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this increase in pressure leads to a secondary increase in arterial blood flow/pressure to the There is so much attention recently on the brain and decreased venous blood drainage. effect of concussions on the human brain. This combination of initial swelling after trauStarting with the studies run through the ma and the body’s response to the increased NFL, we parents are now looking at the risks pressure is what leads to cell death and longand long-term effects of concussions on chil- term effects. Symptoms can be as subtle as mild lethdren that play contact sports. My son Matty argy to as severe as coma. is only in the ninth grade More subtle symptoms and before he can parare squinting, reluctance ticipate in lacrosse this to move, decreased apspring, he has to take a petite and sleeping more. test that evaluates his Your veterinarian may be brain function. If, during able to pick up additional the season, he sustains a symptoms related to pupil head injury, he will retake size, reactions to stimuli the test to see if he did (light, sound), systemic receive any brain injuries blood pressure, heart rate that may require he sit and temperature. out for a while. Symptoms of a concussion can Depending on the seWe don’t have specific tests for dogs or cats, but be as subtle as mild lethargy to verity of the symptoms, either your veterinarian there are ways to evaluas severe as coma. or an emergency veteriate your pet for a possible narian can also give you brain injury. Starting the process of evaluating our an idea of prognosis of recovery and possible pets for concussions requires we, as own- long-term complications. Head injuries need to be seen immediateers, know what the most common causes of brain trauma and injuries are. These include ly. If your pet is very lethargic or comatose, brain injuries from vehicular accidents and make sure to be careful moving your pet. Also all sorts of blunt trauma to the head like try to keep your pet’s head above the rest of its getting hit with a baseball or baseball bat/ body to improve drainage. More severe cases blunt instrument, a fall from a porch or deck, of head trauma require hospitalization, intragetting kicked by an animal or running into venous fluid therapy, supplemental oxygen something like a tree or wall. Smaller dogs and medications to regulate blood pressure can get these injuries falling from their own- and reduce intracranial edema. In conclusion, if a head injury occurs, ers arms, rough housing with larger dogs or being attacked by larger dogs (where the please monitor your pet closely or, better yet, have it evaluated by your veterinarian ASAP. smaller dog is picked up and shaken). The initial injury comes from a decrease in Dr. Kearns practices veterinary medicine the blood flow to the brain secondary to brain from his Port Jefferson office and is pictured edema (swelling) or bleeding. Unfortunately, with his son Matthew and his dog Jasmine.

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia, an abnormal or irregular heartbeat, found in the U.S. Unfortunately, it can be very complicated to treat. Though there are several options, including medications and invasive procedures, it mostly boils down to symptomatic treatment rather than treating or reversing underlying causes. What is AFib? It is an electrical malfunction that affects the atria, the two upper chambers of the heart, causing them to beat “irregularly irregular.” By David This means there is Dunaief, M.D. no set pattern that affects the rhythm and potentially causes a rapid heart rate. The result of this may be insufficient blood supply throughout the body. Complications that may occur can be severely debilitating, such as stroke or even death. AFib’s prevalence is expected to more than double by 2030 (1). Risk factors include age (the older we get, the higher the probability), obesity, high blood pressure, premature atrial contractions and diabetes. AFib is not always symptomatic; however, when it is, symptoms include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, lightheadedness, fatigue and confusion. This arrhythmia can be diagnosed by electrocardiogram, but more likely with a 24hour Holter monitor. The difficulty in diagnosing AFib sometimes is that it can be intermittent. There may be a better way to diagnose AFib. In a study, the Zio patch, worn for 14 days, was more likely to show arrhythmia than a 24-hour Holter monitor (2). The Zio patch is a waterproof adhesive patch on the chest, worn like a Band-Aid, with one ECG lead. While 50 percent of patients found the Holter monitor to be unobtrusive, almost all patients found the Zio patch comfortable. There are two main types of AFib, paroxysmal and persistent. Paroxysmal is acute, or sudden, and lasts for less than seven days, usually less than 24 hours. It tends to occur with greater frequency over time, but comes and goes. Persistent AFib is when it continues past seven days (3). AFib is a progressive disease, meaning it only gets worse, especially without treatment. Medications are meant to treat either the rate or rhythm or prevent strokes from occurring. Those that treat rate include beta blockers, like metoprolol, and calcium channel blockers, such as diltiazem (Cardizem). Examples of medications that treat rhythm are amiodarone and sotalol. Then there are anticoagulants that are meant to prevent stroke, such as warfarin and some newer medications, dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis). The newer anticoagulants are easier to administer but may have higher bleeding risks, in some circumstances with no antidote.

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There is also ablation, an invasive procedure that requires threading a catheter through an artery, usually the femoral artery located in the groin, to reach the heart. In one type of ablation, the inappropriate nodes firing in the walls of the atria are ablated, or destroyed, using radiofrequency. This procedure causes scarring of atrial tissue. When successful, patients may no longer need medication.

Premature atrial contractions

Premature atrial contractions, abnormal extra beats that occur in the atrium, may be a predictor of atrial fibrillation. In a study, PACs alone, when compared to the Framingham Heart Study AFib risk algorithm (a conglomeration of risk factors that excludes PACs) resulted in higher risk of AFib (4). When there were more than 32 abnormal beats/hour, there was a significantly greater risk of AFib after 15 years of PACs. When taken together, PACs and the Framingham model were able to predict AFib risk better at 10 years out as well. Also, when the number of PACs doubled overall in patients, there was a 17 percent increased risk of AFib.

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There is good news and bad news with obesity in regards to AFib. Let’s first talk about the bad news. In studies, those who are obese are at significantly increased risk. In the Framingham Heart Study, the risk of developing AFib was 52 percent greater in men who were obese and 46 percent greater in women who were obese when compared to those of normal weight (5). Obesity is defined as a body mass index >30 kg/m², and normal weight as a BMI <25 kg/m². There were over 5,000 participants in this study with a follow-up of 13 years. The Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study reinforces these results by showing that obese men were at a greater than twofold increased risk of developing AFib, and obese women were at a twofold increased risk (6). Now the good news: Weight loss may help reduce the frequency of AFib episodes. That’s right; weight loss could be a simple treatment for this very dangerous arrhythmia. In a randomized controlled trial, the

gold standard of studies, those in the intervention group lost significantly more weight, 14 kg (32 pounds) versus 3.6 kg (eight pounds), and saw a significant reduction in atrial fibrillation severity score compared to those in the control group (7). There were 150 patients involved in the study. An AFSS includes duration, severity and frequency of atrial fibrillation. All three components in the AFSS were reduced in the intervention group compared to the control group. There was a 692-minute decrease in the time spent in AFib over 12 months in the intervention arm, whereas there was a 419-minute increase in the time in AFib in the control group. These results are potentially very powerful; this is the first study to demonstrate that managing risk factors may actually help manage the disease.


