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For the last eight decades the Friends of Mercy Medical Center have hosted the Mercy Ball, which has traditionally been the kick-off to the holiday season. This year will be no different as they host their first virtual celebration. The 84th annual Mercy Ball will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event is switching to a virtual format out of an abundance of caution, but promises to remain the hallmark event of that is has been known for. more
When the Sandel Center was forced to close to members in March because of the coronavirus pandemic,  social isolation in the senior population was a big concern. The center did what it could to stay in contact with members, and finally reopened on Nov. 9, a move that was welcomed by staff and members alike. more
The day before Thanksgiving is among the biggest day for outings at clubs, bars and lounges. In fact, according to Womply, a commerce analysis platform, “Thanksgiving Eve” is the third busiest weekday for bars and lounges.The busyness of the day can be attributed to college students coming home, people visiting their hometowns and families coming for the holiday. But for many of Glen Cove’s young adults, the day will not be same. more
The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, a decades-old tradition, went digital this year, giving Glen Cove’s faith leaders, elected officials and residents a new perspective on what they are thankful for after a year full of challenges. more
The Silveri Center at St. Dominic’s Church was a hub of activity for a week earlier this month. The room was filled with cans of vegetables, soups, pasta, stuffing mix and Stop & Shop gift cards. Volunteers organized and bagged all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving meal. more
Throughout the pandemic, staff at the Atria Glen Cove, an assisted living agency, have worked to ensure that residents remain connected, despite their isolation from their families and each other in order in an effort to protect themselves from Covid-19. more
There seem to be signs that the coronavirus pandemic is worsening throughout Franklin Square and Elmont — from the long lines outside urgent care centers to the constant school closures. As … more
The Village of Lawrence sent out the work of immunologist and resident Dr. Marc Sicklick to help understand the complexity of the continued spread of the coronavirus and explain and clarify what is happening. more
Due to the rise in the number of residents and patients testing positive for Covid-19, Mount Sinai South Nassau is suspending patient visitation in the Emergency Department until further notice. more
As the rate of coronavirus infections continues to rise on Long Island and across the state, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board have implemented three major Covid-19 testing initiatives in an effort to combat the incoming second wave. more
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