Family Earth Day Expo - Saturday, April 25th
The Town of Huntington will be celebrating Earth Day 2015 by once again hosting the FAMILY EARTH DAY EXPO. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Town Hall Parking Lot at 100 Main St., Huntington. (Rain or Shine.) Join us at this fun-filled event and learn simple ways in which to protect our precious environment.
Special thanks to this year's Co-sponsors:
Covanta, Safety Shred and Trader Joe's!
Here are few things we have in store for April 25:
* Paper Shredding
* Boat Wrap Recycling
* The Green Showcase
And new to the EXPO this year:
Medicine Disposal drop-off!
For more info, call 351-3171 or visit:
As part of the Daly Road/Hauppauge Road sidewalk and traffic calming project, the slip ramp that currently allows southbound traffic to continue on Daly Road at the intersection with Larkfield and Hauppauge Roads will be closed, permanently, beginning tomorrow, March 31.
Southbound traffic wanting to continue on Daly will have to make a right turn at the intersection. The project will include construction of a dedicated right turn lane at the intersection.
The project also includes three new traffic signals on Daly Road at the Blacksmith Lane, Wicks Road and Willoughby Path intersections; these signals will be configured as “rest in red” function to control traffic speed. They are in the process of being installed.
The plans also include installing a sidewalk on the north side of Hauppauge Road.
The goal of the project is to calm traffic on Daly Road and improve pedestrian safety on Hauppauge Road. The funding for the project comes from a $700,000 state grant.
All photographers are welcome to submit photos for the Annual Tulip Festival Photo Contest sponsored by the Town of Huntington and Astoria Bank. For the 2014 Tulip Festival Photo Contest, first place and a $150 award check went to Steven Selles of Huntington for his photo, "Springtime at Heckscher." Second place and the $100 prize was awarded to Robert Guido of Huntington for "Reflections" and third place and the $50 prize was awarded to Jovanna Hopkins of Dix Hills for "Mia with Tulips." Two honorable mentions with a $25 prize were awarded to Ruth Semon Fahlbusch of Huntington for “Full Bloom” and to Ross McTyre of Commack for “Three Little Lilies.”
photo: Steven Selles -"Springtime at Heckscher"Read more
HART operates a special paratransit program that provides basic mobility within the Town of Huntington for persons who are prevented by disability from using HART’s regularly-scheduled, fixed-route transit buses, and non-driving senior citizen (60+) Town of Huntington residents who do not have access to transit services.
HART’s paratransit program is operated in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is a shared-ride, advance-request, generally curb-to-curb transportation program that is available only to eligible persons and their traveling companions. Origin-to-destination service will be provided upon request to ADA Paratransit Eligible customers, based on need. Prior enrollment is required. Please call HART bus at 631-427-8287 for more information.
The Town of Huntington’s Division of Women’s Services is proud to present “Expressions of American Dance” in honor of Women’s History Month. The performance will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Huntington Senior Center located at 423 Park Avenue in Huntington.
The Huntington Center for Performing Arts will present a cultural journey through movement and dance. Their talented dancers will mesmerize with demonstrations and exhilarating performances. After the presentation, all are welcome to dance to the tunes of DJ Bob.
For more information, contact Rhonda Shepardson at 351-3291.
The severity of this year’s winter season has caused some waterfowl to starve and perish due to prolonged frozen bays and harbors. The Town of Huntington is trying to enlist volunteers to distribute food at various waterfront locations to help feed the waterfowl.
The Town has ordered 2,000 pounds of feed and begun identifying volunteers to distribute the feed at six locations throughout the town: Billy Joel Park in Cold Spring Harbor; Gold Star Battalion Beach in Huntington; Heron Park in Centerport; Scudder Beach and Crab Meadow Beach in Northport; and the Town parking lot adjacent to Price's Bend in Eaton's Neck. Volunteers can pick up a bag of feed at the Harbormaster's Office (53 N. New York Ave., Huntington) along with an instruction sheet detailing how and where to place the food for maximum effect. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Harbormaster's Office at 351-3327.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
The old saying goes, "March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb." March has definitely come in like a lion with its full winter blasts, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Believe it or not, the calendar shows we are almost officially at the first day of spring on March 20th!
Speaking of spring, check out the 2015 Spring/Summer Parks and Recreation Brochure on the Town of Huntington website. It's never too soon to start thinking about camps for the kids, or to browse the hundreds of activities for everyone in your household. Please click here to view the guide.
I hope that the Parks and Recreation Brochure will inspire you to look ahead to warmer days and the events that go along with them!
This winter has been an exercise in dealing with blizzard-like conditions, frigid temperatures, sleet, rain, ice and of course, snow. With the winter weather, we know how important it is to take extra precautions at this time of year to keep loved ones and property safe and secure.
An important resource with regards to snowstorms, hurricanes or other emergency related events is "Huntington Alert." "Huntington Alert" is the Town of Huntington's notification system for weather and public safety emergencies. It is used when the Town and its agencies need to provide urgent information and instructions. If you have not signed up, please go to the Town of Huntington website http://huntingtonny.gov and click on the “Code Red – Huntington Alert” symbol at the bottom of the homepage. The process only takes a couple of minutes and you can choose to be notified via email, text message, mobile or land line phone service.Read more
Welcome to my “Our Town, Huntington” blog. I am writing this blog to help keep you informed about what’s going on in our community; including information about upcoming Town of Huntington events, initiatives and news. It is my hope that this blog, in conjunction with the Town of Huntington website, my newsletter, and other social media outlets, will provide another tool to discover "Our Town, Huntington."
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