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April 16 to 24, 2018 Sustainability: The Future Is Now All Events Are Free and Open to the Public

Monday, April 16 • Potluck Dinner/Lecture: “Dredging Stony Brook Harbor” The Setauket Neighborhood House, Setauket, New York, 6 pm


• Experience: Full Bloom Beauty Paint Night Student Activities Center (SAC), Ballroom B, 7 pm

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• Farmers Market, 11 am

• Bramble Rambles: Guided Nature Walk Through the Ashley Schiff Preserve Meet at the northeast trailhead along Circle Drive next to the wooden kiosk across from Roth Quad, 1 pm.

• Environmental and Educational Displays and Exhibitors, 11 am

• Presentation: “OMG, It’s Melting” NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory oceanographer Josh Willis talks about issues related to sea level rise. SAC, Sidney Gelber Auditorium, 1 pm • Panel Discussion: Sustainability Studies Alumni Javits Center, Room 109, 1 pm • Experience: Salutation to the Sunset Yoga and meditation program Staller Steps, 6 pm • Zero Waste Gardening: Egg Carton Planters SAC, Room 302, 8 pm

Thursday, April 19 • The Great Debate: “Is Climate Change to Blame for Forced Mass Human Migrations?” Harriman Hall, Auditorium, 4 pm

• Live Music and Dance Performances on Two Stages, 11:30 am • Opening Remarks/Green Pledge Ceremony, 12:15 pm • Rubber Duck Races, 2 pm • Ice Cream Social, 2:30 pm • Drum Line and Color Guard Showcase, 3 pm • Environmental Student Research Exhibition, 6:30 pm • Keynote: Paul Shepson, “Embrace the Change!” 7:30 pm

• Experience: Jam Poetree and Sustainable Dye Night Staller Steps, 7 pm • Lecture: “Space Junk — How the Debris Orbiting the Earth Affects Our Planet and Our Lives” SAC, Sidney Gelber Auditorium, 7:30 pm

Friday, April 20 • Earthstock Festival, Academic Mall See box on right for all activities. Rain Location: SAC

Saturday, April 21 • Celebration: Environmental Club’s Green Gala SAC, Ballroom B, 8 pm

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Rallying to fight addiction


children lost to addiction seeking the solidarity and support of other families. Billy’s parents’ tenacity to raise awareLast year more than 64,000 people died of drug overdoses across our country. ness and educate people about the perils In Suffolk County alone over 600 deaths of recovery and wellness has been prooccurred due to opioids. That doesn’t in- found. As an addiction specialist, I know clude the countless deaths of young peo- people do recover, reclaim their lives and ple written up in our newspapers as dying live fully productive lives, but the journey from “heart attacks” because too many is long and oftentimes very, very difficult! Their energy and commitment gave families are embarrassed and ashamed that their sons and daughters are addicts. birth to the War on Addiction Rally to be held on Saturday, April So our count of deaths due 21, 2018, at the Pennysaver to heroin overdoses I contend Amphitheater at Bald Hill is much higher than the quotin Farmingville from 10:30 ed 600 deaths. As one clergy a.m. to noon. While this person in our community, I event is free to attend, donapreside over one overdose tions are appreciated. The death every other week. At major purpose for this rally this point, in Suffolk County, is to educate, raise awarewe are burying at least two or ness, rally for compassion, three young people each week. change and hope! The orTwo years ago this ganizers are hoping to fill month, a young man from the amphitheater with more our community tragically than 3,000 people. passed away from an acciThis event is intended to dental heroin overdose. Billy be more than just a rally, to had struggled with addiction People who are hopefully be the beginning for a number of years. He afflicted with of the movement that will inwas totally supported by his addiction need spire people to challenge the family with all of his recovgovernment to stop paying ery efforts. He had extended greater access to lip service to this national periods where he was drugmental health epidemic health crisis and free. Unfortunately, he was services that are actually begin to do somenot able to sustain long-term thing that matters. abstinence and recovery. affordable and We need more treatment His parents were beside confident. beds today, not tomorrow. We themselves. Their grief was need to take on the insurance beyond words. It was overwhelming. Billy’s dad spoke at his son’s fu- industry that is sentencing our kids to death neral; using his son’s voice to address the in record numbers because they are denyextremely large crowd of young people that ing residential treatment. We need a greater network of support gathered to honor their friend. He urged them to take care of them- services for those battling addiction that selves, reminded them that life is fragile is accessible to the person in early recovand that they need each other. Instead ery. People who are afflicted with addicof burying their heads in the sand, Billy’s tion need greater access to mental health parents decided to become proactive to services that are affordable and confident. These are troubling times — disrespect, celebrate the gift of their son’s life, raise awareness and educate people specifically prejudice and discrimination are everywhere. We need to remove the stigma from about heroin addiction. Probably one of their greatest gifts to people afflicted with addiction. We need to this war against addiction is their power end the shame, blame and disrespect! Our leadership on the federal and state of example. Their love and positive energy led to the creation of the Walk Against level is a disgrace. They are an abysmal Addiction, which was held at Cedar Beach failure. They need to be challenged to in Mount Sinai on April 22 of last year give voice and support all those who are to honor their son’s life and struggle and attempting to walk the difficult road of reprovide support for other families who covery, one day at a time. Sometimes it’s one hour at a time. However, hope is the are struggling. More than 600 people gathered on anthem of our souls. that rainy Saturday morning to make a Fr. Pizzarelli, SMM, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW, statement that all life matters. Countless is the director of Hope House Ministries in families came with signs honoring their Port Jefferson.

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Aries, you may have to admit that the master plan you have set up has a few flaws. You don’t have to abandon it, just modify. These modifications may be relatively simple.

BY DANIEL DUNAIEF Sometimes, fixing one problem creates another. People with multiple sclerosis have been taking a medication called fingolimid for a few years. The medicine calms immune systems that attack the myelin around nerve cells. Fingolimid decreases the lymphocyte number in the bloodstream by trapping them in the lymph nodes. In a few cases, however, the drug can reduce the immune system enough that it allows opportunistic infections to develop. Cryptococcosis, which is a fungal infection often spread through the inhalation of bird droppings or from specific trees such as eucalyptus, is one of these infections, and it can be fatal if it’s not caught or treated properly, especially for people who have weakened immune systems.

‘Not only will this work contribute to the field of MS, but it will also have a contribution to the field of cryptococcosis.’ — Maurizio Del Poeta Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis contacted Stony Brook University fungal expert Maurizio Del Poeta, a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, to understand how this drug opens the door to this opportunistic and problematic infection. He is also exploring other forms of this drug to determine if tweaking it can allow the benefits without opening the door to problematic infections. Most of the human population has been exposed to this fungus. In a study in the Bronx, over 75 percent of children older than 2 years of age had developed an antibody against Cryptococcus neoformans, which means they have been exposed to it. It is unknown whether these people harbor the fungus

or if they have just mounted an immune reaction. Exposure may be continuous, but infections may only occur if a person is immunocompromised. Fingolimid “inhibits a type of immunity” that involves the movement of lymphocytes from organs into the bloodstream,” Del Poeta said. “Because of this, there are certain infections that can develop.” Through a spokeswoman, Novartis explained that the company was “happy to have started a scientific collaboration” with Del Poeta to understand the role of a specific pathway in cryptococcus infections. Cryptococcal meningitis is one of several infections that can develop. Others include herpes meningitis and disseminated varicella zoster. Before starting fingolimid, patients need to receive immunization for varicella zoster virus. At this point, doctors do not have a vaccine for cryptococcosis. To study the way this drug and its derivatives work, Del Poeta recently received a $2.5 million grant over a five-year period from the National Institutes of Health. Yusuf Hannun, the director of the Cancer Center at SBU, was confident Del Poeta would continue to be successful in his ongoing research. Del Poeta “does very important and innovative work on fungal pathogenesis and he is a leader in the field,” Hannun wrote in an email. “His work will enhance our understanding of the molecular mechanisms.” Fingolimid mimics a natural lipid. Years ago, Del Poeta showed that this sphingolipid, which is on the external surface of the membrane, is important to contain cryptococcosis in the lung. If its level decreases, the fungus can move from the lung to the brain. While people with multiple sclerosis have developed signs of this infection, it is also prevalent in areas like sub-Saharan Africa, where people with AIDS battle cryptococcosis. About 40 percent

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Gemini, you may be easily swayed this week by someone who is smooth talking. Figure out if this person can be believed or not, but give them a chance.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Maurizio Del Poeta of this HIV population develops this fungal infection, Del Poeta said. About 500,000 people die of cryptococcosis every year. In certain areas of the United States, such as the Pacific Northwest, this fungus is also endemic. On Vancouver Island, about 19 people died from Cryptococcus gattii infections between 1999 and 2007. Most of those patients were immunocompromised. When the fungus migrates from the lung to the brain, it is “very difficult, if not impossible in most cases, to eradicate,” Del Poeta explained in an email. If the diagnosis is made early enough before the infection spreads to the brain, the recovery rate is high, he suggested. In people whose immune systems are not compromised by drugs or disease, “death is rare.” Del Poeta plans to study the interaction between the drug and the fungal infection through a mouse model of the disease. The mouse model mimics the human disease and will provide insights on how to control the infection, particularly when the fungus reaches the brain. Some of the derivatives Novartis has developed do not cause a fungal infection. Del Poeta is working with Novartis to study other forms of fingolimid that do not reactivate cryptococcosis. Del Poeta said Novartis is currently in Phase III clinical trials for another drug for multiple sclerosis. The new drug acts on a different receptor. “We think the reason the fingolimid reactivates cryptococcosis is that it is blocking one

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receptor, which is important for the containment” of the fungus. The other drug doesn’t allow the disease-bearing agent to escape. “This is a hypothesis,” Del Poeta said. He is waiting to corroborate the cell culture data in animal models. Del Poeta has been working with Novartis for over three years. The Stony Brook scientist used some preliminary studies on the way fingolimid analogs behave as part of the research grant application to the NIH that led to the current grant. Del Poeta said he is excited about the possibility of contributing to this area. “Not only will this work contribute to the field of MS, but it will also have a contribution to the field of cryptococcosis,” he said. “This will have important implications for MS patients [and] for the entire HIV population.” He said he believes patients may have some other defect. If he is able to discover what that is, he may be able to protect them from a cryptococcosis infection. Ultimately, Del Poeta hopes this work leads to a broader understanding of fungal infections that could apply to other pathogens as well. “Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes a granuloma very similar to the one caused by the cryptococcosis and we could potentially study whether the same molecular mechanisms involved in the control of the infection in the lung are similar between the two infections,” he explained in an email.

