With their championship hopes at risk of fading, South Side came alive when it mattered most. The Lady Cyclones stormed back after dropping the first two sets to take command of the Nassau Class A girls’ volleyball finals Nov. 14 against Manhasset and bring home the program’s second county title in three years.
South Side used a 13-play, 94-yard drive to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in Friday's Nassau Conference III football semifinal at Hofstra.
The Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre filed a lawsuit Nov. 12 to challenge the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) in Nassau County Supreme Court.
Jerome Coopersmith has held many titles in his lifetime, and now, at 94, he can add a noble one to the list. On Nov. 12, the Rockville Centre resident was honored with the highest distinction of Chevalier, or Knight, in the National Order of the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his service to France in World War II.
The Tommy Brull Foundation has announced the latest concert in its Shine A Light Music Series to benefit Mr. B’s Playground. On Dec. 28, folk-rock band The Felice Brothers and singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson, a Rockville Centre native, will perform at RJ Daniels.
Floyd B. Watson Elementary School has a new leader. Jennifer Pascarella, longtime assistant principal of South Side Middle School, has become the acting principal at Watson, a job she said she was happy to have.
The Rockville Centre Breast Cancer Coalition hosted its third annual Black & White Cocktail Party fundraiser on Oct. 4 at EGP Gastropub in Oceanside, with 460 people in attendance. The event is the coalition’s largest annual fundraiser, which brought in an estimated $35,000 this year.
As health concerns over vaping and marijuana usage grow, members of the Rockville Centre community are taking action to curb the epidemic before it gets worse. Last week, a group of concerned parents, substance abuse professionals, and law enforcement members held a news conference on Front Street in Rockville Centre urging Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer to oppose efforts to extend banking access to the marijuana industry.
Carol O’Leary, branch manager of Coach Realtors on Sunrise Highway in the village, is the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce’s Businessperson of the Year.
Longtime Rockville Centre resident William Croutier Sr. was honored at the 57th annual St. Agnes Parish Celebration, Hoop it Up, on Oct. 19, held at the Msgr. James P. Kelly Parish Center.