LI School in national spotlight: Should students be suspended for “Tebowing”?

What happened?

Two students (down from four at first) were suspended from Riverhead High School, because they kneeled in a hallway, in a stunt and/or tribute related to Tim Tebow, who kneels on the football field.

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Long Island: Fire Commissioner Elections Today – Tues 12/13/2011

Across Long Island today, there are hundreds of votes for local fire commissioners.

It is important to participate in the process where your money (ie: tax money) goes. Consider calling your local fire department, or swinging by, to find out about your local election. Continue reading

Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social justice, war and peace, is even more valuable. Now there are legions of empowered people to enjoy these songs, and learn this music.

At our Peace Couple website, we do a “Peace Song of the Day”, every day of the year. We used this past week to celebrate Sonny Meadows. If you go over there, you can check out which 7 songs we picked from among Sonny’s long list of favorites. (Maybe you want to guess first, or, think which of his songs you would have chosen, before you click over?)

For the real insiders, we could not resist making a game out of this project. So, at the readmore, you can find a quiz. See if you can match the Sonny Meadows song, with a brief quote from the lyrics. (And, if my darling husband is reading this, you have to play, too! And, no cheating!)

Sonny Meadows/Peace Song of the Week Quiz Continue reading

Fun things at Occupy The Hamptons: New music video AND march on Sunday 12/11 at 12:30

Occupy The Hamptons has been holding demonstrations, marches, and teach-ins. See video below of the song “99 Silver Bells”, performed after a teach-in gathering on Thursday night. And..Sunday, December 11th…please show your support for an occupy march:

12:30pm on Sunday, 12/11/11 – Occupy The Hamptons/Southampton March

Meet in the parking lot behind the Parish Art Museum (back of the store). The focus of the march is to bring awareness to the foreclosure crisis, however, all sign messages are welcome. Please bring red armbands! A General Assembly meeting will follow for those who wish to stay. More info at www.occupythehamptons.com

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Not In Our Town @ CAC 12/11/11 Free

Film, Panel Discussion, Reception Co-presented by Cinema Arts Centre & Long Island School of the Americas Watch (LI SOA Watch)

Sunday, December 11 at 1pm At the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave , Huntington, NY 11743. 631-423-7611

NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

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Long Islanders Occupy Black Friday: November 25, 2011 at Smith Haven Mall

Update: Photos from Occupy Black Friday on Long Island at Flickr: here.
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Occupy Black Friday

Friday, November 25, 2011

12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Smith Haven Mall ~ Middle Country Road (Route 25) ~ Lake Grove Continue reading

Republican Croci beats Dem incumbent for Supervisor: Town of Islip in Rep control

Story at Long Island Press: here.
Recount Confirms GOP Unseats Nolan in Islip
By Timothy Bolger on November 22nd, 2011

“Suffolk election officials said Republican Tom Croci beat Democratic Islip Town Supervisor Phil Nolan by 343 votes following the recount.”

Plus, LI Press reports: Continue reading

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