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Fruity, a 1-year-old miniature donkey, donned reindeer antlers and struck a pose with Santa Claus beside Donna Launonen and her 2-year-old granddaughter, Ava, on Saturday.
The donkey was among the pets, including dogs, cats, a guinea pig, rabbit and chicken, that got their pictures taken with Santa Claus during Talmage Farm Agway's 14th annual Christmas photo event for pet owners in Riverhead.
“We...Read more »
Unlike many of the participants at the Westhampton Beach High School Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday morning, Caity Decara had plunged before and was ready.
“When you run in it feels like you’re being stabbed with needles because it’s so cold,” said Decara, 15, a sophomore. “It’s so much fun.”
Decara was among two dozen from the Westhampton Beach community who jumped into the chilly water...Read more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Homes By Mara Realty in Syosset is hosting a holiday coat drive through Christmas. Donations can be...Read more »
With the flip of a switch, an entire miniature civilization comes to life — children ice skating, a moving train whistling, tree lights flashing and Santa’s sleigh flying by.
Sixty miniature ceramic houses and 200 miscellaneous pieces make up a Christmas village, with North Pole and train traveling around a 4-foot tree at “Rockefeller Center.”
Twenty-five years ago, Susan Febbraro and...Read more »
Owners of vacant houses in Brookhaven Town must register the dwellings with the municipality, under a new law adopted this week by the town board.
The law, modeled on similar statutes in Boston, Chicago and Atlanta, is intended to convince property owners to clean up blighted homes or face fines ranging from $1,000 to $15,000, Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said.
“These dangerous eyesores...Read more »
A Southampton house engulfed in a fire Wednesday night had been cited this summer for illegally housing 20 people, including seven in the basement, town officials said last night.
The house at 18 Greenfield Rd. in Shinnecock Hills caught fire Wednesday night and was the site of an explosion, Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said in a statement.
Two occupants of the house were...Read more »
Outside Aretta Cohen’s shop, Port Washington Florist, there was a Santa impersonator, a juggler, a man handing out free popcorn and a clown pedaling around on a unicycle Wednesday night. Cohen herself was dressed in a Mrs. Claus outfit, her dog, Rufus, sported reindeer antlers, and all of her employees were also in costume.
The spectacle was all part of Port Washington’s fifth annual “Port...Read more »
Work on the Kings Park Hike and Bike Trail extension is moving along and is set to be completed by May 2014, according to a local foundation and town representatives.
John McQuaid, chairman of the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation, said the extension, which began construction Nov. 12, will connect the park with downtown Kings Park, giving people access to the state park, river and Main...Read more »
A free mold-remediation program is being offered to those still dealing with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is providing professional mold cleaning and remediation services for homes that qualify. The program is being funded by the American Red Cross and the Robin Hood Foundation.
The program provides for the inspection,...Read more »
The Brookhaven Town Board has approved more than $30 million in capital spending projects, including open space preservation and town landfill improvements.
The board passed more than a dozen bonding resolutions on Tuesday identifying projects to be funded out of the 2014 capital budget. That budget, which totals $53.3 million, was approved last month.
The largest portion of the capital...Read more »