A terrific turnout at the Huntington Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting held over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Huntington Village.
Thanks to all of the organizations and volunteers who truly helped to make this year’s seasonal celebration such a success, especially, the Huntington Village and Huntington Station Business Improvement Districts, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, the Huntington Manor and Huntington Fire Departments and the Huntington Fire Chiefs’ Council.
Reminder: The Huntington Holiday Parade will kick off on Saturday, November 28 at 6pm.
For more info, please visit the new “Holiday Parade Interactive Map” for the latest news on activities and performances:
I recently had the honor to recognize Jordan Belous, a local high school student for creating a fun way to help whip pediatric cancer.
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A not-for-profit, public-private partnership launched in early November in Huntington Station, where a Long Island Green Homes Initiative home energy performance contractor demonstrated the process for a home energy assessment, the first step in tapping into of a range of free and discounted services and resources that homeowners can use to reduce costs and make residences more energy-efficient.
The LI Green Homes Initiative helps homeowners take advantage of incentives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The goals are saving energy, protecting the environment by curbing greenhouse gases and boosting the local economy by stimulating job growth.
LI Green Homes headquartered at Sustainability Institute at Molloy College is a partnership of three non-profits: Community Development Corporation of LI, LI Green, United Way of Long Island and five Long Island townships: Huntington, Babylon, East Hampton, North Hempstead and Smithtown.
The Long Island Green Homes Initiative model has proven to be cost effective. An earlier version of the program in Babylon netted energy savings for the typical participating homeowner of roughly $1,000 a year.
LI Green Homes makes the process simple by guiding homeowners through each step. The initiative has launched a new, user-friendly website (longislandgreenhomes.org) and employs specially trained “Energy Navigators” to advise homeowners by phone and assist them in identifying the full scope of rebates, discounts and low-cost financing available. Homeowners can also call to receive a free Energy Audit at (800) 567-2850.
Energy Navigators will schedule a Free Home Energy Assessment that provides a comprehensive analysis of a home’s energy efficiency, based on which a detailed plan for home energy savings and money savings upgrades will be supplied. The assessment also includes carbon monoxide safety testing.
The initiative is funded for three years by a Cleaner Greener Communities competitive grant award from NYSERDA of $2.3 million and a supplemental grant from the Rauch Foundation located in Garden City.
A great day and turnout at the Veterans’ Day Ceremony hosted by the Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244 at the Veterans’ Memorial Plaza in Greenlawn. I would like to thank the members of Post 1244 for the wonderful program. Most importantly, I would like to thank all of the servicemen and women who served this great nation in times of war or peace.
On Veterans' Day, we come together in honor, in respect and in appreciation of a debt we can never fully repay.
May God bless all who have served and all who continue to serve.
Huntington's Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting - Saturday, November 28, 2015
A beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon drew crowds of costumed trick-or-treaters to the Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Parade in Huntington Village on October 31, 2015. Parade participants were able to show off their costumes as they walked from Gerard Street and down Wall Street. Kids were able to go from store to store collecting candy for the “Safe Trick or Treat” event, sponsored by the Huntington Business Improvement District. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities and helped to make the day a huge success!
The Town of Huntington will mark the anniversaries of the various branches of the United States Armed Forces when it holds its annual Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony on Sunday, November 8. The ceremony, which will begin at 9 a.m. in Veterans Plaza on the front lawn of Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, will also include a performance by the Long Island Children’s Choir and the traditional ceremony during which Supervisor Frank P. Petrone and members of the Town Council join representatives from the Town’s Veterans Advisory Board in placing memorial wreaths at each of the monuments in the plaza.
The ceremony will give special recognition to the 240th anniversaries of the founding of the United States Army, Navy and Marines; the 225th anniversary of the founding of the United States Coast Guard; and the 68th anniversary of the founding of the United States Air Force.
The public is invited to attend.