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Sixth- and seventh-graders gazed quietly at a glowing screen in South Side Middle School’s dark auditorium on Oct. 12 as children with craniofacial abnormalities explained the bullying and hurtful stares from others that they endure daily because of their appearance. more
In 2004, Randell Hansen, a 1997 graduate of South Side High School, ran his first 5-kilometer race. Four years later, he completed his first 10K. more
The Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition held its first annual Fund the Fight Black and White Cocktail Fundraiser on Oct. 6 at EGP Oceanside to raise money to support women in the community who have been diagnosed and are being treated with breast cancer. more
Congregants, young and old, of Central Synagogue – Beth Emeth celebrated Simchat Torah on Oct. 11 with a pizza party and service, which included unraveling the entire Torah scroll. more
Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, of Island Park, is seeking re-election as East Rockaway resident Douglas Mayer looks to take his seat and represent District 4. more
The same day that the Diocese of Rockville Centre unveiled its compensation program on Monday for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood outside the diocese’s headquarters on North Park Avenue with one of his clients, asserting that the church, through the program, is “trying to put a positive spin on an evil situation.” more
“I was very nervous, of course,” Barbara Bohan said, speaking about her debut as a fashion model at the Sandel Senior Center’s Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon on Oct. 6. “But it was actually a … more
The Rockville Centre community was represented well during the Autism Speaks Walk at Jones Beach on Oct. 1, as RVC Blue Speaks raised about $47,000 for the cause, garnering more funds than any other of the roughly 500 teams in attendance. more
“It’s pretty impressive,” the Rev. Scott Ressman said as he walked into the sanctuary of the United Church of Rockville Centre, looking around at the dozens of buckets filling the last several pews. “It also forces people to sit near the front of the church,” he added, smiling. more
Ellen White, founder of Rockville Centre’s Backyard Players & Friends, picked up a rock painted with the word “Peace” while sitting in a 30-by-80-foot plot behind St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. “There’s a lot of crazy things going on in the world,” she said, pointing to another that read “Love.” more
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