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The Holiday Season is not only about giving to other’s but is the best time of year to finally invest in you Give yourself the gift that will have you looking and feeling your best. Don’t just show up this Holiday, arrive with a new breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction which can be combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck or other non surgical procedures to produce the look you have been dreaming of With the Greenberg Rapid Recovery System, many breast and body procedures will have you back to your daily routine in 24 48 hours while facelifts and eyelifts in many cases will have you restaurant ready in just a matter of days Body contouring can also be the answer to reshaping those undesirable areas and produce the results you are struggling to achieve at the gym There are several new and amazing technologies t h a t d e l i v e r a d v a n c e d o u t c o m e s i n c l u d i n g Renuvion Plasma technology which uses cold helium and RF energy to resurface, tighten, and lift the skin of the face and body. The Greenberg Plasma Lift provides greater skin retraction for a more toned and defined neck and jawline while Plasma Lipo results in a firmer and more contoured abdomen, chest, legs and arms Whether you choose a fuller breast or a more natural shape, the newest generation of silicone gel ‘gummy bear’ implants provide patients with newer options for more customized results

Another breakthrough in technology that enables women to see what they will look like after having breast augmentation surgery, is Vectra® 3D Imaging Vectra® 3D Imaging photographs a patient's body before her breast procedure and creates an exact 3D replica of herself on screen This allows women to actually see the expected result in advance of the surgical

procedure. The photorealistic results can be viewed from all angles so that the implant size and shape can be adjusted to meet the specific goals of each patient. This provides complete control over the size, shape and position along with the expected outcome visualized on their own body

If you are looking for a non surgical solution to turn heads this season, a combination of the latest injectables and highly advanced laser options will rejuvenate your face and body and give you a youthful appearance The fleet of cutting edge devices in our Medspa such as Ultherapy® firms and lifts the eye area, lower face, neck and chest, IPL Photorejuvenation r e m o v e s b r o w n s p o t s a n d b r o k e n c a p i l l a r i e s o n t h e f a c e a n d c h e s t , Morpheus8 builds collagen to tighten skin on the face and body without downtime, while Coolsculpting® freezes away fat with zero downtime and Emsculpt burns fat while toning the abdomen, buttocks, arms and legs

We remain committed to educating patients on the importance of overall health, diet, exercise a n d m a i n t a i n i n g a p o s i t i v e s t a t e o f m i n d . A comprehensive assessment of each patient’s individual needs provides for a positive and realistic result as well as a natural and younger look. Whichever procedure or combination of procedures that we use to create your customized treatment plan, will enhance your appearance and give you the results that you desire There is no better time than now to give yourself the gift of a younger and more vibrant looking and feeling you!

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“Let Me Be There” We did that record in england, i think. it was producer Bruce Welch’s idea to put that bass voice on there, which made it very original and clever. it’s a great song, and it started my career in country music—when i wasn’t even aware it was a separate category!

“I Honestly Love You” a magnificent, beautiful love song that i’m lucky to still be singing.

“Summer Nights” i just think of fun. Fun days filming with the girls. it was great.

“Have You Never Been Mellow” that’s a John Farrar song. classic, beautiful lyric, beautiful melody. i love singing that and still do it in my show.

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Olivia Newton’s Spin on Her Hits (from the 2017 interview) 6 FYI 8 Quick Picks 10 Health Tips for Losing 10 Pounds in 30 Days 12 The Long Island Woman Interview Olivia Newton-John 16 Book Corner Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry 18 Catching Up With Carol (Silva) Life–the Second Time Around 20 Support Groups 23 Dec./Jan. Entertainment Calendar Get your FREE E-Sub S c R iption to the Early Digital Edition of LonG iSLanD Woman at liwomanonline.com 12 Remembering Olivia Newton-John excerpts from her 2001 & 2017 Long Island Woman interviews ©copyright 2022 by long island Woman. all rights reserved. No portion of long island Woman may be reproduced without permission. long island Woman is published bi-monthly by Maraj, inc. Next Issue: FeBruarY/March Reserve your ad by Jan. 9th For ad info: 516.505.0555 x1 or ads.liwoman@gmail.com
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Breast Surgery Combined with Tummy Tuck and/or Liposuction by Charlotte Rhee, MD, F.A.C.S., P.C.

Many of my patients come to me seeking help with the changes that can oc cur after childbirth. Following childbirth, a woman’s breast can grow to uncom fortable proportions or just the opposite can happen. A woman’s breast can actually lose volume and shrink, resulting in the breast appearing “deflated.”

Additionally, a large number of women come to me seeking help with the post partum changes of their abdomen. During pregnancy the skin and ab dominal wall muscles are stretched. Following childbirth, the abdomen can protrude and the skin can be loose or sag. In some cases, the abdominal muscles can be so weakened that the individual may look like she is still pregnant. Despite daily workouts including sit ups and crunches, a tummy tuck may be needed to restore these muscles.

Breast Reduction

Women with very large pendulous breasts may experience varied medical problems including back and neck pain. Also, the weight of large breasts can cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large breasts get in the way of physical activities such as running, making exercise and weight loss very difficult if not impossible. Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure which makes breasts smaller. There are many different breast reduction techniques. The more traditional method (inverted T-scar) leaves the breasts with a vertical, long horizontal scar (along the breast crease). “I utilize the Lejour technique, which leaves the breast with a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and, in my opinion, with a rounder more natural appearing breast and a better cosmetic result.” Breast reduc tions are performed as an outpatient procedure and are covered by insurance.

Breast Augmentation

Women who come to me seeking breast enlargement have very similar goals to those seek

ing breast reduction. Both groups of women want to have breasts that are proportional to their body size with the most natural result possible. In certain situations, a breast lift is also needed to tighten lax skin. The laxity can be the result of pregnancy or weight loss. When a breast lift is needed, I utilize the lollipop scar technique. A breast lift procedure is very similar to a breast reduction. The only difference is that with a breast reduction, breast tissue is removed.

Combined Breast/Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Procedures.

Many of my patients who have breast surgery also have other procedures performed at the same time. This allows for one surgery and one recovery. The most common combined proce dures performed by Dr. Rhee are breast surgery, whether it is a breast reduction or augmentation, combined with tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty. For those patients who desire breast augmentation together with a tummy tuck, I am able to place the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision, leaving the breasts without any scars.

Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Despite diet and exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, li posuction can help. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles (upper hip area) and thighs.

Patients who have combined procedures do surprisingly well. In addition to having the benefit of just one recovery process, there can also be a significant savings in price.

To learn more, please call our Huntington office to schedule a complimenta ry consultation with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707. Located at 257 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station. www.liplasticsurgery.com.

