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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
LI Helps founders Louis Iacona and Eddie Haar have their own recovery stories. Their organization helps others by filling in the gaps they felt were missing along the way. more
The Vine Wine Bar, in Merrick, has commemorated Judy’ Mione's life by holding a fundraiser every April and participating in the St. Jude “Give Thanks. Give Hope. campaign,” in which it collects donations throughout the same month. This year's will take place on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. more
Temple Israel of South Merrick celebrated the Purim holiday on Sunday, March 12, by holding its annual Mel Polay Purim Carnival. Temple members and the community, many dressed in costume found numerous games, raffles, a bouncy house, face painting, cotton candy and assorted treats. A popular photo booth was rented for taking fun pictures which could then be framed as take-home souvenirs. more
The boys of Cub Scout Pack 157 in Merrick recently held their annual Blue and Gold Dinner, at which the scouts' bridge from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts was celebrated. more
Jim Hamilton, a 60-year-old lifelone resident of Merrick, achieved a dream of his when he opened Balabalo's Hot Dogs on March 6. more
A minivan crossing the railroad tracks while the gates were down on Franklin Avenue in Malverne was hit by a train departing the village station at 7 a.m. on March 13. more
A new form of communication has been introduced to smartphones via Emusi, an application that allows users to send 15-30-second songs as text messages, emails and Facebook/Twitter messages. Lynn Portas, 55, of Merrick, launched the app in September 2016 and continues to update the library of 800 songs with original pieces. The composer, musician and former music teacher created the platform as a way to engage a younger generation through song. more
The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to come out and have some fun for a good cause at its annual spring Kids Fest, which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 28, 29 and 30. more
The Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” on Wednesday, March 15, … more
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