Pickleball raises funds for NOSH

A pickleball tournament held over the weekend raised more than $4,300 for a local food pantry in need of help. Alistair Wright, 16, a junior at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, is the founder of …

Glen Cove opts out of pot sales

After a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night, the Glen Cove City Council voted unanimously to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and onsite consumption locations. Opponents and proponents spoke passionately, offering facts and statistics to make their cases.

Dedicated volunteer honored at Garvies Point Preserve

In his retirement, Richard Doster dedicated his time to ensuring the trails were safe and clear for hikers at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove. He spent so much time there, in fact, he had his own office in the red shed in front of the museum, a place he cherished until his death on May 1, 2020. Last month, his longtime commitment to the preserve was recognized with a memorial service and bench dedication in his honor.

Beloved Happy Hours Club at the Glen Cove Senior Center ends after 35 years

It was a bittersweet afternoon at the Glen Cove Senior Center last Friday: A celebration in the dining room marked the end of the Golden Age Happy Hours Club, which dissolved after more than 35 years. Charlie Pappas, the club’s longtime president, sang a few songs, prompting some members to get up and dance.

Glen Cove Hospital to buy first MRI unit, thanks to donation

More expansions are expected at Glen Cove Hospital, including an MRI suite, thanks to a donation from a North Shore family. The hospital recently received a $1 million gift from John and Diana …

Grant funds to help keep Long Island Sound healthy

More projects are in the works to protect the health of the Long Island Sound and Hempstead Harbor, thanks to grant funding that was recently awarded by the federal government.

One of Glen Cove’s 17th-century founders finally gets his due

It’s taken more than 350 years, but Nicholas Simkins, one of the founders of Glen Cove, has finally been officially recognized. On Dec. 16, a new park at the RXR Garvies Point waterfront development was named Simkins Park in his honor.

Editorial

Nassau should enforce state’s mask mandate

Bruce Blakeman’s first public act as Nassau County executive-elect, in the second week of December, was one of rebellion.

Scott Brinton

‘Biking Borders’ brings out the best of humanity

The 2019 documentary “Biking Borders,” chronicling the nine-month, 9,320-mile cycling adventure of two college friends, Max Jabs and Nono Konopka, from Berlin to Beijing, opens with the pair struggling to stay upright . . .

Randi Kreiss

Readers tell their Covid stories in 50 words, or more

In the Dec. 2-8 issue, I invited readers to say how they were getting through the coronavirus pandemic so far, noting that all eyes were on the Omicron variant, and that our stories would surely evolve. Thank you so much for sharing these snippets of your lives.

Jerry Kremer

Some things to look forward to, and some to be scared of

With 2021 behind us, I’m trying hard to be optimistic about 2022. When you’ve lived past your 70s . . .

Randi Kreiss

Kidney donor tells story of the gift she gave

"Dear Ms. Kreiss: I read your article in the Herald about your friends’ son who needs a kidney . . .

Scott Brinton

‘Get Back,’ the documentary, humanizes the Beatles

I have no memory of Beatlemania. The movement, which erupted in the early 1960s and was accompanied in the following years by an outpouring of teenage hysteria not seen since . . .