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Y L k e e W n o t g n i t n u H 2016 DEC 1 - 7


INSIDE MUSIC L.I. Musicians To Perform For A Cause


Spreading Holiday Cheer

health Redesigned Tool Named After Local Surgeon 4

The foodies Café Buenos Aires Continues To Pioneer Cuisine 6

theater Holidays Bring ‘Mary Poppins’ To Northport 8 Villages kick off holiday season with parades, more 9-13

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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Jano Tantongco

Time To Deck The Halls

Refusal To Cooperate

It’s here… The 2016 holiday season is upon.

compiled by one of our reporters, I saw something Yes, yes, folks. Thanksgiving has come and gone, that caught my eye as a travesty. Northport Village police investigated a suspicious leaving tummies full of turkey, and opening the vehicle that was idling a bit too door for the upcoming holidays. Today is the first long. Interviewing the driver, day of December and I’m IN THE KNOW they discovered that he was texabsolutely thrilled to get into WITH AUNT ROSIE ting his girlfriend to break up. I the holiday spirit. That brings was utterly shocked! Are we so me to my point. If you guys get any awesome far gone in human interaction that holiday-themed photos — the kids with Santa, a we cannot have the decency to part ways in person group shot in front of one of the local lighted anymore? At least a phone call at the very worst, trees — please, please send them in to us at but a text message? I understand breaking up with the names and can be a very difficult thing to do, but in most hometowns of those pictured. We’d love to run cases, a face-to-face interaction is warranted. your photos in the newspaper and/or on Even the best of times eventually end, so let’s! do it with civility and some shred of respect. Holiday music in the air… Friday in Speaking of breaking up, I looked into the data, Huntington village consisted of busy shoppers, and according to London-based journalists smiling faces, the sound of shopping bag David McCandless and Lee Byron, the twoscraping against each other and holiday music. week period right before Christmas one of the That’s right, holiday music is back in the vil- peak break-up times during the entire year. Are lage to get shoppers in the holiday spirit. Of apprehensive lovers trying to get a fresh start to course no one knows exactly where the music pave way for the New Year? I suppose it would is coming from, you can’t help but smile lis- be too cruel to do it around Christmas and New tening to “Jingle Bells,” “Here Comes Santa Year’s Eve, since the rates quickly tumble to the Claus” and other classic holiday tunes. I per- lowest of the year during that period. sonally enjoy holiday songs from Mariah Regardless, avoid texting to break up and Carey, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., and muster up the courage to do it the right way! more recently Michael Buble. Now that listen(Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have ing to the village music got me in mood to liscomments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening ten to festive songs, you can bet that Aunt in your neck of the woods, write to me today and Rosie’s house will be streaming all of the clas- let me know the latest. To contact me, drop a line sic holiday jingles. to Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 Wall Street, Huntington NY 11743. Or try the e-mail at Breaking up… Going over the police blotter PHOTO OF THE WEEK KNIGHTS HOST THANKSGIVING


For the fourth straight year, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner was prepared by member chef Tony Azic and served to guests on Thanksgiving Day compliments of the Fr. Thomas A. Judge Knights of Columbus at its council hall in East Northport. The feast was put together by many volunteers, including Fr. Robert Kline, of St. Anthony of Padua church.

“ You’re getting an experience of somebody actually styling you and helping you out with the shoes, rather than walking into a big chain store and being handed a box and then you’re on your own. We’re with you the whole step of the way until you walk out the door with your new shoes.” Shopping Small Can Have Big Impact, Page 12

A 33-year-old Huntington man was arrested at around 8:40 a.m. on Nov. 23 for allegedly refusing to obey police commands and giving false identifying information. Police said he was yelling and cursing outside a location on Main Street when they arrested him. He was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and false personation.

Swiping Kicks And Wheels Police arrested a 19-year-old Huntington man at around 11:44 a.m. on Nov. 23 for allegedly burglarizing a residence on Croley Street in Greenlawn. Police said he kicked opened the door, entered the home and stole a bicycle and sneakers. He was charged with second-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Stolen From Stores A 53-year-old East Northport man was arrested at around 1:22 p.m. on Nov. 21 for allegedly stealing money. Police said he stole cash from Pawfect Pet Den in Greenlawn and Good News Books in East Northport. He was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and petit larceny.

Bed Burglar Police said someone allegedly burglarized a home on Ashland Drive in Huntington at around 9 a.m. on Nov. 14. The person forced open the rear door and stole two rings and a hospital bed. Police said someone entered and burglarized residence on Hewitt Drive in Fort Salonga at around 11 a.m. on Nov. 22. Police said jewelry, a passport, currency and a notebook were stolen. Police said an unknown person allegedly stole various items from a residence on Morris Avenue in Elwood at around 8 a.m. on Nov. 16. Among the stolen items were jewelry, a BB gun, electronics and cash.

Not Even A Phone Call Northport police responded to James Street at around 12:57 a.m. on Nov. 17 on a report for an occupied vehicle that had been “running for a while.” When police interviewed the driver, he said he had parked and was texting his girlfriend to break up. He agreed to leave the area.

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MUSIC Bellion, Tangorra To Perform For A Cause SPOTLIGHT By Janee Law Soaring musical talents, Jon Bellion and Nick Tangorra, will be live in concert on Dec. 8 at The Paramount for the “Home for the Holidays” show, presented by 106.1 BLI FM radio. The event will also benefit Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Queens, a member of Northwell Health. Tangorra, Bethpage native, said that he’s ready to go on stage and put on a show like he’s never done before. “Expect a good time and expect a different Nick then you might have seen in the past,” Tangorra said for those who are attending. “It’s definitely pop and dance driven but it’s

different, it’s my own sound so the audience is definitely in for a treat.” His performance at The Paramount will not be Tangorra’s first, having previously performed as a special guest for Meghan Trainor, Bridgit Mendler and Fifth Harmony. However, this is Tangorra’s first direct support slot at the venue as he returns to the stage. Tangorra has had over 27 million streams with the release of his latest single, “Boo Hoo,” which is now available for purchase and streaming on iTunes and Spotify. “It’s going to be a lot of different new songs that I wrote on this latest trip,” he said about his performance. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and I expect a lot of dancing.” Tangorra said that he is excited to perform with Bellion. “The fact that we’re able to come together to go back to our roots on Long Island and to put on such an important show to raise money for

the Cohen Children’s Medical Center I think is amazing,” he added. “I’m so pumped for it.” Known for the popular song “All Time Low,” Bellion, of Lake Grove, was strictly a producer at 14 years old, before he became fed up with being asked for generic records. The Sachem North High School graduate decided to give singing and rapping a shot and has developed a unique musical avenue. Bellion said “all that really matters” is his abilities to create “solid and refreshing tunes,” which was driven by his obsession with moving forward and experimentation. Bellion’s performance at The Paramount will be his first hometown headline concert. In 2017, Bellion is set to open for Twenty One Pilots tour. The performance on Dec. 8 begins at 8 p.m. at The Paramount and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$125 and can be purchased at the box office or

