Mikaela Naccarato reached a lifelong milestone Sunday, when the freshman competed with East Islip High School’s varsity kickline team for the first time. READ MORE

Mikaela Naccarato reached a lifelong milestone Sunday, when the freshman competed with East Islip High School’s varsity kickline team for the first time. READ MORE


When Niru Kumaria’s daughter, Arusha, entered ninth grade in Sept., she struggled with geometry. While Kumaria could help her daughter understand any subject, she too was weak in geometry and arranged to have her work with an online tutor. READ MORE

When Niru Kumaria’s daughter, Arusha, entered ninth grade in Sept., she struggled with geometry. While Kumaria could help her daughter understand any subject, she too was weak in geometry and arranged to have her work with an online tutor. READ MORE

Much-anticipated renovations at the Laurel Luncheonette & Diner, one of Long Beach’s longest surviving businesses, are scheduled to start later this month. READ MORE

Much-anticipated renovations at the Laurel Luncheonette & Diner, one of Long Beach’s longest surviving businesses, are scheduled to start later this month. READ MORE

Last spring, chiropractor Christine Berge got the idea to repurpose the oversized reception and waiting area of her clinic, Life Quest Natural Health Care. In Oct., the front of the brick-faced building, at 127 South St. in Oyster Bay, became home to a nutritional bar, JuiceQuest. READ MORE

Last spring, chiropractor Christine Berge got the idea to repurpose the oversized reception and waiting area of her clinic, Life Quest Natural Health Care. In Oct., the front of the brick-faced building, at 127 South St. in Oyster Bay, became home to a nutritional bar, JuiceQuest. READ MORE

Despite the nerves brought on by the large crowd, television cameras and color commentators, Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky of Oyster Bay High School were able to outshine a top-seeded team and win the 2014 New York State Doubles Tennis Championship in Latham, N.Y. on Nov. 3. READ MORE  (Photo: Keith Kowalsky)    

Despite the nerves brought on by the large crowd, television cameras and color commentators, Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky of Oyster Bay High School were able to outshine a top-seeded team and win the 2014 New York State Doubles Tennis Championship in Latham, N.Y. on Nov. 3. READ MORE 

(Photo: Keith Kowalsky)

 

 

While Borders and Tower Records closed their doors with the ascent of Amazon.com and iTunes, and most Long Island used book and record stores joined them in extinction, two businesses have stemmed the online and digital revolutions. READ MORE

While Borders and Tower Records closed their doors with the ascent of Amazon.com and iTunes, and most Long Island used book and record stores joined them in extinction, two businesses have stemmed the online and digital revolutions. READ MORE

The theme for Friday’s Farmingdale High School homecoming was “Daler Strong,” reflecting the town’s unity after five teens were killed in a head-on auto collision last spring.  READ MORE

When Alex Abrash was house hunting in 2010, he needed a home with a space where he could operate his CD mastering business, AA Mastering. READ MORE

When Alex Abrash was house hunting in 2010, he needed a home with a space where he could operate his CD mastering business, AA Mastering. READ MORE

While at Bethpage High School’s homecoming Saturday, Dennis Diesel Sr. expressed a longing for his son to come home. READ MORE

While at Bethpage High School’s homecoming Saturday, Dennis Diesel Sr. expressed a longing for his son to come home. READ MORE

Overjoyed children experiencing surprise reunions with military parents returning from overseas deployment have become a YouTube sensation. But Syosset High School seniors got to witness that experience firsthand at their graduation ceremony at Hofstra University Wednesday night. READ MORE

Overjoyed children experiencing surprise reunions with military parents returning from overseas deployment have become a YouTube sensation. But Syosset High School seniors got to witness that experience firsthand at their graduation ceremony at Hofstra University Wednesday night. READ MORE

Microbrew aficionados gathered for the third-annual Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Selden on Saturday. Among them was Keith Collins, who trekked in from Brooklyn to sample some of the 200 beers from 100 Long Island and nationwide breweries that set up booths on the theater’s grassy grounds. READ MORE

Microbrew aficionados gathered for the third-annual Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Selden on Saturday. Among them was Keith Collins, who trekked in from Brooklyn to sample some of the 200 beers from 100 Long Island and nationwide breweries that set up booths on the theater’s grassy grounds. READ MORE

Seventeen-year-old Delina Auciello said she wishes she could spend her summer in Kenya instead of her native Long Island after her 10-day missionary trip there in February. READ MORE (Credit: Bishop McGann-Mercy HS)

Seventeen-year-old Delina Auciello said she wishes she could spend her summer in Kenya instead of her native Long Island after her 10-day missionary trip there in February. READ MORE (Credit: Bishop McGann-Mercy HS)

As Stephanie Fischer reflected on her pending graduation from Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School during the prom at Land’s End in Sayville on Thursday, she talked about getting more fellow students involved in science research before she heads off to Stanford in September. READ MORE

As Stephanie Fischer reflected on her pending graduation from Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School during the prom at Land’s End in Sayville on Thursday, she talked about getting more fellow students involved in science research before she heads off to Stanford in September. READ MORE

At the Terryville Elementary School in Port Jefferson Station on Thursday, a student asked Sharon Robinson, the daughter of trailblazing baseball hall of famer Jackie Robinson, what word best described her father. READ MORE

At the Terryville Elementary School in Port Jefferson Station on Thursday, a student asked Sharon Robinson, the daughter of trailblazing baseball hall of famer Jackie Robinson, what word best described her father. READ MORE

The sounds of spring peepers were heard recently on the nature trail at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, some of which came from the iPhone of Lois Lindberg. READ MORE 

The sounds of spring peepers were heard recently on the nature trail at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, some of which came from the iPhone of Lois Lindberg. READ MORE 

At 67 years old, Jeri Cavagnaro is speeding up. The Locust Valley runner and triathlete can prove it with an Excel spreadsheet charting her progress in various races. READ MORE

At 67 years old, Jeri Cavagnaro is speeding up. The Locust Valley runner and triathlete can prove it with an Excel spreadsheet charting her progress in various races. READ MORE


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