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Frustration to Elation

swimwear solutions for every shape by Pam Smith

Shopping for a swimsuit? Then you’ve come to the right place. All you need for a positive suit-buying experience is a little know-how. Recognizing which swimsuit style is most flattering for your shape is half the battle. The other half is realizing that there are very few perfect bodies out there and that everyone is self-conscious about some part of their figure. No matter what your shape, size or age, follow these swimsuit style tips to make the search a success.

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Small Busted Solutions Enhance a small chest with a lightly padded halter top or a demi cut with an underwire. Avoid removable pads which can shift around and look uneven as well as show outlines when the suit gets wet. Horizontal stripes and other details on the cups give the bust a fuller appearance. Suits that offer texture, like ruffles or smocking, and material with a small print will deflect attention from your bust.

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darker color on the bottom, lighter on the top. Bold florals and prints distract the eye and camouflage your stomach. Avoid horizontal stripes - vertical or diagonal are best. A design which features detail on the bust will draw the eyes upwards. Swimsuits with ruching help hide your tummy and make you look slimmer. Choose a swimsuit that is either low-cut at the top or high-cut in the legs as these features will draw attention away from your mid-section. Never go for swimwear with shiny material, it will highlight every curve and bump. Instead, choose matte fabrics which will help conceal your tummy. Stay away from tankinis. The tops of tankini swimsuits are often too clingy and will ride up and bring attention to your mid-section

Full Hips and Thighs Color blocking, where the outer sides of the body are a darker color than the middle, visually helps to minimize hips. Molded cups boost the bust and, as a result, balance the lower half to slim the hips. Large prints and those with a dark color base will minimize the hips. Avoid tiny prints and small floral patterns. Any kind of detail along the bust line focuses attention up and away from the hips… pairing a dark bottom with a printed top really flatters. A swimdress or skirtini has a very youthful look and minimizes the upper leg area. A two-toned suit with the darker shade at the bottom tricks the eye and creates a slimming effect. Suits with a sarong style bottom hide hip bulge with sassy style.

If You Have a Fuller Bottom Skirted swim suits flatter a fuller bottomed body type. Stay with styles that skim the hips and bottom rather than frilly or fussy looks. Dark colors have a slimming effect, so do large prints. Go for a high cut leg rather than a bottom half which sits low on your behind. Avoid boys shorts as they will only make you look larger.

For the Straight Figure One-piece or two-piece suits with detailing like a belt around the waist will help create an hour glass shape. Bikini tops with slight ruching and gathering details will add to your bust. String ties or detailing on the sides of bikini bottoms will create the look of wider hips. Light colors and small prints are fine. Horizontal stripes will give a widening effect. Boys shorts can help add curves and give you a more hour class figure. Cut-out swimsuits, where the cutaway is at the waist, create a flattering, curvy effect. 14 | Summer ‘10 | generations

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Nylon, Lycra and Faille are popular fabrics used for swimsuits; they resist fading and hold their stretchiness. Nylon and Lycra used together offer more stretch then standard swimwear along with shaping, control and comfort for the wearer.

1. Use Colors Well The right use of colors is a very powerful way to help you highlight your assets and create illusions. Know what your problem areas are, and use dark colors to downplay them. If you have wide hips and small bust, then use bright colors for your top and a dark color for the bottom.

2. Prints are Powerful Know when and how to use printed swimsuits. Just because you like the design doesn’t mean that it will be the most flattering for you. Keep in mind that bigger and bolder prints make you look fuller, while small and monochromatic prints have a slimming effect.

Swimsuit Cover Ups Tunic These sheer, light tops come in short or long sleeves. If you are self-conscious of your arms, the long-sleeved tunic will be your best bet. You’ll be able to subtly cover them up, and still show off your great legs. It’s also a favorite among apple-shaped women, as the loose material does not cling to your torso, thus effectively hiding those bulges.

Pareo or Wrap A pareo or wrap is simply a large rectangle of fabric. They are often made in lightweight cotton or a gauzy type of fabric that lets a lot of air through. A pareo can be used as a simple wrap skirt to cover your bottom and legs, or twisted into a type of slim sundress over your bathing suit.

