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Once you have your first aid kit prepared, you will be ready for most emergenHarvey, Irma, and now Jose still pose cies. Here are some tips on handling most a threat. I recently read an article that general emergencies: referred to a study that documented 16 • If an animal is frightened or in pain, it percent (mostly low income and elderly) may bite (even friendly dogs or cats). If you of people interviewed would not evacuate find an injured animal, consider using somewithout their pets, and 44 percent of those thing to muzzle (small piece of rope, a tie, who refused to evacuate during Hurricane etc.) or throw a large thick blanket over the Katrina did so in part because they did not pet to pick it up. Please do not get yourself want to leave their pets behind. hurt trying to help a scared, injured, potentially dangerous animal. I started thinking of what I would do with • Anything makes a my own animals should good stretcher (flat piece there be a disaster or simof board, old door, etc.). ple emergency at home. If your pet has a Although we haven’t bite wound or penhad devastation on Long etrating wound, try to Island since Hurricane keep the wound clean Irene or Hurricane Sanand moist until your dy, I think a checklist to pet can be transported be adequately prepared to your regular vetfor emergencies or evacerinarian or an emeruations (especially on gency veterinary hosFind out ahead of time if short notice) for our pets pital. Moistened clean there are any shelters that cloths, gauze, etc. can should be a priority. Have an evacutake animals during be used. If there is exation plan. This incessive bleeding, direct a disaster. cludes a “safe haven.” pressure should be apFind out ahead of time plied (consider an ACE if there are any shelters that take ani- bandage, other). Do not try to remove mals during a disaster, pet-friendly ho- anything that is impaled into the pet. tels to go to or an out-of -own relative or • Bone fractures can be immobilized friend that will take both you and your with a splint. A splint can be made up of pet during a disaster. rolled up magazines or newspapers, cardPut together a first aid kit. A ba- board, a metal hanger or wood. If it is an sic first aid kit for your pet should in- open/compound fracture, cover it with a clude: blanket, thermometer, penlight, clean moistened dressing. If the animal sterile 4×4 gauze pads, sterile dressing cannot or will not allow a splint, just try to (small, medium, large), roll gauze, 1- keep it confined until you can transport it to and 2-inch white tape, nonstick (Telfa) either your regular veterinarian’s office or bandages, triangular bandage and safety an emergency veterinary hospital. pin, cloth strips, Betadine or triple anHopefully none of this will be necestibiotics, scissors, tweezers, instant cold sary. However, in order to reduce stress pack, hydrogen peroxide, splint, veteri- and trauma to both you and your pet both narian’s phone number, local emergency during and after a disaster, it is important clinic’s number, poison control telephone to plan ahead. number, glucose concentrate (e.g., Karo Dr. Kearns practices veterinary medicine Syrup or other syrup), canned dog or cat from his Port Jefferson office and is pictured food and bottled water. with his son Matthew and his dog Jasmine.

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Ross Barbera, a graduate of Pratt Institute, is known for his representational acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors on paper, original jewelry and digital and abstract art. Presently teaching at St. John’s University in the Art and Design Department in Queens where he was chairman for three years, Ross continues to win many juried awards and prestigious grants to pursue his prolific art career.

You were born and raised in Brooklyn, yet all of your paintings, and even much of your jewelry, are depictions of some aspect of the rural landscape. How did that come about? I spent my summers at my family’s homes in Smithtown and Peakville, New York, and it was during these summers away from the city that I discovered the world of the natural landscape. They were welcome retreats from the city where everything was different: night times were cool, the air smelled clean. I was surrounded by deep forests, ponds and running streams. I was particularly attracted to the interplay of sunlight on flowing water. Nature became the primary inspiration for my paintings ever since then.

Much of your work is representational, yet you also paint in the abstract. What is your inspiration for your abstract work? Although representational landscape painting has dominated my artistic direction, I discovered abstract, luminous worlds by observing pond surfaces and ice formations “close-up.” For me, this was the hidden world beyond the visible world that has provided the inspiration for my abstract paintings.

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— Ross baRbeRa surfaces comparable in strength to acrylic on canvas; this eliminates the need to protect the painting by framing it behind glass. The first step in this process is to bind the watercolor paper to stretched canvas with a thick polymer gel medium. The finished watercolor painting is then protected with multiple layers of acrylic varnish, and for the top layer I apply a few coats of a removable UV protecting varnish.

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Some of the background of your paintings have a stained glass effect — clean, clear, translucent and filled with saturated color. How do you achieve that? I’ve always worked hard to give my paintings a quality of light, in the belief that good landscape painting needs to communicate a feeling of atmosphere; I never complete a painting until I feel it projects a strong quality of sunlight. Regarding my watercolor paintings, I believe the natural transparency of the watercolor medium contributes to a clean, translucent image. I do not apply watercolor paint with sable paint brushes.

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Mather Primary Care Welcomes New Physician to Family Medicine Practice

Harbor View Medical Services, PC is pleased to welcome new physician Christina Ramgoolam, DO to their Mather Primary Care practice in Stony Brook, NY.

Christina Ramgoolam, DO

Meet Our New Physician Dr. Christina Ramgoolam is a native New Yorker who is of Guyanese-American descent. She studied medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY. She completed her Family Medicine residency in Patchogue, NY at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.

She went on to do a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulation at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, NY. Dr. Ramgoolam treats patients of all ages including newborns, infants, children, adults and the elderly in both her fields of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. Her field of Osteopathic Manipulation includes hands-on treatment of the musculoskeletal system to treat back, neck and joint pain in addition to a large range of illnesses, such as upper respiratory infections, asthma, sinus and ear infections and many more. Dr. Christina Ramgoolam is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramgoolam, or to refer a patient, please call (631) 686-1414.

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Water Lily Watercolor Pendant by Ross Barbera

ARTIST OF THE MONTH Continued from page B5 I predampen the color shape to be painted with a paint brush and clean water. Next, using needle dispenser bottles that have been filled with premixed watercolor to the consistency that I require for painting, I apply multiple colors into the predampened area, and I permit the colors to freely intermix and blend without working into them with a brush. This method of paint application results in clean, clear and beautifully translucent color shapes, and I believe the effect is further enhanced by the application of the final, protective layers of varnish.

How does your digital work influence your art? My wife Bonnie bought me my first tablet where I downloaded a drawing app. I was instantly addicted! I eventually downloaded a painting app and loved the convenience of digital plein air painting. Next, I began to export my digital paintings to my computer so I could continue to develop them in Photoshop. I restrict myself to basic brushes that come close to what I use in my acrylic on canvas paintings, and I do not use any effects or filters. I intend my digital paintings to be characterized by the same painterly quality that you would see in my paintings on canvas.

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I started making jewelry when I was a graduate student at Pratt Institute. My early jewelry was created mostly in sterling, and I often incorporated enamels to add color. I am now using a wide range of different types of paper and wood and eventually discovered the limitless possibilities of building pendants, earrings, bracelets and hair pieces with layers of watercolor paper. I like building up layers on 140-pound Arches watercolor paper, and painting directly onto the surface with watercolor and acrylic paints. I coat the jewelry with multiple layers of acrylic varnish,

‘Yellow Orchids #5’ by Ross Barbera and the final process involves heating the finished piece in an oven at 150°F, which hardens the varnish process.

What is the focus of your recent work? I visited the Canadian Rockies with the intent of photographing the mountain glaciers and rivers for a new series of acrylic paintings that would be dedicated to the disappearing glaciers. I plan to continue in my effort to capture the diversity of the North American landscape in painting and will visit national parks throughout the United States and Canada for this purpose.

Where can we see your artwork? I currently have an exhibit featuring my paintings and jewelry at the Comsewogue Public Library in Port Jefferson Station through the month of September. I also currently have a painting on exhibit in the juried show Colors of the Night at the Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James until Sept. 30. My paintings and jewelry can be viewed at any time by visiting www.rossbarbera. com, and my instructional videos can be found on my YouTube channel Realisticart. My jewelry can be purchased directly from my website,


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Class reunion

The Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Class of 1977 will hold its 40th reunion with a three-day event starting at Schafer’s, 111 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. with an informal meet and greet. Cocktails and food on your own. On Saturday, Oct. 14, tour the high school, 350 Old Post Road, Port Jefferson with Principal Christine (Carrera) Austen followed by dinner and dancing at Lombardi’s on the Sound, 44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson with a buffet, cash bar, live music by Damaged Goods, door prizes and raffle. Cost is $80 per person. A family picnic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at Rocketship Park in downtown Port Jefferson. Bring your own food or beverage. No alcohol. Bring your kids and grandkids. For more information and for payment details, email

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Stress may increase cold virus severity

September marks the beginning of the academic calendar and noticeably shorter daylight hours. The pace of life tends to become more hectic. Although some stress is valuable to help motivate us and keep our minds sharp, high levels of constant stress can have detrimental effects on the body. It is very likely that there is a mind-body connection when it comes to stress. In other words, it may start in the mind, but it can lead to acute or chronic disease promotion. Stress can also play a role with your emotions, causing irritability and outbursts of anger and possibly leading to depression and anxiety. Stress symptoms are hard to distinguish from other disorders, but they can include stiff neck, headaches, stomach upset and difficulty sleeping. Stress may also be associated with carBy David diovascular disease, Dunaief, M.D. with an increased susceptibility to infection from viruses causing the common cold and with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s (1). A stress steroid hormone called cortisol is released from the adrenal glands and can have beneficial effects in small bursts. We need cortisol in order to survive. Some of cortisol’s functions include raising glucose (sugar) levels when they are low and helping reduce inflammation and stress levels (2). However, when cortisol gets out of hand, higher chronic levels may cause inflammation, leading to disorders such as cardiovascular disease, as research suggests. Let’s look at the evidence.


