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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
A decade’s worth of contention between local clammers from the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and Frank M. Flower & Sons, a commercial shellfishing company, is escalating. NOBBA has accused Flower of suction dredging Oyster Bay Harbor along West Shore Road, and relocating the dredged material to other areas Flower leases off Centre Island. The Oyster Bay environmental group Friends of the Bay says it is worried, too. more
Community members are pursuing a plan to potentially transform the former site of the Oakwood Beach Club, in Baldwin Harbor, into a green space for the community. The property, at 8 Milburn Ave., … more
Last Friday afternoon, outside Matty’s Toy Stop in Rockville Centre, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, of Baldwin, was joined by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce  and the … more
At the Nov. 24 City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of adopting the non-legally bonding intergovernmental organization International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism. 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
Oyster Bay High School sophomore Jaiya Chetram, 15, spent many summer days advocating for change at rallies as the Black Lives Matter movement resurfaced amid the murder of George Floyd. Although the summer is over, Jaiya has not stopped advocating for change. He is working to raise awareness on issues regarding race in his school district, where he is a class president and takes on other responsibilities such as his involvement with the committee IDEA, which stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action. more
The newest addition to Sea Cliff’s arts community, Frost Ceramics and Mercantile, opened last week on Sea Cliff Avenue in the village’s downtown. Owners Kimberle and Chris Frost, 58 and … more
Through her nonprofit, the Love Your Neighbor Project, Sea Cliff resident Jaime Teich has spent the past six months helping those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, donating masks and hand … more
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