Neighbors

Wantagh hosts first firematic awards

Wantagh Fire Department leaders hosted their first firematic awards ceremony on Nov. 7 to recognize members for their community and meritorious services.

Politics

Wantagh, Seaford react to Trump victory

While some Wantagh and Seaford residents said that they were happy to see Donald Trump elected president of the United States last week, they also expressed concern about the increasing political divide nationwide.

Neighbors

Wantagh Fire Department hosts open house

To commemorate Fire Prevention Month and offer local folks safety tips, Wantagh Fire Department members hosted an open house on Oct. 22.

School News

Wantagh court creates a chain reaction

Wantagh High School students and faculty were decked out in orange clothing on Oct. 19. They weren’t wearing the autumnal color to celebrate Halloween early, however; rather, teens and adults were showing their commitment to stopping bullying.

Reflections from the throne

Emma Carey, 17, never expected to be crowned Miss Wantagh — a teen representative of the community and a voice for her peers –– when she met government officials. She took interest in the program because she wanted to participate in community events and, most important, help local folks in need.

More than pink

Pink washed over MacArthur High School’s football field on Oct. 14, as ribbons, balloons and sparkling decorations lined the fence and bleachers. Dozens of students, faculty and Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown residents wore shirts in various shades of the color as well, all in support of Pink Out — the Generals’ annual breast cancer awareness football game and fair.

Neighbors

Getting a glimpse of Wantagh's past

The Wantagh Preservation Society offered residents a glimpse of the community’s past at their 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday.

Community

Kiwanis Clubs ready to keep on giving

For both the Wantagh and Seaford Kiwanis clubs, the arrival of a new school year means that the season of giving has also begun. The two groups will be busier than ever in 2016-17, leaders said, hosting fundraising events and kick-starting new initiatives while keeping the organization’s mission in mind — help all youngsters of the world, one child at a time.

'The voice of Wantagh' retires

After 54 years of dispatching for the Wantagh Fire District, Roger Harwood, of Seaford, retired this year from a job that he said offered him friends, family and a sense of purpose.

Last Hope to celebrate 35 years

Volunteers and supporters of Last Hope Animal Rescue will be celebrating the nonprofit’s 35th anniversary at a gala . The event will be held at the Coral House in Baldwin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Richner Communications acquires Gold Coast Gazette

Richner Communications, Long Island’s largest publisher of community media, has acquired the assets of the Gold Coast Gazette, a weekly community newspaper covering the legendary Gold Coast communities on the North Shore of Long Island. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Wantagh-Seaford seniors win shuffleboard championship

Members of the shuffleboard team from the Wantagh Senior Center had plenty to celebrate on Nov. 17. The group of local seniors defeated their peers from East Meadow to take home the championship for the seventh year in a row.