The Scoop on Flu Season, Winter Recreation, News & More in January 11th's Newsletter!

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This Week's News, Best Events & More for Long Island
January 11th, 2013
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Rolling River
Day Camp

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained during February Break or Spring Break this year?

Rolling River Day Camp of Oceanside will be offering special camp sessions for both breaks this year, offering parents  an affordable way to ensure that the kids are having fun in a safe environment.

Offering programs for ages 3 - 16, Rolling River Day Camp is a great place for your child to make friends, and explore the outdoors, all while supervised by a trained professional.

Make Spring Break simple this year, and give Rolling Rock a call today for details!

For more info,
please visit their website or call 516-593-2267.
Dear Long Islander,

We're two weeks into January, and this wonderful winter warm front is still pushing on, with temperatures predicted to be in the low 50s, and locals Island-wide have been taking advantage of this unseasonably warm weather by enjoying the local parks, trails, and family friendly outdoor activities happening all over. It looks like the week may be a bit rainy, but not to worry, we've got you covered with the Things to Do Section, which includes hundreds of places to enjoy a day of indoor fun in addition to our listings for all the outdoor activities and events happening around LI.

Del Fuego Tex Mex Kitchen & Tequila
 One of LI's Hottest Happy Hours & Dinner Destinations!
If savory drinks and spicy food are your idea of a great night out, then head over to Del Fuego Restaurant of Saint James - their extensive menu of Tex-Mex Specialties and Cocktails offer a great way to experience South of the Border Style right here on LI. Every Monday through Friday from 3-6:30PM, they host one hot happy hour, with 1/2 off margaritas, mojitos, tap beers, wine & sangria by the glass, as well as many other specials. Their bar proudly stocks over 50 varities of tequila, & 20 different beers, so no matter what you're in the mood for, Del Fuego's barstaff can mix up the perfect drink to please your palate. If you want your night to sizzle, then head over to Del Fuego - you won't be disappointed!
For more information, please visit their website, or 631-963-6900.
Hot Off the Presses
Flu Season in Full Swing, Packing A Major Punch Across the Country
In NY, the # of Flu Cases has More than Tripled From Last Year
This year’s flu season is in full force, earlier than expected.  44 states have reported widespread flu outbreaks, and Boston, a city with a population of 620,000, has declared a health emergency following flu-related deaths of over a dozen people. In NY, the rate of influenza outbreak has tripled since last year; there have been 15,000 confirmed cases of influenza, compared to 4,400 around this time last year. The flu strain responsible in most of the cases, H3N2, causes severe illness, particularly among the young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. According to the CDC, people seeking attention for flu-like symptoms has doubled from 2.8 percent in early December to 5.6 percent. 
For The Scoop on the 2013 Flu Season, Read this Article in Full on!
Local Headlines
Cuomo: NYS to Lead the Nation on Gun Control, Women's Equality
Hillary Clinton Returns to Work After Health Scare
New Leader for State's Energy Policy
Hurricane Sandy Destroyed 95,000 Buildings On Long Island
This Week's Local News Brought to You By:
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Whether your home is still in need of repair post-Sandy, or you're simply looking to upgrade your living space, Kentstruction has the knowledge and hands-on experience you need when it's time to remodel your home. Trusted by Long Island families for over three decades, Kentstruction has a well-earned reputation of being one of the best in the business, and specializes in projects both big and small including kitchen & bathroom remodels, dormer installation, pumbing, and more - they offer all the services you need to get your home or business in tip top shape. No matter the reason for the remodel, give Kentstruction a call today - your home will be in good hands.
For more information & a Free Quote,
please visit their website, or call 631-654-0233 or 516-672-6636.
This Week's Best Long Island Events 

Family Adventures: Deer Detectives
With the weather warming up this weekend, why not head outside? Come on down to Connetquot River State Park Preserve this Saturday, January 12th, from 2:30-4PM for a family fun day discovering many new things about the white-tailed deer! Outdoor activities include looking for clues that the deer have left behind.Don't miss out on a great opportunity to explore the world of deer!

Zumba Fundraiser for Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
Do you like to Zumba? Head on down to the American Legion this Saturday, January 12th, from 7-11PM! This fundraiser will benefit the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation. Donna from Synergy Fitness in Franklin Square will be instructing our evening of Zumba! Come get a great workout while supporting this wonderful cause!

Seal Hike in Montauk
Are you a seal enthusiast? If so, head on down to Montauk Point State Park for their Seal Hike on Saturday, January 12th, at 1:00 PM! The hike will last approximately 2-3 hours so dress appropriately for the weather! Don’t miss out on this wonderful chance to explore one of the greatest wonders of Long Island, seals!

13th Annual Winter Run Series
What a perfect weekend for a run! Head on down this Sunday, January 13th, for the 13th Annual Winter Run Series! Beginning at 11AM this 5K run will be hosted by Heckscher State Park. Registration fees are $15 per race on the day of the race. With warm weather coming in, why not get moving outside?


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Thank you for reading - If you find this newsletter helpful, make sure to forward it to friends, relatives and fellow Long Islanders. Have a happy and safe weekend and tell 'em you read about it in the Newsletter!

The Team



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