Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After an outpouring of support from fans near and far, Sand City Brewing got approval from the Village of Northport to reopen its tasting room on Main Street and welcomed beer lovers back on Sunday. After closing four months ago for renovations to its walkway, Sand City’s permits were temporarily revoked by the village zoning board after complaints about excessive crowds and noise, some related to the long lines that form for new can releases of the brewery’s popular beers. At a public zoning board meeting on March 28, dozens of Sand City supporters came out to express their positive view of the brewery and its impact on the village. According to co-owners Bill Kiernan and Kevin Sihler, Sand City also received “overwhelming support from people online through post and petitions, and in letter writing to our local officials.” The tasting room will resume regularly scheduled hours today, open from noon to 8 pm. As the Press reported in February, Sand City first opened its tasting room in fall 2015 and quickly established achieved cult status for brewing some of Long Island’s best IPAs (India Pale Ale, a hoppy brew).In the past year, the brewery’s fame has spread across the country through a series of collaboration beers with well-known craft breweries from California to Virginia to across Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. Sand City Brewing is located at 60 Main Street in Northport. They can be reached at 631-651-2767 or at sandcitybeer.com.Bernie Kilkelly is the editor and publisher of LIBeerGuide.com.
Hobert H. Denney Jr., 54 of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Hobert was born on March 2, 1966 in Bedford, the son of Hobert and Nancy (Warf) Denney. He was a 1984 graduate of Columbus North High School. He married Cheryl (Sexton) Denney on May 14, 1988 in Columbus and she preceded him in death on May 25, 1994. Survivors include his children – Christopher Denney of South Bend, Holly Denney of Rushville, Rachel Sexton of Rushville and Bradley Sexton of Greensburg and one grandson Michael Eberlein. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his sister Carolyn Oliphant. Hobert was a retired Army Veteran, serving his country for more than 18 years. He enjoyed going to car shows and looking at the old vehicles, watching the Kentucky Wildcats and spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 11AM – 1PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Committal Service and Burial will follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of Military or Veteran Organization. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The winners include Korto Williams, Henry Ashitey, John Boley, Celestine Poney, Jackson Musa, Dan Angelo George, Jeremiah Johnson, Wonder Freeman, CharaFeddine V. Camille and Sateyea Quaye. Cellcom Telecommunications has announced the ten lucky winners who will get to travel to Brazil for an all-expense paid trip to experience the World Cup live. The winners were announced at an extravagant outdoor concert held at the Cellcom headquarters on the Capital Bypass. The trip to Brazil promotion is the third of its kind that Cellcom has implemented in the last several months. Cellcom recently sent ten winners to New York and Casablanca, while 5 lucky couples spent a week in Ivory Coast and Paris. The trip to Brazil promotion allows the ten winners to travel to Brazil with airfare, accommodations and tickets to the games paid.The event, which was held before a live audience and was also broadcast live on several local radio stations was geared at providing transparency on how Cellcom picks and announces its winners. Each of the winners were called from an official Cellcom telephone number with the first six digits of 777 777.The well attended event featured five Liberian musicians including Kzee, Mighty Blow, Lady Mouthphy, Deng and, Lady Faith. It was also attended by the CEOs of the Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company, Cellcom and the Ambassador of Brazil to Liberia.During their remarks, both the Ambassador and Head of Coca Cola congratulated Cellcom for the promotion and the winners who they said were certain to have an exciting trip to Brazil. The CEO of Cellcom Mr. John Vasikaran also congratulated the winners and cautioned the Liberian population to be aware of fraudsters claiming to be from Cellcom and asking for money or scratch cards in return for a prize. Mr. Vasikaran noted on this issue: “Let me make it emphatically clear that Cellcom has never and will never request any scratch cards or any money or anything in return from the legitimate winners. Please, if you get any message saying you have won something from Cellcom and you need to send money or scratch cards, please do not do it and please report this number to us so that we can block it.”For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cellcom, Mr. Avi Zaidenberg recounted Cellcom’s long commitment to supporting football in Liberia and said that the trip to Brazil promotion was another step in promoting the spirit of football in Liberia. Mr. Zaidenberg said: “As you already know, Cellcom is the company in Liberia that truly cares about football. In fact, I know Cellcom has provided more support for football in Liberia than any other commercial company in Liberia. Altogether, Cellcom has invested more than 2 million United States dollars into promoting football in this count