The row less traveled

If you have a passion for paddleboarding, you’re in luck. Last month, Skudin Surf announced its new shop at Jones Beach State Park’s Field 10, offering paddleboarding and kayaking lessons …

Overcoming hurdles

During the 800-meter race in the women’s heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 25, SUNY Geneseo track star Shayna Held was focused.   The meet …

Neighbors

A summer of science in Levittown district

Summer has been full of space experiments, team-building water activities and bubble-making machines thanks to Camp Invention — a new program for students entering third, fourth or fifth grade …

Knocking ’em dead

When Tony Walker, 47, of Wantagh, began battling cancer in 2002, he realized he had to make changes in his life.  Walker said that he loved comedy — but was only able to perform …

Neighbors

A pet party at Forest City Park

About 50 community members had the chance to make furry and scaly friends in North Wantagh last week. The Town of Hempstead hosted a program called Petland Parties at Forest City Park on Aug. …

Celebrating the Lazy Days of Summer

July 8 turned out to be a perfect day to celebrate the season. Families from Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown flocked to East Village Green Park for the 20th annual Lazy Days of Summer festival. The …

Samantha Walsh takes the crown

Excitement, anticipation, hope and pride were some of the feelings coursing through Samantha Walsh as she traveled in a convertible down Wantagh Avenue in the community’s 81st annual Fourth of …

The giraffe lady of Wantagh

Renée Susman’s Richard Lane home is covered in giraffes — 579, to be exact.  Two thin, bronze and blue statues, which are nearly as tall as the 63-year-old North Wantagh …

Familiar face joins town board

The Town of Hempstead Board appointed Dennis Dunne, who has served northern parts of Wantagh and Seaford as a county legislator for two decades, to fill longtime Councilman Gary Hudes’s seat on …

School News

Summer off to a sudsy start at Lee Road

Lee Road Elementary School students’ summer vacation got off to a soapy start.  Students at the school, which serves parts of Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown, participated in an …

A pageant for the ages

Wantagh residents flooded into the high school gymnasium on June 30 to hear from 10 young women who were ready to serve the community. One of the students would be named the next Miss …