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Observing your government in action How to get started

The League of Women Voters (LWV) has a strong commitment to open government and civic engagement. Protecting our right to know is integral to the health of our democracy. One important way to ensure that decisions are made with public input and oversight is for citizens to observe government meetings. New York State’s Open Meetings Law, often known as the Sunshine Law, went into effect in 1977. Amendments that clarify and reaffirm your right to hear the deliberations of public bodies became effective in 1979. In brief, the law gives the public the right to attend meetings of public bodies, listen to the debates and watch the decision-making process in action. It requires public bodies to provide notice of the times and places of meetings and keep minutes of all action taken. The Open Meetings Law provides the public with the right to attend meetings of public bodies, but it is silent concerning the ability of members of the public to speak or otherwise participate. Although public bodies are not required to permit the public to speak at their meetings, many have chosen to do so. In those instances, it has been advised that a public body should do so by adopting reasonable rules that treat members of the public equally. (To learn more about the Open Meetings Law, visit www. To start exercising your rights, go to a government meeting as an observer so that you become familiar with the procedures and rules and the issues. Acquaint yourself with the protocols for public comment, so that you can speak to these issues when appropriate. In order to encourage every Suffolk County resident to become familiar with their elected officials, the LWV compiles

and prints a 28-page booklet annually called the Directory of Public Officials (DPO), a guide to elected federal, state, county, town and local officials. You’ll know how to contact them — addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and websites. You’ll see salaries, terms of office, whether there are term limits and whether they are up for election each year. The DPO includes a section with a breakdown and details of the Suffolk County budget, as well as a color map of Suffolk County legislative districts and a list of Suffolk County legislative committees with members, meeting days and times. Phone contacts for key Suffolk County departments and agencies are included too. (The Directory of Public Officials can be viewed by visiting files/DPO2017_ 2.pdf.) State, county, town, village, library and school district websites are good sources for general, committee and board meeting schedules, as well as agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of those that have already occurred. Local media (newspapers and community websites) report on a great many issues and government meetings. However, you may have concerns about issues that are not covered by local media and should take responsibility to observe and participate when these issues are discussed at government meetings. Be an informed, engaged citizen and participate. Democracy is not a spectator sport! Lisa Scott is the president of the League of Women Voters of Suffolk County, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit, email or call 631-862-6860.


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In this edition Medical compass .......................... B9 Parents and Kids .................... B22-23 Photo of the Week.........................B15 Power of three ................................ B21 Religious Directory .............. B18-20 theater Review .............................B23 Vendors Wanted ...........................B13

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Are we getting old?

Surviving the Search:

Some years ago I went to a car wash and Some of you can even recall when Pakiwhile my car was going through, I went to stan and Israel weren’t yet countries, and the cashier to pay. She was a sullen looking Alaska and Hawaii weren’t states. teen who was mostly looking down at her Then there is our entire relationship to iPhone. I noticed a sign behind her that of- the medical profession. Most of us have at fered senior discounts, so I asked what the least four doctors in our contacts, if not age was to qualify. The on speed-dial. Many of little twerp glanced up at us can recall when docme and said, “You got it.” tors made house calls, That was the first sign because after all, you that I might be getting old, were sick. We remember not middle-aged, but old. when the first thing they There are others so you asked you was how you can test yourself as well. feel, not how you are (But let’s make this easy paying for this visit. As on ourselves and substiit says in one of the few tute the word “mature” for Dr. Seuss books written “old” wherever possible.) for adults, you can’t wait For example, there to get out of the office are things that teenagers after being told “you’re know that you don’t — in pretty good shape for in fact, they even speak the shape you are in.” a whole different lanThere is a Yiddish guage — but you know blessing that goes, “May BY Arnie Peskin even more things that you live a hundred and they don’t. twenty years.” You are You know where the phone words “dial” old, er, mature, if you do the math to see and “hang-up” came from. You know what just how much time that would leave. You a test pattern is. You can recall when you are mature if you had to find your other went to a pharmacy glasses to read this article. You are even and the cigarettes were more mature if it took you at least a half prominently displayed, hour to find them. You are REALLY mature but the condoms were if, during that time, you forgot what you hidden, instead of the were looking for. But you are at least young other way around. You at heart if you find all this kind of funny. remember when penny Arnie Peskin is a resident of The Vinecandy cost a penny. You yards at Miller Place. Before that he lived in can identify the device in the photo. South Setauket for 34 years.

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Causality, coincidence and the unprovable coexist in our lives

By Elof AxEl CArlson

a curious circumstance. I had written letters to my parents and friends and lacked 3-cent We tend to generalize in making judgments stamps to mail them. I asked around and was about ourselves and others. Some claim they told there was a girl who may have stamps are self-made and promote their work ethic as who was usually working in a laboratory the the reason for their success. Some claim they floor above me. I knocked on the door and are victims of circumstances over which they met a nervous undergraduate who did have had limited control. Examples exist of people stamps and I invited her to tea. When she did who have moved from rags to riches, and no not come, I brought the tea to her. That was one would blame victims of racial prejudice our first day of courtship. I could say that I owe my marriage to Nedra to or the Holocaust for the misa 3-cent stamp. ery they or their family memI do not doubt that such bers experienced. chance events play major In my own life I can think roles in our lives. But most of many such events that have of our lives are under our either made my life possible control and shaped by habor significantly influenced it. its and circumstances. We My father told my brother do not choose our partners and me that when his farandomly. Assortative matther was on a business trip ing is influenced by religion, from Stockholm, Sweden, to race, ethnicity, social class, Hamburg, Germany, he was education, looks, personality walking down a street when and many other features that a German officer was walking steer us toward or away from directly toward him. possible partners. Before the It was the custom there to 20th century most marriages step in the gutter to let a miliwere arranged or required tary officer have the right of parental approval. way. My grandfather felt no But it is not just social facsuch sense of obligation and Most of our lives are tors that determine how we felt his side of the road was into this world. Each appropriate for continuing under our control come act of intercourse involves his walk. The officer pulled out his sword and slapped and shaped by habits tens of millions of sperm. The of the one that made my father’s face with it. The and circumstances. odds you on a particular day were insult made him a pacifist, not predictable when that and that outlook was passed on to my father and to me. It also made him sperm was in a testis or when it made its inishorten his trip, and he went to Normandy to tial way to the cervix of the uterus and evenvisit friends and relatives who had a summer tually to the oviduct where it would meet the egg that formed you. house near the Baltic Sea. That is quite a contrast to the injection of There he met the young woman he eventually married, my grandmother, Amanda, single sperm into an egg during a form of in who lived near Göteborg. I can say that I owe vitro fertilization (IVF) used by infertile coumy existence to a slap in the face. My parents, ples where the sperm has problems wiggling its tail or having the right surface proteins to too, met in a strange circumstance. My mother was selling key rings on recognize it is encountering an egg. In that Broadway in Manhattan on a cold winter case we get the paradoxical conclusion that day. She entered a hotel entrance on 75th the child born by the IVF procedure owes its street to warm up, and the doorman told existence to the father being sterile! Life is filled with rare events, the overher to go downstairs to warm up in the employee’s room. There she met a Swedish el- whelming number of them not even being evator operator who was changing out of his recognized as significant in our lives. At the uniform to go home. He took her to dinner same time society is so organized that much and that began the courtship of my parents. of what we do is planned and anticipated and I could say I owe my existence to a sympa- goes essentially as we hoped it would. thetic doorman who felt compassion on a Elof Axel Carlson is a distinguished woman down on her luck. teaching professor emeritus in the DepartWhen I was a graduate student at Indi- ment of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at ana University, I met my wife Nedra, also by Stony Brook University.




