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Jeffrey Sanzel, center, with longtime members of the Theatre Three family, Douglas Quattrock and Vivian Koutrakis after receiving his award.

Theatre Three’s Sanzel receives Vincent Bove Award


When he’s not being a Scrooge during the holidays, Jeffrey Sanzel is working hard to make this world a better place through the creativity of live theater. Sanzel, the Executive Artistic Director at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, was chosen by the Port Jefferson Lions Club to be this year’s honoree of the Vincent Bove Award for his service to the community and for his unfaltering commitment to stop bullying. Vincent Bove was the mayor of Belle Terre for 25 years, sat on the board of trustees of Mather Hospital until he passed away in 2006 and was on the board of Theatre Three. He was also the driving force behind Jefferson’s Ferry in South Setauket.

Lions Club members Michael DeGutis, Dan Jacoby and Mark Cherches presented the award to Sanzel on the Mainstage before the theater’s Saturday evening performance of “Legally Blonde.” “The Lions love Theatre Three,” said DeGutis, referring to the Port Jefferson institution that turned 70 this year. “We want to stop the bullying that’s going on all across Long Island,” said Jacoby before presenting Sanzel with a check in the amount of $1,800 for Theatre Three’s educational touring program, The Bullying Project. “I’ve known Jeffrey for his iconic Ebenezer Scrooge, his fabulous Fagan [‘Oliver!’], his poignant ‘From the Fires: Voices of the Holocaust,’ which he wrote and directed. He’s supported the Bullying JEFFREY SANZEL continued on page B5


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Project, the Daniel Miller Project; it’s just been a wonderful association all these years,” said Cherches before presenting Sanzel with the award “for his outstanding contributions to the Port Jefferson community … as an actor, director, author, creator and visionary.” Sanzel then received a long standing ovation from the packed house. ‘This is an incredibly beautiful award,” said Sanzel. “We are thrilled with the support we’ve gotten [from the Lions Club] over the years. They were the foundation support when we started Class Dismissed: The Bullying Project 11 years ago and then 3 years ago with Stand Up! Stand Out! The Bullying Project. These projects would not exist without the support of the Lions Club.” The evening was also a poignant one for the Theatre Three family as Saturday would’ve also been Ellen Michelmore’s birthday, the theater’s musical director who succumbed to cancer in May. “Ellen is a reminder to be a good person,” said a visibly shaken Sanzel, “… so receiving this today is a reminder to do good things in the world and of course the Lions Club is that reminder every day … so on behalf of Theatre Three and the arts community of Long Island we thank you for what you do.” For more information on Theatre Three’s Bullying Project, please visit

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Which one will you choose? With less than 18 days until the presidential election, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump royal iced cookies are flying off the shelves at Copenhagen Bakery in Northport. Photo courtesy of Copenhagen Bakery.

Happy Fall! We’ve hidden this witch’s hat among our Arts & Lifestyles pages. Be the first one on Thursday, Oct. 20, to email us at with the page number and you win! The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport, has generously donated four tickets to “The Wizard of Oz.” Starring Kate Keating as Dorothy, the show runs through Nov. 6. Questions? Call 631-751-7744, ext. 109.

Vendors wanted ▶ St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12 Prospect St., Huntington is look-

ing for merchandise vendors for its annual Harvest Fair to take place on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 631-427-1752.

▶ New Interdisciplinary School, 430 Sills Road, Yaphank is seeking merchandise vendors for its 2nd annual Vendor Fair to be held on Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $40 vendor fee. Deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, call Susan at 631- 924-5583, ext. 128. ▶ Stony Brook University’s Student Activity Center, 100 Nicolls

Road, Stony Brook will host the 20th annual Autumn Art & Craft Festival on Nov. 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seeking merchandise vendors. Call 631-563-8551.

▶ Trinity Regional School, 1025 5th Ave., East Northport is now accepting vendor applications for its 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information, please call 631-327-4703 or email ▶ Centereach Fire Department, 9 S. Washington Ave., Centereach is

seeking merchandise vendors for its 8th annual Christmas Extravaganza to be held from Nov. 25 to 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, call 631-588-9220.

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Plain talk

We deserve to have the best lead us

Neither candidate really answered the questions posed within the time frame that was It amazes me how socially indifferent so established. The moderators were too timid many young people are today. Every semes- and did not keep the candidates on task. Thankfully “fact finders” clarified and ter I take an informal survey on how many of my students are registered to vote; how corrected all the misleading and blatantly many know who is running for elected office false statements that were made. Neither and what his or her social platform is about. candidate made a strong case for his/her political agenda or what they The number of students really were going to do to who are not registered is most change and transform Ameridisturbing. Probably a little ca if elected president. more than half are registered Instead of watching two to vote and less than 20 perwell-educated candidates decent of those students are bate the serious issues facing planning to vote. Most of them our nation, we heard countless have no idea what the candiad hominem attacks directed dates stand for. to each other. At times, it was However, the most shockvery entertaining but lacked ing issue was their indifferany real substance or helpful ence. Many expressed that information. voting was a waste of their One of my graduate stutime because their vote does dents asked if those who run not count. A number of stufor public office are the best dents expressed that our powe have to offer! It’s an litical system is so corrupt and The debates this that interesting question. Another inept, they wanted nothing presidential question was why don’t the to do with it. They expressed frustration that from their election year were best of the best choose public service as a possible career? perspective government only a disgrace. Look at what we do to those paid attention to special interwho choose to serve our naest groups and not to the real tion. Our focus is never on needs of their constituents. As we continued this conversation, it be- their ability to lead and serve and the political came apparent to me that too many of our agenda they advocate for; but rather we focus students are academically bankrupt when it on exploiting their family and every misstep comes to government, social policy and hu- or imperfection they possess. Why would anyone in their right mind man affairs. Many of these students believe that special interest and community opin- want to subject their family to that kind of ion on issues is shaped by what CNN or Fox public scrutiny that is genuinely unconscionable? If we want the best of the best to lead News reports. Their lack of understanding of our politi- us, then we must treat them with dignity cal system is a poor reflection on our educa- and respect. We must work harder at attacktional system. We definitely need to do more ing the issues and not the person. As a nation to educate and engage our students in our we deserve the best to lead us. Fr. Pizzarelli, SMM, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW, political process. They are our future leaders. The debates this presidential election year is the director of Hope House Ministries were a disgrace. They were not true debates. in Port Jefferson. By Fr. Francis Pizzarelli

this week in history Oct. 20

1803: The U.S. Senate approves the Louisiana Purchase. 1957: Walter Cronkite begins hosting “The 20th Century.” The show airs until Jan. 4, 1970. 1994: The website www.WhiteHouse. gov is launched.

