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Sunday, June 3 We invite cancer survivors and their families and friends to our 14th annual National Cancer Survivors Day. INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

Ethan Zohn Community: The Ultimate Survival Tool Ethan Zohn is a former professional soccer player, cancer survivor, winner of the hit reality television show “Survivor Africa,” co-founder of Grassroot Soccer and two-time cancer crusher. As demonstrated by his charitable work, volunteerism, and community involvement, Ethan believes that a better and healthier world can be achieved through education, advocacy and inspiration.

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Where’s Waldo? He’s waiting for you at Kent Animal Shelter! This handsome boy is a 9-month-old Saint Bernard with lots of love and energy. He is so sweet and is looking for an active household to run and play for the rest of his days! Why not drop by and say hello? Waldo comes neutered, microchipped and is up to date on all his 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 Waldo and other adoptable pets at Kent, visit or call 631-727-5731.

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In this edition Parents and Kids .................... B24-25 Power of Three ................................ B8 Religious Directory .............. B20-22 SBU Sports .......................................B26 Theater Review ..............................B23 Wine and Cheese ..........................B12



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Joint Replacement Center Screening Program A low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) scan, a comprehensive examination and all required imaging services are offered to those who qualify. Your case is reviewed by our nationally recognized team of lung cancer specialists.

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‘AND THEN MY HEART WITH PLEASURE FILLS, AND DANCES WITH THE DAFFODILS’– William Wordsworth Gerard Romano of Port Jefferson Station spotted these daffodils during a drive through the Village of Port Jefferson on April 30 and stopped to snap a photo. He writes, ‘I was delighted to see these beautiful flowers growing in the west retaining wall along Village Beach Road. The sun was behind them and they literally glowed in the afternoon sun.’

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Why should kids have all the fun? Times Beacon Record News Media is holding its 3rd annual Adult Coloring Contest for ages 21 and older. Color in the cover of this week’s Arts & Lifestyles and enter to win a three-year subscription to one of TBR News Media’s six papers — a $99 value. Choices are from Village Times Herald, Port Times Record, Village Beacon Record, Times of Middle Country, Times of Smithtown or Times of Huntington. Mail your winning entry to Times Beacon Record News Media, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733 or email a high-resolution image to Please include your name, town and phone number. Deadline to enter is June 2. Winner will be announced in the issue of June 7. Questions? Call 631-751-7744, ext. 109. Good luck!


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Reducing heart attack risk

Sedentary lifestyle increases risk even in the young

This article was first printed in TBR News Media’s issue of April 6, 2017. First, the good news: We have made great strides in reducing mortality from heart attacks. When we compare cardiovascular disease — heart disease and stroke — mortality rates from 1975 to the present, there is a substantial decline of approximately one-quarter. However, if we look at these rates since 1990, the rate of decline has slowed (1). Plus, one in 10 visits to the emergency room are related to potential heart attack symptoms. Luckily, only 10 to 20 percent of these patients actually are having a heart attack (2). We need to reduce our risk factors to improve this scenario. Some risk factors are obvious, while others are not. The obvious By David ones include age Dunaief, M.D. (men at least 45 years old and women at least 55 years old), family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes and smoking. Less obvious risk factors include gout, atrial fibrillation and osteoarthritis. Lifestyle modifications, including a high-fiber diet and exercise, also may help allay the risks. Let’s look at the evidence.


On a board exam in medicine, if smoking is one of the choices with disease risk, you can’t go wrong by choosing it. Well, it appears that the same axiom holds true for obesity. But how substantial a risk factor is obesity? In the Copenhagen General Population Study, results showed an increased heart attack risk in obese (BMI >30 kg/m²) individuals with or without metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high sugar) and in those who were overweight (BMI >25 kg/m²) (3). The risk of heart attack increased in direct proportion to weight. Specifically, there was a 26 percent increase in heart attack risk for those who were overweight and an 88 percent increase in risk for those who were obese without metabolic syndrome. This study had a follow-up of 3.6 years. It is true that those with metabolic syndrome and obesity together had the highest risk. But, it is quite surprising that obesity, by itself, can increase heart attack risk when a person is “metabolically healthy.” Since this was an observational trial, we can only make an association, but if it is true, then there may not be such thing as a “metabolically healthy” obese patient. Therefore, if you are obese, it is really important to lose weight.

Sedentary lifestyle If obesity were not enough of a wakeup call, let’s look at another aspect of

lifestyle: the impact of being sedentary. when someone has a heart attack? In a reA recent observational study found that cent analysis using data from the Nurses’ activity levels had a surprisingly high Health Study and the Health Professional impact on heart disease risk (4). Of four Follow-up Study, results showed that highkey factors — weight, blood pressure, er fiber plays an important role in reducing smoking and physical inactivity — age the risk of death after a heart attack (7). was the determinant as to which one had Those who consumed the most fiber, comthe most negative pared to the least, effect on women’s had a 25 percent reheart disease risk. duction in post-heart Those under the attack mortality. age of 30 saw Even more imsmoking as most pressive is the fact negatively imthat those who inpactful. For those creased their fiber over the age of 30, after the cardiovaslack of exercise cular event had a 31 became the most percent reduction dominant risk in mortality risk. factor for heart In this analysis, it disease, including seemed that more heart attacks. of the benefit came For women from fiber found in over the age of 70, cereal. The most inthe study found triguing part of the Lifestyle modifications such as that increasing was the doseweight loss, physical activity and study physical activity response. For every diet can help decrease the risk of 10-g increase in fiber may have a greater positive impact consumption, there heart attacks. than addresswas a 15 percent reing high blood duction in the risk pressure, losing of post-heart attack weight, or even quitting smoking. How- mortality. Since we get too little fiber anyever, since high blood pressure was self- way, this should be an easy fix. reported and not necessarily measured Lifestyle modifications are so imporin a doctor’s office, it may have been tant. In the Nurses’ Health Study, which underestimated as a risk factor. None- followed 120,000 women for 20 years, theless, the researchers indicated that those who routinely exercised, ate a women should make sure they exercise quality diet, did not smoke and were a on a regular basis to most significantly healthy weight demonstrated a whopreduce heart disease risk. ping 84 percent reduction in the risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart Osteoarthritis attack (8). What have we learned? We can subThe prevailing thought with osteoarthritis is that it is best to suffer with hip stantially reduce the risk of heart attacks or knee pain as long as possible before and even potentially the risk of death having surgery. But when do we cross after sustaining a heart attack with lifethe line and potentially need joint re- style modifications that include weight placement? Well, in a recent study, those loss, physical activity and diet — with, in with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee this case, a focus on fiber. While there are a number of diseases joints that caused difficulty walking on a that contribute to heart attack risk, most flat surface were at substantially greater risk of cardiovascular events, including of them are modifiable. With disabling heart attack (5). Those who had surgery osteoarthritis, addressing the causes of for the affected joint saw a substantially difficulty with mobility may also help rereduced heart attack risk. It is important duce heart attack risk. to address the causes of osteoarthritis to improve mobility, whether with surgery References: or other treatments. (1) Heart. 1998;81(4):380. (2) JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(2):241-249. (3) Gout JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(1):15-22. When we think of gout, we relate it (4) Br J Sports Med. 2014, May 8. (5) to kidney stones. But gout increases the Presented Research: World Congress on risk of heart attacks by 82 percent, ac- OA, 2014. (6) Rheumatology (Oxford). cording to an observational study (6). 2013 Dec;52(12):2251-2259. (7) BMJ. Gout tends to affect patients more when 2014;348:g2659. (8) N Engl J Med. they are older, but the risk of heart at- 2000;343(1):16. tack with gout is greater in those who are younger, ages 45 to 69, than in those Dr. Dunaief is a speaker, author and local over 70. What can we do to reduce these lifestyle medicine physician focusing on the risk factors? integration of medicine, nutrition, fitness There have been studies showing and stress management. For further inforthat fiber decreases the risk of heart at- mation, visit tacks. However, does fiber still matter or consult your personal physician.


Volunteers wanted

The Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson seeks volunteers to assist with the Eastern Long Island Mini Maker Faire to be held at the Maritime Explorium, in Port Jefferson Village Center and Harborfront Park on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will get lunch, breaks and time to explore the event. Come help out and have fun at the greatest show and tell on Earth! To register, visit https:// For more information, call 631-331-3277.


The month of May is National Play Tennis Month. In celebration, World Gym, 384 Mark Tree Road, East Setauket will host TennisFest, a fun day for kids of all ages, to give tennis a try, on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With a special appearance by former Argentinian Davis Cup champion and tour coach Leo Alonso. Free. Call 631-751-6100 for further details.

Skin Cancer Screening

Huntington Hospital, will host its annual free skin cancer screening (by appointment) and health fair at the Dolan Family Health Center, 284 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn on May 19 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The health fair will feature information on maintaining healthy lifestyles, skin health along with blood pressure, lung cancer, depression and anxiety screenings. For more information, call 631-470-5203.

Sip & Chat

Jefferson’s Ferry, One Jefferson Ferry Drive, South Setauket invites the community to a Sip & Chat on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. This free event will provide an overview and tour of its Independent Living community. Call 631-675-5550 to RSVP.

Festival of Gardens

The Huntington Historical Society will present its 2018 Spring Festival of Gardens tour on Sunday, June 3 from noon to 4 p.m. The tour will feature six inspirational gardens in the community, each with its own style. Tickets are $35 per person, ($30 for members)in advance by calling 631-427-7045, ext. 401; or $40 per person on the day of the event, if available, at the Kissam House, 434 Park Ave., Huntington.

Veteran Roundtable meetings

Messiah Lutheran Church, 465 Pond Path, East Setauket hosts a True Light Educational Ministry Veteran to Veteran Roundtable meeting on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Come join your fellow veterans in sharing, caring, helping and supporting each other with experiences that only you can share and understand together. What is shared here, stays here. For veterans only. For more information, please call the Rev. Dr. Fredrick Miller at 631-395-4646.



