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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Jano Tantongco

The Unexpected Blizzard

Loitering With Drugs

First big snow... I hope everyone braved our

ing unable to wipe away the quickly accumulating snow on his windshield. Frozen wipers can first big snow storm that took place last weekend. be dangerous and obstruct your vision. Take care I, on the other hand, was unaware and unpreto brush them off and make pared for the type of storm it resulted to be, espesure they have a clear path to cially since the snowstorm we travel. In fact, also inspect were suppose to get earlier in IN THE KNOW them before you drive to the week never happened. AlWITH AUNT ROSIE make sure that they aren’t though I did put down salt for frozen, lest they fail in their that storm, it was washed away primary responsibility. Don’t be by the rain. But, I digress. I woke up Saturday like that driver, who actually periodically had to morning to the light snow and thought nothing pop out of his window to pour warm water on of it, but old gals like me can’t take any chances. I his windshield to be able to see! rushed to the garage and began putting down salt, scraping away the thin layer of powdered Congratulations!... As you may or may not snow with my boot at the same time. After I went know, Long Islander News named its persons of inside and made myself some hot chocolate, I sat the year for 2016. Receiving our “Person of the down in front of the TV to watch the “Golden Year” designation is Tracey A. Edwards, a Town Girls” and then passed out a few minutes later. I of Huntington councilwoman; and receiving the know my activities may not have been strenuous Larry Kushnick Memorial Award for Communito the average 20 year old, but when you get to ty Service is Sara Bluestone, a Huntington be my age carrying a huge bag of salt from the Chamber director who has been a community end of the driveway to the first step of the stoop leader for decades. Congratulations to both can take a lot of you. When I woke up and I Tracey and Sara for these well-deserved awards! rubbed my eyes, I saw 2 p.m. on the cable box Long Islander News also remembers the late and nothing but white in the window behind it. I Elizabeth Black, a beloved educator and former stood up and to my surprise saw my yard, car Huntington school board member who died late and the trees covered in a thick blanket of snow. last year, with a special memorial award. Black, Luckily, some neighborhood kids offered to shovwho died following a bout with ovarian cancer, el my driveway and walkway for $30 the next was a staple in the Huntington School District day, but come Monday morning everything was community and will be missed dearly. ice. I guess when it comes to snow, sometimes there’s never enough preparation.

Check your wipers… With mounds of gray snow now peppered on our streets, Winter is in full swing. Let’s take care to stay safe and inspect our vehicles as we plod along in our commutes and journeys around the island. I saw one driver who had immense difficulty with his wipers be-

(Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have comments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening in your neck of the woods, write to me today and let me know the latest. To contact me, drop a line to Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 Wall Street, Huntington NY 11743. Or try the e-mail at

Photo Of The Week Baby Makes Three Dr. Henry Prince, center, has delivered babies at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset for slightly less than 50 years. Prince holds baby Dylan, who he recently delivered, and who is the son of proud parents Lisa and Scott Tepfer, of Dix Hills, pictured beside Prince, both of whom he also delivered. Prince also delivered the couple’s first son, Ryan, who is being held by Lisa.

A 33-year-old West Islip woman and a 34-year-old Huntington Station man were arrested at around 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 4 for allegedly loitering to use drugs on Brompton Place in Huntington Station. Suffolk police said they were also found to be in possession of suboxone. They were both charged with loitering unlawfully to use a controlled substance, as well as seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Jacket Stolen From Gym A 38-year-old Commack woman was arrested at around 6:07 p.m. on Jan. 2 for allegedly stealing an Adidas jacket from Retro Fitness at 1815 East Jericho Turnpike in Elwood, Suffolk police said. She was charged with petit larceny.

Drill Stolen Police arrested a 33-year-old Ronkonkoma woman on Dec. 29 after she allegedly stole a Black and Decker drill from East Jericho Turnpike at around 4 p.m. on Dec. 23, according to Suffolk police. She was charged with petit larceny.

Homeless Burglar Suffolk police said a 26-year-old homeless man was arrested for an alleged attempt to burglarize Sunrise Check Cashing on 271 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station at around 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 1. He was charged with third-degree burglary.

Unsolved Burglaries An unknown person or people smashed the window and stole money at a Subway on Broadway in Huntington Station at around 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 2, according to Suffolk police. In another incident, an unknown person, or unknown people, went into an unlocked garage and entered an unlocked 2013 Ford Escape and stole a brown leather Ralph Lauren pocketbook at around 2 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2016, police said. In a third incident, police said, an unknown person allegedly entered a garage on Pumpkin Street in Commack at around 6 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2016 and stole items including tools, a snowblower and a generator.

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Aesop Rock, hit alternative hiphop artist and producer, will come home to his native Town of Huntington on Jan. 21 to fill The Paramount with his loquacious lyrics, coupled with fresh beats that might just warp the fabric of reality. Aesop, whose real name is Ian Matthias Bavitz, grew up in Huntington Station and he and his family moved to Northport in the late 1980s. He calls it his foundation, and explored the island on the four wheels of his skateboard. “Tons of skateboarding for me in those days, which would always get me out of my hometown to explore and meet other people who skated,” Aesop said in an email interview. “It was a blast. I basically grew up

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Aesop Rock Crafts Abstract Harmonies, Beats

Town of Huntington-native Aesop Rock is set to return home for his first official Long Island show in a performance that will bend minds and spark insights with his loquacious lyrics. in parking lots throughout Long Island.” As for his Paramount appearance, it’s his first official show in Long Island. He’ll be playing some tracks from his latest album, “The Impossible Kid,” which released last year, as well as some oldies. He’ll be performing alongside fellow artists Homeboy Sandman and Rob Sonic. “I assume most of my Long Island-based fans have traveled to

the city for past shows, same as I used to,” Aesop said. “It’ll be nice to be out there though — it’s been a while.” Lately, he said, he’s been listening to artists like Ka, Mick Jenkins, D.R.A.M and the work of his close friends. In his younger years, he was also inspired by the work of local artists, as well. “Growing up I just loved Long Island groups, EPMD, PE, de la, KMD/DOOM, and tons more,” he

said. Taking a listen to any one of his songs, one might be struck at the depth of his lyrics and the broad context of philosophy, science, history and art he draws from. “I’ve always just attempted to keep a lot of visual references in my work. I think I am just always open, sponging up stuff and re-applying it to my life,” Aesop said. “Whether an article. A movie, a trip, whatever it is. I’m always thinking about how what I’m learning can be applied to my art. I take things in, twist them up, and spit them back out.” Looking ahead, Aesop is gearing up to complete some of his midstage projects, while expecting the release of two films he scored in 2016, Bushwick and Infinity Baby. Doors will open at The Paramount at 8 p.m. on Jan. 21, with the show beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets range $20-$45 and can be purchased at the box office, or from

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Summer Camps Keep Kids Sharp, Active By Jano Tantongco

Get ready for summer fun with these exciting offerings from local summer camps around the Town of Huntington. Some camps have not only begun registration for this summer, but also offer some early bird specials. Kenwal Day Camp The Kenwal Day Camp (100 Drexel Ave., Melville) is home to a wide array of programs for kids from as young as preschool age up to 11th grade. The camp spreads over 20 acres and includes an archery range, an inflatable water park, go-karts and a speedway and sports fields of all kinds. For kids in grades 7-11, the “Extreme Teens” program elevates the camp experience by offering campers a more robust schedule of travel and activities. Last year’s program included 17 travel days, 11 hotel nights, 12 day trips and 10 camp days. Among the destinations were Washington D.C., Jones Beach and Six Flags. Camp sessions range from three

weeks to eight weeks from June 29 to Aug. 24. There are a series of early bird rates, including one set of rates for those who register by Jan. 16. Visit or call 631-694-3399 for additional details. St. Anthony’s Friars Summer Camp St. Anthony’s High School, (275 Wolf Hill Road, South Huntington) offers its own set of specialized camps this summer covering the gamut of activities and interests. To be implemented this summer, the camp will be utilizing its new virtual 3D cadaver table for an anatomy course to be offered as part of the academic camp. “We’re going to design a two-week camp for kids that are interested in medical futures,” said Robert Arrigo, director of academic camps. The academic camp also offers courses like AP biology prep, experimental design and analysis and an ELA enrichment workshop. Also offered are sports camps for both boys and girls featuring sports like football, volleyball, rowing and cheerleading. Additionally, there are fine arts