Oct. 21

1879: Thomas Edison invents the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13½ hours before it would burn out. 1927: In New York City, construction begins on the George Washington Bridge.

Oct. 22

1746: The College of New Jersey is officially chartered. It later becomes known as Princeton University. 1907: The Panic of 1907 begins when depositors begin withdrawing money from many New York banks.

Oct. 23

1973: President Richard M. Nixon agrees to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair.

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1836: Alonzo D. Phillips receives a patent for the phosphorous friction safety match. 1901: Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor becomes the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She is 63.

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1954: A U.S. cabinet meeting is televised for the first time. 1955: The microwave oven, for home use, is introduced by The Tappan Company.

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1955: New York City’s The Village Voice is first published. 1984: “Baby Fae” is given the heart of a baboon after being born with a severe heart defect. She lives for 21 days with the animal heart. 1988: Two whales are freed by Soviet and American icebreakers. The whales had been trapped for nearly 3 weeks in an Arctic ice pack.

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Cheese: The best thing since sliced bread —NOT! The lifestyle impact on cardiovascular disease

We are constantly redefining or at least tweaking our diets. We were told that fats were the culprit for cardiovascular disease (CVD). That the root cause was saturated fats, specifically. However, a recent study showed the sugar industry had a strong influence on the medical and scientific communities in the 1960s and 1970s, influencing this perception (1). Why is this all important? Well, for one thing, about one out every two “healthy” 30-year-olds in the United States will most likely develop CVD in their lifetime (2). This is a sobering statistic. For another, CVD is still the reigning notorious champion when it comes to the top spot for deaths in this country. Except, this disease is preventBy David able, for the most part. Dunaief, M.D. What can prevent CVD? You guessed it, lifestyle modifications, including changes in our diet, exercise and smoking cessation. There is no better demonstration of this than what I refer to as the “new” China Study, which was done through the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I call it “new,” because T. Colin Campbell published a book in 2013 with the same name pertaining to the benefits of the Chinese diet in certain provinces. However, the wealthier China has become in the last few decades by opening its borders, the more it has adopted a Western hemisphere-type lifestyle, and the worse its health has become overall. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, results show that over 20 years the rate of CVD has increased dramatically in China, and it is likely to continue worsening over time (3). High blood pressure, elevated “bad” cholesterol LDL levels, blood glucose (sugars), sedentary lifestyle and obesity were the most significant contributors to this rise. In 1979 about 8 percent of the population had high blood pressure, but by 2010, more than one-third of the population did. Does this sound familiar? It should, since this is due to adopting a Western-type diet. The researchers highlighted increased consumption of red meat and soda, an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and, unlike us, half the population still smokes. But you can see just how powerful the effects of lifestyle are on the world’s largest population. There were 26,000 people and nine provinces involved.

Cardiologist embraces fat We are going to focus on one area, diet. What is the most productive diet for preventing cardiovascular disease? In a recent New York Times article, entitled “An Unconventional Cardiologist Promotes a HighFat Diet,” published on Aug. 23, 2016, the British cardiologist suggests that we should embrace fats, including saturated fats (4). He has bulletproof coffee for breakfast, with one tablespoon of butter and one tablespoon of coconut oil added to his coffee. He also promotes full-fat cheese as opposed to low-

fat cheese. These are foods that contain 100 percent saturated fats. He believes dairy can protect against heart disease. Before you get yourself in a lather, either in agreement or in disgust, let’s look at the evidence.

Again, this is an observational conglomeration of studies, using the same studies as with the dairy results above. This analysis suggests that the unconventional cardiologist’s approach is not the one you want to take.

The Cheesy Study

The good news diet!

Alert! Before you read any further, know that this study was sponsored by the dairy industry in Denmark. Having said this, this study would presumably agree with the unconventional cardiologist. The results showed that full-fat cheese was equivalent to low-fat cheese and to carbohydrates when it came to blood chemistries for cardiovascular disease, as well as to waist circumference (5). These markers included cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol levels, fasting glucose levels and insulin. There were three groups in this study: those who consumed three ounces of full-fat cheese, low-fat cheese or refined bread and jam. The authors suggested that full-fat cheese may be part of a healthy diet. This means we can eat full-fat cheese, right? NOT SO FAST. The study was faulty. The control arm was refined carbohydrates. And since both cheeses had similar results to the refined carbohydrates, the more appropriate conclusion is that full-fat and low-fat cheeses are no better for you than refined grains.

Here is the good news diet. In a recent randomized controlled trial (RCT), the gold standard of studies, results showed that high levels of polyphenols reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (8). Polyphenols are from foods such as vegetables, fruits, berries especially and, yes, chocolate. The researchers divided the study population into two groups, high and low polyphenol intake. The biomarkers used for this study were endothelial (inner lining of the blood vessel) dependent and independent vasodilators. The more dilated the blood vessel, the lower the hypertension and the lower the CVD risk. These patients had hypertension, a risk factor for CVD. Those who consumed high levels of polyphenols had higher levels of nutrients such as carotenoids and vitamin C in their blood.

What about dairy fat? In a meta-analysis (involving three studies — the Professional Follow-Up Study and the Nurses’ Health Studies 1 and 2), the results refute the claim that dairy fat is beneficial for preventing CVD (6). The results show that substituting a small portion of energy intake from dairy fat with polyunsaturated fats results in a 24 percent reduction in CVD risk. And doing the same with vegetable fats in replacement of dairy fat resulted in a 10 percent reduction in risk. Dairy fat was slightly better when compared to other animal fat. This meta-analysis involved observational studies with a duration of at least 20 years and involving more than 200,000 men and women. There needs to be a large randomized controlled trial. But, I would not rush to eat cheese, whether it was the full-fat or low-fat variety. Nor would I drink bulletproof coffee anytime soon.

