Huntington Weekly - 7/28/16 Edition

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NSIDE IGreenlawn Filmmaker COMMUNITY ‘Pokemon Go’ Has Business Booming


ART High School Gets Mural Makeover


music Black Map, Chevelle Ready For Huntington 9

FOODIES Beer, Burgers Galore At Christopher’s

MAMMA MIA! 10 Newest Show Opens At John W. Engeman Theater In Northport


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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Jano Tantongco

Summer Flies By

Fake Gun, Real Threat

End of summer, back to school… Monday

Don’t be surprised if you don’t see me out and will be ringing in the first day of August! I know about through the month of August, as I will be on my couch supporting our what you’re thinking: Where did the summer dedicated athletes competing go!? With several thunderoverseas. storms in July, tanning sessions IN THE KNOW have been limited. and now we WITH AUNT ROSIE July… After walking by our have a month left of good neighboring store on Wall weather before the chilly weather starts to come Street, I chucked at its chalkin. For some, that means it’ll be time to head board sidewalk sign, which reads, “June’s Over? back to school. Whether it’s those incessant Julying.” It also reminded me to continue our commercials for back to school shopping, or spotlight on the etymology behind our months, parents enforcing better sleep schedules, it’s let’s now take a look at July before it's over. hard to fight the inevitable. For an old gal like Though many of the months have a Roman orime, I don’t have to worry about such things, but gin, July might just be the hallmark, being I will say that going to school is more fun than named after statesman and general Julius Caesar. dealing with adult problems. So, to all those Though not technically an emperor, he ushered youngins out there, enjoy this time while you in the system of dictatorship that replaced the can because before you know it you’ll be graduRoman republic, then being assassinated shortly ating and having to face one of life’s biggest after. It is because of him that the year now challenges, finding a job. bears 365 days, with the advent of his Julian Summer Olympics time…With August around Calendar, which was adapted into the modern Gregorian calendar, which we still use today, acthe corner, it’s time to wear the flashing colors of red, white and blue, set up the best sound sys- cording to the blog. Before the Julian Calendar, a special month consisting of tem for your television set and organize exciting 27 or 28 days called Intercalans was added in parties with your buddies to watch USA every two years after Feb. 23. The remaining Olympians face off in the 2016 Rio Olympic five days of February were then omitted. It Games. Starting Aug. 5, the games will feature seems that the picture behind the months and swimming, gymnastics, basketball, soccer and our year becomes clearly with each passing more. In addition, Northport’s very own Allie month! Long will also be at the games competing with the U.S. Women's National soccer team. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited to watch (Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have them vie for another championship. I’m also excomments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening cited for swimming because who wouldn’t want in your neck of the woods, write to me today and to watch a competition featuring shirtless men, let me know the latest. To contact me, drop a line to Aunt Rosie, c/o The Long-Islander, 14 am I right ladies? But besides that, swimming is Wall Street, Huntington NY 11743. Or try the eone of the most intense competitions to watch mail at during the games since it’s all about speed. Send a photo of your pre-school age child along with a brief anecdotal background and we’ll consider it for “Baby Faces.” Include baby’s full name, date of birth, hometown and names of parents and grandparents. Send to: Baby of the Week, c/o LongIslander, 14 Wall St., Huntington, NY 11743. Please include a daytime phone number for verification purposes. Or email

A 37-year-old Huntington man was arrested at around 5 p.m. on July 19 at a West Jericho Turnpike residence for allegedly pointing an imitation assault rifle at another man. Police said that the man, who also had an active bench warrant, threatened to use it against the other. He was charged with second-degree menacing with a weapon.

A Punch And A Bite A 21-year-old Huntington Station man was arrested for allegedly punching a woman and biting a security guard at around 9:53 p.m. on July 17 at a store on New York Avenue. Police said the woman asked him to leave the store, then the man punched her in the left side of the face. A security guard charged at him, and the two became involved in a struggle in which the man bit the arm of the security guard, according to police. The man was arrested and charged with two counts of thirddegree assault. The guard was taken to Huntington Hospital.

Gift Card Scam Police said that a worker at Thai Green Leaf at 1969 Jericho Turnpike in Elwood allegedly fell victim to a phone scam at around 5 p.m. on July 13. Police explained that the worker receiving a call from someone claiming they were with PSE&G who said the business ran over their electric bill. The scammer then demanded the worker to clear the balance by pay with $1,000 in iTunes gift cards. The worker complied and sent over two $500 gift cards.


Laptops Lifted

“We saw ‘Mamma Mia!’ probably 14 years ago in New York, and the quality here was just fabulous. I think the closing was the best, when everybody is up on their feet and dancing. It was so fun. They never let us down when we come here.”

Police said an unknown person broke the passenger window of a 2015 Subaru parked on Commack Road in Dix Hills at around 2:45 a.m. on July 15 and stole a laptop inside. Additionally, an unknown person stole a laptop from a 2015 Ford F-150 parked at a boat marina on West Shore Road in Elwood.

