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Courtney Francis, 13, works on her project while learning the basics in sewing at the Saturday afternoon program offered at the Big H shopping center in Huntington Station, NY. (Sept. 24, 2011)(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

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Huntington Station youth program is sew terrific

Given time, they might become future “Project Runway” contestants. But for now, the boys and girls in sewing classes at the nonprofit Tri-Community Youth Agency in Huntington Station are contending with the mechanics of threading machines. Sewtacular, a Saturday afternoon program offered at the Big H shopping center on New York Avenue, teaches children ages 7 to 15 the basics of sewing.