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Brittany Wait joined newsday.com as a community journalist in April after a stint at the Times Beacon Record Newspapers in Setauket. She is a 2011 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.
In an effort to keep needy Long Islanders provided for during the holidays, local businesses and organizations are hosting assorted charity drives. Here is a list of where you can help donate. If you know of one you don’t see here, please send it to email@example.com.
* Homes By Mara Realty in Syosset is hosting a holiday coat drive through Christmas. Donations can be...Read more »
Shaun Jacobson’s car -- with a plastic menorah on its roof -- lit up East Hampton’s Main Street Saturday night while in line with 24 other vehicles, also equipped with menorahs, during Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons’ Menorahcade.
In celebrating eight days of Hanukkah, the procession left from Woods Lane and ended at Herrick Park in East Hampton.
Jacobson, 35, and his wife...Read more »
Adriana Gonzalez pointed at a figure emerging from the top of the Montauk Point Lighthouse and screamed, “Santa!”
For Adriana, 5, an appearance by Saint Nick was the perfect icing on the cake after minutes earlier watching 10,000 bulbs light up, decorating the historic lighthouse for the holiday season.
On Saturday night, Adriana and her grandparents, Edwina and Robert Morgan, were among...Read more »
An 8-week-old kitten was rescued from a drainage pipe behind a strip mall in Commack early Wednesday morning after its cries were heard through the pouring rain.
The tiger-striped tabby was rescued at about 1:30 a.m. behind Bagel Basket Cafe on Commack Road by two employees of Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services in Farmingdale after a four-hour effort at the scene.
General manager...Read more »
The dedication and sacrifice of America’s military has not been lost on the Lindenhurst community. And for that, the village will be honored with a free concert by multiplatinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw.
Lindenhurst’s 23,771 messages of appreciation for veterans and active duty service members gave the community the win in the Applebee’s Thank You Movement promotion, according to a recent...Read more »
Wearing a shark hat and swimming trunks, Bob Lowery ran into the 52-degree water alongside his 15-person team, the Polar Sharks, including his 22-year-old son Peter, who was born with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic mental impairment similar to autism.
Lowery was among the nearly 1,000 people that plunged into the Long Island Sound at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai Saturday during Brookhaven’s fourth...Read more »
Nancy Reyer couldn’t imagine being far from her son. So when she heard he’d be moving into a house two miles away from her, she felt it was a “miracle.”
It’s a miracle that’s being helped along by several inmates who are doing some good while repaying their debt to society.
Reyer’s son, Michael Hubbard, suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of his body after a gel candle exploded...Read more »
It’s my last day in Riverhead. My week-long focus on the community brought me to the Long Island Aquarium, the Suffolk Theater, up and down Main Street and near the farm stands on Sound Avenue and stores on Middle Country Road.
I took your advice and found the bison roaming around at the corner of Reeves and Roanoke avenues. I haven’t tried the $20 bison burger at Tweed’s yet, but I just might.
I...Read more »
It was Diane Sawchuk’s first time back at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead since watching the premiere of the 1968 animated film “Yellow Submarine” as a teenager.
“I went there as a kid,” said Sawchuk, 58, of Riverhead. “I remember the theater was darker and older with red velvet walls. I just think it’s so beautiful now. They did a great job restoring it.”
Sawchuk accompanied her friends...Read more »
It’s my second-to-last day in Riverhead. I’m stopping by Riverhead Town Hall’s art gallery exhibit “Land & Sea,” created by graphic designer George Camalich, to speak with Jane Kirkwood, gallery director of East End Arts, about the town’s artistic culture.
But before that, I’m checking out the progress of the Brendan House, which will serve as a home for the disabled in Riverhead. There...Read more »