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community Smartphone Game Invades Huntington, Has Business Booming landmarks and memorials, requiring players to be out and about in order to check in to reap more Pokémon and Traveling north from their in-game items. Other hotspots, such Commack homes, Ryan Lally and as the one Lally and Rayfield were at, Mike Rayfield found themselves in are known as gyms, which is where Northport Village last week. players battle their monsters against The pair, posted up near the each other in order to take over more Northport World War II Memorial territory and gain experience points outside of the village park, stared at for their avatar to level up. their illuminated smartphone screens, After taking over the gym at the concentrating and tapping rapidly. memorial, Rayfield, 25, explained With a shout and a cheer, Lally and that players must battle the current Rayfield celebrated. They had taken defending Pokémon with six of their over one of the many locations own. The winner gets to claim the spread across town that are a hotspot territory. Rayfield left one of his for players of “Pokémon Go,” a free- Pokémon to stand watch and take on to-play smartphone game that has any challengers. recently taken the world -- and most “It’s going to get taken back,” of Huntington -- by storm. Lally, 22, added. “They all get taken The concept is simple: Create an over quick.” avatar in the game, but walk around He was right, within minutes the the real world to find and collect gym changed hands several times. Pokémon, a group of 151 fictional Rayfield said he trekked from monsters, roaming the many streets, Commack to Northport in order to parks and piers. search for the rarer Pokémon. There are also various hotspots, call “It’s that serious,” he said. Back them Pokéstops, situated on top of home, he added, more of the common Pokémon are found, but Northport has been known to house the elusive Aerodactyl. Stopping in a nearby parking lot to make a catch, Taylor Legrasta and Rachel Lenberger, also said they came from Commack to snag some rare creatures. Legrasta suggested that those coming to the area to use an in-game item, a Lucky Egg, which doubles the amount of experience points gained, providing an easy way to level up a player’s avatar. “I’m here every day… and at night. I’m here until 2:30 in the morning,” Legrasta, 18, said. “It’s crazy.” She added that some of the rare Pokémon emerge after dark, including the Two Pokémon Go players Ryan Lally (left) and highly sought-after Mike Rayfield traveled to Northport Harbor from Commack to catch creatures attracted to the area Charizard. by lures installed by fellow players. Lenberger said, “There’s

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By Jano Tantongco

Owner of Sweeties Candy Cottage, Lisa Hodes, created Pokémon-inspired treats to cater to the eager Pokémon trainers of Huntington. hundreds of kids that come. Here and Port Jeff are the main places.” Legrasta added that she planned to attend a Pokémon catching and battling that was scheduled to be held in Central Park last weekend. Local businesses have also been capitalizing on the Pokémon Go craze, often serving as pit stop locations for trainers to stop in and grab a snack or drink in between catches and battles. Once Lisa Hodes, owner of Sweeties Candy Cottage at 142 E Main St. in Huntington, got wind that her shop was right next to a Pokéstop, she said the gears in her candy-creating mind started to turn as local players started rushing to the stop. “We actually just finished a very busy season, so we were looking for the next best thing to try to keep business up,” she said. “Both my kids are doing it, so I just figured we should come up with a Pokémon treat.” Hodes has created Pokémonthemed treats that players have been eager to capture. Sweeties offers brownies that feature Pokémon favorites, such as the three starting monsters, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. Also featured are three legendary Pokémon, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres. Then there are other favorites, like Snorlax, Diglett and Dragonite. She also stocks larger Rice Krispies treats that look like Pokéballs, the in-game item that used to capture and house the Pokémon that players collect. The edible characters are printed with the help of her Hodes’ son, 15-year-old Quinn Blackburn, a graphic artist. Rhodes added that she’s already received wholesale orders from spots

like North Shore Farms in Commack, Kidcessories in Huntington, Gemini Deli in Melville and Denny’s Kids clothing store in East Northport. In Huntington village, many businesses are situated on top of, or near various gyms and Pokéstops. On Friday night, eager players lined up outside of The Paramount theater to catch Pokémon before heading inside to enjoy a show. Up on Main Street the next night, many players flocked to Sapsuckers bar and restaurant for a pint and to collect more monsters. Sapsuckers is just steps away from a Pokéstop, and players used another in-game item, a lure module, to make the hotspot even more potent -- both in attracting Pokémon, and other players. Local museums have also gotten in on the craze. Last week, the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum hosted a meet up for players to and attempt to take over the gym that hangs above the 301 Main St. museum. Similarly, Cynthia Shor, director of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association at 246 Old Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station, reports that the birthplace is a Pokéstop. “We have been receiving game players which is wonderful because most, if not all, are younger generation visitors,” Shor said. Erica Hellman, who is interning at the birthplace, added, “I love that the [birthplace] can play a role in this worldwide community. “And, if we’re lucky, perhaps we can even teach some people that come here for Pokémon about Walt Whitman's early life and jubilant poetry.”

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‘Mamma Mia!’ Lights Up The Stage With Summertime Excitement By Janee Law

Hannah Slabaugh (as Sophie) and Sean Hayden (as Sam) during “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” where Sam acts as the doting father figure to Sophie.

Michelle Dawson (as Donna Sheridan) singing “Super Trouper” in the John W. Engeman Theater production of “Mamma Mia!”

The stage at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport illuminated summertime on a Greek island on Saturday, as it was dressed in accents of blue, white stonewalls, budding flowers and a wooden dock. Audience members took in the beautiful setting as they proceeded to their seats to witness Tony Awardnominated musical “Mamma Mia!” The story of summer fun unfolds when Sophie Sheridan, portrayed by Hannah Slabaugh, sets out on a quest to discover the identity of her father and invites three men from her mother’s past back to the island the day before her wedding. The show, directed and choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo, is filled with fun and a provocative energy. The ensemble brings humor, heartache and heartwarming performances. Donna Sheridan, played by Michelle Dawson, embodies a strong

Singing “Dancing Queen,” actresses Robin Louns embody girl time by playing dress up and using a and independent mother who unravels in the “Mamma Mia!” number when she comes face-to-face with all three men from her past. Dawson, who played the character five years ago on Broadway and the Broadway tour, said working with a different director has been amazing. “It’s still the same story, the same (Continued on page 5)

Frank Vlastnik (as Harry) pulls Hannah Slabaugh (as Sophie) aside during “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and asks her why she invited him back to the island the day before her wedding.


sbury (as Rosie), Michelle Dawson (as Donna) and Heather Patterson King (as Tanya) shoe, a flashlight and a hairbrush as their microphones. (Continued from page 4)

music, but it’s a new vision,” Dawson said after the show. “Getting to experiment with the scenes in a different perspective from the director is really awesome.” Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, the show includes classic hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All.” Dawson’s vocal performance is riveting. Starting out low with “Money, Money, Money,” she gradually hits higher notes with each passing song, particularly in “The Winner Takes It All.” Slabaugh, who portrays the cute and courageous Sophie, said being part of this production and playing her character has been amazing. “I see so much of myself in her, which is always a good thing. but then there were also places to explore and learn. It’s been a great time,” she said. Other memorable performances include “Dancing Queen,” during which Donna and her friends Rosie and Tanya, played by Robin Lounsbury and Heather Patterson King respectively, embody girl time by playing dress up and using a shoe, a flashlight and a hairbrush as their microphones.

