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Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, who lives in and represents East Meadow, recently honored 10 “Women of Distinction” — three of whom live in East Meadow. more
The Nassau University Medical Center cut the ribbon for its Reach Out and Read Program on Aug. 13, an extension of a national program that promotes early literacy among children as young as six months of age. more
New York’s governmental leaders took a quick trip to Israel last week to show that the state stands with Israel in its current conflict with Hamas. more
This year marked the 31st annual National Night Out, an event observed across the United States that aims to promote crime prevention programs like neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals devoted to safer communities. more
The East Meadow Mustangs 12U baseball team represented the community in the Williamsport Little League tournament from July 20 to 24, finishing in fourth place in the state. more
Up until recently, a softball team from the Central Nassau Athletic Association had never won a game in a state tournament. more
For many of us, a long day at work can end with relaxing night at home with our families. Much of the same holds true for the volunteers of the East Meadow Fire Department as well, however, on a regular basis — day or night — these men and women will jump to their feet, and make a run for their cars. In an instant, the pager blares, with a report of a house fire, or, maybe a neighbor suffering a serious illness. more
Kayla Nietsch has walked in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk at Eisenhower Park for the past five years in memory of her grandparents, longtime East Meadow residents Sheldon and Barbara Rossoff, who died within 18 months of each other in 2008 and 2009, both of lymphoma. In that span, Kayla’s team — aptly named Team Rossoff — has raised more than $26,000 for the LLS, the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, according to its website. more
Eleven-year-old Anabelle Ciampi will head into the woods on Aug. 17, when, for the third year in a row, she will take part in the Deep Pond Triathlon in the Long Island Pine Barrens in Wading River, swimming 200 meters, biking 3 miles, and running 1.3 miles. At the finish line, she will be greeted by a sea of light blue –– the color that will be worn by her family members and closest friends in honor of her late uncle Brian Ciampi, of Lynbrook, who died of colon cancer in February 2013, at age 39. Brian worked for the Department of Public Works in New Hyde Park and as a bartender at Pearsall’s Station in Lynbrook. more
Our beloved dog Kirby died last week. She was a yellow lab mix adopted from the North Shore Animal League 16 years ago. A long life— but not nearly long enough for us. My three sons named her after the baseball player, Kirby Puckett. Never mind that she was a female. To say we’re devastated is an understatement. The house feels empty; someone is missing. Why is the loss of a pet so painful? I guess it’s because she was a member of the family who gave no-strings-attached, unconditional love and loyalty without expecting anything in return. more
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