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Two Long Island artists celebrate female empowerment through installations showing how women have pushed forward to break new ground in society. The free dual-solo show at Huntington Art Center runs through Dec. 24 at 11 Wall St. in Huntington. Visit huntingtonartcenter.com or call 631-4236010 for more information. The much-lauded exhibit of works by master impressionist Vincent van Gogh has arrived on Long Island: In Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, high-tech melds more than 300 projected artworks with music, in the largest immersive experience in the country. The 30,000-square-foot venue offers guests a safe space at the exhibit, which attendees have described as “moving” and “calming but mind-blowing.” The experience runs through Jan. 8* at Samanea New York, 1500 Old Country Rd., Westbury. Purchase tickets ($34.99-$89.99) online at vangoghlongisland. com. In Dix Hills, the Art League of Long Island’s 66th annual Members’ Exhibition will be on display from Dec. 12, 2022-Jan. 26, 2023 at 107 E. Deer Park Rd. An artists’ reception and awards presentation are on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1-3 p.m. Learn more at artleagueli. org or by calling 631-462-5400. (*Schedule Update: Reopening Feb. 3)

Surplus and Excess

Some 4,000 years ago, people started making annual reso lutions, often praying for a bountiful harvest. Times have changed, as Caleb Terry, a European history and Western civilizations teacher in Louisiana, told cnet.com: “We now live in a period of surplus and excess, so our resolutions have become simpler, secular and more individualized.” With all that surplus and excess, many of us might make New Year’s resolutions to volunteer to help our communi ties. Nonprofit organizations seeking helpers include Volun teer Match (volunteermatch.org), which is in need of people to pick up and deliver meals to people who have food in security. Another organization in need is a Suffolk County nonprofit working to prevent substance abuse and violence which seeks helpers to repair and renovate its headquarters;

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see longislandvolunteercenter.org. For animal lovers, United Way of Long Island (unitedwayli.org) seeks volunteers for an organization that places shelter dogs with veterans suf fering from the emotional effects of war.

Cocoa, Collectibles and Charity

Many of us have a holiday gift list that includes at least one person who has everything. For that perfect gift, we could borrow from an Icelandic tradition: the Christmas Book Flood. It’s known as Jolabokaflod, and consists of giving books to friends and family in a country where 50 percent of the population reads more than eight books a year, reports Country Living. On Christmas Eve, books are given and everyone has a cup of cocoa and then reads all night in bed. For those people on your list who love col lectibles, there’s Mattel’s new Barbie Signature Music Series Tina Turner Doll. This year, shoppers can reuse and recycle while improving the lives of needy Long Islanders: Long Island Restore sells donated overstock and new or gently used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets, home goods,

building materials, and more at a fraction of the original cost. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Long Island, which repairs and builds affordable homes for vulnerable popu lations. Long Island Restore is located at 2111 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma. See more at habitatliny.org or call 631-521-7789.

Can-do Robots

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among adults ages 65 and older in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Many researchers are focusing on fall prevention devices such as “Mr. Bah,” a mobile robot balance assistant (MRBA), re ports The Washington Post. It’s a wheelchair with robot sensors that activate a harness if a person loses their balance. Other engineers are developing robot housecleaners (but do they wash windows?). The Post also reported on engineers who fitted a flying insect with sensors and solar panels that aid emergen cy responders by finding victims buried in rubble. Then there is the lightning bug robot (fully robotic, with no living insect) that can join other robobugs to pollinate vertical farm crops. Another creation is an android who has exhibited her/his/its art at Egypt’s pyramids.”Ai-Da,” an ultrarealistic humanoid, creates artwork using a robotic arm and eye cameras. Depending on computer programs and algorithms, Ai-Da can speak, describing “visu ally appealing images,” according to The Wash ington Post. The jury is still out on the merit of her creations, though; some critics denounced her portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth as lack ing emotion. s

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Ballet Pick e

A Young Girl’s Power

Q uick P icks

A holiday classic returns for its 40th season as the company welcomes new Artistic Director Nicole Loizides Albruzzese. New York Dance Theatre and Ohman School of Ballet per form The Nutcracker on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18, at John Cranford Adams Playhouse, 118 Hofstra University, Hempstead. Purchase tickets ($30-$42) at ohmanballet.org.

Gift Picks

Celebrating Long Island

Find Long-Island themed ornaments, loungewear, home goods, and more at 4bs’ Suffolk County locations. Shop collections at 4bsltd.com.

Holiday Finery Pick Cream Tea and Tour

Enjoy scones, sweets, tea and a guided tour of decorated Westbury House at Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, from Dec. 1-15. Purchase tickets ($20-$24) at oldwestburygardens.org or by calling 516-333-0048.

Santa Pick Free Holiday Photo

Santa poses with pets and kids from Dec. 10-11, at Talmage Farm Agway, 1122 Osborn Ave., Riverhead. Schedule a free appointment at TalmageFarm.com or call 631-727-3100.

Chanukah Pick Local Light

Fire trucks with rooftop menorahs, latkes, and a menorah lighting are part of The Chanukah Experience, on Sunday, Dec. 18 starting at 3:15 p.m. at the Chabad Center for Jew ish Life, 2174 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. Suggested donation: $18 per family. RSVP at chabadjewishlife.org.

Theatre Pick

Five Womens’ Stories

For 33 years, five women met on their college swim team. The Sweet Delilah Swim Club celebrates their lives, loves, and losses. Performed Jan. 14-Feb. 4 at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. For tickets ($20-$35), see the atrethree.com.

Comedy Legend Pick e

Robert Klein

A comedian’s comedian, Robert Klein is recognized as one of the most influential stand-up comedians of the last 50 years, as an actor of stage and film and for his

ground-breaking HBO comedy specials. He’s still relevant and reliably funny. At The Argyle Theatre on Jan. 28 at 7:30. 34 West Main St., Babylon; purchase tickets at argyletheatre.com. 844-631-LIVE (5483).

Adult Education Pick Latin/Mexican Cuisine Spice up your cooking with authentic ingredients. These Western Suffolk BOCES classes meet on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 for six hours, two sessions, at Wilson Tech, 17 Westminster Ave., Dix Hills. Fee is $79. Sign up at register.wilsontech.org, 631-667-6000 ext. 230.

Winter Walk Pick

Trails Beckon

The Nassau County Museum of Art has 145 acres of fields, woods, ponds, forest animals, and trails. Walk with naturalist Virginia Dankel on Feb. 11, 2023 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor. Tickets are $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers at nassaumuseum.org.

Virtual Picks

Friday Lunch Pick BYOL

Are you a woman age 50 and forward who seeks lively conversation with supportive women? Bring your own lunch to the Zoom meeting on Jan. 6, 12-1 p.m. This Transition Network’s Long Island event is free to members; guests and nonmembers pay $5. Register at ttnwomen.org.

Recovery Pick

Narcotics Anonymous

The Suffolk Area of Narcotics Anonymous holds meet ings for addicts and nonaddicts alike on Thursdays from 12:30-2 p.m. via Zoom. Join at https://us02web.zoom. us/j/86745376186. See longislandna.com for more informa tion or call (24/7) 631-689-NANA (6262).

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Tips for Losing 10 Pounds in 30 Days Health

Got a few extra pounds to lose?

Once the holiday season hits full swing, you may find it harder to resist the high-calorie treats at parties and buffets—and to find time to hit the gym. Why not kick off this sea son 10 pounds lighter? With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to dropping 10 pounds in just a month or so: Eat more often. It may seem counter intuitive, but eating throughout the day helps increase your overall metabolic rate, says Roger A. Scott, MS, CSCS, strength and conditioning coach/perfor mance trainer. You want to eat early in the day to jump-start your metabolism and consume four to six small meals throughout the day. That may mean eating a protein and carbohydrate snack or mini-meal every two to three hours. This provides you with constant energy throughout the day and makes you less likely to overeat at any point because you’re ravenous.