“I love ‘Slipping Through My Fingers.’ It touches my heart,” Dawson said. “You can feel the audience relating to the characters. There’s a little bit of us in all of those roles.” The ensemble received a standing ovation at the end of the performance as they engaged with the audience by going into the crowd while singing “Mamma Mia!” and “Dancing Queen” for a second time, and “Waterloo.” Tia Hamlin, of Huntington, who was in the crowd, called the singing “fantastic.” “We saw ‘Mamma Mia!’ probably 14 years ago in New York, and the quality here was just fabulous. I think the closing was the best, when everybody is up on their feet and dancing. It was so fun. They never let us down when we come here.” Performances run through Sept. 11. Show times vary from week to week, but this week performances are slated for 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more show times and to purchase tickets, which range $71-$76, visit the box office at 250 Main St. in Northport Village, call 631-2612900, or log on to

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sports By Lizzie Wilcox

The YMCA of Long Island has kicked off its “Road to Olympics” campaign, which highlights the multiple sports and activities the Y offers in an effort to encourage active lifestyles ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games. The campaign, which began last week, runs through Aug. 21 and all five Long Island branches will be participating, including the Huntington YMCA. Tina Graziose, associate director of the Huntington YMCA, described the campaign as a “fitness-oriented challenge uniquely driven around the Olympics to build on health and wellness.” The campaign is based on the classes and programs that the Y already offers. Members are asked to fill out an “I Am a Winner” card, where they write down their fitness goals. “The challenge is a campaign to

really build some spirit around their own fitness level and their abilities to improve their skills and coordination,” Graziose said. The idea for the campaign was driven by the building excitement for the 2016 summer games. Graziose said that the Olympic athletes’ ambition is similar to that of members, as they challenge themselves to maintain healthy lifestyles, just as the Olympic athletes do. Social media will also play a role in the campaign. All members are encouraged to share their fitness milestones and achievements using the hashtag #YLIolymPICS on all platforms. They will also have an Olympic torch designed with the YMCA’s logo for participants of the challenge to carry. “We’ll share our photos on social media to engage more members to rally around our Olympians here at our Y,” Graziose said. The YMCA will be using the swimming competition of the

Photos by Huntington YMCA

YMCA Launches Road to Olympics Campaign

“I am a winner because I swim,” writes gym YMCA staff member Tomarah Castillo carries the torch for the member Craig Becker on his “I Am a Winner” “Road to the Olympics” campaign. card. Olympics as an opportunity to focus on the importance of water safety and having instructional swim available. The month-long celebration of health and wellness will end with a special raffle opportunity on Aug. 30.

Members who share their successes on an Olympic Challenge Card enter for a chance to win the “Go for the Gold” gift basket, comprised of a men’s and women’s Fitbit chargeHR, a $100 Modell’s gift card and three one-hour personal training sessions.


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By Lizzie Wilcox

Graphic designer David Whitcher has given Huntington High School a makeover. Whitcher, with the help of students and local volunteers, has painted and re-painted several murals across the campus, including on the 200-foot wall found opposite the school’s entrance on McKay Road. Whitcher’s involvement with Huntington began when Booster Club President Tim Pillion reached out to him to fix up the field house, and other school facilities. Huntington High School Principal Brenden Cusack initiated the wall project and secured its funding. Prior to its fresh coat of paint, Whitcher described the wall as “dilapidated,” chipping and covered in graffiti. Huntington’s Habitat for Humanity club assisted in the prep work by scraping and priming the wall. Whitcher received further help from students in the high school’s Art Honor Society, as they helped to paint the wall. The theme of the mural is “Blue Devils Forever.” In big, bold letters, it reads: “Huntington.” Whitcher explained that, though the mural is a part of the campus, it’s more about the entire town. With three children of his own who graduated from the district, he acknowl-

Photos by David Whitcher

art Artist Revamps Huntington High School Murals

Photo by Christina Plant

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Students of the Huntington High School Art Honor Society help paint the wall. edged that people seem to love the Town of Huntington and that they often choose to stick around. “I think it’s more about people who want to feel good about where they live. They want to support the school and the area they live in,” Whitcher said. The artist created the design of the wall himself and he wanted to incorporate as many aspects of student life as possible. The mural depicts students playing sports, playing instruments and reading. Both the school and the district logo were also incorporated. The number 22 is painted on the lacrosse player’s helmet for John Bosco, a 2012 graduate who died last winter.

David Whitcher paints Huntington High School’s logo onto the field house. “You try to represent the student body as a whole as a graphic,” Whitcher said. Whitcher also painted the high school’s field house and will continue working on projects for the school’s dugout and the stand of the press box. He also recently finished a mural for Southdown Primary School. The wall mural, completed in November, was Whitcher’s favorite of the projects, he said. From start to finish, it took about six weeks to complete, which was longer than he

had expected, but he said he enjoyed working with the students and volunteers. “Even though it took me longer than it probably should have, or I figured it would, it was definitely a labor of love,” Whitcher said. Though all of his work has been for the Huntington school district, he said that he would like to branch out to other schools. To see Whitcher’s other projects, visit

The wall opposing Huntington High School’s entrance on McKay Road before and after David Whitcher’s mural was completed.


