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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.
North Fork-based Model/Blogger Escorts Tampa Fan to Prom

North Fork-based Model/Blogger Escorts Tampa Fan to Prom

Tanner Zagarino, a North Fork-based model/blogger, flew to Florida to escort a lucky fan to her prom, which was sponsored by the Cancer Care Center of Tampa.
Children’s Choir to Record Song For Southold Girl With Cystic Fibrosis

Children’s Choir to Record Song For Southold Girl With Cystic Fibrosis

Group to record song live at Saturday's Ducks game.
'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.
Little Southold Girl Cuts Hair for Locks of Love

Little Southold Girl Cuts Hair for Locks of Love

Only seven, Julia Daisy Cardi decided all on her own to donate her long tresses to help other kids.
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
Last-Minute Santa Donates Toys, Available Christmas Eve At CAST

Last-Minute Santa Donates Toys, Available Christmas Eve At CAST

The toys will be available until noon on Christmas Eve at the CAST office in Greenport on a first come, first served basis.
'Nutcracker' Raises $6,500 for Eastern Long Island Hospital

'Nutcracker' Raises $6,500 for Eastern Long Island Hospital

The performance was held at Peconic Landing.
'Go Fund Me' Appeal for Couple Who Lost 6-Week Old Baby Tops $10K

'Go Fund Me' Appeal for Couple Who Lost 6-Week Old Baby Tops $10K

Donations are still coming in to help a couple devastated by the loss of their first baby.