Feeling Festive?

first_imgTis officially “the season.” Whether it’s through your stomach, like the Chocolate Fest, or filling your bag up with handcrafted goodies, we’ve got a list of happenings all across the island to get you into the holiday spirit, whatever it is you choose to celebrate.Indulge in your sweet tooth November 9 and 10 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington at the I Love Chocolate Fest. There will undoubtedly be plenty to eat, but even more ideas of what to get your loved ones for the weeks to come. www.lovechocolatefest.com.Seeking a craft fair? The eighth annual Hauppauge Craft and Gift Fair will occur November 9 and November 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The 33rd annual East Islip Craft and Gift Fair returns November 23 and November 24 from 10 AM to 4 PM at East Islip High School. Northport will hold its 25th annual Craft Fair December 7 and December 8 starting at 10 AM at Northport High School. Head to the St. James-Smithtown Craft Fair on December 14 and December 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Smithtown East High School. The 38th annual Selden Craft and Gift Fair takes place December 21 and December 22 from 10 AM to 4 PM. All are free admission and additional details can be found at www.depasmarket.com.Harborfields Public Library in Greenlawn will host a holiday craft fair on November 8 and November 9 from 9 AM to 4 PM, with 50 vendors and one-of-a-kind gifts. www.harborfieldslibrary.org.The Long Island Woodworkers Show returns to Old Bethpage Village Restoration on November 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM, featuring handcrafted furniture and projects, even demonstrations. Go to www.liwoodworkers.org.The Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City will have A Victorian Tree: Festival of Trees on November 16 from 1 to 4 PM. Learn more at www.licm.org.The Gobble Gobble Book Fest comes to Cedarhurst on November 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Hindi’s Libraries with interactive story time, live music, cookie decorating, and more. Call 516-400-3428.Garvies Point Museum’s Native American Feast takes place just in time for Thanksgiving on November 23 and November 24 from 10 AM to 4 PM, in celebration of the northeastern Native American culture, a tradition for over 25 years. Foods, medicinal plants, face painting, and more, will be available in Glen Cove. www.garviespointmuseum.com.The 30th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees will take place November 29 through December 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. In addition to indoor ice skating, it’s a great shopping opportunity for unique vendor gifts, designer trees, and the chance to meet Santa. www.cpnassau.org.Have great expectations at the 23rd annual Charles Dickens Festival on December 1 and 2 throughout the Village of Port Jefferson as it transforms into pages out of Dickens’s novels. Musical and magic performances, and, of course, a production of “A Christmas Carol.” www.portjeff.com.Nassau Museum will host the Children’s Book Festival on December 1, from 11 AM to 4 PM, at The Manes Center. Enjoy a story read by exhibiting illustrators from the museum’s current exhibit. Learn more at www.nassaumuseum.org.Ashawagh Hall in Springs is the home of the ninth annual Friends Bazaar on Saturday, December 7, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free; inside is arts and crafts, ceramics, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, home décor, bags, scrimshaw, ornaments, hand soaps, and more. For further information, contact [email protected] Brook Village Center will have a holiday festival on December 8 from 12 to 5:30 PM. Live music, trees, holiday windows, train display, and Santa. Head to [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Kini joins Tusbab, Gubag off to Lae City

first_imgSocccer BY KEVIN TEME Tusbab Stallions Football Club from Madang province has signed up FC Kutubu captain and former PNG Kapuls midfielder Samuel Kini. Kini, who has been the strength for the only Highlands franchise club competing in the 2020 National Soccer League season, will now join forces with the Madang franchise club. Tusbab Stallions manager Afinini Tawi confirmed the signing of Kini for the remainder of the season. “Unfortunately, Kini will not be available for this weekend’s game against his former club FC Kutubu,” Tawi said. Afinini also confirmed that one of its star players Stahl Gubag was officially released this week. “I would also like to confirm to you that Gubag was officially released on Tuesday, July 27th to join Lae City FC for the remainder of the season as well, following the second window transfer opening,” he said. Kini said he was happy to join the Madang franchise club after what transpired within FC Kutubu. “I have dedicated myself to lead the boys mostly from the Highlands and share my experience with them in my time with FC Kutubu so they can go back to their respective associations to be role models,” Kini said. He said for various reasons and false allegations from certain FC Kutubu officials (named) he was terminated from FC Kutubu and he has no regrets but to move on. After learning of the former Kapul midfielder’s fate, Stallions jumped to the opportunity by signing him for the remainder of the 2020 NSL season. Kini is not new to Madang soccer fraternity having represented the province in the NSL from 2016-2017 season and at the OFC Champions League. For Madang fans, Kini’s signing with Stallions is a boost while also losing one of its star players Gubag to Lae City FC. “I am humbled by the opportunity given and like I always do, I will give my best for Stallions in the remaining NSL competition which resumes this (Saturday) tomorrow in Port Moresby and Lae respectively,” Kini said. He said he is looking forward to the game against his former team FC Kutubu in Lae this Saturday however he is still waiting to be cleared. “Yes, I am still waiting for my release letter from the club and I should get it by today (Wednesday) or tomorrow earliest,” Kini said. Afinini said Kini will not be able to take the field this weekend. “Unfortunately, Kini might not be available for this weekend’s game against FC Kutubu,” Finini said.last_img read more