Inflammation may be a significant contributor to more than 80 percent of chronic diseases, so it should be no surprise that it is an important factor with stress. In a metaanalysis (a group of two observational studies), high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biomarker for inflammation, were associated with increased psychological stress (3). What is the importance of CRP? It may be related to heart disease and heart attacks. This study involved over 73,000 adults who had their CRP levels tested. The research went further to suggest that increased levels of CRP may result in more stress and also depression. With CRP higher than 3.0 there was a greater than twofold increase in depression risk. The researchers suggest that CRP may heighten stress and depression risk by increasing levels of different proinflammatory cytokines, inflammatory communicators among cells (4). In another study, results suggested that stress may influence and increase the number of hematopoietic stem cells (those that develop all forms of blood cells), resulting specifically in an increase in inflammatory white blood cells (5). The researchers suggest that this may lead to these white blood cells accumulating in atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries, which ultimately

amount of sleep. On the other hand, the researchers indicated that those who had poor lifestyle habits lost substantially more telomere length than the healthy lifestyle group. The study followed women 50 to 65 years old over a one-year period. In another study, chronic stress and poor diet (high sugar and high fat) together increased metabolic risks, such as insulin resistance, oxidative stress Infection and central obesity, more than a low-stress group eatStress may increase the ing a similar diet (9). The risk of colds and infection. high-stress group members Cortisol over the short term were caregivers, specifically is important to help suppress those caring for a spouse the symptoms of colds, such or parent with dementia. as sneezing, cough and fever. Thus, it is especially imporThese are visible signs of the tant to eat a healthy diet immune system’s infectionwhen under stress. fighting response. Interestingly, in terms of However, the body may sleep, the Evolution of Pathbecome resistant to the efways to Insomnia Cohort fects of cortisol, similar to (EPIC) study shows that how a type 2 diabetes patient those who deal with stressbecomes resistant to insulin. ful events directly are more In one study of 296 healthy Constant stress likely to have good sleep individuals, participants who quality. Using medication, had stressful events and were is something alcohol or, most surprisingly, then exposed to viruses had that needs to be distractors to deal with stress a higher probability of catchrecognized and all resulted in insomnia after ing a cold. It turns out that being followed for one year these individuals also had addressed. (10). Cognitive intrusions or resistance to the effects of repeat thoughts about the cortisol. This is important because those who were resistant to cortisol stressor also resulted in insomnia. Psychologists and other health care prohad more cold symptoms and more proinviders sometimes suggest distraction from a flammatory cytokines (6). stressful event, such as television watching or other activities, according to the researchers. Diabetes and heart disease However, this study suggests that this may When we measure cortisol levels, we not help avert chronic insomnia induced by a tend to test the saliva or the blood. Howev- stressful event. The most important message er, these laboratory findings only give one from this study is that how a person reacts point in time. Thus, when trying to deter- to and deals with stressors may determine mine if raised cortisol may increase cardio- whether they suffer from insomnia. vascular risk, the results are mixed. HowConstant stress is something that needs ever, in a study measuring cortisol levels to be recognized. If it’s not addressed, it from scalp hair was far more effective (7). can lead to suppressed immune response The reason for this is that scalp hair grows or increased levels of inflammation. CRP is slowly, and therefore it may contain three an example of an inflammatory biomarker months’ worth of cortisol levels. The study that may actually increase stress. In order to showed that those in the highest quartile address chronic stress and lower CRP, it is of cortisol levels were at a three times in- important to adopt a healthy lifestyle that increased risk of developing diabetes and/ cludes sleep, exercise and diet modifications. or heart disease compared to those in the Good lifestyle habits may also be protective lowest quartile. This study involved older against the effects of stress on cell aging. patients between the ages of 65 and 85.

could potentially increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Chronic stress overactivates the sympathetic nervous system — our “fight or flight” response — which may alter the bone marrow where the stem cells are found. This research is preliminary and needs well-controlled trials to confirm these results.

Lifestyle changes can reduce effects of stress

Lifestyle plays an important role in stress at the cellular level, specifically at the level of the telomere, which determines cell survival. The telomeres are to cells what the plastic tips are to shoelaces; they prevent them from falling apart. The longer the telomere, the slower the cell ages and the longer it survives. In a study, those women who followed a healthy lifestyle — one standard deviation over the average lifestyle — were able to withstand life stressors better since they had longer telomeres (8). This healthy lifestyle included regular exercise, a healthy diet and a sufficient


(1) Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2014 Aug. 29. (2) Am J Physiol. 1991;260(6 Part 1):E927-E932. (3) JAMA Psychiatry. 2013;70:176-184. (4) Chest. 2000;118:503508. (5) Nat Med. 2014;20:754-758. (6) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:5995-5999. (7) J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:20782083. (8) Mol Psychiatry Online. 2014 July 29. (9) Psychoneuroendocrinol Online. 2014 April 12. (10) Sleep. 2014;37:1199-1208. Dr. Dunaief is a speaker, author and local lifestyle medicine physician focusing on the integration of medicine, nutrition, fitness and stress management. For further information, visit or consult your personal physician.

Taps and Talons fundraiser Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown will host its annual Taps and Talons fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. The afternoon, for adults 21 and over, will feature over 10 craft breweries along with animal presentations and live music. Proceeds of the event will go to wildlife rehabilitation and nature education. Tickets are $30, $15 for designated drivers at the door. For more information, call 631979-6344 or visit

Open House Jefferson’s Ferry, a not-for-profit retirement community located at One Jefferson Ferry Drive in South Setauket invites you to Explore Cottage Living on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. This free event will provide an overview and tour of its independent living community. Call 631-675-5550 to RSVP.

Blessing of the animals Mt. Sinai Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai will host a blessing of the animals on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in Voorhees Hall. All are invited in celebration of the beauty of the animal kingdom. The event will share an evening message, pizza, crafts and Rev. Ron Wood and Mary Larson will bless your pets. For details, call 631-473-1582.

Open candidate forum The Huntington Township Business Council’s Political Action Committee invites the community to a post primary open candidate forum on Monday, Sept. 18 at Honu Kitchen & Cocktails, 363 New York Ave., Huntington from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will begin with quick introductions and then mix and mingle in an informal setting with candidates for town and county offices. $100 per person, $900 for a table of 10 includes full open bar and appetizers. To RSVP, call 631-880-1210 or visit www.

Plant night The Smithtown Historical Society will host a Plant Night at the Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Bring a friend and spend an evening creating your own tabletop terrariums with a variety of mini succulents. $45, $40 members includes all supplies. Registration is required by calling 631-265-6768. Send your community news to


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By linda toga THE FACTS: I had my will prepared years ago. The estate tax exclusion amount at the time was considerably less than it is now, so my will contains a provision that directs my executor to create a credit shelter trust to avoid estate taxes. The trust provision mandates that the credit shelter trust be funded with assets equal in value to the estate tax exemption amount in effect at the time of my death. THE QUESTION: A friend told me the credit shelter trust language that is currently included in my will could result in only a small part of my estate, if any, passing directly to my wife. Is he correct? THE ANSWER: Without knowing the size of your estate, it is impossible to say how much of your estate might pass directly to your spouse upon your death. That being said, your friend is correct. Credit shelter trusts are designed to avoid estate tax, but tax avoidance is generally not an issue when the first spouse dies because the surviving spouse is most often the beneficiary of the deceased spouse’s estate. Regardless of the value of the assets that pass to a surviving spouse as sole beneficiary, there will be no estate tax liability on the first death because both the federal and New York State tax codes include an unlimited marital deduction. That means the assets passing to the surviving spouse pass estate tax free. In contrast, the value of assets passing to a nonspouse may trigger estate tax. That is why estate tax can become a problem when the surviving spouse dies. If the value of the surviving spouse’s estate exceeds the applicable estate tax exemption amount then in effect, estate tax will be due. This year the federal estate tax exemption is currently at $5.49 million and the New York State exclusion amount is currently at $5.25 million. If your will directs that assets equal in value to the current estate tax exemption amount go into the credit shelter trust, over $5.2 million of your probate estate must be used to fund the trust. The actual dollar amount will depend on whether your will references the federal or the New York State exemption/ exclusion amount. If the value of your assets does not exceed the exemption amount, the only assets passing directly to your spouse will be jointly held assets

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and assets on which she is a named beneficiary. Assets that are used to fund the trust will be available to your spouse under certain conditions. She will not have unfettered access to those funds. Credit shelter trusts were very popular with my clients when the estate tax exclusion amounts were significantly smaller. In 2008, for example, when the federal estate tax exemption was $2 million, clients with estates valued at $3 to $4 million felt comfortable funding a credit shelter trust since the surviving spouse would still receive $1 to $2 million outright. However, since the exclusion amount has increased at a much faster rate than the value of most people’s estates, the language in many credit shelter trusts has become a problem. One way to address the problem is to have a new will prepared that does not direct your executor to create a credit shelter trust. However, if you are concerned about estate tax liability, another option is to have a new will prepared that includes language limiting the value of the assets that must be used to fund a credit shelter trust. That way you can be sure that there are sufficient assets passing to your spouse outright. A third option is to include a discretionary marital trust in your will, rather than a credit shelter trust. A disclaimer trust, for example, can be used by married couples to avoid estate taxes and has the advantage of allowing the surviving spouse to decide how much money will go into the trust. If the surviving spouse feels comfortable doing so, she can have the trust funded with assets equal in value to the applicable exclusion amount. However, she can also decide to fund the trust with a lesser amount or to not to fund the trust at all. The surviving spouse has nine months to decide whether it makes sense taxwise to fund the trust. Because of the flexibility offered by disclaimer trusts, and the ability to essentially do post-mortem planning, many people whose estates are valued at over the exclusion amount find disclaimer trusts a good option. To figure out what would be best for you, you should discuss your situation with an experienced estate planning attorney. Linda M. Toga, Esq. provides legal services in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate administration, litigation, wills, trusts, small business services and real estate from her East Setauket office.

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▶ The Yaphank Historical Society seeks craft and merchandise vendors for its annual Fall Yard Sale to be held on the grounds of the Robert Hawkins House, 4 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 24. Vendor fee is $10 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space. Fee is payable by cash or check to Yaphank Historical Society on the day of the sale. No prior registration or payment required. For further information, call 631-924-4803. ▶ The Town of Brookhaven has vendor exhibit tables available for its 13th annual Building Business in Brookhaven EXPO Networking & Business Trade Show on Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville. Full table $125. Call 631-451-6563. ▶ 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 631265-6945 for more info. ▶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.

