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Town's Women's Networking Day

Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and members of the Town Council invite residents to the Town’s Eighth Annual Women’s Networking Day and Awards Ceremony, which this year carries the theme “Yes You Can” and focuses on modern solutions to contemporary concerns.

The Oct. 8 event, under the auspices of the Town’s Division of Women’s Services, will include more than 50 informational booths, where experts will provide attendees with answers and advice on a range of topics ranging from estate planning, domestic violence and divorce to stress, depression and dementia to dealing with financial concerns against the backdrop of the current difficult economic conditions.

One of the featured booths will highlight the work of Madona Cole-Lacy (above left), who creates headwear for women with hair loss due to chemotherapy or alopecia. Cole-Lacy will offer private fittings at the event. Her stylish hair coverings help women maintain their dignity in the face of hair loss.

The Women’s Division presents this annual event to help the public receive important information and learn about services offered by the town’s numerous non-profit organizations. The Town Board will also be honoring exceptional women.

The event will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road. General admission is $8 ($6 for seniors) and includes lunch, and raffles.

For information, call Rhonda Shepardson, director of Women's Services, at 631-351-3291, or e-mail

A.J. Carter is the town’s public information officer.

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