Steve Freifeld said he was in “total shock” when he walked into the Lynbrook High School auditorium for the Feb. 7 Founders Day celebration, hosted by the Lynbrook Council of PTAs, and saw his friends, family members and former students applauding him. The Marion Street PTA was giving Freifeld its highest honor — awarded only three other times by the PTA.
The East Rockaway School District is seeking public comment on its proposed 15-year, nearly $30.5 million bond, which Board of Education members and district officials presented at a facilities forum on Jan. 29.
“You did it,” Dr. Paulinder Rai said as he smiled at Patricia Lewis. Lewis, 54, a nurse at Mercy Medical Center, sat in a wheelchair to Rai’s right, smiling back. After having both of her legs amputated last fall, she was set to head home to Rockville Centre from the Lynbrook Restorative Therapy and Nursing center last week after months of recovery.
Writer and director John Budion’s film “Rockaway” started with a script, a dream and loads of determination. Over four years after Budion started writing it, he landed a distributor, and now the film is being streamed in 150 countries.
The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters will host a Meet the Candidates Night and Debate for those running in the upcoming village election at the Lynbrook Public Library on March 7, at 7 p.m. All residents are welcome.
From Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook and St. Raymond’s Parochial School in East Rockaway rang in Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic school elementary education.
A water main break on Scranton Avenue near Peninsula Boulevard in Lynbrook on Wednesday caused water pressure issues in the village, along with parts of Malverne, East Rockaway, Valley Stream and the Five Towns.
Longtime Lynbrook resident William C. Albergo died on Jan. 29. He was 76.
From generating new businesses, to goals for the year, to thoughts on the Cornerstone and other potential projects, the Herald conducted a question-and-answer session with Chamber of Commerce President Steve Wangel.
For the first time in a decade, members of the Lynbrook boys’ basketball team can call themselves conference champions. But the Owls aren’t going to rest on their laurels as they head into the postseason.
The Week Ahead
Children in third through fifth grade can use felt and fancy buttons to make a “tree of love” at the Lynbrook Public Library on Feb. 14 at 3:45 p.m.
Prof. Diane Cypkin will tell the stories of the love songs of World War II in a way that is both entertaining and educational at the Lynbrook Public Library on Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m.
Children in second through fifth grade can learn some cool magic tricks at the East Rockaway Public Library on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.
A letter to the editor regarding Hilary Becker and the Feb. 4 board meeting.