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.
Kelly Talty, 14, of Wantagh, was 3 weeks old when her father, New York Police Department officer Paul Talty, died responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wantagh and Seaford residents have been scouring local parks, libraries and streets for monsters all week — virtual ones, that is.
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.
An 8-year-old dog is loving life with his new owner. Although Duffy, an American bulldog, is battling cancer, no one would know it from his friendly and playful demeanor.
The Nassau County Marine Bureau rescued two swimmers on Monday, July 4, after a boat was found drifting in the Sloop Channel by marker eight in Wantagh, police said.
Matias Ferreira, a Marine Corps veteran who has recovered from severe injuries he suffered while deployed in Afghanistan, is receiving a new house from the non-profit organization Homes for Our Troops.
Self-made rock band We the Kings will be performing at Vans Warped Tour on Saturday, July 9, for the sixth time since 2008. The band will be playing songs from their new album “So Far,” just released on June 17, and other previous hits, on the main stage at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh.
“Never Stop Pedaling” is what 62-year-old Phil Kingsbury would title a book about his life — if he weren’t diligently preparing to ride for a world record and a cause.
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.
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