According to a meta-analysis (a group of six population-based studies) done in China, caffeine does not increase, and may even decrease, the risk of AFib (8). The study did not reach statistical significance. The authors surmised that drinking coffee on a regular basis may be beneficial because caffeine has antifibrosis properties. Fibrosis is the occurrence of excess fibrous tissue, in this case, in the atria, which most likely will have deleterious effects. Atrial fibrosis could be a preliminary contributing step to AFib. Since these were population-based studies, only an association can be made with this discovery, rather than a hard and fast link. Still, this is a surprising result. However, in those who already have AFib, it seems that caffeine may exacerbate the frequency of symptomatic occurrences, at least anecdotally. With my patients, when we reduce or discontinue substances that have caffeine, such as coffee, tea and chocolate, the number of episodes of AFib seems to decline. I have also heard similar stories from my colleagues and their patients. So, think twice before running out and getting a cup of coffee if you have AFib. What we really need are randomized controlled studies done in patients with AFib, comparing people who consume caffeine regularly to those who have decreased or discontinued the substance. The bottom line is this: If there were ever a reason needed for obese patients to lose weight, treating atrial fibrillation should be on the top of the list, especially since it is such a dangerous disease with potentially severe complications.


(1) Am J Cardiol. 2013 Oct. 15;112:1142-1147. (2) Am J Med. 2014 Jan.;127:95.e11-7. (3) (4) Ann Intern Med. 2013;159:721-728. (5) JAMA. 2004;292:2471-2477. (6) Am J Med. 2005;118:489-495. (7) JAMA. 2013;310:2050-2060. (8) Canadian J Cardiol online. 2014 Jan. 6. Dr. Dunaief is a speaker, author and local lifestyle medicine physician focusing on the integration of medicine, nutrition, fitness and stress management. For further information, visit or consult your personal physician.

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formation. That would allow researchers to follow and document change through time. The scientists analyzed a microscopic sample from the frame of a painting from Jan Van Eyck called “Crucifixion,” which was painted in 1426. Samples from works of art are small, around several microns, and are usually removed from areas where there is a loss, which prevents any further damage. Samples are kept in archives where researchers can do further analysis. In this case, a microscopic sample was taken from the frame of the painting, from an area where there was already a loss. Centeno worked with a group led by Cecil Dybowski, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, who has used solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy available at the university to study soap formation since 2011. She also partnered with ChenWiegart to work at BNL’s National Synchrotron Light Source II, a powerful tool with numerous beamlines that can see specific changes on an incredibly fine


scale. Centeno said she was very pleased to add Chen-Wiegart’s expertise, adding that she is “an excellent collaborator.” When they started working together, Chen-Wiegart worked at BNL as an assistant physicist, and then became an associate physicist. As a beamline scientist, she worked at a beamline led by Juergen Thieme, who is a collaborator on this project as well. The researchers see this as an initial step to understand the mechanism that leads to the deterioration of the pigment. The team recently applied for some additional beamline time at the NSLS-II, where they hope to explore how porosity, pore size distribution and pore connectivity affect the movements of species in the soap formation reactions. The humidity may have more impact in the soap formation. The researchers would like to quantify the pores and their effects on the degradation, Chen-Wiegart said. In addition, Centeno plans to prepare model samples in which she accelerates the aging process, to understand, at a molecular level, what might cause deterioration. She is going to “try to grow the soaps in the labs, to

see and study them with sophisticated techniques.” Chen-Wiegart will also study the morphology at microscopic and macroscopic levels from tens of nanometers to microns. Both Centeno and Chen-Wiegart are inspired by the opportunity to work with older paintings. “I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy works of art as part of my daily work,” Centeno said. Chen-Wiegart was eager to work with art that was created over 500 years ago. “The weight of history and excitement of this connection was something enlightening,” she said. “Thinking about it and processing it was a unique experience.” A resident of Rocky Point, Chen-Wiegart lives with her husband Lutz Wiegart, who is a beamline scientist working at the Coherent Hard X-ray Scattering beamline at BNL. People assume the couple met at BNL, but their relationship began at a European synchrotron called ESRF in France, which is in Grenoble. The couple volunteers at the North Shore Christian Church in Riverhead in its Kids Klub. For five days over the last five summers, they did science experiments with children who are from 4 to 11 years old. The scientific couple enjoys the natural beauty on Long Island, while traveling to the city for cultural events. They kayak in the summer and visit wineries. As for her work, Chen-Wiegart is excited about continuing her collaboration with Centeno.“The intersection between science, art and culture is inspiring for me.”

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, communication is your strong suit this week. You may find yourself in a position to convey difficult directions to others or serve as the mouthpiece of the company.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, it may seem like people are judging you, even before they get to know you or your intentions. Be patient and give new relationships time to develop.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

Your friendly demeanor puts others at ease, Leo. However, they may be so enamored with your personality that they overlook your accomplishments this week.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

See if you can go unseen for the next few days, Virgo. Now is not your time to bask in the spotlight. You might get more done if you sit back and give others a chance to shine.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

Your relationships mean a lot to you, Libra. You want to do everything possible to solidify those close friendships. Be sure to network whenever possible.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, you can use a little personal recognition this week, even if you have to encourage others to give you some words of praise. Use those positive words as inspiration.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

The ups and downs that have defined a romantic relationship are about to become a little more complex, Sagittarius. These plot twists can be exciting.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

You may want to lighten up your mood, Capricorn. Figure out how to express your fun-loving side. Take some cues from friends who can get you to relax.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, people want to share in your current success, but you don’t share the same views — especially when you think your accomplishments aren’t that big a deal. Send your community news to


