Chabad of the Five Towns CTeen program begins another year

The Chabad of the Five Towns is gearing up to launch another year of CTeen on Aug. 23 with a trip to Six Flags. CTeen is a worldwide club that strives to engage Jewish teenagers in Jewish pride and identity.

Aiming to increase Long Island Railroad crossing safety

Cedarhurst at Washington Avenue and Hewlett at Broadway are two of the 30 Long Island Rail Road crossings that now have the Waze app that alerts motorists that they are approaching a LIRR railroad …

Hewlett High School alums remembered

Life does not become easier. Last year, when Patty O’Donnell Proppe, Hewlett High School class of 1982, and several other alumni gathered at the first bench dedication for schoolmates who died, her battle against uterine cancer and ovarian cancer was taking its physical toll.

Inwood Country Club driving toward membership sustainability

Thriving just not surviving is the goal of the Inwood Country Club, and membership is up as 59 new members joined for the 2018 season and three more new members have signed on early for 2019, and …

Getting the word out on policing and safety in Cedarhurst

T-shirts, snacks, rulers, coloring books and pamphlets were the swag handed out and material on serious topics such as child abuse, rape, internet safety and mental health was available as the Nassau …

Blood drive at Congregation Sons of Israel/Irving Olace Minyan

Congregation Sons of Israel and the Irving Place Minyan, 111 Irving Place, Woodmere, will host their annual summer blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Blood drive at Congregation Sons of Israel/Irving Olace Minyan

Congregation Sons of Israel and the Irving Place Minyan, 111 Irving Place, Woodmere, will host their annual summer blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Peninsula Kiwanis honors scholarship winners

Jece Abuan, who graduated from Lawrence High School this year, was awarded the Dr. Al Rosenberg Memorial Award and Cristina Curra, who graduated from Hewlett High in June was presented with the Key …

Inwood shutterbug Claire Reilly is recognized by town supervisor

Claire Reilly, from Inwood, was one of several Town of Hempstead residents chosen as winners of the town’s 2018 calendar photo contest. In its 20th year, the contest asks participants to submit …

James Vota Jr., 82

Though he moved to Henderson, Nevada, James Vota Jr. still had his Lawrence High School lettermen’s sweater. The longtime Inwood resident moved there when he was 11. Vota died at home …

Lawrence student gets a SHIELD

Lawrence High School junior Jacqueline Blyudoy received the prestigious Nassau County District Attorney’s SHIELD award. The SHIELD award is given annually in recognition of students’ …

Five Towners on the deans’s list and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Emanuel Cohen, a sophomore majoring in music at the University of Rochester, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the spring semester. Cohen, of Lynbrook, graduated from …

Hewlett property manager sentenced

Roughly two years after being arrested, Leon Austern was sentenced by Judge Felice Muraca on Aug. 15, to one to three years in prison for stealing more than $327,000 from the owners of a strip shopping mall in Hewlett. He must also pay restitution in the amount of $163,636.90.

Far Rockaway man sentenced for bank robbery

A Far Rockaway man, who admitted to the armed robbery of four banks, including two in the Five Towns, was sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison on Aug. 10, federal officials said.

Expectations high for Nassau CC

While former Nassau Community College defensive back Rasul Douglas was busy helping the Philadelphia Eagles capture their first-ever Super Bowl last season, new head coach Jamel Ramsay went to work getting a storied football program back to its winning ways.