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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 occur after childbirth. Following childbirth, a woman’s breast can grow to uncomfortable 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 abdominal 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.

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 procedures 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 Breast Reduction Many of my patients who desire breast augmentation together with a tummy tuck, I am able to place Women with very large pendulous breasts may experience varied medical the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision, leaving the breasts without who have breast problems including back and neck pain. Also, the weight of large breasts can any scars. cause the bra straps to dig into the shoulders leaving groove markings. Large surgery also have other Liposuction is also commonly performed at the same time. Despite diet and breasts get in the way of physical activities such as running, making exercise procedures performed exercise, certain areas of the body are prone to carry excess fat. For these areas, liand weight loss very difficult if not impossible. Breast reduction (reduction posuction can help. The most common areas for liposuction are the love handles at the same time. This (upper hip area) and thighs. mammaplasty), is a surgical procedure which makes breasts smaller. There are many different breast reduction techniques. The more traditional allows for one surgery Patients who have combined procedures do surprisingly well. In addition to method (inverted T-scar) leaves the breasts with a vertical, long horizontal having the benefit of just one recovery process, there can also be a significant and one recovery. scar (along the breast crease). “I utilize the Lejour technique, which leaves savings in price. the breast with a single vertical incision (lollipop scar) and, in my opinion, To learn more, please call our Huntington office to schedule a complimentawith a rounder more natural appearing breast and a better cosmetic result.” Breast reduc- ry consultation with Dr. Rhee at (631) 424-6707. Located at 257 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington tions are performed as an outpatient procedure and are covered by insurance. Station. www.liplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Charlotte Rhee is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation Women who come to me seeking breast enlargement have very similar goals to those seek- breast surgery. advertisement

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Saying “Yes” to the Prom Dress 

For young women in high school on Long Island, attending an important milestone such as their prom can cost as much as $500 per event. Most of that expense comes from the cost of a new dress. Last year, nearly 4,000 donated dresses made it possible for young women who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom or graduation to celebrate the occasion. The all-volunteer program that collects gowns for students is now in its 24th year; the young women who receive the dresses are referred in confidence by local school guidance counselors, social workers, and at-risk youth coordinators. In support of the Long Island Volunteer Center and Nassau Community College project, the novelty boutique ReCreateU will again be collecting gently used gowns, dressy dresses, and accessories for the students. Donations are being accepted every day through Sunday, March 25, from 12-4 p.m., at 19 S. Village Ave. in Rockville Centre. Find out more at recreateu.com or by calling 516-678-8886.

Better Birthdays For homeless families, celebrating their children’s birthdays is often difficult because of limited finances and unpredictable circumstances. Birthday Wishes of Long Island, a nonprofit organization based in Hicksville, brings the joy of birthday parties to local children. The organization puts on monthly parties at 64 local shelters to celebrate birthdays of children that month, from 1-year-olds to 18-year-olds. The nonprofit also provides party boxes and gifts to children and their families living in domestic violence safe shelters, hotels, and scattered sites. As a benefit for the organization’s programs, Food, Wine and Wishes: A Chef’s Tasting will bring together some of the best local restaurants and community members to raise funds for Birthday Wishes’ programs and services. Serving up special bites will be culinary geniuses from noted restaurants Besito, Hono, Sur, Red, Fado, Kashi, and more. The event is 6 • LONG ISLAND WOMAN • MARCH 2018

set for Thursday, March 15 from 6:30-9 p.m., at Appliance World of Huntington at 414 New York Ave. Order tickets for $50 at foodwinewishes.eventbrite.com. For more information on how you can contribute—through volunteering or donating items for birthday boxes—visit longisland.birthdaywishes.org.

Connecting with Women Worldwide The term “feminism” was the most looked-up word in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary in 2017. It is defined by the dictionary as “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.” In support of that organized activity, the International Women’s Day Conference 2018 will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women on Saturday, March 17. The conference includes time for networking and education, with expert panelists from a variety of backgrounds discussing women’s empowerment and support as well as sharing their tips for achieving success in technology, science, and engineering. The conference, hosted by Neva Alliance, will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hofstra University Student Center Building in Hempstead. Tickets range from $35-299; purchase at nevalliance. com.

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unsuspecting audiences to rise up with riotous applause. It won 11 Tony awards. Hamilton: An American Musical brought Broadway fans an inventive take on the real-life story of an unlikely but ambitious Founding Father who started life as a bastard orphan, became George Washington’s right-hand man, and made a wary world believe in the economy of an upstart nation. But before creating Hamilton, the phenomenally talented Lin-Manuel Miranda gave us a glimpse of his promise with his first musical In the Heights, which I was lucky enough to see on Broadway in 2008. In the Heights charmed us with Miranda’s trademarks: flawed but endearing characters caught up in the passions and pressures of a tumultuous time in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, memorable songs, winning choreography, and stellar performances. See for yourself why critics and fans alike responded so enthusiastically to Miranda’s revolutionary style, and why his creation won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In the Heights will make its Long Island debut on Thursday, March 15 and runs through Sunday, April 29, at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport at 250 Main St. Purchase tickets ($73-$78) at engemantheater.com or call 631-261-2900.

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introducing sophisticated, glamorous dresses by top design firm Pronovias. The trunk show will be Friday through Sunday, March 23-25, at Nordstrom Roosevelt Field Wedding Suite, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. See more at shop. nordstrom.com or call 516-746-0011.

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling Don’t forget to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or you’ll get pinched! Raise your glass and toast Ireland’s patron saint with specials on Tullamore cocktails, complimentary keepsake whiskey glasses, a traditional corned beef dinner, billiards, game tables, and live music. The merriment starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at Pratt’s at the Mansion at the Glen Cove Mansion, 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove. More info at glencovemansion.com or call 516-671-6400.

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Comedy at the Temple This year, Passover will be observed starting March 30—but there will be an opening act before that: Alan Zweibel, Emmy-winning writer for Curb Your Enthusiasm and Saturday Night Live, will talk about his new book, For This We Left Egypt?, A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them. The discussion will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Ave. Free. Register by March 18th by calling 516-239-1140 or emailing alan. freedman@tilny.org.

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Celebrate Everything

An ecumenical service will be held as the sun rises over the Atlantic on Easter Sunday, April 1 from 6:00-7:00 a.m. Meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse concession stand, 2000 Montauk Highway. The free event is hosted by the Montauk Community Church and St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church of Montauk. For more information, call 631-668-2428.

By Darcy Miller As a celebrations expert and founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, the author has thrown dozens of parties. She shares her secrets for creating memorable special occasions, inspiring readers with DIY projects, unusual themes, insider sources, and pro tips.

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Gerard Simonelli, cfp®, clu®, apma®, cdfa®, chfc® I will help individuals understand how to avoid money issues and damaging their financial future. Divorce happens. It just does. And it can be painful beyond imagination. I can’t take away the pain, and I am not an attorney and can’t give you legal advice. I have many strategies to help clients navigate the financial impact of divorce. So my recommendation right now, is for you to take a deep breath and allow your mind to focus on what I can share with you about managing the daunting task of divorce. Life is full of twists, turn and choices, whether it’s during or after divorce, or at any time. It’s obvious that you know that, because you’re here, ready to learn more about your options and about things that impact your financial wellness. Describe the work you do and how you became involved with this work. I’ve been a successful attorney for 25 years, practicing in corporate and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate and appellate law, among others. I grew up in Huntington as the child of working-class Polish immigrants, overcoming economic and personal challenges by refusing to accept adversity as an excuse for second best. I’m passionate about motivating women to design a meaningful, fulfilling, successful, and fabulous life.

You Will Learn: 1. To feel more confident about how to approach your divorce. 2. To understand areas of your divorce you can control and leave ideas for how to assert control. 3. To learn some plain facts about the structure of divorce–things that may be hard or impossible to for you to control.