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Historian Ben Model helps silent films live again A BY KEVIN REDDING

s a film production major at New York University in 1982, Ben Model sat in a film history class and watched a series of silent movies with his peers. The early 16mm prints had no sound tracks backing them and Model felt the disinterest of his classmates. “It really bothered me that these movies were bombing in front of film students every week,” said Model, 55, who grew up enchanted by three things: silent movies, the art of filmmaking and music, having started piano lessons when he was 5. “So I figured, I don’t really know what I’m doing, but it’s got to be better than nothing.” So he approached his professor and offered to play piano during the screenings to liven the experience for the audience — an idea the professor loved. From then on, until he graduated two years later, Model (pronounced Moe-del) served as the maestro for two to three film screenings per week in the basic cinema history class as well as a film historian’s class — providing the music for many of the earliest movies ever made, from Auguste and Louis Lumière’s 50-second-long actuality films depicting military events and everyday scenes to Thomas Edison’s studio films to the works of pioneer filmmakers D.W. Griffith and Sergei Eisenstein. Through his new gig, he met and befriended renowned silent film accompanist Lee Erwin, who was an organist in theaters during the 1920s and was, at the time, playing the giant Wurlitzer organ at Carnegie Hall Cinema in Manhattan, one of the few repertory theaters back then. Erwin served as Model’s mentor, someone whose brain the young college student often picked, learning what works, what doesn’t, what to do, what not to do. While Model only started doing this to engage his peers in early films, he wound up turning it into a career spanning more than 30 years. He currently serves as one of the leading silent film accompanists and most well-respected silent film historians, traveling around the world in a wide variety of venues presenting silent films and providing unforgettable live scores for hundreds of them.

‘Ben is creating a virtual time machine of the original movie-going experience and transporting our audiences to another era.’ — RAJ TAWNEY Model has been a resident silent film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art since 1984; the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theatre since 2009; the Silent Film Days in Tromsø portion of the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway, home to Verdensteatret, Norway’s oldest cinema in use, dating back to 1916, for 12 years; the historic Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho, where he performs scores with a full orchestra; recently played in theaters in Connecticut, Maryland and Ohio and frequently performs at museums and schools; will be playing at the Turner Classic Movies film festival next month; and, since 2006, can be seen locally at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington once a month during the theater’s Anything But Silent program.

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Ben Model at the Library of Congress Packard Preservation Campus Theater Model is also a lecturer, film programmer and visiting professor of film studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, as well as the creator of New York City’s Silent Clowns Film Series, launched in 1997 as the premiere, regularly scheduled showcase for silent film comedy, from Buster Keaton to Laurel & Hardy. “There’s something so immersive about the experience of silent films, especially when you see it with live music,” Model said. “It’s ironic that because of what’s missing from the film, you’re actually much more involved and engaged, because the imagination is filling in everything: the sound, the colors, pieces of the story, the gags. You’re assembling them in your head, in a group setting. You can get lost in it; you feel like you’re almost part of what’s going on — it’s like a trance.” A trance, he said, he’s long been in. “When I started doing this, I realized that throughout my life, anything surrounding silent film kind of just worked out for me,” he said. It all started with Charlie Chaplin. While some little kids were obsessed with dinosaurs and others with trains and trucks, young Model gravitated toward The Tramp, consuming all his films he could find and reading biographies and film books on his craft. That paved the way for Chaplin’s contemporaries like Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. When he was 12, Model, who grew up in Larchmont in Westchester County, received a book called “The Silent Clowns” written by Walter Kerr, a New York Times theater critic in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s and silent film fanatic himself, which became something of a sacred

text to the young boy. Because Kerr lived close by, and had amassed a huge collection of these movies he wrote about, Model’s parents encouraged him to reach out to the author. “So I wrote him a letter telling him I was interested in seeing more silent films,” Model said, explaining that, in the mid-70s, he had to wait for them to show up on television and there was a lot of movies he read about that he just couldn’t find. “Walter Kerr called me four days later. Over the next 15 to 20 years, a few times a year, I’d go over and he’d say, ‘So, what do you want to see?’ So I grew up going to the guy who literally wrote the book on silent film comedy.” Model said in terms of his performances, he’s primarily an improviser — relying on his background as a silent film devourer and improv comedian in college to let things come to him naturally, he said, like musicians do in jazz. But if he hasn’t seen the film before, he’ll watch it in advance to take note of different story and action beats in order to stay ahead of the movie and provide certain underscores when needed. “Ben is creating a virtual time machine of the original movie-going experience and transporting our audiences to another era,” said Raj Tawney, director of publicity and promotions for Cinema Arts Centre, adding that audiences during Anything But Silent nights are always fully engrossed: laughing, shrieking and hooting and hollering. “There’s an undeniable respect for Ben’s choice of film, his vast historical knowledge, and the commitment to giving the best performance to each film. He’s a rock star in his own right.”

Model said he loves performing at Cinema Arts Centre because of its monthly embrace of these old films.“You’d be hard-pressed to find a suburban art cinema that thinks silent movies are worth showing,” Model said. “At Cinema Arts Centre, they recognize that sound is only part of the film landscape.” He encourages people of all ages to come and experience a silent film. He recalled the impact a screening of Keaton’s 1928 film “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” from 10 years ago had on an 8-year-old girl, whose father later told Model that the film, its presentation and her experience that night was the subject of her college essay. “Everyone involved with these films is dead, but even one from 100 years ago is just as entertaining as it was when it was first released,” Model said. “Silents are able to make the trip across several decades sometimes better than sound movies. It’s just so rewarding to be able to help these films live again, and build the next audience for them.”

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Thursday 8 Community blood drive

The Mother Teresa Council Knights of Columbus will hold a blood drive at St. James R.C. Church, 429 Route 25A, Setauket in the Parish Center from 3 to 8:30 p.m. To make an appointment or for more information, call John at 631-474-1937 or email

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... and dates MARCH 8 TO MARCH 15, 2018

Comedy, Coffee & Croissants

Celebrate St. James will present a lecture by Sal St. George titled Bud Abbott, The Forgotten Funnyman at the original Calderone Theater, 176 Second St., St. James from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. RSVP at www. or call 862-6198.

The Forever Young Band in concert

The Forever Young Band will be performing its special mix of '50s, '60s and '70s pop, country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll at Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor at 2 p.m. All are welcome. Advance registration appreciated by calling 692-6820.

The Port Jefferson Village Center, 101A East Broadway, Port Jefferson will welcome Scott Krokoff & Friends (folk-rock-pop) in concert on the third floor at 7 p.m. Co-presented by the Greater Port Jefferson-North Brookhaven Arts Council, Port Jeff Village Recreation and the Port Jefferson Harbor Education & Arts Conservancy, the event is free. Questions? Call 473-4724.

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Sympatico Jazz & Pop

The Sisterhood at Temple Beth El, 660 Park Ave., Huntington will hold a Spring Rummage Sale today from 2 to 5 p.m. and March 12 (Bag Day – everything you can fit in a provided bag for $8) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Questions? Call 421-5835 or email

The group Sympatico (Ruth Ansell, Robert Sole, Brad Singer and Toni Washington-Bolt) will perform popular jazz and blues favorites at Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event. Questions? Call 588-5024.

Experience the haunting and vibrant sounds of Siol na h’Eireann Pipe Band, who proudly march in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook at 7 p.m. The program will be narrated by historian Mike McCormack. Open to all. No registration required. Call 588-5024 for more info.

Organ concert

Hank Stone Band in concert

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11 Ogden Ct., Huntington Station will present a free concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the installment of its Casavant organ at 3 p.m. Program will include organ works by Bach, Torelli, Bedard and more, performed by soloists Henry DeVries, Carol Weitner and Richard Whitten as well as a saxophone and organ sonata with special guest Scott Hoefling. Refreshments will be served. Call 423-1013 for more information.

Grounds & Sounds Café at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, East Setauket will welcome the Hank Stone Band (folk ‘n’ roll) in concert at 9 p.m. Preceded by an open mic at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 per person at www. or at the door. Questions? Call 751-0297.

Comedy in the Café

Comedienne Adrienne Lapalucci will perform stand-up comedy in the Sky Room Café at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $14 members. To order, call 423-7611.

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.

A SPECIAL EVENING Dublin Irish Dance brings the epic tale of Celtic culture to the Staller Center's Main Stage on March 10 at 8 p.m. Enjoy this special evening celebrating the music and dance of Ireland. Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with this musical treat. Photo courtesy of Staller Center

Junior Class Auction

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Shoreham-Wading River High School, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will hold a Junior Class Auction in the gym starting at 5 p.m. Prizes include a mountain bike, flat screen TV, Canon camera, tickets to local theaters and much more. $5 donation includes 10 raffle tickets. For additional details, call 821-8140.

Getting Started in Genealogy

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Genealogist Carol Proven will share the genealogy basics to help you develop skills to start researching your family ancestors and family tree at North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Proven will explain the online and print resources available to assist you in your research. All are welcome. Registration is required by calling 929-4488.

Just a hike

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a 5-mile adult hike through the center section of the park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Second Saturdays Poetry Reading

All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook will host a Second Saturday Poetry Reading from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Gladys Henderson, the featured poets will be Kate Lamberg and Teri Coyne. An open reading will follow. Free. For more information, please call 655-7798.

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The Long Island Baroque Ensemble continues its 48th season with a concert at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown at 7:30 p.m. with The Master’s Voice, a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach. Admission is $30 adults, $15 students, children ages 10 and under free. Call 212-222-5795 or visit www. for more information.

Tribute to Billy Joel

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will welcome the Billy Joel tribute band featuring Jeff Brewer at 8 p.m. Featuring songs such as "It’s Still Rock and Roll," "Uptown Girl," "Piano Man" and more. Tickets are $40 per person. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

Dublin Irish Dance

There are still a few seats left for the Dublin Irish Dance’s production, Stepping Out, at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. Featuring Irish melodies, traditional steps and Celtic instruments, the group performs on the Main Stage at 8 p.m. $46 per person. To order, call 632-2787 or visit

Sunday 11 Miller Place-Rocky Point Parade

The 68th Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. in Miller Place at the corner of Route 25A and Harrison Avenue and ends in Rocky Point at the corner of Route 25A and Broadway. Sponsored by the Friends of St. Patrick, this year's grand marshal is Andrew J. Streeff. For additional details, see page B14 or visit

Ronkonkoma Parade

Ronkonkoma's 28th St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. The parade kicks off at the corner of Patchogue-Holbrook Road and Portion Road, then goes down Portion and makes a left on Hawkins Avenue. From there, the parade route goes down Church Street to the viewing stands near St. Joseph's Church. This year's grand marshal is John Feal of the Fealgood Foundation. Sponsored by St. Regis Knights of Columbus. For more information, call 304-6303.

Huntington Parade

The oldest St. Patrick's Day Parade on Long Island, the 84th annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin north of the Huntington LIRR Station at 2 p.m. and proceed along New York Avenue until turning west down Main Street to the Church of St. Patrick at 400 Main Street. Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, this year's grand marshal is Andrew X. Brady. Call 873-0500 or visit for further details.

A night of opera

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport will host a concert by Opera Night Long Island entitled The Women of Opera at 4 p.m. Enjoy an entertaining assortment of vocal excerpts from famous and beloved operas. $20 donation requested. For more information, visit

Monday 12 Spring Rummage Sale See March 11 listing.

Irish Night in Smithtown

Join the Smithtown Historical Society at the Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown for its annual Irish Night at 7 p.m. The evening will feature corned beef and cabbage from Faraday’s of Smithtown, Irish dancing, a limerick contest, Irish music by John Corr and raffles. Admission is $30 per person, $25 members. For more info, call 265-6768.

Civic association meeting

The Sound Beach Civic Association will hold a business meeting at the Sound Beach Firehouse, 152 Sound Beach Blvd., Sound Beach at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 744-6952.

Tuesday 13 Irish step dancing

Enjoy a performance by students of the Petri School of Irish Dancing at Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn from 1 to 2 p.m. Learn about Irish step dancing’s rich heritage and learn a traditional Irish jig in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Free tickets available at Circulation Desk. For more information, call 757-4200.


Wednesday 14 Afternoon tea and lecture

Join the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport for a lecture on "Legendary Women of Long Island" at 2 p.m. Author Monica Randall examines the lives of an elite group of glamorous women who lived during the glory days of Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast. Tea and a variety of snacks from Tucci’s Gourmet Grocery will be served. $15 per person, $10 members. Advance registration required by visiting www.northporthistorical. org. For further info, call 757-9859.

Audubon Society lecture

The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society will present a lecture titled "The Secret Life of the RubyThroated Hummingbird and Their Exotic Cousins" at Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Aaron Virgin. Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Call 692-6820 for additional info.