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Campers of Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts are pictured at the campgrounds in Wheatley Heights. camps offering theater, bagpiping and highland drumming. There are camp bundles that also offer a variety of options like the Scholar-Athlete Camp Package, which includes one four-week academic program and one sports camp for $550 in tuition. Registration will open by March 1 with various sessions taking place in June, July and August. For more information, visit Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts The Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts (185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights) is nonprofit summer camp located at for children ages 4-18. The camp recently announced return of high-profile dance troupes The Ailey Organization, Martha Graham and Pilobolus to its class roster. Additionally, a sustainable art cur-

riculum has been created in collaboration with artist Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun team, for the 2017 summer season Also new this year are classes including stop-motion animation, cosplay, and building with Minecraft, as well as the option to attend twoweek camp sessions. “Usdan has a history of collaborating with major artists and cultural organizations, and we are thrilled to welcome back the three dance giants and to kick off our collaboration with Little Sun. Olafur Eliasson and his team are leaders in the sustainable arts practice and we’re excited to see what emerges from the collaboration,” stated Lauren Brandt Schloss, Usdan’s executive director. There is an upcoming informational session on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. To attend the session, enroll in classes or for more information about the camp, visit or call 631-6437900 or 212-772-6060.

Extracurricular Activities, College Admission By Tony Moschella

Admissions officers rank extracurricular activities high in their criteria for college entry, particularly within elite schools. Generally, importance is placed on dedication, sustained participation, and advancement within extracurriculars. A large volume of activities is not necessarily vital. Rather, distinguishing yourself within an activity, such as reaching the highest level of participation, carries recognizable weight in the admission’s formula. The acquired skills and recognizable growth within an activity plays a larger role than the activity itself.

In other words, taking on a leadership position or showing marked advancement within an organization yields measurable value in assessing extracurricular involvement. Not all students need to show variety of participation in extracurricular activities. For example, student-athletes may need only show their success within the sport they engage in. Students with significant financial need may substitute external work experience rather than display extensive in-school extracurricular involvement. Or school band or orchestra members who advance from third to first position in their instrument reveal dedication and commitment. Generally speaking, within the standard applicant pool, admissions officers look for productive and meaningful contribu-

tions within an activity. Extracurriculars that allow students to differentiate their participation appear to carry additional weight. Reaching the status of president of a group, being the captain of a chess team, standing out amongst the other participants and evidencing growth over time lends importance. Taking a role of responsibility and standing out amongst your peers conveys a drive to engage within an organization and contribute to its success. Strong extracurriculars may compensate for weaker academics, but are not a replacement for having a well-rounded academic profile. On balance, not having any extracurriculars handicaps an application and leaves a candidate exposed to competition with greater experiential

background. Finally, colleges eagerly seek to fill the many clubs and organizations they’ve established on campus. Therefore, a well-rounded set of extracurricular activities points to a potential participant within a school’s offerings. Tony Moschella is an independent educational consultant serving the needs of high school students engaged in the college search and admissions process. Following 32 years as a school psychologist, Tony started University College Advisors ( to polish student profiles through college interest and major assessment, essay and interview prep, college list building, financial aid review and college admissions guidance.

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Writing In A Winter Wonderland

Washington Drive Primary School second-grader Nicholas Gervase and his mother, Debra Gervase, read some of his pieces together.

Denise Sullivan’s secondgraders at Washington Drive Primary School in Centerport recently shared their original written works with family members during the school’s Winter Wonderland Literacy Celebration. Dressed in formal attire, students kicked off the Dec. 22 celebration with a performance of winter musical numbers, including “Let It Snow,” “Jingle Bells” and “Winter Wonderland,” accompanied by bell chimes. Afterward, they shared the compositions that they had diligently worked on over the past six weeks during an in-class writer’s workshop. Each student presented a persuasive, a narrative and a poetry piece to his or her family member.

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foodies By Jano Tantongco

Hugo and Lisa Gasian, of Dix Hills, have been eating at Zaza Japan in East Northport since it opened almost two years ago. Lisa called it nothing short of the “gem of Long Island,” while Hugo said the couple eats there nearly every other day. On Friday, they were treated to an impromptu hibachi show courtesy of Head Hibachi Chef Keven Liu who flipped his utensils back and forth as he created the famous onion volcano. Stepping into the restaurant, you’ll find yourself transported to a dimly lit space glittering with wall panels that simulate water splashing and swirling. A variety of light and elegant music keeps the atmosphere mellow and conducive to mindful eating. Together with a spacious interior and high ceilings, the environment quickly feels like an aquatic home tucked away at the bottom of the sea. That’s a feeling echoed by manager David Lin, who wants his patrons

The Hibachi Chicken at Zaza Japan features a hearty mix of chicken with zucchini, carrots, mushrooms and broccoli that is as delicious to eat as its preparation is exciting to behold.

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Making A Delicious Show Out Of Dinner At Zaza

Keven Liu, head hibachi chef at Zaza Japan, wows patrons Hugo, left, and Lisa Gasian, not pictured, with the roaring onion volcano as he prepares their meal. to feel at home at Zaza. He considers the regulars, like the Gasians, to be friends and family. “When the customer come in, they can feel like they’re coming home. We’ll be like their kitchen,” Lin said. He also highlighted the restaurant’s use of a hibachi smoke suppression system. It utilizes a tightly controlled downward ventilation system that keeps smoke away from diners. The result is a cleaner and more streamlined hibachi experience unlike any other. For starters, the Tuna Tower ($13) is a uniquely designed stack of chopped tuna, avocado, cilantro, mango, pine nuts with a deliciously tangy ponzu sauce between four layers of thin, crispy fried wonton skins. The very sharable dish features a ten-

der and hearty tuna punctuated by bits of mango that add a welcome fruitiness to complement the bolder elements of the plate. The Pan Seared Scallop Sushi ($11.95) continues the creativity with four mini fillo shells filled with sushi rice, avocado, layered with eel and pan seared scallop, all finished with a drizzle of horseradish sauce. Best eaten in one bite, these sushi bites are miniature meals in themselves, blending together a mildly sweet eel with the smoky and sultry scallops. The fillo shells are delicately crispy and flakey that add an almost pastry-like quality to the appetizer. It’s also topped with a black roe that adds a touch of robust, fresh-from-the-sea taste. Moving on to the main dish, the

Hibachi Chicken ($17.95) features a sultry and savory chicken with zucchini, carrots, mushrooms and broccoli. It’s served with a classic side of white rice; soup; and salad. The chicken carries a freshly grilled and light flavor that could only come from hibachi. Sides of ginger sauce and spicy mayonnaise respectively provide a fresh zest or creamier kick for the chicken. Even the veggies are immersed in the hibachi flavor and add to the dish with a natural crunch. Zaza also offers happy hour specials from 3-7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, offering a selection of eight wines at $6 each, craft beer on draft for $3.50, appetizers starting at $3, special martinis for $6 and the Zaza Mai Tai for $6.

Zaza Japan 4000 Jericho Tpke, No. 9, East Northport 631-499-3900

Zaza Japan’s Pan Seared Scallop Sushi comes in the form of four mini fillo shells filled with sushi rice, avocado, layered with eel and pan seared scallop, drizzled with a bit of horseradish sauce.

The Tuna Tower at Zaza Japan blends together multitudes of flavor stacked on top of each other.

Cuisine: Asian Fusion Atmosphere: Quiet and trendy Price: Moderate Hours: Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; FridaySaturday, 3-11 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30-9:30 p.m.


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a five-year contract that extends through Dec. 31, 2021. It would pay the town $220,000 to lease and operate the restaurant and snack bar. There’s also an option for the town board to renew the contact down the road.