SBU, BNL team seeks to build a better engine

the power of Harnassing the Technology of our Research Giants


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BY DANIEL DUNAIEF It’s not exactly Coke and Pepsi designing a better soda. It’s not Nike and Reebok creating a more efficient sneaker. And, it’s not McDonald’s and Burger King uniting the crown and the golden arches. At Stony Brook University, it is, however, a combination of energy systems that haven’t historically worked together. “Fuel cells and engines have been seen as competing technologies,” said Sotirios Mamalis, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at SBU. “The truth of the matter is that these two technologies are very complementary because of their operating principals.” Indeed, Mamalis is the principal investigator on a multiyear project to create a hybrid fuel cell-engine system that recently won a $2.3 million award from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

‘The target fuel-toelectricity efficiency will break barriers and be far greater than is achieved by conventional power plants today.’

— Tom Butcher

Working with Benjamin Lawler and Jon Longtin at Stony Brook and Tom Butcher, leader of the Energy Conversion Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Mamalis plans to build a system that uses solid oxide fuel cells partnered with a split-cylinder, internal combustion engine. The engine system will use the tail gas from the fuel cell to provide additional power, turning the inefficiency of the fuel cell into a source of additional energy. “These ARPA-E awards are extremely competitive,” said Longtin, adding “If you land one of these, especially a decent-sized one like this, it can move the needle in a lot of ways in a department and at the university level.” The group expects that this design could create a system


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3 that generates 70 percent fuel to electricity efficiency. That is well above the 34 percent nationwide average. Reaching that level of energy efficiency would be a milestone, said Longtin, a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook. The core of the idea, Longtin suggested, is to take the exhaust from fuel cells, which has residual energy, and run that through a highly tuned, efficient internal combustion engine to extract more power. The second part of the innovation is to repurpose the cylinders in the engine to become air compressors. The fuel cell efficiency increases with higher pressure. A fuel cell is a “highly efficient device at taking fuel and reacting it to produce DC electricity,” Lawler said. One of its down sides, aside from cost, is that it can’t respond to immediate needs. An engine is the opposite and is generally good at handling what Lawler described as transient needs, in which the demand for energy spikes. The idea itself is ambitious, the scientists suggested. “These projects are high-risk, high-reward,” said Mamalis. The risks come from the cost and the technical side of things. The goal is to create a system that has a disruptive role in the power generation market. To succeed, Mamalis said, they need to bring something to market quickly. Their work involves engineering, analysis and design prior to building a system. The project could involve more tasks to reduce technical risk but “we’re skipping a couple of steps so we can demonstrate a prototype system sooner than usual,” Mamalis said. They will start by modeling and simulating conditions, using mathematical tools they have developed over the years. Once they have modeling results, they will use those to guide specific experimental testing. They will take data from the engine simulation and will subject the engine to conditions to test it in a lab.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

Don’t be envious of other people’s relationships and possessions, Taurus. You never know what is going on behind others’ closed doors. Appreciate what you have.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

Interactions with others may be causing you to remain guarded, Gemini. Open yourself up a bit if you want to foster new friendships and relationships.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, if you are fearing rejection, give yourself a much-needed pep talk and then hang out with good friends. Friends can help you regain your confidence.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

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From left, Jon Longtin, Sotirios Mamalis and Benjamin Lawler “The biggest challenges will be in changing the operation of each of these two technologies to be perhaps less than optimal for each by itself and then to achieve an integrated system that ends up far better,” Butcher explained in an email. “The target fuel-to-electricity efficiency will break barriers and be far greater than is achieved by conventional power plants today.” Butcher, whose role will be to provide support on system integration concepts and testing, suggested that this could be a part of distribution power generation, where power is produced locally in addition to central power plants. People have looked into hybrid fuel cell-gas turbine systems in the past and a few have been installed and operational, Mamalis explained. The problem is with the cost and reliability. Mamalis and his colleagues decided they can tap into the inefficiency of fuel cells, which leaves energy behind that a conventional engine can use. The reason this works is that the fuel cell is just inefficient enough, at about 55 percent, to provide the raw materials that a conventional engine could use. A fuel cell that was more efficient, at 75 or 80 percent, would produce less unused fuel in its exhaust, limiting the ability of the system to generate more energy. The team needs to hit a number of milestones along the way, which are associated

with fuel cell development and engine and hybrid system development. The first phase of the work, for which the team received $2.3 million, will take two years. After the group completes Phase I, it will submit an application to ARPA-E for phase II, which would be for an additional $5 million. Lawler suggested that fundamental research made this kind of applied project with such commercial potential possible. “The people who did fundamental work and [were involved in] the incremental steps led us to this point,” Lawler said. “Incremental work leads to ground-breaking ideas. You can’t predict when groundbreaking work will happen.” The other researchers involved in this project credit Mamalis for taking the lead on an effort that requires considerable reporting and updating with the funding agency. Every three months, Mamalis has to submit a detailed report. He also participates in person and on conference calls to provide an update. He expects to spend about 90 percent of his time on a project for which the team has high hopes. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of this,” Longtin said. “These folks are pivotal and we have developed into a very capable team, and we have been setting our sights on larger, more significant opportunities.”

Try not to react without thinking things through, Leo. Knee-jerk reactions are a surefire way to land yourself in trouble. Take a moment to think before offering a response.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, openly expressing your thoughts and feelings can help you form close bonds with others. Share what is on your mind. True friends will commend you for it.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, dedicate yourself to work for a few days so that you can feel reliable and needed. Otherwise, you may flounder around for a little while seeking purpose.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, consider volunteering your time to causes that are important to you, either in your local community or on a grander scale. This will provide a deep sense of satisfaction.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

You may feel like taking a few risks or stepping outside of your comfort zone, Sagittarius. Following your instincts can lead you to try things with confidence.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

Socialize with people you care about Capricorn. The pleasure of their company may prove rejuvenating. Choose any type of occasion, whether intimate or grand.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, it may seem like lately you’re feeling extreme highs or lows. Soon things will settle down to a more even keel. Enjoy some escapism for now.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

A laundry list of responsibilities may be coming your way, Pisces. Stay motivated and you can muscle through anything.

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, swirling emotions may be affecting your peace of mind. This may cause you to obsess and lose control if you let it. Try to stay calm and regain your perspective.

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The Washington Spy Trail Guide

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An Invitation to Retrace the Footsteps of the Patriots in their Journey of Intrigue During the American Revolution

In the heat of the American Revolution, General George Washington turned to the everyday patriots of the North Shore of Long Island for help. Although under British occupation, the patriots bravely formed a secret network of spies, which would change the course of not only the Revolution, but the entire history of America. To be part of this issue, reaching readers in a very select audience along the North Shore and beyond, call your sales representative at




Wright House receives historic marker From left, Museum Executive Director Nomi Dayan, Museum Board President Patricia Aitken, Receiver of Taxes Jillian Guthman, Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Town Historian Robert Hughes, Supervisor Chad Lupinacci and John Newkirk from The WG Pomeroy Foundation. MAKING HISTORY work on history programming,” explains In a time when most towns are losing Assistant Director Cindy Grimm. “It really their historic significance as older buildings makes you appreciate how fortunate we are get torn down for newer, modern designs, to have these structures standing today; in the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling museum re- fact most of Cold Spring Harbor is the same ceived recognition from the Pomeroy Foun- as it was in the 1850 whaling boom.” dation for their 1894 offices, on May 11. The Captain James Wright house was The reception saw townspeople, board built in 1894 for the coastwise captain, who members, and museumgoers, as well as also fought in the civil war and was a Hunmany of Huntington’s town leaders, and tington town constable. When he died at representatives from Senator Gillibrand’s home after a short illness in 1923, his daughoffice come out for the unveiling. Following ter, Eva (who was the operator of the first speeches, Joan Lowenthal, one of the mu- telegraph in Cold Spring and later a librarseum’s interpreters, led the crowd on a walk- ian at the Cold Spring Harbor Library), reing tour through Cold Spring Harbor Village, mained in the home until she sold it to the highlighting the many historic structures Whaling Museum in 1956. It was partially along the way. rented out until the 1980s, when the mu“It’s amazing coming to work every day seum moved its offices to the building. in such a special piece of history, while we For more information, call 631-367-3418.

FILM SCREENING The Story of Nathan Hale, Benjamin Tallmadge & the Origin of The Culper Spies

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Printing Plus relocates

After 30 plus years on Belle Mead Road, Printing Plus has packed up and relocated to the heart of Setauket at 28 Jones Street, Suite 104 in the Ashford Building. “For us, it was important to remain in Setauket; in the community we have served, and come to know and love. Our new location is super convenient and everything we could have wanted,” said owner Liz Miastkowski. “We’ve been enjoying the change of pace, and the coziness of our new space. We look forward to seeing you.” For more information, call 631-751-3667.

Edward Jones financial advisor moves to new office

Photo from Kelly Farrell

From left, Christine Bruno, SalonCentric Salon sales consultant; Dave Pearson, regional education manager, Loreal Professional USA; Leanna Cartier; Johanna Bovich; Kelly Farrell, Kim Messina; Jennifer Colavecchio; Jennie Crescanno; Alexis Pagan; and Frank DeCecco, President of Wading River Chamber of Commerce

Ribbon cutting

The Wading River Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the newly expanded Salon Expert on April 21. Located at 6278 Route 25A in Wading River, the new L’Oreal Professionnel/Redken Elite salon is owned and operated by Jennifer Colavecchio and Kelly Farrell. Jenn and Kelly met 20 years ago when working in a salon together and have remained close friends ever since. After establishing themselves with an outstanding team over the past 7 years, their dream for more space with a better flow has come to fruition. Salon Expert is now a double storefront salon with increased space to create the most high end salon with a trendy fresh look and a wonderfully warm and inviting staff. Hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 631-929-0491.