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Some sort of breakthrough in your life is soon to become a reality, Libra. It may be a financial windfall or a new job opportunity. Keep your eyes open to any and all possibilities.

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You can achieve great things this week, Scorpio. Ultimately, your accomplishments depend on how much you can focus on the tasks at hand. The ball is in your court.

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Capricorn, it is easy to get carried away with an idea. Just do not mistake obsession for focus. You need to pace yourself if you are going to be effective.

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You may need to postpone something you had hoped to finish this week, Aquarius. As long as it does not get pushed too far onto the back burner you should be fine.

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Pisces, a setback of some kind may occur this week. Don’t get too worried just yet. Adversity can be a learning experience.

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We use evidence-based medicine to guide our decision-making. The amount of research related to nutrition and other lifestyle issues continues to grow rapidly, with many studies showing significant beneficial effects on health. We treat each patient as an individual. We will work with you to develop a plan that allows you to take a proactive role in managing your own health. The health outcomes are worth the effort. Is disease reversal possible? Absolutely! Study evidence has found this to be true, and many of our patients have experienced reversal of diabetes, autoimmune disorders, migraines, and cardiovascular disease, just to mention a few. In many cases, because of their exceptional results, our patients have been able to reduce or eliminate their medications. Read more common questions and answers on Dr. Dunaief has written over 2,000 medical research articles that have been published in Times Beacon Record Newspapers.

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Managing the sodium-to-potassium ratio


Most Americans don’t consume enough potassium

One of the most popular food additives is also one of the most dangerous: salt. We need salt, but not in excess. On the other hand, potassium is beneficial in our diet. However, we have the opposite problem with potassium: It is underconsumed. More than 90 percent of people consume far too much sodium, with salt being the primary culprit (1). Sodium is found in foods By David that don’t even taste Dunaief, M.D. salty. Bread and rolls are the primary offenders, since we eat so much of them. Other foods with substantial amounts of sodium are cold cuts and cured meats, cheeses, pizza (which has both bread and cheese), fresh and processed poultry, soups, meat dishes, pastas and snack foods. Foods that are processed and those prepared by restaurants are where most of our consumption occurs (2). By contrast, only about 2 percent of people get enough potassium from their diets (3). According to one study, we would need to consume about eight sweet potatoes or 10 bananas each day to reach appropriate levels. Why is it important to reduce sodium and increase potassium? A high sodium-to-potassium ratio increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 46 percent, according to the study, which looked at more than 12,000 Americans over almost 15 years (4). In addition, both may have significant impacts on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. To improve our overall health, we need to tip the sodium-to-potassium scales, consuming less sodium and more potassium. Let’s look at the evidence.

Reduced sodium There are two studies that illustrate the benefits of reducing sodium in high blood pressure and normotensive (normal blood pressure) patients, ultimately preventing cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. The first study used the prestigious Cochrane review to demonstrate that blood pressure is reduced by a significant mean of −4.18 mm Hg systolic (top number) and −2.06 mm Hg diastolic (bottom number) involving both normotensive and hypertensive participants (5). When looking solely at hypertensive patients, the reduction was even greater, with a systolic blood pressure reduction of −5.39 mm Hg and a diastolic blood pressure reduction of −2.82 mm Hg. This was a meta-analysis (a group of studies) that evaluated data from randomized clinical trials, the gold standard of studies. There were 34 trials reviewed with more than 3,200 participants. Salt was reduced from 9 to 12 grams per day to 5 to 6 grams per day. These levels were determined using 24-hour urine tests. The researchers believe there is a direct linear effect with salt reduction. In other words, the more we reduce the salt intake, the greater

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the effect of reducing blood pressure. The authors concluded that these effects on blood pressure will most likely result in a decrease in cardiovascular disease. In the second study, a meta-analysis of 42 clinical trials, there was a similarly significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressures (6). This meta-analysis included adults and children. Both demographics saw a reduction in blood pressure, though the effect, not surprisingly, was greater in adults. Interestingly, an increase in sodium caused a 24 percent increased risk of stroke incidence but, more importantly, a 63 percent increased risk of stroke mortality. The risk of mortality from heart disease was increased as well, by 32 percent. In an epidemiology modeling study, the researchers projected that either a gradual or instantaneous reduction in sodium would save lives (7). For instance, a modest 40 percent reduction over 10 years in sodium consumed could prevent 280,000 premature deaths. These are only projections, but in combination with the above studies may be telling. The bottom line is: decrease sodium intake by almost half and increase potassium intake from foods.

Potassium’s positive effects When we think of blood pressure, sodium comes to mind, but not enough attention is given to potassium. The typical American diet doesn’t contain enough of this mineral. In a meta-analysis involving 32 studies, results showed that as the amount of potassium was increased, systolic blood pressure decreased significantly (8). When foods containing 3.5 to 4.7 grams of potassium were consumed, there was an impressive −7.16 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure with high blood pressure

patients. Anything more than this amount of potassium did not have any additional benefit. Increased potassium intake also reduced the risk of stroke by 24 percent. This effect was important. If this does not sound like a large reduction, consider that, by comparison, aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke by 20 percent. The reduction in blood pressure was greater with increased potassium consumption than with sodium restriction, although there was no head-to-head comparison done. The good news is that potassium is easily attainable in the diet. Foods that are potassium rich include bananas, sweet potatoes, almonds, raisins and green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard. Lowering sodium intake may have far-reaching benefits, and it is certainly achievable. We need to reduce our intake and give ourselves a brief period to adapt — it takes about six weeks to retrain our taste buds, once we reduce our sodium intake. We can also improve our odds by increasing our dietary potassium intake, which also has a substantial beneficial effect, striking a better sodium-to-potassium balance.


(1) Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep;96(3):647657. (2) (3) Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Sep;96(3):647-657. (4) Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(13):1183-1191. (5) BMJ. 2013 Apr 3;346:f1325. (6) BMJ. 2013 Apr 3;346:f1326. (7) Hypertension. 2013; 61: 564-570. (8) BMJ. 2013; 346:f1378. 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.

The 2018 William Waltz Mount Sinai Harbor and Cedar Beach Cleanup will be held this Saturday, April 14 starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help give the harbor and beach a proper spring cleaning. Meet at the Mount Sinai Yacht Club at 244 Harbor Beach Road where bags, gloves and pickers will be provided along with refreshments and lunch. Students and Scouts may use this activity for community service hours. Sponsored by the Mount Sinai Harbor Advisory Committee in conjunction with the Town of Brookhaven, Mount Sinai Yacht Club, Tuscany Gourmet Market, Ralph’s Fishing Station, Old Man’s Boat Yard and the Waltz family. For more information, please call 631-807-8437.

Pancake Breakfast fundraiser The Setauket Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Setauket Fire Department, 9 Arrowhead Lane in East Setauket. Tickets are $9 adults, $6 children ages 3 to 10, ages 2 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To order tickets or for more information, call Karen at 631-365-2518.

Kings Park Food Drive The Kings Park Knights of Columbus will hold its annual food drive on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 44 Church St., Kings Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will support the needs of local families. Canned and packaged food such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, soup, baby food, pancake mix and juice boxes are needed. To arrange a different date for drop-off, please call Bob at 631-724-1410.

Family Yoga The Smithtown Historical Society will host an afternoon of Family Yoga at the Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main St., Smithtown on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Join yoga instructor Lori Corbani Healion as she leads families through an hour of yoga flow. Fee is $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. For more information, call 631-265-6768.


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‘Images of Broken Light’ By Michael Di Leo

Fiction Reviewed by Jeffrey Sanzel Michael Di Leo’s debut novella is a powerful and engaging look at the days leading up to and just following the murder of John Lennon. Focusing on the separate and yet not completely disparate stories of several unrelated people, it creates a vivid chronicle of a time of great sadness and unrest. It is December 1980 and the country is in the advent days before Ronald Reagan is to take office. Three very different people are facing the frustrations of day-to-day life. The story follows this trio as they attempt to tackle a series of emotionally difficult challenges. Sixteen-year-old Angela is obsessed with the Beatles. She is struggling with the things that are modern and yearns for the ’60s, a time she never experienced but has come to venerate, epitomized by the music of the Beatles. Her friends do not understand her — in particular an insensitive but realistically portrayed boyfriend who has only one desire in their dysfunctional relationship. Angela is reaching back to a past era to try to make sense of her own.