An Evening of Arabic Music

The Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport in cooperation with the Northport Arts Coalition will present An Evening of Classical Arabic Music with Bassam Saba and April Centrone at 7 p.m. Free admission. Open to all. Call 261-6930 or visit

Community Trust Meeting

Join the Three Village Community Trust for its annual meeting at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket at 7:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include Tyler and Hawkins restorations, remembering Robert DeZafra, Patriots Hollow State Forest, introduction of new trustees and more. Wine, cheese and desserts will be served. Open to all. Questions? Call 689-0225 or visit www.

Thursday 15 Celebrate Women’s History Month

'Cloud 9'

Suffolk County Community College's Ammerman campus, 533 College Road, Selden will present a production of Caryl Churchill's "Cloud 9" at Theatre 119 in the Islip Arts Building on March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and March 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. Mature content. Admission is $12 adults, $10 students 16 and younger, veterans and SCCC students receive one free ticket. For more information, call 451-4163.

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' Star Playhouse, located at Suffolk Y-JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack will continue its 2018 season with a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," your favorite cartoon characters with a song in their hearts and a "tail" to tell, on March 10 and 24 at 8 p.m. and March 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 for seniors, students and members. To order, call 462-9800, ext. 136, or visit

Northport Plays

On March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Northport Reader's Theater will meet to read new one-act plays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport. The readings will be followed by an open discussion with the playwrights. All are invited to read. A $2 donation to the church is requested. Details at

'In the Heights'

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present "In the Heights," a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes set in the Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, from March 15 to April 29. Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

'God of Carnage'

The Carriage House Players (CHP) will kick off the new year with Yasmina Reza's searing drama "God of Carnage" on March 16, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. and March 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. The CHP perform in the Carriage House Theater at the Vanderbilt Museum, located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. A playground altercation between 11-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. For more information, call 516-557-1207 or visit


Mount Sinai High School, 110 North Country Road, Mount Sinai will present a production of the musical "Grease" on March 22, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15 adults, $10 senior citizens and students. Senior citizens are invited to reserve free tickets for the Thursday evening performance by calling 870-2882.

'Mamma Mia!'

Join the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown for a production of "Mamma Mia!" from March 24 to April 29. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. Tickets are $35 adults, $32 seniors, $20 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

'12 Angry Men'

From April 7 to May 5 Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present a production of "12 Angry Men" on the Mainstage. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father and it looks like an open-and-shut case — until one of the jurors begins challenging the others. Reginald Rose’s electrifying classic explodes like 12 sticks of dynamite in one of the finest, most power dramas of all time. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Festival of One-Act Plays

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present its 21st annual Festival of One-Act Plays featuring the world premieres of seven original plays at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre on the Second Stage from April 14 to May 6. Contains adult language and subject matter. All seats are $20. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

'Two Gentlemen of Verona'

Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden will present a production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" in the Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building, on April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Mature content. General admission is $12, students 16 and younger $10. For more information, call 451-4346.

The Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport will present a special event, Celebrating Women’s History Month — with Cheese! — at 6:30 p.m. Cheesemonger Jessica Affatato will discuss five women who pioneered the America artisanal cheese movement and brought it to the forefront of American culture. $45 per person, $40 members includes a fivecheese tasting plate, accompaniments, bread and wine. To register, call 757-9859 or visit

'Darkest Hour'

As part of its Friday Movie Matinee series, the Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson will screen "Darkest Hour" starring Gary Oldman on March 9 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. All are welcome. No registration necessary. Call 473-0022 for additional information.

'Only the Brave'

Join the East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport for a free screening of "Only the Brave" starring Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges on March 9 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. Call 261-2313 for more information.


Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook continues its Spring 2018 Film series with "Wonderstruck" on March 9 at 7 p.m. Starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, the film is rated PG. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 seniors and children 12 and under, $5 students. To order, call 632-2787.

'Three Billboards ...'

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will screen "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" starring Francis McDormand and Woody Harrelson on March 9 at 9:15 p.m. Rated R. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 seniors and children 12 and under, $5 students. To order, call 632-2787.

Slapstick Divas

As part of its Anything But Silent series, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will present a program titled "Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy" on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Join guest speaker, film historian Steve Massa for a screening of five silent films featuring some of the funniest women of the silent era including Alice Howell, Gale Henry and Wanda Wiley, who are now being rediscoverd by a new generation of film fans. With live theater organ accompaniment by Ben Model. Tickets are $16, $11 members. For more information, call 423-7611. Read more about Ben Model on page B13.

Vendors wanted • Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce seeks vendors for its Trade Show 2018 at The Meadow Club, 1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station on Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Price per table is $125, $75 members. For an application, call 821-1313 or 698-7000, ext. 4018. • The Friends of Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn is seeking vendors for its annual Flea Market & Craft Fair on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 for 10- by 10-foot space, extra $5 for a table. Applications are available online at www.harborfieldslibrary/ friends. For more information, call 757-4200.

Hard Luck Cafe concert

Singer/songwriters Emily Barnes and Emily Mure (folk music) share the bill during the monthly Hard Luck Cafe series at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the Sky Room will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. For additional information, call 423-7611.

• Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors for its 7th annual Farmingville Street Fair to be held on Portion Road between Leeds and S. Howell on Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further details, call 317-1738.

Theater ‘Nunsense’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present the musical comedy "Nunsense" on the Mainstage through March 24. Winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin, "Nunsense" features star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz and comic surprises, making the show an international phenomenon. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 students and seniors, $20 children over age 5. To order, call 928-9100 or visit


A COMEDY OF MANNERS ... WITHOUT THE MANNERS! The Carriage House Players at the Vanderbilt Museum will kick off their spring season with a production of Yasmina Reza's award-winning play, 'God of Carnage' with a four-actor ensemble, Tom Brown and Nicole Intravia, above, Scott Eearle and Mary Caulfield. The show opens on March 16. Photo by Evan Donnellan

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No. 1-ranked Stony Brook women’s a team-best 19 goals in 2018. lacrosse continued its impressive start After trailing 2-1 early, the Seawolves to the nonconference portion of its 2018 closed out the first half with nine unanschedule on Monday, downing University swered scores for a 10-2 halftime advantage. Shots were 33-14 in favor of Stony of Michigan 16-3. “This was a great road trip Brook. The Seawolves have for our team, beating two Big tallied 30-plus shots in fiveTen programs on the road is straight games. great,” head coach Joe Spal“I can’t say enough about lina said. “We have a close our defense, they do such a group that enjoys being togood job adjusting and makgether, and that translates ing opposing offenses uncomonto the field with the way fortable,” Spallina said. “Ofthey play for each other.” fensively, every goal we scored Taryn Ohlmiller had two that wasn’t a free position one goals and five assists for seven — Joe Spallina was assisted. That’s the way we points, giving the sophomore play and I love that about us.” 14 points over the last two games. Her oldThe Seawolves return to action March er sister Kylie Ohlmiller had a team-high 13, traveling to University of Delaware for four goals to go with two assists. a nonconference contest at 6 p.m. Courtney Murphy had three goals and Stony Brook will host Towson University two helpers for five points, as she now has March 17 at 5 p.m.

