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NSIDE IGreenlawn Filmmaker MUSIC

Actor, Theater Star Aaron Tveit Coming To Village 3

Community Chef’s Table To Help Feed Hungry Kids 5

The foodies ‘Old School,’ Fresh Flavor At Milito’s


travel Top Spots For A 3-Day Winter Getaway 13

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Resident develops passion for photography


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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Jano Tantongco

Is Spring Here Yet?

Serial Burglar

Mother Nature unyielding… Long

Island or his memory and commemorate the 100-year experienced the wrath of mother nature this past anniversary of his birth, she had a passage carved into a granite cliff near Mazinaw week, as a warm Wednesday turned into a blizLake in 1919 bearing these zard Thursday. While many words: “My foothold is tenon’d were lucky enough to clear their IN THE KNOW and mortis’d in granite, / I driveways with snowblowers, WITH AUNT ROSIE laugh at what you call dissoluothers worked tirelessly to tion, / And I know the amplitude shovel the hefty amounts of snow. Of course, of time.” In other words, the proAunt Rosie was not included in either of those found Whitman spoke to the enduring will of the groups. My brittle bones would snap going up against that heavy snow. As usual, my neighbors human spirit that stands the test of time, long afhelped clear my driveway for $40. However, be- ter our own “dissolution.” As Walt’s legacy refore the storm hit, I made sure I was prepared by mains here, so does it live on in the rockface, coating the driveway with salt. Evenso, mother spanning the “amplitude of time.” natures ice still managed to progress on my walkGet ready for the playoffs… It’s playoff way and driveway. If that wasn’t enough, Sunday came with more sleet and snow. Although it was- time, ladies and gents. That’s right, the Blue Devn’t has bad as Wednesday, the roads were pretty ils, Colts, Cougars, Friars, Knights, Thunderbirds, icey, as I had to move at a snail's pace driving the Tornadoes, Seahawks, Tigers and Wildcats are all Buick. I think we can all agree that we hope the in the midst of crunch time this winter season as past blizzard will be the last of the winter season. big games, meets and matches unfold over the next month. Who are you rooting for? I personally don’t Spring can’t come soon enough! have a favorite and hope that all of our schools beThe amplitude of time… Here in Hunting- come state champions -- yes, I know, that’s probaton we regularly recognize one of America’s most bly not all that realistic, but a girl can dream. To reeminent and prolific poets. From the Walt Whit- alistically keep up with all of the teams, however, man Birthplace Association to his visage at the flip to the sports section in this week’s issue. top of our newspaper’s cover, he will always have a home in our town. However, our neighbors to (Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have the north also have a monument to the great comments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening in your neck of the woods, write to me today and writer. Just as us here, Flora MacDonald Denison, let me know the latest. To contact me, drop a an Ontario-based inn owner, considered Whitman line to Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 a favorite of her’s, a writer who wrote eloquently Wall Street, Huntington NY 11743. Or try the eand explicitly of the ideals of democracy. To hon- mail at

Photo Of The Week Students Bring ‘Shrek’ To Stage

Earlier this month, 83 fifth graders across the Half Hollow Hills School District brought “Shrek The Musical Jr.” to the Eugene Orloff Theater at High School East. The production was part of the district’s Hills On Stage program, which was began 15 years ago as a means to give fifth graders the chance to gain hands-on experience in performing arts, theater, music and dance.

A 23-year-old Huntington Station man was arrested at around 4:53 a.m. on Feb. 8 as a suspect in a string of alleged burglaries spanning Feb. 7-8. Police said he entered several locations in Huntington Station on five occasions, stealing cash and a vaporizer pen. He also attempted to steal a register, according to police. He was charged with five counts of third-degree burglary.

Too Eager To Quit A 23-year-old Patchogue woman was arrested in Huntington Station at around 6:28 p.m. on Feb. 7 for allegedly stealing a pack of Nicorette gum from the CVS Pharmacy on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station, police said. She was charged with petit larceny.

Possessing Drugs A 22-year-old Dix Hills man was arrested at around 11:23 p.m. on Feb. 7 for allegedly possessing drugs on East 22nd Street in Huntington Station, according to police. He was found with a quantity of a controlled substance, as well as marijuana, police said. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Narcotics And Knuckles Police said a 32-year-old Richmond man was arrested on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station at around 11:32 p.m. for possessing metal knuckles and oxycodone, as well as giving police a different name other than his own. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and false personation.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK Alissa Rosenberg

“Four and a half years ago I didn’t even know I wanted to take pictures. So, for me, I feel like this is a huge marker in my life, to have a solo show like this and to look around and say, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that I did this.’”

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A 49-year-old Huntington Station man was arrested at around 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 6 for attempting to purchase a Rolex watch with a forged licensed and credit card at the Walt Whitman Shops. He was charged with third-degree grand larceny.

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y h p a r g o t o ph By Janee Law

For a family trip to Italy in summer 2012, Commack’s Alissa Rosenberg bought a Nikon point and shoot camera to document the trip. She soon fell in love with the world of photography. “My camera broke right after the trip and when I went to go bring it back, I decided to buy a real DSLR and I came home with my very first one,” Rosenberg, 46, said. “I remember sitting down, opening that box and thinking to myself, ‘Now I’m going to have to learn how to use this.’ ” Nearly five years later, Rosenberg has mastered the art of photography. She’s attended classes and workshops at Berger Bros Camera in Huntington and workshops at Hofstra University, while also brushing up on the craft through reading, and watching YouTube videos. “I can’t say that it was just natural,” said Rosenberg, who’s been working at the Oldfield Middle School and Harborfields High School as a speech language therapist for 14 years. “There’s so much that’s technical about it that evolves, but it was a huge learning curve and I really threw myself into it.” Forty-six of Rosenberg’s creative photographs are currently featured in a solo exhibit at the Harborfields Public Library (31 Broadway in Greenlawn). Rosenberg shot a variety of different photos, including portraits, perspective shots, landscapes, augmented reality and water drop. Since her talent emerged, Rosenberg has won several awards. One of the photos that garnered an award is “A Winter’s Tale,” which captured the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport during a snowstorm. With the ground and trees covered in white

Long Islander News photo/Janee Law

Hobby Develops Into Passion, Solo Exhibit

Alissa Rosenberg standing next to her award winning photography series “Perfectly Imperfect-Augmented Reality,” which is on display at the Harborfields Public Library. snow, the photograph provides an overlook of the boathouse and water. The photo received honorable mention in “The Long Island Life” juried exhibit in July 2016 at The Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, and won first place in the Berger Bros winter contest in 2015. In addition, her “Perfectly ImperfectAugmented Reality” photo series won third place

