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Puppies with Purpose: The Guide Dog Foundation & America’s Vet Dogs

Photo provided by The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s Vet Dogs Let’s Talk About PUPPIES!!! Back before COVID turned the world
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A Day in the Life: Veteran Kevin McNeil

Kevin McNeil is an Army Veteran who served for eight years as a paratrooper for the Army. While hie's got his share of challenges, he's more interesting in doing whatever he can to help.
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Firefly Lights – 11/21

Come to our community-oriented gallery created by and for local artists at 162
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We Measure Our Success in Smiles: Meeting the Rough Riders of LI Sled Hockey

One glance at the LI Sled Hockey website reveals that – while they do seem to win quite a bit – it’s about a lot more than that.
A Lovely Blooming Cup of Tea from The Soothery in Northport

Notes from Long Island’s Kindness Ambassador

Celebrate the entire month of November by spreading the joy of the Kindness Challenge!

Grateful Thanks, Trudy

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you
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Half Hollow Hills Library Offers Valuable Resources and “Veterans Testimonial Project”

Photo by Benigno Hoyuela on Unsplash We Love Libraries! Our dear friend, Ellen
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History Note: Walt Whitman

When poet, teacher, newspaperman Walt Whitman set out to find his brother, who had been wounded in the Civil War, the experience inspired another vocation:
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Music to Our Ears! The Coltrane Home

Amazing performance. Fantastic news.
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We’re Still Gardening!!!

They may look a little tired, but NOW is a great time to plant perennials, separate plants and prune your trees!

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The Fair Media Council Has Got it Going On!

The Fair Media Council “bridges the gap between the news consumer and the news media.” They help us all better understand what good journalism means, and why it’s so important.
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Notes From Joe

One great thing about getting involved in something you care about is finding friends who share that passion. I really appreciate how another ardent Coltrane volunteer, Joe Natter, often shares articles that help us better understand the legacy we seek to steward. Here are some of his “clippings:”
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Never Forget: Costantino “Gus” Scutari

Photo of Gus with Eagle Scouts from Syosset Troop 205 by Katheryn Laible Speaking of Veteran Testimonials…we remain eternally grateful for getting to document this one. Over and again we
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The Summit is Coming! We Get to GO!

Can’t say it enough: These in-depth interviews hosted by Eric Alexander featuring a broad range of local leaders are fantastic. Learn and get inspired by these amazing Long Island community
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LIRPC Shows Us the Big Picture

Basically, the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) helps Long Island see its own big picture. We are grateful for their commitment to addressing
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General Needs is On A Mission

The primary mission of General Needs is to assist homeless veterans and veterans in need to live lives of dignity by providing new, basic essentials. Have you seen what Lonnie
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