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From left, Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R-East Northport), Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station), Leg. Kara Hahn (D-Setauket), Ken Kashansky, Sen. Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), Fred S. Sganga, Tom DiNapoli (D) and Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) look on as U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and resident of Unit 3C Joe Rohan cuts the ribbon.

▶ The Farmingville Residents Association will host a flea market on Sept. 24 on the lawn of Pat’s Tattoos, 22 Granny Road, Farmingville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 1. For applications, pricing and full info, please email

Operation Rejuvenation marches forward at Long Island State Veterans Home

▶ 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 10foot spaces are available for $150. Applications are available online at www.stjameschamber. org or by calling 631-584-8510.

The Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook recently celebrated a milestone in Operation Rejuvenation, a project that will help renovate the interior of the existing facility, with the opening of its first renovated residential unit, 3C. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting on Aug. 25. The project was made possible by a $12.5 million VA Construction Grant, one of the oldest partnerships between the federal government and the states. Each year, through the support of Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the federal government allocates approximately $85 million to fund the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. Through this initiative, individual states compete for fund-

▶ 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. Vendor deadline is Oct. 8. Call 631-265-4520 or visit

Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens first renovated residential unit ing that must be used to either construct or renovate designated state veterans facilities that provide skilled nursing or domiciliary care. The federal government appropriates 65 percent of the construction costs provided that each state makes a commitment of 35 percent in state matching funds, for which New York State Senator John Flanagan has been instrumental in helping the LISVH secure. The newly renovated nursing units include a modernized and open dining space, an accessible nourishment station, a complete nursing station redesign and fully renovated living spaces for residents. This project included the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting, LED televisions

and new personal furnishings that our nation’s heroes will be proud to call home. “The Long Island State Veterans Home has always made a commitment to be the premiere provider for long-term care services to our nation’s heroes,” said Fred S. Sganga, executive director of the Long Island State Veterans Home. “Operation Rejuvenation will assure that our frail, elderly veterans are living in the finest facility in the country. We are really excited about this project because it represents the recommitment of Stony Brook University to Long Island’s veterans and their families.” “Our veterans were willing to put themselves in harm’s way in order to protect our freedom and way of life,” said Zeldin. “We owe it to them to

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make sure the facilities that care for our veterans are in the best condition possible to meet their needs. The work being done at the Long Island State Veterans Home will help accomplish that goal, and I commend the leadership and staff for undertaking this project.” “Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to those who have protected our way of life and cherished freedoms,” said Flanagan. “One way we can say ‘thank you’ to them is by making sure these brave men and women have a comfortable living environment. The Long Island State Veterans Home has been a great resource for our veterans and their families and this project will help ensure that it continues to be a place that our heroes are proud to call home,” said Flanagan. • •

▶ Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach is now accepting vendor applications for its annual indoor Women’s EXPO to be held on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for more info.

▶ The Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches will host its annual Fall Fair on Main Street in Center Moriches on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested merchandise and food vendors should call 631-878-0003 or 631-874-3849 for details. Deadline for application is Oct. 16. ▶ Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket is seeking vendors, craftspeople and artisans for its annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Call 631-689-8172 or visit for more information. ▶ VFW Post 4927 Ladies Auxiliary, 31 Horseblock Road, Centereach seeks vendors for its annual indoor Flea Market/Craft Fair on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline to reserve a table is Oct. 31. For information and reservations, call Susan at 516-521-2259. ▶ Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station will hold its annual Fine Art & Crafts Fair on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested merchandise and food vendors should call 631-549-8582.







Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in the latest version of ‘iT’ Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

‘IT’ floats with heart, humor and plenty of horror By Kevin Redding



Real-life clowns out there will no doubt have trouble booking gigs after this past weekend. But no matter what permanent damage Pennywise the Dancing Clown, as sinisterly portrayed by Swedish actor/ chameleon Bill Skarsgard in the new “IT,” does to the facepaint-and-red nose industry, I believe it will ultimately be this generation of kids who are most struck by the modern horror masterpiece. Just as the 1990 TV miniseries of “IT,” featuring Tim Curry as the evil childeating clown, served as a gateway into the genre for many modern horror fans — I vividly recall being a kid transfixed just by the disturbing VHS cover in the forbidden-yet-intoxicating horror section at Blockbuster — this new, and far better, take on Stephen King’s 1,138-page source material might just be the key to that scarier side of storytelling for millennials.

Even during a sold-out showing on Sept. 8, young kids were peppered throughout the theater, many of them with sweatshirts on their laps and at the ready to be used as protective shields against the screen whenever the music turned sour and Pennywise reared its bulbous head. But as the movie went on, more and more of these kids got brave and began to face their fears, just like the film’s protagonists. And it’s not hard to understand why. This movie, in a word, rules. Director Andy Muschietti’s first of a two-part adaptation of King’s colossal 1986 novel about a pack of kids who battle various forms of evil floating out of the sewers in their hometown feels like the big-screen equivalent of navigating through a haunted house attraction at a carnival, where clowns with razor sharp teeth serve peanuts and popcorn.




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‘E.T. The Extra Terrestrial’ will fly into local theaters on Sept. 17 and 20.

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” will return to select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., courtesy of Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures. The special remastered screening will include an exclusive commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Relive the adventure and magic in Steven Spielberg’s beloved tale of the friendship between a lost alien and a 10-year-old boy when it returns to the big screen. Join Elliot (Henry Thomas), Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and Michael (Robert MacNaughton) as they come together to help E.T. find


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his way back home in this 1982 classic. The winner of four Academy Awards, including one for the iconic score by John Williams, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” is “one of the great American films” (Leonard Maltin) that forever belongs in the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere. Participating movie theaters in our neck of the woods include AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook; Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas, 1001 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale; and Island 16 Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville. To purchase your ticket in advance, visit www.

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JUST VISITING Don Michne of Miller Place took this photo of a flock of wild turkeys on Aug 19. He writes, “These are ‘my’ turkeys playing ring around a rosey. They visit me at least twice a day. If they can’t find me, they look all around the house and today they actually came into the garage.”

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Michael Bertolini shines as Don Quixote in a scene from ‘Man of la Mancha’

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‘Man of La Mancha’ jousts well and true in Smithtown

By Kyle Barr

In the conflict between cynical realism and colorful idealism, “Man of La Mancha” is fully in support of the latter even while being so close to giving into the former. It is a production that teeters on this line even in the most silly of circumstances, and it is this fine line that requires quite a lot from everyone involved from music to set design to acting so that the meaning does not get confused. It is good then that the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts is up to the challenge. While classic productions like “Man of La Mancha” (a 1960s Broadway production ran for over 2,000 performances) give local theaters the opportunity to perform something familiar, these shows can have the side effect of giving the impression that it is “amateur hour.” However, the SPAC, even on its opening night, not only manages to have a show with great performances on every level, but it also manages to capture the depth and heart of the play. The story first centers upon the “bad poet and idealist” Miguel de Cervantes who, along with his manservant, is arrested by the Spanish Inquisition under the charge of foreclosing on a church. In prison, all their possessions are taken by the other inmates, including the tough yet sympathetic “Governor,” who declares they will put on a mock trial for Cervantes and that if he is found guilty

everything including his precious manuscript will be taken or burned. The aging gentleman declares he wishes to present his trial in the form of a play about a man named Alonso Quijana, who has become so fed up with the evil of the world and has spent so much time around books on ancient chivalry that he goes insane, dons a breastplate and helmet and makes himself a knight errant named Don Quixote. He has the other inmates act out characters throughout his defense, all while time is ticking down before he must meet his real trial in front of the Inquisition. What is remarkable about the production, and what director Kenneth J. Washington and the other folks at the SPAC have managed to convey, is how well the theme and meaning builds over time. At first the audience must agree with the inmates, thinking Cervantes is an idiot idealist who has little excuse for his actions. Slowly it is clear through the obtuse silliness of Don Quixote that Cervantes might have a point, and eventually it is clear the production is a metanarrative about theater and fiction itself. It is a theme expressed even by the set design, headed by resident designer Tim Golebiewski. At first the set seems well designed, with good work on the foreground and the paintings of stonework that seems truly lifelike. But it all seems a little dull and gray, easily blending into each other.

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If you’re not picky about your pickles, you should be because there’s no comparison between homemade and commercially prepared ones. Although you need an uninterrupted couple of hours and a few special pieces of equipment to “put up” a batch of pickles, once you’ve made the investment of time and supplies, you’ll be hooked and do it every year. Two great moments of culinary satisfaction happen first when you hear the sound of the jar lids popping to release the air and vacuum seal the jar and later when you stand back and regard the row of pickle jars sitting like so many green soldiers on your pantry shelf. Here is a list of canning supplies available in most local hardware and agricultural supply stores. You most likely already have many of these things in your kitchen. Large enamel pot with canning rack Large pot for boiling pickles Glass jars with ring and dome lids Large spoons and ladles Sharp knives and vegetable peelers Large colander Kitchen scale Measuring cups and spoons Wide-mouth funnel to fit circumference of jar tops Cheesecloth Timer Tongs Pot holders A few precautionary tips: Jars should be unchipped; veggies should be fresh and unspoiled; after processing, jars should be closed tight with a small dent in the middle of the lid; jars, domes and rings and implements must first be sterilized in a hot water bath or the dishwasher for at least 15 minutes. Now that you’ve got it all together, you’re ready to start making your own pickles!

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Dill Pickles YIELD: Makes about 7 pints INGREDIENTS: • • • • • • •

¾ cup sugar ½ cup kosher salt 1 quart white vinegar 1 quart water 3 tablespoons mixed pickling spices 2 cloves garlic 35 medium Kirby cucumbers, sliced in half lengthwise or cut into spears • 7 to 8 heads fresh dill DIRECTIONS: Have canning pot and rack ready with boiling water reduced to simmer. Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and water in medium pot. Tie pickling spices and garlic cloves in a cheesecloth bag and add to mixture. Simmer for 15 minutes; remove and discard bag. Meanwhile, pack cucumbers into hot sterilized pint jars and add one head dill to each jar; leave half an inch headroom. Bring vinegar mixture to a vigorous boil and ladle hot brine over cucumbers; leave ¼ inch headroom. Proceed as in italicized part of previous recipe.