Bethpage-native Nick Tangorra will be coming back to Long Island to team up with Jon Bellion to perform at the Paramount for a cause.

health & wellness

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Redesigned Surgical Instrument Named After Local Surgeon

What is a surgeon to do when his favorite surgical instrument, purchased nearly 25 years ago, is no longer available and he can no longer carry the one remaining tool from hospital to hospital with him? According to Dr. Leland M. Deane, a partner at Garden City-based Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since

measurement and better handling.” Deane partnered with Westburybased Accurate Surgical Scientific Instruments, a company from which he had purchased instruments since he was a resident physician in the 1980s. Working with ASSI, he modified the elongated forceps to include space at hinge to allow unencumbered handling of tissue in the surgical field and a unique sharper tip. The

tool’s long shape enables the surgeon to accurately measure how much tissue should be removed in procedures including abdominoplasties, and the newly redesigned shape is ambidextrous, usable by both right- and lefthanded surgeons. In June, the ASSI Deane Body Contouring Forceps made its debut, manufactured by ASSI in Germany and marketed world-wide.

Spencer Honored For Healthcare Achievements Photo courtesy of the office of Legislator William R. Spencer

Dr. Leland Deane, above, of Lloyd Harbor, is a partner at Garden City-based Long Island Plastic Surgical Group.

1988, one must find a surgical instrument partner, redesign the tool, and bring it back to market. Deane, who lives in Lloyd Harbor, purchased a unique body contouring tool in the early 1990s and used to carry it with him in his medical bag, sterilizing it before each procedure at various local hospitals. But, as hospital policies changed with the times, it became impractical to have only one version of the tool available. Northwell Health offered to buy the instrument for each operating room where Deane performs procedures, but soon discovered that the instrument was no longer available, so he set about partnering with a surgical instrument manufacturer to recreate – and improve – the instrument. “This was the perfect opportunity to improve and produce a vital surgical instrument,” said Deane. “In redesigning the tool, I was able to replicate the functionality that other surgeons and I valued while adding even greater capability such as more accurate tissue

Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer (D-Centerport), pictured above on the right, was recently recognized at Long Island Business News’ annual Achievements in Healthcare awards dinner. Spencer was among several influential healthcare professionals, advocates, and institutions honored at the dinner, which was hosted at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. He was recognized in the government category for the work he has done to enhance the health and the wellbeing of Long Islanders as an elected official, practicing physician, and medical society executive member. Spencer said he is “honored to have been selected as one of the

recipients of this award.” He continued, “My role as a legislator has allowed me to assist patients and address healthcare policy issues in a unique way with a doctor’s perspective. In Suffolk County we have moved forward measures directly aimed at preventing disease and promoting good health with initiatives such as raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21, prohibiting the sale of powdered caffeine to minors, and supporting crucial programs like our public health nursing bureau, tobacco cessation, and diabetes prevention program.” Spencer added that he will “continue to fight to improve public health and quality of life for residents across Long Island.”

Shooter Drill At Hospital Huntington Hospital is set to conduct a drill involving local police, first responders and hospital employees to simulate an active shooter situation. The drill is scheduled for Dec. 3, 4 a.m.-12

noon. Increased police and first responder presence around the hospital that day will be related to the drill and will not impede patient care or access to the hospital, according to hospital officials.

health & wellness


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No One Will Ever Know You’re Wearing Braces! By Dr. Inna Gellerman Everyone wants a spectacular smile, but not everyone is comfortable with being seen wearing braces. This is parDr. Inna ticularly true for Gellerman performers, professionals and anyone who is in the spotlight. Today there are a number of different ways to achieve a beautiful smile without anyone ever knowing that you are wearing braces. The most popular way to straighten a smile is with Invisalign. The Invisalign system uses a series of aligner trays made with a state-of-the-art 3-D

printer using digital images of the patient’s bite. Gradual changes in each of the trays gently and comfortably move the teeth into the correction position. Because of the strong demand for Invisalign among teenagers, Invisalign Teen was created. These trays are specially designed for changes to adolescent teeth, including the arrival of new molars. We were very proud that Invisalign awarded Dr. Gellerman the prestigious honor of a “Top 1% Provider.” She is a member of a select group of only 1 percent of all orthodontists nationwide. Our Invisalign patients benefit from her training and experience. There’s another way to get a spectacular smile without anyone knowing that you are wearing

braces. IncognitoTM orthodontic braces are placed behind the teeth and are not visible at all from the front. They are a great option for anyone who plays a wind instrument, as they will not get in the way of the mouthpiece or reed. IncognitoTM braces are customfit for each patient, and will enhance your confidence as they work behind the teeth to create a perfect smile. Clear Damon braces are a lowvisibility way to get a great smile. They are not invisible, but the brackets are small and clear, so they less visible. As with any kind of clear braces, you do have to be extra careful about keeping your teeth brushed after every meal and staying on top of your flossing. But you’ll love your smile!

One last point: When it comes to creating a spectacular smile, it’s best to have an orthodontist do a thorough examination and recommend the best type of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists devote many years of training, after attending dental school, when they focus on the science of the movement of teeth. Not all treatments are suitable for all patients, and the orthodontist will be able to help you make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Inna Gellerman is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She founded Gellerman Orthodontics, in Huntington, in 2003, and is actively involved with many community organizations.