Is fish useful? In a study, results show that eating a modest amount of fish decreases the risk of death from CVD by more than one-third (9). What is a modest amount? Consume fish once or twice a week. You want to focus on fish that are rich in omega 3s — docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These are fatty fish with plenty of unsaturated fats, such as salmon. Thus, more of a Mediterranean-style diet, involving fruits and vegetables, as well as mono- and polyunsaturated fats in the forms of olive oil, nuts, avocado and fish may reduce the risk of CVD, while a more traditional American diet, with lots of pure saturated fats and refined carbohydrates may have the opposite effect. The reason we can’t say for sure that pure saturated fat should be avoided is that there has not been a large randomized controlled trial. However, many studies continually point in this direction.

Full-fat and lowfat cheeses are no better for you than refined grains.

Saturated fat: not so good In a recent meta-analysis (involving three studies run by the Harvard School of Public Health), replacing just 5 percent of saturated fats with both mono- and polyunsaturated fats resulted in a substantial reduction in the risk of mortality, 27 and 13 percent, respectively (7). This is a blow to the theory that saturated fats are not harmful to your health. Also, the highest quintile of poly- and monounsaturated fat intake, compared to lowest, showed reductions in mortality that were significant, 19 and 11 percent, respectively.

References: (1) JAMA Intern Med. online Sept. 12, 2016. (2) Lancet. 2014;383(9932):18991911. (3) J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;68(8):818833. (4) (5) Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(4):973-981. (6) Am J Clin Nutr. Online Aug. 24, 2016. (7) JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(8):1134-1145. (8) Heart. 2016;102(17):1371-1379. (9) JAMA. 2007;297(6):590. 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.

Halloween Family Fun The Smithtown Historical Society will hold a Halloween Family Party & Contest at the Frank Brush Barn, 211 Middle County Road, Smithtown on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Join in pumpkin decorating, traditional ghoulish games, music and dancing and refreshments. Free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Reservations required by calling 631265-6768.

Bereavement support group A support group for the bereaved adults coping with an adult loss, H.E.A.L. (Help Ease a Loss), is held every Tuesday night at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Brooksite Drive, Smithtown at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided. Free and open to all. For additional information, call 631-2654520 (a.m.) or 631-265-2810 (p.m.)

Save the date St. James R.C. Church, 429 Route 25A, Setauket will hold its 5th Annual Raffle on Nov. 5 at its Parish Center. Admission is $10 per person, which includes a door prize and five raffle tickets. Doors open at 6 p.m., numbers are called at 7:30 p.m. For further information, call 631-941-4141.

Health & Wellness Expo Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove will host the More Than Pink Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Center Court. During the event, guests can obtain healthy living tips and expert insight from demonstrators including Affinity Health Plan, Balanced Life Matters, ClearCaptions, Juice Plus+/ Tower Garden, Nesconset Center for Nursing & Rehab, New York Life, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Rodan + Fields/doTerra Wellness, ShopRite of Hauppauge, Spa Belle Mead/Suffolk Plastic Surgeons and Total Life Changes. For more information, call 631-724-8066.

Alzheimer’s Conference The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s annual free, educational conference — AFA Concepts in Care — comes to the Melville Marriott Hotel, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Designed for both family and professional caregivers, this event will feature educational presentations on a variety of topics, including an overview of the disease and updates in research, effective communication and planning and paying for long-term care. In addition, a panel discussion with members of AFA’s board of trustees will share their personal stories of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call 631423-1600.

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Taking a closer look at New York’s ABLE Act By NaNcy BurNer, eSQ.

However, it is important to note that there is a maximum contribution of In December 2014 the federal govern- $14,000 annually, the federal gift tax exment passed a law known as the Achieving a emption amount. Each beneficiary can only Better Life Experience Act, also known as the have one ABLE account created for their benefit. This could create an ABLE Act. This law allows famunintended tax liability if there ily members of a disabled peris no coordination among the son to create an account that is persons that wish to contribute exempt from federal income tax to the account. to be used for certain “qualified ABLE accounts are meant expenses” related to the person’s to supplement the government disability. This act is created unbenefits that a disabled person der the same provisions of the tax is receiving. In New York, ABLE code as 529 plans for college savaccount funds are not counted ings although they have different as a resource at all for Medicrules governing the plans. aid eligibility for the disable Unlike the college savings beneficiary of the account. plans, the beneficiary of the For an individual who is reNew York ABLE Act accounts ceiving SSI, the account is not must have been deemed dis- ABLE accounts considered a resource as long as abled prior to 26 years old. are meant to $100,000. The beneIf a beneficiary is entitled to supplement the itfitisofbelow having an account like this Supplemental Security Income is that the disabled individual (SSI) or Social Security Dis- government can access the account on their ability Income (SSDI), they are benefits that a own without requesting a disautomatically eligible. However, if they are not entitled to disabled person tribution from a trustee as they would have to do with a supplethese sources of income, there is receiving. mental needs trust. are other methods of proving The accounts can be used to disability that will establish eligibility. The account can be created by pay for “qualified expenses,” including but any person, and the owner can be the ben- not limited to education, transportation, eficiary or their parent, legal guardian or training, legal fees, etc. The expense must be one that is related to the person’s disrepresentative of that beneficiary.

ability and provides them with a resource that will improve their health, independence or quality of life. If the funds are misappropriated to an expense that does not fall into this category, there is a 10 percent penalty and the full amount of the nonqualified expense will be deemed an available asset for Medicaid or SSI eligibility purposes. Upon the death of the account beneficiary, there is a payback to the Medicaid program for services rendered. This payback includes services to the beneficiary starting on the date the account was created. If a beneficiary received services for 20 years before the account was created, there is no payback to Medicaid for the prior 20 years of services. The ABLE Act provides a new and creative vehicle for disabled persons to have access to additional assets while maintaining their government benefits. However, these accounts are, in most cases, a supplement to traditional planning for persons with disabilities. If a beneficiary has multiple persons that wish to leave assets to them that may exceed $14,000 per year in contributions or $100,000 in total, a supplemental needs trust will be more beneficial than the ABLE account. Money that is contributed to a disabled person from a third party can go into a trust that does not require payback to the Medicaid program. If funds are given out-

right to the disabled person who subsequently places it into a trust, this is considered a first-party supplemental needs trust and it also requires a payback to Medicaid. New York State signed the ABLE Act into law in December 2015. However, these accounts are not yet available to New York State residents. While the state says they may be available at the end of 2016, there is no set date for the program launch. Nancy Burner, Esq. practices elder law and estate planning from her East Setauket office.

