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On Long Island, innovation never takes a holiday

By GREGORY ZELLER // As holidays are wont to do, Thanksgiving brings out the best in people – and Long Island has no shortage of can collections, stuff-a-bus campaigns and other holiday-themed charity drives. In addition to their regular assortment of collections and programs, the region’s largest anti-hunger agencies really cook this time of year. Last week, Bethpage-based Island Harvest Food Bank completed its 11th annual Turkey Drive, centerpiece of its master plan to provide…


Frosae hopes you get deep into their cups

By GREGORY ZELLER // Frosae Wine Sorbae might be one distribution deal away from inching into the black, but that doesn’t mean the people who make it aren’t already having a blast. Ben Amato, cofounder and president of the East Patchogue-based company, acknowledges that turning East End wines, regional microbrews and even an imported Caribbean spiced rum into frozen desserts has its upside. “The tasting is just so much fun,” Amato noted. The next thing…