Well over 115 species of birds, including ones who should have gone south by now, among them this robin, were sighted throughout Long Island during the recent Christmas count. Durell Godfrey

Thomas King (23) and his fellow Bonackers prevailed over Elwood-John Glenn before the Christmas break. Jack Graves

John Ryan Jr. thinks it’s “a great way to get baptized into the New Year.” Durell Godfrey

New Year's Day ocean dips to again raise thousands for charity.

As a motivator, she would tell herself along the way that someday she’d tell her children, or grandchildren, that she had biked across America when she was 34.