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When superstorm Sandy ravaged the Oceanside community, Corinne Puglisi, 82, was not only displaced from her house in Bay Park, but also her “home away from home,” the Oceanside Senior Center, which was shut down for six months.
Like Puglisi’s Oceanside Harbor Drive home, the Town of Hempstead’s Oceanside Senior Center, at 2900 Rockaway Ave. and 40 neighboring senior housing units had...Read more »
Babylon Town is sponsoring a Sandy Recovery Expo for homeowners Wednesday in Copiague in conjunction with Long Island Builders Institute, a trade group of the building industry.
The event will feature talks on dealing with mold, construction landscaping and utility, insurance and financing issues.
Products including mold-killing paint will be exhibited.
The Expo will be held in...Read more »
Bellerose woman Virginia Werner wins Ms. New York Senior America title with belly-baring dance performance
In a bejeweled and revealing costume that plenty of younger women might even shy away from, Virginia Werner, 65, carved a place for herself into the elite group of women who can call themselves Ms. New York Senior America.
Werner, of Bellerose, won Sunday Ethel Bennett’s Ms. New York Senior America pageant with her enchanting saber dance performance -- done in harem pants and a crop top --...Read more »
Pushing her baby in a stroller, Marybeth Loughlin, 35, of Port Washington, watched her two older children scamper around the outdoor classroom Thursday at Sands Point Preserve.
The sisters -- Ciara, 5, and Brigid, 2 -- painted with rainwater, participated in a scavenger hunt and planted sunflower seeds as part of a program for “Screen Free Week,” a national campaign to encourage kids to unplug...Read more »
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The winners of the 2013 Long Island Marathon have officially crossed the finished line.
Derek Rammelkamp, 23, won the Long Island Marathon for the men with an official time of 2:32:10. Manhasset native Kelly Gillen, 30, of New York City, won for the women finishing in 3:03.04.
It was the first marathon that Rammelkamp, a Stony Brook University graduate student, had ever run.
"I...Read more »
Sustainable Long Island has been awarded $130,000 from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock toward its recovery efforts in Long Beach.
The Manhasset-based church’s grant will allow the Farmingdale-based organization to continue to help “every stakeholder in Long Beach on the road to recovery following superstorm Sandy,” said Sustainable Long Island’s executive director,...Read more »
A North Massapequa family of wildlife rehabilitators and the town that sought to oust the rescue operation from their suburban home have come to an amicable agreement, both parties said.
After talks with Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, Bobby and Cathy Horvath have been steadily downsizing the menagerie they kept in their North Wyoming Avenue home.
They were preparing to release...Read more »
It's the much-anticipated Long Island Marathon weekend. Here's what you need to know before you go, while you're there and even if you're trying to avoid it:
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K: 8 a.m. start at Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Late registration will be accepted in person at the Sports and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday.
Kids Fun Run: Free...Read more »
Wearing a purple kimono with pink flowers, Carolina Favorite sat underneath a cherry blossom tree, watching students from Stony Brook University’s drumming club perform.
“They drummed their hearts out,” said Favorite, 25, of Port Jefferson Station. “With the beautiful drumming and light breeze, it felt like being transported to Japan.”
Favorite was among the nearly 200 people passing...Read more »