October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

West Babylon resident celebrates 10th anniversary with Cablevision

West Babylon resident Joann LaGreca recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with Cablevision. In her current capacity as a customer service representative, LaGreca is responsible for customer payments, sales and equipment upgrades. More...

Youths charged with arson of WI florist

Suffolk County Police have arrested three male juveniles for intentionally starting a fire at a West Islip business last month. Suffolk County Police Arson Section detectives arrested three male juveniles Fri., Oct. 3, at 8:08 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

"There Ought to be a Law" poster contest winners receive certificates

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) hosted his second There Ought to be a Law poster contest. More...

Bay Shore congratulates scholarship semi-finalist student

The Bay Shore School District congratulates Jennifer Chalifoux on her selection as a semi-finalist in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Babylon Football: Panthers romp twice, Maul Mustangs 38-8, Mariners 49-7

The Babylon Panthers took two more wins over the past two weeks. On Friday night, October 3, the Panthers rolled up 518 yards on offense to beat the Mount Sinai Mustangs, 38-8 at Mount Sinai. More...

Library

This week at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •The Afterlife with Adrienne: Wed. Oct. 22 from 6:15-8:45 p.m. Come see real spirit communication! •Yoga: Wed. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 26, Dec. 3 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. $40 pp fee. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON'S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SUNDAY, October 19 •Debtors Anonymous: 6:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 33 Bay Shore Rd., Room 9, Deer Park. Free. For info., call 917-319-2819. More...

Ovations Dance Academy casting call

Ovations Dance Academy, located in Bohemia under the artistic direction of Orlando Pena is casting the musical, Annie Jr. to be performed at the Patchogue Theatre of the Performing Arts in January. More...

Bay Shore Tricentennial photo exhibit

The Bay Shore Tricentennial Photo Exhibit, 300 Years of Remarkable History, is now on display at the Bay Shore Historical Society, 22 Maple Ave., Bay Shore on the basement level. The exhibit can be seen Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Opinion

Don't sit by the sidelines in November

We begin this week with coverage of our candidates for New York State, discussing the issue of education in this tough financial environment. More...

TV commercials are too loud

Is anyone as annoyed by the increase in volume for commercials on television as we are? This has always been an issue, but it just seems that it has gotten worse. More...

Local veteran responds to letter from former Babylon Beautification Society board member

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Colleen Baum's letter, which appeared in the Oct. 2 edition of the Beacon. My name is Frank Gavin and I am writing on my own behalf, not in my role as an officer of the American Legion. More...

Town resident achieves highest rank of Eagle Scout

Town of Babylon Resident Stephen Erdélyi, of Troop 183 in West Babylon recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest level in the Boy Scouts. More...

State candidates talk about education funding

Decades ago, when large numbers of families moved from New York City and other urban areas to Nassau and Suffolk counties, one of their priorities was to provide their children with quality schools. More...

Town honors memory of local businessman, Doug Hassell

The Town of Babylon held a ceremony to dedicate the new waterfall located at Town Hall in memory of Douglas Hassell. Hassell was the owner of Hassell Auto Body and was very active in the Town of Babylon community. More...

 

People/Social

Meyers of West Islip celebrate 60th anniversary

Helen and Robert Meyer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 12. They have lived in West Islip for more than 50 years. Prior to retirement, Helen was employed as a secretary in the West Islip Public Schools. More...

Suffolk County youth achievement awards

Bay Shore High School senior Alberto Warner Quiroga was recently honored by the Suffolk County Youth Bureau. The Youth Achievement Awards recognize students who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives. More...

Cub Scouts participate in Intercoastal Clean-Up

On Sat., Sept. 20, Cub Scout Pack 327 of Islip Terrace and Cub Scout Pack 607 of Holbrook participated in the Intercoastal Clean-Up with Keep Islip Clean. More...

Columnists - Free Access

HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

IT WAS THE PERFECT SETTING FOR THE ANNUAL ROTARY PARTY. The venue was changed from La Grange where it was held for many years - but everyone raved about this year's party which was held at the Long Island Yacht Club. More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Search for Sensation Resumes: Part 19 -The Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) clubhouse in Babylon burned down 90 years ago this week—at 10 p.m., Oct. 14, 1918. More...

Poster Pet of the Week

Patches More...

Obituaries

Lorraine Jemison, 45-year Babylon Village resident and CCD teacher

Longtime Babylon Village resident and active community member Lorraine M. Jemison died August 21, 2008. She was 80 years old. Born and raised in Rosedale, Queens, she later lived on Pilcher Street in Babylon Village for 45 years. More...

Frances Bailey, Babylon Village resident, local nurse

Longtime Babylon Village resident Frances E. Bailey (nee Darrell), who was a nurse at local hospitals and friend to many, died August 26, 2008. More...













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