Tips to beat Old Man Winter

News 12 Long Island's Ken Grimball offers insight into beating the cold with a tropical trip or sweltering swim.

News 12 Long Island's Ken Grimball offers insight into beating the cold with a tropical trip or sweltering swim. (1/2/13)

PLAINVIEW - With a long winter ahead, News 12 has some tips to help keep summer in reach.

Local travel agencies are offering winter getaway packages to the Caribbean, as well as to Mexico and other areas.

However, if staying at home is preferred, residents can take a dip at the Mid-Island Y JCC. The facility's Olympic-sized swimming pool is a balmy 84 degrees.


 

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