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Sitting Down With Black Map SPOTLIGHT By Fanchette Grunblatt

Black Map and Chevelle are primed to hit The Paramount in Huntington village next Tuesday for a rocking, one-night-only performance. Winner of the 2015 Independent Music Award for Best Hard Rock album for “…And We Explode,” Black Map is a trio with a big sound that has gotten them plenty of attention. Before the show, Long Islander News checked in with lead vocalist and bassist Ben Flanagan to answer a few questions about himself and fellow band members, Mark Engles (guitar) and Chris Robyn (drums). Q: Tell us a brief history of how the band got together? A: “We were all in different bands and we all mutually appreciated and respected each other’s bands. Mark played in a band called Dreg, which is still together. I was in a band called Trophy Fire. Our drummer, Chris, was in a band called Far. We all got together as friends since we all wanted to play music that was a little heavier than what we’ve done before. We all got together and started playing some music and it just felt really good. Soon after it became our main focus.” Q: Who influences your music? A: “We each have a lot of different influences. I think something that we all really like in this band is heaviness, but also ambiance. Bands like Pink Floyd are huge influences, as well as bands like Failure and Helmet – there are many. What we try to do is, we don’t really have a firm couple of influences, we just go in each song trying to create a soundscape that feels good to us. Q: How did you guys feel when you won the Independent Music Award for Best Hard Rock Album? A: “It was very cool to be recognized for doing what you love to do. It’s an awesome feeling. We definitely don’t do this for acclaim, but get-

Black Map is slated to open for Chevelle at The Paramount on Aug. 2. ting some is a great feeling.” Q: What has touring been like? A: “It’s been great, the best part about getting all these songs together. You work on them and you pick them apart, and finally you can play in front of a lot of people. It’s an awesome feeling. We have been really lucky in that more established bands like Chevelle and Bush have taken us out, and we’ve done shows with them in Europe. We have been really fortunate that we have been able to do shows in front of a good amount of people. We all get along, and one of the best parts about all of this is, not only getting to play music, but getting to visit pockets of the world that you might not normally get to travel to.” Q: Have you guys ever been to Long Island before? A: We have all been to Long Island, but this band hasn’t played on Long Island before. This is this band’s first time touring on the East Coast. It’s exciting for us to get to this side of the country. Our touring in this band has been West Coast, then European. It’s awesome to get in the Midwest, and finally to hit the East Coast. We have had a lot of bands reach out to us: ‘When are you going to play in Boston, New York, etc.’” Black Map’s journey from hometown San Francisco is slated to bring the band to Huntington next week. They’ll be opening for Chevelle, a storied Illinois-bred rock band with songs like “The Red,” “Send the Pain Below” and “Face to the Floor.” Doors for the show open at 7 p.m., and the show is expected to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office or from for $25-$60.





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N O I T C E S E I FOOD Christopher’s Does The Classics Right

Sweet chili sauce is a perfect complement for the Fried Coconut Shrimp, served with a side of thick-slice sweet potato fries, as well as corn on the cob. By Jano Tantongco

For a hearty meal with a gourmet twist, look no further than Christopher’s Pub and Eatery in Huntington village. Chef Frank Arcarola has been serving up for the bar and restaurant for 15 years, and he said he meets all of his customers firsthand to see what they enjoy. “What motivates me is that I come out and talk to my customers and see what they like and try to make it for them as best I can,” he said. Arcarola, of Huntington Station, brings with him an education from Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. He added he just wants to “make people happy.” He does it with dishes like the Goat Cheese and Apple Salad ($14), which is sure to satisfy green greed. It’s a rich ensemble featuring toasted

walnuts, raisins, lettuce and red onions, and topped with a light raspberry vinaigrette that’s tangy, but not overpowering. The Shrimp and Avocado Salad ($16) is a more stoic companion to the former salad, bringing a succulent and smoky shrimp flavor paired with fresh avocados. It’s also dressed with chickpeas, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers drizzled with a cilantro lime vinaigrette that accents the salad with an upbeat, citrusy flavor. The Veggie Burger Platter ($13) will surprise even the most discerning carnivore. On a bed of warm, grilled pita bread, the patty is topped with a hummus sauce that bursts with garlic undertones, adding a savory succulence. It also sits next to a mixed salad with tomato, onions, cucumber, avocado and chickpeas. For a tropical exploration, the Aloha Burger ($16) boasts a burger

The Goat Cheese and Apple Salad goes toe-to-toe with the generous entrees, bringing the richness of goat cheese, balanced with toasted walnuts, raisins, lettuce and red onions topped with a light and springy raspberry vinaigrette.

Chef Frank Arcarola, 15-year chef with Christopher’s Pub and Eatery, toasts with bartender Amy Tanner. adorned with grilled ham, grilled pineapple, cheddar jack cheese and jalapenos, all smothered with sweet chili sauce. Reminiscent of a Hawaiian pizza, it blends everything you love about the quirky combo with an American classic. Adventurers, foodies and those with a roaring appetite can attempt to chow down on the Bacon Belly Buster burger ($16). Instead of standard buns, this behemoth uses two Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches as buns. In between is a juicy burger generously topped with bacon. On top of all of this, are crunchy onion rings. Biting into the Fried Coconut Shrimp ($17) served with sweet chili dipping sauce, one will experience an extra crispy batter with coconut flakes adding a texture that brings you back to the island life. It’s paired with corn on the cob and thickly sliced sweet potato fries that are just as crunchy as the shrimp, with a fluffy interior Finally, the slow-roasted baby back ribs (one for $13, or two for $24) are a proud staple of the establishment, covered in a smoky, tangy barbeque sauce and served with a side of fries, coleslaw and corn on the cob. Coming right off the bone, the slow roast shines through with an eating experience even an octogenarian would relish.

Chef Frank calls the The Bacon Belly Buster burger a “challenge,” boasting two Texas toast grilled cheese sandwiches instead of buns, surrounding a beef burger with bacon.

