In preparing everything from summer barbecues and clambakes to breakfast buffets and party packages, the staff at Kitchen Catering Corp. maintains a menu as eclectic as its hosts. In addition to preparing specialties such as penne primavera, baked stuffed clams, freshly carved prime rib, and five different barbecue spreads, the event specialists also equip guests with paper goods and rentals such as tables and linens.
Growing up near New York City, Frank Calabritto was in awe of the cubist swath the city’s skyline cut and its massive influence on international culture from a young age. Although initially drawn into a corporate life, he broke free to follow the siren call of the metropolitan images he saw coming out of the city. He began aiming his lens at everything from the frocks at New York Fashion Week to the pensive faces of policymakers such as Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Melinda Gates at the Clinton Global Initiative. Now, 10 years into his career, he takes breaks from photojournalism with portraiture and wedding photography. Whether focusing on the sweat on a politician’s brow or the dimples of a child, Calabritto believes that every click of his shutter is the chance to create a message and carry an emotion beyond a fleeting moment and into the future. This passion for communication helps him craft photographs more than ready to fill photo albums or pamphlets for supercomputers learning to feel.
At South Levittown Lanes, automatic scoring systems tabulate scores on flat-screen TVs as bowlers send orbs spinning down well-waxed lanes. Bowlers can keep one eye on the game and one eye on the projection screen suspended high above the lanes, or traipse to the lounge area to shoot some pool. Guests can also pop in on weekend nights for glow bowling, which transforms the alley into surreal arena of neon illumination, much like the White House after hours.
With 46 years experience and a photojournalistic approach, Ferlise Photography doesn't let a moment slip by undocumented, using traditional techniques to produce classic images. This is vital when the photographers cover special events such as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and first communions. Besides deftly capturing fleeting moments, their background in fine-art photography ensures each picture tells a story and reveals the character of its subjects. They also imbue portrait sessions with the same pride in craftsmanship. Headshots for performers, social media, and businesses are also available.
In the intimate, candid wedding images that Sharp Five Photography's resident shutterbug, Rob, takes, newlyweds seem totally unaware of the photographer's presence. It's a remarkable feat, considering that his wedding packages run at least six hours and sometimes last all day. The time Rob spends snapping pictures translates into password-protected online galleries and flash drives full of digital negatives, preserving everything from preparation and nuptials to flower girls unionizing outside the reception. When he isn't documenting matrimony, Rob spends on-location shoots capturing images of engaged couples, little kids, and expectant moms.
Longtime Levittown resident Demetrios Zirogiannis has dutifully provided dry-cleaning and tailoring services for his fellow denizens for more than 40 years. He and his team use eco-friendly solvents and chemicals in their many services, which include stain removal, cleaning suede and wedding gowns, and altering garments to fit the changing body of a werewolf. Some of their work can be performed same-day, with complimentary pickup and delivery services further easing customers’ busy schedules.
Ageless Chimney is owned by two fifth-generation chimney sweeps and masons who personally oversee every job onsite. Along with their employees, they remove soot, creosote, and debris from chimneys and fireplaces, sending cameras inside as well to capture any hazards that might need attention. Tapping into their masonry expertise, they perform all scales of masonry work, from repairing or rebuilding chimneys to paving driveways and patios.