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13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

A New York woman is so good at bargain shopping that she's used her skills to donate groceries and other goods to charity. Learn how you can follow her lead locally.
Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

As a part of our "Everyday Inspirations" series, we look at how children across the country are making big impacts locally.
Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

After losing three people close to her in eight months, Edie Elkan picked up a harp for the first time in 28 years. Now she runs a program training others to play the instrument for patients
Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Patch wants to share stories about people who work every day to change others' lives for the better.
Good News: Global Classroom, Special Olympics

Good News: Global Classroom, Special Olympics

Some stories put a smile on your face. Here's our wrap-up from the region.
Civil Rights March, 'Dumpster Pooch' Update, Road to Sochi

Civil Rights March, 'Dumpster Pooch' Update, Road to Sochi

Some stories put a smile on your face. Here's our wrap-up from the region.
Good News: Intel Semifinalists; Film on Patchogue Navy SEAL Opens

Good News: Intel Semifinalists; Film on Patchogue Navy SEAL Opens

Some stories put a smile on your face. Here's our wrap-up from the region.
Gabby Giffords' Skydive Emboldens Us All

Gabby Giffords' Skydive Emboldens Us All

What we can learn from Gabrielle Giffords’ return to skydiving.
Kings Park Boy Scout Earns Highest Honors

Kings Park Boy Scout Earns Highest Honors

Thomas Loiacono of Kings Park awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday.
Good News: Anti-bullying, Student Honors, New Baby

Good News: Anti-bullying, Student Honors, New Baby

Some stories put a smile on your face. Here's our wrap-up from the region
The Most ‘Feel Good’ Patch Stories of 2013

The Most ‘Feel Good’ Patch Stories of 2013

Patch remembers the beautiful moments of 2013
4 Heartwarming, Inspirational Kings Park Stories in 2013

4 Heartwarming, Inspirational Kings Park Stories in 2013

Selected Kings Park stories will warm your heart, make you smile and inspire you to go the distance in 2014.
Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $636 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $636 Million

Drawing could be the second largest in Mega Millions history.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated at $550 Million

Tuesday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated at $550 Million

Drawing could be the second largest in Mega Millions history.
Kings Park Students Deliver Donations to Toys for Tots

Kings Park Students Deliver Donations to Toys for Tots

U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots delivers toys to unfortunate children for the holidays.
Good News: Fundraisers, Blue Angels, Guardian Angels

Good News: Fundraisers, Blue Angels, Guardian Angels

Some stories put a smile on your face. Here's our wrap-up from around Long Island.