Good News: Marriage in a Bottle

Some stories put a smile on your face. Here's our wrap-up from around Nassau County.

Paige Tyree thought it was just another romantic evening on the beach at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Then boyfriend Porter Furman found a bottle with a message inside.

Furman, 38, of Oyster Bay, left his job early Friday to bury the bottle under a tree on the beach. When the couple arrived few hours later and spread out a blanket nearby, Furman surreptitiously discovered the artifact and handed it to Tyree, 31, a teacher in Huntington. Here's what happened next.

Long Beach Alum Named Academic All-American

Jillian Piazza, a 2013 graduate of Long Beach High School, was named an Academic All-American by the U.S. Lacrosse Association. This award recognizes lacrosse achievements, sportsmanship and academic excellence.

Cedarhurst's Gourmet Glatt Named Nassau Business of the Month

Just in the time for the Jewish New Year, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced that Gourmet Glatt Emporium of Cedarhurst has been named the county's "Business of the Month."

"...Weathering the prolonged economic recession, a major fire, and losing nearly three quarters of a million dollars in perishables after Hurricane Sandy, Gourmet Glatt continues innovating, expanding, creating local jobs, and leading a local economic revival of Cedarhurst’s storied Central Avenue shopping district."


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