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Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.

Four St. Anthony’s Students Expelled for Wearing Confederate Flag, Blackface

Two students initially suspended for an incident involving a Confederate flag have now been expelled from the school.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Big Laughs, Roller Skating, Theater and Easter Parades

Easter is right around the corner! On top of the many Easter celebrations, enjoy comedy shows, theater performance and much more on Long Island!

Casual Marijuana Use in Young Adults Leads to Not So Good Brain Changes, Study Finds

As more states legalize marijuana use, a new study out this week questions whether it is for the better. The study shows young adults using marijuana, even occasionally, face abnormal brain changes.

The Day After Tax Day: What to Do With Your Tax Refund

Everyone's taxes were due yesterday and many of you are waiting patiently for your tax returns. As you wait, start thinking about what you will do with your tax refund!

Enjoy an Elegant Easter Dinner - Recipes for Favorites Your Family Will Love!

This year, try adding something new to your time-honored Easter dinner traditions.

Skip the Store and Make Your Own Tasty Easter Candy with these Recipes!

Instead of buying candy, make your own great-tasting Easter sweets this year.

Movie Roundup: Close Race to the Top of the Weekend Box Office with Captain America and Rio Sequel

The two popular movie sequels, Captain America and Rio, were neck and neck at the weekend box office. See what other movies are releasing this week!

Take Care of Our World: Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

Life can be so fast paced that we can forget about the importance of our environment. Be sure to reflect this Earth Day on ways to keep our home safe.

Easter Portrait Deals and Savings to Tasty Meals!

Treasure the moment of kids in cute Easter outfits with portraits! There are plenty of savings offers available in this week's Local Steals & Deals along with dining deals.

Dollar Store Deals: Stock Up on Spring Necessities

Whether you are looking to fill up your Easter baskets or to start your garden, you can do both on the cheap with these great dollar store finds!

Look Up at the Sky Day is April 14th - Here's What to Watch Out For!

April 14th is Look Up at the Sky Day. It is very special this year because two phenomenons are taking place this April, the Blood Moon and the Lyrid Meteor Shower. So, go outside and look at ...

Worries of Mold in Capri Sun Pouch Drinks Addressed with Clear Bottom Packaging

The next time you grab that fruit juice pouch for the kids, take these extra steps to check for mold.

Today is Sibling's Day: Reach Out to Them in Special Ways!

Today is Sibling's Day so in the spirit of honoring loved ones and celebrating family bonds, be sure to reach out to your siblings in a special way to show them how much you care!!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Musicals, Festivals, Comedy and Gospel Music

Kick start the weekend with entertainment on Long Island! There are musicals, festivals, a comedy show and music performances to enjoy.

Easter Egg Hunts: Eggs-actly What the Kids Want!

Easter is almost here! One fun events kids like to take part in are the Easter Egg Hunts that are all over the island this year. So check these Easter Day events out.

Packing the Perfect Picnic: Mouthwatering Meals to Enjoy at the Park!

With the warm weather heading our way, plan the perfect picnic with these rich recipes and tips!

Amazing Easter Eggs - Decorating Ideas You've Been Hunting For!

Try something different this year by checking out these festive Easter egg decorating ideas!

Put a Spring In Their Step: Spring Break Activities for Kids

Although we had snow days, children will be enjoying Spring Break this year! Maybe you are not going away, but there are many ways to entertain the kids during Spring Break!

Movie Roundup: Captain America Sequel Sets Multiple Records, Opens Strong with $96.2M at Weekend Box Office

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' topped the weekend box office and broke several records!

Spring Break Staycations: Make the Best of Spring Break on a Budget

Not planning a huge getaway for the coming spring break? Take a look at all of the great local events and attractions Long Island has to offer for your staycation.
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