“A Winter’s Tale” by Alissa Rosenberg

in the “Lifestyle/Portrait” category of the International Photography Awards 2016. As part of her water drop photography series, the image “Pour Me Some Happy” won a certificate of recognition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s exhibit, which was juried by the assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art. Using a macro lens, the image features an image of a smiley face being refracted in a water drop from a solo cup. Since she picked up photography, Rosenberg said, she has found her creative outlet. “It challenges me because it’s not like you could just pick up a camera and take pictures like National Geographic photographers, you have to learn how to do things,” she added. “Every step of the way, there’s learning that goes on and it’s very exciting to me and it makes my brain think. The whole thing is one big, huge exciting adventure.” Now that her photographs are being featured at the Harborfields library for the month of February, Rosenberg said that having her art work on display in the community where she works is extra special to her. “It is a huge honor,” she said. “Four and half years ago I didn’t even know I wanted to take pictures. So, for me, I feel like this is a huge marker in my life, to have a solo show like this and to look around and say, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that I did this.’ ” The exhibit is on display for the month of February. A closing reception is scheduled to be held at the library on Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.


FILM Local Artist Debuts First Feature Film By Janee Law When Patricia Shih was a young girl, her talent for the arts blossomed with her first art award, which she won at 4 years old. Since then, she has been an award-winning singer-songwriter, written two books, worked as a stained glass artist, and is now expanding her talents to the world of film. The Huntington resident has produced a documentary called “Undocumented.” The film debuted to a pair of sold out audiences at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington last year. It will also be shown March 16, 2:30 p.m. at the Kaufman Astoria Studios Zukor Room in Queens as part of the Queens World Film Festival. Tickets for the festival are $15 and can be purchased at “I’m actually floored by it,” Shih, of Huntington, said. “I’ve applied to about 20 film festivals and the first response I got was an acceptance.” Shih operated as executive produc-

er for the 72-minute film, which Huntington’s Greg Blank also worked on as associate producer. The documentary is based on an autobiography, “Undocumented,” which was written by Dr. Harold Fernandez, of Huntington. It focuses on how Fernandez grew up in what was called the “murder capital of the world,” Medellin, Colombia. At a young age, Fernandez and his younger brother immigrated to the United States and lived “in the shadows” as undocumented immigrants. The film recounts his story as a young boy growing up in poverty to becoming a citizen of the United States and a top cardiovascular surgeon in New York. Shih met Fernandez through her husband, who was giving music lessons to Fernandez’ daughter. For one of her music videos, Shih used Fernandez’ son as a model and finally learned of his inspiring story through a story she had read. After congratulating Fernandez on the article, he

gave her a copy of his autobiography, which Shih couldn’t put down. “When I took it home a read it, I couldn’t put it down because the story is so extraordinary, it’s amazing, it’s scary, it’s sad, it’s triumphant, it’s inspirational, it’s all the things that would make a good movie,” Shih said. After asking Fernandez to do a documentary on his story, he gave her the go ahead and Shih began a kickstarter page in January 2016 to raise the funds for the film. The campaign raised $20,000 when it completed in April. From there, filming began in May and the film was complete in October. It debuted at the Cinema Arts Centre on Nov. 13, five days after the election. “We wanted it to come out before the election because immigration is an extremely hot topic right now and we were hoping that by viewing this film people’s hearts and minds would be touched by it,” Shih said.

Photos provided by Patricia Shih

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Patricia Shih, of Huntington, has combined her talent for the arts into film, developing her first feature film called “Undocumented.” “Because of the cinema’s scheduling we couldn’t debut it until after the election, which turned out to be okay because it’s an even hotter topic now with this administration, and the film is needed now more than ever.” Looking back at her journey as a first-time filmmaker, Shih said there were many challenges along the way. “There were plenty of times I didn’t know what I was doing and I probably could’ve have done things differently, but I loved every moment of it: reading his books, writing the script, interviewing people, getting images, finding music,” she said. “I think that though all the arts are great heartopeners and mind-openers, and I think film has a very special power because it combines all of it together.”


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y t i n u m m o c By Jano Tantongco

To become newly minted as an Eagle Scout, Eddie DePinter Jr. recently built a four-sided mahogany bench at Northport High School fit with a symbolic pear tree honoring late U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher Scherer, of East Northport. DePinter is a member of Troop 52 of East Northport, the very same branch with which Scherer once became an Eagle Scout. As DePinter, also of East Northport, progressed through the scout ranks, he got to know the Scherer family, which hails from East Northport. DePinter said that when he visited the Scherer’s home, his family told him that the late Marine was often likened to a pear tree. Scherer “was very tough and hearty, and he had character. That was one of the reasons why the Scherer’s wanted the pear tree,” DePinter said. The memorial stands just outside the athletic fields of the high school. DePinter’s father, Edmund, who also attained the rank of Eagle Scout,

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Eagle Scout’s Project Pays Homage To Fallen Marine

Suffolk Legislator Robert Trotta presents a proclamation to Eagle Scout Eddie DePinter Jr., for the creation of a memorial bench and pear tree in the memory of Northport native and fellow Eagle Scout Cpl. Christopher Scherer. said his son started in Boy Scouts when he was 5 years old. He was excited to see his son complete the same rite of passage, a threshold few Boy Scouts cross into. DePinter earned 31 merit badges, going above and beyond the necessary 21 badges to

make the cut for Eagle, Edmund said. “I’m very proud to see that he actually did it and put his mind to something. The project, that was all his idea,” Edmund said. DePinter said that he first conceived of the idea for his project with

some help from Herb McGrail, Eagle Scout advancement chairperson. At first, DePinter considered constructing two benches, but McGrail pushed him to take it a step further and build four benches. So, the Eagle Scout candidate decided to merge the ideas to create one four-sided bench. He then approached the Scherers with the question of what should be placed in the center, leading to the idea for the pear tree. Suffolk Legislator Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) recently commended DePinter’s project as “honorable” and awarded him a proclamation. “It’s a hard thing to accomplish. It takes a lot of work, a lot of time and a lot of effort,” Trotta said. “I always say it’s one of the favorite parts of my job. It gives me hope, to be honest with you.” Trotta said that only 4 percent of boy scouts go onto become Eagle Scouts, a distinction shared by greats like Neil Armstrong and several U.S. presidents. Trotta added, “It’s important that people recognize what their accomplishments are.”

y t i n u m m co Chef’s Table Event To Help Feed Hungry Kids By Jano Tantongco

James Tchinnis, executive chef and owner of Swallow restaurant in Huntington village, is teaming up with other Long Island chefs to help eradicate childhood hunger. “Having the luxury to come out and all of us being able to eat out for dinner, we were thinking it was time to give back,” Tchinnis said. “What could we do?” he asked. “The obvious fit for us, dealing with food, was a food charity. To me, the kids, they’re innocent victims in this all. It just breaks my heart thinking of some kids… and not knowing where their next meal is going to come from.” Tchinnis, along with five other chefs, will host a chef’s table featuring cocktails and dinner on Feb. 27 at Swallow, which is located at 366 New York Ave. Guests will be able enjoy the VIP treatment as each chef will present a course and visit tables to provide an intimate experience.