Do the circuit. Whole-body integrated resistance training is key for weight loss, says Scott. “Three to four days a week, you want to incorpo rate nearly every muscle group in your body within each training workout,” he says. With circuit training, you combine weight lifting with cardio activ ity to keep your heart rate elevated, which results in a greater challenge to your body and a higher caloric burn overall.

Write it down. If you’re serious about losing weight, you’ve got to keep track of everything you eat. It makes you more conscious of what you’re putting in your mouth and gives you insight into any unhealthy eating pat terns, says registered dietitian Anne McWaters, MS, RD, LD. “In terms of strategies, number one is to keep a food journal,” says Waters. “That is one of the most effective ways to see what you’re eating and start doing something called mindful eating. If you’re eating in the car, or just start snacking and you don’t really remember you’ve eaten—it helps to write everything down!”

Break the fast—every day. “Numerous studies show people that al ready are at a healthy body weight eat breakfast,” says McWaters. “If you’re trying to lose weight, by eating breakfast, you lose weight faster and keep it off more consistently. It makes sense—if you eat early, you won’t be ravenous and make bad choices at lunchtime. And it starts your metabolism up in the morning—it breaks the fast. Start burning those cal ories early in the morning.” Have a breakfast that includes protein and a little fat (like high-protein cereal with skim milk and fruit, or an egg white omelet with whole-grain toast) for a breakfast with real staying power.

Rev your metabolism. “One of the keys is upping your body’s energy level from a lot of different perspectives,” says global fitness pro Gin Miller. “In other words, can

you create more demand for more use of energy? Can you make your muscles work harder? Can you demand that your body uses more food for fuel? That’s what you have to do.” To sig nificantly change your metabolism, you have to increase the amount of time you exercise, increase the intensity at which you exercise, and increase the amount of strength training you perform.

Don’t skip meals. Restricting calo ries makes it harder to lose weight, says McWaters. “Say you eat breakfast, but then nothing until dinner,” says McWa ters. “Your body is going into starva tion mode and your metabolism slows down, and you’re not burning as much. It’s counterproductive to starve your self.” Instead, aim to eat every three or four hours to keep your metabolism revved and to avoid getting so hungry that you overeat when you do finally have something.

Hit the gym first thing. If you can, Miller recommends working out in the morning. “The human system of energy usage can be correlated to a car’s engine,” says Miller. “Metabolism is about revving your engine and increasing your idling speed. If you can get your idling speed idling higher, that will last throughout the day.” She suggests this simple interval work out: on the cardio machine of your choice, warm up for five to eight min utes and then run, pedal or step at near-maximum effort for one minute; recover at a comfortable pace for three minutes. Repeat this cycle for 30 minutes. (If you like, you can use longer or shorter intervals—but your rest periods should be three times longer than your intensity periods.) A fiveminute cool-down and you’re finished.

Choose low GI-foods. The glycemic index, or GI, indicates how quickly carbohydrate foods are digested and turned into blood sugar in your body. Eating foods low on the glycemic index helps keep your energy levels balanced, and lowers the amount of insulin your body produces, which helps your satiety levels and aids in weight loss, says Scott. Low GI foods include apples, oranges, pears, peaches, asparagus, tomatoes, celery, beans, and whole grains like bran cereal and oatmeal. Cut out white bread, pasta, rice, sugar cereal, and baked potatoes which are all high on the index, meaning they’re digested quickly and will provide a quick energy surge, followed by a crash.

Simplify your plan. Confused about what foods you should be eating or how many calories you should consume? Make it easy by following Miller’s suggestion: eating four meals a day, three to four hours apart. Each meal should consist of one serving (the amount that can fit in your cupped hand) of protein and three servings of produce, or “anything that grows”, says Miller. That means produce includes fruits and vegetables as well as potatoes and rice and other grains—if you can find it in the produce section, it counts. Give these effective strategies a try and you’ll start the New Year leaner, fitter, and healthier. l

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“In every heart of those we touch In every dream that means so much Yes, I believe that all of us live on.”

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It was 1978 when she burst into our imaginations, lighting up the screen as Sandy in Grease. The glorious voice, the golden curls, the flirty bandana, the skin-tight pants and that incredible figure.

We’d heard from her since 1971 with her cover of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You.” Two years later, the U.S. debut of her album, Let Me Be There, catapulted her into enduring stardom. She’s lived equally comfortable in the pop and country worlds, from a Grammy for Best Country artist to the groundbreaking hit “Physical” in 1981.

“I feel good. I’m happy to be alive. I feel so lucky to be alive.” she declares on the phone from Atlanta, where she was preparing for a concert later that day. In 1992, Newton-John, diagnosed with breast cancer just weeks after her father died from cancer, had a partial mastectomy. She divorced from her husband some years later.

“How did I get through? Ahhh,” she says with a sigh, focusing on that trying time. “I think I was believing deep down I’d be all right. I had supportive friends and family, wonderful doctors and a positive attitude. My treatment was a combination of West and East: chemotherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage, meditation–lots of it, to help boost my immune system–and prayer.

“I think all cancers have an environmental trigger to the immune system,” she continues,” and an emotional contingent, particularly from stress. At the time I became sick, I was probably overdoing it.”

Survival, Newton-John explains, is a matter of healing, then keeping oneself well. Raised in Melbourne, she keeps a home in Australia but lives permanently in Los Angeles, where she can revel in the kind of outdoor existence she loves.

“Our dog is a fine excuse for a lot of walking and hiking,” she says, and tennis is her passion. “You get exercise, your outside, you’re constantly learning,” she says enthusiastically. “Generally, gyms are boring to me but when I’m on the road they’re a necessity.”

Whatever her strategy, Newton-John looks sensational, with a naturalness, and a freshness that distinguish her from many of her contemporaries. When she hears a story about a television personality whose bent on fudging her (middle) age for fear of prejudice among broadcasting executives, she bristles and calls it “sad.”

“We have to try to get rid of the stigma of women and age,” she insists. “people know how old I am–they can count backward to when I was born. I never lied about my birthday; there was no point. I’m a successful woman and I don’t have to prove anything, because I’m not competing on that level. I feel I should be grateful I’m here and not get caught up in all of that.”

Newton-John’s joie de vivre extends to her career, which always has been marked by diversity and risk-taking. Grease was, after all, the biggest movie musical soundtrack ever, casting Newton-John as the ultimate prototype for the pop princess.

“I don’t watch it too often,” she says, laughing. “it seems such another life away now. But it’s a wonderful thing. I’m still friends with John Travolta–he’s very sweet– and his wife, Kelly Preston, is on the board of the Children’s Health and Environmental Coalition, which I’m involved with.” (She is the national spokeswoman and has gone to Capitol Hill to join a national campaign.)