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By Irene ruddoCk As autumn rolls around, people start to think of the comforts of home: a cozy fireplace, baking and perhaps redecorating their homes. What better way to perk up a home than to bring in some beautiful art to soothe the soul? Now in its 36th year, the Setauket Artists’ Exhibition, featuring the works of over 40 artists, will return to the Setauket Neighborhood House, 95 Main St., Setauket from Oct. 23 to Nov. 17 with viewing daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will be judged by respected watercolorist and juror Lucy Taylor of the Art league of Long Island. Reinforcing the group’s motto — “Art for a Lifetime” — the artists strive to provide art that has a meaningful impact on the viewer. It is art that invites you to breathe softly, to take a walk down a hidden path, put your feet into the cool waters or sit in a rocker on the porch enjoying the last days of summer. (See Laura Westlake’s “Red Rocker.”) The Setauket Artists revel in capturing the beauty of our local scenes such as Carol Linke Scinta’s atmospheric “Gamecock Cottage,” Patricia Yantz’s soothing “West Meadow Wonder,” Barbara Siegel’s nostalgic “Sound View Pavilion” or Rina Betro’s “Sweet Caroline” — an oil painting of the beloved and historic Caroline Church. Collectors of Anne Katz’s and Paula Pelletier’s watercolors will enjoy their luminescent, pastoral paintings while others will seek out Stu Gottfried’s pastels that define the hustle and bustle of city life. 2016 Honored Artist Robert Roehrig will lead you to stroll along Long Island’s South Shore delighting you with a stunning sunset, Jeanette Dick will charm you with her alluring “Geisha,” and Renee Caine will guide you through the elegant splendor of “Monet’s Giverny.” In a contemporary turn, view Annemarie Waugh’s “Avenue of Trees,” which is magically childlike and truly a breath of fresh air. The Setauket Artists are joined for the first time by the well-known oil painter W.A.Dodge who will display his stunning

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“Orange Rhymes with Blue,” and Denis Ponsot, instructor of watercolor at the Art League of Long Island, whose painting of “The Red Canoe” will make you want to grab the oars and paddle away. Portraitist Terrance McManus captures the sweet innocence in “Island Boy” and the warmth and wisdom emanating from “The Professor.” Other well-known artists joining the group for the first time are the renowned oil painters Laurence Johnston and John Mansueto and pastel painter Lana Ballot, instructor at the Atelier at Flowerfield. The Setauket Artists are honored to have as our guest artist, master watercolorist and former judge Antonio Masi, famous for his paintings of New York City bridges. Several artists have donated paintings to be raffled off including 2015 Honored Artist Jim Molloy who will contribute his giclee painting, “Turning Tides,” with proceeds to benefit the organization. Fred Bryant of Bryant Funeral Home in Setauket will once again sponsor the exhibit. Fred, patron of the arts, has generously contributed to the art group for ten years leading it to the professional organization that it is. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at which scholarships will be awarded to three local students, Daniela Winston and Lexie Buynoch for art and Jacob Henretta for science in memoriam of recently deceased Setauket Artists Michael R. Kutzing, David Smith and Flori Sternlieb. If you miss the first reception, you may join Setauket Artists for their free evening wine and cheese reception on Friday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. where many new affordable paintings will be featured just in time for the holidays. Entertainment will be provided by singer Caterina Dee whose lilting and sultry voice made the evening complete last year. For additional information, visit www., Setauket Artists on Facebook or call 631-365-1312. Irene Ruddock is the coordinator of the Setauket Artists.

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The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts closes out its 14th season with the award-winning satirical comedy, “Urinetown The Musical,” which opened last weekend. With superb direction by Ken Washington, the 16-member seasoned cast guides the audience through two and a half wonderful hours of greed, love, corruption, regret, rebellion, fear, justice and long lines to the bathroom! Oh and it is very funny! The incredible Michael Bertolini returns as Officer Lockstock, a role he played 10 years ago in the same theater, and serves as narrator to set the scene. The town is experiencing a 20-year drought, he explains, which has caused a severe water shortage, causing the government to ban all private toilets. Everyone must use public bathrooms in order to “take Michael Bertolini Courtney Braun care of their priMark Cahill vate business.” Samantha Carroll However, all the erich Grathwohl urinals are conRonnie Green trolled by corpoJeremy Hudson rate giant Urine Amanda-Camille isaac Good CompaM.e. Junge ny run by the Mary ellin Kurtz greedy Caldwell Kaylyn Lewis B. Cladwell (Mieddie Martinez chael Newman). Michael newman In other words, Ryan nolin everyone must dondi Rollins Jr. “pay to pee.” Jim Sluder Anyone who doesn’t pay is arrested and sent to Urinetown, “a mystical place, a bad place, filled with symbolism,” never to be seen again. “Whaaat!” When Cladwell’s daughter Hope (Samantha Carroll) returns from college to work at UGC, she meets Bobby Strong (Jeremy Hudson), an assistant janitor at one of the cheapest toilets in town, run by Miss Pennywise (Mary Ellin Kurtz). Bob

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and Hope fall in love and she encourages him to follow his heart. His heart tells him to form a rebellion and the fight to pee for free is on. Will good win over evil or will Bobby be sent to Urinetown? Musical director Melissa Coyle, on keyboards, leads a powerful ensemble with Alexandria DeVries on reeds, Ken Mahoney on trombone, Michael Molloy on bass and Jim Waddell on drums. The musical numbers, choreographed by M.E. Junge, are all top notch. Carroll and Hudson’s duet, “Follow Your Heart,” is very sweet (there’s clearly some chemistry there), while Michael Newman is hilarious as he hops around the stage singing “Don’t Be the Bunny.” Other stand-out numbers include “Cop Song,” which incorporates flashlights and batons into the choreography and the gospel number, “Run, Freedom, Run!” and the cast shines in “Snuff That Girl” and “What Is Urinetown?” both clearly inspired by “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” As Sally says to Officer Lockstock at the end, “This isn’t a happy musical but the music is happy …. and the title is awful!” True, but you should still go see it! The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East Main St., Smithtown will present “Urinetown The Musical” through Nov. 6. Tickets range from $20 to $35. To order, call 631-724-3700 or visit


one on one

with CHEF GUY REUGE By Donna newman

tell you the truth, I missed Maria. And she missed me. The restaurant was going so-so, and my father had died of cancer, when Maria sent me a letter. Sally Darr and her husband decided to open a restaurant called La Tulipe. She asked Maria if I would come back to New York to be her chef. My green card was about to expire again. So I returned to New York.

