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This year, Town of Hempstead residents will have the chance to end a summer day by packing up their coolers, ordering some takeout and heading to their local parks with their family members and friends for a free concert. more
In a North Bellmore backyard, Dr. Eric Last, an internist with a practice in Wantagh, and his daughter were playing fetch with their Australian cattle dog mix from Georgia, which they adopted from Wantagh’s Last Hope Inc. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. more
As summer nears in Wantagh and Seaford, the Chamber of Commerce in each hamlet is planning a series of outdoor, socially distanced events to allow neighbors to spend time together. more
There were plenty of people walking the boardwalk and shore of Jones Beach State Park on Sunday, a cool spring day. With a cool breeze and wariness of Covid-19 in the air, many were wearing a light jacket and a mask. In just a few months, this scene may look a bit different, with people in their swimsuits sprawled out on beach towels instead. But whether the beach will be filled at 100 percent capacity, or a limited capacity, remains a mystery. more
John Sottnik, the vice commander of the Wantagh American Legion Post 1273, sent out a letter on April 29 letting the community know that the post applied for a Wantagh Memorial Day Parade permit. However, whether a parade will be held or not is at the discretion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and other state and local officials on Wednesday called on the state Department of Health to allow beaches across the state to open at 100 percent capacity this … more
A Facebook page titled, “Quarantine Cook Off,” not only sets stomachs rumbling, but also builds friendships. From Wantagh and Seaford to as far afield as Jupiter, Fla., and Kansas City, strangers are sharing what they’re cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a community of food lovers that has led to contests, friendships and potential potlucks (once it’s safer to hold them). more
One of the most daunting attractions at WildPlay Element Parks Jones Beach, high above the boardwalk at the state park, is a zip line called the What’s To Fear Jump, a plunge from a 40-foot perch. more
A vibrant spring afternoon and community pride was the backdrop for Wantagh High School’s annual Homecoming game and senior day, held on April 10 against the West Hempstead Rams. more
More than 1,500 people have signed a petition on Change.org calling on Nassau County and the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead to host swim meets this summer at their outdoor pools. more
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