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INSIDE MUSIC Get Ready To ‘Walk Off The Earth’ Next Week 5

entertainment Melville Teen Recaps Last Year In Show Biz 8

business Paper Doll Curiosity: A Boutique With Old-School Flair 14

Scenes from the 2018 Huntington St. Patrick’s parade

community Students Plan March, Walkouts In Demand For Gun Control 18

Why Should You Rebalance Your Portfolio? On Pg. 15 in this week’s Business Section


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Streets Painted Green

Tens of thousands of people hit the streets of Huntington on Sunday to participate in, or take in, one of the town’s longest-running traditions. The 2018 St. Patrick’s Parade presented by the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians starred grand marshal Andrew Brady, former president of AOH Division 4, and brought a bunch of familiar faces -- including local politicians, business owners and community advocates. The parade kicked off from the Huntington Long Island Rail Road Station and continued north to the village, ending as it always does at St. Patrick’s Church on Main Street.


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WALT’S CORNER SCATTERED IRISH THOUGHTS Leprechauns with fairy dust will sneak into your dreams so make a wish then go to sleep in the morning you’ll believe but a pot of gold you may not find by the morning light cause life itself is the only gift you’ll ever need to find and by the midnight moon the Leprechauns you’ll hear they dance and sing upon your roof and drink their mugs of beer they sing about Killarney - Donegal and County Cork the treasures of old Ireland they protect for evermore and if you catch a Leprechaun three wishes and no more or Elves and Dwarfs and Unicorns will be knocking at your door

Walt Whitman


and an Irish man can drink alone but alone he’ll never be cause a pint of beer and all his dreams is all he’ll ever need for an Irish man can spin a tale of times now long forgot paint his words in metaphors you decide what’s true or not and in the corner of the pub they’re singing Danny Boy sad songs the Irish like to sing but live a life of joy and an Irish lass may smile at you with her emerald eyes you’ll swear to all the Saints above – ya think ya went and died the Irish welcome one and all and they’ll make you feel at home but a part of you will never leave once you’ve kissed the Blarney Stone I’M AN IRISH MAN AND PROUD TO BE LOVE SPINNING TALES OF MAKE BELIEVE ME IRISH EYES AND ME IRISH SMILE WILL WIN YOU OVER EVERY TIME Vincent J. Kelly Walt’s Corner is edited by George Wallace, former Suffolk County poet laureate. Submissions of original poetry, short stories, photographs and drawings are welcomed. Send items to Long-Islander Newspapers, 14 Wall Street, Huntington, NY, 11743. All submissions become the property of Long-Islander Newspapers and cannot be returned. Call 631-427-7000 for more information.

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Seeing Green

Copper Bandits

Have a safe St. Patrick’s Day…It’s very ex- ing” this year, so I know I will be watching the citing when we all gather at a local village to join tournament which kicked off on Tuesday with a matchup of 16 seeds that feain the celebrations of any holiday. With this tured the Blackbirds of LIU weekend being St. Patrick’s Brooklyn. I can’t wait to go fill Day, we should all remember IN THE KNOW out my bracket, and see which the importance of safety. WITH AUNT ROSIE Cinderella stories are going to Whether it’s going to a friend’s entertain us this year. house or stopping by a local bar, it’s crucial that everyone take the proper precautions when It’s almost here!... That’s right, folks. Dine drinking. First and far most, don’t overdo it. It may be a long time since my partying days but Huntington’s annual Spring Restaurant Week trust me you’ll have just as much fun taking a begins this Sunday, March 18 and runs through step down from high gear. Also, be weary of any next Sunday, March 25 (only til 7 p.m. on Satsituations that might get you into trouble or can urday)! I can’t wait. I always love the new dining cause harm. Above all, no drinking and driving! opportunities that restaurant can bring. It’s esThere’s nothing wrong with having a designated pecially exciting since there are so many restaudriver of the group or calling someone for a ride. rants here in Huntington – the dining capital of In these situations, it’s always better to be safe Long Island – that I simply have not made it out than sorry. I hope everyone has a safe and joyous to yet. And for those of you who may have holiday weekend. For this St. Patrick’s Day, Aunt missed out on the fall edition, we have a new Rosie would like to share a few words: “May twist for you: choice. That’s right, participating your troubles be less and your blessings be more restaurants are now able to choose from three and nothing but happiness come through your different price points for their menus – $20, $30 and/or $40. The option opens up the field door.” a bit, allowing more restaurants to participate It’s time for the big dance… Aside from day- and, in turn, more dishes for you to taste. Be sure light savings time, St. Patrick’s Day and hope- to also keep up with, and fully the first few days of spring weather, March the Dine Huntington Facebook page. You’ll be is also a time for college basketball fans to cele- able to take a peek at the menus there and start brate their most important time of year: March to plan your visits! Madness. While I didn’t get a chance to watch as (Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have much college hoops as I would have liked this comments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening in year, I always enjoy watching the tournament in your neck of the woods, write to me today and let March because it’s guaranteed to have exciteme know the latest. To contact me, drop a line to ment, passion and the highs and lows of emo- Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 Wall Street, tions for athletes who have worked for years to Huntington NY 11743. Or try the e-mail at reach this stage. My alma mater is “going danc-

An unknown suspect broke into a vacant South Lane home in Greenlawn at around 11 a.m., March 4, according to Suffolk police. The unknown suspect illegally entered the unoccupied residence and stole copper piping, police said. Police have classified the incident as third-degree burglary, and no arrests have been made.

Twisted Teen An 18-year-old Huntington man was arrested for beating up a male victim on New Street in Huntington at around 11:58 p.m., March 3, Suffolk police said. The teenaged suspect punched and kicked the victim in the street, according to police. Police have charged the teenager with third-degree assault.

Unwanted Visitor A former employee threatened a worker at Wayback Burgers on Jericho Turnpike in East Northport at around 12:40 p.m., March 6, Suffolk police said. Restaurant workers noticed a former employee loitering outside of the establishment, and when they asked him to leave the suspect threatened them, according to police. Police have classified the incident as second-degree harassment, and no arrests have been made.

Gunpoint Grab A 22-year-old Huntington man and a 21year-old Greenlawn man were arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred on Sexton Court in Greenlawn at around 8:50 p.m., March 6, Suffolk police said. Police said the two men stole a cellphone from a victim at gunpoint. Police have charged both men with first-degree robbery.

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“When legislators are not doing their job to keep us safe is when we need to take a stand and push for change.”

At around 6:50 p.m., March 3 an unknown suspect attacked a man on East Carver Street in Huntington, Suffolk police said. The suspect struck the male victim in the back of the head while he was on the side of the street, police said. The victim was brought to Huntington Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police have classified the incident as second-degree assault, and no arrests have been made.