‘MAN OF LA MANCHA’ Continued from page B17 However, this works to the play’s themes. The audience is there inside this dungeon, and just like the inmates the place is dull and harrowing. Once Don Quixote is on stage, running around with broken lance and bent sword, both inmates and audience imagine a more colorful scene much in the way that Quixote seems to imagine it. It is all enhanced by lighting designer Chris Creevy who does a fine job on the subtle hints of lighting to fit the scene. Of course, this setup would not work at all unless the actors convey that they too are being transported into Cervantes’ world, and on opening night last Saturday the entire cast went above and beyond what was expected. While actors are often expected to play multiple parts on the stage throughout a play, lead Michael Bertolini has the harder job of switching between Cervantes, Quixote and Quijana often in the middle of a scene. Nevertheless, he manages it flawlessly, with each character having a distinct presence on stage. Cervantes is composed and gentlemanly, while Quixote is loud, boisterous while cripplingly old. It was a joy to watch Bertolini put on makeup right on stage, quickly transforming himself into another character in a scene only usually reserved for behind the stage. SPAC veteran Brianne Boyd, who plays Alonsa, the kitchen wench of the local inn, fills her roll with a great melancholy that is pitch perfect, not to mention her voice that captures that loneliness and hopelessness especially in her song “It’s

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The cast of ‘Man of La Mancha’ All the Same,” which musical director Melissa Coyle and choreographer Danielle Nigro must have spent countless hours getting just right. The song stands out as the most memorable and affecting number of the entire production. The other standouts of the cast are easily Stephen Treglia as the manservant Sancho Panza, the unflappable sidekick to both Cervantes and Quixote, and Steve

Ayle, his first time at the SPAC, as both the Duke and Dr. Carrasco, who has a stern face when talking of the merits of cynicism and realism over idealism. If you have never seen “Man of La Mancha,” then SPAC’s production is a great introduction to the magnificent story. If you have seen La Mancha before, then this is a good way to remember why you loved it so much.

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present “Man of La Mancha” through Oct. 22. Tickets are $35 adults, $32 seniors, $20 students with valid ID. To order, call 631-7243700 or visit On the cover: Stephen Treglia as Sancho Panza and Michael Bertolini as Don Quixote’ in a scene from ‘Man of La Mancha’ Photo by Courtney Braun




Thursday 14 Hadassah meeting

The Seaport Chapter of Hadassah will meet at the Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station at 12:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Suffolk Regional President Stacy Berm who will speak about the Hadassah regional president's recent trip to Israel. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For info, call 924-6313.

Tribute to Styx

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Styx tribute band, Rockin’ the Paradise, at Smith Haven Mall's Lifestyle Village (by Dick's Sporting Goods), Lake Grove from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bring seating. Call 724-8066 for details.

Rummage Sale

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The Liverpool Shuffle in concert

Sachem Fall Festival

Welcome the autumn season with a harvest time celebration at Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring a craft show, bounce house, pumpkin decorating contest, petting zoo, kids’ crafts, food trucks and local author fair. Free admission. Call 588-5024 for additional info.

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome sociologist and author Corey Dolgon who will be speaking about and signing copies of his new book, "Kill It to Save It," at 7 p.m. For more information, call 271-1442.

Prohibition Night fundraiser

The Rocky Point Historical Society will hold a meeting at VFW Post 6249, 109 King Road, Rocky Point at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Michael Wiermann who will present a program titled Automobile Factories of Port Jefferson Station. Open to all. Call 255-4304 for further info.

Friday 15 Borscht Belt lecture

The Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack will welcome photographer Marisa Scheinfeld who will discuss her book, "The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland," at 10:30 a.m. with a slide show. The illustrated lecture features photographs and history of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Fee is $12, $8 members. Refreshments will be served. To register, call Tina at 462-9800, ext. 121.

Greek Festival

St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Shrine Church, 1 Shrine Place, Greenlawn will host its annual Greek Festival today from 4 to 11 p.m., Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sept. 17 from noon to 8 p.m. Rides, Greek food and music, vendors, flea market and more. Free admission. Questions? Call 261-7272.

Open House

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown as they host a free Open House wine and cheese event on the Main Lawn of the grounds at 6 p.m. Come enjoy the evening and learn about some of the society’s upcoming events. Sponsored by Whisper Vineyards. Call 265-6768 for further details.

The Smithtown Historical Society, 239 Middle Country Road, Smithtown invites the community to a Heritage Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a car show, traditional dancing, old-fashioned baseball game, spinning and weaving, kids games and crafts, hayrides, petting zoo, re-enactments and more. Fun for the whole family! Admission is $5 adults, children are free. For further details, call 265-6768 or visit

The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association will present the 38th annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm, 900 Park Ave., Huntington from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come ride the Lollipop Train, enjoy a corn maze, sample specialty pickles, shop at a farmers market and so much more. $5 donation, children under 12 free. For more information, call 754-1180.

Book signing

Historical society meeting

Heritage Country Fair

Pickle Festival

Long Island Beatles tribute band, The Liverpool Shuffle, returns to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport in concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Performance will take place in the Mansion Courtyard, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Planetarium. Tickets are $25 adults online at, $30 at the door; $15 children ages 5 to 15; under age 5 free. Call 854-5579 for more information.

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook, in collaboration with the Three Village Historical Society, will host a Prohibition Night fundraiser from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of jazz featuring Tom Manuel and his Firehouse Five, dancing, beer and wine. Period clothing encouraged. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. To order, call 751-1895 or visit

The Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society will host a Rummage Sale at the Hawkins House, 111 North Country Road, Miller Place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costume jewelry, local treasures, everything must go. Rain date is Sept. 17. For more information, please call 924-1820.

Photo from Ed Mikell

From left, Regi Alexandros Papa, Benjamin Capps and Konstantine Valianatos

OLYMPUS PIANO TRIO Le Petit Salon de Musique of Setauket will kick off its 8th season with a performance by the Olympus Piano Trio on Sept. 17. Gold Medal recipients at the Chamber Music Foundation of New England’s international competition in 2016, the trio has been praised by the New York Concert Review for their 'passionate commitment to every note.'

Third Friday at the Reboli Center Dragon Boat Race Festival The Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook will welcome nature photographers Lorraine Sepulveda, Anita Jo Lago and Donna Crinnian to its Third Friday event from 6 to 8 p.m. All three artists will share their photographs of wildlife taken in the local area and offer tips and strategies on how to become a better nature photographer. Free and open to all. Call 751-7707.

Book signing

Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Irene Siegel will be at Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington at 7 p.m. to speak about and sign copies of her new book, "The Sacred Path of the Therapist." Call 271-1442.

Moonlight Stroll

Sunken Meadow State Park, Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park will host a family program from 8 to 10 p.m. A bustling park during the day, Sunken Meadow is a different place after the sun sets. Join them for a leisurely moonlit stroll and enjoy the tranquil night air. Advance registration required by calling 581-1072.

Saturday 16 Greek Festival See Sept. 15 listing.

Great Cow Harbor 10K Race

Come cheer on the runners of the Great Cow Harbor 10K Race along Main Street in Northport at 8:30 a.m. 2K Fun Walk begins at 8:48 a.m. The race benefits the Special Olympics. For more information, call 261-7502 or visit

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th annual Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Harborfront Park, 101A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson. First race begins at 9 a.m. with food vendors, children’s activities, Lion Dance, martial arts demonstrations, Taiko Drum performances and much more. Free. Held rain or shine. For additional information, call 473-1414 or visit

Culper Spy Day

The Three Village Historical Society, Long Island Museum and Tri-Spy Tours will present the 3rd annual Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour 15 historic locations in the Three Village area at your own pace and learn about the Culper Spy Ring. Featuring Colonial cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations, military re-enactments, church and cemetery tours, children's activities, music and more. Tickets, which may be purchased at the Three Village Historical Society, 93 North Country Road, Setauket, are $25 adults and $5 children ages 6 to 12 years old. Veterans and children under the age of 6 are free. For more information, call 751-3730 or visit

Antique and craft fair

The Maples, 10 Ryerson Ave., Manorville will host an Antique, Flea Market and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Manorville Historical Society, the event will feature antiques, flea market items, handmade crafts and a raffle auction. Free admission. Call 8781579 for further details.

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German Fall Festival

Join St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown for a German Fall Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Featuring vendors, children’s games, bounce house, authentic German food, raffles and more. Rain date is Sept. 23. Call 265-2288 for further details.

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

Unity Fest 2017

Building Bridges in Brookhaven invites the community to a Unity Fest 2017 fundraiser at Bethel Hobbs Farm, 178 Oxhead Road, Centereach from 2 to 7 p.m. Featuring live music by Soundswell, Quadra Love, Dirty Boots Band, Claudia Jacobs Band and the Bethel AME Youth Choir plus poetry and storytelling, volunteer fair, farm tour and organic produce, children’s activities, craft vendors, food trucks and more. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 students, under 12 free. Proceeds will benefit Bethel Hobbs Farm. Questions? Call 320-8575.

Deepwells Music Festival

The 12th annual Deepwells Music Festival, featuring a range of international and local artists, will be held on the lawn of the historic Deepwells Mansion, 2 Taylor Lane in St. James, from 3 to 7 p.m. Lineup includes the Durham County Poets, Matt Nakoa and Spuyten Duyvil from 4 to 7 p.m. Preshow with local artists at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 and food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call 862-2020 or visit

Fall Fair fundraiser

The Cleary School, located at 301 Smithtown Blvd. in Nesconset, will host its 10th annual Fall Fair fundraiser from 3 to 8 p.m. with vendors, food trucks, basket raffle, 50/50, crafts and much more. Held rain or shine. Free admission. Call 834-9597.


Evening Under the Stars

Great Strides LI will present an Evening Under the Stars fundraiser to benefit community therapeutic riding and veterans programs at Saddle Rock Ranch, 41 Coram-Swezeytown Road, Coram from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Featuring a cocktail hour, country buffet, Chinese auction, riding demonstrations, music and entertainment. For ticket prices, call 7869708. For more information, visit www.

