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8 Three Village Feel Good Stories of 2013

A round-up of stories about residents and organizations that stepped up in 2013 to help those in need.

Over the past year, numerous residents and organization have stepped up to help those in need. The following is a round-up of headlines that focused on these do-gooders. 

A Hero's Welcome Home for Stony Brook Navy Reservist

U.S. Navy Let. David Fink received a hero's welcome home Thursday morning as he returned from a nearly six-month tour in Afghanistan.

Seawolves Visit a Slam Dunk for Sick Kids

The mens' basketball team at Stony Brook University took a break from practice to come mingle with some of the youngest Seawolves fans in the pediatric emergency department.

Melville Teacher Nets $10K Award, Meets Tony Danza
Dr. Elizabeth Kelso was named the first-place grant winner in the national 2013 Penguin Random House Teacher Award for Literacy competition.

Three Village Schools Gets Visit from the Islanders
When members of the Setauket Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade chorus performed at the NY Islanders game against the Detroit Red Wings on Nov. 16, more than 500 cheering fans attended to see their pitch-perfect performance. To show their appreciation for the students’ performance and their crowd-filling efforts, three Islanders visited the school.

Local Family Thankful for Newborn Quadruplets
A Centereach couple gives birth to quadruplets on Halloween and takes them home just in time for Thanksgiving.

Fifth-grade Fundraiser Nets New Friends and a Big Donation
A new student gets support from her classmates on a fundraising project for cancer. 

Local Woman Wins $25K Lottery Prize
Kristin Masotto of East Setauket is $25,000 richer, after winning a New York Lottery scratch-off game.

Local Families Give City Kids a Breath of Fresh Air
Kids visit families in Stony Brook, Mt. Sinai, and Miller Place via the Fresh Air Fund.

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