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THURSDAY, JULY 12 , 2012

MELVILLE

Melville’s Finest Comes To Woman’s Rescue Fireman, county cop in right place at right time after rider was thrown from horse By Danny Schrafel dschrafel@longislandernews.com

Suffolk County Police Officer Tom Crist, of Melville, found a woman who was thrown from her horse in Blydenburgh Park.

Melville’s Tom Crist was probably one of the best people to be patrolling near Blydenburgh Park when a rider was thrown from her horse, Excalibur. Not only has Crist been a Melville Fire Department volunteer for 39 years, and a police officer for 30 years, for 24 of those 30 years, he has been an officer in the Emergency Service division. The squad primarily handles bomb squad, haz-mat, SWAT and rescue assignments. Animal calls are also common, and Crist received horse recue training about six years ago at Stanhope Stables in West Hills. The specialized team of 40 officers and five sergeants, which is led by Lt. Kevin Burke, responds to situations that

officers in patrol cars either lack the training or equipment to handle. “[A call] may be anything from rescuing ducklings in a storm drain, to extricating patients involved in auto accidents, to responding to incidents of terrorism,” he added. “We receive a lot of animal-related calls including vicious dogs, loose horses, cows and even a llama, and injured animals of just about every type found on Long Island.” Crist was on patrol on Old Willets Path in Smithtown on July 2 when he heard a 911 call dispatched to Suffolk County Parks Police of a loose horse in the park at around 1:15 p.m. “I happened to be just outside the park at the time, so I drove onto the park on a little horse trail,” he said. “I wound up walking partway in and (Continued on page A20)

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Field Dedicated To Former Hills East Soccer Star By Alessandra Malito amalito@longislandernews.com

A project in memory of a late Half Hollow Hills East soccer player has finally reached its goal. A group of Matthew Scarpati’s family and friends decided to raise money for a soccer field at Sunrise Day Camp, a camp for children with cancer, in Wheatley Heights. On Monday, they named it in his honor. Matt Scarpati, a Hills East graduate and University of Buffalo student, was an avid soccer player who died when a drunken motorcyclist struck and killed (Continued on page A20)

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Family and friends of late Hills East graduate Matt Scarpati, inset, cut the ribbon on a soccer field dedicated in his honor at Sunrise Day Camp in Wheatley Heights.

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MELVILLE

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One Melville resident may have lost his spark to celebrate July 4 next year – at least with fireworks. William C. Legette III, 40, was pulled over for failure to signal while making a U-Turn in front of a police officer on July 3. However, there were a number of other problems, police said. “The fireworks were in plain sight,” Inspector Stu Cameron, of the Suffolk County Police Department, said. He was arrested by Suffolk County police and charged with unlawfully dealing with fireworks, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, and various other traffic violations, including driving with a suspended license, after being pulled over for failure to signal while making a U-Turn in front of a police officer. Fireworks are only legal in the state of New York with an acquired license. If caught with fireworks, a person can receive up to 15 days in jail and be fined up to $250. Possession of consumer-grade fireworks, including sparks and firecrackers, is a Class E felony under the Labor Law.

Although it remains unclear exactly what he had in his car, Legette was found with $500 worth of fireworks. Police presume he had intent to sell them. “Over $500 is a Class A misdemeanor,” Cameron said. From 2010-2012, 44 arrests have been made in Suffolk County for unlawfully dealing with fireworks or unlawful possession/use. Two of those arrests were in the Town of Huntington. Since 2010, three arrests were made in Suffolk County for explosive violations, according to Suffolk police. “We encourage people to go to a licensed firework show. Regulations need to be met in order to put on a large show. They have to get local permits,” Cameron said. Besides New York, fireworks are illegal in various states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, largely in part due to safety reasons. “They are dangerous,” Cameron said. Legette was arrested at the intersection of Walt Whitman Road and Paumonk Hills Court. He did not post bail of $20,000 ($60,000 in bonds) and was due to appear in court on July 11. He is being represented by Le-

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William Legette was arrested after police say they saw fireworks in his car. Law enforcement officials encourage residents to attend licensed fireworks shows (like the one put on by the Village of Asharoken this year, pictured) instead of buying them illegally.

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON

No Bail For Doc Who Allegedly Supplied Laffer Huntington M.D., accused of selling pills to Haven Drugs shooter, remains behind bars By Danny Schrafel dschrafel@longislandernews.com

Huntington doctor Eric Jacbosen remains behind bars after a district court judge refused to release him on bail amid allegations he sold drugs at his Huntington home to Haven Drugs shooter David Laffer and his wife. Jacobsen’s attorney sought his release on: $500,00 bond cosigned by two additional parties and backed by his home; a GPS electronic monitoring device and a requirement he remain in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; closing his medical offices; mailing all of his patients informing them his practices

are closed; an order banning him from performing or working with anybody who provides medical services; an order prohibiting him from prescribing controlled substances; and surrendering his passport. However, prosecutors alleged those restrictions only addressed his flight risk, not the danger he posed to the community. In a July 3 letter to District Court Judge Joseph F. Bianco urging the court to deny Jacobsen bail, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch alleged that Jacobsen was a prolific supplier of drugs to addicts, drug abusers and dealers. Even with the ample restrictions, she argued he would find other ways to continue his illicit

trade, either on his own or through a proxy. Previously, Judge E. Thomas Boyle remanded Jacobsen without bail on June 6. He ruled it would be a danger to the community to allow Jacobsen out of jail because there was still the possibility he could distribute drugs. From September 2011 through June 5, 2012, Jacobsen prescribed his patients large quantities of oxycodone, even though he knew they didn’t have any medical reason to have the pills and that they were selling them, prosecutors allege. The doctor, allegedly one of the largest distributors of oxycodone in the state, wrote large scripts for Vicodin for

MELVILLE

Low-Cost Power For Businesses By Danny Schrafel dschrafel@longislandernews.com

Seven major entities in the Town of Huntington have been awarded low-cost electricity as part of a state economic development program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced June 28. Karp Associates, Arrow Electronics, the East Northport Residential Health Care Facility, Henry Schein, Honeywell International and Karp Associates, all with facilities in Melville, received grants; the Huntington Hospital Association was the seventh to receive low-cost power through the second round of the ReCharge New York program. Signed into law in mid-April last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ReCharge New York is a statewide economic development power program designed to retain and create jobs by distributing low-cost power to qualifying businesses and notfor-profits. The Economic Development Power Allocation Board makes recommendations to the New York Power Authority, and recipients enter seven-year

contracts with the state. ReCharge New York power is allocated based on several factors, which touch on the impact of energy costs on the organization’s ability to do business; the impact of their capital improvements and the impact on job creation or retention. Consistency with regional economic development plans, significance to the local economy and community and commitment to energy efficiency was also considered. One recipient, Maspeth-based manufacturing firm Karp Associates, has been the subject of a bidding war of sorts between New York and New Jersey as it prepares to relocate. New York won the battle, and the company will be opening its new headquarters in Melville by the end of the year, said Vice President of Operations George Kosser. As part of their grant, Karp has committed to a $17.5-million capital investment and 100 jobs in exchange for 526 kilowatts. That money, Kosser said, has gone toward buying their new building and new equipment as well as installing

cutting-edge devices in their field. “We’ve installed the first fiber optic laser possibly in New York State that is in place and operating already,” he said. “We have a brand-new electrostatic powder paint line. We don’t use solventbased paints; we use dry paints sprayed that are sprayed onto the metal then melted. It’s very high-tech.” On Long Island, 24 enterprises received low-cost power as of July 1, for a total of almost 7 megawatts that are linked to 7,000 jobs. Statewide, 16 1entitites received electricity grants for a total of approximately 80 megawatts tied to 25,000 jobs. In the first two waves, ReCharge New York has provided lowcost power to more than 600 businesses, which the state expects will help preserve 385,000 jobs. Overall, the ReCharge New York program is slated to allocate 910 megawatts of low-cost energy, with 350 megawatts for upstate businesses, 200 megawatts for business attractions and up to 100 megawatts for nonprofits and small businesses.

David Laffer and his wife, Melinda Brady, the couple convicted in the June 19, 2011 shooting at Haven Drugs in Medford during which four people were murdered inside the drugstore. Prosecutors alleged that Jacobsen would leave drugs for Laffer and Brady under his doormat in Huntington, which they would take and pay for under the doormat as well. It’s a practice authorities said Jacobsen admitted to, and it “demonstrates to the court the lengths the defendant has gone to distributed controlled substances” and that he didn’t need to leave his home to do it, either. “This activity is well beyond the activity which normally occurs in a traditional doctor-patient relationship and is more akin to a drug dealer-customer relationship,” Lynch writes. Jacobsen is also accused of personally delivering drugs to a female patient with whom prosecutors allege he had a romantic relationship. Two of his other patients interviewed in the case died after receiving multiple prescriptions in the final months of their life. The investigation began in the summer of 2011, after authorities received numerous complaints about Jacobsen’s practices in Floral Park and Great Neck. Through interviews with patients and employees, investigators argued they learned that the doctor was known on the street as a doctor one could “buy” a prescription from. After Floral Park Police pressured Jacobsen to leave town in April 2010 after receiving many complaints, Jacobsen moved to Great Neck. Prosecutors allege Jacobsen saw 100 patients a day and took in $12,000-$20,000 in cash. Federal agents raided his office in December 2011, seizing patient files and related documents. At the time, Jacobsen voluntarily surrendered his Drug Enforcement Agency registration number, which stopped him from prescribing controlled substances. However, officials alleged he posted a help-wanted ad on Craigslist, offering $400,000 a year for a physician with a valid DEA license to work at his Great Neck office.


