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Open HOuse at tHe atelier Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 The Atelier at Flowerfield in St. James held an Open House last Sunday afternoon. Despite the icy weather, many members of the community came out to explore the studio, meet the instructors and staff and learn about the many different art programs offered. Attendees were treated to a live painting demonstration by Christian White, a pastel still life by Lana Ballot and a charcoal demonstration by Tyler Hughes. In addition, visitors were invited to create a Valentine’s Day card, received a tour of the 5,000 square foot facility and enjoyed delicious homemade crepes. Everyone also received a gift certificate for a trial class. The Atelier at Flowerfield is located at 2 Flowerfield, Suite 15, St. James. For more information about its upcoming spring semester for adults, teens and children, call 631-250-9009 or visit

Clockwise from top left, The Atelier offers many types of art classes for all ages; faculty member Christian White paints a model during the open house; Tyler Hughes demonstrates drawing a Greek plaster cast in charcoal; Tony and Karin Dutra of Port Jefferson made a Valentine’s Day card at the event; a visitor checks out an upcoming pastel painting class; faculty member Lana Ballot cheers up the room with a pastel painting demonstration of daisies in a vase.

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Wine and Cheese

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By BoB Lipinski

I love “bubbly” … sparkling wines that dance on my tongue, revealing their subtle or bold flavors. Some are crisp and quite dry, while others are off-dry or even sweet. Virtually every country makes them and they are available in all sorts of style and prices. I would like to share with you some champagne and sparkling wines that I’ve recently tasted, which are worth purchasing.



NV Ruinart “Blanc de Blancs” (Champagne, France). Clean and crisp with hints of brioche, citrus and celery. Quite dry, with a long, pleasing aftertaste. NV André Jacquart Mesnil “Brut Nature” (Champagne, France). Green apple and citrus aromas with subtle flavors of pears and nuts. Very dry and palate cleansing. 2008 Pol Roger “Brut” (Champagne, France). Straw-colored with an aroma of biscuits, butter and citrus. Dry, with flavors of spices, toasted bread and green apple. 2006 Taittinger “Comtes de Champagne” (Champagne, France). An aroma of red apples, wheat and citrus. Mediumbodied with flavors of green apple, orange and spices. 1995 Charles Heidsieck “Blanc de Millénaires” (Champagne, France). Bouquet of toasted bread, citrus and green apple. Medium-bodied and dry, with delicate pear and apple flavors. Cheeses that pair nicely with champagne are Beaufort, Boursault, Camembert, Carré de l’Est, Langres and Maroilles.

NV Bortolotti “47” Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, DOCG, “Extra Dry” (Italy). Wow… what a long name! Medium-full bodied with bouquet and flavor of peaches, apricots, flowers and a hint of coffee. NV Terre di San Venanzio, Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG “Brut” (Italy). Medium-bodied with a floral bouquet of stone fruits, apples and citrus. Dry with hints of fennel and ginger. NV Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG “Brut” (Italy). Lovely bouquet of apricots, wild flowers and citrus. Offdry with hints of almonds. Cheeses that pair nicely with prosecco include Asiago, Bagozzo, fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino and Asiago Pressato. The next two wines are slightly effervescent or as the Italians call them, “frizzante.” They are best served with panettone, fruit-based desserts or some Robiola de Roccaverano, a goat’s milk cheese from Piedmont. Two other recommended cheeses are Aostino and Gorgonzola. Coppo 2015 Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti DOCG (Italy). Straw-colored, with greenish reflections. Floral notes along with peach and pear overtones. Semisweet with some citrus for balance. Michele Chiarlo 2015 Nivole Moscato d’Asti DOCG (Italy). Intensely aromatic and fruity, suggestive of sage, grapefruit, apricot and meringue. Bob Lipinski, a local author, conducts training seminars on wine, spirits and food and is available for speaking engagements. He can be reached at

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this week in history FEB. 16

1923: Archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. 1937: Wallace H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon. Carothers is a research chemist for Du Pont.

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1933: Newsweek is first published. 1947: The Voice of America begins broadcasting to the Soviet Union. 1965: Comedienne Joan Rivers makes her first guest appearances on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson” on NBC-TV. 1995: Colin Ferguson is convicted of six counts of murder in the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings. He is later sentenced to a minimum of 200 years in prison.

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1885: Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is published in the U.S. for the first time. 1930: The planet Pluto is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, a result of photographs taken in January of that year. 1953: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz sign a contract worth $8 million to continue the “I Love Lucy” TV show through 1955.

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1846: The formal transfer of government between Texas and the United States takes place. Texas officially becomes a state on Dec. 29, 1845. 1878: Thomas Alva Edison patents a music player (the phonograph).

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— coMpIled By erneStIne FrAnco 1985: Mickey Mouse is welcomed to China as part of the 30th anniversary of Disneyland.

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1809: The U.S. Supreme Court rules the power of the federal government is greater than that of any individual state. 1872: The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City. 1987: A bomb explodes in a computer store in Salt Lake City. The blast is blamed on the Unabomber.

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1842: John J. Greenough patents the sewing machine. 1878: The first telephone directory issued in the U.S. is distributed to residents in New Haven. It is a single page of only 50 names.

Living right here among us is Fred Mendelsohn, a modern-day Renaissance man — neurologist, philanthropist, author, musician and artist. Residing in Port Jefferson with his wife Sunny, Fred has recently retired and is now devoting his time to oil painting.

After a lifetime of being a neurologist, what inspired you to devote your time to art? Before enrolling in the sciences, I went to college on a music scholarship where I became enamored by the French horn, the instrument that “sings”; however, after surgery on my throat, I could no longer play, so for creative release I began my artistic journey. I would have to say that it was my first teacher, my neighbor, who was a professional artist and illustrator, took me under his wing at age 10, teaching me drawing and prospective, thus illustrating the profound effect a teacher may have on a child.

With whom have you studied? Locally I studied with colorist Christian White, in New York at the Art Student’s League with Robert Cenedella and at the Art League of Long Island with Nanette Fluhr and David Peikon. I learned something of value from each of them.

How would you describe your art and what is your ultimate goal? I think of myself as a truth seeker. I want to create an original work that emulates Mother Nature in a painterly fashion, rendering art that captures the effects of atmosphere through color and light. My goal its to effortlessly paint what I envision in my mind’s eye.

The book is called "A Doctor’s Journey," a compilation of true stories about my medical experiences that touched me in such special ways that I wanted to share them with others

What exciting art events do you have planned for your future in art? I am exhibiting my paintings in the Winter Exhibition at Art Blend Gallery in Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Snow birders are invited to attend! My paintings were accepted for exhibitions at ArtHamptons in July and at the ArtExpo in New York City in April. Locally you can find my work in Expressions Gallery, LIMarts exhibitions and at the Setauket Artists Annual Exhibition. I am especially honored to be asked to donate a painting “that will enlighten and uplift patients and visitors alike" for the new wing at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital. You may see my work by visiting

Where do you enjoy painting? The bucolic fields and waterways of the North Shore and the hills and villages of Italy are sources of inspiration to me.

What art period has influenced you the most?

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The Impressionists have had an effect on me because of the way they depicted shimmering colors: color within color, color within shadows, colors within water and sky.

1879: In Utica, NY, Frank W. Woolworth opens his first 5- and 10-cent store. 1885: The Washington Monument is officially dedicated in Washington, D.C. It opens to the public in 1889. 1997: Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut and colleagues announce that an adult sheep has been successfully cloned.

— Frederic Mendelsohn

You are also an author who has won the Reader Views Literary Award for your Was there an artist who inspired you the most? book. What is it about?

1925: The first issue of The New Yorker is published.

1947: Edwin Land demonstrates the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical Society of America in New York City.

'Creating something is one of the most gratifying of all human activity.'

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? The most emotionally gratifying moment was successfully operating on a 10-year-old with an aggressive brain tumor. Having patients like him survive is the most rewarding thing that can happen to a doctor.

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During the month of February, Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket, joins the nation in celebrating Black History Month, a commemoration of African American history and achievement, with its latest exhibit, Chicken Hill: A Community Lost to Time. Through photographs, artifacts and recorded interviews, the memory of this neighborhood, whose residents included African Americans, Native Americans, Russians, Poles, Lithuanians, Rumanians, Irish and Italians, has been preserved. The exhibit is a 2015 recipient of a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History and may be seen on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children and students. For more information, call 631-751-3730.

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clockwise from top, the intense red berries appearing on yews in autumn are really greatly modified cones; woody long cones on the norway spruce are distinctive; the cones of the golden deodar cedar come out green and mature within one growing season.