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MUSIC YouTube-Sensation ‘Walk Off The Earth’ Brings Energy SPOTLIGHT

By Connor Beach

Canadian YouTube sensation and multi-talented five-person band Walk Off The Earth is bringing its high-energy sound to Huntington next week. Ryan Marshall, who plays guitar and countless other instruments for the band, is joined by bandmates Sarah Blackwood, Joel Cassady, Gianni Lumiati and Mike Taylor on stage for the band’s U.S. tour. Marshall, 39, said he never even picked up a guitar or really learned to sing until his early 20’s, preferring brass instruments like the baritone horn in his earlier years. As a member of WOTE, Marshall said, he has become very comfortable with all kinds of string instruments,

Ryan Marshall, right, and the rest of Walk Off The Earth will bring their high energy covers and original music to The Paramount in Huntington next Wednesday. mostly through necessity. “We put ourselves in situations where we try to push the boundaries,” Marshall said. “We have songs where one person goes from piano to ukulele to bass to guitar.” Founded in Burlington, Ontario in 2006, WOTE gained internet superstar status when their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” garnered over 175 million views on

YouTube over the course of four months in 2012. “I think a lot of independent bands have used YouTube or social media of some sort to kind of get out there, and it has allowed us to not rely on radio play or touring the way a lot of old school bands have to tour to get noticed,” Marshall said. Marshall said that the rise of social media has “leveled out the playing

field” for talented artists who may not have the knowledge or wherewithal to attract a major record label. The members of WOTE have been rehearsing diligently for their upcoming live tour because, Marshall said, “We try to bring that YouTube feel to the stage for our original music and the covers we’ve done.” “Man, the new set is off the hook,” Marshall said. “You just can’t take your eyes off the stage.” Marshall said he and his bandmates are confident in what they can produce on stage, and that they will deliver the kind of high-energy performance that WOTE is known for. He said, “We know how Walk Off The Earth fans are. They’re energetic, they want to be part of the show, they want to feel involved and they want to see crazy stuff happen.” Doors open at 8 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show at The Paramount on Wednesday, March 21. Tickets range from $25$55 and can be purchased at the box office or online at

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Community A Spotlight On Women’s History Month By Janee Law

The month of March was designated as National Women’s History Month by the U.S. Congress in 1987, as a way to create an opportunity in schools, workplaces, and communities to recognize and celebrate the achievements of American women. Tracey Edwards, former Huntington councilwoman and the Long Island regional director of the NAACP, said it’s important for those to take the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women. “The celebration should not stop us from focusing on the improvements that we need to make for women in the workplace,” Edwards said, adding that women represent 51 percent of the country’s population. “We’ve made significant contributions in our country and locally, but the fact still remains that, from a pay equity perspective, we are still lacking so as much as we want to celebrate, we have to focus on closing that gap.” The more diverse ideas, gender and culture in a workplace environment brings upon better solutions for the public, Edwards said. It’s important for women and young girls to “not limit themselves,” but instead “focus on building a brand for themselves, to have as many job experiences as possible so that they can decide for themselves which career path they want to take and to get the best education they can,” she said. A Shining Example Lloyd Harbor resident Mara ManinAmendola, Esq., 54, has built her

Mara Manin-Amendola, Esq., found balance in being a mother and successful attorney, holding the title of first and only woman to take up the position as prosecuting attorney for the Village of Huntington Bay. brand, enjoyed a storied legal career and, as the first and only woman to serve as the Village of Huntington Bay’s prosecuting attorney, is a role model for those to come. Amendola, who grew up in East Northport, said her parents stressed to her that she could be anything she wanted, in whatever career path she pursued. “I never felt inhibited or held back as a woman, and always felt that professional success was available to me. I believe it is important for women to feel this way and realize their worth,” Amendola, a 1981 Elwood-John Glenn High School graduate, said. “I believe parents should teach this to their children.” But she did face some hardships

while pursuing her eventual career. She found it difficult to balance roles of attorney and mother, noticing a difference in journeys from those of her male counterparts. Amendola went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 1985, and went on to earn doctor of law degree from Fordham Law School in 1990. From there, she got a job as an associate at Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl, which she stayed with from 1989-1992. She then branched out to launch her own law office: Mara S. Manin, Esq, which she founded in 1992 and is currently located in Melville. “My journey led me to start my own practice so I could be closer to my

children and participate in their lives in a more meaningful way,” Amendola said. “I was able to be class mother, be active in the PTA while they were in elementary school and attend all of their school events while having my own practice in Huntington and working locally.” With her private practice, Amendola represents lenders, purchasers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions, providing quality customer service and personal attention to clients. She also represents clients in will, probate and administration proceedings, as well as family court matters dealing with children. In the past, she has served as law guardian in family court. Initially taking up the position as Huntington Bay’s village attorney in 2006, Amendola stepped down from the position in 2012 for personal reasons. However, she was welcomed back to the position in January. “I was proud and honored that the mayor and the board of trustees had the faith and confidence in me to take on these positions,” she said. “I took and take the positions seriously and strive to do excellent work for the municipality.” In her role, Amendola represents both the village board and zoning board of appeals, advising their members on all municipal matters. She’s involved in drafting board decisions and updates to the village code. For young women trying to make a name for themselves in their professional lives, Amendola advised balance — between priorities, family, career and future. She said it’s important to carefully plan out a way to excel in all areas without having any regrets.

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t n e m in a t r e t n e Melville Teen Balances Rap, Acting Careers By Janee Law

Skylar “Sky” Katz

There’s a familiar, local face in the cast of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home.” “Tess” is played by Melville’s very own teenage rap star, Skylar “Sky” Katz. The show, a spin-off of “That’s So Raven,” sees Katz as a tomboy neighbor and best friend of Booker and Nia Baxter. The show aired its first episode in July 2017 and is currently filming its second season. For the audition process, Katz, 13, said that being in New York she had to send the California production company her audition video, and then they flew her out to California for the final audition, which she added “clearly went well.” When she found out she landed the

role about a year ago, she said that it was an amazing moment. “I totally freaked out. I was so hyped and so happy,” Katz said. “I knew it was going to change my life forever.” Katz said she enjoys playing the role of Tess, who is just like her. “We have so much in common and I love that,” she said. “She’s hip, has a nice style, she loves her friends, and she plays basketball. It’s the first job I got in acting so it was a perfect role.” Her favorite episode to film was “You’re Gonna Get It” in season one in which Tess and Nia do their own makeup. “It took so many different looks, trying out different crazy makeup styles,” Katz said. “It was really funny because we looked totally crazy.”


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Sky Katz, right, is interviewed by Gabbie Hanna o During her time on set, Katz said she’s learned to trust her gut with her performance. “It’s amazing how I could work with all these amazing people and learn new things from them every day,” she said. “It’s an honor.” Along with acting, Katz also balances her career in music, and was a former “America’s Got Talent” contestant, who at the time was coming off an appearance on Harry Connick Jr.’s “Harry TV,” for which she performed her song “Fresh.” (Continued on page 9)

boating Nautical March Surprises By Henrietta Schavran info@longislandergroup

The month of March, named after Mars, the ancient Roman God of War, has already brought two unwanted gifts, a pair of nor’easters that brought snow, freezing temperatures and gale force winds. All our plans to begin preparations for ‘springizing’ our boats were put aside, and snow shovels were brought out again. The little clumps of daffodil shoots preparing to bloom, retreated in the ground. Yet March is also the month of the vernal equinox, announcing the official beginning of spring. As the storm recedes, we can observe the annual changes on Huntington Harbor. Already, moorings have been

dropped in the water by our local marinas and boating clubs. Even more fascinating is the appearance of water birds and fowl that quickly replace our delightful winter buffleheads and other winter birds. A pair of swans have already selected the site of their nest and glide up and down the area to stand guard. Mallards are on their way back to our waters to be followed by egrets and other shore bird. A sure sign of spring is the magical flight of an osprey overhead and its activities on the day marker at the inlet to Huntington Harbor where it prepares its large nest for its