Short, crisp chapters create small fragments that are windows into each of the character’s lives and thoughts. As it progresses, the picture, like a mosaic, becomes clearer. Thirteen-year-old John is inspired to look at the ’60s by former hippie Mr. Watkins, his easygoing and inspiring teacher, who assigns John an extra-credit project to research the period.John is caught between his hard-edged, conservative father and a mother whose heart is connected to the freer time that she never allowed herself to fully experience. Finally, Tommy, in his 20s, going nowhere, lives in a cramped Manhattan apartment, working a dead-end job selling typewriters, and trying to parse his exact feelings for his girlfriend, Mary, who is pressuring him for both a ring and a change in who he is. Like Angela, he is fixated on the Beatles. Tommy is also haunted by the death of his brother in Vietnam, a milestone that caused the implosion of his family and created his own sense of detachment from the world. Tommy makes a point of his dis-ease in the universe. He feels that the ’80s have not yet started because there has been no defining moment to herald an age. He sites the assassination of JFK and the landing of the Beatles for the ’60s and Nixon’s resignation for the ’70s. He does not realize that his worst nightmare will be the signal of this new epoch. Short, crisp chapters create small fragments that are windows into each of the

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character’s lives and thoughts. As it progresses, the picture, like a mosaic, becomes clearer. The first half of this delicate, slender novella follows their day-to-day existences that are then shattered by John Lennon’s tragic murder. The latter part of the book then tracks the repercussions of this terrible event. Both Tommy and Angela are broken by Lennon’s death as is John’s mother. But it is through this loss that they find themselves and, in the grand scheme, are stronger for it. It is the teacher, Mr. Watkins, who is able to best express this new time: “There were a lot of people in the sixties who influenced my generation. JFK, his brother Robert, Martin Luther King. And yet, John Lennon may have had more of an influence than any of them. And he survived it all and was in a position to possibly influence us again to make things better. Something he always tried to do. And they killed him, too. They’re all gone now.” It is the indicator of both an end and a beginning. Tommy had lived in hope of a Beatles reunion. For him, “It wasn’t supposed to end this way.” The Sgt. Pepper album had gotten him through the loss of his brother, giving him solace in the worst of times. It is now, through the music and the memory, that he survives this next challenge. A particularly poignant description follows Tommy’s visit to his childhood home. He sees his parents, who have never recovered from the death of their oldest son, in a new light. The scene resonates on many levels. It is in this trip that Tommy realizes that he can make something of himself, and it is John Lennon’s example that inspires him to do so.

John’s mother opens up to her son with pieces of her life and heart that she had kept tamped down to please her husband and his expectations. Lennon’s death releases her true spirit. “You know, I always had a secret thing for the Beatles, and John, he was always my favorite. He was so smart and funny, and he always did or said what he wanted, whatever the consequences, and now after everything, he was back, and he was happy, and now he’s gone. It just doesn’t make any sense. I guess maybe I really was a hippie at heart.” She, like Tommy, eventually finds release in embracing her true feelings. Di Leo’s compassion for his characters gracefully shows the initial shock turning to profound mourning and, ultimately, to redemption. It is a visceral portrayal. He manages, with great sensitivity, to give us a glimpse into the turmoil of these people’s souls. In addition, Di Leo is not seeking easy answers. Instead, he presents the phenomenon of our attachment to these icons. He sheds light on our personal connection to distant stars (literally and figuratively) and how we take their deaths in a personal way. It is a strange truth but we often suffer these losses deeper than we do of those who are truly close to us. He reveals this

fact without judgment but instead with nonjudgmental insight. A prescient touching upon the discussion of gun control that occurred in the wake of the shooting reminds us that though time has passed, many things have not changed. A gathering in Central Park of thousands of fans serves as a gentle climax to the book where the characters intersect but don’t truly interact. Di Leo chooses not to give us facile coincidence but instead reflects life as it is. A beautiful and honest coda provides both closure and hope — that out of even the darkest times can come good, and, in this case, light. Much like the “Imagine” mosaic created in memory of Lennon, “Images of Broken Light” gives us broken figures that create a powerful and memorable whole. “Images of Broken Light” is available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon. com, and E-books are also available on, iBooks and Kobo. This is the Nesconset resident’s second book. The first, titled “The Spy Who Thrilled Us,” covers the first 19 films in the James Bond series. For more information, visit his website at



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of care coordination services. The concern from the governor’s office was that both On March 31, the New York State Legis- the facility and the plan were providing lature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) final- this same service. Another change to the Medicaid proized the budget for the 2019 fiscal year. In January, the governor’s office set forth a gram will impact managed long-term budget proposal. Using that as a jumping- care plan participants who want to switch off point, the Legislature and the executive plans. Prior to the new budget, there were started a negotiation process that resulted no restrictions on such changes. The new in the budget beginning the fiscal year on budget states that a plan participant can change plans within the April 1, 2018. first 90 days after enrollElder law attorneys across ment without cause. Howthe state watch the budget ever, after the first 90 days, proposal and negotiations the participant can only closely to see what, if any, change plans once in every impact there will be on the 12-month period. Any addiMedicaid program. Many eltional changes after the first derly and disabled individu90 days must be for cause. als in the state rely on the Good cause is listed to inMedicaid program to cover clude, but is not limited to, their costs of long-term care. issues relating to quality of The budget proposals often care and access to providers. suggest changes to eligibility The managed long-term as well as to the methods by care plans will also be affectwhich care is provided. ed by the budget provision One item that was in the governor’s original propos- The budget proposals that will limit the number of al, but eventually left out often suggest changes licensed home care agencies of the final budget, was the to Medicaid eligibility with whom a plan can have a contract. As stated above, elimination of spousal reas well as to the each plan receives a set rate fusal. Spousal refusal is the method by which a spouse in methods by which care from the state for each enrollee. That plan then has to need of care can enroll in the is provided. contract with an agency to Medicaid program while the provide the aide in the home healthy spouse can maintain assets in their own name to support their for a Community Medicaid recipient. Until now, a plan was not limited on the own needs. The final budget left spousal refusal intact. This is a tremendous benefit number of agencies with which it could hold a contract. As of Oct. 1, 2018, a plan to the spouses of Medicaid recipients. The budget did include a change in can only hold a contract with one agency the way the Medicaid program will be for every 75 members it enrolls, and on administered to long-term nursing facil- Oct. 1, 2019, it will be one contract per ity residents. Until the budget was enact- 100 members. These budget provisions adjust the ed, long-term patients in a nursing facility were enrolled in a managed long-term ever-changing landscape of the long-term care plan. These plans receive a flat rate care Medicaid program. The direct impact from the state for each enrollee regard- of these changes on consumers is not yet less of whether the enrollee is receiving a known. The stated purpose of the mansmall amount of in-home care, round-the- aged long-term care program is to streamclock care in the home or nursing facility line the care provided to the aging and disabled population of New York state. services. The new rule is that a patient that has Advocates in this area continue to work been in a nursing facility for three months with the governor and Legislature to make will be disenrolled from the managed Medicaid long-term care benefits available long-term care plan and their services will to all New York residents who require such be paid directly to the facility from the assistance. Stay tuned. Nancy Burner, Esq. practices elder law and Medicaid program. The stated purpose for this change is to eliminate any duplication estate planning from her East Setauket office.


BUSINESS NEWS Grand Openings Stroll

• 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 631-8211313 or 631-698-7000, ext. 4018. • The Wading River Historical Society is looking for artisans and crafters for its craft fair on May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call the society at 631-9294082 or email for additional information.

The Stony Brook Village Center, in conjunction with The Three Village Chamber of Commerce, will present a Grand Openings Stroll on Thursday, April 19 (rescheduled) with a noon kickoff. Five new businesses, beginning with Madison’s Niche (owner Karen McAvoy) at noon, Camera Concepts (owner Jeff Norwood) at 12:15 p.m., Cervo Design (owner Andrea Cervo) at 12:30 p.m., Village Florist (owner Amanda Haggquist) at 12:45 p.m. and ending with Sweet Mama’s Restaurant (owner Marios Patatinis) at 1 p.m., will celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. The community is invited to join Stony Brook Village Center President Gloria Rocchio; Chairman Richard Rugen; trustees and town officials including,

• The Friends of Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn seeks vendors for its annual Flea Market & Craft Fair on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 for 10×10-foot space, extra $5 for a table. Applications are available online at www.harborfieldslibrary/friends. For more information, call 631-757-4200. • The Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society, 328 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma seeks craft vendors for its Spring Craft Fair which will be held on museum grounds and across the street on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date May 20) Fee is $30 a space. Please call Evelyn at 631-588-7599 for further details. • The Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket will hold its annual Antiques & Yard Sale on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date is June 10). Vendors and individuals wanted. 10×10-foot spaces available for $35, $30 members. To print out an application, visit or stop by the society. For more information, call 631-751-3730. • St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 90 Edgewater Ave., Smithtown seeks craft, new “flea market” merchandise and mini yard sale vendors for its annual Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date is June 23.) $40 for a 10×12-foot space. Call 631-265-4520 or email • Farmingville Residents Association will host its annual Flea Markets on May 27, June 24, Aug. 26 and Sept. 30 at the corner of Horseblock Road and Woodycrest Drive in Farmingville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain dates are the following Sundays. Interested vendors should call 631-880-7996 or email for an application and pricing. • Setauket Presbyterian Church and Caroline Church of Brookhaven, seeks vendors for its annual Setauket Country Fair to be held on the Village Green in Setauket on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Mark at 631609-0993 for more information. • Art League of Long Island is looking for artists and craftspeople for its 51st annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft Fair at Heckscher Park in Huntington on June 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deadline to submit application is May 24. Visit or call 631-462-5400 for more info. • Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its 7th annual Farmingville Street Fair to be held on Portion Road between Leeds and S. Howell streets on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further details, call 631-317-1738. • Town of Brookhaven’s Office of Economic Development seeks businesses for its upcoming Job Fair at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville on June 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Reserve your recruitment table for $100. Call 631-451-6563 for more info. • The Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook is petitioningcraft exhibitors for its first Craft by the Harbor event to be held on Aug. 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee for the two-day event is $275 for a 10×10-foot space. Deadline is May 1. For further details and guidelines, call 631-751-7707 or visit www. 140298

Legislator Kara Hahn, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright; Supervisor Ed Romaine; and Andrew Polan, president, Three Village Chamber of Commerce in wishing all the businesses good luck in their new venture. The afternoon will conclude with free champagne and pub bites in Grandpa’s Shed Lounge located at the rear of Sweet Mama’s. For more information, call 631-751-2244 or visit



