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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.

Leg. Lindsay III Tours Updated Facility for Mental Health Program

Recently, Skills Unlimited, an affiliate of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) hosted Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III to their newly updated Mental Health SUCCESS PROS facility.

Rep. Rice to Host Women- & Minority-Owned Business Resource Fair on Thursday

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice is hosting a Women- and Minority-Owned Business Resource Fair on Thursday, August 27th, at the Freeport Recreation Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Educate to Save Long Island’s Farming Legacy

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, in cooperation with the nonprofit Mount Sinai Heritage Trust and with dozens of volunteers, planted the native plant pollinator garden at the North Shore Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Tuesday, August ...

Leg. McCaffrey Competes in Legislature Vs. County Executive Softball Tournament

Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently competed in the County Legislature vs. County Executive Softball Tournament, which took place at the Hauppauge Youth Organization’s Sports Complex.

North Shore Animal League's Four Legged Friends: Meet Duke, Hook, Lily & Mary!

Four Legged Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne, lifelong Long Island resident and communications coordinator for North Shore Animal League America.

Legislator Anker to Launch Pilot Garden to Save Our Local Pollinators and Support Local Farms

With the rapid decline of our local pollinators, including monarch butterflies and bees, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, with the help of local volunteers, will plant an Educational Agriculture Support Initiative (EASI) pilot garden on Tuesday, August ...

Albertson First Responders Honored as EMS Providers of the Year

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) today announced that Joel and Andrew Melamed, a father-son duo, have been named “EMS Providers of the Year” for their dramatic rescue of an unconscious jet-skier in ...

Legislators Anker and Krupski Honor the Suffolk County Youth Bureau at the Starfish Ball

Suffolk County Legislators Sarah Anker and Al Krupski attended the Guidance Center’s Starfish Ball. The event was held at The Vineyard in Aquebogue and raised funds for Guidance Center programs that work to strengthen families through prevention ...

Mangano To Host 9/11 Sunset Candlelight And Remembrance Ceremony

With the 14th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attack on America quickly approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that the County will honor the memory of those who lost their lives.

Mangano: Doo-Wop Concert To Benefit The Games For The Physically Challenged

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the Doo-Wop concert, benefiting The Games for the Physically Challenged, will take place on Saturday, September 19th at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre.

William Floyd Bike Program Helps Children Achieve Their Dreams

For the second consecutive summer, William Floyd occupational therapist Ed Diaz and a dedicated group of volunteers worked with students for five sessions to help them achieve their dream of learning how to ride a bicycle by ...

Mangano Teams Up With Plainedge Schools To Provide Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar

The Plainedge School District will be the first public school district in New York State to provide a free overdose prevention seminar and train its entire staff on the administration of the life-saving, opiate-overdose reversal agent known ...

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Bobby, Ghost, Gregory and Reynold!

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Bobby, Ghost, Gregory and Reynold!

Mount Sinai Community Bands Together to Support Resident in Time of Need

On Sunday, August 16th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Mount Sinai community in supporting one of its most valued residents, Ursula Costanzo.

Kent Animal Shelter Urges “Pit Bull” Parents to Prevent Unwanted Litters during August “Primp Your Pit” Campaign

There are still appointments left at Kent Animal Shelter for spay/neuters of Pit Bull Terrier-type dogs for Long Island residents this month for a special $20 rate, which includes a free doggie nail trim, during PetSmart Charities® ...

National Campus Fire Safety Month Contest Works to Raise Student Awareness of Fire Hazards During September

NFPA, University of New Haven Fire Science Club and The Center for Campus Fire Safety co-host contest in partnership with Domino’s to address 24 percent increase in dorm fires from 2003-2013.

SJC Long Island to Host Suffolk County Marathon Expo

St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is a proud supporter and Distinguished Service sponsor of the Suffolk County Inaugural Marathon and Half Marathon to Support Our Veterans, which will take place on Sunday, September 13.

Kaminsky Joins Rebuilding Together Long Island in Home Repairs

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky today joined Rebuilding Together Long Island (“RTLI”), a non-profit home repair organization, to assist in rebuilding a home in Long Beach that was devastated by superstorm Sandy and to announce the construction of an ...

LongIsland.com’s 2015 Labor Day Weekend Guide to Complete Summer Activities

Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner! Complete the rest of your summer with these festivities and events.

Legislator Anker Attends Annual Car Show to Support William Miller House

On Sunday, August 16th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker attended the Miller Place-Mt. Sinai Historical Society’s 8th Annual Car Show.
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