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Volunteers gathered at one of the largest food charity events in the tri-state area on Nov. 20 and 21 to fill more than 15,000 bags of non-perishable food items to create Thanksgiving meals for those in need. more
Rockville Centre resident Joseph Forte, who was diagnosed with a developmental disability as a young boy, was recently honored as a recipient of the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award, granted to 58 hardworking people this year by the New York State Industries for the Disabled. more
The Friends of Mercy Medical Center will hold its 81st annual Mercy Ball on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. More than 500 participants are expected to attend the event. more
“Once we got to the Inn at New Hyde Park and the polls were closed and the numbers were coming in, my calmness fell away a little bit because this is the moment of truth,” recalled Laura Gillen, the Town of Hempstead’s first Democratic supervisor-elect in more than a century. more
After 58 were killed and more than 500 were injured when a man opened fire at the Las Vegas crowd that came out for the Route 91 Harvest country music festival last month, longtime South Hempstead resident Tommy Maher read the bios of each of the victims. He didn’t want to simply make a monetary donation. more
The Tommy Brull Foundation held its 10th annual fundraiser on Nov. 11 at Cannon’s Blackthorn, where hundreds flocked to celebrate the organization’s decade of giving back to the community. more
When Rockville Centre resident Ed Loud stepped onto the Citi Field turf on Sept. 9 to be honored as Veteran of the Game, his presence on a Mets diamond was anything but unique. more
The community came together last Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day and honor one of Rockville Centre’s fallen heroes. A permanent monument, placed outside the Recreation Center, was dedicated to Ronald Winchester. Winchester, 25, of Rockville Centre, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2001. He was on his second tour in Iraq in 2004, when he was killed by a roadside bomb in the country’s Anbar province. more
As racers gear up for the Rockville Centre Recreation Center’s annual run on Saturday, a variety of first-timers and long-timers will flock to the starting line. Village resident Ted Muellers will stand among the latter group. more
In response to the increased abuse of prescription drugs and heroin on Long Island in recent years, Mercy Medical Center, along with the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth and the Friends of Mercy, presented an opioid symposium last Saturday at Molloy College’s Hays Theater. more
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