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Neighbors

Shelter dog finally finds a home

For many shelter dogs, finding a new home can be “ruff.” But for Paprika, a 6-year-old pitbull, caretakers said it was an even harder struggle.

School News

Wantagh Warriors welcomed home

Wantagh pride was in full force on Saturday during the Homecoming parade, football game and festivities.

TD Bank, Theissen team up to help needy kids

As part of its Bring Change Campaign, North Wantagh’s TD Bank teamed up with the John Theissen Children’s Foundation to raise funds and collect school supplies for children in need.

Building a partnership

“All kinds of history is made in the Town of Hempstead,” said Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, of Wantagh, referring to both Belmont Park in Elmont and Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach. “But often, we don’t think about what kind.”

Obituary

Forest City community mourns Rose Muraca

The Forest City community in Wantagh is mourning longtime resident Rose D. Muraca, who died on June 28 — just 16 days before her 91st birthday.

Build your own pizza in Wantagh

A new way to eat pizza is coming to Wantagh. In the space that was formerly Friendly’s at the Willow Wood shopping center, Pie Craft will open in September. It is the pizzeria-restaurant’s second location, with its first in Island Park.

Making a 'SPLASH' against trash

It was a cloudy day on June 27. At Wantagh State Park, the high tide and rough waves made it hard for smaller vessels to make it out into the Western Bays. Port Captain Gary Smith and six of his crew members, sporting rubber boots and cut-off shorts, worked hard to get their skiff away from the dock and into the bay off the Bellmore coastline.

Wantagh author aims to make reading fun

Melanie Schnaier, a Wantagh resident of 12 years, is an educational grant writer and a teacher. What better way to merge her two talents, she thought, than writing children's books?

Beth Tikvah gets a makeover

Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh held a large celebration last Sunday evening, dedicating the brand new sanctuary at the conservative temple after months of renovations. Dignitaries from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, clergy, congregation members and elected officials attended the event.

A Pop-ular day in Wantagh-Levittown

In honor of National Popsicle Day, the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps held a cool event outside of the Levittown Public Library on Aug. 27.

School News

Generals’ win caps a happy Homecoming

An overtime victory by the MacArthur High School varsity football team served as the perfect ending for the annual homecoming celebration on Saturday, Levittown District officials said.