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Singing For St. Jude’s Children Hills East senior will donate profits from her iTunes song By Alessandra Malito

Blackmore’s Night, with Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, bring the Renaissance era to The Paramount, May 22. Come in costume.

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By Peter Sloggatt

Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore cemented his place in rock’s Pantheon as author of one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in music history – the four-note guitar tab that drives the Deep Purple hit “Smoke on the Water.” As guitarist for the British metal band, considered to be the pioneers of heavy metal, Blackmore found fame and traveled the world. These days Blackmore all but runs away from the limelight, spending time at his home on Long Island’s north shore, picking out tunes on his mandola amid his collection of medieval and renaissance-era musical instruments. With his wife and musical collaborator, Candice Night, Blackmore pursues his interest in Renais(Continued on page A16)

Lisa Diasparra is using her talent as a singer to help sick children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Lisa Diasparra always sang – she just kept it to herself when she was younger. But when she was 6 years old singing “Oops I Did It Again” in front of her house, she saw her mom listening and smiling by the window. When she was told how good she was, she decided to pursue it. She’s been rocking the music scene ever since. Now Diasparra, 18, who is graduating from Half Hollow Hills High School East this year, has her first song, “Once in Your Life,” on iTunes, and she’s sending all proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Money means nothing when I’m doing something I enjoy and when I’m giving back,” Diasparra said. “That’s the money to me. That’s the gold. That’s the prize.” She said she wanted to give back to an organization that does so much for young children. “I feel like I’m a kid myself, and I couldn’t imagine going through what these kids go through,” Diasparra said. “They’re so strong.” (Continued on page A16)


Heartland ‘Mini-City’ Has A Pulse Town takes notice as nearby housing concept shows signs of life By Danny Schrafel

The long-stalled, massive Heartland Town Square Project, a $4-billion “minicity” proposed to be built on the former 450-acre home of the Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, has a pulse again, and that’s getting the attention of local civic activists. The Islip Town Board voted to accept a final generic environmental impact statement on the land, which borders Dix Hills and Commack. Developer Gerald Wolkoff bought it from the state in 2002. The project would combine 9,130 residential units with more than 1 million square feet of retail space and 4 million square feet of office space built in phases over 15 years. When completed, the developer said, it would bring in 26,000 new jobs. Islip Town officials said the town mus(Continued on page A16)

An artist’s rendering of the Heartland project, which again has created buzz in Dix Hills and Commack as the Town of Islip moves the plans along.


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‘Rooted’ In An Arbor Day Tradition Town leads students in tree-planting celebration at Middle Earth park

Shiny silver shovels traveled from the hands of one student to another, to another, as each helped to fill the hole around the tree with soil and then admired the level ground.

“This is awesome because it’s good to the environment and we get some fresh air and we don’t have to be in classes,” said seventh-grader Rachel Heller (pictured) as she held her yet-to-be-planted sapling. “I wish that every day could be like this.”

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Councilwoman Tracy Edwards, as well as Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Supervispr Frank Petrone and Councilwoman Susan Berland, spoke to West Hollow Middle School Students about the importance of planting trees in celebration of the 142nd Arbor Day celebration.

West Hollow Middle School students learned about tree-planting before they each received saplings to take home to plant.

Shovels in hands, West Hollow Middle School’s Leaders Club members gathered around a newly-planted tree on Friday.



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New Fees, Meters Go Live In Village, LIRR Lot

A new era in Huntington village’s history arrived as multi-meter parking went live on New York Avenue and Main Street Monday. Multi-meter systems are also operational in the Huntington Long Island Rail Road parking lot, town spokesman A.J. Carter added. With these new meters come new, more expensive parking fees. Prime parking areas along Main Street and New York Avenue now require a fee $1 an hour to park, with the meters being enforced from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. There, coin-operated meters were cut down and multi-meter spot number signs were installed in their place. Elsewhere in the village, metered parking will cost 50 cents per hour. Prior to these changes, parking all throughout Huntington village was 25 cents per hour and was enforced from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Motorists can now park for a maximum of three hours at any given spot; previously, the limit was two. A smartphone app, which would allow users to “feed the meter,” so to speak, remotely by using their credit cards and paying a convenience fee for each use, is not live yet but is coming soon, Carter said. The smartphone system would allow motorists to “feed” any meter in Huntington village. “We’re still waiting to sign the contract,” Carter said. Public Safety officers are serving as

“parking ambassadors” to help the public get the hang of the new system. Carter said they will be on the beat for the rest of the week and possibly next week, too. The overhaul follows a Huntington Village Parking Study, funded by the town, Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, the Huntington Village BID, the Town Economic Development Corp. and The Paramount, which provided the town board with recommendations from the Nelson/Nygaard consulting firm as to how to resolve parking congestion and a lack of access to parking in the downtown village. A subcommittee was formed to explore building a parking structure in Huntington village. The town is also taking steps toward offering valet parking in the New Street lot with hopes of getting 40 percent more cars in a dedicated portion of the lot. The popular Gerard Street municipal lot will also undergo extensive renovations in phases starting July 1. The new metering system is not without initial troubles, though. Carter said that over the weekend, some of the markers were vandalized, defaced or bent backward. “We were supposed to have them replaced by this [Monday] morning,” he said. And the initial sticker shock had customers buzzing at A Rise Above Bake Shop Monday morning, said owner Mary McDonald. Particularly troubling, she said, is the one-hour, $1 minimum payment, which could hurt a business like hers that relies on quick turnarounds, especially during the

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By Danny Schrafel

A visitor to Huntington village navigates the new multi-meters in Huntington village after they went live Monday. morning rush. She said she’d like to see a short-stay parking option, like 25 cents for 15 minutes.

“They’re paying $1 to park to get a $1 cup of coffee,” she said. “It’s not like people have money to throw around.”

How To Work The Multi-Meters Parking ambassadors are out in Huntington village to help with the new multi-meter parking system. In a nutshell, here’s how they work: 1. Park your car and remember your space number. 2. Go to one of the multi-meter stations, and press “1” to make an initial payment. Or, press “2” if you want to add time to your space. Town code allows for a maximum of 3 hours of continuous parking. 3. Punch in your space number and press #. 4. Pay for your parking either by cash or credit. If paying by credit card, insert your card and follow the on-screen instructions. 5. Pres the green button to complete your transaction. 6. Keep your receipt! Not only does it prove you paid, it gives you an access code to use if you want to add time later. Pay for all primary zone spots, located on New York Avenue and Main Street in downtown Huntington village, through the multi-meter system. If you’re parked at a meter in a secondary zone (all other streets), continue to pay as you always have, but just remember to drop two quarters in instead of one for one hour of parking. A pay-by-Smartphone Parkmobile app is coming soon, town officials said.


Town’s High Schools Rank Well Nationally By Arielle Dollinger

As the ice thaws and trees are once again dressed in leaves, schools are subjected to yet another year of rankings by The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. And some Town of Huntington schools, known to be some of the most competitive on Long Island, are faring relatively well both nationally and within the state. The Washington Post ranks high schools

across the United States according to a ratio of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given per year to the number of graduating seniors. According to Huntington School District spokesman Jim Hoops, rankings change as districts submit updated information on their schools. As of Monday night, Cold Spring Harbor High School held a 10th-place spot amidst New York high schools, with a national

ranking of 148. Its current standing represents a jump from last year’s 14th-place statewide spot. Half Hollow Hills High School West ranks 43rd in New York and 561 nationally, while its eastern counterpart, Hills East, ranks 48th in New York – the same ranking as last year – and 598th nationally. Last year, Hills West ranked 37th in the state. Huntington High School currently comes in at 58th in New York and 663 nationally. Its state ranking is a jump up from last year’s

number 64. Harborfields, meanwhile, ranks 34th in the state and 399th in the nation. Northport and Elwood-John H. Glenn High Schools are not ranked within the state but do rank nationally; Northport pulled a 599 and Elwood-John H. Glenn lags behind at 1594. According to U.S. News and World Report’s statewide rankings, Cold Spring Harbor ranks 24th, Harborfields 34th, Hills West 48th and Walt Whitman 64th.


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Parking In The Digital Age Some getting used to… Have you been in Hunt-

POLICE REPORT Compiled by Danny Schrafel

Not Thinking With His Head

up a little better than divided ovals. They may look pretty, but I don’t think the replacement bill will.

ington village this week? If you have, I’m sure you noticed a very big change if you tried to park on What say you? Now that you have a few days of Main Street or New York Avenue. The meters are multi-meter parking under your belts, tell me what gone! Don’t start celebrating quite yet, though – in you think – love it? Hate it? Couldn’t care less? Miss their place are pretty little numbers on an oval metal your old metering? Write me a letter and let me know sign, indicating your “space number,” which you use to pay at one of eight new multi-meter machines scat- how you feel about this new chapter in Huntington village’s history. tered to and fro at prominent locales through town. The bill also went up, too – if Just in time… I’m glad to IN THE KNOW you want one of the spots in report that the big clock in WITH AUNT ROSIE the heart of the village, it’ll Huntington village is working cost you a buck an hour, and again! My buddy Jack at the for a girl who remembers fishing out nickels to feed BID told us that the stately time piece is purring like the meter, that’s awfully steep! The old-fashioned a kitten once again after shorting out due to a recent meters around the rest of the town also got more expower surge. The culprit, of course, was that devaspensive – they’re 50 cents an hour now – although tating fire on New York Avenue that sent a power you can feed them the old-fashioned way. Now, I’m surge through the entire system and cut power in sure this will take some getting used to – it will for some areas. With that in mind, who wants to pitch in me, that’s for sure – and public safety officers will be and get the ol’ girl a surge protector so Jack doesn’t on the beat to help. Although I’m an old-fashioned have to change out the insides again? gal, I think I’ll manage. However, don’t even ask me to try to pay for my spot on my phone, unless this You’re never too old… to learn a new trick or app thing lets me send instructions through a rotary two. Or become a fifth-degree black belt, it turns out. phone. (And I really would like a 15-minute option to Country and folk icon Willie Nelson, according to run into Mary’s and get a cup of Rise Above coffee!) published reports, is to have earned on Monday the But I’ve just got to ask… Why did the town de- high ranking in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, just in time for his 81st birthday! Turns out he’s been doing martial cide to print the parking space numbers on little oval arts for decades, and it comes after he was just inshape metallic things on the old meter poles? Not ducted in the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Not that I think they look bad – they don’t – and they do bad for a guy in his ninth decade, and it’s an example provide a practical benefit of making sure that you for all of us to keep on learning. can see your spot under snow cover (and don’t we know enough about that after this winter). It’s just that some weisenheimers have already started mess(Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have coming with them – bending a bunch of them back, dements, ideas, or tips about what’s happening in your facing them and otherwise vandalized them, my town neck of the woods, write to me today and let me know folks tell me. Sadly, I don’t see this stopping, and the latest. To contact me, drop a line to Aunt Rosie, that cost is going to add up. I think one big sheet of c/o The Long-Islander, 14 Wall Street, Huntington NY 11743. Or try the e-mail at metal, with both numbers on them, would have held

An 18-year-old male from Wyandanch was arrested April 23 on assault charges. Police said the teen headbutted a person during an altercation, breaking the complainant’s nose and causing a large cut on their head, which required treatment at a hospital.

