Several parents in the Rockville Centre School District have voiced their displeasure with school officials after they announced plans to separate vaccinated and unvaccinated audience members at next month’s winter concerts.
The Tommy Brull Foundation has continued its mission to help those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities through the pandemic. At its 14th annual fundraiser at the St. Agnes Parish Center on Nov. 13, the foundation made donations to 13 groups and individuals, including the Backyard Players & Friends and South Side High School student Will Ryan, who was the foundation’s 2021 Courage and Resilience Award winner.
South Side High School alumnus Randell Hansen took another step toward his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states when he took part in the New York City Marathon for the first time on Nov. 7.
The Rockville Centre-based movement Ninjas 4 Vets took to the streets on Nov. 10, with a mission of spreading joy to service members on the eve of Veterans Day. Families drove around to the homes of veterans and left surprise goodie bags and personalized thank-you signs at their front doors.
Herbert Rosenberg, a World War II veteran and prison camp survivor, was honored during his 100th birthday on Saturday at his Cleveland Avenue home, on the Rockville Centre-Oceanside border, by his family, friends and fellow American Legion post members. The parade saw Rockville Centre firefighters, Nassau County police and veterans drive by his home for a salute to Rosenberg.
Rockville Centre will get into the holiday spirit with a festive celebration next month.
Last month, members of the Rockville Centre police and fire departments helped deliver a baby when a pregnant woman went into labor early on Halloween.
Rockville Centre has long been one of Lisa Lowe’s favorite villages, and its residents have embraced her, too, as evidenced by her being named RVC’s Businesswoman of the Year by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce on Oct. 29.
The Molloy College men’s and women’s soccer teams are both headed to the Division II NCAA tournament after dramatic wins in their respective East Coast Conference finals. Both Lions teams start their first-round play on Thursday.
Molloy College announced on Nov. 10 that Joseph Fennessy has joined its board of trustees. Fennessy is co-chair of the Mount Sinai South Nassau board of directors, as well as a retired partner and former chief operating officer for Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Northeast Region. During his 41-year Deloitte career, he also served as the managing partner of Deloitte’s Long Island office and partner-in-charge of the Northeast Region healthcare practice.
I recently joined five Long Island high school students for a visit to the Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, the 18th-century site where many enslaved people of African descent lived.
To the relief of many in the political world, the 2021 elections are behind us. Whether your candidate won or lost . . .
You cannot burn a book in 2021. You can burn the paper and the ink and the cardboard, but in our world of e-books, you cannot ever kill the words and ideas that an author created.