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As you plan your new garden consider adding one or more conifers. Conifers are trees that bear cones and have evergreen needles (actually modified leaves). Many are pyramidal in shape, meaning that they don’t usually grow into your utility lines. Since they are evergreen, they provide a year-round screen. The cones contain the seeds for the next generation. Conifers include pines, cedars, cypresses, redwoods, spruces and yews. They are woody plants and, almost without exception, are evergreens. The main exception, the dawn redwood, loses its needles in autumn and sprouts new ones in the spring. Note, however, that not all evergreens are conifers (more about that in a future column). Conifers were the dominant land plant until, evolutionary wise, they were overtaken by flowering plants. So, yes, conifers are older than flowering trees. It is thought that conifers were the main food of herbivorous dinosaurs. Today, the soft wood is used for lumber, furniture and paper. Even turpentine is made from the resin of conifers, mainly pine trees. If you are unable to identify a particular tree, checking out the cones themselves may help you. For example, the cones of the golden deodar cedar are born upright on the branches and are just two inches long. The cones grow upright during the summer and fall to the ground in autumn. The cones of the Norway spruce are long, up to six or more inches long and slightly curved. The cones of some pines are short, round and stubby. Some cones don’t even look like the “typical” pinecone. Since many people use cones for crafts, particularly around Christmas, growing conifers has another advantage: material for those wreaths and other craft projects. If this is your plan, make sure that the

conifers you select will yield the type of craft material you want. If you can’t grow a tree that has the specific cone you are looking for, crafts shops frequently carry them. For example, the tree with the largest cones is the Coulter pine. The cones can be 8 to 10 inches long and can weight four to 11 pounds (less when dried out). Since this pine’s natural environment is coastal California, this is one you need to buy from craft shops. Depending on the variety of the tree, cones can form and mature in just a single growing season (like the golden deodar cedar) or can take up to two or three years. Most conifers have both male and female cones on the same tree. The male cones are generally smaller and produce pollen while the female cones are larger and produce the seeds. If you’ve ever used a closed pinecone in a craft and it gradually opened only to release the seeds all over your table or floor, you’ve got a female pinecone. Conifers rarely need pruning, except to remove dangerous branches or a double or triple leader at the top of a pyramidal tree. If the conifer you’ve selected is very feathery, it needs careful pruning or it will look terrible. Feather the cuts. As always, it’s best to know the final size of your mature plant so that it doesn’t take over. You should not have to spend a ton of time pruning back overgrown plants. Again, I recommend the Audubon Society’s guide to the trees of the eastern U.S. as an excellent reference. They have color photos of not only the needles of each conifer but of the cones as well. Next week, an overview of some specific conifers.

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Cocoa components reduce cardiovascular risk Valentine’s Day is one of the wonderful things about winter. For many, it lifts the mood and spirit. A traditional gift is chocolate. But do the benefits of chocolate go beyond Valentine’s Day? The short answer is yes, which is good news for chocolate lovers. However, we are not talking about filled chocolates, but primarily dark chocolate and cocoa powder. The health benefits of chocolate are derived in large part from its flavonoid content — compounds that are produced by plants. These health benefits are seen in cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart disease and By David high blood presDunaief, M.D. sure. This is ironic, since many chocolate boxes are shaped as hearts. Unfortunately, it is not necessarily the chocolates that come in these boxes that are beneficial. Let’s look at the evidence.

Effect on heart failure Heart failure is very difficult to reverse. Therefore, the best approach is prevention, and dark chocolate may be one weapon in this crusade. In the Swedish Mammography Cohort study, those women who consumed dark chocolate saw a reduction in heart failure (1). The results were on a dose-response curve, but only to a point. Those women who consumed two to three servings of dark chocolate a month had a 26 percent reduction in the risk of heart failure. For the dark chocolate lovers, it gets even better. Women who consumed one to two servings per week had an even greater reduction of 32 percent. However, those who ate more than these amounts actually lost the benefit in heart failure reduction and may have increased risk. With a serving (1 ounce) a day, there was actually a 23 percent increased risk. This study was a prospective (forwardlooking) observational study that involved more than 30,000 women over a long duration, nine years. The authors comment that chocolate has a downside of too much fat and calories and, if eaten in large quantities, it may interfere with eating other beneficial foods, such as fruits and vegetables. The positive effects are most likely from the flavonols, a subset of flavonoids, which come from the cocoa solids — the chocolate minus the cocoa butter.

Impact on mortality from heart attacks In a two-year observational study, results showed that chocolate seemed to reduce the risk of cardiac death after a first heart attack (2). Again, the effects were based on a dose-response curve, but unlike the previous study, there was no increased risk beyond a certain modest frequency.

Those who consumed chocolate up to once a week saw a 44 percent reduction in risk of death, and those who ate the most chocolate — two or more times per week — saw the most effect, with 66 percent reduced risk. And finally, even those who consumed one serving of chocolate less than once per month saw a 27 percent reduction in death, compared to those who consumed no chocolate. The study did not mention dark or milk chocolate; however, this was another study that took place in Sweden. In Sweden, milk chocolate has substantially more cocoa solids, and thus flavonols, than that manufactured for the U.S. There were over 1,100 patients involved in this study, and none of them had a history of diabetes, which is important to emphasize.

participants, who are sometimes the most difficult in whom to show a significant reduction, since their blood pressure is not high initially. One of the weaknesses of this meta-analysis is that the trials were short, between two and 18 weeks.

Why chocolate has an effect

Chocolate has compounds called flavonoids. The darker the chocolate, the more flavonoids there are. These flavonoids have potential antioxidant, antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory effects. In a small, randomized controlled trial comparing 22 heart transplant patients, those who received dark flavonoid-rich chocolate, compared to a cocoa-free control group, had greater vasodilation (enlargement) of coronary arteries two hours afStroke reduction ter consumption (5). I don’t know anyThere was also a deone who does not crease in the aggregawant to reduce the tion, or adhesion, of risk of stroke. We tell platelets, one of the patients to avoid soprimary substances in dium in order to conforming clots. The autrol blood pressure thors concluded that and reduce their risk. dark chocolate may Initially, sodium reduc- Consuming a small amount also cause a reduction tion is a difficult thing stress. of dark chocolate twice a in oxidative to acclimate to — and It’s great that chocone that people fear. week may lower the risk of olate, mainly dark, However, it turns out and cocoa powder heart disease. that eating chocolate have such substantial may reduce the risk of effects in cardiovasstroke, so this is somecular disease. However, certain patients thing you can use to balance out the life- should avoid chocolate such as those with style changes. reflux disease, allergies to chocolate and In yet another study, the Cohort of diabetes. Be aware that Dutch-processed, Swedish Men, which involved over 37,000 or alkalized, cocoa powder may have lower men, there was an inverse relationship flavonoid levels and is best avoided. Also, between chocolate consumption in men the darker the chocolate is, the higher the and the risk of stroke (3). Those who ate flavonoid levels. I suggest that the chocoat least two servings of chocolate a week late be at least 60 to 70 percent dark. benefited the most with a 17 percent reModeration is the key, for all chocolate duction in both major types of stroke — contains a lot of calories and fat. Based on ischemic and hemorrhagic — compared the studies, two servings a week are probato those who consumed the least amount bly where you will see the most cardiovasof chocolate. Although the reduction does cular benefits. Happy Post-Valentine’s Day! not sound tremendous, compare this to aspirin, which reduces stroke risk by 20 References: percent. However, chocolate consump(1) Circ Heart Fail. 2010;3(5):612tion study was observational, not the gold standard randomized controlled trial, like 616. (2) J Intern Med. 2009;266(3):248257. (3) Neurology. 2012;79:1223aspirin studies. 1229. (4) Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012:15;8:CD008893. (5) Circulation. Blood pressure 2007 Nov 20;116(21):2376-2382. One of the most common maladies, especially in people over 50, is high blood Dr. Dunaief is a pressure. So, whatever we can do to lower speaker, author and loblood pressure levels is important, includ- cal lifestyle medicine ing decreasing sodium levels, exercising physician focusing on and even eating flavonoid-rich cocoa. the integration of mediIn a meta-analysis (a group of 20 cine, nutrition, fitness RCTs), flavonoid-rich cocoa reduced both and stress management. systolic (top number) and diastolic (bot- For further information, tom number) blood pressure significantly: visit www.medicalcom−2.77 mm Hg and −2.20 mm Hg, respec- or consult tively (4). These studies involved healthy your personal physician.

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Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9

Answers to last week’s SUDOKU puzzle:

1. a.m. slice 6. “____ humbug!” 9. French Sudan, today 13. Opposite of bonjour 14. *Jesse Owens’ team 15. Take exception to 16. Brightest star in Cygnus 17. Snowmobile runner 18. On the rocks 19. Highest level 21. *”Hidden ____,” movie (2016) 23. ____ Luis Obispo 24. Goes with rave 25. Scepter’s partner 28. Heat in a microwave 30. Greek poet from Lesbos 35. Road shoulder 37. Irritate 39. Lively olden-day dance 40. Diva’s delivery 41. *Public ____ hip hop group 43. Wild ox of India 44. Tropical smoothie flavor 46. Charades, e.g. 47. ____ Pound, poet 48. Chest pain 50. Pop group “’N ____” 52. Mary Kay’s last name 53. A long walk 55. To boot 57. *Emancipation Proclamation President 61. *Dodgers’ Rookie of the Year in 1947 64. Perfect 65. Lennon’s wife 67. Hop-drying kilns 69. Facial growth 70. “Is,” no longer 71. Express a thought 72. Fill beyond full 73. Indefinite degree 74. Seventh month of Hebrew calendar

Answers to last week’s puzzle:

The Grammys

DOWN 1. Little bit 2. Lyric poem, pl. 3. Hokkaido native 4. “____ Like Old Times” 5. *Railroad conductor 6. Portrait sculpture 7. Pose a question 8. Israeli port 9. Carte du jour 10. Gulf V.I.P. 11. Playwright Clare Booth ____ 12. Wraths 15. Soldier’s ID 20. Habituate 22. Opposite of outs 24. News announcement to the press 25. *44th President 26. Was rebroadcast 27. Carry something 29. *Espoused civil disobedience 31. 1950s pin-up Bettie 32. Eloise’s residence 33. Meryl Streep’s “The ____”(2002) 34. *Philanthropist Winfrey 36. Gaspar, Balthasar and Melchior 38. *Harry Belafonte, first African-American to win one (1960) 42. Gossipmonger 45. Wait on a phone 49. Be unwell 51. Pupa’s shelter 54. “Little ____ fact” 56. Giraffe’s cousin 57. “Mad ____” word game 58. Lightbulb over head? 59. Whiskey without water 60. Nurse’s attention 61. *____ Gibson, “the black Babe Ruth” 62. a.k.a. The Islamic State 63. Europe’s highest volcano 66. *1831 slave rebellion leader 68. *Obama before becoming President *Theme related clue. Answers to this week’s puzzle will appear in next week’s newspaper and online on Friday afternoon at, Arts and Lifestyles


Knowledge seeKers

SBU team explores division vs. invasion in fish, worm and cancer

Horoscopes for the third week of February PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

This could be a memorable month for your career, Pisces. You have the ability to get the attention of some very important people.