What’s the best life advice you’ve been given? While catching eels with my dad at low tide in the mud, with horse flies biting my body, he would often say: “Don’t drop the net!” Whenever I‘m facing adversity or a challenge, I remember his words and I keep moving forward and persevere. I never drop the net.

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What’s the biggest challenge facing women today? Unfortunately, women are often judged by gender and appearance and they may feel they need to adopt a stereotypically “male” attitude toward business and be overly competitive, aggressive, and harsh. But successful women should remain true to themselves and find their own voice rising above preconceived expectations.

April 24th, Tuesday: Patchogue Medford High School from 7:00-8:30

What’s the best business advice you’ve been given? Treat your staff and clients the way you would like to be treated and show appreciation for their work or patronage. Be respectful and genuine. Based on your area of specialty, what advice would you give to other women? I wish I had a dollar for every time I walked into a conference room and was asked whether I was the court reporter or title closer. My advice to female attorneys who may experience “stereotyping” is to show composure and correct the error graciously, confidently, and with dignity. Tell us one special thing you would like others to know about you. I hold a black belt in karate.

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March 12th, Monday: Freeport Library from 7:00-8:30 March 22nd, Thursday: Patchogue Medford High School from 7:00-8:30 March 27th, Tuesday: Three Village Central School District from 7:00-8:30 April 25th, Wednesday: Farmingdale High School from 7:00-8:30 April 26th, Thursday: Three Village Central School District from 7:00-8:30

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Preserving Our Pearly Whites

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enturies ago, when people had problems with their teeth, they made toothbrushes from tree branches, fashioned floss from sticks, and hammered seashells into their gums to replace missing teeth. They practiced decorative dentistry, inserting jade, turquoise and gold inlays into perforations cut into the enamel of their teeth. The ancient Romans attempted to conquer stains on their teeth with a tooth-whitening mouthwash made of urine. Then there were those who believed that cavities were caused by worms. Today, we know better, but, ironically, we have turned to worms of a different sort—nanorobots—to treat cavities. These tiny “worms” can navigate at 1 to 10 microns per second. When left on teeth by mouthwash or toothpaste, they inspect the gums and clean residues. After they’ve done their job—destroying cavity-causing bacteria or repairing teeth blemished by decay—these runabout dentifrobots are swallowed and safely deactivated. As with just about everything else in our existence, technology has changed how we think about and care for our teeth. But we still obsess over the condition and appearance of our teeth. Why? Because there’s nothing like a beautiful smile.

“While the end result may be an improved appearance, this treatment would not be considered strictly cosmetic.”

Saving Our Smiles The human smile is essential for making an impression. No matter how genuine the grin, a mouthful of missing, cracked, or stained teeth are perceived less favorably than one with gleaming, white, evenly spaced teeth. In the past, the pursuit of the perfect smile was considered the domain of celebrities or other public figures, simply an exercise in vanity. Today, dentists are focusing on dentistry’s more artistic aspects, providing cosmetic care with an eye on beauty as well as oral health. Going beyond teeth-whitening, cosmetic dentistry is treatment performed only to improve the look of the teeth. Cosmetic care differs from orthodontic treatment, which can straighten teeth with braces or other devices.

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Cosmetic dentists treat discolored, misshapen, chipped, or broken teeth along with the gums and the bite. Treatment goes beyond simply improving the smile, correcting problems by using veneers, dental bonding, crowns, and implants. “There may be underlying pathologic reasons for a tooth to be discolored (such as a tooth that needs a root canal),” says Miriam R. Robbins, D.D.S., M.S. “Likewise, broken or worn-down teeth may need to have missing tooth structure replaced,” she adds. Cosmetic procedures can restore function and/or prevent further damage to the tooth. So, notes Dr. Robbins, “While the end result may be an improved appearance, this treatment would not be considered strictly cosmetic.” Thanks to modern technological advances, cosmetic dentistry has undergone a revolution over the last few decades. Our grandparents, for instance, did not have the solutions for dental problems that we now possess, so they made do with bridges or dentures. Now, however, It is “the standard of care to replace a single missing tooth rather than placing a bridge,” notes Dr. Robbins, who is the chair of the Department of Dental Medicine at NYU-Winthrop Hospital in Mineola. Today, we replace damaged or missing teeth with implants. These rootlike titanium posts are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums and then a replacement tooth is mounted on the post. Compared to dentures, implants feel and function like your own teeth. We’ve perfected new and improved ceramics used in dental bonding, in which the dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to discolored or damaged teeth. Today’s improved aesthetics and increased strength coupled with improved bonding materials allow for less removal of tooth structure. Another cosmetic care procedure is the application of veneers (porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates), custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Made from porcelain or resin composite materials in a color matching the tooth, veneers can change the shape, size, or length; porcelain veneers even have the light-reflecting characteristics of the original tooth. To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


Trust Your Face to the Specialist Dr. Andrew Jacono - A Top Plastic Surgeon Specializing in Mini Face Lift - Rhinoplasty (Nose Job Surgery) - Eyelid Lift

The most state-of-the-art facelift is a hybrid technique that I created called the M.A.D.E. Lift. It fuses the optimal features of older-generation, short-incision “mini” facelifts with a deep plane facelift. Deep plane facelifts do not lift or pull the skin, but lift the face from under the muscle layer so that the face appears soft and smooth. Hybrid facelifts yield superior, natural looking results with minimal scarring and a shorter recovery (7-10 days). In addition, this lift restores volume to the cheekbones and smoothes nasolabial folds, resulting in a youthful, beautiful, heart-shape eliminating the need for facial filler injections. My Hybrid lift uses a short incision, often called an S-type incision that is hidden behind the ears. It lifts the facial tissue and muscles simultaneously. This technique creates a softer look unlike traditional mini-lifts that peel back the skin and stretch it creating a tight or pulled look. Because of the muscle repair, the results last longer. The standard lifetime of a “mini lift” is between three to five years, but my newer hybrid facelifts typically last 10 to 12 years. Just like a “mini facelift,” hybrid facelifts can be performed under local anesthesia in about an hour and a half. General anesthesia is not necessary, making this a safe procedure as well. These patients had a Minimal Incision Deep Plane Facelift Pioneered by Dr. Jacono.

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er voice, which an A.V. Club writer once described as “part New York tough chic, part tender-girl vulnerability,” has thrilled rockers as vaunted as John Lennon, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, and Joey Ramone; while her story, of rising to stardom only to escape the clutches of an insanely jealous husband, has served as a lesson in starting over to myriad women. Most of all, Ronnie Spector’s desire to keep recording and performing in concert, even as she nears her 75th year, can only inspire admiration in anyone familiar with the legendary records she made five decades ago: “Be My Baby,” “Walking in the Rain,” “Do I Love You?”, and “I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine.” Long Islanders got a double dose of Spector last year, thanks to a February visit and a December “Best Christmas Party Ever” concert, while the rest of the country enjoyed a new single, “Love Power,” produced by Narada Michael Walden and sung by Ronnie with backing vocals by a recreated Ronettes (which included Toyin Dong, the daughter of Ronnie’s troubled late sister and original Ronette, Estelle Bennett). Why, after all these years as a solo, bring a trio back into the mix? As Spector told USA Today last year, although she’s had many career high points, the early years (1963-66) “remain magical to me.“ That’s before all the craziness, the ripoffs, the lawsuits. There was an innocence back then that I miss.” And the light-skinned songstress, of black, Cherokee, and Irish extraction, truly was an innocent when she started out. Because she grew

