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The Circle of Love Ministry Worldwide is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration. For ten years, the v...
11/18/2021

The Circle of Love Ministry Worldwide is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration.
For ten years, the volunteers have served over 2,000 meals and are now planning to feed even more people this year. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed to make this holiday special for those who are finding life more difficult than ever.

Donations may be made payable to Circle of Love Ministry and mailed to 65 Arlington Drive, Wyandanch, NY 11798 Attn.: Janice Jackson.

For more local news, please visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.

The Circle of Love Ministry Worldwide is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration.
For ten years, the volunteers have served over 2,000 meals and are now planning to feed even more people this year. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed to make this holiday special for those who are finding life more difficult than ever.

Donations may be made payable to Circle of Love Ministry and mailed to 65 Arlington Drive, Wyandanch, NY 11798 Attn.: Janice Jackson.

For more local news, please visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.

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11/17/2021

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Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BACCA) and Modern Classics Theatre Company of Long Island will present "The 39 Ste...
11/17/2021

Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BACCA) and Modern Classics Theatre Company of Long Island will present "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from the Alfred Hitchcock film and the book by John Buchan, based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The play will run for six performances at the BACCA Arts Center, located at 149 N. Wellwood Ave. in Lindenhurst, November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The production is directed by Tony Chiofalo. Tickets are available online through the Modern Classics website, mctli.com, or the BACCA website. For more BACCA theater performance information visit www.babylonarts.org/modern-classics-theatre.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BACCA) and Modern Classics Theatre Company of Long Island will present "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from the Alfred Hitchcock film and the book by John Buchan, based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The play will run for six performances at the BACCA Arts Center, located at 149 N. Wellwood Ave. in Lindenhurst, November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The production is directed by Tony Chiofalo. Tickets are available online through the Modern Classics website, mctli.com, or the BACCA website. For more BACCA theater performance information visit www.babylonarts.org/modern-classics-theatre.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

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11/16/2021

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The kindergarten students in Ms. Nugget and Ms. Caputo’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School in the Copiag...
11/16/2021

The kindergarten students in Ms. Nugget and Ms. Caputo’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School in the Copiague School District recently learned about kindness by reading “Chrysanthemum,” by Kevin Henkes. Students were encouraged to think before they speak and use kind words.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more on this story and other local news.

The kindergarten students in Ms. Nugget and Ms. Caputo’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School in the Copiague School District recently learned about kindness by reading “Chrysanthemum,” by Kevin Henkes. Students were encouraged to think before they speak and use kind words.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more on this story and other local news.

Congrats to Joseph Pettit of Amityville, who was crowned Homecoming King in a ceremony held at the Oct. 3 St. John the B...
11/15/2021

Congrats to Joseph Pettit of Amityville, who was crowned Homecoming King in a ceremony held at the Oct. 3 St. John the Baptist High School Homecoming football game!

Visit the Record online for more on this story: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/joseph-pettit-named-homecoming-king-at-sjbhs/.

Congrats to Joseph Pettit of Amityville, who was crowned Homecoming King in a ceremony held at the Oct. 3 St. John the Baptist High School Homecoming football game!

Visit the Record online for more on this story: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/joseph-pettit-named-homecoming-king-at-sjbhs/.

Amityville School Board President Dr. Terry Fulton has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the public schools’ ...
11/14/2021

Amityville School Board President Dr. Terry Fulton has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the public schools’ financial advocacy organization, Reform Educational Financing Inequalities Today (REFIT). The organization is focused on engaging elected officials to ensure school districts receive their fair and equitable share of financial aid from New York State consistently and predictably.

Visit the Record online for the full story: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/asd-school-board-prez-appointed-to-refit/

Amityville School Board President Dr. Terry Fulton has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the public schools’ financial advocacy organization, Reform Educational Financing Inequalities Today (REFIT). The organization is focused on engaging elected officials to ensure school districts receive their fair and equitable share of financial aid from New York State consistently and predictably.

Visit the Record online for the full story: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/asd-school-board-prez-appointed-to-refit/

Twelve student-musicians from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School were selected for inclusion in the All-County Div...
11/13/2021

Twelve student-musicians from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School were selected for inclusion in the All-County Division IV ensembles this year. They are pictured with Jennifer Ross-Troise, Copiague School District’s fine arts coordinator (right) and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School choral director Gina Occhiogrosso (second from right).

Stay tuned for more on this story--visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.

Twelve student-musicians from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School were selected for inclusion in the All-County Division IV ensembles this year. They are pictured with Jennifer Ross-Troise, Copiague School District’s fine arts coordinator (right) and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School choral director Gina Occhiogrosso (second from right).

Stay tuned for more on this story--visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.

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11/12/2021

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A moving and fitting tribute in Amityvillle Village this morning to the men and women who served our country. Watch for ...
11/11/2021

A moving and fitting tribute in Amityvillle Village this morning to the men and women who served our country. Watch for more on this story in the Amityville Record, in print every week and online every day at:
www.amityvillerecord.com

On this Veterans Day, we at the Amityville Record offer our greatest respect and deepest gratitude to the brave individu...
11/11/2021

On this Veterans Day, we at the Amityville Record offer our greatest respect and deepest gratitude to the brave individuals who have served, protected, and defended our country. We honor you and the sacrifices you have made in service to our nation.

