Gillibrand Offers Legislation to Aid ‘Food Deserts’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation Friday to improve the availability of food in areas where access to grocery stores or supplies is limited. Speaking at Island Harvest in Melville, the Democratic senator said that her Healthy Food Financing Initiative Reauthorization Act, provide $50 million annually Read More …

Huntington Bay Resident Named President of Long Island Cares Board

David Herold, a resident of Huntington Bay, has been named president of the board of directors for Long Island Cares. Herold has been a member of the board since 2009, and in 2019 received the group’s Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award. “Around Thanksgiving in 2006, I Read More …

$200 Million to Provide Kids With Meals During Summer

More than $200 million will help feed  low-income children during summer months, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said Thursday. About 2 million low-income children of school age will participate in U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children. Eligible families with school-age children Read More …

Thousands Receive Donations of Food, Clothing

Thousands of residents came to Walt Whitman High School Saturday to collect food, clothing, diapers and other necessities.. Kiora Johnson, founder and executive director of God’s Blessings Plan, said her organization worked with Suffolk County’s social services department to identify communiities where the need for Read More …

Quaker Oats Recalls Some Granola Bars

Lidl on Friday issued a warning about a Quaker Oats recall for products the store had sold. The Lidl recall includes specific Quaker branded granola items, of which Lidl has sold only: Quaker Chewy Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 8ct 6.7 oz, Quaker Chewy Bars Read More …

Frying Latkes in Oil Is One Small Way to Express Our Judaism

A small Chanukah party, I thought. With just a few people over, I’d cook up something yummy, the house would be clean, and all would be very, very manageable. And then my invitee asked the question. “Are you making latkes?” Her eyes lit up. “From Read More …

Author to Sign Her Cookbooks, With Support for Toys for Tots

A cookbook author wlll combine a signing of her work with a shopping benefit for Toys for Tots next week in Huntington. Dena Fenza will be signing copies of her new interactive cookbook, My Italian American Table, at Towne Boutique at 255 Main St., Huntington, Read More …

Sorrentino Turkey Giveway in Full Swing

Volunteers began handing out turkeys Monday morning in Huntington  as part of the annual Sorrentino Family Foundation turkey giveaway. Andre Sorrentino, Huntington’s highway superintendent, said that about 3,000 turkeys with fixings were expected to be given out throughout the day. Residents with vouchers pulled into Read More …

Del Vino Vineyard, The Farm Italy Named to Top Restaurant List

Two  restaurants in Huntington have been named to the list of the top 100 dining spots in the country. The Farm Italy and Del Vino Vineyards made the list created by  OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation system, which said it based the rankings culled from Read More …

Common Thanksgiving Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Thanksgiving is a time for celebration and togetherness, but the approaching holiday also comes with potential hazards. “With the risks posed by the COVID-cold-flu season and the typical hazards associated with holiday festivities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving should be your top priority,” says Read More …

Sorrentino Turkey Giveaway Scheduled Monday

The 15th annual Sorrentino family turkey giveaway is scheduled for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday in Huntington Station. Donations are still welcomed by the Sorrentino Family Foundation, and vouchers are available to those in need. The event feeds thousands of families who need help to celebrate Read More …

Hibernian Chili Cookoff for a Good Cause

 The Huntington Hibernians AOH Division 4 brought their recipes and appetite for chili to a cookoff Saturday in Northport. Updated with winners. Fire Department Bracket 1 Centerport FD – Jack Geffken, cook 2 Halesite FD – Kate Deegan, cook 3 Northport FD – Tony Read More …