On Wednesday, September 6, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson attended Governor Andrew Cuomo's press conference where he announced a new project that will help protect Long Island's water quality. The project is part of a $10.4 Million dollar investment and will include a five-point restoration plan for ALL of Long Island in partnership Cornell Cooperative Extension and SUNY Stony Brook.
"We were elated to hear Gov. Cuomo's announcement about this environmentally sensitive project - the first of its kind in the United States," stated Councilman Mark Cuthbertson.
This has been a work in progress. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Town of Huntington partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension and FEMA to repair the FLUPSY (Floating Upweller System) in Huntington Harbor that had suffered severe damage during the storm.
"Gov. Cuomo’s announcement further illustrates the commitment our state and local governments have in developing the proper infrastructure to improve our water quality," added Cuthbertson.
Spring Dine Huntington Restaurant Week will take place from March 19-26.
Go to www.dinehuntington.com for more information
It’s Long Island Restaurant Week.
$27.95 three-course prix fixe
Available at participating restaurants…
Here are a few of the restaurants that are participating:
Mill Pond House Restaurant
Besito Mexican Restaurant Huntington
Black And Blue Seafood Chophouse
Cafe Buenos Aires
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails
IMC Restaurant & Bar
Piccola Bussola Restaurant
Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony to Honor WWII Vets - Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 9:00 am
An annual tradition for the Village of Northport, the Great Cow Harbor Day Weekend kicks off this Saturday morning, September 17 with a 10k race as well as a 2k Fun Run/Walk. There is a concert in the park on Saturday evening, and a parade at noon on Sunday, September 18th. Main Street is closed to traffic for the afternoon, as stores put out their wares, vendors sell arts and crafts items, and there are various carnival rides and activities for the whole family.
I am proud to announce the grand comeback of the Lenney Peters Junior Golf Tournament at the Crab Meadow Golf Course in Northport on Tuesday, August 30th.
For decades, the Town of Huntington sponsored the Lenney Peters Junior Golf Tournament at the Crab Meadow Golf Course to promote youth golf, sportsmanship and the love of the game. The popular event was founded and first held in 1967 by Crab Meadow’s first golf professional, Lenney Peters.
When Crab Meadow first opened in August of 1965, then Supervisor Robert J. Flynn tapped Mr. Peters as the club’s inaugural professional. Serving at the same time as the head golf professional at the Huntington Crescent Club, Mr. Peters was instrumental in setting a positive course for Crab Meadow. He was a true champion of the game and a fierce advocate of promoting youth golf.
Registration is now open thru August 29th, and the tee-off time will start at 1:30 p.m.
The cost is $35 per player which includes: 18 holes of golf, a barbeque dinner and an awards ceremony.
The Tournament will have three divisions:
Junior (boys and girls ages 10 to 14) Act. #123201-01
Senior (boys and girls ages 15 to 17) Act. #123201-02
Elite (participants with a MGA handicap) Act. #123201-03
To register, please access the online portal here:
You may also register in person at the Crab Meadow Golf Course or at Huntington Town Hall.
For further information, please call 631-351-3089.
I am happy to host the Town of Huntington’s
2016 Bocce Tournament, taking place
this Saturday, July 30 starting at
9:00 am at Mill Dam Park in Huntington
(West Shore and Mill Dam Roads).
The Bocce Tournament is free and
teams consisting of 4 players can register
through July 28, 2016.
To register, please call 351-2877
Greenlawn – I joined Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, Councilwomen Susan A. Berland and Tracey A. Edwards and the Town’s African American Historic Designation Council June 18th in dedicating two historic markers highlighting the contributions of Samuel Ballton, the 19th-century escaped slave who rose to become Greenlawn’s Pickle King.
The markers, in the municipal parking lot between Broadway and Gaines Avenue and at the intersection of Taylor and Boulevard Avenues, note several houses Ballton built near each location.
Samuel Ballton was born into slavery in Virginia. He escaped the South during the Civil War and eventually settled in Greenlawn in 1873, where he started as a tenant farmer for one of the Town’s wealthiest landowners. Later, while employed as a shareholder for the owner of the largest farm in Greenlawn, he gained much attention by growing record numbers of cucumbers and cabbages. He earned the nickname of the “Pickle King” as a result of growing and processing 1.5 million pickles in one season.
Moving beyond tenant farming, Mr. Ballton was able to gain capital while serving as buying agent for a large Boston pickle house. He began to buy land and houses near the new railroad line, which got him on the path toward being a successful landowner, entrepreneur and founding member of the Greenlawn community. He died on April 30, 1917 at the age of 79.
Following the ceremony, Town Historian Robert Hughes led a walking tour past some of Mr. Ballton’s houses, starting at the Smith Street marker and ending at the Taylor/Boulevard Avenues one. A reception was held following the tour at the Harborfields Public Library.
I helped to welcome Del Frisco’s Grille to their new home located at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on June 15th [former home of Legal Seafood] – at #160 Walt Whitman Road. It's important to note that their Grand Opening is scheduled for Friday, June 24th and they are currently taking reservations.
I'm pictured with fellow Board Member, Councilwoman Susan Berland, along with Andrew Adamson, Del Frisco’s General Manager, Seth Barton, Del Frisco’s Executive Chef, Allie Tunick, Del Frisco’s Host, Nick D’Ambrosio, Del Frisco’s Regional Manager and Keith Brown, of the Harris Beach Law Firm at the June 15th Ribbon Cutting at the Del Frisco Grille located at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station.