Live jazz in Stony Brook

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will welcome Tim Hagens with the Michele Brangwen Dance Company in concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. To order, call 751-1895 or visit

Olympus Piano Trio in concert

Le Petit Salon de Musique, located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 380 Nicolls Road, Setauket will kick off its 8th season with a performance by the chamber music group, Olympus Piano Trio, at 2 p.m. The group will perform works of Ravel and Shostakovich, as well as two piano trios by Peter Winkler and Christos Hatzis. Refreshments will be served. Tickets for adults are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; seniors are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; students $5. For more information, call 751-0297 or 543-0337.

Secrets at the Ketcham Inn

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St., Northport will present an evening of opera with Opera Night Long Island and pianist Giovanni Longo at 7:30 p.m. $20 donation requested. Questions? Visit

In conjunction with Culper Spy Day, the Ketcham Inn, 81 Main St., Center Moriches will present a special event, Secrets at the Ketcham Inn, at 6:30 p.m. Walk in the footsteps of our forefathers. Guided by lanterns,visit the homestead of noted spy, Benjamin Havens of The Moriches. Continue the evening with short walk to the Ketcham Inn, where secrets were told, grog was served and fires were ablaze. This event includes a full tavern meal, cooked on open hearth. $50 per person. To RSVP, call 878-1855.

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Monday 18

Greek Festival

TVHS Lecture

An evening of opera

See Sept. 15 listing.

Caumsett hike

Join the staff at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington for an adult program, Birds with Botany for Beginners, in the western section of the park from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Bring binoculars. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 423-1770.

Over 50 Fair

The Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville will host the 8th annual Over 50 Fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Long Island’s largest expo geared toward adults age 50 and older with over 80 exhibitors and vendors. $8 admission fee. For more information, call 516-6211446 or visit

The Three Village Historical Society will present a free lecture, World War I Camp Upton — 100th Anniversary, at the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket at 7 p.m. With guest speaker Timothy Green. All are welcome. Questions? Call 751-3730 or visit

Book signing

Former United States Congressmen Robert Mrazek and Steve Israel will be at Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington at 7 p.m. to discuss Mrazek’s new novel, "And the Sparrow Fell." Book signing to follow. Call 271-1442.

An evening with Alan Cumming

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will welcome actor/author Alan Cumming and husband Grant Shaffer at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of "The Anniversary Party," Q&A and book signing reception for the couple's new children’s book, "The Adventures of Honey & Leon," with live music by Lydia Sabosto. Hosted by Jud Newborn, tickets are $75, $60 members. Every ticket holder will receive a copy of the book. For more information, call 423-7610 or visit

Tuesday 19 Tide Mill Tour

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring Billboard Live at Smith Haven Mall’s Lifestyles Village (by Dick’s Sporting Goods) in Lake Grove from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Bring seating. Call 724-8066 for details.

Book signing

An evening of jazz

At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome healing medium Anysia Marcell Kiel who will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, "Discovering the Healer Within." Call 271-1442.

Travel Club Meeting

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket will host a Travel Presentation Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Cynthia Blair and Mike Bell will make a presentation on their recent visit to Switzerland. All are welcome. Email for further information.

Wednesday 20 The Art of Jazz

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will host The Atelier at Flowerfield’s new

New York Times best-selling author and Long Island native, Nelson DeMille, returns to Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington at 7 p.m. to speak about and sign copies of his new novel, "The Cuban Affair." Call 271-1442.

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will welcome Rich Iacona's Bad Little Big Band in concert from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. To order, call 751-1895 or visit

Theater ‘Man of La Mancha’

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, through Oct. 22. Tickets are $35 adults, $32 seniors, $20 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit See review on page B17.

'The Complete Works of Shakespeare'

The Carriage House Players (formerly Arena Players) will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" (abridged) at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum's Mansion courtyard, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport on Sunday, Sept. 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the show will be moved indoors. Tickets are $15 per person. To order, call 516-557-1207 or visit

'The Bridges of Madison County'

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

Cow Harbor Day

Celebrate Northport’s annual Cow Harbor Day along Main Street and the Village Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring food, rides, games, boat races. Parade at noon. For a full schedule of events, visit For more information, call 261-7502.


English Country Dancing

Visitors to the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook are invited for a tour and Q&A session at 2 p.m. with artists who currently have their art featured on museum grounds including sculptors Gwen Marcus and Fitzhugh Karol and artist Carol Hummel. Free with regular museum admission. Questions? Call 751-0066.

Billboard Live in concert

Book signing

The Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department will hold its annual Antiques Show at Harborview Park, Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop 75 exhibitors under outdoor tents offering formal 18th- and 19thcentury furniture, quilts, silver, prints, clocks, pottery and more. Fee is $8, free for age 12 and under. Rain date Sept. 23. Call 516-868-2751 for additional information.

Art Al Fresco at the LIM

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Join the Huntington Historical Society for a tour of the Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill at 10:30 a.m. Built in 1795, it is the only surviving mill in Huntington and is accessible by a short boat ride. For ages 12 and up. Fee is $20 per person, $15 members. Advance registration required by calling 427-7045, ext. 404.

Antiques Show

The Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown will host an afternoon of English Country Dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. Featuring John Gallegher with The English Dragonflies: Mary Abdill, Ed Abdill and Gail Heppen. Admission is $15, $10 members. Call LITMA at 757-3627 for more info.

program, The Art of Jazz, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sketch a clothed figure model posing with a musical instrument while listening to the smooth sounds of jazz. $20 per person. Register online at, by calling 250-9009 or pay at the door.

From left, Carl Nehring, Jordan Hue and Evan Donnellan

Photo from Carriage House Players

A SHAKESPEARE PARODY The Carriage House Players' Shakespeare Festival at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum concludes this month with a hilarious celebration and send up of all things Shakespeare! In 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare' (abridged), three actors, Carl Nehring, Jordan Hue and Evan Donnellan, tackle all 37 of the Bard's plays in one 90-minute romp. They'll race through 'Romeo and Juliet,' present one of Shakespeare's earliest tragedies as a cooking show, provide a modern spin on 'Othello' and present the definitive version of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, 'Hamlet ' ... if they can remember it. Filled with riotous laughter and audience participation, this is the perfect way to end the summer season!

John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will 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

TIMES and dates continued on page B22 CALENDAR DEADLINE is Wednesday at noon, one week before publication. Items may be mailed to: Times Beacon Record News Media, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733. Email your information about community events to leisure@ Calendar listings are for not-for-profit organizations (nonsectarian, nonpartisan events) only, on a space-available basis. Please include a phone number that can be printed.


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'To Spy or Not to Spy'

The Ward Melville Hertiage Orgnization will present a performance by the Youth Corps Theatre Troupe of "To Spy or Not to Spy: That is the Question" on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. at the Brewster House, 18 Runs Rd, Setauket. Experience a theatrical performance showing the creation of the Culper Spy Ring. Guests will also receive a special tour of the historic house, c. 1655. Tickets at the door are $4 adults, $2 children under 12. For more information, call 751-2244.

‘Circle Mirror Transformation’

Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden will present a production of "Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker from Oct. 19 to 29 at Theatre 119 in the Islip Arts building. Mature content. Admission is $12 adults, $10 students 16 years of age or younger. For more information, call 451-4000.


Join the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown for a rousing production of "Oliver!" from Nov. 11 to Jan. 21, 2018. Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dicken's novel, "Oliver Twist," with some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to hit the stage. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 children under 12. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.

'A Christmas Carol'

Celebrate the season with Long Island's own holiday tradition, the 34th annual production of "A Christmas Carol," at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from Nov. 18 to Dec. 30. Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of

Christmas — past, present and future. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit


Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine Annie takes center stage at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport from Nov. 9 to Dec. 31 in one of the world's best loved family musicals. Featuring such unforgettable songs as "It’s the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "New Deal For Christmas" and the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

Film ‘Megan Leavey’

Join the Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson for a free screening of "Megan Leavey" on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. No registration necessary. All are welcome. Call 473-0022 for more info.


As part of its Friday Afternoon Matinee series, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket will screen "Gifted" on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. No registration required. Open to all. Call 941-4080.

'The Circle'

The Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport will screen "The Circle" on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. Call 261-6930.


The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen "Documented," the inspiring true story of Jose Antonio Vargas, on Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. Followed by a panel discussion

with Dreamers (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Tickets are $20, $15 members. Call 423-7610.


As part of its Sunday Schmooze series, the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen the animated film, "Persipolis," the poignant story of a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In French, English, Persian and German. With brunch and film discussion hosted by Fred Craden. Tickets are $16, $11 members. For info, call 423-7610.

‘House of Z’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will screen "House of Z," which follows the rise-fall-rebirth of dress designer Zac Posen, on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. as part of the Fall 2017 Port Jefferson Documentary Series. Guest speaker, via Skype, will be director Sandy Chronopoulos. Tickets are $7 per person at the door. For more information, call 473-5220 or visit

‘Going in Style’

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will present a free screening of "Going in Style" on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. Open to all. Call 928-1212 to register.

Class reunions Port Jefferson High School, Class of 1967 will hold its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 22 to 24. Main event will be on Sept. 22 at the Hilton Garden Hotel on the campus of Stony Brook University from 6 to 11 p.m. with dinner and dancing. Tour of the high school at 11 a.m. followed by a football game at 2 p.m. on Sept. 23. Brunch at Three Village Inn in Stony Brook from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 24. Purchase tickets at For further information call Deborah Watt at 941-828-7475.

Photo by Peter Lansombe, Theatre Three Productions Inc.

Theatre Three's 'Bridges of Madison County' starring TracyLynn Connor and Brian Gill opens on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The Raynor Family Association annual reunion, Round-Up XXVI, for descendants of 1634 Thurston and Edward Raynor will be held at the Coram Fire House, 303 Middle Country Road, Coram on Oct. 7. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration, coffee, exhibits, genealogies and social hour followed by an annual meeting, program and luncheon. $35 per person. For more information, call Jeanne Raynor at 516-623-5967.