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S E I D O O F e h t Cafe Buenos Aires Continues Pioneering Cuisine Cafe Buenos Aires has been a pioneering presence in Argentinean cuisine and was one of the first establishments to bring tapas to the tables of diners, bringing the Spanish tradition to Huntington patrons. Owner Hugo Garcia said he had dreamed of opening up his own Argentinian restaurant ever since he had opened his other restaurant, Bistro Cassis. But, he didn’t make concrete plans to do so, since space in the village is typically in short supply. However, as soon as he learned that Margarita Grille closed its doors 10 years ago, he quickly jumped at his chance. “Ten years passed, we are still here, I hope we can be another 10 years,” Garcia said. As a special of the day, the fresh Lobster Salad brings together avocado, heart of palm, and bits of corn with orange and grapefruit juice. The hearty chunks of lobster are accentuated by citrus flavors with creamy avocado with the occasional bit of heart of palm to make the dish truly rich yet refreshing. The Octopus ($15) small plate featured a crispy and chewy octopus served with unique Peruvian potatoes with a distinctly herbal flavor. It’s served with a side of a naturally potent romesco sauce which livens up the entire appetizer with hints of red pepper and garlic. The Empanadas ($4 each) bring a

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By Jano Tantongco

The Grilled Shrimp appetizer is the perfect blend of smoky grilled shrimp paired with a chilled corn salad with a refreshing citrus dressing. creative spin to the time-honored savory pastry that’s renowned in Spain and across Latin America. The Ham and Cheese empanada shines with chunks of flavorful ham and melted cheese. Also available are shrimp and cheese, beef, chicken and corn and cheese. The Grilled Shrimp ($13) appetizer brings together hot and smoky grilled shrimp paired with a chilled corn salad with citrus dressing. Not only do the hot and cold complement each other, but the natural sweetness of the corn brings out the shrimp’s aquatic flavors. The Beet and Quinoa ($14) salad turns what might have been an ordinary chopped salad into a creation closer to a dessert. A red beet base serves as the foundation for a top layer of quinoa topped with arugula,

For a true feast, try the the Mixed Grill For Two which offers up assorted cuts of sweet sausage, skirt steak, short ribs, chicken, lamb T-bone, black sausage, season vegetables and potato fries.

Cafe Buenos Aires owner Hugo Garcia, right, poses with son Gabriel Garcia and daughter Vanessa Long, who help him run the restaurant. radish slices and yellow beets. Dotted around are also caramelized walnuts, bits of goat cheese and dollops of raspberry sauce. Together, the dish is a medley of flavors that are all-encompassing, yet singularly satisfying. One of the restaurant’s signature dishes is the Mixed Grill For Two ($68) which offers up assorted cuts of sweet sausage, skirt steak, short ribs, chicken, lamb T-bone, black sausage, season vegetables and potato fries. The skirt steak is succulent, bursting with an authentic taste and texture that has made Argentinian steaks famous the world over. The lamb T-bone has a powerful, slightly musky flavor that will stop you in your tracks, then make you eagerly take another bite. The Paella ($34 for one, $64 for two; add lobster for $12) is a true representation of the Spanish seafood staple. Featuring fresh shrimp, mussels, octopus and squid, the dish is as close as you’ll get to the shores of the Argentinian coast. The saffron rice carries the fragrant flavor of the alluring spice and serves as an excellent base for the seafood blend. To top off the meal, enjoy the Fondue De Chocolate Con Fruta ($12) and dip slices of apples, pears and berry in a dark chocolate sauce kept warm with a candle underneath. The fruits are elegantly cut and the chocolate is rich, but not overly sweet. Also try the Creme Brulee when it’s being offered as a dessert special. It brings together not only standard creme brulee with the crunchy

The Beet and Quinoa salad rests on a red beet base with a top layer of quinoa topped with arugula, radish slices and yellow beets, dressed with caramelized walnuts, bits of goat cheese and dollops of raspberry sauce. top layer, but also two other unique takes on the dessert. One is mango flavored and is topped with banana and ground pistachio that juxtaposes nutty and fruity flavors. The other is blended with chocolate and is topped with blueberries, blackberries and strawberries making it tart, yet decadent.

Cafe Buenos Aires 23 Wall St., Huntington village 631-603-3600 Cuisine: Contemporary Argentinean Ambiance: Upscale but relaxed Price: Moderate to Expensive Hours: Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 12-3 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m., and Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.



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BREWERY TREE LIGHTING: This Friday, Dec. 2, San City Brewing Co. in Northport Village is hosting its first annual tree lighting party. The festivities at 60 Main St. will kick off at 6 p.m. Sand City has a slew of beers on tap that are available for tasting and to go in growlers. For the tap list, visit The tasting room hours on Fridays are 12 noon-10 p.m. PANCAKES WITH SANTA: Nonprofit Magic Circle Nursery School is teaming up with Union United Methodist Church of East Northport to host its 37th annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m. The church, which is located at 1018 Pulaski Road, will host the breakfast that’s sure to be a great holiday treat for the entire family. There will be fun, food and vendors. And, of course, don’t forget to bring a camera to snap a

picture with Santa. Donation: $6 for adults; $3 for children. For more information, call 631-754-5565.

Spread the Love

OR BRUNCH WITH SANTA: For those who prefer brunch, Santa is making a couple of stops across town this month. He’ll be at Storyville American Table (43 Green St., Huntington) starting at 10 a.m. on both Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17. Brunch is $21.95 for adults ($12.95 for children 12 and under). Be sure to wear an ugly Christmas sweater, too, since Santa will be judging them and adult winners will be chosen for holiday prizes at both seatings. Reservations are strongly recommended, so call 631-351-3446 to make one. Santa will also be making a pair of stops in Cold Spring Harbor at Harbor Mist Restaurant (105 Harbor Road) on both Sunday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 18, 12 noon-3 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 631-659-3888.

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Specials at S.T.A.G.S.: To ring in its reopening after a brief hiatus, S.T.A.G.S (308 Main St.) will host a series of special events and deals leading up to its grand opening weekend, which starts on Friday, Dec. 9 through Sunday, Dec. 11. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the tap room will host Ladies Night, featuring halfprice drinks for women starting at 8 p.m. There will be a reverse happy hour on Friday, Dec. 2, and Kegs & Eggs on Saturday, Dec. 3 and both specials will be in effect on Sunday, Dec. 4. Stay tuned for more events like an ugly sweater contest, free drink offerings among others. Visit or call 631-9232060 for more information.


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After a brief hiatus, S.T.A.G.S. is back open on Main Street in Huntington village, and it’s hosting a series of special events and offering new deals.

