It Takes A Village!
Northport Village and Friends Celebrate the Grand Opening of Information Booth
It was a community effort to fund, design, build and coordinate the creation of the Information Booth now located in Northport’s Village Park. Positioned in the southeast section of the park to greet park visitors, the booth will provide information regarding a range of topics and events pertaining to the Northport’s downtown and rich history that residents and visitors can take advantage of.
To officially celebrate the Information Booth’s grand opening, those who played a role in making the resource available joined together on Sunday for a ribbon cutting ceremony. “I’m so proud to be a part of the team that brought this wonderful project to fruition. Local groups like our Northport Chamber of Commerce and Northport Historical Society have so much to offer and this user-friendly booth will serve the public as a place to visit and learn about the many opportunities offered throughout the year,” stated Legislator William R. Spencer.
Henry Tobin, Northport Village Trustee and Deputy Mayor, who helped to organize the gathering stated, “This project has been successful because Northport is blessed with people and businesses who have volunteered their time, effort, professional talents, material, and money in service to our community. We are grateful to Legislator Spencer and Keith Barrett for their efforts that obtained a significant county grant for this project.”
“Northport has so many organizations and groups hosting many events, the need for a centralized location for information became clear. It was an absolute pleasure to see our hard work result in a great gathering place to meet and exchange information,” stated Debi Triola owner of Fashions in Flowers and the past president of the Northport Chamber of Commerce.
George Suddell, a registered architect, general contractor and a lifelong Northport resident with a deep affection for the beauty of the Village, donated his services and pulled in other professionals to contribute to the project said, “We made a point to incorporate indigenous architectural details into the design of the booth to capture the history of Northport.”
The information booth received a Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant, which was awarded to Northport Village. For more information on future opportunities for Downtown Revitalization Grants log on to: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/EconomicDevelopmentandPlanning/DowntownRevitalizationCitizensAdvisoryPanel.aspx.
Contributors to the Creation of The Northport Information Booth
Steven King, Design
Jennifer Stearns Lau, Graphic design, The Firefly Artists
George Suddell, Architectural design and Construction Management, Suddell Architects & Builders
David Swift, Architectural design, David Swift AIA Architect
Manufacturing, Materials, & Supplies
Carl Horn, Eclipse Signs
Funding & Project Coordination
Keith Barrett, Downtown Revitalization Committee
Dr. William R. Spencer, Legislator
Northport Chamber of Commerce:
Ron Iannacone, President, Board member
Debi Triola, Past President, Board member
Dorothy Walsh, Board member
Village of Northport:
Timothy Brojer, Village Administrator
Donna Koch, Village Clerk
Board of Trustees:
Mayor George J. Doll, Jr.
Henry Tobin, Deputy Mayor
Jerry Maline, Damon McMullen, Ian Milligan, Trustees