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If you’re like me, you are just chomping at the bit to get your garden started. After a winter plagued with one snowstorm or nor’easter after another, it’s hard to believe that spring has finally arrived. Avid gardeners hibernating in their homes for what seemed like months have been keeping their spirits high by perusing the gardening catalogs for the latest plants and products, all the while patiently waiting for the ground to thaw. In perfect timing, All-America Selections recently announced National Winners for 2018 — new varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables that will do well in any climate throughout the United States and Canada. With fun names like Sweet American Dream, Super Hero Spry, Queeny Lime Orange, Valentine and South Pacific Orange, these cultivars are the best of the best, beating out thousands for the ultimate title. Since 1932, this nonprofit organization has annually tested new varieties of flowers and vegetables in various locations throughout the United States and Canada. Judges look for improved qualities such as disease tolerance, early bloom or harvest dates, taste, unique colors and flavors, higher yield, length of flowering or harvest and overall performance. Here’s what the judges had to say about some of the award winners: 1. Zinnia Queeny Lime Orange: A “WOW” color in an easy-to-grow zinnia is what this flowering annual brings to the garden. Sporting lovely, large, dahlia-like blooms on a sturdy, compact plant, this variety provides cut-flower gardeners and growers with a wonderful hue for today’s floral trends. The unique color evolves from dark coral/peach/orange to a light peach with a dark center as the flowers age and each uniform plant produces prolific deeply fluted blooms that last about 3 weeks without preservatives or feed. 2. Canna South Pacific Orange F1: This variety is more vigorous, more uniform

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The cast of ‘12 Angry Men’ Photo by Peter Lanscombe, Theatre Three Productions Inc.

A powerful and thought-provoking ‘12 Angry Men’ opens on Theatre Three’s Mainstage BY HEIDI SUTTON For a play that takes place in a single room, “12 Angry Men” has had quite a ride. Written by Reginald Rose after he served as a juror on a manslaughter case, it was turned into a made-for-television movie and broadcast live on the CBS program Studio One in 1954. The success of the television production resulted in a film adaptation in 1957. Starring Henry Fonda and Jack Klugman, the movie is consistently ranked as one of the The cast: greatest courtroom Joseph Cavagnet Leonard DeLorenzo dramas of all time and was selected for Jack Green preservation in the John McNamara Steven Uihlein United States Film Jim Pearsall Registry in 2007 for Michael Newman being “culturally, hisSteve Ayle torically or aesthetiJules Jacobs cally significant.” Gene Durney And significant David Altman it is. Over 60 years Michael Mingoia later, the behindAlan Schelp closed-doors look at the American legal system continues to make an impact in community theaters all around the world. This month, it makes its way to the Mainstage of Theatre Three, a stark contrast to its last production, “Nunsense,” and is more relevant than ever. Twelve men from different backgrounds sit on a jury where the accused has been charged with murder in the first degree … premeditated homicide. They are tasked with deliberating the guilty or innocent verdict beyond a reasonable doubt of a

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teenage boy who is accused of stabbing his father with a switchblade. If found guilty, he could face the electric chair. The judge orders the jury to “separate the facts from the fancy” and the deliberations begin. Directed by Bradlee Bing, the seasoned cast does a terrific job conveying the sense of grave responsibility. As the jurors are led into the deliberating room, the security guard (Alan Schelp) locks them in, giving the sense of being held hostage until a decision is made. The actors also effectively convey the temperature in the room by taking turns to fix the “broken” air conditioner, taking off

their jackets, taking a sip of water and wiping their foreheads and back of necks. The audience feels the heat, which adds to the volatile environment that envelops the room. The odds are stacked against the teenager. There are three witnesses, there’s a motive (his father beat him regularly), his alibi is shaky and the murder weapon belongs to him, “But sometimes the facts staring you in the face are wrong.” A preliminary vote results in 11 guilty, one not guilty — Juror #8, played by Steve Ayle. “Boy, oh boy, there’s always one!” The majority of the jury just want to get out of there and get on with their lives. One has

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Potatoes, pasta and polenta ... supporting role stars


I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that often dishes that start out cast in supporting roles end up being the stars of a meal. I’m thinking of things like potatoes au gratin or pasta with a creamy lemon sauce or polenta with green chilies. A dry overdone piece of meat or poultry doesn’t stand a chance next to a savory side dish; a piece of overdone or (worse) underdone fish pales next to such tasty accompaniments. And so, before you know it, a side dish becomes a main dish and, served up with a veggie or salad, takes on a life of its own. As with so many simple recipes, this is where you get to be creative and dream up your own versions and variations with additions or even deletions.

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YIELD: Makes 2 to 4 servings INGREDIENTS: • ¾ pound angel hair pasta (capellini) • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil • 4 slices prosciutto, chopped • 1 large shallot, minced • ¼ cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley • Juice and grated zest of two lemons • 1 cup heavy cream • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS: Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside to keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the butter and oil and sauté the prosciutto and shallot for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the parsley, lemon zest and cream and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Add cooked pasta to skillet, toss to coat, then add lemon juice, a little at a time until desired tartness is achieved and cook over medium heat until all liquid is absorbed by pasta. Serve hot or warm with fresh asparagus, peas or a light green salad.

Potatoes au Gratin YIELD: Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS: • Nonstick cooking spray • 6 medium potatoes, very thinly sliced • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter • ½ cup minced onion • 3 tablespoons flour • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste • 2 cups milk • ½ cup half and half • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese • ½ cup unflavored breadcrumbs

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat bottom and sides of 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange potato slices evenly in dish. In medium saucepan or skillet, melt three tablespoons of the butter; add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until they are soft. Stirring constantly, add flour, salt and pepper; continue cooking until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat. Add milk and half and half, return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil, then boil and stir for one minute, until it thickens. Add cheese and stir until it melts. Pour mixture over potatoes; sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Dot with remaining tablespoon butter. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes; remove foil and bake another hour, until liquid is absorbed by potatoes and top is golden brown. Remove from oven; let sit 10 minutes, then serve immediately with a crisp mixed green salad.

Polenta with Green Chili Peppers, Tomatoes and Manchego Cheese YIELD: Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS: • Nonstick cooking spray • 2 cups milk • 1 cup water • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal • 3 garlic cloves, minced • ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste • 17-ounce can whole green chilies, drained and diced • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese • 2 cups grated manchego cheese • ½ cup melted unsalted butter DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 F. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the milk, water, cornmeal, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Stirring constantly with a wire whisk, bring to a simmer over medium heat and continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 10 to 12 minutes. With a rubber spatula, scrape half the mixture into the baking dish; sprinkle half the chilies, half the tomatoes, half the grated Parmesan and half the manchego. Drizzle half the melted butter over top. Starting with remaining polenta, repeat procedure and finish with remaining melted butter. Bake about 30 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature with a spinach and mushroom salad.



The Brick Clay Studio opens in St. James

Ceramics studio and gallery find new home at Flowerfield

BY KYLE BARR As the potter’s wheel spins, ceramic artist Patrick Dooley plays his fingers along the side of the spinning clay like a harpist does a harp’s strings. The clay forms lips and edges. A thumb pressed clean in the center develops a hole and the lump of clay is slowly turned into an object, something tangible. “You can turn clay into anything you want,“ Dooley said as his hands grow thick with the wet-brown of the clay. “There’s something about that tactile feel, being in control of that clay, turning it into something, something artistic, something functional. It’s creative.” The nonprofit Brick Clay Studio & Gallery has finally opened in St. James. The new location at 2 Flowerfield joins others of its kind including The Atelier art studio and The Shard Art Shoppe. After two years of working to get it started, members are ecstatic to see their collective art education center and gallery finally become a reality. “I feel the universe is on our side, I think we’re destined to be here,” gushed physical therapist and ceramic enthusiast Estrellita Ammirati during last weekend’s Open House as a huge smile stretched across her face. “If you saw what this place looked like 37 days ago ... we had nothing, pretty much nothing.” Many of the artists at The Brick Studio were artists who worked in the basement of Stony Brook University’s Union building, willing to teach community members and students who found their way into their space. In 2015 SBU declared it would be removing The Craft Center from the basement in preparation for the building’s renovations. “We were kicked out when the Union closed,” said member and ceramicist Astrid Wimmer.“There were 20 of us who wanted to go on and we had no place to go. So we formed this cooperative. We’re very excited and we worked very hard.” Spearheaded by Miller Place High School art teacher Julia Vogelle and ceramicist Justine Moody, the group wanted to create their own space to practice their

art and commune with each other. They set up a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 that had 123 people pledge over $18,000 to the project. The artists caught a break when they learned that Dowling College would be closing and they were able to acquire the ceramic department’s equipment including motorized pottery wheels, kilns and pugmill relatively cheap. The original plan was to locate the studio in Rocky Point in a brick building near the Rocky Point Farmers Market at the corner of Prince and Broadway, but the group was unable to land the deal. “Rocky Point needed to be revitalized and Broadway was really suffering. They wanted something like this in town. A cultural center, not-for-profit, it was going to be bringing art into the community, and the community into art, and we really wanted that,” Vogelle said. “But we really couldn’t buy anything, and they were looking for someone to buy.” When the group settled on the space in St. James, they had originally walked into a barren warehouse-type room. The ceiling’s electric wires were hanging loose from the ceiling, the floor was bare, the concrete was unpainted and there was no counter space or shelving. It took several weeks of volunteer work to bring the space into a livable condition.

Photos by Kyle Barr

Photos from last Saturday’s Open House, clockwise from top, Janet Leatherwood demonstrates wheel throwing to guests at the; Patrick Dooley works on a clay piece; Laura Peters gets ready to create; cat mugs by Russell Pulick for sale; below, Russell Pulick describes his artistic process to visitors.