NEW RESTAURANT PLANNED: The former site of Capitol Health in Huntington village may soon be turned into a 94-seat The shrimp and lobster wontons, above, are one of four restaurant and bar starters to choose from on Prime restaurant’s price with a stage intendfixed menu that’s being offered through Jan. 22 as a ed for smaller celebration of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary. shows, like a small jazz band. A proA DECADE OF PRIME: Prime posal to convert the first floor of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary 357 New York Ave. building into a now through Jan. 22 with a $65 3,390-square-foot restaurant and price fixed, three course menu (or bar has been filed with the Town of $50 without wine pairings; tax and Huntington. The space, which also gratuity not included). Participating has office and storage space on the wineries include Bedell, Macari and its second floor, is directly adjacent Raphael, which are based out of the to Honu and a few storefronts north, North Fork of Long Island. The full and on the opposite side of the food menu is available to view street, of The Paramount theater. online at It There is no dedicated parking lot includes choices like shrimp and for the building. The applicant, lobster wontons as a starter; filet Bellmore-based 355 High Life mignon with broiled lobster tail ($5 LLC, is seeking parking relief from supplement) as a main course; and the Town of Huntington Zoning vanilla bean cheesecake for dessert. Board of Appeals, and went before To make a reservation, call 631- the board Thursday night. High Life 385-1515. LLC seeks a special use permit and parking variance to utilize the New NEW VEDOR INCOMING?: The and/or Green streets lots in the vilHuntington Town Board is consid- lage. The zoning board tabled the ering adding a new food vendor to proposal Tuesday night. its Crab Meadow Golf Course. Huntington-based Gelucci Brand SNOW DISCOUNTS With the LLC, which is operated by Mac’s first snowfall of the year coming on Steakhouse owner Mark Gelish, is Friday comes a reminder that Tutto being considered to lease and oper- Pazzo in Huntington offers disate the restaurant and snack bar at counts when 5 inches or more of the course, which is located at 220 snow falls from the sky. Tutto Waterside Road in Northport. The Pazzo, located at 82 New York Ave., town recently parted ways with the offers 25-percent off its menu food previous vendor at the course, items when over 5 inches of snow Integrity Golf, and began its search falls; 50-percent off for over 10 for a new vendor late last year. A inches; and 50-percent off and a public hearing on the proposal to free buffet for over 15 inches of bring Gelucci Brand LLC on board snow. In the event of snow, the diswas scheduled to be held at the count will be posted on the window town board’s Jan. 10 meeting, outside the restaurant (it can’t be which occured after deadline. If the combined with any other offers). board approved the plan, the town Visit for more and Gelucci Brand LLC would ink information.

Winter Prix Fixe Dinner Menu $29.95 per person Offered every night 4 p.m. until close EXCEPT Saturday when offered until 5:15 p.m. and check settled by 6:45 p.m. Closed Mondays until April 4th. Does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity. Please no substitutions.

APPETIZERS Choice of NEW ENGL AND CL AM CHOWDER LOBST ER BISQUE SALT AND PEPPER CAL AMARI grilled pineapple and shishito peppers sweet chili sauce HAMACHI AND JAL APENO SASHIMI yellowtail, ponzu vinaigrette, siracha MILL POND CHOPPED SAL AD mixed greens, granny smith apples dried cranberries, candied pecans strawberries, crumbled blue cheese port wine dressing CAESAR SAL AD with or without anchovies

VOLCANO ROLL inside out tuna, salmon, yellowtail cucumber, tempura crunch, spicy mayo kabayaki sauce ITALIAN BURRATA CHEESE PL ATE marinated tomatoes, herb crostini micro greens, EVOO BAKED LIT TLE-NECK CL AMS (8) CHARRED PORTUGESE OCTOPUS WITH WHIT E BE ANS radishes, arugula, preserved tomatoes dill lemon emulsion MEDIT ERRANE AN PL AT E black pepper hummus, raita, roasted peppers, halumi and feta cheese, pita

ENTREES Choice of CHICKEN A L A VODK A penne, grilled chicken, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, vodka cream sauce

10 OZ SLICED NY SIRLOIN served with mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day

SPAGHET TI SQUASH AND K ALE heirloom cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic and EVOO

SOLE ROBERTO lightly breaded, plum tomatoes and basil lemon white wine sauce

PAN SE ARED SALMON FILLE T fresh asparagus and quinoa chardonnay beurre blanc


BRAISED BONELESS BEEF SHORT RIB crispy onions, horseradish cream natural jus CHICKEN PARMESAN served with linguine pomodoro

LINGUINE WITH WHIT E CL AM SAUCE SUSHI AND SASHIMI COMBO Sashimi: tuna, yellowtail, octopus Sushi: salmon, shrimp, eel Shicky roll: seared tuna tataki, shrimp asparagus, crab avocado tempura, spicy mayo

DESSERT Choice of GEL ATO OR SORBET TO please ask your server for our daily selection of flavors


WARM APPLE CRISP Tahitian vanilla gelato

NY CHEESECAKE brown sugar streusel


Offer valid through Friday, March 31, 2017

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MUSIC By Janee Law

Boston singer-songwriter Catie Curtis is set to bring her folk-rock style of music to Northport to celebrate the release of her 14th album, “While We’re Here,” at the Starlight Coffeehouse on Jan. 20. This performance will be part of her last tour, Curtis said, adding that she will be performing several fan favorite songs and songs from her new album, which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 3. “I would say the record covers the themes of loss, resilience, starting new and starting over,” Curtis, 51, said. She continued, adding that love is a huge part of her work. She has a song, “You Are Loved,” that centers around the unconditional love she has for her two children. In addition, Curtis said, the new album also reflects the fact that this is her last tour. “I think because it’s about loss and starting over and resilience,” she said.

“There’s kind of a thread of optimism that runs through my work, even in the face of change and loss, so I think this is the perfect record for me to go out on.” Curtis added that even though this tour will put an end to being on the road for 25 years, she plans to keep playing music and possibly recording. Growing up in Maine, Curtis said that she discovered her passion for folk music when she was a little girl. “When I was a little kid I use to listen to records and the records that my parents had and I dreamed of playing music as a way of life,” she said. “I grew up in a small town in Maine so I didn’t have an image of how that would happen.” As that dream came close to a reality, Curtis choose the folk genre because of the way it was expressed to audiences. “I thought what a great art form, where you’re singing and you’re talking and people are completely coming with you on this ride of different emotional experiences and life experi-

ences,” Curtis said. Throughout her career, Curtis’ songs have been featured on several TV shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Felicity”; and in movies, such as “Finding Graceland” and “A Slipping Down Life.” Although this last tour will be a nostalgic one, Curtis said she is looking forward to what’s next. “Over time, it’s almost like I’ve lived in various places because I’ve spent so much time on the road and I do get sentimental about how connected I have felt to that life,” she said. “The other part of me happens to be a relatively shy person who loves to be at home and loves family and dogs and routine, so I’m really looking forward to moving into the stage of my life where I don’t have to live in such a disjointed way.” In regards to her performance in Northport, Curtis said she is looking forward to the experience. “A lot of time with coffeehouses, there’s a lot of come in from the cold experiences, where you come in, there’s

Photos provided by Monica Hopman

Folk Rock’s Catie Curtis Preps For Northport Show

Boston-bred singer-songwriter Catie Curtis is set to bring her folk-rock style of music to Northport, to celebrate her 14 albums, as well as the culmination of her touring career. warm, inviting, and welcoming people,” she said. “I know that I will enjoy playing for them. It’s going to be a very down home and inviting experience.” The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s StarLight Coffeehouse, which is located at 270 Main St. in Northport. Curtis said she will have copies of her upcoming album at the show.


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Compiled by Andrew Wroblewski Photo courtesy of Commack Fire Department

John R. Engberg, left, is pictured with his father, John C. Engberg. The Commack Fire Department recently added another father and son team to the membership rolls with the addition of John R. Engberg, who joins his dad, exChief John C. Engberg. The younger John just turned 21 years old and works for the Town of Huntington. He was sworn into the fire department last week by his proud dad, who is a 39-year member and served as chief from 20012002. Young John is assigned to Engine Company No. 4, and his dad is in Ladder Company No. 1. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must earn a quality point average of 3.5 or higher (based on 4.0) during the semester. Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology. Local students who were named to the Dean’s List are: Kerry Britt, Kayla A. Murphy, Marianna Palumbo, Amanda Therese Pellerito, Dominick Pirolo, Kathryn Michelle Smithwick, Samantha D. Wade, all of Commack; Brianna Sophia Strong, of East Northport; and Emily Dyer Coleman, of Huntington.

