Ellen Coook, one of the Wantagh Preservation Society’s trustees and program chairwoman, was 26 years old in September of 1966 when the Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station was moved to another location in the community. The little red house, built in 1885, was slated for destruction when the Babylon branch was being elevated throughout the mid-20th century. But thanks to Margaret Aiken — whose civic group, the earliest incarnation of the Preservation Society that was colloquially referred to as Margy and her Steamrollers — the station was donated to the new nonprofit group and moved a few blocks north to 1700 Wantagh Ave.
Hundreds made their way to Jones Beach State Park on Saturday to remember loved ones, connect with others interested in a charitable cause and help educate others on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community at the third annual Long Island Brain Tumor Walk.
The sound of “Amazing Grace” echoed from bagpipes. The sun peaked through scattered clouds just after 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, shining down on an unusually still downtown Wantagh.
For many shelter dogs, finding a new home can be “ruff.” But for Paprika, a 6-year-old pitbull, caretakers said it was an even harder struggle.
During the recent heat wave, Wantagh kids cooled off at the Forest City Community Pool.
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Wantagh pride was in full force on Saturday during the Homecoming parade, football game and festivities.
As part of its Bring Change Campaign, North Wantagh’s TD Bank teamed up with the John Theissen Children’s Foundation to raise funds and collect school supplies for children in need.
Melanie Schnaier, a Wantagh resident of 12 years, is an educational grant writer and a teacher. What better way to merge her two talents, she thought, than writing children's books?
“All kinds of history is made in the Town of Hempstead,” said Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney, of Wantagh, referring to both Belmont Park in Elmont and Camp ANCHOR in Lido Beach. “But often, we don’t think about what kind.”
The Forest City community in Wantagh is mourning longtime resident Rose D. Muraca, who died on June 28 — just 16 days before her 91st birthday.
A new way to eat pizza is coming to Wantagh. In the space that was formerly Friendly’s at the Willow Wood shopping center, Pie Craft will open in September. It is the pizzeria-restaurant’s second location, with its first in Island Park.
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.
In Wantagh, summer reading isn’t just for kids.
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.
In honor of National Popsicle Day, the Wantagh-Levittown Volunteer Ambulance Corps held a cool event outside of the Levittown Public Library on Aug. 27.
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An overtime victory by the MacArthur High School varsity football team served as the perfect ending for the annual homecoming celebration on Saturday, Levittown District officials said.