“The members are just amazing with their efforts. They’re workhorses, they’re worker bees,” Vogelle said. It’s hard to understate how important having a space to practice is to the artists at the brick studio. Stony Brook University Professor Janet Leatherwood had practiced as a child on a pottery wheel at home, some 30 years before she picked it up again when she found The Craft Center at the university.

“I have a studio at home, so I could still make stuff, but it was such a community, such energy and so much input from other people,” Leatherwood shook her head. “It wasn’t the same.” Longtime studio and production potter Russell Pulick was tasked with fixing many of the machines that were purchased from Dowling, and he said places like this are necessary for the community it provides. “I have technical knowledge of these machines, and of glazing. Somebody else could probably do it, but it would be a learning process,” Pulick said. “I have most of this equipment at home, but this place is about the people, dedicated people, people who love clay, who love creating.” The Brick Clay Studio & Gallery is located at 2 Flowerfield, Suites 57 and 60, in St. James. The studio offers a variety of classes including Portraits in Clay and Wheel Throwing as well as eight-week workshops in advanced wheel throwing, summer camp for children and internships. Drop by this Friday, April 13, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for the studio’s first Clay Try-Day, a great opportunity to see if working with clay is something you would like to pursue. $30 per person. Preregistration is strongly recommended although walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 631-2509530 or visit


Thursday 12 An evening of jazz

Join The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook at 7 p.m. for an evening of jazz with a tribute to Artie Shaw with clarinetist and SBU student Raissa Feldman followed by a performance by the Stony Brook University Blowage Big Band led by trombonist Ray Anderson. Free event with limited tickets. Call 751-1895 or visit to RSVP.

Art & Music lecture


... and dates APRIL 12 TO APRIL 19, 2018

The Atelier at Flowerfield, 2 Flowerfield, St. James will host an Art & Music lecture titled "Perfect Harmony: The Life and Art of William Sidney Mount" in Atelier Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Guest speaker Joshua Ruff will speak about the exhibit currently on view at The Long Island Museum. This event will feature an early American fiddle performance by Director Kevin McEvoy. $10 suggested donation. No reservations necessary. For more information, call 2509009 or visit

The Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor will welcome Neal Stuart & The Empire State in concert at 2:30 p.m. Program will feature the best of the '50s, '60s and '70s with songs like "Step-by-Step," "Sixteen Candles" and "The Worst That Could Happen." Free and open to all. Advance registration requested by calling 692-6820.

Ballroom dancing at the library

Kerry Kearney in concert

Grounds & Sounds Café at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, East Setauket will welcome Kerry Kearney (blues, slide-guitar) 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.

Saturday 14 Second Saturdays Poetry Reading All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook will present a poetry reading from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Gladys Henderson, the featured poets will be Carolyn Emerson and Vivian Viloria-Fisher. An open reading will follow. Free and open to all. Please bring a can of food to donate to St. Cuthbert’s food pantry. Questions? Call 655-7798.

William Sidney Mount tribute

In conjunction with its current exhibit, Perfect Harmony: The Musical Life and Art of William Sidney Mount, The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present a concert by the Red Skies Music Ensemble in the Carriage Museum's Gillespie Room at 2 p.m. Titled Music and the Artistry of William Sidney Mount, the concert will bring Mount’s music and art alive through visual imagery and theatrical interpretation of songs from the artist’s own collection with audience participation and a Q&A. Tickets

Commack Public Library, 18 Hauppauge Road, Commack will host a free piano concert by Stan Wiest at 2 p.m. Program will feature selections from his piano CD "Music to Drive by," humorous stories of performances with and for celebrities and closes with a full audience sing-a-long. Free but reservations required by calling 499-0888.

Neal Stuart in concert

Friday 13

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will welcome the Min-Xiao Fen Blue Pipa Trio in concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. To order, call 751-1895 or visit

Stan Wiest in concert

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will present a theater program titled Inside Emily Dickenson: Her Poetry & Her Life at 2:30 p.m. Actress Ginger Grace, left, will portray Dickenson with heart and humor. Free and open to all. Call 929-4488 for further information.

Join staff educators at the Smithtown Historical Society for an adult-only Soap Making & Felting Class in the Roseneath Cottage, 239 East Main St., Smithtown at 7 p.m. Create three different glycerin soaps and a felted soap dish using the wool from the resident sheep. Makes a great gift. Fee is $30, $25 members. To register, call 265-6768.

Jazz concert

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook will present an All Vivaldi Spring Concert featuring the Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble (flute, harp and strings) at 2 p.m. Program will include Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto in G Minor and Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C, selections from The Four Seasons and more. All are welcome to attend this free event. Call 588-5024 for more info.

Tribute to Emily Dickenson

Soap Making & Felting Class

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook will host an evening of ballroom dancing starting at 7 p.m. Learn the salsa and tango with instructor Karen Lupo of Elegance of Dance. Come along or bring a partner. All are welcome to attend this free event. For more info, call 588-5024.

All Vivaldi Spring Concert

SOPHISTICATION WITH PIZAZZ Fort Salonga's Stan Wiest will give a free piano recital at Commack Public Library on April 15. Photo courtesy of Stan Wiest

are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 members and students. Call 751-0066, ext. 212 to register.

Historical society lecture

The Terryville Union Hall & Museum, 358 Terryville Road, Terryville will host a lecture titled "How the Bicycle Influenced Women’s Lives" at 2 p.m. Presented by the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum’s Executive Director Colleen Janz and the Cumsewogue Historical Society, the event is free and all are welcome. Inclement weather date April 28. Call 220-2028 to RSVP.

Broadway Bound concert

Join Five Towns College, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills for a concert titled Broadway Bound: Everything Is New Again at 7:30 p.m. Program includes the greatest hits of the Golden Age of musicals and hits from the contemporary Broadway shows of today. Tickets are $10 per person. To order, call 656-2110 or visit

Catapult Shadow Dance show

The Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will present a show titled Magic Shadows by the theatrical group Catapult (seen on "America’s Got Talent") on the Main Stage at 8 p.m. with dance, story-telling and sculpture. Just a few seats left. Tickets are $40. To order, call 6322787 or visit

Choral society concert

Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Road, Huntington will host a concert by the Huntington Choral Society at 8 p.m. Program includes Franz Joseph Haydn’s Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem with a full orchestra and guest soloists. Tickets are $21 per person at the door (students free) by calling 760-1427 or by visiting

Men's Club Comedy Night

The Men's Club of Temple Beth Chai, 870 Townline Road, Hauppauge will host a Comedy Night featuring stand-ups John Butera, TJ Garofalo, Mike Keegan, Will Scharon from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Hosted by Pete Carney. Tickets are $20 at the door. Please call Lori in the Temple Office at 724-5807 to reserve tickets or for more information.

Sunday 15 Spring Rummage Sale

The Sisterhood of the Huntington Jewish Center, 510 Park Ave., Huntington will hold a Spring Rummage Sale today from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and April 16 (Bag Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring gently used and new clothing for men, women, children and infants as well as baby items, toys, books, shoes, assorted household items plus many surprises. Please enter through the rear of the building. Call 427-1089 for information.

Spring Craft Fair

Spring has sprung! Newfield High School, 145 Marshall Drive, Selden will host a spring fair with over 70 vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring handmade crafts, gifts and spring boutique. Proceeds will benefit the NHS Leaders Club. For more information, call 846-1459.

Northport walking tour

Join the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport for its monthly walking tour of Northport’s business district, Parading Down Main Street, at 1:30 p.m. Using storytelling and historic photos, your guide will make the past come alive! Tickets are available the day of the tour in the museum shop for $5/person. Call 757-9859 for more information.

* All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.

Chamber music concert

Mount Sinai Congregational Church, 233 North Country Road, Mount Sinai will welcome the Three Village Chamber Players in concert at 4 p.m. Program will include works by Puccini, Mozart, Wolf and Mendelssohn. For more information, visit

Sunday Street concert

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, in conjunction with the Long Island Blues Society, WUSB-FM and the GPJ-NBAC will welcome singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville in concert in the Carriage Museum's Gillespie Room at 5 p.m. as part of its Sunday Street Acoustic Concert series. Tickets in advance are $20 at through Friday, April 13, with tickets at the door for $25 (cash only). For more information, call 751-0066.

Monday 16 Spring Rummage Sale See April 15 listing.

TVHS Potluck & Lecture

Join the Three Village Historical Society for its annual Potluck & Lecture at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Larry Swanson who will talk about the pros and cons of moving sediments through dredging. Bring an entrée that serves six. A wine and cheese reception and dessert will be provided. Free and open to all. For further details, call 751-3730.

Tuesday 17 Travel Club meeting

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket will host a Travel Club meeting at 7:45 p.m. Donna Crinnian and Christina Maffia will make a presentation entitled "Travel at Home: Three Villages’ Winged Wonders." All are welcome. Email for further information.


Wednesday 18

‘Singin’ in the Rain’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will conclude its 2017-2018 season with the romantic musical comedy "Singin’ in the Rain" from May 17 to July 1. Join Don Lockwood, Lina Lamont, Cosmo Brown and Kathy Selden as they make a big splash with singin’ and dancin’ and yes, it really will rain on stage! Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

Italian Studies lecture

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will welcome the Italian Consul General of New York, Consul General Francesco Genuardi who will present a lecture titled "Italy and the TriState Area: Working Together to Strengthen Relationships" in the Frank Melville Library, Room E4340. All are welcome. Call 632-7444 for more info.

‘Curtains: The Musical’

Chinese Auction fundraiser

The Miller Place Homemakers will hold its annual Chinese Auction at the Miller Place High School, 15 Memorial Drive, Miller Place at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 plus a food pantry item. Call 821-9044 for more information.

