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Getting children ready for school

While the thought of going back to school may haunt the minds and hearts of young individuals during the summer months, there is some good that can come from this time of year.

Sunny skies and super sales

As evidenced by the more than 10,000 people who converged in Cedarhurst to shop at over 80 stores during the Business Improvement District’s 28th annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, the four-day shopping extravaganza showed no signs of decline and proves to be a win-win for both customers and businesses.


Anna Glatt, 92

Born in Sighet, a town in northern Romania, in the early 1920s, Anna Lieberman Glatt, lived down the street from Holocaust survivor and writer Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, and their neighborhood was not the only thing they shared.

Inwood woman faked work injuries

Michelle Buggs, 45, of Inwood, who owns the It’z All 4U restaurant in Far Rockaway was arrested on July 21, and charged with grand larceny second- and third-degree, insurance fraud second- and third-degree and perjury first-degree for allegedly receiving more than $69,000 in disability and workers’ compensation by lying about her injuries and employment status, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.

Racing the Riverhead oval

While his sights are set on returning to the premier division at Riverhead Raceway in a couple of weeks, John Beatty’s remained sharp behind the wheel and having a blast in what’s become the most popular level at the ¼-mile oval.

Golf champions crowned at Woodmere Club

Peter Bradbeer and Lauren Peter won the boys’ and girls’ championships, respectively, of the 18th annual Lessing’s American Junior Golf Association (AGJA) Classic played on July 20 and 21 at the Woodmere Club.

Battling breast cancer

“It’s in your face,” Geri Barish, executive director of Hewlett House, president of 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition, and a breast cancer survivor, said of legislation that became law late last month.

Battle over blueprints in the Five Towns

Lawrence homeowners Seth and Rivka Fortgang claim that Cedarhurst residents Ari and Daniella Schwartz are building an exact replica of their Auerbach Lane house from copyrighted design plans, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Store clerk assaulted in Cedarhurst

A man and woman allegedly caused at least $4,000 in damage and threw merchandise at a store clerk at the Shell gasoline station at 408 Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to police.

Providing comforts of home to the Israel Defense Forces

To help soldiers feel more appreciated and connected to the people who value their service in the Israel Defense Forces, A Package From Home, an American and Israeli-based organization, encourages donations of a wide variety of items to be sent to the military servicemen and women.

Feasting and having fun at the Santa Marina festival

Attendees of the Santa Marina Feast played games, rode attractions and ate traditional Italian foods such as homemade zeppoles for two days: Friday and Saturday, July 15 and July 16 in Inwood.

Seeking to stem the opt-out movement

In an effort to halt the high rate of students not taking standardized state tests — known as the opt-out movement — U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr., the former New York State Education Commissioner, wants to penalize schools with the “needs improvement” designation.

Attend the White Party at Lawrence Yacht & Country Club

You can still RSVP to the White Party at the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club at 101 Causeway in Lawrence to support Cedarhurst-based Rock and Wrap It Up!

Speaking about Cuban Jewry

Cuban-Jewish leader David Tacher of the Santa Clara community will speak in the U.S. for the first time at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County in the Welwyn Preserve at 10 Crescent Beach Road, in Glen Cove on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Requested donation of $10. RSVP in advance to Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or dlom@hmtcli.org.

Talk to the police; watch the divas sing

Head to Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Oark for the annual 4th Precinct Night Out Against Crime at 7 p.m., as well as the Tuesday, Aug. 2 free concert series that continues with a pre-show of balloon fun at 7 p.m., and then about an hour later the JC Revue performs.

Free movie in the park

Grabs, the kids, chairs, blankets and the popcorn and head to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow to see “King Fu Panda 3” (PG-95 minutes) on the giant screen at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre at the free family movie night on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8:15 p.m.

Get your blood pumping at the JCC

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. exercise and improve your core strength and flexibility.

See a movie on the beach in Atlantic Beach village

Atlantic Beach shows a movie — for free — every Wednesday through July and August.

Seniors, head to Lido Beach

Starting Tuesday, June 28 and through Aug. 30, the Lido Beach Summer Program sponsored by the Town of Hempstead will take place.