Operation Healing Forces, Inc. has elected Dix Hills resident Robert McBride to its board of directors. McBride is a partner in Park Strategies, a consulting and Robert McBride lobbying business headquartered in New York. Operation Healing Forces, Inc. is dedicated to serving the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces and their spouses by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically, and emotionally healing as they prepare to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Hudson, a well-decorated Army Special Operator, serves as the executive director of Operation Healing Forces. A 1993 graduate of West Point, Hudson completed eight deployments into Afghanistan and Iraq and received the Legion of Merit Award, two Bronze Stars, three Meritorious Service Medals, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. “Many SOF wounded return from the battlefield not only with physical wounds but also with unseen wounds,” McBride said. “I am proud to be part of an organization like Operation Healing Forces that has such a positive impact on the lives of these servicemen and their spouses.” Hudson added, “We are honored

to have Mr. Robert McBride serve on our Board of Directors. Mr. McBride will fulfill an integral role in our strategic planning efforts. Robert’s passion for our cause and his business acumen will greatly aid our ability to better serve those wounded at the tip of the spear and their loved ones who continue to bear the brunt of war.” The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 869 students to its president’s list in recognition of their academic excellence in the fall 2016 semester. The SUNY Potsdam students were honored for earning top marks by President Kristin G. Esterberg. The students included: Meagan Fontanes of East Northport, NY, whose major is art studio; Grant Schmidt, of East Northport, whose major is music performance; Katherine Smith, of Dix Hills, whose major is music education; and Michael Worshoufsky, of Dix Hills, whose major is music education. To achieve the honor of being on the president’s list, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Northport Youth Football Club has announced a new board of directors and the “Better Football” mantra to ring in the new year. Heading up the organization will be President Benjamin Carey, Benjamin Carey along with a talented and energetic group of professionals. The new board boasts a number of influential members, including Drew Schuttinger, Lou Petrucelly, Brian Giehl, JT Herfurth, Drew Repetti, Christian Alfaro, Ron Johansen, Kip Lukralle, Chris Cooke, Pat Finnegan, Joe Florio, Michele Dechiaro, and newlyappointed cheerleading president, Michele Nichols. Over the past five years, Carey was instrumental as vice president in building the Northport brand within PAL, running teaching clinics, and creating a number of community building events with the town and East Northport Chamber of Commerce. He started the annu-

al Pee Wee homecoming for the youngest age group, and through instructional clinics, movie nights, clam bakes, and other grassroots events, he was able to achieve record enrollments for the club in all but this past year. Last year was a year in which organizations across the country saw enrollment drops. Carey has done a great job of bringing in a long list of NFL and NCAA players to teach kids safe and competitive football techniques, inspire them, and give back to the community. During his tenure as vice president NPYFC had its first team make a Division I Superbowl appearance, a record number of teams make the playoffs, and a program where all players have learned the game safely and under good coaching. He is a Hunter College physical education and NCAA alumnus, and a business development professional with a diverse toolset honed on Wall Street and in the digital space. He is the founder of Long Island Youth Football Association, president of the nationally acclaimed Youth Football Coaches Association, and serves on the board or as an advisor to numerous football and youth sports organizations. He enjoys working with children and families in the community, and is always willing to help those in need. A survivor, he devotes time to fundraising for the American Heart Association and the John Ritter foundation. His most cherished asset is his wife and children. Over a decade ago, NPYFC founders Ken Femiano and Chris Pica established it as a competitive club in line with the Suffolk County PAL model of A, B & C teams. Succession planning, like that of any good company, has ensured that these ideologies are deeply engrained in the organization for generations to come. The board has been expanded for 2017 to accomplish the numerous tasks involved in running it. Carey said, “The diverse group brings unique talents, a common love for competitive football, and they enjoy working with children and the community. This charitable group of men and women will execute a wide range of responsibilities for the organization.” The full bios of the new board members can be accessed on the club’s website,







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One day, when Tracey Edwards was a student at Elwood-John Glenn High School, she sat down with her guidance counselor to get some advice. “Listen, what’s all the non-essential stuff that I can just eliminate?” she asked. Her goal was to graduate high school as soon as possible so she could begin her path toward becoming an attorney. She graduated when she was 16 by doubling up her courses while trimming non-essentials. Still, “it was not efficient enough for me,” Edwards said as she bellowed with laughter. For Edwards, who is now a Town of Huntington councilwoman and has been named Long Islander News’ Person of the Year for 2016, efficiency is the name of the game. After she graduated from Glenn, she diverted from her plans to become a lawyer and instead started working at the New York Telephone Company as an operator in 1979. Over the course of 37 years with the company, which eventually became Verizon, she worked her way up the

Long Islander News photos/Jano Tantongco

Tracey A. Edwards, Councilwoman, ‘Superwoman’

Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards, Long Islander News’ Person of the Year for 2016, is pictured in Huntington Town Hall last week. ranks to become the company’s regional president for Long Island and upstate New York. Kevin Service, senior vice president of network operations at Verizon for the east coast and Edwards’ boss before she recently retired, remembered first meeting her at a business conference in the early 2000s. At the time, Edwards was an executive direc-

tor of human resources, while Service was just beginning his new role as a director of wholesale. He said Edwards helped inspire him through a discussion on leadership. Service described her as a mentor at times during their careers and even more of a “confidant” when Service took his current position. “She is an incredible leader, but

more importantly she’s a wonderful person,” Service said. “She’s one of those people who can balance and put priority on the needs of her employees first, which is great to see.” With Edwards retiring from Verizon last year, she is now ready to seek reelection to the Huntington Town Board. However, her retirement was spurred by one of the greatest challenges of her life: a bout with an aggressive type of breast cancer that began in 2016. After discovering a lump in December 2015, Edwards said she was diagnosed in January 2016. She was sitting with a constituent in her council office on the third floor of Huntington Town Hall when she received the news from her surgeon, Dr. Faisal Siddiqui. “We got a problem. Call your husband and meet me at the office,” he told her. Thus began her battle with the illness, which she recovered from through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation before it had spread to her lymph nodes, she said. “I want people to look at me and see (Continued on Page 14)


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Sara Bluestone, Community Leader, Recipient Of Larry Kushnick Memorial Award By Janee Law

Sara Bluestone began her lifelong passion for volunteer work as a brownie in Girls Scouts when she was 8 years old in Rochester, where she grew up. There, she collected food and personal care items for members of the armed forces and their families, and visited nursing homes to entertain seniors. Now, Bluestone, 58, has been recognized for her efforts in the Huntington community by being named the recipient of the Larry Kushnick Memorial Award for 2016. Bluestone, who is recovering in the hospital following recent kidney and liver transplants, was available in a limited capacity for an interview for this article. However, the many people in the Huntington community on whom she has left a mark, spoke about her impact. Bob Scheiner, chairman of Huntington Chamber of Commerce, has known Bluestone, who sits on the chamber’s board of directors, for the past 11 years. He said that she is sincere, the “type of person that makes sure no one is left behind and that all aspects of the community are focused on our youth and the diversity of the Huntington community, and the depths of the arts and the history of the community.” Scheiner said that Bluestone has helped him to see the whole picture

Sara Bluestone before making decisions. “I didn’t look at things as broadly as she does,” he said. “She’s made me make sure that, when I look at an issue, I look at the entire community, not just one aspect of the community and how it affects the entire town.” Scheiner continued, “She’s a selfless individual and I consider her a good friend, as well. She’s made me a better person. I have a great deal of respect and also love for Sara.” A 35-year Huntington resident, Bluestone has held positions and worked in many local organizations, in addition to her role with the chamber. Currently she is on medical leave due to her surgery, but she has also

held roles as a member of Leadership Huntington Foundation’s Presidents’ Council; and treasurer of the Huntington Community Council. “Huntington is a great town with a lot of organizations doing great work and it’s important to be involved,” Bluestone said in an email. Leadership Huntington was founded by the Huntington Chamber in 1995. Today, as an autonomous nonprofit organization, it focuses on improving leadership and trusteeship in Huntington. Bluestone was a member of the Leadership Huntington Class of 1998. That’s when she met Ken Christensen, a founding chairman of LHF and current member of its board of directors. Christensen, of Greenlawn, said that once Bluestone went through the program, she continued to be involved, taking on leadership roles throughout the community.

