Spicy Watermelon Margarita: A Verde Kitchen & Cocktails Favorite

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Keeping a specialty cocktail on the menu for years says something about the drink — it’s clearly a customer favorite (in addition to its being profitable). But what makes a cocktail a customer favorite?

Choose Adoption to Save More Than One Animal’s Life

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Pet adoption is a numbers game. When you rescue one dog or cat, you save their life and also the life of the next homeless animal that gets their spot at the shelter/rescue.

George to the Rescue to Feature 3 Long Island Do-Gooders in October

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Three deserving groups of Long Islanders were rewarded for their selflessness with home renovations on the October episodes of NBC’s George to the Rescue.

Environmental Education Center Opens at Hempstead Lake State Park

Long Island elected officials and community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the Environmental Education and Resiliency Center at Hempstead Lake State Park on Thursday.

Genesis, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wrestling on UBS Arena’s Debut Line Up

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A lineup of fall and winter events is on the agenda for the new UBS Arena at Belmont Park.

Mid-Island Y JCC: In Service to Community

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From its humble beginnings operating out of a house in Wantagh in 1956, the Mid-Island Y JCC moved to its sprawling location in Plainview in the 1970s and underwent a major renovation, adding a state-of-the-art swim and fitness center in 1982.

Columbian Lawyers Association Holds Installation Ceremony in Great Neck

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The Columbian Lawyers Association held its annual installation ceremony at Leonard's Palazzo in Great Neck on Thursday.

Life’s WORC Opens New Day Habilitation Center in Islandia

Life’s WORC, a Gartden City-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism, celebrated the opening of its new Day Habilitation Center in Islandia on Sept. 17.

The Weekender: 9 Things to Do on Long Island This Weekend

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Things to do on Long Island this weekend include a car show, a pancake breakfast, and more.

Gabby Petito’s Boyfriend Charged With Using Her Bank Card; Arrest Warrant Issued

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Gabby Petito's boyfriend, whom police have sought for six days in connection with the 22-year-old travel blogger's death during their cross-country road trip, was charged on Thursday with using her bank debit card.

Barney the Bull Captured After More Than 2 Months on the Loose

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On Sept. 22, at about 11 p.m., Barney, the 1,500-pound bull who had received a great deal of attention after he escaped captivity in July, was safely captured.

NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker Resigns, Hochul Announces

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New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is stepping down from his post, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday.