Freaky 5K is set for Sunday

The John Theissen Children’s Foundation will hold the annual Freaky 5K run and walk on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Thousands make strides against breast cancer

Waves of pink washed over Jones Beach State Park last Sunday during Making Strides of Long Island — a walk designed to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have died and raise money for the American Cancer Society.

'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.


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.


Long Islanders speak up for autism

Thousands of Long Islanders came out to Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh on Sunday to “light it up blue” for autism awareness. Before participating in a 3-mile walk, hosted by Autism Speaks, locals raised nearly $600,000 to advance research and improve availability of new and better treatments for those who have the disorder.


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.

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.

School News

G.C. Tech honors 9/11 victims

Students at the Levittown School District’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center recently completed a two-year project to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

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.”


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.


Blessing pets at St. Frances De Chantal

Wantagh residents brought their furry friends down to St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church on Oct. 8 for the traditional blessing of the animals service.


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School News

Levittown student recognized for volunteer work

The Levittown Community Council, comprising residents of Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown, presented Kristina Spano, Division Avenue High School’s senior class president, with the Youth Recognition Award on Sept. 26.