Joseph Belilos, 95, of Hewlett, landed on Omaha Beach during D-Day invasion

Joseph Belilos believed that no moment was too small to show kindness toward a friend or neighbor. It was a philosophy shaped, in part, by his involvement in one of the biggest events in modern history — D-Day.

Belilos tried to enlist in the U.S. Army when he was 17, but he was turned away and had to wait for his 18th birthday. At 19, he was part of an infantry unit that landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, in the invasion that would mark the turning point for the Allied Forces in World War II.

“He was on Omaha Beach,” said daughter, Renee Shaw, 63, of Colorado. “To this day, he wouldn’t eat lamb or mutton because when he was on this ship (waiting to invade) that’s all they had.”

Belilos was reluctant to talk about that day, his family said.

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CCU to create new college for behavioral and social sciences, education | Myrtle Beach Area News

CONWAY — Coastal Carolina University plans to create a new college within the university, combining existing departments on campus that will include education and behavioral and social sciences, according to an announcement Wednesday by the university’s provost.

In an email to faculty members, Provost Daniel Ennis said he is “pleased to announce the pending formation of the Spadoni College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (SCBSE) and a national search for a founding dean of this new college.”

“Currently the Spadoni College is quite small in number of students and in number of faculty,” Ennis told the Post and Courier Myrtle Beach. “By adding these other departments into it, it becomes comparable in size to the business school and the humanities college.”

Ennis said the new college, which will be established in the summer of 2021, will raise the profile of social and behavioral sciences.

“At Coastal, because of

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New Jones Beach Center Opens Aimed At Climate Change Education

WANTAGH, NY — The new Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center has opened , Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

The center, which opened during Climate Week, aims to teach the public about how energy shapes New York’s natural systems and how that same energy can help advance the state’s efforts to fight climate change. The facility was created by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

“The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center embodies New York State’s leadership in protecting the environment and promoting renewable energy,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Long Islanders know firsthand how the devastating effects of climate change and extreme weather are impacting our lives on a daily basis and this Center will equip visitors with knowledge to join the fight against climate change and protect our environment for generations to come.

The environmental education center specifically teaches how humans consumption of energy changes

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