Lock Your Doors, Folks Two open doors led to a purse being stolen from a Melville home April 19. Police said the thief got in through an open garage door, where a 2013 Nissan was parked. The suspect then got into the car, which was also unlocked, and stole a purse at 9:30 p.m.

So Much For Stealing Burglars busted into a Melville home at 8 a.m. April 23, but left empty handed. According to police, the crooks broke in through the front door and went to the upstairs bedroom, but didn’t take anything from the Republic Road home.

A Tug And A Swing A Dix Hills resident called the cops at 4:06 p.m. April 19 after a person she knew attacked her. The complainant said that the person punched her and pulled her hair. The complainant is not pressing charges.

Tool Leaves Without Tools A would-be thief didn’t follow through with an attempt at grand larceny in Melville April 20. Police said that someone cut a lock and ball hitch off of a trailer at an Old East Neck Road address at 10 p.m., but did not take any tools from the trailer. The next day, the complainant called police.

What A Pill! After rear-ending a car, a Holbrook man was arrested in Dix Hills April 22 on DUI-drugs and criminal possession charges. Police said the 31-year-old was driving eastbound on the North Service Road at Route 231 at 6:30 p.m. when he whacked into the car ahead of him with his 2001 Ford pick-up. When police investigated, they determined he was under the influence, and also discovered an unspecified prescription pill that wasn’t prescribed to him.



Lose My Number, Creep A Melville resident called the cops at 5 a.m. April 22 to file an aggravated harassment complaint after receiving a number of disturbing texts from an unknown person.

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A Dix Hills woman was arrested in Huntington Station April 22 for obstructing traffic, according to police. Police were responding to the Rodeway Inn on an unrelated call at 10:35 p.m. when they discovered the woman in front of the motel, obstructing traffic by running out into the middle of the street.

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Melville Resident Honored

Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro presents a proclamation to Melville resident and Huntington League of Women Voters (LWV) President Judie Gorenstein as District 17 Woman of Distinction for 2014. Pictured from left to right are: Joyce W. Viscomi (Huntington LWV treasurer), Patricia Fuchs (Huntington LWV co-secretary), Judie Gorenstein, Legislator D’Amaro, Mary McLaughlin (Suffolk County LWV legislative director) and Nancy Marr (Brookhaven LWV president, Suffolk vice president). A Melville woman has caught the eye of Suffolk County lawmakers for her volunteerism and efforts to encourage active participation of citizens in government. Judie Gorenstein, co-president of League of Women Voters (LWV) of Huntington, has been selected by Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-North Babylon) as the District 17 Woman of Distinction for 2014. In 2002, the County Legislature passed a Resolution authorizing each County legislator to honor a “Woman of Distinction” from their local district. Ms. Gorenstein, a Melville resident, was nominated for the 2014 award by fellow Huntington LWV volunteer Mary McLaughlin. According to McLaughlin, Gorenstein, who began volunteering at the non-partisan LWV shortly after retiring from a 20-yearplus career as a psychiatric social worker at the Sagamore Children’s Center, became president of the Huntington Chapter in 2007 and immediately took such a commanding leadership role that her passion

inspired other women in the League to also take on increasing responsibilities in various programs. Under Gorenstein’s direction, the LWV has gained greater prominence in the local community and the Huntington Chapter has grown to nearly 100 members. Her leadership is further exemplified through her work with the County LWV, where she serves as voter service director. She has worked cooperatively with the Suffolk County Board of Elections to conduct reviews of voters’ election experiences, which was critical in the county’s transition to the optical scan voting machines. Gorenstein also serves as the New York State LWV’s Director of Youth Programs and Citizen Education. “Through her dedication, leadership and commitment to honoring the work of our sacred right to vote, Judie Gorenstein is a shining example of someone who selflessly gives back in everything she does,” D’Amaro said.


Round Swamp... Lake? By Danny Schrafel

Civic activists in Melville are calling on the State’s Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to fix a flooding problem plaguing the Northern State Parkway onramps along Round Swamp Road. State officials said Monday a major overhaul to some infrastructure – which hasn’t been touched since the early 1940s at the latest – will rectify the issue. It is set to begin next year. Alissa Taff, president of the Civic Association of Sweet Hollow, said the east and westbound ramps most recently flooded about three weeks ago when heavy rain drenched the region. “When it rains, we get terrible flooding there,” she said. “This has been an ongoing problem for several years.” NYSDOT spokeswoman Eileen Peters said Monday the state is aware of the standing water issue at the Round Swamp exit, and a major upgrade is planned next year to address the problem. Peters said Monday that the issue is caused by a pair of leaching basins that haven’t been upgraded since the Northern State Parkway was built in the 1930s and 1940s. Although a recharge basin reconditioning project was completed in the area to improve drainage, heavy rains still overpower the system.

“Maintenance crews are doing what they do to clean out the leaching basins that hold the water there, but during a heavy rain, it just gets overwhelmed,” she said. Next year’s project would replace those leaching basins and tie them in with the upgraded recharge basin. Until then, motorists should use caution in the area, Peters said. “There will be some standing water in heavy rain until we take on this major reconstruction project next year,” she said. Round Swamp Road has been a focus of traffic and safety improvements by the town and state in recent years. Following resident complaints after a number of automobile accidents along the stretch, the town has installed new traffic signs along Round Swamp from the Northern State Parkway to Jericho Turnpike; added a traffic signal at the intersection of Round Swamp Manetto Hill/Highhold Roads; installed four overhead driver feedback speed signs and upgraded overhead street lights. The town also added road markings designed to make drivers slow down by thinking they’re going faster than they really are. Some neighbors, however, have argued a wider roadway and rumble strips are necessary to further improve safety. Town officials, however, have said that widening Round Swamp Road would be counterproductive and only encourage drivers to go faster.



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New Push For Boating Safety Laws Israel proposes capacity limits for larger boats; grants for education programs Long Islander News photo/Danny Schrafel

Rep. Steve Israel embraces Lisa Gaines at the Huntington Yacht Club Friday after the congressman announced new boating safety legislation.

By Danny Schrafel

As the second-year anniversary of a boating disaster that killed three children approaches, a new push began Friday for stronger federal boating safety laws. The Boating Occupancy and Teaching Safety (BOATS) Initiative would set new capacity limits for larger recreational vessels and secure new funding for boating safety instruction, Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) said during a press conference at the Huntington Yacht Club Friday. The location of the announcement is significant. From Huntington Harbor, the doomed Kandi Won, a 34-foot Silverton cabin cruiser, set sail for a fireworks show in Oyster Bay Harbor on July 4, 2012. On the return voyage, the vessel, with 27 aboard, capsized in Oyster Bay Harbor shortly after 10 p.m. Three children – 12-year-old David Aureliano, 11-year-old Harlie Treanor and 7year-old Victoria Gaines – drowned in the submerged boat’s cabin. An inquest released July 2, 2013 by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice determined that overcrowding was a major factor in the boat capsizing. “That was a tragedy, but it also served as a wake-up call,” Israel said. “We need capacity limits on boats, and we need better education on boating safety.” Under the federal proposal, boat manufacturers would be required to establish capacity limits for pleasure boats smaller than 45 feet and, as of January 2016, begin posting those limits and a gross weight limit in on-board capacity plates. Separate capacity plates would be required for flying bridges. Current federal capacity limits restrict vessels smaller than 20 feet. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), whose proposal to set similar limits stalled in 2012, reintroduced a capacity plate bill in the upper chamber, a spokeswoman said Monday. The congressman’s proposal would also provide grants for providing boating safety classes using existing federal funding. Any state that receives federal funding from the Sport Fishing and Recreational

Boating Safety Trust Fund, which is funded by marine fuel taxes and certain fishing equipment fees, would be required to spend at least 5 percent of that money grant on boating safety courses. New York received nearly $2.5 million in 2012. Victoria’s mother, Lisa Gaines, who has advocated for boating safety legislation since the disaster, said the law would bring about needed changes. “The implementation of boating laws, required education, capacity plate mandates, BWI prosecution, increased water security, rescue and emergency equipment are beyond common sense and necessary,” she said. “How many more innocent lives must be lost before the necessary and overdue steps are taken to keep boating as a safe recreational experience for all? In loving memory of all those we have lost, we will keep up the fight for change.” Israel said statistics illustrate the need for additional regulations and education. The vast majority of boating deaths, he said, occur with boaters without safety instruction at the wheel; operator inexperience caused 417 accidents and 51 deaths in 2012, he said. And capsized boats and falls overboard related to overloaded boats are responsible for more than half of those deaths, he added. “When you know that education works, and when you know that overloaded boats become more dangerous, you need federal legislation that provides more education and fewer people on boats,” Israel said. The legislation would not have applied to the Kandi Won because the capacity plate mandate is not retroactive. The new emphasis on education, Israel said, could help address safe loading of older boats. Although Israel said he expects opposition, he believes the legislation will pass because it proposes no new spending and gives the boating industry a year to adapt to the new mandate. Asked how she would respond to opponents of the legislation, Gaines was direct. “Look at your family. Look at your children and ask yourself, ‘What would you do?’” she said. “I have one reason to support it,” Israel said, clutching Gaines’ shoulder. “I hope industry will understand that.”