“In the leadership program, we try to train people to be trustees of the community. She is absolutely a number one example” of that, Christensen said. “She’s a person very dedicated to community service and she’s one of the nicest, sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet.” Along with coming up through LHF, Bluestone was the first president of the organization when it became its own entity. Since then, she has played a major part influencing future graduates of the program. Vita Scaturro, who is the current president of LHF, graduated from the program in 2012. Bluestone was a mentor for her, reinforcing the values of trusteeship in the community, Scaturro said. “We got a lot of guidance from her because she’s very involved in the community,” Scaturro, of Huntington, said. “What’s great

Leadership Huntington is Proud to Congratulate

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PERSONS OF YEAR 2016! We truly appreciate their leadership, contribution and dedication to our community.

Sara Bluestone, right, met her husband, Les, left, while attending Hampshire College. They were both enrolled in the same photography class and kept running into each other at the local ice cream shop where Sara worked.

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Honoring A Lifetime Of Involvement... By Peter Sloggatt

Elizabeth Black, who died in October 2016, is remembered as one who got deeply involved with her church, schools community organizations, including the Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Division, which she is pictured with.

Elizabeth Black became known locally during the nine years she served on the Huntington school board, and later as a candidate for public office. However, Black, who died this past October of ovarian cancer at age 63, might have preferred to be remembered for her day-to-day work as an educator. Over four decades as a teacher, Black taught English at the middle and high school levels, and as an adjunct professor for Syracuse University. Black was recognized in 2008 as an “Educator of Excellence” by the New York State English Council, a professional organization for English teachers. At the time, she was teaching at Kings Park High School and serving as

Elizabeth Black a trustee on the Huntington Union Free Dchool District Board of Education. “Your work shows a dedication to your own learning and profession that inspires your students and your (Continued on Page 15)

Person of the Year 2016: Tracey A. Edwards (Continued from Page 12)

I made it through,” Edwards said. “I want to be an advocate to make sure that people understand that you have got to jump on this, you got to do this now.” In dealing with her cancer, Edwards said, she transformed a negative into a positive. In October 2016, she took the opportunity to develop a partnership with Northwell Health and the town’s division of women’s services to initiate a panel on breast health to help women get the edge on cancer through early assessment and diagnosis. Carrying forward and utilizing her business acumen, coupled with eight years of experience on the town’s planning board, Edwards was elected to the town board in 2014. She takes the approach of “expeditious” problem solving to serve the community and her constituents. “My lens is probably a little bit different than most. I do look at things with more of a business focus. How can we make the process better and faster?” she said. As an example, she called to mind the town’s rental registration law, which she penned in 2015. At the time, the law mandated yearly inspections that would enable the rental permit to be valid for one year. But, through discussions and appeals from residents last year, Edwards moved to have the

Tracey Edwards, a Huntington councilwoman, is pictured in her office at Huntington Town Hall. permits be valid for two years. “Let’s get it to the point where we think it’s in good enough shape to try to see if we can let it fly,” Edwards said. “If we have to come back and amend it, then I’m fine with doing that too.” Continuing along the line of her focus on “measurable results,” Edwards was also excited to discuss her work with developing the town’s summer youth programs. In conjunction with the town, they have instituted new courses including financial literacy, robotics and photography. She looked at the upward trend of young hires in the program as an example of its growth. There were 23 new hires in 2014, 37 hires in 2015

and 42 hires in 2016. “That’s what I believe my job is, is to provide those opportunities. If it worked, then how are we going to build it from here?” she said. Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone called Edwards a great asset and pointed to her work revamping the town’s ethic code as one of her achievements on the board. “She’s a person that can really understand both sides of an issues and is extremely level-headed in basically coming to a decision,” Petrone said. “She doesn’t jump into an issue with a preconceived idea. She goes into it with an open mind and she looks to resolve, not to react.” Edwards also serves as the Long

Island regional director for the NAACP. President of the NAACP New York State Conference Hazel Dukes first met Edwards while her mother, Dolores Thompson, was president of Huntington’s NAACP branch. She recognized her as focused on her community and family and “being aware of the climate and the changes that were happening in Long Island and, really, in the country.” “She’s very astute,” Dukes said. “She always had an ear to listen, and I thought that was a very high quality. And, that’s one that we have to have in NAACP.” Edwards oversees the local branches to make sure they stay on task, Dukes said, especially when potentially volatile racial issues emerge. A lifelong Town of Huntington resident, Edwards lives in Dix Hills with her husband, Walter. The couple has three children: Tyrell, 38; Walter Jr., 36; and Kimberly, 34. She also has two grandchildren, 10-year-old Troy and Christina, who’s 5. As Edwards left her council office last week, following an extended interview with Long Islander News, longtime Huntington resident and consistent town board attendee Jim McGoldrick was there to greet her, talking like old friends as they left town hall. McGoldrick used one word to describe her: “Superwoman.”


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colleagues,” read a letter informing Black of the award. “The Educator of Excellence Award honors those teachers who are leaders in the classroom, collaborators with colleagues and mentors for those teachers new to the profession.” The award reflects Black’s “all-in” approach to many aspects of her life. Not one to watch from the sidelines, Black got deeply involved. Shortly after her death, Black was remembered by sister-inlaw Bronwyn Black-Kelly as “dynamic woman who was very active in her community in all aspects.” Several years ago she also

played a part in the revival led by Black-Kelly of the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Division, after the women’s Irish heritage organization had grown inactive. Black was also deeply involved with her church, St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Church in Huntington Station, as a lector and Eucharistic minister. Huntington Superintendent of Schools Raymond Polansky recalled Black as an advocate. “She was an advocate for this district. She was an advocate for all children. She was an advocate for the education profession,” Polansky said. ”She was a true champion of education.”

Elizabeth Black is pictured during her run for a seat on the Suffolk Legislature in 2011.

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about her is she does so much, but doesn’t like the spotlight. She’s very modest and is a true leader.” Bluestone added that to this day the lessons and experiences people receive through LHF help make “Huntington a better place to live and work.” “The program experience truly helps people to understand all sides of many issues in the area, connecting them to an entirely new world of people in the community of all sorts,” Bluestone said. She “provides them with life lessons that will last forever and that they can and will continue to use in their daily lives.” An admirer of the arts, Bluestone was once the preservation curator of the Bettmann Archive in New York City. She has also made the arts a

focus of her work in the community. With the Huntington Arts Council, Bluestone has helped award and administer New York State Council of the Arts grants to artists and arts and performance groups across Suffolk. She was also a founding member of the Town of Huntington’s Public Arts Advisory Committee, which enhances public spaces by integrating works of art into improvement projects. She served as a committee member from 20012009, and its chair from 2003-2009. John Coraor, director of cultural affairs for the town, said he met Bluestone in 2001 when he was the staff liaison for the Public Arts Advisory Committee. One of Bluestone’s primary passions is advancing the arts, Coraor said.

Sara Bluestone, who is pictured speaking at the Dolan Family Health Center in Greenlawn, has been volunteering for decades and is the 2016 recipient of Larry Kushnick Memorial Award.

“With her background coming from the arts council and helping to distribute funds to various community arts organizations, she was a real champion of advancing the arts,” Coraor, of Huntington, said. “Her concern was always doing what was best not only for the community but for the artists that would be serving the community and balancing the interests of both.” Bluestone’s passion for the arts led her to her husBob Scheiner, left, chairman of Huntington Chamband, Les. ber of Commerce, said that Sara Bluestone, right, While attending has made him a better person by helping him see Hampshire College in the whole picture before making decisions. Massachusetts, she met “I wish I had those characterishim in a photography class. During college, Les said, he would run into tics,” he added. “She’s very levelSara at a local ice cream shop where headed and she’s always able to see she worked. Their relationship took the other side, and the pluses and minuses of any issue.” off from there. In her free time, Bluestone enjoys Bluestone graduated with a bachelor’s in fine art photography in 1980, reading, photography, playing with according to Les, 60. The couple family dogs Odin and Freyja, cookmarried in February 1981 and had ing and gardening. She tends to a two children, Jacob, 31, and Maya, garden at their home in Huntington and their small farm property in 28. “She’s an incredible mother and Colebrook, Connecticut. There, did an amazing job bringing up our Bluestone also enjoys hiking. What gives her “great pleasure,” kids,” Les said. “I’m just always in though, is working with all of the difawe of her.” Although many setbacks have pro- ferent organizations she has a hand longed Bluestone’s recovery process in. It’s exciting, being able to help, following her surgeries, she is still make meaningful connections, and share her knowledge, Bluestone said. “incredibly positive,” Les said.