coming offspring. I recall an incident in March decades ago when local birding enthusiasts were told about a fairly rare nautical bird that had been seen at Montauk Point. We drove out to the Point to see what in those decades was rare for our waters, a cormorant. Little did we know that it would become a common sight in Long Island waters and a nuisance to sail boaters since its favorite perch was on the spreaders of sailboat masts. In the long tradition of maritime legends and lore, birds have taken an important role. Birds have been considered omens of good luck or bad premonitions. Stories were told by



earlier mariners that petrels would appear suddenly to warn of danger. Other tales relate that birds would appear at the site of a shipwreck, or warn sailors of an impending storm. Who can forget the famous tale of the ancient mariner who shot an albatross on board his ship on the high seas at which point the ship became stranded without wind to steer and a deadly calm to punish them. Pirate ships are pictured as having a parrot on board, supposedly for good luck. Birds flying overhead on the high seas were, and still are, a sign that land is near. Watching and listening to the large variety of sea and shore birds along our shores is indeed welcome after a winter of quiet on the water. Like the ever-present Canada geese, we look forward to our southern avian friends in late March that herald our spring season.


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on the set of TRL in November 2017. (Continued from page 8)

With that, Katz has also performed during halftime of a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden in January 2017 and has previously showed off her rap skills on MTV’s “TRL.” Katz said to stay tuned for more music from her, as she is currently working on a project with a few undisclosed people. “It’s amazing being able to do both music and acting because some people only have time for one and somehow, in some way, I fit time for both,” she said. “I feel like it’s cool to do that.”

During her free time, Katz said she likes hanging with her family and friends and enjoys playing basketball. With her busy schedule filming in California, she is home schooled. Her future goal with acting is one day be in a movie, for more music have the opportunity to go on tour all around the world. For kids her age looking to break into the industry, Katz said never give up. “I was really lucky. I got it in my first few auditions but it could take so many until you land that one good role,” she said. “So, just keep going.”

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Spring Into Restaurant Week DineHuntington returns for fourth annual spring edition, March 18-March 25 Long Islander News photos/archives

Vincent Lorusso, right, a floor manager at Matteo’s, which is participating in Spring DineHuntington Restaurant Week.

The fourth-annual Spring Dine Huntington Restaurant Week starts this Sunday, March 18 and continues through Sunday, March 25 (until 7 p.m. only on Saturday). For eight days, dozens of restaurants across the Town of Huntington will offer prix-fixe dining at price points of $20, $30 and/or $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The threecourse menus are still coming in, but read on below for a little taste of what’s in store. To keep up with the list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit, and watch for updates on the DineHuntington Facebook page. Patrons can line up their Dine Huntington Restaurant Week itineraries by logging on to the website where

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Spring DineHuntington Restaurant Week Participating Restaurants: Bistro Cassis 55B Wall St., Huntington 631-421-4122 Price(s): TBD

Cinque Terre 872 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station 631-923-1255 Price(s): TBD

Hush Bistro 46 Gerard St., Huntington 631-824-6350 Price(s): TBD

Black & Blue 65 Wall St., Huntington 631-385-9255 Price(s): $20, $30, $40 On the menu: 16 oz. New York Strip

Milito’s Restaurant 315 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station 631-824-6774 Price(s): $40 Onthemenu:Gnocchi Pesto

Filetto’s 297 Clay Pitts Road, East Northport 631-266-3700 Price(s): TBD

Café Buenos Aires 23 Wall St., Huntington 631-603-3600 Price(s): TBD

Finley’s (Storyville) 43 Green St., Huntington 631-351-3440 Price(s): TBD

IMC 279 Main St., Huntington 631-824-6222 Price(s): $30 On the menu: Wagyu Flak Steak

Mill Pond House 437 E Main St., Centerport 631-261-7663 Price(s): $30 On the menu: Pan-Seared Salmon Fillet

Jewel Restaurant 400 Broad Hollow Road, Melville 631-755-5777 Price(s): TBD

Osteria da Nino 292 Main St., Huntington 631-425-0820 Price(s): TBD

Jonathan’s Ristorante 15 Wall St., Huntington 631-549-0055 Price(s): $40 On the menu: Homemade Bucatini

The P.E.I. Mussels are available with either white wine garlic sauce or fra diavolo – they’re on the $40 menu at Black & Blue as an appetizer choice.

Piccola Bussola 970 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington 631-692-6300 Price(s): TBD

Mac’s Steakhouse 12 Gerard St., Huntington 631-549-5300 Price(s): $30 On the menu: Flat-Iron Pork Steak

Prime 117NNewYorkAve.,Huntington 631-385-1515 Price(s): $40 On the menu: Short rib w/ cheesy polenta & roasted carrots

Matteo’s Trattoria 300 W Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station 631-421-6001 Price(s): TBD

Radio/Radio 24 Clinton Ave., Huntington 631-923-2622 Price(s): $30 On the menu: Chicken &

The Key Lime Pie Parfait is one of the desserts on the menu at Radio/Radio. Waffles Red 417 New York Ave., Huntington 631-673-0304 Price(s): TBD

T.O.A. Asian Fusion 369 New York Ave., Huntington 631-673-7377 Price(s): $30 On the menu: Thai Mango Shrimp

The Ritz Café 42WoodbineAve.,Northport 631-754-6348 Price(s): $30 On the menu: Grilled Pork Chops w/ Fried Onions

Ting 92 E Main St., Huntington 631-425-7788 Price(s): TBD

Seven Quarts Tavern 688 Fort Salonga Road, Northport 631-757-2000 Price(s): TBD

Tutto Pazzo 84NewYorkAve.,Huntington 631-271-2253 Price(s): $20, $30, $40 On the menu: Homemade Ravioli Twisters



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PASSOVER SEDER: Melville Chabad Center is hosting a royal Passover Seder experience at the Melville Marriott at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30, the first night of Passover. The Seder is geared for both singles and couples of all ages and places an emphasis on children’s participation.makes this a great choice for families with young children. RSVP at Melvillechabad/passoverseder. Call 631-827-6599 for more info.

GET LUCKED UP: The annual St. Patrick’s Day bash at Bar Louie (2115 Jericho Turnpike, Commack) kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Specials will include $4 green beers and $6 Jameson specials. There will also be live entertainment. Party continues until midnight. Call 631-410-8400 for more info.

LUNCH WITH THE BUNNY: The Easter Bunny is coming to Commack on Saturday, March 31, 2-4 p.m. He’ll be hopping his way to Chocolate Works (6401 Jericho Turnpike), where he’ll pose for pictures. Attendees can also enjoy pizza and juice for lunch, decorate Easter eggs, participate in an egg hunt with prices and dip treats in the chocolate fountain. Cost is $35 per guest. Call 631-486-8888 for more info.

TAP TAKEOVER: A pair of Long Island-based breweries are taking over the taps at Sapsuckers (287 Main St., Huntington) next week. Northportbased Sand City, and Greenport Harbor Brewing Brewer, will take over the more than eight tap lines at the bar and restaurant. For more info, call 631-683-4945.