An unforgettable restaurant for an unforgettable night

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theater ‘Mary Poppins’ Rings In Holiday Season Photo by Keith Kowalsky

Photo by Keith Kowalsky

Luke Hawkins (as Bert), Katherine LaFountain (as Jane Banks), Analisa Leaming (as Mary Poppins), and Christopher McKenna (as Michael Banks) performing “Jolly Holiday” in the John W. Engeman’s production of “Mary Poppins.”

Luke Hawking (as Bert) and Ensemble had the audience clapping along with tap dance number “Step in Time.”

By Janee Law

said. “Kids our age usually don’t get to do stuff like this so it was really an honor to do it. I loved it.” McKenna said he loved the opportunity to play Michael Banks, a “fun role.” Esolen and Anne Paley, both of East Meadow, said “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step in Time,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and “Anything Can happen” were their favorite performances of the night. “I always prefer seeing things live,” Esolen said. “The film is amazing, but to see it performed in our own local community and to hear all the enthusiasm and all the laughter in the audience is better than any film could be.” Show times for “Mary Poppins” at John W. Engeman Theater (250 Main St., Northport) are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. The last performance is Dec. 31, with some Wednesday and Sunday evening tickets available. Tickets are $71-$76, and can be purchased at the box office, or at

The stage of the John W. Engeman Theater is bringing an energetic performance to Northport Village this holiday season with the timeless and magical tale of “Mary Poppins.” “I thought it was fantastic,” audience member Marianne Esolen, of Huntington, said after Saturday’s performance. “It was wonderfully uplifting and positive. It was a lovely night for families and a perfect pick for the holidays.” Based on the classic children’s book series and Disney film, Engeman’s production of “Mary Poppins” is directed and choreographed by Drew Humphrey and musically directed by Michael Hopewell. The cast features Analisa Leaming as Mary Poppins; Luke Hawkins as Bert; Liz Pearce as Winifred Banks; David Schmittou as George Banks; Katherine LaFountain as Jane Banks and Chris McKenna as Michael Banks.

There are unforgettable dance numbers and fan favorite songs like Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” but the most entertaining number of the night was “Step in Time,” which demonstrated synchronized tap dancing and high energy performances that had the audience clapping along with the beat. The cast delivered perfect European accents and demonstrated mannerisms of that of their characters from the film. For instance, Hawkins reflected Dick Van Dyke with his carefree performance of Bert, while Leaming reflected Julie Andrews with her operetta voice and feet pointing outward in her performance as Mary Poppins. LaFountain and McKenna, who play the curious and sometimes mischievous children, both said their favorite scene to perform was “Step in Time.” “I love the tap dancing and the energy is so great in it,” LaFountain

Photo by Keith Kowalsky

Analisa Leaming (as Mary Poppins) reflected Julie Andrews, with her operetta voice and feet pointing outward in her performance as Mary Poppins.

Analisa Leaming (as Mary Poppins) glides across the stage in her performance as Mary Poppins in the John W. Engeman Theater's production of “Mary Poppins.”


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HOLIDAY Parade Lights Up Huntington Village

Snoopy’s feathered and faithful companion, Woodstock, was just one of the many costumes to be found at the Huntington Holiday Parade, with this year’s theme designated as “Cartoon Holiday.”

The Huntington Holiday Parade hosted thousands of people from far and wide for a spectacle that drew thousands to pack the streets of Huntington village on Saturday. The parade ran along New York Avenue and onto Main Street where onlookers were able to watch in awe as “Cartoon Holiday” themed floats made their way along the route. Revelers were treated to the likes of Snoopy and friends and the Grinch. As adults and children alike peppered, then filled the streets, marchers in the parade tossed out candy to the eager audience. For those who couldn’t catch them, several firefighters and volunteers personally handed out candy to onlookers. Also showing a strong presence were the various fire departments throughout the town and beyond. The Melville Fire Department won the award for the Best Holiday Float, which was themed around the popular Etch-A-Sketch toy. The fire departments competed to see who would get to play Santa Claus in next year’s parade. Leading the parade was Grand Marshal Sal Valentinetti, the Bethpage pizza delivery man who sang and stunned millions on “America’s Got Talent.” The renowned North Shore Pops added an elegant ambiance on Wall Street after the parade winded

down, as well. Smiley Nieves, who came to the village to grab a bite to eat with his wife and two kids, had no idea that the parade was taking place. He was elated to see the village bustling that evening. Earlier that day, an exciting scavenger hunt was hosted for kids to win free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (298 Main St.) and music lessons from nearby KidzHitz (304 Main St.). After the parade was over, the parade goers were treated to the tree lighting ceremony, while kids could enjoy hot cocoa and bounce houses at the Wall Street Festival.

Grand Marshal Sal Valentinetti, second from left, the Bethpage pizza delivery man who earned national fame on “America’s Got Talent,” was honored with a proclamation from the Town of Huntington. He is flanked by Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, left, Councilwoman Susan Berland, and state Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci, who is standing behind. Photo courtesy of Melville Fire Department

By Jano Tantongco

Photo/Town of Huntington

The Greenlawn Fire Department shows off their impressive decorated fire truck adorned with reindeer that wowed onlookers.

This young parade goer is all smiles at the Wall Street Festival, which was directly adjacent to the parade and featured bounce houses, hot chocolate and live music.

The Melville Fire Department won the award for the Best Holiday Float in a competition among local fire departments to see who would get to play Santa Claus in next year’s parade.

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HOLIDAY Olympians Light Northport Village’s Tree By Janee Law

Long said that she was honored to participate in the local event and honored to be part of the Northport community. In her journey as a professional soccer player, Long shared some words of wisdom for those young aspiring athletes. “If you have a dream, no matter how old you are, how far it seems from you, keep going, work as hard as possible and I’m proof that anything can happen,” she said. “Life is going to take

you on crazy journeys but you have to always remember where you came from.” Along with the lighting of the tree, Friday’s festivities included two live reindeers for family members to pet, caroling by the Northport Chorale, free hot chocolate courtesy of Shipwreck Diner, Copenhagen Bakery, and Northport Feed & Grain; and a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who arrived on a Northport fire truck.

