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Century-old Waterfront West Islip Home Asks $999,990

This ivy-covered traditional home with all of the beautiful details expected of a home built more than a century ago is listed for sale at 230 Secatogue Ln. in West Islip.

Built in 1902 on more than an acre situated on prestigious Willets Creek with more than 100 feet of bulkhead, this five-bedroom home has three and a half bathrooms and 2,600 square feet of living space. With solid construction, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and solid doors with crystal knobs, this house is built to endure and waiting to be restored to its original glory.

The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, sun room, fireplace and basement. Outside it has a two-car Stucco detached garage, deck, and above-ground pool.

The house is nearby West Islip Town Beach, the E. Donald Conroy Golf Course, and Southards Pond Park. It’s about a mile from downtown Babylon and the Babylon Long Island Rail Road station. The property falls within the West Islip School District.

The asking price is $999,990, not including the annual property taxes of $21,803, which are $20,636 with the Star Exemption.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Lynne Adkins and John Lopez of Signature Premier Properties. They can be reached at 631-422-3100.

What Are The Best Nonprofits on Long Island?

John Theissen Children’s Foundation
Since 1992, the John Theissen Children’s Foundation (JTCF) has collected and distributed more than 920,000 new toys to sick and underprivileged children in hospitals and child-care facilities. First inspired by a sick 7-year-old girl when John was 17, his mission is to spread cheer to all children. Celebrating 26 years since his first holiday toy drive, when he successfully collected more than 800 to distribute, JTCF has since grown into a year-round organization, also donating therapeutic and recreational equipment, electronics, arts and crafts, televisions, video games, and more, to children and facilities in need! 1881 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, 516-679-5098, jtcf.org

The St. Jude Mission Center
A beacon of hope for the community with the goal of spreading Christ’s love, The St. Jude Mission Center is the outreach arm of the Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh. Welcoming all of God’s children, The St. Jude Mission Center is devoted to spreading Christ’s teachings through compassionate worship. Programs include The Mother and Child Ministry, which provides essentials to parents in need; the PB&J Brigade, where teens and adults make sandwiches for women’s shelters and Ministry guests; The Heaven’s Harvest Food Pantry, which provides food and toiletries; and St. Michael’s Meal, a family-style Wednesday-night dinner open to everyone in the community. 516-900-1919, stjudemissioncenter.org/the-church-of-st-jude

The Michael Magro Foundation
Paul and Terrie Magro started the Michael Magro Foundation in 2005 to honor the life of their son, Michael, who died at the age of 13 following a battle with leukemia. Since then, the foundation has worked to assist pediatric cancer patients at NYU Winthrop-University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids. The foundation also has a scholarship fund and awards two scholarships every year for students graduating from Hicksville High School, including one for a student entering a culinary school. The foundation’s efforts keep alive the memory of a bright young man beloved by his family and friends, while also helping Long Island families and young cancer patients fight the illness. 12 Julian St., Hicksville, 516-935-4510, michaelmagrofoundation.com

Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts

Fun for the whole family, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is Suffolk County’s largest theatre, boasting nearly 1,200 seats in a beautiful setting with amazing sound. The theatre offers a variety of events including live musicals, rock concerts, comedy shows, and much more. Its mission is to serve Long Island as a cultural hub, highlighting wonderful talent and performing arts for a wide-ranging audience at budget-conscious prices. Originally opened in 1923, this gem of a theatre is part of Long Island’s history. Although it has gone through a series of renovations since its purchase in 1998, a lot of its original decor has been preserved. 71 East Main St., Patchogue, 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org.

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center
Once again, Little Shelter has won top honors as The Best Animal Rescue and Animal Shelter on Long Island. Since 1927, this nonprofit, no-kill shelter has been dedicated to saving the lives of countless animals, providing them with premier medical care and finding them forever homes. With a thorough interview process in place for potential adopters, Little Shelter goes out of its way to ensure that every rescue’s new family with provide him or her with important essentials, including love, proving that the shelter’s staff and volunteers truly are the best! 33 Warner Rd., Huntington, 631-368-8770, littleshelter.com.


Vote for your favorite businesses, people, charities, and entities in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through December 15.

Step 1: Visit bestoflongisland.com

Step 2: Click “Vote Now”

Step 3: Fill out form

Step 4: Select a category and click “Vote”

Step 5: Repeat for all your favorite people and businesses

To find other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominations for the 2020 contest open January 1.

Manhasset Holds Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Residents gathered for the annual tree lighting outside North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset on Dec. 7.

Gold Coast residents braved freezing temperatures outside North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset to celebrate the community’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 7.

Suffolk Offering Traffic Ticket Amnesty

Suffolk County officials are offering drivers amnesty on all late fees and penalties for moving violations, parking tickets, and red light camera citations through February.

The Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency announced the amnesty program went into effect last week. After February 20, 2019, offenders’ vehicles with multiple outstanding fines will be subject to booting and towing.

“The amnesty period will provide significant relief to individuals that face a costly accrual of late fees or penalties,” Paul Margiotta, Executive Director of Suffolk County Traffic and Parking Violation Agency, said. “I encourage residents to rectify their outstanding balances before this window period closes and they face possible enforcement action for outstanding dues.”

Amnesty will apply to Red Light Camera Safety Program citations, as well as those with moving violations and parking tickets.

It will not apply to cases where a judge has suspended the driver’s registration/privilege to register a motor vehicle in New York State or cases in which a hearing for suspension is pending.

The program will also apply to moving violations, including those which may have been pled to parking tickets.

Parking tickets with an existing judgment will be eligible for amnesty as well. For Red Light Camera citations with an existing judgment but not with a suspended registration or pending suspension hearing, the TPVA will waive late fees of $25.