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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Mike Koehler

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by the town and Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. The movies are free and begin at dark; if the weathmoron, but that doesn’t make them any bit less aner is lousy, head to Boyd Intermediate School, noying! Seems as if there’s a certain ailment going where the films will then bearound that starts with a gin at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy, and if scratchy sore throat then proIN THE KNOW you’re a popcorn master, be gresses into upper respiratory WITH AUNT ROSIE sure to share with your congestion. I thought I zapped neighbors! it pretty good on Thursday with a few hearty gargles of warm salt water that worked really, really well in Praying for Mayberry… My heart goes out to making the scratchy feeling go away. Unfortunately, all of the family, friends and countless number of I haven’t come up with as fool-proof a way to keep fans of Andy Griffith. He was such a great actor, my nose un-stuffed. Add onto that some really hot and I should know: I grew as his fame did. I would temperatures, and it’s a quick road to a spot of miscome home to watch with my family and laugh at ery. Alas, this too shall pass, but it’s a pain. Be on him and Don Knotts and little Ronnie Howard do the lookout for this sickness and maybe hit the vitasomething or other on television. And of course I min C a little bit harder this week. We can’t have never missed the re-runs either, when I got older. sniffles cutting into your beach time. He played a great sheriff and country lawyer in Beat the heat… and when I say, “beat the heat,” Matlock, and I’m glad to say I will be able to continue to watch his re-runs. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll I mean beat it up so it goes far, far away from my even get the DVD collection so I can watch it whenneck of the woods. Granted, maybe that’s my cold ever I want on that fancy DVD player of mine. making me cranky. But I digress – it has it been a hot one this year! If I counted correctly, we’re up to A nurdle for your thoughts… The things you a grand total of three heat waves for the year. So – hear in this office… The other day, our fearless what exactly does a heat wave constitute, you ask? leader was bantering with the kids (I call them kids It’s three consecutive days when the mercury – despite the fact that they are all in their mid-tounassisted by heat index, humidity, any of that stuff late-20s), and he asked them, “Do you know what a that makes it feel like it’s 103 in the shade – eclipses nurdle is?” They all scratched their heads. Do you 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Granted, I’m not so fussy give up? So do I. A nurdle, the boss man says, is the about what’s officially a heat wave or not. I love little squeeze of toothpaste you put on the end of warm weather as much as the next gal (or snowyour toothbrush. Imagine that! I didn’t know there bird), but I draw the line somewhere. That “somewas a word for that sort of thing – well, other than where” is the line where you break out in a sweat “little squeeze of toothpaste on your brush,” of when you take half a step out the front door, for the course. I know there are some dentists reading this. record. Is that what a nurdle really is, or have I been sold a We’re going to need a bigger car… Here’s one false bill of goods? And are there any other really good linguistic stumpers I can share with the gang? idea of how to do beat the heat – air conditioning You know where to find me, of course. and popcorn. Town of Huntington will be staging a throwback to the good ‘ol days – a drive-in movie! That’s right: On the 26th of July, Crab Meadow (Aunt Rosie wants to hear from you! If you have comBeach in Northport will be the site of a special ments, ideas, or tips about what’s happening in your drive-in showing of the classic film “Jaws.” This is neck of the woods, write to me today and let me know the first of a pair of summer drive-ins: the second the latest. To contact me, drop a line to Aunt Rosie, c/o will be Dolphin Tale on Aug. 23. These are all part The Long-Islander, 149 Main Street, Huntington NY of the annual Movies on the Lawn series, presented 11743. Or try the e-mail at aunt.rosieli@gmail.com)

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Arrest After Rummaging Through Car Suffolk County Police arrested a 19-year-old man, who is believed to be homeless, July 6 at approximately 12:18 p.m. Officers responded to a call that a man had opened the door of a 2001 Honda and rummaged through the contents of the car, stealing various items.

Take The Money And Run A man called police July 5 at 4:40 a.m., reporting cash had been stolen from him outside a Huntington Station Laundromat. The complainant was sitting in the parking lot in his 1991 Toyota when an unknown Hispanic male stole the cash from the complainant and fled on foot.

SUV Stolen As Motorist Loads Groceries Police rushed to a Huntington Station supermarket at 5:45 p.m. July 5 after a motorist reported their car had been stolen. The complainant was parked in front of the market, placed the key in their 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe’s ignition and began unloading their shopping cart. While unloading groceries, three men entered the car – one in the driver’s seat and two in the rear passenger’s seats – and fled.

Raging Motorist Kicks Out Headlight Police responded to an incident of road rage in Melville on July 3. At 1:50 p.m., the suspect, driving a 2012 Honda Pilot, parked his car and approached the complainant’s 2010 Nissan Altima. The complainant reported that the man began banging on the Nissan’s driver’s side window before he kicked the driver’s side headlight, causing it to break.

Thief Cleans Out Power Tools “Northport was full of so many artists, so they started meeting and a few of the people said we should start the organization. Today we have something.”

A Melville homeowner called Suffolk County Police at 11 p.m. July 2 to report a theft from his garage. An unknown man entered his detached garage and took various power tools, including a nail gun, a compressor, a compound saw, some fishing equipment, a sander, a GPS, a camo bag and more.

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Police arrested a 26-year-old Roosevelt man at a Huntington Station drug store on July 3. According to officers who responded at 9:40 p.m., the man allegedly took an assortment of food items from the drug store.

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SOUTH HUNTINGTON

Fun And Fireworks Promised At Fair Photo by Steve Silverman

The Huntington Manor Fireman’s Fair will shoot off fireworks every night from July 18-21. By Alessandra Malito amalito@longislandernews.com

The Huntington Manor Fire Department is back with its Fireman’s Fair, a tradition that has been around since the 1950s. And this year, the fire department added another night of fireworks. The fair will kick off on Tuesday, July 17 at the Stimson Middle School on Oakwood Road. The next night will be the parade, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to go on from Wednesday night through Saturday night. “It’s the largest Fireman’s Fair on Long Island,” said Vincent Bufano, Huntington Manor Fire Department district manager, said.

There will be rides by Newton Amusements, games for kids and adults, and bands will perform as well. The parade will include fire departments from Nassau and Suffolk counties. “I think the best part is there’s something for all,” Bufano said. “Between the rides and games for the kids and fireworks, there’s something for everybody really.” And on top of that, “they’ll be supporting the volunteers,” he added. The fair will be open Tuesday, the 17th, through Friday, the 20th, from 7-11 p.m., and 5-11 p.m. on Saturday. The parade will start on Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will be at approximately 9:30 p.m. every night.

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON

Town Updates Rules On Sale Of Petroleum Code covers LED signage; alternative fuels By Danny Schrafel dschrafel@longislandernews.com

Huntington officials made minor tweaks to town code to address major changes in how automobile fuel is sold and what motorists use to power their cars. The town board approved the changes during their June 19 town board meeting. Alternative fuel products such as biofuels have been added to existing regulations governing the size of signs displaying prices at the pump and roadside and prohibitions against fraudulent representation of fuel prices and/or quality. “The codes were written before there were the alternative fuels, and I wanted to make sure the code accounted for that as well,” Councilman Mark Cuthbertson said. The second major update addresses lighting. Signs that use LED lights to ad-

vertise fuel prices must comply with existing “dark skies” legislation, which governs the use of lighting in order to reduce light pollution. Signs at the pump must still be at least 7 inches high and 8 inches wide, while no larger than 12 inches wide or high. Shop owners will still be allowed to have just one sign advertising on their property advertising fuel prices. Numbers on that sign can be no larger than 2 inches, and no advertising on that sign. Violations of the fuel station sign code carry a $150-$750 fine for the first offense. For a second offense within two years, the fine is upped to $1,000$10,0000. A third or subsequent infraction within a five-year period carries a $1,500-$15,000 penalty and up to six months in jail. Fraudulent practices at the pump are a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,500-$15,000 fine and six months in jail for each day the violation exists.

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WHEATLEY HEIGHTS

Even Adults Get Their Day In The Sun Usdan camp dedicates day for kids at heart looking to relive experience By Dara Liling info@longislandernews.com

Whoever said that only kids get to have fun was greatly mistaken. With Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts’ adults-only program around the corner, you don’t have to move to Neverland to hold onto childhood fun. The 200-acre Usdan Center in Wheatley Heights will be holding its ninth annual Usdan University, a grownup arts camp experience, on Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “The idea came out of requests from alumni and parents of students who wanted to come back and relive one day,” Reva Cooper, director of public information, said. For $65 per individual guest, or $110 for pairs, adults can participate in a day of camp similar to that which a camper would experience. The day starts with a two-hour class of one’s choosing from a variety of hands-on creative fields. These include musical theater, painting and ceramics, one of the most popular classes. New options have been added to the roster this year, as well. Organic Gardening and Simple Foods classes will teach students how to cook organic recipes. Classes in folk dance and digital photography will also both make their debut on Sunday. Feeling hungry after a morning of creation and learning? A picnic lunch will follow, accompanied by Usdan student performances. The final stretch of adult fun consists of recreational activities, such as swimming, archery and nature walks. A cool, tasty treat awaits participants at the conclusion of the day. And of course, no university experience

At “Usdan University,” adults get to relive their camping experience. Classes in pottery and more are being offered July 15 at the Wheatley Heights camp. would be complete without the distribution of diplomas. Last year’s event drew almost 100 “campers,” many of whom were enrolled in previous years. “People really enjoy it. We have people that repeat. People come from New England states just for one day,”

Cooper said. Any adult interested in reconnecting with that youthful, summer camp feeling can contact Usdan Center at 631-643-7900 or by email at usdanuniversity@usdan.com.