SAKE BOMB COMPETITION: Kashi Huntington (12 Elm St., Huntington) is celebrating its seventh anniversary on March 24 with a sake bomb competition. Tickets are $25 and include a free sake bomb and Kashi sake bomb t-shirt. There will also be a live DJ. Call 631-923-1960 for more info. longislandernews @longislandernews @longislandernews

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Paper Doll Boutique Relocates, Rebrands

By Janee Law

What was previously Paper Doll Vintage Boutique has now been rebranded Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe. And with the name change has come a move down New York Avenue. Co-owners Dominique Maciejka and Joseph Laspina said they recently made the move to 372 New York Ave., Huntington. Their business took over the space previously used by Tas Design & Craft with a soft opening this weekend. The grand opening is planned for March 24, Maciejka, 34, of Nesconset. Then, customers will be able to take a peek at Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe’s vintage and retro clothing and accessories available in its 900square-foot space. Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe is part of a chain; the first store location, Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, opened in Sayville in May 2012; and last May 2017 they opened Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe in Patchogue. The two other locations specialize

Dominique Maciejka, co-owner of Paper Doll Vintage Boutique and Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe, said the new Huntington location will offer a mixture of women’s true vintage clothing and alternative style gifts and novelties. in either clothing or novelty items, the re-branded Huntington store is a hybrid, offering both retro and vintage clothing, along with gifts, accessories and toys of the same nature. The co-owners are also hoping to expand the store’s clientele base with toys for children and accessories for men. “We’re still going to continue to carry the vintage and retro clothing styles that our customers grew to know and love,” Maciejka said. “Our

Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe in Huntington village had its soft opening this week and will host its grand opening on March 24.

new location is bigger and will have the best of both worlds.” She also plans on accommodating the concert crowd at The Paramount by staying open late after shows. With that, the store is also going to have more of a rock and roll, punkie edge than the previous location to complement the concert scene and differentiate itself from the other two south shore stores. The new store will also lower its price point, Maciejka said, with tshirts for as low as $15 dollars, dresses for up to $100 and toys for up to $15. A collector and reseller of vintage since she was 12 years old, Maciejka started out selling online on eBay and then consignments. “I always loved how it was made and also the history behind it,” Maciejka said. “I liked how everything had a story, I liked how the items were unique and nobody else would have them and things were made differently back then, which was why they’re still around 50-100 years later and we still enjoy them today.” Eventually, she started collecting her own inventory and store fixtures to open her first shop in Sayville. “When we opened the first Curiosity spinoff shop in Patchogue, it was only 10 minutes away from our Sayville store,” she said. “We didn’t

want to be our own worst competition so we decided to do something a little bit different that would complement the store and kind of focus on the other things, in terms of being creative and finding something different and unique.” Maciejka gets the merchandise for true vintage items through estate clean outs and attending vintage warehouses and auctions; and for the retro reproductions by attending trade shows twice a year in Las Vegas. Maciejka said the store focuses on making customers embrace their individuality, by creating a fun experience and offering unique items that can’t be found anywhere else. She added, “We try to take in everybody’s personality when they come in and provide them with the best customer service based on what they’re specifically looking for, whether it be vintage, retro or just gifts for someone who’s unique.”

Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe 372 New York Ave., Huntington 631-923-3200



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A Profe ssional’s Opinion

Rebalancing Your Portfolio: Why Do That? By Jon L. Ten Haagen, CFP ®

Let’s talk about the markets in 2017. The Dow Jones Index was up about 5,000 points. It advanced by 25 percent, making it the best year since 2013. The Dow took 14 years to climb from 10,000 to 15,000, then took only 3.5 years to get to 20,000. On top of that, the S&P500 and the NASDAQ indexes climbed 19 percent and 28 percent respectively. These increases were created by good economic growth, sweeping tax changes and better than normal corporate profits. This ‘bull market’ is nine years old and the second strongest in history. Consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. Market fluctuations are what we have experienced since the start of 2018. January gave us the fastest 1000 point gain ever and February took it all back. The pundits were spouting about the day the DOW moved down 1400-1500 points. That sounds ominous, yet if they had re-

ported that the Dow had dropped by 4.2 percent that day, it would not sound so scary. They were not talking so loudly when the market gained the same 10001100 points back in a matter of days. Please remember, it is not timing the markets, but time in the markets. Market corrections occur. When will the next one get here? No one knows, but it will happen. Rebalancing periodically helps cushion the negative. If you started out 2017 with a balanced portfolio of 60 percent in equity (growth investment vehicles) and 40 percent in fixed income (investments aimed at generating income and therefore less volatility), I would strongly suggest that your portfolio is now out of balance since the equity markets have been so strong and the fixed income markets have been softened by interest rates rising. At the end of 2017 I assure you your portfolio was out of kilter. Most likely too much equity and not enough fixed income. If a correction comes along – and it will come along one day you should be prepared. Whether you are just starting out in your adult life entering your first job, or

you are half way to retirement and even if you are into retirement, you should be paying attention to your portfolio balances. We all need equity for growth to keep up with inflation but you do not want too much of your portfolio on that side of the equation. While looking at the correct balance of your portfolios you also have to take into account your investment horizons and goals. Are they the same as a year or five years ago? What is rebalancing? It’s the process of realigning the weightings of a portfolio of assets. You should have growth, growth and income, equity income, balanced, alternatives and bond positions to adjust as needed. Each of us is comfortable with a different percentage of these investments. If you do not have the desire, inclination or even time to pay attention on a regular basis you should seriously consider working with a qualified Certified Financial Planner. This is your serious money aimed for your comfortable retirement. Pay attention to what it is doing. There is no specific timetable for you to rebalance. I suggest a strong review once a year, along with checking your beneficiary designations and your insurance

coverages. There is no specific rule to having to rebalance if the markets have not moved much, but it is better to review than not. Rebalancing also gives you the opportunity to sell high and buy low, taking advantage of market fluctuations. I hope this makes sense to you and if you would like to discuss this concept or any other parts of your retirement investing or estate needs please feel free to reach out to us. Huntington’s Jon L. Ten Haagen, CFP is founder and CEO of Ten Haagen Financial Services, Inc. which is an independent full-service Investment and financial planning firm. In this bi-monthly column he will answer your questions on the markets and investing. Ten Haagen has 39 years of experience as an investment professional. You can learn more about Ten Haagen Financial Services at Ten Haagen is an investment advisor representative offering securities and advisory services through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member of FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. Ten Haagen is a certified financial planner (CFP) since 1982. The Ten Haagen offices are located at 191 New York Ave., Huntington. Please feel comfortable to call and stop by for a cup of coffee and a chat.You can e-mail your questions to Ten Haagen is very active in the community giving back. He is on the board of a number of nonprofits and is the liaison for the Greater Huntington Council of Yacht and Boating Clubs, Inc. The boating council represents approximately 4,500 boating families helping to keep our waters safe and upgrading the water quality.