George Ellsworth Smith, of the financial services firm Edward Jones, recently relocated to 97F Main Street, in the Stony Brook Village Center. The new office opened for business on April 10. “We are excited about our new location, and we are eager for our clients and neighbors to visit us,” said Smith, who has been a financial advisor since 2007. For further information, call 631-444-0179.

Integrative Healing Wellness announces new location

Dr. Erika Jurasits of Integrative Healing Wellness recently moved to 170 North Country Road, Suite 2, Port Jefferson. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Jurasits works with a patient-centered approach to find the root cause of illness and bring the body back in balance. Call 631-509-6888 for more info.

Grand opening

On May 7, Supervisor Edward Romaine (far left) was on hand to celebrate the grand opening of Stony Brook Chiropractic Spine Care located in the Stony Brook Medical Park, Building 9B, at 2500 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook. The supervisor presented the owner, Dr. Brandon Henkowicz, with a Certificate of Congratulations welcoming this new, state-of-the-art facility for quality chiropractic care into the community. Pictured from left to right are Supervisor Romaine; Diane Fine; Dana Henkowicz; Dr. Henkowicz; Zach Henkowicz; Jessica Cestare; and Three Village Chamber of Commerce 2nd Vice President Carmine Inserra. Call 631-689-0049 or visit for further information. Photo from Town of Brookhaven

The League of Women Voters of Brookhaven Monday, May 21, 7 to 8:30 pm at Longwood Library, Middle Island


invites you to meet the Democratic candidates running in the June 26 Primary for U.S. Congress

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• Starflower Experiences will hold its annual Community Yard Sale at Manor Farm, 210 Manor Road, Huntington on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a donation of $20 you can reserve a 10×10-foot space to sell your unwanted stuff. For more info, visit • Ward Melville High School’s Habitat for Humanity Club, 380 Old Town Road, East Setauket, is seeking a variety of vendors for a fundraising event on June 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the school. Club is asking for a 20 percent donation of profits to help purchase supplies. Deadline to apply is May 26. Please call 631-751-5131 or email for further info and to book a table. You must bring your own chairs. • 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 www. or stop by the society. For more information, call 631-751-3730. • Saddle Rock Ranch, 41 Coram-Sweezeytown Road, Coram will host a Family Fun Day on June 10 from noon to 4 p.m. Merchandise vendors wanted for the event. Deadline to apply is June 1. Call 631-841-1141 for more information. • 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 631265-4520 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 seek vendors for their 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 631-609-0993 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. • 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 631451-6563 for more info. • Trinity Lutheran Church, 716 Route 25A, Rocky Point seeks craft vendors for its annual Strawberry Festival on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 631-744-9355. • Deepwells Farm County Park, 497 Route 25A, St. James will hold its annual Summer Art & Craft Festival on July 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested merchandise vendors should call 631563-8551 for an application. Send your vendors wanted listing to


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Drinking older Bordeaux wines BY BOB LIPINSKI

‘No, Agnes, a Bordeaux is not a house of ill repute.’

A Fundraiser

— George Bain 1920–2006, Canadian author, “Champagne is for Breakfast,” 1972

Proceeds will be raised to underwrite a summer internship for an aspiring journalist from Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism.

The Bates House 1 Bates Road • East Setauket Opposite Emma S. Clark Library

Join Us For An Appetizing Evening! Feed your mind and body

Enjoy delicious food tastings from our top local restaurants paired with book signings/meet & greets with well-known local authors.

For tickets $50 per person or to be a sponsor, please visit our website or our Facebook page at Facebook/TBRNewsMedia to pay with PayPal. Or contact Evelyn Costello 631.751.7744 or 516.909.5171.

A ticket to Cooks, Books & Corks earns a reserved seat at the premiere of our film “One Life to Give” at the Staller Center June 24th.


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At a fabulous private wine event, I had the opportunity of tasting wines from three classic Bordeaux wineries dating back to 1982. The wineries were Château GrandPuy-Lacoste, Château Branaire-Ducru, and Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Leading the sit-down discussion were representatives from each of the Bordeaux estates. My tasting notes of some of the wines are below.

2005: Bouquet loaded with brown baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), wonderfully structured, softening. Still youthful. 1989: Perfumed bouquet of roses, cherries and violets. Medium-full bodied and elegant but thinning out. Drink by 2020. 1982: Brick-color; certain sweetness of fruit; soft, elegant with some tannin, hint of tea and orange peel. Drink by 2020.

Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte (Martillac, Graves)

Red wines are made from a grape blend that varies by vintage; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Red wines are aged in oak barrels for about 18 Château Grand-Puymonths. Lacoste (Pauillac; 2010 ‘Blanc’: (Blend fifth growth—1855 of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Classification) Sémillon grapes) Bouquet Produces only red wine and flavor of coconut, from a grape blend that marzipan, citrus, peach, varies by vintage; Cabermango and ripe melons. 10 net Sauvignon, Merlot, and months in oak. Cabernet Franc. 2012 ‘Blanc’: (Blend 2009: Dark red color of 90% Sauvignon Blanc, with a complex bouquet of 5% Sauvignon Gris, 5% fruits, black currant, cedar, Sémillon grapes) Flavors 1998 ‘Rouge’: Maroonspices, licorice. Youthful. colored with an earthy of peach, apricot and cit2006: Bouquet of black rus, with hints of caramel currant liqueur with hints of bouquet; black currants, and star anise. 10 months cedar, black tea. Still tannic. dark fruits, sweet cher- in oak. 2005: Garnet-color with 2012 ‘Rouge’: Dark colhints of cherries, black cur- ries, leather, mushrooms. ored with huge mouthful rants, spices and wet stone. Velvety and very long of black tea, black currants, Still quite youthful. spices and black cherries. aftertaste. Wow! 2000: Brick-color; bou2009 ‘Rouge’: Full-flaquet of cherries, mint, licovored with red fruits abounding; spices, rice, and plums. Still quite flavorful and fruity. perfumed bouquet, cinnamon and raspberries. Château Branaire-Ducru (Saint2000 ‘Rouge’: Notes of sweet cherries, Julien; fourth growth—1855 cranberry, licorice, and black raspberry with light tannins. Elegant. Classification) 1998 ‘Rouge’: Maroon-colored with an Produces only red wine from a grape blend that varies by vintage; Cabernet earthy bouquet; black currants, dark fruits, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and sweet cherries, leather, mushrooms. VelPetit Verdot. Wines are aged in oak barrels vety and very long aftertaste. Wow! Bob Lipinski, a local author, has written for 16 to 20 months. 2011: Dark color with a bouquet of ce- 10 books, including “101: Everything You dar, sweet cherries, chocolate, and spices. Need to Know About Gin, Vodka, Rum & Tequila” and “Italian Wine & Cheese Made Some tannin to lose. Overall quite young. 2010: Closed, tight nose; heaps of fruit, Simple” (available on He well-balanced, tannin and plenty of cherries. conducts training seminars on wine, spir2008: Perfumed bouquet, violets, dried its and food and is available for speaking red fruits, well-balanced, still tannic, some engagements. He can be reached at www. OR black currants.



Enjoying the salad days of spring and summer

Cape Cod Salad

BY BARBARA BELTRAMI As warm weather becomes the rule rather than the exception in this weird spring we’ve been having, our appetites and menus turn more and more to salads and their refreshing effect on our palates. Salads can be the main attraction of a meal if they contain lots of different ingredients including protein and are artfully arranged in a bowl or on a platter. These one-dish meals are called composed salads after the French “salade composee” and you’ve probably seen them on restaurant menus. One well known composed salad is Salade Nicoise (also after the French and meaning salad as it’s done in Nice). It’s a savory combination of potatoes, marinated in olive oil and vinegar; fresh or canned tuna; green beans; hard boiled eggs; anchovies; black olives; tomatoes and cucumbers all dressed with extra virgin olive oil and wine vinegar. Another is the traditional Cobb Salad. Chock full of bacon, egg, tomatoes, roasted chicken breast, avacado, and Roquefort cheese, it is thought to have been invented back in the early 20th century by Robert Cobb, owner of the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood. And finally there is a composed seafood salad that I’ve recreated from one I remember at a tiny seaside restaurant on Cape Cod many years ago. As you might expect, it features cooked lobster, scallops, shrimp and cod plus fresh peas, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, cannellini beans, chorizo sausage, boiled potatoes and fresh corn scraped off the cob. And of course, all three of these recipes call for underpinnings of tender seasonal lettuces. As with so many recipes I share with you, the real fun is not in duplicating these, but in using them as guidelines to create your own versions of these salads or even to invent your own completely original composed salad.

Cobb Salad YIELD: Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS:

• 1 head iceberg, romaine or red leaf lettuce, washed, drained and dried • 3 cups cooked lobster meat, cut into large chunks • 1 pound cooked sea scallops • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and cooked • 1 pound cooked cod or salmon, broken into large chunks • One 10-ounce package frozen peas, thawed • 2 cups cherry tomatoes • 2 cups frozen artichoke hearts, cooked and cooled • 1/2 pound cooked chorizo sausage, sliced • Fresh corn, scraped off 2 cobs • 6 to 12 small new potatoes, scrubbed and halved • One 14-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained • 3 to 4 lemons, cut into wedges • 1 cup snipped fresh chives DIRECTIONS:

Nicoise Salad pepper; dress with extra virgin oil and DIRECTIONS: vinegar right before serving. Serve with Line a serving bowl or platter with letFrench baguette slices, unsalted butter and tuce. Arrange chicken, hard-boiled eggs a cold, crisp, dry white wine. and tomatoes in a line or circle on top of lettuce. Brush avocado with lemon juice and add to arrangement. Add bacon on the side and crumble Roquefort cheese over everything. Serve with Roquefort or ranch dressing, rolls and butter and iced tea or coffee.

