Hometown Heroes
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Donate to veterans for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service, Islip Rotary Club and Islip High School Interact Club have worked together to support United Veterans Beacon House and have organized a donation …

The Silent Service Memorial at the Bay Shore Marina commemorates submarine veterans of the U.S. Navy and features plaques of submarines lost during World War II and the Cold War, primarily. The …

After discovering there was a hole in Ambrus Correa’s heart in March 2018, the UK-based Chain of Hope placed him on a waiting list — his life ultimately in limbo. It behooved …

Islip Food for Hope and Town of Islip distributed over 900 turkeys and around 200 boxes of various fixings on Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Employees from the town Parks, Recreation and Cultural …

The first meeting should be held sometime in December.

Community event on October 11

Sunday, Sept. 29 at Great River’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Since 2012, this West Islip High School teacher and her students have raised more than $165,000 for the drilling of clean water wells in developing countries. Read about the Thirst Project here.

Sea cadet program named after LT Michael Murphy builds leadership

Bay Shore resident Frank Romeo, a Vietnam War veteran, will soon be completing his trek around NYS. Read about his upcoming homecoming here.

Rebecca Clock came up with an interesting way to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Read here about what she did for veterans from the Rusy Bohm American Legion Post in Islip.

Elizabeth “Betty” Schmidt of Islip Terrace broke the glass ceiling in the Suffolk County Police Department.

The caretaker of a local cemetery has made it his mission to identify veterans graves and in some cases, replacing worn out stone markers.

West Islip resident Maria Pecorale is the 2018 Islip Bulletin Inspiration Award winner.

Former congressional candidate Liuba Gretchen Shirley has launched a new initiative to help support women with children who are running for political office. Read about it here.

The Suffolk County Civilian Police Academy is gearing up for another class the first week in March. Read here to learn about this program and decide whether to add your name to the roster of recruits.

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