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Small studies show diet may affect gene expression

Cancer, a word that for decades was whispered as taboo, has become front and center in the medical community. Cancer is the number one killer of Americans, at least those less than 85 years old, even ahead of cardiovascular disease (1). We have thought that diet may be an important component in preventing cancer. Is diet a plausible approach? An April 24, 2014, article published in the New York Times, entitled “An Apple a Day and Other Myths,” questioned the validity of diet in the prevention of cancer. This article covered cancer in general, which is a huge and daunting topic. The article’s author referenced a comment by WalBy David ter Willet, M.D., Dunaief, M.D. a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Epidemiology and Nutrition Department, as indicating that the research is inconsistent when it comes to fruits and vegetables. The article went on to state that even fiber and fats may not play significant roles in cancer. I don’t necessarily disagree with this assessment. However, I would like to emphasize that Willet also commented that there are no large, well-controlled diet studies. This leaves the door open for the possibility that diet does have an impact on cancer prevention. I would like to respond. As Willet hinted, the problem with answering this question may lie with the studies themselves. The problem with diet studies in cancer, in particular, is that they rely mainly on either retrospective (backward-looking) or prospective (forwardlooking) observational studies. Observational studies have many weaknesses. Among them is recall bias, or the ability of subjects to remember what they did. Durability is also a problem; the studies are not long enough, especially with cancer, which may take decades to develop. Confounding factors and patient adherence are other challenges, as are the designs and end points of the studies (2). Plus, randomized controlled trials are very difficult and expensive to do since it’s difficult and much less effective to reduce the thousands of compounds in food into a focus on one nutrient. Let’s look at the evidence.

The EPIC trial Considered the largest of the nutrition studies is the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). It is part of what the author was using to demonstrate his point that fruits and vegetables may not be effective, at least in breast cancer. This portion of the study involved almost 300,000 women from eight different European nations (3). Results showed that there was no significant difference in breast cancer occurrence between the highest quintile of fruit and vegetable consumption group compared to the lowest. The median duration was 5.4 years.

Adding cruciferous vegetables to your diet significantly decreases the risk of developing multiple cancers. Does this study place doubt in the dietary approach to cancer? Possibly, but read on. The most significant strength was its size. However, there were also many weaknesses. The researchers were trying to minimize confounding factors, but there were eight countries involved, with many different cultures, making it almost impossible to control. It is not clear if participants were asked what they were eating more often than at the study’s start. Risk stratification was also not clear; which women, for example, might have had a family history of the disease?

Beneficial studies with fruits and vegetables Also, using the same EPIC study, results showed that fruit may have a statistically significant impact on lung cancer (4). Results showed that there was a 40 percent decrease in the risk of developing lung cancer in those that were in the highest quintile of fruit consumption, compared to those in the lowest quintile. However, vegetables did not have an impact. The results were most pronounced in the northern European region. I did say the answer was complex. Ironically, it seems that some other studies, mostly smaller studies, show potentially beneficial effects from fruits and vegetables. This may be because it is very difficult to run an intensive, well-controlled, large study.

Prostate cancer Dean Ornish, M.D., a professor of medicine at UC San Francisco Medical School, has done several well-designed pilot studies with prostate cancer. His research has a focus on how lifestyle affects genes. In one of the studies, results of lifestyle modifications showed a significant increase in telomere length over a five-year period (5). Telomeres are found on the end of our chromosomes; they help prevent the cell from aging, becoming unstable and dying. Shorter telomeres may have an association with diseases, such as cancer and aging and morbidity (sickness). Interestingly, the better patients adhered to the lifestyle modifications, the more telomere growth they experienced. However, in the control group, telomeres decreased in size over time. There were 10 patients in the lifestyle (treatment) group and 25 patients in the control group — those who followed an active surveillance-only approach.

In an earlier study with 30 patients, there were over 500 changes in gene expression in the treatment group. Of these, 453 genes were down-regulated, or turned off, and 48 genes were up-regulated, or turned on (6). The most interesting part is that these changes occurred over just a three-month period with lifestyle modifications. In both studies, the patients had prostate cancer that was deemed at low risk of progressing into advanced or malignant prostate cancer. These patients had refused immediate conventional therapy including hormones, radiation and surgery. In both studies, the results were determined by prostate biopsy. These studies involved intensive lifestyle modifications that included a lowfat, plant-based, vegetable-rich diet. But as the researchers pointed out, there is a need for larger randomized controlled trials to confirm these results.

Cruciferous vegetables A meta-analysis involving a group of 24 case-control studies and 11 observational studies, both types of observational trials, showed a significant reduction in colorectal cancer (7). This meta-analysis looked at the effects of cruciferous vegetables, also sometimes referred to as dark-green, leafy vegetables. In another study that involved a case-control observational design, cruciferous vegetables were shown to significantly decrease the risk of developing multiple cancers, including esophageal, oral cavity/pharynx, breast, kidney and colorectal cancers (8). There was also a trend that did not reach statistical significance for preventing endometrial, prostate, liver, ovarian and pancreatic cancers. The most interesting part is that the comparison was modest, contrasting consumption of at least one cruciferous vegetable a week with none or less than one a month. However, we need large, randomized trials using cruciferous vegetables to confirm these results. In conclusion, it would appear that the data are mixed in terms of the effectiveness of fruits and vegetables in preventing cancer or its progression. The large studies have flaws, and pilot studies require larger studies to validate them. However, imperfect as they are, there are results that indicate that diet modification may be effective in preventing cancer. I don’t think we should throw out the baby with the bath water. There is no reason not to consume significant amounts of fruits and vegetables in the hopes that it will have positive effects on preventing cancer and its progression. There is no downside, especially if the small studies are correct.

References: (1) CA Cancer J Clin. 2011;61(4):212. (2) Nat Rev Cancer. 2008;8(9):694. (3) JAMA. 2005;293(2):183-193. (4) Int J Cancer. 2004 Jan 10;108(2):269-276. (5) Lancet Oncol. 2013 Oct;14(11):1112-1120. (6) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 17;105(24):8369-8374. (7) Ann Oncol. 2013 Apr;24(4):1079-1087. (8) Ann Oncol. 2012 Aug;23(8):2198-2203. 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

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1. Hindu sage or a tea brand 6. Plant production 9. Big first for a baby 13. *#2 Down native 14. Mutt 15. Doggy 16. Newbery Medal, e.g. 17. Back then 18. Alternative spelling of although 19. *The Great Lake State capital 21. *Capital named after 4th president 23. Color quality 24. Type of soda pop 25. British news broadcaster 28. MaÓtre d’s list 30. Occupied oneself 35. Pearl Harbor island 37. Popular movie candy 39. Little one 40. Bodily disorders 41. *No witches in this state’s capital 43. Capital on the Dnieper 44. Dipping tobacco brand 46. Love-____ relationship 47. Main Web page 48. Attractive to look at 50. Your majesty 52. Sea to a Spaniard 53. Duds 55. Filling station filler 57. *Capital named for Sir Walter 61. *State with the smallest capital by population 65. 007, e.g. 66. Keats’ poem 68. Metric unit of capacity 69. Set in motion 70. Break a commandment 71. Ann B. Davis on “The Brady Bunch” 72. Sound warning 73. “Ideas worth spreading” online talk 74. Bothersome

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The rocky Point Drive-In sign in 1988, the year it closed. The marquee announces the screening of ‘Crocodile Dundee 2’ when it reopens on May 25.

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‘We used to call it the passion pit. It was a real lovers’ lane.’

Joe Mammina

ROCKY POINT DRIVE-IN continued on page B20


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For almost three decades on summer nights North Shore residents gathered together on lawn chairs, blankets or in the comfortable seats of their cars while a speaker hooked into the car’s window played action, romance or comedy into their expecting ears. It was a scene played out practically every summer night at the Rocky Point Drive-In, and while undeveloped Rocky Point was a dark, wooded area, the brightest light for miles around was the movie projector and the big, bright screen. The Rocky Point DriveIn was just one in a multitude of drive-ins on Long Island. There was one in Smithtown, Brentwood, Coram, Nesconset, Pa— tchogue and Riverhead, to a name a few, but now every one of them is gone. The only remnants of the one in Rocky Point is the marquee sign surrounded by shrubs and weeds on the side of Route 25A. The Mammina brothers, Joe and his younger brother, Wayne, had both worked at the drive-in as teenagers during the early years and remember both the comfortable and weird aspects of working at such a place. “We used to call it the passion pit,” Joe said and then laughed. “It was a real lovers’ lane.” “You never went to the cars in the back rows at the drive-in because the windows were always steamed up,” Wayne said. The Rocky Point Drive-In opened on June 16, 1961 with a capacity for 750 cars that would drive up onto small ramps to better see the movie over the cars in front of them. It was built and owned by Prudential Theaters but was later sold to United Artist Theaters, which operated it until it closed in 1988. The theater existed in a time when Route 25A was a two-lane road bordered