Sarongs Sarongs are very versatile. You can wrap it around your waist, your torso or tie it around your neck. When worn around your waist, it will give a slimming effect to

your waist. Wrapping it around your neck will highlight your shoulders and give the rest of your body a more even appearance.

Caftan Caftans are the best swimsuit cover up for plus sized women or apple-shaped figures. The free-flowing material does not hug your body too much. To create a slimmer look, wear a belt to cinch the dress at the waist.

Sundress Perhaps the most useful of all bathing suit cover-ups, and surely the most attractive for sudden trips to the store or ice cream parlor, is the sundress. Tip: Baggier is not better. Cover-ups that are too big actually make you look larger. If you like the idea of a tunic or caftan, keep them loose-fitting but not oversized.


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Summer Hair Care

Kathy Savage is the owner of Christopher Street Salon, a full service salon in Commack. She has extensive experience in hair care and has been trained at Vidal Sassoon. In the next issue of Generations Magazine, look for Kathy’s article on anti-aging treatments. For further information, contact Christopher Street Salon at 631-499-1990.

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uring the summer we spend a great deal of time outdoors enjoying our family and friends. We host barbecues, go boating or water skiing, lounge on the beach or swim laps in our pools. We think about relaxing and forget about how damaging the sun can be not only to our hair but to our scalp as well. The sun is hot and strong and its rays are damaging. Pool water or beach water can also damage our hair. There are several products we should use to help maintain our shine, texture and color throughout the summer months while protecting our scalp.

Your First Line of Defense: First, use protectants that have a sun screen in them. There are a variety of products ranging from sprays to lotions. Check the front of the product; it should have wording such as “Beach Protectant,” “UV Filter” or “SPF Protection.” Like our skin, our hair, whether naturally or professionally colored, can get sunburned. Second, always rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming in chlorine or salt water. Be sure to use a shampoo that protects your color but removes chlorine and salt. Your professional salon will have these products available for purchase. Generally, purchasing professional products will be much more effective than what you will find over the counter.

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Dressing for Success The clothes you choose for that date are going to say a lot about you, so don’t overdo it. Concentrate on making a good impression by dressing appropriately for the event with class and style. Ladies, avoid the plunging necklines and too-short skirts. Aim for middle ground on date number one. Neutral colors, classic styles and great accessories are always comfortable, especially if you don’t know your destination. Guys, skip the jokester T-shirts and baggy jeans. Instead pick from the classic basics, khakis or casual dress slacks. Choose Oxford button-down shirts in blue, white or patterns. They pair up well with most pants and are attractive without being fussy and layer well over a Tshirt or under a sweater.

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Summer Fun

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randparents share a special and important relationship with their grandchildren.

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If you’re like most of us, some of your most enjoyable memories involve your own grandparents. Today’s grandparents are more involved with their grandchildren’s lives than any other generation before; they attend their sporting events, school plays, recitals and much more. Following are a variety of fun activities you can enjoy with your grandkids this summer to create those special lasting memories.


Keeping it simple for the younger ones  Stare at clouds. Make up stories about what you see.

 Collect seashells at the beach. Later, paint them and give them out as favors at the next family dinner.

 Do karaoke together. Sing “My Generation” and “When I’m Sixty-Four.”

 Put on your bathing suits and run through a sprinkler in the backyard.

 Go on a picnic, even if you travel no farther than your backyard.

 Break out the sidewalk chalk to play hopscotch and draw each other’s portrait.

 Build an outdoor tepee from old sheets and a few poles.

 Collect fireflies in a jar.

For a little more adventure close to home...  Tour your local firehouse. Call ahead and ask if your grandchild will be allowed to climb on a fire truck.  Take a train ride. Take the double-decker and ride up top.

Big adventures in the big city

 Hit a round of pitches at the batting cage.  Find a year-round ice-skating rink and take a cooling-off glide.  Get manicures and pedicures.  Take binoculars and go bird watching.

