing trustee

While the Seaford Board of Education took care of a few important financial matters at its June 2 meeting, it was the people who have made significant contributions to the district who took center stage.

School News

The engineers of the future

With the demand for engineers ever increasing, the Levittown School District is preparing students at a young age for potential careers. The Project Lead the Way program is in its third year at the district’s two middle schools, offering students an insight into in-demand jobs.

School News

Levittown superintendent signs five-year extension

Dr. Tonie McDonald, the superintendent of the Levittown School District for the past two years, has signed a new contract that will keep her at the helm through 2021.

Upcoming Events

Seaford ready to walk for a cure

For many cancer survivors and those battling the disease, wearing purple signifies empowerment and strength. An expected 200 people will be attending the fifth annual Relay For Life event in all shades of purple on Saturday, June 11 at Seaford High School.

Upcoming Events

Sign up for the Purple Ribbon Run

Registration is now under way for the Purple Ribbon Run, which will be held on Saturday, July 23 in Wantagh. There will be a half-mile fun run for children at 8 a.m., and the 5K run and walk starts at 8:30 a.m. The race finish and end is at the Forest Lake Elementary School.

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One Year Later

A year Nico will never forget

“It’s not a sad day at all today,” Lorraine Fiorello said in the living room of her Seaford home on May 17, one year to the day after her son, Nico, was injured in a swimming accident at Jones Beach. “It’s a day to party.”