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Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Is there a more perfect way to spend a day than by taking your boat to the aquarium and then taking your boat home? In my opinion, that might just be a perfect day trip.  If you haven’t been to the Aquarium of the Pacific yet, then you are in luck. The Aquarium of the […]

Freezing for a Reason

Freezing for a Reason

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Would you jump into freezing water for a few seconds? Before you decide, what if you were fundraising for Special Olympics athletes, children with diabetes, or helping to grant sick children’s wishes? Many Long Islanders who would otherwise avoid the beach in the cold weather flock to the  water for a polar bear plunge fundraiser […]

Surf For All

Surf For All

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Izzy Paskowitz of California was visiting his friend, James Mulvaney, in New York. It was 2002, and Paskowitz was part of a group called Surfer’s Healing, which teaches special needs children how to surf.  During his visit, they went to Rockaway, where he taught five children on the autism spectrum (including Mulvaney’s son) how to […]

Walking Towards the Light

Walking Towards the Light

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though Bob Allen doesn’t live in the past, he frequently experiences what it was like living in an early-20th-century lighthouse. Allen is a third-generation lighthouse keeper. His father and grandfather kept the Cedar Island Lighthouse for 17 years, and now Allen owns and maintains his own lighthouse in Long Beach. A member of the […]

Surf’s Up for Special Surfers

Surf’s Up for Special Surfers

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

. A  group of surfers, sitting on their boards in Long Beach, were waiting for one perfect ocean wave. With long brown hair, a slender build, and a look of excited concentration on his face, Max was one of the eager surfers. He paddled towards shore until the time was right. Chasing the wave, Max […]