08/28/16 6:00am
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Farmer Walter Hodun Jr. said picking a bushel (50 pounds) goes fast because the fruit is clustered together and plants are two feet apart. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

I talked to farmer Eddie Hodun Jr. at his 10-acre U-pick farm in Calverton this week and he pointed out that this is “the kick-off week” for tomatoes, especially for the variety of tomatoes many people want to make fresh sauce. He explained that the weather has been just hot enough “it brings out the sugar in the fruit.” (more…)

04/28/16 6:02am
Spencer Bentley (center) takes a shot at the 21-inch wide cup in a game of FootGolf with friends Brooke Del Prete (from left), Ethan Faralan and Cole Del Prete at Long Island Sports Wednesday morning in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Spencer Bentley (center) takes a shot at the 21-inch wide cup in a game of FootGolf with friends Brooke Del Prete (from left), Ethan Faralan and Cole Del Prete at Long Island Sports Park in Calverton Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A hybrid soccer golf game called FootGolf, zombie-infested 5K races, concerts and more are coming to the former Calverton Links golf course, which abruptly closed Oct. 30, 2013, and has only been used for special events ever since.

Now under new leadership, the facility has been re-dubbed Long Island Sports Park and features a nine-hole FootGolf course, recently refurbished mini-golf course and catering hall. It opens to the public this Saturday. (more…)

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(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch )

Make a resolution to get your male dog or cat neutered during Kent Animal Shelter’s “Happy Neuter Year” campaign, which runs all through January.

It only costs $20 for the procedure, which helps prevent unwanted litters and reduces the homeless pet population. Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to control the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as eight to ten weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. (more…)