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 By Daniel Dunaief At first look, the connection between a roundworm, a zebrafish and cancer appears distant. After all, what can a transparent worm or a tropical fish native to India and the surrounding areas reveal about a disease that ravages its victims and devastates their families each year? Plenty, when talking to David Matus and Benjamin Martin, assistant professors in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook University whose labs are next door to each other. The scientific tandem recently received the 2017 Damon Runyon–Rachleff Innovation Award, which includes a two-year grant of $300,000, followed by another renewable grant of $300,000 to continue this work. In the first of a two-part series, Times Beacon Record Newspapers will profile the work of Matus this week. Next week the Power of Three will feature Martin’s research on zebrafish. Long ago a scientist studying dolphin cognition in Hawaii, Matus has since delved into the world of genetic development, studying the roundworm, or, as its known by its scientific name, Caenorhabditis elegans. An adult of this worm, which lives in temperate soil environments, measures about 1 millimeter, which means it would take about 70 of them lined up end to end to equal the length of an average earthworm. Matus specifically is interested in exploring how a cell called the anchor cell in a roundworm invades through the basement membrane, initiating a uterinevulval connection that allows adult roundworms to pass eggs to the outside environment. He is searching for the signals and genetic changes that give the anchor cell its invasive properties. Indeed, it was through a serendipitous discovery that he observed that the loss of a single gene results in anchor cells that divide but don’t in-

vade. These dividing cells are still anchor cells, but they have lost the capacity to breach the basement membrane. That, Matus said, has led the team to explore the ways cancer has to decide whether to become metastatic and invade other cells or proliferate, producing more copies of itself. In some cancers, their hypothesis suggests, the cells either divide or invade and can’t do both at the same time. It could be a cancer multitasking bottleneck. Mark Martindale, the director of the Whitney Laboratory at the University of Florida in Gainesville who was Matus’ doctoral advisor, said a cell’s decision about when to attach to other cells and when to let go involves cell polarity, the energetics of motility and a host of other factors that are impossible to study in a mammal. The roundworm presents a system “in which it is possible to manipulate gene expression, and their clear optical properties make them ideal for imaging living cell behavior,” Martindale explained in an email. Seeing these developmental steps allows one to “understand a variety of biomedical issues.” Last year, Matus and Martin were finalists for the Runyon– Rachleff prize. In between almost getting the award and this year, the team conducted imaging experiments in collaboration with Eric Betzig, a group leader at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia. Betzig not only brings expertise in optical imaging technologies but also has won a Nobel Prize. “We really appreciate the opportunity to work with [Betzig] and his lab members on this project,” said Matus, who also published a review paper in Trends in Cell Biology that explored the link between cell cycle regulation and invasion. He and his graduate student Abraham Kohrman explored the literature to find cases that showed the same switching

Expect some great luck and happiness in the days ahead, Aries. If you plan on taking a trip, travel will most likely be to a warm-climate destination to soak up the sun.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, you have a reputation of being a great financial strategist. It’s time to look over your personal finances and see where you might be able to tighten the reins here and there.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

A partner in your life has become very vocal lately and is not easy to persuade on any topic, Gemini. You have to find a way to reach this person so the relationship can develop.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

David Matus in his lab at Stony Brook university that he has been exploring with the roundworm. Yusuf Hannun, the director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center, said the work is highly relevant to cancer as it explores fundamental issues about how cells behave when they invade, which is a key property of cancer cells. Hannun said the tandem’s hypothesis about division and invasion is “consistent with previous understandings but I believe this is the first time it is proposed formally,” he suggested in an email. Their work could apply to invasive epithelial cancers, suggested Scott Powers, a professor in the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook and the director of Clinical Cancer Genomics at the Cancer Center. That could include breast, colon, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers, noted Powers, who is a recent collaborator with Matus and Martin. The additional funding allows Matus and Martin to focus more of their time on their research and less on applying for other grants, Matus said. Matus lives in East Setauket with his wife Deirdre Killebrew, who works for Applied DNA Sciences. The couple met when they were working with dolphins in Hawaii. Matus’ first

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paper was on dolphin cognition, although he switched to evolutionary and developmental biology when he worked in Martindale’s lab at the University of Hawaii. Martindale described Matus as prolific during his time in his lab, publishing numerous papers that were “profoundly important in our continued understanding of the relationship between genotype and phenotype and the evolution of biological complexity,” Martindale wrote in an email. Following in Martindale’s footsteps, Matus replaced his middle name, Samuel, in publications with a Q. Martindale said several of his colleagues adopted the phony Q to pay homage to the attitude that drove them to pursue careers in science. Matus has now passed that Q on to Korhman, who is his first graduate student. Matus and Killibrew have two daughters, Bria and Maille, who are 7 and 9 years old. Their children have a last name that combines each of their surnames, Matubrew. Matus said he feels “fortunate when I got here three years ago that they had me set up my lab next to [Martin]. That gave us an instantaneous atmosphere for collaboration.”

You have been working very hard, Cancer, and what you need most right now is an escape. This will happen in time, so don’t lose hope. You just need to meet a few deadlines.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

Children, involvement in creative projects or other personal, private life affairs will fill several days, Leo. Serious decisions can be put off for the time being.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, your home and family are on the top of your mind as you enter the week. Perhaps you have party details to oversee or travel arrangements to make.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

You always are thinking of others, Libra, but now it’s time to think of yourself. Rest if that is what you desire, or plan a move if you need a change of pace.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, this should be a happy week for you with a lot of social interaction among friends. A number of nights out dot your calendar, and you’re not apt to miss any.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

As the week opens you could be reassessing everything in your life, from your job to your relationship to your goals. This can be a good time to put any plans into motion, Sagittarius.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

There is a chance you may be in touch with medical personnel this week, Capricorn. It will not have to do directly with you, but maybe a call for a friend or family member.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, it’s hard to mistake your allure right now. If you are single, others will really notice you this week. If you’re attached, you will get more attention from your partner.


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Nothing beats the winter chill like a steaming bowl of soup. Try these flavorful soups, Ribollita and Cream of Tomato Soup and stay warm and cozy. In Italian “ribollita” means reheated. (And doesn’t just about any respectable soup taste better the next day?) This one is chock full of kale, other veggies and beans and is a tribute to its name. YIELD: Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS: • Two 28-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained • 8 cups chopped, well-washed trimmed lacinato kale* • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 2 medium onions, chopped • 2 ounces well-trimmed pancetta, julienned† • 2 garlic cloves, minced • One 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with their juice • 4 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage leaves or 2 teaspoons dried • 8 cups broth • 4 cups cubed crusty leftover bread • salt and pepper, to taste • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS:


In a food processor, puree half the beans. Cover and set aside. In a large pot, bring 2 inches water to a boil. Arrange kale on a steamer rack; place in pot and cover with tight-fitting lid. Steam for 3 to 5 minutes, until almost tender. Place a pot or large saucepan (at least 6½ quarts) over medium heat, add olive oil and heat 45 seconds. Add onions, pancetta and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, one to two minutes, until onions are opaque. Stir in tomatoes with their juice, celery, carrots and sage. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, until the vegetables are very tender. Add the pureed and whole beans, broth, kale to the tomato mixture. Bring the liquid to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, about half an hour, until beans and kale are very tender and soup is thickened. Add bread cubes and cook 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper, if desired. Cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Half an hour before serving, reheat the soup over low heat to a gentle boil; stir frequently. Ladle into bowls and drizzle about half a tablespoon olive oil over each one *Lacinato kale, a long-leafed dark green variety that resembles Romaine lettuce is preferable and available in most specialty markets, but the more familiar regular kale is okay if you can’t find it. †Pancetta is Italian bacon available in most supermarket deli departments and certainly in Italian delis.

Cream of Tomato Soup Warning: You’ll never be happy with the canned version once you’ve tasted this. And do I even need to say how great it is with a grilled cheese sandwich? YIELD: Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS: • • • • • • • • • •

3 tablespoons butter ½ cup chopped onion 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 2 cups water ½ bay leaf 1½ teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda Two 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes Salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS: In a large heavy pot or saucepan, melt the butter, then add the onion and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened but not browned. Add flour and continue to stir for another minute or two. Slowly add milk, bay leaf and sugar; continue to stir until slightly thickened. Stir the baking soda into the tomatoes, then add the tomatoes to the milk mixture and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until heated through. Remove bay leaf and discard. Let cool about 15 to 20 minutes; puree in batches in food processor. Add seasonings and serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat before serving.