Christopher’s Pub and Eatery 8 Wall St., Huntington 631-271-0111 Ambiance: Classic Pub Cuisine: Hearty American Fare Prices: Moderate Drink Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4 a.m.; Sunday: 12 noon-4 a.m. Food Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12 midnight; ThursdaySaturday, 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday, 12 noon-12 midnight


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mer site of Porto Vivo will soon be For $20 off, use the code LIPN20. home to Jema Restaurant, spearDINNER AND A SHOW: The headed by Joy Mangano, Jawbone Hill Trio is renowned entrepreneur primed to return to XO Updates on the status Restaurant (69 Wall St., of Jema Restaurant, a Huntington) on Saturnew European fusion day, July 30, at 9 p.m. restaurant coming to For more information, Huntington village, call 631-549-7074. can be found at Je- PERMANENT PRIX FIXE:

and former owner of Porto Vivo. It is set to offer a “new European fine dining” experience and is slated to open this summer. According to the Brandt agency’s website, the cuisine is designed by Franco Sompogna, a native of Rio de Janeiro, and will blend together French, Brazilian and American flavors. To capture Mangano’s brand, the name Jema is a mix of the words “gem” and “joy” in the French and Portuguese languages. Mangano herself was the inspiration behind the 2015 film “Joy,” telling of her rise to entrepreneurial stardom beginning with her invention of the Miracle Mop.

Cinque Terre Ristorante is hosting a pair of paint nites in August. PAINT NITES: Cinque Terre Ristorante

(872 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station) is set to host Paint Nites on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. Paintings are “Palm Tree in Paradise" and "Italy" respectively. To purchase tickets, visit

Once a limited-time offering, the Great Deal of Thanks three course, prix-fixe menu is now a permanent staple at IMC Restaurant & Bar (279 Main St., Huntington.) From 4-6 p.m. each day and night, diners can enjoy the menu, which includes three courses and a glass of wine for $29.95. Selections include a variety of salads to start; filet mignon, braised short ribs, lobster linguine and more for the main course; and a choice of doughnuts, s'mores of cheesecake to top it all off. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 631-824-6222.

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LOBSTER FEST: Every Friday, Jewel

Restaurant (400 Broadhollow Road, Melville) is offering a three-course prix fixe lobster fest. Patrons can indulge in a choice of a two-pound steamed lobster with corn, potatoes and drawn butter; lobster pasta with bucatini, shrimp, corn, peas, tomatoes and a creamy lobster sauce; a butter poached lobster adorned with mushrooms, leeks, risotto and white truffle oil; or a Be-Ju lobster roll with crab, avocado, cucumber and soy paper. The second course may be a soup of the moment or a caesar salad, finished with either a flourless chocolate cake or a mango cheesecake. The restaurant also hosts live music on Friday on the outdoor patio. The prix fixe costs $59.95 plus tax and tip. For more information, call 631-7555777.

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Huntington Businesses By Janee Law

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s s e n i s u b Energy By Choice Celebrates 10 Years

In 2001, Sail Van Nostrand decided that he wanted to get into the solar game, citing it as the up-and-coming advancement in technology. “I wanted to be part of something that was unique, up and coming and special,” Nostrand, 58, said. Nostrand graduated from Polytechnic Institute, now part of New York University, in 1979 with a degree in civil engineering, narrowly missing the computer generation. “The computer world was really rocking. I missed the dot-com bubble because I was already in the work world,” Nostrand said. So he didn’t want to miss a potential solar bubble. “From an engineering point of view, solar was a no brainer it just had to be at the right time to make it happen,” the Greenlawn resident said.

Sail Van Nostrand, owner of Energy By Choice, has been servicing the Long Island community for 10 years and plans more years to come. Now, Nostrand, owner of Energy By Choice in Northport, is celebrating the Northport business’ 10-year anniversary. Starting out, Nostrand worked part-time out of his home, with no

With authentic service and high quality, Energy By Choice owner Sail Van Nostrand explains that their clients receive authentic service and high quality, using Sun Power as their solar panel supplier.

other employees in sight. Instead, he’d borrow family members to complete a job. In December 2005, he installed two solar panel systems for neighbors. The next summer, he incorporated the company. “Slowly but surely, we started building,” he said, adding that the company now has 10 full-time employees. He added that he hopes to grow that number to 12 by the end of the year. In 2015, the 81 Scudder Ave. company completed a total of 54 jobs, including 18 within the Town of Huntington. “What I like so much about my job is that we spend an awful lot of time learning and building relationships with our clients,” he said. “We like to do it right…It’s about extracting every good willed moment from every customer.” When sitting down with clients, Nostrand said he walks them through whether or not solar is the right choice for their home. This includes several factors, including whether sunlight directly hits the home; financial plans, such as buying or leasing a system, or taking out a loan; and the type of panels than can be installed. In addition, Nostrand said the business prides itself on honesty, authentic service and high quality, with Sun

Power as their solar panel supplier. “I’m going to stand out by doing a better job and being at a much higher commitment to excellence,” he said. “For us, the key is to find our spot and continue to be that boutique that does what no one else is willing to do in terms of the caliber, commitment and the effort. We’re looking to be special and as the market shifts we’ll continue to find that slot in that market.” Nostrand said he also helped foster the solar industry on Long Island when getting involved in the business. He, along with other local business owners, struggled to have their voices heard and created the Long Island Solar Energy Industries Association in 2008. Nostrand has since served for two years as vice chairman, and three years as chairman. Around that time, Nostrand was also elected to the New York Solar Energy Industries Association board, serving as vice president for four years.

Energy By Choice 81 Scudder Ave., Northport 631-757-6984


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By Lizzie Wilcox

Signature Premier Properties celebrated its new office in East Northport with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 14. The grand opening was open to all and included food, cocktails and live music. The office, which officially opened in May, is a new building that had been in the works for a little over a year. Signature Premier Properties already has eight locations in both Nassau and Suffolk County, including

Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor and Dix Hills, and they are looking to open more. Marisa Doonan, director of operations, said that East Northport was chosen for a new office because it is a new market that they hope to expand into. Doonan, who has been with the company for nine years, noted the success that they have had in their other locations. She said, “We’re looking to come into East Northport and be the number one listing and selling office.”