and her enraptured by his eyes, his cute tush, and his genius in the recording studio. For a while, that was enough, until she became a virtual prisoner in his mansion, forbidden to perform, and having to be rescued, famously, by her mom, who snuck her out barefoot (because her husband kept her shoes hidden). Ten years after their protracted divorce in 1972, Ronnie married her manager, Jonathan Greenfield, and they’ve been together raising two sons in Connecticut ever since. Meanwhile, Phil Spector’s first opportunity at parole will be in 2028—when he’s 88 years old. But don’t expect the “Wall of Sound” creator’s ex-wife to bash him without mercy. At this point, she told LONG ISLAND WOMAN, “I really don’t put any thought into (the marriage). It failed, it’s over, and all the time you’ve invested in the relationship is gone. But we had a professional relationship, too, and that connection between us still exists in some form. Still, you move on, and I like to move forward.” It’s hard to blame Mrs. Greenfield’s fans, however, for looking backward. This is the woman who inspired Billy Joel’s “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” (his early band, the Hassles, once opened for the Ronettes), dated David Bowie and Keith Richards, and was connected to the first blast of American rock and roll, the British Invasion, and even the punk scene—leading to her great 1999 cover of The Ramones’s “She Talks to Rainbows.” “Everything about Joey was cool,” Spector recalls. “I went through a tough time, and he helped me focus on what always kept me going: making music for my fans and for myself.” Even as Ramone was battling lymphoma, he traveled to London to sing on Spector’s EP. “It was a magical evening...that was pretty much the start of the next chapter in my professional life. He was an incredibly generous soul.” Spector has equally kind things to say about the Rolling Stone in her life, Keith Richards: “He was a very sweet, respectful, humble guy who loved music and loved to have fun. He still has all that in him, even though he is way past those days of traveling around the UK when he and I would jump off the bus and run into Wimpies for hamburgers.” It was Ronnie and her sister who first took Richards and Mick Jagger backstage to meet James Brown at the Apollo—which was pretty much the only way to end Mick relentlessly grilling Ronnie about the godfather of soul’s every waking moment. “Enough already,” she told the Stone, “I don’t even know James Brown. I’m a Ronette, remember?” As for later-life Keith, Spector credits his “amazing wife,” Patti Hansen, for helping him become “so well-adjusted now. I love him and am happy that he’s happy.” Although she never dated George Harrison, their early friendship paid off in her covering a number of his songs, including “Try Some, Buy Some,” which was released as a single two years before the ex-Beatle put it on his Living in the Material World album. “The lyrics were pretty out there compared to songs I normally recorded about love and relationships. So here I am, not really sure what the song is about, and walking into Abbey Road studios, which was the start of my solo career. I go into the studio and there is one person there, and I didn’t recognize him, but it was George with a very long beard. We hugged and talked about the old days; it was just so good to see him again. Then we sat down at the piano to go over the song, and I asked, `George what’s this song about? I don’t get it.’ And he said, `Ronnie, I wrote it, and I don’t know what it’s about!’” The recording sessions, for a comeback album that never got finished, ended up including a visit from John Lennon and a lot of “sitting on the floor eating Indian food and drinking wine.” These gentle memories of musical giants stand in marked contrast to Spector meeting her first idol, Frankie Lymon. First,

“There was an innocence back then that I miss.” up in an ethnically mixed neighborhood (“with a Jewish deli, a Spanish grocery store, a Chinese laundry, and Sherman’s Barbecue—owned by a successful black businessman” she recalls), it never occurred to young Veronica Bennett that she might face racial prejudice. However, when she, her sister, and her cousin went down to Miami Beach to open up a second Peppermint Lounge, the trio walked into a nearby restaurant and was fine—until Ronnie’s mother entered a moment later. “They asked her to leave,” Spector told LONG ISLAND WOMAN, “and I said, `That’s my mom!’ Then they told the rest of us to leave, too. I never understood that.” A while later, on a stop in South Dakota, the Ronettes were “chased through town by some rednecks in a pick-up truck who thought we were Indians”—an incident for which the town’s mayor apologized. As she detailed in her terrific 1990 autobiography, Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness, Spector’s sexual innocence was also put to the test by city life and the music world. Her first time seeing a naked man was of a flasher standing outside a candy store, while her introduction to various sexual positions (watching, not performing) came when, at a penthouse party for The Beatles, she pushed off the attention of an insistent John Lennon, only to find the remaining Fab Three watching a groupie have sex with a member of their entourage, while fellow invitees snapped photographs. Ultimately, wunderkind producer Phil Spector would be her “first,” following a chaste courtship that saw him enthralled by her voice and look


The Long Island Woman Interview when he was 13 and already famous, he reneged on his promise to come to Ronnie’s own 13th birthday party. Then, when he did pay her a visit weeks later, he was inebriated and grabby. Nevertheless, Spector can put aside her disappointing encounters with this tragic figure and happily recall when he was her vocal crush. “His voice and diction just killed me,” she says. “The Teenagers had great routines, and I loved their outfit with the big ‘T’ on their sweaters. So when I came home from Junior High School, I put my Frankie Lymon 45’s on the record player, grabbed my hairbrush for my mic, and sang my heart out until mom got home from work. My sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Sachs, actually called my mother and told her I had to stop singing Frankie Lymon songs in class!” Little did Mr. Sachs know that a few years later, Spector would sing for the most ground-breaking and flamboyant musician of the rock era. “I hadn’t seen Jimi Hendrix in about three years,” explains Spector, “and now he was the Rock Star but still shy—even though, at his apartment, he’s lying on a mattress on the floor, with three girls getting him whatever he needed, lighting his cigarette, whatever. “After a while,” Spector continues, “we decided to go down to Electric Ladyland, so everyone piled into my Camaro, and I drove to the studio. I don’t remember much about the session (for Earth Blues, not officially released until 2013), but afterward, I dropped Jimi back off at his apartment. The next day, I answer my door, a n d t h e r e ’s J i m i leaning against the door with a big smile on his face. He said, `Ronnie,

I left my tapes in your car.’ That was Jimi!” Asked if she misses the era of turntables and 45’s and major labels, Spector notes, “I’m a simple kind of girl, and I grew up with vinyl. Vinyl I can hold in my hand, play it, read it, or be looking at Frankie Lymon on the album cover and dreaming.” The songstress adds that, much as she loves making music, she rarely listens to it or purchases it. The last CD she bought was Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black—“my son picked that up for me.” Her two biological sons, by the way, are not in the music business— “thank God!” Spector says. “Because if you don’t love this business, don’t waste your time. Plus, I want my kids to follow their own dreams, not their mother’s. So my oldest is a certified tennis and ping pong instructor, and my youngest has worked for a major supermarket for 15 years and loves it. They both really helped me so much as a person, and they don’t even know it.” In terms of her own health and well-being, Spector, whose father was a loving but dysfunctional alcoholic, has endured battles with the bottle. But she’s currently a model of healthy living. She does yoga daily, consumes lots of protein and salads, and drinks homemade juice on the road. She rests her voice—with complete silence—on show days, and takes tea with lemon for her throat. “I never overeat,” she adds, “and never finish a meal.” As a result, she has no health issues to report apart from “a couple of aches and pains, the usual. I have been very fortunate.” Fortunate, too, she continues doing what she loves. At the time of this writing, Spector was getting set to record new music in an L.A. studio. “I’m recording live with the band,” she said, “just like I did in the sixties. I’m working with a producer that I really want to make music with, so I’m very excited about it!” Or, as she sang in last year’s single, “Love Power,” “Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down, but our feet are always on the ground.”s David Lefkowitz is an adjunct professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado. He also copublishes Performing Arts Insider (TotalTheater.com) and hosts the weekly Facebook extravaganza, Dave’s Gone By (davesgoneby.com).