Often referred to as France’s gift to Long Island, Guy Reuge, executive chef of Mirabelle Restaurant and the Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, has a lot to celebrate. Last fall he opened a new restaurant on Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor, Sandbar, launched Le Vin Wine Bar and Tapas at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove in collaboration with Christophe Lhopitault, and just this week released an autobiographical cookbook, “A Chef’s Odyssey.” I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Chef Reuge at his restaurant at The Three Village Inn as he reflected on his journey from north-central France to Long Island.

Tell me about that restaurant. La Tulipe was at 13th Street and Sixth Avenue. I went to look at it as soon as I arrived. It was a shell of a building. There was nothing there and I realized the restaurant was not [going] to open any time soon. So I found a job in one of the best restaurants in New York, Le Cygne (The Swan) as “chef saucier” [and spent my days] making 16 different sauces every day. A year later, La Tulipe opened. It was a small restaurant with about 65 seats. In France they were doing “nouvelle cuisine,” and we were its precursor in [the U.S.]. We’d serve 30 to 40 customers a night. Then Times food reviewer Mimi Sheraton decided — within three visits — we were worthy of three stars which, in those days, put you on the map. We were packed every night from then on. Every big wig, every politician ate there. And celebrities: Danny Kaye, Mary Tyler Moore, Candice Bergen, Mary Travers, and the biggest thrill of all — James Beard. Those were my days at La Tulipe — very glamorous.

I’ve read that you began your training at age 14. Did you know early in life that you wanted to be a chef? I developed a passion for cooking when I was about 10. I loved baking with my mother. I’d wake up early to help her make Sunday lunch. I loved to roll dough with her. That’s where my early passion began. But things were different in those days. You either went to school or you found an apprenticeship, as I did. My father was a mason. We didn’t have much money and for me to leave the house and go to work somewhere where I would eat, I would sleep, I would be taken care of — with clothes and so on, it was a good way out for my parents who were not very poor, but also not very rich.

What made you decide to come to America? I grew up in Orléans, where there was an American army base. As a kid, I saw American soldiers every day. In 1963 I was 10 years old when the family of an American soldier moved [in] across the street. So, there was the father, the mother, two sons and a daughter. The boys were about my age. Although we did not speak the same language, kids play together. I was so impressed with them. It’s the first time I saw a woman with pants — smoking a cigarette! And they would do “the barbecue” in the summer and invite me — with hot dogs and Wonder bread! Once or twice they took me to the camp, where they had a movie theater. This was my first encounter with Elvis Presley and I said, “Wow, that guy is good.” I decided one day I would go and visit America.

So when, and how, did you find your way to the United States? Coming out of military service, I found a job in Freebourg, Switzerland. [But] it was not a good situation for me. So after two months I was looking for another job. [In] the newspaper was an ad [from] a Swiss man, established in America, looking for a chef. I answered the ad. His name was George Rey and he owned a

Chef Guy Reuge restaurant on 55th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. He wanted someone quickly. I came to this country on a one-way ticket — no visa to work, only a tourist visa. I just wanted to try it. And, of course, I fell in love with New York. I got a lawyer and [began the process] of becoming legal in this country; a foreign resident with a green card, good for one year. And then, you have to renew it.

So now you were officially a New Yorker? Not yet. In 1974 I returned to France with money to spend. That was new to me. I traveled to Morocco, to Spain — and spent time with friends in France. But I knew my green card was about to expire again, so I returned to America in late ‘74. Upon arriving in New York the second time, I met friends in a nice pub where we used to hang out. (P.J. Clarke’s; it still exists.) When we arrived there was a table of giggling girls. A few of them spoke French [and my English was not so good]. We stayed to talk. One of them was to become my wife.

Tell me about her and how your lives came together. [Maria] had moved from Virginia [after college] and was working as a re-

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ceptionist at Gourmet Magazine. Before long she was offered an editor position. [The publisher] decided to put out a book called “Gourmet France.” Half the book would be about traveling in France, and half recipes from great restaurants. Sally Darr, head chef for Gourmet, went to all kinds of restaurants and got all kinds of recipes for the book. By then, people [at Gourmet] knew I was a chef and the editor-in-chief asked me to help. For one year, beside my restaurant work, I tested recipes for Gourmet. I could buy whatever I wanted, so I shopped at Jefferson Market, at Balducci’s, at Zabar’s — the best stores in New York at the time. My friends loved me because on the weekend I would cook and invite them for dinner. The book was published in 1977. My name is not on it, but I had a great time doing it.

So then you married Maria? We had a good relationship, but I wanted to move back to France — she wanted to stay in New York. We decided to part. I landed a job as a chef in a restaurant in Luneville, in eastern France. The restaurant was called Georges de la Tour (named for a 16th-century artist from there). We opened a great restaurant in the wrong place. It was a small town, very provincial, people were not open to the prices or the type of cuisine we were doing. It was challenging. And, to

After spending all those years in New York City, how did you come to open Mirabelle in St. James? Maria’s uncle Philip Palmedo lived in Old Field. He was a businessman, a physicist by training, and very fond of French food. He said to me, “Guy, why don’t you open your own restaurant?” I said I didn’t have enough money. He said, “Well, if I help you raise capital, would you [put] your restaurant in my neck of the woods?” We did a lot of little dinners at his home, invited a lot of people and put together a group of 50 investors. I found a location, Maria left Gourmet and I left my chef position at Tavern on the Green. We were young and ambitious. Nothing scared us. We were sure to be a success. A food editor at Newsday became interested in Mirabelle. She and a photographer followed us for three months during construction of the restaurant. When we opened in late December, she did a big spread on us. And we were on the map; packed every day. We opened with a three-star review in the New York Times from Florence Fabricant and [the critic] at Newsday gave us four stars.

Why did you relocate Mirabelle to the Three Village Inn? Projects like [Mirabelle] are nice when they are young. The first 10 years you do

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Farmers markets East Setauket Support the East Setauket Farmers Market next to the Three Village Historical Society, 93 N. Country Road, East Setauket Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Over 30 vendors feature local products. Rain or shine. Questions? Call 516-551-8461.