Line a very large platter with the lettuce. Arrange the remaining ingredients, except for the chives, in circles around the platter in whatever order you desire. Sprinkle chives on top. Serve chilled with a variety of dressings such as mayonnaise, green goddess, vinaigrette, Russian and cocktail sauce and a wellchilled Chablis.

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YIELD: Makes 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1 head Bibb lettuce, leaves washed, dried and separated • 4 to 6 small new potatoes • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • One tablespoon or more wine vinegar • Half pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed • Two 7-ounce cans tuna • 4 hardboiled eggs, quartered • 2 medium tomatoes, quartered • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into one-inch cubes • 4 to 6 anchovy filets • 1 cup Greek or Italian black olives • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil • 1/4 cup wine vinegar DIRECTIONS: Line bottom of large bowl or medium platter with lettuce leaves. Scrub potatoes and boil until just tender. Cut in halves or quarters; dress with olive oil and vinegar and set aside to cool, then pile in center of bowl or platter. Steam green beans until tender but still bright green. Immerse in ice water, let sit 5 minutes, drain and set aside. Drain tuna, separate into chunks and arrange over or around potatoes, Add green beans, eggs, tomatoes and cucumbers, then anchovies and finally olives. Sprinkle generously with salt and

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Thanos (Josh Brolin) in a scene from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ mostly delivers






Marvel movies tread a line between being formulaic comic-book style action movies and surprisingly nuanced examinations of real world problems with real emotional heart. Some do better than others with that. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was as much a condemnation of modern government surveillance as it was a spy-style action thriller. “Black Panther” was an exploration of afro-futurism and a condemnation of isolationist policies as much as it was a high-tech, high-flying romp. That’s not a bad thing, and in fact the formula has grown to the point it’s now expected that Marvel movies cannot have their introspection without the action, and visa versa. So what extra edge does “Avengers: Infinity War,” directed by the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, have to set it apart from its contemporaries in the action genre? Well, to avoid spoilers, the most I can say is that it flips the genre formula where “heroes learn a lesson and win the day” on its head. In this movie, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the main villain is also the main character. Thanos, played with such subtle menace and intelligence by Josh Brolin, searches the universe for the Infinity Stones, glowing rocks that control an element of existence, from time to reality. Superheroes from Earth and beyond must find a way to stop him before he commits the biggest act of genocide the universe has ever seen. Unlike a normal Marvel movie, it is the villain whose decisions drive the plot. In most Marvel movies, the main characters need to learn, grow and change in order to win the day. In “Avengers: Infinity War,” even if a character learns a lesson and even if they make the right decision, it doesn’t necessarily mean they win. Being that this is the most recent big crossover Marvel movie, it is impossible to list the characters and actors who play them without leaving out a number of characters who all make contributions to the plot. Many of these actors have been in their roles for so many years it seems it would be hard at this point for any of them to not play their characters effortlessly. Chadwick Boseman of this year’s “Black Panther” remains great as the stoic and noble King T’Challa. Robert Downey Jr. adds an extra edge of fear and foreboding to the character that really takes the performance above the usual I’m-too-smart-for you sarcasm of old Iron Man.

If there were to be a weak link, it would have to be Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, who can’t seem to make an emotional impact compared to the other characters. His jokes land largely flat, and he doesn’t seem to be as invested as the rest of the cast. Another small disappointment is Eitri, the weaponsmith dwarf played by Peter Dinklage, who despite having an interesting play upon the “Dwarf” character, seems stiff and his performance seems almost phoned in. Although it’s been a conflict built up to through 19 films so far, the ferociousness with how the plot develops is breathtaking. Again, trying to resist spoiling the plot is hard, but none of the characters come out of this movie clean. Thanos’ race to find the infinity stones takes place both on Earth and across the stars, but nearly every character plays off of the emotional conclusions of their own separate movies. For those who have been keeping up with every new Marvel release, you might feel as if you’re watching family members being repeatedly punched in the gut. If you haven’t been a hard-core Marvel fanatic, it might seem overwhelming. All of these characters have a backstory, and while some of them are meeting for the first time, several have long and troubled histories together like a big screen version of a soap opera. The movie tries to avoid info dumps (though it still has to go and explain what the heck the big colorful space rocks are) so people going into this as their first Marvel movie might have a hard time understanding what’s happening. The film ends on a very deep and somber note. Of course that is in anticipation for “Avengers: Infinity War Part 2” to be released in May of next year. The sequel now has quite the task of concluding what happens at the end of Part 1, and one could be skeptical to see how they might manage to pull it off. Isn’t it strange how we got here? It has been a decade of nothing but Marvel fever. When the idea for a shared film universe was still new there were quite a few people who were waiting for the bubble to burst. They waited for the first movie that was bad enough to let the whole thing crumble. Of course that didn’t happen. For now, “Avengers: Infinity War” is the real deal. There are few good movie series like what Marvel has done that combine real emotional heart with comic book action gravitas. As long as they stay good, they still deserve an audience. “Avengers: Infinity War,” rated PG-13 for scifi violence and action, language and some crude references, is now playing in local theaters.



Ward Melville Heritage Organization hosts tribute to Barbra Streisand St. George’s son, Darren, who has been featured in numerous productions over the years, most notably as Tobias Brunt, the ruthless Bounty Hunter in “Running Scared, Running Free” and as Edgar Allan Poe, has the role of Danny DeLuca. “This is one of the most ambitious shows we have ever mounted. The finale will surprise and delight you. It was a challenge to produce, but it is all there onstage for the audience to enjoy,” said Darren. After the performance, participants will be treated to a high tea luncheon featuring finger sandwiches (tuna, cucumber and chicken), assorted pastries, coffee and tea provided by Fratelli’s Italian Eatery of Stony Brook and a meet and greet with the actors. For Sal St. George, he’s already planning the next show. “This is our sixteenth year producing programs for

the WMHO. Soon we will be preparing for our holiday program. The special guest has not yet been finalized. But we are looking to do the story of another successful female entertainer and icon — a very famous country western star.” Stay tuned. Partially sponsored by Roosevelt Investments, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational & Cultural Center, 97 Main St., Stony Brook will present a musical tribute to Barbra Streisand on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Available dates at press time are May 17, 19, 23, 30, 31, June 2, 7, 9, 10, 13 and 14. Admission, which includes lunch, is $50 adults, $48 seniors and $43 for groups of 20 or more. To make reservations, call 631-689-5888. For more information, visit

Barbra Streisand at the 1969 Academy Awards with her best-actress Oscar for her role in ‘Funny Girl.’ Photo courtesy of Photofest

BY HEIDI SUTTON I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven. — Barbra Streisand What can one say about Barbra Streisand? In a career spanning six decades, the legendary singer, songwriter, actress, author and filmmaker has won multiple Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes, Tonys and a Peabody, proving that the incredible voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable talents. So it was only natural for Sal St. George to pay tribute to the legendary star in his latest Living History Production, now playing at the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village through June 14. According to St. George, the show focuses on a specific turning point in Streisand’s career. “The story takes place in 1969. Barbra recently won the Oscar for “Funny Girl” and her latest movie, “Hello Dolly” has just been released,” he said, adding, “This was a pivotal time in young Barbra’s life. She was divorcing Elliot Gould at this time, as well.” Now the 27-year-old is a special guest on the fictitious sixties talk show, “The Dixie Carlyle Program.” Formatted as if the audience is coming to a live taping of the show, Streisand is interviewed about her life and career. The original script was written by St. George. “It takes approximately three months of research before the actual writing process begins,” he said. Gabrielle Lutz, who plays the role of talk show host Dixie Carlyle, said “I love creating a character from scratch. Dixie is fun and off-beat. You never know what she is going to do next.” Sarah Franco tackles the role of Streisand in the show. “When Sarah auditioned and sang for us I immediately heard the sound of Barbra’s voice,” said St. George. “She is a disciplined and hard-working actor. I knew she would be able to personify the legendary singer. “How do you portray an icon like Barbra? I just try to master her mannerisms and vocalizations,” said Franco. “I also enjoyed the opportunity to portray the real Fanny Brice in this show. We recreate a Baby Snooks radio show.” Franco will sing many of Streisand’s hits from that time period during the 90-minute show.




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Extending the lilac season BY KYRNAN HARVEY My wife cut a large bunch of lilac flowers yesterday and stuffed them in a pewter pitcher. We inherited an old shrub when we moved to East Setauket. English ivy was growing up its gnarly stems, a young black cherry was growing right through the clump and bittersweet had twisted itself up into the crown. There were only a couple blooms the first May here — the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris — but I immediately freed it and cut out cracked branches and each year it has been more bountiful. Lilacs are deer-proof and otherwise very tough and durable shrubs that present wonderful colors and scents to the early spring garden. Most are in bloom for the second Sunday in May, but if you plant a few different types — early, mid, and late varieties — you can have that lilac scent in your garden — and home — for four weeks. This week the earliest, the hyacinthiflora hybrids, may be about faded and finished. If you see a Syringa x hyacinthiflora label on a shrub in a garden center it will be a good variety: dark “Royal Purple” or reddish “Pocahontas” or “Maiden’s Blush.” Add one each year if you have the space. I planted an “Angel White” two years ago but so far it has been shy of flower. Last year I discovered the gorgeous “Declaration,” with reddish tints in the purple, at a wholesale nursery. I gave one to mom and planted one myself. My son’s school bus driver apparently has a good eye for an unusual color so I got her one too. The common vulgaris lilac is not easily discerned from hybrids, but they flower a little later. I have my eye out for “Beauty of Moscow” (pink buds, white flowers), for “Primrose” (creamy yellow, most strongly perfumed), and for “Wonderblue,” but there are dozens of varieties, only a few of which are readily available commercially. Just avoid buying a plant merely labeled S.