James Tchinnis, executive chef at and owner of Swallow restaurant in Huntington village. All proceeds from the event will go toward the No Kid Hungry campaign of nonprofit Share Our Strength, which aims to connect those in need with nutritious food while educating the public about this pressing need. One in five, or 13 million kids in the U.S. have issues with hunger, according to Share Our

Strength. On Long Island, almost 284,000 receive emergency food every year — or 65,000 people each week — with more than one third comprising of kids under 18. “The issue is not that there is no food in this country. The issue is that these people and kids don’t know where to get their food,” Tchinnis said. Before dinner, there will be a cocktail hour from 7-8 p.m. featuring three signature cocktails and live music. Tchinnis said the menu will be kept under wraps until the event, but he did go elaborate on the order of the chef presentations. First up will be Stephan Bogardus, of North Fork Table & Inn; then Tchinnis himself will follow second; third will be Marc Anthony Bynum, of Hush Bistro; next will be Kent Monkan, of Wild Goose; then Michael Psilakis, of MP Taverna; and the night will be topped off with dessert by Kate Snider, of Cantine. Tickets for the event are $200. For reservations or information, call 631-547-5388.

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s e i d o o f the By Jano Tantongco

At Milito’s restaurant, it’s all about fresh ingredients, traditional Italian fare and a passion that can only come from a family-oriented mindset. Coming from families deeply entrenched in the restaurant industry, owner and head chef Emilio Valle and general manager Frank Morello run Milito’s with a bond of more than 30 years of collective experience. The families often worked hand in hand to serve up fine dining for their faithful customers, they said. Morello recalled being born and raised in the business, taking the train as a child from Queens to Manhattan to visit his father Richard at the family’s restaurant, Richie’s II. “The richness of the restaurant business is what we do, and it all revolves around the family. Our happiness is our guests’ happiness,” Morello said. “We try our best. We do everything old school.” The passion is clear in Valle’s tireless, seven-days-a-week efforts. “I never get tired. I come back the next day with ideas. I love what I do,” Valle said. He added that the Huntington Station restaurant first opened up in September 2015 under the name La Spada, where Valle served as a partner and head chef. In taking the reins of

Long Islander News photos/Jano Tantongco

‘Old School,’ Fresh Flavor At Milito’s

Frank Morello, left, general manager of Milito’s, and owner and head chef Emilio Valle have teamed up to bring together more than 30 years of experience in the fine art of Italian cuisine.

The Veal Carciofi brings together buttery cuts of veal scallopini sauteed topped with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in a lemon white wine sauce with almonds.

ownership, Valle changed the name to Emilio’s at first, but found some confusion with Emilio’s in Commack. Going back to his roots, he changed the name to Milito’s, a nickname given to him by his father and the name that most knew him as. From the biscotti, to the pasta, to the sauces, everything at Milito’s is homemade with a flavor full of care and artistry. As prospective diner’s walk into the restaurant, they’re treated to hints of old-world Italy. Fine wines line the walls and are perched next to masks fit for a masquerade ball. The décor creates a picturesque setting topped off by a hanging Mona Lisa, who may or may not be a bit envious of diners’ delights. To start, the antipasti combination of Lamb Arrosticini ($10.95) and Grilled Calamari ($13.95) is a strong starter to any meal as a unique union of land and sea. The lamb skewers

herb sauce with spinach. The hearty texture of the monkfish is reminiscent of lobster, and takes in the medley of herbal flavors of the dish. It’s all wrapped in a slice of prosciutto that will make any diner’s mouth water. As for the Veal Carciofi ($19.99), the dish brings together veal scallopini sauteed topped with artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in a lemon white wine sauce with almonds. The veal is almost buttery, and shines through with a bold citrus tones that just might send your tastebuds on a trip into a savory paradise. To top it all off, the homemade Napoleon cake serves as a delicious take on the French dessert. It features an especially flakey and puffy crust that’s an ideal backdrop for the freshly whipped cream. Topped with a raspberry drizzle, paired with strawberries and raspberries, the pastry’s richness is accented with bursts of fruity freshness.

are flavored with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary, while the calamari is coated with garlic-seasoned breadcrumbs and paired with assorted squash. The lamb is tender and well-portioned, and hits the diner with a zesty finish courtesy of the lemon spritz. The calamari is grilled to perfection, and enhanced with a tasty, sultry flavor from the garlic. Up next, the Cavatelli Foresteria ($16.95) is a hallmark of fine, homemade pasta that truly exemplifies Italian comfort food. The homemade cavatelli is paired with deliciously earthy mushrooms, chunks of prosciutto and mascarpone cheese in a light brown sauce. Topped with freshly ground black pepper, the occasional peppercorn adds an exuberance to a deeply satisfying dish. The Prosciutto Wrapped Monkfish ($30.95) featured medallions of Atlantic monkfish wrapped with prosciutto sauteed in a lemon, white wine

Milito’s Fine Italian Restaurant 315 Walt Whitman Road Huntington Station 631-824-6774

As a starter, the antipasti combination of Lamb Arrosticini and Grilled Calamari are a unique union of land and sea crafted with fresh ingredients and a blend of traditional herbs and spices.

The Cavatelli Foresteria certainly exemplifies Italian comfort food, offering up deliciously earthy mushrooms, chunks of prosciutto and mascarpone cheese in a light brown sauce.

Cuisine: Traditional Italian Atmosphere: Intimate and Upscale Price: Moderate to Expensive Hours: Monday- Thursday, 12 noon- 10p.m.; Friday: 12 noon11 p.m.; Saturday: 4-11 p.m.; Sunday: 4-10 p.m.


