Local parks will undergo makeovers, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced on March 5, as she unveiled a comprehensive revitalization plan in Wantagh.
As a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, Dorothy Meinke wanted to be a nun. Instead, she eventually moved to Seaford and raised eight children.
“I adore this project with every bit of my being,” Kayla Leone, a senior at Island Trees High School in Levittown, said of finishing her Gold Award project for Girl Scout Troop 3635 The Plains, which meets in Levittown.
In a tense day of competition, the General Douglas MacArthur High School varsity cheer team edged defending champion Freeport High School by less than half a point to take first place in the Nassau County Division I small school competition at Hofstra University on Feb. 24.
“Everybody loves to be read to,” said Julie Rosslee, director of English language arts, reading and libraries in the Wantagh School District. Nearly everyone has evocative memories of being read to by a treasured caregiver as a child, or of reading to children as a parent or grandparent.
Hurtling down the side of a mountain at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour, the luge slider lies back on a pod of fiberglass bolted to a steel superstructure. Steered by foot movements, the sled itself is a high-tech construction, but the sport is about as basic as it gets: slider, sled, ice — and speed.
Two hours after Marine Mammals Celebration Day began on Feb. 23, the Jones Beach Nature Center was packed with people exploring the center and learning about water creatures.
Gina Barbara, a Wantagh resident running for Nassau County legislator in the 19th District, showed her love for community members during her official campaign kickoff on Feb. 25.
Members of the Hempstead Town Board unanimously decided to get out in front of impending recreational marijuana legalization at the state level. With a vote of 7-0, the Town Board enacted a moratorium of one year on the sale of pot within the town, and a ban on smoking it in town parks and facilities.
It’s not my family/ In your head, in your head, they are fighting/ With their tanks, and their bombs/ And their bombs, and their guns/ In your head, in your head they are crying.” — From …
Valentine’s Day, the fire sale of romantic love, seems a perfect time to push back and get real. Let’s sift through the dross of life for gold nuggets, for the small things and moments that we …