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Congratulations TO OUR VERY OWN






s s e n i s u b Welcome, S.T.A.G.S Tap House

Photo by Mitch Schlimer


Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member STAGS Tap House at a ribbon-cutting and reception held recently at the restaurant’s 308 Main St., Huntington location. A warm, casual atmosphere, innovative pub menu and extensive selection of craft beers on tap, along with late night, after-show hours, make STAGS Tap House a popular destination in the village. Pictured at the ribbon cutting are, front row: Huntington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ellen O’Brien; Suffolk Legislator Steve Stern; STAGS owners Jeff States and Joe Forgione (with scissors); Huntington Councilman Mark Cuthbertson; Town of Huntington Legislative Aide Jason Zove; and Chamber of Commerce board members, Steve Conte, Gail Lamberta and Joseph Maddalone. Back row, center: STAGS manager Corey Lund; Steve Foregione; Koji Kakimoto and Scott Goldstein.


You Could Have Curled Your Brows I remember the feel of your sideways glance before you stopped seeing me. I remember when you didn’t cry. Tonight I will think of your lashes and their impact on me. I will nestle behind my couch Walt Whitman

eavesdropping on my own vinyl of the Tchaikovsky birch anthem. I will imagine your squint. Hollow theater will avalanche over my back. Your closed eyes were always so Sherlock Holmes. God is a traffic light. You brake your car. Someone else tunes your radio. I wish I had opened your door. Anton Yakolev Ridgewood, New Jersey

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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s s e n i s u b By Janee Law

Gym 33 in Huntington Station puts a strong emphasis on inspiring its clients. As gym-goers walk into the building, they are greeted by a quote painted on the wall that reads, “A bad day can be made better by going to the gym,” before walking down the stairs and into the workout area. There, more quotes are printed on the walls of the room, which features equipment for cardio, endurance and weightlifting. “At Gym 33, we house more equipment than most gyms on the west coast provide,” owner Joe Livoti, 50, of Halesite, said. “Our ‘old school iron barbell club’ slogan is just part of our dynamic selection of equipment that encompasses the needs and wants from the ‘weekend warrior’ to the ‘professional athlete.’” The around 12,000-square-foot gym offers equipment that works out each muscle in the body, including treadmills, elliptical machines, barbells, free weights, dumbbells, battle rope and heavy bags. Located at 33 Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station, the gym

Long Islander News photos/Janee Law

Gym 33 Offers High Quality In Fitness

Joe Livoti, owner of Gym 33, said the gym’s membership doubled after moving into the Huntington Station location in 2011. opened up in 2011. Prior to that, Livoti said, he also owned World Gym on Jericho Turnpike in Huntington for more than 15 years. With a passion for fitness since he was a teenager, Livoti graduated from Adelphi University in 1990 with a bachelor’s in exercise physiology. “I was doing personal training when


Chamber Schedule For First Half Of 2017 Cheers to making 2017 a productive and positive year! Jan. 19: Business After Hours hosted by Flemington Furs Jan. 23: Huntington Community Council Jan. 24: Meet the Media Networking Breakfast* Feb. 16: Young Professionals Business Blender Feb. 22: Business After Hours hosted by The Inn at Fox Hollow March 7: Young Professionals Business Blender –YP Award Winners Announced March 14: Networking Breakfast ‘HR for Small Businesses’ presented by Education Committee* March 20: Huntington Community Council March 22: Business After Hours hosted by Joe Maddalone – Power Strategies

April 4: Business After Hours hosted by George W. Combs, Inc. April 12: Shred Day presented by Green Committee April 19: Young Professionals Business Blender April 25: Networking Breakfast* April 26: Pathways to Success presented by Education & Veteran Committee May 4: Celebrate Long Island’s 30 Under 30* May 11: Business After Hours hosted by Picard Chiropractic May 15: Huntington Community Council June 6: Young Professionals Business Blender June 13: Networking Breakfast/Annual Meeting* June 19: Huntington Community Council *Indicates a required fee

I was 18 years old,” Livoti said. “I was always into bodybuilding and I was a competitive body builder up from my late teen years into my mid-20s.” Although Gym 33 tends to appeal to “the young body builder and fitness trainer,” Livoti said it also offers fitness programs for all ages and fitness levels. “Some of the benefits of resistance training include prevention of osteoporosis, joint pain, arthritis and improved posture,” he said, adding that for the past 20 years he has been training an 89-year-old client who lifts free weights. “Members are amazed that our member, Ellen, is so vital at her age,” Livoti said. “She is an inspiration to us all.” Now that he has moved to his current location, Livoti said, there’s more visibility and the membership has doubled since. “I love helping people with weight loss, and building people’s selfesteem again, and getting back in shape,” he said. “I get a lot out of when someone tells me that I’ve helped them or they lost weight and got back on track.” For the New Year, the gym is having a membership sale that waives the enrollment fee for new members who sign up for a $19.99 per month membership, Livoti said. In addition, the gym will be offering personal training specials, including four training sessions for $99 and 10 training sessions for $199.

Gym 33 features equipment for cardio, endurance and weightlifting, and motivates clients every step of the way. Later this month, Livoti said, he hopes to start a 10-week weight loss competition in which the winner will receive a special offer on their membership. With high quality equipment, Livoti said that the gym delivers a personal touch that keeps clients coming back for more.

Gym 33 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station 631-683-4630


business 2017: The Perfect Time To Cultivate Personal Brand By Mindy Wolfle

During the 2016 race for the presidency, much was heard about Hillary Clinton’s brand and Donald Trump’s brand. What did it all mean? According to Bill Blaney, a digital marketing strategist, “Most of us will never really understand the true heart of our presidential candidates, but with an effective brand message, we can understand their story, their vision, and their passion to share it with us.” In today’s business world, it’s important to see ourselves as our brand. I like the general definition of a brand that I share with the students in my not-for-profit marketing class. To quote Nathalie Kylander and Christopher Stone in their article, “The Role of Brand in the Nonprofit Sector,” “A brand is more than a visual identity: the name, logo, and graphic design used by an organization. A brand is a psychological construct held in the minds of all those aware of the branded product, person, organization, or movement. Brand management is the work of managing these psychological associations.” Are you managing your brand? Have you even identified your brand? We make huge footprints of our brands on social media. I’ve branded myself on my LinkedIn professional headline as: Marketing/public relations/social media executive, writer, editor, educator, connection maker, semiotician, do-gooder. This is the psychological construct that I want held in the minds of those who view my profile. Equally important to establishing your personal brand is living it. Would the memorable CocaCola logo and the company’s products mean anything without consistency and buy-in from the public? We mortals don’t spend millions (or is it billions?) of dollars on advertising. The way we project our identity is our advertising; it is our brand. How are you most apt to project your personal brand? In a recent seminar presented by journalist Ramon Ray for the Social Media Association, attendees heard using social media at the top of the list, followed by (in no particular order) video, being “out there” in public, publishing articles,

visibility in the press and building a following of your brand. Not everyone has the tools to accomplish all these goals, but what is stopping any of us from “Cultivating a strong personal brand… [it] is just as much about being responsive to what is being said as it is about creating intellectual property,” suggests Shama Hyder, a Forbes contributor. This New Year is the perfect time to cultivate your personal brand. My five-step plan shouldn’t be challenging for anyone who is motivated to increase and improve business opportunities, enhance personal and professional growth, and become a CocaCola-type success story. 1. Social media. Improve your LinkedIn page with up-to-date, comprehensive information and a professional photograph. Utilize LinkedIn “posts,” “projects” and other features to make your page a living and breathing branding tool. 2. Network. Nurture existing relationships, create new ones and make connections for others. Nothing fosters a positive brand like being a resource and trusted referral source among your contacts. 3. Blog. You need not be a professional writer to be a convincing blogger. Start with what you know – your line of work, your hobbies, the issues that most concern you – and write about them. You can easily establish a blog on and elsewhere. 4. Repurpose. Everything on social media can be repurposed. If it appears on your or your company’s website, it also should be shared on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Blast it on Constant Contact or the other tools created for mass emails. 5. Take a good look at yourself as an outsider would. Are you seeing what you want the world to see? Appearance counts and so does sincerity. Be the best brand you can be. Mindy Wolfle is the president of Neptune Marketing LLC, chief marketing officer of Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP, and instructor of business writing and not-forprofit marketing in Hofstra University’s continuing education program. She is a member of Women Economic Developers of Long Island, Public Relations Professionals of Long Island, the Social Media Association and Direct Marketing Association 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

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Gallery Talk, Book Signing


Artist Mort Künstler is heading to the Heckscher Museum of Art (2 Prime Ave., Huntington) on Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., for a conversation about his life and work. He will share stories and his vision behind his impressive collection of iconic American illustrations; and discuss Heckscher Museum’s ongoing exhibits “Norman Rockwell and Friends: American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection,” and “Mort Künstler: The New Nation.” Registration is recommended, space is limited. Free for members; $5 for non-members $5. Inclement weather date is 1/19/17. Call 631-351-3250 for more info.



