As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to nitty-gritty breakdowns of government and school district issues. But some stories are simply inspiring, often showing that at the heart of our communities is a desire to do good. Here are some of the touching headlines from the past seven days.
Deer Park Students Show Support for Sandy Hook
Robert Frost Middle school students recently came together at the request of the National PTA to show support for students in Newtown, Conn. The organization asked schools across the country to make 3-D paper snowflakes to decorate the halls of the new school building, following the closure of Sandy Hook Elementary School after the December 14 tragedy. Students created more than 100 handcrafted snowflakes with bright ribbon, which were sent to Newtown to welcome Sandy Hook students into their new school.
West Islip Native Returns to "Jeopardy!" in Tournament of Champions
Dan McShane will once again grace televisions across the nation in pursuit of another Jeopardy!title. The West Islip native and St. Anthony's alum, who last year, returns to the trivia show later this month to compete for the Tournament of Champions title.
Best Market Set for Grand Opening in W. Babylon
Best Market will hold a grand opening soon for its newest location in West Babylon at 725 Sunrise Highway. The new supermarket, a subsidiary of the more well-known Best Yet Market brand, is currently being worked on around the clock to prepare the storefront for a grand opening within the next week.
Pat Benatar recently rocked the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, all for a good cause. Lindenhurst's favorite daughter was helping her Hurricane Sandy-ravaged hometown. The concert by Benatar benefitted Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, the Lindenhurst Fire Departmentand The Village of Lindenhurst Relief Fund. She played to a packed theater, and Lindy was well represented.