East Rockaway resident Deirdre Vesce Roddin’s frustrations with Long Island Rail Road delays inspired her to take action about a month ago. Using an online printing company, she created canvas bags that say “Long Island Fail Road” and “Customers should expect delays and cancellations.”
Doughology owners Chris and Jackie Stiansen never met NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia. They do not know her family or friends. But Chris spent 23 years as a detective in the NYPD, and the couple felt like they had lost someone close to them when Familia was shot and killed while on patrol in the Bronx on July 5.
Daryl Altman and her husband, Robert Shepard, cared for thousands of honeybees in their backyard hive for over a year. But according to the couple, it was the Village of Lynbrook that stung them.
When a bus scheduled to take more than 40 Lynbrook High School prom-goers to the North Ritz Club in Syosset never came on June 22, one father saved the day.
It is only fitting that Raymond Mohler Jr. was born on Christmas Eve. Ever since he was 4, he has acted as a real-life Santa Claus, running toy drives and collecting donations to put smiles on the faces of children in hospital emergency rooms. Unlike St. Nicholas, however, Mohler delivers toys all year round.
Children attending Lynbrook’s after schools program will no longer be shuttled to the local YMCA in the fall. Instead, teachers for Right at School will come to the district’s schools at the end of the day to educate Lynbrook students while emphasizing making learning fun.
Steven Muller has been biking for two to four hours every Saturday and Sunday since April and will continue to do so through the first weekend in August. “I like the sense of achievement from the distances you can travel or the hills you can climb, the freedom of the road and seeing and smelling all that you pass at a speed that you can take it all in,” he said.
The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the summer with an outdoor festival and craft fair in municipal parking field 8 between Forest and Earle avenues this weekend.
On a sun soaked summer solstice on June 21, about 200 local residents flocked to the Bay Park Civic Association Beach House in honor of Linda Pirrone, a longtime East Rockaway resident who was diagnosed with younger onset dementia seven years ago at age 50. There is no cure.
More than 20,000 people are legally driving for Uber and Lyft in New York State since legislation to bring ride-sharing to the state went into effect on June 29. “I'm proud…that a fair, safe and comprehensive ride-sharing system has been put in place that benefits New Yorkers in every corner of this great state,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
The Lynbrook Recreation Department is hosting pizza and paint nite on Friday, July 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Instructor Joan Lazerus will take painters step-by-step through the painting. The event costs $25 and includes all materials. Must register. Call (516) 599-8000 for more information.
Babies from 18 months to 5-years-old can participate in a music class at the Lynbrook Public Library on July 24. Ms. Dara will play a guitar and inspire guests to sing along with her interactive finger plays and rhymes. Registration is required. Call (516) 599-8630
Brenda Schlecter will teach adults “Eight Creative Ways to Use Your Sewing Machine” at the East Rockaway Public Library on July 26 at 6 p.m. It is not a hands-on class. Registration is required. Call (516) 599-1664 for more information.
A report of the latest arrests that occurred in Lynbrook and East Rockaway.
A Long Beach man was arrested by Suffolk County police officers on June 30 for allegedly stalking a 22-year-old female for more than two years. The Suffolk County police began an investigation …