BESTOF.LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • VOTERS’ GUIDE • BEST OF LONG ISLAND 2017 19 EDUCATION Public Library Cold Spring Harbor Library - Cold Spring Harbor Comsewogue Public Library Connetquot Public Library - Bohemia East Meadow Public Library - East Meadow Farmingdale Public Library - Farmingdale Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library - Stony Brook Great Neck Public Library - Lakeville Branch Harborfields Public Library Jericho Library - Jericho Long Beach Public Library - Long Beach Middle Country Public Library - Centereach Patchogue Medford Library Plainedge Public Library Port Jefferson Free Library Sachem Public Library School Principal Br. Gary Cregan, St. Anthony’s H.S. - South Huntington Br. Kenneth Hoagland, Kellenberg Memorial High School- Uniondale Cecilia Barry - ACDS - Plainview Cecilia St John, St. Dominic’s Denise Seck / Maria Regina - Seaford Dr. Giovanni Durante - Syosset H.S. Echele May Gene Fennell, Holy Trinity High School - Hicksville Glen Zakian - Farmingdale High School Margaret Grimaldi Maria Ciarametaro / Bowling Green Elem., - East Meadow Ms. Konecny / May Moore School - Deer Park Scott Andrews - Roslyn High School - Roslyn Tara Greene Vincent Albrecht Teacher Catie Filangeri Chris donohue Danielle Esterow Erin Jacob Franca Adams - Amityville Heather Toomey - East Islip High School Jennifer Turner, Sawmill Intermediate School - Commack Ken Resnick of Electrical Training Center Kimberly Becvar-Valdemira Kimberly Schiller, Finley Middle School - Huntington Lori Brady Mrs. Conklin - East Meadow Mrs. Nuccio, John H. West - Plainedge Nicole Tourt Regina Hall - St. John the Baptist DHS Trade School Brittany Beauty School - Levittown Cactus Academy - Garden City Career Centers USA - Bayshore Career Institute of Health & Technology - Garden City Electrical Training Center Island Drafting & Technical Institute Joseph M. Barry Career Tech - Westbury Katharine Gibbs School Music Academy of Garden City - Garden City Nassau BOCES Barry Tech New York Hypnosis Training Center Rising Stars Performing Arts Center - Merrick The Entrepeneur Center - Melville The Franklin Career Institute - Hempstead The LEARN Center NOMINEE PROFILE Sachem Public Library Winner of Best Public Library on Long Island in 2015 and 2016, the Sachem Public Library has a long and rich history, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016 with a year full of special events. In addition to a large and varied collection of books, movies, and other media in all formats, the Library provides award-winning programs throughout the day and evening, 7 days a week, offering enrichment, entertainment, and education for all ages and abilities. Sachem Public Library’s tranquil Inside/Out Garden is recognized by the American Public Gardens Association, the only public library in America with this distinction. The Library is always growing and innovating— The Studio, a place to create, design, and build using the latest in creative technology, will be opening in January 2017. Come check out the new café, an outpost of Tend Coffee in Shirley, featuring coffees and lattes along with healthy snacks and sandwiches. Sachem Public Library really is the heart of the community! NOMINEE PROFILE TLC Daycare TLC Daycare not only provides secure, stimulating, quality care for children, but an environment created with active input from parents, so that they know their children are in the best possible hands. From infants and toddlers to pre-schoolers, TLC kids are in a safe setting that piques their intellectual curiosity and nurtures their growth. The staff is comprised of experienced caretakers who are all experts in early childhood education and prepared to meet the needs of every child in their care. They limit the number of children and nannies they commit to caring for, in order to ensure that each child is adequately supervised. TLC Daycare is clean, safe, and fun, with stimulating décor. Its group atmosphere teaches children how to develop their social skills while each receive the individualized attention they need and deserve. Parents know that TLC Daycare’s expert staff has low turnover, offering consistency, and plenty of love. Their programs are designed with the moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of the children. Food Apetizer Applebee’s, Spinach Artichoke Dip Bottomzup / Miami Grilled Corn on the Cob Lollipops - Carle Place Brickhouse Brewery Cheesecake Factory, Avocado Egg Rolls - Multiple Locations Cino’s Bagels Bethpage Cino’s Hot Bagels Oceanside El Coyote Loco, Avacado Rolls - Seaford Grey Horse Tavern - Little