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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.

I Love My Park Day Celebrates New York’s State Park System, More Than 6,000 Volunteers Pitch in at 95 State Parks and Historic Sites

Ninety-five New York State Parks and Historic Sites are hosting volunteer events today, Saturday, May 2, as part of the fourth annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event ...

Communities Unite with Local Letter Carriers to Collect Food For Their Neighbors in Need – Help “Stamp Out Hunger” to Benefit Island Harvest on May 9

From Alaska to Florida, and from Maine to Hawaii, on Saturday, May 9, U.S. Postal Service letter carriers across the country will visit homes and businesses in every city, suburb and town in America to collect food ...

Suffolk Theater Owners, Bob & Dianne Castaldi Honored By NY State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Bob and Dianne Castaldi, owners of the historic Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, received the New York State Historic Preservation Award this morning, May 1st, 2015.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: 3 New Furry Friends Up for Adoption & The Scoop on a Pint-Sized Super Volunteer

Few things are cuter than kids and animals, but what about a kid who helps animals in need? This week it is my pleasure to introduce you to Anthony Grella, a fantastic 5 year old who is ...

Village of South Floral Park to Host 25th Annual Armed Forces Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 16th

The Incorporated Village of South Floral Park will host a celebration honoring members of the Unites States Armed Forces, for its quarter-of-a-century edition. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, starting at 11am in ...

Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 7th Annual Fundraiser Scheduled for Monday, May 18th to Support Soldiers’ Visit

The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors, a group of volunteers who assist wounded, ill and injured soldiers, will hold a fundraiser at Lola’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, 180 West Park Avenue in Long Beach on Monday, May 18.

Governor Cuomo Announces Lights Out New York Initiative to Protect Migratory Birds

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state buildings will participate in the New York State Lights Out Initiative, joining the Audubon Society in the charge to reduce sources of light pollution that disrupt and disorient birds ...

Update - Missing Patchogue Man Found Unharmed

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Patchogue man who is bipolar and may not have taken his medication.

Nassau County SPCA to Advocate Two Cases Involving Miss Harper and Theodore in Criminal Court on April 30

The Nassau County SPCA will have advocacy members attend Nassau County Criminal Court Part 98 in Mineola on April 30 for two cases involving animal cruelty.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Reslient Rex, the Sandy Survivor, Spike the Sweetie, & Loving Virgil!

There are so many amazing animals currently residing in our local shelters all in need of finding their forever home- this week, meet three of the most adorable adoptables; Rex, Spike and Virgil!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks Off Eva L. Casale running from Manhattan to Montauk

Man & Woman of the Year is a spirited 10-week fundraising campaign to advance the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the ...

Legislator Anker Joins Harbor Advisory for Annual Beach Cleanup

On April 18, 2015, Legislator Sarah Anker joined members of the Mount Sinai Harbor Advisory Committee and local volunteers for the William Waltz Annual Cedar Beach Cleanup.

Nassau County & Suffolk County Executives Join Forces to Call for Volunteer Firefighters

As part of a New York statewide effort to increase volunteer firefighter numbers, Long Island’s County Executives, fire departments and fire officials will clang the bell for new recruits at a news conference on Thursday, April 23rd ...

Comprehensive Local Legislation Enacted to Protect Funds Meant to Support Veterans

Over 60 local veterans, representing three generations of American history, gathered today at the Northport American Legion Hall to witness the signing of two significant bills that many of them had a hand in crafting.

Leg. McCaffrey Attends Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s Annual Builders Breakfast

Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), along with other local officials, recently attended Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk’s Builders Breakfast.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Friendly Pups Alvin & Lilabeth and Itty Bitty Kitty Little Bit!

Head down to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh this weekend to meet some wonderful dogs and cats- all of which are available for adoption right now!

Smithtown Teen Going the Distance for Community With First Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race & Half Mile Fun Run

Smithtown West High School Junior Rachel Gladstone is organizing the first Sunken Meadow Recycling Project 5K Race and Half Mile Fun Run as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.

Guardians of Rescue Announces New Chapter Partnership, Seeking Veteran for Service Dog

One special dog who will complete training in June is seeking a veteran to be united with.

Moms Open Their Hearts to Children through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our lives who take the time to care for us. Many women in Western Suffolk take on the role of Fresh Air mom, as they open ...

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Mountain Bike Teams Race and Starts the Season for Mountain Bike Racing

Long Island Hurricanes Youth Development Mountain Biking Team rode their first race this spring and start the season with a roar in Long Islands most prestigious mountain bike race, The Brands Muddy Tire.
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