May 1, 2013 by Sarah
Over 500 vehicles are soon to be auctioned off at the David R. Maltz auction house in Central Islip.
These cars and other vehicles were towed away after [Read more]
April 3, 2013 by Sarah
The annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair and Expo is scheduled to take place later this month in Hauppauge, located approximately nine miles to the north of Central Islip.
This year’s fair and expo, which will consist of [Read more]
March 18, 2013 by James
A parcel of land in Central Islip has been rezoned in order to expedite its sale to Whitsons Culinary Group, a private company that has plans to open a food processing and distribution plant on the parcel.
The zoning change was unanimously given [Read more]
February 10, 2013 by Sarah
Local and Long Island Railroad (LIRR) officials met in an informal meeting late last month to discuss what possibilities the future LIRR development had for the area.
Officials hope that the [Read more]
January 10, 2013 by Mark
Efforts to clean up Fire Island, which is located approximately 20 miles to the east of Central Islip and was devastated by Hurricane Sandy back in late October, are scheduled to begin later this month.
FEMA, local municipalities, and the state of New York will start the debris removal process late in [Read more]
November 10, 2012 by Mark
One way to gauge the progress of clean-up efforts in the aftermath of a disaster is to track the number of emergency shelters that are open to house displaced families. The good news this [Read more]
October 11, 2012 by James
Just a short drive from Central Islip, Plesser’s Appliance Store in Babylon is holding a special event that will only last through the end of this month.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Alan Howard, the store’s owner, is raffling off a Smeg retro-styled pink refrigerator. The reason for the unusual color is that pink is used to represent the National Breast Cancer Awareness Alliance.
Alan Howard, owner of Plesser’s, said:
“This is our way of giving back to the community.”
For the entire month of October, Plesser’s will be selling raffle tickets. On November 1 the drawing will take place and the winner announced. Plesser’s is not stopping there in its commitment to the cause, however. In addition to footing the cost of the refrigerator, Howard will match the proceeds of the raffle sales up to $1,000 dollars and donate the entire amount to the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition. He explains:
“It’s a fun way to draw attention to a good cause. And we’re loyal to Babylon; it’s just a nice way to support awareness.”
Nonprofit organizations have a long track record of relying on the local business community for support. Whether it is the neighborhood grocery willing to donate food to a meals program or the printing company that contributes their services for advertising, the commercial sector steps up regularly when it comes to philanthropic endeavors.
Success of the current raffle at Plesser’s Appliance will depend on area residents buying tickets and they need to purchase them in person at the store located on East Main Street in Babylon Village.
September 12, 2012 by Sarah
A ‘cool’ new shop, which opened this summer in the Motor Parkway Plaza, is sure to be a destination spot for treat-loving residents in and around [Read more]
August 17, 2012 by Mark
July 23, 2012 by Sarah
In a show of solid support, Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, along with members of the Town Board and other New York State elected officials gathered, to send a public message to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on July 12. The Supervisor’s statement was [Read more]