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A look at the past week’s blogs across Nassau and Suffolk County.

Long Island is not only known for its cultural diversity, but its diversity of opinions. That fact is proven every week on Patch as we host community voices in our blog space. Here’s a look at some of the latest blogs posted on our sites across Long Island. Click on the headlines to read the blogs in their entirety.

Jacobs Inducted to 10th Term

Legis. Judy Jacobs was recently sworn in for her 10th term on the Nassau County Legislature."I am honored and humbled to represent our residents,” Jacob is quoted in this blog post from her official platform on Patch. “I understand the concerns of my constituents and am devoted to improving our health, safety and welfare in the District.”

Mommacon - North Shore parenting Event

Joanne Nelson blogs about a special event from Macaroni Kids of Glen Cove set to take place on March 23. Click on the headline to read all about this great kids event and how participating also lends a hand to a worthy cause.

7 Reasons You Need a Dog in Your Life

Little Shelter Animal Rescue posts this thought-provoking blog detailing the many benefits to adopting a dog and making it part of your family. Did you know that owning a dog can help in the prevention of childhood bullying? Read this blog to find out more.

Panhandlers, Beggars and the Over-Served

Ann Darcy writes this interesting blog post about her interactions with the less fortunate among us on Long Island: the homeless. After numerous negative encounters, click the headline to read how Darcy reacted to a positive experience at a nearby 7-Eleven.

Are You Allergic To Your Home?

Are you tired of waking up with no energy, sneezing and coughing? That’s what Tara Tyler asks in this informative blog post about how to reduce dust mites in your home. Tyler serves up 10 suggestions to keep those mites away. Click the headline to read on.

My dear, dear daughter 'Mom'ory

Debbie Bacon writes this open letter to her teenaged daughter that pretty much encapsulates the essence of raising a teenager. Read this blog post and be moved by Bacon’s words as she navigates this formidable age.

Laughter...It IS the Best Medicine

Karen Nash provides a prescription for better healing a blog post that explores some of the research on the human body’s reaction to laughter. Hint: it’s very good for you. Click the headline to read what Nash offers as a convincing home remedy.

Road Rage: Port Jefferson

David Rebori contributes to our open blog platform “Road Rage” with an offer for everyone who would like to see schematic drawings of the construction going on at Route 347 and Route 112. Rebori provides his email address to request the documents. Click the headline to read more.

Coffee Blog with Lisa Marinelli

Lisa’s latest blog, entitled “Smitten With The Mitten” retells her encounter with an arrogant author while visiting the state of Michigan. Read about Marinelli’s experience and what she took away from the exchange by clicking on the headline.

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