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Questionettes What’s a recent book you’ve read? Not Pretty Enough. Gerri Hirshey’s book about Helen Gurley Brown What are some songs on your iPod? Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” and a couple of Adele songs. All-time favorite non-Ronette songs? “Maybe” by the Chantels (1958) and “I Do Love You” by Billy Stewart (1965). Favorite vacation spot? I love to be home relaxing when I am not on the road, so my favorite vacation spot is on the couch in my TV room! What do you watch? My all-time favorite is Columbo, but for new shows, I like Forensic Files, Leah Remini’s show about the Church of Scientology, and Shark Tank. Favorite meal? I still love a medium-well burger on a toasted bun with fries. Thoughts about Long Island? I love Long Island, period! Before the Ronettes were famous, we played there doing sock hops and Bar Mitzvahs, which was a big deal for us. And when we finally had hits, we played places like The Action House all the time. Plus, I never had to worry about getting a good burger `cause Long Island had great diners—still does! To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise

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Book Corner

by Dina Santorelli

Thinking of Self-Publishing? Separating Fact from Fiction

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elf-publishing has had a dubious history. For a long time, authors looking to circumvent the traditional publishing world— whether by choice or by necessity—often had to invest thousands of dollars in what was called a “vanity press” to produce lots of books because the production capabilities at the time gave them no other choice. Those books would then, perhaps, be stored in their garage as these authors figured out how to sell them, although they often couldn’t—the distribution channels available to them at the time being limited. And while these idealistic aspiring writers were busy emptying their bank accounts and asking all their friends and family to, please, buy a book, the publishing establishment was essentially shunning them as “not real authors.” So much has changed in today’s self-publishing landscape. Not only is self-publishing a more accepted and viable method of book production, but for some, it is often the preferred method. As an author who has had the opportunity to both traditionally publish and self-publish books, I’ve gotten to see both sides of the process, and I find that there are still a lot of misconceptions about self-publishing, myths that seem to linger, a few of which I’d like to debunk. 1. You have to empty out your garage for that large number of books you need to store. False. In the 21st century, several events changed the self-publishing game: There are • The introduction of the interstill a lot of net gave self-published authors same access to the marketmisconceptions the place as traditional publishers. • The introduction of print-onabout selfdemand technology in the 1990s publishing. allowed authors to print and bind 18 • Long Island Woman • March 2018

small quantities—often only one—of their books for sale. • The introduction of the ebook permitted authors to put books into the hands of readers without any printing expense. What this means is self-published authors have the ability to sell books to readers without shelling out cash for extended print runs—they can simply upload their book to an online retailer and make it available as an ebook or print book, same as traditionally published authors can.

2. You have to spend a lot of money to selfpublish a book. False. You don’t have to pay a dime to self-publish your book if you don’t want to. After all, uploading a book to an online retailer such as Amazon is free. However, that is not to say that you shouldn’t spend money to self-publish your book. You want your book to look as professionally produced as possible, which means it’s a good idea to hire services for things like copyediting, cover design, and formatting. And those costs can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. But, remember, that is a choice, not a requirement. 3. You have to be internet-savvy to self-publish a book. Not necessarily, but it helps. A lot has changed in self-publishing, just in the past five or six years, and there are a lot more companies out there ready to help you get your book to market. Generally speaking, there are two paths to publication: 1. Use assisted/full-service publishing providers. You can hire a service company to essentially act as your publisher. This means that you can hand off your book, and the company will do everything you need—copy-edit, format, design your cover, market, and bring your book to the marketplace. Nothing for you to do except pay the fee. 2. Become an “indie” publisher. This is the path I took for my Baby Grand thriller series, more of an entrepreneurial and a do-it-yourself approach in which you hire only the freelance assistance you desire and then work directly with retailers and distributors to sell your book. This path takes the most effort—you’re not handing your book off to anyone—but also affords you total control

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4. Self-published authors do not sell books. False. According to the May 2016 Author Earnings report, “On Amazon alone, the data shows over a thousand indie authors earning a full-time living right now with their self-published titles. The only gatekeepers that matter now are readers.” Rob Dircks would agree. In 2015, the self-published author from Melville became a best-selling author on Audible, the audiobook arm of Amazon, with his sci-fi novel Where the Hell is Tesla?. Since 2012, he has self-published four novels and sold more than 30,000 books. “I built a platform,” he says, “and never stopped trying new things. Every single day, I look at the opportunities ahead of me and see what’s worth trying.”

5. Self-publishing is easy. False. Although the actual self-publishing process is simple—you can upload your books to Amazon with the click of a button—becoming a successful self-published author takes a lot of work and hustle. Michael O’Keefe, the Farmingdale author of Shot to Pieces, a crime fiction novel self-published in 2016, said it’s important to have a game plan. “Develop a platform—social media, website, blog page, and whatever else will get your name out there—and exploit it,” he said. “Then you have to sell yourself like your life depended on it—like a loan shark will break your kneecaps if you don’t.”

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Catching Up With Carol

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March tauket. RSVP to 631-657-4493. journeytothenewyou.com. With Dr. Hesham Atwa. •Roma Downey Talk Back and Book Signing: 7pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-678-5000. madisontheatreny.org.

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Medical aesthetician, Annette Pennington, along with a Coolsculpting representiative, will be available to answer your questions at this special seminar. The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. This is a safe and effective procedure with no surgery and no downtime. Free consultations at the the event and special discount for attendees. When: Thursday, March 22, 4PM Where: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 833 Northern Blvd., Suite 160, Great Neck Reservations: Call to reserve. Limited seating. 516-498-8400 x223. aestheticplasticsurgery.com advertisement

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•Photoshop Essentials: 9am. Middle Country Public Library. 575 Middle Country Rd., Selden. 631-585-9393. millerbusiness.academy. An all day training course on the basics of Photoshop.

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•Women’s History Lecture: Voting Rights: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Professor Emerita Natalie Naylor will discuss the history of the women’s vote on Long Island.

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•Afternoon Game Time: 2:30pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Open play for Canasta, Mah Jongg and Scrabble with instructor Ann Seligman. •Kathie Lee Gifford: 6pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516678-5000. madisontheatreny.org. •The Wisdom of Astrology: 7:30-9:30pm. Light Awakenings. With Judith Giannotti. Smithtown. 631-724-9733. lightawakenings7.com. Why you mesh with some signs better than others.

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•Matisse and American Art Lecture: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Art Historian Vivian Gordon will discuss Henri Matisse’s influence on American Modern Art. •EAC Network’s Cohalan Cares for Kids: 6-8pm. Suffolk County Bar Asociation. 560 Wheeler Rd., Hauppauge. 516-539-0150. eacnetwork.org/cohalancares2018. While parents or guardians attend to court business, children are provided a safe, fun, and engaging environment.

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•Astronomy Lecture: The Hunt for Dark Matter: 7pm. Montauk Library. 871 Montauk Hwy., Montauk. 631-668-3377. MontaukObservatory. com. With Prof. Rouven Essig.

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•Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printmaking: 10am-3pm. The Art Guild at Elderfields. 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset. 516-304-5797. theartguild.org. Relief printmaking is any technique where parts of the design are cut away and the remaining parts are printed.

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•Purim Gala: 4pm. Temple Avodah. 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. 516-766-4341. friedbergjcc.org. •Simple and Sophisticated Relief Printmaking: 10am-3pm. See March 10th.

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•Women’s History Lecture: Golda Meir: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Rabbi Art Vernon will present a lecture on Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel. •Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Book Discussion: 3pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Carol Ann Tack will discuss the tragic and comedic story of a young woman who survived childhood trauma yet struggles with social skills and everyday life.

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•Afternoon Game Time: 2:30pm. See March 6th. •Behind the Headlines Discussion: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Join moderator Jerry Mantell to discuss current events. •Gae Polisner book signing: 7pm. Book Revue. 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-271-1442. bookrevue.com. Gae Polisner, award-winning local author, will be speaking and signing copies of her new novel In Sight of Stars. •Guided Meditation Group: 7:30-9:30pm. Light Awakenings. With Judith Giannotti. Smithtown.

