Stepping up to serve others

Rony Kessler is leading the Central Nassau Rotary Club — again

When Rony Kessler dons his cap with the words “Central Nassau County Rotary Club,” he tries, he said, to personify the club’s motto, “Service above self.” Kessler, 77, has spent decades …

Annual Project Adventure workshop at West Hempstead High School

The West Hempstead High School summer program hosted its third annual workshop to emphasize team building and leadership skills based on the Project Adventure program. Project Adventure is an …

Putting a focus on education

NBA star Enes Kanter holds free clinic for children in West Hempstead

Children of all ages got to shoot hoops with NBA star Enes Kanter during a free basketball clinic at Island Garden in West Hempstead last Sunday. More than 200 boys and girls did layup drills and …

A man of faith and family

Former West Hempstead resident, World War II veteran, dies at 94

Longtime West Hempstead resident Raymond LaCasse was just 18 years old when Japanese fighter planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The airstrike, which drew the United …

Looking back at Apollo 11

Fifty years later, Malverne, West Hempstead residents recall moon landing

The first words that astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke on the moon are ingrained in the minds of most Americans, whether they remember the historic moment or not: “That’s one small step for [a] man, …


We need to respect law enforcement

Imagine going to work and attempting to do your job while a group of loudmouths scream at you and douse you with buckets of water. For some police officers in New York City over the past month, that was their reality.

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Zumba at the library Party, sweat and get fit with Zumba instructor Donette Longmore-Levy at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. It’s a good workout for …

Randi Kreiss

Aunt Ada’s notes from Paris, August 1945

I never knew why my husband’s Aunt Ada went into the Army during World War II, but my hunch is that the family thought it might tame her wild ways.