Celebrating Purple Heart Day in I.P.

Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park celebrated Purple Heart Day Aug. 7 after the coronavirus pandemic prevented the 2020 edition of the event. Joan and Hope Cohen, a mother-daughter team who opened the candy shop seven years ago, partnered with the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage to provide passionate military re-enactors and vehicles for children to pose with and learn from and about.

New clam-eating champ is crowned at Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park

Hundreds of spectators from aross Long Island gathered for the annual clam-eating comtest hosted by Peter’s Clam Bar in Island Park last Sunday. The friendly competition returned after it was …

JCC honors leaders at Heroes luncheon

Members of the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC gathered for the inaugural Community Heroes Luncheon and Friedberg Friends Awards at the Sunny Atlantic Beach Club July 28. The JCC honored several dedicated community members for their support of the center and community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Mount Sinai’s “Vaxmobile” marks 5,000th dose of Covid-19 vaccine

When standout student-athlete Spencer Smith arrived at the Washington St. parking lot of Town of Hempstead Town Hall Friday (August 6) morning and received his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Mount Sinai South Nassau Vaxmobile, unlike winning a championship, this was a historic occasion that he never expected to be a part of.


Former Oceanside resident, Rockville Centre employee James York Baldwin

Former Oceanside resident James York Baldwin died in Hospice Care at UConn John Dempsey Hospital on Aug. 5. He was 83.

Jerry Kremer

The summer whizzed past. Strap in for what’s ahead.

I think everyone will concede that the summer went by too quickly. But despite the speed at which two months have passed . . .

Randi Kreiss

A dog’s tale: the view from inside the canine carry-on

I can’t stretch out, I can hardy breathe, but even inside this dog carrier, the air is better than the smoke out in Lake Tahoe.