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FRIDAY Magic Fridays

Trivia Night Each Wednesday, 9 p.m., through March 29, is Trivia Night at Finnegan’s (5 Wall St., Huntington). There are prizes to be played for. Come alone, or bring a team. Drink special available. Call 631-4239696 for more information.

Free. Monday, Jan. 16, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Bertucci’s Restaurant (881 Walt Whitman Road, Melville) is hosting a Paint Nite featuring “Bridge Under The Cherry Blossoms” on Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Cost

Healing, Kabbalah And Meditation



is $45. Register online at

Opera Night

Enjoy famous arias from beloved operas, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Church (109 Browns Road, Huntington). $20.

‘How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?’

Come to the East Northport Barnes & Noble (4000 E Jericho Turnpike) for a story time featuring “How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?” by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. The book is perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet. Saturday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m.


Sunday programs include: Sharon Rosen, “Healing Through The Tree of Life,” Jan. 15; and Rabbi Howard Buechler, of the Dix Hills Jewish Center, on “The Wisdom of Kabbalah,” Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-12 noon at Dix Hills Jewish Center (555 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills). Free. Register at

Maple Sugaring

A hands-on program geared toward the average adult will teach how to identify and tap a maple tree so you can make real maple syrup at home. Also learn the cultural, historical, economic and scientific background of this uniquely American craft. There is also a very short walk. Not recommended for children. Advance registration required by calling 631-423-1770. Sunday, Jan. 15, 12:30-2:15 p.m., at Caumsett State Historic Park (25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington). Admission to the park is $4. Additional sessions scheduled for Jan. 28 and Feb. 11.

8 Verses To Change Your Life

Join Bob Rice to learn how to meditate on one of Buddhism’s best-loved texts, “Eight Verses of Training the Mind,” by Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa. Each Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., through Jan. 31 at Kadampa Meditation Center Long Island (282 New York Ave., Huntington). Free for members. Visit for more info.

Business Resource Routable

The Melville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Resource Roundtable on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 8:30-10 a.m., at Customers Bank (324 S Service Road, Melville). This is a free resource to chamber members and will be hosted by a different chamber member business each month. Attendance is limited, registration is required by contacting Jordan Kaplan at 631-764-8256. Free for chamber members; $30 for nonmembers.



Seeing Stars

Trivia Night

The Art of Cliff Miller

Renowned illustrator, portrait artist and mural painter Cliff Miller will have his work on display at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery (107 E Deer Park Road, Dix Hills) from Jan. 14Jan. 22. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m., at the gallery. For more information, visit

reservation, visit

Paint Nite: ‘Bridge Under The Cherry Blossoms’

Boston’s Catie Curtis, who was dubbed a “folk-rock goddess by The New Yorker, will celebrate the release of “While We’re Here” on her The Final Outing Tour at StarLight Coffeehouse (270 Main St., Northport) on Friday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. For tickets ($18 in advance; $20 at the door), visit

The Fr. Thomas A. Judge Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes are hosting “The Love Boat” Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Jan. 21, 7-11 p.m., featuring “JB Music” at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish Hall (Trinity Regional School), Cheshire Place and Fifth Avenue, East Northport. $35 per person includes show, dinner, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert. For tickets, call Jackie 516-318-5809 or Theresa 631-379-2655. More info at

Learn how to paint “Pop Dahlias” at Paint The Town Studio (17 Gerard St., Huntington) on Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $40. For more info, or to make a

Visit for more info.

Folk Rock Goddess, Catie Curtis

‘Love Boat’ Dinner Dance

Paint The Town: ‘Pop Dahlias’

Play a few rounds of trading card came Magic the Gathering, or just talk deckbuilding, at Magic Fridays, for grades 6-12, Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., at the Huntington Public Library (338 Main St., Huntington).


See the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and/or Saturn, and sometimes an eclipse, through a powerful telescope set up in Northport Harbor Park (west end of Main Street at Woodbine Avenue). Visit before attending to see if the session is cancelled due to weather.

Each Wednesday, 9 p.m., through March 29, is Trivia Night at Finnegan’s (5 Wall St., Huntington). There are prizes to be played for. Come alone, or bring a team. Drink special available. Call 631-423-9696 for more information.

This session will explore new ways to use mobile fundraising technology during fundraising events, beyond the ballroom and year round. Learn how to successfully recruit, engage and retain donors using mobile technology. Guest speaker will be Kerith Creo, director of NY Tri-State, BirdPal. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 8:30-10 a.m., at the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center (1264 New York Ave., Huntington Station). Open to all nonprofits.

‘Meet The Media’

Meet the members of the local media on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7:30-10 a.m. at Mac’s Steakhouse (12 Gerard St., Huntington), during the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Meet The Media” networking breakfast. Cost is $25 for chamber members; $35 for future chamber members. Visit for more info.

Attention, Needleworkers

The Suffolk County Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library (55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills). All levels of stitchers are welcome. No charge to attend first meeting. For more information, call 631423-3738.

Childhood Concussions

Northwell Health will host a seminar on Childhood Concussions at the Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport, on Jan. 25, 2017, at 7 p.m. Dr. Marjorie Serotoff discuss childhood concussions, how they impact the brain and shed light on the varied causes of these injuries. Dr. Serotoff will take questions from the audience. For more information on this seminar, please refer to:

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A Night at the Races

Knights of Columbus 8th NY District presents A Night at the Races to benefit the Mercy Inn Soup Kitchen, Saturday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at St. Matthews Recreation Hall, 35 North Service Road, Dix Hills. $12/adult; $6/under 12; $15/adult at the door, includes franks, chips, unlimited beer, wine and soda, coffee, dessert, race program and prizes, eight exciting races, including hurdles, steeple chase, the Donkey race, a mystery race and an auction where you can “buy” your own horse! For tickets, call Carmine at 631-586-0883; Vinny at 631-793-3990; Tom at 631-4453253; Dom at 516-769-4842; or Ricardo at

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Spring Clean Your Life

Motivational speaker Constance Hallinan Lagan will provide insight on how to begin living a fulfilled life by incorporating awareness, acknowledgment and action into our daily lives. Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Suffolk YJCC (74 Hauppauge Road, Commack). Call 631-462-9800 ext. 107 to register. Cost is $18 (includes lunch).

Deer Park Library

44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-586-3000.

Reach For The Stars Gala

Huntington Foundation for Excellence in Education will honor James Graber and Michael Brown at its Reach For The Stars Gala at Oheka Castle, March 2. $150 per ticket. Buy online at, or send check to PO Box 552, Huntington 11743.


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. 631692-6820. • Local actress and Take 2 Actor’s Studio owner, Regina Schneider, will teach you the fundamentals of acting in an acting workshop Fridays, Jan. 13-March 24, 13 p.m. (No class 2/3, 2/24, 3/3). The final class will be a performance before an invited audience. Register with a $200 check payable to CSH Library. Class limit: 16 students. • Howard Rose will guide students on how to use just three colors to create a whole wheel of color; for all mediums. The instructor will provide the mixing board. Max: 18 students. Register in advance at the Information Services Desk with a $45 check payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library. Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Commack Public Library

18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631-4990888. • Listen to the tail-wagging tales of “Nugget” the Pomeranian at the Commack Public Library’s temporary location at 6243 Jericho Turnpike, Commack. Program is Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 5-5:10 p.m. Intended for kids grades K-5. Registration required.

