December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Weekend Events

Friday, December 25  Merry Christmas to everyone!  Saturday, December 26   • Christmas Musical 11 a.m. at the Babylon Seventh Day Adventist church, 136 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702.  More...

Special Sections

Schools/Sports

Literary treat for students at Babylon Elementary

Students in Marie Poelker’s second- grade class at Babylon Elementary School in the Babylon School District are receiving a literary treat on their birthday thanks to Hope Floats and its executive director Theresa DePietto- Roesler.  Hope More...

Babylon Elementary donates and helps those in need this holiday season

Students at Babylon Elementary School learned about where their food donations go and how they can help their neighbors in need this holiday season thanks to a special visit on Nov. More...

West Islip Fire Department visits Paul J. Bellew Elementary School to discuss fire safety

In recognition of October as National Fire Prevention Month, community firefighters from the West Islip Fire Department visited Paul J. More...

Library

AT YOUR LIBRARY THIS WEEK

Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library, 1 S. Country Rd. • 665-4350   •Mitten Tree: Now thru Dec. 30. Bring in new or handmade items such as mittens, gloves, hats and scarves and hang them on our Mitten Tree for those in need.   More...

Events & Bulletin

BEACON CALENDAR

The following are a list of public meetings and special events for the coming week:  SUNDAY, December 27  •No scheduled meetings . . .  MONDAY, December 28   More...

St. Joseph Church begins contemporary Christian Sunday Mass

On Sun., Oct. 4, St. Joseph Church, Babylon, took a step forward by beginning a contemporary Christian worship Mass that is celebrated each Sunday at 11:45 a.m. More...

Babylon church gets anonymous $10K donation for its meal program

Rev. E. Clare Nesmith of Christ Episcopal Church in Babylon almost threw the plain white envelope away. It had no return address on it and she first assumed it was empty, or just a piece of junk mail.  More...

Legals - Free Access

Public Notices -

Your right to know

Notice of formation of FRANCHRIS2CLEAN, LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on September 18, 2015. Office located in Suffolk County. More...

Scout Francis Ahlers earns Eagle Scout

During the December meeting of the Lindenhurst Village Board, Mayor Thomas Brennan presented John Francis Louis Ahlers with a Certificate of Merit for his achievement of becoming an Eagle Scout in Troop 1421. More...

Babylon church gets anonymous $10K donation

program started to solicit any complaints or concerns and to let the community know that their feelings were being taken into consideration. “We have had no complaints,” said Rev. Nesmith.  More...

 

People/Social

West Babylon senior Alexander Barrett named semifinalist in National Merit Competition

West Babylon Senior High School senior Alexander Barrett has been named a semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. More...

Suffolk County Police recruits donate more than 800 pounds of non-perishable food

Suffolk County Police recruits donated more than 800 pounds of nonperishable food to a local community outreach center at the Suffolk County Police Academy in Brentwood.  The 139 recruits spent a month collecting items to give to Pronto of Long More...

Historical Society of Islip Hamlet participates in tree-trimming event

On Dec. 3, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet participated in Brookwood Hall’s Deck the Halls tree-trimming event.   For more information on the society or to become a member, visit www.isliphamlethistory.org or call 631-245- 0675. More...

Columnists - Free Access

The Golden Age of Whaling: There she blows! (Part 2)

Going whaling around the world to exotic places like the South Sea paradise of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) was a young man’s game! More...

Pets, Pets, Pets

“Peace on Earth. Good will toward homeless pets.” The Christmas spirit has been particularly powerful this holiday season. More...

Obituaries

Marguerite May Webster, Babylon resident, United Methodist Church parishioner, Sunday school teacher

Marguerite May Webster was many special things all rolled into one lady, but if you had to sum her up, anyone would say she was a “wonderful, caring woman to all who knew her,” said her daughter Janine Webster of Babylon.  Margie di More...

Opinion

A Christmas from the heart of a child

If the joy of Christmas is found through the eyes of a child, then belief in Christmas can be found in their hearts. More...

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

Full Story

At last, some hope that will allow every child to succeed

GUEST COMMENTARY

After years of legislative gridlock in Washington, President Obama has signed the “Every Child Succeeds Act” into law and called it a “Christmas miracle.” The bill had strong bipartisan support in both the House of Representat More...













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