by woods, and nearby there were only a few houses and places with rural sensibilities like horse barns. “This was the sticks,” Joe said. The site was a large field surrounded by a fence. To the side sat the concession stand next to a playground that the children used during intermission. Opening on Memorial Day weekend and then closing on Labor Day, the drive-in would play a feature film, a B-movie, then the feature again on a 110-foot screen. The first two films they showed were the 1960 movie “The Alamo” starring John Wayne and the 1961 flick “Ole Rex.” “By the time it was over, you didn’t get out of there until 1 or 1:30 in the morning,” said Wayne. Joe worked at the drive-in first in the concession stand, then as a ramp man — the title for the people who were guards of the drive-in. Dressed up in white suits they were in charge of making sure nobody snuck into the venue without paying and corral the people and children back to their seats after intermission. “The ladies who worked at the ticket booth in the front would say ‘the car coming in is kind of low in the back,’ and there would be five kids in the trunk,” Joe said and then chuckled. “And quite a few times they would be friends of mine.” The memories of the drive-in are bundled like candy wrappers in nostalgia. It was a time of optimism, said Joan La Manno, who, along with her husband Charles Peter, founded C.P. La Manno’s family restaurant in Miller Place. La Manno was the manager of the drive-in concession stand through the 1960s. “Hot dogs, hamburgers, Dixie Cup ice cream, popcorn galore. The popcorn machine was going constantly. It was a lot of fun. All our workers were in sync,” she said.


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Like all great photographers, Christopher Scott Bazer has an eye for beauty. But he also knows how to take a beautiful image to the next level with a little computer magic. It’s what he calls photo-art, a unique blend of traditional photography and modern, digital effects. The result is vivid and ethereal. A collection of Bazer’s favorite pieces is on display at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library in Setauket for the month of August in an exhibit called Essence of Nature. Bazer has been a shutterbug for almost his entire life, starting out with a little Brownie camera at just 5 years old while growing up in Queens. “My mother was very artistic and became a very good painter in her own right,” said Bazer, who now lives in Huntington. “Her brother, my uncle, also painted, so I think [the artistic talents] came down from that side of the family.” While Bazer didn’t major in art, he did take a handful of art classes while working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Southampton College. During his time there, he had the chance to study under painter and filmmaker Larry Rivers. After college, Bazer worked for a time as a salesman before settling into a successful 35year career as a DJ. But his love for painting and photography never died. At one point, he was the brother-in-law of Richard Bernstein, an artist who ran in the same circles as Andy Warhol. “I learned so much from [Bernstein]. He ended up being one of my idols,” he said. Now 70, Bazer has had more time to devote to his artwork. He’s done more than a dozen public exhibits in the last few years, mostly in libraries and village centers. He is one of many artists to benefit from the support of Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, an organization that helps the disabled and elderly find outlets to show their art. Bazer said that he’s not much of a painter, but there are usually a few acrylic paintings in the mix at his exhibits. “My paintings are what you’d call folk art — they’re not meant to be taken as realistic,” he explained. As for photography, Bazer now uses an Olympus Stylus 1 to capture the world around him. It’s a natural part of his routine to bring

the camera along whenever he’s headed out. His favorite subjects are wildlife and landscapes, especially beaches; and he enjoys taking photos of Coindre Hall’s boathouse on the Long Island Sound in Huntington. As traditional photography evolved with the arrival of digital technology, Bazer was inspired by a whole new realm of possibilities. “I just started playing around with the software that came with my camera and experimented with different effects and styles. What I’m able to do now is stuff that you were once only able to do in the darkroom, and it was hit or miss, and very expensive,” Bazer said. “What’s interesting is a lot of times I go out and take pictures and I’ll come home and look at what I have and not see anything good, but then I can work with it on the computer and end up with something really great.” The Essence of Nature exhibit will feature 21 photos and paintings, all of which can be purchased as a low-number print. For information, contact Bazer directly at chrisbazer@ or CSBazer Art on Facebook. The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is located at 120 Main Street, Setauket. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 631-941-4080 or visit

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‘Great Blue Heron’ by Chris Bazer



Dog Days: Portraits of Man’s Best Friend opens at The LIM


▶ Bethel AME Church in Setauket will hold a Gospel Fest & Outdoor Vendor Fair at Bethel Hobbs Farm, 178 Oxhead Road, Centereach on Aug. 12 from noon to 6 p.m. Nonfood vendor spaces are available. $35 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. Must provide own tables, chairs and tents. For info, call 631-751-4140 or email ▶ Heritage Trust will host a Community Yard Sale every Thursday at Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road, Mount Sinai from 5 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 24. Vendor fee is $10 per week. Register online at For more information, call 631-509-0882. ▶ Davis Town Meeting House Society Inc. will sponsor a Yard Sale & Craft Fair on Aug. 26 at the Lester Davis House, 263 Middle Country Road, Coram, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor fee is $25 per table, $15 for members. Contact Maryanne at 631804-2256 or email

By Jill WeBB As the dog days of summer are brought in with the August heat, The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook will also put dogs in the spotlight. Starting Aug. 11, the Art Museum on the hill will feature an exhibit titled Dog Days: Portraits of Man’s Best Friend. The exhibit’s collection will focus on works from the 1840s to the 1960s featuring dogs. “This gallery tends to be devoted to changing exhibits drawn from our permanent collection,” Assistant Curator Jonathan Olly said of the room currently preparing for the Dog Days exhibit. The exhibit will open tomorrow, Aug. 11, and run through Dec. 31. Beneath the gallery resides the vault storing the museum’s art collection. “It’s kind of a continuing challenge of coming up with new ways to look at the collection and put together themes,” Olly said. Olly got the idea to draw together works highlighting dogs after gaining inspiration from a cat-centric exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. Realizing the fact that Long Islanders love their dogs led him to curate the Dog Days exhibit. “When most people were living on a farm, farms had dogs because they were pets but they’re also practical. They could catch pests, they could guard the homestead from intruders,” he said. There are about 20 major works in the gallery, from watercolor and oil painting to photographs. There will also be a display case featuring smaller objects such as dog show tags, ribbons from the North Shore Kennel Club in St. James, postcards that have advertising containing dogs, ornaments that were pinned on horse wagons leather straps and even a pair of slippers with dog’s faces embroidered on them. Famous artists William Sidney Mount and William Moore Davis have pieces on display. Mount was a 19thcentury genre and portrait painter who lived in Setauket and Stony Brook. The museum has the largest collection of his works. Davis, a friend of Mount’s, resided in Port Jefferson and is known for his landscape paintings. “They are the two artists that are most strongly represented in the show.

▶ The Farmingville Residents Association will host flea markets on Aug. 27 and Sept. 24 on the lawn of Pat’s Tattoos, 22 Granny Road, Farmingville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain dates are the following Sundays.) For applications, pricing and full info, please email ▶ Vendors wanted to join a multifamily yard sale on Sept. 9 at the Setauket United Methodist Church, 160 Main St., Setauket from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For registration or further information, contact Diane at 631-751-7375 or at Image courtesy of The LIM

Above, a portrait of leonard A. Zierden, age 4, March 1900, with his Jack Russell Terrier (Star Studio, Johnsonburg, PA) will be on view at The liM through Dec. 31. That’s because they were local people and they both depicted scenes of regular people on Long Island at work, at play, at rest — and often dogs were part of the scene,” Olly said. The interesting part of the gallery is that in most of the works the dogs are not the most prominent part of the piece. Often, they were just another component in the scene, which draws a comparison to how they were (and are) just another part of Long Islander’s lives. “A lot of the things that we’re working with in here tend to be things that have come into the collection not because they’re dog-related, but the fact they have dogs is almost accidental,” Olly said. This is the case in Alexander Kruse’s 1969 painting “Bicycle Parking Fire Island,” which is the most current piece in the exhibit. “He didn’t paint it because of the dog, but he just happened to include a dog,” Olly said. One of the most interesting pieces featured, according to Olly, is a painting illustrating a scene of the Meadow Brook Hounds. Fox hunting was a popular sport for Long Island’s elite in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There were three main fox hunting organizations on Long Island during this time: The Meadow Brook Hounds (18811971), Suffolk Hounds (1902-1942) and Smithtown Hunt (1900-present). The painting of the Meadow Brook Hounds is particularly interesting because it’s one of the few where the dogs

are a major part of the scene. The painting is accompanied by a label that not only names important figures portrayed in the piece, like Theodore Roosevelt, but also credits the dog’s names. “The dogs are actually getting equal billing with the people,” Olly said. In conjunction with the Dog Days exhibition, The Long Island Museum will present its third Summer Thursday event on Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a concert by the Cuomo Family Band. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic dinner and bring chairs or blankets. Admission to the grounds and exhibit is free. Shelter dogs from Last Chance Animal Rescue will be available for adoption and The Middle Country Public Library’s Mutt Club, which partners with animal rescue organizations, will be collecting donations for shelter pets including pet food, toys, treats, collars, cat litter, toys, cleaning supplies and peanut butter. Dog Days: Portraits of Man’s Best Friend is a chance for North Shore residents to see the beloved pets in an artistic light. Stop by the gallery to see just how man’s best friend has been captured over the past centuries on Long Island. The Long Island Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook. Regular museum hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 631-751-0066 or visit

