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Outdoors

Countdown to the East Northport Festival; expect more rides, the addition of food trucks and more

Aug 13, 2022 | Outdoors

The East Northport Chamber of Commerce's biggest fundraiser of the year is approaching, and organizers are promising an event like none before it. “We’re looking forward to this year’s festival,” said Loriann Pineo…

Crab Meadow Beach observation deck still in progress, waiting on materials

Aug 2, 2022 | Outdoors

Last July, the Journal reported on the observation deck at Crab Meadow Beach, which was under construction and expected to be open to the public this summer. One year ago, the deck, which is part of a larger pavilion repair…

Walks in the Woods: Betty Allen Nature Preserve

Jul 31, 2022 | Outdoors

The preserve was named for Betty Beckwith Allen; a sign on the property describes Betty as an environmentalist and co-founder of the Huntington Audubon Society, a bird lover, civic activist and “friend to all living things…

Game on: Three new pickleball courts now open at Vets Park

Jul 28, 2022 | Outdoors

It’s official. Pickleball is now being played at Veterans Park in East Northport, with enthusiasts and beginners filling up three new courts from the early morning into the evening, even in the high temperatures. “We are in…

Ten years in the making: TOH addresses best practices for protecting and restoring Crab Meadow Watershed

Jul 6, 2022 | Outdoors

Last month, the Town of Huntington released the final draft of the “Crab Meadow Watershed Hydrology Study and Stewardship Plan,” a community-driven land management tool that was created to highlight best practices in future…

Fourth of July fireworks, plus temporary 5 mph speed zones in local waterways to keep revelers safe

Jul 1, 2022 | Outdoors

The much anticipated firework display in Asharoken is scheduled for Fourth of July weekend, with the Village of Asharoken announcing on its website its annual show this Monday, July 4. The fireworks will be launched…

Skip spraying and make a mosquito bucket for eco-friendly insect control

Jun 19, 2022 | Outdoors

Summer’s here and the time is right for talking about mosquitoes. How do we rid ourselves of these pesky biters without negatively affecting our ecosystem? One of the cheapest, safest, and most efficient methods is the use…

Pickleball courts coming soon to a new and improved Veterans Park

Jun 1, 2022 | Outdoors

Demolition of the asphalt volleyball courts at Veterans Park in East Northport began last week, part of a larger plan that includes the conversion of the volleyball area to pickleball courts. Veterans Park is located on…

Did you know? Organic garden plots available on town property with unexpected backstory

Apr 21, 2022 | Outdoors

The Robert Kubecka Memorial Organic Garden is open for the season and there are plots available to Town of Huntington residents for just $25 a year. The annual membership gets you a 20’ x 30’ piece of organic land for the…

Town of Huntington earns Bronze-certified status as a New York State “Climate Smart Community”

Apr 4, 2022 | Outdoors

Last week, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced that the Town of Huntington achieved Bronze certification status as one of only 90 certified Climate Smart Communities in New York State and one of four on…

Great horned owls raising owlets near main Northport road

Mar 31, 2022 | Outdoors

A great horned owl couple raising at least two owlets in a highly visible nest in Northport has garnered much attention lately, with cars lining the oftentimes busy road to get a peek of the neighborhood’s newest inhabitants…

Northport Village’s first grant-funded rain garden comes to Bluff Point Road

Mar 22, 2022 | Outdoors

The beauty and tranquility of Northport Harbor comes with the responsibility to keep it clean and healthy, and for that reason, outgoing Northport Village Trustee Ian Milligan has been working on a project to install rain…

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