Commack residents have a golden ticket to their own version of Willy Wonka’s factory within Chocolate Works, a new candy and confections shop now open at the Peppertree Commons Shopping Center.
Walking into Chocolate Works, at 6401 Jericho Tpke., is a bit like entering a chocolate dream world. Walk in, close your eyes and breathe in the cocoa aroma with its sweet notes and rich fragrance. When the old-fashioned jazz music playing from the speakers wakes you up, you’ll find yourself in front of a wall of whimsical colored candies, a chocolate river flowing from a fondue waterfall and you may even spot a rendition of Vincent van Gough’s painting, ‘Sunflowers,’ made completely out of chocolate.
A Smithtown nursing facility has been cited for having 11 workplace health and safety issues that endanger its workers.
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational and Safety Health Administration has cited Avalon Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, at 7 Route 25A, for 11 serious violations of workplace safety and health standards carrying a $41,000 fine on Tuesday.
Islandia-based nonprofit Long Island Home Builders Care Inc. on Tuesday unveiled plans for a six-home subdivision in Islandia specially designated for affordable housing for veterans of recent wars. "Each wants the American dream of owning a home, but finding affordable homes on Long Island is difficult at best, let alone attempting to do it during a transition from military to civilian life. Without help, these heroes will be forced to leave Long Island," the organization said in a statement.