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Spotting the Creature of Lake Ronkonkoma

A few years back, during late summer, I was kayaking around the shoreline of Lake Ronkonkoma. The day couldn’t be nicer with full sun and dry air. While heading east along the northern shoreline, just...

Pizza is Family: Welcoming ‘Poppop’s Pizzeria’ – Ronkonkoma’s Newest Favorite Joint

Pizzerias are a local staple in the neighborhood. On Friday, June 17, the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce and Town Legislatures celebrated the grand opening of Poppop’s Pizzeria on Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma. Sal Presti lives...

A Walk for Corey: Harborfields Community Comes Together For One Of Their Own

This past Saturday, June 18, residents of a neighborhood close to you showed their true colors in honor of Harborfields ‘20 graduate, Corey Phelan. The 19-year-old pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies organization has made national...

Ronkonkoma Welcomes Leon Early Childhood Center!

Parents all over central Long Island – this one’s for you! We welcome one of the newest additions to the area, the Leon Early Childhood Center. While it may be the best-kept secret, currently –...

Outreach Recovery Center Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Facility

On Friday, June 3, the Outreach Recovery Center – located at 400 Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood – welcomed its newest endeavor. Among those present were elected officials, the Executive Committee of Outreach along...

Father’s Day – Where it Started, and What to Do

In 1972, “Father’s Day” was officially made a holiday in the United States. This special day honoring our fathers became a nationwide holiday nearly 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson christened Mother’s Day. But...

The Cameraman Can!

A week into its return after two-plus years in operative limbo due to the Covid-19 pandemic and extensive renovations, Cinema Arts Centre of Huntington gave film fans a Monday night delight in the form...

‘FLIP Circus’ is in Town!

Heads up circusgoers! FLIP Circus has officially landed at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. From now until Monday, May 30, performances will be held in the traditional red and white circus tent...

Bethel Hobbs Community Farm Annual Spring Festival

Bethel Hobbs Community Farm in Centereach held its annual Spring Festival on Sunday May 15. This vendor fair allows the farm to continue doing its great work.  The James Hobbs family came to Long Island...

Cystic Fibrosis (CF): More Than a Lung Disease

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease that causes long-lasting lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.  In people with CF, the CFTR gene has mutations that cause an important protein,...

Disney World: Back and Better than Ever

Disney World is just about in full swing now that Covid regulations have calmed down. Let’s look at ways to get down there with the family quickly, affordably, and as easily as possible.  The Wonderful...

What a Marvel: The Middle Country Community Fair and Music Festival!

Any day that starts with the Catholic War veterans presenting colors as Honor Guard, and the National Anthem performed beautifully by a local student and a young trumpet soloist, is a great day. It...

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