SBU Wind Ensemble concert

The Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will host a concert by the Stony Brook Wind Ensemble on the Main Stage at 8 p.m. Conducted by Bruce Engel, the program will include selections from "E.T." and "The King and I" as well as works by Puccini and Tchaikovsky. Ticket are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors. To order, call 632-2787 or visit www.

LITERARY SIMILIARITIES Opening this weekend, the Carriage House Players present 'The Pillowman' starring, from left, Andrew Murano, Nick Masson, Sean Fitzgerald, Evan Donnellan, Michael Puglisi and Olivia Puglisi. Photo courtesy of Evan Donnellan

'12 Angry Men'

Thursday 19

Through May 5 Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present a production of "12 Angry Men" on the Mainstage. A teenage boy 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 powerful courtroom dramas of all time. Mature content. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www. See review on page B15.

Harbor Nights

Festival of One-Act Plays

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will host an adult Victorian Card Quilling workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as part of its Harbor Nights series. Create beautiful note cards with a simple quilled design. Refreshments will be served. Fee is $15 online at, $25 at the door. To register, call 367-3418.

Book signing

Join the Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington for an evening with former congressman and author Steve Israel who will be appearing in conversation with Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, to discuss his new novel, "Big Guns," at 7 p.m. Book signing to follow. Call 271-1442 for further information.

Hard Luck Café concert

The Americana sister act Ari & Maria share the bill with Roger Street Friedman at The Folk Music Society of Huntington’s 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 are $15, $10 members at the door. Questions? Visit www.

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 Pillowman’

Up next for the Carriage House Players, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport is a production of Martin McDonagh’s intense thriller, "The

Pillowman" on April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and April 22 and 29 at 3 p.m. The drama centers on a writer who is interrogated about his short stories and their similarities to a series of murders. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors. To order, visit For more information, call 516-557-1207.


Chutzpah Repertory Theatre at Temple Beth El, 600 Park Ave., Huntington celebrates its 20th season with the musical "Annie" on April 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and students (10 to 17), $10 children (10 and under). To order, call 421-5835, ext. 200.


From May 12 to June 17 the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will present the musical "Dreamgirls," a show about the creation of a new American sound — the blending of rhythm and blues with other styles of popular music — a sound that came to be known as Motown. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. To order, call 724-3700.

Northport One-Act Play Festival

The 9th Annual Northport One-Act Play Festival will be presented at The Playhouse at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St. on April 13 at 7:30 p.m., April 14 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 3 p.m. Six plays will be performed at each program. Admission is $20 to each of the four festival performances. Reservations for prime seating (recommended) are available by calling 800-838-3006, or at

Film ‘The Greatest Showman’

As part of its Friday Movie Matinee series, the Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson will screen "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman on April 13 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. No registration necessary. All are welcome. Call 473-0022 for more information.

‘Darkest Hour’

East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport will screen "Darkest Hour" starring Gary Oldman on April 13 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. Call 261-2313.


The Port Jefferson Documentary Series continues with a screening of "Itzhak on April 16 at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by North Shore Jewish Center and Stony Brook University’s Dept. of Music, the film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Alison Chernick. $7 per person at the door (no credit cards please). Questions? Call 473-5220 or visit

Farmers Market The Port Jefferson Village Center, 101A East Broadway, Port Jefferson hosts a Winter Farmers Market every Sunday through April 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring baked goods, soaps, cheese, pet treats and much more. Free admission. Call 473-4724 for more info.

Class reunion


Port Jefferson High School Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year reunion during the weekend of Sept. 21 (meet and greet), Sept. 22 (school tour, dinner/dance at Polish American Club in PJS) and Sept. 23 (Culper Spy tour). For further details, visit or call Sue Graf at 744-3314 or Dimmie (Loizos) Kaczenski at 473-2247.

'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, now extended through May 6. Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

'Mamma Mia!'

Join the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown for a production of "Mamma Mia!" through April 29. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. With music and lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, book by Catherine Johnson. Mature content. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, will continue its 48th annual Mainstage season with "Curtains" from May 19 to June 23. It’s Boston 1959 and chief sleuth Lt. Frank Cioffi investigates the murder of a Broadway-bound theater company’s untalented star on opening night. From the creators of "Cabaret" and "Chicago," the musical whodunit, played against the fictional cowboy musical "Robbin’ Hood!," will have you on the edge of your seat … laughing! Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 9289100 or visit

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC Theatre Three, in conjunction with the Port Jefferson Documentary Series, will screen 'Itzhak' on April 16 at 7 p.m. described as 'A love story on so many levels — Perlman's love of music, of the violin, of life itself!' — Hollywood Reporter

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SBU SPORTSWEEK Murphy is new NCAA scoring leader APRIL 12 – APRIL 18, 2018

Taryn, a sophomore, chipped in with four points on two goals and two assists, raising her 2018 point total to 61. “It’s nice to improve to 4-0 in conference action, but I think we are capable of playing at a higher level,” Spallina said. “Our schedule and the weather this past week made it tough for us to practice, so I am very much looking forward to a full week of preparation for a great Johns Hopkins team on Friday night.” Ally Kennedy and Siobhan Rafferty each added two goals and one assist for three total points. Hauppauge-bred Keri McCarthy led the Seawolves with nine draw controls, stretching her 2018 total to 87. Brooke Gubitosi, of East Northport, added a teamhigh four ground balls. With eight more points, Kylie Ohlmiller is now just 23 total points away from breaking the NCAA Division I career record in total points scored. The senior captain is also just 17 assists away from the NCAA Division I career record now. Stony Brook outshot Binghamton 39-16 and won 13 of 24 draw controls. With the win, the Seawolves remain one of two undefeated Division I teams. Stony Brook is back in action April 13,


‘When you look at her journey … one of the biggest things we talked about when she decided to come back for one more season was having the ability to write her own ending.’ — Joe Spallina


Courtney Murphy may not have been the only high scorer out on the field for the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team the last two matchups, but she’s the highest scorer in the NCAA Division I record book. With five goals in a 21-3 win over University of Hartford April 5 and four goals in a 18-5 win at Binghamton University April 7, Murphy becomes the all-time scoring leader in NCAA history with 296 goals through 78 games. “When you look at her journey … one of the biggest things we talked about when she decided to come back for one more season was having the ability to write her own ending,” head coach Joe Spallina said. “She’s done a really good job of doing that so far, and one of those checkpoints for her was getting this record. She’s one of the best pure goal scorers I’ve ever seen, and I couldn’t be happier for her.” Murphy broke the record on Thursday, and with her goals on Saturday moves to 50 on the season. Senior captain Kylie Ohlmiller recorded a team-high seven points April 7, leading No. 1 Stony Brook to remain undefeated in 2018, at 12-0 overall and 4-0 in America East. Ohlmiller scored six times to push her 2018 point total to 83. Her younger sister


Courtney Murphy leads all NCAA scorers with a current career 296 goals over 78 games. starting a four-game home stand, with the first matchup against Johns Hopkins University at 7 p.m.

It will be Kylie Ohlmiller Bobblehead Night. The first 500 fans will receive the limited edition bobblehead.

Grande’s four hits, Marino’s gem lead Seawolves to series win


Sophomore shortstop Nick Grande’s four hits and a trio of Stony Brook pitchers led the way in a 5-2 defeat of University of Maine April 8. The Seawolves (17-12 overall, 6-3 America East) moved into first place in the conference with the victory that also earned them the series sweep. “We came out and set the tone early with our three-run first inning, and played extremely well in all areas throughout the entire game,” head coach Matt Senk said. “I’m proud of the team for earning the series win on the road against a very good Maine team.” Stony Brook got RBI singles from sophomore right fielder Michael Wilson and classmate first baseman Chris Hamilton and a sac fly from senior third baseman Bobby Honeyman during the three-run stint on five hits in the first. On the other side of the ball, sophomore right-handed pitcher Greg Marino, of Lake Grove, earned the win after tossing six strikeouts over six innings. He allowed two runs on three hits. Senior left-hander Teddy Rodliff added a scoreless inning, and classmate Aaron Pinto, a righty, held the Black Bears (9-21, 5-4 AE) scoreless over the final two innings of the game to earn the save.

Right-handed pitcher Greg Marino, above left, threw six strikeouts over six innings in Stony Brook’s game 3 win over University of Maine. Nick Grande, on right, recorded his 13th multihit game after going 4-for-5 in the win. Pinto, who now has 11 career saves and eight this season, tied the school record for saves in a season with former teammate Cam Stone (2014). Pinto also moved into a tie for third place on the career saves list. With his hit in the first, Honeyman has now hit safely in each of the last 10 games. He finished the series 8-for-10

from the plate. Grande, of Smithtown, recorded his 13 multihit games this season. The Seawolves returned to Long Island to host Iona College on Tuesday and Central Connecticut State University on Wednesday, but results were not available by press time. Stony Brook will travel to University

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at Albany for a doubleheader that begins at noon April 14, and wraps up the road series with a noon game April 15. The Seawolves face Iona College on the road again April 17 at 3:30 p.m. before returning to Joe Nathan Field to take on University of Maryland Baltimore County April 21 in another doubleheader that starts at noon.


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©156935 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

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 Friends on Mondays at 5:00 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.

To be listed in the Religious Directory, please call 631–751–7663




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 Pryrodny, Organist & Choir Director • LIKE us on Facebook Sunday Worshop 8:00am - Rite I Holy Eucharist 10:00am - Rite II Choral Holy Eucharist with Sunday School - 9:40am Thrift Shop Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays - Noon to 3pm Saturdays - 10am to 3pm All Are Welcome!


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

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

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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


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.