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON

Engeman Theater Announces New Sponsors By Dara Liling info@longislandernews.com

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport’s fifth anniversary was accompanied by the announcement of new sponsors, whose aid will continue to help the theater thrive. The sponsorships of North Shore LIJ Health System and Bethpage Federal Credit Union were formalized on July 3rd. “North Shore LIJ and Bethpage Federal Credit Union are two of the most widely respected organizations on the island, and we are very proud and appreciative of the sponsorships we are now finalizing,” Kevin J. O'Neill, managing director of the John W. Engeman Theater, said. North Shore LIJ will continue its three-year career as official sponsor of the Main Stage, a cause that allows the “community-focused” organization to connect with local culture. “[The Engeman Theater] is a wonderful asset for Northport and for Long Island. I don’t think there is any equivalent on Long Island to this theater,” Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore LIJ, said. According to O’Neill, North Shore LIJ’s subsidies will allow the theater to continue donating a portion of ticket sales to nonprofits, such as local churches and Cohen’s Children’s Hospital. Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s involvement will help open theater doors to local youngsters, “exponentially expanding” Engeman’s youth programs.

Owner and Managing Director of the John W. Engeman Theater Kevin J. O'Neill thanks Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Kirk Kordeleski, CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, for their sponsorship. The credit union subsidizes part of the production costs of the Youth Theater Series. Thanks to their aid, student ticket prices for the six-show series have decreased 25 percent from $12 to $9. “Directly, Bethpage’s funding makes it more affordable for schoolchildren of Long Island to experience theater,” O’Neill said.

Similar to North Shore LIJ, the credit union’s involvement with Engeman was right up their alley. “Bethpage is involved with many youth programs on Long Island, so the Youth Theater Series was the perfect opportunity for us,” Kirk Kordeleski, CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and avid Engeman attendee, said.

Whether it go towards bringing Broadway to Engeman’s Main Stage or introducing schoolchildren to the performing arts, all funding is appreciated by the Engeman staff. “Certainly the economic support we receive from them [North Shore LIJ and Bethpage Federal] is critical in these economic times,” O’Neill said.


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Djuna Barnes’ Newspaper Days Women’s rights subject of Brooklyn exhibit By George Wallace info@longislandernews.com

A month remains to view “Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919,” an exploration of the early journalistic career of American writer and women’s rights advocate Djuna Barnes, who was raised substantially on a farm in Dix Hills. The show, which runs through Aug. 19 at the Brooklyn Museum, features her reporting and illustrations produced while working as a writer and illustrator for publications including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Vanity Fair. Though best known for her modernist novels and plays, including “Nightwood” (1936) and “The Antiphon” (1958), Barnes spent the period between 1913 and her departure for Europe in 1921 living in New York’s Greenwich Village. The Brooklyn Museum notes dryly that Barnes was “the product of an unconventional household growing up, [where] she developed an outsider’s perspective on ‘normal’ life that served her as an artist, and a liberal sexuality that fit in perfectly with the bohemian lifestyle of Greenwich Village and, later, the lesbian expatriate community in Paris.” That’s stating it mildly. The unconventional household according to most biographical accounts included a free-love environment dominated by her crusading grandmother, and plenty of suggestions of incest and other sexual practices in a home which included her mother, her father and his mistress, her grandmother, and eight siblings. The museum says Barnes was self-sufficient and cynical. Other accounts have her embittered and conflicted about her upbringing. Either way, her early experiences revealed themselves from her first articles in 1913 until her departure for Europe in 1921. As portrayed in the show, Barnes used journalism as an excuse to push boundaries and explore society’s margins. She jumped from windows, hugged gorillas, and sought out the seductive, strange and seedy, from Chinatown to Coney Island to the Crazy Cat Club around the corner from her Greenwich Avenue apartment. Stated more clinically, her reporting and illustrations, emphasizing politics as something experienced at an emotional, individual and daily level, suggest a proto-feminist sensibility. Attempting to capture its transition from the Gilded Age to modernity, Barnes developed her unique “newspaper fictions,” offering impressionistic observations and embellished or entirely fabricated anecdotes in order to highlight the significance of a story. For her first published piece in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “You Can Tango— a Little—at Arcadia Dance Hall,” she invented a wealthy bachelor and a perfume-counter girl to report on the mingling of classes at a new nightlife venue. She profiled a “floating hotel” for child laborers, interviewed soldiers and elderly workers, and reported on the tribulations of unionists and suffragettes. In “How It

Journalist, activist and suffragist Djuna Barnes, in a 1926 photograph by Berenice Abbott.

A Djuna Barnes illustration, from her “Book of Disgusting Women.” Feels to Be Forcibly Fed,” written for New York World Magazine, Barnes gave a firstperson account of the procedure being inflicted on imprisoned hunger-striking suffragettes by the authorities in Britain. In counterpoint to journalism that claimed to deliver “just the facts,” her subjective and literary approach encouraged readers to put themselves in the story—in this case, the struggle for women’s rights. Not only did journalism allow Barnes to explore New York, but it also helped launch her into expatriate literary society in Europe. Sent to Paris as a correspondent for McCall’s magazine in 1921, Barnes met the artist Thelma Wood, who was reportedly the love of her life and the subject of her most famous novel, “Nightwood” (1936), which she began writing after their tumultuous breakup in 1929. On view at the museum are 45 objects, including documentary photographs, drawings, works on paper, and Barnes’s stories in newsprint, including eight illustrations she composed to accompany her newspaper columns. The house at 361 Half Hollow Road, where Barnes spent her childhood years, was known historically as the CarmenGistivan-Regan residence. It was a bulldozed amid controversy in 1992, ending a battle between historic preservationists and developers who had received approvals to subdivide the 9-acre John Carman Farm on which the house stood.

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Prescription For Abuse The judicial system drew a stark line in address the doctor’s flight risk, they did not the sand when it supported prosecutors’ guarantee the safety of the public. The proscontentions that Huntington doctor Eric ecution argued that the only way to guaranJacbosen is too dangerous a man to be set tee the public’s safety is to keep Jacobsen free on bail. The doctor allegedly sold enor- behind bars. mous quantities of prescription painkillers A judge agreed. through his Great Neck practice to addicts, The prosecution’s harsh stance may be including David Laffer, the shooter who warranted, but it’s not the solution. This is gunned down four people in a a single case in a system that has pharmacy on Fathers Day 2011. EDITORIAL not only failed to keep drug Prosecutors allege Jacobsen was a abuse in check, but allowed it to prolific prescription writer who proliferate. Prescription drug freely sold prescriptions for painkillers like abuse is a big under-the-counter business a drug dealer sells drugs. that is leaving a trail of human wreckage in Jacobsen has been held without bail since lives ruined by addiction and deaths by June 6 when a judge ruled that giving him overdose. his freedom would pose a danger to the It needs to be stopped. The industry community. The doctor’s attorney peti- should be regulated from the manufacturtioned for his release offering $500,00 ing process on down so that every pill made bond, consent to wear a GPS monitoring can be accounted for at any step, and those device, surrender of his passport and a host who profit by abusing the system prosecutof restrictions that would bar him from en- ed as the criminals they are. Perhaps when gaging in any activity relating to medicine. a physician is prosecuted for homicide beIt wasn’t enough. A judge last week ruled cause a so-called patient overdosed we will that while the terms being offered might see an end to the madness.

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Making Possession Of ‘Bath Salts’ A Felony Editor’s note: The following was adapted from a press release. DEAR EDITOR: Following recent news reports that a Central New York woman ingested “bath salts,” allegedly beat her 3-year old child and went on a rampage that resulted in her death, [I] was joined by Senator Joseph Griffo (47th Senate District) in calling on the Assembly to pass tough legislation (S6694) to make it a felony to sell or possess synthetic marijuana and “bath salts”. We need to go beyond simply banning the sale of these “legal” drugs and actually place strong criminal penalties on the sale or possession of ‘bath salts’ and synthetic marijuana. The impact of these drugs is simply devastating. The Senate passed a strong bill and it should be voted on in the Assembly. We owe it to the children of our state and their parents to make sure that we get this legislation enacted this year.” “Every day we are reading

horror stories about the destructive actions of people who ingest “bath salts” or smoke synthetic marijuana,” Senator Griffo said. “The tragic story in Madison County proves that we need to take stronger action to keep these drugs out of our communities. I urge the Assembly to adopt the tough bill passed by the Senate before the session ends.” In Munnsville, a woman, allegedly high on “bath salts”, beat her 3-year-old son and attacked police who were forced to use pepper spray and a taser to bring her under control. The woman later died as a reaction to the tasing. According to news reports, police said they had been called to the woman’s home before and caught her under the influence of “bath salts.” This incident follows the actions of a Florida man who viciously attacked another man while reportedly under the influence “bath salts.” In this case, Rudy Eugene viciously mauled another man’s face on a busy highway in Miami in broad daylight. Eugene, who was growling at those who attempted to inter-

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vene, ignored a police officer’s pleas to stop the attack and was shot and killed. The police and other sources have pointed to “bath salts” as a reason for the man’s unimaginable action. While Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law to ban the sale of “bath salts” last year, and the New York State Department of Health has banned the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana through an Order for Summary Action, possession of these substances -- which may be purchased outside the state or via the Internet -- continues to be legal. The Senate has already passed legislation, sponsored by [myself and Senator] Griffo, that would criminalize the sale and possession of “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana. The penalties would be similar to those for marijuana and methamphetamines, respectively. Sale of these substances to a minor, or on or near school grounds, would constitute a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. The legislation is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Cusick (A9781A), but has not

been acted on. Instead, the Assembly approved a much weaker bill that would make the sale or possession of “bath salts” or synthetic marijuana a misdemeanor. Other recent incidents of horrific crimes caused by people using “bath salts” or synthetic marijuana include: earlier this year, Richard A. “Psycho” Velazquez was sentenced to 10 years in state prison and five years on parole for his guilty plea to felony counts of assault and strangulation in an attack on a woman and her infant child in Glens Falls, Warren County. He admitted that the synthetic marijuana product he and the victim had been smoking directly contributed to his actions; and last week, a Miami man thought to be high on synthetic marijuana, tried to eat the hand of a police officer and had to be put in restraints and a bite mask. Any resident of New York State who would like to support [my] effort to ban the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” should visit flanagan.nysenate.gov and click on the “Join the Fight” link on the home page. JOHN FLANAGAN

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Increasing The Donor Registry DEAR EDITOR: [I recently] announced the passage of Lauren’s Law. A sponsor of the bill and two-time organ-transplant recipient, [I note] that the bill will help increase organ-donor enrollments throughout the state as well as prolong and enhance the lives of thousands of New Yorkers waiting for a transplant.

