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Levy’s GOP Run For Governor Ends Former congressman Rick Lazio prevails at convention as Huntington delegates split vote Half Hollow Hills photo/Archives

By Danny Schrafel

A monumental political gamble for Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and his supporters may have failed, but leaders of the Suffolk County Republican Committee called the state convention one of their most successful ever. In two votes on June 2 in Manhattan, Levy, who switched parties in March, failed to become the Republican nominee for New York’s top office or earn the right to primary Rick Lazio, the party’s preferred candidate. In Huntington’s 9th and 10th Assembly districts, the vote between Lazio and Levy was split. In each district, the local Republican committeeperson voted for Lazio, while the state committeeperson voted for Levy. The county executive said he has no regrets. “It was a great experience and I’m very glad I did it,” he said. “I would have been kicking myself for 20 years after if I didn’t.” Levy called the process fair and said he was about one big county – either Erie or Nassau, for example – to tipping the race.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy lost his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nod, but doesn’t regret running. “We thought Erie would vote for us because it would be in the best interest for Carl Palladino to have a three-way primary,” Levy said of the businessman who challenged both he and Lazio in a longshot effort. Larry Cregan, a Huntington Republi-

can committeeman who served as campaign manager for the Republican Town Board ticket last November, voted for Lazio. “[Levy] needed to get 51 percent to get authorization to run in the primary, and he didn’t come close,” he said. “That was

it. He was a dead man walking.” Cregan said he voted for Lazio because he is a lifelong Republican, a “good candidate, an honorable, decent man” who would be a good governor. Tepe argued that Lazio is the man to bring New York out of the “fiscal chaos” it currently experiences. For his part, the former legislator, prosecutor and four-term congressman said he felt validation and relief when he went over the top – proof that his campaign’s work paid off. “It was a bottoms-up win,” Lazio said. “It was, in many ways, a victory over the Republican political establishment and it built a confidence level that we can take this in Albany and win.” Lazio framed the campaign as more of a political movement to overthrow an out-of-touch state government. “People are really fed up with a government that promises one thing and does another,” he said. “Over the last four years, people think this is the worst four years of government in the history of New York.” Lazio vowed to frame his decisionmaking in generational terms as he cuts (Continued on page A19)


Community Takes Steps Against Cancer Fourth annual Relay For Life event at West Hollow Middle brings in $70,000 for research

The Half Hollow Hills community raised more than $70,000 for cancer research through this year’s Relay For Life, for a total of $750,000 in the past four years. Purple ribbons covered the Hills community this week advertising Sunday’s fourth annual Relay at West Hollow Middle School. The track was covered with numerous cancer survivors, caretakers, family and friends playing carnival games and walking laps. “This event has a beautiful meaning. There is no price tag on providing hope, and this day gives people going through cancer lots of hope. It motivates them to keep fighting so they can continue to wear the purple survivor shirt year by year,” Joy DeDonato, senior director of

Youth Initiatives for the American Cancer Society (ACS), said. DeDonato said the event’s executive directors decided to try something new at this year’s Relay, electing to have teams walking from 12-6 p.m. instead of overnight. “We wanted to try something new,” DeDonato said. “It’s important to adapt to the needs of the community. Also, we wanted to show kids that no matter how young you are, you can always make a difference,” she said. Many students in the Hills community enjoyed participating in Sunday’s Relay. Eliana Jerez-Givre and Lindsay Sperin, 16-year old friends at Half Hollow Hills East, were constantly busy the day of the event as they helped their mothers, two of the event’s executive coordinators, set up and organize the track. Both Jerez-Givre (Continued on page A19)

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Survivors pose in their purple shirts/sashes before the survivor lap kicked off Saturday’s event.


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Last One Gets The Straggly Petunia they were going to see “All About Eve.” My heart skipped a few beats when I heard my favorite movie peeled watching for the flower baskets and street would be playing in Huntington. The cardio workplantings that bring so much summer color to out I was getting might have Huntington Village. Last had something to do with it, year’s purples were particular- IN THE KNOW too. Turns out, this classic ly pleasing. But here we are WITH AUNT ROSIE about a protégé actress trymore than a week into June ing to steal her mentor’s and still not so much as a petunia has appeared. limelight is playing at the What’s up? Huntington Station’s hanging baskets Cinema Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Celeste are hanging and I see flowers in East Northport. Holm, who was nominated for an Oscar for her perI’ve been to the south shore recently and both Babyformance in the movie, will be making an appearlon and Bay Shore have a healthy head start on us. ance. I saw this film 60 years ago when it came out Heck, even I’ve beat the town this time! I’m usually in theaters and now it’s playing again, and kids with the last one on my block to get her flower pots pimples want to see it? Glad to know this is real life planted, and I’ll tell you one thing I’ve learned – and I’m not hallucinating, again. I wonder if I can last one to the nursery gets the straggly petunia. get my grandniece to come see it with me. Auntie Em! Auntie Em! According to the fine Preserving history… Huntington has so much people at the National Weather Service, there was rich history and our Historical Society is an abactually a possibility of tornadoes on Sunday. Apsolute treasure trove of information, artifacts and parently all the hot, cold and moisture act like just plain interesting stuff. I’ve heard what’s in the menopause and cause Mother Nature to lash out. basement of the Louvre is far more interesting than They even issued a tornado watch for the whole the fraction of what the museum is able to display day! The funny thing is, I barely saw a few rain in it galleries at any one time. The same is true of drops, let alone a thunderstorm. Perhaps we are Huntington Historical Society. In three buildings — still in Kansas… two historic houses and its headquarters in that quirky building that sits on an angle atop a hill on Not-so-tricked out… They say beauty is in eye Main Street – Huntington Historical Society has of the beholder, but I noticed one car that I don’t furniture, objects, relics from businesses of the past, know how anyone can find beautiful. I think it was a quarter-million photographs and just so much originally a Honda, but the owner changed so much more. So it’s exciting that the society has announced of it and not for the better! Most of the body applans to build an archive center onto its headquarpeared to be a dark blue, but the back bumper and ters building. Apparently a member of uber-inpiece near the rear license plate were bright white. vestor Warren Buffet’s family promised to match The windshield wipers were 10 times too big and a funds raised by the society, and a state grant covvivid red color. But the worst part had to be the disered the rest. I’m so excited to see what pieces of proportionate spoiler attached above the trunk. Huntington history this new center will help bring Completely unpainted with many holes and bolts to light, I don’t think I can wait. exposed, it looks like a high school shop project. What happened to that poor car?

Did we forget…? Every year I keep my eyes

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A Melville convenience store manager called Suffolk County police June 2 about two suspects creating a disturbance. The manager said an unknown 13-year-old entered the store and attempted use a debit card to make a purchase; the manager refused the sale. An unknown woman then entered the store, claiming to be his mother, and attempted to make the purchase. The manager refused to make the sale, and she became irate. Both subjects were gone before police arrived. The complainant wanted the incident documented.

Missing Person Found Suffolk police were called to a Dix Hills home after a resident of a woman’s home turned up on June 1. The homeowner told police the unknown woman knocked on his door and told him she was lost. He called Madonna Heights, who picked the woman up.

Man Has Trouble Breathing Suffolk police rushed to a Dix Hills home just after midnight on June 2 when a resident complained of trouble breathing. The Dix Hills Fire Department took the 58-year-old man to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Where Are The Kneecap Threats? A Melville man called Suffolk County police to report a threatening voicemail on June 1. A Plainview man his landlord’s father - cursed at him and warned him that his life would be ruined unless he gets the money. The tenant admitted to police he was a month behind on rent, but wanted the incident documented.

Deer Carcass Is A Road Hazard Suffolk police received a call about a dead deer in the middle of Round Swamp Road in Melville before dawn June 2. The responding officer moved the carcass to the side of the road and notified the Town of Huntington.

When Pit Bulls Attack A Huntington teenager called Suffolk County police after a dog attacked him on June 2. The complainant told police he was walking his black Labrador near his house when a pit bull escaped from a nearby house and attacked his dog. A Huntington man was driving by and stopped to pull the pit bull off the lab. The Samaritan was bitten on the hands, but refused rescue. The pit bull’s owner put his dog back inside and left before police arrived. The complainant took his dog to the vet.

Suffolk police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in Huntington Station June 2. The responding officer identified the driver as a Long Island City resident and an organizer for a sheet metal union. No unlawful activity occurred. Police notified the school crossing guard who called in the report.

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Couple Buying Into Local Business Financial advisor and fiancée rely exclusively on Huntington merchants for marriage By Mike Koehler

Michael DeCristofaro grew up in Huntington, he’s moving his office into town and he’s getting married here. It only made sense to him and his fiancée to use Town of Huntington businesses exclusively for their wedding this weekend. “I don’t think we compromised on anything,” DeCristofaro said. “Huntington has everything you could need to pull off an event like this, which I consider moderate size. Even if you wanted to make it bigger…” Michael will marry Jennifer Berger, his girlfriend of three years, at Honu on Saturday. With a friend working at the New York Avenue restaurant and a smaller wedding party – about 100, they decided to host both the service and reception in town. Honu owner David Tunney said he met the couple through one of his employees and after they started becoming regulars at the restaurant last year. Describing them as a nice couple, Tunney recalled they also have a sense for culinary adventure. “Originally they just wanted to have it here because they love it here,” he said. “They’re foodies, I think they’ve had everything. They’ve tried everything once.” For their decorative needs, the couple started up the road towards Cold Spring Harbor to Main Street Florist. Manager Amy Lomele said Berger requested Ger-

The soon-to-be Michael and Jennifer DeCristofaro shopped exclusively within the Town of Huntington for all of their marriage ceremony needs. bera daises and other red flowers that would match the interior of Honu well. “It’s a very intimate wedding, so it’s not a huge order,” Lomele said. “It doesn’t matter to me about size. It’s fine whether it’s one flower or a thousand flowers.” She’s very familiar with Honu, the manager added, and said it was a great choice to use local merchants. “I think that everybody should shop locally. If you’re a Huntington resident, you don’t have to go anywhere else.”

