As the weather heats up, one of my favorite ways to cool off is with an Italian ice or a scoop of my favorite ice cream.
In Lindenhurst, Patsy’s and Son Italian Bakery is an institution known for its ices while ice cream shops in town have come and gone. Now there is a shop that serves both ices and ice cream -- Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ices & Ice Cream.
On a visit to Unicle Louie G's this past weekend, I tried the Wassup Watermelon Italian ice, and my husband tried the chocolate fudge brownie ice cream. Both were very tasty. The store opened for business on April 30 and has had a successful first week, one employee said.
Want to try Uncle Louie G’s for yourself? The store is located at 198 E. Montauk Hwy., next to Island Farms.
Other Lindenhurst happenings
School budget vote. The 2011-2012 Lindenhurst Union Free School District budget vote is Tuesday, May 17, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The proposed budget represents a budget increase of 2.23 percent, which equates to a tax levy increase of 6.89 percent. Visit www.lindenhurstschools.org for further budget information and polling locations.
Garden show. The Lindenhurst Mayor Beautification Society will be holding its second annual Garden Show on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lindenhurst Village Square. Admission is free and includes gardening presentations. There will also be vendors selling garden-themed merchandise.
EMS Day. National EMS Week is May 15 to 21, and in celebration, the Lindenhurst Fire Department will be holding an EMS Day on Sunday, May 15. This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lindenhurst Fire Department Headquarters at 225 S. Wellwood Ave. The day’s activities will include free blood pressure tests for adults and children, demonstrations of emergency medical service equipment as well as games and giveaways for kids.