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It was a festive Friday night in Northport Village, where hundreds of people gathered for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Joining together in lighting the village tree were

Olympian Allie Long, of Northport, who played on the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team in this past summer’s Olympic Games; and Michael Brannigan, of East Northport, a U.S. Paralympian who won a gold in the 1,500-meter race at this year’s Paralympic games.

Northport Village Mayor George Doll, left, with Northport natives Allie Long, center, a U.S. Olympian on the national women’s soccer team, and Michael Brannigan, right, a U.S. Paralympian who won gold in the 1,500meter at this summer’s Paralympic Games, attend the village’s annual tree lighting.

Members of the Northport community gather down Main Street in Northport Village as they wait for the village’s annual Christmas tree lighting.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus ride down Main Street in Northport Village during the annual tree lighting.

Leg Lamp Tradition Burns On

Northport Village-goers stop to view the nativity scene at the end of Main Street on Friday.

The Northport Leg Lamp lighting ceremony continued this year as the torch was handed down to the newly opened Carl’s Candies shop on Main Street in Northport village on Saturday. The lamp was famously featured in 1983 film “A Christmas Story.” After the ceremony was no longer being held at Northport Hardware, Gina Nisi and Angela Nisi-MacNeill partnered with Darin Parker, owner of Main Street Cafe, to host the ceremony. Nisi called the gathering, “quite the scene” in a time-honored tradition that drew hundreds to flock Main Street to watch the lamp being lit to usher in the holiday season. Boats in the Northport harbor are festively lit for the holidays.


HOLIDAY A Season Of Giving

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Andre Sorrentino’s turkey giveaway got a visit from numerous local elected officials and police representatives.


Rotary volunteer Jack Ryan, chair of the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Jim Regan Memorial Food Bank, delivers meals to St. Patrick’s Church. Throughout Huntington, charitable efforts to feed the neediest of the community kick into high gear for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season. For several years, Andre Sorrentino has organized a turkey giveaway at his Huntington Station automotive shop. Over 1,000 turkeys were donated and distributed with help from the Suffolk County Police Department, local fire departments, businesses and community leaders. A similar effort brought volunteers to Huntington YMCA to pack and deliver full Thanksgiving meals Volunteers from the Y and Huntington Kiwanis boxed up and delivered full meals to 400 families prior to the holiday. A long-term need is being met by Huntington Rotary Club, which organized 122 volunteers to spend a recent Saturday at Huntington High School packing meals for needy kids. “The initiative is called Feed Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens and it will be

done quarterly from here on. This will have a huge impact on the local hunger issue. Each day here on Long Island over 80,000 kids alone are food insecure- meaning they get the two federally funded meals at school but are not sure where their dinner or meals on the weekends will come from,” said MJ Fitzgerald, district governor of Rotary District 7255. Volunteers from local Rotary clubs, Huntington and Walt Whitman high schools’ Interact Clubs, and from PSEG and the community packed meals to be distributed through food pantries at St. Patrick’s and St. Hugh of Lincoln churches, the Community Food Council, Long Island Cares Cares, a Huntington Station veterans site and the Tri CYA youth organization. The effort will continue quarterly with the next scheduled for February, Fitzgerald said. Interested in volunteering? Email Greg Fitzgerald at

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HOLIDAY The Big Impact Of Shopping Small By Janee Law & Jano Tantongco

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It’s the little things in life that make it worth living, so consider shopping small this year and visit lesser-known store not only to discover something new, but also to snag some great deals you won’t find anywhere else. At the Wine Shoppe (84 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor) check out a wide array of wines and spirits. Paul Vermylen III works at the shop and called the store a comfortable, “homey place.” “As far as shopping locally here, I think anyone who is around here enjoys being in Cold Spring Harbor throughout the year, it’s good to support the businesses that continue to

benefit the lives of the residents here,” Vermylen said. He added that right above the shop is their sister business called “Uncorked Upstairs,” where patrons may learn more in-depth about their favorite fermented beverage. There are classes targeting specific wines like pinot noir or sauvignon blanc, others that focus on regions, as well as tastings paired with assorted cheeses. Heading over to Northport, sisters Gina Nisi and Angela Nisi-MacNeill, who just recently opened Carl’s Candies (50 Main St.), said small businesses maintain an intimate connection to the community and its history, adding that they have flexibility unmatched by big box stores.

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Huntington Village Business Improvement District reminds shoppers to Buy Locally, because money spent in the community stays in the community. When you do your holiday shopping close to home, it helps create a stronger, healthier economy where it counts the most – in your own backyard.

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Birkenstock Depot sales associates Kayla Garafola and Laurie Belluscio said that shopping small this holiday season not only benefits the small businesses, it also offers quality customer service to customers. (Continued from page 12)

Nisi-MacNeill added that shopping locally brings customers a unique “one-on-one interaction.” “I think it’s also nice for people to shop locally because it gives it more of a personal experience, rather than it being so impersonal when you go into the larger stores,” Nisi-MacNeill said. The store also hosts a book lending program where kids can leave a book and borrow a new one. Back in Huntington village, Nalu Dry Goods (291 Main St.) brings the chill to the holiday season as the new surf, skate and snow shop on the block. Owner Marie Fischer said customers should shop small this holiday season because her store provides quality cus-

Paul Vermylen III, who works at the Wine Shoppe, said shopping locally benefits the lives of those living in a community, especially one as small as Cold Spring Harbor. Long Islander News photo/Jano Tantongco

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“The village is such a special place and there’s so much history,” Nisi said. “Since it’s a small business and it’s just us, we can always change up our inventories, bring really interesting toys and specialty items.” After moving away from their childhood home, their pair have returned to Northport and on Oct 29 opened the shop, which used to be Harbor Trading. They named it after their grandfather, Carl Foglia, who died in 2014. He was known to some as the “unofficial mayor” of Northport, she said. He served as the owner of a local butcher shop, a limousine driver and realtor.

footwear and accessories for patrons. Sales associate Kayla Garafola said that patronizing small businesses like theirs is “like having a personal shopper by your side.” “You’re getting an experience of somebody actually styling you and helping you out with the shoes, rather than walking into a big chain store and being handed a box and then you’re on your own,” Garafola said. “We’re with you the whole step of the way until you walk out the door with your new shoes.” The store will offer free gift wrapping, free shipping and an extended return policy throughout the holiday season.

