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Friday Night Dessert Tour in Babylon


When you think of summer desserts, ice cream may be the first thing that comes to mind. However, on any list of great summer desserts, an equally deserving contender for the top spot would be the Italian ice. With temperatures and humidity reaching their peak for the season, we knew it was time to ride over to one of our […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

HUGE Heartwarming News! On Sat., August 13, Last Hope Inc. in Wantagh received a $20,000 grant investment from Petco Love during a special celebration at Petco Wantagh in the Willow Wood Shopping Center. The grant will help Last Hope treat more heartworm positive dogs from southern rescue transports and ready them for adoption. Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation) is a […]

Friday Night Dessert Bike Tour


“Life is short. Eat dessert first.” While the source of this quote is debated, it serves as a philosophy for those looking to enjoy life to the fullest. This week, we took this quote to heart, riding our bikes for dessert before we even started making dinner. After all, when cookie pies are on the menu, why wait any longer […]

Babylon Town’s 8th Receiver of Taxes charged with Grand Larceny

Serves prison sentence for embezzling taxpayers’ money and investing in ‘wildcat speculation’

Forty-nine years after the Town of Babylon was formed from the Old Town of Huntington, the aftermath of the Gilded Age, and early Roaring Twenties saw large-scale development, rapid economic and industrial growth, as well as the temptation for greed. One local Babylon politician fell victim to the enticement and lure of the shores of the Great South Bay’s yacht […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

Is Catnip the Universal Cure-All? Seems so, if you read the many catnip-claims-to-fame. Throughout history, catnip has been used as a remedy for just about every ailment or nuisance. Cats have known this all along. No wonder they have such a good time when they play with the leaves. Purrhaps, they’re mocking our ignorance. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a perennial […]

Friday Night Dessert Bike Tour


Over the past few weeks, our dessert tour has taken us to a few businesses that originated elsewhere before establishing themselves as part of the Babylon community. This week, we turned the tables, biking to a local coffee shop that started in Babylon before expanding to other Long Island areas: Babylon Bean. Since it was taken over in 2010 by […]

Tracking the history of Babylon Town’s Trolley Line

The South Side Signal Fri., June 9, 1911

Babylon Railroad Company Started Its Cars One Year Ago Tomorrow… Has Carried 215,000 Passengers Just one year ago tomorrow the Babylon Railroad Company began the operation of its cars between Amityville, Lindenhurst, Copiague and Babylon and which has proved one of the biggest “booms” these sections have had. The running of the cars has made each of the villages better […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

Silverwoods, a New Jersey independent living facility, seems an unusual place for Audrey and Joseph to hold their engagement party. Even more so when you learn Audrey is an Afghan Hound, and Joseph is a Doberman Pinscher. The gala gathering brought joy to the residents and the betrothed dogs’ pet parents. Both pups are therapy dogs and titled in many […]

Friday Night Dessert Bike Tour


July is National Ice Cream Month, and we couldn’t possibly have a successful dessert tour without celebrating such a significant holiday! So, we rode our bicycles this week to Kilwins, a popular spot in Babylon Village that specializes in chocolate, caramel apples, and— of course—ice cream. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Babylon this year, Kilwins is part of a franchise […]

Pets, Pets, Pets

“Yes, Virginia, there are veterinary Fairy Godmothers at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City.” Virginia, a young Last Hope Shepherd mix from a Georgia shelter had a very rare congenital heart condition repaired at the Schwarzman AMC via the kindness of the AMC to the Rescue program-and her fairy godmother/ miracle worker surgeon Dr. Pamela Schwartz (who […]


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