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October is just around the weekend corner, but it's still back-to-school season for World's Gym in Ronkonkoma. The gym, located on Hawkins Avenue, just north of the Ronkonkoma train station, is offering a $10 per month Back to School membership special. You better hurry, though, the deal expires on Sunday, September 30.
Non-profit Jacob's Light Foundation celebrates new home in Ronkonkoma
Last Thursday the non-profit organization Jacob's Light Foundation (JLF), cut the ribbon on its brand new 6,300 square-foot headquarters located in the Foreign Trade Zone in Ronkonkoma. The space was Cary Staller and Staller Associates and was renovated through volunteers and a donation by The Home Depot.
Despite the drop-off in news coverage, there still is a significant amount of troop presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the JLF works to provide troops overseas with the simple necessities and conforts of home. Founded nine years ago by Long Islander Dorine Kenney, whose son SPC. Jacob Fletcher was killed in Samarra, Iraq in 2003, the JLF has packaged and sent thousands of these comforts to troops overseas.
The new facility, which held its celebration with members of the military and veterans, with a keynote speech from Kenney herself.
Holbrook Village Florist opens its doors
And in another ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, the Holbrook Village Florist officially joined the ranks of businesses in Holbrook. The new florist, located on Main Street, relocated to a space closer to the heart of downtown Holbrook.
The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce was on-hand at the ribbon cutting ceremony and posted a YouTube video of the event. The video offers a panoramic view of the entire store and its merchandise.