From superstorm Sandy to bowling, to Sonic and "Ellen," the topics that grabbed LI Now readers' attention were diverse.
Tops on the LI Now list of 2012 was our coverage of superstorm Sandy. Here, Ted Morfis and his granddaughter Kendall Morfis, 12, take a rowboat out on flooded Creek Road in Bayville. Sandy updates over the following days also dominated the list. For the sake of diversity, we won't include them all. (Oct. 29, 2012) READ STORY
New cousins Gavin, left, and Caelan Meiselbach were born hours apart at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson. Their fathers, Todd and Troy Meiselbach, hope their children grow up to be just as close as they are here. (July 9, 2012) READ STORY
The high waves pushed ashore by superstorm Sandy leveled the dunes on areas of Fire Island, exposing the remains of this shipwreck east of Davis Park. Experts at the Long Island Maritime Museum believe the wooden ship is a post-Civil War cargo vessel built before 1880, and they are conducting research to try to determine which one. READ STORY
Hundreds of people hoping to be extras turned out at the Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville, where Grant Wilfley Casting Inc. held an open casting call for “Noah” and Martin Scorsese’s latest project, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Here, a "Noah" construction site was built for filming in Oyster Bay. | READ STORY
Danielle Greco, a special education teacher at Bethpage's John F. Kennedy Middle School, sits with her student Peter Ingenito, 13, of Bethpage, whom she encouraged to join the special needs basketball team she coaches. Greco was one of five finalists in the Third Annual Top Teacher Search on ABC's "Live With Kelly." (May 7, 2012) READ STORY
The Hempstead Town Board of Appeals cited concerns about traffic, parking and the restaurant’s proximity to bars as reasons for rejecting a proposal for a Sonic drive-in restaurant in East Meadow. This photo is from the North Babylon Sonic. (April 25, 2011) READ STORY
The Luca brothers -- Alex, left, and Dan -- were among 12 inventors displaying their products July 30 at a showcase meeting of the Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club. The brothers have a window guard invention that was featured on QVC. (July 13, 2012) READ STORY
The Longwood school district, like many school districts across Long Island, said it would make up days lost to superstorm Sandy by holding school during the traditional February midwinter recess. Pictured here is Longwood Junior High School in Middle Island. (Feb. 11, 2012) READ STORY
East Northport native Jerry Wichern was the big winner on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune" that aired Oct. 10, 2012, hauling in $68,005 in cash and merchandise, including two cars.
Schools are always a hot topic on Long Island, and the Lindenhurst school district's proposal to eliminate several instructional and non-instructional positions caught the eye of LI Now readers. Pictured here is Lindenhurst High School. (June 7, 2011) READ STORY
This 19th-century headstone was unearthed and found intact at the bottom of bluffs near an undeveloped parcel of land known as Steiner's Woods in Sound Beach. READ STORY