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Attention anyone with a closet: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty. That’s the message being delivered by Chris Reimels, who has launched a drive to collect new and gently used shoes to help the poor. Shoes can be dropped off at Reimels Allstate office, located at 49 Indian Head Road in Kings Park, through March 24. The shoes that Reimels collects will be delivered to Soles4Souls — a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. “I support Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives,” said Reimels. “We hope to take a big step in providing the organization with the used shoes they require to keep making a difference for people in need.” For more information, call 631-269-5200. above, ‘Still life with Peaches’ by christian White; below, ‘carrots and Oranges’ by Denis Ponsot

Images courtesy of Gallery North

Gallery North celebrates The Art of Eating By EllEn BarcEl Gallery North will be presenting a new exhibit, one guaranteed to make the viewer both hungry and thirsty. Thirty artists will have their work on display in The Art of Eating opening Feb. 23 and running through Friday, March 17. Fred Badalamenti reneé Blank Judith Levy, exJoan Branca ecutive director of Sheila Breck the gallery, noted Joyce Bressler that the first time nancy Bueti-randall she curated The Art Susan cohen of Eating, six years Jeanette Dick ago, she had been colleen Franca reading food author robert Franca M.F.K. Fisher’s colJanice Gabriel lection of essays, John Goodrich “The Art of Eating,” Tim Kennedy when she got the anita lamb idea to actually disSydney licht play paintings that Bruce lieberman focused on food. Jackie lima In that first exEleanor Meier hibit, an artist Muriel Musarra annette napolitano brought in five images of pizza, the Don Perlis last one showing Paula Pelletier Joseph Podlesnik only the leftover Denis Ponsot crust. “Some people Marcy rosenblat had unique images,” Patricia Solan she observed. angela Stratton This time, Levy Marilyn Turtz said, some of the carlina Valenti paintings would be christian White “quirky, some extrav-

The artists

agant, some really fun … Someone even did a painting of a wine cork. There’s a wide variety of paintings …. Hanging the show is so much fun seeing the pictures communicate with each other.” Jackie Lima, one of the artists in the show, is currently in Asia. She was so interested in being in the show, she sent a painting, “Thali,” all the way from India when she heard about the upcoming exhibit. Thali, typical Indian fare, features various dishes served on a platter. Three Village’s own Christian White will be showing two paintings including “Still Life With Peaches,” a tempting display of fruit and thick, crusty bread with beautiful flowers in the background. Setauket artist Eleanor Meier, well known for her still lifes, many with various food themes, will be showing three pieces, “Pepper Parade,” “Pears and a Blue Plate” and “Juicy Sweet.” Bruce Lieberman’s “Mussels” is so appropriate with Long Island’s seafaring history as is Joan Branca’s “Fish for Sale.” Then

there’s Denis Ponsot’s “Carrots and Oranges,” and Tim Kennedy’s “Layer Cake,” the perfect ending to this visual meal. Styles for the 30 artists vary as does the media from oils to acrylics and water colors as well as drawings and hand pulled prints. Expect realism as well as more abstract styles, all inspired by food and beverages. There are two special events connected with The Art of Eating. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. to which the public is invited. In keeping with the theme of the exhibit, on March 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. the gallery plans to have a tasting menu, A Little Taste of France, prepared by renown chef Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn. Referred to as “France’s gift to Long Island,” the award-winning chef will have his new book, “A Chef’s Odyssey,” available for purchase at the event and will sign copies. The book, described as “an insider’s tour” of restaurants, also includes some of his favorite recipes. Cost of the tasting menu is $45 per person. Call the gallery or email to register (by March 8) and for further details. Gallery North is located at 90 North Country Road in Setauket. It is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For further information, call 631751-2676 or visit Image courtesy of Gallery North

On the cover: ‘Mussels’ by Bruce lieberman

Save the date VFW Post 4927 Auxiliary, 31 Horseblock Road, Centereach will host a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy a corned beef dinner, open bar, Irish-American music, lottery tree, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. To order, call 631-585-7390.

Come join the fun! The Suffolk County Homemakers is forming a new unit in the Port Jefferson–Mount Sinai area. They are welcoming new members for fun, friendship, community service, trips, crafts and lots of laughs. Meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Port Jefferson/Mount Sinai volunteer ambulance building at 20 Crystal Brook Hollow Road (off Route 347). For more information, please call Janice at 631-245-4402.

Free ‘Grocery Guide’ Join AARP Foundation volunteers at Stop & Shop, 55 Motor Ave., Farmingdale for a free guided grocery store tour for older adults on one of the following dates: Feb. 28, March 14, March 28. Choose a time of 10 to 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to buy fruits, vegetables and whole grains on a budget, compare unit prices to find bargains and read and compare food labels. First-time participants will receive a free $10 Stop & Shop gift card. (You do not have to be an AARP member to participate.) Advance registration is required by calling 1-855-850-2525.



Thursday 16 Paint Night

The Huntington Historical Society will host a Paint Night at the David Conklin Farmhouse, 2 High St., Huntington from 7 to 9 p.m. Instructor Robin Horn will show the class how to use historic recycled slate roof tiles from the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building as their canvas. Supplies and snacks will be provided; you bring your artistic vision and your drink of choice. Price is $45, $40 members. To register, call 427-7045, ext. 404.

...and dates Feb. 16 to Feb. 23, 2017

Hard Luck Café Concert

The Friends of Flax Pond will welcome authors Malcom Bowman and Dean Larry Swanson to the Childs Mansion, Shore Road, Old Field at 3 p.m. The duo will discuss their new book, "Between the Stony Brook Harbor Tides" followed by a book signing. Refreshments will be served. For more information and directions, visit

Job Fair

New York Times best-selling author Regina Calcaterra will discuss her latest book, "Girl Unbroken, A Sister’s Harrowing Journey from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho," at Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Co-author and younger sister Rosie Maloney will Skype in for the discussion. A Q-and-A and book signing will follow. Registration required by calling 941-4080.

An evening with Beaucoup Blue

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport will host an evening of music with Beaucoup Blue at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Northport Arts Coalition, the show will open with a performance by Wild Ginger. Open mic sign-up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information, visit or call 663-3038.

Jazz in the Living Room

The Smithtown Township Arts Council will present Ranny Reeve’s Jazz in the Living Room at the Mills Pond House, 199 Mills Pond Road (off 25A) in St. James at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own instrument, beginners welcome, everyone plays! $5 to participate, free for listeners. For more information, call 862-6575.

A Psychic Evening

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will welcome Psychic Medium Robert Hansen to its Mainstage at 8 p.m. Join him on a journey through the other side of the veil and receive communication with loved ones that have crossed over to the other side. Tickets are $30. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Symphony Orchestra concert

Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport will host a free concert by the Northport Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Richard Hyman, the program will

Birding Basics hike

Friends of Flax Pond lecture

Friday 17

Author talk and book signing

Le Petit Salon de Musique, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket will welcome the Neave Trio in concert at 2 p.m. The piano-cello-violin chamber music ensemble will perform American Moments, a program that showcases the diversity of the American classical music tradition, with compositions from Foote, Korngold and Bernstein. Refreshments will be served. Tickets online are $15 adults, $10 seniors. Tickets at the door are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students. For more information, visit www.

Join the folks at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for an adult hands-on program, Birding Basics for Beginners, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring binoculars. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Singer-songwriters Jon Shain and Jessy Tomsko will be the featured performers during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Hard Luck Café concert at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington at 8:30 p.m. Preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $15, $10 FMSH and CAC members. For more information, call 4252925 or visit

Calling all job seekers! Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from over 40 companies are scheduled to attend including Amneal Pharmaceuticals, BJG Electronics, Bob’s Discount Furniture, CAM Consulting, Castella Imports, Goodwill, Home Depot, Loews, New Vitality, NY Life Insurance, Package All, The Corporate Source, U.S. Navy, U.S. Postal Service and Utopia Home Care. Sponsored by the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center. No registration required. Bring copies of your resume and dress to impress. For more information, call 588-5024.

Neave Trio in concert

Ridotto concert

Ridotto, concerts "with a tough of theater," will present Variations on a Theme, with music by Franz Schubert and Beethoven at the Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington at 4 p.m. Featuring pianist Vassily Primakov. Tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors, $20 members, $10 students. For reservations, call 385-0373. For further information, visit

EXCEEDING THE GOLD STANDARD Hailed by critics as 'absolutely stunning' the Neave Trio, currently Trio-in-Residence at San Diego State University, will perform at East Setauket's Le Petit Salon de Musique on Feb. 19. Photo by Mark Roemisch include Piano Concerto No. 23 and Symphony Nov. 31 by Mozart as well as music by Handel featuring pianist Edward Lattari. No tickets necessary. Visit

Saturday 18


See Feb. 17 listing.

The Stony Brook Computer Music Studios will present Earfest at the Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook at 8 p.m. Sit back in your chair and be surrounded by sumptuous sound, including the latest in fixed-media audio and video. Free admission. For further information, call 632-2787.

Jazz After Hours

The Cinema Arts Centre’s Sky Room Café, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will host Jazz After Hours featuring Wendy Lanter and Peter Rogine in concert at 10 p.m. Program includes classics from the Great American Songbook and more. Admission is $15, $10 members and students. Questions? Call 423-7611.

Laser light show

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will present a Led Zeppelin Laser Show, Laser Zeppelin, tonight and Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. Playlist includes "Kashmir," "Stairway to Heaven," "Good Times, Bad Times" and more. Tickets are $9 adults, $8 students and seniors, $7 children 12 and under. For more information, call 854-5579 or visit

Friday Night Face Off

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will host Friday Night Face Off, Long Island’s longest running Improv Comedy Show, on the Second Stage from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. $15 per person. Cash only. For ages 16 and up. Call 928-9100 for more information.

