Shelf Life: Alyson Richman on Her New Book’s Next Chapter

After her February book release, author and Huntingtonian Alyson Richman finds ongoing success with her latest novel, The Secret of Clouds. “The reception for The Secret of Clouds has been especially moving for me,” Richman said. “I’ve had such a tremendous response from the teachers and Read More …

Shelf Life: Huntington Library to Host Volunteer Fair

 Huntington Public Library will host a Great Giveback Volunteer Fair on Oct. 19. Those interested can speak with representatives from the Huntington Community First Aid Squad (HCFAS), Huntington Historical Society, Huntington Hospital, Island Harvest Food Bank, Literacy Suffolk, Volunteers for Wildlife, the Walt Whitman Birthplace Read More …

Shelf Life: Libraries Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

This year, Harborfields, Huntington, and South Huntington public libraries are holding community events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th). Harborfields Public Library will present a “Latinology” concert on Friday, September 27 at 7 PM. This concert will feature the nine-member band Read More …

Shelf Life: CFP Jon Ten Haagen Uses Writing to Make Sense of Numbers

Jon Ten Haagen is a Huntington certified financial planner who aims to increase people’s financial understanding through writing. “I’ve been in the business since ’82,” Ten Haagen said before adding, “I’m one of the dinosaurs.” Jokes aside, the founder of Ten Haagen Financial Group takes Read More …

Shelf Life: Michael Dineen Writes on Addiction, Crime, and Change

Huntingtonian Michael Dineen seeks to warn others about the realities of drugs and crime in his book Suburban Gangsters.  Born in New York City and raised in Huntington, Dineen describes his early years as uneventful. “I had a similar upbringing to most of the kids Read More …

Shelf Life: Teachers Reveal Their Favorite Books

As students, families, and faculty prepare to head back to school, educators from Huntington Union Free School District reflect on the value of reading, both in and out of the classroom. First up is Dianna Cazzalino, who is entering her ninth year of teaching English Read More …

Shelf Life: Escape Pod Comics

Comics are for everyone. That’s the firm belief of Escape Pod Comics founder  Menachem Luchins.  Luchins discovered comics as a pre-teen. He dove in to the medium headfirst, and those comics were his passion until—well, until they weren’t. “I aged out of the most popular Read More …

Shelf Life: Jeannie Moon, ‘All of Me Book’ Release

Local author Jeannie Moon’s latest book, All of Me, will be released next Wednesday, Aug. 28. The third installment of Moon’s Compass Cove series, All of Me returns to the lives of Lilly and Jack in the fictional town of Compass Cove. Whether you’ve followed Read More …

Shelf Life: Children’s Book Author, Jackie Azúa Kramer 

Author and Huntington resident Jackie Azúa Kramer finds joy in her life through writing picture books, and encouraging children to tell stories of their own.  Born in Manhattan, and raised in Queens, Kramer spent her childhood immersed in the city’s pulse. She grew up drawn Read More …

Shelf Life: Lynn Hefele, Literature to Exercise Body and Mind

Before retiring from over 30 years as physical education teacher, Lynn Hefele taught in every building in the Huntington Union Free School District. She coached both volleyball and track and field, and was recognized for her excellence by being named the SHAPE America Eastern District Read More …

Shelf Life: S. Huntington Public Library Introduces Learning Garden

This summer, the South Huntington Public Library unveiled a garden. The SHPL Learning Garden, made up of four raised beds behind the building, will be used to teach patrons of all ages about organic gardening and nature.  Right now, the beds of the Learning Garden Read More …

Shelf Life: Beyond Beach Reads

With school out, more hours of sun, and an emphasis on restoration, summer is slated to be the perfect time to relax. But for some, work, childcare, and jam-packed schedules don’t allow that dream of unwinding to become reality. Sitting down to read amidst it Read More …

Shelf Life: Poet Greg Moglia to Speak at Book Revue

Greg Moglia, Huntington resident and award-winning poet, is speaking at Book Revue Thursday about his book, a new collection of poems: A Man Is Not Supposed To Give In To Tears. Moglia is an adjunct professor of philosophy of education at New York University, in addition Read More …