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SBU SportSweek SePt. 14. – SePt. 20, 2017

Tomorrow is Friday – wear red on Campus!

Stony BRook UnIveRSIty

Seawolves begin conference play with win The Stony Brook football team’s defense once again set the tone early, and this week the Seawolves were able to capitalize in a 3518 victory over Colonial Athletic Association Football foe University of Rhode Island Sept. 9. The Seawolves’ (1-1, 1-0 CAA Football) defensive back Darin Peart, a senior, forced a fumble, which was recovered by junior defensive lineman Josh Valentin on the first play from scrimmage, and the offense punched it in for a touchdown three plays later to take the early lead, one they wouldn’t surrender. Senior running back Stacey Bedell scored that touchdown and added another, while junior quarterback Joe Carbone,who was 14-for-

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23, passed for a career-high 184 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Ray Bolden pulled in 10 receptions for a careerbest 121 yards and two touchdowns. Stony Brook’s defense also came up big in the third quarter. Rhode Island (0-2, 0-1 CAA Football) had just scored a touchdown to cut the deficit to 21-7 and the Rams forced a turnover inside the 10-yard line, but the Seawolves’ defense held URI to a field goal after they managed only a yard on the drive. Bedell scored from five yards out with 13:27 left in the first quarter, with junior kicker Alex Lucansky’s point-after attempt good. Bedell finished with 42 yards on 11 carries. The Seawolves expanded on the first quarter lead when Carbone hit Bolden on a slant in the end zone from 10 yards out with 1:39 left in the quarter. Lucansky’s PAT was good. The drive was six plays for 85 yards. Stony Brook added to the lead with a third quarter touchdown. Carbone connected with Bolden from nine yards out with 7:24 left in the quarter. Lucansky remained perfect to bring the score to 21-0. “Our coaches were looking this year to spread the wealth and that is what we talk about all the time, but Joe and I have been together for a while now and he has that trust in me to go make a play, and I have the trust in him to make the throw,” Bolden said “It’s not anything that we have been looking for, but it was there today.” Rhode Island cracked the scoreboard with 2:42 left in the third. The Rams scored again with a 21-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the third quarter.

Photos from SBU

Stony Brook wide receiver Ray Bolden, above, rushes with the ball as an opponent tries to tackle him in a previous game. Bolden connected with quarterback Joe Carbone, on left, for two touchdowns in Stony Brook’s win over the University of Rhode Island. Junior running back Donald Liotine added to Stony Brook’s lead with a four-yard run with 9:56 left in the fourth quarter. With Lucansky’s extra-point kick good, Stony Brook was out front 28-10. Liotine had 43 yards on 10 carries. Bedell and Lucansky added some insurance points with a seven-yard run with 7:56 left in the fourth quarter. Rhode Island tacked on a late touchdown to end the scoring. Stony Brook gained 302 yards of total offense on 64 plays. Rhode Island had 365 yards of total offense on 82 plays.

Seawolves junior linebacker Noah McGinty recorded 11 total tackles. He registered his second straight 10-plus tackle game with 11 stops. Valentin and senior defensive back Tyrice Beverette each recorded a sack and had seven tackles for a loss. Quarterback Tyquell Fields, defensive back Elijah Duff and offensive linemen Anthony Catapano and Ian McLean, all red-shirt freshmen, made their first collegiate starts. Stony Brook will host Sacred Heart University Sept. 16 in the home opener at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Erdei ‘s second-half goal leads SBU to tie Hofstra Senior Vince Erdei scored his third goal of the season on a penalty kick to even the score with just 19:41 left in regulation, and Stony Brook men’s soccer played to a 1-1 tie against Hofstra University Sept. 9. With the tie, the Seawolves move to 3-1-1 overall. “Tonight was a real rivalry game,” Stony Brook head coach Ryan Anatol said. “It was played with great intensity and was a battle.” Luke Brown scored for Hofstra 3:48 into the second half to put the Pride up 1-0. Erdei’s goal came at 70:19. He made a run up the center of the field with the ball, then was fouled inside the box by a Hofstra defender. Erdei blasted the penalty kick into the right side of the net to tie things up. Senior goalkeeper Tom McMahon made eight saves in net for the Seawolves, which ties his season high. The senior made a diving save inside of the box with 2:39 left in

regulation off a Pride corner kick to keep things tied. Senior defender Danny Espinoza made a game-saving play for the Seawolves with less than 20 seconds left in the second overtime period. Hofstra belted a free kick toward the net, but Espinoza was able to clear it away to keep the tie intact. Hofstra held a 20-16 shot advantage in the contest. For the Seawolves, 16 total shots marks the program’s second-highest total of the year. “Our guys dealt with the emotion and competed well, and had the better of the first half,” Anatol said. “Unfortunately, we went behind early in the second half but we responded well. Ultimately, a tie was a fair result.” The Seawolves will play host to New Jersey Institute of Technology at LaValle Stadium Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Tsvetkov and Foo bright spots for women’s tennis at classic The Stony Brook women’s tennis team ended the Stony Brook Classic on a high note, as senior Elizabeth Tsvetkov won the “A” singles and sophomore Amanda Foo took the back-draw “C” singles in a tournament against Army West Point, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hofstra University, Long Island University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Quinnipiac University and St. John’s University. “It’s exciting to be able to work with such

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a talented bunch this season,” Stony Brook women’s tennis head coach Gary Glassman said. “Our main focus the next couple of weeks will be on how we handle neutral balls and cutting down on our unenforced errors.” Tsvetkov defeated St. John’s sophomore Olaya Inclan Solis 6-0,4-6,10-4; and Foo edged Navy sophomore Meghan O’Malley 8-3. Stony Brook will travel to Providence, Rhode Island, for the Brown Invitational Sept. 22.


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

©150489 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. 10th Anniversary of Welcome Sunday September 24 at 10 am We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.



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

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

Sunday Services: 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:15 am Church School/Child Care at 9:30 am Church School classes now forming. Call 631-941-4245 for registration. Weekday Holy Eucharist’s: Thursday 12:00 pm and first Friday of the month 7:30 pm (rotating: call Parish Office for location.) Youth, Music and Service Programs offered. Let God walk with you as part of our family–friendly community.

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

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

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 HARVEST SUNDAY Sunday, October 15-Fun for the whole family. Hay rides, bounce house, pumpkin patch, pony rides & fall goodies. After our 11 am worship service FREE! All Welcome!



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

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

“Our little historic church on the hill” across from the Stony Brook Duck Pond

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.

Knowing Christ...Making Him Known

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*


CHABAD AT STONY BROOK “Judaism with a smile”

Future site: East side of Nicolls Rd, North of Rte 347 –Next to Fire Dept. Current location: 821 Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove (631) 585–0521 • (800) My–Torah •

Rabbi Chaim & Rivkie Grossbaum Rabbi Motti & Chaya Grossbaum Rabbi Sholom B. & Chanie Cohen Membership Free •Weekday, Shabbat & Holiday Services Highly acclaimed Torah Tots Preschool • Afternoon Hebrew School Camp Gan Israel • Judaica Publishing Department • Lectures and Seminars • Living Legacy Holiday Programs Jewish Learning Institute Friendship Circle for Special Needs Children • The CTeen Network N’shei Chabad Women’s Club • Cyberspace Library Chabad at Stony Brook University – Rabbi Adam & Esther Stein


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

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



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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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-

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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MOVIE REVIEW Continued from page B15 “IT” — an intense and atmospheric barrage of pop-up frights and unsettling images balanced out with some big laughs (especially the big payoff to a running New Kids on the Block joke) and feel-good camaraderie — is a perfect mashing of coming-of-age adventure and ghastly freak show. And that’s what separates this beast from most horror movies these days. In the hands of a lesser filmmaker and lesser cast, this “IT” would’ve been all about the eponymous monster, and the kid heroes would’ve been an afterthought — or worse, rooted against. But it’s the Losers Club (made up of young teenagers Bill, Ben, Bev, Richie, Eddie, Mike and Stanley), and what I consider the best ensemble of kid actors I’ve ever seen, that ride away with the movie and our hearts. The book bounces back and forth between kid Losers and adult Losers, but this movie wisely focuses solely on the kids, while an already greenlit-and-readyto-go Part II will pick up in adulthood.

‘IT’ is the perfect mashing of coming-of-age adventure and ghastly freak show. Set in Derry, Maine, in the summer of 1989, a time of nostalgia for 2017 audiences as the book’s early 1958 setting was for its ’80s readers, Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) is still shaken by the gruesome death of his little brother Georgie a year prior. In a magnificent opener, little Georgie following a paper boat made by Bill is introduced to Pennywise, (the best and most quiet of Skarsgard’s chilling performances) who lurks in the darkness of a sewer. After brief niceties, Georgie becomes the first of many Pennywise victims when his arm is bitten off and he’s dragged down the storm drain.

Beware of the clown with the red balloon. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

From there, Bill, who believes his brother is still out there somewhere, is joined by his ragtag group of outcast friends to find out just what’s going on in their unsettling town, where the adults turn their backs while kids are bullied, go missing and frequently come face to face with terrifying creatures — such as a Leper, an embodiment of Eddie’s paralyzing fear of disease and a bone-chilling painting of a malformed, flute-wielding woman that comes to life to haunt Stanley. The young cast give phenomenal performances, with the standouts being “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard as foul-mouthed Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as portly-and-sweet new kid Ben Hanscom

and Sophia Lillis, who will surely go on to become a huge star, as Beverly Marsh. I have no doubt that this Halloween there will be a Losers Club in every neighborhood, riding around on bikes bonded together in search of candy and the inevitable dozens of Pennywises prowling the streets. Speaking of Pennywise, it cannot be stated enough just how menacing, powerful and stress-inducing Skarsgard is in the role, somehow making the iconic character all his own and turning Curry’s clown into something cute and harmless in comparison (similar to what Heath Ledger did with the Joker in “The Dark Knight”). The Pennywise moment that


will forever be burned in my head as long as I live involves a fridge. All I’m sayin’. Muschietti, who previously directed “Mama,” pulled no punches here, offering up a relentless fun house of fear with an unexpected layering of heart and soul that will certainly connect with nonhorror audiences. While there may have been a bit too much reliance on computer-generated imagery and the all-too-familiar jump scares that make for startling movie trailer moments but come off a bit flat in the context of the film, “IT” is scary, thoughtful, funny and everything a horror nut like me wanted. And it just might lure this new generation into the sewers of horror appreciation.