For more coverage of our local veterans, please visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.

On this Veterans Day, we at the Amityville Record offer our greatest respect and deepest gratitude to the brave individuals who have served, protected, and defended our country. We honor you and the sacrifices you have made in service to our nation.

For more coverage of our local veterans, please visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.

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11/10/2021

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The Bethpage Turkey Drive to benefit the Island Harvest Food Bank will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to ...
11/10/2021
Annual Bethpage Turkey Drive Benefiting Island Harvest | Bethpage FCU

The Bethpage Turkey Drive to benefit the Island Harvest Food Bank will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The 13th annual food drive will include a no-contact donation car drive-through which will enable community residents to remain in their cars while volunteers remove donations from the vehicles.

The Bethpage Turkey Drive will take place at Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s headquarters located at 899 South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage. For more info on event or to donate go to:

http://www.lovebethpage.com/turkeydrive
through Fri., Dec. 31. Donations can also be made at any Bethpage branch.

In partnership with Island Harvest, the Bethpage Turkey Drive is held at our headquarters each year in November.

Copiague Middle School inducted 26 eighth grade members into its chapter of the National Junior Honor Society on Oct. 14...
11/10/2021

Copiague Middle School inducted 26 eighth grade members into its chapter of the National Junior Honor Society on Oct. 14. Well done to the following inductees: Ashani Barnes; Amelia Bright; Keliyah Browne; Jocelyn Carranza Orellana; Audrey Curto; Violet Feal; Laila Francis; Christian Franklin; Raisaun Gibson; Gabriella Gonzalez; Ronan Higgins; Jordan Jimenez; Jaida Jordan; Emilee Lall; Mason Koziarz; Kaia Mabli; Bielka Perez; Juleyni Ramos Estevez; Jazlene Rodriguez; Anisa Sattaur; Olivia Tyszko; Ayden Verdesoto; Evan Verdesoto; Rosina Wickham; Catherine Yanase and Daniel Zheng.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more on this story and other local news.

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11/09/2021

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As part of the school’s kindness campaign and in conjunction with its “Start with Hello” week in September, students in ...
11/09/2021

As part of the school’s kindness campaign and in conjunction with its “Start with Hello” week in September, students in Ms. Polito’s kindergarten class sprinkled their donuts with kindness. The class read, “The Jelly Donut Difference,” and reviewed the lessons sprinkled throughout the book. The kindergartners learned about different ways they could show kindness both in school and at home. They each colored their own sprinkled donut and wrote about ways to be kind.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

As part of the school’s kindness campaign and in conjunction with its “Start with Hello” week in September, students in Ms. Polito’s kindergarten class sprinkled their donuts with kindness. The class read, “The Jelly Donut Difference,” and reviewed the lessons sprinkled throughout the book. The kindergartners learned about different ways they could show kindness both in school and at home. They each colored their own sprinkled donut and wrote about ways to be kind.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a man in North Amityville on Fri....
11/09/2021

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a man in North Amityville on Fri., Nov. 5 and are asking the public for information on the incident.
Police said a 21-year-old man was driving a 2019 Nissan Altima eastbound on Brefni Street when he was shot by an occupant of another vehicle at the intersection of Geraldine Avenue at approximately 11:10 a.m. The Altima then crashed into a fence. The victim was transported in a private vehicle to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police are looking for the occupant or occupants of the other vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Photo by Joe Turner

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a man in North Amityville on Fri., Nov. 5 and are asking the public for information on the incident.
Police said a 21-year-old man was driving a 2019 Nissan Altima eastbound on Brefni Street when he was shot by an occupant of another vehicle at the intersection of Geraldine Avenue at approximately 11:10 a.m. The Altima then crashed into a fence. The victim was transported in a private vehicle to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police are looking for the occupant or occupants of the other vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Photo by Joe Turner

Read all about it! Amityville Memorial High School sophomore Te***ne Michael Fearon, re¬ferred to by many as “TJ,” publi...
11/08/2021

Read all about it! Amityville Memorial High School sophomore Te***ne Michael Fearon, re¬ferred to by many as “TJ,” published his first book earlier this year in March, 2021. Te***ne grew up in Hempstead and moved to Amityville in 2014 and has been an asset to the district ever since. The work for which he received publication is titled “Genesis: The Beginning,” referring to the start of something new for the author.

The book is about a 12-year-old boy named Joshua Stevens. He discovers something about himself that puts him in danger on the first day of school that changes his life forever. Through¬out his harrowing tale, Joshua finds help from friends, both old and new, which leads to Joshua and his friends facing challenges together.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more on this story and other local news.

Read all about it! Amityville Memorial High School sophomore Te***ne Michael Fearon, re¬ferred to by many as “TJ,” published his first book earlier this year in March, 2021. Te***ne grew up in Hempstead and moved to Amityville in 2014 and has been an asset to the district ever since. The work for which he received publication is titled “Genesis: The Beginning,” referring to the start of something new for the author.

