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For the last eight decades the Friends of Mercy Medical Center have hosted the Mercy Ball, which has traditionally been the kick-off to the holiday season. This year will be no different as they host their first virtual celebration. The 84th annual Mercy Ball will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5. The event is switching to a virtual format out of an abundance of caution, but promises to remain the hallmark event of that is has been known for. more
When the Sandel Center was forced to close to members in March because of the coronavirus pandemic,  social isolation in the senior population was a big concern. The center did what it could to stay in contact with members, and finally reopened on Nov. 9, a move that was welcomed by staff and members alike. more
Doris Riefler Nelson, of Port St. Lucie, Fl., and formerly of Malverne, died on Nov. 8 at the age of 80. A New York native, Nelson was the beloved wife of Oscar Lawrence Nelson, Jr., and a devoted … more
The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of hardships that have left families and children in distress. Social isolation. A mounting death toll. An estimated . . . more
Besides the sad deaths of a quarter-million Americans, the pandemic claimed another victim this month: the re-election of President Trump. Had the election been held in February . . . more
The following is not a how-to for anyone else. It’s just my story. We all have to maneuver our way through the grinding deprivations of the coronavirus as best we can. We hadn’t seen the kids or grandkids for nine months . . . more
In a year when so much has gone awry — so many lives lost, businesses battered, jobs vanished — it strains the imagination to think what we might be thankful for, particularly as the nation enters its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. more
We are pleased that Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is once again promoting small businesses ahead of the holiday season — which is vital this pandemic year. more
Last Friday afternoon, outside of Matty’s Toy Stop in Rockville Centre, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency to announce the “Shop Safe, Shop Local Scavenger Hunt,” encouraging residents to shop and dine at small businesses struggling from the impact of the pandemic. more
Seven South Side student-athletes, including five who missed playing their respective sport for the high school teams in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, inked their national letters of intent to compete at the next level and begin a new chapter in their lives. more
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