Schools: Polar Plunge Fundraising; Otto Kahn Scholarships

Students and staff from the Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center  took a polar plunge Sunday and raised more than $11,000 to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. About 30 students from the Silas Superstars team, their principal Stephen Toto, and some of their teachers, jumped into the Read More …

Otto Kahn Awards Salute Art Students

Eight students who plan to pursue an education in the arts were honored with Otto Kahn Awards at Oheka Castle Wednesday. Friends of Oheka said the students received $3,000 each. They are: Victoria Befumo, Huntington High School Fern Brazeau, Walt Whitman High School Anabelle Bryant, Read More …

Otto Kahn Scholarship Winners Named

Eight high school seniors have been named recipients of Otto Kahn Awards and will be honored June 14 at Oheka Castle gala. The winners announced by Friends of Oheka are: Huntington High School: Victoria Befumo and Katerina Damiano Walt Whitman High School: Fern Brazeau and Read More …

Townwide Fund Gala to Honor Business Owners

The Townwide Fund will honor owners of two businesses that have supported charitable organizations and projects around Huntington. The June 1 springtime stroll gala at Oheka Castle will salute Christina, Michael and Barbara Zoitas of Southdown Marketplace, and Karen and Mark Heuwetter of Six Harbors Brewing Read More …

Oheka Condos Aren’t Required to Meet Affordable Housing Rule

Plans for 95 condominiums at Oheka Castle don’t include a provision for affordable units. That’s because Town of Huntington rules that require builders to include some affordable units in new developers only apply to those that involve zone changes. updated: Oheka Castle is already zoned Read More …

Condo Plan for Oheka Castle Advances

Plans to build luxury condominiums at Oheka Caste can proceed, with conditions, after the Huntington Town Board voted last week to allow the owner to file site plans. But theTown Board’s approval itself has to be reviewed after a messy procedure during which at least Read More …

Oheka Hearing Shows Fight to Come Over Condos

A public hearing last week on a  plan to build homes at Oheka Castle was met with a mostly friendly crowd, though vigorously opposed by a competing former partner in what promises to be a continuing fight over land use. The Huntington Town Board heard Read More …

Guided Tours Scheduled as Part of Olmsted Bicentennial

A series of tours of open spaces, parks and gardens connected to Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. is scheduled in October around Long Island. The tours, called What’s Out There Weekend: Olmsted on Long Island, include: Oct. 22 Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve,  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Read More …

Huntington Rated Top Fall Travel Destination

Huntington comes in second on a list of great fall travel destinations, according to USA Today. Florence, Italy, tops the list of 19 recommended destinations, ranging from Bergen, Norway to Auckland, New Zealand. The article says, “Pleasant temperatures, reduced rates and foliage make Huntington a Read More …

Students Awarded Scholarships at Oheka Gatsby Style Event

The gardens of Oheka Castle were filled to capacity Wednesday with people supporting the 2019 Otto Kahn Scholarship Award winners, as well as celebrating the 100th birthday of the famous Long Island mansion. Five school seniors were awarded the Otto Kahn Scholarship, an award for Read More …