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The legislation is named after Lauren Shields, a heart-transplant recipient who celebrated her 12th birthday this past April. I am incredibly grateful for the second chance I have been given by receiving two kidney transplants. These acts of kindness have allowed me to raise my family and lead a full and productive life. By increasing awareness about the real and urgent need for organ and tissue donations, Lauren’s Law will ensure that more New Yorkers participate in the state organ and tissue donor registry and help the thousands of patients awaiting transplants for organ, eye, tissue, bone marrow and blood. In 2009, New York ranked last in the country for the number of new donors, something Lauren’s Law will change by increasing enrollment on the state organ-donor registry by prohibiting a driver’s license application from being processed unless the organ-donation section is filled out. While there is an existing organ-donation section on the application, applicants are currently not required to fill it out. I am very pleased to have had a hand in crafting and promoting this important public health legislation. Its passage will truly make a difference to the thousands of New Yorkers awaiting a transplant. Individuals who would like to become organ and tissue donors may sign up online at the New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, www.savelivesnewyork.org. JIM CONTE

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Life&Style ART

Enjoying Your Art In The Park By Jamie Weissman info@longislandernews.com

A walk in the park will never be the same. The Northport Arts Coalition is hosting its annual Art in the Park Festival July 14 at the Northport Village Park, promising a unique experience for all ages. The festival is set to have 30 art vendors selling items such as paintings, jewelry, children’s books, music, and handmade handbags. The coalition began the festival 10 years ago with one goal in mind: support the artists. “This is a great way for different artists to get their stuff out there,” Dan Paige, executive director of the Northport Arts Coalition, said. “Each year we get a core group that comes back. Most of them know the community and know the audience.” One crowd favorite set to come back to this year is Roni Yaari and her performers. Yaari, of the Inner Spirit Yoga Center, choreographed both a dance and yoga performance for the festival. “I like to bring the community together and to bring joy to other people. We basically want to show the people around

Entertainment like yoga performances and dance routines are just part of the Northport Art in the Park festival on July 14. us that yoga can be beautiful and flow. The dance is beautiful. They put on a beautiful show out there,” Yaari said. The performance, set up in front of the

park’s gazebo, is one hour and will include a Middle Eastern Dance and a yoga performance portraying the mind of the meditator.

“It’s just so inspiring that I always enjoy being there and being part of that whole festival atmosphere,” Elizabeth Madden, who will be part of the yoga performance, said. The Northport Arts Coalition is a notfor-profit organization formed in 1998 with the mission to “inspire and support artists.” “Northport was full of so many artists, so they started meeting and a few of the people said we should start the organization. Today we have something,” Paige said. The coalition is also responsible for various other artistic events throughout the year. “I like to call ourselves the comprehensive art organization in Northport. We do so many different things. It’s a whole experience,” Paige said. The Art in the Park festival, which has been organized “almost since the inception of the coalition” is the Northport Art Coalition’s largest event. It is set to begin at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.. with entertainment beginning at noon. Admission to the festival is free. “It’s beautiful to just walk and stroll around. It’s a chance to meet people again; friends, family, neighbors. It’s a nice, fun day,” Paige said.

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Artist Explores Wide Array Of Mediums By Alessandra Malito amalito@longislandernews.com

One man has created all kinds of art, from illustrations to portraits, to an instrument and advertisements, and now his work is on display at the Harborfields Public Library in Greenlawn. The exhibit, called “Art & Art,” shows the lines between commissioned art and freely created art, and the inspirations that Christoph Blumrich used to make it all happen. “When I paint, I’m always attracted to something in nature that is either suggesting something or simply beautiful,” Blumrich said. “It’s the things normal people who don’t paint don’t notice.” There will be 55 pieces in the exhibit for viewers to see. “There’s such a wide diversity,” said David Garner, a friend of Blumrich for 25 years. The two met on the 9:13 a.m. train out of Huntington when Blumrich was drawing in a sketchbook. Garner worked in publishing and advertising, and was on the lookout for talent. “He is one of the most talented people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing,” Garner said. The exhibit will show the difference between commercial and private art, but also between illustration and portraits. “In painting, I do not have to communicate with anybody else but myself,”

The diverse, eclectic art of Christoph Blumrich is on display at the Harborfields Public Library until the end of the month. Blumrich said. “Whereas as an illustrator, I’m a communicator and I have to pictorially communicate and use pictorial elements that can be understood. It’s the same source, channeled in a different way.” Blumrich came from Austria and moved to Alabama with his family, where the Saturn V was being developed because his father worked on it. But because there were not many outlets for him to expand his work as an artist, he moved in 1969 to Long Island and commuted to the city. Since then, he has worked for advertising studios, done

freelance work, made book covers (including a whole series of James Bond book covers), and worked at Push Pin Studios as an illustrator. At Newsweek, he learned how to use the computer and do illustrations. Blumrich has also created his own instrument, a bariton. “Other than growing the wood himself, he has made everything on this instrument,” Garner said. “There’s someone in this day and age who goes through that level and skill and makes something like this. It is remarkable.” Blumrich spent four years making the

instrument so that it would reflect the type of sound he wanted, which he learned about through his experience playing the viola d’amore, an instrument that plays as high as a violin and as low as a viola. The exhibit will be on display at the library, located at 31 Broadway in Greenlawn, until Monday, July 30. “The exhibit looks like a group show,” Blumrich said. “I have so many ways of expressing myself. I don’t have a color scheme that I use over and over, or a subject matter that I use over and over again.”


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Dates With Dale By Luann Dallojacono ldallojacono@longislandernews.com

It is practically impossible to graduate from Dale Carnegie Training’s “Skills for Success” course the same person you were when you started. In fact, not changing would require a great deal of work. That is because the realizations made during the course are too powerful to simply shrug off. Armed with newfound knowledge about human nature and what motivates others into action, you can’t help but feel empowered. Each new Dale Carnegie principle you learn – whether it be about being a friendlier person, winning people to your way of thinking, being a better leader, or managing stress – is followed by a chain of “ah-ha!” moments seeing the principles at work. Truly, it makes you want to shout from the rooftops, “I finally understand people!” And that is why I would recommend this course to anyone, any age, with an open mind, a compassionate heart and a desire to improve. It was clear at the end of our eight weeks together that my classmates and I had changed for the better.

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Skilled speakers that we had then become, we shared our triumphs and visions for our futures at our last session. Many spoke about how their boost in self-confidence propelled them forward at work. Others shared how they were able to connect better with coworkers, enhancing relationships that already are paying dividends. And several, myself included, said the greatest takeaway was a solid foundation in putting stress in perspective, utilizing principles in Carnegie’s “How to Stop Worrying And Start Living” such as living in day-tight compartments and remembering the impact stress has on health. I know I am not the same person I was before I took this course. In the newsroom, I am now a better motivator and communicator. At home, I am a better daughter, sister and friend. I understand others’ needs better and work to fulfill them rather than unknowingly working against them. My insight has deepened, and I am so much more aware – of human nature, of others’ motivations, of my comfort zone, and most importantly, of the skills common in all great leaders. Look around at the leaders you admire. It’s a safe bet that it is not necessarily their IQ, technical knowledge, wealth or position drawing you to them; it is their skills in human relations and ability to inspire and motivate. Whether they know it or not, they are employing Carnegie’s principles. This knowledge is not a secret. Dale Carnegie Training Long Island’s next “Skills for Success” course begins Sept. 10, 6-9:30 p.m. in Hauppauge. The training institute also offers an array of other courses, including seminars and online training, with topics ranging from leadership training to sales strategies. Visit http://longisland.dalecarnegie.com for more information. Thank you to my classmates, the Dale Carnegie

Instructor Charles Caccia presents me with my Dale Carnegie diploma. team, and my Long-Islander coworkers for this journey. Thank you, reader, for joining me on it. And thank you, Mr. Carnegie, for believing as much in the written word as I do, and for knowing that these principles were important enough to document for future generations.


