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The Book Revue in Huntington village went out of business earlier this Fall. The iconic bookstore was an institution in Huntington Village for 44 years, and in a farewell letter to the community, co-owner Richard Klein wrote:

Book Revue has always been more than just a place to buy a book. It has always been a place to meet people, to socialize, to hang out, to spend time. That’s what my brother Bob and I intended from the beginning, in 1977. We didn’t have any ideas about the signings and events for which we became widely recognized. That came later.

Former Book Revue employee Mallory Braun is attempting to raise enough capital to open a new book store in Huntington called The Next Chapter. She asks for help in spreading the word about this project. She is sure that many of our members have a special place in their hearts for independent bookstores and wish her success.

Memorial Service for Dot Koski

Dot Koski’s, retired secretary to the Northport High School principal, passed away last summer. Before working at the High School was was Paul Fazio’s secretary at Middleville Junior High School.

Dot’s daughter, Susan Koski Caggiano, is holding a memorial service for her mother on October 2.
She will also be remembering Dot’s son and her brother, Bill Koski died last October. The family invites everyone who knew Dot, Bill or Susan to the service — and it would be greatly appreciated. 
Details are :

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
East Northport, NY
1:00 PM on October 2, 2021

Sad News

We were saddened to learn James Cook, the beloved husband of Ann Cook, a former secretary at Northport High School, East Northport Middle School and Central Office, passed away on August 6th. 

Visitation – Tuesday August 10th 7-9pm, Wednesday August 11 th 2-4 pm, and 7-9pm at Brueggemann Funeral Home, 522 Larkfield Road , East Northport.

Funeral Mass – Thursday August 12th- 10am at Christ the King R.C. Church, Commack. Burial to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorial donations may be made in James Cook’s name to the Long Island Coalition For Life – Educational Trust. PO Box 247, Old Bethpage NY 11804.

The Northport Community Band is Back!

The Northport Community Band is thrilled to announce our return to LIVE performances each Thursday evening in July in Northport Village Park!

Beginning July 1 at 8:30 pm, the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand will once again ring with the sounds of your musical friends and neighbors in a summertime tradition since 1959. As they carefully emerge from a long quarantine, they will be featuring members of the Band in smaller groups that don’t always get the spotlight, culminating with the full band in our final weeks: July 1 – Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band featuring the French Horn Ensemble; July 8 – The NCB Low Brass Collective plus the Jazz Orchestra Quintet; July 15 – The Northport Community Jazz Orchestra Big Band; July 22 – Return of the FULL Northport Community Concert Band, guest conductor Tom Gellert and surprises; July 29 – Season Finale with the full band, Armed Forces Salute with American Legion Post #694 and the 1812 Overture with cannons.

The band has a contingency rain site! If the weather threatens, the evening’s performance will move to Northport High School. Announcements will be made beginning at 3:00 pm on the Band’s website, www.ncb59.org and our Facebook page; and loyal audience members can sign up for instant updates by sending an email to e82cbb@mail.remind.com or texting @e82cbb to 81010.

Every concert is also live streamed and archived at facebook.com/NCB1959, where all of last year’s virtual concerts can still be found. Rain or shine, there’s great LIVE music ahead. Bring your folding chairs, beach blankets and a picnic dinner and celebrate the band’s 63rd musical summer.

P. S. Don’t forget to “bring a can to the concert!” Long Island Cares will once again accept non-perishable food donations every week, and each item is worth a raffle ticket for valuable prizes – including guest conducting “The Stars and Stripes Forever” at the final concert!

Current and retired Northport Staff who are NCB members: Don Sherman, Director; Remy D’Esposito, Chris Zacher; joe Hinton; Ellen McCarthy; and lots of alumni!