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H S I D E D I S 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.


Village Creperie Cafe in Huntington, above, serves classic French crepes alongside innovative and mouth-watering creations. COZY CAFES: Dash through the snow into a cozy cafe this winter Take refuge with a warm cup o’ Joe and delectable treat or savory lunch at one of these inviting eateries. Whether you choose from their breakfast, lunch/dinner, or vegan menu, everything at Batata Cafe (847 Fort Salonga Road, Northport; 631-7544439) is made to order. The daily deal gives you a half sandwich or wrap with a green salad or soup starting at $8.95. Enjoy a stack of cinnamon French toast, a hot-pressed panini, a fresh baked pastry, a salad or wrap, or slurp one of their daily special soups, like chicken and vegetable or red lentil and zucchini. Along with the coffee bar and all-fruit smoothies, Batata offers seasonal drink specials, including peppermint mocha latte and candy cane cocoa. Their new vegan menu boasts butternut squash mac-ncheese with roasted broccoli and tempeh bacun ($9.95), a Buddha bowl with kale, sweet potato, and quinoa with tahini dressing ($8.95), and rosewater pistachio cupcakes with buttercream frosting ($3.45). Stay a while and enjoy the artsy vibe and fresh fare of this local eatery. Check for menu changes and details. As for Village Creperie Cafe (335 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-423-3057), this casual European creperie serves classic French crepes alongside innovative and mouth-watering creations — which you can make gluten-free for just $1 extra. At the Village Creperie, the first decision of your day might be how to dress up the scrambled eggs in your breakfast crepe — maybe sausage, or Swiss cheese, or ham, or

veggies? Later in the day, whether you’re feeling sweet or savory, they’ve got both. Add two scoops of ice cream to creations like the Mona Lisa (apples, cinnamon, brown sugar) or the Dublin (Nutella, coconut and fresh bananas) for just $2 extra. Try a savory crepe (served with salad) like the Napoleon (ham and cheese), Santa Fe (beef, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms with teriyaki) or Mediterranean (mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, basil). Gourmet coffees and espresso drinks, cookies, linzer tarts, brownies and special order 20 layer crepe cakes are also available. Finally Sweetie Pies on Main (181 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; 631-3679500) is a cheery, country style coffee and pastry shop features treats from Georgio’s Coffee, the Good Batch of Brooklyn, Macaron Cafe, Blondie’s Bake Shop of Centerport, and more. Feast your eyes on the mini pies, raspberry linzer cookies, French donuts, quiches, apple crumb pie, caramel, macarons, espresso, coffee and tea on display, and then try to taste it all. While the winter weather is sure to keep you indoors while you munch and sip your snack, come back in the springtime to enjoy their outdoor seating on the porch with free WiFi available. CHANGING HOURS: Jonathan’s Ristorante (15 Wall St., Huntington) will be closed on Mondays through the end of March for an undisclosed reason. However, Jonathan’s will be offering 30-percent off all bottles of wine on Sundays and Tuesdays to help make the change an hours a little easier to swallow.

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 WHITE BEANS 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 SEARED SALMON FILLET 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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business Spotlight On

Huntington Businesses By Janee Law

Long Islander News photo/Janee Law

Intuition Helps Customers Celebrate Individuality

Intuition is a place for people to find their inner peace, to be in tune with their creativity and celebrate their individual uniqueness, owner Dana Livoti said. “This has always been my passion and my highest joy,” Livoti, 45, of Halesite, said. “I wanted to create this type of space where people can come together to meditate to experience different types of spiritual modalities, and explore their own spirituality.” Intuition’s two-year anniversary is approaching. The business first opened at 29 Main St. in Cold Spring Harbor in June 2015, and ever since has offered workshops and classes that range from medita-

Dana Livoti, owner of Intuition, opened the Cold Spring Harbor business nearly two years ago as a way for people to find their inner peace and celebrate their individual uniqueness. tion, astrology, intuitive development, psychic nights, channeling and gallery readings. “This space is the hub of everything that I do,” Livoti said. “It’s just a sacred space where people come together to truly feel at peace within themselves.”


Business After Hours At The Inn At Fox Hollow Make the most of a short month and join the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours held at The Inn at Fox Hollow on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Stop in any time, 6-8 p.m., to enjoy the beautiful venue, delicious refreshments and the chance to win a great raffle prize! This fun night of networking is a free benefit for chamber members and $20 for future-members. The Inn at Fox Hollow is a boutique hotel situated on 8 private acres of Long Island’s Gold Coast. It features 145 newly redecorated luxury suites and guests receive complimentary amenities, such as breakfast (daily), dinner (MondayThursday), area shuttle and WiFi. On property there is an outdoor

pool and hot tub, wine bar with lounge, fine dining restaurant, fitness center and meeting space for events with up to 60 guests. Adjacent to The Inn is the Fox Hollow Catering & Conference Center, which can accommodate large events with up to 300 guests. The Fox Hollow Restaurant, Catering & Hotel is truly an event destination where guests can celebrate and relax in one convenient location. For more info, visit For hotel reservations, call 516-224-8100 The Inn at Fox Hollow is located at 7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. For more information on all chamber events, visit, or call 631-423-6100.

Workshops and classes range $20-$35. Popular picks include “A Journey Into the Free Heart,” “Angelic Healing Circle,” and “What Is Your Cosmic Love Match?” In addition, Intuition also sells jewelry, gifts, crystals, essential oils, karmic alchemy, and clothing and accessories at The Shop at Intuition. With this, the unique light warrior design bracelets are handcrafted by Livoti herself and can also be sold through Etsy. “I have always been drawn to creating jewelry and making different unique pieces of jewelry that are one of a kind and that speak to the individual,” Livoti said. “All of the bracelets that I make, they’re all natural crystals that have different healing properties.” The shop is currently open Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m., but Livoti said customers can expect hours to be extended once spring arrives. Intuition also offers jewelry parties, which can be scheduled on case- by- case basis. For the past 19 years, Livoti has also been a first grade teacher at the Countrywood Primary Center in Huntington Station. She has written two children’s books, “There is Magic in Me” and “It Feels Good to be Me,” which seek to give children confidence and teach them to become empowered creators. Intuition also operates to promote local artists. During its open hous-

Open since June 2015, Intuition offers meditation and spiritual classes, along with jewelry, gifts, crystals, and essential oils. es, which are held every three months, the space features a variety of work from talented local artists, Livoti said. In regards to her position, Livoti said that she enjoys making people feel good about who they are. “Intuition celebrates the uniqueness of the individual,” she added. “I just love making people feel the inner peace within their hearts, and helping people to see that they create their own reality.”

