Written by Alyssa Barker, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:00
The Locust Valley Farmer’s Market started in early June for locals and visitors to enjoy fresh produce from farms on Long Island.
Elaine Domaleski, from Gajeski Products in Riverhead, has been selling her nephew’s products at this market since it opened 12 years ago. They enjoy coming to this market because of the people and atmosphere.
“It’s a very quiet, not very big market,” Domaleski said.
Gajeski Products is currently selling products in season such as carrots, strawberries and lettuce. Later in the summer, Domaleski says they will start selling blueberries and corn.
New to the market this year is Chez Hedwige, a gluten-free baked goods shop started by Edwige Oriol of Valley Stream. Oriol started the business after she discovered that she needed to have gluten-free products.
“You can have a cupcake and enjoy it, too,” Oriol said.
All of Oriol’s products are made with organic and natural ingredients such as coconut flour and flax seed. There are no additives, preservatives or ingredients in her products.
Maureen Barrett, Locust Valley resident, has been coming to the farmer’s market for the past 10 years.
“Everything is always perfect and delicious,” Barrett said. “[The people] are very fair, easy to talk to and accommodating.”
As far as favorite products go, Barrett said there’s not much at the farmer’s market that she doesn’t like.
“The strawberries and asparagus are out of this world,” Barrett said.
The farmer’s market will be in the Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Nov. 22.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.
Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
The music was rocking and everybody was dancing on Friday, Oct. 3 in the St. Dominic High School gymnasium as the school hosted its Fall Ball dance. The event included gregarious kids from St. Dominic’s dancing and socializing with 20 disadvantaged children from St. Christopher-Ottilie Family of Services in Sea Cliff.
“St. Dom’s is very active with St. Christopher-Ottilie during the school year,” said Janice Seaman, who was the party coordinator and one of many volunteers at the dance, which ran from 7 to 10 p.m. “This was the first time, though, that St. Dom’s invited the kids from St. Christopher-Ottilie to their school for a dance and it is a great way to bring some normalcy into these children’s lives and show them what a school function is like.”
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:58
5- and 6-year-old Peanuts
The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.
In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:00
The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.