Ashley Kate Molloy had a picture perfect wedding planned: A small chapel in southern Ireland, surrounded by family and friends near, a place that has been a part of the groom’s family for generations. But, like most weddings planned for the spring and summer of 2020, the former Rockville Centre resident and her now husband, Brendan Keating, had to shift gears and come up with a new plan due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Almost a year into a pandemic that has turned people into homebodies, the social isolation experienced by many senior citizens has been particularly worrisome. But Rockville Centre’s Sandel Senior Center has continued to support local seniors in a variety of ways throughout the health crisis, and many are thriving with the help of its services.
A season after winning 19 games and playing for the Nassau County Class A boys’ basketball championship, the theme for South Side in this condensed season is simple — have as much fun as …
Although she is a member of a wealthy and well-known family, Mary Trump, niece of former President Donald Trump, has led a quiet life in Rockville …
New mothers naturally want the best for their children, and often aim to correct any mistakes that might have been made in their own childhood. For Rockville Centre resident Meg Croutier McNoble, the issue that loomed as a large point of contention while she was growing up was the daily ritual of brushing her teeth. Wanting to avoid the struggles she experienced, she came up with an idea to promote dental hygiene for her own daughter, as well as others, with a new children’s book.
Cyberbullying among teens has been a problem for years, and it is continuing, and perhaps worsening, during the coronavirus pandemic, as more middle- and high school students spend more time online. On Feb. 11, it was the subject of a virtual roundtable discussion.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses of all kinds to adjust to a new world, but some industries have been decimated. Rockville Centre native Zachary Kranitz, a veteran of the tourism and hospitality trade in New York, is trying to persuade the state to assist what he calls “the forgotten industry.”
Marilyn Avruskin loved nature – hiking, gardening, bird watching or just observing the wildlife from her riverfront property overlooking Mill River were activities that brought her joy, according to her family. The longtime Rockville Centre resident and former South Nassau hospital nurse died from cancer on Dec. 13, 2020, at the age of 82.
The Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth, which has worked for over six years to raise awareness and prevention of youth substance abuse in the community, is set to continue that mission for another five years, thanks to federal funding from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program.
Jamison Novello was a kind-hearted person with a great sense of humor, a girl who lit up the room and could be depended upon by friends. The South Side High School sophomore died nearly two years ago at age 15, and her family and friends are dedicated to keeping her spirit alive through fundraisers, scholarships and educational programs.
The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc.
I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19.
I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store.