vulgaris, because it might be just a little too ordinary and there are so many good cultivars to seek out. My old stomping ground, the New York Botanical Garden, has an astounding collection, cataloged online. Hurry there and take notes. A week or so after the common lilac, the so-called Canadian lilacs flower. Bred originally in Ottawa by a Miss Preston they are hybrids labeled S. x prestoniae. “Donald Wyman” has been readily available for as long as I can remember, and maybe “Red Wine,” but that’s about all. Extend the lilac season with S. patula “Miss Kim” and S. meyeri “Palibin.” Known as Korean lilacs, they are both dwarfer than the old-fashioned varieties. “Miss Kim” is readily available, “Palibin” less so, though it has caught on in recent years. “Miss Kim” is a valuable addition for its flowering season well past all others, except the badly scented tree lilac. “Palibin” has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It doesn’t get much taller than five or six feet and it spreads broadly, rooting in. I have dug up pieces for years and planted them in clients’ gardens. It flowers profusely in light shade, doesn’t get powdery mildew, and is twiggy with small leaves. All the other varieties must have tons of sun. Even then, they might be shy of flowering, especially when still young. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizer. Very old shrubs too can disappoint with flower production, and, moreover, be overgrown eyesores. Every few years you should cut to the ground a third of the gnarliest old stems, which encourages fresh new growth, and reduces the shrubs to better scale. Do this directly after flowering, and give them lime. Or — if you burn logs in your fireplace — spread the ash around your lilacs. Kyrnan Harvey is a horticulturist and garden designer residing in East Setauket. For more information, visit



‘The Stone Girl’s Story’ By Sarah Beth Durst

Fantasy Reviewed by Jeffrey Sanzel “No matter what the story is, it’s all under the same sky.” In her new young adult novel, “The Stone Girl’s Story,” Sarah Beth Durst has created a genuinely unique universe where those of flesh and blood (human and animal) coexist with animate stone creatures. It is a fascinating conceit and she has populated a world where often the creatures of stone have more humanity and selfawareness than their living counterparts. The book is an original take on the traditional Wizard of Oz-style journey. In this case, Mayka, a stone girl, leaves the mountain to rescue her stone companions. What has shifted in the secure retreat is that Father (the Stone Mason who carved them) has passed away and their markings have begun to fade. The markings are at the center of the story as they are at the heart of their stories: It is these designs that not only give them being but also individuality and purpose. The carved designs define them. For instance, the cat, Kalgrey, is engraved with “This is Kalgrey the cat. Sharp of tongue and claws, nimble of paws and mind. She climbed the top of the chimney and scolded the sun and then slept when it hid, frightened behind a cloud.” But there is more to Kalgrey: as she “curl[s] up every night by the door to watch over [them] … and keep the rats out of the chicken feed.” Durst captures these simple yet complicated souls in an eloquently poetic prose. The book opens with a touching scene where Mayka is visiting a stone turtle who is no longer aware, as its marks have faded. The poignant tableau casts the shadow of what is happening and possibly what is to come. Her feelings toward her comrade establish who she is and what she is willing to risk to help this intimate community. Even though she cannot smell the flowers or shed tears (though she ponders what both would be like), she has a heart that is full of truth, honesty and compassion. The stone Badger, now the oldest of the group, gives Mayka a blessing of sorts to send her on: “We are family. No blood binds us, for we have no blood, but we are bound by time and love. You will carry our love and hope with you to the valley, and it will strengthen you.” With this kind benediction, she leaves the protected Eden (where the stone animals feed and care for the real ones) and embarks on an odyssey down the mountain, into the valley, and finally to the town of Skye, where her goal is to find a stonemason to return with her and restore the patterns. She is accompanied by two stone birds: the cautious Risa and the outgoing chatterbox Jacklo, who provides a wholly enjoyable mix of on-the-nose as well as deadpan humor. On their way, they are joined by a whimsical 2-foot-high stone dragon, Siannasi Yondolada Quilasa —

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Above, author Sarah Beth Durst; right, the cover of her latest book

While not illustrated, Durst paints in language so vivid that the tale leaps off the page. called Si-Si—who deeply yearns to find her purpose — her “story.” “The Stone Girl’s Story” has a rich and accessible mythology, complete with the lore of how the first Stone Mason brought his work to life as well as a historical Stone War that devastated the society. It is this event that had far-reaching repercussions: Stone Masons went from revered to feared to something in-between, now sequestered in the Stone Quarter. (The departed Father turns out to have had a very important connection to the war and all that ensued.) Mayka and her troupe become embroiled in the events surrounding the annual Stone Festival. It is here that they meet and join forces with a young man, Garit, who is apprenticed to Siorn, the stone mason. Siorn is a fully realized character, not merely an adversary and a villain; he is a dimensional human with his own deep-rooted beliefs (both dangerous and misguided). Without revealing too much of the tightly woven and engaging plot, it is the challenges the quartet face and how they overcome them that encompasses the latter half of the adventure. Mayka and her mountain friends truly learn what it is to be “other” — both from humans and other stone creations. While not illustrated, Durst paints in language so vivid that the tale leaps off the page. Her images are visceral. Prior to Mayka’s first experience in the city, her life has been pastoral. Now, she is overwhelmed by Skye’s tumult; the account leaves the reader in the midst of the chaos

and is truly breathtaking: “Now that she was within the city, it seemed … too full, too much. This deep in the forest of people, she couldn’t see anything but more people.” Even gazing up, “the sky was only a thin streak of blue. But the roar of the city felt muffled, smothered by the walls.” She takes in the surroundings and the inhabitants: “They came in all shapes and sizes, wearing more colors than she knew existed: a boy in a more-orange-than-apumpkin hat, a woman wearing a dress of feathers, a man with a bare chest but a many-layered skirt with tassels dangling all around. Between them were stone creatures, plenty of them. Stone rats scurried through the street with rolls of paper strapped to their backs, carrying messages. A stone squirrel with a bucket around its neck was scrambling across the face of a building as it cleaned the windows. Other stone creatures — bears, wolves and bulls, some crudely carved and others exquisitely detailed — blocked the entrances to the fancier houses, acting as guards.” Durst ponders what it is to be alive and the wonders of the natural universe (epitomized in a memorable depiction of butterfly migration). Time is relative and it is in how you use it, and she presents this in the contrast between mountain and valley worlds. The book offers several important lessons without every overstating them or

sacrificing the engaging narrative: That joy in living is freedom and we must be able to choose our own destinies … and that, ultimately, we have the ability not just to create but to change our own stories. Furthermore, it is not what we ask of others but of ourselves — and that our own untapped resources can be our deliverance. The powerful message is elegantly and honestly presented in a way that young people of all ages can comprehend the significance of this lesson. Like in “The Wizard of Oz,” the heroine seeks help but finally realizes she had the power within herself all along. And, most of all, the book reminds us that “we make our stories our own.” It is that “everyone [has] a story that matter[s] most to them, that define[s] them.” “The Stone Girl’s Story” is that we are all need and hope — but, above all, we are potential. “I am the hero of my own story.” And that is a wonderful truth in a truly enchanting novel. Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of 15 fantasy books for kids, teens and adults. The master storyteller lives in Stony Brook with her husband, her children and her ill-mannered cat. Recommended for ages 10 to 12, “The Stone Girl’s Story,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion Books, is available online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. For more information, visit


Thursday 17 Harbor Nights

Join the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor for a special program, Harbor Nights: “On the Water Series, Close Calls on the Water,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In partnership with Long Island Traditions, hear amazing survival stories from local fishermen, John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski, authors of the book, “A Speck at Sea.” Joining them will be Captain Tony Sougstad. Wine and cheese will be served. Tickets are $15 online, (members $10), $25 at the door. Call 367-3418 or visit


... and dates MAY 17 TO MAY 24, 2018

Book signing

The Folk Music Society of Huntington will host a Hard Luck Café concert at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington at 8:30 p.m. Noted musician and singer/songwriter Freebo will swap songs with emerging artist Alice Howe. Preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 members at the door. Visit for additional information.

Join the Kings Park Heritage Museum, 101 Church St., Kings Park for Greek Night in the R.J.O. Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m. With traditional dances and songs, national anthems and traditional foods and customs celebrating Greek history. Museum will be open for tours. Free admission. Call 269-3305 for further details.

Starlight Coffeehouse concert

The Northport Arts Coalition continues its Starlight Coffeehouse series with Matt Nakoa, Tim Grimm & The Family Band (folk) in concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport at 7:30 p.m. Open mic sign up at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For additional information, call 663-3038 or visit

Saturday 19 Plant & Baked Goods Sale

The Shoreham Garden Club will hold its annual Plant & Baked Goods Sale at 35 Sound Road, Wading River from 8 a.m. to noon. Held rain or shine, the sale will include perennials, grasses, annual vegetables and flowering plants and other garden related items as well as delicious home-baked goods. Questions? Call 987-3733.

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

The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville will host a Car Show & Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of custom and collectible show cars will be on display along with vendors, food and entertainment. Held rain or shine. Admission is $9 adults, children ages 12 and under are free. Free parking. Questions? Call 5675898 or visit

Holiday Inn Express, 3131 Nesconset Highway, Centereach will host a Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. With clairvoyants, mediums, spiritual advisors, tarot card readers and more. With vendors offering jewelry, books, tapes, and a variety of unique products and door prizes. Call 334-0802 for more info.

Huntington Village Art Walk

Civil War Encampment

Greek Night in Kings Park

Car Show & Swap meet

Psychic Fair

Friday 18

Artist Doug Reina will be the subject of an interview by Art Donovan at the Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook from 6 to 8 p.m. The talk, titled “A Colorful Exchange,” will touch on Reina’s background and career. A Q&A will follow. Free and open to all. No reservations required. Questions? Call 751-7707.

See May 19 listing.

