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Magic of Lights TM Presented by New York Community Bank Returns to Long Island’s Jones Beach State Park

Dazzling Drive-Through Holiday Lights Experience Features New Light Displays, Jolly Holiday Village & More – Tickets On Sale Now The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in partnership with Live Nation and FunGuys Events confirms the Magic of Lights is underway at Jones Beach State Park. Jones Beach will shine bright […]

Helping You Help Others

By: Noelle Lambert   December’s Charity of the Month is Options for Community Living, Inc.   Options for Community Living, Inc. is a local not for profit organization whose mission is to assist individuals and families in need develop their fullest potential for independent living. Options was formed in 1982 to respond to the need […]
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East Islip Mock Trial Team Shines at Harvard

Eleven members of East Islip High School’s Mock Trial team recently traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts with coach Patsy Lester to participate in the Angela R. Mathew High School Seminar Program at Harvard University. The students attended two days of lectures and workshops with the Harvard Mock Trial team and competed in in two trials. Senior […]
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Replicating the Mayflower in Smithtown

Prior to the Thanksgiving break, students in Susan Picini’s class at Smithtown Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District engaged in STEM-based activities, working in groups to design, build and test Mayflower ships. The students created a blueprint, listed materials and built their ships. They tested to see if the ship was able to float […]
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Lindenhurst Students Visit With Veterans

At Lindenhurst High School, veterans representing the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps spoke with social studies classes. The speakers shared their experiences of enlisting, serving and returning home from war. Organized by the school’s MCJROTC, the honored guests took the time to answer students’ questions. Speakers included Lindenhurst alumnus Larry Zeller
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“Trees of Love” Lighting Ceremony

On Saturday, December 15th from 4-7 pm Last Hope Animal Rescue will be continuing a holiday tradition that begun in 1998.  They will be hosting “Trees of Love” at the Last Hope Adoption Center, located at 3300 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh 11793. Refreshments will be served after the tree illumination ceremony and they also have raffle […]
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HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AT ORIENT BEACH STATE PARK The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that the Holiday Tree Lighting at Orient Beach State Park in Orient will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6:30pm. We invite everyone to join us to help Santa light […]