Intuition 29 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor 631-245-5705


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Can IRS Waive IRA Rollover Deadline? By Jon L. Ten Haagen, CFP ®

This week we will stay with the IRA theme and another important part of taking distributions. We are getting close to the deadline for contributions to your 2016 IRA or ROTH. Why not consider doing your 2017 contribution now rather than waiting 15 months until April 2018. Get your money to work for you tax deferred. “Can the IRS waive the 60-day IRA rollover deadline?” Let’s take a look at the rules and how they apply. If you take a distribution from your IRA intending to make a 60-day rollover, but for some reason the funds don’t get to the IRA trustee in time, the tax impact can be significant. In general, the rollover is invalid, the distribution becomes a taxable event, and you’re treated as having made a regular, instead of a rollover, contribution to the new IRA. But all may not be lost. The 60-day requirement is auto-

matically waived if all of the following duced a third way to seek a waiver of apply: the 60-day requirement: Self-certificaThe financial institution actually tion. Under the new procedure, if receives the funds within you’ve missed the 60-day the 60-day rollover deadline, you can rollover period; You folsimply send a letter to the lowed the financial instituTHE EXPERT plan administrator or IRA tion’s procedures for trustee/custodian certifying depositing funds into the that you missed the 60-day IRA within the 60-day deadline due to one of 11 period; The funds are not deposited in specified reasons. To qualify, you an IRA within the 60-day rollover must generally make your rollover period solely because of an error on contribution to the employer plan or the part of the financial institution; IRA within 30 days after you are no The funds are deposited within one longer prevented from doing so. Also, year from the beginning of the 60-day there is no IRS fee. rollover period; And the rollover The downside of self-certification is would have been valid if the financial that if you’re subsequently audited, the institution had deposited the funds as IRS can still review whether your coninstructed. tribution met the requirements for a If you don’t qualify for this limited waiver. For this reason, some taxpayautomatic waiver, the IRS can waive ers may still prefer the certainty of a the 60-day requirement “where failure private letter ruling from the IRS. Now, give this a little taught – Would to do so would be against equity or good conscience,” such as a casualty, you rather pay out at least $10,000 to disaster, or other event beyond your the IRS or would you prefer to have reasonable control. However, you’ll your money moved trustee to trustee. need to request a private letter ruling They do all the work and you sit back from the IRS, an expensive proposi- and are sure you will not have a probtion – the filing fee alone is currently lem. There is no benefit or gain I can think of to be cute with the transfer of $10,000. Thankfully, the IRS has just intro- your IRA from one to the other.


If you have any questions please give us a shout. We are here to give you clarification. Thank you for all your kind words to me about your enjoyment in reading these articles. Have a great year of health, happiness and prosperity. Huntington’s Jon L. Ten Haagen, CFP, runs Ten Haagen Financial Services, Inc., a fullservice independent financial planning firm, and he is here to answer your questions. In this bi-monthly column, Ten Haagen will answer your financial questions and help you with his expert financial advice. Don’t be shy, our expert is here for you, so feel free to ask away! Email your questions to today, and let our expert help you. *Ten Haagen is an Investment Advisor Representative offering securities and advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member of FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment advisor. He is also an active community member, serving on several nonprofit boards and as executive officer of the Greater Huntington Boating Council. **BACK IN HUNTINGTON: The offices of Ten Haagen Financial Services, Inc. have moved back to 191 New York Ave., Huntington. Friends and clients are welcome to stop by, check out the new office and share a cup of coffee with the expert!

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First Time Buyer Seminar


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage are holding a First Time Buyer Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at Panera Bread (345 Main St., Huntington) in the rear dining room. Complimentary refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 631-427-6600.

Hard Luck Café

Singer-songwriters Jon Shain and Jessy Tomsko perform at the Cinema Arts Center (423 Park Ave., Huntington) on Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Shain is known for combining improvised Piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Tomsko is a versatile vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and composer with an ever-expanding folk genre. Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Center on the day of the performance (no advance tickets for this event). Members $10, others $15.

Enjoy an evening with Beaucoup Blue and an opening set by Wild Ginger on Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. as part of the Northport Art Coalition’s StarLight Coffeehouse (St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport). Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia-based father and son duo David and Adrian Mowry. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful and innovative style is woven with rich harmonies and captivating guitar work. A cappella trio Wild Ginger of Candice Baranello, Caren Jacobs and Maureen Keelty will perform a repertoire that spans the globe. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Purchase tickets online at

Orchestra’s Winter Concert

The Northport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Hyman, will present a free concert at Northport High School (154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport) on Friday, Feb. 17, 8-9:30 p.m. Featured pieces are Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D, and Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.

SATURDAY Drop-In Meditation

Join a guided meditation with Certified Clinical Meditation teacher Liza Johnson at the Huntington Public Library Main Branch (338 Main St., Huntington) on Saturday, Feb. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. No experience is necessary. Instruction will be given. Open to all, no registration required.

SUNDAY As You Wish

On Sunday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m., the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., Huntington) is showing “The Princess Bride” – free for kids 12 and under ($7

Puppy Love

Paint the Town Studio (17 Green St., Suite 6, Huntington) is offering a kids class for ages 6 and up (kids under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult). Come Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and paint a puppy on an 11x14 canvas. Cost is $25. Register online at or call 631683-5788 for more information

WEDNESDAY Business After Hours

FRIDAY Mosey On Down For A Bluesy Night

Open to grades 6-12. Register online at

Mosey On Down For A Bluesy Night Enjoy an evening with Beaucoup Blue and an opening set by Wild Ginger on Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. as part of the Northport Art Coalition’s StarLight Coffeehouse (St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport). Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia-based father and son duo David and Adrian Mowry. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful and innovative style is woven with rich harmonies and captivating guitar work. A cappella trio Wild Ginger of Candice Baranello, Caren Jacobs and Maureen Keelty will perform a repertoire that spans the globe. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Purchase tickets online at for members, $12 for public). An enchanting classic the whole family will love, “The Princess Bride” (1987) is known for several eternally hilarious one-liners. The film opens with a grandfather (Peter Falk) reading to his sick grandson (Fred Savage) about a farmhand named Westley (Cary Elwes), and his companions, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) from the odious Prince Humperdinck.