‘We have a close group that enjoys being together, and that translates onto the field.’

Gordon wins ECAC title in triple jump, sets record Kaylyn Gordon is leaps and bounds above the competition. The senior won the women’s triple jump marking 12.63 meters at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships March 3 and 4 in Boston. “Today was another banner day for the program,” head coach Andy Ronan said. “Kaylyn Gordon showed that she is a bigtime performer, producing a school-record jump on her last attempt to beat the defending champion in the triple jump. Every time she participates she competes to the very end, and that is why she is rewriting the record books each season.” Courtney Warden took the runner-up spot in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.45 seconds and the quartet of Mary Chimezie Sarah Militano, Amanda Stead and Chinque Thompson finished the 4×400 relay in 3:49.32 to set a new school record. Michael Watts came in second in the men’s 3,000 run clocking in at 8:03.34.


Eight players record point in women’s lax road win


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Religious ASSEMBLIES OF GOD 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 10:30 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 • 631–928–2550 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

©155624 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: 631–941–4141 • Fax: 631–751–6607 Parish Office email: Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

Mission Statement: We, the Catholic community of St. James Parish, formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, are Beloved daughters and sons of the Father. We are a pilgrim community on Camino- journeying toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, nourished by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel. We strive to respond to Jesus’ invitation: to be faithful and fruitful disciples; to be a Good Samaritan to(our) neighbor and enemy. So 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. John 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– 473-1211 Our Daily Bread Sunday Soup Kitchen 3 pm


75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, N.Y. 11789 Parish Office: 631-744-8566; FAX 631-744-8611

Parish Website: Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday: 9 am to 8 pm; Friday: 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm; Closed on Sunday Mission Statement: To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ’s love through our active involvement as a parish family in works of Charity, Faith, Worship, Justice and Mercy. ALL ARE WELCOME! No matter what your present status is in the Catholic Church. No matter your family situation. No matter your practice of faith. No matter your personal history, age or background. YOU are invited, respected and loved at St. Louis de Montfort. Rev. Msgr. Christopher J. Heller, Pastor Rev. Lennard Sabio, Associate Pastor Rev. Msgr. Donald Hanson, In Residence Rev. Francis Pizzarelli, S.M.M., Parish Assistant Rev. Henry Vas, Parish Assistant Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday: 8:30 am in the Chapel Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil: 5 pm Sunday: 7:30 am; 9:00 am; 10:30 am; 12 noon. Baptisms: Most Sundays at 1:30 pm. Please contact Parish Office for an appointment. Reconciliation: Saturday: 4-4:45 pm or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick: by request. Holy Matrimony: Contact Parish Office at least six months in advance of desired date. Religious Education: Contact 631-744-9515 Parish Outreach: Contact 631-209-0325 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: Contact 631-473-1211.


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 12:00 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.


12 Prospect St, Huntington, • 631-427-1752 “To know Christ and to make Him known” Rev. Duncan A.Burns, Rector Rev. John Morrison, Assistant Priest Rev. Anthony Jones, Deacon Alex Pryrodyny, Organist & Choir Director • LIKE us on Facebook Sunday Worship 8:00AM - Rite I Holy Eucharist 10:00 AM - Rite II Choral Holy Eucharist with Sunday School - 9:40 am Thrift Shop Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays - Noon - 3 pm Saturdays - 10 am - 3 pm

EVANGELICAL INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH Loving God • Loving Others • Sharing the Gospel

1266 N. Country Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790 631-689-7660 • Pastor Hank Kistler Sunday Worship 11 am Thursday Small Groups 7 pm


Religious EVANGELICAL THREE VILLAGE CHURCH Knowing Christ...Making Him Known

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*


CHABAD AT STONY BROOK “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


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

Cantor Daniel Kramer Executive Director Marcie Platkin Principal Heather Welkes Youth Director Jen Schwartz Services: Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 9:15 am Daily morning and evening minyan- Call for times. Tot Shabbat • Family Services • Sisterhood • Men’s Club Seniors’ Club • Youth Group • Continuing Ed Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Judaica Shop • Food Pantry Lecture Series • Jewish Film Series NSJC JEWISH LEARNING CENTER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Innovative curriculum and programming for children ages 5-13 Imagine a synagogue that feels like home! Come connect with us on your Jewish journey. Member United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism ©155625


1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook • 631-751–8518 A warm and caring intergenerational community dedicated to learning, prayer, social action, and friendship. Member Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi David Katz Cantor Marcey Wagner Rabbi Emeritus Stephen A. Karol Rabbi Emeritus Adam D. Fisher Cantor Emeritus Michael F. Trachtenberg

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


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


“The Eternal Flame-The Eternal Light” weekly Channel 20 at 10 a.m. Shabbat Morning Services 9 a.m. Free Membership. No building fund. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbat and Holiday Services followed by hot buffet. Adult Education Institute for men and women. Internationally prominent Lecturers and Torah Classes. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Kaballah Classes. Jewish Holiday Institute. Tutorials for all ages. FREE TUITION FOR HEBREW SCHOOL PUT MEANING IN YOUR LIFE 631- 698-3939 Member, National Council of Young Israel. All welcome regardless of knowledge or observance level.



