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Islip Menorah Lighting Shines Light on Mental Health

by Shoshanna M. |

“You are a candle that cannot be extinguished. You have a power, you are important, you have a purpose, take care of yourself,” said Rabbi Shimon Stillerman of Chabad of Islip. “If you’re here, it means you have something special you need to do, that only you can do. You can be a light to help somebody else. You need to take that light, nourish it, add it in, every single day…to help another person, and do your purpose in the world.”

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To Be or Not To Be

by FIN |

However, lately I find writing that to do list feels almost insurmountable. A slew of guilt-ridden thoughts follow, for what I know, even as I write it, that most will likely not get done. 

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In Aftermath of Tornados, Town of Islip DPW Work Clears Roads

by Shoshanna M. |

“We dispatched our resources and worked throughout the weekend side-by-side with PSEG-LI crews to get power back on for our residents, and to ensure our roadways were open to first responders in the event of an emergency. Currently all debris has been removed and our roadways are open. We thank our residents for their patience and understanding as we worked through the cleanup,” said DPW Commissioner, Tom Owens. 

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“Invisible Threads: From Wireless to War” Unravels Long Island’s Hidden History of Technology and Espionage

by FIN |

Long Islanders are getting a rare chance to attend a special viewing of Joseph Sikorski’s, “Invisible Threads, From Wireless to War,” which follows his 2015 documentary “Tower to the People,” which will be screened at Lessing’s Bourne Mansion in Oakdale on Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m. The screening will benefit the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe and the Long Island Radio & TV Historical Society(LIRTVHS).

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Pumpkin Fields Forever

by Shoshanna M. |

Fire Island News Reporter, Emma Boskovski strikes a pose at Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue, New York. Why does this photo make us smile? Well the infinite expanse of golden-orange spheres in a field of single-point perspective us certainly appealing – but then there Emma’s stylish mauve tracksuit with white sneakers that we like too – not to mention her bright smile.

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For Sale: CJ’s Bar and Palms Hotel Fire Island

by FIN |

Now, 17 years after founding this enterprise, The Palms Hotel and CJ’s Restaurant and Bar are up for sale. “We feel that we have fulfilled our vision of The Palms and nurtured its development,” Laura stated. “We assembled property as they became available to create a well-rounded experience and we feel that it is time to pass the baton to another entity.”

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Jeyson “JJ” Reyes: 2005-2021

by Shoshanna M. |

This writer first met Jeyson in 2015, when he and his mother took a chance on adopting a juvenile feral cat with few social skills. It was 10-year-old Jeyson who brought the orange long-haired female out of her shell, and the two bonded as the best of friends.