Those interested in taking advantage of the amnesty program can visit Suffolk County Traffic Court in the H. Lee Dennison Building, located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, in Hauppauge, before February 20, 2019.  For any questions, call 866-637-0008 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday, except during the holidays.


Sailor From Patchogue Killed in Pearl Harbor ID’d

Left: The USS Oklahoma capsized at Pearl Harbor. Right: Navy Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne.

A 26-year-old Navy sailor from Patchogue was identified as among those killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Tuesday, just days after the attack’s 77th anniversary.

Navy Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

The Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize, resulting in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Jayne. He was among 2,403 Americans killed in the attack.

The remains were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu Cemeteries and later transferred to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP). Jayne’s remains were initially deemed unidentified despite early attempts to put names to the fallen. In 2015, PDAA exhumed the unidentified remains of those lost in the Oklahma for analysis.

He was accounted for on March 22, 2016. DPAA scientists and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA analysis, dental analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence to identify Jayne’s remains. The Department of Veterans Affairs assisted.

Jayne’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Charming Seaford Colonial Asks $789,000

This vintage Colonial offers a classic turn-of-the-century design but updated with modern amenities that makes for a commuter’s dream located at 1882 Monroe Ave. in the Seaford Manor section of Seaford.
Built in 1920 on a 10,000-square-foot lot, this four-bedroom home with a Stucco exterior has four renovated bathrooms and 2,400 square feet of living space. The third-floor master suite runs the full length of the house for a private oasis of calm featuring a steam shower, walk-in closet and office space. Charming features include pocket doors, high ceilings, custom woodwork, stained glass, hardwood floors, nooks and secret storage.
The house comes equipped with an high-end, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, a handicap accessible family room and a fully finished basement that includes a full bathroom. Outside it has a detached two-car garage, front porch and a deck in the backyard.
The house is located one block from the Long Island Rail Road station and Sunrise Highway with easy access to Route 135. It’s five blocks from the downtown Seaford shopping district on Merrick Road. And it’s in the Seaford School District.
 $17,727 or $15,832 with a 
The real estate agent listed for the property is Lynda Leon of Realty Connect USA LLC. She can be reached at 888-236-6319.

Leggz Ltd. Dancers Perform at Festival of Trees

The Rockville Centre-based Leggz Ltd. Dancers took the stage at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City for the dance troupe’s annual performance at the Festival of Trees.
The 29th annual festival, which ran from Nov. 23 to 25, helped raise money for the nonprofit Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County. 

The dancers performed under the direction of Joan Hope MacNaughton.  

Voting Ends December 15 in Best of Long Island Contest

Cast your votes now before the window of opportunity closes until next fall!

Voting ends Saturday, Dec. 15 in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest, meaning this is the last chance for the public to cast their votes for their favorite local store, restaurant, business or person they feel should hold a title in the 14th annual competition sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union—which is a great way to support the places you patronize.

Here’s how it works: Log on to bestoflongisland.com, click through the categories such as Arts and Entertainment, Food & Drink, Nightlife & Spirits, Health and Wellness, Restaurants and others to find your favorite candidate and then cast your vote. Voters are allowed one vote per IP address per day for each category.

Once the voting ends, the results will be tallied, then double-checked for fraudulent voting or obvious abuse. Such fraudulent or abusive votes will then be removed before the results are added up again. A third-party administrator runs the Bethpage Best of Long Island voting pages to ensure the process is fair and accurate.

Once the results are finalized, the winners will be announced in early 2019, with a party celebrating the winners to be scheduled after that.

Don’t see your favorite business among the candidates? Make sure they get nominated in next year’s contest. Nominations for the following 2020 competition will be accepted Jan. 1 through Aug. 31, 2019.

At the end of the day, we rely on you, the public, to find out who’s truly the Best of Long Island.

Good luck, and stay tuned!

Long Island Concerts & Events December 10-13

The Beach Boys

An evening with Long Island author, Angela LaRosa as she speaks about and signs copies of her new book Smile! Be Happy!: Life Lessons from an Uncommon Housewife. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington, bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Beach Boys coming to town on their Reason for the Season Christmas Tour to play “Little St. Nick.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com. $74.50-$315. 8 p.m. Dec. 11.

Let this jazz band melt your Hump Day blues away. Treme – Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St. Islip, tremeislip.com Free. 7 p.m. Dec. 12.

The legendary ’60s band and Billboard Top 40 mainstay returns for a set celebrating the past, the present and the future of their monolithic career. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com. $24.50-$175.  8 p.m. Dec. 12.

This documentary recounts the unique character of Cherry Grove, a community on Fire Island, New York. Cherry Grove became a safe haven for gays during a time when two men holding hands in public was illegal. Includes reception with Director Michael Fisher and Drag entertainers, Olivia London, Toni Homeperm, Anita Morehead and more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

The South Carolina-based indie group memorable for ’90s hits “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” are back for a night of nostalgia. YMCA Boulton Center for The Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $52. 8 p.m. Dec. 13.

Where Is The Best Bingo On Long Island?

The game bingo is popular amongst many families on Long Island. It’s a great game to play with family and friends and a friendly way to add a little competition to your Friday night! But where is the Best Bingo on Long Island?

Long Islanders voted St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport the Best Bingo On Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest.

Who doesn’t enjoy a great game of bingo? At St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport, you can have two awesome evenings of fun every week.

The church hosts bingo games every Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Church Hall. More than $3,500 in prizes are given away each week. Proceeds from the games also help support the church’s various functions in the community. Bingo nights are a great way for adults of every age to come together, socialize and enjoy a wonderful time — and maybe win a few bucks, too.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Voting in the 2019 Best of Long Island program runs through Dec. 15.

St. Anthony of Padua Church is located at 20 Cheshire Place, East Northport. It can be reached at
631-261-1077 or