Second Safe Boating Week Setting Sail By Danny Schrafel

Boating advocates and the Town of Huntington are teaming up to host the town’s second annual Safe Boating Week later this month. The week of programming begins Saturday, May 17, with a nautical flea market and festival at Mill Dam Park in Halesite, which will include vendors, musical performances and free safety seminars during the day. Coast Guard, fire and police rescue boats will also be on display. Free vessel safety checks follow on May 18 at the town’s marinas, along with safety courses from May 19-21 and a May 20 presentation about the Gwendoline Steers boating disaster by town Director of Maritime Services Ed Carr at

the Huntington Public Library’s Main branch. The Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs’ Meet the Commodores Night wraps up the week on May 22 at Huntington Yacht Club. “The idea is to raise boating safety awareness and give people an opportunity… to get them prepared to go out and have fun, but also to be safe,” said Jackie Martin, commodore of the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs, a main sponsor of the event. One week before the festival, a free eight-hour New York State boating safety course will be offered at Huntington Town Hall May 10, sponsored by council members Mark Cuthbertson and Susan Berland. The course, which begins at 8 a.m., satisfies New York State’s boating safety law, which requires all boaters born on or

after May 1, 1996, to have a boating safety certificate in order to operate a power vessel. Boating advocates, however, are pushing legislation that would require all boaters by 2020 to hold a safety certificate in order to run a power boat. The legislation, and Huntington’s involvement in Safe Boating Week, were spurred by a July 4, 2012 boating disaster in the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor off of Lloyd Neck, which caused the deaths of 12-year-old David Aureliano, 11-year-old Harlie Treanor and 7-yearold Victoria Gaines, when the 34-foot cabin cruiser they were aboard capsized after a fireworks show. Victoria’s mother, Lisa Gaines, who has since become a boating safety advocate and member of the Safe Boating Week steering committee, said ongoing education is vital for all boaters.

“It’s important for everybody to try to find out what they’re supposed to do. You don’t know what you don’t know, and there’s always something to learn,” she said. For more seasoned boaters, the Neptune Power Squadron is presenting at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church courses like: Emergencies On Board ($65) on May 19; How To Use A Chart ($55) on May 20; and Partner In Command ($55) on May 21. At the Britannia Yachting Center, programs include: Using GPS ($50) on May 19; and Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio ($40) on May 20. All courses begin at 7 p.m. For more information about the town safety course, call 631-351-3256. For Neptune Power Squad events, contact 631-824-7128. Or, visit

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Be Good To Your Mother Town celebrates Earth Day with expo Long Islander News photo/Danny Schrafel

Huntington Town Hall became a onestop shop for all things environmentally friendly Saturday morning at the town’s annual Earth Day Expo. Residents were able to have unwanted documents securely shredded and recycled; drop off unwanted e-waste; recycle shrink wrap they used to winterize their boats and turn in plastic bags for reusable totes. For the younger set, there were a halfdozen trucks to explore and plenty of hands-on experiences to give kids a better sense of how to better care for the environment. Major sponsors of the day included Covanta, Safety Shred, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Trader Joe’s. Long Islander News photo/Danny Schrafel

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It Shouldn’t Take A Tragedy Tragedy struck, but the chances of it happen- for a federal proposal that would require boat ing again continue to shrink thanks to pointed manufacturers to establish capacity limits for efforts by our local government officials. pleasure boats smaller than 45 feet and, as of Two years ago this July 4, a 34-foot Silverton January 2016, begin posting those limits and a cabin cruiser set sail from Huntington Harbor gross weight limit in on-board capacity plates. to Oyster Bay for a fireworks show. On its way Separate capacity plates would be required for back, the boat, carrying 27 people, capsized, flying bridges. trapping three children inside. The children – Since the accident, Victoria’s mother, Lisa two of whom were from the Town of Hunting- Gaines, who was also on the boat that capsized ton – drowned, and an investigation by the Nas- along with her son, has advocated for boating sau County district attorney's office determined safety legislation. There clearly was a need, as overcrowding was the primary cause of current federal capacity limits the capsizing. EDITORIAL only restrict vessels smaller than Since then, the boating community 20 feet. has been working diligently – and quickly – Israel needs support from the Senate to make with local officials to craft new laws to make this happen, and we call on our New York repour waters safer. Just months after the accident, resentatives to get it done. The water doesn’t Suffolk County passed the Safer Waterways have to be a dangerous place, and in a boating Act, which requires operators of boats to take a community like Huntington, regulations like safety course and have the certificate displayed this are critical. on board the vessel. A year later, the state Do your part to keep yourself and your boat passed a law that requires all boaters born May passengers safe by attending Huntington’s sec1, 1996 or later to hold a boating safety certifi- ond annual Safe Boating Week, which begins cate in order to operate authorized motorized Saturday, May 17 and includes free safety semvessel in the state’s waters. inars and checks at the town’s marinas. Visit Now, Rep. Steve Israel is looking for support


Privilege Or Right? DEAR EDITOR: I have been attending and participating in the two public expression opportunities provided by the Huntington Library board on its agenda during the past three years, or 31 of the 33 monthly meetings. This privilege – not a legal right – had been extended by two former board presidents, Harriet Spitzer and Ann Scolnick, and the current president, Charles Rosner, until a Jan. 24, 2014 “Ruling by the Chair” limited speakers at the board’s public business meetings to one opportunity: speak once, now or later. Exact wording of the “rule” was not recorded due to the board’s policy of only recording motions/votes. The “public expression” statement on page 23 of the Handbook for Library Trustees states: “Board meetings are for the conduct of library business. They are not public hearings about library affairs.” The origin of this limitation of privilege is the executive session on Dec. 17, 2013, when the board

gave its president the authority for the ruling in January. Remember, speaking is a privilege granted by the board, because the Open Meetings Law makes “…no provision for public participation.” I can attest to the fact that there was no discussion of limiting public discussion in public board meetings the past three years! Another quote from the Handbook on page 20 states: “Boards often use executive session to discuss matters with which they feel uncomfortable in a public session, yet are not defined within the law. This is not only inappropriate, it is illegal.” Does the “privilege” fit here? I’m not sure if the “Rosner Rule” is temporary (his term as president ends July 2014) or sets a precedent for future board presidents to seek support/authority in their agendas in the manner cited earlier. I’ve also noticed in the past several months an increasing reluctance by trustees to use their “discretion (right or privilege?) to respond to questions/com-


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ments from the public.” Perhaps that in effect is the chair’s agenda? Attending board meetings at 5:30 p.m. is a problem with dinner and commuting, so attendance is small, but meetings are interesting and informative, frustrating and, at times, confrontational, over issues like transparency, budget and audit presentations and hearings, by-laws, etc., and over time have given me some knowledge of the “inner workings” of board business. DAVE HOFMANN Huntington

Let’s Pay Them To Vote DEAR EDITOR: The Northport Village election may be over, but one of the most surprising things about it was no candidate or local civic-minded organization or local newspaper saw fit to highlight the stain on the reputation of our community resulting from the fact that about 70 percent of eligible voters ignored

their civic responsibility to vote. This serious flaw in the election process is one that can easily be corrected if the village government really desires. The voice of entire community can be heard when the village board acts on any issue that comes before them. This lack of voter participation is something that can be greatly improved and at the same time be a source of revenue for the village. The solution I would like to propose is for the village to pass a resolution to pay a maximum of $100 to each eligible voting property owning household if they meet their civic duty to showing up and vote. In order to cover that expense, the taxes for each property in the village would be increased by the same $100, but it would be returned to those who vote, leaving the remainder in the village coffer to cover need expenses. No doubt some who prefer the status-quo would challenge this proposal on constitutional grounds, but that decision should be left to the courts and not a select few in the community or local officials and inexperienced legal council. If Northport Village trustees have the foresight to adopt this proposal, there is no doubt it would be a feather in the cap of our community and would set an example that could command national attention to resolve one of the fundamental flaws in our democracy.

Israel to Russian President Vladimir Putin following an incident in a Ukrainian city targeting Jewish residents. DEAR PRESIDENT PUTIN: Earlier today [April 17], it was reported that leaflets were distributed in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, to register with local authorities, along with declarations of their wealth. These inflammatory leaflets went on to slander the Jewish community in Donetsk and call into question their political loyalties. As a student of history, you are no doubt aware that this disgusting event bears a striking resemblance to actions taken by the Nazis in Ukraine during the Second World War. In particular, the timing of this stunt, along with its anti-Semitic canard about divided loyalties, is distasteful to Americans, the people of Ukraine and Russia, who suffered grievously during the Nazi genocide, and to civilized people around the world. Mr. President, you have routinely called for the human rights of the people of Ukraine to be respected. Yet, the fact that this blatant and ominous demonstration of anti-Semitism, the kind of which has not been seen in Europe since the dark days of the 1940s, has taken place without so much as a word of protest from you is deeply disheartening. If you are as concerned about the people of Ukraine as you have made yourself out to be, I strongly urge you to follow the leadership of the United States in condemning this pathetic stunt in no uncertain terms.


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Hooked On Bare Bones’ ‘Hooked’

Tess is the Queen of Hookups. Beautiful and sexy, she’s a millennial who feels free to have sex whenever she wants, with whomever she wants. No strings attached. Or so she says. Liam, also in his 20s, is handsome, hot, and a Hookup King. His philosophy concerning sex mirrors Tess’. The two, like many of their generation, hook up whenever the mood strikes. With Liam and Tess there’s no expectations, no commitment. They jump from one hookup to another. Yet, they always come back to one another. It’s been like that for a year. So, what’s that all about? To find out, you’ll need to check out “Hooked,” Danielle Burby’s entertaining, thought-provoking play now in its premiere Long Island run at Northport’s Bare Bones Theater. The play opened on April 24 and runs through May 11. “Hooked” is wild, witty, and truly wonderful. It’s a stellar play from a 23-year-old former Huntington Station resident. Danielle Burby. Remember her name! “Hooked” explores the impact the hookup culture is having on today’s 20somethings. Whether they choose to hook up, or not, as the play points out, people can, and often are, hurt by it. “Hooked” takes place over one weekend in the NYC apartment that Tess shares with Emma and Natalie. The women are as different as morning, noon and night, yet they care for each other in a way that is reminiscent of the friendships between Monica, Rachel and Phoebe, the characters in the popular 90s sitcom “Friends.” Emma, played by Miriam Korn, is the innocent romantic of the trio. She’s saving herself for the right man, even though Tess

