On Monday night, the New York Islanders’ Street Hockey program in Oceanside Park held its last session.
Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, retained his Election Night lead over Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after all absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 15, finishing with a 2,150-vote lead.
Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside continued combating the pandemic by administering the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds in front of Long Beach City Hall last Wednesday.
On Halloween, Oceanside was treated to a few tricks by local magician Eric Wilzig in front of his home on East Lexington Avenue. On a stage constructed in his driveway, Wilzig and his wife and performing partner Eliana Wilzig, 27, put on a show filled with illusions, humor and even a death-defying stunt for his neighbors.
Over 200 residents retuned to the Bridgeview Yacht Club for the 10th annual fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Sunday night. Island Park resident Tina Rossetti returned to host the event after last year’s iteration was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The real estate market has been especially volatile over the last year, making it difficult to navigate for first-time buyers and sellers on Long Island. Cory Knopf of the Hal Knopf Team held a seminar at the Oceanside Library on Saturday to help local residents navigate the market along with Safe Harbor Inspections Inc. and several legal and insurance experts.
Members of the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside celebrated the congregation’s 150th anniversary on Saturday with a mass and dinner on Saturday. Current and past members of the congregation and clergy mimicked their first minister Rev. Marcus Burr’s trek from the Freeport First Presbyterian Church to Oceanside, though by car this time.
History was made during Oceanside’s 34-13 Conference I football victory against East Meadow last Friday, as senior quarterback Charlie McKee broke the Nassau County career passing record for yards midway through the second quarter.
Two weeks after ceremonies marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Town of Hempstead honored another fallen hero. On Sunday morning, Delaware Avenue, in Island Park was ceremonially renamed for retired New York City firefighter and Long Beach volunteer fire captain John R. Elges. His son, John, and his family live in the village.
Oceanside-staple Nemo’s on Long Beach Road will close at the end of September after decades of operation. Owners Carl and Marty Isaacson said they are thankful for the support of the community through the years and are excited to head into retirement.
I recently joined five Long Island high school students for a visit to the Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, the 18th-century site where many enslaved people of African descent lived.
To the relief of many in the political world, the 2021 elections are behind us. Whether your candidate won or lost . . .
You cannot burn a book in 2021. You can burn the paper and the ink and the cardboard, but in our world of e-books, you cannot ever kill the words and ideas that an author created.