▶ Gallery North, located at 90 North Country Road, Setauket is seeking fine art and crafts, woodwork, handmade furniture, printmakers and textile and fabric exhibitors for its annual Outdoor Art Show and Music Festival on Sept. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at www. or by calling 631-751-2676. ▶ Smithtown United Methodist Church, 230 Middle Country Road, Smithtown is seeking vendors for its 27th annual Country Fair to be held on Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $50 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. Call 631-265-6945 to request an application. ▶The 5th annual Centereach Street Fair will be held on Sept. 24 on Mark Tree Road in Centereach from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interested merchandise and food vendors should call 631-974-5425. ▶ St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking craft vendors for its 30th annual St. James Day along Lake Avenue on Oct. 1. 10-foot by 10-foot spaces are available for $125, after Aug. 15 for $150. Applications are available online at www. or by calling 631-584-8510. ▶ St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 90 Edgewater Ave., Smithtown seeks craft and new merchandise vendors for its annual Craft Fair and Fall Festival on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a rain date of Oct. 21. Call 631-2654520 or visit ▶ The Sound Beach Civic Association is seeking participants for its 2017 Health & Wellness Expo, to be held on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sound Beach Firehouse located at 152 Sound Beach Blvd. $25 table fee (no fee for nonprofits). Registration deadline is Sept. 15. For more information, call 631-744-6952 or email ▶ Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will hold its 21st annual Autumn Art & Craft Festival on Nov. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Merchandise vendors should call 631-563-8551.



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• 3 to 4 ears fresh-picked corn • 1 cup flour • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1 tablespoon sugar • 1 level teaspoon salt • ½ cup whole milk • ¼ cup heavy cream • 2 large eggs • 2 tablespoons canola, sunflower or vegetable oil • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

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One 9-inch pie crust 1 cup shredded manchego cheese 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon salt 1½ cups half and half ¼ cup melted butter Kernels from 2 ears fresh-picked corn 1 small onion, minced 1 small green pepper, diced Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a pie plate or quiche pan with pie crust. Sprinkle cheese evenly over crust. In a food processor, combine eggs, flour, salt, half and half and melted butter until well blended. Stir in corn, onion, green pepper and ground black pepper. Pour over cheese in crust. Bake 45 to 50 minutes until top is golden, filling is slightly puffed and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve with tomato and arugula salad and crusty French bread.

Grilled Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: • • • • • • •

12 ears fresh-picked corn in the husk 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1½ teaspoons coarse sea salt ¾ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes ½ to ¾ cup melted unsalted butter ¹/3 to ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro



Cut kernels from cobs. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, eggs, oil and butter. Add flour mixture and corn kernels to liquid mixture; stir to thoroughly blend. Heat a greased griddle or heavy skillet until hot enough that water sprinkled on it produces dancing bubbles. Ladle batter onto skillet, by one-third cupfuls. Cook over medium heat until edges start to brown and bubbles form in batter. With a spatula, turn pancakes and cook about one minute more, until undersides are golden brown. Serve hot with blueberry or maple syrup and bacon.

Pull back corn husks but leave attached at bottom. Discard silks; pull husks back up around ears. Prepare grill for cooking on medium-high heat. In a blender, puree garlic with lime juice, salt, and red pepper flakes until smooth. Add melted butter and cilantro and puree again until well blended. With cover on grill, cook corn, turning frequently, until kernels are tender, 15 to 20 minutes; let stand until cool enough to handle. Completely remove husks and discard. With a sharp knife remove kernels from cob. In a medium-large bowl toss kernels with butter mixture. Serve hot or warm with grilled eggplant, sliced garden tomatoes with olive oil and scallion and crusty bread.

Correction: a Cooking Cove article on July 27 entitled ‘Peachy Peaches Part ii’ inadvertently omitted Barbara Beltrami’s byline. We regret the error.


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PORT JEFFERSON MORNING Patricia Conway of Port Jefferson captured this view of Port Jeff Harbor with Queen Anne’s lace flowers in the foreground on July 26. She writes, ‘It was just one of countless beautiful summer mornings on my daily meditative walk through the village. With not a person in sight around seven in the morning on a Wednesday at Centennial Park, the scene set itself but what was interesting was the wild flowers were actually white and my iPhone 7 took on more of a blue tone — kind of seemed like a reflection from the water.’

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Thursday 10 Family Festival

The annual Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival will take place today from 6 to 10 p.m., and Aug. 11 and 12 from 6 to 11 p.m. at 6164 Route 25A, Wading River (across from CVS). The festival features exciting rides for kids and thrill seekers alike, skill games for every age group, delicious food and fireworks on Friday night. Free admission, P.O.P. $22 wristband. For additional info, call 499-6824.

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...and dates August 10 to August 17, 2017

All Souls Church, located at 61 Main Street in Stony Brook Village, will welcome classical guitarist Koh Kazama in concert at 6 p.m. Program will include works by Spanish Renaissance composer Mudarra, classical period music inspired by Mozart and the progressive music of 20th-century composer Takemitsu. Free. Bring a can of food to donated to St. Cuthbert's food pantry. Call 655-7798 for further information.

Tribute to Elvis

Four by Four in concert

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Elvis tribute band, King Kai, at Smith Haven Mall's Lifestyle Village, Moriches Road, Lake Grove from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Rock and pop from the '60s to today.) Bring seating. Call 724-8066.

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will welcome Four by Four at 8 p.m. Featuring the music of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Bee Gees and Motown. All seats are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Summerfest in Northport

SWEET FOLK Catch a performance by folksinger Caroline Doctorow at the Grounds & Sounds Cafe in East Setauket on Aug. 11, said to be 'responsible for some of the sweetest songs of the modern folk idiom ...' (No Depression Magazine) Photo by Robert Benton

Harborside concert

Happenings on Main Street

Arena Rock in concert

Musical Moments in Kings Park

Huntington Summer Arts Festival The Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington will present a performance by the Twin Chorus and the Sweet Adelines Island Hills Chorus at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. For more information, call 271-8423 or visit

Friday 11 Family Festival See Aug. 10 listing.

Allman Brothers tribute

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook will welcome Allman Brothers tribute band, The Allmost Brothers Band, in concert at 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Wristbands will be handed out starting at 5 p.m. Held rain or shine. For more information, call 588-5024.

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

American Legion Irving Hart Post, 30 Christian Ave., Setauket invites the community to join them for their annual barbecue at 3 p.m. Serving $12 chicken dinners, $15 rib dinners. Questions? Call Rick at 339-5117.

Saturdays at Six concert

Slipknot and Stone Sour lead singer Corey Taylor returns to Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington to speak about and sign copies of his new book, "America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside 'The Greatest Country in the World,'" at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

The Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown will present a free concert on its front lawn at 8 p.m. featuring Arena Rock (classic rock hits). Bring seating, No pets or smoking permitted. Call 360-2480, ext. 231 for additional information.

American Legion Barbecue

The Cumsewogue Historical Society will host Saturday Museum Days every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Terryville Union Hall, 358 Terryville Road, Terryville through Sept. 2. Stop in and chat about the old days and view historic artifacts, photos of the area and maps. For more information, call 928-7622.

Book signing

The Village of Port Jefferson will present a free concert at Harborfront Park, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson the 60s Experience Band at 8 p.m. Bring seating. For more information, visit

Bethel Hobbs Farm, 178 Oxhead Road, Centereach will host a Rising Stars Scholarship Gospel Fest & Outdoor Vendor Fair for Bethel AME Church from noon to 4 p.m. Featuring live music, silent auction, various vendors, bouncy house and more. Free admission. Questions? Call 751-4140.

