John’s Crazy Socks Creates Down Syndrome Day Socks

John’s Crazy Socks has been selected to create the official World Down Syndrome Day Socks in conjunction with the National Down Syndrome Society and Down Syndrome International. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly established March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day.  March 21 was chosen as the day to Read More …

Schools: New Arts Director; Autism Scholarship Offered

The Huntington school district has hired a retired Harborfields educator as interim director of fine and performing arts. Thomas Gellert is on contract until June 30. The opening was created by the removal of Brian Stellato after he was sued by a former student who Read More …

‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ Raises Funds for Special Olympics

About 200 hardy souls dashed into the water off Frank P. Petrone Crab Meadow Beach on Sunday morning to help raise money for Special Olympics. This year’s Polar Plunge included teams from the Elwood, South Huntington, Harborfields and Northport school districts as well as town employees and Read More …

Fall Festival to Feature Art/Fashion Show

Several organizations are working to put on a fashion and art show during the Long Island Fall Festival next week. The program, Another Face of Beauty: A Fashion and Art Show, will have models from John’s Crazy Socks,  Special Olympics New York, The Viscardi Center, the Spirit Read More …

John’s Crazy Socks Leaves Melville for Farmingdale

John’s Crazy Socks has packed up and moved from it warehouse in Melville to a bigger space in Farmingale. Run by Mark Cronin and his son, John, who has Down Syndrome, the company has blossomed from its start in 2016 into a large business with Read More …

Podcast: Cronins’ ‘Spreading Happiness’ Mission

 John Cronin and his father, Mark Cronin, who co-own John’s Crazy Socks, a Melville sock company   with both a social and a retail mission. The company is dedicated to making socks that support many causes, and the company employs many workers with intellectual disabilities. Read More …

Huntington Businesses Celebrate at Seaside Soiree

Representatives of many Huntington businesses that fought through the Covid-19 epidemic to survive took part Tuesday in the Seaside Soiree, an annual Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce event at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport. The evening was an opportunity for chamber members, business leaders, and Read More …

Op-Ed: It’s Time to End Subminimum Wage for Disabled Workers

How would you respond if you knew that there were as many as 400,000 people in the United States paid less than minimum wage simply because they have a disability? How would you feel if you were told that the minimum wage laws did not Read More …

Voting With Their Feet–Congressmen Getting Socks Pitching Unity

Two Long Island congressmen, Tom Suozzi, a Huntington Democrat, and  Andrew Garbarino, a Massapequa Republican, are pitching the value of bipartisanship, starting with their feet. The two congressmen toured  the John’s Crazy Socks warehouse in Melville on Tuesday and checked out unity-themed crew socks  with Read More …

Town Board Honors John’s Crazy Socks

The Huntington Town Board congratulated the founders of John’s Crazy Socks, which was cited recently as a winner of a national accounting firm’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.  The Melville company was founded two years ago by Huntington residents Mark X. Cronin and his son, Read More …