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Capturing the Spirit of Long Island opens in St. James • B13 ALSO: ‘Christopher Robin’ reviewed B4 • Harbor Jazz Festival returns B12 • ‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens at Theatre Three B21


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What happens when the guy who fixes things needs to be fixed?

RICHARD COLE initially thought he had a rotator cuff injury. But the imaging experts at Stony Brook discovered something far more serious: a grapefruit-sized tumor growing on his right lung. His cancer team designed an aggressive treatment plan that involved radiation therapy followed by chemotherapy and surgery. With the tumor completely removed, Richard underwent additional rounds of chemotherapy. Now cancer-free, Richard is not only back to fixing cars, but restoring time with his family.

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Mimi Hodges of Sound Beach snapped this gorgeous photo of a garden with a red hibiscus plant in the foreground on July 31 using an Olympus OM-D E-M1. She writes, “This was in the beautiful backyard of dear friends and neighbors.” Hibiscus plants are known for their large, colorful flowers but they also have medicinal uses. The flowers and leaves and calyces (pods that hold the seeds) can be made into teas and liquid extracts that can help treat a variety of conditions.

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In this edition Business News ........................................ B9 Calendar ...........................................B16-18 Cooking Cove .......................................B14 Crossword Puzzle ................................. B8 Medical Compass ................................. B7 Movie Review ......................................... B4

Parents and Kids ........................... B21-23 Power of Three ....................................... B5 Religious Directory ......................B19-21 Theater Review ....................................B21 Theater Talk ...........................................B22 Wine and Cheese ................................B15





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Revisit old friends with ‘Christopher Robin’


The long-awaited “Christopher Robin” finally hit movie theaters last weekend and, at least at the end of Saturday’s matinee at Movieland Cinemas in Coram, was rewarded with loud applause. Not to be confused with “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which was released last September, it tells the story of a boy and his silly old teddy bear and what happens when we grow up and stop dreaming. While it will appeal to children, its target audience is clearly their parents. Directed by Marc Foster, the Disney film opens like a chapter book, with chapter one describing a farewell tea party in the hundred-acre wood for a young Christopher Robin (Orton O’Brien) who is leaving for boarding school. All the endearing storybook characters sprung from the vivid imagination of A.A. Milne are here — the wise Owl (Toby Jones), the stubborn Rabbit (Peter Capaldi), the meek and timid Piglet (Nick Mohammed), the ever depressed Eeyore (Brad Garrett), the kangaroo joey Roo (Sara Sheen), his mother Kanga (Sophie Okonedo) and, of course, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh (both voiced by the incomparable Jim Cummings). Christopher Robin is given a bag of acorns by Piglet to remember them by. In return, he promises to never forget his friends. But, “as with all children,” as the chapters unfold and Christopher grows up, he does forget. He falls in love, gets married, has a child, serves in the British army during World War II and then lands a job at Winslow Luggage Company. His priorities are skewed and he spends much of his day at work, coming home late, working weekends and we see the toll it takes on his family. When his daughter finds the bag of acorns and drawings of Winnie the Pooh in an old box, Christopher Robin dismisses them as “nothing of great importance.” Thirty years have passed since Christopher (now played by Ewan McGregor) has visited the hundred-acre wood, which is now a dark and gloomy place filled with fog and overgrown vines. We meet Pooh Bear again, a little more worn and tired, waking up from his nap with a grumbling in

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh get reaquainted.

his tummy. When the silly old bear realizes every one of his honey pots is empty, he heads off to borrow some from his friends. When he can’t find any of them, he fears they may have been taken by the ferocious heffalumps and woozles. As he is “a bear with little brains,” Pooh decides to seek the help of his old friend, Christopher Robin. The movie itself is a work of art and the attention to detail is award winning, from the scenery to the music to the wonderful animation. Much of the filming of the Hundred-Acre Wood scenes took place among the hills of purple heather in Ashdown Forest in Sussex County, England, and the iconic songs parents and children know so well — “Winnie the Pooh,” “Up, Down and Touch the Ground” and “The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers,” — are sprinkled throughout. Spoiler alert: This movie is a raw, emotional, heart-wrenching tale that will remind you of your childhood and the importance of family and friends. When Christopher Robin tells Pooh he hadn’t thought of him for 30 years, Pooh answers, “I think of you every day.” Bounce into theaters like Tigger and see this lovely film today, Pooh’s favorite day, and bring along a box of tissues. Now we just have to wait for the remake of “Mary Poppins” to hit area theaters for the holidays. Oh, bother. Rated PG, “Christopher Robin” is now playing in local theaters. Running time is one hour and 44 minutes.


KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS CSHL’s Schatz, McCombie gather more genetic clues in breast cancer Harnessing the Technology of our Research Giants

BY DANIEL DUNAIEF What if an enormous collection of Scrabble letters were spread out across the floor? What if several letters came together to form the word “victory”? Would that mean something? On its own, the word might be encouraging, depending on the context. Genetic researchers are constantly looking at letters for the nucleotides adenine, guanine, cytosine and tyrosine, searching for combinations that might lead to health problems or, eventually, diseases like cancer. For many of these diseases, seeing the equivalent of words like “cancer,” “victory” and “predisposition” are helpful, but they are missing a key element: context. Michael Schatz, an adjunct associate professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory who is also the Bloomberg distinguished associate professor at Johns Hopkins, and W. Richard McCombie, a professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, use long-read sequencing technology developed by Pacific Biosciences to find genetic variants that short-read sequencing missed.

People like actress and advocate Angelina Jolie have used their genetic screens to make informed decisions about their health care even before signs of any problems arise. The two scientists recently teamed up to publish their work on the cover of the August issue of the journal Genome Research. They provided a highly detailed map of the structural variations in the genes of a breast cancer cell. “This is one of many covers [of scientific journals] that we are pleased and proud of,” said Jonas Korlach, the chief scientific officer at Menlo Park, California-based Pacific Biosciences.


“This is another example of how long-read sequencing can give you a more complete picture of the genome and allow researchers to get a more complete understanding of the underlying biology and here, specifically, that underlies the transition from a health to a cancer disease state,” he said. Schatz and McCombie were able to see fine detail and the context for those specific sequences. They were able to see about 20,000 structural variations in the cancer genome. “It’s like using Google maps,” explained Schatz in a recent interview. “You can see the overall picture of the country and then you can see roads and zoom out.” In the context of their genetics work, this means they could see large and small changes in the genome. Only about a quarter of the variants they found could be detected without long-read technology. In breast cancer, scientists currently know about a family of genes that could be involved in the disease. At this point, however, they may be unaware of other variants that are in those genes. Schatz is hoping to develop more sensitive diagnostics to identify more women at risk. People like actress and advocate Angelina Jolie have used their genetic screens to make informed decisions about their health care even before signs of any problems arise. Jolie had a double mastectomy after she learned she had the mutation in the BRCA1 gene that put her at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer. By studying the sequence of genes involved in breast cancer, researchers may be able to identify other people that are “at high risk based on their genetics,” Schatz said. Knowing what’s in your genome can help people decide on potentially prophylactic treatments.

From left, Michael Schatz and W. Richard McCombie Photos courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

When people discover that they have breast cancer, they typically choose a specific type of treatment, depending on the subtype of cancer. “There’s a lot of interest to divide [the genetic subtypes] down into even finer detail,” said Schatz, adding, “There’s also interest in transferring those categories into other types of cancer, to give [patients] better treatments if and when the disease occurs.” The reduced cost of sequencing has made these kinds of studies more feasible. In 2012, this study of the breast cancer genome would have cost about $100,000. To do this kind of research today costs closer to $10,000 and there’s even newer sequencing technology that promises to be even less expensive, he said. Pacific Biosciences continues to see a reduction in the cost of its technology. The company plans to introduce a new chip next year that has an eightfold higher capacity, Korlach said. Schatz said the long-term goal is to apply this technique to thousands of patients, which could help detect and understand genetic patterns. He and McCombie are following up on this research by looking at patients at Northwell Health. In this work, Schatz’s group wrote software that helped decipher the code and the context for the genetic sequence. “The instrument doesn’t know anything about genes or cancer,” he said. “It produces raw data.