Summer Saturday Museum Days

The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council will continue its Sunset Concerts series with an Island Songwriters in Port Jeff (special Thursday concert) featuring Walter Sargent, Suzanne Ernst and Steve Robinson at Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Held rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chair, picnic dinner and enjoy the sunset over the harbor. Pets welcome. For additional information, call 473-473

The Northport Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Summerfest at the Robert W. Krueger Bandshell in Northport Village Park on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 24. Tonight's performance will be by Chaser (smooth jazz with R&B overtones). Bring a blanket or chair. Free. Call 754-3905 for further details.

Gospel Fest & Vendor Fair

The Northport Arts Coalition will host a concert at the Northport Village Park Patio at the Dock at 7 p.m. Performer TBA. Free. Weather permitting. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Dogs allowed. Visit

The Kings Park Chamber of Commerce along with the Kings Park Civic Association will present Musical Moments, free outdoor concerts on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Russ Savatt Park, 14 Main Street through Aug. 25. This week will feature Beyond Fab (Beatles tribute). Bring seating. Inclement weather cancels. Call 2922083 for more information.

Frankie Valli tribute

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present Frankie Valli tribute band, Oh What a Night, in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Caroline Doctorow in concert

Grounds & Sounds Cafe, located at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket will welcome singer/songwriter Caroline Doctorow (folk) in concert at 9 p.m. Open mic at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 at the door or at

Huntington Summer Arts Festival The Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington will present a performance by the band Nonstop to Cairo at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. For more information, call 271-8423 or visit www.

Friday Night Face Off

Sunday 13 LISEC Sikaflex Boat Build See Aug. 12 listing.

Barn Sale

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

Temple Beth Emeth’s Barn Thrift Shop, 52 Mount Sinai Ave., Mount Sinai will hold a Barn Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Too much to list. Many items priced to sell for $1. For info, call 928-4103.

Saturday 12

At 2 p.m., The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will welcome Sarah Seidman, curator of Social Activism of the Museum of the City of New York's Puffin Foundation, who will take a fascinating look at the role The Women's Organization for Nation Prohibition Reform played during this historic period. Free with museum admission. Call 751-0066.

Family Festival See Aug. 10 listing.

History Hike

Join the folks at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a 6-mile History Hike through the park, stopping at spots of historic interest along the way. Adults only. $4 per person. Advance registration is required by calling 423-1770.

Second Saturdays Poetry Reading All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook will hold a poetry reading from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with featured poets Cliff Bleidner and Barbara Reiher-Meyers. Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Gladys Henderson. An open reading will follow. Free. Please bring a can of food to feed the hungry. Call 655-7798.

LISEC Sikaflex Boat Build

Harborfront Park, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson will host the annual LISEC Quick and Dirty Boat Build today and Aug. 13. Watch local teams construct and then race their boats during this exciting two-day event. Call 689-8293

or visit for details.

Women and Prohibition lecture

An evening of opera

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, 109 Browns Road, Huntington will welcome Opera Night, Long Island in concert at 4 p.m. $20 donation requested. Visit www. for more information.

Wind Down Sundays

The Wind Down Sundays summer music series will welcome the Claudia Jacobs Band in concert at the Frank Melville Memorial Park’s Red Barn, 100 Main St., Setauket at 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair, picnic dinner and kick back and relax. Free. Call 689-6146 or visit

Summer Concerts on the Green

The Stony Brook Village Center will continue its Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green with a concert by The Jazz Loft Big Band performing music from the Great American Songbook and the Big Band era with Long Island's Got Talent finalist, Paul Foschino, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Pets welcome. Free. For more information, call 751-2244.


Huntington Summer Arts Festival Live@Deepwells concert

The Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington will welcome Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution in concert at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. For more information, call 271-8423 or visit www.

Deepwells Mansion, 2 Harbor Hill Road, St. James will welcome singer/songwriters Kirsten Maxwell and Rachael Kilgour in concert at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or call 862-2020.

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Book signing

Holbrook Carnival

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome college counselor Jill Madenberg and daughter Amanda Madenberg, who will be speaking as well as signing copies of their guide book, "Love the Journey to College," at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

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 speaker will be Kevin McAllister, founding president of Defend H2O and a coastal scientist, who will discuss the impact of climate change along Long Island’s coastal zone. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 744-6952.

Tuesday 15 Billy Joel tribute

Leg. Sarah Anker and Rocky Point VFW Post 6249 will welcome Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot celebrating the music of Billy Joel in concert in the parking lot of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 614 Route 25A, Rocky Point at 7 p.m. Free. Bring a lawn chair. Call 854-1600 for more info.

Book signing

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome actor and co-executive producer of "The Evil Dead," Bruce Campbell, who will be speaking and signing his new memoir, "Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor," at 7 p.m. Questions? Call 271-1442.

45 RPM in concert

The Nesconset Chamber of Commerce will host a performance by 45 RPM at the Gazebo at Nesconset Plaza, 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset at 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. In the case of inclement weather, call 724-2543.

Wednesday 16 Chinese Auction

The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce will present its 23rd annual Carnival Craft & Festival on the grounds of Seneca Middle School, 850 Main St., Holbrook today and Aug. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m., Aug. 19 from 1 to 11 p.m. and Aug. 20 from 1 to 9 p.m. Games, food, rides, entertainment, fireworks. For more information, call 471-2725.

Mid-Summer Night Dances

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will host a MidSummer Night Dance at 6:30 p.m. showcasing the East Coast Swing by Ed and Maria of SDLI. Held rain or shine in the museum's celebration tent overlooking Northport Bay. Tickets are $22 online at, $30 at the door. Call 854-5579 for more info.

Billy Mira & The Hitmen

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Billy Mira & The Hitmen (Americana, big band, rockabilly, swing) at Smith Haven Mall's Lifestyle Village, Moriches Road, Lake Grove from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bring seating. Call 724-8066.

Book signing

At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani who will speak about and sign copies of her new novel, "Kiss Carlo." For more information, call 271-1442.

Summerfest in Northport

The Northport Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Summerfest at the Robert W. Krueger Bandshell in Northport Village Park on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 24. Tonight's performance will be by the Little Wilson Band (funky rock & soul). Bring a blanket or chair. Free. Call 754-3905 for further details.

Hurricane in concert

The Smithtown Library, 1 North Country Road, Smithtown will present a free concert on its front lawn at 8 p.m. featuring Hurricane (classic hits). Bring seating. No pets or smoking permitted. Call 360-2480, ext. 231 for additional information.

Harborside Concert

the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s courtyard, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport through Aug. 27. Performances are on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. To order, call 516-557-1207 or visit


‘Man of La Mancha’

The Village of Port Jefferson will present a free Harborside Concert at the Ferry Dock featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 8 p.m. Visit

Plaza Theatrical Productions will present "My Fair Lady" on the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington on Aug. 12 at 8:30 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Questions? Call 271-8423.

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will close out its 2016-2017 season with "Man of La Mancha," the classical musical of a dying man’s quest for the impossible dream, from Sept. 9 to Oct. 22. Tickets are $35 adults, $32 seniors, $20 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare'

SWR Young Adult Theatre will present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Albert G. Prodell Middle School Auditorium, 100 Randall Road, Shoreham from Aug. 10 to 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Admission is $10. For more info on SWR Community Programs, call 821-8116 or contact Artie Gross at

The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players) will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" (abridged) at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport on Sundays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. To order, call 516-557-1207 or visit


'The Bridges of Madison County'

'My Fair Lady'

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport kicks off its 2017-2018 season with a production of "Grease" through Sept. 3. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip back to 1959. Featuring unforgettable songs including "You’re the One That I Want," "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and "Greased Lightnin'!" Be there or be square! Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 2612900 or visit

'Young Frankenstein'

It's alive! The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present Mel Brook's musical, "Young Frankenstein," through Aug. 20. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors, $20 students. To order, call 7243700 or visit

'Some Girl(s)'

Bare Bones Theater Company at the Posey School, 57 Main St., Northport will present "Some Girl(s)" by Neil LaBute through Aug. 20. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 students. To order, visit or call 606-0026.

'Much Ado About Nothing'

The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players) will present a production of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in

The Sachem Teen Center will host its annual Chinese Auction at the Centereach Fire Department, 9 South Washington Ave., Centereach at 6:30 p.m. Over 175 prizes. $10 admission includes 25 tickets, cake and coffee. Ages 8 and up only. For further information, call 585-1811.