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington will host an adult Salt Marsh Special 5-mile hike from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Join the staff for a walk through fields and forest to study salt marsh life. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Hard Luck Café concert

Third Friday at Reboli Center

Fleece and Fiber Fair

Caumsett Hike

Join Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington for an evening with Major League Baseball All-Star Keith Hernandez as he signs copies of his new memoir, “I’m Keith Hernandez,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 271-1442 for more information.

Experience the past with a Civil War Encampment at the Smithtown Historical Society, 211 Middle Country Road, Smithtown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Talk to soldiers and civilians from the North and South, observe cavalry and infantry demonstrations, visit a battlefield doctor and more. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children. More info at 265-6768.

Sunday 20

CELEBRATING BOB DYLAN To mark the May 24, 1941 birthday of legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, the Long Island Museum will host a Sunday Street concert on May 20 at 7 p.m. Anchoring the evening's celebration will be Pete and Maura Kennedy, above. File photo

Yard Sale fundraiser

Long Island Bulldog Rescue (LIBR) will hold its 5th annual Yard Sale and BBQ at 304 Frowein Road, Center Moriches from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a dog wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is May 20. Proceeds will benefit LIBR and their mission. Visit for more information.

p.m. Representatives from over a dozen agencies will attend with adoptable cats, dogs and more. Come meet your new best friend. Held rain or shine. Call 588-5024 for more information.

Fleece and Fiber Fair

The annual Huntington Village Art Walk returns from noon to 4 p.m. Visit eight galleries during this self-guided tour including the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington Art Center, Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery and more. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at each location. Free. For a full list and map, visit www.huntingtonartcenter. com/artwalk.html.

Victorian Tea

The Joan of Arc Columbiettes will host a Victorian Tea at Infant Jesus’ Montfort Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson from 1 to 4 p.m. Join them for finger sandwiches, cake, tea and raffles. Come in Victorian dress (optional) and bring your own teacup and saucer. All proceeds will support the group’s many charities. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for children over 10. To order, call Carol at 585-1968.

Northport Walking Tour

The Yaphank Historical Society will hold its annual Spring Yard Sale on the grounds of the Robert Hawkins House, 4 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Too much to list. Rain date is May 20. Call 924-4803 for further info.

Time to celebrate all things fiber. Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead will host the 9th annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair today and May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 25 fiber vendors, demonstrations including weaving, knitting, quilting and dyeing, food trucks, raffles and farm animals. Held rain or shine. Admission is $6 adults, $4 children ages 5 to 12, free for ages 4 and under. For more information, call 298-5292 or visit

Bark & Biscuit Walk

I-Spy ‘TURN’ Auction fundraiser

Book Reading and Talk

Spring Yard Sale

The Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society will hold its first annual Bark & Biscuit Walk starting at the North Country Road Middle School, 191 North Country Road, Miller Place at 10 a.m. Join your neighbors and friends on this two-mile walk with your special dog. To register, visit

Spring Craft Fair

The Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society, 328 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma will host a Spring Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of vendors. Rain date is May 20. Questions? Call 588-7599.

Pet Adoption Fair

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook will hold its 7th annual Pet Adoption Fair in its Inside/Out garden from 10 a.m. to 2

The Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket will host an I-Spy “Turn” Auction fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. (rain date May 20). Featuring an auction with memorabilia from AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” historical walking tours, spy themed activities and colonial music. Wine and cheese will be served. Tickets, which are $25 adults, $5 for children age 14 and younger, cover participation in all of the day’s events. To order, please visit or call 751-3730.

Gallery Tour and Talk

Join Mary Jane Kirkland for a guided “History of Northport” gallery tour at the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport at 1 p.m. Explore how Northport’s landscape has changed over the past 400 years using items from the Society’s collection. $5 per person. Advance registration is required by calling 757-9859.

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

The Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook will host a special book reading by award-winning essayist David Bouchier at 3 p.m. The afternoon will feature readings from his latest book, “An Unexpected Life,” followed by a Q&A. Free and open to all. No reservations required. For additional information, visit or call 751-7707.

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan

In celebration of Bob Dylan's 77th birthday, the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present a special concert with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger and others. The concert will be held in the Carriage Museum’s Gillespie Room at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance at For more information, call 751-0066.


Theatre Three fundraiser

Join Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson as it gears up for its 50th anniversary with a special fundraiser, Life in the Theatre: A Glimpse Behind the Curtain, on the Mainstage at 7 p.m. With host John Fugelsang, an original one-act musical by Jeffrey Sanzel, and headliner Seth Rudetsky, this is a one night ‘fun-raiser’ you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $50 pre-sale, $75 at the door. Call 928-9100 or visit www. to order.

Monday 21 TVHS Lecture

The Three Village Historical Society continues its lecture series with “Thar She Blows: Whaling in New York” at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St, Setauket at 7 p.m. With guest speaker Tara Rider, the presentation will explore how whaling has shaped New York’s maritime communities and culture. $5 admission, free for members. To reserve, call 751-3730 or visit

Tuesday 22 Adult coloring class

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

Needleworkers meeting

The Suffolk County Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting at Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills at 7 p.m. All levels of stitchers welcome. No charge to attend first meeting. For information, please call 423-3738.

Wednesday 23 International Folk Dancing

RJO Intermediate School, located at the corner of Church Street and Old Dock Road, Kings Park will host an evening of international and Israeli folk dancing every Wednesday (when school is in session) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $9 fee. Questions? Call Linda at 269-6894.

Shamanic drumming

All Souls Church in Stony Brook will host an evening of Shamanic Drumming Meditation with Peter Maniscalco in the Parish Hall basement, 10 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Free. Call 655-7798 for more information.

Thursday 24 Walking Tour & Pub Crawl

The Huntington Historical Society will host a Historic Walking Tour and Pub Crawl with historical Robert Hughes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tour begins at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St., Huntington with visits to three pubs where participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two. $20 per person, $15 members (does not include drinks). Reservations required by calling 427-7045 or emailing

Let’s Talk

As part of its new lecture series titled Let’s Talk, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will welcome historian and author Kerriann Flanagan along with paranormal investigator and medium Joe Giaquinto who will discuss historical investigations of the WMHO's Brewster House and Thompson House at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by calling 689-5888.

Singer-Songwriter Night

Join the Huntington Arts Council for its monthly Singer-Songwriter Night at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington from 7 to 10 p.m. Singer-songwriters of all skill levels, along with those who wish to come and support local music, are welcome. Original music only. No backline. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. Mic opens at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. $10 donation to perform, $5 suggested for listener. Questions? Call 271-8423, ext. 12.

Voices from Vietnam

Join award-winning author and photographer Charlene Edwards as she revisits the Vietnam War at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington at 7 p.m. Through powerful personal narratives and photographs, “Voices from Vietnam” tells the stories of the people affected by the Vietnam War. Featuring music by Patricia Shih and John Taylor, a talk by Vietnam veteran Michael Pergola, a Q&A, reception and book signing. Tickets are $18, $15 members. Questions? Call 423-7611.

Art Talk

The Atelier at Flowerfield, 2 Flowerfield, St. James will host an Art Talk titled Strategies for Artists and Collectors in Atelier Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Guest speaker Tim Newton, Chairman of the Salmagundi Club, will speak about art collecting from the viewpoint of both the artist and collector. Free. Refreshments will be served. Call 250-9009 for further details.

Theater Tribute to Barbra Streisand

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will present a St. George Living History Production titled Tribute to Barbra Streisand, through June 14. Tickets, which includes lunch, tea and dessert, are $50 adults, $48 seniors. To order, call 689-5888. See story on page B15.

‘Our Town’

The Zig Zag Theater Production Workshop will present a performance of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor on May 20 at 2 p.m. and May 21 at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m. Free and open to all. Advance registration requested by calling 692-6820.

and dancin’ and yes, it really will rain on stage! Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

‘Curtains: The Musical’

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

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Star Playhouse at the Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on June 2, 9 and 16 at 8 p.m. and June 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. The rollicking Biblical story set to music — a dream of a show. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book and lyrics by Tim Rice, this production features a live orchestra and a cast of 45. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 members, seniors and students. To purchase, call 4629800, ext. 136, or visit

‘The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The Township Theatre Group opens its 65th season with a production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at Temple Beth El, 660 Park Ave., Huntington on June 2, 9 and 16 at 8 p.m. and June 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. A fast-paced and witty musical comedy that looks at a smalltown spelling bee with six quirky student contestants and three equally unconventional grownups running the show. They battle the English language, as well as personal circumstances, and ultimately uncover the universal truth that winning is not, in fact, everything. Features concession and wine/beer bar. Tickets are $25 adults, $22 seniors and students. Call 213-9832 or visit to order.


‘Precious Little’

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’

Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport will screen “All the President’s Men” on May 17 at 2 p.m. Followed by a discussion led by Mark J. Prendergast, professor and veteran journalist for The Washington Post, The New York Times and others. Rated PG. Free and open to all. Questions? Call 261-6930.

‘Phantom Thread’

Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport will screen “Phantom Thread” starring Daniel Day-Lewis on May 18 at 2 p.m. Rated R. Free and open to all. Call 261-6930 for details.


Join the Smithtown Library, Kings Park Branch, 1 Church St., Kings Park for a free screening of “Hostiles” starring Christian Bale and Wes Studi on May 18 at 2:15 p.m. Rated R. Open to all but registration is required by calling 2602480, ext. 235.

‘Wild at Heart’

As part of its Cult Café series, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen “Wild at Heart” starring Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern on May 19 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $6, $5 members. Call 423-7611.


Join the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Road, Melville for a free screening of “River” starring Rossif Sutherland on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by librarian Chris Garland, the film will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments will be served. Open to all. Questions? Call 421-4535.

‘I, Tonya’

The Smithtown Library, Commack Branch, 3 Indian Head Road, Commack will present a free screening of “I, Tonya” starring Margot Robbie on May 24 at 1:30 p.m. Rated R. Free and open to all but registration required by calling 360-2480, ext. 235.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will screen “Murder on the Orient Express” starring Kenneth Branagh on May 24 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. To register, call 928-1212.

