Levittown superintendent wins Pathfinder Award

To commemorate Women’s History Month, Hempstead Town leaders honored Dr. Tonie McDonald, the superintendent of the Levittown School District, and 10 other women for their contributions to the community at the annual Pathfinder Awards ceremony on March 7.

Neighbors

Temple B’Nai Torah hosts gala, auction

Temple B’Nai Torah leaders hosted their annual gala dinner and Chinese auction on March 18.

School News

Forest Lake volleys to victory at PTA games

PTA members from Wantagh Elementary, Mandalay and Forest Lake schools battled it out on the volleyball court at the high school on March 15.

Playing football like a girl

Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown residents might have noticed the brown ponytail sticking out of a Salk Middle School seventh-grade football player’s white helmet while cheering on the Seahawks …

Wantagh Fire Department volunteer dies at 101

Rose Swenson, a longtime member of the Wantagh Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, died on Feb. 22. She was 101. The Wantagh Fire Department serves all of Wantagh, Seaford Harbor and parts of …

Meeting the rocket man

Raymond Cody, a 75-year-old Wantagh resident, was a 20-year-old seaman on the USS Noa on Feb. 20, 1962 when astronaut John Glenn returned to Earth after orbiting the planet three times during the height of the Space Race with the Soviet Union. Although his team was assigned to the recovery flotilla, Cody never expected to see the capsule come down from the sky and splash into the Atlantic Ocean, cheer as Glenn climbed out onto the deck of the destroyer and bear witness to a significant moment in American history.

Neighbors

Chamber installs new board, officers

Members of the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce celebrated at the annual installation ceremony at the Riviera in Massapequa on Feb. 16. The organization’s new leaders said that they are looking forward to planning events, meetings residents and business owners and engaging in community service projects in 2017.

Communtiy News

Last Hope strikes again

Local folks said that they had fun bowling for a cause at on Feb. 4. Families flocked to Levittown Lanes for a charity bowl-a-thon benefitting Last Hope Animal Rescue.

Wantagh cheers to the top

When members of the Wantagh High School varsity cheerleading team, decked in their signature black and gold uniforms, took the stage at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., last month, they didn’t suspect they would make history. Of the 62 teams from across the country in Small Varsity Division II, Wantagh placed sixth.

SCHOOL

Wantagh students raise $10,000 for police programs

After five police officers were killed in Dallas and three more cops were fatally shot in Baton Rogue, La., in July 2016, members of the Wantagh High School class of 2017 decided to show their …

Herald Newspapers 
seeking 2017 summer interns

Herald Community Newspapers is seeking 2017 summer interns for our 15 community-based publications that stretch across Nassau County’s South Shore, from Valley Stream to Seaford, and Long Beach to …

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Neighbors

Walking in WinterFest’s wonderland

Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown residents had a cool time celebrating the season at the Levittown Community Council WinterFest.