September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WBSD Strategic Planning Initiative call for volunteers

The West Babylon School District is developing a Strategic Plan, to analyze every major aspect of the district. Information gathered will assist in the development of a plan to guide the district for the next five years.   More...

Babylon Village woman struck by car; seriously injured

A 70-year-old resident of the Bayview Rest Home on Babylon Village was struck by a car and seriously injured on Montauk Highway shortly after 5:30 a.m., Weds., Sept. 9. More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Ducks adding talent late in season; hold 2nd place

As the season draws to a close, and the playoffs are within reach – at least as a wild card candidate – the Ducks are stocking up on talent for the remaining weeks. More...

West Islip High School students tour Europe on spring break

Thestudents of the West Islip High School went on a whirlwind tour of Italy and France during spring break 2009. Thirty-two students and adults were accompanied by their teachers Stephanie Fodera and Constance Allen. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Pets, Pets, Pets

“If understand anything, observe its beginning and development.”   —Aristotle   More...

Heard it on the Grapevine

A VERY HAPPY OCCASION. Yes, it was a happy occasion when Emmet F. McNamara celebrated his 100th birthday August 30 starting with a Mass of Celebration at St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Shore. More...

Obituaries

Davine Schwarz, West Islip resident and member of West Islip Library Board of Trustees

Davine (Wersba) Schwarz, a longtime West Islip resident and Trustee with the West Islip Library died July 29, 2009. She was 77 years old. More...

Merritt Thurlow, raised in Babylon, attended Babylon Grade school

In 1966, Merritt Thurlow and her husband left Babylon to l ive in Ai ken, South Carolina. The couple always returned to Babylon Village every year, however, to spend time with family and friends, and always held Babylon close to their hearts. More...

Legals - Free Access

Legals

NOTICE OF SALE SUP R EME COUR T: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK BOARD OF MANAGERS OF POLO CLUB CONDOMINIUM, Plaintiff, against PAMELA SMILEY; WMC MORTGAGE CORP. More...

Babylon Village honors Judy Skillen with Nathaniel Conklin Award

Annual event recognizes community service

The presentation of the 2009 Nathaniel Conklin Award for volunteerism and outstanding community service to Judy Skillen marked the highlight of the All Village Cocktail Party and Fundraiser held Sunday, Aug. 30 at Lily Flanagan’s. More...

Panthers sink mariners, 47-6 in season opener

TheBabylon Panthers opened the 2009 football season with a romp as they beat the Southampton Mariners 47-6 last Friday night. More...

Babylon's 12-year-old Little Leaguers make summer a hit

The Babylon 12-year-old Little League team started out the summer by competing and having a very successful Williamsport Tournament. The team won two of their first three games and made the final 8 in the entire district before losing a close game. More...

 

People/Social

W. I. Udall Road Middle School artists keeping Islip Town beautiful

West Islip Udall Road Middle School students recently participated in the Town of Islip’s “Trash Can Art” program, which is part of a town effort to include students in cleaning up and beautifying town beaches and parks. Art   More...

North Babylon student wins honors at Science Fair

Once again, the North Babylon High School Science Research Program produced a winner. More...

West Gates third graders in Lindenhurst star in Character Matters

Lindenhurst’s West Gates Avenue Elementary School third-grade students from Maria Ierardi’s class gave a performance of Character Matters, an original musical featuring classical storybook characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, C More...

Library

Thisweek at the library

Babylon Library, 24 South Carll Ave. 669-1624 •How to use your Cell Phone: Tues., Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 18+.   •AARP Driver’s Safety Class: Wed., Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $14 or $12 w/ AARP card. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: FRIDAY, Sept. 18   •Grandparents Class: 7-9 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. $20 one class. For info., call 376-4444. More...

BaCCA announces dance classes

The Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BaCCA) is offering ballroom and Latin dance classes: Learn to dance the easy way with Rico. Thesix-week autumn session will begin Fri., Oct. 2 and will run through Nov. 6.   More...

Annino graduates from Lake Erie College

Carol J. Annino, daughter of Taffy/Agatha (Proto) Annino and the late Bob Annino (J. Robert) formerly of West Islip, graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine June 2009 in Bradenton, Florida. More...

Opinion

DRAWING C ONCLUSIONS

Full Story

Babylonians are green leaders across the country

Governor David A. More...

Health-care issue needs to become part of a rational debate

Dear Editor:   Each man’s interests are expressed by his values, his desires, his goals and their actual achievement. Therational man’s values depend on the judgment of his mind. More...













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