Birding Basics for Beginners

This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and their adaptations on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve (25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor). Bring binoculars. Approximately one mile; much sitting. Adults only. $4 per person. Space is limited, so register by calling 631-423-1770.

Classical Concert

On Sunday, Feb. 19, 4 p.m., renowned pianist Vassily Primakov and friends return to Ridotto (Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington) for “Franz Schubert: Variations on a Theme.” Featuring the Trout Quintet Op. 114, Waltzes and Dances for piano solo, and other chamber works. Call 631-385-0373 or visit for tickets ($30; $25 for seniors, $20 for members, $10 for students).


BAH events are effective networking programs hosted by Huntington Chamber of Commerce members that allow the host to invite fellow chamber members to their place of business and highlight the work and company. Hosted at The Inn at Fox Hollow (7755 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury) on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m. Free for Huntington Chamber members, $20 for future chamber members. Register online at


Old-Fashioned County Auction

Discover hundreds of items and bargains galore an at old-fashioned country auction. The event will feature antiques, collectibles, artwork and more. Led by auctioneer Pat Meares at the Union United Methodist Church (1018 Pulaski Road, East Northport) on Saturday, Feb. 25. Viewing starts at 9 a.m. and the auction starts at 10 a.m. Dealers welcome. For more information call 631-261-1303.

Pet Food Drive President’s Week Camp

The Chai Center (501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills) is hosting a Winter Wonderland-themed camp for ages 3-6 this President’s Week. Daily themes will be based on classic children’s books, such as “The Snowy Day,” “The Mitten” and “Bear Snores On.” There will be corresponding art, music and other activities. Camp runs Feb. 20-24, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Call 631-351-8672, or log on to, for more info.

Winter Wonderland

Stay warm inside the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery (1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor) while making your own snow that won’t melt on Monday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 516-6926768 for more information.

TUESDAY Samurais Unite

Got what it takes to be a samurai? Find out at The Art of Kendo and Taiko Drumming program on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Huntington Public Library’s Huntington Station branch (1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station). Don’t miss this hands-on education in Bushido-Samurai culture. Join us afterwards for the Anime/Manga Club to keep the discussion going.

Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro is again joining Long Island Cares in “going to the dogs” by hosting a pet food drive now through April 14. While 5-pound and 10-pound bags of dog and cat food, canned food, kitty litter and new pet toys are most needed, all pet nourishments are welcome including food for hamsters, fish, birds and ferrets. Items may be dropped off at D’Amaro’s district office (130 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. As per health code requirements, all pet food must be unopened and in original packaging. For more information, call 631-854-4433.

Free Tax Help

Bethpage Federal Credit Union will have a mobile site every Tuesday through April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help for low-to-moderateincome (generally $55,000 and below) individuals and families. Bilingual tax assistance is available. Call HHHCL at 631-421-4530 for more information.

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Cold Spring Harbor Library

95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. • Local actress and Take 2 Actor’s Studio owner, Regina Schneider, will teach you the fundamentals of acting in an acting workshop Fridays through March 24, 1-3 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. • Snacks & a Movie: Showing of “The Secret Life of Pets” (PG; 87 min) on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.

Commack Public Library

Please note that the 18 Hauppauge Road, Commack location is currently under construction. The temporary location address is 6243 Jericho Turnpike, Commack. Event locations may be affected. Call 631-499-0888. • Snowman Mason Jar Luminary: Come on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-7 p.m. and create this cute, snowy craft to light up your room throughout the winter. Open to grades 6-12. Register online.

Deer Park Library

44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-5863000.

Elwood Public Library

3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631499-3722. • Penguins of the Arctic: Enjoy readings of penguin stories and make a penguin out of a sock. Takes place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:15-5 p.m. Open to grades K-5. Register online • Dance Therapeutics: For those concerned about past or current medical conditions and the ability to exercise, this fun, dance-based fitness program developed by physical therapists may be the way to go. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a water bottle to class on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-12 noon. In-person registration and a fee are required. Contact the library to register.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. • 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 Melville branch during the month of February. Flags will be disposed of in a ceremony that is befitting their status.

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-7574200. • Blood Drive on Friday, Feb. 17. Blood

Samurais Unite Got what it takes to be a samurai? Find out at The Art of Kendo and Taiko Drumming program on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Huntington Public Library’s Huntington Station branch (1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station). Don’t miss this hands-on education in Bushido-Samurai culture. Join us afterwards for the Anime/Manga Club to keep the discussion going. Open to grades 6-12. Register online at donors must be at least 16 years old (with signed permission form), weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. If you have any questions about your medical eligibility, call Long Island Blood Services at 1-800-688-0900. E at your regular mealtimes and drink plenty of fluids. Walk-ins are welcome, or call the Reference Desk at 631-7574200 to make an appointment between 1-7 p.m.

Huntington Public Library

Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631421-5053. • Station branch: Prepare for a food fight! Cupcake Wars takes place Wednesday, Feb. 22, 4-5 p.m. for grades 6-12. Compete against other teens as you create the ultimate cupcake. • Main branch: Published author Terry Tomasino mentors students in grades 6-12 to improve their writing skills using guided imagery and other exercises. Takes place every Tuesday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Northport-East Northport Library

Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-2616930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. • East Northport branch: Poetry Readers: Join local resident Bob Little and share the visions of life detailed by some of the most eminent and some of the lesser-known poets in the English language. Be sometimes surprised and always enlightened by what is found. Open to all. Takes place each Thursday, 2:30 p.m., through March 23.

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. • Saturday Night Series 2017 continues on Saturday, Feb. 18 with the Northport Jazz Band. Shows start at 7 p.m. South Huntington cardholders can get free tickets. Print them online, call 631549-4411 or get them in person at the Circulation Desk. Tickets are valid until 6:50 p.m., when non-ticket holders will be seated, if there is space.


Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaarts- 631-423-7611. • Join legendary stage and screen star Joel Grey for a rare screening of Bob Fosse’s breathtakingly original musical drama, “Cabaret” (1972), featuring Grey in his Academy Award winning role as the Master of Ceremonies. The event on Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. will also include a discussion and signing of Grey’s revealing memoir, a copy of which is included with each ticket. Tickets available online at $49 for members, $59 for public.

John W. Engeman Theater

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


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. 631-4625400. • The 58th Long Island Artists Exhibition takes place Feb. 18-March 21 with a reception on Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-3 p.m. Out of 667 works of art submitted for consideration, Exhibition Jurors Elizabeth Denny and Robert Dimin selected 60 works to display in the gallery.

