Merrick wine bar helps save lives

The Vine Wine Bar, in Merrick, has commemorated Judy’ Mione's life by holding a fundraiser every April and participating in the St. Jude “Give Thanks. Give Hope. campaign,” in which it collects donations throughout the same month. This year's will take place on April 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Music Man coming to town in North Merrick

The Sixth Grade Theatre Arts Club of North Merrick, in its 19th year, proudly presents, The Music Man, Jr. on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at the Brookside Auditorium on Meadowbrook Road.

Merrick Chabad to offer Public Passover Seders in Merrick

For over 3,300 years, Jewish families the world over have gathered around the festive table on the eve of Passover to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and celebrate the "Seder" feast.

Merrick RadioShack one of 185 to close during second bankruptcy

The Merrick RadioShack store, on the Sunrise Highway, will soon shut its doors, along with 184 others nationwide, representatives from the electronics retail chain announced last week.

Merrick students dance their way around the world

On March 16, each of the third-grade classes at Birch Elementary School performed a routine from a different time and place as part of the school’s first World Cultural Dance.

South Nassau expanding emergency department

Walking from South Nassau Communities Hospital’s busy parking lot to its main entrance, visitors pass trees and shrubbery lining an inviting path to a lobby with polished floors, snug couches and floor-to-ceiling windows. It is a pleasant way in to one of the region’s largest health care providers, but many more enter from the opposite side.

Lifelong Merrick resident opens gourmet hot dog business

Jim Hamilton, a 60-year-old lifelone resident of Merrick, achieved a dream of his when he opened Balabalo's Hot Dogs on March 6.

Hofstra baseball seeks higher level

Hofstra’s baseball team is looking to reach new heights this spring with the return of veteran hitters. The Pride went 15-37 in 2016, but bring back position players who combined for 29 home runs and 136 RBIs.

Temple Israel rocks out for Purim

Temple Israel of South Merrick celebrated the Purim holiday on Sunday, March 12, by holding its annual Mel Polay Purim Carnival. Temple members and the community, many dressed in costume found numerous games, raffles, a bouncy house, face painting, cotton candy and assorted treats. A popular photo booth was rented for taking fun pictures which could then be framed as take-home souvenirs.


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