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Hayden Planetarium The Planetarium is at the Rose Center, inside the Museum of Natural History. This theater shows specially produced astronomical movies on its domed roof. www.haydenplanetarium.org (212) 769-5910

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Give Smart Financial Gifts to Your Grandchildren f you are a grandparent, you probably like to help out your grandchildren. But if you’re thinking of making a financial gift, take your time to explore the options.

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For example, suppose you want to help pay for your grandchildren’s college educations. You could open an investment account and designate it for college. But you will probably be better off by putting the money in a plan that is specifically designed for college. HERE ARE TWO POSSIBILITIES:

– Section 529 savings plan — In a Section 529 savings plan, you put money in specific investments, managed by an investment professional. You can give $12,000 per year, without incurring gift taxes, to every grandchild. In fact, you can even combine five years’ worth of contributions and give You may want to consult with $60,000 (or $120,000 if it your financial and tax advisors comes from you and your spouse) to a Section 529 to determine which gifting plan in a single year. methods are most appropriate (However, if you do bunch for your situation. But no the contributions in this matter which route you manner, you won’t be able to make another $12,000 choose, your generosity may gift to the same grandchild well ensure that Grandparents for the next five years.) Day will always have special All withdrawals from a meaning in your family. Section 529 savings plan will be free from federal income taxes, as long as the money is used for the beneficiary’s qualified college or graduate school expenses. (Withdrawals for expenses other than qualified education expenditures may be subject to federal, state and penalty taxes.) Also, if you participate in your own state’s Section 529 savings plan, your contributions may be tax-deductible. Keep in mind, though, that a Section 529 savings plan could affect a beneficiary’s ability to quality for financial aid. A Section 529 savings plan gives you, as the account owner, significant control over the money, so if the grandchild for whom you’ve set up the plan decides against attending college, you can transfer the assets to a different grandchild.

— Coverdell Education Savings Account

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Coverdell ESA may be subject to a 10 percent penalty.) You can place your contributions to a Coverdell ESA into virtually any investment you choose — stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, etc. If you’d like to give money to a grandchild, but you’re not sure you want to designate your gift exclusively for education, you might want to consider opening a custodial account, commonly referred to as an UTMA or UGMA. You can fund an UTMA/UGMA with most types of investments, and, like the Section 529 plan, you can put in up to $12,000 per year without incurring gift taxes. But once your grandchildren reach the age of majority (usually 18 or 21, depending on the state of residency), they can do whatever they want with the money from the UTMA/UGMA. You may want to consult with your financial and tax advisors to determine which gifting methods are most appropriate for your situation. But no matter which route you choose, your generosity may well ensure that Grandparents Day will always have special meaning in your family. This article was written by Edward Jones. For further information, please contact JonathanBostwick, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, member SIPC. (631) 928-2034, jonathan.bostwick@edwardjones.

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Exercise Can Be Fun!

oes the thought of exercising fill you with dread? You’re not the only one.

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Maybe you never enjoyed exercise or fitness. Or you might look in the mirror and wonder where all the extra weight came from, when you used to be so fit in high school. In balancing career and family, sometimes time for exercise falls by the wayside. Here’s the good news. You don’t have to work out for hours every day or be a natural athlete to exercise. By making a fitness plan that fits your lifestyle, you can find fun ways to exercise. You are more likely to exercise if you find enjoyable, convenient activities. Give some thought to your likes and dislikes, and consider that preferences can change over time. Here are some ways to find the right exercise for you.

Pair an activity you enjoy with your exercise

Are you solitary or social? Will other people be a help or a hindrance? If you don’t want anyone to see you sweat, a home treadmill, a stationary bike, or an inexpensive exercise video might be a good idea. On the other hand, for many, a workout partner is a great motivator. For example, if you won’t get out of bed to swim yourself, but you would never cancel on a friend, find a swim buddy.

Do you enjoy healthy competition? For those who enjoy company but hate competition, a running club, water aerobics, or dance class may be the perfect thing. These are exercises you perform yourself, within a group environment. Others may find that a little healthy competition keeps the workout fun and exciting. If this is your case, you might seek out tennis partners, join an adult soccer league, regular pickup basketball game or a volleyball team.

