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In Garden City, Easter Sunday is ‘opening day’ for vintage car enthusiasts

Julia Noulis, of Ridge, puts on makeup in

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

If there was a “Queen of Easter” at the 58th annual Vintage Car and Parade Show in Garden City, Julie Noulis might be it.

Instead of a crown, the 84-year-old Ridge resident wore her signature handmade bonnet, which features plastic eggs, fake flowers and nine stuffed toy bunnies.

Noulis turned heads with her 12-inch-high headpiece Sunday as she rode in her son’s 1975 Buick Lesabre convertible...

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Two Easter rabbits, one real, delight children at Port Jefferson parade

Barbara Ransome, of Port Jefferson, dressed as the

(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Two Easter rabbits vied for attention at the 15th annual Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt in Port Jefferson on Sunday.

Barbara Ransome, director of operations for the Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, has been dressing as the Easter Rabbit for 15 years and said she loves every minute of it.

“I’m the rabbit,” said Ransome, 57, of Port Jefferson. “You can’t get more exciting...

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Major cleanup of Silver Lake Park in Baldwin planned for late April

Silver Lake County Park in Baldwin (July 17,

(Credit: Jonathan Young)

New York State, Nassau County, sanitation and community leaders are partnering to clean up Silver Lake Park in Baldwin.

Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, the Baldwin Civic Association and Special Sanitary District No. 2 plan to host the cleanup at 1 p.m. April 27.

“The cleanup . ....

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LIRR representatives will answer questions from riders at Wantagh forum

The Wantagh Long Island Rail Road station, at

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Leg. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) plans to host a forum Thursday with Long Island Rail Road representatives regarding the Bellmore, Merrick, Freeport, Seaford and Wantagh train stations.

Representatives from the LIRR are expected to attend to discuss the stations, LIRR service, the LIRR’s responses to past requests and to answer questions from commuters. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m....

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Oyster Bay Easter program features recovering hawk at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Naturalist teacher Derek Gerardi of Setauket introduced Canuck,

(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Children who participated in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay discovered much more than just colored eggs.

The sanctuary offered Easter basket-making activities, festive treats and encounters with its feathered and scaled residents.

“We hold the egg hunt to bring the community together and open up the sanctuary to show people...

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Sag Harbor breaks out bonnets for Easter parade

Wearing under-the-sea themed bonnets, Nikki Knauer, 16, left,

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Wearing a bonnet covered in Peeps, plastic eggs and flowers, Kate Deming, 7, marched along Main Street during Sag Harbor’s 18th annual sidewalk Easter Bonnet Parade on Saturday.

“We can’t help but come back year after year,” said her father, Peter Deming, 55, of Sag Harbor. “She loves to decorate her own bonnet. She has a new look every year.”

Following the Easter bunny, Alex Makoid,...

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Former 'little' helps out Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island with shoe giveaway

The East Northport Renarts Footwear and Activewear location

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A former “little brother” at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is paying it forward by holding a “Kicks for Kids” event, which will provide new sneakers to the organization’s current little brothers.

At age 10, Chase Ceparano had lost his father to AIDS and was raised by his grandmother while his mother struggled with a terminal illness.

“I was barely showing up to school at the...

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Town of Islip OKs $16.9M capital budget

Islip Town Hall is located at 655 Main

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Islip Town Board has approved its $16.9 million capital budget, which includes funding for road paving, playground equipment and a new concession stand at Islip Beach.

The board voted 4-1 last month to approve the 2013 plan, with Councilman Anthony S. Senft voting against the measure, saying he wanted more time to examine the proposed spending.

“I want a further opportunity to ......

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Smithtown needs more time to ponder St. James winery wedding proposal

St. James, a hamlet in the Town of

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

A public hearing on a proposal to host weddings and other events at a St. James winery has been postponed.

The Smithtown Town Board hearing, originally set for March 21, was rescheduled for 7 p.m. on April 25 at the town senior center, 420 Middle Country Rd.

Smithtown officials said they need more time to consider whether Whisper Vineyard needs town approval of its plan to hold outdoor...

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Financial help for first-time Nassau homebuyers

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano (March 19, 2012)

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced the award of $500,000 in Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding to help make home ownership a reality for some first-time buyers.

“My administration has made it a priority, working with the Long Island Housing Partnership, to create ways in which to assist families, seniors, and young adults with housing options,” said Mangano,...

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