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tomer service. “A lot of times you walk in these big stores and people don’t have knowledge about the product they’re selling and sometimes you can’t even find help,” she said. “We really try to help people and customize our approach based on their needs. That usually helps us keep customers and they like our selection.” The shop sells men, women and kids’ apparel and accessories based in a surf, skate and snow lifestyle. In addition, the shop also sells candles, sunglasses, bathing suits and snowboard gear. A couple of doors down, Birkenstock Depot is supplying

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New to the Huntington village area, Nalu Dry Goods is hoping that this holiday season will help expose their surf, skate, and snow brand to the community. Pictured is Sales Associate Nick Patrikis.

Co-owner Gina Nisi just recently opened Carl’s Candies in Northport and said small businesses are a part of the fabric of a community’s history and can be more flexible than big-box equivalents.

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Craftree Offers Creativity One Stitch At A Time

Jennifer Tullo and Kelly Donovan, co-owners of Craftree, teamed up three years ago after discovering that they shared the same passion in crafting.

Spotlight On

Huntington Businesses By Janee Law Down a back alley in Huntington village rests Craftree, a creative jewel that fosters a productive and gifted environment for children and adults interested in crafting. Co-owned by Huntington residents Kelly Donovan and Jennifer Tullo, Craftree offers classes to kids and adults, hosting events like ladies nights, craft workshops, birthday parties, mommy and me workshops and Girl Scout troop workshops. Serving all ages, Tullo said sewing classes are offered for kids ages 6-8, while 4-year-olds can start with craft classes. Donovan and Tullo met in 2013 and joined forces after discovering that both shared the same passion for creating. The duo originally started the business in August 2015 above Little Switzerland Dolls, at 267 Main St. in

Huntington village. Donovan said that they decided to move to a different location after outgrowing the space and wanting to be at ground level for added exposure. Craftree found its new home in October, joining forces with another local business, Mario’s Custom Tailoring, with which it now shares the 7 Green St. space in the village. Serving the community for 40 years, Rita Aloe said she was going to give up her husband’s business after he died. When Donovan and Tullo stepped in to share the 700square-foot space with her, she was able to take over her husband’s business, now called Mario Tailor. “It was nice that we were able to make it work so that Rita could stay and keep the Mario name too, and then for us to teach the next generation to learn how to sew,” Tullo said. Tullo added that she loves to sew because it’s very rewarding. “Kelly and I both really have a passion for sewing and crafting and I think we like it because we’re able to introduce new projects all the time and that keeps it fresh for us,” she said. “We like teaching ourselves new things or exploring new projects and we find enjoyment in that.” She added that it is this need to keep things fresh that makes their

business stand out. “We personally don’t like to repeat stuff because it’s boring to us,” Tullo said. “I think we stand out because we’re constantly changing and updating. We’re adding new things. With our birthday parties for example, we never repeat projects we like to make it unique just for you.” Donovan said that, along with offering classes, she hopes Craftree can expand to offer a retail aspect as well. She wants to sell homemade items, such as bags, skirts and zipper pouches; sewing kits; and fabrics. “For me, I feel so fortunate that I

found a passion, something that takes me away from my phone and TV,” Donovan said, adding that she loves introducing a new hobby to children. “This is bringing it back to the basics and letting kids get in touch with the creativity that already lives within them.”

Craftree 7 Green St., Huntington 631-268-4072

Kelly Donovan, co-owner of Craftree, helps a member of Girl Scout Troop 796 sew her project together.


Coldwell Banker Rededicates Office

Earlier this month, Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, front-center, attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s recently-renovated regional office at 82 Main St. in Huntington. Also in attendance at the reopening event were Laura Rittenberg, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Long Island and Queens, left of Petrone; Bill McCartney, Huntington branch office manager, right of Petrone; and affiliated sales professionals and staff from the company. The Huntington office is home to

nearly 75 affiliated sales associates serving the needs of home buyers and sellers throughout the region. “We are excited about growing our team in this refurbished, state-of-theart space,” McCartney said. “The reorganized layout creates an improved workspace so that our sales professionals can engage with clients in a collaborative way which ensures their home search or listing is an exceptional experience. Additionally, our location on Main Street near Town Hall is convenient and has direct accessibility to all the markets we serve.”


Congrats, Emerging Leaders! The Huntington Chamber hosted the 14th Annual Emerging Leaders Business Competition on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue. This event continues to grow each year with new school participation across the region. Congratulations to all the students and a special thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor St. Joseph’s College Corporate Sponsors Leviton Manufacturing Inc. People’s United Bank NEFCU H2M architects + engineers Astoria Bank Newsday digho image marketing Len Marks Photography The Bontempi Family Advanced Sound Company Competition Contributor Joe Maddalone-Power Strategies

The Emerging Business Leaders competition challenges high school students to think beyond the scope of the classroom and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities in a business environment. Students will use their understanding of business to address given tasks and current issues in their category of choice: Retail Marketing, Human Resources, Graphic Design, Hospitality Services, Travel and Tourism, Entertainment Marketing, Public Relations, Not-forProfit Fundraising, Sports Management, Entrepreneurship and Job Interviews. Over 300 students from over 20 high schools across Long Island participated this year. A luncheon and awards ceremony immediately followed the competition. There will be a winner’s reception in January that allows family and friends to celebrate with the students, business leaders and local elected officials.

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Thursday Champions Of Children Gala

Child Care Council of Suffolk’s Champions of Children gala will honor Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Luis Vazquez on Thursday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The gala will be hosted at the Hamlet Golf & Country Club at 1 Clubhouse Drive, Commack. Music will be provided by Half Hollow Hills Chamber Choir. Sponsorships are available. Individual tickets are $100. For more information, call 631452-0303 ext. 102.




caregivers to join us because we know it takes a village to raise a child. Email to sign up or call PLI Director Danielle Asher at 631-462-0303 ext. 165 for more information or to register.

Holiday Concert

The Northport Chorale’s Holiday Concert, with selections performed with the Northport Community Band, is set for Friday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., at Northport High School (Laurel Hill Road, Northport). Contact Debi at 631-223-3789, or visit, for more information.

Women’s Kosher Cooking Club

Join Limor Shapiro, resident chef of The Chai Center, in the kitchen as she cooks up a delicious kosher feast including a salad, main dish, side dish and dessert. Learn the ins and outs of preparing a kosher meal. Three week course is held on Thursdays, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Chai Center (501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills). Cost is $75 for all three weeks or $30 per week. RSVP by calling 631-351-8672.

