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Bravo Foxtrot founder Matt Simoni

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11. The federal holiday is a day to pay respect to those who have served our nation. One such veteran is Matt Simoni. Simoni served four tours in the Navy from 2006 to …

E Each year, The Islip Bulletin recognizes the volunteer work of outstanding local residents and organizations. These are the folks who work diligently and passionately on community and …

Because of the absolutely amazing generosity of St. Mark’s parishioners; the Islip community at large and Islip businesses, some food insecure families will have Thanksgiving dinner. On …

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Bay Shore Historical Society hosted special guest Harrison Hunt, who gave a presentation about Long Island and the Civil War. Hunt, a retired history museum curator, taught …

Zoey and Hannah Dinatalie from Troops 222 and 10 handed out homemade “Thank you for your service” cards to each veteran at the Post. Each card had pictures drawn with American flags. The …

The Amvets Post 76, in cooperation with the American Legion Post 365, had a heartwarming commemoration held at the Bay Shore Memorial Park. Afterwards, there was a celebration at Amvets Post 76 to …

The rain held out on Friday, Nov. 11, for American Legion Rusy Bohm Post 411’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, at Veterans Park in front of Town Hall in Islip. The ceremony began at 10:15 …

BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link), a 501c3 charity that funds recreation therapy programs to address the emotional and physical needs of veterans and active-duty military, announced they have awarded a …

An East Islip native is serving in the U.S. Navy, where naval aviators learn the skills they need to fly missions around the world. Ensign Emily Orski, a 2017 East Islip High School graduate, joined …

Both Lisa Fischer of Medford and Renee Joseph of Wyandanch, are the new co-presidents the Women Marines Association, NY-7. The duo took over after former president StaceyAnn Castro-Tapler moved. The …

Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter joined the family and friends of fallen FDNY firefighter Jesse Gerhard, to symbolically rename South Bay Avenue, the Islip street where Jesse Gerhard raised, …

After a brief move to Sayville, nonprofit Bravo Foxtrot has returned to Bay Shore. “It’s absolutely incredible to be back in Bay Shore,” said co-founder Matt Simoni. “Bay …

This year is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and as such, many towns and organizations are holding ceremonies and events to honor the lives lost. Below is a list of some local …

The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) honored The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Youth Squad with two awards this month at Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance in …

Since founding nonprofit Bravo Foxtrot a little over a year ago, Matt Simoni and Jade Pinto have been hard at work helping as many veterans as they can. Their next endeavor is a mini-documentary that …

When Vietnam veterans returned home over four decades ago, instead of being honored, many of them were shunned and mistreated for their service. While nothing can make up for the scars gained by …

At the Town of Islip Board Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board honored five local firefighters from three different departments for their heroic …

On Tuesday, July 26, the Suffolk County Police Department held a ceremony to honor the police canines and their handlers who had recently successfully completed canine training class and achieved New …

On Tuesday, July 26, The Pizzeria and Lacrosse Unlimited announced and launched their joint charity venture with the “Swim Dodge Pizzeria” short that will raise funds for local …

Patrick James Darmody of East Islip recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y. Darmody earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the …

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