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•Chair Yoga Series: 9:15am. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516-2393262. peninsulapublic.org. Instructor Miriam Abrahams invites you to find mobility in a soft and gentle way but also supportive and beneficial. •Fall Prevention Workshop: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Lori Ginsberg, RN will present simple steps to prevent falls and related injuries.

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•My Fair Lady Media Lecture: 1pm. Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 516239-3262. peninsulapublic.org. Theatre Historian John Kenrick will present an in-depth look at the current Broadway revival of My Fair Lady.

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•Barrel Tasting: 1-2:30pm. Bedell Cellars. 36225 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 631-734-7537. bedellcellars.com. Join Winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich for a Barrel Tasting, as he discusses the North Fork terroir, sustainable winemaking and Bedell’s 2017 vintage wines.

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•Afternoon Game Time: 2:30pm. See March 6th. •Strength for Life: Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors: 2-3pm. Adelphi University. 154 Cambridge Ave., Garden City. 516-877-4325. breast-cancer.adelphi.edu/we-can-help/forums/. Reservations required. Led by Debbie Hughes, a fitness and nutrition specialist, will provide information and guide participants in life-enhancing exercises to help improve functional activities. Located in the Adelphi Alumni House.

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•Chair Yoga Series: 9:15am. See March 14th. •Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar: 6:307:30pm. 4 Technology Drive., Ste. 220, East Setauket. RSVP to 631-657-4493. journeytothenewyou.com. With Dr. Hesham Atwa.

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•Doris Kearns Goodwin: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

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•Afternoon Game Time: 2:30pm. See March 6th. •Guided Meditation Group: 7:30-9:30pm. Light Awakenings. With Judith Giannotti. Smithtown. 631-724-9733. lightawakenings7.com. Improve your health, intuition, find inner peace. •Vice President Joe Biden: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. The Global Institute at LIU presents a conversation along with question and answer session with Joe Biden on top global issues.

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Garden City Hotel Spring Brunch and Learn Dr. Andrew Jacono’s Cosmetic Surgery Seminar at The Garden City Hotel on March 10th from 11 AM–1:30 PM. Join us at our informational brunch featuring our guest speaker New York Body Contouring Specialist Dr. Shain Cuber to learn about the latest innovations in non-surgical, minimally invasive, and surgical procedures for the body that will have you looking and feeling young again. Seating is limited, and RSVP is required (516-773-2424). When: March 10, 2018, 11AM -1:30PM Where: The Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh St. ,Garden City Reservations: RSVP is required: 516-773-2424. Email: info@newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com advertisement

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•Singles Association of Long Island Dinner: 7pm. Shanghai Gourmet Restaurant. 2993 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. 516-465-3953. meetup.com/singles. RSVP required.

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•Chair Yoga with Marianne Bochilo RYT: Thursdays 1-2pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Experience gentle Yoga that offers inspiration and bonding. Includes breathing ,exercises and healing yoga. •Chair Yoga with Magda Rosenberg: Fridays. 9:05am. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516–432–7201. longbeachlibrary.org. All are welcome. •Crochet Class: Thursdays 12:30–2pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516– 374–3190. 1in9.org. Learn to crochet or expand your crocheting skills. The group is designed to help cancer patients draw strength from each other and enjoy togetherness. •Great Books Discussion Group. Mondays at 2pm. Long Beach Public Library. 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516-432-7200. longbeachlibrary.org. •Mah Jongg Lessons: Thursdays. 10:30am12:30pm. Long Beach Public Library. 111 W. Park Ave., Long Beach. 516-432-7200. longbeachlibrary.org. •Reiki: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am1:30pm. 45 minute session by appointment only. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd.,

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What to Do Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Feel the positive energy and relax with Reiki Master Hillary Barrie. •Screenwriters Discussion Group: 7:30pm. Every Other Monday. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-423-7611. cinemaartscentre.org. Open to all screenwriters in the Sky Room Cafe. •Senior Exercise Program: Tuesdays 10:3011:30am, Thursdays 12:15-1:15pm. Sayville Congregational UCC, 131 Middle Rd., Sayville. sayvilleucc.org. •Tai Chi: Mondays and Thursdays 2:15-3:15pm. Hewlett House, 86 East Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 516–374–3190. 1in9.org. Mind body practice to enhance mental and physical health. •Tai Chi for Beginners: Tuesdays 11:15am. Oceanside Library. 30 Davison Ave., Oceanside. 516-766-2360. oceansidelibrary.com.

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•David Bromberg Quintet: 7:30pm. Landmark on Main Street. 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

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•Blue Oyster Cult: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •David Bromberg Quintet: 7:30pm. See March 1st. •Linda Eder: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Motionless in White: “The Graveyard Shift Tour:” 7pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Pop, Rock and Doo Wopp: Praia Entertainment Group: 7:30pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury.com. •Staatskapelle Weimar: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. All-Brahms program, conducted by Kirill Karabits.

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•Bill Charlap Trio: 8pm. Landmark on Main Street. 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-7676444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein. •Dublin Irish Dancers “Stepping Out”: 8pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-678-5000. madisontheatreny. org. •GALA 2018: Jay Leno with Doo Wop Project: 8pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •Kurt Elling: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •The Jim Breuer Residency Comedy, Stories & More:” 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny. com. •Tommy James and The Shondells with John

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7pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Met Opera: Semiramide: 12:55pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-6322787. stallercenter.com. •Music of Theresienstadt: Holocaust Memorial Concert narrated by Ellen Burstyn: 3pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

15 Long Island Nets Women’s Empowerment Game The Long Island Nets are hosting their first Women’s Empowerment Game on Sunday, March 4th as part of their commitment to women and education. We are hosting a panel and networking event for women in business starting at 1:00PM. The panel includes Mandy Gutmann, VP of Communications for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, EuGene Sung, CFO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, and Laura Schaefer, Nassau County Legislator. When: Sunday, March 4, 1pm Where: NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. Tickets: Starting at $25 by calling 844.LINETS.1 or

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Kevin James See Kevin James live on stage at The Paramount this March and April as part of The Paramount Comedy Series. KEVIN JAMES is currently the star and executive producer of the sitcom Kevin Can Wait. James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. He also starred in The King of Queens, which ran for nine seasons on CBS. When: April 8th, 5 & 8 PM Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington Tickets: Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com, chargeby-phone at 800-745-3000 and The Paramount Box Office. paramountny.com.

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Sebastian: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Wonderous Stories: Concert for Bangladesh: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury. com. •Zeppelin Complete: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org.

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•Lean on Me: Jose James celebrates Bill Withers: 7pm. Landmark on Main Street. 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •Symphonic Pops of Long Island: 2pm. Huntington High School. 188 Oakwood Rd., Huntington. 516-414-1831. symphonicpopsli.org. An intergenerational orchestra of about 60 musicians. •The Noise Presents: Sabaton and Kreator: 7:30pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•Deconstructing Rubber Soul: 7:30pm. Cinema Arts Centre. 423 Park Ave., Huntington. 631-4237611. cinemaartscentre.org.

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•Tyler Farr: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny. com.