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business Challenges Facing Job Seekers, Potential Employers By Mindy Wolfle

I have had many conversations with job seekers – those looking for a new place to hang their hat; those recently out of a job; those who have been seeking employ-

ment for far too long; and those who are looking for a career change. One commonality among them is being left to wonder, “What happened?” Specifically, why haven’t they heard back from potential employers? There are times when I place fault with the employer, but I’ll get to that later. It’s easy to understand that employers may be inundated with resumes. Here

are a few tips for job seekers to bring their resume to the top of the pile, rather than in the proverbial ‘circular file.’ 1. Only apply for jobs for which you are qualified. While this may sound ridiculously obvious, all too often hiring managers have to wade through too many unsuitable applicants to find just a few who fit the bill. 2. Write a targeted cover letter to im-

mediately grab the hiring manager’s attention. Think of your cover letter as a news article or press release. The first paragraph will make or break whether the rest will be read. 3. Research the company to learn anything that will make your resume and cover letter more relevant. Forget about using just one resume and one cover letter for all jobs. 4. Consider the job title of the position that catches your eye on job recruitment sites. Will you be undervalued if you accept a position that is far below your actual level of experience? A substantial increase in salary is unlikely once you’re working for a company. 5. Similarly, never accept a position based on a high salary. Job satisfaction and your personal happiness can never be reduced to just the money. And now a few words for employers: 1.You or your representative has conducted a preliminary phone interview with a potential candidate, who is told that an in-person interview will be scheduled. And then, nothing. No email, no call, no follow-up. How difficult is it to send an email stating the job has been filled, put on hold or simply that a decision was made to look elsewhere? 2. Don’t make a verbal offer and then screech the process to a halt. I know of an instance where this very situation occurred. Emails from the candidate remained unanswered. One has to wonder what kind of game the employer was playing. 3. Know exactly what you’re looking for prior to posting a position. All too often, job descriptions are fuzzy; duties are stated in such a general way that candidates can’t assess their suitability for the job; and salary ranges are based on the 1990s, rather than 2018. 4. Know the law when asking questions of potential employees. 5. In the words of Anne M. Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation, “Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.” Mindy Wolfle is the president of Neptune Marketing LLC and chief marketing officer of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. She is a board member of the Social Media Association and a member of Women Economic Developers of Long Island and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island. Her LinkedIn profile describes her as a marketing/public relations/social media executive, writer, editor, educator, connection maker, semiotician and do-gooder.


MARCH 15-21, 2017 • 17 Ch am ber Sta ff Ellen O’Brien, Executive Director Courtney Bynoe, Associa te Executive Director

Exe cut ive Com mittee Brian Yudewitz, Robert Scheiner, Vice Cha Chair ir Robert Bontempi, Vice Cha (Chair, 2014-2017) ir (Chair, 2009-2014) Vita Scaturro, Vice Chair Jennifer Cassidy, Treasure r Bushra Dano, Secretary www.huntingtonchamber. com

The Art (And Benefits) Of Networking The Huntington Chamber is determined to provide valuable resources to businesses and delivers numerous opportunities for its members to network. Attending networking programs can lead to positive results if networking is done effectively. Review the following simple tips to maximize your return on investment with networking. Build Relationships Continuously: Look at this as an opportunity to build relationships and connections with other business leaders in a variety of industries. You never know how that contact can be of value to you in the future. Make at Least One New Contact: When you attend an event, do not just approach people you know. Use the event as a chance to meet

new contacts and build new relationships. Make it a goal to meet at least one new contact at every event you attend. Do Not Sell: ‘Listen & Learn’ Get to know your contacts regarding who they are, what they do and what their needs may be. Use this as an open dialogue and exchange of information, not a sales pitch. Promote Other Contacts: If someone is looking for a specific need and you have the contact, consider making an introduction. It is a humble way to place others first and great way to ingratiate yourself to both contacts. Don’t Forget Your Business Cards: Make sure you have plenty of business cards to share with those you meet. When you receive a busi-

Chamber Member Spotlight Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Huntington, located at 132 W Jericho Turnpike, offers a full range of Ballroom and Latin dance lessons for all skill levels, with or without a partner. Lessons are taught by our Certified Dance Instructors who undergo rigorous and continuous dance training. We teach all types of ballroom dancing, including salsa, mambo, hustle, East Coast swing, West Coast swing, merengue, rumba, cha cha, samba, bolero, paso doble, jive, Argentine tango, foxtrot, tango, waltz, Viennese waltz

ness card, make a note of where you met and any relevant information to use in the future. Remember: quality over quantity. Do not see how many business cards you can collect, but use your time to develop quality contacts. Establish Contact After Event: When you meet someone for the first time, follow up shortly after with a note or call. It is a simple technique that is often overlooked and is critical to demonstrate that you are grateful for the contact and interested in building a relationship. ‘30-Second Infomercial’: Prepare a concise description of your business so you communicate clearly who you are and what you do. Now that you have the tips, consider utilizing your skills at the upcoming ‘Digital Tools for Small Business” Chamber Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, April 10. Visit the Chamber’s website,, to learn more about the event and register online!

Attention Chamber Members This, and the spaces below, are now open for advertisements by Huntington Chamber members. Call 631-427-7000 to speak with a representative today.

Upcoming Chamber Events

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y t i n u m m o c Students, Advocates Take Stand Against Gun Violence By Janee Law

Students and advocates across Huntington are taking a stand against gun violence in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last month. Students plan walkout in honor of victims Students across Long Island will be joining the #Enough National School Walkout movement on March 14, when they plan to leave class for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting. The initiative, which will come one month after the shooting, is being organized by the Women’s March Youth Empower. Students in Town of Huntington high schools, including Half Hollow Hills, Huntington, Northport, and Commack, plan to be among students from 26 Long Island schools to participate in the walkout. Lindsay Saginaw, a senior at Huntington High School, said she’s anticipating between 150-400 students to participate in the walkout. “I think that it’s especially important for students to become involved in this movement because we’re directly impacted,” Saginaw, 17, said. “When legislators are not doing their job to keep us safe is

when we need to take a stand and push for change. The main purpose of the Walkout is to stand in solidarity with the students of Parkland, Florida, while also advocating for legislative change to make sure that not another life is lost to gun violence due to this epidemic of mass shootings in America.” ‘March For Our Lives’ to hit Huntington park More Town of Huntington and Long Island students are taking a stand on March 24 in the national March For Our Lives rally. The March For Our Lives movement was started by the survivors of the Parkland shooting, which initiated a string of nationwide sister groups including one on Long Island. Huntington residents Avalon Fenster and Sara Frawley co-founded the March For Our Lives Long Island organization, as a way to advocate for and stand in solidarity with other students in the nation. Their mission is to evoke change within the public. “We’re growing up in a lockdown drill generation and we need our laws to change as well to make sure that they’re protecting us,” Fenster said. “Politicians should make young people’s lives a priority, especially when we’re in times when anything can happen.” Fenster, 16, a sophomore at Stony Brook School,

March For Our Lives Long Island is gearing up to participate in the national March For Our Lives rally, to join solidarity in the wake of the tragic mass shootings.