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There are numerous activities that qualify as exercise. The trick is to find something you enjoy that forces you to be active. Pairing exercise with another activity makes it easier and more fun. Simple examples include:

If you have a family, there are many ways to exercise together. What’s more, kids learn by example, and if you exercise as a family you are setting a great example for their future. Family activities might include:

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¾ Walking the dog together. ¾ Seasonal activities, hiking, swimming or bicycling in the summer and skiing or ice skating in the winter, can make fun family memories and provide healthy exercise.


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enerations of Long Islander’s share a common bond in their memories of wonderful summer days spent at the beach. Whether it was Coney Island, Jones Beach or Robert Moses that your family frequented, our memories are almost certainly very similar. It’s a given that we can all recall the smell of Coppertone and salty sea air, the sound of crashing waves and screaming gulls, the rush of the surf as you rode the waves to shore.

Other memories are specific to the beach you went to. For the Coney Island gang you had the Cyclone, knishes and the cool sand under the boardwalk. Those of us who spent endless days at Jones Beach cannot forget the water tower, walking through the tunnel under the parkway, strolling the boardwalk, playing miniature golf and paddleball, and swimming at the West Bath House. Hanging out with your friends at the beach was a rite of passage for many Long Island teenagers. Depending upon your age, you may have hitchhiked there, taken a bus or driven there in a 1950 Chevy with the top down and the radio blasting. You may have fond memories of bonfires on the beach at night, your first kiss, your first job, and dancing at the bandshell. The beach is an integral part of our teenage experience. Long Island has 100 miles of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. From the early thirties to the present day our ocean beaches have been a destination for family gatherings, first dates, even weddings. Endless summer days spent building sandcastles, playing in the dunes, picnicing and swimming are part of our cherished childhood memories and these simple joys will be shared by generations to come.

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Sometimes People Talk Too Fast! One of the most common complaints we hear is the difficulty understanding fast speech. People often say, “I just can’t keep up when people talk fast.” We live in a fast paced world. We’re bombarded with television, radio, phone calls from people we don’t know, and it all comes at us at a fast pace. Understanding fast speech is a common hearing complaint of older adults, including adults with normal hearing. The problem may be related to reduced memory abilities and an age-related decrease in the efficiency of the nervous system. This difference is seen in adults even in their 40s. This “age-related slowing” also occurs for non-language tasks. In fact, older adults maintain their linguistic skill quite well, perhaps because they have become so experienced at it. Rapid speech is difficult even for normal hearing older adults, but it becomes easier when there are pauses in the speech. For improved communication with older adults – or anyone over the age of 50 – the speaker should use pauses and phrases to allow the listener to “catch up.” Compare that recommendation with the typical, rapid-fire speech of sports announcers and flight attendants! Of course, understanding rapid speech is even more difficult if you have a hearing loss. People with hearing loss say that understanding fast speech is harder than understanding soft speech.

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To make it easier, ask the speakers around you to: • Speak at a normal rate (speaking slowly is not helpful; just don’t speak fast) • Use pauses • Face you when they talk to you On a positive note, cognitive abilities, memory and hearing can be preserved and even improved by exercising these functions – the “use it or lose it” principle. Researchers have pointed out: “An active, engaged lifestyle, including intellectually stimulating activities, helps maintain our health and cognitive (and hearing) abilities.” For further information about the latest technologies and hearing instrument options, call Smithtown Hearing Services (631) 265-3727 or Sayville Hearing Services (631) 750-6377.

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Lyme Disease on L by Pam Smith ummer is here and that means we get to enjoy many of the wonderful outdoor activities that Long Island has to offer. Unfortunately, while we enjoy our parks, woodlands, beaches, and even our own backyards, we have to be mindful of ticks and the diseases they carry.