We write software that can take those sequences and compare them to the genome and look for patterns to evaluate what this raw data tells us.” Schatz described McCombie, with whom he speaks every day or so, as his “perfect complement.” He suggested that McCombie was one of the world’s leaders on the experimental side, adding, “There’s a lot of artwork that goes into running the instruments. My lab doesn’t have that, but his lab does.” Working with his team at CSHL and Johns Hopkins has presented Schatz with numerous opportunities for growth and advancement. “Cold Spring Harbor is an internationally recognized institute for basic science, while Johns Hopkins is also an internationally recognized research hospital and university,” he explained. He’s living in the “best of both worlds,” which allows him to “tap into amazing people and resources and capacities.” Korlach has known Schatz for at least a decade. He said he’s been “really impressed with his approach,” and that Schatz is “highly regarded by his peers and in the community.” Schatz is also a “terrific mentor” who has helped guide the development of the careers of several of his former students, Korlach said. Down the road, Schatz also hopes to explore the genetic signature that might lead to specific changes in a cancer, transforming it from an organ-specific disease into a metastatic condition.

Weekly horoscopes LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, behind the big lion’s roar beats the heart of a pussy cat. Your sensitive side is bound to come through this week, when you may provide comfort to a person in need. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 What you show to the public may not be the true Virgo you keep close to yourself. Let a few intimate details sneak out, and you may be surprised at the reactions. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 This is a prime time to nurture business relationships that could push your employment career into a new direction, Libra. There are many possibilities at your disposal. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 It can be difficult for your detailed-oriented self to draw the line at what to include in a task and what to leave out. You strive for perfection in all you do, Scorpio. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 You are wondering if you should play it safe or dance closer to the edge this week, Sagittarius. It may be because you are feeling trapped by routine. Change can be good. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you want to be there for all the people who may need your assistance. But avoid stretching yourself too thin so you can approach each situation energetically. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Choose your battles, Aquarius. There are not enough hours in the day to be an activist for every cause. Only select the ones that you truly feel strongly about. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Try not to record every moment on social media, Pisces. It’s good to leave an aura of mystery from time to time and enjoy the moments. ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 It can be challenging to silence your suspicious mind, Aries. Not everyone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Avoid gossip whenever possible, and you’ll be fine. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Wear your heart on your sleeve, Taurus. Doing so may endear you to others. It may seem like you’re putting all your cards on the table, but you’re showing you’re genuine. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Toning things down is not necessarily your style, Gemini. But this week you may want to keep a few details to yourself. Maintain a low profile for the next few days. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it is very easy to get wrapped up in the problems of others. But sometimes you have to let others work things out on their own. Offer advice if it is sought.



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

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Reducing diverticular disease risk


Fiber intake can affect results

Many patients say they have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, but this is a misnomer. Diverticulitis is actually a sequelae, or consequence, of diverticular disease. Diverticular disease is one of the most common maladies that affects us as we age. For instance, 10 percent of 40-year-olds are affected and, for those over the age of 60, more than 50 percent are affected (1). The good news is that it is potentially preventBy David Dunaief, M.D. able through modest lifestyle changes. My goal in writing this article is twofold: to explain simple ways to reduce your risk, while also debunking a myth that is pervasive — that fiber, or more specifically nuts and seeds, exacerbates the disease. What is diverticular disease? It is a weakening of the lumen, or wall of the colon, resulting in the formation of pouches or out-pocketing referred to as diverticula. The cause of diverticula may be attributable to pressure from constipation. Its mildest form, diverticulosis may be asymptomatic. Symptoms of diverticular disease may include fever and abdominal pain, predominantly in the left lower quadrant in Western countries, or the right lower quadrant in Asian countries. It may need to be treated with antibiotics. Diverticulitis affects 10 to 25 percent of those with diverticulosis. Diverticulitis is inflammation and infection, which may lead to a perforation of the bowel wall. If a rupture occurs, emergency surgery may be required. Unfortunately, the incidence of diverticulitis is growing. Between 1998 and 2005, hospital admissions for acute diverticulitis increased 26 percent overall with a 73 percent increase in those between the ages of 18 and 44 (2). How do you prevent diverticular disease and its complications? There are a number of modifiable risk factors, including fiber intake, weight and physical activity. In terms of fiber, there was a prospective (forward-looking) study published online in the British Medical Journal that extolled the value of fiber in reducing the risk of diverticular disease (3). This was part of the EPIC trial, involving over 47,000 people living in Scotland and England. The study showed a 31 percent reduction in risk in those who were vegetarian. But more intriguing, participants who had the highest fiber intake saw a 41 percent reduction in diverticular disease. Those participants in the highest fiber group consumed >25.5 grams per day for women and >26.1 grams per day for

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men, whereas those in the lowest group consumed less than 14 grams per day. Though the difference in fiber between the two groups was small, the reduction in risk was substantial. Another study, which analyzed data from the Million Women Study, a large-scale, population-based prospective UK study of middle-aged women, confirmed the correlation between fiber intake and diverticular disease, and further analyzed the impact of different sources of fiber (4). The authors’ findings were that reduction in the risk of diverticular disease was greatest with high intake of cereal and fruit fiber. Most Americans get <14 grams of fiber per day. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends daily fiber intake for those <50 years old of 25 grams for women and 38.5 grams for men. Interestingly, their recommendations are lower for those who are over 50 years old. Can you imagine what the effect is when people get at least 40 grams of fiber per day? This is what I recommend for my patients. Some foods that contain the most fiber include nuts, seeds, beans and legumes. In a study in 2009, specifically those men who consumed the most nuts and popcorn saw a protective effect from diverticulitis (5). Obesity plays a role, as well. In the large prospective male health professionals study, body mass index plays a significant role, as did waist circumference (6). Those who were obese (BMI >30 kg/m²) had a 78 percent increased risk of diverticulitis and a greater than threefold increased risk of a diverticular bleed compared to

those who had a BMI in the normal range of <21 kg/m². For those whose waist circumference was in the highest group, they had a 56 percent increase risk of diverticulitis and a 96 percent increase risk of diverticular bleed. Thus, obesity puts patients at a much higher risk of the complications of diverticulosis. Physical activity is also important for reducing the risk of diverticular disease, although the exact mechanism is not yet understood. Regardless, the results are impressive. In a large prospective study, those with the greatest amount of exercise were 37 percent less likely to have diverticular disease compared to those with the least amount (7). Jogging and running seemed to have the most benefit. When the authors combined exercise with fiber intake, there was a dramatic 256 percent reduction in risk of this disease. Thus, the prevention of diverticular disease is one based mostly on lifestyle modifications through diet and exercise.


(1) Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2006;40:S108–S111. (2) Ann Surg. 2009;249(2):210. (3) BMJ. 2011; 343: d4131. (4) Gut. 2014 Sep; 63(9): 1450–1456. (5) AMA 2008; 300: 907-914. (6) Gastroenterology. 2009;136(1):115. (7) Gut. 1995;36(2):276. Dr. Dunaief is a speaker, author and local lifestyle medicine physician focusing on the integration of medicine, nutrition, fitness and stress management. For further information, visit or consult your personal physician.

Frank Melville Memorial Park, 101 Main St., Setauket will host a special summer concert featuring Eric Wortzman and The Jazz Band Trio at the Red Barn on Friday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. A graduate of Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, Wortzman has played alongside many jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Sean Jones, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Gardner, Curtis Fuller and Etienne Charles. The event is free and open to all. Please bring seating. For further information, call 631-689-6146.

Community blood drive

Help save a life! East Northport Jewish Center, 328 Elwood Road, East Northport will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 2:45 to 8:30 p.m. Featuring raffles and giveaways during the event. Call 631-368-6474 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.

5K Fun & Fitness Run

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Village of Lake Grove will host a 5K Fun & Fitness Run beginning at Village Hall, 980 Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove on Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Fee is $20 adults, $15 children under 11. Call 631-585-2000 for further details.

Labyrinth Walk

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, East Setauket will host an indoor Labyrinth Walk on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. Facilitated by Linda Mikell, the event will be accompanied on tenor recorder by Julie Doczi. Free and open to all. For further information, call 631-543-0337.