DeCristofaro should know that, he’s spent many years in the town. He grew up in the South Huntington School District, graduating from Walt Whitman High School. Along the way, DeCristofaro met band director Mike Ficco in fourth grade. Ficco moved along with his student into middle school, becoming a close family friend at the same time. Now, almost 30 years later, Ficco is retired and spends his time leading a couple of jazz groups. Now worrying

about rings and cakes instead of homework and rehearsals, DeCristofaro asked his former teacher to provide music for their wedding. “I’ve been a good friend of the family for so long,” Ficco said. “I’m happy to play for him at his wedding. It’s a big honor.” Keyboardist Neil Ralph, of Huntington, and bassist Jon Ray will join Ficco, who admitted they might play more than him. “They’re going to play most of the time, and I’m going to enjoy the wedding,” he said. Ficco added he first heard about their plan to shop locally last week from family members, and supported the idea. “I think it’s a very interesting concept,” he said. Another 15 merchants have been involved in their wedding preparations, DeCristofaro said, including Northport’s Copenhagen Bakery for the wedding cake and Huntington-based Digho Arts for the invitations. Currently employed by Edward Jones, DeCristofaro left Long Island for New Jersey and Maryland for a few years. He returned in 2003 and met Berger in 2007. He chose to open his office in Huntington village when he became a financial advisor in 2009, and decided it would only be right to employ other local businesses for the wedding. “It’s only right I utilize the businesses in the community I’m building my business in,” he said.


Huntington Gay Pride Parade Turns 20 Main Street march to honor one of event’s founding fathers in its milestone year Half Hollow Hills photo/archives

Bring on the balloons – Great Older Lesbian Discussions (GOLD) decks out a Nissan in rainbow balloons in an earlier installment of Huntington’s pride parade. The event turns 20 this Sunday.

By Danny Schrafel

Gay rights advocates had to sue the town of Huntington 20 years ago to earn the right to have a parade in Huntington, and once they did, were picketed during the first parade in 1991. Now in 2010, the Huntington gay pride parade that marches the pink line down Main Street has matured and attracts thousands each year. Not as a curiosity, longtime parade-watchers said, but as just another really good parade down Main Street in Huntington. “People no longer view it as a curiosity event; people know it’s coming and partake in it,” Supervisor Frank Petrone, who has been the town head for most of the parade’s life, said. “It’s basically an example of the diversity in this town and on Long Island.” Celebrants of gay pride will take the street in Huntington this Sunday, starting with a rally in the Gerard Street parking lot at noon. The parade follows at 1 p.m., with the annual festival in Heckscher Park immediately following the parade, boasting live entertainment, food, vendors, community information and kids’ activities in the playground. “This is the big one,” Long Island Pride Inc. director Sandy Faison said. “It’s grown, it’s gotten bigger, more united. It’s like we’ve all come together. I’ve been the director since 2006, and with 2006-today, it’s gotten bigger.” Big in participation, too – with just a few days to go, the parade has 33 groups marching and counting, and picked up another participant Monday. Petrone and Cooper, the first openly gay person elected to the Suffolk County Legislature, are attending, and Nassau County Executive Ed

Mangano is another possible attendee. This year’s honorees include a look back to one of the parade’s founding fathers, Long Island GLBT Community Center CEO David Kilmnick. He was one of four, along with Leah Gustavson, Cara Wilson and Steve Henaghan, to sue Huntington to open the door to the parade. Other grand marshals include PM Entertainment magazine, prolific activist and fundraiser Barry Jones-Coppola, as well as Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth and Eva Sanchez. Cooper, who has attended all but one parade, said the annual event has become an institution in Huntington. “In those early years, there’d be protests along Main Street and people holding up signs protesting the parade, protesting gay rights, making derogatory comments,” he said. “In the last couple of years, there hasn’t been any of that. It’s just like any other parade. In that sense, it’s become a Huntington staple as much as the Veteran’s Day Parade, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade or the Memorial Day Parade.” The parade’s progress is another opportunity to showcase Huntington’s diversity and shows the progress the gay community has made in recent years, officials said. That doesn’t mean the work ends, though. “We’ve been celebrating pride on Long Island for 20 years. In that time we’ve made great progress on issues important to the LGBT [lesbian gay bisexual transgender] community, but we still have work to do. I look forward to continuing our progress and celebrating with the LGBT community for years to come,” Congressman Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) said. “We’re getting there. It’s one step up the ladder, but there’s a few more steps up,” Faison said.


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Toxin ‘Not Detectable’ State reopens some waters to shellfishers By Mike Koehler


Driver Fired For Texting Middle School student snaps photo on bus By Sara-Megan Walsh

While some underwater beds of shellfish are reopened, a naturally reoccurring biotoxin still has some local waters off limits. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reopened 5,200 acres of underwater land to shellfishers at sunrise Friday. The region, which includes Lloyd Harbor, Huntington Bay and Huntington Harbor, had been closed since May 18. According to the DEC, 75 shellfish samples had been collected and tested since the closure. At least half of those samples were sent to Maine’s Department of Marine Resources, the premier facility to test for Saxitoxin – a potentially fatal biotoxin. The DEC waited until three consecutive tests over a span of two weeks came back at acceptable levels. The toxin is no longer detectable in these areas, DEC officials said. However, 2,200 acres of underwater land in Northport Bay, Northport Harbor, Centerport Harbor and Duck Island Harbor still remain closed. This region was closed on May 12, earlier than the areas that were just opened again. “Our monitoring is continuing,” DEC spokeswoman Maureen Wren said. “Once we receive results that the biotoxin never presents a potential public health threat, we’ll reopen those areas. It’s not like a rainfall event when we can predict. With this, it’s a different situation that requires monitoring.” The phytoplankton Alexandrium

The DEC reopened the Town of Huntington’s western bodies of water to shellfishers, although Northport Bay remains closed. fundyenese creates the biotoxin. The phytoplankton rises from the sediment at the bottom of the water and becomes “free floaters” during late spring and early summer. Once the water temperature becomes too hot, they sink and stop creating the biotoxin. While active algae are creating the toxin, nearby shellfish accumulate the saxitoxin as they filter the water for nutrients. Those shellfish can be harvested and ingested by people across the country. Mild symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning include tingling in the face and lightheadedness, while more severe exposure can cause respiratory distress. The DEC first learned of the saxitoxin threat in 2006 and barred shellfishers from collecting clams, mussels and oysters in the area. The closure occurred again in 2008 and 2009.

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A Half Hollow Hills student used technology to provide school officials with evidence of a bus driver’s dangerous behavior. West Hollow Middle School eighthgrader Melissa Distante captured pictures of her bus driver, who has not been identified, using a cell phone while driving the morning bus route with students onboard. A bus company official said this might be the first time they’ve fired a driver for sending text messages based on a photo from a student onboard. “It’s fairly uncommon. With complaints, we’ve had pictures of various situations – altercations between children and things of that nature,” said Tim Flood, executive vice president of Educational Bus Transportation. Victor Manuel, Hills’ assistant superintendent of finances and facilities, said the district received photos from Melissa’s father, Paul, clearly showing an Educational Bus Transportation driver using a cell phone while driving – apparently to text. The district has a contract with Educational Bus Transportation to help supplement its own fleet, Manuel said, and the driver in question was responsible for transportating students on three routes to Half Hollow Hills East High School, West Hollow Middle School and Signal Hill Elementary.

“We immediately requested the driver be taken off all our routes and recommended the driver not drive period. Its not our employee, so we don’t have the authority to terminate the driver,” he said. Flood said the unidentified driver was called in to speak with company officials the morning of the incident and, in accordance with company policy, suspended without pay pending investigation. The executive vice president said she was a “good employee” for over 10 years without any notable disciplinary record. When the father sent two additional photographs depicting the driver using a cell phone while driving the next morning, Flood said the bus driver was immediately terminated. “We do feel this was an isolated incident. We further communicated with our drivers this is not acceptable or lawful practice to be texting or using a cell phone while driving your own vehicle and especially a school bus,” Manuel said. Flood said the company’s bus drivers are made aware cell phone use is prohibited during training and in a written policy manual. He added all of the company’s drivers undergo a yearly review. “They are monitored with someone in the vehicle and at another point with someone following or observing them outside of the vehicle,” said the executive vice president.

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Extra Zip At Steakhouse Blackstone to host supercars at exotic show

Blackstone Steak House is hosting its second exotic car show this evening. Last year’s event drew rarities including this hand-crafted, limited production Saleen S7 supercar. By Danny Schrafel

For car enthusiasts and casual observers alike, nameplates like Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Maserati are just a few that can quicken pulses and attract lustful stares. Many of those exotic, prestige nameplates will be on display at Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville on June 10. Blackstone manager John Kayantas said the event, presented by the Plainview-based Exotics Rally, is a unique occasion that fits well with the restaurant’s clientele – many of whom drive those high-end autos. “We just thought it was a good tie-in for the customer that goes there,” Blackstone Marketing Director John McHugh said. “We’re trying to reach people with different niches and other things they enjoy doing.” Last year’s event attracted nearly 150 automobiles when only 20 to 30 were originally expected, McHugh said. One of the featured was a Saleen S7 supercar, one of the few original vehicles from the American auto shop best known for their work on Ford Mustangs. “It was a fleet of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, some old classics, Maseratis, Porsches and some custom car,” Kayantas said. “It’s definitely a good experience,

and to see them all in one place is pretty cool.” The event begins with drink specials from 4-6 p.m. and the car show to follow from 6-8 p.m. Live music will also be featured from 7-11 p.m. Seth Rose, Exotics Rally director, said the 2,000-member forum-based car club hosts car rallies, track and racing events throughout the tri-state area and Florida, during the winter months. At this year’s show, he expects British brands will be represented well, with Lotus, Bentley, Aston Martin and RollsRoyce vehicles anticipated. So too will Germany, with Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Italy’s stars include Ferrari and Lamborghini. Superpowered Corvettes and Mustangs will lead the charge for the American brands, he added. Some of the more rare exotics that might make an appearance include Lamborghini’s Gallardo and Diablo Jota. The legendary Ferrari Enzo is also expected to grace the festivities. “We gather everybody together at Blackstone, have some food and drinks, hang out there and have a good time checking out each other’s cars,” Rose said. “It ends up being a fun night.” For more information, call Blackstone Steakhouse at 631-271-7780. The rain date for the event is June 11.

