On Wednesday night, Dr. Aaron Glatt, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau, lit the fourth candle of the Hanukkah menorah at the White House as thanks for his work during the pandemic.
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving weekend without football, and for each of the past 40 years, members of Oceanside High School’s class of 1984 have used the sport to keep in touch and get some light trash talking in. On Saturday, the Turkey Bowl tradition continued, with one former classmate making the trip from California.
On Monday night, the New York Islanders’ Street Hockey program in Oceanside Park held its last session.
Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside continued combating the pandemic by administering the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds in front of Long Beach City Hall last Wednesday.
On Halloween, Oceanside was treated to a few tricks by local magician Eric Wilzig in front of his home on East Lexington Avenue. On a stage constructed in his driveway, Wilzig and his wife and performing partner Eliana Wilzig, 27, put on a show filled with illusions, humor and even a death-defying stunt for his neighbors.
The real estate market has been especially volatile over the last year, making it difficult to navigate for first-time buyers and sellers on Long Island. Cory Knopf of the Hal Knopf Team held a seminar at the Oceanside Library on Saturday to help local residents navigate the market along with Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. and several legal and insurance experts.
Members of the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside celebrated the congregation’s 150th anniversary on Saturday with a mass and dinner on Saturday. Current and past members of the congregation and clergy mimicked their first minister Rev. Marcus Burr’s trek from the Freeport First Presbyterian Church to Oceanside, though by car this time.
History was made during Oceanside’s 34-13 Conference I football victory against East Meadow last Friday, as senior quarterback Charlie McKee broke the Nassau County career passing record for yards midway through the second quarter.
Two weeks after ceremonies marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Town of Hempstead honored another fallen hero. On Sunday morning, Delaware Avenue, in Island Park was ceremonially renamed for retired New York City firefighter and Long Beach volunteer fire captain John R. Elges. His son, John, and his family live in the village.
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