Let the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport present a production of "Gypsy," the rags-to-riches story of Louise, an awkward young girl who rose to national fame as the burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, from Sept. 14 to Oct. 29. Let them entertain you with "Everything's Coming up Roses," "If Mama Was Married" and more. Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.

Film ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. With guest speakers Dency Kane, a horticultural photographer and Laura Shindel and Joe Varan of Food Watch. Tickets are $16, $11 members. To order, call 423-7611.


Steven Spielberg’s 1976 thriller "Jaws" will be screened at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington on Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. as part of the cinema’s Cult Café series. Tickets are $6, $5 members. Call 423-7611.

Northport VA concert

Northport American Legion Post 694 will sponsor a free summer concert in the Vietnam Vets Memorial Garden at the Northport VA Medical Center, 79 Middleville Road, Northport every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 30. Rain location is Building 5 Auditorium. Tonight's concert will feature Roadhouse (country). Call 261-4400, ext. 5123 for more information.

'The Shack'

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will screen "The Shack" starring Sam Worthington on Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all Suffolk County residents. Call 928-1212 to register.

Sunset Concert

The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council will continue its Sunset Concerts series with a performance by Chrissie O’Dell & Friends (Rockin' NY blues band, featuring 5-time Grammy nominee Marc Carpentier) at Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Held rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chair, picnic dinner and enjoy the sunset over the harbor. Pets welcome. For additional information, call 473-4733.

Theatre Three, located at 412 Main Street in Port Jefferson, will kick off its 2017-2018 season with the musical "The Bridges of Madison County" from Sept. 16 to Oct. 28. An unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

BATTLE OF THE SEXES The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Mansion's courtyard will be the setting of the Carriage House Player's production of William Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing' through Aug. 27. Photo from Carriage House Players

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Religious ASSEMBLIES OF GOD STONY BROOK CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Connecting to God, Each Other and the World

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


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

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

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

©148468 Reverend Patrick M. Riegger, Pastor Associates: Rev. Francis Lasrado & Rev. Rolando Ticllasuca To schedule Baptisms and Weddings, Please call the Rectory Confessions: Saturdays 12:30-1:15 pm in the Lower Church Religious Ed.: (631) 928-0447 • Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145 Weekly Masses: 6:50 and 9 am in the Church, 12 pm in the Chapel* Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5 pm in the Church, 5:15 pm in the Chapel* Sunday at 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm in the Church and at 8:30 am, 10 am, and 11:30 am (Family Mass) in the Chapel* Spanish Masses: Sunday at 8:45 am and Wednesday at 6 pm in the Church *Held at the Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital Religious Education: (631) 928-0447 Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Summer Sunday Services: 8:00 am and 10:00 am Camp Caroline for children at 10:00 am Weekday Holy Eucharist’s: Thursday 12:00 pm Youth, Music and Service Programs offered. Let God walk with you as part of our family–friendly community.

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

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

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

1266 N. Country Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790 (631) 689-7660 • Pastor Hank Kistler Sunday Worship 11 am Thursday Small Groups 7 pm Vacation Bible School - August 14-18 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Ages 4-6th grade FREE! All Welcome!

THREE VILLAGE CHURCH Knowing Christ...Making Him Known

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

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

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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*



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


Services Friday night & Saturday morning followed by a hot buffet Learn about Judaism • Jewish Holidays Adult Education Classes • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Classes available Internationally known Prominent Lecturers • Guest Speakers HEBREW SCHOOL REGISTRATION 2017-2018 Free Hebrew School Experienced teachers who make learning fun “THE ETERNAL FLAME • THE ETERNAL LIGHT” Sundays • Channel 20 • 10:00am


Put Meaning in Your Life

Future site: East side of Nicolls Rd, North of Rte 347 –Next to Fire Dept.


(631) 585–0521 • (800) My–Torah •


“Judaism with a smile”

Current location: 821 Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove

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


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


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

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

46 Dare Road, Selden (631) 732-2511 Emergency number (516) 848-5386 Rev. Dr. Richard O. Hill, Pastor email: • website: New worship times for the summer: 8:30am and 10:30am Starting from June 25th 2017 - September 3rd 2017 Vacation Bible School August 14 - 18 • 9am to 12pm • Children aged 3 to 11 Drama Camp August 21 - 25 • Children aged 4 to 11


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

Rev. Paul A. Downing, Pastor email: • pastor’s cell: 347–423–3623 Services: Sundays-9:30am for July and August—Holy Communion Sunday School during 9:30 service Wednesday evening — 7:30 pm Holy Communion Friday Morning—Power of Prayer Hour 10:30 am Coffee Hour after Sunday Service on the lawn—weather permitting

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

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

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

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Welcome to our church! We invite you to Worship with us! Come check us out! Jeans are okay! Open Table Communion 1st Sunday every month. 603 Main Street, Port Jefferson Church Office- (631) 473–0517 Rev. Sandra J. Moore - Pastor Sunday Worship - 9:30 am (summer), 10:00 am (September) Children’s Sunday School - Sept. to June (Sunday School sign up form on Web) Email- Web- facebook@pjfumc - watch live services Twitter Port Jeff 1st UMC (@pjfumc) “Loving and serving Christ & others through praise, prayer and preaching the Word of God, makings Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World!”

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

Rev. Steven kim, Pastor • Sunday Worship Service & Church School 10 am Holy Communion 1st Sunday of Month Mary & Martha Circle (Women’s Ministry) monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 1pm


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

Renewing, Restoring, Reviving for the 21st Century!



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

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

Rev. Mary, Barrett Speers, pastor

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

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ROCKY POINT DRIVE-IN Continued from page B11

“She would take her kids to work with her,” added Joan’s daughter, Michele. “My father opened the pizza shop while she was still working there, and people would rush up, get a pizza, and then go and wait on line at the drive-in, and there would lines of cars waiting to get into the movie,” she said., “It kept the community going and the community together.” Joe agreed, saying, “Everything was a family affair, everybody was sort of related. Anyone who talks about the Rocky Point Drive-In talks about my dad, Joe.” Joe Sr. started as a ramp man but then became manager of the whole property. “He was such a fabulous manager, really sweet, really kind, very generous. He was a good man,” Joan said.

The films were played on two big carbon-loaded projectors, each the size of a grand piano, that glowed like a welding torch from the carbon rods that helped it work. Some film reels were as wide as a grown man’s outstretched arms. The projectionist had to time it perfectly, first listening for the bell and then looking for the six dots that would tell him when to switch from one string of film to the other. “We did the same thing in the Navy,” Joe said. “I used to show movies on the aircraft carrier, and they would always ask me ‘how did you know how to change that?’ and I would say, ‘I’m not telling you.’” The titles of each week’s films were displayed on the marquee on Route 25A and the letters were laid out every week by ramp men standing on rickety ladders. The old sign for the drive-in is still there, though now surrounded by trees and overgrowth. For a while the sign read Rocky Point Driving Range after the property was bought and used for practicing golf swings. After the range closed the sign became progressively dilapidated, as the words were slowly peeled off to reveal the “Drive-In” words underneath. The current property owners, Heidenberg Properties Group, have been trying to build a big box store, first a Lowe’s and later a Target, on the property for several years. The Town of Brookhaven changed the zoning of the area from retail to recreational in order to restrict such a large store the town said would be inappropriate for the area. New York State courts have upheld the decision even after the properties group brought a lawsuit and then an appeal against the town. The Mammina brothers don’t go to too many cinemas anymore, not with the advent of Netflix and on-demand movies. The La Manno family might go to see the occasional movie, but they still say it is not the same feel as pulling your car up, setting up your blankets on the grass, as the sun goes down and the movies play under the stars. Said Joan, “The drive-in brought people together. It was just a happy, family time.”

Above photo courtesy of Cinema Treasures; below, by Kyle Barr

Above, a photo of the Rocky Point Driving Range marquee sign, taken in November 2009; below, what’s left today of the old sign that welcomed families to the movies from 1961 to 1988; left, an ad placed in the Port Jefferson Record in 1961 announcing the drive-in’s grand opening


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

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

( Sunday Service: 10:30 am

Rev. G. Jude Geiger, Minister

Rev. Margaret H. Allen

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

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

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

Rev. Saba Mchunguzi

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

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SBU’s Isaiah Nengo unearths 13-millionyear-old toddler ape skull

Harnassing the Technology of our Research Giants



for the second week of August LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, you might have your mind set on a vacation to an exotic location. If that is your ultimate goal, work toward making it a possibility in the near future.