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There are three types of ticks commonly found on Long Island: dog tick, lone star tick and deer tick. Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, is caused by the spirochete bacteria which is transmitted by the deer tick. In 60-80% of cases, a rash resembling a bull’s eye or solid patch, about two inches in diameter, appears and expands around or near the site of the bite. The early stage of Lyme disease is usually marked by flu-like symptoms in the spring, summer & fall: chills and fever, headache, fatigue, stiff neck, muscle and/or joint pain, and swollen glands. If Lyme disease is unrecognized or untreated in the early stage, more severe symptoms may occur. As the disease progresses, severe fatigue, a stiff aching neck, and tingling or numbness in the arms and legs or facial paralysis can occur. The most severe symptoms of Lyme disease may not appear until weeks, months or years after the tick bite. These can include severe headaches, painful arthritis, swelling of the joints, and heart and central nervous system problems. Early treatment of Lyme disease involves antibiotics and almost always results in a full cure. However, the chances of a complete cure decrease if treatment is delayed. While ticks are commonplace in many areas of Long Island, you can still enjoy our diverse natural habitats by taking some preventative steps to protect yourself, your family, and your pets.

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n Long Island What you can do to prevent Lyme disease Deer ticks live in shady, moist areas at ground level. They will cling to tall grass, brush and shrubs, usually no more than 18-24 inches off the ground. They also live in lawns and gardens, especially at the edges of woods and around old stone walls. Deer ticks cannot jump or fly, and do not drop onto passing people or animals. They get on humans and animals only by direct contact. Once a tick gets on the skin, it generally climbs upward until it reaches a protected area.

 Wear light-colored clothing with a tight weave to spot ticks easily.

 Wear enclosed shoes, long pants and a longsleeved shirt. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots and shirt into pants.

 Check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors and check again once indoors and after showering/bathing.

 Consider using insect repellent. Follow label directions.

 Stay on cleared, well-traveled trails. Avoid contacting vegetation.

 Avoid sitting directly on the ground or on stone walls.

 Keep long hair tied back, especially when gardening.

Creating a Tick-Free Zone around Your Home While deer ticks are most abundant in wooded areas, they are also commonly found in our lawns and shrubs. Although it may not be possible to create a totally tick-free zone, taking the following precautions will greatly reduce the tick population in your yard. H Keep grass mowed. H Remove leaf litter, brush and weeds at the edge of the lawn. H Restrict the use of groundcover, such as pachysandra, in areas frequented by family and roaming pets. H Move firewood piles and bird feeders away from the house. H Manage pet activity; keep dogs and cats out of the woods to reduce ticks brought into the home. H Use plantings that do not attract deer (contact your local Cooperative Extension or garden center for suggestions). H Move children’s swing sets and sand boxes away from the woodland edge. H Trim tree branches and shrubs around the lawn edge to let in more sunlight. H If you consider a pesticide application as a targeted treatment, do not use any pesticide near streams or any body of water, as it may kill aquatic life or pollute the water itself. Turn to page 33 for ways to remove a tick! For further information, contact the Lyme Disease Lab at Stony Brook University Medical Center • 631.444.3824 www.generationsmagazine.com | 31


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Refreshing Summer Fare Mango Rice Salad with Grilled Shrimp This dish teams sweet mangoes with curry-marinated shrimp and crunchy vegetables. Customize the recipe to suit your preferences - try chicken in place of shrimp, or omit the shrimp and serve the salad cold or at room temperature as a side dish. For added flavor, use basmati or jasmine rice.

Servings: 6 (serving size: 2 skewers and about 1 cup salad)

Strawberry Citrus Punch Servings: 10 Calories per Serving: 150 Ingredients: Q 3-3/4 cups seltzer or club soda Q 3/4 lb fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced Q 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate Q 3-3/4 cups ginger ale Q 3/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate Cooking Directions: Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Serve over ice if desired.

Carrot, Avocado, and Sprout Salad with Homemade Dressing Servings: 4 Calories per Serving: 240 Ingredients: Q 1 medium avocado, peeled and sliced Q 2-2/3 tbsp parsley, chopped Q 1-1/3 tbsp sunflower seed kernels Q 1-1/3 tbsp honey Q 2-3/4 cups bean sprouts Q 1 clove garlic, crushed Q 2-2/3 tbsp olive oil Q 2 carrots, grated Q 2-2/3 tbsp lemon juice Cooking Directions: Combine first 4 ingredients in a jar with a tightfitting lid. Shake well. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. 32 | Summer ‘10 | generations