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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 Laurie Shroyer’s cardiac bypass study shows pump benefits

Harnessing the Technology of our Research Giants


Weekly horoscopes VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

BY DANIEL DUNAIEF To use the pump or not to use the pump? That is the question heart surgeons face when they’re preparing to perform a surgery that occurs about 145,000 times a year in the United States. Called coronary artery bypass graft, surgeons perform this procedure to improve blood flow to a heart that is often obstructed by plaque. Patients with severe coronary heart disease benefit from a technique in which an artery or vein from another part of the body is inserted into the heart, bypassing the blockage. Doctors can perform the surgery with a heart-lung machine, which is called on pump, or without it, which is called off pump. Recently, a team of researchers led by Laurie Shroyer, who is a professor of surgery and the vice chair for research at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that compared the survival and health of 2,203 veterans five years after surgery, with or without the pump. Contradicting some earlier research that showed no difference in the health and outcomes after the surgery, the study revealed that using the pump increased the survival rate and reduced the rate of other health problems. Along with the other research articles in this area, this study “should help in deciding the relative value and risks of each technique,” Frederick Grover, a professor of cardiothoracic surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado, explained in an email. The study Shroyer led, which is known as the Rooby trial, showed that on-pump patients had a five-year mortality of 11.9 percent, compared with 15.2 percent for the off-pump patients, Shroyer explained. The five-year rate of medical complications, including death,

nonfatal heart attacks and revascularization procedures was also lower for the on-pump group than the off-pump group, at 27.1 percent compared to 31 percent, respectively. Consistent with these findings, the overall use of offpump procedures has declined, from a peak of 23 percent in 2002 to 17 percent in 2012, down to 13.1 percent in 2016, according to data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Committee. At one point, surgeons had considered an off-pump approach to be safer, but when other trials didn’t show a benefit and when the current Rooby trial demonstrated on pump had better outcomes, it “likely influenced many surgeons to use the off pump less often for specific reasons, considering it is a somewhat more difficult technique except in the most experienced hands,” Grover wrote. The explanation for the difference five years after surgery are “not clear,” Shroyer explained in an email. The article suggests that the off-pump patients had less complete revascularization, which is known to decrease long-term survival. Grover explained that the outcomes may have been better for the on-pump procedures in the Rooby trial for several reasons, including that the surgeons in the different trials had different levels of experience. Leaders of the study suggested that patients and their surgeons needed to consider how to use the information to inform their medical decisions. Participants in the study were men who were veterans of the armed services. “The data can likely be extrapolated to the general population since it is not an extremely high-risk population, but it is all male so would primarily extrapolate to males,” Grover suggested. Additionally, patients with specific conditions might still have better outcomes without the use of a pump.

Virgo, whether you are dating someone new or have been with your partner for years, this week your love life will be top notch. Enjoy all the special moments you experience.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

Everyone wants something you possess, Libra. It’s not a material object, but selfconfidence and common sense. Continue to exhibit the same passion you always do.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, you are prone to sticking to the familiar and things that might not provide much of a challenge. This is the week to try something new.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

Sagittarius, it’s great to have many helpful, supportive people in your corner. These supporters are with you at every turn. Show them how much they’re appreciated.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Laurie Shroyer “Our manuscript identifies an example for ‘patients with an extensively calcified aorta, in whom the off-pump technique may result in less manipulation of the aorta, potentially decreasing the risk of aortic emboli or stroke,’” Shroyer wrote in an email. Grover also suggested people with severe liver failure also might want to avoid the pump to prevent additional harm to the liver. Shroyer and her team have already submitted a proposal to the VA Central Office Cooperative Studies Program. “Pending approval and funding, 10-year follow-ups will be coordinated appropriately,” Shroyer said. Grover described Shroyer as a “spectacular investigator with a very high level of knowledge of clinical research” and, he added, a “perfectionist.” When he met Shroyer, Grover said he was “blown away by her intelligence, experience, background and energy.” He interviewed her many years ago to direct a major VA Cooperative Study. After the interview and before the next meeting, he called another interviewer and asked if he, too, agreed to hire her on the spot. Grover recalled a trip back from Washington to Denver 15 years ago after they had been in a 10-hour meeting with no scheduled breaks. She took out

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her laptop on the airplane and asked him to write up results for a new grant. “I was beat and finally said if she didn’t let up, I was going to jump out of the airplane just to get away from her,” he recalled. She shut her computer, ordered drinks and they enjoyed a peaceful flight back. A resident of Setauket, Shroyer lives with her husband Ken, who is the chair of the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook School of Medicine. The professor said she loves the Staller Center, which she considers one of the greatest kept local secrets. She appreciates the opportunity to hear classical music performances by the Emerson String Quartet and by cellist Colin Carr. When she entered biomedical research in 1992, it was unusual for women to rise to the level of full professor at an academic medical center. She strives to be an outstanding mentor to her trainees, including women and under-represented minorities, so that they can achieve their potential, too. As for her work, her hope is that the Rooby research “will provide useful information to guide future changes in clinical care practices” and, in the longer term “to improve the quality and outcomes for cardiac surgical care.”

Attention to detail can make or break a project for you, Capricorn. Even if it takes more time, focus on the smaller picture when working this week.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, your way with words this week is simply outstanding. You can persuade someone to support your position, even if he or she was once opposed to the idea.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, sharing your feelings right now can strengthen a relationship. Be sure that this is the direction you seek before uttering any words.

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, don’t let plans that don’t come to fruition discourage you. Many of your plans will fall into place, and there is plenty of time to think of others. Keep dreaming away.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

People close to you may be keeping secrets, Taurus. You don’t know the reason they aren’t telling you everything, but chances are you’ll get the full story soon enough.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

You might feel as if your mental wiring is about to expire, Gemini. It could be time to shut the circuits down and let your brain recharge its batteries.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, expect this week to go smoothly as you put in a lot of time and effort. Extra effort will pay off in the days ahead, and others will begin to notice.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, when you speak with your friends, your imagination runs wild with all the prospects of things to do. Narrow down a few of the best ideas and put them into action.


WITH LOVE, FROM SMITHTOWN The Smithtown Fire Department held a donation drive at the Main House through Sept. 6 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Daisy Troop 1781 contributed with six cases of water, dozens of diaper packages, canned goods, dog food and handwritten cards sending Texas hugs. Photo from Laura Johanson

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Scary Potter by Troop 2197 at a previous competition

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The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is currently accepting submissions for its annual Scarecrow Competition. Sponsored by The Suffolk Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy, Samuel R. Taube, Sharon Doyle, J. Robert Quilty and Roseland School of Dance, this will be the 27th year the spooky, silly, scary six-foot creations will adorn the pathways of picturesque Stony Brook Village Center for visitors to enjoy and vote for their favorite. As in the past, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all scarecrows decorated with a majority of pink will receive 50 bonus points toward the competition. Official entry forms are available in most Stony Brook Village Center shops, at the offices of WMHO at 111 Main Street, second floor, in Stony Brook or online at www. Categories are divided into Professional, Adult/Family and Children’s. Registration deadline is Sept. 29 and there is an entry fee of $15. Winners will receive cash prizes awarded at WMHO’s annual Halloween Festival, beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31. Visitors to the Stony Brook Village Center shops have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite scarecrow during the month of October. Voting ballots will be available in all Village Center shops and eateries or at the WMHO office. For full information on this and other Stony Brook Village events, call 631-751-2244 or visit

Pee-Wee Gardening classes The Holtsville Ecology Site, located at 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville offers a Fall Pee-Wee Gardening class on Thursdays, Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 OR on Fridays, Sept. 15 and 29 and Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Children will learn about the environment, animals and plants through crafts and stories. Classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. OR 1 to 2 p.m. on both days. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. $50 per six-week session. To register, call 631-758-9664, ext. 10.

Open auditions Harbor Ballet Theatre, 1 Reeves Road, Port Jefferson will hold an open cast call for dancers for “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (ages 6 to 9); 12:30 to 2 p.m. (ages 10 to 12); and 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 13 and up). Come prepared to take a ballet class. For information, please call 631-331-3149.



Embrace your opportunities World Class training is at your doorstep.

YO HO HO MATEYS! Time to batten down the hatches and head over to The Whaling Museum’s PirateFest on Sept. 17. Photo from The Whaling Museum

Programs Pee Wee Pow Wow

Primates of the World

The Long Island Science Center, 21 North Country Road, Rocky Point will present Primates of the World! on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Did you know there are over 190 different species of primates? Learn about our anthropoid neighbors through sign language, games and more. Admission is $7 per person, children 2 and under are free. For more information, call 208-8000.

Weave a Dream Catcher

The Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson will present a walk-in program, Weave a Dream Catcher, on Sept. 16 and 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. Design and create your very own dream catcher using yarn and materials from nature. $5 per person. Call 331-3277 or visit


Ahoy Mateys! Join The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor for PirateFest!, a swashbuckling celebration of all things pirate on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet pirates from Ye Pyrate Brotherhood, enjoy music by Kidz Hitz, go on a treasure hunt and create lots of pirate-themed crafts. Costumes encouraged. Admission is $15 children, $5 adults. For more information, call 367-3418.

Heckscher Family Hour

The Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington will present an art program for children ages 5 to 10 on Sept. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. Join museum educator Tami Wood for a family-friendly tour of the museum’s exhibitions. Experience the artwork through close looking, lively conversation and hands-on gallery projects. Museum admission plus $5 activity fee per child. Registration is recommended by calling 351-3250.

Backpacks & Humpbacks

Children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver can enjoy Backpacks & Humpbacks at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor on Sept. 21 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Did you know a humpback can sing? Touch a whale’s ear bone, hear a story and decorate a tote bag. Snack included. Fee is $12 adult/tot pair, sibling $4. To register, call 367-3418.