Community Garage Sale

The Friends of Middle Country Public Library will host a huge Community Garage Sale with over 25 families in the parking lot of the Centereach branch, 101 Eastwood Blvd., on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Aug. 4). Come find your next treasure! For more information, call 631-585-9393 or email



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DOWN 1. Memory ____ mattress 2. Certain something 3. ____-friendly 4. Poet’s “below” 5. Like U.S. and U.S.S.R. in WWII 6. Conjunction in comparatives 7. *Heuristically programmed algorithmic computer, for short 8. Enlighten 9. Biblical pronoun 10. Ethiopian currency 11. Initial stake, as in poker 12. Swedish shag rug 15. Shiny cotton 20. Not asleep 22. One of #35 Across 24. “Miss America” contest, e.g. 25. *”Star Wars” creator 26. Shoemaker without shoes, e.g. 27. Hose woes 29. *Captain of Nautilus 31. “La Vie en rose” singer 32. #23 Across, past tense 33. Cause for food recall 34. *One of the “fathers of science fiction” 36. Proofreader’s mark 38. “____ ____ good example” 42. It’s black or white and lives in Africa 45. Office errand boy 49. Barn sound 51. Bureaucratic task *Theme related clue. Answers to this week’s puzzle will appear in next week’s newspaper and online onFriday afternoon at, Arts and Lifestyles



From left, Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Dzvonar, owner Carla Fernandes, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright, and owners Colon Solis and William Martinez with a Mariachi band in the background Photo by Joan Nickeson GRAND OPENING

Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station), members of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce and dozens of residents and happy customers helped launch the grand opening of Margaritas Cafe on July 20. Owners Colon Solis, Carla Fernandes and William Martinez were presented with a Certificate of Congratulations by Cartright who wished them well in their new venture. “We look forward to welcoming our newfound community into our restaurant,” said Fernandes. Located at 4747 Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station, the restaurant serves Mexican, Tex-Mex, Caribbean, Central and South American, Cajun and even traditional American pub dishes. For more information, call 631-642-8555.

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The Huntington Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Paper Doll Curiosity Shoppe on July 26. The vintage boutique, located at 372 New York Ave. in Huntington, offers unique clothing, gifts and novelties. Pictured, from left, are Ellen O’Brien, executive director of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, board member Vince Casillo, Chairman Brian Yudewitz, Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci (R), Huntington Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol (D), Paper Doll owner Dominique Maciejka and chamber board members Andrea Bonilla and Barry D. Lites. Photo courtesy of HCC

After a two-year process, and approaching a decade in business, Foos Fire Inc. received certification as a Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in New York State. With locations in New York City, Taunton, Massachusetts, and its main headquarters in East Setauket, the company performs fire sprinkler inspections, testing, service, maintenance and installations as well as retrofits, tenant build-outs, design build, field surveys and site consultations. “Our WBE certification offers us new advantages in the industry,” said Kristie Roche Johnson, owner/president of Foos Fire Inc. “It affords us the opportunity to give back in the sense that our clients are able to achieve any participation goals set in place by state agencies for their projects, based upon funding or advantages they have been awarded. It was an extensive, complex and exhaustive process to meet the criteria. This was a major accomplishment because it’s difficult to be approved as a WBE.” For more information, call 631-6896869 or visit

• Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road, Mount Sinai will hold a Community Yard Sale every Tuesday through Aug. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Interested merchandise vendors should call 631-509-0882. • Farmingville Residents Association will host its annual Flea Markets on 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 • Setauket United Methodist Church, 160 Main St., Setauket seeks vendors for its multifamily yard sale on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For registration or further information, call Diane at 631-751-7375 or email • Nesconset Chamber of Commerce seeks vendors for its annual Nesconset Street Fair to be held on Sept. 9 at 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an application, call 631-724-2543. • South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station seeks vendors selling arts and crafts and flea market items for its annual Friends Fall Fair on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10×10foot spaces are available for $25. For an application and more information, call Catherine at 631-549-4411. • Smithtown United Methodist Church, 230 Middle Country Road, Smithtown is looking for vendors for its 28th annual Country Fair on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $50 for a 10×10-foot space. Call the church at 631-265-6945 to obtain an application. • The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor invites local artists and artisans to take part in its annual SeaFaire celebration on Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is an opportunity to share and sell works of art. There is no charge if demonstrations are provided. Questions? Call Liz at 631-367-3418. • Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach is now accepting applications for its 2018 Women’s EXPO, which will be held on Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 631-585-9393 or visit for further details. • The Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Women’s Services, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville seeks vendors for its 12th annual Women’s Conference & Expo on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For additional information, please call 631-451-6146. • St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 96 Edgewater Ave., Smithtown will hold its 18th annual Craft Fair on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 20. Interested craft and new merchandise vendors should call 631-265-4520 or visit www.stthomasofcanterbury. net for more information and an application. • Starflower Experiences is now accepting reservations for its Community Yard Sale at Manor Farm, 210 Manor Road, Huntington on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 14). For a $20 donation, you can participate with a 10×10-foot portion of the field to sell your own no-longer wanted household items. Bring your own tables. Call 516-938-6152 or visit




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The art of photographing birds BY JOE KELLY

Those of you that view the work of other photographers may enjoy the photographs of birds without thinking very much about what goes into these shots. “A bird. On a branch. Pretty bird.” While these are correct and true observations, they don’t really capture what is actually involved in taking a photograph of a bird, or any wild animal for that matter. I’m not complaining or bemoaning my lot in life. In fact, I’m hoping that parts of this little essay will bring a smile to your face. Mix in some nature, a little humor and a dash of knowledge, bake for 30 minutes and maybe we’ll all get to enjoy some wild creatures and places. And maybe we, or our children, will try to preserve the recipe. Okay, back to the premise at hand. I was talking about photographing birds before I went all philosophical there. It happens, get over it. Photographing birds is not as easy as one might think. First off, you have to find the bird. I know, I know: They’re everywhere, right? But they’re not. Not really. We all have robins or sparrows or blue jays or crows in our backyards. Or pigeons for you city dwellers. But if I or any other wildlife photographer just took pics of those guys, we wouldn’t generate much interest. People might get to thinking that they’d seen all there was to see and why seek for more? No one would want to preserve open spaces or parklands. They wouldn’t understand the why of it. I did it again. I was talking about finding birds and I went all sideways with it. So, really, you have to find the bird. You need to go where

the birds are, whether it’s a park, a river or wetlands, a seashore or wherever. Again, you need to go where the birds are. You’re not done yet. Even when you’re in the right place, you still need to find your quarry. It’s not like birds are lining up to meet you. I have friends that can find and identify birds by their calls. I am not so gifted. I have several CDs of bird calls but I find my retention for such recordings — or lack thereof — do not help me in the field. Also, I am mostly deaf in one ear so even if I could recognize a particular call, zeroing in on the location of a particular call is nigh on impossible. By the way, I can hardly believe I found an excuse to use the word “nigh” in a sentence. Okay, so you’re in a right place and you’ve found a bird. You don’t always see it right off. Sometimes, it’s just a rustle among the branches or a disturbance in the flowers. But it’s a bird. It’s right there, maybe just a few feet away. You know it’s there. Maybe you can even hear it. But can you see it? Can you get a photograph? Is that bird sitting there, proud and dignified, waiting for you to take its picture? Most times, at least for me, the answers are no, no and no. Birds flit and fly from branch to branch and from tree to tree. It turns out that the darn things have wings. But sometimes, those sweet wonderful sometimes, you get lucky. The bird peeks out from the foliage or the flowers and is right there. All you need to do then is put it in focus. And that is an entirely different conversation. A resident of Stony Brook, Joe Kelly is the official photographer of the Four Harbors Audubon Society. Visit his blog at

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This handsome ball of fluff is Pita, a domestic long-hair adult cat waiting at Kent Animal Shelter for his furever home. A staff favorite, this feisty feline has paws of gold and a sweet disposition. Pita loves to sleep in the sunny spots on the screenedin porch at the shelter and will fight any toy that crosses his path. He promises to be your furry partner in crime and a snuggle buddy on cold rainy days. Pita is looking for someone he can give all his love and affection to. Could that be you? Pita comes neutered, microchipped and as up to date as possible on 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 Pita and other adoptable pets at Kent, visit or call 631-727-5731. Photo courtesy of Kent Animal Shelter


Photo from Tom Manuel Burt Block, David Amram, Tom Manuel and jazz vibraphonist Harry Sheppard at last year’s festival.