Fans of domestic autos could enjoyed this All-American display, featuring, from front, the Dodge Viper, Chrysler-Plymouth Prowler, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and a Shelby Mustang convertible.



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Great Gifts For Dads And Grads

By Kristen Catania

each, and come in a variety of colors and styles. For more information, contact the store at 423-5757. With the graduation season and Father’s Perhaps the best idea for a graduate – Day quickly approaching, many are scram- guy or girl – is a gift basket filled with pracbling to find the perfect gift for that special tical items that others might not think to someone. This convenient gift guide fea- give. It can be as expensive or inexpensive tures unique gifts available from local mer- as you desire, depending on your budget. chants, so you won’t have to worry about The basket, which itself can be a practical waiting until the last minute or finding a and useful laundry basket, can include gift they’re sure to cherish. thoughtful items like detergent, hangers, extension cords, quick grub – think For Grads EasyMac or Ramen Noodles, water bottles, Dr. Seuss’ “Oh The Places You’ll Go: a screwdriver, light bulbs, and general Party Edition is a great gift for graduates of school supplies. 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Each scrapbook graduate, a watch can be a gorgeous gift. can be customized with personal Captions There are several jewelers in Huntington and music, and set onto over fifty pre- that have a wide selection, but it really designed slides. It is a great way to cele- depends on what your budget is. For genbrate the accomplishments of the gradu- eral pricing, try Frassanito Jewelers on ate, and can be used for graduation parties, New York Avenue in Huntington at frasdigital frames and personal computers. For or 427-5498. more information, visit the shop on Fort Dads Salonga Road or call 754-6477. Does dad need a new tie, dress shirt, or Lion in the Sun, located on Main Street in Huntington, offers great gifts for gradu(Continued on page A7) ates going away to school. An ID holder is a must-have for any college student. Removing the ID is a snap and the holder can also carry other important cards or cash. They come in a variety of colors and are available for $8.25 each. For more information, contact the store at 423-5757. A lap desk with a cup holder is a great gift for college students, since it allows them to sit wherever they like and still have a stable surface to do work. It’s also convenient for keeping heat from a laptop off of their legs, making it more comfortable This Vera Bradley set of bags from Cow to type that term paper. The desks are Harbor Fine Gifts and Collectibles are peravailable from Lion in the Sun for $31 fect for stylish grads on the go.

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Find the right present in Huntington Parkway. Dad can spend the day on the boat, which suit? Look no further than includes fishing rods and bait, Beltrami LTD on Main Street relaxing and enjoying the in Huntington. For Father’s beauty of the Great South Bay. Day, Beltrami is offering a For more information, visit $100 discount off any, or call 669chase of $200, with mention 0065. or presentation of the ad in Looking for something fun The Clipper. For more inforthat the entire family can do mation, contact 421-0117. to celebrate with dad? A Long If dad considers himself Island Ducks game – a minor somewhat of a cigar connoisHuntington Humidor league baseball team based in seur, Huntington Humidor on New Street is sure to have carries some of the finest Central Islip – is just the tickcigars on Long Island. et to spend time with dad something he’ll love. without breaking the bank. Huntington Humidor is the only store on Long Island that sells Pride Tickets run about $12 each, and are availVintage Corojo and Connecticut Cigars, able by calling 940-TIXX or by visiting largely considered an instant classic. Each Cow Over the Moon on Main Street in cigar sells for about $6, a great bargain. For more information, visit huntingtonhumi- Huntington has a great selection of sports memorabilia for Dads who support all or call 423-8599. The Vanderbilt Planetarium and ferent teams. For something that’s great to put on display, letting everyone know how Museum in Centerport is great for much dad loves his team, a any dad who loves nature or stadium replica could be history, since it has a bit of the perfect gift. They are both. The museum offers available for $69, and tours of the 24-bedroom make a beautiful gift mansion and estate, datwhen placed in a dising back to the Gatsby Era play case. If dad has a on Long Island. The planparticular favorite player, etarium offers shows of look through their autoall kinds, including a virtual Catch great seats at a trip through the stars. Tickets Long Island Ducks game graphed memorabilia section. You’ll be sure to find someprices range depending on for a steal. thing unique that he’ll love, event, but generally run about $10 apiece. For more information, visit including autographed footballs, baseballs and pictures. or call 854-5555. If dad is more into reading about his Does dad love to fish? Try a day trip on favorite teams and sports, Cow Over the the Captree Star or any other fishing boat Moon also has a great selection of sports that makes regular trips out of Captree books, ranging in price from $14.95 to State Park, right off the Robert Moses $39.95. They make great coffee table (Continued from page A6)

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What dad doesn’t love a chance to get closer to his favorite sports team? books, and he can always find some new and interesting fact about his favorite team. Has dad been waiting for a certain movie to come out, or hinting at how much he would love to see a particular show? A gift certificate for the AMC Movie Theater in Wall Street in Huntington is the perfect gift for him, giving him the flexibility of catching any show he wants to whenever it’s convenient for him. Visit the box office directly to purchase gift certificates. Combine dad’s love of sports with his love of theater with tickets to a production of “Damn Yankees” at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. Tickets are $60 each, and the show runs from July 8 to Aug. 29. To purchase tickets, either visit the box office, order online at, or call 261-2900.


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It Starts Here Some people just get it. buying locally, and where possible, using fellow Michael DeCristofaro was putting plans in Chamber members’ businesses. From invitaplace to open his A.G. Edwards office in tions to flowers to entertainment, more than 15 Huntington village. He signed a lease, joined local merchants are a part of the wedding plans. the chamber of commerce, and is prepared to DeChristofaro said it’s only right he use busisettle in for the long haul. But first things first… nesses in the community where he’s building his the Huntington native is getting own business. married first. This couple has taken to heart the EDITORIAL When Michael and his fiancée words, “It Starts Here – Buy Locally.” Jennifer Berger began making Imagine what it would do for the plans, the site for the reception was a no-brainlocal economy if business owners approached er: their favorite restaurant, Honu Kitchen and their everyday purchasing with the same conCocktails. As they began making more arrangesciousness? ments, wedding planning became an exercise in Best wishes to Michael and Jennifer.


Make Housing Laws Fair DEAR EDITOR: Sara-Megan Walsh reported “Former councilman Ken Christensen advocated in favor of liberalizing the accessory apartment laws in hope of enticing landlords to legalize existing apartments…” (Long-Islander, May 27, 2010). That line of thinking is why Ken is “former councilman.” Huntington always was, and in spite of Christensen’s efforts over the last 20 years, remains, a single-family town. The single-family home is the primary reason people moved to and invested in Huntington over the last 50 years. In the early 1990’s, Christensen waged a campaign to legalize accessory apartments in Huntington. To supplement other housing initiatives as part of the Master Plan, accessory apartments were intended to be created from existing stock and habitable square footage. Under Christensen’s leadership, absentee landlords were welcomed. Investors purchased borderline stock outbidding young people competing for the affordable housing. Structural footprints were expanded and two apartments soon became three. In the frenzy to build an inventory, collect fees and turn the code enforcement bureau into the “mod squad,” a few thousand accessory apartments were legalized. In the rush to “liberalize the laws,” Ken Christensen issued accessory apartment permits for dwellings that did not even have proper building per-

mits and certificates of occupancy. The concept of an “empty nesters” leasing existing space to those in need was steamrollered by Christensen’s desire to turn Huntington into Rosedale. In subsequent years, the Accessory Apartment Law was amended to eliminate absentee landlords. However, the original concept of utilization of existing housing stock to help meet demand was overridden by imposition of Euclidian Zoning requirements (frontage and area). These stringent zoning requirements blocked older, more densely developed communities from participation without first seeking relief from the Zoning Board of Appeals. These were the communities in which the law would have had the best opportunity to prove successful [because of ] aging populations, proximity to transportation and shopping. It seemed no matter which way the spin master pols twisted the law the twist thwarted the original, admirable concept. The housing problem in Huntington or any community cannot be isolated. It is intertwined with other major social components including school districts, sewers and politics. Realistically, none of these components can be expected to change in the foreseeable future. We keep electing the same people to office, sewers are not on the drawing board and there is little hope of school districts being modified. To be realistic, we must focus on abuse of housing and that must come through code enforcement. The town


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zoning regulations were established “in accordance with a comprehensive plan” and “with a view to conserving value.” The code was amended a few years ago under the leadership of Councilman Mark Cuthbertson to include basis for presumptive guilt regarding illegal apartments. Now Cuthbertson has changed from his councilman’s hat to his lawyer’s hat stating that “criminal proceedings requires our inspectors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt there might be an illegal apartment there... .” Did Cuthbertson adopt a code that he knew could not be enforced or does he simply not have the courage or ability to do so? Who does he represent? The Accessory Apartment Law stems from a worthwhile concept. The law was never meant to be the single answer for the housing issue. I for one, do not want to see Huntington become a two-family town or anything similar to Rosedale. The only “liberalizing” I am in favor of would be to modify exorbitant fees and select overbearing regulations, such as the area and off street parking requirements. Make the law fair. Provide the opportunities for an aging population to make ends meet by renting part of their homes. Allow the young and needy to remain in the community with modest housing opportunities in the suburban atmosphere. Elect politicians who will adopt laws that can be enforced and who will enforce them universally. It makes no sense to create a “Take Back the

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Stay Safe In The Garden DEAR EDITOR: State Farm and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) want everyone to be aware of the need for caution and responsibility when tending to lawns and gardens. CPSC has proven that nearly 400,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries from lawn and garden tools. One out of five deaths involves a child. CPSC recommends that the public take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries from outdoor equipment. They include: • Dress appropriately for the task: Wear long pants, longsleeved shirts, close-fitting clothes, no jewelry, sturdy shoes with slip-resistant rubber soles, eye protection, heavy gloves and hearing protection. • Before starting up machinery, remove objects from the area in which you are working that can cause injury or damage equipment. • Make sure that safety devices on the equipment are in place