“Anything I do now is icing on the cake,” she says, with obvious satisfaction demonstrating rear serenity and satisfaction. “I want to do things that appeal to me, things that are fun. I want to take time off for living, time off for playing tennis, having lunch with my friends. Next year, I’ll take quite a lot of time off.” ▲

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*Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted before Olivia Newton-John’s recent announcement of her breast cancer diagnosis. After a decade and a half of being cancer-free, Olivia learned in May that the disease had reappeared. She canceled a planned tour and instead will undergo radiation and natural wellness therapies.

The actress-singer is 68 now, and a lot can happen when you live long past your thirties. She married actor Matt Lattanzi, but they divorced after only nine years. Their daughter, Chloe, now 31, struggled with anorexia, drug-and-alcohol abuse, and a seeming addiction to plastic surgery. And though Newton-John has been happily married to businessman John Easterling since 2008, her previous partner, John McDermott, disappeared after a fishing trip and has been presumed dead—though reports that he faked his own demise and has been living in Mexico continue to surface. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy. *She’s been fine ever since, but four years ago, her sister Rona succumbed to an aggressive brain tumor. That last tragedy hit the singer especially hard. “I will miss her forever,” NewtonJohn then wrote on her Facebook page, “my beautiful, smart, talented, funny, brave sister.” At the time, Olivia was working on a Christmas album, which helped lift her spirits, but she eventually felt the need to reach deeper. The result is her latest musical project, Liv On (sic), a collaboration between her, veteran country tunesmith Beth Nielsen Chapman, and Canadian songwriter Amy Sky. All three turned to music as a way of understanding and coping with loss. In a recent conversation with Newton-John, she discussed her new album and her thoughts about the many events of her life—good and bad—that brought her to this point. We began, of course, with music.

Olivia Newton-John: I’ve always found that music has been my way of healing. So I was writing a song for Rona and about her. I called Amy Sky to ask if she’d help me finish it. We talked about her just losing her mother the year before, and we realized that there really wasn’t music specifically for people going through loss and grief. So I said, “How would you feel about doing an album of these songs?” We talked about it and decided to invite Beth Nielsen Chapman too. She’s a longtime friend of mine and fellow cancer “thriver.” Also, she was doing quite a lot of music at that time for people who were grieving. (I didn’t even know that; it just happened to be wonderful timing.) She wanted to join us on the record because she had lost her husband, 14 years before, to cancer, and wrote a beautiful, beautiful song called, “Sand and Water” that’s become kind of a classic. Elton John has sung it many times. So we all got together on three occasions and wrote new songs in my kitchen. And we talked about the different stages of grief. Grief is not something discussed in our society very much, but everybody goes through it at some point. We lose a relative or a friend or a pet (which has always been devastating to me). Or we move or we lose a friend or our circumstances change. There’s lots of areas of grief in life. We thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to write some songs that address those things?” So that’s how the album was born, and we’ve been touring it. Your sister’s death was tragic but a fairly common life experience. Was the grieving process different when you didn’t actually know what happened to John McDermott? I don’t really like to discuss that because it’s very personal to me. But grief never goes away. We wrote a song on our album called “Stone in My Pocket.” It says that with grief—sometimes you carry it around like a boulder, sometimes it feels like a rock, sometimes it feels like a pebble, and sometimes a grain of sand. But grief is always there, and you learn to deal with it and live with it. All the different stages, and all the different people that you’ve lost are always part of that. Not to be too specific, but I’ve had a lot of grief in my life—as most people have.

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“We have to try to get rid of the stigma of women and age. People know how old I am–they can count backward to when I was born.

On the positive side, between new music, touring, and your philanthropic endeavors, you seem incredibly busy and healthy for someone nearing 70. Do you see that pace continuing for another 10, 20 years?

(laughs heartily) I like your optimism! But I’m very grateful to be here, and I think age is how you feel and not the number you put on it. And music is eternal, so as long as I feel like I wanna sing, and people still show up, I’ll do it. I have a wonderful marriage with a lovely home and animals and things, so I’d like to spend more time at home. But I really enjoy singing, and I get pleasure out of it and give pleasure to the audiences. So I’ll do it as long as it feels right, and when it doesn’t, I won’t. And having beaten cancer 25 years ago, you must be pretty proactive about your health and diet?

My husband is an expert on homeopathics, so I take a lot of Amazonian herbs. John also has a dear friend who runs a clinic where I do DNA tests twice a year, just checking out my body. I also do a blood test about once a year—things like that. I try to keep my immune system strong, so that even with all the hard work that I do, I stay very healthy. Does that include avoiding red meat and other “bad” foods?

I’m not totally vegetarian; I go in and out of that. My daughter is a vegan, but my body sometimes craves meat. I’ll go through phases where I don’t eat any, and then my body tells me I need it, so I will eat some. I eat very healthily, but I also enjoy myself. I believe that you have to have fun, and have a cookie or dark chocolate (which is healthy anyway!). Luckily, my indulgences are usually things that are fairly healthy. My mother was German, and she would feed us potatoes with the skins on and steamed vegetables. When I was a young girl, I’d say, “Oh, mom. This is so boring!” But now I’m very grateful to her for teaching me to eat well. What about exercise?

I do what I can, though I’m often traveling. Plus my show is actually quite “physical”—not to be punny there. I do like to take walks, hike, play with my animals. I have a gym at home, so I’ll do that when I can. I have my own little workout that I put together, and I keep pretty fit. Still, I’d like to get into a yoga class, and I even used to do the hot yoga years ago, but I’m never home long enough to get into a

routine. So I do yoga stretches that are very important for the spine as you get older. It sounds like your health consciousness has been a long-term thing, even though you achieved success in the 1970s-80s, an era of excesses that were the opposite of healthy.

I stayed totally away from that. I went to Studio 54 a few times, and I used to go to clubs....but drugs? I never saw them. I think you find things only if you’re interested in them, and I wasn’t interested. I really wasn’t aware of it. So maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one suggestion you might give an up-andcomer entering the music business. What are some others?

Finding your own style and not copying anybody else. I was lucky enough to have a wonderful producer and songwriter, John Farrar, who did most of my production. Also, finding great songs is so important. I was very lucky in my career to have John and Steve Kipner and Peter Allen. All Australians writing the majority of my hit songs! It’s not as if you faced no setbacks early on. Just before you hit it big, you were part of a Monkees-like group that made one weird movie, ‘Toomorrow,’ and then disbanded. Since you were only 22 then, was it a devastating blow, or did you simply move onward and upward without much regret?

Well, the group was me and three boys— an Englishman and two Americans—all of us put together by Don Kirshner, who put the Monkees together, and Harry Saltzman, who did the James Bond movies. It sounded great, and we made a movie, and of course it’s disappointing when you have things that don’t work, but that’s the only way you grow. But I was never gonna give up. Of course not! I was still singing and performing. All failures are disappointing for everybody, but you just keep going. One of the songs I do in my show is, “Not Gonna Give in to It.” You learn from a mistake, and you realize later that it was a big lesson. Do you have any thoughts on the current pop music scene? Any artists who impress you?

I love Adele, Rihanna, Pink. I love a lot of people! (laughs) I was watching the (Grammy salute to the) Bee Gees special the other night, and everybody up there was so gifted. There have always been wonderful artists every era that I’ve witnessed. And now it gets more and more interesting and diverse as different kinds of music integrate together. You’ve released nearly a dozen albums since 1990, though casual fans might still know only your work from the two prior decades. Are there more recent songs you wish were as widely known as the early hits?

