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This Week in Blogs: LI Champions, Toys for Tots, Winter Wonderland

Top opinion pieces from Patch users this week.

Every day on Patch, locals share their opinions on a variety of subjects. 

Here are some of the most interesting blogs from the past week:
  • Halloween: A Day for Shadows: When I was in elementary school, my favorite holiday was Halloween. Every year, my mom would help me throw an awesome Halloween party at the house for all the guys in my class.
  • Massapequa Girls Volleyball — Long Island Champions: For 14 straight years Massapequa has won the Nassau County AA Girls Varsity Volleyball Championship.  This year, for the first time since 2007, they have captured the elusive Long Island Championship and will head to Glens Falls to represent the Long Island Region at the State Championships. 
  • Mepham Art Students Work on Portfolios: The seniors taking AP Art work on one of their last projects given at Mepham High School. These students have been engaged  with art all four years and are proving their talent in these drawings once and for all. 
  • Toys for Tots Kickoff 2013: Lance Wolff and Nino Recine, managers at Miller's Ale House of Levittown, NY recently attended the Toys for Tots kick-off opening ceremony at the Coral House in Baldwin.  Also in attendance were Legislature Dennis Dunn, Receiver of Taxes Donald Clavin, Town of Hempstead Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Tim Courtney, and Major Chuck Kilbride, USMC Retired. 
  • Winter Wonderland: As you gaze outside your window this winter, don’t lose sight of what brings every wonderland to light—your eyes. By taking precautions this season, you can preserve your vision and guarantee that you will enjoy the sights of the holiday seasons to come.
  • #Journeytopublish #Littlebylittle: I’m pulled from today’s #journeytopublish post by an aside. Asides are not uncommon in my life. An expression one of my yoga instructors uses often, but also teaches and lives by is: Little by little. It is a less than glorious statement conjuring images of baby steps instead of leaps and bounds. 
  • A Trail of Footwear: There are so many diverse ways of tracking family's traits.  Genes and DNA, of course, are the newest and most scientific, but physical appearances and personalities have always been a way of reminding us of those who came earlier.
  • Levittown and the Automotive Age: The history of the suburbs is invariably and inextricably connected to great leaps forward in transportation technology. 

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