B. J. Spoke Gallery

299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 631-5495106. • The Poetry in Motion exhibit will be open through Feb. 26, featuring works by B.J. Spoke artist members. Each artist will select or write a poem that resonates with their work or create a new work of art inspired by a favorite poem.

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

FEBRUARY 16-22, 2017 • 11 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. • Make Your Own Ice Cream: Make your own tasty treat on Tuesday and Wednesday Feb. 21-22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring gloves. • Slippery, Slimy Science: Make your own gooey slime on Feb. 23-24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-3418. Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. (closed Monday). Admission $6 adults, $5 children and seniors. • Exhibits: If I Were a Whaler explores a whaler’s life for family audiences. Thar She Blows: Whaling History on Long Island explores one of the region’s most important industries. • Arctic Explorers Camp takes place Tuesday, Feb. 21-Friday, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Explore the frosty seas through games, crafts and experiments. Snacks served-bring lunch! Grades K-3. Crew Leaders: Grades 4-5. CITs: Grade 8 and up.

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. • Portfolio Members Exhibition: Andrea M. Gordon & Rosalie Frost ongoing through Saturday, Feb. 25.

Green River Gallery

117 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Thursday 12 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 631-692-8188. • Ongoing exhibit of Eric Sloane oil paintings. Some new works from one of the premier Gold coast artists from the mid-20th century. • Next show March 19 featuring mostly landscapes by Long Island photographer Adam Cooper. Opening reception with wine and cheese from 1-4 p.m. Free admission.

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 (Continued On Page 12)

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(Continued From Page 11) Vena, Matt Mrowka, Michael Hayes, JoKa, Erica Calardo, Scott Grimando, Alessandra Maria, June Leeloo, Joseph Weinreb and Brian Viveros, through Feb. 19.

Birding Basics For Beginners This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and their adaptations on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve (25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor). Bring binoculars. Approximately one mile; much sitting. Adults only. $4 per person. Space is limited, so register by calling 631-423-1770.

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: MondayFriday. 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: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; most Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. 631-423-6010. • Specializing in custom picture framing, delivery and installation, custom mirrors, blown glass, fine art, photography and more.

Huntington Arts Council

Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m. 631-2718423. • Huntington Arts Council presents The Human Condition juried Photography Show through Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Main Street Gallery (213 Main Street, Huntington. Photography show juried by Marc Josloff. Featuring artists: Alex Atkinson, Shain Bard, Stephen Bitel, Wendy Curtis, Doris Diamond, James Dima, Frank Esposito, Ken Farrell, Alyssa Fox, Joanna Gazzola, Bill Grabowski, Teri Herzog, Germaine Hodges, Geraldine Hoffman, Warren Jacobson, Kenny Ng, Niki Kniffin, Herb Knopp, William Mac Millan, Joseph Manor, Stan Mehlman, John Micheals, Jean Miller, Kenny Ng, Alan Richards, Jim Sabiston, Max Schauder, Paul Schmid, Susan Silkowitz, Christina Stow, Donald Thiergard, William Von Gonten, Pamela Waldroup, Joan Weiss.

Huntington Historical Society

Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop,

434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631427-7045, ext. 401. • Weaving With Wine returns on Wednesday, March 8, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Conklin Barn (2 High St., Huntington). Bring wine and come learn the ancient art of weaving. Members $35, others $40. Please contact Wendy Andersen at 631-427-7045 ext. 404 or email

Northport Arts Coalition

A non-profit coalition in support of the arts. PO Box 508, Northport. • Daniel Gale Art Shows: Six week solo exhibits, free and open to the public. Visual artwork by NAC artists on display and for sale at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty (77 Main St., Northport). Andrea M. Gordon, Photography now through March 4. • Poets in Port: Free poetry readings and open mic at Caffe Portofino (249 Main St., Northport) at 7:30 p.m. The audience is encouraged to bring their poems and participate.Continues on Friday, Feb. 24 with featured poet Ed Stever.

Northport Historical Society Museum

215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. • “History Takes a (Winter) Vacation”: An interactive workshop facilitated by Huntington-Oyster bay Audubon Society Naturalists. Campers will learn about Long Island bird life, make their own birdfeeders and create their own Bird of Northport painting. Takes place Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon. Camp cost is $60 for both days for members and $70 for both days for non-members. Snacks will be served. Suggested age is 10 and up. See to register.

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. • Women’s History Month: A Female Perspective. Curated by Sherry Dooley. This curated group show will feature diverse female artists from around the country including Sueey

Gutierrez, Kat Ryalls, Rondi Casey, Dorothy A. Holmes, and more. Opening reception on Saturday, March 11, 6-9 p.m.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

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

Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; SaturdaySunday, 11-4 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-4275240. • Make a Dreamcatcher on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. $12 per child, ages 9 and up. Call 631-427-5240 ext. 113 to register.

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Folk Music Society of Huntington

First Saturdays concert are held at Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Dr., Centerport. Other venues as noted. Tickets and info at • Joe Crookston performs on Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy Joe as he stands on stage holding his Martin OM 28, stompin’ his foot, singing songs about ruby red dresses, drunk roosters, ex-slaves, window washers, Polish Immigrants, Tinian Island, rutabagas and the cycles of life & death.

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • A Tribute to U2 & Coldplay: Featuring Unforgettable Fire & 42 on Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$35.


Concerts at Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington. Reservations recommended: 631-3850373 or • Reconstruction of an Era on Sunday, March 19, 4 p.m. Central in Ridotto is an authentic work on paper by French painter Sonia Delaunay. Her work was an inspiration for a generation of artists. Works by Nadia Boulanger, Stravinsky, Satie and Debussy are performed by Ayako Oshima, clarinet, Nurit Pacht, violin, and Evelyn Luest, piano, with puppetry by Artie Poore.

VOLUNTEER OPP ORTUNITIES 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 631-470-6922, or visit

StarLight Coffeehouse

Be A Museum Docent

Every third Friday from October to May at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main Street, Northport. 631-6633038. Shows at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets vary per artist and are available at • On Friday, Feb. 17, catch Beaucoup Blue, the father and son duo of David and Adrian Mowry. Their music is steeped in Americana, influenced by blues, folk, soul, R&B, jazz, country, and bluegrass.