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If you are looking for an easy way to get your foot in the door or want something that can possibly turn into a full time position, an internship is important. As a senior at Farmingdale State College, this summer I interned at the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. Internships provide opportunities to experiment and pursue careers that interest you the most. Using an internship as a way to learn about what your professional passions are is important. It is significant that you figure out what you love now, so you are not dissatisfied with your career in 15 years. With an internship your skills will be put to test while also being forced to participate in teamwork tasks and individual responsibilities. Internships help increase your professional relationships, which according to Recruiting Blogs, 80 percent of jobs are landed through networking. An internship is more than just experience to put on your resume, you will end up thankful for the experience and happy with your new found skills. With my internship I

had the opportunity to sit in on board, committee and general meetings. Being involved with these meetings and the environment helped me realize how important communicating effectively can be to solve problems, develop and reach goals. A college course that I believe related to a real business scenario in the internship was a negotiation course. The course and internship focused on the importance of creating a specific budget and making sure to stay matched with the budget while using negotiation practices to please each party. Employers should be happy to hire an intern because it is beneficial to their company because it offers young talent who may offer a new perspective to help the company move forward. It is also a relationship that can market the company and bring exposure, whether big or small, to the company. I am grateful for the internship opportunity this summer and happy to come out with more knowledge and experience of the business world. Editor’s note: This column was contributed by Jessica Anglin

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On a beautiful, beachside evening earlier this month, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce hosted its Endless Summer Beach Bash 2016 with food, drinks, music and more. The bash, hosted at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, drew businessmen and businesswomen

from across Long Island, and was chaired and sponsored by David Walsdorf, of Huntington-based Walsdorf Insurance. Attractions included a stand-up surfing simulator, which many conquered throughout the night, and beach games including Kan Jam and cornhole.

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community Celebrating 100 Years Longtime Huntington Station resident Stella Harubin celebrated her 100th birthday on July 18, and accepted a proclamation from Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone. Haurbin, who was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on July 18, 1916, moved to Huntington with husband Benjamin in 1949 after the couple’s first daughter was born. They eventually had five children – three sons and two daughters – and Harubin now has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren (Benjamin Harubin passed away in 1970). She has lived in Huntington for the past 67 years, and remains an active parishioner at St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Church in Huntington Station. She was also a longtime volunteer at the Carillon Nursing Home in Huntington. She still insists on being the main housekeeper of her home and continues driving. On her birthday, as two of her sons

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THURSDAY Historic Walking Tour & Pub Crawl

Town Historian Robert C. Hughes will lead the Historic Walking Tour & Pub Crawl on Thursday, July 28. Along the way participants will stop at three establishments (with a great history or in a historic building) and will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two. Cost is $10 for Huntington Historical Society members and $15 for non-members. Drinks not included. The tour leaves from the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building (228 Main St., Huntington). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the tour is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit


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Come to Paint the Town Studio (17 Green St., Huntington) on Friday, July 29, 8-10 p.m., to paint a scene of Robert Moses Beach. Price is $40 per person. Space is limited. Visit for more information.

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SUNDAY Harry Potter Release Party

Starting 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, count down to midnight to celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two,” a special rehearsal edition script book. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter, as well as giveaways and other activities. For more information, call 631-462-0208.

MONDAY 100 Years of Broadway

Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. And it’s coming to the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport on Monday, Aug. 1. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets ($40-$75) are available by calling 631-261-2900, logging on to or by visiting the box office at 250 Main St. in Northport.

TUESDAY Northport Idol Contest

Each Tuesday this summer (through Aug. 9) Main Street is closed to traffic

The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2016 Young Professionals Summer BBQ on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., at the Dr. Danial Kissam House Museum (434 Park Ave., Huntingotn) For more information, email

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

Paint Robert Moses Beach

Slaid Cleaves, an acclaimed Maine-bred and Texas-based singer-songwriter, headlines the 11th annual Huntington Folk Festival on Saturday, July 30 at Heckscher Park (164 Main St., Huntington). The free festival will run 12 noon-l0:30 p.m., and is co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council. For more information, visit

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Aug. 8. The camp, which runs 9 a.m.-12 noon each day through Aug. 12, will be directed by Tom Femminella, head coach of Upper Room’s varsity boys basketball team. Cost is $125 per player. For more information, visit

Annual Fair And Parade The East Northport Fire Department is hosting its annual parade and fair next week. The festivities kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. with the parade starting from Fifth Avenue and Larkfield Road and ending up in front of the 1 Ninth Ave. fire house, which is where the fair will be held Wednesday-Saturday. Admission is free and there will be live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be food, carnival rides and games of chance and skill. Fair hours are 7-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 5:30-12 midnight on Saturday. For more information, visit from 6-10 p.m. for Northport Harbor Family Nights. On Aug. 2, the night’s main event will be the Northport Idol Contest, with prizes. Contestants are asked to bring their own CD or iPod. Bands will also be performing throughout the night. For more information, visit

WEDNESDAY Mets vs. Yankees Rally Bus

Book a seat on a high-end bus to Wednesday’s professional baseball game between the Mets and Yankees. Buses leave from the park and ride at LIE Exit 49 between Rt. 110 and Country Road 3. Departure slated for 4:45 p.m. and the bus is slated to arrive at Yankee Stadium by 6:05 p.m. Then, after the game, buses are scheduled to leave by 10:05 p.m. and arrive back in Melville by 11:25 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Game scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Visit for more information.

UPCOMING/ONGOING Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Located at Heckscher Park on Main St. (25A) & Prime Ave in Huntington, the arts festival brings free concerts to the Park six days a week, Tuesdays through Sundays. All shows begin at 8:30 with the exception of the family show on Tuesday, which starts at 7:30. Call 631-

271-8423 for more info.

Hunt Around Huntington

The 2nd annual Hunt Around Huntington scavenger hunt guides participants through several of the town’s most celebrated attractions. To complete the hunt, participants have to visit seven locations: The Whaling Museum and Education Center, Cold Spring Harbor Fire House Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Huntington Historical Society’s Conklin House, Walt Whitman Birthplace and The Heckscher Museum of Art. The hunt started July 1, but runs through Aug. 31. Maps are available at any of the participating venues. Completed entries can be submitted for eligible for special Whaling Museum membership packages.