(played by Marina Montes) is prone to reminding her, “You’re the youngest you’re ever going to be. Doesn’t that scare you?” In other words, it’s time to hook up. Natalie (Stephanie Katas) is the more emotionally mature of the three. She’s involved in a committed relationship with Liam’s roommate, Ryan (Kyle Grant). Natalie and Ryan are preparing to move into their own apartment together – a fact that needs to be brought to the attention of her roommates. That should be the worst of their problems, though. As the play unfolds, more challenges surface that threaten to shake up each and every person’s world. Emma will emotionally connect with a man she’s had a crush on for years. That “connection” serves to propel her into his arms. They make love and Emma believes she has finally found the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, the guy thinks differently. To him, it was just a hookup. Tess begins to slowly but surely question her feelings about Liam (Ravi Tawny). When she learns about one hookup of his in particular, it sends her into a rage. A woman who has always tried to keep emotions out of her relationships with men, suddenly experiences the pain of having been betrayed. Natalie and Ryan’s solid relationship begins to fall apart when Ryan discovers that Natalie had a history of hooking up throughout her college years. He begins to question how someone with old-fashioned values like his can remain involved with a woman whose sexual history he can’t accept. Natalie, who says her past belongs in the past, cannot understand how Ryan can be so judgmental of her. These problems are played out artfully

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By Mary Beth Casper

Stephanie Kaltsas, Kyle Grant, Marina Montes and Miriam Korn portray friends and lovers in the premiere of “Hooked,” by Danielle Burby, at Northport’s Bare Bones Theater. by a talented cast under the expert direction of Jeff Bennett, the founder of Bare Bones Theater. Bennett, who has always wanted to bring younger audiences to his theater, chose “Hooked” not only because the play is so well written, but because he believes its subject will resonate with millennials. Despite the dramatic nature of the script, there are many funny moments, too. One of the most enjoyable occurred as the three women pursue an argument with each other while exercising to a Zumba video. Their explosive barbs toward one another orchestrated to be in rhythm with their Zumba moves. That exchange elicits hearty laughter from the audience.

Marina Montes’ performance of Tess, as well as Kyle Grant’s Ryan and Stephanie Kaltas’ Natalie were the standouts of the evening. Montes owned her role. She found much within her character beyond the tough as nails exterior Tess appears to want to show the world. The characters that she, Grant and Kaltas play experience such amazing personal growth throughout the play that the audience cannot help but be moved. “Hooked” is a production that will appeal to millenials, Gen X’ers and Boomers, alike. Please note that is for mature audiences, only. For ticket information, go to or call 631-606-0026.


Playwright Dishes On Hookup Culture By Mary Beth Casper

They say write about what you know. So, Danielle Burby wrote a play about the hookup culture. It’s called “Hooked” and it’s currently in production at Bare Bones Theater in Northport. “It’s not autobiographical,” the 23 yearold Burby said during a recent telephone interview. Instead, it’s a thoughtful look at a lifestyle choice that is prevalent today among college students and 20-somethings. The subject matter appealed to Burby because it impacted so many students at Hamilton College during her years there. “I was pretty naïve when I started college,” Burby, a former Huntington Station resident said.

She knew if she applied herself, she would get a good education. She also thought she’d have a happy social life and find love. Instead, she was surprised to see the hookup culture in full bloom on her campus. Burby believes there is a misconception of what hooking up means. “It’s not just casual sex,” she explained. “It’s sex that is expected. Sex without any attachment. Women are told that hooking up will empower them to be just like men.” But, Burby asks, what’s empowering about being expected to hookup, especially if you don’t want to? “People are getting hurt because in the hookup world it becomes a competition to see who cares the least,” Burby said. Like many of her fellow students, she

was troubled by what she was seeing. So, like any good writer, she decided to write about it. The first draft of “Hooked” was written during her college years. “The play has changed since then,” she said. She also did her final paper for women’s studies on the subject matter and interviewed many of her fellow students. “It was the first time that many of them had the chance to discuss their feelings on the subject,” she said. Burby is excited about having her play produced locally. “Bare Bone has such a wonderful reputation. Jeff Bennett [the play’s director] and the cast are great,” she said. And, Bare Bones has its theater inside the Posey School of Dance on Northport’s Main Street.

Danielle Burby “I studied dance at Posey from the time I was 3 until I was in high school,” Burby said. “It’s like I’ve come full circle.”


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Tiptoe Through The Tulips, With Your Camera

By Kevin Armstrong

Nothing is more pleasant than a colorful garden filled with flowers after five months of a long, hard, colorless winter. Flowers are a universal sign of spring and the playful days of summer that follow. They are also a favorite of photographers. They offer everything a photographer wants in a subject – color, shapes, lines; a chance to photograph nature at its best. Good flower photography can be challenging for the most experienced of photographers. They must pay attention to things such as equipment limitations, the day’s weather and crowds, since flower gardens are popular public attractions. There are simple techniques that can help any photographer at any skill level with any camera get good flower photos. And just in time, because Huntington hosts its annual Tulip Festival on May 4, and they are looking for good flower photos. Weather will play a big part in the success of your flower photos. Bright sunshine and wind make good photos difficult, if not impossible. Bright, cloudy days

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Through The Lens

are perfect, since the clouds act as one giant light diffuser, giving nice, even lighting on your subject. Direct sunlight creates too much contrast (bright/dark areas) for your camera’s meter, and wind is a problem for obvious reasons. The best time of day to photograph flowers is early morning – when conditions offer low winds, soft light and moisture in the form of dew (frost on the colder mornings), which can add an additional dimension. When venturing out to photograph flowers, it is often wise to spend some time just observing the flowers. Look for anything that is individually interesting – maybe a sole flower or a colorful group that might make for an interesting arrangement. A few proven photographic techniques, while simple to implement, will help guide you to excellent photographic results. Clean backgrounds are important – it’s what keeps your viewer’s attention locked on your subject. Your intent is to convey the same emotion that attracted you to this scene. Keep your backgrounds free from distracting objects and bright colors. If your camera allows you to set the aperture (f-stop), using a wide opening setting (small number) will help you separate your subject from its background. If your camera does not let you control your aperture, then it most likely will have scene settings, and selecting the macro setting achieves the same effect. The symbol for macro setting, fortuitously, is usually a flower. Much is made of the term sharpness in flower photography, defined as the impor-

Taking photos of flowers from different angles can help give you a unique image. tance of keeping your subject sharp and in focus. While this is important, it is certainly not as important as some suggest. Many photographers use the power of creative blur to create interesting and moody images. The greeting card industry has made a lot of money off of soft focus flower images. Note that camera motion is different from blur. Blur is a creative effect, and camera motion is a technical shortcoming. If sharpness is what you require, then using a tripod and wireless shutter triggering device is important. It requires carrying

extra equipment, but flower photography most of all benefits from this type of equipment. An effective flower image requires that you fill the frame with your subject. This can be tough since most flowers are small. This is where your telephoto lens or zoom feature is most helpful. Remember, you are taking a photo of that one flower, so make sure it takes up most of the frame. Make sure to change your perspective. Don’t just walk up to the flower and point you lens down at the flower. Move around trying different angles – get on your knees, or even on your stomach. Different angles evoke different emotions. Once you are satisfied that you have the photograph you want, you can then try some creative enhancements. Try simple techniques such as shooting through flowers focusing on a lone flower in the distance, or using a reflector to direct the natural light to different parts of the pedals. You can also bring a small piece of black cloth that, when draped in the background, can add vibrancy to your colors. The annual Tulip Festival at Hecksher Park will be decorated with thousands of colorful tulips. If you get some good photos, be sure to enter the festival’s photography contest. You could win one of several cash prizes and have your photo used in future promotional pieces. Just visit the Parks and Recreation section of the town’s website for an entry form. Kevin Armstrong can be reached at

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Trees Awaken, Tulips Blossom Town to host 14th annual Tulip Festival at Heckscher Park

Last year’s Tulip Festival Photo Contest winning submissions, clockwise from top left: first place, Carol Granoff of Commack for her photo, “Orange Tulip”; second place, Dianne Selles of Huntington for “Serenity”; third place, Bob Savage of Port Jefferson Station for “Rainy Day.” By Arielle Dollinger

After a longer-than-usual winter with lower-than-usual temperatures, Huntington is finally witnessing the awakening of the trees and the blooming and blossoming of the tulips as it awaits the arrival of the 14th Annual Tulip Festival. “The tulips look like they’re just about to bloom,” Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, founder of the town’s annual Tulip Festival, said on Monday. “They’ve been a little slowed by the weather.” This year’s festival is set to take place on Sunday, May 4 at Heckscher Park, and will bring to town both the usual attractions and others – face painting, craftmaking, balloon animals, a “familyfriendly rock band” called “The Fuzzy Lemons,” and a Cheddar cheese sampling area. “The stage performance is very exciting; it’s going to be Chinese acrobats,” Cuthbertson said. Taking to the Chapin Rainbow Stage, whose renovations will come to a temporary halt for the festival and the town’s upcoming Summer Arts Festival, the acrobats will contort their bodies and juggle fragile-looking items. Other acts will also take the stage, all presented by the Huntington Arts Council. The acrobats will also lead the historic children’s parade – a reenactment of a parade that took place in 1920 at the dedication of Heckscher Park. The festival is also a welcoming environment for artists, who can visit the

Heckscher Museum of Art that day until 5 p.m. and have the opportunity to enter the annual Huntington Tulip Festival Photography Contest later. Each photographer can enter two photos taken during the Tulip Festival, for the chance to win up to $150, between May 4 and July 31. For contest entry details and the entry form, visit and search “Tulip Festival Photo Contest.” The festivities, which will take place at Heckscher Park, will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Schedule 12-12:45 p.m.: Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “StoryFaces – Tales of Transformation and Wonder” with Christopher Agostino 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Chinese Acrobats” 2:15-2:30 p.m.: Historic Children’s Parade & Tulip Festival Hat Contest. Just join the parade wearing your creative headgear to enter! 3-3:45 p.m.: Chapin Rainbow Stage Performance: “Get Fuzzy with The Fuzzy Lemons!” 4 p.m.: Festival Closes (Museum exhibits on view until 5 p.m.)