Calories: 342 per Serving Ingredients: Q 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic Q 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger Q 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce Q 4 teaspoons curry powder Q 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper Q 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin Q 1-1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 36 shrimp) Q 2 cups water Q 2/3 cup light coconut milk Q 1-1/4 cups uncooked long-grain rice Q 3/4 cup shredded carrot Q 2 cups diced peeled mango (about 2 mangoes) Q 1-1/2 cups diced red bell pepper Q 1/2 cup sliced green onions Q 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro Q 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Q 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Q 1/2 teaspoon salt Q Cooking spray Q Cilantro sprigs (optional) Cooking Directions: Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour. Bring water and coconut milk to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Add carrot and next 7 ingredients (through salt); toss gently to combine. Prepare grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Thread 3 shrimp onto each of 12 (6-inch) skewers. Place skewers on grill rack or grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Serve skewers over salad. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.


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Summer Entertaining Fun and Easy

Someone once said that as you get older, life slows down and you can stop to smell the roses. Whoever said that must be living in a time warp or on another planet. Most over 50’s, like me, are still working or leading the busy lives of retirees with more on their plate than ever. by Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID

EDITOR’S NOTE: Natalie Weinstein is president of Natalie Weinstein Design Associates and the Natalie Weinstein Home Decorating Club on Long Island. If you have a design question or would like to become a member, visit www.nataliesclub.com, call 631.862.6198, or e-mail nataliesclub@aol.com.. Hear “Design Tips by Natalie” on WALK 97.5 FM, “Home Show” on WALK 1370 AM, Sundays from 10 AM - 11AM and podcast 24/7 on walkradio.com, keyword Natalie.

Managing a career, finding time with my children and grandchildren, and socializing with friends is a juggling act. Luckily summer is upon us and I relish the time to bring our grandkids to Long Island for a great visit and catch up on my “pay backs” for all those winter invites from friends. Summer entertaining, for me, is fun and easy and I can even smell the roses, my roses, in our backyard as I set up my seating and Bernie manages the barbecue preparations. In this casual setting, my deck and grassy area become an extension of my interior space as I plan for appropriate tables and chairs, and accessible serving areas with good traffic flow. My serving tables are always in the shade and I use a colorful collection of summer cover ups to protect the food before and during serving. I also have enough cheerful looking umbrellas for the seating areas and plenty of sunscreen for the sun worshipers (as well as eco-friendly insect repellent for everyone). Even though my garden is small, I always manage to collect a beautiful array of flowers for table centerpieces, including my roses. A recent trend on Long Island is to grow your own vegetables. I’m considering that for next year. What a beautiful way to serve the freshest salad! The next best thing is to ask if family and friends have home grown veggies in their gardens. (It’s better than everyone bringing the same bean casserole!) So let’s see what other backyard additions make for summer fun: • A bar/counter area is a great beverage station as well as serving surface which can also be used for additional seating, when needed. • Select practical, comfortable furniture that can withstand the changes of the season. If you go with removable cushions, find storage

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Antique furniture provides a summer setting for entertaining on the back porch. Designed by Natalie Weinstein Photographed by Jack Ader/Images for Presentation

containers (often designed as additional bench seating) to put them in when not in use. • If you enjoy music, leave room for dancing on the deck and a small karaoke machine. Nothing is a better mixer at outdoor parties where not everyone knows each other. • Create the right ambiance with good lighting for evening parties as well as focal point and path lighting. • Consider a large screen TV in the great outdoors for summer screenings under the stars. • What about a waterfall or water feature to beautify your garden? • Think about an outdoor fireplace or pit for those chilly summer nights. • Try to provide your guests with a bug-free environment. • Whether pretty paper goods are your answer for a quick clean-up, or plastic reusables are more to your liking, make it coordinated, colorful and fun. The goal for summer entertaining is casual and relaxed which means the host or hostess should be, as well. Planning and preparing in advance ensures your good time, along with your guests. So, get your backyard in order and plan that first barbeque of the year. Summer is here; get ready so you can enjoy it.