Friday Arena Players Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday season with the Arena Players production of “Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol” by Tom Mula. Showings at the Vanderbilt Museum (180 Little Neck Road, Centerport) are Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.; and Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets for Friday and Sunday shows are $20, and $18 for seniors. Saturday tickets are $25. For more info, call 516-557-1207 or 516-293-0674, or visit

Saturday Holiday Spectacular

The Northwell Holiday Spectacular at Huntington Hospital is a free evening featuring arts and crafts, face painting, a petting zoo, a walk-in snow globe, music dancing, sing-alongs and refreshments. Event is Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-6 p.m. at 270 Park Ave., Huntington. For more information, call Margaret Schmitt at 631-396-6703.

St. Nicholas Bazaar

The St. Nicholas Bazaar returns to Trinity Episcopal Church (130 Main St., Northport) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The bazaar includes vendors, crafts, Chinese Auction baskets and Cookie Walk (homemade Christmas Cookies), Bottle Bonanza, raffles and more. Lunch will also be served in the café and Santa will be in the house! Call 631-261-7670 for more information.

Folk Legend John Gorka Performing

John Gorka, touring for his new/old album, “Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985,” is set to perform at the Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, Centerport) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 631-423-4004.

Sunday Greenlawn Tree Lighting

The 24th Annual Tree Lighting in


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

Cold Spring Harbor Library

Yuletide Family Day Come to the Walt Whitman Birthplace (246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station) on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m., to meet Santa and engage in a holiday sing-along with members of Walt Whitman High School’s marching band. Fee is $9 per child (free for chaperones). Email for more info.. Greenlawn is set for Sunday, Dec. 4. There will be a community gathering beginning at 3:45 p.m. and there will be festivities – including visits from Santa and music – throughout the night. Event is held on the front lawn of the Harborfields Library (31 Broadway, Greenlawn). Visit for more information.

Yuletide Family Day

Come to the Walt Whitman Birthplace (246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station) on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m., to meet Santa and engage in a holiday singalong with members of Walt Whitman High School’s marching band. Fee is $9 per child (free for chaperones). Email for more info.

Holiday Giving Tree Fundraiser

Join the League for Animal Protection of Huntington for a special ceremony as they decorate their third annual Holiday “Giving Tree” on Sunday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m., at Grateful Paw Cat Shelter (104 Deposit Road, East Northport). With $10 donation, honor or remember a beloved pet or animal lover by having their name inscribed on an ornament and hung upon the tree. Visit for more information, including how to donate.

Monday Sebastian Bach In Huntington

Author Sebastian Bach will discuss and sign copies of his memoir, “18 and Life on Skid Row” at Book Revue (313 New York Ave., Huntington) on Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit

Tuesday Fashion Fundamentals

Learn the basic fundamentals of fashion design at Craftree (7 Green St., Huntington) on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Class includes creating 2D design concepts using silhouette drawings and mood boards, and more. For more information, visit

WEDNESDAY Young Professionals Meeting

Young Professionals Group is hosting an open committee meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 8-10 a.m., at Panera Bread (919 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale). For more info, or to register, visit


Suffolk Legislator Steve Stern (DHuntington) is collecting new or gently used coats, sweatshirts, sweaters and blankets (all sizes needed) for “Every Child’s Dream,” a local organization that provides support for needy families. Donations can be dropped off at Stern’s 1842 East Jericho Turnpike office in East Northport weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 8. For more info, call 631-854-5100.

Information Café

The Parent Leadership Initiative (PLI), of the Child Care Council of Suffolk, will host an Information Café on Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m., at the South Huntington Public Library (145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station). PLI welcomes all parents and

95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. · American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 will once again bring its Old Glory Flag Deposit Box to the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center. Area residents can bring their worn, frayed, and soiled flags, to the library from Dec. 2-Dec. 30.

Commack Public Library

18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631499-0888. · A dancercise class will be held at Temple Beth David (100 Hauppauge Road, Commack) on Friday, Dec. 2, 9-10 a.m. Register at the Commack Public Library (18 Hauppauge Road).

Elwood Public Library

3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631-4993722. · A seminar titled “Herald the Holidays with Less Stress” will be held at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Motivational speaker Constance Hallinan Lagan helps participants put joy back in their lives this holiday season. Call to register: 631-499-3722.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. · “Gene Kelly On Film” is presented by Hofstra professor James Kolb on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2:30-4 p.m., at the Dix Hills branch. Explore the career of Hollywood’s most notable dancer, choreographer and film director.

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. · Join your friends on Friday, Dec. 9, 4:30-6 p.m., for some anime fun and a chance to meet anime voice-over actress Brittany Laudam of “Queen’s Blade,” “Pokemon,” and “Huniepop fame” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!” actor Matt Shipman. Stay for pizza and a screening of Pokemon XY about the Psychic Gym and one of Matt’s YuGiOh episodes. Please register.

Huntington Public Library

Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington.

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Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

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631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631-4215053. · “The Awesome Power of Publicity for Small Business Owners” is a seminar that will be held at the Huntington branch on Thursday, Dec. 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Topics include writing press releases, organizing promotional events, preparing media kits and more. Call to register: 631-427-5165.

Northport-East Northport Library

Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-261-6930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631261-2313. · A professional magician will give close up demonstrations that include the audience and reveal the secrets behind certain magic tricks on Saturday, Dec. 10, 3-4 p.m., at the East Northport branch. Materials will be provided for those who would like to practice tricks at home. Registration for kids grades K-5 is now open.

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. · On display Dec. 10-Jan. 4, 2017, The Alfred Van Loen Gallery at the library presents a solo exhibit of acrylic paintings by Dan Angeli. An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m. The gallery is always open during library hours.

THEATER/FILM Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. · “Elf” will be screened as part of Cinema for Kids on Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. Regular admission applies (free admission for kids 12 and under). The film will also be screened at 10 p.m. on Dec. 17 as part of Cult Café! (USA, 2003, 97 min., Rated PG, DCP | Dir. Jon Favreau).

John W. Engeman Theater

350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. · “Mary Poppins” showing through Dec. 31. Tickets start at $71.

