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Niccole Foster, 23, shaved her for the St.

Niccole Foster, 23, shaved her for the St. Baldrick's foundation, which is dedicated to funding research for pediatric cancer. Foster, who is three-months-along in her pregnancy, organized an event where nearly 30 people shaved their head for the cause and raised more than $20,000 -- twice her goal. Credit: TC McCarthy

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5. Mastic ice cream shop to reopen after fire

Over the past five months, John Pastore, owner of the Ice Cream Cottage in Mastic, has learned that there’s no such thing as a “small fire.”

4. Mail carrier delivers medical assistance

Mike Rizzo had never seen as much blood as the day he pulled up to a house in Medford and found a distressed William Coyle. But Rizzo, 24, a part-time mail carrier with the Patchogue Post Office, kept his wits about him and helped save Coyle’s life when the 72-year-old man removed his bandages too quickly after undergoing dialysis.

3. Irish eyes smile in Ronkonkoma

Adriana Martin, 5, could hardly sit still on her father’s shoulders as she eagerly pointed to every bagpiper, drummer and trumpeter who marched by on Hawkins Avenue at the Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

2. Mom-to-be goes bald for St. Baldrick’s

Niccole Foster was one of 25 people who volunteered to have their heads shaved as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at Urban Coffee in Greenlawn.

1. Teacher shaves her head in student’s honor

Jennifer Siebert smiled through tears as her blond hair fell to the floor. The 14-year Commack High School special education teacher shaved her head Friday for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of junior Donna Coane, a Commack High student suffering from cancer in her nasal cavity.

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