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Catch The Wave At Whale’s Tale By Arielle & Danny

The tacos look like party rooms, dressed in fried onion and guacamole streamers with sprinkles of cheese, Thai slaw and tomato. The flatbreads are of subtle flavors and notso-subtle colors, and the oysters are fresh and blatantly reminiscent of the waters from which they came. Northport's The Whale's Tale, sandwiched between the vegan-friendly Purple Elephant Market Cafe and the Brittania Marina, is “like a snack bar on steroids,” as described by its owner, Sosh Andriano. “Really our formula was to kind of create a low-expectation type of place,” he said, noting that low expectations meant that it would be easy to exceed those expectations. “I almost don’t consider myself as the owner of The Whale’s Tale, but yet the manager of ‘the people’s restaurant’.” The restaurant staff caters to diners both on land and at sea, offering a “Dockside Delivery” menu as outdoor temperatures rise and sailors once again take to the marina. On the traditional end of the beach bar food spectrum is the Chicken Taco ($7.50 for two), filled with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato cilantro salsa and lime sour cream. On the less traditional end is its Korean Steak counterpart ($8.95 for two), whose flour tortilla wraps itself around ginger-marinated steak, Thai cabbage, scallions, red pepper, a Sriracha aioli and sesame seeds. Somewhere in the middle fall the Maui Taco ($7.95 for two) – Cajun chicken, cheddar jack cheese, shredded lettuce, mango salsa, crispy onions and cilantro lime ranch in a tiny tortilla – and the Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Taco ($9.50 for two) – grilled

The oysters are one of several options on the restaurant’s Raw Bar menu.

shrimp, tangy “Bang Bang sauce,” tomatoes, shredded lettuce and an avocado ranch dressing. The Filet Mignon taco ($8.50 for two), filled with steak, cheese and onions and painted with fire-roasted tomato salsa, is spicier than one might imagine. Each taco order, available also with whole wheat tortillas instead of the usual flour version, comes with two tacos for the assigned price, but diners can add a third taco of any kind for an additional $3.95. On “Taco Tuesdays,” all tacos are $2. The Habanero Edemame are crisp and give off a health food vibe, but the dish is not nearly as hot as is expected of anything attached to the Habanero pepper. The Drunken Nachos are messy in a good way, like the sort of nacho plate one might dream up and decide to create on a late night home alone in a kitchen stocked with Mexican-inspired condiments. Barely-visible tri-color tortilla chips are doused in cheese, salsa, avocado ranch dressing and lime sour cream, and decorated by pico de gallo and scallions. Each day at the restaurant is an occasion. Following “Taco Tuesdays” are “Raw Bar Wednesdays” and then “Taps & Apps Thursdays,” with “2-Fer” tap beers and halfoff appetizers. Breakfast is not yet an option, but according to Andriano it will likely become one within the next year. “I was born in Hawaii, so a lot of my cultural heritage that I draw from is that cool, summery, laid-back, nautical type of atmosphere,” said Andriano, a graduate of Northport High School and proponent of fish tacos, ice-cold Coronas and Jack Johnson background music. “There’s something special about Northport, you know? Very artistic, laid back, it’s a community

The Whale’s Tale now offers flatbreads with such toppings as chicken, steak, cheese and various sauces.

The Whale’s Tale offers Fish Tacos, Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Korean Steak Tacos, Surf and Turf Tacos and more – on “Taco Tuesdays,” each are $2.

that’s wealthy in its resources – financially, location-wise – but nobody’s snooty or pretentious about it.” Beginning in mid-May, Mondays will be “Ditch Days,” meant to extend the weekend mentality with a “happy hour-type day” featuring a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, games of Cornhole toss and photo opportunities behind a wooden sunset cutout. Andriano and his friends have also been brewing their own bear to serve at Whale’s Tale. It is nameless because “it’s just beer, and it’s good and it’s fun and it doesn’t need a name,” Andriano said. “In the miserable cold, me and a couple of my buddies got together and said, ‘Let’s brew beer and have fun with it’,” he said. “We fine-tuned a recipe which we’re really proud of.” The buddies are brewing the first batch using a comThe Maui Taco ($7.95 for two) combines Cajun chicken, missary in Westchester and cheddar jack cheese, shredded lettuce, mango salsa, plan to take a trip to Maine crispy onions and cilantro lime ranch. in June to brew batch number two. The Habanero Edemame are crisp and An impediment to the fresh.

establishment’s laid-back vibe, Whale’s Tale faced legal troubles in July 2011, when eight Northport Village residents said that it was running too large an operation. But the litigation and rezoning have since been shipped out to sea and the restaurant has been granted approval to hold four outdoor events this summer season. Though Whale’s Tale is no longer allowed to host live music the way it did before the rezoning, Andriano has received special permission to have musical guests for the four events – with the caveat that the music must stop at 8 p.m. In concrete plans at the moment, the restaurant will host a May 24 fundraiser for a local woman paralyzed two years ago after she fell on ice, as well as a July 6 fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

The Whale’s Tale

81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport 631-651-8844 Atmosphere: Beach bar Cuisine: Seafood/Tacos Price range: Low-Moderate Hours: Mon-Thurs. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

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DINE BY THE HARBOR: As the temperatures

begin to rise, the tables begin to appear on the sidewalks of Northport. Eateries in Northport Village are, for the fifth year, entertaining alfresco, tucking tables onto village sidewalks, in alleyways, walkways and the like. It’s great not only if you like a little sun with your food, but it also means more seating for some of your favorites. Keep your eyes open and see who’s dining under the sun this summer. WELCOME, RUTH: Acclaimed food author

and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl will be gracing the streets of Huntington next Thursday, May 8 for a 7 p.m. signing at Book Revue. She’ll be signing copies of her latest novel, “Delicious!” a fictional tale of a woman who moves from across the country to work at an acclaimed New York City food magazine. It’s a novel of sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must find the courage to let go of the past in order to embrace her own true gifts. Considering Reichl’s past successes in print, get there early to get a prime spot in line for her visit. We wonder where she’ll eat when she’s in town… ROCCO’S ON THE GRILL: Mr. Sausage him-

self, Rocco Baldanza, will be manning the grills during a barbecue event at County Line Hardware this Saturday, May 3.

Mr. Sausage’s Rocco Baldanza County Line Hardware will be celebrating spring by getting ready for summer with demos on Weber grills and smokers. Get yourself a free Weber T-shirt, enter to win a chance on a $1,000 shopping spree at the store, and most important, catch Italian sausage royalty – Rococo – working his magic on the king of grills – Weber. The event is this Saturday, 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. at County Line Hardware, 173 West Hills Road, Huntington Station. 631-427-4455. Tell them The Long islander Foodies sent you.

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Anchors Away For Huntington Grad’s Book Kerber’s Farm owner publishes retrospective of iconic shipbuilder Hinckley By Danny Schrafel

Nick Voulgaris III features his first book, “Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon” at Kerber’s Farm in Huntington.

Although the shore is a few miles away, Kerber’s Farm is where the land meets the sea for Nick Voulgaris III. The 1992 Huntington High School grad bought a vintage Hinckley yacht in 2006, which he spent the next two years restoring. In 2010 he sold the vessel, invested the revenue, and parlayed that investment into buying Kerber’s Farm on West Pulaski Road in Huntington. A zeal for restoration drove both endeavors, as well as Voulgaris’ recently published chronicle of the Hinckley brand. In yachting circles, the New England shipbuilder has “an aura and mystique around it” that’s hard to put in words, Voulgaris said. But he’s done just that, publishing “Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon” last month, which chronicles all of the boats built since the company launched in 1928. “I fell in love with them as a little boy, sailing around Nantucket and Long Island,” he said. “My dream was always to have one of these boats.” In 2001, the first step toward the dream presented itself. That year, he met the owner of an original Bermuda 40 yawl, the “quintessential Hinckley,” Voulgaris explained. The man had owned it since 1968, and Voulgaris had his heart set on being the vessel’s second owner. “Long story short, after six years of pestering him about selling the boat, he finally sold it to me in 2006,” he said. As he restored the vessel over the next two years, he became “enthralled” with the construction and began to chronicle its restoration through photographs. Then came the idea to write a book about the yacht. But after some research, he discovered there had been no book written about Hinckley, and decided to expand

his scope. “It’s like going to a bookstore and finding there’s no book on Aston Martin. I kind of scratched my head saying, ‘That’s crazy. I’m going to do this’,” Voulgaris said. The resulting 11-inch by 11-inch, 240page coffee table book has more than 200 images, a blend of archive items, line drawings and photographs, many taken by Voulgaris. At the Newport Boat Show in 2011, he pitched the idea of the book to the CEO of Hinckley, who was “incredibly passionate about it” and gave him access to company archives. “People are very passionate [about Hinckley]. You don’t find that with a lot of yacht boaters,” he said. That passion, he said, led to a foreword to banker, philanthropist and Hinckley devotee David Rockefeller, and essays from lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and Condé Nast Publications CEO Charles Townsend. He’s also gotten plenty of ink, including a feature by Disney CEO Bob Iger in Vanity Fair and items in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Yachting, Power & Motoryacht and Just Luxe. More features in Architectural Digest, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Invictus and Manhattan magazine are on the way. The book has also resulted in a packed travel schedule for the next six months, which has already included stops in Naples and Palm Beach, Fla., and will take Voulgaris throughout New England and to San Francisco, Sag Harbor and New York City. He’s also working on a book signing in this neck of the woods. “Growing up in Huntington, that’s important to me,” he said. “Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon” is available at booksellers for $65. Signed copies are available at Kerber’s Farm.

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Cinderella, With A Slapstick Twist Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents Prince Street Players version of classic She is introduced to “Ella,” who, after being orphaned, was left in the care of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Forced to use the kitchen as a bedroom, Ella can often be found daydreaming among the cinders from the fireplace, inspiring her stepfamily to rename her “Cinderella.” Wand in hand, the godmother sets out to change the girl’s life. With a dash of belief, a sprinkle of magic, and a pinch of true love, Cinderella has her life changed for good. The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center is located at Five Towns College, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills. For more information and ticket sales, contact the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center box office at 631-656-2148 or visit online at

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The iconic rags-to-riches Cinderella story will be told with a decidedly side-splitting slapstick flair this weekend in Dix Hills. The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents “The Prince Street Players’ Cinderella,” for children of all ages and their families. “Grandparents, parents and children alike will enjoy this family favorite,” said Sandy Hinden, executive director of the center. “This version is particularly entertaining for children as it’s funny, tuneful and fast-paced. Adults, too, will appreciate the humor and pure entertainment value in this close-to-home production.” Performances are Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, May 4 at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets to this live, Broadway-style performance are $10 – less than the price of a movie ticket. The mesmerizing magical retelling of the Charles Perrault fairy tale is being produced by the Five Towns College Theater Department, under the direction of Professor Marie Danvers, presented by special arrangement with Music International and the Prince Street Players. Adaptation and lyrics for the play are by Jim Eiler, with music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. The classic story follows orphan girl Cinderella as she is magically transformed from the put-upon stepsister to find her place as a real-life princess. Enter the fairy godmother, who sets out to find the most deserving, humble person in the kingdom.