Harbor Jazz Festival returns to Stony Brook BY SABRINA PETROSKI



Calling all jazz lovers! The Harbor Jazz Festival returns for its fifth year of smooth sounds from Aug. 15 to 19. Held at The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook, the festival is a fun way for music fans to celebrate jazz while surrounded by treasures of the past. “What’s unique about our festival is that it has a vintage, or retro, feel,” said Tom Manuel, the curator and owner of The Jazz Loft in an interview last Monday. “What’s really exciting is we have over 12 performers and they are some of the top internationally and nationally recognized talents,” he said. Each night offers new acts to enjoy, with food and drinks available at the bar. The opening night ceremonies on Wednesday include The Art of Jazz: The Jazz Loft Trio with the Atelier Artists, as well as a special VIP Reception and Art Gallery opening at 7 p.m., showcasing the art of Frank Davis ($75). On Thursday, Israeli drummer and composer, Dan Pugach Nonet and his nine-piece ensemble will take to the stage at 7 p.m. with their original jazz music, as well as some covers of famous songs like “Jolene” by Dolly Parton. “This is our first time playing at the Harbor Jazz Festival, and our second time playing at the loft. I love interacting with the audience, and meeting new people,” said Pugach in a recent phone interview. “It always fascinates me that people will go out and sit through a concert when they don’t know the artist and don’t know what to expect, but they’re just right there with you. It’s all about the music.” The Matt Wilson Quartet will kick off Friday evening at the loft at 7 p.m. With the group’s improvisational style, known to challenge and entertain audiences, it will be a night of upbeat jazz tunes to remember. On Saturday there will be an all-day event, starting at 11 a.m. in front of the Stony Brook Post office. The Interplay Jazz Orchestra will start off the morning with its original compositions and arrangements written by members of the band. Following this will be the Warren Chiasson Quartet at 1:30 p.m. led by Chiasson himself, who has

been regarded as “one of the six top vibraphonists of the last half century” by the New York Times. Next up will be the Nicki Parrott Quartet, featuring Houston Person at 4 p.m., Frank Vignola and his Hot Guitar Trio at 6:30 p.m. and the Bill Charlap and Warren Vache Duo at 9 p.m. There will also be a free children’s Instrument Petting Zoo at 1:30 p.m. “The whole festival is a throwback to the old states of jazz festivals,” said Manuel. “When you come to the loft and walk through it, it doesn’t feel like every other museum. It has that charm that’s unique to the village, so when we were going outdoors we were trying to still maintain the same feel that people have at the loft.” On Sunday, Mark Devine and Tom Manuel will perform at noon, followed by the Stony Brook Roots Ensemble at 3 p.m. To close the festival, The Jazz Loft Big Band will have a free concert in front of the Stony Brook Post Office facing the Village Green at 7 p.m. The business community will also be involved in the festivities, with special jazz-themed dinner menus and dishes being served at local restaurants including Fratelli’s, Sweet Mama’s and the Three Village Inn. There will be merchandise and vintage items available for sale at the Village Green on Saturday, as well as food and drinks. “[The Jazz Loft] is a very special place, especially because of where it’s located; it’s not on a busy street in the middle of the village. It is becoming a desired place for musicians to go and play, because everybody knows that the vibe is great,” said Pugach. “This is a spot where music lovers go to listen to great music.” Individual concert tickets are $30 adults, $25 seniors and $20 students. Day passes are available for Saturday ($135 adults, $110 seniors and $85 students) and Sunday ($50 adults, $40 seniors and $30 students). The full festival pass (Wednesday through Sunday) is $250 for adults, $205 for seniors and $180 for students. Opening night reception tickets can be added on to other ticket purchases for a discounted price of $50. For more information or to find out about sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, call 631-7511895 or email



Mills Pond Gallery captures spirit of Long Island in latest exhibit


The lazy days of summer are finally upon us, a perfect time to drop by the Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Mills Pond Gallery to check out its annual juried summer exhibition, Capturing the Spirit of Long Island. “So many Long Island painters find creative inspiration from the local landscape,” explained STAC’s Executive Director Allison Cruz in a recent email. “Each brings an individual style and vision to their work so each exhibit is unique. Our Island provides endless possibilities for artistic compositions. I always look forward to seeing what hidden treasures the artists uncover!” According to Cruz, artists were invited to share their artistic vision of any of Long Island’s four seasons and submit art depicting the characteristics of its landscape, weather, wildlife or activities associated with winter, spring, summer or fall. A total of 49 works by 32 artists were accepted into the show and feature a variety of media including watercolor, gouache, oil acrylic, pastel and colored pencil. The beautiful exhibit fills four gallery rooms and the center hall gallery on the first floor of the historic 1838 Greek Revival mansion. “I am always amazed by the unique work received for our Long Island exhibits and I

Above, ‘Off Duty,’ oil, by Robert Roehrig will be on view at the exhibit; on the cover, ‘Gamecock Cottage, Stony Brook,’ oil, by Linda Ann Catucci Images courtesy of STAC

have never been disappointed. And what is so wonderful is that each year we have new artists as well. Each show gives us an opportunity to see some new local talent and each year local artists step up with new work,” said Cruz. “We never exhibit the same piece more than once here at the gallery anyway,” she added.

Exhibiting artists include Ross Barbera (Ronkonkoma), Melanie Berardicelli (West Islip), Renee Blank (Holbrook), Renee Caine (Holtsville), Linda Ann Catucci (St. James), Donna Corvi (Flushing), Julie Doczi (Port Jefferson Station), Liz Fusco (Kings Park), Maureen Ginipro (Smithtown), David Jaycox Jr. (Northport),

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Anne Katz (Stony Brook), Kathee Shaff Kelson (Stony Brook), Jim Kelson (Stony Brook), Lynn Kinsella (Brookhaven), Mary Lor (New York), Joan Rockwell (Stony Brook), Robert Roehrig (East Setauket), Lori Scarlatos (St. James), Gisela Skoglund (Kings Park), Irene Tetrault (Westbury), Adriann Valiquette (Ridge), Mary Ann Vetter (St. James), Nancy Weeks (East Setauket) and Patty Yantz (Setauket). The executive director is excited to show off this new exhibit. “This is an opportunity to discover or maybe rediscover Long Island,” she said, adding, “viewers will see so much beauty and variety of our island ... and sometimes seeing it through someone else’s eye can put you in touch with new places or new ideas you will be inspired to explore.” The community is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. to meet the artists and view their work. The winners will be announced at that time. The Mills Pond Gallery, located at 660 Route 25A, St. James, will present the Smithtown Township Arts Council’s juried summer exhibition through Sept. 9. The gallery is open Wednesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 631-862-6575 or visit

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Woodbury Country Club from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Reservations are required by Aug. 15. The event is $135 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, open bar, DJ and photo booth. As part of the HHS Class of 1978 Reunion weekend, classmates also plan to gather at Finnegan’s in Huntington Village on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. and at Prime in Halesite on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., while some may also meet up at their alma mater (near the bleachers closest to Oakwood Road) for a Blue Devils football game on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. To make reservations or more information, email

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 the Polish American Club in Port Jefferson Station) and Sept. 23 (Culper Spy tour). For further details, visit or call Sue Graf at 631744-3314 or Dimmie (Loizos) Kaczenski at 631-473-2247. Huntington High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion on Sept. 22, at the

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That’s amari: Bittersweet endings to any meal