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

Rev. Dr. Richard O. Hill, Pastor email: • website: Holy Communion is celebrated every week Saturdays at 5 pm, Sundays at 8, 9:30 and 11 am Service of Prayers for Healing on the first weeked of each month at all services Children and Youth Ministries Sparklers (3-11) Saturdays 5 pm • Sunday School (ages 3-11) 9:30 am Kids’ Club (ages 4-10) Wednesdays 4:15 pm Teen Ministry (ages 11-16) Saturdays 3 pm

ST. PAULS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station 631-473–2236

Rev. Paul A. Downing, Pastor email: • pastor’s cell: 347–423–3623 Services: Sundays-8:30 and 10:30 am—Holy Communion Sunday School during 10:30 service Bible and Bagels 9:30 am on Sundays Wednesday Night — 7:30 pm Intimate Holy Communion Friday Morning 10:30 am—Power of Prayer Hour Special Lenten Wednesday Night Services Soup Supper at 6:30pm Evening Prayer and Holy Communion 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 14 and 21 Join us for any service-all are welcome We are celebrating 100 years in Port Jefferson Station

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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 am Sunday School at 9:30 am We have a NYS Certified Preschool & Day Care Easter Services: Tues. 6:15 pm - March 13, &20 Wednesday 11 am - March 14, &21 Maundy Thurs. 11 am & 7:30 pm March 29 Good Friday 11am & 7:30 pm - March 30 Easter Sunday - April 1 at 8am & 10:15 am w/Easter Egg hunt and Breakfast in between services


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

SETAUKET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 160 Main Street, Corner of 25A and Main Street East Setauket • 631–941–4167

Rev. Steven kim, Pastor • 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


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!

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Children at the Port Jefferson Free Library enjoyed spending an afternoon with canine artist Dagger DogVinci.


Dagger DogVinci, the Painting Dog, dropped by the Port Jefferson Free Library on Feb. 20 to bring out the inner artist in local children. The black Labrador was working toward becoming a highly trained assistance dog for Canine Companions for Independence, but was not able to fulfill his duties because of fear issues. In a twist of fate, Dagger was adopted by artist Yvonne Dagger. The dog would sit patiently and attentively as Yvonne painted. One day she asked Dagger if he wanted to paint. His tail began to wag, and with brush in mouth and one simple command, “paint,” Dagger’s career as an artist began. His remarkable talent has earned him the nickname “DogVinci,” and more Yvonne Dagger with DogVinci than 200 of his paintings have been sold, with a portion of all sales going to animal- and people-related charities and causes. After hearing Dagger’s story, the children were then able to create their own “masterpieces” on canvases provided. There was lots of time to pet and hug Dagger, and each child was able to take his or her painting home. All in all it was a truly memorable event with a true Renaissance dog. Dagger DogVinci was such a big hit that he will be making a return visit to the PJFL this summer. Watch for dates and time. Visit to see Dagger’s amazing works of art.



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

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 Friends 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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RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 4 Friends Way, St. James 631–928-2768 •

worship: Sept. - June 11am , July - Aug. 9:30 am We gather in silent worship seeking God • the Inner Light • Spirit. We are guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. Weekly coffee and fellowship, monthly discussions, Religious Education for children.



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


380 Nicolls Road • between Rte 347 & Rte 25A 631–751–0297 • • Rev. Margaret H. Allen ( Sunday Service: 10:30 am

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:

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KIDS KORNER Programs Hands-On Art

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present a Hands-On Art program for students in grades K through 4 on March 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visit the Colors of Long Island exhibition and take inspiration from other student artwork to create your very own masterpiece to take home. $10 per child. Call 751-0066, ext. 212 to register.

Book signing

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome “Today” co-anchor Hoda Kotb who will speak about and sign copies of her new children’s picture book, “I’ve Loved You Since Forever,” on March 8 at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442 for more info.

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Children can discover the wonder of plants the Brookhaven Ecology Center next month.

Spring Pee Wee Gardening

The Town of Brookhaven Highway Department offers Spring Pee Wee Gardening classes for ages 3 to 5 at the Wildlife Education & Ecology Center, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville on Thursdays, April 12, 19 and 26, May 3, 10 and 17 or Fridays, April 13, 20 and 27, May 4, 11 and 18 at either 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. The children will learn about the environment, animals and plants through crafts and stories. $50 for six-week session. For more information, please call 631-758-9664, ext. 10.

Free Mommy & Me classes

The Chai Center Preschool & Camp, 501 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills offers a free fiveweek Mommy & Me program on March 15, 22, and 29, April 12 and 19 (no class on April 5). First session for ages 6 to 11 months is from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; second session for ages 12 to 20 months is from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a wonderful way to bond with your child while exploring music, singing, arts and crafts, bubbles, parachute play and more. Advance registration required by visiting For more information, call 631-351-8672.

Open House

Sea Scout Ship 270 invites prospective Sea Scouts, their families and the community to an Open House at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sea Scouts is a coed program offered by the Boy Scouts of America to young adults ages 14 to 21. Discover what Sea Scouts has to offer and learn some seamanship skills. For more information, call Penny at 917-287-0583.

Children’s Poetry Contest

Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, a local not-for-profit organization, is currently seeking submissions for its 12th annual Children’s Poetry Contest open to all students in grades K to 12. Prizes will be awarded based on four themes: If I Lived in Toyland, Magic Coin, My Super Power and Scavenger Hunt. Poems should not exceed 25 lines. There is no fee for each poem submitted. Send two copies of each poem, one with your name, age/grade, address and phone number on it and one without to Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, P.O. Box 2508, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-2508. Postmark deadlines for entries is March 24. An award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5 at Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket from 1 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Hedi at 631-331-2438 or email Judy at


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Tales for Tots

Children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver are invited to the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage, 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown for story time on March 9 at 11 a.m. Discover the wonder of traveling through reading. Free admission. Open to all. Call the Smithtown Library at 360-2480 to register.

Let’s Create Together

Gallery North, 90 North Country Road, Setauket will present an art program, Let’s Create Together, on March 10 (Drawing with Scissors), March 17 (Primary Colors) and March 24 (Still Life) from 10 to 11 a.m. With art teacher Larissa Grass. For children ages 2 to 6 with an adult. $25 per pair, $10 each additional child. Call 751-2676 to register. Pop-ins welcome!

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble in Lake Grove at 600 Smith Haven Mall or in East Northport at 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike will host a special storytime event on March 10 at 11 a.m. Enjoy a reading of “The Magician’s Hat” by Malcolm Mitchell followed by an activity. Free. Call 724-0341 (LG) or 462-0208 (EN) for more information.

March Math Madness

Join the staff at Maritime Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson on March 10 and 11 in exploring and investigating through art the mathematical findings of pi, Fibonacci, and Bernoulli from 1 to 5 p.m. Celebrate International Pi Day this weekend with Dr. Moira Chas from SBU Math Dept. as she explores the world of curves, crossings, surfaces and more on March 10 at 2 p.m. and Dr. Elana Reiser and her fabulous 3-D Printed Interactive Math Fun on March 11 at 2 p.m. Questions? Call 331-3277.

