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Long Island native Tara Conry is newsday.com's Nassau community journalist. A Hofstra University communications graduate, most recently she was a local editor for Patch and previously reported for the New York Daily News, Reader's Digest and SmartMoney. She's earned awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of Long Island and the American Society of Magazine Editors. When not covering Long Island's local communities, Tara enjoys running (often with her Old English Sheepdog by her side), playing soccer and indulging in her love of musical theater.
Sporting a black, leather dress, spiked heels and her signature coiff, Theresa Caputo, star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium” television series, entered an upstairs room at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh Thursday night to greet her fans.
Nancy Zuch, 48, of Bay Shore, was first in line with a copy of Caputo’s book, “There’s More to Life Than This,” in her hand. She said she wanted Caputo to autograph it...Read more »
Outside Aretta Cohen’s shop, Port Washington Florist, there was a Santa impersonator, a juggler, a man handing out free popcorn and a clown pedaling around on a unicycle Wednesday night. Cohen herself was dressed in a Mrs. Claus outfit, her dog, Rufus, sported reindeer antlers, and all of her employees were also in costume.
The spectacle was all part of Port Washington’s fifth annual “Port...Read more »
At only 10 years old, Brandon Niederauer already has played his electric guitar at Citi Field before a Mets game, at the House of Blues in New Orleans, and with members of the Allman Brothers Band at a music camp in the Catskills. And Wednesday, the Dix Hills boy rocked "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
The fifth-grader at Paumanok Elementary School in Dix Hills was a guest on the show...Read more »
Holding up a piece of cake, Deb Perelman told her audience that it was naturally healthier than most desserts. That’s because compared to other cake recipes, she said this one had less butter and flour. Instead, it called for three whole pears.
“This is like half cake and half fruit, and maybe another quarter of chocolate,” said Perelman, 37, of Manhattan, who shares recipes and cooking tips...Read more »
After surviving the chopping block in the previous episode of the Food Network’s “Restaurant Express,” Adam Goldgell stepped up his game during Sunday’s show. The final four contestants were challenged to each host a supper club with a budget of $1,000, and the 47-year-old St. James resident won over his guests with a menu that included lobster, filet mignon and crab cakes.
“He’s figured out,...Read more »
Grasping their mother’s hands, the Gordon brothers, Yehuda, 4, and Nison, 6, tried to stay upright Sunday as they skated around the rink at the Long Beach Ice Arena. It was the first time the Cedarhurst boys had attempted ice skating.
“I like it, because it’s slippery,” said Nison, who fell moments later, but got right back up and kept skating.
The Gordons and the hundreds of other adults...Read more »
When Michael Spelfogel receives a pop-up message on his cell phone, he knows one of his schoolmates needs help, and he’s ready to come to the rescue.
Whether they’re struggling with trigonometry, physics or French, students at South Side High School in Rockville Centre now have the ability to summon a tutor using a computer, smartphone or tablet.
In October, Spelfogel, 17, a senior,...Read more »
This holiday season, Long Beach residents and business owners are planning an array of events -- from cash mobs to a scavenger hunt and the city’s first New Year’s Eve ball drop -- to help drive holiday shoppers to their beach town.
“All the businesses down here are really struggling right now,” said Kelly Sullivan, a member of the Historic West End Business Owners Association, adding that...Read more »
As they go about their daily lives, getting their “cawfee” in the morning or walking a “dawg,” most Long Islanders are not conscious of their accents. But take the Long Islander out of “New Yawk” and heads turn when they start speaking.
That’s what most Long Island natives and longtime residents told us recently when we took our cameras to local fairs, festivals and malls to ask them about...Read more »
Grasping a wooden atlatl in his hand, Dominic Tumminelli extended his arm forward and used the ancient throwing stick to launch a long spear toward a picture of a turkey. The 9-year-old Lindenhurst boy didn’t hit the target, but it was only his first try. Had he been alive tens of thousands of years ago, Dominic would have been trained in how to use this tool to hunt for food, said Thomas Natale,...Read more »