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Long Island's Top Youth Volunteers Head to D.C.
Two young Long Islanders of Nassau County will head to Washington, D.C. to join nominees for America's top youth volunteers of 2013. The two have been awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for their dedication to volunteering in the Long Island community. (read the story...)

Junior League of Long Island Helps Women Transition into Workforce
First Step, a program of the Junior League of Long Island, helps women in need with career training and complimentary business outfits for job interviews to help them transition back into the workforce. (read the story...)

School Supplies Donated to Long Beach High School to Help Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy
Office Depot and REAL Change Productions recognize teachers for their positive influence on today's youth by donating technology and school supplies to many schools across the U.S., including Long Beach High School's Dr. Andy Smith. (read the story...)

Summer Camp Program Opens Farmingdale, West Islip Locations
The "most affordable" summer camp program on Long Island has plans to open two new locations—Farmingdale and West Islip—in time for camp this summer. Hosted at St. Killian School and Our Lady of Lourdes School, Camps 'R' Us is fully equipped with opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities. (read the story...)

A Playground for All on Long Island
An accessible park in East Meadow on Long Island, New York opens to allow children of all abilities the chance to play on swings, go down slides, and hop on the merry-go-round. (read the story...)

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15. (read the story...)

DC-Based Music School Opens in Port Washington
Bach To Rock, a DC-based music school for kids, recently opened a location in Port Washington. The programs teach children to play instruments, including the guitar, drums, and percussion, in classes and group and individual lessons. The facility also includes a high-tech recording studio. (read the story...)

New Children's Salon Opens in East Northport
Snip-its, a children's salon, is now open in East Northport. The salon offers regular hair cuts and styling, as well as spa services and birthday parties. (read the story...)

Stronger Together at Camp Good Grief
Camp Good Grief on Long Island provides bereaved children a place to gather, grieve, and grow in order to cope with their loss. (read the story...)

On-the-Go Spa Parties Business Opens Storefront
Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club, known for their traveling spa birthday parties for girls throughout NYC and Long Island, will open a storefront in New Hyde Park. While it will still offer spa parties in your home for girls ages 4-14, the store will offer services for girls of all ages. (read the story...)

4KidCal iPhone App Back on Shelves
The voice interactive calendar to help parents and children with time management and organization, 4KidCal, has temporarily been pulled out of the iPhone app store due to technical difficulties. Once updated, the 4KidsCal app will be offered for free for an entire day. (read the story...)

Long Island Healthy-Living Club Adds Classes for Girls With Special Needs
Oh My Girls!, a healthy lifestyle club for girls on Long Island, recently added classes for girls with special needs to their offerings. OMG! offers cooking and fitness classes, as well as a health club that teaches girls to make healthy choices in a safe, parent-free, after-school environment. (read the story...)

Math Tutoring Center for Kids Will Open in Wantagh
Mathnasium, a math-tutoring center for Long Island children will open a new location on the South Shore of Long Island, serving children in Merrick, Bellmore, and Massapequa. Mathnasium offers tutoring services for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. (read the story...)

'Heart of Bethpage' Spreads Holiday Cheer to Long Island Children
Bethpage Federal Credit Union sponsored various holiday programs throughout Long Island to provide toys and support to the area's underprivileged children this holiday season. (read the story...)

Portledge Students Transform Memories into Art with Long Island Senior Center
Portledge School students in Locust Valley, NY visit Atria Glen Cove senior center to unveil Memory Projects, an exhibit featuring works inspired by the residents of Atria in honor of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. (read the story...)

A Long Island Nonprofit Helps Military Moms-to-Be through Operation Shower
Operation Shower, a Long Island nonprofit organization, provides baby showers for expectant moms of military families to help ease the burden of deployment. (read the story...)

Usdan Center Extends Tuition Freeze Through January 31
The Usdan Center, a summer arts day camp for kids on Long Island, is offering reduced tuition for its 2013 programs through Jan. 31. Usdan extended its tuition freeze due to the continuing effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Long Island and NYC communities. (read the story...)

A Long Island Charity's Fight Against Breast Cancer, One Photo at A Time
A local charity in Long Island, Moms Who Kick, are fighting breast cancer by raising money for breast cancer research and to increase awareness about breast cancer. (read the story...)

How Long Island Businesses Are Rebuilding After Sandy
Much of the East Coast was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, dubbed as by media as "Frankenstorm," and many businesses on Long Island are hosting fundraiser events and can use your help as they help to rebuild the community. (read the story...)

L.E.A.D. Empowers Girls Through Dance
Seven Long Island women created L.E.A.D., Live Empowered And Dance, to mentor at-risk girls in the neighborhood. (read the story...)

Growing Tree Nursery School Revamps Computer Center
Growing Tree Nursery School recently updated its computer center with new Apple computers, iPads, and the most advanced programs and media materials Apple has to offer. Children are able to use the new computer center at least three times per week. (read the story...)

Children's Therapy Practice Adds Individual and Group Classes
Sensational Development, a private occupational therapy practice for children and young adults, recently added individual and group therapy classes for residents in Nassau and Suffolk counties. (read the story...)

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program Hosted by Merrick Dentist Office to Send Sweets to U.S. Troops
Every Halloween, many collect more candy and sweet treats to last them the entire year. Donate extra Halloween candy at the second annual Candy Buy Back program hosted by Merrick Pediatric Dentistry and help send a smile to U.S. troops stationed around the world. (read the story...)

Long Beach Resident Receives Disability Leadership Award
Dr. Jon Feingold of Long Beach received the 2012 MassMutual Disability Leadership Award for his work in the special needs community. (read the story...)

New York Children's Theater Festival Accepting Submissions for Spring 2013 Productions
Beginning Oct. 1, 2012 through Nov. 12, 2012, the New york Children's Theater Festival will be accepting submissions for its spring 2013 productions, encouraging people from all over the world to write live children's entertainment. (read the story...)


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