Holbrook Sunrise Craft & Farmers Market is held at the Sun Vet Mall parking lot, 5801 Sunrise Highway, Holbrook 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 20. Find local jams, breads, vegetables, crafts, antiques and more. For details call 631-667-3976.

Huntington The Huntington Center Farmers Market at 238 Main St., Huntington is held Sundays 7 a.m. to noon through Nov. 20. Enjoy fruits, vegetables, pies, homemade ice cream, vegan and organic items, pet treats and much more. Call 631-323-3653.

Kings Park Looking for Long Island fruits and vegetables, poultry and eggs, gluten-free cookies and much more? Visit the Kings Park Farmers Market in the municipal lot at the corner of Route 25A and Main St., Kings Park Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 20. Questions? Call 516-5436033 or visit

Mount Sinai The Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai hosts a farmers market Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 29. Choose from organic products, fruits, cheesecakes, gluten-free products, cutting boards, pies, breads, soaps and much more. Questions? Call 516-551-8461.

Nesconset The Nesconset Plaza, 127 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset hosts a farmers market Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 16, featuring potted plants, organic fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses and much more. Call 516-543-6033 or visit www.

Northport A farmers market is held in Northport in the Cow Harbor parking lot on the harbor Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon through Nov. 19, rain or shine. Choose from fresh fruits, crafts, flowers, vegetables and fish from local farms, merchants and fishermen. Call 631-754-3905.

Port Jefferson The Village of Port Jefferson hosts a farmers market next to The Frigate at the corner of Main Street and Broadway Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November. Find local produce, honey, bread and baked goods, seafood, international specialties, plants and flowers. Enjoy live music. Call 516-551-8461.

Rocky Point Rocky Point Farmers & Artisans Market is held at Old Depot Park, 115 Prince Road, Rocky Point Sundays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 20. Find local produce, baked goods, craft beer, natural meats, dips/spices and more. For additional information, visit www.

ONE ON ONE with Chef Guy Reuge Continued from page B15 well. Then things change. Other restaurants open. Trends change … I made a mistake, too. I opened a restaurant with partners in New York City in 2000. It was a fiasco. We lost a lot of money and came back to St. James. In 2007 a friend asked me, “wouldn’t you like to own the Three Village Inn?” He said, “if you can make a deal with the owner, we’ll go in together.” I always loved this place and thought we could do something interesting. I approached the Lessing’s Group but they told me it’s not for sale. Three months later CEO Michael Lessing called. “So, how about you sell your restaurant, we revamp the Three Village Inn, and you come in as the chef.” My life would change; I’d be corporate instead of being on my own, but we could make Mirabelle a success again. We transferred the name Mirabelle and the restaurant was reborn in 2008.

Beside breathing new life into Mirabelle, did the link with the Lessing’s bring other opportunities? Yes. Mr. Lessing asked me to put a restaurant in his hometown of Cold Spring Harbor. We found a place, built the building from scratch, and it’s a beautiful restaurant we call Sandbar. Highly successful, it’s fully booked every night, thanks to good reviews in the Times and three stars in Newsday.

You’ve won many prestigious culinary awards. Which means the most to you? I became a Master Chef of France in 1991. I never thought I would accede to that. I admire the chefs among that group. It’s an elite. Jean-Michel Bergougnoux, chef at Le Cygne, and Andre Soltner at Lutece sponsored me. And then [there is the] trophy — every year one of the Master Chefs gets it. I won the trophy in 2006 — a beautiful Toque d’Argent (silver chef’s hat) that you keep in your restaurant for a year. I received it at Le Cirque. There was a big ceremony and the French ambassador was there. It was nice. In France, we love our medals.

Chef Guy Reuge

Do you have a favorite dish? Not really. For me cooking is something that is based on your mood. So you are in the mood for fish because you go to a pier and you see a fisherman coming with a fish, and you think, “Oh my God, I would love to cook this.” To me, the situation sets the mood and the mood sets the food. I love everything. The beauty of working as a chef in this country is that you have so many influences: Asian, Mexican, so many others.

Tell me about Le Vin at Smith Haven Mall. It’s a project I put together with Christophe Lhopitault who owns Lake Side Emotions [wine shop] across the street [in the Stony Brook Village Center.] We decided to get together to open a little wine bar. The wine is sold at a very good price, by the glass or by the bottle.

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Tonight, Thursday, Oct. 20, Chef Guy Reuge will host a special book signing dinner in celebration of the release of his cookbook, “A Chef’s Odyssey,” at the Three Village Inn, 150 Main St., Stony Brook at 7 p.m. The night will feature a four-course prix fixe menu highlighting a selection of the chef’s classics. Menu items, subject to change, include panisses with harissa mayonnaise (first course); maple glazed quail and fried eggplant with lime and sherrymaple syrup (second course), aged shell steak and red wine braided beef short

rib with an autumn vegetable medley or woven sole and salmon sauce Duglere (third course); and Gâteau Mirabelle and petits fours (fourth course). Cost is $110 per person and includes a copy of the cookbook and dinner. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 631-751-0555.

Book Revue On Nov. 7, the Book Revue, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will welcome Chef Guy Reuge who will sign copies of “A Chef’s Odyssey,” at 7 p.m. For more information, call 631-271-1442 or visit www.

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We have a blackboard menu, which is all tapas, but with a French flair. The menu changes every two months. It’s challenging because it’s in the mall and people are not used to that. There’s an entrance from the food court and one from outside, [so we’re not limited to the mall’s hours]. Once inside you have no idea you are in a mall. It’s a breath of fresh air.

