Over 13,000 people attended the annual Seafood Festival at the Suffolk County-owned Long Island Maritime Museum last weekend to take advantage of the great seasonal weather and a number of attractions. However, the star of the day was the beautiful view of the Great South Bay that could be seen and enjoyed at just about any location on the museum grounds.
When West Islip resident Mike McGuire hits the pavement at the start of the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon in Heckscher State Park, he won’t be running alone, both figuratively and literally. After all, there are more than 2,400 registered participants in that event. However, McGuire, who will run the half marathon, will also be accompanied by the memory of his dad, whose illness was the impetus to begin running for better health.