Gosh. I’ve recorded so many songs, but I probably would say songs from the Liv On record because it’s the most current thing I’m doing. And the songs “Live On” and “Stone in My Pocket” would be the ones I’d want people to hear now because they’re where I’m at in my music at the moment.

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Bonnie Garmus’ “Lessons in Chemistry” Book Corner

It’s the 1960s and chemist Elizabeth Zott is ahead of her time. During an era when women can’t obtain their own credit card, Elizabeth works in a lab with sexist men and rows on a men’s rowing team. When she reluctantly becomes a cooking show host to help American housewives prepare the dinner roast, Elizabeth nixes the skimpy clothes and silly copy to teach chemistry while cooking. Supper at Six becomes a hit show. In Lessons in Chemistry debut novel by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday, April 2022), Elizabeth Zott uniquely forges her way through single motherhood and into readers’ hearts. Long IsLand Woman caught up with author Bonnie Garmus.

This is a “can’t put down” novel. How did the captivating Elizabeth Zott come to you?

She had been a minor character in a novel that I’d shelved (going nowhere), but she came zoom ing back one day after I’d been in a meeting filled with sexist comments. I couldn’t seem to shrug them off—they were just too egregious—I got back to my desk and wrote the first chapter of Lessons in Chemistry. When I think back, my rage was “productive anger.” Ha!

So great! Is she based on anyone?

No, Elizabeth is completely fictional. I’m not her, my mother wasn’t her, but I do think many of us have a piece of her inside. There are so few of us who haven’t faced unfairness, who haven’t been held back by others for spe cious reasons. Elizabeth Zott is unwilling to accept those reasons because she’s a rationalist. She refuses to give in to the myths that rule our society, and she urges others to question why they do.

Do you think women sacrificed a lot in the 1960s?

I set the book in the late 1950s, early 1960s for two reasons: one, after my bad day at work, I needed reassurance that we had actually made progress (we have, but not enough); and two, because that was when my mom was a mom and it gave me a chance to think about what her life was like—the limits she’d lived under and how she’d dealt with it all. She sacrificed a lot to stay home and raise four girls! It was clear she missed her career as a nurse. It made me think about how hard the idea of change is for the human species—how often we resist it. Which is funny because we’re ruled by the laws of chemistry, and chemistry is defined by continuous change and transformation. I often wonder if we applied the laws of chemistry to our governments and culture what we might solve and who we might become.

Do you have a background in science?

I’m not a scientist and I have no background in chem istry, but I am a copywriter! (Copywriters continually

write about things they have no background in. It was the best part of my job—always learning new things.) So, when I decided to write the book, I bought a 1950s chemistry textbook off the web and taught myself basic chemistry (My knowledge ends in 1963). I couldn’t use Google much because I didn’t want to risk introducing reactions that hadn’t yet been discovered.

Can you describe how rowing is a grounding el ement in the novel?

Rowing is the one thing I did not have to re search–I’m a rower! And as a rower, I can tell you that everyone in a boat is equal in terms of responsibility and cooperation. It literally takes all eight to row as one. In the real world, we’re all also literally ‘in the same boat,’ so I wanted to use rowing as a contrast to the typical workplace where cooperation is often waylaid or upended by ego or fear. Which is probably why it takes forever to make real progress.

Ah, the dog. What a great name—Six-Thirty! How does Elizabeth teach him 600 words? What is his role after Cal vin Evans dies?

The key to Elizabeth Zott is that she never underesti mates anyone—not her child (Mad), her neighbor, or her dog. And that’s how she’s able to teach him words—be cause she assumes he’s capable of learning. I’ve always been drawn to people who do unusual things—things we often think can’t be done. As it turns out, there was a famous border collie named Chaser who knew over a thousand words (his human was a psychologist). I’m sure many thought this psychologist was crazy to teach his dog words, but I think it underscores how often we say, “that’s not possible” when it is. We really have no idea just how much dogs can learn, nor do we realize how much we can learn from them.

I set out to make Six-Thirty a kind of anthropologist; an observer from the other side of the animal kingdom who tries to make sense of how many lies we tell, how many mistakes we make, how many dumb choices we opt for. I always think we must seem slightly insane to our pets. But when Calvin dies, Six-Thirty realizes Elizabeth needs his help. He decides to step up and become a parent himself. I think he’s the reason why Mad is so wise—he passes his own knowledge of the world onto her.

How exciting to have your debut novel come out just before your 65th birthday. Congratulations.

Thank you! I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve been a copywriter/ creative director for thirty years. Copywriting is good training for fiction because copywriters rewrite all the time (we also know the peril of boring an audience). Lessons is my third attempt at a novel. The first one I never finished; the second one didn’t get picked up. Third time’s the charm! l bonniegarmus.com

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September 26, 2019. I’ll never forget the moment a woman I had just met told me, “You have stage four cancer.” She was my new oncologist. In a split second I hit back with, “Thank you God for my healing.” That was not a desperate cry for God’s help, (not that I didn’t need it). It was a reflex, knowing I was going to be OK.

As you may already know, a tumor the size of a golf ball had migrated from the top of my left lung into 12 more tumors in my brain.

So began a year of surgery and radiation treatments which culminated in a very different doctor’s appointment 51 weeks later, on September 19, 2020. That day I was told there was no more cancer in my lung or in my brain.

I asked my brain radiologist, “Does that mean I’m cancer free?”

He said, “Yes. We cannot find any cancer, so you are cancer free!” But another of my doctors took a more conservative approach, labeling me “NED.” No Evidence of Disease. That dichotomy unleashed some spirited conversations between us. I insisted, anyone could be diagnosed with cancer tomorrow, but if you don’t have cancer today then you should shout out loud that you are cancer-free today!

I jumped for joy and spent two and a half years thinking about, writing about and speaking about how crucial our attitudes are. I didn’t tell a story about rainbows, unicorns and angels. I backed up the value of our attitudes with science. When I did a TEDx talk, among other studies I quoted Johns Hopkins University researchers who found, “There is definitely a strong link between positivity and health.”

Then came August of 2022. A new diagnosis. New cancer in the lining of the same lung, and in one of my ribs too. I was challenged. I cried fairly easily for several weeks, while my doctors worked to figure out what was happening and how to treat me this time.

My tears flowed easily even when a stranger in a store just casually asked, “How are you?”

I knew cancer science is far ahead of where it was even five years ago. My doctors had already proven they’re geniuses. And I have faith. But I still needed to get a grip. This out-of-control sadness was a stranger to me.

As my doctors did their things, I finally thought I might find some hope in my own advice. I paid more attention to what I was repeating to myself. I started watching more things that would make me laugh. I listened to even more encouraging and inspirational things when walking or driving, and I shifted from wondering what’s going to happen to me, to helping other people in need (there are plenty out there).

As one adage says, “If you don’t like the way things look, change the way you look at them.” Buddha put it this way, “What we think, we become.” (Or as Carol says, “What we think–and repeat to ourselves over and over and over again we become!”)

