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Get Free Pancakes March 8

Pancakes__022716APancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand’s annual National Pancake Day on March 8.

In its 11th year, IHOP restaurants will give away millions of free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurants ask guests to leave behind a voluntary donation for their local charities –this includes Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, The Leukemia, Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospital for Children and other local charities. [Read more…]

County Warns Of IRS Phone Scams

hqdefault[1]County Executive Ed Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from people identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service. [Read more…]

Dance Studio Steps Away


Owner Megan O’Toole (right) with her sister and artistic director Mary-Kate.

If you walk into the studio at Megan’s Dance Academy, you’ll be greeted with the standards—a gleaming wood floor, mirror that stretches along the wall, a metal barre. But there’s a few things that set this South Broadway dance studio apart, that go beyond the furnishings and into the heart and soul of the business. [Read more…]

Jacobs Gives CO Safety Tips

Legislator Judy Jacobs is reminding homeowners of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, which affects countless individuals all over the country. Jacobs feels it is vital that all residents are kept properly informed on how to protect themselves against what is called the “invisible killer.”

Burning fuel, of which there are many sources in all homes, produces carbon monoxide. Appliances must be operating safely and the installation of any fuel burning appliances must be done properly. It is extremely important that professionals do any sort of installation. Homeowners should have their home heating systems inspected annually by experts. Other steps the homeowner can take against CO poisoning are as follows:

• Never leave a car running in a garage, even if the garage door is open.

• Never run a generator inside the home, garage or a crawl space (any generator used outdoors should be placed a safe distance away from windows or doors).

• Never put foil on the bottom of a gas oven, as this will interfere with combustion.

• Never operate an unvented gas-burning appliance in a closed room or a room in which you sleep.

• Never burn charcoal in homes, tents, vehicles or garages.

Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath.

Jacobs stressed the importance of vigilance in preventing this “invisible killer” from impacting you and your family’s lives. “I urge everyone to invest, annually, in the proper inspection of their homes and to update the detection units being used to be certain that they operate at peak efficiency.”


Syosset’s Book Brothers


Syosset’s Joshua, Aaron and Justin Lafazan are ahead of the curve. (Photos Courtesy of Umbrella Syndicate)

When three brothers conspire to reach a goal, it almost never involves writing books to help their contemporaries.

But Syosset’s Lafazan brothers—Josh, 22, Justin, 19 and Aaron, 15—are not prototypical young men. Highly motivated and wise beyond their years, the Lafazans have each staked a claim to three distinct niches—each writing a book specifically aimed at spreading knowledge and helping their respective generations grow beyond the trappings of youth. [Read more…]

Center Honors And Adds Staff


Rich Specht

Woodbury’s Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., recently honored Rich Specht, senior vice president of mutual fund and retirement sales at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. at their 57th annual dinner.


Jeannine Stutz

The center also recently announced the hiring of Jeannine Stutz as principal of the children’s day program.

Tribune Staff


A Sporting Foundation

KidsLax__010616AIt’s easy to find lacrosse programs on Long Island. But Lil Kids Lax is carving out a niche, teaching the island’s youngest athletes the fundamentals of the game. Designed for youngsters between the ages of 3 and 7, Lil Kids Lax teaches athletes character, team spirit, coordination and confidence, all within an engaging environment. [Read more…]

A Rare Concept At Bareburger


After months of preparation, Bareburger is set to open in Plainview.

Bareburger, an organically focused fast-casual eatery quickly reaching empire status, finally opens its doors to customers this week in Plainview. [Read more…]

Sled Hockey Nets Success


Bryan Blomquist instructs his players during practice at the Town of Oyster Bay rink in Bethpage. (Photo by Ben Strack)

A couple dozen hockey players left the ice at the Town of Oyster Bay Rink in Bethpage recently, trudging to the locker room to take off their skates. A new wave of skate-less athletes filed in and unpacked their sleds, ready for some ice time of their own. [Read more…]

Playground Honors Jericho Woman


The family of Cheryl Wexelman—Pami Tuerack, her son Ari Tuerack, her daughter Skylar Tuerack, and her father Elliot Wexelman—attend the ribbon cutting for the new playground. (Photos by Chris Boyle)

Despite the late-to-the-season chill in the air on Jan. 11, the students and faculty of the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County gathered together outside on the frozen fields of their Plainview campus to honor a special Jericho woman. [Read more…]