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Girl Scouts Earn Silver Award

Girl Scout Troop 3203 recently secured a Silver Award, the highest honor a Cadette Girl Scout can attain.

The girls planted two gardens for the United Cerebral Palsy resident house in Suffolk County. They planted annual and perennial flowers and a few bushes. The first garden is in front of the house, the second is a smaller garden with a wooden border. The girls also added wind chimes, flags and sun catchers to the gardens.

They also built a bench, which they placed in a shaded area in front of the bushes they planted, for workers and visitors to enjoy.

Bird houses and feeders were placed in the backyard to draw birds. Scouts Mia Bonventre, Rachel Keichline, Katelyn Rodriguez and Erica Walch wanted to make the house a more cheerful place to visit.  

Liana Rosenthal is also a member of Troop 3203 and she earned her individual Silver Award by helping kids from her school. Rosenthal is a member of the tutoring program at Mattlin Middle School. After school, she helps kids with their homework or any other work they do not understand. She hopes to continue helping out through library and school programs.

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Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

Massapequa resident and event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event.

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a life altering challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, Nov. 1.


Calendar

4th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 25

Health and Wellness Senior Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Haunted Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 29



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