Five Towns Performing Arts Center

305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. 631-656-2110. • Performances of Time Stands Still, a play by Donald Margulies about changing relationships that revolves around a photo journalist and her reporter boyfriend, set for Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, avail-

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

Send us your listings Submissions must be in by 5 p.m. 10 days prior to publication date. Send to Community Calendar at 14 Wall Street, Huntington, NY 11743, or e-mail to


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travel How do you spend a three-day weekend? Winter brings long holiday weekends, so don’t spend them at home, get out and explore. Here are six weekend getaways that bring out the best in winter, courtesy of Where: Downtown Buffalo Why it’s better: Canalside, spicy wings and Shea’s Do not fear the lake-effect snow – winter is when Buffalo shines brightest. Canalside’s revitalization brings out the best in art, food and fun; think ice bikes, skating and free events, including artistry courtesy of Albright-Knox. While inside, cozy up at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, where there are live musicals, plays and films. Where: Ellicottville Why it’s better: Holiday Valley, downtown and craft brews The exceptional thing about Ellicottville is that it makes winter fun for skiers and non-skiers alike. Thrillseekers get their kicks on Holiday Valley’s ski slopes, tubing chutes and mountain coaster. Others who prefer the peace and tranquility of the great indoors can find their niche at Oasis Spa, Ellicottville Brewing Co. or any of the art galleries, boutiques and eateries lining downtown. And there are ski discount packages available from the Inn at Holiday Valley. Where: Lake Placid Why it’s better: Olympic skiing, bobsleds and downtown Anything is possible here, just ask witnesses to the “1980 Miracle on


Winter Getaways For A 3-Day Weekend

Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New Paltz is a product of 19th century architecture. Ice” hockey victory. Home to Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid takes winter beyond the ski slopes to beer sampling at Lake Placid Brewery, spa therapy at Mirror Lake Inn and hiking past frozen waterfalls at High Falls Gorge. For a fix of Olympic glory, ice skate the Oval, shred at the Olympic Bobsled Experience or, on a clear day, ride the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the Olympic Jumping Complex, where freestyle ski trips are as jaw-dropping your view of the Adirondack Mountains. Where: Montauk Why it’s better: Open beaches, hotel discounts, wine and craft beer. It’s understandable to delay a trip out east because of prices and crowds. Luckily, the off-season deals at Montauk Manor or Gurney’s Inn Resort & Spa make vacation a reality, without breaking the bank. Whether its exploring the seaside beauty of

With the off-season in full swing, a trip to Montauk to take in sights like the Montauk Lighthouse, above, can be enjoyed on the cheap.

Whiteface Mountain in upstate Lake Placid offers plenty of slopes for skiers to enjoy. Montauk Point State Park or hiking Camp Hero, it’s clear that “The End” is something special. Must-see spots include Montauk Lighthouse and Montauk Brewing Company, where visitors enjoy craft brews like the Wave Chaser IPA. Plus, the off-season offers the pleasure of Long Island vineyards without the summer crowds – so get a taste at Wölffer Vineyard or Channing Daughters Winery. Where: New Paltz Why it’s better: Mohonk Mountain House, The Gunks, XC skiing The Shawangunk Ridge has a peculiar gravity, one that speaks to all travelers, through its boundless might, which can be experienced via snowshoe or cross-country skiing at Mohonk Preserve. Nature is reflected in every inch of Mohonk Mountain

House, where its 19th century architecture and luxurious spa only adds to the cultural richness of the village. Where: Syracuse Why it’s better: ‘Cuse basketball, skating, the MOST Known as the “Official Home of Winter,” downtown Syracuse is the place to be this year. Sports fan or not, Syracuse University basketball is legendary and the team’s games at the Carrier Dome usually keep fans on the edge of their seats. Destiny USA can fill a whole day on its own – check out Pole Position Raceway, WonderWorks and The Amazing Mirror Maze. And for the kids, let them find their inner science wiz at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), or ice skate on Clinton Square.

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In Spring

Modern Broadway Tunes With Aaron Tveit

It looks like a kind of hysteria the forsythia yelling like adolescent girls out for a joyride in somebody’s convertible watch out watch out watch out the tulips especially the red ones crooning sweetheart confess you want to put us in your mouth

SPOTLIGHT Walt Whitman

By Jano Tantongco

the magnolia declaring I am southern and I am fat do you have a problem with that why the tumult I ask them don’t pretend you don’t know they reply

Alicia Ostricker Princeton, 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.

y t i n u m m co Photo by Steve Silverman

Honoring Decades Of Fire Service

The Centerport Fire Department recently honored ex-Centerport Fire Deparment Chief William “Bill” Wamp for his 65 years of dedicated service. Wamp was presented with an engraved firefighter’s axe and an anniversary cake that was shared by the membership. Wamp joined the Centerport Fire Department in 1952 and was assigned to Engine Company Two. He served as company lieutenant and captain, and was later elected to assistant chief and then chief of the department in 1979, and

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again in 1981. Wamp was also a 20year member of the Centerport Rescue Squad. Under Wamp’s leadership as chief, the department battled a massive fire that destroyed Linck’s Log Cabin in 1981, a landmark restaurant for over 50 years that closed a year and a half earlier. The presentations were made by Centerport fire chiefs Tom Boyd, Rich Miltner and Andy Heglund. They were joined by Wamp’s son Mike, an ex-Deputy Chief of the Florham Park Fire Department in New Jersey.

The multi-talented Aaron Tveit will showcase his singing abilities on Feb. 25 as he blends the flavor of Broadway with pop styling and a dash of contemporary flair that will resound in the halls of The Paramount. In addition to his powerfully poignant voice, Tveit is also an accomplished actor in the realms of theater, television and film. Most recently, he starred in the CBS comic-thriller satire, “BrainDead,” in which he played Gareth, a legislative director to a top Republican senator, who saves the world from extraterrestrials that have taken over the minds of elected officials. His has also held roles in television shows “Graceland,” “The Good Wife,” “Body of Proof,” “Ugly Betty” and “Law and Order: SVU.” On Broadway, he played the lead role of Frank Abagnale Jr. in “Catch Me If You Can.” He also played and created the role of “Gabe” in the Broadway rock musical, “Next to Normal,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For his work in the musical, he also earned the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance. As for his filmography, he played the role of Enjolras in “Les Miserables” alongside Anne

Genre-spanning actor and Broadway singer Aaron Tveit is set to dazzle audiences with his Feb. 25 performance at The Paramount. Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Doors for Tveit’s show at The Paramount open at 7 p.m., and the show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or from and range $20-$115.

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