Do you have retirement plans? I am getting older and people ask, “Why do you still do this?” It’s been 47 years. My role model is Paul Bocuse. He just turned 90, and although he does not cook anymore, he is still active in the business. I have no desire to give up what I am doing either, as long as I am healthy. Every day I come to work excited about it. I love projects. In this business we are constantly with young people. It keeps you young.



the mystery. Michael R. Ebert, author of “The Curse of Lake Ronkonkoma,” delved into these allegations and found that, “One study showed that over 7 years in the early 1900s, the rainfall on Long Island was below the usual average by about 52 inches, yet the lake rose 7 feet.” Another eerie oddity about Lake Ronkonkoma is about the bodies of people who have drowned in the lake. Bodies have been found washed up in Connecticut and out in the Long Island Sound, fueling claims that Lake Ronkonkoma has many hidden caverns, passageways and tunnels leading to different locations. Other bodies have never been found. Centereach High School, located at 14 43rd Street, has limited access for the public. Some believe that the bleachers of Centereach High School are haunted by James Halversen, a New York City firefighter who used to run at the track every day. At 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 5, 1997, Halversen and his dog were shot. Some people can feel his presence or even a man running on the fifth lane of the track. Some say they also have

seen a glowing object in the northeast corner of the track. Katie’s of Smithtown is located at 145 West Main Street. Katie’s is a popular bar in Smithtown and home to a ghost named Charlie, who is said to have been a bartender and bootlegger during the 1920s. After committing suicide, he is said to frequently visit the bar. Many patrons have felt or seen him. Some have seen people in 19th century dress in the bar, and the figure of a woman has been seen walking up and down the bar and down the basement stairs. Women have reported toilet seats jumping open and making banging sounds when no one else is in the bathroom, and footsteps have also been heard coming from the basement when it is unoccupied. Glasses have also been known to fly off the bar and tables. And last, but not least, the Port Jefferson Ferries are believed by many that a ghost haunts the ferries as they travel the Sound. Many riders have seen the ghost of a former captain who wears a weathered uniform. Good Haunting!

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it may look very pretty all wrapped in a red holiday bow, but for all the believers out there, the country House is said to be haunted.


By ErnEstinE Franco It’s the time of the year when children and adults alike will be out en masse on the lookout for ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. During the month of October, which culminates on Halloween, the North Shore of Long Island has many places to satisfy die-hard thrill seekers. However, if you want to experience “real” haunted places on the North Shore, check out the list below: Kings Park Psychiatric Center, located on West Fourth Street in Kings Park has been closed for many years and is not open to the public. For many years, Long Islanders have broken into this historic location to see the eerie, condemned facilities. At its height, the psychiatric center was home to over 9,000 patients. They were subjected to overcrowding and deplorable conditions as well as dramatic procedures, such as lobotomies and electroshock therapy. From inside and outside the many buildings, people have reported yells and screams of deceased patients, and some say they can see ghosts in the windows. Although you cannot go into the buildings, you can drive through the grounds for a quick peek. The grounds are monitored by the police. Country House Restaurant is located at 1175 Country House Road in Stony Brook. This building has a prerevolutionary story behind it. It is believed to be haunted by Annette Williamson, the daughter of a former owner. She had allowed British soldiers to stay in the home and was believed to be a spy. She was hung from the second-story rafters and her spirit haunts the kitchen and stairways. Visitors say they can hear her cries and light bulbs flicker. The restaurant also has a “Ghost Bar” where you can view pictures of Annette Williamson. Genre artist William Sidney Mount was said to have attended séances there when it was known as the Thomas Hadaway House. Lake Ronkonkoma, Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma: One of the most frequent tales you hear about Lake Ronkonkoma is one involving a Native American princess who died at the lake in the mid-1600s. The story goes that the Native American princess fell in love with an Englishman named Hugh Birdsall. He lived across the lake, but her father would not permit her to pursue a romance with the Englishman. Legends say that the heartbroken princess killed herself because she could not be with her true love. Folklore then goes on to say that every year since, in a desperate search for a soulmate in death, the princess takes a young male’s life. Lake Ronkonkoma is rumored to have no bottom, just an endless abyss of darkness. The lake itself is the largest lake on Long Island and it would be impossible for a human being to reach the bottom without assistance since it is 100 feet (30 m) at its southeastern side. Something that feeds into this tale is how the water level of Lake Ronkonkoma seems to rise and fall with no relation to rainfall, something that adds to



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This gardener cut back on lawn mowing by planting trees and shrubs. notice that the lawn itself does not grow up against the trees. This way the trees are not damaged while mowing the lawn.


r.B.T. took this photo with her iPhone in Stony Brook Village on Oct. 7. She writes, ‘When I came across these beautiful swans in Stony Brook Harbor, I couldn’t help but be enchanted by the synchronicity! Swans pair for life and seemed to pose for this picture, as my parents, Stony Brook residents richard and cheryl Badalament, would be celebrating their 49th anniversary the next day.’

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Many aspects of gardening that we on Long Island take for granted are actually imports. We take honeybees for granted, but in actuality they were imported from Europe. The honey that we routinely enjoy and the pollination benefits they provide for gardeners and farmers are a result of this import. The earthworms that gardeners love to see, creating fertile aerated soil, are also imports, again courtesy of the early Colonists. Our lush green lawns are another thing we take for granted. Yet before Colonial times, the native peoples had no use for lawns. Natural grasslands, like the prairies of the Great Plains and many other parts of the U.S., supported the buffalo and other grazing animals. Where native peoples farmed, they removed the vegetation and planted, in particular, corn, beans and squash, referred to as the Three Sisters. So, where did our lawns come from? It’s a long story, but in a nut shell, European grasses were imported into North America, but initially only the rich could afford their maintenance, both here and in Europe. Grasses were trimmed by humans with scythes or by animals grazing on the property. Interestingly, goats are currently being used in New York State to help eliminate invasive plants in the same way that grazing animals kept grasses trimmed before the lawn mower. They are currently being used on the Underhill Preserve near Jericho Turnpike and Route 106 to clear the land of invasive plants. A particular benefit is that they eat the roots, so that these invasive plants are wiped out. Plans are to remove the goats in mid-October. Hopefully native plants will fill in.

During World War I, a flock of sheep was kept on the White House lawn. It saved manpower and the wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross. But, no, I’m not suggesting that we as homeowners should keep animals grazing on our lawns. For one thing, in most cases zoning laws prevent it. For another, caring for these animals is work. In 1830, the mechanical lawn mower was invented, and beginning in the 1870s lawns began to appear, but it wasn’t until the 1930s that front lawns proliferated. They are a product of suburbia. Look at cities and you’ll see very few, if any, in the way of front lawns, even in areas where single- or double-family houses are located. Where suburbs developed in areas of frequent drought, even to this day, there are fewer lawns. Remember that unless you live in a community with strict landscaping regulations, you don’t even need to have a front lawn. You could plant a variety of ornamentals and ground covers together with statuary. Using native plants, in particular, means less concern with watering and, of course, less mowing. A gardening acquaintance of mine had two acres of manicured lawns. He complained bitterly of the amount of time he spent mowing each weekend. He could have planted more trees and shrubs, removing much of the lawn, just keeping enough in the front of the house for appearance and enough in the back for relaxation. Next week, we’ll take a look at fall lawn maintenance for those who enjoy their lawns. Ellen Barcel is a freelance writer and master gardener. To reach Cornell Cooperative Extension and its Master Gardener program, call 631-727-7850.


