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Upcoming community events in Wantagh, Central Islip


State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick), in collaboration with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign, will sponsor a free skin cancer screening program Thursday in Wantagh.

The event will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Wantagh Park Pool, 1 King Rd. in Wantagh.

Skin cancer screenings will be conducted by trained dermatologists, including Dr. Jeff Ellis and Dr. Amy Slear from Belaray Dermatology, Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, and doctors from Stony Brook Dermatology.

Residents will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are required. For more information, call Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630. — AISHA AL-MUSLIM


With hurricane season looming, Islip Town will host a free hurricane preparedness forum on Aug. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 199 Lowell Ave. in Central Islip. The forum is co-sponsored by the food service company Sysco Long Island and is open to the public.

Government and emergency service officials will be on hand to talk about preparations as well as storm forecasts for the town. Attending agencies include the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, LIPA and National Grid, and representatives from the Islip Planning Department will talk about flood areas in the town and possible evacuation plans. County emergency officials and Red Cross representatives will also be at the forum.

“While we cannot control weather, we can control our preparation and response to it,” Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt said in a news release. “Nearly 9,000 Islip residents were asked to evacuate leading up to superstorm Sandy, and no part of the Town was untouched by its devastation. We strongly recommend residents to attend this most worthwhile event to learn how to prepare and protect themselves and their property before a storm hits and not after.” — SOPHIA CHANG

Tags: Islip , Wantagh

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