The book is about a 12-year-old boy named Joshua Stevens. He discovers something about himself that puts him in danger on the first day of school that changes his life forever. Through¬out his harrowing tale, Joshua finds help from friends, both old and new, which leads to Joshua and his friends facing challenges together.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more on this story and other local news.

Students in Ms. Brite’s kindergarten class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School in the Copiague School District a...
11/07/2021

Students in Ms. Brite’s kindergarten class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School in the Copiague School District are learning all about apples this October. The class read “Ten Apples on Top” and each student used their fine motor skills to create an apple in their favorite color. They learned about the different varieties of apples and how to count using apples.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) has received a donation from Suffolk Archers resulting from the organization’...
11/06/2021

The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) has received a donation from Suffolk Archers resulting from the organization’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness shoot. The BBCC is a local grassroots organization which provides support and services for women residing in the Township of Babylon undergoing treatment for breast and gynecological cancers. If you have any questions, please call the BBCC office at 631-893-4110.
Shown in the photo: Suffolk County Archers Board Members and Joanne Marquardt, BBCC Board Member.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) has received a donation from Suffolk Archers resulting from the organization’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness shoot. The BBCC is a local grassroots organization which provides support and services for women residing in the Township of Babylon undergoing treatment for breast and gynecological cancers. If you have any questions, please call the BBCC office at 631-893-4110.
Shown in the photo: Suffolk County Archers Board Members and Joanne Marquardt, BBCC Board Member.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

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11/05/2021

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The Kiwanis Club of Amityville handcrafted and donated a Buddy Bench to the Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School to ho...
11/05/2021

The Kiwanis Club of Amityville handcrafted and donated a Buddy Bench to the Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School to honor the name of Marc Engler. Mr. Engler passed away in 2019. He was a beloved teacher for over 20 years in Amityville.

Pictured are Kiwanis members: Ed McDaniels, Kathy Corbett, Townsend Thorn, Rick Licari, Carol Seehof, President Andy Powell and Gerry Doherty.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

The Kiwanis Club of Amityville handcrafted and donated a Buddy Bench to the Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School to honor the name of Marc Engler. Mr. Engler passed away in 2019. He was a beloved teacher for over 20 years in Amityville.

Pictured are Kiwanis members: Ed McDaniels, Kathy Corbett, Townsend Thorn, Rick Licari, Carol Seehof, President Andy Powell and Gerry Doherty.

Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.

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The Circle of Love Ministry Worldwide is now preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration. For ten years, the volunteers have served over 2,000 meals and are now planning to feed even more people this year. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed to make this holiday special for those who are finding life more difficult than ever. Donations may be made payable to Circle of Love Ministry and mailed to 65 Arlington Drive, Wyandanch, NY 11798 Attn.: Janice Jackson. For more local news, please visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.
And now, a word from one of our sponsors….
Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts (BACCA) and Modern Classics Theatre Company of Long Island will present "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from the Alfred Hitchcock film and the book by John Buchan, based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The play will run for six performances at the BACCA Arts Center, located at 149 N. Wellwood Ave. in Lindenhurst, November 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. The production is directed by Tony Chiofalo. Tickets are available online through the Modern Classics website, mctli.com, or the BACCA website. For more BACCA theater performance information visit www.babylonarts.org/modern-classics-theatre. Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more local news.
And now, a word from one of our sponsors….
The kindergarten students in Ms. Nugget and Ms. Caputo’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School in the Copiague School District recently learned about kindness by reading “Chrysanthemum,” by Kevin Henkes. Students were encouraged to think before they speak and use kind words. Visit the Record at www.amityvillerecord.com for more on this story and other local news.
Congrats to Joseph Pettit of Amityville, who was crowned Homecoming King in a ceremony held at the Oct. 3 St. John the Baptist High School Homecoming football game! Visit the Record online for more on this story: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/joseph-pettit-named-homecoming-king-at-sjbhs/.
Amityville School Board President Dr. Terry Fulton has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the public schools’ financial advocacy organization, Reform Educational Financing Inequalities Today (REFIT). The organization is focused on engaging elected officials to ensure school districts receive their fair and equitable share of financial aid from New York State consistently and predictably. Visit the Record online for the full story: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/asd-school-board-prez-appointed-to-refit/
Twelve student-musicians from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School were selected for inclusion in the All-County Division IV ensembles this year. They are pictured with Jennifer Ross-Troise, Copiague School District’s fine arts coordinator (right) and Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School choral director Gina Occhiogrosso (second from right). Stay tuned for more on this story--visit the Record online at www.amityvillerecord.com.
And now, a word from one of our sponsors….
The Kiwanis Club of Amityville recently made two donations, one supporting Eagle Scout Brandon Balzani with his fundraising efforts at the Amityville Public Library and the other to aid the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Read the full story at the Record online: https://www.amityvillerecord.com/articles/amityville-kiwanis-support-local-causes/.
A moving and fitting tribute in Amityvillle Village this morning to the men and women who served our country. Watch for more on this story in the Amityville Record, in print every week and online every day at: www.amityvillerecord.com