Kings Park/Commack Alumni Hockey Team Captain Kevin Barattini faces off...

Kings Park/Commack Alumni Hockey Team Captain Kevin Barattini faces off with former New York Islander Richie Hansen. (April 10, 2010) Credit: Handout

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5. Blue Point gets its brew on at festival

The back lot of Blue Point Brewing Co. was packed April 9 with people taking locally brewed beer out for a spin. The seventh annual Cask Ales Festival was hosted by the 13-year-old brew house to give New York brewers an opportunity to show off their products.

4. Fallen Navy SEAL’s dad describes son’s legacy

Former Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Daniel Murphy stood before a group of teary-eyed retired and active police officers in Farmingdale, proudly announcing that his son’s legacy has grown. Murphy’s son, Michael, of Patchogue, was a Navy SEAL killed in action in 2005. Murphy established a foundation in his son’s honor that awards college scholarships to teens of military parents who are abroad or have been injured during their service.

3. Mac mavens call Old Westbury home

In PC vs. Mac commercials, “PC” is played by a middle-aged man in a suit, and “Mac” is played by a 20-something in jeans and a T-shirt. But one group in Old Westbury defies that marketing sterotype.

2. The Poll: Would you use a Zipcar?

Unlike other car rental services, Zipcar doesn't require customers to visit a store to pick up keys. Rather, members pay an annual fee, sign up to rent cars that happen to be parked nearby and unlock them with their keycards. And, Zipcar does not require customers to rent cars for an entire day.

1. Star-studded hockey game raises $11G

Boomer Esiason put on a New York Islanders jersey at Superior Ice Rink in Kings Park on Sunday, Clark Gillies was bumped to the ice and Bill Guerin scored a goal from behind the net that stunned the crowd -- and the goalie. All in all, the Kings Park Commack Alumni Hockey Game, which benefited two Long Island charities, couldn’t have gone better, said organizer Kevin Barattini.