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Gourmet Whaler owners Shawn Leonard and Connie Olson show off their famous fish tacos, filled with made-to-order coleslaw and a whole flounder filet. met Whaler has specialized in breakfast and lunchtime items, many of which are great for grabbing and going. BLT ($8.95), quiche ($8.95), cold sandwiches ($8.95), and Caesar salads ($8.95) are all on the menu, as are burgers ($9.95 for 7 oz.; $12.95 for the 12 oz. “Killer Whale”) and vegetarian choices like veggie burgers and chili. One thing you might want to sit down and savor is the Fish Tacos ($11.95), something Leonard discovered during a trip to the Florida Keys. After some experimentation, he came up with his win-

ning concoction – fresh, local Flounder in super-crispy panko breadcrumbs, drizzled with chipotle mayonnaise and topped with fresh-to-order green and red cabbage coleslaw. Served with peachmango-pear salsa and lime wedges, it’s a perfect marriage of sweet and spicy flavors, diverse textures and unbeatable freshness that jumps off the plate. It’s their signature dish, and rightfully so. Come back in the wintertime for chicken potpie, a seasonal favorite that Leonard says he can’t make fast enough. The Bird-In-Hand Chicken Salad

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Cold Spring Harbor’s Gourmet Whaler, located at 111 Main St., is a friendly neighborhood luncheonettestyle eatery that is steeped in history. Owners Shawn Leonard and his fiancée Connie Olson have had the place for about three years now. Leonard has lived in Cold Spring Harbor for 52 years, and said he remembered the shop from his days riding his bicycle through town and visiting the shops. Then, it was the Gourmet Goddess; when he bought it, it was called Gourmet Delights. “It was always a gourmet food store with different kitchen gadgets and things like that,” he said, saying it was somewhat like a Williams-Sonoma store. His parents used to own the Whaler’s Inn in a building up the road that currently holds Harbor Mist. In recent years, Leonard decided he wanted to enter the restaurant business and made an offer on 105 Harbor Road. When that didn’t pan out, he discovered the Gourmet Goddess was on the market, and Leonard snapped it up, keeping half of the store a shop, per tradition, and the other half the café. The name “Gourmet Whaler” marries the location’s tradition as a gourmet shop and his parents’ roots as restaurant owners, he explained. Since opening the restaurant portion of the business three years ago, the Gour-

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THEATER

Comedy On Romance Leaves Theater Laughing

The cast of Engeman’s current show is rip-roaring funny. From left, Joanna Young, Kate Wetherhead, Benjamin Eakeley and Howie Michael Smith. By Laura Jungreis info@longislandernews.com

A couple having dinner on stage seems to be getting along famously. They’re engaged in conversation and laughing, amazed they share so many interests. But suddenly the scene freezes, and the woman looks out to the audience. “I’m lying,” she says. “I’m really lying.” The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport opened the two-act offBroadway hit “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” on Saturday, July 7. The musical comedy, with words and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, is composed of 20 shorts showing couples at various stages of the dating game. Some episodes are sad, some heartwarming, but most are humorous, poking fun at gender stereotypes and relationships. The cast includes only four actors: Kate Wetherhead, Joanna Young, Howie Michael Smith and Benjamin Eakeley. With so few people portraying the many different characters, the wide range of each actor is highlighted, and impressive. Kate Wetherhead stands out in particular, playing at times a nerd longing for affection, a tennis star falling in love, and the babbling divorcee Rose Ritz. All the performers have spot on comedic timing, delivering witty lines with ease, and brilliant energy. During a few scenes, like in “Whatever Happened to Baby’s Parents?” actors may go a bit over the top, but mostly the vignettes are funny and relatable. Some particularly raunchy scenes draw big laughs from the audience. Scenic designer Jonathan Collins set the stage simply. Props rolled out quickly for the different scenes, with signs often dropping from the ceiling. Cute local touches involved the audience. A shopping scene, for example, takes place under a sign for the Walt Whitman Mall. Much of the choreography, organized

Joanna Young and Benjamin Eakeley in the Engeman’s comedy about love, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” by Antoinette DiPietropolo, was understated but hilarious, playing along well with the music and context of the scene. In a scene about a family car ride, the characters sit on wheelie chairs and whiz across the stage, underscoring the chaos of the situation. The music is bouncy and the voices create nice harmonies around the clever lyrics. Director BT McNicholl pulls all of these elements together to create an amusing look into the dating world. The play overall is distrustful of love and includes some biting humor. Like one song says, “love’s a delicious and vicious curse.” But beneath the cynicism lies hope. The cast sings, “Well if love’s a disease, baby, get me a nurse. Cause I keep coming back for more.” Mature content makes this a raucous comedy at times, so leave the kids at home. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is playing until Aug. 19. Tickets are $60 online at www.EngemanTheater.com, by calling 631-261-2900, or visiting the box office at 250 Main St. in Northport.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Arts Festival Heats Up

Pianist Daria Robotkina, of Russia, will play classical tunes on the Chapin Rainbow Stage July 19 as part of the Summer Arts Festival.

For the Summer Arts Festival, this Saturday brings to the stage La Bottine Souriante, an 11member band from Quebec who explores French North American musical roots. By Laura Jungreis info@longislandernews.com

Heckscher Parks hosts another group of performing artists this week as the Summer Arts Festival continues on the Chapin Rainbow Stage with an array of performances. On Friday, Spirit Family Reunion will play indie folk music. The band got its beginnings playing on street corners and in New York City subways. The group adds instruments like the fiddle and accordion to acoustic guitar melodies to create a unique twang. Saturday brings to the stage La Bottine Souriante, an 11-member band from Quebec. The group has been exploring French North American musical roots since 1976. A horn section, including a trumpet and bugle among other brasses, joins fiddles, mandolins and pianos to play folk tunes. Feet-tappers and step-dancers add to the percussion and create beats and energy on the stage. The Long Island Dance Consortium No. 1 performs Sunday. The consortium is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide education, awareness and understanding of all forms of dance. The consortium includes dance professionals, university dance groups and dance companies. Sunday’s performance will include groups like Circle of Dance with modern styles, The Red Hot Mamas with show tunes, and Nirtya Saagaram Dance Academy with Indian dances. The Dance Theatre Eclectic will also perform, as will the Huntington YMCA Ballet Academy. On Tuesday, July 17 the Catskill Puppet Theater will be putting on a show entitled “The Lion’s Whiskers.” The story is a musical adaptation of an Ethiopian folktale.

Life-size and even larger puppets of humans, animals and the sun will tell the fable with the use of special effects. John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo founded the Catskill Puppet Theater in 1979, and the troupe has traveled internationally to perform. The Huntington Community Band is back on Wednesday. Their performance, “A Song in Our Hearts,” will feature popular songs from films and musicals. This week, there will be special guests and surprises throughout the performance. “We will have some pretty neat stuff going on that night,” said Tom Gellert, the band’s musical director. Chamber music will begin at 7:30 p.m. as pre-concert entertainment Thursday, July 19 will showcase pianist Daria Robotkina. Robotkina, originally from Russia, won the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Her repertoire includes the works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin among many others. She will be performing a solo recital. Also on Thursday, the Northport Community Band will perform in the Northport Village Park at 8:30 p.m. This week’s performance, “Opera al Fresco,” will features vocalists Kim Ianuzzi and Maria Michalopoulos. The Summer Arts Festival free concert series, organized by the Huntington Arts Council, runs Tuesday-Sunday until Aug. 11 on the Chapin Rainbow stage in Heckscher Park, located at Prime Avenue and Route 25A. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Bring blankets, cushions and chairs for seating comfort in the park. Visit www.huntingtonarts.org for more information.

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FRIDAY

Northport-East Northport Public Library Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-261-6930. East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. www.nenpl.org. • Get ready for the sounds of the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Kinks, the Beatles, the Flamingos, the Eagles, and much more as the Queazles, a five-man band from Huntington, perform songs of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. in the Northport branch’s courtyard. • The library’s next Book-A-Trip is to Ellis Island on Friday, Aug. 3. $83. Registration underway at the Northport branch.

Sports Psychology Workshop

South Huntington Public Library

Dr. Michael Kennedy and sports psychologist Tery Grant explain how to achieve peak performance on the field and bust through slumps on July 13-14; and Aug. 3-4 at The Kennedy Sports Medicine and Wellness Center, 226B New York Ave., Huntington. $150. 516-6270625. www.expertmedicalcare.com.

145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. www.shpl.info. • A blood drive will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2:30-8:30 p.m. Donors must be aged 16-75 (under 18 needs parental permission), at least 110 pounds and in good health. Bring ID.

SATURDAY

THEATER and FILM

Meditation Day Learn to meditate at a workshop July 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with Buddhist teachers Laura Anton and Elsa Cerezo at Dipamkara Meditation Center, 282 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-549-1000. Walk-ins welcome. $20/free for members.

Art In The Park The Northport Arts Coalition hosts the Art in the Park Festival July 14 at the Northport Village Park, featuring 30 vendors selling items such as paintings, jewelry, children’s books, music, and hand-made handbags. Admission is free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with entertainment beginning at noon.

Cinema Arts Centre

A Real Nice Clambake At Vanderbilt Museum Enjoy an evening of food, music and dancing under the stars at the Vanderbilt’s first clam bake on Saturday, July 14, 6-10 p.m. The benefit event, featuring a menu of seafood-lovers' favorites – from whole steamed lobsters, clams, mussels and clam chowder to barbecued chicken, burgers, hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob – plus wine and beer, will support museum education programs. $100. Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium.180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. 631-854-5555. www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Discovery Adventure Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society and learn about the maritime oak-hickory forest while walking along the 1-mile path to the beach during the Target Rock Beach Discovery Adventure for Kids on July 14, 9:30 a.m. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. All ages are welcome, but the trip is geared toward children ages 6-12 and their parents. Contact, Kelly, at 516-965-1659 or visit www.hobaudubon.org.

Kayak For A Cause Kayakers will paddle from Crab Meadow Beach in Northport to Norwalk, Conn. on July 21 at 7 a.m. to raise money for a good cause. More information at www.kayakforacause.com.

Live Music Live local bands take over Finley's of Greene Street, 43 Greene St., Huntington, every Saturday night at 11 p.m. Join in the fun and food!

SUNDAY Open Water Swim The Open Water Swimming Championships, consisting of the Metropolitan Swimming 5K and the Age Group Championships, is July 15 in Huntington Bay. Visit www.huntswim.org for more information.

Camp For Grown-Ups It’s time for the adults to go to camp, as Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts presents its ninth annual Usdan University, a one-day summer arts camp experience for grown-ups, on July 15, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights. Classes include organic gardening, folk dance, digital photography, ceramics, painting and musical theater. $65, or $100 for two. 631-6437900. www.usdan.com.

MONDAY

set of at 9:30 p.m. July 18-July 21. The annual parade is Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. starting at Oakwood Elementary School on West 22nd street and ending at Stimson.

