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In an effort to keep needy Long Islanders provided for during the holidays, local businesses and organizations are hosting assorted charity drives. Here is a list of where you can help donate. If you know of one you don’t see here, please send it to email@example.com.
* Homes By Mara Realty in Syosset is hosting a holiday coat drive through Christmas. Donations can be...Read more »
Sporting a black, leather dress, spiked heels and her signature coiff, Theresa Caputo, star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium” television series, entered an upstairs room at Mulcahy’s of Wantagh Thursday night to greet her fans.
Nancy Zuch, 48, of Bay Shore, was first in line with a copy of Caputo’s book, “There’s More to Life Than This,” in her hand. She said she wanted Caputo to autograph it...Read more »
Holding up a piece of cake, Deb Perelman told her audience that it was naturally healthier than most desserts. That’s because compared to other cake recipes, she said this one had less butter and flour. Instead, it called for three whole pears.
“This is like half cake and half fruit, and maybe another quarter of chocolate,” said Perelman, 37, of Manhattan, who shares recipes and cooking tips...Read more »
LONG ISLAND Firefighters plan trips to help soldiers, vets Firefighters who are part of the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior will be traveling this week to military hospitals in Maryland and North Carolina to bring holiday cheer to wounded soldiers.
The firefighters will travel in fire vehicles in what they call “The Long Red Line” to Fort Bragg and Camp Lejuene in North...Read more »
“Wow, my feet are cold!” said Greg Senken, of Shelter Island, as he emerged from the water off Crescent Beach, clad in only an American flag swimsuit.
With post-Thanksgiving temperatures barely over freezing, going for a swim in the Long Island Sound is rarely on the top of anyone’s “to do” list.
But for the people taking part in the fourth annual Shelter Island Turkey Plunge, taking...Read more »
The Islandia Village Board unanimously approved a $2.7 million budget for next year at its Tuesday work session meeting.
The budget raises taxes by 72 percent, from 0.94 percent to 1.62 percent. The average owner of a home assessed at $40,000 will see a $22 monthly increase in taxes.
Village Mayor Allan Dorman has blamed the increase in taxes on declining revenue from tax assessments...Read more »
SHELTER ISLAND Library seeks people for Turkey Plunge The Shelter Island Public Library is still looking for people willing to pay $25 to jump into Southold Bay on Saturday.
It’s for the library’s fourth annual Turkey Plunge, an after-Thanksgiving ritual that can draw hundreds of spectators to Crescent Beach before the actual plunge begins at 11 a.m. Scores of town residents — many in costumes...Read more »
Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino will give Oceanside and Island Park residents an opportunity next week to meet with town officials and address problems or concerns in their communities.
There will be Oceanside/Island Park town hall meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Orens Middle School, on 150 Trafalgar Blvd. in Island Park.
Representatives from various Town of Hempstead...Read more »
Special Long Island Railroad trains and a free shuttle bus service across the North Fork brought at least 1,000 tourists to the region over the three-day Veterans Day weekend, increasing business for wineries, local restaurants and other businesses.
“It was a test to see if people would take a free shuttle,” said Steven Bate, executive director of the Long Island Wine Council. “One winery...Read more »
As they go about their daily lives, getting their “cawfee” in the morning or walking a “dawg,” most Long Islanders are not conscious of their accents. But take the Long Islander out of “New Yawk” and heads turn when they start speaking.
That’s what most Long Island natives and longtime residents told us recently when we took our cameras to local fairs, festivals and malls to ask them about...Read more »