BY BOB LIPINSKI Amari (plural of amaro), the Italian term for “bitters,” refers to distilled spirits containing an infusion of bittering “botanicals” such as herbs, roots or barks. Some of the many botanicals used include gentian, rhubarb, quinine, aniseed, saffron, peppermint, cloves, bitter orange and cinnamon. Bitters were originally produced to soothe and relax the stomach after meals and therefore are often referred to as Most apèritifs have an “digestives.” They are also used as ingredients in some cocktails. initial sweet taste with Aperire, a Latin word, that a somewhat bitter aftermeans to open, is the origin of taste because of the use the word apéritif — a beverage that usually “opens” lunch or of quinine. dinner as a stimulant to the appetite. Most apéritifs have an initial sweet taste with a somewhat bitter aftertaste because of the use of quinine, a bitter compound that comes from the bark of the Cinchona tree. This slight bitterness whets the appetite and cleanses the palate. Unfortunately, many consumers cringe at the bitter flavor of some amari, preferring sweeter beverages to run across their palates, while others look upon bitters as a “cult” or “rite of passage” beverage. There appears to be growing interest in this category, which can easily be shown by the vast number of articles and cocktails about bitters in the news. Although Italy has the lion’s share of amari, we also find delectable offerings from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, the United States and many other countries. Here are some of my favorites from Italy: Aperol (22 proof, Veneto): Luminous orange color. Made from an infusion of aromatic herbs, spices and roots, including bitter orange, gentian and rhubarb. Averna (68 proof, Sicily): Dark brown with colalike aroma and bittersweet taste; hints of black pepper, cloves, licorice and vanilla. Branca Menta (60 proof, Lombardy): Dark, red-brown color; bouquet and flavor of spearmint, chocolate, citrus, menthol and herbs. Campari (48 proof, Lombardy): Ruby-red, bitter beverage; bouquet and taste of bitter orange, cherry and strawberry, with a bittersweet aftertaste. Cynar (34 proof, Veneto): Brown color; bouquet and taste of almonds, herbs, honey and walnuts. Fernet-Branca (80 proof, Lombardy): Dark brown, extremely bitter; contains more than 40 herbs and spices. Ramazzotti (60 proof, Lombardy): Dark brown, bittersweet; made from 33 different herbs, roots and spices. There is no one correct way to serve amari; they are great served “neat” (room temperature), refrigerator chilled or on the rocks. Each can be served as a tall drink, filled with sparkling mineral water (or sparkling wine) and garnished with a wedge of lemon, lime or even orange. A maraschino cherry on top may provide a finishing touch. Bob Lipinski is the author of 10 books, including “101: Everything You Need to Know About Whiskey” and “Italian Wine & Cheese Made Simple” (available on He conducts training seminars on wine, spirits and food and is available for speaking engagements. He can be reached at OR

Screening of 'Origins of Life'

Avalon Park & Preserve in Stony Brook will host a free screening of "Origins of Life" at its barn off Shep Jones Lane on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. The film will explore some of the most profound questions of life science: the origins of life and the human search for life beyond Earth. A live planetarium presentation will follow and will include useful information for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. Sky Lab and Sky Dome viewing will begin around 9 p.m. (weather permitting) and will include Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and various deep sky objects. For more information or directions, call 631-689-0619 or visit www.


Art history lecture

The Atelier at Flowerfield, 2 Flowerfield, Suite 15, St. James will present a free art history lecture on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Director Kevin McEvoy will discuss the life and work of Titian. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 631-250-9009.

Home and Garden Tour

Celebrate St. James will host a Castles and Cottages Home and Garden Tour on Friday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Apple Bank, the self-guided

tour will include five unique homes in the St. James area. Tickets are $40 each; $74 for the tour and lunch at Nissequogue Golf Club. To register, call 631-862-6198 or visit

High Noon in concert

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will welcome Southern Rock tribute band, High Noon, in concert on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. Enjoy the '70s classic hits of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, 38 Special and The Marshall Tucker Band. Tickets are $40, $35 members. To order, call 631-7243700 or visit


Thursday 9 Summer Arts Festival

The Huntington Summer Arts Festival continues through Aug. 12 with concerts at Heckscher Park’s Chapin Rainbow Stage, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington throughout the week (except Monday) at 8 p.m. Children’s shows are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Bring seating. Held rain or shine. Free. For a full schedule of events, visit For further info, call 271-8423.

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Summer Nights in the Park

The 3rd annual Summer Nights in the Park will be held at the Municipal Lot on Main Street in Kings Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Held rain or shine, the evening will feature a Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl Band. Free. Call 269-7678.

Book signing

The Rocky Point Historical Society will give guided tours of the Noah Hallock Homestead, 172 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point every Saturday through December from 1 to 3 p.m. Tour the 15 rooms of this 1721 home along with the one-room schoolhouse and browse the gift shop for unique collectibles. Call 744-1776.

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Songs in the Attic in concert

Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown continues its free outdoor family concert series with Billy Joel tribute band, Songs in the Attic, at 8 p.m. Used musical instruments will be collected during the event by the nonprofit organization Hungry for Music. Bring a chair or blanket. No pets please. For more information, call 360-2480, ext. 230.

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Summer Arts Festival See Aug. 9 listing. Happenings on Main Street

The Northport Arts Coalition will present Happenings on Main Street every Friday at Northport Village Park Patio at the dock at 7 p.m. through Aug. 17. Enjoy the music of Caroline Doctorow and Cathy Kreger (folk, Americana) this week. Free. Weather permitting. Lawn chairs/blankets suggested. Visit for more information and updates. * All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.

The Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society hosts tours of the William Miller House (1720), 75 North Country Road, Miller Place every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. through September. See how three houses were joined to make one and try to figure out why there is a lock on the inside of a closet instead of the outside. Donations accepted. For details, call 476-5742.

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Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will host a book signing with Rick Gekoski as he speaks and signs copies of his new novel, “A Long Island Story,” at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

The Comedy Club @ Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will welcome stand-ups Carrie Karavas, Richie Byrne and more at 8 p.m. in Griswolds Cabaret. Hosted by Paul Anthony. Tickets are $35. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.

Miller House tours

Living History Tours are back at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Eagle’s Nest Mansion, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 2. Tour guides dressed as members of the Vanderbilt family and household staff tell stories about the mansion’s famous residents and their world-renowned visitors. Tickets: $8, available only at the door, plus admission. Call 854-5579 for more information.

The Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove will present Elvis tribute band, King Kai, in concert at its Lifestyle Village (by Dick’s Sporting Goods) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Program will feature rock, dance and country hits from the 1960s through today. Bring seating. Free. Call 724-8066 for updates.

A night of comedy

Join All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook for a poetry reading from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Gladys Henderson, the featured poets will be Barbara Southard and Jennifer Rosoff. An open reading will follow. Free and all are welcome. Call 655-7798.

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Tribute to Elvis

The Northport Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual Summerfest concerts with a performance by Beatles cover band, The Liverpool Shuffle, at the Robert W. Krueger Bandshell in Northport Village Park at 7:30 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 754-3905 for more information.

Poetry Reading

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Join the West Point Concert Band for a free Concert Under the Stars and Laser Light Show at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook on Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of West Point Band

Tribute to the Carpenters

Be transported back to the 1970s as The North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham presents a Carpenters tribute concert with the Karpenteers at 7 p.m. Free and open to all. Call 929-4488.

Musical Moments in Kings Park

The Kings Park Civic Association will present the North Creek Band (classic rock) in concert at Russ Savatt Park, 14 Main St., Kings Park at 7:30 p.m. as part of its 2018 Musical Moments series. Free. Weather permitting. Bring seating. Call 774-4313 for more info.

Frankie Valli tribute

Join Theatre Three, 412 Main Street for a tribute concert to Frankie Valli with Oh What A Night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Pete Mancini in concert

Grounds & Sounds Café at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, East Setauket will welcome singer/songwriter and former frontman of Butcher Blind Pete Mancini in concert at 9 p.m. Preceded by an open mic at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 at or at the door. For further info, call 751-0297.

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The Cumsewogue Historical Society will host Summer Saturday Museum Days at the Terryville Union Hall, 358 Terryville Road, Terryville every Saturday through September from 1 to 3 p.m. Come see artifacts, historic documents, poster-sized maps and photos of historic Echo, Terryville and Port Jefferson Station. Stop by and chat about the good old days! For more information, call 928-7622.

