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Alison Bernicker

Alison Bernicker is the shopping/lifestyle manager for newsday.com and exploreli.com. From the newest style and beauty trends, to the latest sales and store openings right here on Long Island, she'll keep you updated on all things shopping. She has a B.A. in journalism from Stony Brook University and was born and raised in Suffolk County. When she's not updating the site, Alison loves catching up on celebrity gossip, scrolling through social media and (unsurprisingly) hitting the mall.

Mo Cassara, Elisa DiStefano to host Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball benefiting Long Island Cares

Elisa DiStefano and Mo Cassara at last year's

(Credit: Sneakers and Sandals Beach Ball via Facebook)

If you're into fashion, fun and giving back, The Buoy Bar in Point Lookout is the perfect place to be Tuesday night.

News 12 anchor Elisa DiStefano and former Hofstra basketball head coach Mo Cassara are set to host the Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball on July 22 at the summer hot spot.

The event will benefit Long Island Cares, an organization that helps to feed more than 320,000 Long...

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Skye McCole Bartusiak, actress in 'The Patriot,' dead at 21

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak arrives at Nickelodeon's 2008

(Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez)

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson's daughter in the 2000 film "The Patriot" has died. She was 21.

Variety reports Bartusiak was found dead at her home in Texas, but a cause of death has not been determined.

During her career, Bartusiak also starred in small screen series such as "24" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

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Prince George walks in official first birthday photo

Prince George, who turns 1 on July 22,

(Credit: Press Association / John Stillwell)

It seems like just yesterday that the whole world was on royal baby watch, but William and Kate's little prince turns 1 this week, and just hit a major milestone -- he's walking!

In honor of the tiny royal's first birthday on July 22, palace officials have released an adorable shot of Prince George walking around the "Sensational Butterflies" exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London.

The...

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