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Walking into Hicks Nurseries in Westbury, Priscila Kimlingen was greeted with a rainbow of colors and the light smell of chrysanthemums during the 58th Long Island Chrysanthemum Society Show.
“We have never seen these kinds of shapes,” said Kimlingen, 75, of Garden City, who often goes to The New York Botanical Garden to view chrysanthemums, but visited the Long Island show for the first...Read more »
Wilbur, an energetic pit bull mix with splotchy black and white fur, is led on a harness by Brookhaven Animal Shelter director Dori Scofield.
Happy to be out in the sunshine rather than confined to his pen at the shelter on a recent afternoon, Wilbur tries his best to lead Scofield around the grassy area in front of the shelter and jumps into the air with excitement.
But at the slightest...Read more »
Samantha Smith, 8, skipped to the end of a fishing dock in Oyster Bay, screaming “Go Justin!” while waving her hand in the air and holding up a congratulatory sign, amazed that her brother sailed solo across the Long Island Sound on Saturday.
Justin Smith, 12, pushed off from Stamford, Conn. at 10:45 a.m. and four hours later arrived near the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay to see his family...Read more »
If all 509 students at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Sayville participated in the school wide food drive at the beginning of this month, it would have been a significant donation for the local food pantry.
But instead, the students participated three times over, collecting a total of 1,782 cans in just five days to donate to the Greater Sayville Food Pantry.
“It was a tremendous...Read more »
Last summer, Matteo Pino was sitting in his parent’s car coming home from Longboard Loft, a skate shop in Manhattan. Discouraged by the long drive from the city, Matteo jokingly began talking to his parents about an idea.
“Wouldn’t it be cool if we opened a longboard shop by us?” Matteo asked, only 14 at the time.
Surprisingly, they encouraged the idea and began offering names they could...Read more »
The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting Monday to discuss the impact of runway usage on communities surrounding Kennedy Airport.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at East Williston Village Hall, 2 Prospect St.
Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration will address concerns about the number of flights that use Runway 22L, which requires...Read more »
Residents of the 7th State Senate District can receive free flu shots and blood glucose screenings in Carle Place Saturday at a Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola).
Between 1 and 4 p.m., residents can attend the fair at Carle Place High School, 168 Cherry Lane, and meet representatives of local health organizations such as the Long Island Crisis Center and the...Read more »
Suffolk County Community College is holding a college fair and financial literacy forum Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Michael J. Grant Campus on Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood.
Participants can learn how to establish a relationship with a financial institution in order to access credit and capital, organizers said.
The event, which will be held at the Sports & Exhibition...Read more »
More than 30 advocates from a coalition of community groups and volunteers announced Thursday that they added thousands of new voters from minority communities to the rolls through months of registration drives and door-to-door canvassing.
The Long Island Civic Engagement Table launched its effort in April in Brentwood, initially seeking to register 2,500 voters, said organization coordinator...Read more »
For the third year in a row, the front lawn of Huntington Town Hall is aflutter with American flags.
The Field of Honor American Flag Program honors and memorializes service members past and present while serving as a fundraiser to benefit needy children.
For $35, residents can sponsor a flag dedicated to someone whose name is placed on a gold tag attached to the flag. Barry Turk, lieutenant...Read more »