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and functioning properly before starting work. • Never let a child ride or operate a garden tractor or riding mower. • Keep children indoors and supervised when outdoor power equipment is being used. • Never assume children will remain where you last saw them. • Be alert and turn off the mower if children enter the mowing area. • Unplug electric tools and disconnect spark plug wires on gasoline-powered tools before making adjustments or clearing jams near moving parts. • Be sure power tools are turned off and made inoperable if they must be left unattended to prevent use by children. • Never work with electric power tools in wet conditions. • Be sure that extension cords are in good condition, are rated for outdoor use, and are the proper gauge for the electrical current capacity of the tool. • Handle gasoline carefully. • Never fill gas tanks while machinery is on. • Never fill hot equipment. • Wipe up spills. • Store gas in an approved container away from the house. • Never smoke around gasoline. For further information on safety tips, visit either or BRIAN M. GILL

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Band Of Brothers Unite In Song Kronrad boys from Dix Hills taking hold of the Long Island local music scene By Kaellen Hessel

“We’re not the Jonas Brothers,” protests Matt Kronrad. The “JoBros” aren’t the only band made up of three brothers, with an even younger brother not in the band. Not since local Dix Hills band One One Seven formed in 2007, anyway. Kronrad, 14, and his brothers Kevin, 18, and Jack, 12, make up One One Seven. They might not be world famous yet, but they are starting to take over the Town of Huntington. With gigs all over the island and proudly boasting 404 Facebook fans as of press time, the brothers are making a name for themselves. They’ve played everywhere from Strawberry’s Bakery Bar & Grill in Huntington village to The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale and Half Hollow Hills High School East, where Kevin is a senior. The brothers describe their music as upbeat, acoustic rock with catchy chorus-

One One Seven, from Dix Hills, have played at The Crazy Donkey, Strawberry’s Bakery Bar & Grill and Half Hollow Hills East. es. Their influences include Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, All Time Low and Katy Perry. According to the brothers, all the members being related is not the only thing that makes their band unique. You don’t

see too many full acoustic bands with bongos and tambourines, Kevin said. The band currently has three original songs recorded, all of which can be heard on its Facebook and MySpace pages. Kevin said he and his brothers hope to

record a fourth once school lets out for the summer. Although Kevin said he’s written more original songs that haven’t been recorded yet, the band likes to play covers as well. “When people don’t know your music and you’re first starting out, people like to hear something familiar,” he said. Their favorite subjects to sing about are girls, growing up and stories about everyday life, Kevin added. The brothers hope to book more shows and add a keyboard or melody guitar. Kevin said he expects they will have more gigs when he begins attending Stony Brook University in the fall because his dorm hosts a lot of variety shows. “For right now, we’re just having fun with it,” the oldest Kronrad said. The brothers agree that playing professionally one day would be “cool,” but they don’t seem completely dead set on the idea. “It’s either that or [be] a professional baseball player,” said Jack, the youngest in the band. “One of them will work out.”


Giving Locals Their Time To Shine Northport Reader’s Theater performs trio of Greenlawn playwright’s work at library By Zoe Shapiro

The only difference between a full play and the performances scheduled for Northport Library on Wednesday were the presence of scripts. The Northport Reader’s Theater teamed up with the Northport Arts Coalition (NAC) for their third stage reading at the library in as many years. “We always get a wonderful turnout. It’s a great opportunity for local playwrights to get their plays performed,” Director Jo Ann Katz said. Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening consisted of three plays written by Greenlawn resident Michael Casano: “Who Knew?” “Hidden in the Past” and “The Annie Parker Show.” Besides sharing an author, all three plays share a theme of “family and where you find it.” “Each one of the plays is a different look at finding lost family,” Katz said. The night began with “Who Knew,” a play about a young and who is preparing to meet his mother for the first time and is not aware how deeply it will affect his fiancée. The next performance, “Hidden in the Past,” was about a young girl interviewing her grandmother to find out about their family history. The last play of the evening was “The Annie Parker Show,” a piece about a woman’s battle with her desire to learn more about her birth father. After the three 10-15 minutes plays,

While Madeline Nelson, Bruce Hollander, Charlotte Koons, Larry Maltin and other Northport Reader’s Theater members do cold readings once a month, they were also invited to stage read a Greenlawn playwright’s works. Casano hosted a discussion and answered questions. Katz said she has read several of Casano’s plays and chose these three because they shared the common theme. The Reader’s Theater regularly meets one Monday a month at St. Paul’s Methodist Church to read aloud plays from local

playwrights. “They read the works of new playwrights which gives the new comers to the court a chance to be heard” said NAC Executive Director Lauren Paige. NAC holds their own meetings the second Wednesday of every month. Despite being the Reader’s Theater’s parent or-

ganization for five years, NAC offers musicians, artists and others a chance to perform at their events. This stage reading was just the third time in three years the Reader’s Theater was invited to perform. Katz said she selected Casano’s pieces for the event because he held them out of the Northport One Act Play Festival. Held at Northport High School in May, the festival was designed to challenge drug and alcohol abuse. A pair of students joined professional playwrights in having their plays performed. Casano helped run the festival, along with Katz, and decided not enter any of his plays. “This is my homage to Michael,” the director said. The cast for Casano’s trio of plays included nine actors and three stage crew members, several overlapping plays. The troupe had been practicing for several weeks and many are familiar with their lines, Katz said, although scripts were visible during the Wednesday shows. “The only difference between a stage reading and a full performance is the actors can hold scripts. They are acting out the play, but it’s a bare-bones, very limited production. We didn’t have a lot of time for rehearsal, so many of the actors will be carrying scripts,” the director said. The Northport Reader’s Theater will return to the church at 7:30 p.m. on Sep 13 for their next reading. Anyone seeking more information should go to or contact Katz at 631-261-5089.


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Calling All Hands On Deck At Crew Foodie SECTION

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Crew’s $50 five-course dinner special begins with a Chef’s Surprise; when we visited, it included a shrimp dumpling, crab bite Fresh salmon is served with a delightful dill sauce and and spring roll with basmati rice. bright, citrusy couscous. home-style flavor that comes only after a slow roast. The pork chop, with tropical fruit, baby bok choy and a black currant demi, is tender and boasts a summery Asian twist. Salmon ($28) is fresh and served with asparagus dill honey yoghurt, taboulleh and vibrant couscous. Rich chocolate gelato, like most of the menu, is homemade and a must-try. So too is the delicate and delicious crème brulee. Flourless chocolate brownies are moist and warm, and the truffles are decadent. On the lighter side, peach sorbet bursts with fruit flavor. The five-course Land or Sea special is $50 and boasts a chef ’s surprise and a mix-and-match land and sea menu

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What was once one of Huntington’s top stops for fine French cuisine has taken a nautical, global turn. We say, “all aboard.” The former Aix en Provence has been Crew for about a year now, owner Mitch Hauser said, and their move from exclusively French cuisine allows him, a product of French culinary school, to more easily offer additional varieties of cuisine. In a way, it sticks to the French pedigree – after all, the French tradition allows you to cook just about anything, said Hauser. “There are influences that are French, New Orleans, Italian; it offers more of a variance for our customers,” John Angrisani, Crew’s captain, said. “That draws people in and makes everybody happy.” Inside, there’s a small bar and 20-table dining room inside, with a shrub-enclosed patio abutting New York Avenue. The interior is crisp and inviting in blue and white, with an eye for upscale, casual dining. It’s a “cool sort of vibe” that’s not uptight, said Angrisani.

We started with Crew’s extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu, including their signature drink – the summery and sweet Wave ($12). It’s a lemon citrus vodka, green peach and mango tea and triple sec; we weren’t the only one in the dining room passing one around the table. Angrisani and the staff are pros with the wine list and guided us through our selections during the evening. Appetizers, ranging from $8 to $14, shine at Crew and include tender, mellow crab cakes ($13) sumptuous Foie Gras ($20) and cool, vibrant Gazpacho ($8). The chef ’s surprise, which comes as part of its By Land or By Sea dinner menu, includes a shrimp dumpling, crab bite and a very clever spring roll – why didn’t someone think to put basmati rice in these things before? A lobster salad of brie, tomatoes and mixed greens – also on the Land or Sea menu – is wonderfully fresh and dressed in a mild champagne vinaigrette that allows the diverse flavors to take center stage. Beef shank ($28) is fall-off-the-bone tender and bursting with an all-American



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Side Dish DINE HUNTINGTON.COM By Pete & Mike

PIANO MAN AT PRIME: Pop superstar Billy Joel was one of the first to dock and dine on Memorial Day (May 31) at Prime–An American Kitchen and Bar (117 New York Ave, Huntington 631-385-1515 The piano man arrived to the dock in his 36-foot fishing boat, Downeaster, Alexa (the title of his 1989 song) joined by the vessel’s namesake, daughter Alexa Ray Joel, plus friends including pet pug, Sabrina. In the spirit of the boat’s heritage, a lobster/swordfish hybrid boat built on a Maine lobster boat hull, the party ate mostly seafood led by Captain Billy’s order of a dragon roll – king crab with sliced avocado and barbecued eel – and a spicy tuna roll. JUNE WINE WEDNESDAYS: HONU Kitchen & Cocktails (363 New York Ave., Huntington 631-421-6900 presents Wine Wednesdays throughout the month of June. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. each Wednesday a special three-course menu will be offered for $34 and will be available paired with three selected wines for $44. To add to the atmosphere of these special evenings, there will also be live music by solo guitarists Mike Dorio and Pete Mann. The menu changes each week. On June 16, Honu pairs Prince Edward Island mussels, white wine and herbs with a Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Fume Blanc; 1-1/2lb Maine lobster, french fries and fire-roasted corn paired with Franciscan Napa Valley Chardonnay; and

for dessert, crepes with mixed berries and Chantilly cream paired with Mionetto prosecco and fresh strawberry. LOOK WHO’S LUNCHING: The entrance to Meehan’s Courtyard has taken on new life with the appearance of a pair of jovial diners painted on the wall. The characters, based on the old-style illustrations that grace Meehan’s menu – are the work of local artist Joe Leonard. A fire department dispatcher by day, Leonard also teaches art classes at the Village Artist studio just down the block from Meehan’s. Could this be the start of an alley-long mural? “I’d love it but it depends on the funds,” said restaurant owner Michael Meehan.