School Supply Drive

Suffolk Legislator Steve Stern has partnered with the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless to bring school supplies to more than 300 homeless children throughout Suffolk. To participate, drop off supplies to Stern’s district office (1842 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington). For more information, call 631-854-5100.

Boys Basketball Camp

Upper Room Christian School (722 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills) is hosting a basketball camp for boys grades 3-8 starting

95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. · Teen & In BeTween Cupcake Battle: Join the baking coach for this cupcake creation competition, 7-8 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 1. Make the most yummy and creative looking cupcakes for the judges and win a prize. All participants take home six cupcakes.

Commack Public Library

18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631499-0888. · Long Island Blood Services will host a blood drive 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Deer Park Library

44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-586-3000. · Beat the heat and enjoy some fun in the sun with our outdoor water games. Be prepared to get wet. Program will be rescheduled in the event of rain. Friday, July 22, 3-4:30 p.m. For children entering grades 1-6.

Elwood Public Library

3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631499-3722. · Watch, learn and taste as award-winning pitmaster, Brian Collins, demonstrates authentic barbeque on his 10foot smoker. Bring your favorite nonalcoholic beverage to sip while you go inside and sample the savory goodness of everything Brian prepares. Space is limited. Be sure to register early. Program runs 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. · A fun-filled morning for all ages. Nature walks, face painting, children’s crafts and games at the Dix Hills branch. Face painting and children’s craft 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; nature walk at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.; and water balloon tosses at 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. · The Acoustix will be performing hits

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Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631421-5053. ·The Huntington branch is offering a weekly painting and drawing class for children on Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., through July 29. They’ll learn how to draw/paint animals, people, and works by famous artists while experimenting with a variety of mediums, learning, and having fun. Seats are limited.

Northport-East Northport Public Library

Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-2616930. (East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. · Head down to the Northport branch for a Super Smash Brothers Wii U competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top three players. Competition runs 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1. Intended for young adults.

South Huntington Public Library

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. ·The library is offering an adult coloring program, “Color Your World,” on Aug. 17, 10 a.m. Adults are encouraged to join in on this latest trend as you meet others and color. Sheets and supplies will be provided at the event.

THEATER/FILM Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. · Chris Lemmon is Jack Lemmon in his multimedia play with music, “Twist of Lemmon.” Thursday, July 28, beginning at 7 p.m. Two acts with 15minute intermission. Tickets $38 for members and $46 for the public. Includes post-show question and answer session with Chris Lemmon, and an after-reception with jazz guitarist Mike Soloway. · Movie Trivia Night with Rebecca Zunno, Monday, Aug. 8, at 12 noon. Sixty questions based all around film, actors and actresses, awards, and everything else associated with the world of film. Teams can be up to six people, but solo players are also welcome. Tickets $5 per person.

John W. Engeman Theater At Northport

350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. ·Mamma Mia! through Sept. 11. For tickets and show times, visit

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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. · Get a sneak preview of the Art League’s next exhibit, Art WithOUT Borders: North and South, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Meet

Huntington Folk Festival Slaid Cleaves, an acclaimed Maine-bred and Texas-based singer-songwriter, headlines the 11th annual Huntington Folk Festival on Saturday, July 30 at Heckscher Park (164 Main St., Huntington). The free festival will run 12 noon-l0:30 p.m., and is co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council. For more information, visit

the artists, including Anahi DeCanio, Lori Horowitz, Neil Leinwohl, Olga Armand-Ugon , Kelynn Z. Alder and Aurelio Torres, and take part in a question and answer session.

more recent paintings combining trompe l’oeil realism with modernist tendencies. On display through Aug. 28.

B. J. Spoke Gallery

Holocaust Memorial And Tolerance Center

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Huntington Arts Council

299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 631-549-5106. ·Poets Aloud, open mic night for poets, is held the second Friday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m. ·Paperworks 2016 winners exhibit will feature 17 artists who competed in the national competition from Aug. 2Aug. 28 during regular gallery hours. 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. ·Wacky Water Wednesdays are now being held every week through Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-2 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. · The “If I Were A Whaler” exhibit is an immersive space encouraging imaginative exploration of a whaler's life for family audiences.

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. · “Cuba: Double Vision” features the work of Sandra Carrion and Lois Youmans. Exhibit open through July 30.

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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, $46/seniors, and $4-6/children; members and children under 10 get in free. 631351-3250. ·Masters of Illusion: The Magical Art of Gary Erbe. Traces the artist’s career through early trompe l’oeil works to

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. Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m. 631-2718423. · “Curiosity & Surprise” features the work of Michael Braceland, Rondi Casey, Deborah Katz and Lisa J. Petker-Mintz. It will be on display July 29-Aug. 13. The artist opening is slated for 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 29.

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. · Take a tour of Huntington’s earliest public cemetery, the Old Burying Ground, established in the 17th Century, soon after the town’s founding in 1653. Stroll back through time on Thursday, Aug. 18, to one of Huntington’s most interesting historic landmarks. Tickets are $10 for members; $15 for non-members; and $5 for children. Tour leaves from the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building (228 Main St., Huntington) at 6 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 631-427-7043 ext. 401

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

Green River Gallery

117 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. Thursday 12 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.5 p.m. 631-692-8188. ·Featuring paintings by Robert Patrick Coombs and Eric Sloane, N.A. (19051985) Long Island’s premier gold coast artist of the mid-20th century. Ongoing show on view.

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. · Opening Aug. 6, at 6 p.m., RIPE Art Gallery brings the latest work by Gary Kroman to Long Island.

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: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240. ·Schedule at a group high tea and transport yourself back in time in a private gathering house at the Birthplace. $25 per person. 631-427-5240, ext. 120.

