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.
About the Workshop: Join fitness maven, Ms. Lisa Galasso for an evening of fun and exercise to help keep you physically fit and energized for 2015. In case you didn’t know, Zumba fitness is one of the most popular forms of group exercise that infuses Latin inspired dance moves such as Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and Flamenco. In fact, you don’t have to have any dancing abilities to attend—just bring with you the desire to relax from all your business stress, willingness to have fun and the attitude to learn a whole new way of reducing work stress.
About the Instructor: Lisa Galasso, M.S., MBA, Alumni Engagement Associate at St. Joseph's College and exercise guru. She currently has lots of fun conducting ZUMBA classes at St. Joseph's College.
*HORC is two doors down from the Biz Inc. and is across the street from 7-11. Parking available in commuter lot behind 7-11, along East Second Street or in commuter lot off of East Second Street. Registration is FREE with RSVP to Michele Foulke at 631-385-2305 or by email to: mfoulke@HuntingtonNY.gov. Our next seminar, Women and Entrepreneurship—Be Your Own Boss
With the boating season of 2015 approaching, the Town of Huntington will be hosting two "FREE" one-day eight-hour New York State Boaters Safety Courses at Huntington Town Hall in on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 16th from 9 am to 5 pm. Those attending these two classes will learn the fundamentals of safe boating such as safe loading & operation, navigation rules, getting underway and accidents & emergencies and much more.
Two years ago, N.Y. State passed a law that requires boaters to take a safety course before operating in local waters. According to the legislation, the safety certifications may be administered through such agencies as the United States Power Squadrons, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Those who violate this law face fines of $250, $500 or $1,000 for first, second or third offences respectively. The law also requires all boaters born on or after May 1st 1996 to have a boating safety certificate to operate a power vessel.
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.
On January 1st, 2015; the Town of Huntington implemented its latest green measure in its comprehensive and expansive recycling program known as “Single Stream Recycling.”
In order to help educate our youth on the Town’s new Single Stream Recycling Program, I would like to invite all Huntington Township Middle Schools to participate in a poster contest that is open to grades 6 through 8.
The winner will have their poster featured in the Town of Huntington’s 2016 Environmental Calendar and the winning submission will also be used as an educational component to encourage local households to recycle.
“Single Stream” recycling means there will no longer be separate pick up days for comingled items, such as cans, glass, paper and plastic. Residents can place recyclables all in ONE CONTAINER on one designated day each week – town-wide.
The criteria for the poster contest will be as follows:
- Open to students grades 6 through 8.
- Students are asked to please register for this contest through their art teacher.
- Submissions should be 8.5”x 11.5”– un-matted.
- Submissions should be two-dimensional.
- Each teacher may submit up to three (3) works, from any one grade level, not to exceed nine (9) works for all grades.
- Art Teachers can register online at: www.HuntingtonNY.gov/PosterContest
- Teachers are asked to please contact Stephen Jimenez in the Council Office for submission collections at: 631-351-3171 or via email to: SJimenez@HuntingtonNY.gov
Registration deadline: March 20th, 2015
Submission deadline: May 8th, 2015
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I want to remind residents, veterans and seniors who reside in the Town of Huntington that you may be eligible for a New York State Tax Exemption on your December 2015 tax bill. Residents who did not re-register for the Basic STAR tax exemption with the New York State Tax Department before December 31st, 2014 are urged to contact the NY State Tax Department directly at: 518-457-2036.Read more