Laser light show SB Symphony Orchestra concert

The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts’ Main Stage at 8 p.m. Conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, the program includes Barber, Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance; Ibert, Flute Concerto; and Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 in D major. Tickets are $20 adults/$10 seniors and students. Free preconcert lecture with Michael Hershkowitz at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. For more information, call 632-2787.

February Funny Fest

Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata

The Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will welcome the Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata in the Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Titled Off Book/Out of Bounds, the concert will feature music from the Broadway Songbook from Gershwin to Green Day. Tickets are $42. To order, call 6322787 or visit

Monday 20 Happy Birthday, President George Washington!

Tuesday 21 Adult coloring class

Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn holds an adult coloring class every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Kitchen Meeting Room. All are welcome. Registration is not required. Call 757-4200 for more information.

Need a good laugh? Back by popular demand, Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will host February Funny Fest 2017 on the Mainstage at 8 p.m. Stand-ups will include Paul Anthony, Stevie G.B., Michael Somerville, Les Bayer (Banjo Les) plus a special guest appearance by comedian Chuck Fox. Tickets are $39 each. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Swing Dance in Greenlawn

Sunday 19

Wednesday 22

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

Author talk

Do you love Italian food? Resurrection Byzantine Church, located at the corner of Edgewater and Mayflower Avenues in Smithtown, will hold a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Includes all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee, live music and a Chinese auction. Cash bar available. Admission is $20 adults, $7 children under the age of 12. For more information, call 759-6083.

The Moose Lodge, 631 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn will host a Swing Dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. with live music by Bill Wilkinson and the LI Sound Orchestra. No partner needed. Come alone or bring a friend. $15 at the door. Questions? Visit or call 476-3707.

Susan Rubenstein DeMasi presents her biography, "Henry Alsberg: Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers' Project," about journalist and social justice pioneer Henry Alsberg at the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow. Free and open to all. Call 427-5165 to register.

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Shamanic Drumming Meditation

All Souls Church Parish Hall Basement, 10 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook will host an evening of Shamanic Drumming Meditation from 7 to 9 p.m. Led by experienced shamanic drummer Peter Maniscalco, the meditation seeks to integrate the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts of the human self, creating a state of well-being. Questions? Call 655-7798.

New York Circle Round Table

The Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket will host a New York Circle Round Table, fostering understanding through dialectic, at 7:30 p.m. Your participation is encouraged through the suggested reading ahead of the meeting. During the discussion, participants hash out the specifics of the reading and discuss its greater implications. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. $3 donation requested. For further information, visit

Thursday 23 Tea Time Book Club

Meet to discuss "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain at Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Call 928-1212 to register.

Italian Studies lecture

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University will present a lecture titled "What the Dialects Can Teach Us About Italian – The Case of Irpino" by Aniello De Santo at the Frank Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340 at 4 p.m. Free and all are welcome. Call Jo at 632-7444 for more information.

For seniors Senior Dance

St. Sylvester’s Church, 680 Ohio Ave., Medford will host a Senior Dance featuring the music of the Savoy Swing Band from 7 to 10 p.m. $15 admission includes snacks and beverages. For information, call 567-1790.

Theater ‘Felicitas’

On Feb. 19 the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington will present "Felicitas," written and performed by Libby Skala, in the auditorium at 2 p.m. Featuring original mandolin music performed by Steven May. Open to all. Call 427-5165 to register.

‘Walter’s Wish’

Bare Bones Theater Company, 57 Main St., Northport will present "Walter’s Wish," a new fantasy comedy by Christopher Hackett, on March 2, 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and on March 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Adult content. Tickets are $25 per person. To order, visit www. or call 1-800-838-3006.

'Mill Fire'

The Ammerman campus of Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden will present a production of "Mill Fire" by Sally Nemeth on March 9, 10, 11, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and March 11, 12, 25, and 26 at 2 p.m. at Theatre 119 in the Islip Arts Building. Contains mature content. General admission is $12, students 16 years old or younger is $10. For more information call 451-4163.

‘Jake’s Women’

The Arena Players Repertory Theater will kick off its 2017 season with Neil Simon’s "Jake’s Women" on March 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and March 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. Performances are held at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Tickets for Friday and Sundays are $20, $18 seniors. Saturday shows are $25 (no senior discount). To order, call 516-293-0674 or 516-557-1207. For more information, visit

'It Shoulda Been You'

From March 11 to April 15 the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will introduce a new musical comedy to the Main Stage, "It Shoulda Been You," with book and lyrics by Brian Hargrave and music by Barbara Anselini. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors, $20 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

'Carmen'/ 'Romeo & Juliet'

'Jekyll & Hyde'

‘Big Fish Blues’

‘Death of a Salesman’


From March 16 to April 30, the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will bring the mesmerizing musical "Jekyll & Hyde" to its Main Stage. Tickets range from $71 to $76. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.

The Star Playhouse at Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack will present Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" on March 18 and April 1 at 8 p.m. and March 19, 26 and April 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $18 seniors and students. To order, call 462-9800, ext. 136, or visit

‘Where There’s a Will’

What happens when a group of down and out show folk are given the chance to each inherit half a million dollars? The answer is "Where There’s a Will," an original comedy by Jeffrey Sanzel playing on the Mainstage at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from April 8 to May 6. Tickets are $35 per person, $20 for children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Film ‘Selma’

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will screen "Selma" on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Open to all. To register, call 928-1212.


Join Emma Clark Library, 120 Main St., Setauket for a screening of "Denial" on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Free and open to all. For further information, call 941-4080.

‘Deepwater Horizon’

Festival of One-Act Plays


On Feb. 17 the Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport will screen "Deepwater Horizon" starring Mark Wahlberg at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Free and open to all. Questions? Call 261-6930.

The documentary "13th," a searing look at a century of race relations in America, will be screened at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington on Feb. 19 at noon. With guest speakers Les Payne, Ahmad Ali and Barbara Allan. Free admission. Call 423-7611.

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present the 10-time Tony Award nominee "The Full Monty" through March 5. Tickets range from $71 to $76. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

Huntington Station Jack Abrams STEM School, 155 Lowndes Ave., Huntington Station will host a winter farmers market on Feb. 19 and March 5 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring fresh regional produce and artisanal foods. For more information, visit

The Village of Port Jefferson will host a winter farmers market at the Village Center, 101A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson every Sunday on the third floor from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through May. Find local organic produce, honey, bread and baked goods and international specialties. Over 20 vendors. Free admission. Call Melissa at 516-551-8461 for further information.

Vendors wanted ▶ The Smithtown Historical Society, 2309 E. Main St., Smithtown is seeking merchandise vendors for its Gourmet Food & Handmade Market on March 4 and April 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 335-0653. ▶ The Town of Brookhaven is seeking business vendors to participate in the 2017 Brookhaven Town Home & Garden Show to be held at the Holtsville Ecology Site over two weekends, March 25 to 26 and April 1 to 2. Deadline is Feb. 24. For more information on exhibit space, size and rates, contact the Ecology Site at 758-9664, ext. 10. ▶ The Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills seeks merchandise vendors for its 2nd annual Welcome Spring Art and Craft Fair on March 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deadline is March 10. Call 462-5400.

▶ East End Arts is seeking artist, artisan and craft vendors for its fine arts and crafts at the 21st annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival to be held on May 28 from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Riverhead. Deadline to sign up is May 10. For more information, call 7270900 or visit

'Running Scared, Running Free'

Back by popular demand, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will present a production of "Running Scared, Running Free ... Escape to the Promised Land" on selected dates through Feb. 28 with performances at 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets, by reservation, are $12 per adult; $12 per student (up to 35 students); $8 per student (over 35 students). To order, call 689-5888 or 751-2244.

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will bring "Respect: A Musical Journey of Women" by Dorothy Marcic to its Mainstage from Feb. 25 to March 25. Featuring music by Reddy, Wynette, Gershwin, Rodgers, Hart, Sedaka and many more. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Farmers markets

▶ The Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown is seeking product vendors for its Spring Festival on April 30 from noon to 4 p.m. and its upcoming Farmers Market this summer and fall. All products should be natural, coming from items grown in the garden or from animals on the farm. Call 265-6768 for details.

‘The Full Monty’


The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will host a rare screening of "Cabaret" on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. with a guest appearance by Joel Grey and a Gala Prosecco book signing reception with jazz guitarist Mike Soloway. Tickets are $59, $49 members. Each ticket includes a copy of Grey’s acclaimed memoir, "Master of Ceremonies." For further information, call 423-7611.

Port Jefferson

The Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will welcome the Russian National Ballet Theatre to the Main Stage on March 11 at 8 p.m. Enjoy two classic stories, "Carmen" and "Romeo & Juliet" in one spectacular evening. Tickets are $48. To order, call 632-2787 or visit

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present its 20th annual Festival of One-Act Plays, featuring seven original productions, on the Second Stage from March 11 to April 1. Tickets are $18. Call 928-9100 or visit www. to order.

In honor of Black History Month, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen the documentary "Big Fish Blues" on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Director Leslye Abbey and featured musicians will appear in person. Tickets are $16, $11 members. Call 423-7611.

