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Man found in waters off Wantagh Park

Police are investigating the death of a 66-year-old man whose body was found in the waters off of Wantagh Park on Thursday.

Wantagh author aims to make reading fun

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?

Building a partnership

“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.”

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Long Island historian visits Wantagh

Ralph Brady, a 72-year-old Mount Sinai resident and published writer, is educating Long Islanders about their homeland’s rich history — one presentation at a time.

Reading the summer away in Wantagh

In Wantagh, summer reading isn’t just for kids.

Build your own pizza in Wantagh

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.

Making a 'SPLASH' against trash

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.

Keeping the meaning of Christmas alive

Christmas arrived early this year at Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. Congregants from Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown celebrated Christmas in July on Sunday. Leaders of the United Church of Christ house of worship, situated on Wantagh Avenue, hosted a service, charity food drive and vendor fair with winter holiday flair for the community.

Beth Tikvah gets a makeover

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.