Tiny Tots Nature Walk

Children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver can join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a Tiny Tots Nature Walk on Sept. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Toddler Time

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington hosts Toddler Time for ages 3 to 5 every Thursday at 11 a.m. Join guitarist Jeff Sorg for singing and dancing on Sept. 21. Free. No registration necessary. For further information, call 271-1442.

Film ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Cold Spring Harbor Library, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor will screen “The LEGO Batman Movie” on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. on the library hill. Free and open to all. Bring a blanket or chair. Call 692-6820.

Theater Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present an allyouth production of Disney’s beloved fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” from Sept. 16 to Oct. 29. Join Belle, the Beast, Gaston and Mrs. Potts on an enchanting musical adventure. 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

‘A Kooky Spooky Halloween’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present “A Kooky Spooky Halloween,” a merry musical about a ghost who’s afraid of the dark, from Oct. 7 to 28 with a sensory-friendly performance on Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. When his secret is revealed, he is forced to leave his haunted home and set off on a quest with his newly found friends to learn the power of helping others. Come in costume if you wish! Tickets are $10, To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.

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Longwood Estate, corner of Longwood Road and Smith Road, Ridge will hold a program, Pee Wee Pow Wow, for ages 2 to 4 on Sept. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with hunting and gathering activities, crafts, music and more. $10 per child. To register, call 924-1820.

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book review

‘The Adventures of Honey & Leon’ By Alan Cumming and Grant Shaffer

Children’s Book Reviewed by Melissa Arnold

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Grant Shaffer and Alan Cumming with their current pets, Jerry and Lala


Photo from Jud Newborn

ave you ever wondered what your pets are thinking, or what they’re up to when you’re not around? Actor Alan Cumming and his photographer/illustrator husband, Grant Shaffer, sure have. Constantly entertained by their late beloved dogs, Honey and Leon, the couple decided to share the fun in their new children’s book, “The Adventures of Honey & Leon,” beautifully illustrated with a silly, imaginative story line. Cumming and Shaffer, who have been together for 13 years, recently answered questions about the book via email.

Tell us a little bit about yourselves. Were you always animal lovers? Alan Cumming: I always had animals around me growing up. I had two little West Highland Terrier dogs when I was a little boy, but as I lived on a country estate there were always sheep and cows and deer and pheasants around. Grant Shaffer: I’ve always been an animal lover. I grew up with dogs, cats, a rabbit, lizards, snakes, hamsters, fish … I even had a pet rat that I was crazy about.

How did you come up with the story line? GS: The idea came up when we’d be traveling and missing our dogs. We would spot people at the airport, on the street or at a beach and say, “There’s Honey” (old lady in a bathrobe and a floppy sun hat), or “There’s Leon” (short little guy wearing big sunglasses and a flat cap), and the story just grew from there. The problem with dogs is that they don’t stick around forever. I think this was our way of trying to immortalize them, and we thought kids would like this tale. AC: It seemed such a good collaboration considering our respective jobs. I love the idea that we have created something together that celebrates the creatures we loved so much.

What was the process like? GS: Alan wrote the story first, and then I added the drawings. We mulled the idea of doing a children’s book for years, so it took a long time. It was great, and pretty fluid. I’ve heard of some couples who are barely speaking to each other after a joint project like this, but luckily that’s not us!

Is this your first foray into writing/ illustrating?

How did you come to adopt Honey and Leon?

AC: I’ve also written “Tommy’s Tale,” a novel published in 2002; “Not My Father’s Son,” a No. 1 New York Times best-selling memoir; and a book of photographs and stories titled “You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams.” GS: I illustrated a children’s book last year called “Three Magic Balloons,” written by Julianna and Paul Margulies.

GS: Before we met, Alan had adopted Honey, and I had adopted Leon, so when we got together, so did they. They were pure love and magic to us, but all dog owners think that about their dogs. Leon would sing (howl) along to Radiohead or if a siren went by, and Honey always crossed her paws like a lady, and she’d actually pose for

Did you often wonder what the dogs were thinking at home? GS: All the time. It usually involved food and dog treats I think. One time we rang up a pet psychic, so she could tell us what the dogs were thinking. She was so off, saying that Leon didn’t like my phone’s ringtone (I never used a ringtone) and that Honey wanted Alan to eat more vegetables (as a vegan, that’s all he eats). It was worth a funny phone call though.

Can you share with the readers a favorite story about Honey and Leon? GS: We used to play a game: If I walked the dogs, Alan would hide somewhere in the house. Alan’s hiding places became more involved, and the chase would become more frantic each time. I would guide them with “hot” and “cold,” and Alan would clue them in with a whistle. When they’d finally find him, it was like a family reuniting that had been separated for decades — lots of whining and licks!

Do you two hope to adopt pets again someday? GS: We already did! When Honey died (from old age), Leon was so lonely, so we adopted a Chihuahua mix named Jerry. Then Leon died (from old age) and we adopted Lala (a mini-collie mix, but she looks like a black fox). We are in love all over again.

Is there a particular message you hope to pass on to kids with this book? GS: I like that the story features two gay dads, but that isn’t the story really. It’s just, “Here is our family on a fun adventure together.” I guess that’s a message in itself.

Who is your target audience? AC: We recommend the book for kids ages 3 to 7.

Are there any other books we can look forward to from you? GS: “The Further Adventures of Honey & Leon” comes out in 2019. “The Adventures of Honey & Leon” is available online and in stores wherever books are sold. Cumming and Shaffer will make a special appearance at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75, $60 members. The event, hosted by Jud Newborn, includes a rare screening of Cumming’s “The Anniversary Party,” followed by a Q&A and book-signing reception for “The Adventures of Honey & Leon.” Every ticket holder will receive a copy of the book. Call 631-423-7611 for more information.





The historic Terryville Union Hall is the latest recipient of a Little Free Library, thanks to Comsewogue Public Library Director Debra Engelhardt and the library, which stocked and funded the installation.

Pictured with Engelhardt are library staff members and local resident Angela DeRosalia, who hand-painted the kiosk, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station), Northern Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Dzvonar and member Lisa Molinelli, who brought their children to ‘leave a book, take a book.’

Joining them is Terryville Road Elementary School Principal April Victor with supportive parents and students and Cumsewogue Historical Society President Jack Smith, Vice President Joan Nickeson, Treasurer Lou Antoniello and member Jackie Kirsch, who donated a collection of popular tween books.




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Harbor Ballet Theatre is proud to announce that Craig Salstein, current soloist with American Ballet Theatre will return as our Cavalier for the 2017 production.



Keeping Babies Safe Accidental falls and burns are among the leading causes of injury in infants treated at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. A baby who falls may suffer a brain injury, broken bones and even death. Burns are painful and may require hospitalization for treatment. This can all happen in the blink of an eye. According to Leslie Quinn, MD, a pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s, taking a few simple precautions can help keep your baby safe and sound.

What should I know about baby safety? Many people think that keeping a baby safe is something that comes naturally. After all, people have been raising babies for thousands of years. Babies have always been and continue to be unpredictable. They can make sudden jerking movements, roll over unexpectedly and catch even the most watchful caregiver by surprise. That’s why it’s important to stay alert and learn everything you can about baby safety.

What should I know about falls? Keep them low! Many parents don’t realize how easy it can be for an infant to fall. If a baby is very young, you may think that they’ll stay put. The truth is, babies are active from day one. They can move so they can fall. The head is the heaviest part of an infant’s body. If they fall from any raised surface they are most likely to injure their head.

What can I do to prevent an infant from falling? Don’t let go! Whenever your child is in your arms have a tight grip and make sure that you are holding him or her securely. Make sure your baby is strapped in securely when in any device such as a carrier, swing or baby seat and place it on the floor. When changing your child, keep one hand firmly on your baby and, if you have them, use straps for extra security. However, just because your baby is strapped in doesn’t mean you can let go for a second. If your child is squirmy, change him or her on a comfortable pad on the floor.

What can I do to prevent burns? For infants, scald burns are the most common type of burn injury, typically caused by hot liquids or steam. Scald burns often happen during bath time or in the kitchen. When possible, set the water heater thermostat below 120 degrees Fahrenheit, always test the water temperature before putting your baby in the bath and place them far from the tap and faucet when bathing them. Another common cause for scald burns is from adults who accidentally spill a hot liquid while holding the baby. Keep your baby in a secure location and out of reach of hot food and fluids when eating or drinking to avoid potential spills.

How else can I keep my baby safe? Baby safety should be on your mind at all times. Even when you’re experienced, there’s always something new to learn. Be certain your baby’s car seat is properly installed. Keep prescription medicines locked away. Keep sharp objects and cleaning supplies away from your child. Never leave a child unattended in a car, a shopping cart, or near water – not even for a second. Make sure that everyone who cares for your baby is as well informed as you are.


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Leslie Quinn, MD Pediatrician, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

How can I learn more? Consider taking a baby first aid and CPR course. Your local library can be a good source of free information and classes. Visit the Stony Brook University Trauma Center’s injury prevention page at trauma.stonybrookmedicine. edu/injury-prevention where you can find information and car seat fitting station locations. Look for adult education classes at schools and community centers. Speak with your child’s pediatrician. Visit, type “baby safety” in the search box and you’ll see helpful information, plus a list of resources.

KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE IS OUR TOP PRIORITY At Stony Brook Children’s, treating sick and injured children is only part of what we do. We’re also focused on helping your child stay safe and well. Stony Brook Children’s puts many programs in place in the community to prevent death or injuries to children on Long Island, including car crashes, drownings, falls and bike/skateboard incidents. In February 2017, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) formally verified Stony Brook Trauma Center as the highest-level trauma center for adults and children. This makes Stony Brook Suffolk County’s only Adult and Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. When a child is injured and brought to Stony Brook Trauma Center he or she will receive the most advanced care from our team of in-house board-certified critical care specialists and trauma surgeons. For more information visit, or call (631) 444-7470.

Arts & Lifestyles - September 14, 2017  
Arts & Lifestyles - September 14, 2017