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•Buckcherry: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Carmen Cusack: 7:30pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Jorma Kaukonen: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Orleans: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •The Temptations and The Four Tops: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Cabaret: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Chess In Concert: 7:30pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-6785000. madisontheatreny.org. •Dublin Irish Dance: 8pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •EagleMania: Eagles Tribute: 8pm. Landmark on Main Street. 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. •Ron White: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Dixie Dregs: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •The Very Best of Dave Mason with Richie Furay: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Amazing Grace: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Half Step: Grateful Dead Tribute: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury.com. •Lunasa: 8pm. Adelphi University. 1 South Ave., Garden City. 516-877-4000. aupac.edu. A gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. •Night Fever: Bee Gees Tribute: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-7274343. suffolktheater.com. •The Clairvoyants: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-3340800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Larry Kirwan of Black47: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •The Beach Boys: 7:30pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com. •The Chieftains: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter. org. •”Weird Al” Yankovic: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•Kevin James: 7pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Marc Cohn: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Spherus Circus: 4pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •The Marshall Tucker Band: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. March 2018 • Long Island Woman • 23


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Free Surgical and Non Surgical Weight Loss Seminar If you’re significantly overweight and have tried dieting and exercise and can’t seem to keep the weight off, then this seminar is for you! Learn about our safe treatments using minimally invasive procedures. Meet Dr. Hesham Atwa, the Chief and Director of the Department of Surgery at Mather and St. Charles Hospitals, Port Jefferson, and founder of Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors. Meet other patients and get answers to your questions. Learn how to lose 60 to 100 lbs. or more fast, without hunger and exercise while eliminating Type 2 Diabetes, sleep apnea, high-blood pressure etc. virtually overnight. We can help you find out if your health insurance will cover the cost. When: Wednesday, March 7 & 21, 6:30-7:30 PM Where: 4 Technology Drive, Ste. 220, East Setauket Reservations: Please RSVP to 631-657-4493 or visit JourneyToTheNewYou.com to attend our on-demand webinar: Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You? advertisement

•The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York: Suffolk Choirs: 4pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

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•Circa Survive “The Amulet Tour:” 7:30pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Daughtry: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com. •Dvorak and Brahms: 8pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-6785000. madisontheatreny.org. •Fast Lane: Eagles and Tom Petty Tribute: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba: 8pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Steve Tyrell: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org.

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•Acoustically Speaking: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp: 7pm. Staller Center. 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. 631-632-2787. stallercenter.com. •Artrageous: 3pm. Landmark on Main Street. 232 Main St., Port Washington. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org. An interactive art and music extravaganza. •Michael Feinstein: The Crooners: 7pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-2993100. tillescenter.org. •Robin Trower: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical: 2pm. Madison Theatre. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 516-678-5000. madisontheatreny.org.

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•Walk Off The Earth: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

•Celtic Woman: 2018 Homecoming Tour: 7:30pm. Tilles Center. 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org. •Michael Bolton: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•Casey Abrams: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Lettuce with The Motet “Beyond The Clouds Tour:” 9pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •Trace Adkins: 8pm. NYCB Theatre at Westbury. 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 516-334-0800. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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•Adelphi Symphony Orchestra: 7:30pm. Adelphi University. 1 South Ave., Garden City. 516877-4000. aupac.edu. •Paul Zerdin: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com. •The Belmonts and The Diamonds: Doo Wop Night: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riv24 • Long Island Woman • March 2018

•Big Laughs Comedy: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncenter.org. •Dave Davies of the Kinks: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •Godfrey Townsend: Eric Clapton Tribute: 8pm. The Space at Westbury. 250 Post Ave., Westbury. 516-283-5566. thespaceatwestbury. com. •Pablo Francisco: 8pm. The Paramount. 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-673-7300. paramountny.com.

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•2U: The Joshua Tree Show: 8pm. Suffolk Theater. 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-4343. suffolktheater.com. •The Subdudes: 8pm. Boulton Center. 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-969-1101. boultoncen-

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•In The Heights: Mar. 15- Apr. 29. Engeman Theater. 250 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. engemantheater.com. •Ragtime: Thru Mar. 24. CM Performing Arts Center. 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. 631-2182810. cmpac.com.

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•Creatures of the Night: 7pm. Sweetbriar Nature Center. 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. 631-979-6344. Visit Sweetbriar to meet some nocturnal animals and embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night.

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•Wine and Chocolate Pairing: 1-3pm. Bedell Cellars. 36225 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 631-7347537. bedellcellars.com. Sample three different gourmet Jcoco chocolates paired with a curated flight of three wines. •Cancer Survivors Wellness Workshop: 8:30am. Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell. 500 Hofstra University. Hempstead. 516-734-7212. Northwell.edu/SurviveandThrive. This half-day event will include two panel discussions with 15 experts about physical and emotional challenges of cancer survivors.

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•Legendary Women of Long Island: 1pm. Rogers Memorial Library. 91 Coopers Farm Rd., Southampton. 631-283-0774. Presented by Monica Randall.

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•The Lost British Forts of Long Island: 11am. Rogers Mansion. 17 Meeting House Ln., Southampton. 631-283-2494. southamptonhistory. org. Author David M. Griffin has researched these lost forts for his book on the subject, uncovering their lost history.

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•New Moon Star Parties: 7-10pm. South Fork Natural History Museum. 3777 BridgehamptonSag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton. 631-5379735. SoFo.org. The Montauk Observatory astronomers will set up their telescopes under the dark skies and give guided tours and lectures of stargazing, star-hopping and tips for observing the stars at the South Fork Natural History Museum.

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•St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: Singles Association of Long Island: 7pm. Houlihan’s Restaurant. 725 Merrick Ave., Westbury. 516-465-3953. meetup.com/singles. RSVP required.

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•Folio Awards: Fair Media Council: 11am. The Garden City Hotel. 45 Seventh St., Garden City. 516-224-1860. fairmediacouncil.org.

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•Colorectal Cancer Education Program: 6:308:30pm. Northwell Health System’s Executive Office. 2000 arcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Northwell.edu/ColonEvent. The event will provide knowledge about prevention, screening and treatment options about the disease.

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•Celestial Weekend: Sands Point Preserve. 127 MIddle Neck Rd., Sands Point. 516-673-6322. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org. Explore the universe in the Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould.

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•I Love Chocolate Fest: 10am. East Wind Long Island. 5720 Route 25A, Wading River. lovechocolatefest.com. Over 50 Chocolate Exhibits with everything from decadent truffles and handcrafter chocolates to unusual treats. •Nature Walk: Winter Birding at Sagamore Hill: 10am. Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay. 1-877444-6777. Tickets sold on Recreation.gov. Nature walk to Eel Creek to observe winter birds.

•Belmont Lake Spring Egg Hunt: 12-2pm. Belmont Lake State Park. Southern State Pkwy exit 38. North Babylon. 631-667-5055. parks.ny.gov. •Celestial Weekend: Sands Point Preserve. See March 23rd. •Friends of Erin Gala Cocktail Party: 4-8am. Gurneys Montauk Resort. 290 Montauk Hwy., Montauk. 631-668-1578. montaukfriendsoferin. org. Celebrating the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day

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Night of Beauty Learn how to look and feel your best at the beauty event of the year: Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery’s Night of Beauty! Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg and Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam will be discussing the newest techniques and technologies in cosmetic surgery, med spa treatments, Botox and fillers. Bring a friend for a fun night out! Live demos/raffles/refreshments/gift bags . When: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-9pm Where: Danford’s Hotel, Marina and Spa. 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson Reservations: Please RSVP at 516.364.4200 greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com/night-of-beauty-event-2018 advertisement

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•Beyond the Dunes: Mar. 2-25. Long Beach. 516-456-9902. aip-arts.org. Music, Arts and Culture for 4 weekends is fun for the whole family. •Family Sunday at the Museum: 1pm, Sundays. One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516– 484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. Docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Museum admission required. •Free Bioness Screenings: 11am-3pm Second Thursday of every month. Mercy Medical Center. 1000 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 516964-7990. mercymedicalcenter.info. If you have trouble walking or using your hands due to a stoke, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or Cerebral Palsy, see if Bioness system is right for you. •Fool the Eye: Thru March 4. Nassau County Museum of Art, Saltzman Fine Art Building, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. What’s real and what isn’t? A photo starts to look like a painting, a collage like a photo. The real and the unreal become mixed together. •From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the 60s and 70s: Thru March 11. The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631–3513250. heckscher.org. Warhol’s soup can and Roy Lichtenstein’s comic illustration are among the