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.


‘Singin’ in the Rain’

‘All the President’s Men’

Class reunion

The Carriage House Players continue their spring season at the Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport with Madeline George’s "Precious Little" on May 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and May 20 at 3 p.m. The story follows Brodie, a gifted linguist, who learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language … and a gorilla at the zoo, revealing the beauty and the limits of human language. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. To order, visit

Through 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 7243700. See story on page B.


Seiskaya Ballet's Max Lippman and Lara Caraiani will perform at the BESFI benefit. Image from BESFI

BESFI Benefit

The Ballet Education and Scholarship Fund (BESFI) will hold its 39th annual benefit performances at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook on June 8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 2 p.m. The program’s centerpiece will be a one-act version of the ballet “Don Quixote.” With guest artists Alvin Tovstogray and Nicholas Sipes. Tickets, which are $30 adults, $24 children and seniors, are available at the door or by calling 584-0192.

Port Jefferson High School Class of 1958 will hold its 60-year reunion with a Meet and Greet at Tommy's Place in Port Jefferson on July 27 from 3 to 7 p.m., Garden Party at Detmer Farm, East Setauket on July 28 at 3 p.m. ($65 per person), and Detmer Farm on July 29 at 11 a.m. ($15 per person) For more information, call Gladys at 631-924-4817.

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


38 Mayflower Avenue, Smithtown NY 11787 631–759–6083 Father Tyler A. Strand, Administrator, Joseph S. Durko, Cantor Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:30 am Holy Days: See website or phone for information Sunday School Sundays at 9:15 am Adult Faith Formation/Bible Study: Mondays at 7:00 pm. PrayerAnon Prayer Group for substance addictions, Wednesdays at 7 pm A Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite under the Eparchy of Passaic.

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

INFANT JESUS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-473-0165 • Fax 631-331-8094 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 ©157654

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Mission Statement: Formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, we are Beloved daughters and sons of the Father. We, the Catholic community of the Three Village area, are a pilgrim community on Caminojourneying toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit. Nurtured by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel, we strive to respond to Jesus’ invitation to be faithful and fruitful disciples; to be a Good Samaritan to (our) neighbor and enemy; so that in Jesus’ name, we may be a welcoming community, respectful of life in all its diversities and beauty; stewards of and for God’s creation; and witnesses to Faith, Hope and Charity. Rev. James-Patrick Mannion, Pastor Rev. Gerald Cestare, Associate Pastor Rev. John Fitzgerald, In Residence Deacon Wayne T. Padula Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm • Saturday 9 am - 2 pm Weekday Masses: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am Weekend Masses: Saturday (Vigil) 5:00 pm (Youth) Sunday 8:00am, 9:30 am (family), 11:30 am (choir) Baptisms: Contact the Office at the end of the third month (pregnancy) to set date Matrimony: contact the office at least 9 months before desired date Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment Anointing Of The Sick: by request Bereavement: 631– 941-4141 x 341 Faith Formation Office: 631– 941-4141 x 328 Outreach: 631– 941-4141 x 313 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: 631– 473-1211 Our Daily Bread Sunday Soup Kitchen 3 pm


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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.


“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.


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!

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.

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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: Bagels & Coffee 11:00 am: Worship Service, Nursery, Pre–K, Cornerstone Kids (Gr. K–5) We offer weekly Teen Programs, Small Groups, Women’s & Men’s Bible Studies, Alpha, Stephen Ministry Faith Preschool for ages 3 & 4, Mommy & Me for age 2 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*



“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


33 Christian Ave/ PO2117, E. Setauket NY 11733 631-941–3581 Rev. Gregory L. Leonard–Pastor Sunday Worship 10:30 am • Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Lectionary Reading and Prayer Wed. 12 noon Gospel Choir Tues. 8 pm Praise Choir and Youth Choir 3rd and 4th Fri. 6:30 pm 

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



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

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

1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook • 631-751–8518

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



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

Rev. Steven kim, Pastor


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

Renewing, Restoring, Reviving for the 21st Century!

WOODBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 577 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury Church Office: 516-692-7179 Rev. Erik Rasmussen

Join us for Sunday church at 10:30 am. “Open doors.” Adult Discussions on Matter of Faith, Tuesdays at 4 pm Kids Sunday School Available.

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

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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

PENTECOST SUNDAY! Worship with us as we welcome our 2018 Confirmation Class 9:30 a.m. Worship Service (Childcare available) SPECIAL SERVICE: “All Will Be Well” A joyful communion in the style of Iona Community inspired by Julian of Norwich Church School 9:30; Adult Education: 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.

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UNITY CHURCH OF HEALING LIGHT email: FB & YouTube: Unity Church of Healing Light

4 Friends Way, St. James 631–928-2768

203 East Pulaski Rd., Huntington Sta. 631–385–7180

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.

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 Ministries and affi liated with the Daily Word devotional booklet, and Silent Unity.


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

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

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Smithtown’s SPAC presents dreamworthy production of ‘Dreamgirls’

BY RITA J. EGAN It was a dream come true at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts. “Dreamgirls” opened on the Main Stage last Saturday, and with a talented cast, showstopping numbers and sparkling costumes, it had everything one would expect from a musical. Set in the 1960s and ’70s, the story follows three female singers from Chicago, Effie, Deena and Lorell, as they evolve from the Dreamettes — singing backup for a popular rhythm and blues singer named Jimmy Early — to the Dreams headlining shows on their own. Through song and a bit of dialogue, the audience gets a glimpse into the girls’ relationship, and watches as the three young women fall in love with the men in their lives: Jimmy, songwriter C.C. and Curtis, the group’s manager. The show also touches on the struggles of black singers to find a place on the pop charts in the ‘60s, while facing segregation in the South and watching as white pop music stars rerecorded their music. “Dreamgirls” premiered on Broadway in December 1981 and ran for nearly four years, winning six Tony Awards. In 2006, a movie based on the musical was released starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx. With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, Ronald Green III masterfully directs a talented cast of 22 actors in SPAC’s latest production. The local presentation originated at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale in September last year under the direction of Patrick Grossman, and many of the original cast members, sets and costumes remain the same. Crystal Fauntleroy (Effie), Aisha Phillip (Deena) and Amanda Camille (Lorell) blend beautifully together as the Dreamettes/Dreams, and when Effie is fired from the group, Steffy Jolin (Michelle) effortlessly replaces her. The actors are excellent in the musical numbers “Move (You’re Steppin’ on My Heart),” “Dreamgirls” and “One Night Only.” Fauntleroy is dynamic as Effie, portraying her with just the right amount of attitude and strength, and shines in every number. During the emotional “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” she delivers the song with all the passion audience members expect from this number. For anyone who has ever suffered a broken heart, be warned, tissues will be needed.

Cast: Ava Anise Adams Elijah Andrews Seneca Bell Olivia Buonsante Sean Burbige Amanda Camille Londell Collier Crystal Fauntleroy Justin D. Harris Hans Hendrickson Chanté Hooks

David W. Hughes Selma A. Jaber Steven Jackson Steff y Jolin Kevin Knight Amy Lisbet Milan McGouldrick Frédérique Moïse Aisha Phillip Dondi Rollins Justin Steele

As the musical progresses, Phillip transitions from timid backup singer, to confident front woman with ease. After Curtis decides he wants a singer with a softer voice leading the group, believing the sound will be more acceptable to pop audiences, he moves Deena to the lead spot and Effie to the back. Phillip has a melodic singing voice that is fit for this role. This is especially apparent during the tender duo with Curtis, “When I First Saw You.” Camille is sassy as Lorell, and she has the opportunity to show off her powerful voice during “Ain’t No Party.” Jolin as Michelle embodies the spirit of a girl group singer. Her stunning smile and the way she carries herself seems to say, “I don’t care if I’m not the lead singer, I’m a star.” The ladies are not the only ones who are front and center in this show as the male actors have exceptional stage presence. Dondi Rollins is on fire as he plays a James Brown-inspired Jimmy. Rollins sings and dances his way into the hearts of the audience, especially with the high energy “Fake Your Way to the Top.” David William Hughes is convincing as the slick Curtis, and his smooth vocals help to deliver a swoon-worthy performance. It’s no surprise that both Effie and Deena fall for their manager. Londell Collier is a sweet and endearing C.C., and his vocals are just as sweet, especially when he starts off the ensemble number “Family.” Hughes, Rollins, Collier and Kevin Knight as Marty, Jimmy’s manager, sound fantastic together during “Cadillac Car.” Seneca Bell plays the masters of ceremony with flair, Justin Steele as Tiny Joe Dixon adds to the sensational vocals, and the whole ensemble rounds out the cast perfectly. The musical has its comedic moments, too. After Jimmy and friends think they have a hit with “Cadillac Car,” Hans Paul Hendrickson appears on stage as a Pat Boone-inspired character singing the song and looking as wholesome as a ‘50s sitcom character. During the number “I Want You Baby,” Rollins is hysterical as he portrays a restrained Jimmy during a show in a whites-only club in Miami. Once again, SPAC has produced a musical worthy of Broadway, and those behind the scenes also deserve to be applauded. The fast-paced musical is filled with fun dance moves choreographed by Milan McGouldrick, and conductor Melissa Coyle and the theater musicians magnificently accompany the singers on each number. Green, doubling as costume designer, also ensures all the bright colors and sparkling attire of the era are represented beautifully. The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present “Dreamgirls” through June 17. Running time is 2 1/2 hours with one 15-minute intermission. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. For more information or to order, call 631-724-3700 or visit