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

Rev. Paul A. Downing, Pastor email: • pastor’s cell: 347–423–3523 Services: Sundays-8:30 and 10:30 am—Holy Communion Sunday School during 10:30 service Adult Bible Study — 9:30 am on Sundays Wednesday Night — 7:30 pm — Holy Communion Friday Morning —Power of Prayer Hour 10:30 am Join us for any service-all are welcome We are celebrating 100 years in Port Jefferson Station



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


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



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

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A toast to a captain buried in a barrel — of rum Whaling was a risky business, physically and financially. Life at sea was hazardous. Fortunes were made or lost. Whale hunts were perilous, as was the processing of the whale. Injuries were rampant and death was common, sometimes on nearly every voyage. In some instances, the deceased was none other than the captain. Captain Sluman Lothrop Gray met his untimely end on a whaleship. Born in 1813, very little is known of his past, his family or his early expeBy Nomi Dayan riences at sea. In 1838, he married Sarah A. Frisbie of Pennsylvania in the rural town of Columbia, Connecticut. His whaling and navigational skills must have been precocious, because in 1842, in his late 20s, Gray became a whaling captain — and a highly successful one. His wife Sarah joined him in his achievements, living with him at sea for 20 years. Three of their eight children were born during global whaling voyages. Gray commanded a string of vessels: the Jefferson and Hannibal of New London, Connecticut, to the Indian and North Pacific oceans; the Mercury and Newburyport of Stonington, Connecticut, to the South Atlantic, Chile, and Northwest Pacific oceans; and the Montreal of New Bedford, Massachusetts,

to the North Pacific Ocean. While financially successful, Gray’s crew felt his harsh personality left much to be desired. Some of his blasphemies were recorded by a cabin boy on the Hannibal in 1843. Gray did not hesitate to flog crew members for minor mistakes. Unsurprisingly, when Sarah once reported her husband had taken ill, the crew rejoiced. To their chagrin, he recovered. As Gray aged, he attempted to retire from maritime living and shift into the life of a country gentleman. He bought 10 acres of land in Lebanon, Connecticut, and lived there for seven years, where his house still stands. This bucolic life did not last, and Gray returned to whaling. With his wife and three children — 16-year-old Katie, 10-year-old Sluman Jr. and 2-year-old Nellie, he sailed out of New Bedford on June 1, 1864, on the James Maury. Built in Boston in 1825 and sold to New Bedford owners in 1845, the James Maury was a hefty ship at 394 tons. Gray steered the course toward hunting grounds in the South Pacific. Unexpectedly, after nine months at sea in March 1865, he suddenly became ill. The closest land was Guam, 400 miles away. Sarah described his sickness as an “inflammation of the bowels.” After two days, Gray was dead. The first mate reported in the ship’s logbook: “Light winds and pleasant weather. At 2 p.m. our Captain expired after an illness of two days.” He was 51 years old. Sarah had endured death five times before this, having to bury five of her children who sadly died in infancy. She could not bear to bury her husband at sea. Considering how


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!


577 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury Church Office: 516-692-7179

Join us for Sunday church at 10:30 am. “Open doors.” Adult Discussions on Matter of Faith, Tuesdays at 4 pm - Kids Sunday School Avail - Wesleyan Presention with Soup Supper Wed., Apr. 11 at 6:30 pm, must RSVP by Tel: 516-692-7179.

typical grand-scale mourning was in Victorian times, a burial at sea was anything but romantic. It was not unheard of for a whaling wife to attempt to preserve her husband’s body for a home burial. But how would Sarah embalm the body? Two things aboard the whaleship helped: a barrel and alcohol. Sarah asked the ship’s cooper, or barrel maker, to fashion a cask for the captain. He did so, and Gray was placed inside. The cask was filled with “spirits,” likely rum. The log for that day records: “Light winds from the Eastward and pleasant weather; made a cask and put the Capt. in with spirits.” The voyage continued on to the Bering Sea in the Arctic; death and a marinating body did not stop the intentions of the crew from missing out on the summer hunting season. However, there was another unexpected surprise that June: the ship was attacked by the feared and ruthless Confederate raider Shenandoah, who prowled the ocean burning Union vessels, especially whalers (with crews taken as prisoners). The captain, James Waddell, had not heard — or refused to believe —that the South had already surrendered. When the first mate of the Shenandoah, Lt. Chew, came aboard the James Maury,

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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

Sunday Worship at 9:30 am (childcare available) Church School at 9:45 (pre-K to 8th grade) Adult Education at 11:00 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.

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

he found Sarah panic stricken. The James Maury was spared because of the presence of her and her children — and presumably the presence of her barreled husband. Waddell assured her that the “men of the South did not make war on women and children.” Instead, he considered them prisoners and ransomed the ship. Before the ship was sent to Honolulu, he dumped 222 other Union prisoners on board. One can imagine how cramped this voyage was since whaleships were known for anything but free space. A year after the captain’s death, the remaining Gray family made it home in March 1866. The preserved captain himself was shipped home from New Bedford for $11. Captain Gray was finally buried in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Connecticut. His resting place has a tall marker with an anchor and two inscriptions: “My Husband” and “Captain S. L. Gray died on board ship James Maury near the island of Guam, March 24, 1865.” Sarah died 20 years later and was buried next to her husband. It is unknown if Gray was buried “as is” or in a casket. There are no records of Sarah purchasing a coffin. Legend has it that he was buried barrel and all. Nomi Dayan is the executive director at The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor.

Worship: Sept. - June 11 am , 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.


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:

UNITY UNITY CHURCH OF HEALING LIGHT 203 East Pulaski Rd., Huntington Sta. 631–385–7180 email: FB & YouTube: Unity Church of Healing Light

Rev. Saba Mchunguzi, Minister

Sunday Service - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (Sign Language Interpreter) Sunday school for children and youth 3-17 years old Wednesday Prayer Group - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 pm We believe that everyone is a child of God and entitled to live a fulfi lling and productive life. We teach spiritual principles, such as affirmative prayer, the power of thought and the law of attraction (LOA). We celebrate a diverse fellowship where everyone finds acceptance. We are a member of Unity Worldwide Ministiries and affi liated with the Daily Word devotional booklet, and Silent Unity.




It’s summer fun to the extreme. Nine great programs • Discovery Camp • Sports Fever • Studio & Stage • Camp Coding • Camp Invention • Camp Robotics • Teenshop • CIT • Academic Center for Enrichment. Affordable and flexible programs. Red Cross Swim Program. Special events each week. Caring and experienced staff. 2, 3, or 5 day a week options. Please call for further information or to schedule a tour. Laurel Hill School-One visit will change your child’s future. Are you searching for a school where you child can feel challenged, not frustrated, encouraged, never discouraged, and always special? Wouldn’t you love to see your child awaken each morning feeling confident, knowing that the day holds discovery, community and opportunity?


Musical Theatre Factory! Presented by Theatre Three, Long Island’s year-round professional regional theatre. Mornings (9:00-12:00) for ages 9-12 and afternoons (1:00-4:00) for ages 13-17. Monday through Thursday beginning July 9th. Students work with professional director, musical director, and choreographer. Summer experience culminates in fully-staged performances of “Fiddler on the Roof Jr” School Version on August 6 & 7. Tuition $575. Acting Classes: Summer session of 10 acting classes for 6-18. Creative Dramatics (ages 6-8) $150. Pre-Teen Workshop (ages 8-11) $175. Teen Workshop (ages 12-15) $175. Advanced Teen Workshop (ages 13-17-previous experience and permission of instructor required) $200. Class sizes are very limited. Call Theatre Three at 631-928-9100 Mon.-Sat. from 10 am - 5 pm for information and registration. Theatre Three is a not-for-profit organization supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, as state agency and by Suffolk County under the auspices of the Office of Cultural Affairs, County Executive.


Camp Setauket: For over 29 years, creating memorable summer camp experiences: General Camp for ages 3–12 ; Theatre Arts Camp and Sports Camp for ages 7–12; and C.I.T. Program for ages 13 thru 15. Game Set Match Tennis Academy Camp for ages 4–18 and all skill levels. Our unique camps offer indoor & outdoor pools, indoor & outdoor fields and indoor & outdoor tennis courts. Activities include: arts & crafts, sports such as soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball, interactive games, drama and hands on science. Swimming is included in every camp and several indoor activity areas for rainy days.  Early enrollment, sibling, & member discounts available. Parisi Training Camps - focuses on speed and agility for all sports.


Open House

Tuesday, April 17th 9:30-11:30AM, Grades K-8 Learn about our New Initiatives that Bring Experiential Learning Beyond the Classroom

Science, Math, & Literature are Cultivated in our


Drafting, Drawing, and Constructing


Raise Questions, Evaluate Ideas, Invent, Create, and Test


Improves, Relaxes, Calms, and Inspires Enthusiasm for Learning


One Visit Will Change Your Child’s Future

The Laurel Hill School

201 Old Town Road, East Setauket, NY 11733 (631)751-1154 ©157299


KIDS KORNER Programs 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 April 13 at 11 a.m. Discover the wonder of Earth Day through reading. Free admission. Open to all. Call the Smithtown Library at 360-2480 to register.

Caterpillars & Critters Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket will hold a workshop for children ages 3 and up, Caterpillars & Critters, on April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Make and take home a foot-long caterpillar that will grow into a flower garden. Learn about the bugs and critters that live in the garden. Taught by Erica Heilman. $35 fee. To register, call 689-8172 or visit

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 April 19. 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” through April 14 at 11 a.m. Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny 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.’

The Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson will present a walk-in program titled Become a Plant Detective on April 14 and 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. Using the Explorium’s plant seed collections, help solve the mystery of growing native plants. $5 per person. Call 331-3277 or visit for more info.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of “Horton Hears a Who,” “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz” in “Seussical Jr.” playing at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown through 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

Tote bag workshop

‘The Wizard of Oz’

Become a Plant Detective

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will host a teen/tween drop-off program for ages 10 to 16 on April 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Do your part to help reuse, reduce and recycle and keep trash out of our oceans. Discover some ways to help the environment including creating a reusable tie-dyed Ocean Blooms tote bag. $12 per participant. To register, call 367-3418.

