Colleen Maidhof

Colleen Maidhof is a writer for Anton Media Group, specializing in local news and small business profiles. She is also the former editor of The Farmingdale Observer.

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Undo Winter Damage

The snow has finally melted (yay!), but what remains are a slew of chores that you must take care of immediately to prevent minor damage from turning into major repairs. Here are some indoor and...

Adventure Fantasies

Fly on a trapeze, learn to boogie, take a boat cruise, go zip lining, drive an exotic car or create a couple painting By Colleen Maidhof For parents who have little ones away at camp, summer can...

The True Meaning Of Memorial Day

By Kimberly Dijkstra and Colleen Maidhof When we think of Memorial Day, we think of family barbecues, street fairs and heading down to the beach for the unofficial first day of summer. It’s easy to forget...

Local Towns To Host Memorial Day Parades

By Kimberly Dijkstra and Colleen Maidhof Many local towns are honoring fallen heroes by hosting Memorial Day Parades on Monday, May 25. The following is a roundup of many of the Memorial Day parades taking place...

Local Homes Needed: Adopt Today

These pets can be adopted at Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter, 150 Miller Place, in Syosset. For details, call 516-677-5784.            

The Catholic School Choice

What’s right for your child? This is the time when parents are pondering their children’s acceptance letters to local Catholic schools. Given that Long Island has excellent public school districts funded by taxpayers, the choice to...

Winter Activities Are A Car Ride Away

Shorter days and cold weather offer the perfect setting for outdoor activities like skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and exploring. The best part is they’re all available within driving distance. Winter pursuits such as cross country skiing...

Truth + Beauty: The Best Possible You

Roslyn Heights’ medical spa, Truth + Beauty, is committed to making its clients feel and look beautiful. “It’s a playground for beauty junkies,” said MJ Valenza, a beauty coach. With professional estheticians coaching clients, the one-stop beauty...

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

Be prepared this hurricane season and build​ a free catastrophe kit on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater in Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Long Island Families...

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Deck Safety Month: Check Your Deck In May

Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy warm weather with friends and loved ones. However, a poorly maintained or unsafe deck could possibly...

Leaf Blower Flap Isn’t Just About Noise

For over 40 years, gas-powered leaf blowers have been a focal point for irritation and frustration over neighborhood noise. The issue is percolating up...

Images With Staying Power

Images that remain after the birds have flown is part of good birding. Last winter on two consecutive days I saw some rare and...

One Latina’s Journey To Success

New Americans come to Long Island to work hard and start a new life with their family. That’s exactly what Marianela Casas and her...

Land Alliance Celebrates Open Spaces, Starry Nights

“Open Spaces, Starry Nights” was the theme of the North Shore Land Alliance’s 14th annual Wine and Spirits Auction and Dinner Dance held at...
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