November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local artist finds inspiration in her dad

She has all the trappings of an artist: an easel with a view of the world through lace curtains, paintbrushes in a Santa mug, and a black and white photo of her dad – her inspiration -- who died when she was 21.   More...

Our Lady of Consolation celebrates our Veterans

On Wednesday, November 11, Our Lady of Consolation Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Center celebrated all their veteran residents. A special breakfast, prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Rezza, was held to honor these 35 special individuals. More...

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Schools/Sports

Babylon Varsity Cross Country teammates ran Entenmann 5k

Two Babylon varsity cross country teammates ran the Entenmann 5k on Oct. 3. Tyler McGarvey was the first place winner overall. Cecilia McCaffreywon first place in her age group. More...

Holy Trinity HS hosts annual Women’s Communion breakfast

Holy Trinity Diocesan High School held its second annual Women’s Communion breakfast on October 25. Fr. Joe Fitzgerald celebrated the Liturgy and beautiful music was provided by the Music Ministry. Sr. More...

Experienced educator joins Deer Park's administrative team

TheDeer Park School District has appointed Dr. Christine Criscione as principal of the Abraham Lincoln School and Alternative High School. Before joining the Deer Park educational community, Dr. More...

Events & Bulletin

THE BEACON’S CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week: SATURDAY, Nov. 28 •Bariatric Surgery Support Group: 9-10:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip. For info., call 376-4444.   More...

Village garbage pick-up schedule

Village of Babylon officeswill be closed and there will be no rubbish or garbage pick-up on Thurs., Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Residents cannot put rubbish or recycling out to the curb on holidays. More...

BaCCA to hold new sculpting class beginning December 1

The Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BaCCA) will present its new class on sculpturing. Work at your own pace in the sculpturing medium. Learn how to make anything from craft products or holiday items to professional pieces. More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices

PUBLLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Board of Ap­peals of the Town of Islip will hold a public hearing on Tues­day, December 01, 2009 at the Town Hall, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY on the following ap­plications More...

Deer Park celebrates Homecoming; Falcons soar

Deer Park’s Homecoming weekend was a success for all who participated, including the district’s athletes, musicians, artists, teachers, administrators and the entire community. More...

Babylon thanks its servicemen and women

Babylon Supv. Steve Bellone was joined by S.C. Leg. More...

Lady Bulldogs finish season, collect accolades

The North Babylon girl’s soccer team’s season came to an end in the Suffolk County Class AA semifinalsagainst Sachem North in November. More...

North Babylon’s Science program has new look

TheK-12 Science program in the North Babylon School District has a new look. More...

 

People/Social

Jack Stanton of West Islip celebrates 75th birthday

Jack Stanton of West Islip celebrated his 75th birthday. He is shown with his brother George. Jack’s wife Barbara, along with his six children and 16 grandchildren enjoyed a special luncheon at Southward Ho Country Club to honor the occasion. More...

Helping Hands in West Islip Fall Campaign a huge success

Helping Hands in West Islip, Inc., with President Jennifer Gallozzi, recently held a collection of winter clothing, Halloween costumes and Huggy Bears for distribution to homeless children, senior shut-ins and local families who are struggling in tod More...

Amityville Woman's Club held monthly meeting

The Amityville Woman’s Club held its monthly meeting Oct. 13 at the Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club. Since October is Breast Cancer Month, donations were collected as members came in. A business meeting lead by President Mary Ann Costa took place. More...

Columnists - Free Access

Heard it on the Grapevine

THE TURNOUT WAS UNBELIEVABLE at the Presbyterian Church in Aiken, South Carolina where a memorial service was held several weeks ago for former Babylonian, Merritt Thurlow, who died in her home in Silver Springs, Maryland, where she lived with her da More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Were there any dogs or cats on the Mayflower? Presumably so. When the Mayflower reached Massachusetts in 1620 there were 102 human passengers plus two dogs and several cats. More...

Obituaries

Richard Solat, Babylon resident, and N.B. art teacher

Richard Solat, a resident of Babylon and a teacher, died on Nov. 4th 2009 of lung cancer. He was 81 years old. His daughter describes him as a quiet and peaceful man who enjoyed his life. More...

Opinion

NYS Sen. Craig Johnson's outrage is dishonest

New York State Senator Craig M. Johnson, D-Nassau County) is a case in contradictions. Thelawmaker is an outspoken opponent of a plan by Gov. David Paterson to close a huge budget gap by reducing spending, including cutting school aid. More...

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Developing citizenship in kids is a parent's responsibility

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