BY DANIEL DUNAIEF They were in a terrible mood. They had spent an entire day searching for clues about creatures that walked the Earth millions of years ago and had come up empty. “We were not finding even a single bone, nothing,” recalled Isaiah Nengo, who will be an associate director of the Turkana Basin Institute and an assistant research professor at Stony Brook University this fall. One of the fossil hunters in the group, John Ekusi, started rolling a cigarette. Nengo told him to move away from them so that they didn’t inhale second-hand smoke. Walking ahead, Ekusi made a spectacular discovery that Nengo called a “freak of a fossil.” Ekusi pointed out a bone sticking out of the ground that looked like the femur of a large animal. When they got closer, they could see that it had brow ridges. Pushing aside dirt, they saw the outline of a primate skull. “We knew we had found something unique and we started celebrating right there,” Nengo said. “We were dancing and high-fiving. The thrill was unimaginable.” Nengo and his team discovered the fossil on Sept. 4, 2014, in northern Kenya. This week, a team of researchers from the United States, France and England are unveiling three years worth of research into this remarkable find in the prestigious research journal Nature. For starters, the researchers had to confirm the date of their fossil, which was about the size of a lemon. Rutgers University geologists Craig Feibel and Sara Mana studied the matrix around the fossil and the area around it. “There was no doubt that [the fossil] came from this deposit and hadn’t rolled in or washed in” during some later period, explained Ellen Miller, a professor of physical anthropology at Wake Forest University. Next, they had to figure out what kind of primate they had: It could have been an ape or a monkey. Fred Spoor, a paleontologist

at University College London, did an initial CT reading using a medical scanner. He found intact molars that were characteristic of apes. The researchers wanted to do a more thorough analysis of the three-dimensional shape of the skull, so they called Paul Tafforeau, a paleoanthropologist specialist of X-ray imaging who works as a beamline scientist at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. Typically, such research Above, Alesi, the skull of the new extinct ape species Nyanzapithecus alesi. centers require scientists to wait Photo by Fred Spoor a year or more. As soon as Tafforeau saw the did have fully developed bony Gathering and interpreting photos, Nengo recalls, he said, ear tubes. These ear structures these images meant traveling to “You can bring it in anytime.” “absolutely confirmed that these Grenoble, which, she explained, Tafforeau used a technique were apes,” said Miller. “We had “takes considerable time.” called propagation phase con- no specimens between 15 milResearchers involved in this trast–X-ray synchrotron microto- lion and 10 million years ago.” study said this is just the beginmography. In an email, TafforScientists generally believe ning of the work they will coneau described it as being close apes and humans diverged in duct on this rare and detailed to a medical scanner, but 1,000 their evolution about 7 million fossil. Nengo said they had altimes more precise and sensitive. years ago. That means this tod- ready collected two terabytes Over the course of three or dler ape belongs to a species worth of data from their scans. four days, Tafforeau analyzed that is likely a common ancestor Much of the further study of this the teeth that hadn’t erupted for other apes and humans. ape will involve a closer examifrom this young primate, which Anthropologist Meave Leakey, nation of all of that data. indicated that this a research profes“A paper coming out in Naindividual died sor in the Depart- ture makes it seem like the end when it was only ment of Anthro- of the process,” Miller said. 16 months old. pology and the “This is just the beginning.” He The teeth also Turkana Basin is intrigued to learn more about demonstrated Institute, suggest- the organization of the brain. that the toddler, ed that this fossil Nengo hopes to bring towhose gender is “gives us a picture gether researchers for a two- or difficult to deterfor the first time of three-day workshop in Septemmine because of what the ancestor ber or October at Stony Brook its age, belonged — Isaiah Nengo of apes and hu- University to tackle the next to a new species, mans looked like phase of analysis for Alesi. called Nyanzapithecus alesi. 13 million years ago. It also sugAs it turns out, September will The name Alesi comes from gests,” she continued in an email, likely become an important anthe Turkana word “ales,” which “that the nyanzapiehecines were niversary for Nengo, as he recalls means ancestor. close to the origin of all living the memory of a day three years Tafforeau said the thickness apes and humans.” ago that didn’t start out particuof the tooth enamel suggest a Leakey described the fossil as larly well, but that ended with a classic hominoid diet, which one of the most complete skulls rare and thrilling fossil find. would be similar to that of a of an ape ever found anywhere Nengo recalled how excited modern gibbon, and would con- and indicated it was of an age he was to return to the Turkana sist mostly of fruits and leaves. that is poorly represented in the Basin Institute to show Richard Researchers estimate that an African fossil record. Leakey, the founder of the site, adult of this species would The three years between the Meave Leakey and Lawrence weigh about 20 pounds. discovery of the fossil and its Martin, the director of TBI. Turning their attention to unveiling to the world in the “I had photos on my iPad the fantastic creature’s ears, the Nature article is “actually very and they were absolutely researchers found that it didn’t quick,” Leakey explained. The thrilled,” said Nengo. “Everyhave a balance organ. That images captured through the body was beginning the guessmeans it couldn’t move as rapid- synchrotron provide detailed work of wondering what it is.” ly through trees as a gibbon. The pictures of structures that would See more photos online at ears of this primate, however, otherwise be hidden by bone.

‘We knew we had found something unique and we started celebrating right there.’

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, even though you know what needs to get done, you may experience difficulty adhering to a schedule. Look to a friend to get you back on course.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

Keep a spouse’s or special someone’s feelings in mind before making a decision that impacts you both, Libra. Otherwise, you risk damaging the relationship.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, this week you may get the chance to revisit an issue from your past. Use the opportunity wisely, as second chances are rare and this is a unique opportunity.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, although you may appear reserved on the surface, underneath it all the wheels are turning in your mind at a rapid pace. You have plans you’re not yet willing to share

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

A calm demeanor may help you get through a situation unscathed, Capricorn. Try not to attract any attention right now and everything should be fine.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, co-workers may demand more from you this week, but you don’t really have the time for extra work. Find someone who can share in some of these additional tasks.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

Every action carries extra weight this week, Pisces. People may be watching you more closely, so exercise caution.

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, you see the wisdom in someone else’s idea and you are willing to go along for the ride. Express your support and your utmost confidence in this person and his or her idea.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, it is unwise to make any impulsive commitments or decisions right now. Too many things are in flux, and you have to work through all the scenarios for a little bit longer.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

The key to creating some spark in your love life this week is through your social life, Gemini. Spend time with an eclectic group of friends who can offer a new experience.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, exercise patience in regards to a financial situation in the coming months. Patience may pay off if you can simply wait things out. Lean on a loved one for support.



‘Aladdin and the Lamp’

Theatre Three’s Children’s Theatre will present “Aladdin and the Lamp” through Aug. 10. Join Aladdin as he teams up with an outrageous genie to thwart the evil wizard and win the hand of the beautiful princess. All seats $10. Call 9289100 or visit to order.

Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” through Aug. 20. Based on the series by Mo Willems, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. All seats are $15. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

‘Freckleface Strawberry’

THE ART OF PUPPETRY Award-winning puppeteer Liz Joyce will present the tale of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ with a twist at The Shoppes at East Wind on Aug. 16 with hand-carved marionettes, musical numbers and lots of laughs.


The Magic of Gary the Great

Toddler Time

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

Bridge It!

Maritime Explorium will present a walk-in program titled Bridge It! through Aug. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Design and construct various kinds of bridges that can safely support a load! $5 per person. For more info, call 331-3277 or visit

Children’s DJ Night

Join entertainer Didi Maxx for an interactive Children’s DJ Night at the barn behind Port Jefferson Village Hall (off Barnum Avenue) on Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Bring seating. Free. Visit for info.

The antics of Jester Jim

Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River will present an evening with Jester Jim on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. as part of its Children’s Summer Theatre Series. Free. Bring seating. Call 929-4314.

Ramp It Up!

Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson will present a walk-in program, Ramp It Up!, from Aug. 16 to 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. Construct and design your own ramp and experiment with angles to get your “car” to stay on the track! $5 per person. Call 331-3277 or visit

Magic Show with Dan Ritchard

Nature Tees workshop

Join the folks at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a Nature Tees workshop on Aug. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Design your own personal “nature shirt” using colorful paint, a cool collection of nature stamps and your own imagination. Please bring one light-colored T-shirt per child. $4 per person. Advance registration is required by calling 265-1054.

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. 11 at 11 a.m. Discover the joy of camping through reading. Free admission. Open to all. Call the Smithtown Library at 360-2480 to register.

Where Dragons Fly!

Sunken Meadow State Park, Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, will host a magic show by Gary the Great on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. as part of its Children’s Summer Theatre Series. Free. Bring seating. Questions? Call 269-4333.

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown will present a nature program, Where Dragons Fly!, on Aug. 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dragonflies are fascinating insects. Enjoy hands-on activities inside followed by outdoor capture, identification, observation and release of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. $4 per person. Advance registration is required by calling 265-1054.

Join magician and ventriloquist Dan Ritchard for an interactive performance at the barn behind Port Jefferson Village Hall (off Barnum Avenue) on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. (rescheduled from July 13). Bring seating. Free. Visit www. for info.

Fun with Butterflies

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown will present Fun with Butterflies on Aug. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children can become detectives and search for clues to the butterfly’s amazing life cycle in the center’s enclosed butterfly garden. While inside, enjoy the new fairy garden and its miniature inhabitants. Color in a picture of a butterfly to take home. $5 adults, $3 seniors and children under 12. For additional details, call 979-6344.


The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will open its 2017-2018 Youth Theater Season with “Freckleface Strawberry” through Aug. 27. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles — from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup … and even wearing a ski mask to school! With the help of her lovable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different — and that’s what makes everyone special. Tickets are $15. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

‘The Frog Prince’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson presents “The Frog Prince” through Aug. 12. Performances are Friday Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. and Saturday Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. Pompous Prince Darnay crosses a kindly enchantress and finds himself in a lily pad of trouble. In his newfound (and rather clammy!) skin, he learns lessons of life and love in this delightful musical for the entire family. All seats are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit

Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present an all-youth production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” from Sept. 16 to Oct. 29. All seats are $15. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.


The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” from Sept. 23 to Oct. 29. Poor Cinderella is endlessly taunted by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Royal Ball. Will her fairy godmother step in and save the day? Will Cinderella meet her Prince Charming and live happily ever after? Tickets are $15. To order, call 261-2900 or visit


Stony Brook author Cindy Sommer will read and sign copies of her award-winning book, “Saving Kate’s Flowers” at Sea Creations, 134 Main St., Port Jefferson (Harbor Square Mall) on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. For further information, call 631-473-8388.

Children’s Prose Contest

Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, a local not-for-profit organization, invites all children in kindergarten through 12th grade to enter its first Children’s Prose Contest. Prose includes short stories, memoirs, essays, diaries, journals, letters, fairy tales, etc. No poetry please. Prizes will be awarded based on four themes: My Adventure in Time Travel, Where Do All the Lost Socks Go?, Mysterious Carnival and Dessert for Dinner. Entries may be fiction or nonfiction; titled, maximum of 100 words per entry; and in Times New Roman size 12, double spaced. Send two copies of each submission, one with the child’s name, age, address, email address and phone number on it and one without. There is a $7 fee per submission or 2 for $10. Postmark deadline is Aug. 15. Make checks payable to Princess Ronkonkoma Productions, P.O. Box 2508, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-2508. An award ceremony will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Emma S. Clark Library, 120 Main St., Setauket. For more information, call 631-331-2438 or email

‘The Secret Life of Pets’

Join the Smith Haven Mall, Moriches Road, Lake Grove for a free screening of “The Secret Life of Pets” on Aug. 14 in Lifestyle Village at dusk. Prescreening entertainment will include a DJ, bounce house, face painting and more. Bring seating. Call 724-8066.


The Town of Huntington will present a free screening of “Sing” at Peter Nelson Park, Oakwood Road, Huntington Station at dusk (between 8:30 and 9 p.m.) on Aug. 14. Bring seating. Rain date is Aug. 21. Questions? Call 351-3112.

Secret Life of Pets’ ‘The Three Little Pigs’ Puppet Show ‘The The Village of Port Jefferson invites the comPuppeteer Liz Joyce will present a free marionette puppet show of “The Three Little Pigs” at The Shoppes at East Wind, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River on Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Bring seating. For more information, call 929-3500.

Save the date

munity to a free screening of “The Secret Life of Pets” at Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson on Aug. 15 at dusk (rescheduled from July 11). Bring seating. Pets welcome. Visit

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

Bowling Blast Off

Port Jeff Bowl, 31 Cherub Lane, Port Jefferson Station invites kids up to age 15 to a Bowling Blast Off event on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy one hour of free bowling along with face painting, food specials, vendors, music and more. To register, call 631-473-3300 or visit



Above, the cast of ‘the Frog Prince’

Photo by Peter Lanscombe, Theatre Three Productions Inc.

By Heidi Sutton

Give the Gif t of Love OPEN HOUSES August 18 9 am - 12 noon

Special Guest Joan Albright, Director of the Huntington Center For Performing Arts will give a seminar on Suzuki violin for young children. •

August 25 10 am - 12 noon


There’s a whole lot of hopping going on at Theatre Three this week as its Children’s Theatre presents an original musical retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “The Frog Prince.” Written by Jeffrey Sanzel and Kevin F. Story, the show teaches us to not judge a book by its cover and to “open yourself up and wonderful things will happen.” The swamp in the kingdom of King Tarvin is filling up with more frogs every day, much to the dismay of the Frog King. Turns out The Enchantress Livia and her sister, The Enchantress Aurora, are responsible for the sudden overpopulation, transforming everyone who crosses them into a clammy amphibian, even the dry cleaner! When the pompous Prince Darnay of Caversham refuses to give Aurora, who is disguised as a beggar woman, some water, he meets the same fate as the others and is turned into the Frog Prince. His servant, Squire Tweel, takes him to the swamp to meet the Frog King and try to break the spell. The Frog King introduces him to the shy and independent Princess Madrigal, who prefers to keep to herself. When she accidently drops a gold ball into a pond, the Frog Prince retrieves it for her and the two become fast friends. Will she be the one to break the magic spell and turn him into a prince again with a kiss or will he have to eat flies for the rest of his life? Directed by Sanzel, the show is nothing short of adorable and packed with enough frog jokes to last a whole month! Matt Hoffman, last seen in the role of Aladdin, is terrific in the dual role of Prince Darnay and the Frog Prince. His transformation from a spoiled brat to a sweet prince is remarkable. Newcomer Michaela Catapano shines as Princess Madrigal and her ren-

dition of “Babble Chatter Prattle” is magical. Steve Uihlein is the quintessential Frog King, and plays his warty role to the fullest. Aria Saltini and Ginger Dalton make a great team as The Enchantresses and also serve as narrators to the story, which is a nice touch. Meg Bush is delightful in the role of Squire Tweel who can’t help but poke a little fun at her master’s webby predicament (“Yes, your Greenship!”). Mark Jackett (King Tarvin), Susan Emory (Queen Cecile) and Debbie D’Amore as Princess Madrigal’s nanny are a solid supporting cast. The production is further enhanced by the addition of 34 talented students from the theater’s summer acting workshops, who serve as royal princesses, pages, citizens, townspeople, frogs and party guests. The musical numbers, accompanied on piano by Steve McCoy, are fun and hip with special mention to the solo “Not Heard and Not Seen” by Hoffman, “Life Couldn’t Be Better” by the Frog King & the Frogs and “Warts and All” by the entire company. Costumes by Teresa Matteson from the royal garbs to the green frog costumes are exceptional, and Sari Feldman’s choreography is first rate. From the play itself to casting and crew, every aspect is aimed at providing a magical theatrical experience for children, and this wonderful production hits the mark. Meet the main cast in the lobby for photos after the show. Running time is approximately one hour and 15 minutes with one intermission. Booster seats are available. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present “The Frog Prince” on Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. and Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Children’s Theatre will continue with a brand new musical, “A Kooky Spooky Halloween,” from Oct. 7 to 28 and everyone’s holiday favorite, “Barnaby Saves Christmas,” from Nov. 24 to Dec. 30. All seats are $10. To order, call 631-928-9100 or visit


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Arts & Lifestyles - August 10, 2017  
Arts & Lifestyles - August 10, 2017