Suncatcher Fun

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown will present a children’s program on suncatchers on March 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Discover interesting facts about the sun and why we cannot live without it. Then create a unique craft that will capture rays from the sun and transform them into many brilliant colors to brighten up your room. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Ssssensational Ssssnakes

Slither on over to Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown to see a selection of ssssensational serpents on March 11 at 1 p.m. Participants will meet several snakes and learn about their unique adaptation through games and other activities. Create a cool snake craft to take home. Admission is $10 per child, $5 adult, $2 discount for Scouts. Questions? Call 979-6344.

Whirling Wind Catchers

Discover how wind plays an important part in our world at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown on March 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of wind through hands-on activities and games. Then create your very own unique wind catcher for your yard. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

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Hop over to Theatre Three for spring break for ‘The Adventures of Peter Rabbit.’

Lighthouse Designer

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will present a teen drop-off program for ages 12 to 16 on March 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. Did you know that whale oil was used in lighthouses to help mariners find their way? See some whale blubber and whale oil from the museum’s collection and then create a desk-top lighthouse complete with a tea light! $12 per participant. To register, call 367-3418.

Museum Adventures

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present Museum Adventures: Art from Everywhere on March 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Students in grades K through 4 are invited for some after school fun to explore art from everywhere and then create their own masterpieces to take home. $10 per child. Call 631-751-0066, ext. 212 to register.

Toddler Time

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington hosts Toddler Time for ages 3 to 5 every Thursday at 11 a.m. Join guitarist Jeff Sorg for a morning of singing and dancing on March 15. Free. No registration necessary. For further information, call 271-1442.

Theater ‘The Adventures of Peter Rabbit’ The mischievous little bunnies are back for spring break! Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit” from March 10 to April 14 at 11 a.m. with a sensory-friendly performance on March 11. Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delightful adaptation suggested by the characters created by Beatrix Potter. All seats are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

‘Seussical Jr.’ Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant in “Seussical Jr.” playing at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown from March 17 to April 29. Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in this unforgettable musical caper! All seats are $15. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Take a walk down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion as the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents its annual production of “The Wizard of Oz” from March 24 to April 29. Theatergoers of all ages will enjoy this colorful classic fairy tale from somewhere over the rainbow! Tickets are $15 each. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

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More than 350 people took part in Emma S. Clark Memorial Library’s Take Your Child to the Library Day event on Feb. 22. The international event was launched in 2011 to raise community awareness about the importance of libraries in the lives of children. The Setauket celebration included carnival games, face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon sculpting and crafts, along with everything else the library has to offer. A special raffle was held for all new library card sign-ups, as well as anyone who updated to one of the new library card designs. Photos courtesy of Emma Clark Library


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What Every Parent Should Know About Our Child Life Services Child Life Services at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital is dedicated to helping children and their families feel comfortable during hospital and outpatient visits. Child Life Services Director Joan Alpers wants parents to know more about Child Life Specialists’ critical role at children’s hospitals.

What does Child Life Services do? The American Academy of Pediatrics calls Child Life “an essential component of quality pediatric healthcare.” In fact, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital believes that Child Life Services are among the key distinguishing factors of a children’s hospital. The reality is that hospitals, with their unfamiliar environment and potentially scary procedures, can be challenging for children and families. Stony Brook’s Certified Child Life Specialists work to make the child’s hospital visit more comfortable, anxiety-free, child friendly and, in many cases, fun.

Who are Child Life Specialists? Our specialists are certified healthcare professionals with a strong background in child development and family systems. Each Child Life Specialist typically holds a Master’s Degree with an emphasis on human growth and development, education, psychology or creative arts therapies. We have years of experience in observing how children respond to the many aspects of hospitalization. We are also “on call” to children who may need support because an adult family member is struggling with illness and hospitalization.

When are Child Life Services used? Child Life Services are most commonly used to familiarize children with the hospital environment and help patients cope with the stress that often accompanies hospitalization. We also do community outreach to help children understand what a stay could be like if they are ever hospitalized. In the hospital, Child Life Specialists collaborate with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to reduce anxiety and fear of pain. In conjunction with an “ouch-less” approach to care, we prepare children for treatment using age-appropriate education, and introduce many coping techniques including guided imagery, relaxation and diversion. We also incorporate medical play, which lets children use real or toy medical equipment to become familiar with equipment and procedures. Child Life Specialists work in the inpatient units, the Pediatric Emergency Department, Radiology, Pre-Operative Services and the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. We coordinate special visits from expressive therapists, museum and educational groups, sports figures and community costumed cartoon and movie characters. Child Life Services also supports our hospital’s nationally recognized School Intervention & Re-Entry program, which helps students with cancer and blood disorders transition back to school. When possible, the Child Life program also provides families with information about tutoring or homework helpers if needed.


Joan Alpers, MPS, CCLS, LCAT Director, Child Life Services Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Why is play so important for hospitalized children? Play is children’s “work,” and their means of exploration, discovery and conflict resolution. It is also the primary tool of the Child Life Program and provides a safe outlet for self-expression. “Medical play” lets children use real or toy medical equipment in a play and teaching session in order to become familiar with equipment and procedures. Child Life staff maintains a playroom on the inpatient units for any child who is medically cleared to enter and bedside toys, play and art therapy sessions for children who need to stay in their hospital bed or room. The Child Life Program organizes special events in collaboration with various community organizations and businesses, including visits by entertainers, horticulture therapists and pet therapy dogs, special birthday parties and holiday events.

OUR “KITTEN SCANNER” Stony Brook Children’s recently acquired a special “Kitten Scanner,” a miniature replica of a CAT Scan to enable children to practice and play with a version of a real medical tool they may encounter.

For more information about Stony Brook Children’s, call (631) 444-KIDS (5437).

All health and health-related information contained in this article is intended to be general and/or educational in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit with a healthcare professional for help, diagnosis, guidance and treatment. The information is intended to offer only general information for individuals to discuss with their healthcare provider. It is not intended to constitute a medical diagnosis or treatment or endorsement of any particular test, treatment, procedure, service, etc. Reliance on information provided is at the user’s risk. Your healthcare provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment, and needs of you and your family. Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. 18021215H

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Arts & Lifestyles - March 8, 2018  
Arts & Lifestyles - March 8, 2018