The mission for the March For Our Lives Long Island organization is to evoke change within the public to protect the youth. continued, “On Long Island we have so many young people who are so involved in politics who are ready to make a change. I think it was important that all of that energy, fear and anger towards what happened in Parkland be put to good use. So we decided to start this because we wanted students to know that they had somewhere to go to speak out, to stand in solidarity and to do something.” Fenster said that since the Parkland school shooting she’s been scared, filled with “fear that it could happen to me, fear that it could’ve been my friends or my family. She continued, “But that fear later turned into determination to do something and to make sure that never happens.” The leadership team of 14 teens represents Long Island schools, such as Stony Brook School, Huntington, Half Hollow Hills high schools East and West, Jericho, Harborfields and St. Anthony’s. The leadership team will be facilitating the event and Fenster said she expects hundreds of people to show up. March For Our Lives Long Island rally will take place in Huntington on March 24. “We’re also hoping that we can send a message to the public, especially politicians and candidates who are attending the event,” Fenster said. “We are ready to make a change and if those changes are not made by them, we will have the power to vote them out since we are the next generation of voters.” The rally will take place at Heckscher Park baseball field in Huntington from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information on the march, visit the Instagram page, or website Suffolk leads school safety forum Presiding Officer of the Suffolk Legislature DuWayne Gregory planned a School Safety Forum for Monday night to encourage a discussion about recent events relating to school safety. The forum was planned to be held at the Suffolk County Legislature building in Hauppauge, for school administrators, staff, parents, students, and community members. The school safety planned to discuss issues that impact school districts today and choices that need to be made, along with programs that are available and how to access the resources needed to protect students and staff.

health Libraries To Host Drug Takebacks By Connor Beach

Public libraries across the Town of Huntington are teaming up with the Northport Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department and Suffolk Sheriff’s Office to provide a medicine collection week that runs from March 19-23. Residents can bring any unused or expired prescription or over the counter medications to their local library for proper disposal, according to Nicole Carey of the Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force, which is co-sponsoring the collections at the libraries in Northport and East Northport. “It can be a narcotic-based medicine or it be something that you got for a stomach ache,” Carey said. “You do not have to provide any information about what you are giving or yourself.” Carey said keeping unused medications in medicine cabinets increase the chances that they will fall into the hands of children who are in their “risk taking years.” “A common thing that we hear is that kids will go into their parents or their grandparents’ medicine cabinets and they’ll take pills,” Carey said. Having unused or expired medications around the house also increases that chance that adults may try to self-treat illnesses or pain with improper medications, Carey said. Carey also addressed the potential environmental concerns that arise from improper disposal of med-

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Northport Village officials and police personnel announce last month the donation of drug testing kits to the Drug and Alcohol Task Force of Northport-East Northport. ications by flushing them down the drain or throwing them away in the garbage. Over 4 billion prescriptions were written in the U.S. in 2017, according to a study conducted by local Long Island drug task forces in conjunction with New Jersey-based sustainable waste and energy company Covanta, which has a facility in East Northport. The study also tested 61 wells in Suffolk and found that 28 tested positive for antibiotics, birth control medications, cholesterol medications, antidepressants or painkillers. “You’re drinking water and you’re putting things in your body that are unnecessary, and it’s avoidable because we have opportunities, like the events at the libraries, to dispose of meds properly,” Carey said. Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer (D-Centerport) echoed the concerns that medications, if not properly disposed of, can cause accidental overdose, addiction or pollute our groundwater. Spencer also praised county efforts in implementing the widespread use of nasal Narcan that can reverse the effects of an opioid drug overdose. “We’ve just reached the milestone where we’ve now trained over 10,000 people how to utilize Narcan, and that has saved thousands of lives,” Spencer said. Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said the town board is currently in the process of making appointments to its newly-created Opioid Task Force. “We hope that they task force will be able to meet in the next month or so, and really help outline poli-

cies that include grant money for educational program, Narcan training for residents and town employees and coordinating our efforts with the police department and other levels of government to make sure that we are all working together to fight the opioid crisis,” he said. Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, who sponsored the legislation to create the opioid task force in December, said he is looking forward to turning ideas into real solutions. “We have identified people from many walks of life that have been fighting the war on drugs to work with us,” Cuthbertson said.

Upcoming Collections: Monday, March 19 South Huntington: 10 a.m.-12 noon Commack: 1-3 p.m. Northport-East Northport: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 Harborfields: 12 noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 Cold Spring Harbor: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 22 Elwood: 10 a.m.-12 noon Huntington (Station branch): 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 23 Half Hollow Hills (Dix Hills branch): 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

sports Caumsett 50K Won By Local Professor By Connor Beach

While most would baulk at the idea of running 50 kilometers, for running enthusiast Gabrielle Russo long distance running scratches the proverbial itch. Russo earned her stripes as a long distance runner on March 4, when she won the 2018 U.S.A. Track and Field 50K Road Championship that was hosted at Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Harbor. Russo, 33, completed the 31-mile race in just 3:36:50 seconds, beating out Laura Kline, of Syracuse, who led the race for 45 of the 50 kilometers. In the last 5-kilometer loop of the race, Russo said she saw and opportunity to pass Kline, who was beginning to struggle, and she took it. “I did not know how the race would unfold, but when I saw an opportunity in the last lap to take the lead, I made a plan to do so. It came together in the last mile,” Russo said.

After running nonstop for over three and a half hours, the race was decided in the final mile when Russo spent the last of her energy in a burst that she her pass Kline and cross the finish line in first place. The assistant professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University said that running has always been her passion.“As much as I am anything else, I am a runner,” Russo said. The East Stroudsburg, PA native ran competitively in high school and at Dickinson College, but said she had to take time off from serious training during graduate school and the start of her career. Russo said she started racing again at the end of 2016 when she moved to Patchogue. “I am now at a point in my life where I am making time for this part of me,” she said. Russo first learned about the 50-kilometer race last year when she ran in the 25-kilometer race that is also hosted at Caumsett. Once Russo learned about the “ultra”, any race longer than marathon distance, she

Gabrielle Russo celebrates her victory in the 2018 U.S.A. Track and Field 50K Road Championship hosted at Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Harbor. was off to the races. Russo said she signed up for the Caumsett 50K as part of her training for the Boston Marathon in April. The transplant Long Islander said she now feels at home in her new surroundings thanks to the running community, in particular the Greater Long Island Running Club. She is currently a member of the club’s women’s racing team called Fast Feet. “They welcomed me with open arms,” she said. “I have met so many incredible people through the club. Many are now my closest friends.”

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Depictions Of Jesus


Rabbi Stephen Karol will explore the various descriptions of Jesus (Messiah, Son of God, Prophet, Revolutionary, King of the Jews, Practicing Jew, and Rabbi) and talk about whether Judaism accepts them or not during a seminar on Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El of Huntington (660 Park Ave.). Light refreshments will be served. RSVP appreciated at

Food, Wine And Wishes

Local restaurants will come to Appliance World (414 New York Ave., Huntington) on Thursday, March 15, 6:30-9 p.m. for a chef’s tasting celebrating the birthdays of local homeless children. Presented by Birthday Wishes of Long Island. Tickets are $54.84. Call 631-418-1000 for more info.

Pink Bowl

The Maurer Foundation’s ninth annual bowling fundraiser is Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. at Bowlmor Lanes (895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville). Tickets (starting at $50) include two games, shoe rental, pizza and unlimited soft drinks. Proceeds will fund the foundation’s breast health programs that are presented to high schools, community groups and businesses on Long Island. Register at

In “God Of Carnage,” a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. The stage play will be performed by The Carriage House Players on select dates throughout the month, beginning March 16 and continuing through March 25. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and children. Call 516-557-1207 for more info, or visit

Neighbors & Newcomers

The next meeting of the Huntington Neighbors & Newcomers Club will be held on Friday, March 16, 10 a.m. at Harborfields Public Library (31 Broadway, Greenlawn). This month’s guest speaker will be Lisa Knapp. Refreshments will follow the presentation. All members, newcomers, and potential new members are welcome to attend. For more info, call Laurie Mruz at 631499-5281.