March keystone works in a colorful new exhibition •Give Back Sundays: Once a month ZwangerPesiri Radiology provides free radiological exams (MRI, CT SCAN, X-ray, Mammography, etc.) for uninsured Nassau and Suffolk County residents. For more information, upcoming dates, and phone numbers, visit ZPgivebacksundays. org. •Long Island’s Best Young Artists 2018: Mar. 17- Apr. 15. Heckscher Museum. 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. 631-351-3250. heckscher.org. •NCMA’s Sculpture Park: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. More than 50 works by renowned artists set amidst the 145-acre property. •NCMA’s Walking Trails and Gardens: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 516–484–9337. nassaumuseum.org. The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods. Experience the many lush examples of horticultural arts. •Perfect Harmony: The Musical Life and Art of William Sidney Mount: thru Sept. 3. The Long Island Museum. 1200 Rte 25A., Stony Brook. 631-751-0066. longislandmuseum.org. William Sidney Mount formed a bridge between his two passions: art and music.. Re-explore his life in this exhibition. •Something Blue: The Art Guild Exhibit & Competition: Mar. 3-25. 1-5pm. Saturdays and Sundays. The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve. 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset. 516-304Show-Score.LIWoman.4.25x5.4C.indd 1 2018-02-16 5797. theartguild.org. Come see if there’s more to the color blue than what you know. •Sophisticated Singles: Mondays, 7:45pm. Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Court., Oceanside. 516– 766–4341. friedbergjcc.org. Discussion group for singles 55 and up. •THAW Festival: The Hamptons Arts Weekend: Mar. 23-25. Hamptons. southamptonhistoAdvertise in Long Island’s longest running and only ry.org. celebrate the arrival of spring, and experiaward-winning monthly woman’s publication ence the arts and cultural offerings of 18 nonprofit organizations. (since 2001) and reach Long Island’s most •The Art of Alan M. Richards: Get The Picimportant and powerful ture?: Mar. 10-25. The Art League of Long Island. 107 East Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills. 631-462-5400. demographic.

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Support Groups Addictions

•AA/Al Anon Meetings..........................631-669-2827 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Al- Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous .................................................................. 631-474-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Alcoholics Anonymous........................ 516-292-3040 aa.org •Debtors Anonymous............................ 212-969-8111 Ascension Lutheran Church 33 Bayshore Rd., Deer Park. danyc.info •Families Anonymous.......................... 800-736-9805 familiesanonymous.org

Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Bereavement................................ 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Breast Cancer Family and Friends.... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Bereavement......................................... 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. stjosephhospital.chsli.org •Bereavement............................... 631-581-4266 x100 St. Mary’s Church, 20 Harrison Ave., E. Islip parishofstmary.org •Bereavement (suicide)....................... 631-687-2960 Brookhaven Hospice •Bereavement ........................................ 516-484-4993 Elias Hicks Historical Home 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org

•Food Addicts Anonymous................. 772-878-9657 foodaddictsanonymous.org

•Bereavement for Children and Families ................................................................... 516-626-1971 North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center

•Gamblers Anonymous........................855-222-5542 gamblersanonymous.org

•Death of a Child....................................631-738-0809 St. Sylvester’s Church, Medford

•Gam-Anon Hotline..... 516-200-4932/718-352-1671 gam-anon.org

•Grief Share..............................................516-731-6737 Plainedge Baptist Church, Bethpage

•Long Island Recovery Association.....631-552-LIRA lirany.org.

•H.E.A.L. (Help Ease A Loss)................631-265-4520 St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Smithtown

•Narcotics................................................. 631-474-6262 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

•Holocaust Survivors and Friends......631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Overeaters Anonymous......................631-981-5850 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org •Women for Sobriety............................ 215-536-8026 womenforsobriety.org

Alzheimers

•Loss of a Parent.......................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Loss of a Spouse......................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Sibling Bereavement............................ 516-484-4993 Elias Hicks Historical Home 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho. copefoundation.org

•Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation .................................................................. 516-767-6856 Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation. liaf.org

•Teen Bereavement (10-17).................516-250-3598 St. Mathew Church, 35 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. helpingkidzkope@gmail.com

•Alzheimer’s Association .....................631-629-6950 Ronkonkoma. alz.org/longisland

•Widows and Widowers.............631-462-9800 x129 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Alzheimer’s Caregivers.............. 631-585-2020 x261 Community Programs Center of L.I., Ronkonkoma cpclongisland.com

•Widow/Widower (ages 50-60) .516-766-434, x170 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

•Alzheimer’s Family & Caregivers....... 516-593-2424 Bristal Assisted at Lynbrook •Alzheimer’s Caregivers (JASA)...........516-432-0570 Friedberg JCC, 15 Neil Ct., Oceanside. jasa.org

Bereavement

•Bereavement.......................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Bereavement..........................................516-832-2673 Cope Foundation. copefoundation.org •Bereavement (March and Sept.).......631-351-2013 Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health. northwell.edu •Bereavement..........................................516-241-6520 St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church, Sound Beach

•Young Widows and Widowers (20-54/55-65) .................................................................. 631-241-7237 St. Mathew Church, 35 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. arlenepsalm23@verizon.net.org

Breast and other Cancers

•Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline ..................................................................800-877-8077 breast-cancer.adelphi.edu •Adolescent Support/Mentoring.......... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •American Cancer Society...................800-ACS-2345 cancer.org •Breast Cancer......................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Bereavement..........................................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

•Breast Cancer (under 40).................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Bereavement.........................................631-828-7628 Good Shepherd Hospice goodshepherdhospice.chsli.org

•Breast and Ovarian Cancer................631-462-9800 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Bereavement............................... 516-822-3535 x328

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•Breast Cancer........................................ 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Breast

•Upper GI Cancer...................................631-638-0718 Stony Brook Cancer Center, 2nd floor, Stony Brook •Breast Cancer Hotline..........................800-877-8077

Caregivers

•Breast Cancer........................................ 516-663-2556 Michelle DeCastro, Winthrop-University Hospital, Spatz Conference Room D, Mineola. mdcastro@winthrop.org

•Caregivers...............................................516-742-2050 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. JASA Nassau County Caregiver Resource Center. miyjcc.org

•Breast Cancer......................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org

•Caregivers.................................... 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Breast Cancer: Newly Diagnosed Stage 4 ................................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Caregivers...............................................516-742-2050 Temple Emanuel, Long Beach

•Breast Cancer: Newly-Diagnosed ...................................631-476-2776 or 631-689-1854 Mather Hospital, Port Jefferson. matherhospital.org •Cancer..................................................... 516-256-6025 Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream •Cancer Patient and Survivor..............631-675-9003 LI Cancer Help and Wellness Center, Bay Shore breastcancerhelpinc.org •Cancer...................................................... 516-734-8817 Northwell Health. northwell.edu •Cancer...................................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Cancer Excercise..........................516-484-1545 x231 Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., East Hills. sjjcc.org

•JASA Caregivers........................631-724-6300 x1600 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack and Bristol Assisted Living, Northport. bsignore@jasa.org •Caregivers .................................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Caregivers...............................................631-807-6819 Paulette Demato, Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Caregivers.................................... 631-462-9800 x147 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org •Caregivers of a Loved One with Early Stage Memory Loss................................. 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org •Let’s Do Dinner (spouses of Young Onset Dementia patients)....................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Caregivers for People with Breast Cancer ................................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Sandwich Generation ............... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Caregivers............................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org •Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition ................................................................... 631-547-1518 hbcac.org

•Touchstone Group: (for women who had treatment more than 18 months ago) ................................................................... 516-877-4314 Adelphi Univ. School of Social Work, Garden City breast-cancer.adelphi.edu

•Islip Breast Cancer Coalition..............631-968-7424 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore

Divorce and Separation

•Live, Love and Laugh Again (breast cancer) ................................................................. 631-476-2776 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Look Good, Feel Better....................... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Breast Health Center, W. Islip. good-samaritan-hospital.org

