Mayor William Hendrick died of complications from a heart attack on Oct. 11. He was 64. On Monday, firefighters, police officers, elected officials, the Lynbrook board of trustees and hundreds of residents attended his funeral.
When she first became a crossing guard in Lynbrook, Randi Dyrvic recalled that her late husband, Oystein, didn’t think she would last a full year. She ended up holding the position for five decades.
Now that voters in the Lynbrook School District have approved a $28.9 million bond proposal — 1,254 to 710 — in an Oct. 3 vote, members of the Board of Education will begin working toward upgrading thedisttrict’s buildings, pending approval from the State Education Department.
Bryan Blomquist may be retired from the Lynbrook Police Department, but he is still hard at work. He dedicates more than 40 hours a week to raising money for Long Island Sled Hockey Inc., an organization that gives people with disabilities the opportunity to play the sport for free.
Sept. 23 started as just another beach day at Edwards Boulevard, in Long Beach, for Rhame Avenue Elementary School Principal Erik Walter and his friend Gregory Dressel. The two Long Beach residents were enjoying the uncharacteristically warm weather at around 3:30 p.m. when they heard a woman on the shore shouting for help.
The Lynbrook Fire Department was recently awarded a $20,000 federal grant to purchase a new specialized washer and dryer to remove contaminants from firefighters’ gear. “It’s for the health …
More than 220 people came out to the East Rockaway waterfront for The11518’s second annual pub crawl on Sept. 30.
Assemblyman Brian Curran recently awarded Lynbrook $50,000 in state funding to assist with a project to improve a section of local road.
Motivational speaker Sergio Argueta visited East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School students for the school’s Respect Day on Sept. 29.
The East Rockaway Fire Department will be holding their annual Fire Prevention Expo on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grant Avenue Firehouse.
The Week Ahead
The East Rockaway Public Library will host antique appraisers Eddie and Jean Costello on Oct. 14 at noon.
Natalie S. Harnett, author of “The Hollow Ground,” will discuss her book at the Lynbrook Public Library on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
Just in time for Halloween season, children in kindergarten through second grade can create their own cereal box monster at the Lynbrook Public Library on Oct. 19 at 3:45 p.m.
Here is the latest arrest list and crime watch for Lynbrook and East Rockaway.
In 2016, the East Rockaway volleyball program made significant progress. The Lady Rocks won county and Long Island titles, and the season didn’t end until the Lady Rocks were eliminated from a four-team pool that battled for the Class C state championship.