The prescription worked wonders for my mental health. I’m back. So is my smile. Laughter is great medicine. I am strong and compassionate. I will continue to use my gifts for others. And on my journey today, all is well with my soul. When I finished my radiation on October 7, 2022, I beat the daylights out of the celebratory gong in Northwell’s Cancer Center with the power of an Admiral armed for war. Because I am. l

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Bereavement 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults

Bereavement 631.499.8520 St. Matthew Church, Dix Hills. smrcc.org/ministry-of-bereavement

Widow/Widowers 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults

Moving Forward: Loss of a Spouse 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Widow/Widowers 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Young Widow and Widowers 631.647.5675 widowednotalone.com

Young Widows and Widowers 631.495.8541 St. Matthew Church, Dix Hills smrcc.org/ministry-of-bereavement

Breast Cancer Support

Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline 800.877.8077 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

American Cancer Society 800.227.2345 cancer.org

Breast Cancer 800.877.8077 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Women’s Breast & Reproductive Cancers 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults/

Breast Cancer 631.376.4104 Good Samaritan Hospital, W. Islip. goodsamaritan.chsli.org/support-groups-0

Breast Cancer 516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Breast Cancer (Newly Diagonosed) 516.663.2556 Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital nyulangone.org

Breast Cancer (& other cancers) 516.374.3190 Hewlett House, Hewlett. hewlett-house.org

Breast Cancer: Stage 4 800.877.8077 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Breast Cancer Survivors 631.686.2561 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org/community-resources

Breast Cancer: Cafecito (for Latina Women) 516.877.4329 Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Support Garden City. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

Exercise for Women w/Breast/Gynecologic Cancer 516.484.1545 x228

Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition 631.547.1518 hbcac.org

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition 631.968.7424 islipbreastcancer.com

Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) 631.476.2776

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Strength for Life (exercise class) 631.675.6513 Various locations. strengthforlifeNY.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Helpline 800.GO.Komen komen.org/support-resources/support

Cancer Support

Brain Tumor 631.474.2323 Gardian Brown Foundation. guardianbrain.com

Cancer 516.377.5333

Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Lung Cancer 631.686.2500

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Lymphedema 631.686.7648

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Wellness after Cancer 516.734.8203 Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Oral and Head and Neck Cancer 516.734.8203 LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer 800.377.0928 SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer), Locust Valley. spohnc.org

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer 516.608.5113 Manhasset. thyca.org/sg/ny_manhasset

Caregivers Support

Caregivers 516.292.1300 Family and Children’s Assoc., Mineola. familyandchildrens.org

Caregivers 516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Caregivers 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org/index.php/adults

Caregivers 516.484.1545 x236 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org/programs

Covid Support

Covid-19 Help Suffolk County 631.940.3700 United Way, Deer Park. unitedwayli.org/covid19helpSuffolk

Coronavirus Digital Resource Center 833.4UR.CARE

Northwell Health northwell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/surviving-covid-19

Covid and Covid Loss 631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. Suffolkny-aa.org

Coronavirus Hotline 516.227.9570 Long Island Crisis Center, Bellmore longislandcrisiscenter.org/coronavirus-covid-19-onlong-island

Nassau County Coronavirus Call Center 516.227.9570

NY State Coronavirus Hotline 888.364.3065

Divorce/Separation Support

Divorced and Separated 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Divorced and Separated 631.462.9800 x151 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

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Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org

Singles 631.462.9800 x151 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. syjcc.org

Domestic Violence/Abuse Support

Brighter Tomorrows 631.395.1800 brightertomorrowsli.org

Child Abuse Reporting 800.342.3720 ocfs.ny.gov/programs/cps

National Domestic Violence Hotline 800.799.SAFE (7233) thehotline.org

The Crime Victims Center/Parents for Megan’s Law 631.689.2672 24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline 631.332.9234 CrimeVictimsCenter.org

The Safe Center Hotline 516.542.0404 cadvnc.org

L.I. Against Domestic Violence 631.666.8833 liadv.org

The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) 631.329.2200 theretreatinc.org

Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County 631.360.3606 vibs.org

Health Related Support

Adhesions (scar tissue pain) 631.921.7426 World Adhesion Foundation, Port Jefferson adhesionsfoundation.org

Alopecia 415.472.3780 naaf.org/find-support/support-groups

Amputee 516.562.4750 Southside Hospital, Bay Shore North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Arthritis Foundation 800.283.7800 arthritis.org

Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery 631.376.3697 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip goodsamaritan.chsli.org/seminars-and-supportgroups-weight-loss-surgery

Bariatric 631.474.6876 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Bariatric 516-572-5869

L.I. Surgical Weight Reduction Center at NUMC numc.edu/our-services/bariatric-surgery-andweight-reduction

Brain Aneurysm 516.562.3815

North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Brain Aneurysm 516.562.3815

North Shore University Hopital. Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Adults 50+ Virtual BFRB (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors) 516.924.3778 adults50plus@gmail.com. bfrb.org

Brain Injury 631.968.3330

Support GroupS

South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Brain Injury 631.474.6952

St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Chron’s and Colitis Foundation 516.222.5530 Garden City. crohnscolitisfoundation.org/chapters/longisland

Congestive Heart Failure 631.968.3171 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Diabetes 516.629.2070

St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2

Diabetes 631.473.1320 x5204 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Diabetes 516.377.5333

Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Diabetes 631.388.47161 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Dialysis 516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Diabetes 516.520.2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage stjosephhospital.chsli.org/st-joseph-diabeteseducation-services

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder 516.739.7733 epicli.org

Center for Hearing Health 516.628.4300 Mill Neck. centerforhearinghealth.org

BraveHearts 516.562.6785 St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2

WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens 516.384.7665 Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Lake Success facebook.com/womenheartofnassauqueens

HIV/Aids 516.562.4280 Center for AIDS Research & Treatment, Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Laryngectomy 718.470.8631

LIJ Medical Center, New Hyde Park northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Lung Disease 631.968.3124. South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Leukemia and Lymphoma 516.734.7682 Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Medicare Counseling 631.476.2723

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Multiple Sclerosis (National) 800.344.4867 nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support

Multiple Sclerosis (L.I. Chapter) 631.864.8337 Melville. lbove2496@optonline.net

MS Recreation & Socialization 516.376.7644 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Muscular Dystrophy 631.4746489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Myasthenia Gravis 516.663.4593 Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, Garden City myasthenia.org/MGFA-Support-Groups/state/NY National Federation of the Blind 516.868.8718 nfbny.org

Oncology (cancer) 631.351.2013 Huntington Hospital Women’s Health Center northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Parkinson Disease 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Parkinson Disease 631.862.3560 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 Scleroderma 631.949.8265 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Sleep Disorders 631.968.3150 Long Island Lung Center, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Speech Communication 631.474.6831 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Spinal Cord Injury 631.474.6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Spinal Cord Injury 516.739.4900 St. Charles Hospital, Albertson Campus, Albertson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Stroke 516.377.5333 Mt. Sinai South Nassau, Oceanside southnassau.org/sn/support-groups

Stroke 631.476.5542 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Stroke (Caregivers) 631.474.6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

Stroke (Survivors and Caregivers) 516.562.4947 North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Living with Stroke 631.968.3172 South Shore University Hospital, Bay Shore northwell.edu/support-and-resources/support-groups