Beauty And Knowledge In Grief

Commack Public Library

Learn how to deal with grief and depression July 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center of Huntington, 125 Main St., Huntington. 631549-0485. $10 members/$15 non-members.

18 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631-4990888. commack.suffolk.lib.ny.us. • Designed to improve balance and increase range of motion in joints, an exercise class on Monday, July 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m. is excellent for people with arthritis. Wear comfortable exercise attire and bring an exercise mat and yoga strap.

Free Help For Vets Long Island Cares dedicates every Tuesday afternoon from 12-4 p.m. to “Military Appreciation Tuesdays,” specifically assisting veterans, military personnel and their families at the Hauppauge and Freeport emergency pantries. Appointments can be made by contacting jrosati@licares.org.

WEDNESDAY Business After Hours Join the Huntington Chamber for Business After Hours at Valley National Bank July 18, 68 p.m,, 580 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station. To register, call 631-423-6100 or visit www.huntingtonchamber.com.

Tips For Business Owners Serious about growing your business? LeTip members are respected professionals who understand how to give and get tips to increase everyone's bottom line. Join them every Wednesday, 7-8:30 a.m. at their weekly morning networking meeting. For more information, contact Dave Muller, 631-831-1921. RSVP a must.

Power Breakfast Join business professionals at BNI Executive Referral Exchange’s breakfast networking meeting every Wednesday, 7-8:30 a.m. at the Dix Hills Diner, 1800 Jericho Turnpike, Dix Hills. 631-462-7446.

Angels and Intuition

Zumba For A Cause

Explore how to connect and grow with angel guides on July 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Women’s Center of Huntington, 125 Main St., Huntington. $10 members/$15 non-members. 631-549-0485.

Join instructor Annette Weiss for a great Zumba workout, and help children with autism and special needs at the same time. Classes are held Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Chai Center, 501 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills. $5 a class, $25 for six. RSVP to 631-351-8672. Proceeds goes to the Chai Center Friendship Circle program.

TUESDAY Games And Fun At Fireman’s Fair Get your fill of amusement rides, games, gambling, food and fun as the Huntington Manor Fire Department hosts its annual Fireman’s Fair July 17-21 at Stimson School on Oakwood Road in Huntington Station. Fireworks will be

• On display through July 31 is the art of Denis Ponsot, whose career started in 1966 while traveling through France with his father.

AT THE LIBRARIES Cold Spring Harbor Library 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-6926820. cshlibrary.org.

Deer Park Public Library 44 Lake Ave., Deer Park. 631-586-3000. www.deerparklibrary.com. • Young Adults can watch “Hugo” and chow down on pizza on Wednesday, July 18, 3:305:30 p.m.

Elwood Public Library 3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631-499-3722. www.elwoodlibrary.org. • A six-week Yoga for Beginners with Lauren Levine starts July 18, 4-5 p.m. $24.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631-4214530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road. 631421-4535. hhhlibrary.org. • Learn how to download library eBooks to your Kindle in a hands-on class in Dix Hills on Friday, July 13, 2:30 p.m. Registration required. • Learn how to manage all the features of your library account: holds, wish list, reading history, renewals and more – on Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m. in Dix Hills. Registration required.

Harborfields Public Library 31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. harborfieldslibrary.org. • “Filmmaking 101,” for teens in grades 6 and up, will walk teens through ideas and preproduction to acquisition and digital editing on Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.

423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org. 631-423-7611. • “The Legendary Luciano Pavarotti Duets” teams the great one with a host of the world’s greatest musical stars, including Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sting, Bono, Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Celine Dion and Jon Bon Jovi. It will screen Sunday, July 15, 1 p.m. and Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. $9 members/$14 public.

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Road, Dix Hills. Box Office: 631-656-2148. www.dhpac.org. • Julie Budd, a nationally known vocal interpreter, will perform a tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, including many of their popular Great American Songbook hits, and more, Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. $50, $45, and $40.

John W. Engeman Theater At Northport 350 Main St., Northport. www.johnwengemantheater.com. 631-261-2900. • “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” – a musical about love in the suburbs – is a touching and insightful look at love and relationships. Opens July 5. $60. • Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s Youth Theater Series presents “Rapunzel” July 14Aug. 19, Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. $15.

The Minstrel Players of Northport At Houghton Hall - Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main St., Northport Village. 631-732-2926. www.minstrelplayers.org. • The first ever One Act Play Festival, “It Happened One Act,” is Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 22. The production features seven original, never-produced scripts from all over the US, with playwrights from as far away as Hawaii and as nearby as our own backyard. $15 adults/$12 seniors and children under 12.

AUDITIONS LIU Post Chamber Musicians Auditions for the 31st Summer Season of the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival continue by special appointment. The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival offers gifted music students (ages 10-18), college/conservatory students and young professionals the opportunity to study and perform in a rich musical environment. To schedule an audition, call 516-2992103 or visit www.liu.edu/post/chambermusic.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS

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Art League of Long Island

Main Branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631427-5165. Station Branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631-421-5053. www.thehuntingtonlibrary.org. • A defensive driving program Saturday, July 14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. is open to cardholders with preference given to drivers 50 and older. Upon completion, the driver is entitled to receive a 10-percent discount on vehicle liability, person injury protection, and collision insurance for three years. $17 AARP members/$19 non-members.

107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631-462-5400. www.ArtLeagueLI.net. • What happens when you gather a group of local artists who share insights, critique one another and support each other in their craft? You find yourself with a talented group of dynamic contemporary artists called the “Critique Group of Long Island.” A compilation of their work will be featured in a new exhibit, “Critical Thinking: 12 in ‘12” in the Jeanue

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ning away. The group’s advisory board meets one Thursday a month at 6 p.m. Call 631-2712183.

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b.j. spoke gallery

Eyes For The Blind

299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 631-549-5106. www.bjspokegallery.com. • Artist Henry Butz’s exhibition “Banished from Sayville” shows distorted, color digital nude photographs representing four years of work. On display July 5-29, with an opening reception Saturday, July 21, 2-5 p.m.

Suffolk County’s Helen Keller Services is looking for volunteers to visit blind who are homebound to socialize and aid in reading mail, possibly provide transportation. 631-424-0022.

Help American Red Cross The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Suffolk County Chapter is looking for volunteers to assist in emergency shelters, at fires and natural disasters, with veterans, at community events or at the office. Free trainings provided. 631-924-6700 ext 212.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays until 6 p.m.: $6 adults; $4 children 3-12 and seniors over 65; members and children under 3 are free. 516-692-6768. www.cshfha.org • Features New York State's largest collection of freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians housed in two aquarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $3 students 5 -18, family $12; military and children under 5 are free. 631-367-3418. www.cshwhalingmuseum.org. • “Right Whales: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” is on display until Labor Day 2012. Thought to be on the brink of extinction, right whales are among the rarest animals on earth.

fotofoto Gallery 14 W. Carver St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 12-8 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. 631-549-0448. www.fotofotogallery.com. • Dis-Integration by Lois Youmans and Femme by Lauren Weissler now on display.

Heckscher Museum Of Art 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Museum hours: Wednesday - Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., first Fridays from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $68/adults, $4-6/seniors, and $4-5/children; members and children under 10 free. 631-3513250. • The Heckscher Museum and Cinema Arts Centre are pleased to present the Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition featuring work by artists and filmmakers who live in Nassau or Suffolk County. Show at Heckscher features 52 artists, 13 of whom call the Town of Huntington home. Film presentation at Cinema Arts Centre in July.

Holocaust Memorial And Tolerance Center Welwyn Preserve. 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove. Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: noon-4 p.m. 516-571-8040 ext. 100. www.holocaust-nassau.org.

Huntington Arts Council Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Art in the Art-trium: 25 Melville Park Road, Melville. Gallery Hours: Monday Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 631-271-8423. www.huntingtonarts.org. • The “Masters Show” runs through July 30 at the Main Street Petite Gallery. • Heckscher Parks hosts another group of performing artists this week as the Summer Arts Festival continues on the Chapin Rainbow Stage, including the Long Island Dance Consortium on July 15, featuring groups like Circle of Dance with modern styles, The Red Hot Mamas with show tunes, and Nirtya Saagaram Dance Academy with Indian dances. The Dance Theatre Eclectic will also perform, as will the Huntington YMCA Ballet Academy. 8:30 p.m.

Huntington Historical Society Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631427-7045, ext. 401. www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org. • Quilt in the Conklin Barn on Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m. in July and August. Call Joan at 631-421-2382. • A pub crawl on July 26 will address “Huntington in the 19th century,” led by Town Historian Robert Hughes. $5 members/$10 non-members (drinks not included, but there will be discounts). • Walk back in time and stroll through Huntington's Old Burying Ground on Thursday, July 19, 2 p.m. Learn a bit of histo-

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Making A Splash At The Open Water Swim The Open Water Swimming Championships, consisting of the Metropolitan Swimming 5K and the Age Group Championships, is Sunday, July 15 in Huntington Bay. Visit www.huntswim.org for more information. ry, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this historic site. $5 members/$10 non-members. Reservations required. Call ext. 403. Tours also on Aug. 16 and Sept. 20.

LaMantia Gallery 127 Main St., Northport Village. 631-754-8414. www.lamantiagallery.com. • The gallery welcomes back Edward Gordon and introduces Daniel Del Orfano.

9 East Contemporary Art 9 East Carver St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 3-8 p.m. or by appointment. 631662-9459. • “Nature Interpreted” is a solo exhibition by Sandra Benny on display until July 21. • Agnieszka Serafin-Wozniak presents a solo exhibition “La Sylphide” July 27-Sept. 8, with a reception on Saturday, July 18, 5-7 p.m.