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Past Beauty Shines Again Passion for relics unites dealers at Center Half Hollow Hills Photos/Sara-Megan Walsh

The Antiques Center also has a lower level, just down stairs that displays this Neo-Classical Settee circa 1835 and other fine furnishings.

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There’s a passion for the past evident along historic Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor, ranging from the museums to the preserved storefronts. Those looking to take home a piece of the past should take a turn at the “antiques” sign, for treasured relics lay within. Huntington Antiques Center’s storefront lies among museums and restaurants, offering a trip into the past, as it celebrates over 24 years as a group shop. Step inside and the atmosphere is cozy with pieces from 18 dealers arranged in booths and displays, offering plenty to see. “There’s nothing that compares with the stability and the inner beauty of an antique. Their inner beauty shines through,” said Katherine Stevens, a collector displaying at the center since its beginning. Created in May 1986, the Huntington Antiques Center was formed by a collaborative of antiques dealers who came together to pursue a full-time store to sell their goods based upon a shared interest. It was originally located on Wall Street, in the same shopping center as Piccolo. “The reason we came together is we have a common love for antiques. Plus, you get to learn about their pieces as well,” said owner Kathy Sapio.

The shop relocated to Cold Spring Harbor in June 1996 as collectors decided the new location was closer to the heart of a pedestrian-friendly village and would attract more passers-by. But the key to its success, Stevens said, is the unique family-like camaraderie that exists among the dealers. “I think we all strive to find the best antiques within the best price range for our customers,” she said. “It’s rather unusual that we work as a team – it’s the team effort that counts, that makes us the best antique shop on Long Island.” There’s a mix of fine furnishings, decorative arts, oriental rugs, chandeliers, estate jewelry, glass, prints, tea caddies and more. Sapio said the pieces must be authentic, old and of high quality to be displayed. “It has to be in perfect condition and should not need restoration, not missing pieces, damaged, chipped…,” Stevens added. “It should have age, a uniqueness and value” In addition to its collectibles, the shop also offers an oriental rug cleaning and repair service; approval, where customers can take a piece home to try it out; lay away and appraisal services. The owner said local residents frequently stop by with something they found in their attic or basement and wonder what it is or if it’s valuable. But despite the number of dealers involved and their 24 years in business, there is still room for something new in the antique business – the shop’s vintage clothing and handbag section. “It’s more the younger people who are interested in the clothing and handbags. We’ve only had the section (for) a few months, but its very quickly catching on,” Sapio said.

The vintage clothing section is a new addition to the store, but has quickly gained popularity with young trendsetters looking for a unique statement piece to add to their wardrobe.

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‘House Calls To Hospitals’ Conklin House examines renowned physician


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The office of renowned Huntington doctor Samuel Teich was moved into the Conklin House and will be on display next week. By Kristen Catania

The Huntington Historical Society is set to open a new exhibit at the Conklin House Gallery with a reception on June 13, chronicling Huntington’s health care heritage. The exhibit, entitled “From House Calls to Hospitals,” is actually a three-part exhibit, encompassing nearly every aspect of health care in Huntington. The exhibit has a general focus on Dr. Samuel Teich, a renowned Huntington physician who was known for delivering thousands of babies at his practice in Huntington Station, as well as being a

member of the Huntington Hospital staff. The first part, according to Toby Kissam, the exhibit’s curator, focuses on the history of healthcare providers from the 18th to the 20th century. It also introduces the village of Huntington Station, which was mostly demolished during the urban renewal of the 1960s. “Huntington Station was not going through the best of times, and the concept of urban renewal was all the rage,” said Kissam, “In 1968, they basically decided to tear down the entire town, with the intention of rebuilding it. But it never actually got built back up.” (Continued on page A19)

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College Tips For Upperclassmen High school faculty offer advice in making higher education preparations and choices By Dara Liling

A year can seem like a long time, but when it comes to planning for college – one of the most important events in a young adult’s life – students completing their junior year of high school are at a point in which adequate preparation is crucial. It may be said that the most difficult part of the pre-college process is simply finding the right one. While there are many schools that are a good fit for each individual, Commack High School guidance counselor Christine Natali said, students tend to focus on the wrong things in their college search. Instead of considering colleges because of the reputation or name, she said, they should be taking a more personal approach. “I think the most important thing, and probably the hardest thing, is [for students] to really take a good look at themselves, what their values are, what their interests are, what kinds of environment they want, what their academic goals are, and sort through the intangibles that make the college a good fit for a person,” said Natali. Deciding upon a path in life can be easier said than done. Career and Internship teacher Diane Nelson suggests that participating in an internship may be beneficial for students considering a career in a certain field. “If a student is interested in a specific career, it would be helpful to get an internship at the high school level. This way they can see if this is a field they really are interested in before they go to college and also get exposure to other career opportunities they may not know about within that field,” Nelson said.

Internships, she said, also stand out on college résumés. For more information, visit your school’s guidance office, inquire at local businesses, or search websites such as Once teens have decided upon possible areas of study and personal requirements of potential colleges, the next step is for them to visit the schools that make the cut. It is essential to experience the campuses and academics firsthand, and signing up for the guided tours provided are an even bigger help. When admissions officers see an applicant’s name on the list of tour attendees, they may believe the individual is interested in the school and what it has to offer. While it is not wise for juniors to wait until next September to start college scouting, they should revisit their favorites when school is in session. This can provide a far more accurate picture of what daily life is like. “When students go onto campus, they have to look very critically at everything. Listen to the admissions presentation, go on the official tour, but understand that you are being fed information by the people that are in charge of recruiting. Beyond that [the official tour] you should be walking around and talking to students,” said Natali. She also suggested picking up a copy of the school’s newspaper in order to read about the college community from students’ points of view. Natali said the biggest mistake high school students make during the precollege process is procrastinating and advises against leaving requirements until the last minutes. But she also emphasized the importance of staying stress free, despite the strenuous process.

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CAMP& EDUCATION Addressing Poor Attitudes By Dr. Ray Huntington

that a problem has no solution, for example)? In sports or other activities, does he or she accept Every parent has likely witdefeat gracefully and display a nessed their child being negawillingness to try, try again? Go tive from time to time—about beyond observation: Try gently school, about homework, perprobing your child to discover if haps about him or herself. there was a specific incident What should you do when your that caused a change in his or child’s pessimism leads to poor Ray Huntington her attitude. grades and problems at school? Catch your child in the act Here are a few tips to help you get to the of being positive. While a child with a source of the problem, turn around your poor attitude certainly needs guidance child’s destructive mindset, and help and discipline, it’s just as important to him or her learn to approach school and point out your child’s good efforts, hard life with a positive attitude: work, good character, honesty, perseverListen. Sometimes, a child with a negance and optimistic demeanor. Praise ative attitude may feel that he or she isn’t good behavior and encouraging changes being listened to, or that the child’s parin your child’s attitude, and practice posents do not understand his or her conitive reinforcement with your child cerns. Ask open-ended questions about whenever possible. your child’s life and pay careful attention Look at your own attitude. What to his or her answers. Give your child the kind of example are you setting for your floor any time he or she opens up. What’s child? How do you handle stress and going on inside your child’s head and frustrating situations? Do you get down heart that might be contributing to his or on yourself or others too easily? Do you her attitude problem? set unreachable expectations for your Get to the core. Look for insecurities, child? Praise the end result (such as troubles, fears or bad habits that might good grades), but not effort? Children contribute to your child’s negativity. Is tend to emulate their parents, so it is your child afraid of making mistakes for important to remember that your fear of disappointing you? Does he or actions speak much louder than your she always assume the worst (that he or words. she will never be able to pass math, or (Continued on page A19)



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Last Call For Host Families Exchange program seeks American sponsors in Huntington for students coming from Spain

Students participating in the 2009 exchange visited Tanger Outlet at the Arches in Deer Park as part of their itinerary. Long Island STEP is hoping to bring 22 students from Spain this year, and 12 are still seeking host families. By Danny Schrafel

A student exchange program is looking to place 12 additional teenagers from Spain with host families on Long Island for a month-long program participants have described as deeply enriching. Long Island STEP (Student Travel Exchange Program) is looking for qualified families to host a dozen boys and girls ages 13-17 and the deadline to do so is less than two weeks from today. Arriving June 29, students from San Sebastian, Spain will stay with a host family for four weeks, and a chaperone will reside on West Neck Road to address any concerns that may come up during the month. The STEP program is in its second decade of bringing students from the Basque region of Spain to the United States to be immersed in American culture. Huntington resident Hillary Hess, who was first a host in Clifton Park, N.Y., moved back to Long Island three years ago to care for her parents. She ran her first STEP group in 2009, bringing nine students to the United States. This year there are 22 students and a chaperone. There are great benefits for host families and the students who make the

trip to the United States. Hess’ older son is autistic, and the exchange students serve as new role model figures for her younger son. “It’s been wonderful for my eightyear-old over the years,” she said. “When we have the students, I see this big growth in maturity with my son. When they come for July and stay for four weeks, it’s almost like he’s grown a year in maturity.” Legislator Jon Cooper (DHuntington) and his family are hosting a 16-year-old from Spain named Diego, who will live with himself, husband, Rob, and their children. Cooper said he learned of the program from a friend who is participating in the program. “It should be a lot of fun. All of my kids are excited, but my three youngest kids are especially excited,” he said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity not just for the student, but also for the host families. It could be life-changing.” Hess said it also enhances her family life – with students from abroad, they tend to go out more and become more active. “It’s always been a positive experience, she said. “It’s pure fun, and the kids have always been great.” For more information about participating, visit http://longislandstep.webs .com.


