Op-Ed: Biden Should Consider Presidential Commission on Food Insecurity

The last time that a president of the United States convened a Commission on Hunger was in September of 1978, when the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter, and Long Island hunger activist Harry Chapin successfully lobbied former President Jimmy Carter to convene such a Read More …

Wok and Roll Restaurant Ready to Debut

Wok and Roll restaurant is opening Friday, offering an updated and clever take on Asian dishes with a musical flair. Owner Chris Quirke is working with head chef Chris “Geo” Huang on the menu, which the restaurant describes as “signature stir fry and more” offerings. Read More …

Restaurants Can Reopen at 75% on March 19

Restaurants outside New York City will be able to open at 75 percent capacity starting March 19, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday. Restaurants had previously been at 50 percent. Those in the city will remain at 35 percent. “Our fight in the war against Read More …

Scam Alerts on Charities, Covid-19 Vaccines

Medicare has issued an alert warning against several scams involving the Covid-19 vaccine. The federal agency covers the cost of the vaccine, warning recipients to never provide their Medicare card number. And never pay to join a list to get the vaccine, get early access Read More …

Groups Step Up Food Efforts for the Holidays

Pantries and special food drives are operating throughout Huntington. With the holiday season arriving, and many people hurting financially because of the Covid-19 shutdown, nonprofits, school groups, bags of food and meals to go are becoming available for the holidays and beyond. Many of the Read More …

Long Island Restaurant Week to Start Sunday

Several Huntington restaurants are participating in Long Island Restaurant Week, which starts Sunday and extends through the following Sunday. Amid the pandemic, organizers have made a few changes to the popular tri-annual promotion to give restaurants more flexibility. In the past, all participating restaurants offered Read More …

Classic Car Drivers Join Salute to Hospital Workers

Motorcycles and dozens of classic cars formed a caravan Thursday night to honor Huntington Hospital workers and to power a food drive benefiting Long Island Cares. Escorted by a Suffolk County police officer, motorcyclists displaying American flags led the way, followed by a variety of Read More …

Island Harvest, TV Stations Join in Food Drive

 Island Harvest Food Bank is joining with NBC 4 New York/WNBC and Telemundo 47/WNJU in a week-long tri-state community appeal.  “COVID-19 has forced many people on Long Island to turn to emergency food programs to feed their families, and many people never sought help before,” Read More …

Epidemic and Food: Several Restaurants Reopen for Curbside or Delivery

Several restaurants that stopped operating when the businesses were ordered to close are coming back with a variety of takeout, curbside or delivery options.  Here are some of the latest. California Pizza Kitchen at the Walt Whitman Shops is reopening Thursday for takeout, curbside and delivery Read More …

COVID-19: St. Hugh’s to Open Drive-Through Pantry; Cinema Arts Suspends

UPDATE:St. Hugh’s Church outreach program will start a drive-through pantry Monday-Friday during the COVID-19 outbreak. Town  Hall and all town facilities with the exception of the Crab Meadow and Dix Hills golf courses,town parks and playgrounds will be closed to the public starting Monday, the Read More …

Bacon Festival Coming to Walt Whitman Shops

There will be something for everyone at an outdoor festival Sept. 14-15 at Walt Whitman Shops, as long as bacon, butter, bourbon or beer is one of those things.   The I Love Bacon, Butter, Beer and Bourbon Fest is scheduled for the parking lot, from Read More …