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The Dark Falcons, Deer Park High School’s champion pumpkin catapult team, with coach Bruce Sander.
The Dark Falcons, Deer Park High School’s champion pumpkin catapult team, with coach Bruce Sander.
DEER PARK

Deer Park High Wins LI Pumpkin Fling Championship

Deer Park High School’s pumpkin-chucking team was the winner of this year’s Pumpkin Fling, Long Island's annual championship pumpkin catapult contest.

The Dark Falcons took first place out of seven high school teams who competed in the Oct. 26 event at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank. Participants had to construct a catapult or other mechanical propulsion device to toss a 3-to-5-pound pumpkin farther than their competitors.

BABYLON VILLAGE

Neighbors Supporting Neighbors' Celebration a Success

The Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Babylon Strength After Sandy Celebration went off without a hitch on Saturday, bringing hundreds down to what had been a devastated area this day last year. 

Walking around Fred Shores Beach Club, most might not have been able to tell a hurricane slammed ashore in the community a few days removed from a year – party music thumping, barbecued foods being cooked and eaten and costumed children running around picking pumpkins off of the beach.

LINDENHURST

Adopt A House's One Year Event Draws Hundreds to Remember Sandy

A crowd of over 300 people packed into Lindenhurst Village Square park on Tuesday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall, bringing a devastating burst of winds and storm surge that destroyed and damaged thousands of homes along the Long Island and New Jersey shorelines.

A photo slideshow, produced by Adopt A House executive director Jen Mackie Aulino, was shown during the twenty minute event, showing scenes from the day of the storm, the weeks after and the rebuilding efforts since Sandy struck on October 29, 2012.



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