What? “The Prince Street Players’ Cinderella” Where? Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills When? Sat. May 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, May 4, 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. How do I get tickets? 631-656-2148 or visit online at

Paul Edme and Alexandra Krieger star in “The Prince Street Players’ Cinderella.”


Trucking To Raise Autism Awareness Manor Energy unveils puzzle-piece fuel truck at ribbon-cutting ceremony Long Islander News photo/Danny Schrafel

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Statistics released last month by the Centers for Disease Control indicate that one in 68 children in the United States today have an autism-spectrum disorder. Shortly after those startling statistics became public, a business engrained in Huntington Station’s history officially joined the battle to raise awareness and money with every fuel delivery their new truck makes. Elected officials and members of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce joined Manor Energy executives and representatives of Champion Energy, Manor Energy’s parent company since December 2011, to unveil on Thursday a fuel truck wrapped with Autism Speaks’ iconic puzzle-piece motif. The truck is one of four such vehicles in Champion Energy’s fleet, said Greg Gordon, the firm’s director of sales and marketing. Not only will the trucks be a rolling billboard for autism awareness as it makes deliveries, every sale will mean

Elected officials and Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce leaders join the staff of Manor Energy and their parent company, Champion Energy, on Thursday to unveil a new fuel truck designed to raise awareness and money for Autism Speaks. money for Autism Speaks, as Champion Energy has pledged a half-cent from every gallon sold from those trucks. And since each of the trucks sells about 750,000 gallons of fuel a year, the money is expected to pile up fast – Gordon said initial projections are for a $20,000 donation in the first year of their partnership. The philanthropic trucks at Manor Energy – a pink-ribbon emblazoned fuel tanker dedicated last year raises fund for

Susan G. Komen For The Cure – are a fairly new outlet for the communityminded fuel company. The company got its start in 1925 as R. Nick & Sons. Back then, ice and coal was the mainstay. Two generations later, their products may be different, but their goal is the same: to provide customers the same old-fashioned service and value paired with the latest energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning appliances, backed up

with 24-hour emergency service and an automatic fuel delivery service. Autism affects several families in the company personally – one of them is Manor Energy salesperson Kelly Caggiano, whose little brother was diagnosed 13 years ago at age 2. “A lot of us are affected personally,” Caggiano said. “We thought it was a really good charity to get on board with because a lot of families locally are so affected by somebody on the spectrum.” Truck driver Carl Chapman’s 13-yearold son is also on the spectrum. Through the new initiative, he learned that a top Champion Energy vice president also has a son on the spectrum. Gordon said Chapman’s story is exactly the point of their effort – to raise awareness within the company and beyond. And if all goes to plan, these four trucks are just the beginning. “Our hope is we get to support [autism awareness], we spread the word for this, and in the future, we’re able to fabricate other trucks and increase the amount of awareness and generate more revenue for the cause,” he said. “It’s good for us and it’s good for the community. It’s good to get the word out,” Caggiano added.

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next approve a finding statement which determines sufficient mitigation efforts have been applied. Once that happens, the town can then vote on the zone change. Residents in nearby municipalities have expressed concerns over traffic, sewage and other issues connected to the potential high-density community. In a Long Islander News report last week, David Pennetta, chairman of the Melville Plan Advisory Committee, said projects like Heartland could draw businesses away from the Route 110 corridor in Melville unless the town plans for the

future. An RFP seeking experts to analyze land use and develop an integrated land use-transportation infrastructure plan is due out this month, he noted. Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone has also butted heads with Wolkoff over the project. Petrone argued in April 2010 before the Suffolk County Planning Commission that the towns surrounding Heartland must come together and beef up infrastructure before some of the most ambitious plans were approved. Otherwise, he said, moving too quickly on Heartland could “devastate” Suffolk County’s economy and environment, and

pit towns against each other for resources. In May 2009, Petrone slammed the concept as being like “Oz, the walled Emerald City that nobody leaves – and almost nobody gets into.” For his part, Wolkoff has described Petrone as a meddlesome influence who is needlessly agitating opposition to a project that will keep young people on Long Island, evolve attitudes about development and reduce dependence on cars. James Ptucha, vice president of the Four Towns Civic Association, said the vote to accept the environmental impact is a major development, and that major disagree-

ments remain. “The premise has been they’re [residents are] going to stay [in Heartland Town Square], and they’re not going to leave,” Ptucha said. That has led to a dispute of how much surrounding infrastructure would need to be expanded. If residents do venture out of Heartland’s confines in large numbers – and civic activists believe they will – nearby Commack Road would be overwhelmed. “It’s already saturated with trucks and you’re going to put a city there? Really? It doesn’t make any sense,” Ptucha said.

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Wanting to help seems to be a characteristic of Lisa’s. “Lisa is an absolutely loving, warm person – she has a heart for everybody,” her mother, Rosina, said. She said her daughter has grown so much since she heard her outside singing that Britney Spears song. “She loves getting on stage, loves performing, loves seeing people enjoying

her music,” her mother said. “It’s definitely from her heart; she sings from her soul. Her writing is very deep. She knows how to tell a story through singing.” Her song on iTunes features her voice, but also her piano skills. The song was inspired by her current relationship, and how being separated by distance can’t ruin a good thing. “That’s what love is, and that’s what friendship is,” Diasparra said.

“Once in Your Life” is one of her originals and was first featured on the singer’s YouTube channel. She started her account in ninth grade and it has more than 50 songs featured, mostly covers. She also uploads clips of her singing on Instagram. “I think it’s a good way to gain people’s attention,” she said. “It’s helped me.” Diasparra participates in competitions and does studio work. Her fan base has

grown since she first started and she’s only going to keep going. In the fall she will be going to Five Towns College to study music business and performance, so she has an even more intimate perspective on the industry. “I’ll take any place, behind the scenes or on stage,” Diasparra said. “I really want to be a singer. That is my dream. That is what I’m sticking to – it’s always going to be in my heart and my mind.”

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sance music as guitarist and composer for Blackmore’s Night, recording and performing original compositions that defy genre. With one foot in the regal, bombastic music of the European Renaissance and another in hard rock, the music also draws inspiration from folk ballads, Celtic and gypsy music, and whatever else Blackmore might be listening to. “When Ritchie started this, he had been doing rock for 40 years,” said Night. “He wanted to get away from that and do something different.” Blackmore was always interested in the Renaissance period. When touring Europe with Deep Purple or his later group, Rain-

bow, Blackmore often sought out castles. “The rest of the band would be staying at the Ritz or some fancy hotel; I would always seek out the nearest castle,” Blackmore said. His interest in the music of the era was piqued by hearing the music of David Munrow, founder with Christopher Hogwood of the Early Music Consort, and composer of the music for the television documentary “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.” “Since then I’ve been fascinated by the sound of early medieval and renaissance instruments,” Blackmore said. Blackmore started collecting the instruments and has a trove at home of instru-

ments with names as unique and foreign as the sounds they produce: cornemuse, crumhorn, nickelharp, hurdy gurdy, mandola, mandocello, and the shawn, a doublereed Renaissance wind instrument that produces a sound so loud it was used to frighten the enemy in battle. “I collect shawns but I don’t play them. I just love the look of them,” Blackmore said. “They make a kind of banshee sound. In the 1400s they would have people playing shawns as they marched into battle.” Though mastery of the instrument has escaped Blackmore, “Candice just picked it up and knew how to work it,” he said. The couple formed Blackmore’s Night in 1997 and since then has found success

in a narrow niche, putting out more than a dozen albums and performing regularly to audiences who embrace both the sound and the spirit of the music. Most often, they are denizens of the fantasy world and appear for shows in period costume. They are knights, ladies, kings and queens. They are jesters and fools. As often as not, however, they include more than a few metal heads who come to hear the guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore play. Blackmore’s Night plays The Paramount one night only, Thursday, May 22, 8 p.m. Tickets range from $34.50-$59.50, plus fees at Ticketmaster, or visit the box office at 370 New York Ave. in Huntington. More info at

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A18 • THE HALF HOLLOW HILLS NEWSPAPER • MAY 1, 2014 THURSDAY Share Your Life Every Thursday except holidays, “Caring and Sharing,” gives women a chance to share joys and concerns and in turn receive support and confidentiality. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 members/$15 non-members, per session. Advance registration: 631-549-0485.

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How Nature Bundles Up Learn the art of sheep-shearing and watch a live demonstration at the 30th annual Sheep to Shawl festival this Sunday, May 4, noon-4 p.m. at the Kissam House, 434 Park Ave., Huntington, organized by the Huntington Historical Society. Also featured: llamas, games, crafts, music and face painting.

FRIDAY Piano Concert Pianist Jerome Lowenthal, who has been a prominent presence in the international piano world for more than a half-century, plays the Grace Auditorium at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, on May 2, 6 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the door. Call 516-367-8455 to reserve seats.

Friday Night Live

Opera Night Long Island’s best singers perform at Opera Night in Northport May 2, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport. $10 suggested donation. 631-261-8808.

Plant Sale, Flower Show The Centerport Garden Club presents its Annual Plant Sale and small, standard flower show, “The Enchanted Garden,” on May 9 at the Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. Plant sale from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m./flower show from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Rain or shine. Free admission.

