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In case you missed the chance to check out what your neighbors and friends and blogging about here is a short list of this week's blog posts.
IRS Outlines Eight Tax Benefits for Parents
- Dianne Besunder
If you are a parent, then here are eight benefits you shouldn’t miss when filing taxes this year.
Live-brary Lovers New Quarterly Online Book Discussion
- Suffolk Cooperative Library System
Suffolk County Public Libraries' Live-brary.com launches a new quarterly online book discussion.
Smartest Ways to Use Your Tax Refund
These options might be less gratifying than buying a big-screen TV or taking a vacation, but they'll be the most rewarding way to spend your tax refund in the long run.
Migraines & the Secret Life of IFU! (I Feel Ugh!)
- Christina Fifield-Winn
Sometimes the most unexpected things happen in the most unexpected places.
Purim Is Judaism's Most Important Holiday. Really!?
- Rabbi Irwin Huberman
Why is the holiday viewed as so important within Judaism? God isn't even mentioned in the story!
Education News Roundup: Food for Thought
This education news roundup includes the question of whether or not educators should be armed, plus a look at school buses getting Internet access and GPS tracking, and more.
My Recent Baking Obsession Has Led Me to Hamantaschen
- Nikki Alexandra
After only recently getting into 'scratch' baking, I successfully baked my first batch of Hamantaschen.
Does Your Neighbor Have Your Back?
- Kevin Raposo
Think of your home's first line of defense. What comes to mind? Your security system? Your barbed-wire fence? Your adorable but secretly vicious poodle?
Film: W.C. Fields Driving on the LI Motor Pkwy. in 'Sally of the Sawdust'
- Howard Kroplick
John has forwarded this D.W. Griffith film 'Sally of the Sawdust.' Starring Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields and Alfred Lunt. The film was shot in Bayside, Greenwich and on the 'Motor Parkway' in 1925.
Fifteen Percent Off Your Pizza If You're Packing a Pistol
- Cindi Sansone-Braff
Now serving pizza with a pistol.