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LIFE IS A CABARET Just days before the 2017 Academy Awards, Joel Grey, legendary Academy Award, Tony and Golden Globe winner, will appear at the Cinema Arts Centre for a rare big screen presentation of Bob Fosse’s breathtakingly original musical drama 'Cabaret,' which swept eight Academy Awards in 1973, including Liza Minnelli in her first dramatic singing role, Bob Fosse as Best Director, and Grey’s for his definitive role as the impish, leering and omniscient Emcee. The screening is followed by a conversation with Curator and Nazi-Germany expert Jud Newborn and an audience Q-and-A.

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STONY BROOK CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Connecting to God, Each Other and the World

400 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket (631) 689–1127 • Fax (631) 689–1215 Pastor Troy Reid Weekly Schedule Sunday Worship w/nursery 10 am Kidmo Children’s Church • Ignited Youth Fellowship and Food Always to Follow Tuesday Evening Prayer: 7 pm Thursday Morning Bible Study w/Coffee & Bagels: 10 am Friday Night Experience “FNX” for Pre K-Middle School: 6:30 pm Ignite Youth Ministry: 7:30 pm Check out our website for other events and times


38 Mayflower Avenue, Smithtown NY 11787 631–759–6083 Father Tyler A. Strand, Administrator, Joseph S. Durko, Cantor Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 11:15 am Holy Days: See website or phone for information Sunday School Sundays at 9:15 am Adult Faith Formation/Bible Study: Mondays at 7:00 pm. PrayerAnon Prayer Group for substance addictions, Wednesdays at 7 pm A Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite under the Eparchy of Passaic.

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. GERARD MAJELLA 300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station (631) 473–2900 • Fax (631) 473–0015 All are Welcome to Begin Again. Come Pray With Us. Rev. Jerry DiSpigno, Pastor Office of Christian Formation • 928–2550 We celebrate Eucharist Saturday evening 5 pm, Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 am Weekday Mass Monday–Friday 9 am We celebrate Baptism Third weekend of each month during any of our weekend Masses We celebrate Marriage Arrangements can be made at the church with our Pastor or Deacon We celebrate Reconciliation Confession is celebrated on Saturdays from 4–5 pm We celebrate You! Visit Our Thrift Shop Mon. – Fri. 10 am–4 pm + Sat. 10 am–2 pm

INFANT JESUS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 473-0165 • Fax (631) 331-8094

©153023 Reverend Patrick M. Riegger, Pastor Associates: Rev. Francis Lasrado & Rev. Rolando Ticllasuca To schedule Baptisms and Weddings, Please call the Rectory Confessions: Saturdays 12:30-1:15 pm in the Lower Church Religious Ed.: (631) 928-0447 • Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145 Weekly Masses: 6:50 and 9 am in the Church, 12 pm in the Chapel* Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5 pm in the Church, 5:15 pm in the Chapel* Sunday at 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm in the Church and at 8:30 am, 10 am, and 11:30 am (Family Mass) in the Chapel* Spanish Masses: Sunday at 8:45 am and Wednesday at 6 pm in the Church *Held at the Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital Religious Education: (631) 928-0447 Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145

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ST. JAMES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 429 Rt. 25A, Setauket, NY 11733 Phone/Fax: (631) 941–4141 Parish Office email: Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

Mission Statement: Beloved daughters and sons of the Catholic parish of St. James, formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, are a pilgrim community on Camiño-toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit. Our response to Jesus’ invitation to be faithful and fruitful disciples requires us to be nurtured by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel’s call to be a Good Samaritan to neighbor and enemy. That in Jesus’ name we may be a welcoming community respectful of life in all its diversities and beauty; stewards of and for God’s creation; and witnesses to Faith, Hope and Charity. Rev. James-Patrick Mannion, Pastor Rev. Gerald Cestare, Associate Pastor Rev. Jon Fitzgerald, In Residence Weekday Masses: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00am, 9:30 am (family), 11:30 am (choir), 6:00 pm (Youth) Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Baptisms: Contact the Office at the end of the third month (pregnancy) to set date Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment Anointing Of The Sick: by request Holy Matrimony: contact the office at least 9 months before desired date Bereavement: (631) 941-4141 x 341 Faith Formation Office: (631) 941-4141 x 328 Outreach: (631) 941-4141 x 333 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: (631) 941-473-1211 Our Daily Bread Sunday Soup Kitchen 3 pm


233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai • (631) 473–1582

“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here” Worship hour is 8:30 am and 10 am Sunday School and Childcare offered at 10:00 am open to all children (infants to 8th grade). The last Sunday of every month is our Welcome Sunday Service. This service has been intentionally designed to include persons of differing abilities from local group homes. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.


ALL SOULS EPISCOPAL CHURCH “Our little historic church on the hill” across from the Stony Brook Duck Pond

Main Street, Stony Brook • (631) 751–0034

www.allsouls– • Please come and welcome our new Priest: The Rev. Farrell D. Graves, Ph.D., Vicar Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8 and 9:30 am Religious instruction for children follows the 9:30 am Service This is a small eclectic Episcopal congregation that has a personal touch. We welcome all regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. Walk with us.


CAROLINE CHURCH OF BROOKHAVEN The Rev. Cn. Dr. Richard D. Visconti, Rector

1 Dyke Road on the Village Green, Setauket Web site: Parish Office email: (631) 941–4245

Sunday Services: 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:15 am Church School/Child Care at 9:30 am Church School classes now forming. Call 631-941-4245 for registration. Weekday holy Eucharist’s: Thursday 12 pm and First Friday of the month 7:30 pm (rotating: call Parish Office for location) Youth, Music and Service Programs offered. Let God walk with you as part of our family–friendly community.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 127 Barnum Ave., Port Jefferson (631) 473–0273 email:

Father Anthony DiLorenzo: Priest–In–Charge Sunday Services 8 am & 10 am Sunday Eucharist: 8 am and 10 am/Wednesday 10 in our chapel Sunday School and Nursery Registration for Sunday School starting Sunday after the 10 am Eucharist Our ministries: Welcome Inn on Mondays at 5:45 pm AA meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm/Prayer Group on Wednesdays at 10:30 am/Bible Study on Thursdays at 10 am. It is the mission of the people of Christ Church to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to make his love known to all through our lives and ministry. We at Christ Church are a joyful, welcoming community. Wherever you are in your journey of life we want to be part of it.


322 Route 25A, East Setauket • (631) 941–3670

Lead Pastor Josh Moody Sunday Worship Schedule 9:15 am:Worship Service Sunday School (Pre–K – Adult), Nursery 10:30 am: Bagel/Coffee Fellowship 11:00 am: Worship, Nursery, Pre–K, Cornerstone Kids (Gr. K–4) We offer weekly Teen Programs, Small Groups, Women’s Bible Studies (day & evening) & Men’s Bible Study Faith Nursery School for ages 3 & 4 Join us as we celebrate 55 years of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ!


430 Sheep Pasture Rd., Port Jefferson 11777 Tel: 631-473-0894 • Fax: 631-928-5131 •

Rev. Demetrios N. Calogredes, Protopresbyter Sunday Services Orthros 8:30 am - Devine Liturgy 10 am Services conducted in both Greek & English* Books available to follow in English* Sunday Catechism School, 10:15 am - 11:15 am* Greek Language School, Tuesdays 5 pm - 8 pm* Bible Study & Adult Catechism Classes Available* Golden Age & Youth Groups* Thrift Store* Banquet Hall available for Rental* For information please call Church office*

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Religious JEWISH


“Judaism with a smile” Future site: East side of Nicolls Rd, North of Rte 347 –Next to Fire Dept. Current location: 821 Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove (631) 585–0521 • (800) My–Torah •

Rabbi Chaim & Rivkie Grossbaum Rabbi Motti & Chaya Grossbaum Rabbi Sholom B. & Chanie Cohen Membership Free •Weekday, Shabbat & Holiday Services Highly acclaimed Torah Tots Preschool • Afternoon Hebrew School Camp Gan Israel • Judaica Publishing Department • Lectures and Seminars • Living Legacy Holiday Programs Jewish Learning Institute Friendship Circle for Special Needs Children • The CTeen Network N’shei Chabad Women’s Club • Cyberspace Library Chabad at Stony Brook University – Rabbi Adam & Esther Stein

“THE ETERNAL FLAME-THE ETERNAL LIGHT” Weekly Channel #20 at 10 am Shabbat Morning Services 9 am. Free Membership. No building fund. Free Hebrew School. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbat and Holiday Services followed by hot buffet. Adult Education Institute. Women’s Education Group-Internationally prominent Lecturers and Women’s Torah Class. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Kaballah Classes. Jewish Holiday Institute. Tutorials for all ages. Put Meaning in Your Life 631-698-3939 Member, National Council of Young Israel All welcome regardless of knowledge or observance level.



