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If you're actively involved in the community, or you care about local Long Island charities and causes, make sure to keep in the know with Long Island's Community articles. Focusing on issues that matter most to the local community at large, these articles provide you with information about the good works of local charities, as well as the issues that matter to Long Islanders most.

2-1-1 Long Island Database: When You Need Help. Get Connected. Get Answers

Each year on Feb. 11 (2/11), United Way launches a statewide initiative 2-1-1 to educate communities about the valuable free, online directory of health and human services’ agencies and programs available in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Assemblywoman Solages Honors Good Samaritan of the Month: Gina Burnett

Good Samaritan of the Month: Gina Burnett takes great pride in serving her community.

Open Your Heart and Home to a Fresh Air Child This Valentine's Day

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your family and give them the gift of friendship with a Fresh Air child!

Bellone, Suffolk Officials and Veterans Announce 2nd Annual Suffolk County Marathon

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Suffolk County legislators, state officials, local veterans, members of the running community and the Greater Long Island Running Club today to announce the 2nd Annual Suffolk County Marathon: Freedom ...

Leg. McCaffrey Visits Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition as Guest Speaker

Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently had the honor of speaking before the members of the Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition (Lindy Cares) during a regular meeting held at Lindenhurst High School.

Adorable Adoptables: Meet Polar!

It's my pleasure to introduce to you Polar!

EAC Network In-Home Caregiver Services to Expand to Long Beach Area

EAC Network’s Senior Respite program is expanding its in-home caregiver services to Long Beach and the surrounding areas of Island Park, Oceanside, and East Rockaway.

Cat Owners Should “Beat the Heat” Before Spring with the Kent Animal Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Campaign

Warmer weather may still be months away, but the Kent Animal Shelter wants you to “Beat the Heat” by spaying your cat in advance of her heat cycle and preventing unwanted litters from being born this spring.

SCCC Expanding Veterans Services, Director to Tell Legislature's Veterans Affairs Committee

Suffolk County Community College’s Director of Veterans Affairs Shannon O’Neill in testimony before the Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday February 2, at 9:30 a.m. at the William H. Rogers Building, Hauppauge will inform legislators that Suffolk County ...

DEC Accepting Applications for Annual Environmental Excellence Awards

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards program, Acting DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

LongIsland.com’s 2016 February Family Fun Guide: Super Bowl Parties, Romantic Valentine’s Dinners, Black History Month, and More!

This short month is filled to the brim with parties, dinners, programs, and fun activities!

Taste Classic Cajun/Creole Cooking and Follow the Party for Mardi Gras

Put your diet to the side and dive in to the rich, tasty Southern foods that make Mardi Gras so unique!

Mangano And LI Cares To Host February Pet Food Drive

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that County offices will participate in Long Island Cares’ 5th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive Challenge.

Anti-Valentine's Day: Ways for Singles to Have Fun on February 14th

Whether you are single or just find Valentine's Day to be an antiquated holiday, there is fun to be had without mushy cards or flowers.

It's Legal: First Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Riverhead, Long Island

Columbia Care opened the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Suffolk County on the afternoon of January 29th, 2016.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Sammy, Riley & Leonardo!

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sammy, Riley & Leonardo!

Legislator Spencer Encourages Residents to Give the Gift of Life this Winter

In the spirit of January being National Blood Donor Month, Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. urges residents to make the commitment to give blood at one of the upcoming drives in our community.

Leg. McCaffrey Returns to Forest Avenue School as Community Reader

Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently served as the community reader in Ms. Caffey’s first grade class at Forest Avenue Elementary School.

United Way of Long Island Activates Its Emergency Fuel Fund, "Project Warmth" Offering Thousands of LIers Relief From the Cold

With wind chills bringing temperatures into the single digits on Long Island, United Way of Long Island activated its emergency fuel fund, “Project Warmth.”

Mangano Honors Officers For Saving Life Of Franklin Square Man

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter recognized members of the Nassau County Police Department, including father and son Nassau County Police Officers, for helping save the life of a Franklin Square ...
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