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The Hollow Creamery


At 3p.m., Signorello would get out of his teaching job and go to the restaurant or bar he worked at to continue his second passion – culinary. When he decided he wanted to be his own boss, he took his passions for science and dessert and combined them into a business venture, The Hollow Creamery. Continue reading The Hollow Creamery


Designer Cutting Boards, LLC.

When Patrick Corrigan cut and designed a cutting board for his son’s girlfriend two years ago, he had no idea that that was his first step into the cutting board business.

“I love working with the wood; I love cutting the boards,” he said. “I just love every part of it.”

In December 2012, Corrigan, of Hicksville, NY, sealed the deal by making a dozen boards for his son to give to people in his apartment building for Christmas.

“It started out first as a hobby and then it quickly became a part-time business,” he said.

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Designer Cutting Boards, LLC

When I met Pat Corrigan at the Good Shephard Luthern Church Craft Fair on September 13, 2014, I knew he would be a great subject for my final video project.

Corrigan hand crafts designer cutting boards, cheese boards, bread boards and candle holders. He uses all different colored strips of wood from Robert’s Plywood and glues them together to make one board. And he uses his own wood-cutting machinery, which cost him approximately $4,000.

This is a hobby for Corrigan, but he goes to fairs all over Long Island to sell his pieces. He is very personable and enthusiastic about his craft. When he is at fairs, he loves to talk to people about his boards. His strategy to being successful is standing in front of his table and working the crowd.

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Tara Conry Gives Advice to Young Journalists


On Friday, September 19, 2014, Newsday’s Tara Conry visited the Stony Brook University course, JRN 320, to speak to young journalists about her experience as a community reporter. The Hofstra University graduate who has been working at Newsday since February 2013, covers feature stories throughout Nassau County and Sufflok County for Newsday.com and Newsday’s “Towns” sections.

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