MUSIC & DANCE Five Towns College Performing Arts Center

305 North Service Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746. 631-656-2110. · “The Hilarious Comedy of Uncle Floyd” will be presented Aug. 6 at 7:30 pm. Tickets available online for $20.

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. · Chevelle with Black Map on Aug. 2. Tickets $25-$60. · truTV Impractical Jokers “Santiago Sent Us” Tour Starring The Tenderloins. Six nights of performances: Aug. 5-Aug. 6, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and Aug. 7, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $49.50-$149.50

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Just last year, Greenalwn resident Christian Siems received a new heart. The 22-year-old suffered from heart condition that caused his heart to become weakened and enlarged, and unable to pump blood effectively. He received a transplant on April 25, 2015, likely saving his life. But, on Thursday, Siems was far from the operating table. Instead, he was vowing to take part in the 2016 Suffolk County Marathon and raise funds for organ donation advocacy through Team Liberty, a nonprofit organization that advocates for organ donation at many events on behalf of NJ Sharing Network, LiveOnNY and Donate Life Connecticut. It’s one of six charitable teams set to participate in the Oct. 30 marathon, half marathon and 5k, sponsored by Catholic Health Services, announced Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone last week. “We have an opportunity to not only raise money directly for veterans and veterans’ services here in Suffolk County, but we have the opportunity to utilize the marathon in a way that will raise funds for wonderful organizations,” Bellone said during a press conference. “These are teams are raising money for great causes and we’re incredibly grateful for the work they

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Local Transplant Patient Joins Marathon Team

Team Liberty, who will be raising funds for organ donation advocacy, gives Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone an honorary Team Liberty t-shirt for the Catholic Health Services Suffolk County Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k. do and proud to be partnering with them in their efforts.” Along with Team Liberty, the five other teams are: Patty’s Pacers, which is raising funds for the Patricia Keane deGeorge Memorial Scholarship at Adelphi University nursing school; Mothers Against Drunk Driving, advocating for MADD programs; Airborne Tri-Team, supporting the group’s veterans services; YMCA of Patchogue and Brookhaven, running to support YMCA programs; Rolling Thunder,

advocating for athletes with special needs; and Homes for Our Troops, advocating for disabled veterans. As for Siems, he said he’s expecting a great turnout for the event, and that “hopefully a lot of people will come and support every organization.” Currently, Team Liberty is up to 15 participants, but there are hopes to get that number up to 30 or more. Goals also include raising $5,000 toward awareness for organ donation in New York, according to Michele Martines,

Huntington Station resher current responsibiliident Edna Fetkowitz, a ties as president. Huntington Hospital vol“I would like to get unteer, was elected to a more involved in advocaone-year term as presicy, and what we can do for dent of the Nassauour hospitals,” said Suffolk Council of Fetkowitz of her goals for Hospital Auxiliaries. Her the Nassau-Suffolk term expires June 2017. Council of Hospital Fetkowitz has volunAuxiliaries. “We’re very Edna Fetkowitz teered at her local hospifocused on raising money tal since 1977, serving as for our hospitals’ needs, president of the Huntington but I think it’s good to find out from Hospital Auxilians from 2007- each hospital how we can provide 2012. She was then attending more help. So many things are Council Auxiliary meetings and changing in the medical field, I held various rolls there until her think more and more the auxilians recent election as president this are going to be called upon to help, June. Since the beginning of her 39 and I’d like to find out how we can.” years of volunteering, Fetkowitz In her role as president of the has dedicated two nights a week to Nassau-Suffolk Council of Hospital the Emergency Department of Auxiliaries, Fetkowitz will continue Huntington Hospital, a service she to lead this organization of hospital intends to continue while fulfilling volunteers that is aligned with the

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, the organization that represents Long Island’s not-for-profit and public hospitals. Melville resident N. Scott Millar has been promoted to vice president and general manager of corporate human resources at Canon U.S.A. Millar, who succeeds Joseph Warren, will be involved with talent acquisition, talent and leadership development, total rewards, employment engagement and human resources operations and support. Since 2015, Millar has also served as senior director of human resources for Canon BioMedical, the company’s global headquarters for molecular diagnostic medical operations. Millar originally joined Canon Virginia in 1992, serving as the senior director of human resources for the branch, which is Canon’s


who is Siems’ mother. “We’re trying to bring more of it to New York,” she said. “It’s going to be wonderful that there’s going to be an event spotlighting the team.” Across the state, there are around 10,000 residents on the waiting list for organ donation. Meanwhile, 27 percent of residents within the state are registered organ donors, compared to 50 percent of residents across the country. New York is ranked as the last state in the nation of residents who are registered organ donors. “The significance is to raise awareness on how far behind New York State is,” Siems said. “We need a lot of help to get where we’re going.” Julia Rivera, director of communications at LiveOnNY, a nonprofit dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant in the New York metropolitan area, said she’s grateful that Suffolk has been mobilizing several efforts to generate awareness about the importance of donating. Bellone said the work Team Liberty does is so important. “To be last in this critically important issue, we have to change that, we have to change that here in Suffolk County and all across the State of New York,” he added. “Team Liberty is helping to do that. We’re very grateful to them and we’re going to work with them to help make that happen.”

Compiled by Peter Sloggatt and Andrew Wroblewski flagship operation for manufacturing, engineering and technical support in the Americas. Local residents are among Farmingdale State College students who completed their degree requirements and were certified for graduation in May 2016: From Dix Hills, graduates are: Theresa Albano, Joshua Austin, Kristie Bohn, Theresa Catalano Evan Collins, Yvonne Cotterell, Lauren Cunningham, Deana Dickershaid, Peter Difatta, Steven Ferrantello, Kristyn Im, Maresa Spizzirri, Peter Tabinsky, Robert Lea, and Syed Shah. Graduates from Melville are: Ryan Donnelly, Julie Dukoff, Robert Eisemann, Benjamin Hirsch, Andre Ninivaggi, Victoria Ramkissoon and Marlene Sofer.

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