Feting the summer readers at Peninsula Public Library

Peninsula Public Library celebrated the children aged 4 to 13 who read 1,700 books during the summer reading program with a party in the Lawrence library’s community room on Aug. 15.

New York State Board of Regents considering revamp of high school graduation requirements

As the New York State Board of Regents once again looks into revamping graduation requirements for high school students and the use of Regents exams, a pair of Five Towns public school administrators believe their districts are offering students the opportunities to become successful graduates.

Chronicling Long Island’s synagogues from Atlantic Beach to Montauk

A photographer since he was a teenager, Brad Kolodny began taking photos of synagogues around the world in the 1980s, so when his family’s temple, the Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, renovated its sanctuary in 2015, it was a natural progression to think about other Long Island Jewish places of worship.

Getting ready for the new school year in Lawrence

There were backpacks, clothes and heath screenings inside the gymnasium of the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on July 27 at the 10th annual mega One Nation, One Cause Back 2 School event sponsored by the Islamic Council of North America and Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat who represents Inwood.

Girls Talent Tour aids Five Towns Friendship Circle

Girls Talent Tour will perform a benefit show with the proceeds going to help the Chabad of the Five Towns Friendship Circle, an organization that provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Woodmere’s Francisco “Frank” Knipping-Diaz dies in upstate New York plane crash

Woodmere resident Francisco Knipping-Diaz, 61, known to family and friends as “Frank,” died Aug. 18 in the plane crash of his Cessna 303 that also possibly resulted in the death of upstate homeowner Gerard Bocker, 61, an official identification is yet to be made.

Inwood Warriors come away with a tasty victory in Hershey

The two-day Hershey Cup soccer competition took place in Hershey, Pa. on Aug. 10 and 11, and the Inwood Warriors captured the Boys U16 Orange bracket winning all four games they played by an aggregate score of 25 to 2...

Remembering a heroic Holocaust rescue

Woodmere resident and Holocaust survivor, Fred Lifschutz was the featured speaker at Chabad of Hewlett’s Holocaust commemoration event, on Aug. 10, which was done in coordination with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, a somber day when Jews fast and recall the tragic events in the religion’s history.

Hewlett resident a Woman of Distinction

Hewlett resident Celina Bialt was among the 10 women that State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) recognized as part of her inaugural Women of Distinction awards ceremony at the East Rockaway Memorial Park band shell on Aug. 7.

Honoring the memory of Victor Spetalnick at Temple Hillel in North Woodmere

The memory of Temple Hillel member Victor Spetalnick, who died in February, was honored as the North Woodmere synagogue dedicated a newly redesigned minyan kitchen dedicated in his name on Aug. 4.

Officials unveil bill to educate about hate

Lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to announce a new proposed bill aimed at curbing hate crimes.