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Historical Society tree lighting returns to Winter Festival

This holiday season, the Franklin Square community is preparing for the triumphant return of its annual Winter Festival and tree lighting on Dec. 3 at Rath Park’s gazebo. Frank Culmone, …

At Sewanhaka, teaming up for Thanksgiving food drive

Sewanhaka High School students learned a valuable lesson of gratitude by giving back to those in need before the Thanksgiving holiday. Since Oct. 31, members of the high school’s Students and …

Giving Back to Community Corporation collects food for holidays

Numerous people in need can put food on the table for the upcoming holiday season because of the charitable efforts of the Giving Back to Community Corporation. Emilian Emeagwali, president of …

Rescuing Families hosts first gift boutique

The holidays are right around the corner and Rescuing Families, Inc. is hosting a new event in Franklin Square, where shoppers can jump-start their gift buying for a great cause. Rescuing …


Churches need to see more of the faithful

Religious institutions have been under significant financial strain in recent years. Churches and synagogues have been sold, congregations scattered or merged with other communities, staff cut.


Hurricane Ian is another sign of things to come

Hurricanes are the world’s costliest natural disasters, and they’re intensifying because of climate change. Eighty-five percent of all hurricane damage . . .

Randi Kreiss

There’s no escaping the division, in every arena

Why do you have to make everything a political issue? some readers ask, and then they sign off with, “[Expletive] Biden!”


The battle against antisemitism continues

With the Jewish High Holy Days and Yom Kippur behind us, we in the Jewish community look forward to all that is to come in the new year, 5783 on the Hebrew calendar.