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BNL announces winners of 2018 Elementary School Science Fair


rom “Music Moves the Heart” to “The Hand Drying Debate,” Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton recently announced the winning projects of its 2018 Elementary School Science Fair. More than 470 science projects, created by Suffolk County children ranging from kindergarten to 6th grade, were submitted from 110 Suffolk County schools this year. The fair, which was coordinated by the lab’s Office of Educational Programs, was held at BNL on May 5. The student projects include charts, experiments, demos, diagrams, and collections with a scientific objective. Brookhaven scientists, engineers, and technical staff, as well as teachers from local elementary schools, judged the projects. The first place winners (one for each grade level) were awarded a medal and a banner. Each student also received a ribbon for participating in the fair. Congratulations to the winners: Gianna Kelly, kindergarten, Park View Elementary School, Kings Park School District, “Does a Crayon Sink or Float?”; Marah Palank, first grade, Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School, Rocky Point School District, “The Porridge Problem”; Natalie Chakaberia, second grade, Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School, Rocky Point School District, “Think About Ink”; Elizabeth Sultan, third grade, Westhampton Beach Elementary School, Westhampton Beach School District, “Music Moves the Heart”; Arianna Flores, fourth grade, Nokomis Elementary School, Sachem School District, “Nanosilver Effect on Pond Life”; Nicholas Prosa, fifth grade, Merrimac School, Sachem School District, “The Hand Drying Debate”; and Fatema Raman, sixth grade, Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore School District, “Do Organic Ingredients Affect the Time to Bake?” Nicholas Prosa, the fifth-grade winner and a five-time science fair participant, said he plays a lot of golf and always wondered if his hands were really clean when he washed them after he played. “I came up

Natalie Chakaberia, Rocky Point with my project idea because I was curious to see if a lot of bacteria stayed on my hands even after I washed them,” he said. “Someday, I hope to be a scientist or maybe a professional golfer, or maybe I can do both!” he added. Why not? Natalie Chakaberia, the second-grade winner, said she came up with her project idea after reading Harry Potter books. “I really want to figure out how to make correcting ink and, to do that, I’m planning to become an inventor when I grow up,” she said. In addition to the first place winners, selected students received honorable mention for projects that ranged from “The Science of Snow Globes” to “The Personality of a Social Media Junkie.” A list of students who received an honorable mention can be found on the lab’s Office of Educational Programs website, gov/education. All photos courtesy of BNL

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BESFI Benefit 2018

June 8th at 7PM June 9th at 2PM

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts

Seiskaya Ballet Principal Dancer Brianna Jimenez

Tickets: $30.00 Adults $24.00 &Children Seniors $20.00 Groups > 20 Student $10.00 Rush

WHO’S SLEEPING IN MY BED? Theatre Three will present an original musical, ‘Goldilocks — Is That You?’ from May 26 to June 9. Photo by Peter Lanscombe, Theatre Three Productions Inc.

Cuddle a Barnyard Baby

Students in grades K through 4 are invited to join the staff at the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, for a Museum Adventure titled Making Music, on May 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per child. Call 751-0066, ext. 212 to register.

As part of its Saturday Morning Workshops, Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket brings back its popular program, Cuddle and Care for Barnyard Babies, on May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children ages 3 and up will be introduced to all the baby animals on the farm and discover what they eat, how they grow and how they are cared for. $35 per child. To register, call 689-8172.

Creatures of the Night

Space Telescope workshop

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Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown will present a program for families with children ages 7 and up titled Creatures of the Night on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Meet some nocturnal animals and take a walk through the nature preserve to look for owls. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Fee is $10 per person. Call 979-6344 or visit for more information.

Our Five Senses The Long Island Science Center, 21 North Country Road, Rocky Point will present a dropin program, Senses, on May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Elementary school-aged children are invited to put their five senses to the test! $7 entrance fee. For additional details, call 2088000 or visit

World in a Bottle Children ages 5 and up are invited to join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a World in a Bottle workshop on May 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Have fun making your own terrarium and watch your plants grow into a tiny ecosystem. Please bring a 2-liter, clear, empty, plastic bottle with a screw top. $4 per child. To register, call 265-1054.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble in Lake Grove at 600 Smith Haven Mall or in East Northport at 4000 E. Jericho Turnpike will host a special storytime event on May 19 at 11 a.m. In celebration of the Royal Wedding enjoy a reading of “Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century” by Jane O’Connor followed by a special activity. Free. Call 724-0341 (LG) or 462-0208 (EN) for more information.

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The Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson will present a drop-in Space Telescope workshop on May 19 and 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. Design, build and test a tool to better understand the universe. Also, work with the Vernie robot from LEGO BOOST and help it overcome some fun challenges. $5 per person. For more info, call 331-3277.

Come meet Elephant and Piggie costumed characters at the Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington on May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy extra special events in the new Mo Willemsthemed activities bus, pose for photos with Elephant and Piggie, make a craft and win a prize. Free event. For more information, call 271-1442.

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Time to enter the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” comes to the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown from May 19 to June 17 on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. (no performance on May 27). All seats are $15. Get your golden ticket today! To order, call 724-3700 or visit

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Join Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson for a delightful musical retelling of the famous story as Goldilocks meets three nice showbiz bears and helps them foil the villainous plans of Billy de Goat Gruff on Saturdays, May 26, June 2 and 9 at 11 a.m. with a special sensory-sensitive performance on Sunday, June 3 at 11 a.m. Don’t miss this hysterical melodrama about safety. Tickets are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

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Stony Brook lax advances to NCAA quarterfinals with win over Penn Stony Brook 18 Penn 5

was having the ability to write her own ending,” head coach Joe Spallina said following a previous game. “She’s done a really good job of doing that so far.” One of the items on her checklist was to break the NCAA Division I career goals record, which she did during a 21-3 win over University of Hartford April 5. Murphy has continued to add to her at-the-time 292 goals, following that April win. Her six scores Sunday brings her career total to 335 goals over 85 games. The senior scored five times in the first half, helping the Seawolves take a 13-2 lead into the break. Kylie Ohlmiller added five goals and two assists of her own for seven points, her 19th consecutive contest with five or more points. “We live to fight another week,” Spallina said. “Today was the byproduct of us having the best week of practice we’ve had all year. That allowed us to completely refocus ourselves and get back to doing what we needed to do.” Ally Kennedy scored three times to go along with assists, Samantha DiSalvo added a goal and an assist, Taryn Ohlmiller scored once and Keri McCarthy chipped in with one helper. McCarthy also recorded a team-high four draw controls in the win. With a 20-0 record, Stony Brook remains the only unbeaten Division I lacrosse team.


It’s hard to believe Courtney Murphy contemplated not returning to Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team for a final season. The redshirt senior recorded nine points May 13, helping lead No. 1 Stony Brook past No. 14 University of Pennsylvania, 18-5, in the second round of the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championships. With the win, the Seawolves (200, 7-0 in America East) advance to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals — which take place this weekend at Boston College. “When you look at her journey, one of the biggest things we talked about when she decided to come back for one more season

Redshirt senior Courtney Murphy, above (No. 18) scored five times in Stony Brook’s NCAA playoff win over University of Pennsylvania. Senior Kylie Ohlmiller, on left, added five goals. Stony Brook’s defense forced 20 Penn turnovers, marking the fourth time in 2018 that the Seawolves have forced 20 or more miscues. Senior Anna Tesoriero recorded nine saves in net. The Huntington native has remained in goal through all 20 wins. “Defense is the staple of our program and it always has been,” Spallina said. “For us, it was about getting back to being the best version of our Stony Brook defense, and I thought we did that today. We’re excited to move on.”

The Seawolves outshot Penn 28-18 and have now won 33-straight home contests. Senior Kylie Ohlmiller now has 152 points this season, needing 12 more to tie her own NCAA Division I single-season points total record (164 points set in 2017). Murphy now has 93 goals this year, needing just seven more to tie her own NCAA Division I single-season record (100, 2016). Stony Brook will travel to Boston College to square off against the fourth-seeded Eagles May 19 at 1 p.m.

Tuccillo’s walk-off single lifts Seawolves baseball to series win Stony Brook 3 Hartford 2

blocking that pitch, and a bunch of the guys went up to him and said ‘Let it go and get ready to hit.’ Johnny did exactly that and came up with a big hit for us.” Senior right-handed pitcher Aaron Pinto picked up his fourth win of the season in relief as the Seawolves pitcked up the series win. Pinto did not allow a hit over 2.2 innings. “This series win shows that we are more than capable to doing some good things next weekend up in Lowell and then into the [America East] tournament,” said Senk, who is now one win shy of a career 800. Sophomore short stop Nick Grande swiped one base on Sunday for his 30th stolen base of the season to move him within six of the single season record of 36 held by Travis Jankowski. The Smithtown native is also tied for second with Jankowski’s 30 he stole in 2011.

Grande, who was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team, hit a leadoff single in the first inning to ectend his hitting streak to 21 straight games. Senior third baseman Bobby Honeyman had two hits for his team-leading 22nd multi-hit game of the season. Tuccillo, who was named America East Conference Co-Rookie of the Week, finished the game with two hits. Stony Brook had one double on Sunday and has now hit 104 this season to remain among the NCAA leaders. Stony Brook will complete the regular season with a three-game conference series at University of Masachusetts Lowell. The Seawolves and River Hawks square off in a doubleheader at noon Friday, May 18, and play a single game May 19 starting at 2 p.m.

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John Tuccillo’s single down the left field line in the bottom of the ninth inning helped the freshman catcher redeem an earlier-inthe-inning error to help Stony Brook’s baseball team to a 3-2 walk-off win over the University of Hartford May 13. Tuccillo scored sophomore right fielder Michael Wilson from second with no outs. Wilson doubled to lead off the inning for the Seawolves (28-21, 11-10 in America East) before Tuccillo sent the first pitch from relief pitcher Seth Pinkerton into left field. “There was no head hanging by the guys,” head coach Matt Senk said. “In fact, they knew Johnny [Tuccillo] was coming up that inning and he was upset about not

John Tuccillo smacks a walk-off single.



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