Classical Yoga Nidra

A nourishing workshop blending healing practices of restorative yoga with yoga nidra will be held Friday, March 16, 7-9 p.m. at Kundalini Yoga of Long Island (389 Fort Salonga Road, Suite 3, Northport). Led by Nancy Rich. Cost is $40 in advance, $45 day of. For tickets, visit

SATURDAY Run For Charity

The Townwide Fund of Huntington’s annual St. Patrick’s Charity 4-Mile Run kicks off at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 17

MONDAY Medicine Collection Week

The local public libraries, along with the Northport and Suffolk police departments and Suffolk Sherriff’s office, will host collections of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications over a five-day period. On March 19, there will be collections at South Huntington Public Library (10 a.m.-12 noon); Commack Public Library (1-3 p.m.); and both branches of the Northport-East Northport Public Library (3:30-6:30 p.m.). On March 20, Harborfields Public Library will host a collection from 12 noon-2 p.m. On March 21, Cold Spring Harbor’s will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On March 22, Elwood’s will run 10 a.m.12 noon and Huntington’s Station branch run 1-3 p.m. Lastly, on March 23, the Dix Hills branch of the Half Hollow Hills Library will host a collection from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call your local library for more info.

TUESDAY March Toward Success

FRIDAY ‘God Of Carnage’

through March 25 at Jefferson Primary School (253 Oakwood Road, Huntington). There is live music, along with a selection of fresh goods. Visit for more info.

Pink Bowl The Maurer Foundation’s ninth annual bowling fundraiser is Thursday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. at Bowlmor Lanes (895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville). Tickets (starting at $50) include two games, shoe rental, pizza and unlimited soft drinks. Proceeds will fund the foundation’s breast health programs that are presented to high schools, community groups and businesses on Long Island. Register at from the American Legion Hall (1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington). There will also be a 1-kilometer fun run beginning at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast – bagels, bananas and beverages – will be provided for runners. To register – $21 for the 4-mile, $10 for the fun run – or see the course map, log on to

St. Pat’s Bash

Get lucked up this St. Patrick’s Day at Bar Louie (2115 Jericho Turnpike, Commack) from 11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. There will be $4 green beers and $6 Jameson specials all day, along with live entertainment.

Storytime & Activities

A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day. Learn how with a St. Patrick’s Daythemed storytime – featuring “The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School” – and activities on Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. at the East Northport Barnes & Noble (4000 E Jericho Turnpike). Call 631-462-2069 for more info.

SUNDAY Restaurant Week Begins

Have you heard? Restaurants across

Huntington are offering three-course, prix-fixe meals for either $20, $30 or $40 each day beginning Sunday, March 18Sunday, March 25 (Saturday til 7 p.m. only) as part of Spring DineHuntington Restaurant Week. Look in this week’s Foodie section, or go online at, to learn more and see who’s participating.

Build Your Own Seder Plate

The Chabad of Huntington Village is commemorating Passover with a “Build Your Own Seder Plate” workshop at Home Depot (785 New York Ave., Huntington) on Sunday, March 18, 3-4:30 p.m. Workshop is free and open to all. Shmurah Matzah available for sale. RSVP at 631-276-4453 or visit

Designer Table Top Event

The Junior Welfare League of Huntington is hosting its third annual “Turn the Tables” decorators’ luncheon on Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Huntington Country Club. There will be raffles, shopping, awards and more. Tickets ($75) are available at

Winter Farmers Market

The Huntington Winter Farmers Market continues each Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

An evening of networking with health care and hospitality professionals will be held Tuesday, March 20, 6-8:30 p.m. at LaunchPad Huntington (315 Main St., second floor, Huntington). Event includes group networking, as well as individual one-on-one speed mentoring. Pizza will be served. Free. Register online at

WEDNESDAY Weaving With Wine

The Huntington Historical Society’s next Weaving With Wine class is Wednesday, March 21. The class teaches attendees the ancient art of weaving – and results in a piece of fabric to bring home. Hosted at Conklin Barn (2 High St., Huntington). Attendees supply the wine, but there will be light refreshments available. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Call 631-427-7045 ext. 401 for more info, or to register.

Tax Preparation

The Huntington Opportunity Resource Center with the state Tax Department is hosting a one-day event focused on how to file electronically, find out if you qualify for a return and more on Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event, hosted at the 1264 New York Ave. resource center in Huntington Station, is free to attend. Call 631-385-2305 or email for more info.


Pet Food Drive

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• There will be a free showing of “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (USA, 2017, 93 min., TV-MA, English | Dir. George C. Wolfe) on Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.

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L.I. Builders Expo

The Long Island Builders Institute’s 28th annual home, trade and remodeling expo is Thursday, March 22, 3-8 p.m. at Hilton Long Island (598 Broadhollow Road, Melville). Features over 95 exhibitors; new products and services; $10,000 remodeling giveaway; and more. Cost is $160 per person (includes lunch). For more info, visit

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport

350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. • Showings of “In the Heights” begin today and will continue through April 29. • Celebrated Broadway star Josh Young will pay tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber with a performance on Tuesday, March 20, 8 p.m. Season ticket holders: complimentary or $15, based on voucher availability.

March For Our Lives

Local high school students are hosting the March For Our Lives Long Island, a response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting, at Heckscher Park (Main Street and Prime Avenue in Huntington) on Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info, visit


Art League of Long Island

Poets In Port

Northport Arts Coalition presents a series of poetry readings on the fourth Friday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at Caffe Portofino (249 Main St., Northport). Each month there is a featured poet followed by an open reading. Bring your own poems and participate.

Country Line Dancing

Country style line dancing for beginners or experts, every Monday, 7:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 631 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn. No partners needed. $10 per person. Info at

‘God Of Carnage’ In “God Of Carnage,” a playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. The stage play will be performed by The Carriage House Players on select dates throughout the month, beginning March 16 and continuing through March 25. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and children. Call 516-557-1207 for more info, or visit combining story and song with a variety of themes in Irish history, culture and tradition on Saturday, March 31, 2-3:30 p.m. Register online.

Elwood Public Library

Gather of Light Interspiritual Fellowship is hosting a Bingo fundraiser each Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at 585 Broadhollow Road, Melville. Call 631-905-5688 for more info.

1929 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631499-3722. • Play Chess, Candyland, Battleship, and jumbo games with friends on Thursday, March 15, 4:15-4:45 p.m. For kids in grades K-5.

Do The Argentine Tango

Half Hollow Hills Community Library


Each Wednesday, 7-10:30 p.m. at Café Buenos Aires (23 Wall St., Huntington) is Argentine tango night. Dance, learn or just watch. Call 631-603-3600 for more info.


Library-hosted events and programs are reserved for cardholders of their respective library unless otherwise noted.

Cold Spring Harbor Library

95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. • There will be an afternoon of bingo on Thursday, March 29, 2 p.m.

Commack Public Library

18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631499-0888. • Come to the library in pajamas for a few stories and a craft on Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m. A parent or adult caregiver must remain with the child (ages 2-5). Register online.

Deer Park Library

44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-586-3000. • Jim Hawkins will present a program

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Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. • Hold onto your hat and enjoy stories on Thursday, March 22, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Melville branch. For kids ages 2-5. Register online. • Bring your own coloring books and supplies, or use the library’s on Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tea/coffee will be available. For adults. Register online.

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-7574200. • A two-part workshop will showcase how to make stop-animation videos and create optical tricks to tell a story. Thursdays, March 22 and March 29, 7-8 p.m. Register online.