Chorale Concert Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Huntington Arts Council with a concert featuring the Northport Chorale; and art, music and dance by the Huntington Arts Council, Northport Jazz Band, American Dance Theater LI, harpist Skyla Budd and more on May 9, 7-8 p.m. artist’s reception; 8 p.m. concert at Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport. $15 at the door/50-percent discount HAC members. Contact Su at 631754-3144 or visit the web at

SATURDAY Family Safe Boating Expo A Family Safe Boating Expo will be held May 3 at the Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, featuring free safety advice from 2-3 p.m.; and presentations from various boating and marine environment groups from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Or, get your boating certificates and meet new state and county requirements at a safety class from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (reservations required, $40 per person). Sign up for a vessel safety examination as well. Inquiries/reservations:

Get Tested A skin and colorectal screening will be held on May 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the 4th floor Ambulatory Surgery Unit at Huntington Hospital, 270 Park Ave., Huntington. Screening tests include a skin cancer body check performed by Huntington Hospital dermatologists and a colorectal cancer screen-

Vision Boards, Feng Shui Learn how vision boards and Feng Shui can help you make your dreams come true on May 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Women’s Center of Huntington, 125 Main St., Huntington. $10 members/$15 nonmembers. Advanced registration required: 631-549-0485.

Free Mommy And Me Class

In recognition of May being designated Senior Citizen Month, Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta is hosting an informational fair for seniors, as well as their families and caregivers. The Senior Information Fair will be held at the East Northport Library located at 185 Larkfield Road in East Northport on May 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Seniors should bring their ID with them.

“FNL” is an inclusive, family friendly, musically spirited Shabbat service in the round followed by a Kosher Israeli-style community Shabbat dinner celebrating Israel Independence Day at the Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington, on May 2. Services at 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. All are welcome. $21 adults/$13 children under 13/Children under 5 free. To register, email or call Debbie at or 631-427-1089.


ing take-home kit. By appointment only. Call 631-351-2385.

Service Auction Bid on prizes small to big - from cookies platters to time shares – on May 3, 7:30 p.m. A gold buyer will visit from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Christ Luthern Church, 189 Burr Road (corner of Burr and Larkfield Roads), East Northport. For info call 631-499-4655.

Blues, Roots & Folk Music Beaucoup Blue, a Philadelphia -based fatherand son-acoustic blues and roots duo, shares a bill with Canadian singer-songwriter Jon Brooks during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s First Saturday Concerts series on May 3 at the Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, Centerport). The 8:30 p.m. concert is preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $25, $20 for FMSH members, may be purchased online at using a credit card or at the door (cash and checks only). For more information, visit the website or call 631-425-2925.

Run For The Health Of It The 14th Annual Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk’s 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run is Saturday, May 10. Race starts at 505 Main St., Northport and continues through the rolling hills of town. Proceeds benefit the Annual Bereavement Retreat for Children. For information, call Barbara Sorelle at 631-2617200. Register at or

Live Music Live local bands take over Finley's of Greene Street, 43 Greene St., Huntington, every Saturday night at 11 p.m. Join in the fun and food!

other appropriate activities. A late lunch/early dinner will also be provided. There is no cost to families, although a free will offering will be appreciated.

Tulip Time! The 14th Annual Huntington Tulip Festival is May 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Heckscher Park in Huntington. This free, family-oriented, floral celebration is enhanced by thousands of tulips planted throughout the park and activity booths for children, live entertainment and a children's parade.

How Nature Bundles Up Learn the art of sheep-shearing and watch a live demonstration at the 30th annual Sheep to Shawl festival is Sunday, May 4, noon-4 p.m. at the Kissam House, 434 Park Ave., Huntington, organized by the Huntington Historical Society. Also featured: llamas, games, crafts, music and face painting.

A Carnival For Everyone St. Anthony’s High School hosts a carnival for children with special needs on May 4 in its student center from 1-4 p.m. The day will include inflatable rides, carnival games, a DJ, and

Free Help For Vets Every Tuesday from 12-4 p.m. is “Military Appreciation Tuesdays,” when Long Island Cares specifically assists veterans, military personnel and their families at the Hauppauge and Freeport emergency pantries. Appointments can be made by contacting

WEDNESDAY Addressing The Drug Epidemic The Northport-East Northport Drug & Alcohol Task Force hosts a town hall meeting to address the growing drug abuse epidemic in the area on Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. Panelists include: Moderator Anthony Ferrandino, Northport High School drug and alcohol counselor; young adults in recovery; parent of a young person in recovery; Northport High School principal; licensed mental health counselor Steven Pinto. At the Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport.

Meet The Hills Candidates The Half Hollow Hills PTA Council’s “Meet The Candidates” night brings candidates for the Half Hollow Hills school board to the Candlewood Middle School auditorium on Wednesday, May 7, 7:30-9 p.m. Moderated by the Huntington League of Women Voters.

Learn To Sail

Family Service League House Tour

Learn to sail with the Huntington Yacht Club Junior Sailing Team. Girls and boys, ages 8-17. Register Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon at the club, 95 East Shore Road, Huntington. Contact Stephen O’Reilly at or 516-574-3059.

Family Service League hosts its 64th Annual House Tour on May 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s House Tour features a wide array of well-appointed homes showcasing some of the North Shore’s finest architecture. Guests can complete this afternoon with a gourmet lunch at Harbor Club at Prime, where over a dozen boutiques will showcase this year’s latest fashions, accessories and home decor. Tickets are $60 in advance with an option to include lunch for an additional $35. Call 631-427-3700, ext. 255 or email

Doo-Wop! The Order Sons of Italy in America’s NYS Commission for Social Justice presents a “Street Corner Doo-Wop!” on May 4, 4 p.m. at Kings Park High School, 200 Route 25A, Kings Park. $45 per person. For tickets and information call Joe Vallone at 631-269-5725 or email Proceeds benefit the summer Italian Culture Festival.

Find Your Center Find inner peace in an ongoing weekly class for beginners and newcomers every Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Dipamkara Meditation Center, 282 New York Ave., Huntington. 631549-1000.

MONDAY Argentine Tango Classes


Sing! Stretch! Dance! Play! Enjoy a fun-filled class that includes parachute play and bubble play and meet other Jewish moms at The Chai Center in Dix Hills. The free class takes place Tuesdays at 10 a.m. For children ages 6-36 months. Pre-registration required by phone or online: 631-351-8672.

Experience the subtle communication between partners as you learn the passionate dance known as the tango. Come dress to impress (but be comfortable) for classesed on Monday nights, 7-9:30 p.m. at Spirit of Huntington Art Center, 2 Melville Road North, Huntington Station. 631-470-9620 or email Suggested donation: $10 per person/$15 per couple.

Red Is For Passion Love the color red and enjoy living it up? The Red Hat women are looking for new members who enjoy going places and making new friends. Their motto: Fun, Frolic and Friendship. 631-271-6470 or

Open Mic Night Play your heart out at an acoustic open mic night every Wednesday at Caffe Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, 7-10 p.m.

Power Breakfast Join business professionals at BNI Executive Referral Exchange’s breakfast networking meeting every Wednesday, 7-8:30 a.m. at the Dix Hills Diner, 1800 Jericho Turnpike, Dix Hills. 631-462-7446.

AT THE LIBRARIES Cold Spring Harbor Library 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-6926820. • Lisa Argentieri's solo exhibition “No Boundaries” of watercolor and acrylic paintings is on display through May 28. • Dr. Alfred V. Sforza and Huntington town archivist Antonia S. Mattheou sign copies of their book, “Around Huntington Village,” Sunday, May 4, 1:30 p.m. in the large meeting room.

Commack Public Library 18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631-4990888.

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(Continued from page A18) • Experience a breathtaking musical journey around the world as the internationally acclaimed Karkowska Sisters Duo performs the most beloved and popular classical “hits” in music history, including Gershwin’s “Summertime,” the “Second Hungarian Rhapsody” and “Souvenir d’Amerique” on Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.

A Carnival For Everyone

St. Anthony’s High School hosts a carnival for children with special needs on May 4 in its student center from 1-4 p.m. The day will include inflatable rides, carnival games, a DJ, and other appropriate activities. A late lunch/early dinner will also be provided. There is no cost to families, although a free will offering will be appreciated.

Deer Park Public Library 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-586-3000. • Through a grant from New York State, the library offers Google Nexus 7 tablets for borrowing. Browse the web, download a book, play games and more with just a touch of your finger. Tablets can be checked out for two weeks on an adult Deer Park library card.

Elwood Public Library 3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631-499-3722. • The book sale and spring craft fair is Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631-4214530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road. 631421-4535. • Falls are the leading cause of injury for people 65 and older. Learn ways to increase your chances of staying independent as you age on Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Call 631-421-4530 to register. • Browse through hundreds of donated and discarded books at the annual book sale on Friday, May 2, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Dix Hills.

John W. Engeman Theater At Northport 350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. • The classic musical “The Music Man” is now on stage. • “Two on Tap,” an all-tapping, all-singing trip down Memory Lane, shows Tuesday, May 6 at 8 p.m. • The beloved children's books written by Jeff Brown in 1964 comes to life in “The Musical Adventures Of Flat Stanley,” showing on weekends through May 18.

Huntington Public Library Main Branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631427-5165. Station Branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631-421-5053. • Iacopo Pasquinelli’s “Landscape” is on display at the main gallery through May 3. The Florence-born artist began designing as a child and continued his studies with Florentine painter Tiziano Bonnani.

Northport-East Northport Public Library Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-261-6930. East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. • Learn about the many tasks your Android phone can perform, such as taking pictures, accessing email, using the calendar to list appointments, playing music, and more on Thursday, May 15, 4-5:30 p.m. in Northport.

South Huntington Public Library 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. • Learn the art of belly dance on Sunday, May 4, 2:30 p.m.

THEATER and FILM Bare Bones Theater 57 Main St., Northport. 631-606-0026. • What’s a little sexual politics among friends? “Hooked,” a play by Huntington’s Danielle Burby, shows May 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m.; and May 4 and 11 at 7 p.m.

Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. • The CAC hosts a tribute concert and benefit for Pete Seeger’s organization, Hudson River Clearwater, Inc. Many of Long Island’s premier folk artists will sing Pete’s most beloved songs live, including bluegrass stars Buddy Merriam and Back Roads, folk trio Gathering Time, national award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih, banjo master Maria Fairchild, guitarist Eric Eaton and the multifaceted singer/musician Martin Stone. Sunday, May 4, 7 p.m. $25 admission.

Gallery Thirty Seven 12b School Street, Northport. • Visit Northport’s newest gallery and check out the resident artists.

Heckscher Museum Of Art Minstrel Players of Northport Houghton Hall theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St., Northport. 631-7322926. • The Players present David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Wonder of the World” on Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. $20 adults/$15 seniors and children.

