07/17/16 6:30am
The 'Clam Man' Bob Bourguignon counts out some blue claws for Val Abbate of Southampton (center) and her father-in law Gus Abbate of East Meadow Friday when the seafood stand opened on Flanders Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The ‘Clam Man’ Bob Bourguignon counts out some blue claws for Val Abbate of Southampton (center) and her father-in law Gus Abbate of East Meadow Friday when the seafood stand opened on Flanders Road. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Gus Abbate of East Meadow and his daughter-in-law Val Abbate of Southampton were first in line at 11:45 a.m. Friday to buy crabs in front of Bob Bourguignon’s seafood stand at his home on Flanders Road.

“Oh, definitely we are first in line,” Ms. Abbate said. “We try to get here a 1/2 hour early and we always get the crabs. There is none better and the price is right.”  (more…)

12/20/15 8:02pm
Decorations in the Goodale home. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Decorations in the Goodale home. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

Dhonna and Bobby Goodale held their annual Christmas Alive! house tour celebration at their Flanders home on Sunday afternoon.

The Goodales opened their beautifully decorated home to raise money for children who have lost one or both parents or are in foster care, families in shelters and neighborhood families struggling this holiday.

The house was adorned with hundreds of Santas and elves, several Christmas trees (including two hanging upside down in the “Grand Room) and countless other decorations.

Animator Don Duga, creator of Frosty the Snowman, roamed the house sketching all the activity while actor and singer/songwriter Chaz Shepherd sang Christmas songs.

See the photos below. (more…)