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITS Art League of Long Island

107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631-462-5400. · The 61st annual Members’ Exhibition is on view through January 2017. It features around 200 works of art created by Art League members. Part two of the exhibition will run Dec. 10-Jan. 8, 2017. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m.

B. J. Spoke Gallery

299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 631-5495106. · On display through Jan. 1, 2017 will be the gallery’s annual non-juried exhibition, Winter Harvest of Artists. Opening reception is Saturday, Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. Artist

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St. Nicholas Bazaar The St. Nicholas Bazaar returns to Trinity Episcopal Church (130 Main St., Northport) on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The bazaar includes vendors, crafts, Chinese Auction baskets and Cookie Walk (homemade Christmas Cookies), Bottle Bonanza, raffles and more. Lunch will also be served in the café and Santa will be in the house! Call 631-261-7670 for more information. application is available on the website.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery

1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays until 6 p.m.: $6 adults; $4 children ages 3-12 and seniors over 65; members and children under 3 are free. 516-692-6768. · The hatchery will host a tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. Celebrated the season with Santa Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and more. Hatchery will remain open until 7 p.m.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-3418. Tuesday through Friday, 12-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. (closed Monday). Admission $6 adults, $5 children and seniors. · See 19th century glass artifacts and use sea glass to create your own sparkly Christmas tree ornament. Good for kids and adults alike. Program is one hour. Admission plus $5 craft fee. Members $5 craft fee only. Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m.

Foto Foto Gallery

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

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 Long Island Biennial exhibition presents an overview of current artistic practice on the Island, providing Long Island’s artists an opportunity to share their work with a diverse public. The exhibition will run through Dec. 4.

Holocaust Memorial And Tolerance Center

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.

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 Huntington Art Center

11 Wall St., Huntington. Hours: TuesdaySaturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; most Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 631-423-6010. · “The Miniature Art Show” is open to small works, 2-D media, 8x10 and under. It runs through Dec. 31.

Huntington Arts Council

Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: MondayFriday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m. 631-271-8423.

Huntington Historical Society

Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631-427-7045, ext. 401. · The historical society’s Historic Houses At The Holidays tour is Sunday, Dec. 4, 12 noon-4 p.m. Tour five of Huntington’s homes with history. Refreshments will be served at the Conklin Barn. Tickets are $40, or $35 for members, until Dec. 2. For more information, visit

Northport Historical Society Museum

215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-7579859. ·For an afternoon of historical fun, take a self-guided walking tour of the Northport’s historic Main Street, Tuesdays-Sundays, from 1-4:30 p.m. Available in the museum shop at $5 per person.

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. ·Featuring paintings by Robert Patrick Coombs and Eric Sloane, N.A. (19051985) Long Island’s premier gold coast artist of the mid-20th century. Ongoing show on view.

246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 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.

Music/Dance Five Towns Performing Arts Center

305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. 631-656-2110. · Showings of Schoolhouse Rock – Children’s Theater are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3; and Sunday, Dec. 4, 12 noon and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-6737300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. · The Sleeping with special guests Reggie And The Full Effect, Folly and Lux Courageous on Friday, Dec. 23. Tickets $20-$40.


Concerts at Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington. Reservations recommended: 631-3850373 or

Volunteer Help Seniors Learn Computer Skills

SeniorNet offers computer classes for adults 50 years and older to teach technology like Facebook and iPads. SeniorNet is seeking volunteers for teaching, coaching and assisting with computer lab maintenance. Other volunteer opportunities are available. Email , call 631470-6922, or visit

Ripe Art Gallery

1028 Park Ave., Huntington. TuesdayThursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-239-1805. · All the way from New Orleans, Sherry Dooley returns for a Solo Show, bringing her colorful, buoyant work back to the walls of RIPE Art Gallery. “Half the Population” by Sherry Dooley.

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y t i n u m m o c By Janee Law Students at Oldfield Middle School didn’t miss the opportunity to participate in World Kindness Day on Nov. 10, while also honoring teacher and librarian Pamela Long, who died in 2014. The international celebration is held every November to encourage individuals to support one another and perform acts of kindness. In their efforts, students and staff of Oldfield Middle School, located at 2 Oldfield Road in Greenlawn, decorated the building to honor the day and Long. With the sixth grade class being the first group to have never known Long, they joined in honoring her memory,

through origami crafts. The students used folding paper, in colors including purple, blue, and green to craft decorative shapes and figures, such as cranes and butterflies. After, students hung their creations in the library and handed them out to their peers and teachers throughout the day to show kindness. Librarian Judy Boshnack said that students acted just like Long would, who spread kindness and “sunshine wherever she went.” She added, “I feel like these students have caught the bug and now are spreading their own kindness throughout the school with their butterflies and cranes.” In addition, the school constructed a wall titled “The Long Wall of Honor,” which was filled with photos of Long and quotes from teachers

Sixth-grader Orla Cummaford-Roberts put her origami crane on a string to put up in the Oldfield Middle School library. WALT’S CORNER

AMERICA Centre of equal daughters, equal sons, All, all alike endear’d, grown, ungrown, young or old, Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich, Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love, A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother, Chair’d in the adamant of Time.

Walt Whitman

WALT WHITMAN Walt’s Corner is edited by George Wallace, former Suffolk County poet laureate, and honors founder Walt Whitman. Submissions of original poetry, short stories, photographs and drawings are welcomed. Send items to Long-Islander Newspapers, 14 Wall Street, Huntington, NY, 11743. Submissions cannot be returned. Call 631-427-7000 for more information.

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Students Demonstrate Acts Of Kindness, Honor Teacher

Sixth-graders John Butler, left, Nicholas Zavack, center, and Peter Zavack, right, created origami butterflies for their classmates in honor of teacher Pamela Long, who died in 2014, and World Kindness Day. who wrote why Long was the epitome of kindness. Long, of Centerport, died unexpectedly in her sleep at 55 years old in February 2014. She was a part-time librarian for the Harborfields Public Library, and a devoted teacher at Oldfield Middle School, teaching seventh and eighth grade technology as well as special education. She was expected to retire at the end of the

2013-2014 school year. Boshnack said that she remembers Long for her warmth and love that she shared with others and applauds the school for coming together in honoring that quality about her. “It really is a great tribute to her,” Boshnack said. “If the students hear the stories about her, maybe it will stay forever in their hearts like she is always forever in our hearts.”

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