Historical Walking Tour

Summer Arts Festival See Aug. 9 listing. Barnyard Sale

The Huntington Historical Society will host a Barnyard Sale at the Daniel Kissam House, 434 Park Ave., Huntington today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info call 427-7045.

The Three Village Historical Society will host a historical walking tour of Setauket’s Revolutionary history from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Tour the grave of Abraham Woodhull, locations of the Battle of Setauket, historic structures dating from 1685 and much more. Tour leaves from the Setauket Presbyterian Church parking lot, 5 Caroline Ave., Setauket. $10 per person. No reservations necessary. Call 751-3730.

Caumsett Hike

Four by Four in concert

Boat Build

Sunday 12

Join the folks at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for a History Hike from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this hilly, moderately paced 6-mile hike, visit and discuss some spots of historic interest. Bring lunch and drinking water. Adults only please. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770. The 8th annual Sikaflex Quick & Dirty Boat Build Competition will be held at Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson today and Aug. 12. Boats will be built today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be painted on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon and then teams will take part in a race in Port Jefferson Harbor on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. followed by an award ceremony. Questions? Call 689-8293.

The Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bee Gees and the sounds of Motown will all be represented with Four by Four in concert at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Summer Arts Festival See Aug. 9 listing. Barnyard Sale See Aug. 11 listing. Boat Build See Aug. 11 listing. Rock-N-Roll Car Show

The Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main St., Smithtown will host the 7th annual Rock-N-

AUGUST 09, 2018 • ARTS & LIFESTYLES • PAGE B17 Roll Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With live music, craft tables, food vendors and more. Presented by Judy’s Run for Stroke Awareness and Prevention. $10 admission. Rain date is Aug. 19. Call Bob at 255-2516 for more info.

Barn Sale

Temple Beth Emeth Barn Thrift Shop, located at 52 Mount Sinai Ave., Mount Sinai will hold a sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring gently worn clothing (fill a bag for $5), books, CDs, DVDs, cookware, small appliances and home décor. Lots of new items. Call 928-4103.

Wind Down Sundays

That 70s Band in concert

The Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach concludes its 2018 Under the Stars series with a free performance by That 70s Band in its parking lot at 7 p.m. No registration required. Open to all. Bring a lawn chair. Call 585-9393.

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Summer Concerts on the Green

The Crystals in concert

Celebrating its 10th season, the Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council continues its Sunset Concert series with Open Book (folk music) at Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson at 6:30 p.m. Held rain or shine. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Pets welcome. Free. Questions? Call 473-5220.

Funk Filharmonik in concert

Looking for an opportunity to play some board games? Join the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington for a Board Game Night at 7 p.m. Free and open to all. Call 423-7611 for details.

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will present the 37th annual Summer Sunday Concerts on the Green every Sunday through Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Join them this week for a concert by The Steel Silk Band with a special performance by Long Island’s Got Talent finalist Max Tuorney. Bring seating. Free. For additional details, call 751-2244. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson continues its Summer Concert series with a concert by The Crystals at 7 p.m. Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit Hoyt Farm Park Preserve, 200 New Highway, Commack will welcome Funk Filharmonik in concert at 7 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 360-7512.

Monday 13

Civic association meeting

The Sound Beach Civic Association will hold a meeting at the Sound Beach Firehouse, 152 Sound Beach Blvd., Sound Beach at 7:30 p.m. Guest speakers will include the organizers of the Sound Beach Community Watch and police officers to discuss this program. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Call 744-6952 for more information.

Sunset Concert at the park

Board Game Night

Harbor Jazz Festival

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will kick off its 4th annual Harbor Jazz Festival with a reception and gallery opening featuring the work of Frank Davis at 7 p.m. The five-day event, which runs through Aug. 19, will feature several indoor and outdoor jazz concerts with the Atelier artists. For a full schedule, visit To order tickets, call 751-1895. See story on page B12.

Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown concludes its free outdoor family concert series with Eagles tribute band, Fast Lane, at 8 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. No pets please. For more information, call 360-2480, ext. 230.

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Harborside Concert

Summer Thursdays continues at The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring music, crafts and a visit from the incredible canine artist Dagger DogVinci. Visitors are invited to bring coolers and pack a picnic for a summer evening on museum grounds. Free. Questions? Call 751-0066.

Concert Under the Stars

The Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University, 100 Patriots Road, Stony Brook will present a free Concert Under the Stars & Laser Light Show featuring the West Point Concert Band from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Held rain or shine, the evening will open with a performance by Tommy Sullivan. Food vendors will be on site. Bring seating. Call 444-8606.

Tribute to Billy Joel

The Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove will present Billy Joel tribute band, Songs in the Attic, in concert at its Lifestyle Village (by Dick’s Sporting Goods) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 724-8066 for updates.

Summerfest Concert

The Northport Chamber of Commerce will present a concert by Chaser (jazz with R&B overtones) at the Robert W. Krueger Bandshell in Northport Village Park at 7:30 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 754-3905.

Tuesday 14

For seniors Senior Tuesdays

On Aug. 14 The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will welcome seniors 62 and older to tour its exhibition Perfect Harmony: The Musical Life and Art of William Sidney Mount at no charge from 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Jefferson’s Ferry. For more information, call 751-0066.


Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Productions Over the Rainbow will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 200 Jayne Blvd., Port Jefferson Station on Aug. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person. To order, call 696-6817 or visit

‘Spring Awakening’

SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, will present the Tony award-winning musical “Spring Awakening” through Aug. 12 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance at www.SoLunaStudioNY. are $20. At the door, tickets are $5 more. For more information, call 761-6602 or visit

‘Funny Girl’

Plaza Theatrical Productions Inc. will present “Funny Girl” at the Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport on Aug. 17 a 7 p.m. Come experience the glorious story of Fanny Brice as she rises to become a Ziegfeld star. The award-winning score includes “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “People” and more. Free and open to all. For additional info, call 261-6930. The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will present the Northeastern regional premiere of “We Will Rock You” through Aug. 19. Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions” and many more. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. To order, call 7243700 or visit

The Northport Harbor Family Fun Nights are back today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Main Street in Northport Village. Enjoy live music by the Dog House Blues Band and the Northport Jazz Orchestra, a performance by the Engeman Theater, the Posey School of Dance and the Grace School of Music, outdoor dining, an antique car show and more. Call 754-3905 for details.

Southbound in concert

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The Nesconset Chamber of Commerce will present Southbound (country) in concert at the Gazebo at Nesconset Plaza on Smithtown Blvd. in Nesconset at 7 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 724-2543. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome author Eric Engelhardt at 7 p.m. Engelhardt will speak and signs copies of his new thriller, “Below the Bottom Line.” Call 271-1442.

The Village of Port Jefferson closes out its 2018 Harborside Concert series with a tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Ferry Dock at 7 p.m. Program will highlight The Rumours album. Free. Call 4734724 for updates.

‘We Will Rock You’

Family Fun Nights

Book signing

Tribute to the Eagles

Deepwells Mansion, 2 Taylor Lane, St. James will host a Live@Deepwells concert featuring The Young Novelists (folk) with special guest Andrew Fortier opening the show at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 and parking is free. For more info, call 862-2020.

Harbor Jazz Festival Summer Arts Festival See Aug. 2 listing. See Aug. 15 listing. Summer Concert Wednesdays Summer Thursday at The LIM The Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Chamber of Commerce, Legislator Kara Hahn and Councilwoman Valerie Cartright continue their annual Summer Concert Wednesdays series with music by the Just Sixties Band at the Chamber Train Car Park at the corner of Route 112 and Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station at 6 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 821-1313.

The Frank Melville Park Foundation, 101 Main St., Setauket continues its 2018 Summer music series, Wind Down Sundays, with a performance by Flashback (’60s, ’70s and ’80s tunes) at the Red Barn at 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. Free. Call 689-6146.