Elwood Public Library

3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631-4993722. • An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. Check only to AARP required at in-person registration.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631-4214530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. • Memories of the King: enjoy Steve Charles as Elvis performing the classics, Las Vegas Style and in full costume, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., in the Dix Hills branch. • Veterans, share your story as part of the Veterans Testimonial Project. The library is looking for U.S. veterans to interview; all interviews will be recorded and added to the library’s Local History Collection. To participate, call 631-498-1260. • A mobile flag drop box provided by The American Legion - Greenlawn Post 1244 will be located at the Dix Hills building in January, and at the Melville branch in February. Your flags will be disposed of in a ceremony that is befitting their status.

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. • Adult Coloring: bring your books and supplies, Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. to the Kitchen Meeting Room. No registration required.

Huntington Public Library

Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631-4215053. • Play a few rounds of Magic the

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John W. Engeman Theater At Northport

Gallery Talk, Book Signing Artist Mort Künstler is heading to the Heckscher Museum of Art (2 Prime Ave., Huntington) on Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-8:30 p.m., for a conversation about his life and work. He will share stories and his vision behind his impressive collection of iconic American illustrations; and discuss Heckscher Museum’s ongoing exhibits “Norman Rockwell and Friends: American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection,” and “Mort Künstler: The New Nation.” Registration is recommended, space is limited. Free for members; $5 for non-members $5. Inclement weather date is 1/19/17. Call 631-351-3250 for more info. Gathering or just talk deck-building at Magic Fridays for grades 6-12, Friday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., at the Huntington branch. • Prime Players revives classic humorous routines from vaudeville and burlesque that have survived for almost 100 years, having been recycled numerous times by Abbot and Costello, and many others. Adult program, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. at Huntington branch. Register in advance.

Northport-East Northport Public Library Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-261-6930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631261-2313. • Have fun, get creative, and learn how to cover and decorate cupcakes using marshmallow fondant at the Northport branch on Saturday, Jan. 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Intended for young adults. Register online or at the library.

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. • “Subconscious Narrative,” paintings by Janice Sztabnik are on display through Feb. 3. • Long Island author Jason Pellegrini will talk about his newest book, Booth, the story of a death row inmate who, at the moment of execution, finds himself in the past where he has a chance to prevent one of history’s most infamous murders. Books will be available for sale and signing. Jan. 26, 7 p.m. All welcome.

THEATER/FILM Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. • Jazz After Hours is making its return with new hosts Pete and L.A. Get the city vibe without the long ride. Jazz After Hours will be showcasing homegrown musicians. Show starts at 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Tickets are $15 (or $10 for members or students).

350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. • “The Full Monty,” Jan. 17-Mar. 5. Tickets $71-$76 • Engeman Children’s Theater presents “The Snow Queen,” Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 28-Mar. 5. Tickets: $15.

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 Art of Cliff Miller, an exhibition of renowned illustrator and portrait painter’s works, is on display Jan. 14-22. Artist’s reception, Sunday, Jan. 22, 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. • The January Artists’ Choice 2017 Invitational Exhibition will be on display through Saturday, Jan. 29. The exhibit compares and contrasts artists’ interpretations of subject matter and styles.

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.

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. • Stay warm inside while making your own snow during the “Winter Wonderland” event on Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-3 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. • 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. • Rubber Duckie Party celebrates National Rubber Duckie Day, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m. Activities include bubbles, duckie feet, scavenger hunt and duck designing. Admission plus $5 craft fee .

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0488. Hours: Wednesday Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 11a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 12-5. • The 12th annual National Photography Competition Exhibition is on view


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through Jan. 7.

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.

Folk Music Society of Huntington

The Art of Cliff Miller Renowned illustrator, portrait artist and mural painter Cliff Miller will have his work on display at the Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery (107 E Deer Park Road, Dix Hills) from Jan. 14-Jan. 22. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m., at the gallery. For more information, visit

Haven Gallery

155 Main St., Suite 4 Carriage House Square Northport. 631-757-0500. • Music Box II, group show featuring work by Vince Natale, Kelly McKernan, Kristin Shiraef, Mandy Tsung, Shane Pierce, Genevive Zacconi, Che Leviathan, Helice Wen, Kane Kokaris, Kukula, Anka Lavriv, Joshua Lawyer, Bec Winnel, Nicolaus Ferry, Brendon Flynn, Scott Fischer, Sasha Ira, Rebecca Yanovskaya, Rachael Bridge, Gianni Monteleone, Rebecca Mason Adams, Susannah Kelly, M de Vena, Matt Mrowka, Michael Hayes, JoKa, Erica Calardo, Scott Grimando, Alessandra Maria, June Leeloo, Joseph Weinreb and Brian Viveros, Jan. 14-Feb. 19. Opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 14, 68 p.m.

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. • “Norman Rockwell and Friends,” an exhibit featuring American illustrations from the Mort Kunstler Collection, will be on view through March 5. • “Mort Kunstler: The New Nation,” featuring historical paintings by this Long Island artist, through April 2.

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.

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.

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. 631-4277045, ext. 401. • The Winter Lecture Series returns Jan. 19 with “Long Island’s Jewish Heritage” led by speaker Rhoda Miller, a certified genealogist since 1998 who specializes in Jewish research and Holocaust studies. Program begins at 12 noon at Black & Blue (65 Wall St., Huntington) and includes a gourmet, three-course meal. Reservations required (call 631-4277045 ext. 404). Cost is $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

Northport Arts Coalition

A non-profit coalition in support of the arts. PO Box 508, Northport. • Solo exhibit by Northport Arts Coalition artist Terry Finch is at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 77 Main Street, Northport, through Jan. 20. Open during regular business hours.

Northport Historical Society Museum

215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. • 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.

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. • “Introductions”- A Slide Slam Group Show in collaboration with Islip Art Museum, featuring six artists through Jan. 21. Artist talk, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium Huntington Arts Council

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

180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Museum hours: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 124 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. 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. 631427-5240. • 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. • Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Walt Whitman Birthplace Poet of the Year, an award given annually to a poet recognized regionally for the excellence of his or her work and who is active in supporting and promoting poetry. Nomination should include brief bio/CV, including publications, artistic engagements, community activities, and a two-page sample of the poet’s work. Submit by email attachment to: or mail to: WWBA, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., West Hills, NY 11746. Nominations must be received by Feb. 1.

MUSIC/DANCE StarLight Coffeehouse

Every third Friday from October to May at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main Street, Northport. 631-663-3038 • Catie Curtis performs Jan. 20 as part of StarLight Coffeehouse concert series. Show Local and national artists perform in an intimate setting with no stage. Open mic opens every show. Doors at 7 p.m., show begins 7:30 p.m.

Five Towns College Performing Arts Center

305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. 631-656-2110. • The Best of Broadway, benefit performance in support of FTC Theatre Students for the American College Theatre Festival, Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10.

First Saturdays concert are held at Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr., Centerport. Other venues as noted. Tickets and info at • The Guthrie Brothers present ‘Scarborough Fair” A Simon & Garfunkel Experience at the Cinema Arts Centre’s Hard Luck Café (423 Park Ave., Huntington). Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-6737300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic & DJ Zone and special guest Homeboy Sandman on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Show starts at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.). Tickets are $20-$45. • Cold Beer on a Friday Night! Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band plays Zac Brown, Buffett and Chesney, Friday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30. • Friday Night Fever featuring Peter Mazzaei’s The N.Y. Bee Gees, Friday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$35.


Concerts at Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington. Reservations recommended: 631-3850373 or • Pianist Joyce Yang performs Sunday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 adult; $25 seniors; $20 members; $10 student

SOCIAL/SUPPORT/ 12-StEP Parkinson’s Disease Support

New American Parkinson’s Disease Association support group meets June 3, 1:30- 2:30 p.m. at Brandywine Senior Living Independent Living building, 2nd floor TV Room; 70 Pinelawn Road Melville. RSVP before May 25 by calling APDA at 631-862-3560.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope so that they may stay sober and help others to recover from alcoholism. Call 631-654-1150 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.-Saturday, or visit for information and a meeting list.

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