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summer 2010 calendar of

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Fairs & Festivals

7/18/10

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a 14 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. Montauk • (631) 668-2544 www.montauklighthouse.com

Huntington Summer Arts Festival Enjoy 8 weekends and 7 weeks of live music, every day but Monday. Presentations range from folk to classical, broadway and rock; traditional American and international music. Huntington • Heckscher Park • (631) 2718423 www.huntingtonarts.org 7/11/10

Antique & Classic Car Show - Classic cars -1900’s - present, Merchandise & food vendors, listen to oldies, Manor House Tours West Bay Shore • Sagtikos Manor (631) 854-0939 www.sagtikosmanor.com 7/17/10

Summer Art & Craft Festival - Over 100 artisans under camelot tents and pristine pine trees. This serene escape is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. Music, children's activities, craft demonstrations and plenty of food. St. James • Deepwells Farm • 631-563-8551 www.preferrredpromotions.com 8/28/10 - 8/29/10

Maritime Museum Seafood Festival & Craft Fair Overlooking the Great South Bay

Sprint Triathlon & Relay - a 1/2 mile swim,

Nightlife & Entertainment Year Round Port Jazz - Looking for a cool, groovy place to sip martinis and listen to live music? Fridays and Saturdays feature everything from traditional jazz and blues to old school R&B and funk. Port Jefferson • 631-476-7600 www.portjazz.com

Museums & History 7/10/10

Lighthouse Keepers behind the Scene Tour. This bottom to top tour takes you from the Light Keepers workshop to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse. Reservations required. Limited to 12 people. Robert Moses State Park Field #5 (631) 661.4876 7/17/10 - 7/18/10

Civil War Life - The Old Bethpage Village

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Restoration presents: Civil War Life in the Field & in Camp. Old Bethpage Village Restoration (516) 572-8400

Concerts at Bayard Cutting Arboretum Sunday Concert Series at 2pm

Cradle of Aviation Museum - A large,

Oakdale • Bayard Cutting Arboretum (631) 224-5420 www.islipartscouncil.org 7/9/10 - 7/11/10

Great South Bay Music Festival "American Themed" arts and heritage festival featuring four stages, 40 bands, kidzone, patriots zone, artists, craftspeople and food market. Patchogue • (631) 331-0808 www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com

Year Round modern and beautiful museum celebrating the history of Long Island’s contributions to American aviation. In addition to permanent and changing exhibits, the museum incorporates educational programs and an Imax theater. Garden City • 516-572-4111 www.cradleofaviation.org Year Round

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of L.I. this event features arts and crafts, museum tours, live music, educational workshops, children's activities and plenty of delicious seafood. West Sayville • Maritime Museum 631-563-8551 • www.preferrredpromotions.com

and rock performers, crafts, food and fireworks. Riverhead • (631) 727-5782 www.riverblues.org

Home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the U.S., from 1886 - 1919. As president, this was the "Summer White House" and the focus of national attention. Oyster Bay • 516-922-4788 • www.nps.gov

Outdoors

Theatre & Arts

Sports & Recreation

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Saturday Evening Stargazing Every Sat.

Long Island International Film Expo -

evening, from dusk until midnight. Staff provide guided tours of the sky (weather permitting) via laser pointers and powerful telescopes. Southold • The Custer Institute (631) 765-2626 • www.custerobservatory.org

Over 100 short and feature length films will be screened. See the movie and the stars, attend panels and parties, network with those in the industry. Bellmore Movie Theater • (516) 783-3199 www.liifilmexpo.org

Year-round - as weather allows in winter

Eisenhower Park Driving Range 60 bays with a range of more than 400 yards to the far fence. East Meadow • (516) 572-0327 www.nassaucountyny.gov May - October

The Captree Fleet is the largest Fishing Fleet on Long Island. Member’s boats include Open Boats, Charter Boats, Sightseeing Boats and Dive Boats Babylon • (631) 669-6464 www.captreefleet.com 6/14/10 - 8/9/10

State Parks Summer Run Series Discover Long Island's "off road" running routes through the Summer Run series, every Monday night at 7pm. Each week in a different state park. Long Island State Parks • (631) 321-3510 www.nysparks.com