Northport Historical Society Museum 215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. www.northporthistorical.org. • “50 years of Preserving and Celebrating Northport's History” honors the society's founders and their concerns and activities. • A “perennial” favorite, a garden tour on Sunday, July 15, noon-4 p.m., will feature a self-guided tour of residential gardens, including one stunning garden that boasts over 2 acres filled with rare specimens from all over the world. Call ext. 301 for reservations. $25 members/$30 non-members. • “Sunday at the Society” continues July 22, 3 p.m. with a presentation about 19th century landscape artist Edward Lange, who was locally renowned for his numerous paintings of Northport Village. Free for members/$5 for non-members.

Ripe Art Gallery 67 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-807-5296. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.ripeartgal.com. • “Retablos” by dojoro, aka Doris Rowe, a retired art teacher at Northport High School, re a sophisticated Andean folk art in the form of portable boxes which depict religious, historical, or everyday events. Opens Saturday, July 14, 2-5 p.m. On display through Aug. 3.

Suffolk Y JCC 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack. 631-4629800, ext. 140. Tuesday 1-4 p.m. Admission: $5 per person, $18 per family. Special group programs available. www.suffolkyjcc.org. • The Alan & Helene Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum provides hands-on exhibits and programs for children 3-13 years old and their families, classes and camps. Now on exhibit: The Alef Bet of Being a Mensch. “Zye a mensch” is a Yiddish saying that means “be a decent, responsible, caring person,” infusing both the best blessing and the best that an educator can wish for his students.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 12-5 p.m.; closed Mondays except for holiday weeks. Grounds admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, students, and $3 children under 12. Museum tour, add $5 per person. 631-854-5555. www.vanderbiltmuseum.org. • The Arena Players Repertory Theater pres-

ents “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” June 1-24 at the Carriage House Theatre Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. • Enjoy an evening of food, music and dancing under the stars at the Vanderbilt’s first clam bake on Saturday, July 14, 6-10 p.m. The benefit event, featuring a menu of seafoodlovers' favorites – from whole steamed lobsters, clams, mussels and clam chowder to barbecued chicken, burgers, hot dogs and corn-on-the-cob – plus wine and beer, will support museum education programs. $100.

Walt Whitman Birthplace 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors/students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240. www.waltwhitman.org. • Youngsters ages 7-12 can immerse themselves in a fun learning experience as they make history come alive July 30-Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Children’s Summer Program Week. $125 per child/$110 per additional sibling.

MUSIC & DANCE The Paramount 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. www.paramountny.com. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • The 42nd Infantry Division Band of the New York Army National Guard appears Monday, July 16.

VOLUNTEERING Be A Host Family Huntington Sanctuary is seeking families or individual adults to become Host Homes, which provide temporary shelter to youth between ages 12-17 who are experiencing a crisis with their family. Contact Jennifer Petti at 631-271-2183 for more information.

Helping Furry Friends Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of animals. Free training provided. Visit www.littleshelter.com or call 631-368-8770 ext. 204.

Walt Whitman Birthplace If you are interested in literature or history, the Walt Whitman Birthplace has fascinating and rewarding part-time volunteer positions available. Free training provided. 631-427-5420 ext.114.

Friends At Home Looking to earn some community service hours while changing a life? As part of the Friends@Home program, a project of The Ariella's Friendship Circle at the Chai Center in Dix Hills, visit a child with special needs in an environment they are most comfortable: their own homes. Together, bake cookies, play games, create arts and crafts, read books and more. Contact Nati or Sara at 631-351-8672 or fcchaicenter@gmail.com

Helping Runaway Kids Share your ideas and opinions on how Huntington Sanctuary, a program of the Huntington Youth Bureau, can help youth ages 12-21 who run away or who are at risk of run-

The Family Service League’s Ombudservice Program of Suffolk County is seeking volunteers to train as advocates for nursing home, adult home and assisted living facility residents to help insure they receive quality care and their rights are protected. 631-427-3700 ext. 240.

Time For Meals On Wheels Meals On Wheels of Huntington is in need of men and women to be volunteers, who work in teams, delivering midday meals to shut-ins. Two hours required, one day a week. Substitutes also needed to fill in when regular drivers are unavailable. There is also a pressing need for nurses who can volunteer to screen potential clients. Times are flexible. 631-271-5150.

Nursing/Rehab Center Needs Help Our Lady of Consolation, a 450-bed nursing and rehabilitative care center located at 111 Beach Drive in West Islip, is seeking compassionate individuals willing to volunteer their time as transporters, Eucharistic Ministers, office assistants, recreational therapy assistants and spiritual care companions. Volunteers needed seven days a week, days and evenings. Age 14 and older only. 631-5871600, ext. 8223 or 8228.

Be A Day Care Provider Little Flower Day Care Network is recruiting for those interested in becoming registered New York State Child Day Car providers. Must be 18 years or older. Call 631-929-600 ext. 1239 to arrange for an appointment in your home with a day care social worker.

Voice For The Children Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center are seeking volunteers to assist with general office duties during daytime hours. Candidates should be positive, energetic and professional with good communication skills. Resume and three references required. 631689-2672 or fax resume to 631-751-1695.

A Loving Touch The Hospice Care Network is seeking licensed massage therapists who are passionate and committed to making a difference for their new complementary therapy program, which will provide services at Franklin Medical Center in Valley Stream, Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway and the Hospice Inn in Melville. Two-day training course provided by the organization. ependleton@hospicecarenetwork.org or 516-832-7100.

Thrifty Hands Needed Huntington Hospital Auxiliary’s Community Thrift Shop needs volunteers for merchandise pricing and floor work on Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 631-271-3143.

Seniors Helping Others The Retired Senior Volunteer Program offers volunteer opportunities throughout Suffolk County ranging from tour guides and soup kitchens to hospitals and mentoring for energized adults 55+. Training, travel reimbursement and liability insurance are included. 631979-0754

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From left, Dix Hills Second Assistant Chief Robert Fling, Third Assistant Chief Thomas Napolitano, Kris Tillis, Chief of Department Richard Granahan, and First Assistant Chief Thomas Magno. The Dix Hills Fire Department recently presented volunteer firefighter Kris Tillis with the Terry Farrell Firefighter of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication. Tillis is a 19-year member of the department and served as lieutenant of

Engine Company 2. The presentation took place at the department's 64th Annual Installation of Officers. The award is presented annually in the memory of Dix Hills FD Chief and FDNY Rescue Company 4 Firefighter Terry Farrell, who was killed at the

Pictured from left are Company No. 3 Rescue Squad Lieutenant Antonio Villaneuva, Company No. 2 Rescue Squad Lieutenant Nick Barbu, Rescue Squad Captain Matthew Mattone, Scott DiPino, Company No. 1 Rescue Squad Lieutenant Tracey Berny, Chief of Department Richard Granahan, First Assistant Chief Thomas Magno, Second Assistant Chief Robert Fling, and Third Assistant Chief Thomas Napolitano. World Trade Center on 9/11. At the same ceremony, the department presented volunteer Scott DiPino with the Alan Cornfield Rescue Person of the Year Award. DiPino is a para-

medic and had been a member of the department for seven years. The award is presented annually in the memory of Dix Hills firefighter and Commissioner Alan Cornfield.

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him while he was changing a flat bicycle tire on the Wantagh Bike Path. “In his honor, we’re able to provide something of a sense of ‘normalcy’ [for the campers],” said Chris Scarpati, Matt’s brother. The children can “be themselves, have fun, not worry about their next treatment visit. To do that in Matt’s name is something he’d really be proud of.” Chris described Matt as someone who was very giving. “He was just someone who wanted to have fun,” added Dan Silver, Matt’s best friend and a counselor at the camp.

“He’d be happy the field was going to something worthwhile.” On July 9, Sunrise Day Camp dedicated a soccer field in Matt’s name and accepted a $25,000 pledge in funds from the Miles for Matt Foundation, which raises money through an annual soccer tournament each year. Shortly after the dedication, children were able to play on the new field. “It’s just a great spot for the kids to play in the shade and have a great time,” Silver said. Sunrise Day Camp is the only camp in the country for kids with cancer and their siblings, and operates on donations. The Miles for Matt Foundation

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has raised about $17,000 this year, and about $40,000 in total since Matt’s death in July 2009. Aside from the day camp, the foundation donates money to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an undergraduate scholarship at the University of Buffalo, and a scholarship in the Half Hollow Hills School District. They are working on

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found the horse.” But shortly after arriving in the park, he discovered the second wrinkle of the emergency – two girls told him their friend fell off Excalibur. After talking to the girls, he drove another half-mile into the park and continued on foot for another quarter mile when he discovered the horse, which had been secured by another park visitor. While Crist was walking Excalibur back to the girls, another rider told him that the victim was further back on the trail and might be in need of medical attention. Crist turned the horse over to the girls and continued searching for the injured rider. While dispatch had cell phone contact with the victim and the many riders in the park were giving him directions, Crist said she was diffi-

Obituaries Ruth Swanson

Mark Catapano, vice president of Catapano Engineering, and Michele Michael, from MGM Islandwide Realty, at last week’s Melville Chamber of Commerce blood drive. Melville Chamber of Commerce President Mike DeLuise was pleased with the results of their afternoon blood drive June 28. Hoping to attract as many people as possible, DeLuise said 49 people donated at Catapano Hall. “It went really well,” the president said. Mike Diaz, owner of Buenos Diaz, provided a barbeque lunch for everyone in attendance.

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other endeavors as well. “We’re able to take something that was a devastating event for our family and turn it into something positive,” Chris said. “For families that go through their own rough times, we’re able to provide a lasting field that will allow these kids a sense of ‘normalcy’ and be able to enjoy themselves and just be kids.”