Coindre Hall On Screen By Casey Schneider

The Brooklyn Academy of Music Film Festival is set to begin this week, and the Town of Huntington will make an appearance when a pair of Long Island residents share their films. Brothers Franklin and Nicholas Laviola, who grew up in Islip, will each be showing short films from their independent production company, Nightjar Films. Franklin will be showing a short horror/thriller titled “Happy Face” which follows a troubled Hollywood starlet who seeks to escape the spotlight in a Long Island rehab facility before her agent tries to pull her back to Hollywood. This will mark his debut as a writer and director. About 15 minutes long, “Happy Face” is to debut at the festival on Sunday at noon. The film was shot around Long Island, including shoots at Coindre Hall and in Amityville and Islip. Franklin said the debut will be a special experience for him because “more friends and family, and those who

worked on the film can attend the screening.” Many festivals are out of state and do not allow for other people to attend. Working primarily in horror, he is finishing a feature-length screenplay which he plans to direct in 2011. Being his debut as both writer and director of a film, Franklin could not say which was the more difficult of the two, but did say “directing is more fun because it’s about interacting with others and collaborating with them towards a shared goal.” Nicholas, who co-founded Nightjar Films with Franklin and cousin Alex Laviola, will also show a film in the BAM Cinemafest. “Sketches from a Great Gull” will follow a seafaring poet who muses on Great Gull Island. The film, also shot on Long Island, centers around the North Fork of Long Island with ties to recent news. The BAM Cinemafest will run through June 20 in Brooklyn. Tickets range from $12-$28 depending on the days events and can be purchased at the box office or online at



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Relay raises $70,000

Relay participants take their first lap around the West Hollow Middle School track.

Lazio defeats Levy (Continued from page A1)

state workforce, Medicaid spending, make tax rates more competitive with other states and bring good, high-paying jobs to New York. “I’ve never been in Albany and have no connection to any special interest groups,” he said. “After 10 years in the private sector, the reason I’m stepping forward because I know we can do better. I feel it’s my responsibility and duty to step forward and try to have the state achieve its potential and I want my two teenage daughters to get a job on Long Island and raise a family there. I don’t want them to look at other states for their economic future.” Republican committee chair John J. LaValle, who introduced Levy’s name into nomination, called the convention the most successful one Suffolk’s GOP has been a part of in 20 years. “Certainly there are things that I wish worked out for us – obviously, getting Steve Levy over the top, but 10 weeks ago, Steve Levy was a Democrat,” he said. “In 10 weeks, we were able to con-

vince 42-43 percent to support his place on the ballot, his candidacy for governor. That’s a pretty amazing number when you think about it… many lifelong Republicans wouldn’t have gotten 43 percent of the vote.” However, that late switch may have been what cooled crucial Republican districts –including a solidly Lazio-supporting Nassau County – to the lifelong Democrat’s candidacy. “I believe in the redemption of souls, but I don’t believe you take a guy who converted on Monday and make him pope on Tuesday,” Cregan said. “Here’s a guy who’s not even formally a Republican and won’t be until after Election Day who expects us to nominate him for governor.” Will Levy launch a third-party bid? Levy’s evaluating whether a third-party run would be “beneficial” this week, but Cregan doesn’t count on him trying again. “If he chooses to be a Republican, I don’t see how he advances his cause by at the first opportunity running against the Republican party,” he said.

The Half Hollow Hills girls’ lacrosse formed a team and wore black shirts with neon writing for Sunday’s Relay For Life. (Continued from page A1)

and Sperin have volunteered with Relay for Life since they were in eighth grade, but not to the extent they did this year. “We’ve been have been planning for the event since January. This event is a big part of our lives and really shapes everything we do. We put in a lot of time and effort, but the outcome of the event and getting the community together really makes all the work worth it,” Jerez-Givre said. The day began with a survivor lap, where the disc jockey played “I’m Alive” by Celine Dion. Ovarian cancer survivors Dorothy Jarmel, Gus Boyle and Pam Warren became emotional as they circled the track. They are part of the Long Island Ovarian Cancer Coalition, a group dedicated to educating and raising awareness about ovarian cancer. “We participate in the event because we love it, survived it, and want to see others have the same outcomes,” Jarmel explained. “Any cancer awareness event is the greatest tool we have in creating more birthdays.” The opening ceremony followed, com-

Huntington medicine then and now (Continued from page A13)

The second, and main part, of the exhibit is the examination room from Teich’s personal practice. The historical society was offered the contents of the room early this year, Kissam said, and society officials essentially ripped it out and reinstalled it in the Conklin Farmhouse. Everything was placed exactly as it had been in Teich’s home office, down to the way the instruments had been laid upon the counter and the window with frosted glass. The final piece of the exhibit focuses on the history of Huntington Hospital, chronicling it from its initial conceptual stages in 1911 to its current state today. The hospital has gone through a series of changes, including the addition of sever-

al buildings. The smaller building that sits in front of the current hospital was one addition. This exhibit is the first of its kind, according to Kissam, since it deals with something that is more recent than many of the 18th and 19th century-based exhibits the society puts on. “It’s the first time that Huntington Historical Society is doing an exhibit that is essentially 20th century,” Kissam said, “This deals with the last century now, this is our first effort at showing the 20th century history of Huntington.” On Sunday, a reception will be held to officially open the exhibit and will feature panels on Huntington Station and Huntington health care. The Huntington Library is also working in collabo-

ration with the historical society to sign people up to provide oral histories, so that others who want to share their memories will have the opportunity to do so. Samuel Teich’s son Howard said that these oral histories will give people the chance to share their stories with one another, and can act as a catalyst for many thoughts and ideas, making the possibilities for this exhibit limitless. “Through the exhibit, you get a real sense of, as we try and phrase it, the past and future,” said Teich, “Because through looking at the past and all that it’s meant and the way the town functioned and the way he dealt with the people of the town, you have a sense of the continuing nature of community in Huntington.”

Helping children get the right attitude (Continued from page A15)

Look at how you respond to your child’s attitude. Be mindful of your reaction to your child’s pessimistic or poor attitude. Do you ignore his or her concerns or fears? Brush them off with comments such as, “Oh, that’s silly – you’ll figure it out?” Also, take notice of the effect that your words and actions have on your child. Do conversations tend to help or exacerbate his or her anxiety?

Rectifying a child’s negative attitude will not happen overnight, but good communication with your child and his or her teachers, proper action and reinforcement, and lots of practice will help your child curb that negativity. An improved attitude will help your child’s confidence and self-esteem. If you suspect that the root of your child’s pessimism is related to an academic issue, don’t wait to correct the problem. Huntington can perform a diagnostic

assessment of your child’s strengths and weaknesses, identifying specific areas where he or she is struggling. Talk to your local Huntington representative today to learn how we can help your child. Ray Huntington founded Huntington Learning Center in 1977 with his wife, Eileen. The center has locations across Long Island, including East Northport. He holds a PhD in statistics.

plete with statements of praise from Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern (DDix Hills), Huntington Councilwoman Susan Berland and Hills Superintendent Sheldon Karnilow. “Cancer has no restrictions. This event allowed us to make one small step as a community, but one large step in the effort to prevent cancer,” Karnilow said. Then the luminary ceremony took place, where attendees had a chance to honor those who have passed by lighting candles inside white bags. All the speakers paid a special thanks to the executive coordinators for this year: Sharon McCune, Annemarie Gallipoli, Sheree Givre and Gabrielle Traina, also known by DeDonato as the “Fantastic Four.” DeDonato said, “without the Fantastic Four, this event would not have been nearly as successful as it is today.”


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Lean Muscle Machine n oy fine food, drinks and e otic cars at Blackstone Steakhouse s second annual otic ar Show on une 10. rink specials from 4-6 p.m. followed by hundreds of the hottest cars from amborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley, Porsche and more from 6- p.m., followed by live music 7-11 p.m. Rain date is une 11. Blackstone Steakhouse, 10 Pinelawn Road, Melville.

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Green Living Seminars Starflower periences is hosting a series of reen iving Seminars at the Melville branch of the Half Hollow Hills ibrary at 7 p.m., usually on the second Thursday of each month. Ne t on une 10: Huntington s Home reening Program. The library is located at 510 Sweet Hollow Road. 516-93 -6152.

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Blessing Of The Fleet Join in celebrating the Annual Blessing of the Fleet in Northport Harbor for boaters from Northport and the surrounding areas of Centerport, East Northport, Huntington and more on June 12, 10 a.m. at the Northport Village dock. All are welcome to join the parade of boats, whose arrival is requested by 9:45 a.m. Contact Bill Raisch at 516-4287700 or be holding a reunion the weekend of uly 9-11, 2010 at the Melville Marriot. 631-499-7163 or 301-462-9 50.


Composer’s Landscape at Steinway oin arol Montparker and special guest ennis Parker for the final omposer s andscape of the season at the Steinway Piano allery, 505 alt hitman Road, Melville, une 11, 7:30 p.m. Montparker and Parker will focus on Beethoven, including performance, discussion and performances of works-in-progress by participants in the master class. First-come, first served seating $10 to audit. carol, 631-424-0245.

Telling Herstory very Tuesday, oin Herstory writers group Black, Brown hite for a bridge-building women s guided memoir writing workshop taught by onnie Mathis at Huntington Station nrichment enter, 1264 New York Ave., 7-9 p.m. $35 per class with monthly discounts. Newcomers welcome. 631-676-7395.

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SATURDAY Blessing Of The Fleet oin in celebrating the Annual Blessing of the Fleet in Northport Harbor for boaters from Northport and the surrounding areas of enterport, ast Northport, Huntington and more on une 12, 10 a.m. at the Northport illage dock. All are welcome to oin the parade of boats, whose arrival is re uested by 9:45 a.m. ontact Bill Raisch at 516-42 -7700 or william.raisch

Rock While You Shop Head down to The Tanger utlets at the Arches for Sounds of Summer performances on Saturdays through une. n une 12: The Party olls. Street performers, dance teams and local musical groups kick off at 2 p.m., main performances at 6 p.m. and p.m.

