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Stories making headlines around the local area this week.

Paul Parisi Photo Courtesy of Anthony Parisi.
Paul Parisi Photo Courtesy of Anthony Parisi.
Dad: Disabled Student Went Missing from School

A Plainedge Middle School student was able to walk out of school undetected  Wednesday, and was found outside the building after Nassau police were notified, school officials said. The student who went missing, Paul Parisi, is a severely autistic 10-year-old boy, his father Anthony said. Click here for more.

Message in a Bottle: "Will You Marry Me?"

Paige Tyree thought it was just another romantic evening on the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Then boyfriend Porter Furman found a bottle with a message inside.

LION Holds Merrick Furs Protest

Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION) gathered outside of Merrick Furs Tuesday to protest the store’s opening for the fall season. Di Leonardo also told Patch that people have inquired about Worldwide Puppies and Kittens on Sunrise Highway, and another protest may be on the horizon. Click here for more.

Joey B's Pizzera Closes Its Doors

Joey B's Pizzeria located at 376 Merrick Ave. in East Meadow has closed its doors. The family-friendly eatery served up Italian pasta dishes, appetizers, fresh salads, heroes, as well as vegetarian dishes, whole wheat pizza and gluten-free pizza by request. Catering for all occasions was also offered. Click here for more.

New Fitness Studio to Open in Bellmore Sunday

New fitness studio, The Fabulous Place, will celebrate it's grand opening on Sunday. The studio, located at 2578 Merrick Road, is part of the Be Fabulous Foundation, a non-profit fitness and wellness company whose mission is to "help people feel fabulous from the inside out." Click here for more.

Maui Wowi to Have Official Opening

The Wantagh area can  officially say Aloha to Maui Wowi. The Hawaiian smoothie franchise recently opened its doors, and held a ribbon cutting. They will celebrate their official opening Saturday.


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