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NEARBY: Local Couple Donates Plane, Car to Help Patients in Need

Stories making headlines around the local area this week.

Warren and Lori Hoffman of East Meadow during a recent volunteer mission. (Credit: Handout)
Warren and Lori Hoffman of East Meadow during a recent volunteer mission. (Credit: Handout)
East Meadow Couple Takes Volunteering to New Heights 

Warren and Lori Hoffman are taking their volunteer efforts to new heights, donating their own plane and car to help transport medical patients in need to and from local airports to medical treatment centers all over the northeast United States. Click here for more.

Pieloch, 25-Year Veteran Farmingdale FD Honored

Oyster Bay officials presented Firefighter Christopher Pieloch, a 25-year member of the Farmingdale Fire Department, with a citation to celebrate his milestone anniversary with the department. Click here for more.

Merrick Resident to be Honored by Cancer Organization

Howard Kaden, a Merrick resident of 30 years, will be given the Courage Award during the Voices Against Brain Cancer's Third Annual Join the Voices Run/Walk in Central Park on Saturday. Kaden, 51, was diagnosed with brain cancer in September and said that he has received a great amount of support from the organization and the Bellmore-Merrick community. Click here for more.

MacArthur Teachers Release 'What Does the Fox Say?' Parody

The MacArthur High School staff just wants to know what the Fox says. When Ylvis released the popular song "What Does the Fox Say?" on YouTube, the video received more than 219 million views. The idea was to use the video as part of the October talent show, Mary Anne Sanchez, one of the video's stars and a teacher of social studies and psychology, said. The video has garnered north of 20,000 views as of Thursday. Click here for more.

Seaford Library to Make Technology Improvements

The Seaford library is about to get a technology upgrade, courtesy of some state funding. The library will receive money secured by State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick. It will be used to upgrade computers and other equipment and will also fund the purchase of a public access  scanner. Click here for more. 

North Bellmore Boy Honored by American Legion Auxiliary

David Collins, 12, of North Bellmore was presented with the American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award at a ceremony held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Saturday. While in a pool with other children at a graduation party this past June, Collins noticed another boy laying in the bottom of the pool’s deep end. Click here for more.

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