Huntington Public Library

Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631421-5053. • Business development advisor Constance Hallinan Lagan will present the “Women and Self-Employment” seminar at the Main branch on Monday,

March 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 631-4275165 to register for free seminar. • The anime/manga club will meet again on Thursday, March 15, 5-6 p.m. at the Station branch. For young adults in grades 6-12. Register online.

Northport-East Northport Public Library

107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631-4625400. • The Art League of Long Island will be showcasing the works of Alan M. Richards in its Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery continue through March 25.

B. J. Spoke Gallery

299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 631-549-5106. • The EXPO 37 Winners Exhibition is on display through March 30.

Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum

84A Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-0400. Open Sat. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m., April through Dec., or for tours, group visits by special appointment at any time. • Learn about the history of Cold Spring Harbor Volunteer Fire Department through exhibits housed in this circa 1896 firehouse building.

Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-2616930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. • Pass on a positive message and give someone a reason to smile by decorating rocks with kind words and colorful designs on Saturday, April 14, 2-4 p.m. at the East Northport branch. For young adults in grades 7-12, who can earn one hour of service credit with participation. • There will be a building block party at the Northport branch on Friday, March 23, 7-7:45 p.m. for kids ages 1-4 with an adult (siblings welcome). Kids can build with a variety of blocks. Register online.

1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays until 6 p.m.: $6 adults; $4 children ages 3-12 and seniors over 65; members and children under 3 are free. 516-692-6768. • The Spring Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. For kids ages 0-6 (tot garden for ages 02). Limited tickets available.

South Huntington Public Library

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. • The Disney’s Descendants Party is Saturday, March 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and will dastardly crafts, wayward games and sinister snacks all themed around Disney Descendant characters. Costumes and Descendant attire is strongly encouraged, but not required. Make not of any food allergies when registering. For kids in grades K-5.


Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery

279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-3418. Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. (closed Monday). Admission $6 adults, $5 children and seniors. • Exhibits: If I Were a Whaler explores a whaler’s life for family audiences. Thar She Blows: Whaling History on Long Island explores one of the region’s most important industries. • A program of hands-on activities that reflect Long Island boating and fishing traditions will be held Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet local artists and fishermen in this family-friendly maritime exploration. Free with paid admission. (Continued on page 22)

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LONG ISLANDER NEWS • HUNTINGTON WEEKLY at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with a brief open-mic. Ticket prices vary by artist. For information call 631.663.3038 or visit • The next performance will be led by Ana Egge and Kirsten Maxwell on Friday, March 16.

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Foto Foto Gallery

14 W. Carver St., Huntington 631-5490488. Hours: Wednesday Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 12 noon -5 p.m.

Gallery Sixty Seven

Local artists’ studio and gallery features paintings, prints and sculptures. 67 Main St., Northport village, 631-662-6411. Hours: Thursday/Friday/Sunday: 1-6 p.m.; Saturday: 12 noon-6 p.m.;

Five Towns College Performing Arts Center

305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. 631-656-2110. • Showings of “All My Sons” are FridaySaturday, March 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and students.

Green River Gallery

117 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Thursday 12 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-692-8188. • Ongoing exhibit of Eric Sloane oil paintings. Some new works from one of the premier Gold coast artists from the mid-20th century.

Folk Music Society of Huntington

Haven Gallery

155 Main St., Suite 4 Carriage House Square Northport. 631-757-0500.

Heckscher Museum of Art

2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Museum hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., first Fridays from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $6 for adults, $4-$6/seniors, and $4-$6/children; members and children under 10 get in free. 631-351-3250. • The 2018 edition of the “Long Island’s Best: Young Artists” exhibition will be on view March 17-April 15. Opening reception is March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Weaving With Wine The Huntington Historical Society’s next Weaving With Wine class is Wednesday, March 21. The class teaches attendees the ancient art of weaving – and results in a piece of fabric to bring home. Hosted at Conklin Barn (2 High St., Huntington). Attendees supply the wine, but there will be light refreshments available. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Call 631-427-7045 ext. 401 for more info, or to register. or call 631-271-8423 ext. 12 for more info.

Huntington Historical Society

Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove. Hours: Monday-Friday. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon-4 p.m. 516-571-8040, ext. 100. • The permanent exhibit explains the 1930s increase of intolerance, the reduction of human rights and the lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others.

Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631-427-7045, ext. 401. • An introductory class to the ancient art of weaving is Tuesday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. at the Conklin Barn. Attendees will be able to bring a piece of fabric home. Bring your own wine, but weaving and light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers. Register by calling 631-427-7045 ext. 401.

Huntington Art Center

Northport Arts Coalition

Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center

11 Wall St., Huntington. 631-423-6010; Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; most Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. • Showing prints, paintings, jewelry and pottery, as well as local photography from the permanent collection.

Huntington Arts Council

Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m. 631-2718423. • The next singer-songwriter night is Thursday, March 29 at the gallery. Singer-songwriters of all skill levels, and those who wish to listen, are welcome. Original music only. Ten minutes per performer. No pre-registration required ($10 donation to perform; $5 suggested for all others). Sign-up begins at 7 p.m.; mic opens at 7:30 p.m. Email businessmanager@Hunting-

A non-profit coalition in support of the arts. PO Box 508, Northport.

Northport Historical Society Museum

215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-7579859. • From now through June visit the Monuments Men exhibit, which illuminates a few of the stories behind the heroes of Northport and East Northport whose names are listed on the 12stone monuments located along Main Street and five-stone monuments located in John Walsh Park in East Northport. They honor all the local citizens who served and those among them who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. • The next “Parading Down Main Street” walking tour is Sunday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. Tour leaves the museum. Tickets available day of ($5 per person).

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Museum hours: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Grounds admission: $7 adults, $6 students with ID and seniors 62 and older, and $3 children 12 and under. Mansion tour, add $5 per person. 631-854-5555. • Afternoon mansion tours begin in the courtyard of the historic house once owned by William K. Vanderbilt II. Tours are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for a $5 fee, in addition to the price of admission. Check the museum’s website for listing times.

Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Winter hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11-4 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240. • Schedule at a group high tea and transport yourself back in time in a private gathering house at the Birthplace. $25 per person. 631-427-5240, ext. 120. • The eighth season of the “Walking With Whitman: Poetry in Performance” series continues the first Friday in each of April, May, October, November and December. Programs begin at 6 p.m. with the Community Open Mic, continue with refreshments and a musical interlude by Tom Santoriello & Friends at 7:15 p.m., and feature poet performer at 8 p.m. After the poetry reading, the poet offers a Q&A and book signing.


Starlight Coffeehouse

Every third Friday from October to May

First Saturdays concerts are held at Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr., Centerport. Other venues as noted. Tickets and info at • The next installment of the Hard Luck Café is March 15, 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Center. Performance will feature Emily Barnes and Emily Mure. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • The Dixie Dregs on Thursday, March 15. Tickets are $25-$75. • The Paramount Comedy Series Presents: “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, on Saturday, March 17. Tickets are $39.50-$89.50. • Circa Survive, “The Amulet Tour,” with special guests Foxing and Hail the Sun on Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$40. • The Paramount Party Series Presents: Party Rock – The World’s Best Party Band on Friday, April 6. Sing along to the biggest hits From ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and today. Tickets are $15-$30.


Concerts at Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington. Reservations recommended: 631-3850373 or • Pianist Rachel Kudo will perform in recital on Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 (students); $20 (members); $25 (seniors); and $30 (adults).

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