Ruth Evelyn Swanson, a longtime Melville resident, died June 16. She was 90. She was born in Brooklyn, but lived almost all her life in Melville, her family said. She was active in Central Presbyterian Church in Huntington, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and as a circle leader. Her family thanked the caring doctors, nurses and staff of Huntington Hospital, the Hospice Inn of Melville and The Arbors Assisted Living in Islandia for their efforts in making Ruth’s final days comfortable and respectful. She was predeceased in 2002 by her husband of 54 years, Allan. She is survived by her son, Richard (Claire); daughters, Carol (Philip) Christensen and Janet (Michael) Schroeder; four

cult to track down because of a lack of street signs and other landmarks, which made giving precise directions difficult. But the search was successful – he found the rider about a mile away from where he discovered Excalibur and directed Park Police and rescue units to her. “She was a little shaken up – everybody can kind of imagine falling 9 feet off a horse and being shaken up,” Crist said. “She was conscious and talking to me… Her friend said initially she was in a little worse condition, but I think her main concern was the horse and she just wanted to get out of there.” Smithtown Fire Department transported the 55-year-old woman, from Massapequa, to Stony Brook University Hospital. She was treated for non-lifethreatening injuries.

Compiled by Danny Schrafel grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A religious service was offered June 19 at A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home, followed by burial at Calverton National Cemetery. Memorial donations can be sent to Central Presbyterian Church, 240 Main St., Huntington 11743.

Joseph Wiley Joseph N. Wiley, of Dix Hills, died June 23. He was 92. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, daughter, Jane Wiley and her husband David Miller, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A graveside service was offered June 27 at Huntington Rural Cemetery, with arrangements by M.A. Connell Funeral Home.


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Triathlon Athletes Are Happy To Do It All Long Island Triathlon Team shares passions for running, bicycling and swimming By Mike Koehler mkoehler@longislandernews.com

The very thought of a triathlon can be intimidating, but a group of regular folks from Huntington and Long Island say it’s something anyone can do. Long Island Triathalon Team (LITT) has more than 50 members on its roster with one goal in common – train together and compete in triathlons. Member Larry Flowers, a lawyer by trade, joined two years ago on a whim. Waking up one morning, he turned to his wife and told her that he wanted to do a triathlon. “She said, ‘You don’t even own a bicycle,’” he recalled. LITT founder Steve Rand has long enjoyed running, but he decided he needed to challenge himself. Rand competed in an Iron Man event – which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run – and was instantly hooked. He created LITT in 2009. “I really enjoy the sport because it mixes up the disciplines,” Rand, of Huntington, said. LITT also mixes up its demographic. Members hail from as far as New York City, with a core group from Huntington, Syosset, Plainview and Farmingdale. They work in everything from law to pharmaceuticals and vary in age from recent high school graduates to retirees. But while they may lead very different lives, they all love triathlons. In fact, Rand said the club has no coaches or mandatory practices.

Steve Rand, of Huntington, founded Long Island Triathlon Team in 2009. They now have more than 50 members. “I didn’t want to hassle people to do things,” he explained. “My goal was to grab members who were interested in the sport that I didn’t have to pressure them to do things.” Voluntary training is held throughout the week: swimming on Mondays and Tuesdays, running after the swim, and bicycling on Saturday or Sunday. Training is frequently held within the Town of Huntington. Swimming tends to happen at West Neck Beach or in Asharoken, while some members are running from

Huntington to Port Jefferson for an upcoming race. The beauty of triathlons, Flowers said, is that it’s not a one-size fits all sport. An Iron Man competition is very intimidating, but a Half Iron Man can be a useful bridge to the full-sized version. Olympic triathlons include a .93-mile swim, 24.8mile bike ride and 10-kilometer run; a Sprint triathlon includes a .47-mile swim, 12.4-mile bicycle ride and 5-kilometer run. “It's a love of the sport. I think once you

start going you keep pushing for farther distances to see how far you can go,” Flowers said. Triathlon season typically falls between the spring and mid-fall. It’s common for LITT members to compete in 25 races during that time, Rand said, often working up to longer events at the end. “They’ll start with a sprint and later do an Olympic or half. We have some members that have already done a half and are jumping up to a full. It really depends on what each wants to do during the season,” he said. While it is possible to compete in triathlons as a team, LITT members tend not to. “If it’s just for fun they’ll do it, but if it’s during a race they’ll do it by themselves,” the founder said. When team members aren’t busy training, competing or going about their lives, LITT does organize social events like barbeques, bowling nights and a holiday party. Meetings are held once a month at Cycles Plus. Along with Specialized, the Huntington village store is the club’s sponsor. They provide money for the team while the team wears the store’s logo on their uniforms and gives Cycles Plus space in their newsletter. The store also offers discounts to members. Joining the team requires submitting an application and paying a $25 fee for each triathlon season. For schedules, contacts and other information, visit their website at http://longislandtriathlonteam.vpweb.com.

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The Half Hollow Hills Little League has two winning teams in the Williamsport Tournament, making community history. When the league’s 9-and 10-year-old Lady Hawks team began their season this year, they had their eyes on the prize. “It is something Half Hollow Hills has a very big tradition with,” Michael Dreitlein, team manager, said. Keeping with tradition seems to have paid off. Both the 9-and-10 year-old and the 11-and-12 year-old Lady Hawks teams became Half Hollow Hills Little League Williamsport Tournament District 34 Champions this season, the first time the league has had two winners at the same time. “Typically we have a very strong softball program, so on a yearly basis the girls are working hard and very dedicated. We typically have some good expectations on how we would do in Williamsport and winning District 34,” Steve Muraco, Half Hollow Hills Little League president, said. The 9/10 Lady Hawks, who competed in the Minor League tournament, played five games and were 5-0. Overall, the team scored 82 runs. “I have three pitchers on the team that are just tremendous. Fielding, defensively the girls are just tremendous,” Dretlein said. The Williamsport team, separate from the Half Hollow Hills Little League team, had 11 girls. “I have had them practicing since the fall of last year. They practice four or five days a week, two hours practices”, Dretlein said. The Lady Hawks won the champi-

For the first time, the Half Hollow Hills Little League has two winning teams in the Williamsport Tournament. The 11/12 and 9/10 Lady Hawks are District 34 champions. onship on July 1, beating Commack North 14-2. Last year’s minors team won the championship as well. “What I can say from managing Williamsport teams for so long is this is an exceptional team,” Dreitlein said. The team went on to play in the Section 6 tournament on July 8 at Ostego Park. The Lady Hawks beat East Mead-

ow 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. It seems the team has good role models. The Half Hollow Hills 11-and 12year-old Lady Hawks competed in the Major League Tournament at Williamsport, becoming District 34 champions as well. “We pretty much practice with them and train them all year long. Always our

goal is to get to Williamsport,” Terry Ulmer, team manager, said. The team began competing on June 18, winning their first game against Bay Shore. On June 28, they won the championship, 11-1, against West Islip, whom they lost to last year. “The girls were definitely excited. They play hard for each other and they also respect the game,” Ulmer said. The 11-player team is no stranger to a championship title. In 2010, when the team competed in the minors tournament, they beat West Islip in the championship game. “We have great pitching, great catching, we play really good defense, and we can hit so it certainly helps,” Ulmer said. Outside support for the team helps, too. “It’s a nice community-ties thing and everybody supports each other. All the parents are just tremendous. The 9- and 10-year-old girls came to support us and they came down to the championship games,” Ulmer said. The 11/12 Lady Hawks competed in the Section 6 tournament for the Long Island Championship on June 30. After competing in five games against all other district winners, the Lady Hawks won the championship game on July 8. The team is moving on to the New York State Tournament. The Half Hollow Hills Little League has over 1,800 players and about 180 teams. Although the league participates in over 1,000 games throughout the summer, “there is nothing like a Williamsport Tournament,” Muraco said. Both winning teams will be honored by the Half Hollow Hills Little League in opening ceremonies next year, as well as with proclamations from the Town of Huntington.

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Quarterbacks Strut Skills In TV Showdown By Alessandra Malito amalito@longislandernews.com

High school quarterbacks competed against each other and worked with professional football players during the first MSG Varsity Tri-State Quarterback Showdown. The show features the top 24 high school quarterbacks from the New York Metro area, including Half Hollow Hills East rising senior Ryan Nitti, from Dix Hills, and St. Anthony’s rising junior Greg Galligan, from Cold Spring Harbor. They worked with former New York Giants stars Phil Simms and Amani Toomer, as well as former stars Don Bosco and Cal Berkeley quarterback Steve Levy. “It was a great experience,” Galligan said. “It feels really good for them to help me like that.” In the show, the quarterbacks are competing to be the “Showdown Champion,” earning the title by going through a num-

Hills East’s Ryan Nitti with Phil Simms.

Friar Greg Galligan with Phil Simms.

ber of obstacles and challenges to test their speed, strength and accuracy. The former Giants played the roles of judges. “It was an honor to be a judge at the first ever Tri-State Quarterback Showdown,” Simms said in a press release. “I was really impressed by these student athletes and I enjoyed getting to talk to each of them

and help them with their game.” Galligan has been playing football since he was 5, and signed up for the freshman team his first year of high school. By his sophomore year, he was a varsity player. By being a part of the Showdown, he was able to learn new tips. “I got quick advice from great quarter-

backs,” Galligan said. “They showed me how to step toward the ball a little more.” Nitti also started playing football when he was 5, and was on the varsity team by the second half of the season in his sophomore year, after transferring that same year. “It was an honor to be selected for [the show],” Nitti said. “It was good to go out and compete against other really good quarterbacks.” Galligan, who appeared on a televised game last year, said being on television won’t make him nervous. “Once I stepped on the field, throwing the ball around, I didn’t even worry about TV,” he said. “It was just me and my team.” The show will air for the first time at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 on Optimum TV Channel 14. Re-air dates are Tuesday, July 17 at 9:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.; Friday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 p.m.


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