Cedarhurst's Mark Getman hits the ice in summer showcase

More than 30 years after Mark Getman was on the ice in front of a crowd to figure skate, the nearly 50-year-old Cedarhurst resident took part in the Summer Celebration Exhibition hosted by the Skating Club of New York at The Rinx in Hauppauge last month.

Woodmere's Elliot Steinmetz honored with Coach of the Year Award

Woodmere resident Elliot Steinmetz, the men’s varsity basketball coach at Yeshiva University, will be the inaugural recipient of the Jewish Sports Heritage Association’s

Summer fun at the Five Towns Community Center camp

Walking briskly through the Five Towns Community building, camp director Sasha Young led a Herald reporter to and fro the individual rooms and then outside where more than 100 campers were taking part in activities from rehearsing for the Aug. 4 camp talent show to playing the children’s game redlight-greenlight.

Tennis everyone at Lawrence Yacht & Country Club

First there were the Memorial Day and July 4 tournaments, now the tennis players at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club are joining together to play their favorite sport to support Ukraine at their Play For Ukraine event on Sunday, Aug. 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Head to the Lawrence High School Class of 1970 reunion

Two days before Halloween, the Lawrence High School class of 1970 could be scaring themselves with their memories at the 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Atrium of Sunny Atlantic Beach Club in Atlantic Beach.

Reunion for Lawrence High Class of 1972

The Lawrence High School Class of 1972 is having its 50th year reunion on Oct. 8 at the Inwood Country Club, 50 Peppe Drive in Inwood. Out of the roughly 530 class members, 130 alums are expected to attend.


It’s time to go to the precinct and vote . . . again?

With school board elections and the June primary for the Assembly, it seems we’re making more trips to our polling precinct than we might make to the gym.


If I were a shark, I’d sue Steven Spielberg for defamation

Probably no depiction of sharks has so demonized these creatures as the movie “Jaws,” directed by Steven Spielberg . . .


Even Peter Benchley knew that ‘Jaws’ got it wrong

With all the media hype about sharks these days, our thoughts went to the late Peter Benchley, who wrote many books during his life, but who will be best remembered for . . .

Randi Kreiss

This summer’s recommended reads, none too long

Most of us learned to read a long time ago, but many of us are learning to read all over again through the fog of Covid.

Jerry Kremer

The country’s chief executive has the most thankless job

The late President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk whose words have haunted every president who has followed him.