SUNDAY Go Green Better understand your connection with the environment and how to develop environmentally friendly designs at Starflower perience s co- esign Seminar Series on une 13, 2:304:30 p.m. at Manor Farm, 210 Manor Road, Huntington. lass on une 13 covers esign Schemes and Applications. Prior attendance at session 3 re uired for enrollment. $25 per session. 516-93 -6152 or www.starflowere

The Huntington amera lub meets every Tuesday, September through une, at the Huntington Public ibrary, 33 Main St., Huntington, in the Main Meeting Room on the lower level, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

Children's Story Time hildren of all ages can en oy stories read by a member of Barnes Noble s staff every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m. Barnes Noble, 4000 . ericho Turnpike, ast Northport. Free. 631-462-020 .

WEDNESDAY Business Breakfast

Red Is For Passion ove the color red and en oy living it up The Red Hat women are looking for new members who en oy going places and making new friends. Their motto: Fun, Frolic and Friendship. f interested, contact 631-271-6470 or flarpp

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Commack Public Library 1 Hauppauge Road, ommack. 631-4990 . Friends of the ibrary will host ids ay featuring local vendors and merchants providing information, fun and games for families including balloon animals, tattoos and a petting oo on Saturday, une 12, 10 a.m.-4p.m. $10 per family. Hear the best of Broadway in The oman of Broadway presented by Naomi eitlin written to represent some of women s showstopping on The reat hite ay over the years including Send n the lowns and reamed a ream on Sunday, une 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Registration re uired.

Deer Park Public Library 44 ake Ave., eer Park. 631-5 6-3000. Find out about kayaking on ong sland from Nick eNe o in this workshop covering different types of kayaks, how to choose the right one for you, basic strokes and rescue techni ues, and more on Thursday, une 10, 7 p.m. Registration re uired. earn life-saving techni ues at PR A seminar taught by onna McPartlan that culminates with certification from the American Safety Health nstitute on Monday, une 14, 6:30 p.m. $25 certification fee. Advanced registration re uired.

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Pull on your power suit and oin other business professionals at BN ecutive Referral change s breakfast networking meeting every ednesday, 7- :30 a.m. at the i Hills iner, 1 00 ericho Turnpike, i Hills. 0053-9356.

3027 ericho Turnpike, lwood. 631-499-3722. Travel to Machu Pichu and the alapagos as master photographers arole and Richard itkover present a multimedia presentation of their travels to Peru and cuador on Monday, une 14, 7 p.m.

Help For Kids Of Divorcees

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hildren in grades 3-5 can find support at a new separation divorce group hosted by Family Service eague on ednesday nights, 5:306:30 p.m. at 790 Park Ave., Huntington. 631427-3700.

i Hills Branch: 55 anderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530 Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road. 631-421-4535. elebrate All That a : Bob Fosse on Broadway, as Hofstra professor ames olb discusses choreography from The Pa ama ame to amn Yankees on Thursday, une 10, 2:30 p.m. at the i Hills branch. Pay tribute to one of American s great entertainers in A tribute to udy arland: Beyond the Rainbow tracing her beginnings in vaudeville to orothy in The i ard of presented by ack Schnur on ednesday, une 16, 2:30 p.m.

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427-5165. Station Branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631-421-5053. earn about one of America s most famous artists in Norman Rockwell, an art lecture with ola Rosenthal from Nassau ounty Museum of Art, on Thursday, une 10, 2 p.m. at the Main branch. See illage oices, a science fiction story set in 207 about three families facing the ma or changes that have occurred on earth, presented by the ittle People s Theatre on Friday, une 11, 7- :30 p.m. at the Main branch. The ibrary Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on une 15, 5:30 p.m. acation in Nature by eb i omenico featuring watercolors inspired by ong sland beaches and parks will be on e hibit in the Station branch s petite gallery May 1- une 22.

95 Harbor Road, old Spring Harbor. 631-6926 20. press yourself through music, spoken word and poetry at reen Palate pen Mic night on Thursday, une 10, 6:30-9 p.m. Performer sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. with refreshments from hole Food Markets. atercolors by Mari a asalde embracing landscape, architecture, still life and floral themes through scenes including New York ity s entral Park, taly, Slovena and France will be on display through une in the Art allery.

Harborfields Public Library 31 Broadway, reenlawn. 631-757-4200. isit ietnam and ambodia in a multimedia presented by Robert and rma Mandel on Thursday, une 10, 7-9 p.m.

Huntington Public Library Main Branch: 33 Main St., Huntington. 631-

151 aurel Ave., Northport. 631-261-6930. 1 5 arkfield Road, ast Northport. 631-261-2313. verwhelmed by bills, ta forms and other paperwork oin professional organi er ennifer Ryan to learn how to rgani e Those Papers to get your affairs in order on Thursday, une 10, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Northport branch. mprove your photo editing skills with ntermediate Photoshop lements workshop covering raw and batch processing techni ues, layers, sharpening, collage and ad ustments on Tuesday, une 15, 6:30- :30 p.m. at the Northport branch.

South Huntington Public Library 145 Pigeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631549-4411. Hear the ong sland omposers Alliance Spring oncert, a multimedia event featuring instant color rendering by synthesist Herb eutsch performed in real-time with artist composer Michael Poast and more on Friday, une 11 at 7:30 p.m.

THEATER and FILM Arena Players Children's Theatre 294 Route 109, ast Farmingdale. 516-2930674. plore the world of Alice in onderland as it takes the stage at the anderbilt Museum arriage House starting uly 3.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre 296 Route 109, ast Farmingdale. 516-2930674. All Main Stage Productions performed as scheduled. Friday, p.m. $1 Saturday, p.m. $22 and Sunday, 3 p.m. $1 . The Norman on uests: Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn, a comedy in which a woman arranges an illicit weekend with her sister s husband and nothing goes as planned, shows through une 13. ead ertain by Marcus loyd tells the story of an out-of-work actor and a theatreobsessed e -dancer now wheelchair-bound who meet in a large isolation country house. This psychological thriller takes the stage through une 27.

Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. Relive one ith The ind, with guest speaker film critic and author Molly Haskell as she discusses how the character of Scarlet Hara broke the model of a passive, fainthearted woman on une 13, 2 p.m. $10 members $14 public includes lunch intermission in A s new patio garden. Film collector ack Stevenson launches his new book Scandinavian Blue, about modern Nordic se ual mythology, with a screening of 1996 anish film enom about pornography, in the case of a young man who films his friends moments and showed it to their parents, on ednesday, une 16, 7:30 p.m. $9 members $13 public includes book signing.

Dix Hills Center For The Performing Arts Five Towns ollege, 305 N. Service Road, i Hills. Bo ffice: 631-656-214 . The troublemakers of comedians, Scott Paparcuri and ohn Mc lellon, steal the stage for a night of laughs on une 1 , 7:30 p.m.

The Minstrel Players Of Northport Performing at Houghton Hall theatre at Trinity piscopal hurch 130 Main St., Northport

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illage. 631-732-2926, hodunnit, a mystery by Anthony Shaffer directed by dward yle , will be performed on Saturdays, uly 24 and 31 at p.m. Sundays une 25 and Aug. 1 at 3 p.m.


Breaking The Mold Film critic and author Molly Haskell discusses how “Gone With The Wind” character Scarlet O`Hara broke the model of a passive, fainthearted woman at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, on June 13, 2 p.m. $10 members/$14 public, includes lunch intermission in CAC’s new patio garden. 631423-7611.

John W. Engeman Theater At Northport 350 Main St., Northport. www. 631-261-2900. Fiddler on the Roof featuring ddie Mekkie, who played armine The Big Ragoo Ragusa on averne Shirley, will steal the spotlight through une 20. $60. hildren s storybook favorites come to life in Seussical running through une 19 as part of T Bank s Youth Theater Series.

Star Playhouse At the Suffolk Y , 74 Hauppauge Road, ommack. 631-462-9 00 e t. 136.

Tilles Center For Performing Arts 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516-299-3100. Hear the ong sland Philharmonic under the direction of avid Stewart iley, perform Beethoven s Piano oncerto No. 4 and Brahms Symphony No. 2 featuring pianist oseph alichstein on une 19, p.m. $39.50-$69.50.


$4 children 3 - 12 and seniors over 65 members and children under 3 are free. 516-692676 . http: elebrate Herp ay to learn about herps, including amphibians and reptiles, with special e hibitions from the ong sland Herpetological Society on une 19. The Hatchery holds the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians. isitors can tour two a uarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds, feed the hungry trout or try the atch eep Fishing program.

Nutcracker Auditions

fotofoto Gallery

New York ance Theatre will be holding auditions for children s roles, ages 7-16, for their upcoming 2010 production of The Nutcracker on une 6, 1 p.m. at hman School of Ballet, 60 alvert Ave., ommack. $20 audition fee. Must call 631-462-6266 for audition details.

372 New York Ave., Huntington. allery hours: Friday 5- p.m., Saturday 12- p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. 631-549-044 . The Student nvitational e hibition Persuasion featuring 39 photography students from area high schools and universities will be on display through une 19.

Seeking Strings The Northport Symphony rchestra formerly the Northport ommunity rchestra is seeking new members in all sections. Rehearsals are ednesday evenings. 631-462-6617.

Cloggers Wanted The Bruce Spruce loggers ance ompany is seeking dancers for future shows on ong sland. ance background wanted preferably e perience in tap, clog or rish-step dancing. 631-476-122 .

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS Alfred Van Leon Gallery 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. Huntington Station. 631-549-4411 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 .am.-9 p.m. ed. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. abi Sabi featuring artists gur unst, Seung ee, Puneeta Mittal, Rick dell and Marcia idenor e hibiting works with concepts relating to 6th century en teachings of abi Sabi on display through une 11.

Alpan Gallery 2

est arver St., Huntington. allery hours: ednesday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. -5 p.m. 631423-4433. Alpan nternational 2010 featuring international artists selected by irector of hibitions urator Hitomi wasaki of the ueens Museum of Art opens une 2.

