Supplementing the firefighting manpower

To help supplement the firefighting efforts and emergency response of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department, the mainly all-volunteer service has been given a two-year $499,200 grant to hire four full-time firefighters.

Empowering clients, helping to serve employers

With her 19-year-old son William sitting home and doing nothing after the school year ended with no more BOCES training to attend, Sharon Diana decided to respond to the email she received from the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst about its newly established I-Space program.

Trying to cook up a winning dish

Although Hewlett High School senior, Mukanjo Mukuka’s dish was on the “chopping block” after the second round of the Food Network’s Chopped Teen Tournament, overall, “It was a very joyful experience,” the 18-year-old said.

Cameras to be installed at Hewlett train crossing on West Broadway

As part of the more than $5 million safety grant that the Metropolitan Transit Authority will receive from the Federal Railroad Administration, $1.91 million is designated for closed circuit television cameras to be installed at the Long Island Rail Road’s West Broadway train crossing in Hewlett.

Supporting Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Some 600 leaders from Long Island will get together for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces annual IDF appreciation dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success to salute the men and women who serve in the Israeli army.

Talking about the origins of sports

In writing a book that encompasses the rules of 21 popular sports, Gary Belsky said that he and writing partner Neil Fine took a “Talmudic approach” and where the rules had to be explained there are annotations in “On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody’s Favorite Games.”

Having a fair time in Cedarhurst Park

There were new rides such as the Scooter (bumper cars) and the Dragon Wheel (roller coaster), and on Saturday and Sunday there were many choices for food from Italian zepploes to fried clams, …

Hand and Stone celebrates its first year in Hewlett

After nearly 10 months of operation, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa owner Alan Bernstein thinks of his employees akin to relatives. “I consider my staff to be extended family,” said Bernstein, who added he considers his customers part of that genealogy as well.

Sign up for golf tournament

The trick is to play well, the treat is to win as the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club is looking for golfers to represent their village/community in the club’s inaugural Long Island Village Men’s Team Championship on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.

Opening the book on Friends of the Library

If one were able to read a book about Friends of the Library, he or she would learn that it is an organization comprised of a board and about 300 members from both within the Hewlett-Woodmere School District and about 70 members outside S.D. 14.

Lawrence School District to appeal PERB decision

Lawrence School District is appealing a Public Employees Relations Board decision that it must “cease and desist” immediately its addition of a sixth teaching period for teachers in the middle school and high school.

Celebrating a sweet 16 years in Hewlett

Described by Hewlett Harbor resident and store manager Beth Star as a “cool, chic mom and pop shop,” Eyes on Broadway at 1344 Broadway in Hewlett is celebrating 16 years in business. Star’s father, Dr. Steven B. Agin, an optometrist, owns the family business; his daughter runs the retail side of their business.

Remembering Ashley, raising awareness

Remembering Ashley McDuffie, highlighting the issue of domestic abuse and raising money to help her two sons were all part of Light Up The Sky For Ashley, a memorial event and fundraiser held at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on Sept. 9.

Play bingo at the JCC

Make reservations to play bingo, win prizes, eat pizza and salad with a beverage on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC at 207 Grove Ave. in Cedarhurst.

Head to Community Chest’s annual fair

Recently renamed Community Chest South Shore, (formerly Five Towns Community Chest), holds its 32nd annual fair at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park.

Feel the earth move at Peninsula Public Library

Listen to the classic tunes of signer/songwriter Carole King including “I Feel the Earth Move” from her 1971 album “Tapestry” as performed by pianist/vocalist Gail Storm and guitarist Stew Cutler on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Go to Arts Below Sunrise in Hewlett and Woodmere

The fifth annual Arts Below Sunrise festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Broadway in Hewlett and Woodmere.

Learn about Long Island at Rock Hall Museum

Noel Gish presents a light-hearted look at the rich history of Long Island on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Rock Hall Museum at 199 Broadway in Lawrence