Rev. Dr. Richard O. Hill, Pastor email: • website: Holy Communion is celebrated every week Saturdays 5 pm and Sundays at 8 am, 9:30 am and 11 am • Sunday Worship Service & Church School 10 am Holy Communion 1st Sunday of Month Mary & Martha Circle (Women’s Ministry) monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 1pm Community Bible Study “Invitation to John” Beginning on February 7th, from 10:30am to 11:30am, Rev. Steven Kim of Setauket UMC will be opening a Community Bible Study in the conference room of Gold Coast Bank, East Setauket. The textbook is “Invitation to John” ($15 per copy). Gold Coast Bank is located at 690 Route 25A Setauket, NY 11733. If you want to join, please contact Rev. Steven Kim at (203) 721–5423 or by email at

46 Dare Road, Selden (631)732-2511 Emergency number (516) 848-5386


MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH Messiah Preschool & Day Care 465 Pond Path, East Setauket (631) 751–1775

Rev. Charles Bell, Pastor We welcome all to join us for worship & fellowship Sunday Worship Services 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am Sunday School at 9:30 am We have a NYS Certified Preschool & Day Care


385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station (631) 928–3737 Rabbi Aaron Benson


Cantor Daniel Kramer, Rabbi Emeritus Howard Hoffman Executive Director Marcie Platkin Services: Daily morning and evening minyan Friday at 8 pm; Saturday 8:45 am and one hour before sundown • Tot Shabbat Family Kehillah • Sisterhood • Men’s Club • Seniors Club • Youth Group Award–winning Religious School • Teen Community Service Program Nursery School • Mommy and Me • Preschool Summer Program Continuing Ed • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Judaica Shop Thrift Shop • Kosher Catering Panel We warmly welcome you to our Jewish home. Come worship, study and enjoy being Jewish with our caring NSJC family. Member United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook • (631) 751–8518

33 Christian Ave/ PO2117 E. Setauket NY 11733  (631) 941–3581 Rev. Gregory L. Leonard–Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Lectionary Reading and Prayer Wed. 12 noon Gospel Choir Tues. 8 pm Praise Choir and Youth Choir 3rd and 4th Fri. 6:30 pm

COMMACK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 486 Townline Road, Commack Church Office: (631)499–7310 Fax: (631) 858–0596 www.commack– • mail@commack– Rev. Linda Bates–Stepe, Pastor

160 Main Street, Corner of 25A and Main Street East Setauket • (631) 941–4167

Rev. Steven kim, Pastor


216 Christian Ave., Stony Brook, 11790 Church Office: 631-751-0574 Rev. chuck Van Houten, Pastor Connecting people to God, purpose and each other Sunday Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am

Renewing, Restoring, Reviving for the 21st Century!



5 Caroline Avenue ~ On the Village Green (631) 941-4271

Making God’s community livable for all since 1660!! Email:

Rev. Mary, Barrett Speers, pastor Rev. Dr. Craig Malbon, Visiting Minister

Join us Sundays in worship at 9:30 am Church School (PreK-6th Grade) at 9:45 am Adult Christian Education Classes and Service Opportunities Outreach Ministries: Open Door Exchange Ministry: Furnishing homes...Finding hope Welcome Inn Soup Kitchen Prep Site: All are welcome to join this vibrant community of worship, music (voice and bell choirs), mission (local, national and international), and fellowship. Call the church office or visit our website for current information on church activities. SPC is a More Light Presbyterian Church and part of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians working toward a church as generous and just as God’s grace.

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Sabbath Services Friday 7:30 pm and Saturday 10 am Religious School • Monthly Family Service • Monthly Tot Shabbat Youth Groups • Senior Club • Adult Education Sisterhood • Brotherhood • Book Club-more


Rev. Paul A. Downing, Pastor email: • pastor’s cell: 347–423–3623 church website: Services: Sundays-8:30 and 10:30 am-Holy Communion Bibles and Bagels 9:30 am Sunday School during 10:30 service Wednesday evening 7:30 pm-Holy Communion Friday Morning-Power of Prayer Hour 10:30 am


Rabbi Sharon L. Sobel Cantor Carol Chesler Rabbi Emeritus Stephen A. Karol Rabbi Emeritus Adam D. Fisher Cantor Emeritus Michael F. Trachtenberg



Coram Jewish Center 981 Old Town Rd., Coram • (631) 698–3939

A warm and caring intergenerational community dedicated to learning, prayer, social action, and friendship. Member Union for Reform Judaism


309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station (631) 473–2236



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Ship shape genealogical research at The Whaling Museum

Don Eckerle and Mark Waldron know a thing or two about history. They have poured through tens of thousands of marriage licenses, birth records, death certificates, military enlistments and even Titanic claims — and now, for the first time, through hidden records of Cold Spring Harbor’s whaling history. The two Kings Park residents are trustees of the German Genealogy Group, an organization established in 1996 to provide genealogical research support. The group currently hosts a website ( that indexes genealogical research aids freely available to its 1,100 members and the general public, assisting people from Long Island and beyond to find their roots. The records are chiefly centered in the New York metropolitan area and represent all nationalities. Additional indexed records are continually being added to the website, many of which are not available on other sites. The Whaling Museum’s collection is both a local and nationally significant resource for preserving our cultural heritage, but the archives are largely unknown to the general public. A generally untapped resource, the collections provide insight and documentary evidence of Cold Spring Harbor’s infrastructure and Long Island’s development not found in any other repository. The collections contain 95 percent of existing manuscript material from the Cold Spring Harbor whaling fleet, including photographs, correspondence, ledgers, scrapbooks, crew lists, ship logs, journals, deeds, poems and records that document the people, places and moments from the 18th to 20th centuries. A significant portion of the collection documents 44 voyages by nine local ships from 1836 to 1862. Beginning in 2016, Eckerle and Waldron painstakingly examined the collection folder by folder, carefully lifting names into an index containing the name of the person or company, the year of the record, the type of record and its location in the museum. Their project resulted in gathering the names of 4,000 people.

“Long Island possesses a vibrant and fascinating maritime heritage. Periodically, we receive research requests from people exploring their ancestry or scholars investigating individuals, which up until now was a wild goose chase,” said Executive Director Nomi Dayan. “Don and Mark’s tedious work greatly enhances the accessibility of our archives to serve as a first level of research support. We are hopeful this project will result in an increase in public interest and build advocates of this important cultural heritage resource,” she said.


380 Nicolls Road • between Rte 347 & Rte 25A (631) 751–0297 • •

Rev. Margaret H. Allen ( Sunday Service: 10:30 am

Photo courtesy of The Whaling Museum

From left, Don Eckerle and Mark Waldron investigate The Whaling Museum’s archives.

Religious Education at UUFSB: Unitarian Universalism accepts wisdom from many sources and offers non-dogmatic religious education for children from 3-18 to foster ethical and spiritual development and knowledge of world religions. Classes Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Childcare for little ones under three. Senior High Youth Group meetings Sunday evenings. Registration is ongoing. For more information:

Waldron noted, “The records indexed for The Whaling Museum are a perfect example of what we try to do. It was surprising to see the wide variations in the types of documents: crew lists, ship owner lists, personal letters, obituaries, probate records, land deeds. Some of these records go back to the 18th and early 19th century. There was even a page that had the words to the song “Yankee Doodle” published for a July 4th celebration in 1803!” Waldron has been researching his own family history for 22 years and belongs to several genealogy organizations. “When I

first began, most of the research was done via microfilm, which was very slow and tedious. The advent of on-line indexes and records has made genealogical research much easier. Creating digital indexes to records is very rewarding, especially when the archive tells you that they are receiving record requests due to the index we’ve created.” Eckerle has traced one family line back to the late 1500s in France. “Through my research, I was able to even trace one daughterin-law’s family line back to the Mayflower and connected her to a few very significant men in the Revolutionary War period.”

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109 Brown’s Road, Huntington, NY 11743 631–427–9547


UNITY CHURCH OF HEALING LIGHT 203 East Pulaski Rd., Huntington Sta. (631) 385–7180

Rev. G. Jude Geiger, Minister

( Starr Austin, religious educator ( Sunday Service 10:30 am, Children’s Religious Education 10:30 am Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome here. Our services offer a progressive, non-creedal message with room for spiritual seekers. Services and Religious Education each Sunday at 10:30 am Youth Group, Lifespan Religious Education for Adults, Adult and Children’s Choirs. Participants in the Huntington Interfaith Housing Initiative. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Rev. Saba Mchunguzi

Unity Church of Healing Light is committed to helping people unfold their Christ potential to transform their lives and build spiritual community through worship, education, prayer and service. Sunday Worship & Church School 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Sign Language Interpreter at Sunday Service

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SBU SportSweek FeB. 16– FeB. 22, 2017

Tomorrow is Friday – wear red on Campus!

Stony Brook UniverSity

Nyama’s late free throw lifts Seawolves to win The Stony Brook men’s basketball team held on to edge out the University of Maine, topping the Black Bears 67-66 on a late Roland Nyama free throw at Island Federal Credit Union Arena Sunday afternoon. The Seawolves made it four straight victories as they move to 15-10 on the year and 10-2 in league play. Maine falls to 6-22 overall, 2-11 in conference play. “I give a lot of credit to Maine, I thought they did a good job mixing up their defenses — they are a tough matchup,” Stony Brook head coach Jeff Boals said. “The fact that we are sitting where we are sitting, in second place, we know other teams are going to come at us. I’m really proud of our guys for finding a way to win the game.”

Maine came out hot from beyond the arc, making its first three attempts of the game, which all came from beyond the arc. The Black Bears continued to push and eventually went up by 11 with 11:03 remaining in the first half. Stony Brook responded to the doubledigit difference, with juniors Bryan Sekunda and Nyama going back-to-back from three-point range and Nyama adding a layup to cut the deficit to one. The difference remained within a possession, and the Seawolves were able to tie it twice before regaining their lead from the start of the game. An 8-0 run for Stony Brook to close out the first half put the team up by six at the break, as Nyama neared his game total from the previous game with 16 first-half points. He finished the game with a new career-high 26 points. The second half began much like the first as the Seawolves were slow to get going and Maine got an early start — stringing together a 12-2 run in the opening minutes to get back on top. Junior Jakub Petras went on a scoring spree of his own around the midway point in the half, tallying six of Stony Brook’s eight points in just over a two-minute span to put the game back in his team’s favor. The lead changed hands six more times in the final eight minutes of play. With 27 seconds on the clock, Maine’s Jaquan McKennon went to the line and missed the first but made the second to tie it at 66-66. A late attempt by the Seawolves from three-point range went out of bounds and Maine had a chance to decide it. The Black Bears threw the ball the length of the court but it never landed in bounds, and Stony

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Above, roland nyama at the free-throw line. Left, Jakub Petras on defense. Brook got the ball back for another go at the lead. The ball was in-bounded to Nyama, who was fouled on the attempted tip-in with 0.5 on the clock. He made the first shot and intentionally missed the second in hopes the time would run off. Maine’s final in-bound pass was intercepted as the buzzer sounded.