•Senior Caregivers.................................631-385-0754 NAMI, Pederson Krag, 55 Horizon Dr., Huntington

•Divorce......................................................516-476-1774 Alliance to Restore Integrity in Divorce (ARID) •Divorced & Separated................ 516-822-3535 x328 Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org •Divorced and Separated 12-Step ......718-740-1684 Community Church of East Williston •Divorced/Separated.................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Lung Cancer........................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org

•Divorced & Separated................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) ..................................................................631-838-4357 LI Chapter, Huntington Station. ovarian.org

•Divorced, Separated and Widowed ................................................................... 516-551-9143 St. Kilian Church, Farmingdale

•Oncology (for women) ....................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org

•Separated/Divorced Counseling ....... 516-599-1181 Peninsula Counseling Center, Lynbrook

•Ovarian Cancer...................................... 516-374-3190 Hewlett House, 86 Rockaway Rd., Hewlett. 1in9.org

•Separation/Divorce...............................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

•Strength for Life (exercise class).......631-675-6513. Various locations. strengthforlifeNY.org

•Singles...........................................631-462-9800 x139 Suffolk Y JCC, Commack. suffolkyjcc.org

•Support for People With Oral, Head and Neck Cancer.......................................................800-377-0928 Syosset and Stony Brook. spohnc.org

•Singles..................................................... 516-822-3535 Mid Island Y JCC, Plainview. miyjcc.org

•Thyroid Cancer Survivors Hotline.....877-588-7904 To advertise: 516-505-0555 x1 • liwomanonline.com/advertise


Support Groups Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Abuse

•Brighter Tomorrows............................. 631-395-1800 brightertomorrowsli.org •Child Abuse and Maltreatment Referrals ..................................................................800-342-3720 •My Sistas: Victims of Domestic Abuse ..................................................................631-645-6300 comeawaymybelovedInc.org •Family Violence and Child Abuse...... 516-485-5710 F.E.G.S. fegs.org

•Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder.......516-739-7733 x1145 epicli.org

•Stroke and TBI........................... 516-674-7696 x7696 Northwell Health. northwell.edu

•Nicotine Anonymous...........................877-879-6422 nicotine-anonymous.org

•Hearing Impaired and Cochlear Implant ...................................................................718-470-8631 Northwell Health Hearing and Speech Center, New Hyde Park

•Stroke/TBI Caregivers..........................516-586-4480 Common Ground Alliance, Plainview commongroundall.com

•Smoking Cessation Workshops..........516-629-2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

•Stroke Support Groups........................516-629-2013 St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, 101 Northern Blvd., Greenvale

•Smoking Cessation............................... 516-663-2579 winthrop.org

•WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens..... 718-526-0790 Northwell Health, New Hyde Park •WomenHeart of Huntington...............631-499-4160 The Huntington Heart Center, Huntington •Hepatitis C (American Liver Foundation) .................................................................. 631-754-4795

•The Safe Center Long Island 24 Hour Hotline......................................516-542-0404 tscli.org

•HIV/AIDS................................................631-691-7080 F.E.G.S. Copiague. fegs.org

•L.I. Against Domestic Violence...........631-666-7181 liadv.org

•Lupus.......................................................516-783-3370 Lupus Alliance of LIQ

•The Retreat (Domestic Violence hotline) ..................................................................631-329-2200

•Melanoma (Patients/Caregivers)...... 516-352-4227 cmbc1@optonline.net

•Victims Information Bureau (VIBS) of Suffolk County......................................................631-360-3606

•Multiple Sclerosis (National)..............631-864-8337

Health Related

•Adhesions (scar tissue pain) ..............631-921-7426 Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook adhesionsfoundation.org •Alopecia...................................................631-680-0148 naaf.org •Amputee.................................................631-968-3479 Southside Hospital, 301 E. Main St, Bay Shore •Arthritis ................................................. 631-427-8272 arthritis.org •Bariatric ..................................................631-258-7530 LIPO (Long Island Post Ops). liponation.org •Bariatric................................................... 631-474-6876 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Brain Aneurysm ................................... 516-562-3059 The Brain Aneurysm Center at North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset. nsalant@northwell.edu •Brain Injury............................................ 631-474-6952 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families .................................................................. 631-474-2323 guardianbrain.org •Brain Tumor Patients and Their Families .................................................................. 516-422-2250 Neurological Surgery PC, 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success rvanallen@nspc.com •Chron’s and Colitis Foundation......... 516-222-5530 585 Stewart Ave., Ste 304, Garden City ccfa.prg/chapters/longisland •Coma/ Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Association................................................516-377-5333 South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside •Diabetes.................................................. 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage stjosephhospital.chsli.org Thank you very much! •Epilepsy................................................... 631-474-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1

•Multiple Sclerosis..................................631-694-4370 Syosset Hospital Conference Room A/B •Muscular Dystrophy.............................631-689-6489 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Myasthenia Gravis.................................631-765-2186 Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket •National Federation of the Blind........516-868-8718 •National Multiple Sclerosis Society...631-864-8337 •Parkinson Disease ...............................631-862-3560 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 liapda.org •Speech Communication......................631-474-6831 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Spinal Cord Injury................................ 516-739-4900 St. Charles Hospital, Albertson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Stroke Club...................516-562-4947/516-562-3111 •Stroke.......................................................631-474-3700 St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson stcharleshospital.chsli.org/support-groups-1 •Stroke...................................................... 516-520-2500 St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage. stjosephhospital.chsli.org

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•Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain...........516-413-4553 1991 Marcus Ave., Ste. 108, Lake Success. nspc.com jalyeshmerni@nspc.com.

Mental Health

•Anxiety and Panic.................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org •Emotions Anonymous......................... 631-474-2090 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org •Mental Illness Family Support...........516-504-HELP Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Hempstead •Mood Disorder (Peer Support)..........516-499-6374 Northwell Health (Syosset, Plainview, Valley Stream locations) mdsgli.com

•Post-Bariatric..........................................516-62MERCY Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre •Overeaters Anonymous.......................631-473-1320 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

Miscellaneous

•Developmental Disabilities Institute ..................................................................631-360-4600 Smithtown (family support services). ddiinfo.org •Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) ................................................................. 888-408-6222 •NAMI Huntington.................................631-424-4528

•Mood Disorders....................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org

•New Mothers......................................... 631-376-4444 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Ctr., W. Islip good-samaritan-hospital.org

•NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness ..................................................................631-385-0754 Huntington. landsburyhunt@aol.com

•National Infertility Network Exchange (NINE) ...................................................................516-794-5772

•Parenting (Cancer)...................... 516-484-1545 x211 Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills. sjjcc.org

•Postpartum Depression .......................................631-422-2255/855-631-0001 Postpartum Resource Center of NY. postpartumNY. org.

•Parents of Young Children, Birth to Five ......................................................... 516-766-4341 x162 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. ParentingResourceNetwork.org

•Relatives and Friends of persons with a Mental Illness........................................................631-226-3900 mhaw.org

•Pregnancy Information and Referral ..................................................................631-853-3033

•Suicide Prevention Hotline.................. 800-SUICIDE

•Pregnancy and Infant Loss ...................516-562-8422 North Shore Univ. Hospital, Manhasset

Smoking Cessation

•Pregnancy Information and Referral...631-853-3033

•American Cancer Society.................. 800-ACS-2345 516-921-6016 or 631-436-7070. cancer.org

•Prison Families Anonymous.................631-943-0441 pfa-li.com

•Smoking Cessation...............................631-853-2928 John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson matherhospital.org

•Women’s Issues.....................................516-634-4010 Friedberg JCC, Oceanside. friedbergjcc.org

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•Bariatric and Weight Loss Surgery ... 631-376-3697 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, W. Islip. goodsamaritan.chsli.org

•Mood Disorder (Family/Friends).......516-499-6374 Northwell Health (Syosset, Valley Stream, Bayshore locations) mdsgli.com

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