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Tens of thousands of people gathered at Jones Beach early Sunday morning for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, which raised more than $3 million for research, information and services. There was a sea of pink along the boardwalk, as people came out in support of finding a cure for a disease that affects one in every eight women. more
Success in business is often the result of providing good customer service. That is Linda Swanson’s goal as one of the owners of Wantagh-based Environmental Landscaping and Design. more
Hundreds of people marched up Wantagh Avenue last Saturday afternoon in the annual Homecoming parade, but for one man, the experience was extra special. more
Dolores Persky, of Wantagh, and Pat Goodovitch, of Seaford, believe their battles with breast cancer have made them stronger. Although each woman has taken a different path, both are alive to share their story. more
The sting seemed innocuous. A bee nipped Jenn Sommermann in the leg as she entered the water at the River Cities Triathlon, contested around the Cypress Black Bayou, near Shreveport, La., in August 2011. more
Katie and Kelly Gerdes share a last name, a Sept. 12, 1996 birthday, a suite at Hofstra University with two other girls and a passion for “the beautiful game,” which they play together as members of the Hofstra women’s soccer team. No doubt, they have a tight bond, and they know a thing or two about overcoming adversity after being injured on the field. more
An eclectic audience of music lovers filled Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre last weekend as the South Shore Symphony welcomed rock legend and composer Keith Emerson as guest … more
Last Hope Animal Rescue, in its 33 years of existence, has been the beneficiary of numerous Eagle Scout projects. On Sunday, one more was added to the tally, as Boy Scout Joseph Vitucci delivered five freshly made benches to the Wantagh pet adoption center. more
A former star football player in Wantagh, 56-year-old Tim McNally can no longer button his own shirt or tie his own shoes. Last year, he was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. more
For nearly two decades, Jessica Zimmer would arrive at school every morning, walk into her classroom and teach. That routine has changed, as she has entered the realm of administration, becoming the new elementary supervisor for the Wantagh School District. more
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