Stroke Survivors 516.629.2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, Greenvale stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/support-groups-2

Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain 347.993.2210 NSPC, Lake Success nspc.com/news/trigeminal-neuralgia-support-group

Mental Health Support

Mental Illness 631.471.7242 x2 Mental Health Association, Ronkonkoma mhaw.org/family-support-groups

Emotions Anonymous 631.474.2090

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Living Hope for Mental Health 631.675.6831 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org/community-resources

Families Anonymous (for families and friends of drug abusers) 800.736.9805 familiesanonymous.org

Nassau County’s Behavioral Health Helpline 516.227.TALK (8255) Mental Health Assoc. of Nassau County, Hempstead mhanc.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 516.499.6374 mdsgli.com/groups

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nassau) Lake Success 516.326.0797 namiqn.org/programs

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Suffolk) Huntington 631.385.0754 namihuntington.org

Pregnancy/Infant Loss Group 516.634.4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside friedbergjcc.org/support-services

Postpartum Depression 631.422-2255/855.631.0001 Postpartum Resource Ctr. of NY. postpartumNY.org.

Suffolk County’s Behavioral Health Helpline 631.471.7242 x2 mhaw.org/programs/mental-health-help-line

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.8255 (TALK) suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Miscellaneous Support

Developmental Disabilities Inst. 631.366.2900 Smithtown (family support services). ddiny.org

Resolve: National Infertility Assoc. 703.556.7172 resolve.org/support

Prison Families Alliance 631.946.1400 pfa-li.com

Dress for Success 631.451.9127 Dress for Success Brookhaven, Farmingville. brookhaven.dressforsuccess.org

Women’s Forum 516.634.4169 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org/adults/programs

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STALLER CENTER SPRING SEASON 2023 PREVIEW

KEVIN JAMES - COMEDY (SOLD OUT)

Fri. Jan. 27 & Sat. Jan. 28 @ 8pm

LIL BUCK - MEMPHIS JOOKIN Sat. Feb. 4 @ 8pm

KRISTIN CHENOWETH Sat. Feb. 11 @ 8pm

EMERSON STRING QUARTET #2 Mon. Feb. 13 @ 7pm

STONY BROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat. Feb. 18 @ 8pm

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER - SONGS WE LOVE - Sat. Feb. 25 @ 8pm

GALA – AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Sat. March 4 @ 7pm

STORM LARGE Sat. March 18 @ 8pm

STONY BROOK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sat. March 25 @ 8pm

PROKOFIEV’S PETER & THE WOLFFOR KIDS - Sun. March 26 @ 3pm

STARRY NIGHTS - SPRING Wed. March 29 @ 7pm

MIKE E. WINFIELD - COMEDY Thurs. March 30 @ 8pm

42ND STREET in HD - FROM THE LONDON STAGE - Fri. March 31 @ 8pm

EMERSON STRING QUARTET #3

Tue April 11 @ 7pm

DIAVOLO - ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION Sat April 15 @ 8pm

SHELÉA Sat. April 22 @ 8pm

STONY BROOK OPERA - LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN - Sat April 29 @ 8pm Sun. April 30 @ 3pm

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM Sun. May 7 @ 7pm

ON THE SCREEN IN HDLIVE PERFORMANCES STREAMING FROM THE MET OPERA Schedule at stallercenter.com/HD

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Debbie Gibson: 8pm. The Paramountt

Martin Sexton: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

David Foster and Katharine McPhee: 7pm. Staller Center

Russel Peters: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

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Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet: 7pm. Madison Theatre

Liz Jane: 8pm. The Metropolitan Yacht Rock: 8pm. The Paramountt

David Bromberg Big Band: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre

Top of the World (Carpenters tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk

Russel Peters: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

Tony Danza: Standards and Stories: 7:30 & 9:30pm. Tilles Center

The Mystic/Screamer of the Week: 6pm. The Warehouse

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Judy Collins: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Disco Unlimited: 9pm. Mulcahy’s Yacht Rock: 8pm. The Paramountt

The Nutcracker: 5pm. Patchogue Theatre

Tony Danza: Standards and Stories: 8pm. The Suffolk

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.: 8pm. Tilles Center 4

Cherish the Ladies: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St. Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet: 3pm. Madison Theatre

The British Legends of Rock: 2pm. The Metropolitan

My Country Secret Holiday Show: 7pm. Mulcahy’s Andrew Dice Clay: 8pm. The Paramountt

The Nutcracker: 4pm. Patchogue Theatre

Juilliard String Quartet: 3pm. Tilles Center

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Andy Cooney’s Christmas Celebration: 7:30pm. Patchogue Theatre

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When: thru Jan. 1

Where: The Argyle Theatre, 34 W. Main St., Babylon Tickets: 631-230-3500 or argyletheatre.com Use Code: WOMAN for $10 Off* *Discount Valid off individual, premium mainstage tickets only.

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The Broadway/Hollywood Holiday Songbook: 8pm. Engeman Theater Beach Boys: 8pm. The Paramountt 7

The Red Hot Mamas & The Step Sistas: 2pm. Landmark on Main St.

Taking Back Sunday: 6:30pm. Mulcahy’s Theresa Caputo: 7:30pm. The Paramountt 8

Taking Back Sunday: 6:30pm. Mulcahy’s Theresa Caputo: 7:30pm. The Paramountt

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.

“Tony Danza is as good a crooner, as good an entertain er, as any of the men in tuxes who have come before him, and that includes that famous guy from Jersey.” –Broadway World.

When: Saturday, December 3 at 8pm Where: The Suffolk, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at SuffolkTheater.com or by calling the Box Office at 631-727-4343.

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NRBQ: 8pm. The Metropolitan Hot Tuna: 8pm. The Paramountt Eileen Ivers: 8pm. Patchogue Theatre WLNG’s Rockabilly Christmas: 8pm. The Suffolk Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies: 8pm. Tilles Center Daddy Yankee: 8pm. UBS Arena 10

Completely Unchained (Van Halen tribute): 9pm. Mulcahy’s Hot Tuna: 8pm. The Paramountt Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited: 8pm. Patchogue

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Elf, The Musical

Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

When: December 17–23

Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre Tickets: madisontheatreny.org or call 516-323-4446.

