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Blaine Land of Merrick, was part of a group of more than 30 who wrapped an intense six-day bicycle ride through Israel last month. more
When a Shih Tzu-poodle mix named Shane broke off from his litter in Georgia, he was brought to a local animal shelter that contacted a New York rescue agency. The agency took him in and splayed his face across the Internet on pet adoption websites, one of which Curt and Bobbie Arnel, of Merrick, were browsing when they first saw their new puppy. more
A mother escorted her two children through a South Merrick neighborhood on the eve of Veterans Day, stopping at houses that displayed military homecoming signs to give residents personalized thank-you notes. In one of the homes, Brendan Hondena, a 2017 Kennedy High School graduate, had just returned from a 13-week Marine recruit training program in Parris Island, S.C. more
The Bellmore community recognized an act of patriotism when the Mepham High School Key Club dedicated a plaque to commemorate the citizens who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. more
The Merrick Fire Department remembered the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by planting a “survivor tree” — a Callery pear tree sapling on the lawn of Empire Hose Company #3 on Merrick Avenue. Residents were able to see the tree and learn about its history at the fire department’s Nov. 4 open house. more
The Merrick community came together to celebrate the Halloween holiday in spooky style on Oct. 28. more
The Bellmore-Merrick Community Cupboard is nearing its one-year anniversary of delivering food throughout the district. “It’s been rolling and snowballing ever since [it opened],” Mepham High School teacher and founder Karin McMahon told the Herald last year. more
John Malandro and Julie Puglin, Merrick’s Kona Ice franchisees, left a collective four decades of work in the banking and legal worlds to go into the business of smiles. more
In Daniel Braum’s short story “A Girl’s Guide to Applying Superior Makeup and Dispelling Commonly Found Suburban Demons,” a South Shore teenager discovers a dark power within herself when she rescues an older girl from a sexual assault while waiting in line for Billy Joel tickets at the Nassau Coliseum in 1985. more
The Baldinger family, of Merrick, was recognized at Connoisseur Media Long Island’s 20th annual Radio for a Cure, a breast cancer awareness luncheon held at the Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage on Oct. 3. The luncheon recognizes fundraising efforts by community members and local organizations. more
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