Petras matched his season best for the second straight game, finishing with nine points. Stony Brook kept its turnover total in the single digits for the 10th time this season, finishing with eight, while scoring 16 points off of Maine’s 16 turnovers. Stony Brook hit the road, traveling to Hartford Feb. 15, but results were not available by press time.

Relay teams break record, place at Millrose Games The Stony Brook men’s and women’s 4×400-meter relay teams competed at the Millrose Games Feb. 11, and the women’s team broke the school record. “Both relay teams gave a great effort this afternoon,” Stony Brook head coach Andy Ronan said. “They performed very well on the big stage. It’s always great to see our school records improve. The ladies did a nice job doing that today. While they ran well as a unit, Mary Chimezie ran a super second leg”. The women’s 4×400-meter relay team of Chimezie, Dara Smith, Melissa Riback and Shanee Grant, broke the school record and qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships with a time of 3 minutes, 52.51 seconds.

The men’s team, consisting of Kevon White, Shane Harris, Raymond Gorziela and Wayne Williams, finished second with a time of 3:31.6 just 0.91 behind Fordham University. “The men were unlucky and got a little behind early, but fought their way back into the race,” Ronan said. “Wayne Williams had an excellent anchor leg as he ran the fastest last leg. It was a great job by both teams and by Coach Powell in preparing them for this event.” The Seawolves will travel to Boston for the America East Championships Feb. 24. Photo from SBU

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Let’s Create Together

History Takes a (Winter) Vacation The Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport will offer a two-day winter break camp titled The Birds of Long Island on Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Recommended for ages 10 and up, the price is $70 per child, $60 for members. Snacks will be served.

Gallery North, 90 North Country Road, Setauket will present an art class, Let’s Create Together, on Feb. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m. Explore three-dimensional art and create a unique sculpture with your toddler. For ages 2 to 6 with a parent or caregiver. With instructor Larissa Grass. $25 per class includes materials. Pop-ins welcome. To register, call 751-2676 or visit

Art Ventures

Gallery North, 90 N. Country Road, Setauket will hold an Art Ventures class on Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 12. Create symbol drawings inspired by artist Keith Haring. Taught by Larissa Grass. $30 per class, includes materials. Pop-ins welcome. To register, call 751-2676.

Let Them Roll!

Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson will present a drop-in program titled Let Them Roll! From Feb. 18 to 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. Design and test your own roller coaster. See if you can get your “car” to stay on track. $5 per person. Questions? Call 331-3277 or visit

Washington’s Birthday

On Monday, campers will learn all about the birds that live on and visit Long Island, including Northport, through a colorful presentation and interactive workshop facilitated by Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society naturalists. With winter here, our feathered friends could use some extra food to help them survive, so our campers will help them by making their own bird feeders using pinecones, suet, dried fruits and birdseed!

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor invites you to a party for our Founding Father on Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m. Learn about whaling during Colonial times, explore fun historical toys and make a tin punching craft. Finish off with a slice of birthday cake! Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors and kids plus $5 per craft. For more information, call 367-3418.

Avalon Park Hike

Get outside and explore the great outdoors of Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook with Miss Sue during winter break! Free hikes are held on Feb. 21 (4 to 7 years old), Feb. 22 (7 to 10 years old) and Feb. 23 (9 to 13 years old) from 10 to 11:45 a.m. All hikes begin at the Avalon Barn off Shep Jones Lane. Proper winter attire is required. To reserve your spot, email For more information, call 689-0619.

Calling All Weavers!

The Huntington Historical Society will hold a winter weaving program for children in grades 1 through 6 on Feb. 21 at the Conklin Barn, 2 High St., Huntington. From 9 a.m. to noon, children will explore a variety of weaving methods. All will go home with a piece of their very own hand-woven fabric as well as a Kumihimo weaving disc and cord. Cost is $35 per child, $30 members. To reserve your spot, call Wendy at 427-7045, ext. 404.

Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows

On Tuesday, back by popular demand, local artist Kathy Ioanidis, of Creative Art Studio, will guide campers as they have the chance to channel their inner artist! The historical society museum gallery will be transformed into a professional art studio for the day as students create their very own Bird of Northport painting! To reserve your child’s space, visit or call 631-757-9859.

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will welcome Tracey Delio on Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. as part of its Children’s Author series, Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows. Delio will read her book, “The Adventures of Louie V.” Hot chocolate and marshmallows will be served. Cost is $3 per person and reservations are not required. For further information, call 689-5888.

Make a Dreamcatcher

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station will hold a winter recess program, Make a Dreamcatcher, for children ages 5 and up on Feb. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn the Native American legend about how dreamcatchers caught all the bad dreams. Create your very own to hang in a special place. $12 per child includes a guided tour of the museum. Preregistration is required by calling Carolyn at 427-5240, ext. 113.

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AS YOU WISH Celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘The Princess Bride’ at the Cinema Arts Centre on Feb. 19.

Vacation Venture

On Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will host a lively discussion with children in grades 1 through 3 about Mo Willems, author and illustrator of great children’s books like “The Thank You Book,” “Pigeon Needs a Bath” and “There’s a Bird on Your Head” followed by a story and related craft. $25 per child. Advance registration required by calling 7510066, ext. 212.

Victorian Tea Party

Join the party! Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station will host a Victorian Tea Party for children ages 5 and up on Feb. 22 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Learn how to set a table, how to properly hold and cut with a knife, etc. Make your own name tag and place card. Bring a friend or your favorite doll and dress up if you wish. $12 per child includes a guided tour of the museum. Preregistration is required by calling Carolyn at 427-5240, ext. 113.

To Nature With Love

Join the folks at the Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a Tiny Tots program, To Nature With Love, on Feb. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. For children ages 3 to 5. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Family Drop-in Day at the LIM

Theater ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

Everyone’s favorite ogre will be starring in “Shrek the Musical Jr.” at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown through Feb. 26 with shows daily from Feb. 20 to 26 for Presidents’ Week. (All youth cast.) All seats are $15. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

‘The Snow Queen’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present “The Snow Queen” on weekends through March 5. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen story, kids of all ages will be delighted by this heartwarming musical tale of friendship, love and coming of age. Join Gerda as she sets out to save the boy next door — her best friend Kai — from the icy palace of the Snow Queen. Tickets are $15. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

‘The Tale of the Frog Prince’

Arena Players Repertory Theater will present “The Tale of the Frog Prince” at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport on Saturdays March 4, 11 and 18 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 children. To order, call 516293-0674 or visit

‘Raggedy Ann & Andy’

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will host a Family Drop-in Day with family fun activities on Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carriage Museum. Learn about the history of transportation and enjoy horse and carriage-related activities. Fun for all ages. Free. Call 751-0066 for more information.

The world’s favorite and most famous rag dolls, Raggedy Ann & Andy, come to life in a heartwarming adventure about friendship and loyalty at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson on Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 11 a.m. A sensory-friendly performance will be held on March 5 at 11 a.m. All seats are $10. To order tickets, call 928-9100 or visit

Toddler Time

‘Annie Jr.’

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington hosts Toddler Time for ages 3 to 5 every Thursday (new day) at 11 a.m. Free. No registration necessary. For further information, call 271-1442.

Film ‘The Princess Bride’

As part of its Cinema for Kids series, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen the swashbuckling tale of “The Princess Bride” starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes on Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this cult classic with Westley, Princess Buttercup, Inigo Montoya and Fezzik the giant all over again. Tickets are $12 adults, $7 members, free for kids 12 and younger. Call 423-7611 for more information.

The irrepressible comic strip heroine Annie takes the stage at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown from March 18 to April 15. Shows will be held on Saturdays at 2 p.m., Sundays at 11 a.m. Shows daily from April 10 to 14 at 1 p.m. (All youth cast.) Tickets are $15. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

‘Madagascar ‘

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar in the musical adventure of a lifetime at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport from March 25 to April 30. All seats are $15. To order, call 2612900 or visit

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LIBRARY SWEETHEARTS Just in time for Valentine’s Day, children at the Port Jefferson Free Library, under the direction of Children’s Librarian Monica Williams, made a Sweetheart Wreath Craft to hang up as a decoration or to give as a special gift to a loved one on Monday, Feb. 13. Photo by Heidi Sutton

Wanted: Kids’ poetry and artwork Kids, send your poetry, artwork, jokes or photographs to Kids Times, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733 or email it to, and we’ll publish it as soon as we can. Please include your name, age and hometown.

Emma was this year’s raffle winner during Emma S. Clark Memorial Library’s annual Super Bowl Saturday event on Feb. 4. (Seems fitting, right?) Children showed off their aim with a football bean bag toss game and paper flick football and made a football-themed craft to take home. Emma will be sharing her special prize with her little sister Hannah. It also looks like her team won the real Big Game ... she must be pretty lucky!


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