Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nassau County SPCA Seeking Donations to Fund Treatment of Brutalized Dog

Earlier this week, the Nassau County SPCA held a press conference about "Miss Harper", a dog that had been brutally maimed. NCSPCA is still investigating the case, and searching for the suspects that viciously removed the dog's ears, and one of her hind legs. In addition to searching for information about this case, they are also asking that local pet lovers to make a donation on behalf of Miss Harper, who will need numerous expensive surgeries, and extensive post-op care. They also announced that once she is healed, they will be looking to find her in a forever-home with a loving family here on Long Island. 

Warning: The above link contains an image of Miss Harper, which may be unsettling for some readers.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Groundhog Day: Get the Scoop on LI's Local Groundhogs

Groundhog Day is just a few days away, and in addition to Punxsutawney, PA's infamous groundhog Phil, Long Island has some groundhogs of our own making predictions this winter! In Holtsville we've got Hal, in Malverne we've got Mel, and out on Staten Island they've got Chuck! With all these groundhogs predicting whether or not winter weather will continue on for 6 more weeks or end early this year, surely one of them is bound to be right! 

Who do you think will make the correct prediction this year? Let us know! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Get Out and Play! Family Fun to Enjoy on a Snow Day

 This season, it seems like Long Island is getting pummeled by snowstorm after snowstorm, so why not make the most of the season and enjoy some winter fun? There are plenty of great ways to enjoy the snow - from building igloos and snowmen, to having a snowball fight with friends, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the winter months. Before you get going, be sure to bundle up - staying warm is an important safety measure you don't want to forget when you're out there enjoying the snow.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Warm Up This Winter With Dance Lessons!

 If you're looking for a fun way to stay active this winter, then why not try something new, and enroll to take dance lessons! Whether you can feel the beat in your feet, or you're new to dancing, taking a class is a fun way to get moving, and learn a new skill! Across Long Island, all sorts of dance classes are offered - ranging from ballet to ballroom, and dance schools are offering lessons for every skill level. This winter, keep your blood flowing by hitting the dance floor - get out there have fun! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cold & Flu Season is Here: How to Fight Back!

The winter weather is here to stay - at least for a few months! One of the biggest worries of winter is the fear of catching the flu, or a nasty cold, which can put you out of commission for days if not caught early on! Although there's no cure for the common cold, there are plenty of ways to combat the symptoms, as well as ward off sickness all together. Being prepared before you've been struck with sickness will help you to avoid missing work, or having the little ones home sick from school this winter.

This season, don't get bested by the flu or a nasty cold - protect yourself ahead of time, and be sure to have the necessary supplies for dealing with the symptoms on hand.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Staying Safe in the Bitter Cold This Winter

Winter weather has truly come out in full force this season on Long Island. Just days into 2014, we've already been hit by a blizzard, and the Island is now experiencing extreme cold temperatures with a wind chill well below 0 degrees due to an unusual weather phenomena known as a Polar Vortex. As you head outdoors and into the cold, it's important to stay bundled up, and protected from the elements, but there are many other ways to ensure that you and your family stay safe this winter, and ensure that your home is protected against the elements. 

In order to help you better cope with the winter chill, we've put together this great guide of tips & tricks for staying safe and warm all season long. Click here for the scoop!

Pictured: Snow blankets a residential neighborhood in Kings Park on Friday morning.

Friday, January 03, 2014's January Family Fun Guide

 Whether you're an indoor person or an outdoor person when it comes to enjoying the winter, we've got you covered with the scoop on tons of great fun happening right here on LI!'s January Family Fun Guide is jam packed with the coolest concerts, exciting entertainment, and sensational seasonal events that you won't want to miss this month, as well as a variety of awesome activities the whole family is sure to love. From guided nature walks, to the scoop on where to sled, we've got it all when it comes to Winter Fun. We've also included a variety of hot happenings and things to do that Mom & Dad are sure to enjoy as well, including wine tastings, musical performances, and much more!

Start 2014 off on the right foot, and take a step toward making this month a fun one! 

Thursday, January 02, 2014

LI's Best Sledding Hills & Sled Safety Tips

With a big winter storm right around the corner, it's high time you get the scoop on the best hills here on Long Island for sledding! Sledding has been a favorite pastime and right of passage for local children for ages - what better way to enjoy a snow day than grabbing a sled, bundling up, and meeting up with your friends to play in the snow, and race down the big hills. 

In order to help you make the most out of tomorrow's predicted Snow Day, we've put together a great guide to parks with amazing hills for sledding, as well as some important safety tips for ensuring that you stay safe while hitting the slopes with your sled this winter. Winter Storm Hercules doesn't have to be all about shoveling and indoor fun; get out there and enjoy the snow - the best part of the winter season!