Harborfields Public Library 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. • May 2014 featured artist Annie ShaverCrandell’s show, “A Collection of Views: Landscapes, Cityscapes and Interiors,” is on display May 1-29, with a reception Saturday, May 3, 3-4:30 p.m.

reception Saturday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. Beary presents compelling images from European cemeteries. • “Tulips,” photographs by Holly Gordon, also on display May 2-25, with a reception on May 3.

AUDITIONS/SUBMISSIONS Northport Symphony Orchestra The Northport Symphony Orchestra seeks new members in all sections. Repertoire ranges from Baroque through classical and romantic to early 20th century. Music Director Richard Hyman is an award-winning music educator and composer. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. usually at East Northport Middle School. Email to arrange an audition. Website:

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITS Art League of Long Island “ 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631-462-5400. • “Landscapes: From Metropolis to Arcadia” on display through May 11.

b.j. spoke gallery 299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 631-549-5106. • May brings Ilene Palant’s solo exhibition of sculpture and photography titled “Naked Stones & Intimate Landscapes” and a member exhibit that fills the rest of the gallery. Both exhibitions on display May 1-31, with a reception Saturday, May 3, 6-9 p.m.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays until 6 p.m.: $6 adults; $4 children 3-12 and seniors over 65; members and children under 3 are free. 516-692-6768.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-3673418. • Save the date for the Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, July 19, 7-11 p.m. • Seniors are invited to enjoy the nauticalthemed artwork in the Waves & Watercolors gallery then create a masterpiece of their own Tuesday, May 6, 1:30 p.m.

fotofoto Gallery 14 W. Carver St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. 631-549-0448. • “Whisper Loudly,” photographs by Patricia Beary, on display May 2-25, with an artist’s

2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Museum hours: Wednesday - Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., first Fridays from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $68/adults, $4-6/seniors, and $4-5/children; members and children under 10 free. 631-3513250. • “Rhythm & Repetition in 20th Century Art,” on view May 3-Aug. 10, focuses on artists who use repeated shapes depicting natural, manmade, or abstract forms as a method to organize their compositions.

Holocaust Memorial And Tolerance Center Welwyn Preserve. 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove. Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: noon-4 p.m. 516-571-8040 ext. 100. • The permanent exhibit explains the 1930s increase of intolerance, the reduction of human rights, and the lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others: people with disabilities, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Jehovah’s Witnesses, gays and Polish intelligentsia.

Huntington Arts Council Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Art in the Art-trium: 25 Melville Park Road, Melville. Gallery Hours: Monday Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 631-271-8423. • “Portrait” 2014 is on display through May 12 at the main gallery.

Huntington Historical Society Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631427-7045, ext. 401. • Exhibit “The Times They Were A-Changing – 1960s & Huntington’s Response” on display at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building.

LaMantia Gallery 127 Main St., Northport Village. 631-754-8414. • Following the success of their display of exclusive featuring never-before-seen Dr. Seuss artwork, the gallery displays a permanent collation of estate-authorized art.

Northport Historical Society Museum 215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. • “Window Shopping Through Time” is a recreation of 10 stores that were located on Main Street and Woodbine Avenue spanning about 100 years, from the 1880s’ Morris City Grocery with their fresh produce and dry goods to the 1980s 5&10 with their ribbon and toys.

Ripe Art Gallery 1028 Park Ave., Huntington. TuesdayThursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 2-8 p.m.;

Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-239-1805. • STANKO returns for the third time with his newest collection of paintings, titled “Life Is For Fun,” on display through May 17.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Museum hours through April 15: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Grounds admission: $7 adults, $6 students with ID and seniors 62 and older, and $3 children 12 and under. Mansion tour, add $5 per person. 631-854-5555. • The Arena Players Children’s Theater presents Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book,” in the Carriage House Theater. Performances are on Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m., through Sunday, May 4. $10 adults/$8 children/free children under 3. Call 516-293-0674 or visit

Walt Whitman Birthplace 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. April admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240, ext. 114. • Schedule at a time convenient for your group for high tea and transport yourself back in time as your group experiences High Tea in a private gathering house at the Birthplace. $25/person. 631-427-5240, ext. 113.

MUSIC & DANCE Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Road, Dix Hills. Box Office: 631-656-2148. • The Prince Street Players’ production of the classic children’s play “Cinderella” takes the stage on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 12 noon and 3 p.m.

The Paramount 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • The Paramount Comedy Series presents “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” featuring Jenny McCarthy and friends, on Saturday, May 3. Ticket prices: $39.50-$65. • Joan Rivers will hold nothing back when she visits on July 25 as part of The Paramount Comedy Series. Tickets are $40-$110.

DONATIONS WELCOME Help The Troops Call Home Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci’s Huntington Station district office is an official drop-off site for Cell Phones for Soldiers. To help the troops call home by donating your old cell phone, stop by or mail your phone to 1783 New York Ave., Huntington Station, 11746. 631-271-8025.

VOLUNTEERING Cosmetologists Wanted Hospice Care Network is seeking New York State-licensed cosmetologists to provide 2-4 haircuts per month for community members facing life-limiting illnesses. Download an application at or call 516-224-6423.

Be A Museum Docent The Huntington Historical Society is currently seeking volunteers to train to become Museum Docents at the historic David Conklin Farmhouse Museum. The museum is located at 2 High St. in Huntington village and is a fascinating interpretation of the Colonial, Federal and Victorian time periods. No experience required – an interest in local history is a plus. Training is provided. Call 631-427-7045 ext 403.

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By Andrew Wroblewski

Aaron Glickstein is no stranger to success when it comes to the game of baseball. The junior right-hander for Half Hollow Hills West (8-2) pitched his first career nohitter last week against East Islip (5-4) to lead his team to a 1-0 victory on April 21. Then, on Monday – just one week after throwing the no-hitter – Glickstein returned to the mound against West Babylon (8-2) at Hills West’s Stephen J. Brennan Memorial Field. Once again, Glickstein found success, leading the Colts to a 6-0 victory over the Eagles in the first game of a three-game series that may ultimately decide first place in Section XI’s League IV. “We have a pretty well rounded pitching staff so Aaron is just as important as the next guy,” said Tom Migliozzi, head coach of Hills West, after the game. “But today he had his good stuff.” Glickstein’s “good stuff” gave him a complete-game shutout against the Eagles and earned him his sixth win of the season. On Monday, Glickstein struck out 11 batters, walked just 1, and scattered 5 hits. The performance came on a day where several college scouts – most notably from the University of Connecticut and Fordham University – were present in the stands. It’s not entirely clear who the scouts were there to see, but one did bring a radar gun, which may indicate that they were there for Glickstein. However, while Glickstein’s performance was undoubtedly impressive, the victory couldn’t be had without action at the plate. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Hills West’s offense needed a jumpstart and Glickstein – who does not hit for the Colts – couldn’t give it to them. Instead, it was up to Migliozzi and his assistant coach, Duke Durland, to provide the spark. “We had too many pop-ups in the first

Half Hollow Hills West’s senior shortstop Kenny Schiotis makes contact with a pitch against West Babylon on Monday. three innings and since we wanted to put pressure on West Babylon’s defense it was working to our disadvantage,” said Migliozzi. “We met with the kids and just tried to simplify everything for them.” The simplification worked as Hills West went on to have 6 hits in the fourth inning, beginning with singles by senior Tom DiGiorgi and junior Sean Noriega. After junior Matt Feinstein provided a sacrifice bunt to move the runners over, junior Owen McMenamy singled to bring DiGiorgi home and put the Colts ahead 1-0. Three more hits – including an RBI triple by junior Nick Lombardi – made up the rest of the Hills West rally that put the Colts up 5-0. “I think we’re more talented at the plate than [West Babylon],” Migliozzi said after the game. “Stop thinking, we told them; just get the bats off your shoulders and start hitting, no matter where the ball is pitched.” Six of the Colts’ nine batters finished the day with a hit, but DiGiorgi (3-for-3) and junior Tyler Delucia (2-for-3) were the

Junior Aaron Glickstein of Half Hollow Hills West had an impressive 11 strikeout performance against West Babylon on Monday. only Colts to have a multi-hit game. Looking forward, the Colts were to face the Eagles on Wednesday at West Babylon in a game that occurred after press time. “It’s really the same exact formula that we have to use in order to have success,” said Migliozzi, looking to Wednesday’s

game. “Junior Jon Faraci has to keep the ball down and spot his fastball; if he does that then I think they’ll have their hands full.” Hills West will finish the series against West Babylon at the Stephen J. Brennan Memorial Field on Friday at 4 p.m.


Thunderbirds Hanging In On The Diamond By Andrew Wroblewski

The playoff hopes of the Half Hollow Hills East (4-9) softball team took a significant blow on Friday as the team fell to Centereach (11-3) by a score of 12-0. With the loss, the Thunderbirds can only afford to lose one of their remaining seven games if they are to make this year’s Section XI playoffs. “We have been plagued with injuries this season,” said Megan Pfaeffle, head coach for Hills East. “That’s resulted in us moving around girls, which has been a

tough adjustment.” The Hills East pitching staff surrendered 12 runs on Friday – 9 of them earned – while giving up 14 hits total. Pitcher Kristen Ulmer made her fourth appearance of the year in the game, striking out 3 batters, and finished the game with the loss. Ulmer’s record was 2-2 on the year, following the game. Centereach was led by Meghan Brajevich on offense who contributed 2 RBIs while going 2-for-4 in the game. The Cougars also received run support from Lindsay Ness who was 2-for-4 on the day, while also driving in three of Cen-

tereach’s runs. “One of our struggles all year has been hitting,” Pfaeffle said earlier this week. “We can’t seem to generate a rally of any kind and seem to just have sporadic hits here and there.” Moving forward, the Thunderbirds were to take on struggling Central Islip (2-11) on Tuesday at Hills East. The Musketeers have dropped two of their last three games, so the Thunderbirds hoped to capitalize in order to keep their playoff hopes breathing. The game concluded after press time. “We, as a team, take each game one at a

time,” Pfaeffle said prior to Tuesday’s game. “Every game is a potential win and we need to work together for a complete 7 innings.” When the Hills East met Central Islip for the first time this season in the beginning of April, the Thunderbirds won in blowout fashion 19-6. In that game, Maya ChinQuee had a triple and 3 RBIs while her teammates Alexa Calisano and Ulmer both had four hits on the day. Hills East’s next game will be at home on Friday at 4 p.m. against Newfield (7-7) who beat the Thunderbirds 8-2 when they played last month.

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