Seven South Side student-athletes, including five who missed playing their respective sport for the high school teams in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, inked their national letters of intent to compete at the next level and begin a new chapter in their lives.
Last Friday afternoon, outside of Matty’s Toy Stop in Rockville Centre, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency to announce the “Shop Safe, Shop Local Scavenger Hunt,” encouraging residents to shop and dine at small businesses struggling from the impact of the pandemic.
When the Sandel Center was forced to close to members in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, social isolation in the senior population was a big concern. The center did what it could to stay in contact with members, and finally reopened on Nov. 9, a move that was welcomed by staff and members alike.
For more than 20 years, Molloy College has hosted a gala for alumni and community that provided top-notch performances and brought people together, while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship funding. This year, despite an ongoing pandemic, the upcoming gala on Nov. 28 promises to be just as spectacular, although it has shifted to a virtual format.
In her nearly 20 years as an employee of the Village of Rockville Centre’s Recreation Department, Karen Polito has worn her share of hats, including tennis instructor, preschool teacher, preschool director and program director.
LaTonja Lee, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee chair for the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA), is using her personal and professional experiences to implement new initiatives, outreach, and opportunities for minority communities to become involved in the athletic training profession.
After a tight race, Judy Griffin has won a second term representing Assembly District 21. Griffin, a Democrat from Rockville Centre, defeated Republican challenger Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, …
More than two months into the school year, St. Agnes Cathedral School is settling into a groove in an uncertain time. With roughly 575 students in kindergarten through eighth grade, the school has been providing full-time in-person instruction, and so far, officials say, the school year is going smoothly.
An avid tennis player who for the past 27 years has travelled from his Rockville Centre home to courts on Long Island’s east end to compete with a group of friends is trying to grow his new passion locally.
Unseasonably mild weather recently has allowed local restaurants to take further advantage of outdoor seating, but with winter weather looming, Rockville Centre restaurant owners are bracing for the challenge of losing what has become an important segment of their business during the pandemic.
In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of hardships that have left families and children in distress. Social isolation. A mounting death toll. An estimated . . .