Meeting over mindfulness

Teachers from Yeshiva of South Shore in Hewlett and the school’s principal, Rabbi Avraham Friedman, met with Lawrence Elementary School Principal Rina Beach, an assistant principal and a social worker to discuss mindfulness on Nov. 17.

Shopping madness in Cedarhurst

Nearly 60 stores and restaurants took part in the Cedarhurst Business Improvement District’s Black Friday/Midnight Madness event that included sales on Nov. 25, 26 and 27 in businesses along Central and Cedarhurst avenues.

Donors and volunteers serve up a Thanksgiving feast

Cedarhurst-based Rock and Wrap It Up! held it’s 26th annual Thanksgiving feast at St. John Baptist Church in Far Rockaway on Nov. 24. More than 800 meals were served by more than 270 volunteers in four, two-hour shifts. There was also takeout, free taxi service and volunteers drove dozens of families home with their holiday meals and pantry bags.

STEAM Shack gains support

The Laura Rosenberg Foundation, a 35-year-old Hewlett-based charitable organization, will partially fund a new program at Camp Sunrise that aims to help children with cancer learn state-of-the-art …

Eighth-graders introduced to employment

While thoughts of the future can simultaneously be both exciting and daunting for young people, nearly 255 excited Woodmere Middle School students attended two presentations by professionals for an introduction to various careers on Dec. 2.

HAFTR hosts first-time South Shore league debate

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School hosted the Ann Neill Memorial Debate Tournament that included both private and public schools on Nov. 30.

Celebrating together matters the most

Besides the occasional encounters with the holidays’ grinches, I am looking forward to wearing cozy sweaters, slipping on fuzzy socks and drinking delicious hot chocolate.

Woodmere resident joins mediation form

Howard M. Adelsberg, a Woodmere resident who has a law practice in Cedarhurst and is an arbitrator/mediator for U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the New York State Supreme Courts for Nassau and Queens counties and for the Nassau County Bar Association, has joined Century Mediation Associates in Garden City and Melville as an arbitrator/mediator.

Meet artist Galina Lambert

View the artwork and get acquainted with artist Galina Lampert at a reception on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

Let there be light

More than four years after Hurricane Sandy flooding damaged the streetlights along the Nassau Expressway, the Village of Lawrence has moved ahead with repairs despite confusion over which government …

Lawrence student and teacher present at symposium

Lawrence High School senior Allen Green and science teacher Rebecca Isseroff presented their research at the poster session of the Materials Research Society Fall Symposium 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 29.

Five Towners charged with selling counterfeit designer merchandise and possessing drugs

Following a two-month investigation by Nassau County police in partnership with the New York office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and the county's District Attorney's office, four people, including two Five Towns residents, were arrested on Nov. 28 for allegedly selling counterfeit designer items such as handbags, scarves, watches and jewelry valued at more than $200,000, police said. One Five Towner was arrested for marijuana possession.

Sleuthing through waste stains to locate penguins

Using Google Earth to track guano stains — a build up of penguin waste — Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway fifth-graders, with the help of their teacher, Lisa Rosenberg and Dr. Heather Lynch, an associate professor of ecology and evolution at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, are locating penguin colonies in Antarctica.

Listen to a fireside story at Rock Hall Museum on Dec. 8

Reserve a seat for your 6- to-10-year-old to hear the American Girl story “Kirsten’s Surprise: A Christmas Story” read fireside at Rock Hall Museum.

Mail a letter to Santa Claus

Through Dec. 16, children can mail letters to Santa Claus as green and red mailboxes set up by Nassau County at six parks.

Editorial

Support small businesses by shopping locally

Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls.