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To close out the end of summer, 76-year-old Kathy Gibson strapped herself to a professional sky diver and jumped out of a plane flying 13,500 feet over Long Island to support a cause close to her heart.
“I don’t think it’s dangerous,” said Gibson, of Bayville, past district governor of Rotary International. “I have a very, very long bucket list and this was on it.”
Gibson was among the...Read more »
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet A. Napolitano on Monday will make her first visit to the Bethpage-based Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security, a member of the Long Island Forum for Technology family of companies.
Napolitano is the first cabinet member to visit the foundation since its founding after Sept. 11. Her visit is intended to help her learn more about the foundation’s...Read more »
At 7 years old, one of Penny Citrola’s favorite activities was watching "Jeopardy!" with her grandpa, Nick Citrola Sr.
“I just had so much fun playing the game,” Citrola remembers of the times with her grandpa, who died in 2007. “When I was 13, I started sending my postcard every year for the Teen Tournament.”
Appearing on the show as a teen wasn’t in the cards for the East...Read more »
In 1938, at age 19, Ervin Drake met the love of his life, Edith Bein, when she auditioned as a showgirl in his college’s play. As a number of girls lined up to try out, he couldn’t take his eyes off her.
“Something inside of me just said, ‘Wow!’ ” Drake said about the moment he first laid eyes on Bein at The City College of New York. “I introduced myself and we simply went together after that....Read more »
Jim Gleason of East Moriches sits on the board of the East Moriches Property Owners Association and has lived between the village and New York City his entire life.
How long have you lived in East Moriches? I know I was here when I was about 3 or 4 years old in my grandmother’s house, the house we currently live in. I was back and forth a lot, but we started being here 30 years ago. I practice...Read more »
Anthony Parlato sat in a reclining chair at the Moriches Community Center on Thursday night looking at his cellphone.
He had texted almost all of the roughly 25 members of the center’s Peer Leadership group to remind them about the first meeting of the new year, and as the clock hit 7 p.m., he wondered who was going to make it.
“The beginning of the year is tough,” he said. “Everyone...Read more »
Gerry Sapanaro, 76, owner of Moriches Bay Realty, has immersed herself in the life of Center Moriches.
How long have you lived in Center Moriches? I have lived here for 11 years, but my business has always been in Center Moriches. I have been owner for 21 years, prior to that I was manager. I started working here in 1980 under the former manager, while I was living in Shirley. I had lived...Read more »
Volunteers will gather Saturday at Asharoken’s Village Hall to help clean up nine local beaches.
The village is sponsoring the Northeast chapter of the American Littoral Society’s 27th annual coastal cleanup. Beach captains will be at Village Hall, 1 Asharoken Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can arrive anytime within these hours and will be given data cards, pencils, bags and rubber...Read more »
Miriam Gillies, 76, is an active Center Moriches community member. She has dedicated herself to the community by participating in the Moriches Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society and the community center.
How long have you lived in Center Moriches? Well my daughter was born 47 years ago, so for 47 years. I was born in Bay Shore and lived in Islip my whole life. My husband...Read more »
Huntington Station advocates are calling on their neighbors to join them for the annual Huntington Awareness Day Parade on Saturday.
The parade and related festival – which will include marching band performances, rides for children, food sales and displays from many vendors – attempt to unite residents and counter negative stereotypes about the community, said organizer Dolores Thompson.
Huntington...Read more »