Art League of Long Island 107 ast eer Park Road, i Hills. allery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631-462-5400. www.Art eague .org. oin A s Art Brew to mingle with other artists over coffee, tea and wine, feature guest artist Helena laire Pittman with music by arry Moser on une 15, 7-9 p.m. The 54th annual ong sland Artist s hibition celebrating the work of local artists from Suffolk, Nassau, ueens and beyond uried by Heidi ange of the Moore allery in New York on display through uly 3.

b.j. spoke gallery 299 Main St., Huntington. allery hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 631-549-5106. ater olors of Happiness by oyce Rosen and lio featuring oils by rwin Traugot is on display through une 27 as gallery artists portray Roads, Avenues and ntersections.

Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association P. . Bo 354,

reenlawn. 631-754-11 0.

Huntington Arts Council Main Street Petite allery: 213 Main St., Huntington. allery hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Art in the Art-trium: 25 Melville Park Road, Melville. allery Hours: Monday Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 631-271- 423. The Seventh Annual uried Photography hibit udged by street and documentary photographer Neil Scholl is on display through une 21 at the Petite allery. Streetwise, an e hibition showing a different perspective of the streets we cross every day or come upon, is on display in the Art-rium allery through une 2 . The 45th annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival will kick off on une 26 with blues rock guitarist . . Smith.

Heckscher Museum Of Art 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Museum hours: ednesday - Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., first Fridays from 4 p.m.- :30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $6adults, $4-6 seniors, and $4-5 children members and children under 10 free. 631-351-3250. iewpoints: ploring Art with athyrn Markel will discuss collecting art, from beginning to buy art or discover new ways to e pand an e isting collection on une 17, 7:30 p.m. $10 members $15 non-members. The Heckscher: Now and Then presenting original works from August Heckscher in celebration of the museum 90th anniversary is on display through uly 1 .

Huntington Historical Society Main office library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: onklin House, 2 High St. issam House Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave. 631-4277045, e t. 401. http: A new e hibit, From House alls to Hospitals featuring r. Samuel Teich s 1940s-era office and life, will open with a reception une 13, 4-7 p.m. at the onklin House. The ne t meeting of the geneology workshop will be the annual picnic on une 23, 7 p.m.

Martin Lerman Gallery 716 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-421-025 . Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Northport Historical Society Museum 215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9 59. Reservations are being accepted for the Annual arden Tour, a self-guided tour of several uni ue Northport area gardens scheduled for Sunday, une 13, noon-4 p.m. $25 members $30 public. Reservations are non-refundable. Recording Memories, a Historic verview: ver 150 Years of Scrapbooking, ournaling, Photo Albums and more is an e hibition sponsored by Not ust a Scrap of enterport, on display in the main gallery. $3 suggested donation. 67 Broadway, reenlawn. 631- 07-5296. allery hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.ripeartga .com. n Plein Air, an e hibition of photo realism that e plores new boundaries by artist aren Bergman, is on display through une 12.

Suffolk Y JCC 74 Hauppauge Road, ommack. 631-4629 00, e t. 140. Tuesday 1-4 p.m. Admission: $5 per person, $1 per family. Special group programs available.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium 1 0 ittle Neck Road, enterport. Museum hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12-4 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 12-5 p.m. closed Mondays e cept for holiday weeks. rounds admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, students, and $3 children under 12. Museum tour, add $3 per person. 631- 54-5555. Take a trip to i ard niversity, the anderbilt s series of week-long summer programs for children ages 6-12 about rare marine, natural-history and ethnographic artifact collectionsm, and the planetarium, bird and animal e hibits on the 43-acre estate of illiam . anderbilt, uly 5-August. mage ycling puts a twist on your typical spin classes by combining music, imagines on a ride in the planetarium. Ne t Session on une 24: iliman aro: Ride to the Top of Africa at both 6 p.m. and :30 p.m. Bring a water bottle, towel. to register.

Walt Whitman Birthplace 246 ld alt hitman Rd, Huntington Station. Hours: ednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240. Registration is open for A hildren s Paumanok Summer Program, for a creative literary educational adventure featuring alt hitman themes, crafts and writing e ercises for children ages -12 from uly 12-16, 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Birthplace. $100 per child, enrollment is limited.

The Whaling Museum

loyd ane and loyd Harbor Road, loyd Neck Saturday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. last tour at 4:30 . Adults $3, hildren 7 -14, $2, groups by appointment only. 631-692-4664.

Main Street, old Spring Harbor. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $3 students 5 -1 , family $12 military and children under 5 are free. 631-367-341 . elebrate Flag ay by discovering how signal flags are used and design your own colorful banner in Flag ay fun. Members free others free with admission. RS P 631-367-341 .

LaMantia Gallery

1660 Route 25A, old Spring Harbor. pen seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: $6 adults

127 Main St., ast Northport. 631-754- 414.

MUSIC & DANCE Ridotto, Concerts with a Touch of Class At ld First hurch, Route 25A in Huntington. 631-3 5-0373.

MEETINGS H’fields BOE The Harborfields Board of ducation will hold host a regular meeting on une 16, 7:45 p.m. in the board room of ldfield Middle School, 2 ldfield Road, reenlawn.

VOLUNTEERING Voice For The Children Parents for Megan s aw and the rime ictims enter are seeking volunteers to assist with general office duties during daytime hours. andidates should be positive, energetic and professional with good communication skills. Resume and three references re uired. 6316 9-2672 or fa resume to 631-751-1695.

Helping Furry Friends ittle Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption enter is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of companion animals. n addition to volunteering to be hands on with our cats and dogs, there are other opportunities available in the offices, at events, satellite adoption locations and fundraisers. isit or contact Anne Ryan, anne, 63136 - 770 e t. 204.

Ripe Art Gallery

Joseph Lloyd Manor House

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery

Tales Treasure: From the Attic Archive, an e hibition e ploring the 1 00s through artifacts and stories, is on display through abor ay 2010.

A Loving Touch The Hospice are Network is seeking licensed massage therapists who are passionate and committed to making a difference for their new complementary therapy program, which will provide services at Franklin Medical enter in alley Stream, Peninsula Hospital enter in Far Rockaway and the Hospice nn in Melville. Two-day training course provided by the organi ation. ependleton or 516- 32-7100.

Seeking Volunteer Advocates The Family Service eague s mbudservice Program of Suffolk ounty is seeking volunteers to train as advocates for nursing home, adult home and assisted living facility residents to help insure they receive uality care and their rights are protected. 631-427-3700 e t. 240.

Hands-On History The Huntington Historical Society is seeking volunteers to work in the newly restored Museum Shop and serve as Museum uides giving tours of historic property. No e perience necessary training is provided. 631-427-7045 e t. 403.

Meals On Wheels Huntington s Meals n heels needs volunteers to deliver midday meals to shut-ins for about two hours once a week. Substitutes also needed to fill-in occasionally, as well as nurses to screen potential clients. all 631-271-5150 weekdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thrifty Hands Needed Huntington Hospital Au iliary s The ommunity Thrift Shop needs volunteers for merchandise pricing and floor work on Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 631-2713143.

Eyes For Blind Suffolk ounty s Helen eller Services is looking for volunteers to visit blind who are homebound to sociali e and aid in reading mail, possibly provide transportation. 631-424-0022.

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Kicking It Around In Coach’s Memory Club announces festival to help family of Chris Stewart pay off remaining medical bills By Sara-Megan Walsh

Youth soccer players will take to the fields in Melville in honor of a South Huntington man with a few games of the sport he loved. Saint Elizabeth CYO/South Huntington Soccer Club is organizing a fundraising soccer festival in honor of longtime coach and board member Chris Stewart June 26. Across fields in Dix Hills and Plainview, more than 20 teams will play to aid his family, almost a reimbursement for all off the lessons he shared. “[Stewart] was such an integral part of the soccer community,” said Jean Lewin, friend and wife of Stewart’s assistant coach. “He did something for everyone, and I wanted to give back.” Stewart was a board member and coach with St. Elizabeth’s soccer club for more than 10 years, said President John Kozlowski, most recently of the Red Dragons interleague team. Stewart continued to coach his son Taylor’s team in the midst of a two-year battle with cancer before losing the struggle on Jan. 22. Stewart was 48. “Even after chemo treatments, he

St. Elizabeth CYO/South Huntington Soccer Club’s Red Dragons are hosting a fundraising soccer festival in honor of their late coach Chris Stewart, center top row, on June 26. Pictured here during the fall 2009 season, Stewart lost his battle with cancer in January. Registration is open through June 19. would go out to sit and watch them play,” said his daughter, Kimberly Stewart. “He was so dedicated. He always wanted to know how they were doing.” After Chris’s death, Lewin said she and her husband, Tom, began asking for donations from club members to offset

the substantial medical bill the Stewart family was facing. Kozlowski said he worked with the board to begin organizing the festival as a fundraiser in Stewart’s memory. Boys and girls teams in U-7 to U-14 age groups are invited to compete in a mini-

mum of three games in the single-day interleague festival. Games for the youngest age brackets will be played 7on-7 in 10-minute quarters and may be girls, boys or coed. Teams U-9 and older playing matches consisting of 25 minutes halves, incrementally increasing to a full 11-on-11. In Chris’s spirit, fun will be the name of the game, especially for his own team now named Stewart’s Red Dragons. “The coach never got upset if we lost, we’re the fun team. He adored every child, every one of them,” Lewin said. “He said, ‘This is my team, we are the fun team. We may not win, but we have fun.’” The festival’s matches will be played at Birchwood Intermediate School on Wolf Hill Road and Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJ)’s Soccer Park in Plainview. It is sanctioned by LIJ, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and Suffolk Soccer Interleague. Registration ranges from $100-$150 per team through June 19, all proceeds will be given to the Stewart family. The rain date is June 27. For more information or to register for the Chris Stewart Soccer Festival, visit the club’s website at

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The Half Hollow Hills Newspaper published for 06/10/10

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