Target plans to hire 300 people for its new Huntington Station store that will open in October. The company has scheduled a job fair for next weekend. Target representatives said most of the jobs are part time. It is also accepting
applications at Target.com/careers
Funds Needed for Rescued Dolphin
A dolphin rescued in June by the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation could soon be set free into the wild. Only one things stands in her way: Lack of funding.
In June, the Foundation rescued the approximately 600 pound dolphin and transported her to the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Now named Roxanne, the Risso's Dolphin is now healthy and thriving, eating over 75 pounds of squid each day, and interacting with staff.
While Roxanne is ready to be released into her natural habitat, funding is an issue, staffers at the Foundation explained this week. In order to be freed, Roxanne will require a team of 18 animal care members, a crane, a transport truck and a vessel that will carry her offshore.
Additionally, for future benefit, Roxanne will be given a satellite tracking device, in order to provide data on how she behaves after her release. To help, click here. In addition, Roxanne can be watched on the foundation's live camera.
College Gets Funds for Nursing Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Nassau Community College’s program for Nursing Workforce Diversity (NCCNWD) $1.045 million in grant money to increase educational opportunities at the two-year college.
The money is intended to directly help individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented in the nursing profession, according to NCC.
Islip Adds LI to Puerto Rico Flight
Long Island travelers looking to visit family or perhaps seeking a Caribbean getaway will soon have a local flight option to Puerto Rico.On its Facebook page, Long Island MacArthur Airport announced new Southwest Airlines service from Long Island to San Juan, Puerto Rico, beginning Sept. 30.
Islip Town spokesperson Inez Birbiglia told Patch that the new flight is direct to San Juan through Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with no plane change required.
Teacher to Get a Shot at SXSW Presentation
Richard Perry, an English teacher at Calhoun High School in the Bellmore-Merrick school system for 16 years, will compete to present at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, in March 2014.
Perry was selected to present at the Texas Apple Distinguished Educator Institute in July. His presentation, “First Source Research and Narrative Presentation,” was well received and he was given the opportunity to compete to present an extended format of the topic at the SXSW Conference.
His presentation passed the first round of selection.
The public will have the opportunity to make the final decision in a second round of voting from Aug. 19 to Sept. 6 to decide the final slate of presenters.
Hauppauge's young rock musicians will have their chance to debut in the major leagues this September.
Rock and Roll University's students will perform a pre-game show at Citi Field on Sept. 10, before the New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals.