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Holding up a piece of cake, Deb Perelman told her audience that it was naturally healthier than most desserts. That’s because compared to other cake recipes, she said this one had less butter and flour. Instead, it called for three whole pears.
“This is like half cake and half fruit, and maybe another quarter of chocolate,” said Perelman, 37, of Manhattan, who shares recipes and cooking tips...Read more »
Green Bay Packers legends Dave Robinson and Boyd Dowler plan to bring their Green and Gold Legends program to Valley Stream next weekend, village officials said.
The two members of the Packers Hall of Fame will be joined by Royce Boyles, the author of three books on Vince Lombardi on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. in Valley Stream Village Hall, on the eve of the Packers-New York Giants game at Met Life...Read more »
Jessie was a 3-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix whose owners died, leaving him all alone.
Bateman was a 6-year-old half Jack Russell and half rat terrier from Philadelphia.
On Saturday, Jessie wore white angel wings and Bateman was dressed in bush-like leaves at the HalloWOOF adoption event in Rockville Centre.
Bateman sniffed Jessie. Jessie urinated on Bateman. It was clear to...Read more »
Where just yesterday, a 1,456-pound pumpkin sat on Scott Armstrong’s front lawn, by Thursday night, a man riding his horse-drawn carriage away from a spirit stood instead.
Over a two-day period, professional pumpkin carvers had transformed Long Island's largest pumpkin into Long Island’s largest pumpkin carving. And it was just in time for Halloween.
While trick-or-treating, Daniella...Read more »
Pumpkin picking and pumpkin carving are favorite Saturday pastimes on Long Island in October.
But pumpkin chucking?
For the seven LI high school teams that competed in the last Saturday’s annual Pumpkin Fling, why not?
Deer Park High School took top honors in this year’s Pumpkin Fling, held at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank, which tests teams’ ability to...Read more »
Shoreham’s Soundview Drive is a street that seems naturally suited to Halloween. Towering trees loom over the narrow road. Leaves litter the sprawling lawns, and once night falls, the lack of streetlights will leave illumination to the moon.
Caution tape cordons off the Liguori family home, and on the driveway the white chalk outline of a body suggests a troubled past. A collection box stands...Read more »
The Town of Brookhaven has sold a Port Jefferson building that had been pegged as the future home of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
East Setauket-based Agrino Holdings LLC agreed to pay $1.5 million for the former First National Bank of Port Jefferson building, at 250 E. Main St., town spokesman Jack Krieger said yesterday. The sale was unanimously approved by the town board Tuesday.
Town...Read more »
Freeport officials will hold a dedication of a new playground at the Freeport Recreation Center on Thursday.
The Hallowen-themed dedication ceremony at the playground will also commemorate the anniversary of superstorm Sandy, which hit Freeport hard, event organizers said.
Local volunteers and Allstate insurance corporation workers built the playground, organizers said. The playground...Read more »