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Theatre

Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra: 8pm. Staller Center

My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy: 8pm. The Suffolk

Anthony Rodia: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

Legally Blonde: The Musical: 4 & 8pm. Tilles Center

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Dr. K’s Motown Review: 8pm. The Metropolitan Less Than Jake: 6:30pm. Mulcahy’s

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas: 7pm. Patchogue Theatre

Sons of Serendip: 4 & 7pm. Staller Center

Rockapella Christmas: 7pm. The Suffolk

Engelbert Humperdinck: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury

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Rock ‘n Radio Holiday: 8pm. Engeman Theater

AUPAC (Adelphi Performing Arts Center)

1 South Ave., Garden City.800.233.5744. adelphi.edu/events

The Argyle Theatre

34 W. Main St., Babylon. 844.631.LIVE (5483). argyletheatre.com

CMPAC (CM Performing Arts Center) 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631.218.2810. cmpac.com

John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main St., Northport. 516.323.4444. engemantheater.com

The Gateway

215 S. Country Rd., Bellport. 631.286.1133. thegateway.org

Landmark on Main St 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516.767.6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org

Madison Theatre 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516.323.4444. madisontheatreny.org

The Metropolitan 13 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove. 516.323.4444. eppypresents.com

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Mulcahy’s

3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. 516.783-7500. muls.com

The Paramountt 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631.673.7300. paramounttny.com

The Patchogue Theatre 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. 631.207.1313. patchoguetheatre.org

Plaza Elmont 3700 Hempstead Tpke.,Elmont. 516.599.6870. plazabroadwaylongisland.com

Staller Center

100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631.632.2787. stallercenter.com

The Suffolk 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631.727.4343. suffolktheater.com

NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516.334.0800. thetheatreatwestbury.com

Theatre Three 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. 631.928.9100. theatrethree.com

Tilles Center

720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. 516.299.3100. tillescenter.org

UBS Arena

2400 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont . 516.460.8599. ubsarena.com

The Warehouse 203 Broadway Amityville. 631.238.1820. thewarehouseli.com

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Ctr 776 Main St., Westhampton Beach. 631.288.1500. whbpac.org

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Andrea Bocelli: 8pm. UBS Arena 15

Dareen Criss: 8pm. The Paramountt Kenny G: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury 16

Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Chills and Thrills Blues Band: 8pm. The Metropolitan

The 90s Band: 9pm. Mulcahy’s Full Collapse X Domestica: 8pm. The Paramountt Nightrain (Guns ‘n Roses tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk 17

Winter Freestyle Bash: 9:30pm. Mulcahy’s The New York Bee Gees: 8pm. The Paramountt New Millennium Big Band Sinatra Birthday Bash: 8pm. The Suffolk DCapella: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury Eglevsky Ballet The Nutcracker: 1 & 6pm. Tilles Center 18

An Eileen Ivers Christmas: 4pm. AUPAC Carbonaro: 8pm. The Paramount Eglevsky Ballet The Nutcracker: 2pm. Tilles Center Damien Sneed’s Joy to the World: 8pm. WHBPAC

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Derek Adam: 8pm. The Metropolitan 21

Strange Magic NY (ELO tribute) and Solid 70’s: 8pm. Argyle Theatre

The Prayers of a Mother: 6pm. Madison Theatre Kevin James: 8pm. The Paramountt Moondance (Van Morrison tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk 22

Broadway Family Favorites: 3pm. Argyle Theatre 26

Lucky Chops: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main St. 27

Friends of the Brothers: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Chris Barron: 8pm. The Metropolitan

A Christmas Story, The Musical

9-year-old Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas–an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. Based on the beloved movie, A Christmas Story, The Musical is the perfect holiday gift for the entire family!

When: thru December 31st Where: The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at engemantheater.com or by calling The Box Office at 631-261-2900.

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Kristin Chenoweth

One of the biggest Broadway stars by any measure, Tony and Emmy-Winner Kristin Chenoweth makes her Staller Center debut in a one-night-only performance. Armed with her soaring voice, effervescence, and captivating stage presence, Kristin Chenoweth has been enrapturing audiences around the world since her Broadway debut in 1997. With a litany of theatrical and tv accolades, this chart-topping, multiple Tony and Emmy award winner will combine that expansive set of talents with her vivacious presence.

When: February 11 at 8 pm Where: Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook Tickets: stallercenter.com. 631- 632-ARTS

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: 8pm. Engeman Theater

David Glukh Duo: 2pm. Landmark on Main St. The Funk Filharmonik: 6pm. The Warehouse 22

Sal Valentinetti: 7:30pm. The Paramountt 23

Countess Luann: 8pm. The Paramountt Lords of 52nds Street: 8pm. The Suffolk 26

Shadow of the 60s (Motown tribute): 7:30pm. Argyle Theatre 27

Killswitch Engage: 7pm. The Paramountt 30

Legends of Rock: 8pm. The Gateway (at the Patchogue Theatre)

Long Island Disco Fever: 7:30pm. Theatre at Westbury 31

New Year’s Laughin’ Eve: 6 & 8pm. Argyle Theatre

Legends of Rock: 7 & 10:30pm. The Gateway (at

The Patchogue Theatre)

Chris Distefano: 7 & 9:30pm. The Paramountt That 70s Band: 10pm. The Suffolk New Year’s Laughin’ Eve: 6 & 8pm. Theatre Three

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Legends of Rock: 4pm. The Gateway (at The Patchogue Theatre) 5

Desperado Ridge (Eagles tribute): 6pm.The Warehouse 6

Jim Keller/Nome Sane: 8pm. The Metropolitan Jimmy Kenny & the Pirate Beach Band (Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band tribute): 8pm. The Paramount

Space Oddity (David Bowie tribute): 8pm. The Suffolk 7

David Clark’s All About Joel (Billy Joel tribute): 8pm. Argyle Theatre

1964 The Tribute (Beatles tribute): 8pm. The Paramountt

David Brighton’s Space Oddity (David Bowie tribute): 8pm. Tilles Center 10

Dancing with the Stars: 8pm. Tilles Center 13

So Good, The Neil Diamond Experience: 8pm. Argyle Theatre

James Maddock: 8pm. The Metropolitan 80s Revolution: 10pm. The Suffolk 14

So Good, The Neil Diamond Experience: 8pm. Argyle Theatre

Jessie’s Girl: 8pm. The Paramountt The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra: 8pm. The Suffolk 18

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury 20

BonJourney (BonJovi & Journey tribute) & BanGos (Bangles & Go Go’s tribute): 8pm. Argyle Theatre

Branford Marsalis: 8pm. Madison Theatre

Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute)/ Fix You (Coldplay tribute): 8pm. Madison Theatre

Friday Night Face Off (Improv): 10:30pm. Theatre Three America: 8pm. Tilles Center

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Robert Klein: 7:30pm. Argyle Theatre

Andy Falco & Travis Book: the music of Jerry Garcia: 8pm. Landmark on Main St. Pete Correale: 8pm. The Paramountt

Harry Chapin at 80: A Retrospective: 8pm. The Patchogue Theatre

Mike Epps: 8pm. Theatre at Westbury 29

Chazz Palminteri A Bronx Tale: 7:30pm. The Paramountt

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: 7pm. Tilles Center 30

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: 10:30am. Tilles Center

OngOing

Beauty and the Beast: thru Jan. 1. Argyle Theatre

The Wizard of Oz: thru Dec.18. CMPAC

A Chorus Line: Jan. 28-Feb. 11. CMPAC

A Dirty Rotton Scoundrels: Jan. 19 -March 5. Engeman Theater

A Christmas Carol: Dec. 16-28. The Gateway (at the Patchogue Theatre)

The Wedding Singer: Jan. 27-Feb. 26. The Gateway

Elf: Dec. 17-23. Madison Theatre

Grumpy Old Men: thru Dec. 4. The Plaza

A Christmas Carol: thru Dec. 30. Theatre Three

Sweet Delilah Swim Club: Jan. 14-Feb. 4. Theatre Three

Disney on Ice: Jan. 5-8. UBS Arena

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