7/17/10 - 7/18/10

Riverhead Blues Festival - Top blues, jazz,

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7/9/10 - 8/14/10

"Discovery" Wetlands Cruise 90-minute

"Rent" the Musical - RENT tells the

sightseeing tours on a 35-passenger pontoon boat. Learn the importance of a wetlands ecosystem, marvel at the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and enjoy the beauty of Long Island’s North Shore. Stony Brook • (631) 751-2244 www.wmho.org

unforgettable story of a group of young artists in NYC's East Village falling in love, learning to survive, finding their voices, and living for today. Theatre Three • Port Jefferson (631) 928-9202 • www.theatrethree.com 7/31/10 - 9/19/10 Metropolis: Traveling the World - This exhibition features paintings, works on paper and prints focusing on major cities of the world. Featured artists include William Merritt Chase, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jules Olitski and others. Huntington • Heckscher Museum of Art (631) 351-3250 • www.heckscher.org www.generationsmagazine.com | 35


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by spring rain and overall global warming, which leads to volatile temperature swings so that winters are colder and summers are hotter. Plants enjoy the water and sun. Pollen is released in greater amounts with increased temperature. What’s the result? You may not only have pollen stuck to your car windshield but also symptoms of some of the 7 dwarfs—itchy, sneezy, wheezy, sleepy, grumpy, dopey. Histamine is a chemical naturally released from the body when a person is experiencing allergies. Patients with allergic IgE antibodies to tree pollen, for example, encounter pollen which binds to the IgE and in turn links to the IgE receptor on the surface of mast cells in eyes, skin, nose, airways. This acts like a lock-and-key and releases histamine like an M&M candy releases chocolate when crushed.

What can we do naturally to prevent allergy symptoms? 1. Use a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter in the bedroom. Change or clean the filter every month. 2. Wash your hair at night to remove pollen. 3. Use a cold, wet cloth over your eyes to cause blood vessels to constrict and to dilute pollen. 4. Take showers and get pollen out of your eyes rather than taking a bath. 5. Drive a car with a pollen filter built into the air conditioning. 6. Keep your cat or dog out of the bedroom at night. Wash your pets weekly. 7. Use nasal saline squirt bottles to get symptomatic relief. 8. Stay at ideal body weight to reduce your risk of superimposed sleep apnea—exercise and eat healthy foods. 9. Keep your basement and bathroom dry. Make sure your roof does not leak. Mold loves water.

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What do we do at the Allergy Diagnostic Unit? 1. If a patient is off antihistamines for one week, we can skin test on the forearm using multi-test (8 different allergens on a plastic stick) to check for specific IgE to pollens – trees, grasses, weeds – and dust mite antigens, dog, cat, molds, food and bee stings. 2. For those patients with rashes, Dr. Anthony M. we assess contact dermatitis Szema is an assistant with patch testing on the back. professor of medicine and 3. We use impulse oscillometry surgery at SUNY Stony Brook (IOS) to check for small airways School of Medicine. He is the Head of the Allergy narrowing and spirometry or Diagnostic Unit at Stony breathing tests with an inhaler Brook University Medical to verify if we can reverse airway Center and Chief of the obstruction. Allergy Section at the 4. Our exhaled breath condensate Veterans Affairs Medical nitric oxide meter (NO) is Center in Northport. literally a “bad breath” test, measuring the amount of the inflammatory gas NO as a reflection of allergic cells called eosinophils in the airway. All you do is blow into a straw while playing a video game. 5. I may recommend eyedrops, nasal sprays, oral antihistamines and inhalers. We sometimes suggest patients see a local allergist for allergy shots or immunotherapy. Children with allergic rhinitis may prevent the development of allergic asthma by going on allergy shots. For further information please contact The Allergy Diagnostic Unit at 631-444-0580.


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The more I know, the better you’ll feel. Keep all your prescriptions at one pharmacy.

The safest way to avoid potentially harmful drug interactions is to ďŹ ll all your prescriptions at one pharmacy. At CVS/pharmacy we do a comprehensive check of your prescriptions to make sure they all work together. Speak to your local CVS Pharmacist to learn more.

Mark Sickorez, CVS Pharmacist

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