We are so proud of all of our neighbors who have been nominated for the Best of Long Island 2016 Awards! It’s so interesting and inspiring to see such diverse services and specialties in our community. If you’d like to support local fan favorites, you can vote from now until December 15-as often as once a day.
My friends and I along with most Facebook users scroll through our feed and hit “like” when we see a cute picture of an animal or a funny story or article. Sometimes we share with our friends or tag them into fun posts. The other day I came across a great deal for Target offering 50% off storewide; all I had to do was like, share or comment to get the coupon. One of my friends liked and shared this coupon offer (you know who you are). Sounds like an amazing deal right? That Holiday shopping list I have to get through will get pretty expensive so I’m looking for a break. The problem is the deal was a fake. If I had followed the directions and shared it with friends I would have sent them to a page asking them to fill out a survey asking for personal information (phishing).
Often I feel like the bad guy for commenting “Snopes before you post”. While I may feel I am saving lives, it may come off as a bit smart-pantsy. Believe me, I mean no harm. The Holiday season shoppers are looking for great deals and there may be some good ones on social networking sites, but please protect yourself against people wanting to steal your information and “Snopes before you post”. No one wants to find out their credit card information was stolen while at the checkout counter of Toys R’ Us with 10 people behind them on the line waiting to get out of there.
Here are a few examples of the fake deals.
Small Business Saturday will be celebrated on Patchogue Village’s Main Street, just outside of Patchogue-Medford Library, throughout the afternoon before the annual Christmas parade. Music, caroling and a Photo Scavenger Hunt have been announced … [Continue reading]
Anna Badkhen - Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah (Ebook Available) "The Fulani are the largest surviving group of nomads on the planet." Anna Badkhen, a veteran war correspondent who has written about … [Continue reading]
Medford will be getting into the holiday spirit on Saturday, Dec. 6th, when this year's Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting hits Route 112. Lineup for the annual holiday parade will start at 3:30 p.m. from Tremont Elementary School, 143 Tremont … [Continue reading]
With Thanksgiving a few days away, have the following terms been keeping you up at night: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Low-salt, low-sugar, allergic? Not sure how to please everyone this Thanksgiving? Want to try something new? Have a new … [Continue reading]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOHGl0HtMkU Patchogue Village is ushering in the holidays with two parades to kick off the gift-giving season. First, the Patchogue Village Christmas Holiday Parade of Boats will sail down the Patchogue River … [Continue reading]
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Mid-Island Y-JCC in Plainview. The topic this month will be "Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland" and will be presented by Glenn Kurtz. … [Continue reading]
The Irish Family History Forum will meet tomorrow, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. the Bethpage Public Library. The presentations, "Don't Forget the Ladies - A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law" and "Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans" … [Continue reading]
Patchogue Village rang in 2015 with a Main Street celebration complete with fireworks as well as a ball drop for the first time last holiday season, and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce plans to do it again this New Year's Eve with community … [Continue reading]
Florida State Genealogical Society will present a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. entitled "Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records." When you can't find your ancestor's vital records, or their name on a ship list or … [Continue reading]