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As Charlie McAvoy’s name was called at last Friday’s NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, the reality set in. Selected by the Boston Bruins with the 14th overall pick, the Long Beach native had climbed … more
When he was born, the Statue of Liberty had just arrived in New York City. When he moved to Island Park, the Mets won the World Series and Ronald Reagan was president. On June 22, Larry the … more
The Island Park sewer crew was making their way up Waterford Road on June 21, cleaning out storm drains and catch basins. That morning Juan and James from Park Line Maintenance, the company doing … more
The New York State Office of Mental Health has reopened a community residence in Island Park for individuals with behavioral health concerns that sustained damaged in Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The … more
Island Park schools celebrated three graduations this past week. Lincoln Orens eighth graders completed their Island Park schooling with a ceremony on June 22. Francis X. Hegarty fourth graders … more
The eighth annual Jimi Gubelli 5K Walk/Run took place at Masone Beach in Island Park on June 25. Gubelli, who died in 2008, at age 47, of a heart attack. was well known in Island Park, where he was … more
More than 400 animals –– many exotic, some endangered –– were removed by officials from the Bellmore home of Gary Gruber, according to the Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and the … more
Alyssa Garbarino’s second concussion came on a frigid Sunday afternoon when she was 17. Under overcast skies, Garbarino, of North Merrick, who was then playing with the East Meadow Soccer Club’s Storm, bruised her way through a sea of bodies. As she battled with her opponent on the Northport Cow Harbor United Soccer Club, she was constantly driven to the ground, her head hitting the hard earth. As fast as she went down, though, she popped back up. As the game wore on, she began to feel dizzy and developed a sharp headache. more
The Island Park Civic Association held its annual Senior Citizen Prom on June 12 at the Greek Orthodox Church. About 100 seniors enjoyed dinner, dancing and comedy. more
It’s a day of celebration when the Island Park Faculty Association and the School District hold their scholarship fundraiser at Lincoln Orens School. For the past six years the district has … more
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