Live@Deepwells concert

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL The Rock-N-Roll Car Show returns to the Smithtown Historical Society grounds on Aug. 12 with all proceeds to benefit Stroke Awareness and Prevention. File photo by Alex Petroski

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The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will begin its 2018-19 season with the recent Broadway sensation “Newsies” through Sept. 2. Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, it is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies” who dreams of a better life. Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 2612900 or visit


The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport continues its 30th annual Summer Shakespeare Festival with “Hamlet” by the Carriage House Players through Sept. 20. Performances, weather permitting, are outdoors in the mansion courtyard every Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person online at or at the door. For more information, call 854-5579.

‘Fun Home’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will close out its 2017-18 season with a production of “Fun Home” from Sept. 8 to Oct. 20. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, “Fun Home” explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape our identity. Tickets are $38 adults, $34 seniors, $25 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

‘Man of La Mancha’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport continues its 2018-19 season with “Man of La Mancha” from Sept. 13 to Oct. 28. Based on Cervantes’ masterpiece “Don Quixote,” the play tells of the adventures of a delusional Spanish knight who sallies forth on a quest to restore chivalry to the world and to claim his lady love. Featuring such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and “The Impossible Dream.” Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

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‘The Addams Family’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson opens its 49th season with “The Addams Family” from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27. Charles Addams’ creepy, kooky characters come to life in this topsy-turvy production. Join Gomez, Morticia and the clan in this perfect musical for the Halloween season! Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, please call 9289100 or visit

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‘To Have and Have Not’

Old Field Farm, 92 West Meadow Road, Setauket continues its Summer Film series with a free screening of “To Have and Have Not” (1944) starring Humphrey Bogart on Aug. 9. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Preceded by a brief look back at history at it relates to the film by Town of Brookhaven historian Barbara Russell. Bring a picnic, chair or blanket and flashlight. Call 246-8983 for updates.

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Join the East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport for a showing of “The

TWO OF A KIND The Young Novelists will headline this month’s LIVE@Deepwells concert on Aug. 15. Photo from Bob Gordon

Leisure Seeker” starring Donald Sutherland on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Rated R. Free. Call 261-6930.

Horror Movie Marathon

It’s back! The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will present its annual “Pay to Get Out” Horror Movie Marathon on Aug. 11 starting at 9:30 p.m. Watch eight feature movies in 35mm including “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, “Hellraiser,” “Creepshow 2,” “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III,” “House,” “Blood Feast,” “The Stuff” and a special mystery feature. Tickets are $50, $45 members. Survive the night and get $10 back plus a free breakfast. To order, call 423-7611.

‘Justice League’

The Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove will screen “Justice League” at its Lifestyle Village on Aug. 13 at dusk as part of its Movies Under the Stars series. Rated PG-13. Bring a lawn chair. Free. Come early at 5 p.m. for family-fun entertainment and a local vendor showcase. Call 724-8066.

‘Ready Player One’

Catch a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” at Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station on Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. To register, call 928-1212.

Anything But Silent

As part of its Anything But Silent series, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen four Marcel Perez Shorts on Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanied on organ by Ben Model, guest speaker will be film historian Steve Massa. Tickets are $16, $11 members. Call 423-7611 to order.

Elvis ’68 Comeback Special

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the iconic 1968 television special starring singer Elvis Presley heads to select cinemas nationwide on Aug. 16 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. courtesy of Fathom Events. Theaters in our neck of the woods include Farmingdale Multiplex, AMC Stony Brook 17 and Island 16 Cinema de Lux in Holtsville. This anniversary event includes the legendary television special, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from director/producer Steve Binder. Visit for more information.


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


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


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, PASTOR Office of Christian Formation • 631–928–2550 We celebrate Eucharist Saturday evening 5 pm, Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 am Weekday Mass Monday–Friday 9 am We celebrate Baptism Third weekend of each month during any of our weekend Masses We celebrate Marriage Arrangements can be made at the church with our Pastor or Deacon We celebrate Reconciliation Confession is celebrated on Saturdays from 4–5 pm We celebrate You! Visit Our Thrift Shop Mon. – Fri. 10 am–4 pm + Sat. 10 am–2 pm


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

429 Rt. 25A, Setauket, NY 11733 Phone: 631–941–4141 • Fax: 631–751–6607 Parish Office email: 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 Camino-journeying 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


75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, N.Y. 11789 Parish Office: 631-744-8566; FAX 631-744-8611 Parish Website: Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday: 9 am to 8 pm; Friday: 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm; Closed on Sunday Mission Statement: To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ’s love through our active involvement as a parish family in works of Charity, Faith, Worship, Justice and Mercy. ALL ARE WELCOME! No matter what your present status is in the Catholic Church. No matter your family situation. No matter your practice of faith. No matter your personal history, age or background. YOU are invited, respected and loved at St. Louis de Montfort. REV. MSGR. CHRISTOPHER J. HELLER, PASTOR REV. LENNARD SABIO, ASSOCIATE PASTOR REV. MSGR. DONALD HANSON, IN RESIDENCE REV. FRANCIS PIZZARELLI, S.M.M., PARISH ASSISTANT REV. HENRY VAS, PARISH ASSISTANT Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday: 8:30 am in the Chapel Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil: 5 pm Sunday: 7:30 am; 9:00 am; 10:30 am; 12 noon. Baptisms: Most Sundays at 1:30 pm. Please contact Parish Office for an appointment. Reconciliation: Saturday: 4-4:45 pm or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick: by request. Holy Matrimony: Contact Parish Office at least six months in advance of desired date. Religious Education: Contact 631-744-9515 Parish Outreach: Contact 631-209-0325 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: Contact 631-473-1211.

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233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai • 631–473–1582 REV. PHILIP HOBSON “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here” Worship times: 8:30 am Reflective Service 10:00 am Traditional Sunday Service serving Communion on the first Sunday of the month. 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.


“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.


THE REV. CN. DR. RICHARD D. VISCONTI, RECTOR 1 Dyke Road on the Village Green, Setauket Web site: Parish Office email: 631–941–4245 Saturday Service: 5 pm • Sunday Services: 8 am and 10 am Camp Caroline/Child Care at 10 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.


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!


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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!

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764 Route 25A, Setauket (At The Old Victoria House) Mail: P.O. Box 544, E. Setauket, NY 11733 Call 631-689-0257 (Leave A Message And You’ll Get A Call Back) Visit Us At: We Are A Traditional Conservative Congregation, Run Entirely By Our Members. We Have Services 9 am Every Shabbat And All Jewish Holidays, Along With Other Community Activities, With Participation Opportunities For All Jews. Join Us Shabbes Morning And You’ll Get A Warm Welcome! KCT - An Old Fashioned Friendly Shul

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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


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

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Theatre Three’s ‘Alice’ is full of wonders

BY HEIDI SUTTON Oh my ears and whiskers! For too short a time, Theatre Three’s Children’s Theatre will present the musical “Alice’s Most Decidedly Unusual Adventures in Wonderland,” a modern twist on the Lewis Carroll classic novel of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and has a most peculiar experience. Although the story is over 150 years old, it has remarkable staying power and is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Written by Jeffrey Sanzel and Kevin F. Story, the show opens on a rainy day at Camp Lackaday Woods. The campers are bored and the lodge counselor tries to keep them entertained indoors with a sing-along. One of the campers named Alice (Meg Bush) sees a white rabbit (Heather Kuhn) appear and follows it, only to fall down a rabbit hole and meet The Cheshire Cat (Mark Jackett). “Which way should I go?“ she asks him. “It matters not where you go. When you get there you’ll find yourself here,” is the grinning reply, setting the tone for what’s to follow — a mind-bending production that’s simply delightful. During her “unusual adventures” Alice takes part in a “What’s Your Name” contest with The Caterpillar (Nicole Bianco); has a tea party with The Mad Hatter (Steven Uihlein), The March

Hare (Kayla Jones) and The Dormouse (Julianna Bellas); hitches a ride with The White Knight (Matt Hoffman); meets Tweedledee (Jones) and Tweedledum (Hoffman); and is invited to a game of croquet by The Queen of Hearts (Ginger Dalton). When the kingdom’s tarts go missing, Alice is accused of stealing and must stand trial. Will she be found guilty by the queen and lose her head? Of course, a show like this would not be possible without the supporting cast — members of the theater’s Preteen and Advanced Preteen summer acting workshop who play numerous roles including a deck of cards, flowers and contestants in a game show. The entire cast does a fantastic job. Directed by Sanzel, the script is filled with riddles and jokes and the musical numbers are terrific, especially “Tea!” by Uihlein (“We’re all mad here!”) and “Off With Their Heads” by Dalton (“Nothing cheers me up like a good clean chop!”). Yes, the play is lots of nonsense, as Alice would say, but it sure is fun to watch. Don’t even try to figure it all out. It’s time to throw logic out the window and just sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Buy a snack or beverage during intermission. Booster seats are available. Meet the cast in the lobby after the show for photos.

