It was a cloudy day on June 27. At Wantagh State Park, the high tide and rough waves made it hard for smaller vessels to make it out into the Western Bays. Port Captain Gary Smith and six of his crew members, sporting rubber boots and cut-off shorts, worked hard to get their skiff away from the dock and into the bay off the Bellmore coastline.
Major League Baseball players just had their annual All-Star break, but local youngsters have been playing the game all month thanks to the Levittown Seaford Wantagh Athletic Association.
For as long as he can remember, Bobby Fehrenbach says, he has loved sports. The Wantagh native was a three-season athlete at MacArthur High School in Levittown. After graduating in 1984, he went on to play football at Pace University. For many, a sports career would end there, but for Fehrenbach it was just the beginning.
It was a proud and humbling night for five graduating Seaford High School seniors who received scholarship awards in honor of the five alumni who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Like many of their generation, John Laguzzi of Wantagh and Phil Franco of Seaford grew up listening to the rock ’n’ roll of the 1970s. They each have fond memories of seeing bands live on Long Island.
The Seaford Chamber of Commerce and locally elected leaders welcomed two new businesses to the community — What a Girl Wants, a women’s clothing and accessory boutique, and the Selvin Law Firm — last week.
Wantagh and Seaford residents have been scouring local parks, libraries and streets for monsters all week — virtual ones, that is.
Girl Scouts from Seaford and Wantagh were honored for their community-service achievements at an awards ceremony on June 16. Among the projects was a big one for Bellmore Presbyterian Church.
After a busy spring, the Seaford Wellness Council is planning an even busier fall. The group met for the final time before the summer on June 21, and outlined many of its activities for the coming months.
Nassau County Police officers from the 1st and 7th precincts spoke about how residents can deter crimes at a public safety meeting on June 21 at Wantagh Public Library.
While the Seaford Board of Education took care of a few important financial matters at its June 2 meeting, it was the people who have made significant contributions to the district who took center stage.
Congregation Beth Tikvah in Wantagh held a large celebration last Sunday evening, dedicating the brand new sanctuary at the conservative temple after months of renovations. Dignitaries from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, clergy, congregation members and elected officials attended the event.
There was plenty of fun to go around at Maria Regina Church last weekend. The parish held its annual Family Festival from June 23 to 26 in the church’s back parking lot.
MacArthur H.S. Class of 2016
Gregory Matousek and Ashley Kim were together in physics class earlier this year when they were called to the principal’s office. They weren’t in trouble, though: MacArthur High School Principal Joseph Sheehan told them they were the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2016.
About 130 children and teenagers grabbed their lacrosse sticks and traveled to Seaman’s Neck Park in Seaford last week for the first session of the Town of Hempstead’s annual Lacrosse Academy.
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One Year Later
“It’s not a sad day at all today,” Lorraine Fiorello said in the living room of her Seaford home on May 17, one year to the day after her son, Nico, was injured in a swimming accident at Jones Beach. “It’s a day to party.”