Hewlwtt-East Rockaway Jewish Centre honors nursery staff, volunteers and ‘Grandpa Sandy’

With 115 children ranging in age from 10 months to five years old traversing the colorful, kid-friendly hallways daily, Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre Early Childhood Director Cheryl Karp says she has the best job in the world.

Lawrence School District has come a long way from 2003

In 2003, voters in the Lawrence School District overwhelmingly rejected a proposed $85.3 million budget with a 4.9 percent tax increase. In the subsequent 14 years, especially the past decade, Lawrence taxpayers have strongly supported the fiscal plans put together by district officials.

Alberta ‘Bertie’ Libbey, 86

Alberta Libbey sang opera at famous New York City venues and went into her father’s real estate business. The lifelong Atlantic Beach resident was known to friends and family as “Bertie.”

Lawrence Lately

Battling classes creates an electric spirit

If one walked through Lawrence High School March 6-10, they would have seen students dressed up in anything but casual clothing. It was Spirit Week, yet again. All the grades dressed up for the second Spirit Week hosted by the Student Government in Action officers.

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Middle School celebrates its champions

Playing in the Metropolitan Middle School Jewish Basketball League may not be the NBA or WNBA, but don’t tell that to the girls and boys on the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Middle School hoops teams.

Momentous week at Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere

Davis Renov Stahler (DRS) Yeshiva High School for Boys in Woodmere had much to celebrate last week.

Six ISWEEEP finalists from Hewlett High School

Hewlett High School students Sophia Giordano, Leo Khazan, Matthew Perkins, Nathan Roblin, Elizabet Isayeva and Jacob Sabu were named finalists and will compete in the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environment (ISWEEEP) Project Olympiad in Houston from May 3-8.

Five Towns Kiwanis honors 4th Precinct police officers

The Kiwanis of the Five Towns recognized Det. Anthony Draghi and police officer James Disanti for their service to the 4th Precinct at the organization’s annual Police Appreciation Night at Frank’s Steakhouse in Rockville Centre on March 16.

Lawrence High School students succeed at DECA

For the 12th consecutive year Lawrence High School students will compete on the international level of DECA as sophomores Massimo Cancelliere and Harrison Kim placed sixth overall with their Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan at the state career conference in Rochester March 8-10. Cancelliere and Kim will compete in Anaheim, Ca. in late April.

HAFTR Highlights

Touring Albany, displaying art, celebrating Purim at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School

The Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) High School has been jam-packed with activities and eventful off-campus trips.

Lawrence High School students peek behind the media curtain

Lawrence High School students Ariana Brown, Haisha Famuyide, Stanley Faynblut, Ruby Levine, Jessica Moreno, and Matthew Zampino took part in a behind the scenes experience at the i24News studio in Times Square, that helped to launch a new program on March 6.

Hewlett High school graduate wins Nassau BOCES award

Hewlett High School graduate Faiz Kapadwala, a Nassau BOCES Barry Tech alum and a project manager in Telecommunication for Emergent Wireless Solutions, is being recognized as one of the most devoted supporters of public education on Long Island.

Cub Scouts learn Five Towns history at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library

Cub Scout Troop 20 visited Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library in Hewlett for a presentation on Five Towns history by librarian James Hartmann on March 8.

Learn how to make matzo as Passover nears

In advance of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the Chabad of the Five Towns hosts a hands-on matzo baking factory for children 5-13.

Children can get interactive with a brass ensemble at the Hewlett-Woodmere public Library

Children will be invited to the stage to conduct the musicians as Dr. Paul Shelden brings the Royal Brass, top notch brass instrumentalists to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Sunday.

Laugh about getting older sat Peninsula Public Library

Using the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Klein, Phyllis Diller, Rita Rudner and others, Dr. Ira Epstein will look at the funny side about aging.

Battling domestic abuse, helping victims to survive

Recoveries R US, an Inwood-based organization that educates future New York state-certified alcohol-and substance-abuse counselors, will host a Women Safety Seminar on March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. in honor of Women’s History Month.

Take in Barbara Lewin’s landscapes at HWPL

Overcoming multiple medical diagnoses, Barbara Lewin has become a much-admired painter of landscapes that encompass the different seasons.

Video music streaming service available at HWPL

Qello Concerts, pronounced kwel-lo, a concert and music documentary streaming service, is now available for free to Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library cardholders. The service, which normally costs $7.99 per month or $69.99 per year, offers more than 1,700 live performances and documentaries.

Gas line damaged in Lawrence, no injuries reported

Damage to a 2-inch gas line at a house in Lawrence Wednesday morning resulted in the evacuation of one person from the home, National Grid spokeswoman Wendy Ladd said.