Long Island Shark Week Special: Gold Girl Scout Creates Shark Documentary

Introduction Shark Week is underway on the Discovery Channel, complete with frightening and captivating creatures. Yet, this is not the whole story. Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Sarah Jackson enlightens her viewers with a documentary about the true nature and diversity of the myriad species of sharks. “People think that sharks are these huge scary […]

Hockey Feeds Smithtown Hungry: Youth Organize Roller Hockey Clinic

My Commentary As the New York Islanders prepare for game 4 of the playoffs, this post takes a look at two creative high school students who turn their passion for hockey into a fundraiser for the Smithtown Food Pantry. Tenth graders Connor Negri and Michael Tarquinio, of Smithtown High School East, were recognized for their […]

NSASA’s Social and Recreational Activities Enrich Lives of Children and Adults with Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month. Suzanne Reek, President of the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of Autism Society of America, explained the importance of the organization’s social events for people with autism. In addition, a new documentary, The United States of Autism, will be coming to Long Island and features a Long Island family. Nassau Suffolk Autism […]

Update: Photos from March 19 St. Baldrick’s Day Event, Calhoun High School

On March 19 at Calhoun High School in Merrick, teachers and students shaved or donated their hair in honor of those with cancer, as part of the St. Baldrick’s Day events being held across the nation. Pictured here are students Sofia Tibaldi, Ethan and Ashley Arriaga, and Aidan and Conor Darcy. Sofia is a Leukemia […]

Happy St. Baldrick’s Day: Inspirational Long Island Cancer News

Why are people shaving their heads bald? What does pizza have to do with cancer? Find out in today’s Long Island good news commentary. St. Baldrick’s Day Comes to Long Island In this world where beauty means everything to so many, St. Baldrick’s Day events are an inspiring show of solidarity with cancer patients everywhere. […]

Project Hope and YES Community Counseling Center: Resources and Emotional Support for Those Hit Hardest by Sandy

YES Community Counseling Center is starting new support groups for children and adults, in addition to its existing programs for Hurricane Sandy survivors. The Center works with Project Hope, a program created by the New York State Office of Mental Health, with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Center for Mental […]