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Buddy Casimano’s voice echoed against the wooden walls on Techniques dance studio in Wantagh: “OK girls, start stretching!”
Inside the small space where Casimano teaches jazz, all of the dance students promptly dropped to the floor and began stretches. Casimano joins them, stretching his long, muscular arms toward the ground to reach his toes.
He sings along to Katy Perry’s “Roar” as...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 »
Billy Joel will never be an afterthought on Long Island, but recently he's been an especially hot topic.
There was the short-notice benefit show at the Paramount in Huntington last month, followed by news that he will receive a Kennedy Center honor next month in Washington, D.C.
He's now scheduled a Madison Square Garden date for each of the first four months of 2014.
Joel has...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 »
The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is offering free pet adoptions that started yesterday and runs until Jan. 5 during its annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Program.
All pet adoption fees will be waived during the program, which started Saturday, to give residents an opportunity to welcome a cat or dog into their homes. Free rabies vaccinations, testing for feline AIDS/leukemia and microchipping,...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 »
BROOKHAVEN State awards grants for energy studies Brookhaven National Laboratory and a Stony Brook heat pump manufacturer have received state grants to develop new technologies that would improve energy efficiency.
The Upton laboratory received $100,000, and ThermoLift Inc. in Stony Brook is getting $483,000 from the state Energy Research and Development Authority’s Advanced Buildings Program.
The...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 »
Were you alive when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago today? What do you remember about the day? If you weren't alive, what memories did loved ones share
Newsday.com wants to know. Please share them in the comment section below....Read more »
Architect Stephen Schwartz is looking to recruit scores of builders for a special job he has planned for this Sunday in Merrick. Schwartz, 71, of Livingston, N.J., will be bringing 70,000 Lego pieces to Temple Israel of South Merrick to construct a giant Hanukkah menorah with the help of local families.
“The beauty of the program is that each family works as a little team with parents or grandparents...Read more »