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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.

Island Harvest Recognized for Hunger Relief Efforts in Oyster Bay

Town Supervisor John Venditto announces more than 35,000 pounds of food collected through local food drives since 2007 for Island Harvest.

Mangano & Eagle Scout Dedicate Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A lasting memorial to honor those soldiers and their families that served our country in Vietnam was erected in Wantagh Park.

Mangano Salutes Veterans At Annual Wall Of Honor Name Unveiling

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined hundreds of veterans and their families, at a ceremony honoring those whose names are inscribed on the Wall of Honor at Veterans Plaza in Eisenhower Park.

Outdoor Concerts and Music Festivals to Rock Your Summer!

Soak up the sun while listening to great live jams at one of these festivals, concert series, or Jones Beach shows!

Merrimac Elementary Students Clean-Up Nicely

Recently, the Merrimac Elementary School Student Lighthouse Team hosted their June Clean-Up and Beautification Project, in which dozens of young students helped to clean up their school grounds.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Elijah, Truesdale, Sylvie and Ricky!

Meet Truesdale, Elijah, Sylvie and Ricky!

Help Friends of Karen Send Children Back to School with Smiles

This children’s charity helps fill hundreds of backpacks for the upcoming school year.

Mangano Dedicates POW-MIA Chair Of Honor

As our nation marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Vietnam Veterans of America-Chapter 82 unveiled a POW-MIA Chair of Honor.

Leg. McCaffrey Recognizes Local Scout at Arrow of Light Ceremony

On June 25th, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) had a special opportunity to recognize Pack 383’s Webelos Scout Jake Gross at his Arrow of Light ceremony.

North Shore Animal League's Four Legged Friends: Meet Silver, Oreo, Mary, and Max!

Four Legged Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne, lifelong Long Island resident and communications coordinator for North Shore Animal League America. Bariann’s weekly posts highlight the League’s amazing animals.

Assemblyman Kaminsky, Along with 100 Colleagues, Calls on State to Create Alternate Pathways to Graduation for Students with Disabilities

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky authored a letter – and was joined by more than 100 of his colleagues – to the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department urging the state to address the lack of available ...

Rep. Rice Announces Grant Awards for Organizations Helping Homeless Veterans on Long Island

Two local organizations receive nearly $300,000 in federal funds to help homeless veterans find jobs.

Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations to Make Up for Expected Shortfall Due to Fourth of July Holiday Travel

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Sponsor Bike Rodeo at Fort Salonga Elementary School

Students from the Fort Salonga Elementary School, as well as their siblings, participated in a Bike Rodeo and Safety Clinic sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.

Long Island Fight for Charity Announces 2015 Boxers

Over 20 courageous Long Islanders are announced by Long Island Fight for Charity as boxers in its 12th main event this November.

LB Waterfront Warriors to Hold Sixth Annual Fundraiser at the INN on Saturday, July 11, Proceeds to Benefit Ill & Injured Soldiers and Families

The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors have announced that they will hold their Seventh Annual Fundraiser at the Inn, 943 W. Beech Street, Long Beach on Saturday, July 11 from 5pm to 8pm.

Long Island NonProfit ACLD Receives $1,000 Donation from Enterprise Fleet Management

Bethpage-headquartered Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. receives $1,000 donation from Enterprise Fleet Management.

Flag Retirement Service at Tanners Pond Environmental Center

In association with America Legion, Cub Pack 7, and Garden City Volunteer Fire Department over 200 American flags were properly and respectfully retired in a new annual event at the Tanners Pond Environmental Center.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: Meet Apple, Cookie, and Nik Nak!

As always, there are so many great dogs and cats available for adoption on Long Island, so why not take one of these adorable adoptables home this weekend!

County Executive Bellone, Suffolk Police Officials Host Security Training Workshop for Local Religious Leaders

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Police Department are hosting a security training workshop for clergy members and their congregants at the Suffolk County Police Academy today.
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