August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

LIPA now acknowledges July 8 power outage caused by heat wave and blown transmission line

After almost a month, LIPA reports that it has determined the cause of a major power outage that occurred in Babylon Village July 8. More...

Babylon designated Purple Heart Town

While there is no accurate record kept about the number of Purple Hearts awarded since it was established in 1932, the Military Order of Purple Heart (MOPH) estimates 1.8 million veterans have received the award. More...

F.I. Lighthouse Preservation Society offers August events

On Sat., Aug. 17 and Sun., Aug. 18 the Great South Bay Amateur Radio club will set up their radios to communicate with other radio operators around the world.  More...

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Schools/Sports

Deer Park teams named NYS Scholar-Athletes

As a result of their commitment, six varsity squads of the Deer Park School District, including girls basketball, swimming and diving, girls track, boys track, cheerleading and kickline, were named New York State Scholar- Athlete teams last semester. More...

Babylon Elementary School students ‘movin’ on up

Marveling at their collective accomplishments and how much they had achieved since beginning their journey in the Babylon School District three years ago, Babylon Elementary School Principal Dana Basile congratulated this year’s second-grade st More...

Babylon student sings at LI Ducks game

Babylon Memorial Grade School student Aubrey Alvino has been selected as one of six individuals to perform the national anthem before a Long Island Ducks game during the 2013 season. Aubrey will make her debut during the team’s game on Sept. More...

Library

At Your Library This Week

Babylon Library, 24 S. Carll Ave. 669-1624   •Free Blood Pressure Screening: Every Thursday, 1-3 p.m. No appt. needed.  More...

Events & Bulletin

This week’s Calendar of Events

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SUNDAY, August 18   •Babylon Village Farmer’s Market: Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the commuter parking lot, off N. More...

Sagtikos Manor art weekend Aug. 16 and 17

An art weekend will be held at Sagtikos Manor, Montauk Highway and Manor Lane, West Bay Shore.  More...

Our Lady of Consolation blood drive Aug. 21

On Wed., Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Our Lady of Consolation Nursing & Rehabilitative Care Center, in conjunction with Long Island Blood Services, will be sponsoring a blood drive. Our Lady of Consolation is located at 111 Beach Dr., West Islip. More...

Opinion

Recent test scores reflect change in standards not student performance

by Michael L. Greb, president, Copiague Board of Education Charles A. Leunig, superintendent of schools   More...

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Weekend Events:

Friday, August 16 More...

Babylon Village looks to restore its tennis courts

Hoping it can garner some grants for project

Babylon Village is reaching out to the U.S. More...

Babylon Fire Department honored with this year's Volunteerism Award

In light of the extraordinary circumstances that faced the Village of Babylon during and after Superstorm Sandy, the Conklin House is pleased to honor and recognize the dedication and commitment of the Babylon Volunteer Fire Department during this cr More...

Marconi Lodge fashion galaxy show Aug. 21

Marconi Lodge, 333 Moffitt Blvd., Islip, will host a galaxy fashion show, Wed., Aug. 21, 7 to 11 p.m. The cost per person is $35 for a full sit-down dinner with wine, beer and soda. A DJ will provide music. More...

N.Y.S. Police to sponsor free child safety seat check on Aug. 17

N.Y.S. Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be partnering with the New York State Police to sponsor a free child safety seat check on Sat., Aug. 17 in Lindenhurst.  More...

Babylon Elementary School celebrates Food Allergy Awareness Week

In an effort to increase awareness of various food allergies and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, Babylon Elementary School celebrated Food Allergy Awareness Week this May. More...

 

People/Social

Catholic Health Services honors North Babylon resident for “living the mission”

Catholic Health Services (CHS) recently presented its Living the Mission Award to North Babylon resident Gene Buccellato for exemplifying the CHS mission values of respect, justice, integrity and excellence. More...

Laura Grau named manager of volunteer services at Winthrop University Hospital

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Long Island Chapter, whose mission is to raise awareness of blood cancers and funds to help find a cure, announced today that Deer Park resident Laura Grau, manager of volunteer services at Winthrop Universi More...

Girl Scout Gold Award winners achieve highest honor in scouting

S.C. Leg. Steve Stern (D-Huntington) 16th L.D. presented proclamations to Deer Park residents Diana Cotrone and Kelsey Heyne, who earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in girl scouting.  More...

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Babylon News & Muse

•Congratula- tions to the Babylon Village Fire Department! The hard-working group of volunteers has been selected as the winners of the 2013 Nathaniel Conklin Award! More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

Last month Nestlé Purina Pet Care Company announced it had completed the purchase of Petfinder, the largest online pet adoption website, from Discovery Communications. This is an interesting change of ownership for both Purina and Petfinder. More...

Hot Laps

Youth was served and had their time to shine at Riverhead Raceway on Aug. 3. The NASCAR Modifieds staged Twin 30’s. More...

Obituaries

James Garraffo, 50-year Lindenhurst resident, veteran and former Grummann employee

Marie Lamicella met her future husband James Garraffo when both were on vacation at a resort in Eastover, Massachusetts. She said she knew immediately that he was someone special.  The couple dated for two years and married on Feb. More...

Janis Risbergs Jr., Babylon H.S. graduate and marketing associate, at 60 years old

Janis Risbergs Jr., a graduate of Babylon High School whose family lived and owned a business in Babylon for 50 years, died July 11, 2013. He was 60 years old.  Mr. Risbergs was a graduate of Babylon High School, Class of 1970. More...













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