Lawrence village board debates land plans

Tsvi Greenfield’s question on what the Village of Lawrence is considering to do with the decommissioned sewage treatment plant land ignited a firestorm of debate between Mayor Alex Edelman and Trustee Uri Kaufman at the March 8 board meeting.

Getting an education on the Middle East

Rocket scientist Ari Sacher took the microphone in the second half of the Friends of Israel Defense Forces “Day of Learning” at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success on March 11, as if he was doing a set at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown.

One crossing guard assigned, one crossing guard removed

Crossing the street at an intersection at one end of Five Towns became somewhat safer, while crossing a different intersection at the other end could be considered less secure.

It’s one world after all

In today’s hostile world, Franklin Early Childhood Center students aims to shed a light on the importance of diversity through the “One World” celebration on March 8. The annual event encompassed a journey for students to explore the various cultures of more than 28 nations from across the world.

Presenting their research in San Francisco

To a person, six of the seven Lawrence High School students that conducted original research for a half dozen social science projects said that they enjoyed doing it. That must be the primary reason that the prestigious Association for Psychological Science selected their projects for presentation at the May 24-27 convention in San Francisco.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Marcia Hain Engle was a poet before she could write. Her mother, Beatrice Glaubman, would write down her poems in what she called Marcia’s “Garden of Verses” starting when she was four or five. “She was a little concerned with me at first,” said Marcia, with a little laugh. “The poems could be about life and death and people I loved who had died. She wanted me to write about sunshine and flowers.”

Shulamith High School part of Harvard project

Shulamith High School for Girls in Cedarhurst is one of the first schools to join a new national campaign to mobilize middle and high schools to prepare young people to be constructive community members and citizens, and hopefully who create a better world.

Culinary combat to aid SULAM-LI

Four teams of home chefs and mixologists battled for fun and donation in the “Fire & Ice Face Off” at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst on March 10 to help support SULAM-LI, a Jewish religious school for children with special needs.

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Sisterhood gets arty in Cedarhurst

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth El of Cedarhurst held a Wine & Design Paint Night earlier in the month led by artist and teacher, Joan Bleyer Lazarus, who demonstrated techniques and then provided a sample of a painting each participant painted with their own interpretation. No two paintings ended up looking alike and everyone had a wonderful experience whether a novice or experienced painter. 

Hewlett Happenings

Competing robots, tuning into jazz and preparing for Sports Night

Hewlett’s robotics team has done it again, Innovo, one of Hewlett High School’s three robotics teams, has made it to the East-Super Regional Championships in Scranton, Pa., for the second time in two years. Nathaniel Eisenberg, Innovo’s captain, is extremely excited about this competition on March 16-18.

The DRS Star wins pair of Quill Awards

DRS Star newspaper columnist Jeremy Koffsky captured a first place for Best Online Writing and co-editors-in-chief Sruli Fruchter and Josh Samet won first place awards for Best Front Page Layout at the at the Quill Awards hosted by Adelphi University in Garden City at its annual Press Day on Feb. 28.

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Lawrence students collect baby items

Rock and Wrap It Up!, a Cedarhurst-based an anti-poverty organization, worked with the Lawrence Middle School Eighth Grade Honor Society to collect more than 100 items for babies that were given to the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence. The RWU school program is in its 21st year in Lawrence public schools.

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Firefighters learn rescue techniques

The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department took part in a cold-water rescue training program at the Freeport Recreational Center on Feb. 24. The program which included up to 10 other Long Island fire departments aimed to teach firefighters how to self-rescue in the event of a water emergency. Training sessions took place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m.

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A thespian acts, a student is honored, grads get degrees

Hewlett resident Jillian Feuerstein is a member of the 2018 New Paltz Production of “Water by the Spoonful.” A winner of the 2012 Pulitzer prize, the play is a drama about a soldier’s return to civilian life, directed by Jerry Ruiz. Performances were in early March at the SUNY’s school Parker Theatre.

Man sought for damaging a Taco Bell in Lawrence

Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly damaged a drive-thru window on Dec. 16 of last year.