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Images of fire damage at Nikola Tesla's last remaining lab provided by the Tesla Science Center at Wardencliffe

$3M Needed Urgently to Save Nikola Tesla’s Last Remaining Lab

Thanks to over 100 firemen and the creative optimism of those who've carried this dream so far, plans for Nikola Tesla's last remaining laboratory endure.
Photo of Marian Conway by Christopher Appoldt

Marian Conway: “Stop the Nonprofit Budget Fantasy — It’s Not Right.”

All she’s asking for is reasonable compensation for nonprofit employees to do the work that has to be done. The way it is now, a non-profit often doesn’t even get reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while providing services! She won’t say it’s not fair – because life isn’t fair -- but it’s not right!!!

Shop Local! 2023 Northport Leg Lamp Lighting

How one village gets lit, including a Shopping Guide starring the merchants who light the Northport Leg Lamp!
Photo of Steve Caputo wearing an American Cancer Society t-shift provided by Steve Caputo

Steve Caputo has a Cause to Share and a Story to Tell. With Pictures.

As we've gone through various and sundry adventures, Firefly Steve Caputo has proven to be a rock, and a gold one at that. Now, Steve's using the need to face his own challenges as an opportunity to lend his sweet, well-grounded soul to serve the American Cancer Society and all sorts of folks reckoning with this disease.

Thank You Jenny, And All Who Shine Such Light

Let’s just…Breathe…In… Hold… Out… Pause… In… For weeks, I have doom scrolled and wisdom sought in shock and…
From an event honoring local champion of veterans Gus Scutari in 2016

Dear Veterans: Thank You For Your Service

Thank you to all who served. In honor of Veterans Day 2023 we offer deep gratitude, good resources and indelibly moving stories.
Flyer for Northport Historical Society Paint & Sip Nite: The Leg Lamp

NHS Paint & Sip to Focus on The Leg Lamp!

The Northport Historical Society offers fantastic programming, We are EXTRA excited about this
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Storytelling Workshop: Learn From One of the Best!

Introduction to Storytelling with Moth Grandslam Champion Terry Wolfisch Cole of Tell Me Another. Learn from home 2/6/24, 7-8pm.
Photo of Dolores Thompson in 2008 by Katheryn Laible

In Memoriam: Dolores Thompson, Kevin Thorbourne, Robert DeSimone

Photo of Dolores Thompson taken in 2008 by Katheryn Laible Three extraordinary souls

2023 Smart Growth Summit

For more than 25 years, Vision Long Island has made a huge difference

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Shop Local! Northport…

Shop Downtown! Shop Northport! An old photo by Katheryn Laible  Much has changed.
Photo of Storefront for Wit & Whim in Halesite, NY

Shop Local! Wit & Whim

Photo of Wit and Whim’s storefront by Katheryn Laible We thought we were
Bee on Aster by Katheryn Laible

Native Garden and Ecolandscaping Resources

A few years ago now, I started reaching out to friends and collecting resources that we are pleased to share with you!
"Thank you for shopping local" photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

YOUR Picks: Favorite Local Shops

It's that time of year again! Please shop local and keep the magic that is our beautiful downtowns alive! Also, please help me update this list of favorite local shops! There are so many wonderful places run by great people out there. They only exist because people like you spend money there. The list barely scratches the surface, please help add to it!


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Pictured, from left to right, Firefly Katie Laible and story slam host Liz Alexander with storytellers Katrina Buyers, Eric Eaton, Annie Mark, Glenn Perreira, Karen Paquet and Eric Alexander. Photo Credit: Joanne Kountarakis, Northport Journal

Sold Out Story Slam Lights Up The Firefly!!!

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween lore, great ideas ranging from easy-peasy to flat-out wow, soooo many cool things to do!
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Infinite Potential: Donna, Rosemarie, and Drake Media Studios

Photo at Drake Media Studios by Katheryn Laible Infinite Potential: Donna, Rosemarie, and Drake Media Studios I was delighted to recently get to tour the AMAZING Drake Media Studios and
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Photos of firemen responding to September 11th

Heroes Among Us: “Hey, I Know That Guy…”

Heroes Among Us. You may recall that we hosted a show of previously unshared works by Photojournalist Peter Foley. Soon after it opened, Firefly Steve Walker came in and saw
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Story Slam at The Firefly!!!

Story Slam at The Firefly! “I Had a Hunch…” Inspired by The Moth radio hour, Elizabeth Alexander has been organizing storytelling events in Northport Village and the surrounding area, In
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