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” through 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

All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.


Photo by Peter Lanscombe, Theatre Three Productions, Inc.

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present a two-in-one special event, an original musical titled “Stand Up! Stand Out! The Bullying Project” and a concert by Lena & the Happy Clam Band on April 21 and 28 and May 5 with a special sensory-sensitive performance on April 29 at 11 a.m. When Peg (Meg Bush) watches as Nellie is bullied on the playground, she is launched into a wonderland of fantastical folks who teach her that you don’t stand by — you stand up! Featuring nods to ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Cinderella’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘Stand Up! Stand Out!’ features live actors, puppets and a toe-tapping original score. All seats are $10. To order tickets, call 928-9100 or visit




Children’s Theatre 2 Spectacular Shows One Low Price All Tickets $10 Stand Up! Stand Out! The Bullying Project A new show from the creators of Class Dismissed. Stand Up! Stand Out! features live actors, puppets, and a toe-tapping original score.


Look at that smile! Luna is a 7-year-old terrier with a huge heart. She had a loving family until her owners lost their home and she ended up at Kent Animal Shelter. She is a little shy with new people but warms up quickly. Luna has the sweetest personality and loves giving kisses, long walks and belly rubs. She is waiting patiently for a home to play and relax for the rest of her days. Could that be with you? Luna comes spayed, microchipped and up to date on all her vaccines. Kent Animal Shelter is located at 2259 River Road in Calverton. The adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. For more information on Luna and other adoptable pets at Kent, visit or call 631-727-5731. Photo courtesy of Kent Animal Shelter

Lena & The Happy Clam Band



Feel like shellebrating? Come join the Happy Clam Band! Since 2013, The Happy Clam Band has delighted kids and parents alike with original songs from their Parents’ Choice award-winning album “Happy as Clams” and their interactive musicals.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 5% OFF through April 30

Sports Camp (Ages 7 - 12) • Instruction & Competition • Soccer • Volleyball • Softball • Basketball and more

Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 7 - 12) • Singing • Dancing • Acting • Stage & Costume Design • Casting for Performances

Saturdays April 21, 28 and May 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Your Child Will Never Be Bored This Summer!

Sensory Sensitive Performance Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am

General Camp

(Ages 3 - 12)

• Arts & Crafts • Hands on Science • Interactive Games • Recreational Sports

Tennis Academy

(Ages 4 - 18)

• 1/2 Day • Full Day • Advanced Training • 9 Indoor, 7 Outdoor Har-Tru Courts

C.I.T. Training

(Ages 13 - 15)


• Counselors in Training • Learn Leadership Skills

• Enjoy the Activities • Special Reduced Rate Swimming is included in all camps! All camps provide: Snacks, Drinks, Lunch & a T-Shirt

Discounts for Siblings and World Gym Members! ©157054

(631)-928-9100 412 Main Street Port Jefferson

“Celebrating our 28th Year!” 4 Exciting Camps To Choose From! Large Outdoor And Indoor Space For Numerous Sports & Activities. New Enormous Carnival Bouncer!

348 Mark Tree Road, East Setauket 631-751-6100 Less than 5 minutes from SBU Campus, 800’ north of Rte. 347



It’s elementary — ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ is good family fun


It’s been seven years since moviegoers were invited into the magical world of garden gnomes with Touchstone Pictures’ “Gnomeo & Juliet,” the charming animated film loosely based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy while celebrating the music of Sir Elton John. Set in the English town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the story, which features a starstudded cast, takes place in the backyard gardens of two feuding elderly neighbors — Mr. Montague and Miss Capulet. Their garden gnomes, which are blue and red, respectively, are also strict enemies until Gnomeo (blue) and Juliet (red) secretly fall in love and manage to unite the two gnome clans. I remember taking my daughter and her friends to see this movie and being so enamored by it that I went to a bunch of garden centers the following day and snatched up all the red and blue garden gnomes I could find to put in my rock garden. Now Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios bring audiences a sequel to the charming fairy tale, “Sherlock Gnomes,” with all of the original characters you love including Gnomeo (James McAvoy), Juliet (Emily Blunt), Lord Redbrick (Michael Caine), Lady Bluebury (Maggie Smith), Nanette the Frog (Ashley Jensen), Benny (Matt Lucas), Mankini (Julio Bonet) and Fawn (Ozzy Osbourne) in a brand new mystery adventure directed by John Stevenson.

Sherlock Gnomes saves the day in the sequel to ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.’ The Montagues and Capulets have married and moved to London. Their collection of garden gnomes have also made the trip, albeit to a much smaller garden that needs a lot of work, “a fixer upper” of sorts. Gnomeo decides that the garden needs a centerpiece, Juliet’s favorite flower — a Cupid’s Arrow Orchid — and ventures out into the city to find one. When Juliet discovers Gnomeo’s plan, she follows him and

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ends up rescuing him when he becomes trapped in a florist shop. When the couple returns home, they find that all of their friends as well as gnomes in seven other gardens have been kidnapped, “an ornamental crime on a scale never seen before.” They must be rescued within 24 hours or they’ll be smashed to smithereens. The police are too busy to help, so Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp),

sworn protector of garden gnomes, and his trusty sidekick Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) take the case. Sherlock is convinced this is the work of his arch nemesis Moriarity (Jamie Demetriou) and, along with Watson, Gnomeo and Juliet, follows a trail of clues to find the gnomes, with lots of plot twists and turns along the way. Will the case be solved in time? A nice touch is the many places in London that the detective team visit to find clues including the Royal Green Park, the Natural History Museum, Chinatown and Tower Bridge. While Elton John recently announced he is retiring from touring, his music will live on in this film with catchy songs like “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “I’m Still Standing” peppered throughout. Although this sequel is not as good as the original, as sequels rarely are, “Sherlock Gnomes” is still worth a trip to the theater for its visually stunning and lifelike animation, wonderful music and positive message to not take your friends for granted. By the same token, it is highly recommended that “Gnomeo & Juliet” be seen first as it will help in relating to the humor and connecting to the characters better. And I’ll be visiting the garden center to stock up on green garden gnomes. Running time is 1 hour and 26 minutes. Rated PG for rude and suggestive humor, “Sherlock Gnomes” in now playing in local theaters.

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When Kids Need Surgery Pediatric surgery is a unique medical specialty, provided by highly skilled general surgeons further trained in the intricacies of treating smaller patients, including those not yet born. Christopher S. Muratore, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, discusses the reasons why parents should seek out a pediatric surgeon should their child require a surgical procedure.

Why should a child who needs surgery see a pediatric surgeon? Pediatric surgeons are specially trained to treat the unique needs of children. They have expertise in treating birth defects and detecting abnormalities before birth that may require surgical intervention. They are skilled in trauma surgery, a key reason why kids need surgery. And they understand the special emotional needs of children. In fact, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Surgical Association have a policy statement saying that when a surgical condition has been identified in a child, ideally a pediatric surgeon will address it.

Do all hospitals that treat children have pediatric surgeons? Unfortunately no. More often than not, even in hospitals with a pediatric department, doctors who typically perform surgery on adult patients will also operate on children. They may use adult-sized instruments on a child, administer anesthesia in a way that isn’t optimum for a child’s physiology, or not use minimally invasive procedures. And that can lead to unnecessary discomfort and longer recovery times.


Christopher S. Muratore, MD, FACS, FAAP Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

What kind of training do pediatric surgeons have?

How do you help children prepare for surgery?

All of the pediatric surgeons at Stony Brook Children’s are board certified and have completed residency training in general surgery plus additional fellowship training in pediatric surgery. Each of our team’s surgeons meets all the rigorous standards of training required of pediatric surgeons as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Surgery.

All of our pediatric surgeons as well as our support staff are trained to help lessen children’s anxiety and keep them calm and comfortable. The hospital has a team of Child Life Specialists who are experts at explaining procedures to children, distracting them and minimizing any emotional disturbance. Child Life Specialists also use a “kitten scanner”—one of only three in the entire Northeast—which lets kids perform a pretend CAT scan on a toy to help them prepare for their own scans. There’s also an online pre-surgical tour that shows children and their parents what they can expect.

What types of procedures do your pediatric surgeons perform? Everything from the most common to the highly complex. Virtually every day we repair a hernia, remove an appendix or excise a tumor. We take care of tiny newborns with conditions that require immediate intervention, and even have the capability to perform in utero surgeries. We do minimally invasive procedures through keyhole incisions as well as traditional surgeries. And, since Stony Brook is the only verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Suffolk, we’re also the place where children who have been injured, have fallen, suffered severe burns or been in a car or boat accident are brought for care.

How many pediatric surgeons are at Stony Brook Children’s? We have a team of five surgeons supported by two dedicated pediatric nurse practitioners. Each of our surgeons has both general and specialized skills. Having a team of this size with these skills enables us to treat all types of cases and be available to perform emergency surgery on pediatric trauma patients as well.

Do you work with other pediatric specialists? Our approach is team-focused, meaning we collaborate with all other pediatric specialists as needed to ensure the best outcome for the child. For example, we work closely with pediatric anesthesiologists who are trained to prevent and treat pain in kids.

Will your surgeons consult with my child’s pediatrician? Yes. Regardless of who or where your child’s primary care physician is, we make sure communications are open and that your child’s doctor is kept informed every step of the way. And because we have a team of five surgeons, we are also able to see patients in our offices in Commack, East Setauket, Smithtown and Riverhead—so wherever you are on Long Island we’re not far away. For more information about Stony Brook Children’s Division of Pediatric Surgery, call (631) 444-4545 or visit

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Arts & Lifestyles - April 12, 2018  
Arts & Lifestyles - April 12, 2018