Herald Neighbors

Making a splash for the Red Cross

 It was a balmy August morning at Newbridge Park Pool in Bellmore as dozens of young swimmers lined the lanes to swim as many laps as they could for a worthy cause. The “Swim-A-Cross” program, sponsored by the Town of Hempstead and the American Red Cross on Long Island, encouraged swim teams from across the township to raise funds for the Red Cross by swimming laps.

Community News

Meet Mets star David Wright

Mets third baseman David Wright was holding an impromptu news conference amid a crush of reporters around noon on Monday when the 5- to 7-year-old campers started to cheer his name repeatedly, followed by three thunderous claps.

News

A tale of two sewage plants

In about a month’s time, county officials say, they will begin studying the possible use of a 110-year-old steel viaduct that runs under Sunrise Highway to transport treated sewage from the Bay …

Schools

Calhoun grad awarded community scholarship

When Merrokean Sharon Williams browsed through scholarship submissions from eager high school students in May, she became instantly intrigued by one essay.

One step closer to a sensory gym

Players anxiously watched the little white ball make its rounds across red and white squares as they waited for the roulette results to be announced. The dealer called out the winning numbers, as players examined the bets they had placed. Casino Night was well under way at the Merrick Empire Hose Company No. 3 on July 30.

One step closer to a sensory gym

Players anxiously watched the little white ball make its rounds across red and white squares as they waited for the roulette results to be announced. The dealer called out the winning numbers, as players examined the bets they had placed. Casino Night was well under way at the Merrick Empire Hose Company No. 3 on July 30.

Business Beat

Pearsall Dance Centre closes after more than five decades

Normally talkative and cheerful, Bellmorite Margaret Pearsall suddenly turned quiet and sorrowful. “Don’t start,” she said. “Don’t bring that up. It’s very sad. …

Community News

Eagle Scout project aids school for autism

Mark Reyes, a recent graduate of Kennedy High School in Bellmore, already knew that he wanted to help brighten one special building when he prepared for his Eagle Scout project with Troop 225 last month.

Community News

It's sweet, sweet music at the golf course

When the Golden Tone Orchestra played the familiar beginning to Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood,” the crowd at the Merrick Golf Course came to life. Dancers swayed back and forth with their partners, enjoying the moment.

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