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SportShorts: Murray is still a fighter, England grind

first_imgCRICKETAustralia skittle Pakistan to seize control at the GabbaAustralia seized the advantage on the opening day of the first Test when they bowled Pakistan out for 240 just before stumps at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.After the visitors resisted stubbornly in the first session, reaching 57 for no wicket at lunch, pace trio Mitchell Starc (4-52), Josh Hazlewood (2-46) and Pat Cummins (3-60) tore through the Pakistan batting order to put the hosts in charge at the close of play.Australia seized the initiative after lunch when they took five wickets for just 19 runs, reducing Pakistan from 75 for none to 94 for five.The pacemen then struck again late in the day, with 16-year-old debutant Naseem Shah just squeezing out Starc’s hat-trick ball.“It was quite a welcome to Test cricket wasn’t it?” Hazlewood said.Hazlewood said the fast bowlers had enjoyed the extra bounce at the Gabba.“The way we fought back in the second session was perfect,” he said.Pakistan were rescued from complete disaster by Asad Shafiq who played a lone hand, scoring 76 well-made runs.England stand firm against Black Caps on attritional dayEngland’s Ben Stokes hits a shot on day one of the first Test cricket match between England and New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on November 21, 2019. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)Half-centuries from Joe Denly and Ben Stokes breathed life into England who reached 241 for four at stumps after a slow start on the first day of the opening Test against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Thursday.With England intent on occupying the crease as long as possible — although captain Joe Root’s stay was very brief — and New Zealand bowling tight lines, run-scoring was not a priority but the day was not without its drama.Denly, who claimed the honours in a fascinating battle with New Zealand’s short-ball maestro Neil Wagner, fell for 74 when the second new ball was taken.New Zealand-born Stokes, who punished Trent Boult with four boundaries off consecutive balls, including one from a dropped catch by Ross Taylor at first slip, was unbeaten on 67 with Ollie Pope on 18.Colin de Grandhomme, with gentle medium pacers drifting away from the batsmen, finished with two for 28 while Tim Southee and Wagner had a wicket each. – AFP.=============TENNISAndy Murray’s love of a comeback continues in Davis CupThe Davis Cup has a new format but Andy Murray’s love of a comeback remains intact after the Scot battled from behind to beat Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday as Great Britain edged past Holland.Murray came from a set down and then trailed 4-1 in the decider in Madrid before beating the spirited Griekspoor, ranked 179 in the world, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5).“I’ve found a way to win matches many times in my career when I’ve not been playing well,” Murray said. “You can draw on that a little bit.”A scrappy victory gave Great Britain the lead in their opening Group E tie and while Dan Evans lost the second singles rubber to Robin Haase, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski finished the job in the doubles.Rafael Nadal won his 26th consecutive Davis Cup singles match later on Wednesday as Spain booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over defending champions Croatia.Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, cruised past Yoshihito Nishioka to help Serbia beat Japan by the same scoreline. – AFP.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Repeat robbery offender remanded

first_imgRepeat offender Dwayne Hardy was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistratesdwayne hardy’ Courts to answer to a robbery charge.The 29-year-old man appeared before city Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to two counts of robbery.Hardy denied both charges which stated on June 5, at Mandela Avenue, being in the company of others and armed with a knife, he robbed Devon Singh of one gold chain valued $180,000, property of Ryan Diaz. On the same day, at the same location, he also allegedly robbed Singh of a gold chain valued $400,000 and one gold earring worth $100,000.Hardy, who was not represented by an Attorney, had visible injuries to his left eye which was swollen. Magistrate Azore enquired about his injuries and he told the Court he was involved in a fight with another inmate.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the Court that the case file was still incomplete, and made no objections to bail, but requested a substantial amount.Magistrate Azore refused bail citing the fact that Hardy was charged and incarcerated previously for matters of a similar nature. The case will continue on June 27.last_img read more

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