Neck au gratin LL Dent Lobster Roll Poparazzi, Kettle Corn - Lindenhurst Ruvo Restaurants, Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge Star Island Grill The Nutty Irishman, Guinness Stout Chili - Multiple Locations, Farmingdale Bacon Menu Item 758 South Broadway Argyle Grill & Tavern, Kobe Beef Sliders with Bacon - Babylon Bottomzup Bar & Grill / Juicy Lucy Sliders with Bacon - Carle Place Brewology295 Coyle’s, Maple Bacon Ice Cream - Bayshore Danfords, Bacon Wrapped Dates - Port Jefferson Denny’s / Baconalia Menu - Multiple Location Dough Boys Pizza Cafe, Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza - North Babylon Dough Hut, Bacon Maple Doughnut - Long Beach North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse, Bacon Bites - Wading River Peter Luger, Sizzling Bacon Poparazzi Kettlecorn Spiro’s Restaurant INC. West East Bistro Bagels A&S Bagels Bagel Boss Bagel Chalet - Commack Bagel Gallery - Smithtown Best Bagel Around - Huntington Station Central Avenue Gourmet Deli Cino’s Bagels Bethpage Cino’s Hot Bagels Oceanside Hampton Bays Bagels Levittown Bagels and Deli Magic Bagel My Three Sons South shore bagels Wally’s Bagels - North Babylon West Babylon Bagels and Deli Bakery A. Sapienza bakery Andreas Bake Shoppe Buttercooky Bakery and Cafe Cardinali Bakery Cause Cafe Cieslaks modern bakery Cino’s Hot Bagels Oceanside Cupcake Girlz Dortoni’s Bakery - Levittown Fanny Cakes Front Street Bakery Hometown Bake Shop Stew Leonard’s Sweet Karma Desserts Tate’s Bake Shop Milleridge Inn Breakfast C.J.’s Coffee Shop - Rockville Centre Cause Cafe Cino’s Hot Bagels Oceanside Corner Cafe Cornucopia’s Noshery - Amityville Dix Hills Diner-Restaurant Farmingdale Diner Kerber’s Farm - Huntinton Landmark Diner - Roslyn Love Lane Kitchen - Mattituck Maureen’s Kitchen Sweet Mama’s - East Northport The Cook Room Thomas’ Ham & Eggery - Carle Place Toast & Co. - Huntington Brunch Cause Cafe Cino’s Bagels Bethpage Corner Cafe Corner Galley LL Dent Lombardi’s on the Bay Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails Milk & Sugar CafŽ Milleridge Inn Morning Rose Cafe Shandon Court Storyville American Table The Cook Room Toast - Port Jefferson Verde kitchen & cocktails Burger All American Hamburger Drive-In Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers Brewology295 BrickHouse Brewery Corner Cafe Dirty Burger Frizzles Karvers Grille LI Burger Local Burger Co O’Reillys Rudi’s Sorto’s Top Bun Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge Wings Plus Butcher A & S Italian Pork Store Anteri Bros. Meats Bryant and Cooper - Roslyn C&C Meats - Huntington Station Center Cuts - Roslyn Chub’s Meats Cow Palace Butcher Shop - Middle Island Forest Pork Store-Huntington Giancarlo’s Gourmet Giunta’s Meat Farms - Multiple Locations Iavarone Bros. Lombardi’s Market Main Street Wholesale Meats - Farmingdale Mr. Sausage - Huntington Salpino’s Italian Deli - Multiple Locations Calamari Babylon Carriage House - Babylon Brixx & Barley - Long Beach Chadwicks American Chop House - Rockville Centre Fattusco’s Gourmet La Parma - Williston Park La Tavola Trattoria - Sayville New York Panini - Huntington Nicky’s On The Bay - Bay Shore Parmagianni Piccolo of Huntington Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge Swallow Restaurant The Point Ale House & Grill Vincent’s Clam Bar Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria Candy Store Bobb Howard’s General Store Bon Bon Chocolatier - Huntington Chip ‘N Dipped - Huntington Chocolate Works Garden City Hildebrandt’s - Williston Park Hope Land of Candy - Island Park It’s Sugar - Multiple Locations Itgens - Valley Stream Kilwin’s - Multiple Locations Krisch’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour North Fork Taffy - Cutchogue Sensationally Sweet Sweet Spot - Plainview Sweeties Candy Cottage The Sayville Chocolatier NOMINEE PROFILE Vito’s Whether it’s a mouth-watering slice or a full, home-cooked feast, Vito’s Ristorante in Glen Cove is where to go for high-quality Italian food served in a relaxing environment by friendly and considerate staff. Vito’s offers classics, such as pepperoni and sausage slices, to specialties including spicy and tangy Buffalo chicken slices, to many more. Vito’s also serves pasta dishes, such as penne with sausage and artichokes and rigatoni alla vodka, various deliciously stuffed heroes, and plenty of delectable side dishes, such as their famous rice ball. Vito himself is always on hand to offer extra plates, sauces, answer questions, or just greet you and your family with warm, welcoming smile.
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