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Sandcastle building isn't just child's play.
With bragging rights and a $500 first-place prize on the line, the activity was serious business among competitors of all ages Saturday at the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition at Lido Beach.
For the team of Joe Sloboda, 52, of Seaford, and Frank Russo, 56, of Ft. Salonga, sand castle building has grown into a hobby...Read more »
Overnight paving work will close one lane on West Shore Road one night a next week in Mill Neck, according to a news release. Which night the work will happen hasn’t been chosen yet, Nassau County Department of Public Works spokesman Michael Martino said.
The paving will take place from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. In addition to the paving, railing along the seawall will be installed within the next...Read more »
A year ago, Joseph Byrnes was barely hanging onto his life. After he threw out his back installing an air conditioning unit in Rockville Centre in 2011 -- injuring his lumbar discs -- he was unable to work, drive or walk without a cane.
Rock bottom came in August of last year, the day his fiancée Alexis Friedman found him unconscious on the floor of his bedroom after an overdose of pain pills.
“After...Read more »
County offers free ID cards for kids
A free KidPix photo ID program is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Freeport Library Annual Fall Festival at 144 West Merrick Rd.
The event sponsored by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano will provide participating families with a wallet-sized ID card that includes the child’s name, physical description, contact...Read more »
Hempstead Village police department officials along with AAA New York warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.
Colorful “School’s Open — Drive Carefully” posters will be mounted throughout the village as part of the AAA’s 68th annual campaign to prevent injuries and deaths among children of elementary school age.
“The help that we get from...Read more »
On the East End, where suburbia gives way to open spaces, a new breed of farmer is taking root — an unlikely group that traded white-collar careers for a lifestyle in which the work is hard and the financial rewards are few. The farmers include a former investment banking, a custom furniture designer and a psychology major.
Despite their backgrounds, they hold a commitment to sustainable agriculture,...Read more »
If 5-year-old Lucy is lucky, getting an education might land her a home.
The Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet Center has launched a training program for its furry tenants in the hopes that learning some basic obedience skills will make them more appealing to families looking to adopt.
The Canine Good Citizen Program is run on a volunteer basis and started in May under trainer Jennifer...Read more »
The Glen Cove City Council on Tuesday approved 112 addresses or locations where political signs can be erected in the city from Aug. 28 through Nov. 10. Glen Cove’s city code restricts how property owners can place signs on their property.
The city code permits “temporary signs” to be placed on property for a variety of reasons, including political speech for up to 30 days upon permission...Read more »
Fifty people lined up to cut a 100-foot long ribbon during a dedication ceremony of Long Island Lutheran Day School’s $140,000 Spencer F. Carr Memorial Playground Wednesday.
The East Northport school formerly known as St. Paul's Lutheran School, which serves students in grades Pre-K through Grade 5, dedicated the playground to Carr, a former student there. He died at age 22 on Feb. 26, 2012,...Read more »
The Charlie Daniels Band, accompanied by the Marshall Tucker Band, is coming to Long Island for a benefit show to help the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior program.
The show will be on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd. Tickets, regularly $65, are being sold by the firefighters group for $50, $10 of which will go to Operation Wounded...Read more »