Photo by Peter Lanscombe, Theatre Three Productions Inc. From left, The March Hare, The Dormouse and The Mad Hatter invite Alice to a Mad Tea Party in a scene from the show.

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present three more performances of “Alice’s Most Decidedly Unusual Adventures in Wonderland” on Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. and Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.

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PAGE B22 • ARTS & LIFESTYLES • AUGUST 09, 2018 1st Soloist Graciella Sagona

with Zachary Podair BY MELISSA ARNOLD

World Class training is at your doorstep. The extraordinary rather than the ordinary!

Zachary Podair of Smithtown will have some great “What I Did This Summer” stories to share when he heads to middle school next month. The 11-year-old is spending almost every day onstage at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, where he is the youngest member in the cast of “Newsies.” The show is loosely based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899, where New York City paperboys organized a union and went on strike to be treated fairly on the job. Zachary plays the part of Les, who wants to help his older brother support their struggling family. His character is lovable and funny, providing some bright comic relief for the show. I recently spoke with Zachary about his professional theater debut, what it’s like being the youngest on the set and more.


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What got you interested in acting?

When I was 6 years old, my sister was taking dance lessons and we would always go to pick her up. I really liked watching and decided I wanted to dance, too, so my mom put me in hip-hop classes. I love anything that involves dancing, so I started looking for shows that had a lot of dance numbers.


Have you been in any other shows?

My first show was four years ago, at the Encore Theater. I got to play [the title role in] “Aladdin.” And ever since then I try to do as many shows as I can. I was Rooster in “Annie,” Donkey in “Shrek,” and Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

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My favorite kind of shows are dance-heavy, and I knew that “Newsies” was one. I had seen the movie before and thought that I would try out. It also has a really great musical score. I wasn’t really nervous about it. I didn’t necessarily think I would get the part, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try. I was really surprised when I heard I was cast. They originally said they were going to double cast the part of Les, [meaning two actors would take turns playing the role], but they ended up just casting me by myself. That was really exciting.

Sometimes it’s different being the only person around my age, but everyone in the cast and the crew has been so sweet to me. I’ve learned so much from being in professional theater. Every person I’ve worked with has taught me something, from the casting agency to the other actors, the director and other crew. I’ve also improved my dancing so much from working with our amazing choreographer [Sandalio Alvarez].

Photo by Michael DeCristofaro

Zachary Podair as Les in ‘Newsies’

What do you like about your character?

Les and I are so much alike. He’s just a funny guy. I love playing him because he’s got a lot of great dance scenes and he’s also the comic relief in a lot of ways. I love the one-liners.

What has acting taught you about life?

So, so much. I’ve learned how important it is to be flexible — emotionally and physically. You have to be spontaneous, to be willing to go with anything. And, of course, you have to learn how to deal with rejection. You’re not going to get every part and not everyone is going to love you.

What would you say to other kids (or adults!) who want to try acting but are nervous?

Definitely don’t be afraid to try it! If you don’t get a part, then you have the experience of auditioning and you can learn from that. If you want, you can try again. And if you do get the part, then you get to have an amazing experience. Either way it’s a positive thing and so much fun to be a part of.

Why should people go see “Newsies?”

It’s one of those shows that has something for everyone, no matter who you are or how old you are. There are things the kids like and things the adults will laugh at. And I think it’s interesting because it’s based on true events — we worked really hard to make our version of the show as realistic as possible. It’s a positive show that will make you feel good.

Do you have a favorite memory from your time at the Engeman so far?

So far, the best moment was the first day that we got to see the set all finished. It was so amazing. I think that was the moment it all really hit me. I thought, “This is real. It’s really happening.” It’s the best feeling. The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present “Newsies” through Sept. 2. Tickets range from $73 to $78. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 631-261-2900 or visit



wand, explore beautiful shells and enjoy yummy treats! For ages 3 to 7. $12 per child, $5 for accompanying adult. Questions? Call 367-3418.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Frank Melville Memorial Park, 101 Main St., Setauket will host a Family Scavenger Hunt on Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. How well do you know the park? Take part in its 10th annual competition to solve riddles and win prizes. Meet at the Red Barn. Free. Questions? Call 689-6146.

Wacky Water Wednesdays

MERMAID FOR A DAY Celebrate the world of mermaids at the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor on Aug. 11. Photo courtesy of Whaling Museum


Tales for Tots

Children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver are invited to the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage, 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown for story time on Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. Learn all about camping in the great outdoors through reading. Free admission. Open to all. Call the Smithtown Library at 360-2480 to register.

Mermaid Tea Party

Join the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor for its annual celebration of the world of mermaids with a Mermaid Tea Party on Aug. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Decorate a mermaid

The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor will present Wacky Water Wednesdays every Wednesday through Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children can cool off on a hot day with sprinklers, bubbles, lawn games and activities. Admission is $6 adults, $4 children ages 3 to 12. Call 516-692-6768.

Children’s concert

The Shoppes at East Wind, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River concludes its 2018 Live at the Shoppes Family Entertainment series with a children’s concert with Brady Rymer on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Call 846-2370 for further information.

Fun with Butterflies

The enclosed Butterfly Garden at Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown will be open on Aug. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about a butterfly’s amazing life cycle and make a craft to take home. $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Call 979-6344.

Pajama Story Time

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., East Setauket welcomes children ages 2 through second grade (with a parent/caregiver) to a Pajama Story Time event on Aug. 14 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and come listen to some great stories before bedtime! No registration required. Open to all. Questions? Call 941-4080.


‘The Princess Who Saved a Dragon’ Kicking off its 2018-19 season, Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present a brand new show, “The Princess Who Saved a Dragon” through Aug. 9. In a topsy-turvy turnaround, an independent-minded princess rescues a bedraggled dragon and they set off on a wild adventure where they learn that being different can be a wonderful thing! A musical for the entire family — and dragons, too! All seats are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

‘Pinkalicious The Musical’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will present “Pinkalicious The Musical” through Aug. 19. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. Can Pinkalicious get out of this predicament? All seats are $15. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

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‘Shrek The Musical’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present “Shrek The Musical” through Sept. 2. “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek ...” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, the show brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage. Tickets are $15 per person. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

‘Alice’s Most Decidedly Unusual ...’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present the original musical “Alice’s Most Decidedly Unusual Adventures in Wonderland” on Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. and Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s a rainy day at Camp Lackaday Woods when our very modern heroine ventures down the rabbit hole. The Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat — all the famous figures gather for a 21st-century take on the Lewis Carroll classic. All seats are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit See review on page B21.


‘Despicable Me 3’

The Town of Huntington will present a free screening of “Despicable Me 3” at Peter Nelson Park, Oakwood Road, Huntington on Aug. 13 at dusk. Rain date is Aug. 20. Bring seating. Call 351-3112.

Summer 2018

Children’s Theatre Schedule The Princess Who Saved a Dragon

All tickets $10.00/pp

Alice’s Most Decidedly Unusual Adventures in Wonderland

Thursday, August 9 @ 11 am

August 9

Friday, August 10 @ 11 am, Saturday, August 11 @ 11 am & 2 pm

NOW - August 11

‘On Our Second Stage - The Comedy Club’ (631)


412 Main Street, Port Jefferson •


August 9



September 8 September 22 September 29 HOMECOMING

October 20 November 10

vs. Bryant vs. Richmond vs. Villanova

6 pm 6 pm 6 pm

vs. Rhode Island vs. Delaware

6 pm 1 pm

All dates are subject to change.

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Arts & Lifestyles - August 9, 2018  
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