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Guy Reuge, executive chef of Mirabelle Restaurant and the Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook recently released his first book, “A Chef’s Odyssey: An Autobiographical Cookbook,” to rave reviews. “‘A Chef’s Odyssey’ is a charming and very personal memoir and cookbook by French chef Guy Reuge,” said Jacques Pepin. “From the simple, straightforward recipes of his youth to the sophisticated recipes he made at La Tulipe in New York City and later at Mirabelle, he vividly brings back memories of a time when French cooking rules the New York restaurant scene.” Try this recipe for Panisse with Harissa Mayonnaise from “A Chef’s Odyssey.” In his cookbook, Chef Reuge writes, “Panisse are a treat from southeastern France. They are made with a chickpea flour batter that is deep-fried. I serve panisse as a snack and they are one our most requested menu items.”

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Community embraces adult coloring contest Dear Readers, We recently held our third adult coloring contest, asking adults 21 and over to color in Karin Bagan’s nautical-themed graphic and the response was overwhelming! We received many colorful entries from readers all along the North Shore who used many different types of mediums, including colored pencils, markers, paint, stickers and glitter to create their masterpieces. Along with her online entry, Laura Star of Setauket commented, “This was fun! I’m going to hang [the coloring page] on my fridge, alongside the kids’ works! And why not?” Why not indeed! Although it was extremely difficult to choose a winner as every entry was unique in its own way, our three judges, Port Times Record Editor Alex Petroski, Managing Editor Desirée Keegan and intern Nicole Geddes, ultimately decided that Yow-Ning Chang’s interpretation stood out above the rest. “We selected this particular coloring page because, in addition to the appealing pastel colors, the artist’s interpretation looked like it was sent by sea as a message in a bottle,” stated the judges, adding, “It was the perfect blend of bright and colorful along with a weathered, parchment feel that distinguished itself from so many other great submissions and gave it a unique element of texture. The combination was too catching to be denied.” The East Setauket resident will receive a three-year subscription to the Times Beacon Record. All other entries will receive a oneyear subscription. Thanks to all who entered and for sharing your talents with us!

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Thursday 20 Learn English for Beginners

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will offer an ESL class from 5 to 6 p.m. Come develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Free and open to all. Call 928-1212.

Book signing dinner

In celebration of the release of Executive Chef Guy Reuge’s autobiographical cookbook, "A Chef’s Odyssey," The Three Village Inn, 150 Main St., Stony Brook will host a book signing and prix fixe dinner at 7 p.m. $110 per person includes a copy of the cookbook and dinner. Reservations are requested by calling 7510555.

Haunted Trail

Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, 1774 Sound Ave., Calverton invites you to enjoy the frights and sights along its Haunted Trail tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight and again on Oct. 29, rain or shine. Admission is $15 per person and includes a 90-minute haunted trail walk, scary movies while you wait and a hot dog & soda. Questions? Call 727-1614.

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Spector & Barret in concert

Oct. 20 tO Oct. 27, 2016

Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, 100 Nichols Road, Stony Brook will welcome Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barret in concert in the Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Titled This Is Dedicated: Music’s Greatest Marriages, the concert will feature duets like "Going to Jackson" and "The Beat Goes On." Tickets are $48. To order, call 632-2787 or visit www.

Book signing

Sunday 23

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome psychic medium and author MaryAnn DiMarco who will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, "Believe, Ask, Act: Divine Steps to Raise Your Intuition, Create Change, and Discover Happiness," at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

Car Show and Swap Meet

Long Island Cars will present a Car Show and Swap Meet at the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill, 1 Ski Run Lane, Farmingville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of classic and collectible cars will be on display along with vendors, live music and more. Held rain or shine. Admission is $8 adults; free for kids under 12 years old. For more information, call 567-5898 or visit

Hard Luck Cafe concert

The Folk Music Society of Huntington will welcome The Folk Goddesses and Tom Griffith in concert at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. as part of its Hard Luck Cafe series. Open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 members. For tickets, call 423-7611.

Friday 21 Rummage Sale

Caroline Church of Brookhaven, 1 Dyke Road, Setauket will hold its annual Rummage Sale today from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the church’s outreach programs. For further information, call 751-8809.

Spooky Lantern Tour

Come join the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society for its annual Spooky Lantern Tour of the historic Miller Place district today, Oct. 22, 28 and 29 with the first tour at 4 p.m. and last tour at 6:15 p.m. Tour is approximately 75 to 90 minutes long. Admission is $10 per person. Proceeds are used for the restoration of the society’s historic home. Visit or call 476-5742 for more information.

Haunting Hallockville tours

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead will present spooky Haunting Hallockville night tours today and Oct. 22 with the first tour at 4 p.m., last tour at 7 p.m. North Fork actors from the local theater community will portray various historical characters in this familyfriendly Halloween show. $10 for ages 11 and up; free for ages 10 and under. 50-minute guided tour is by advance registration only at Questions? Call 298-5292.

Live jazz

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will present pianist Dick Style in concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, children 12 and under free. To make a reservation, call 751-1895 or visit www.

Friday Night Face Off

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

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SMOOTH RIDE: Enjoy classic cars like this 1950 Buick two-door fastback at the Long Island Cars' Oct. 23 Car Show and Swap Meet at Bald Hill.

Saturday 22 Rummage Sale See Oct. 21 listing.

Spooky Lantern Tour See Oct. 21 listing.

Haunting Hallockville tours See Oct. 21 listing.

October Fest and Craft Fair

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 716 Route 25A, Rocky Point will hold its annual October Festival and Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will include delicious food, a bake sale, more than a dozen craft vendors and activities for children. Call 744-9355 for further information.

Antiques Appraisal Fair

Want to know how much your antique item is worth? Bethel AME Church, 33 Christian Ave., Setauket will hold an Antiques Appraisal Fair fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have your antiques appraised for a nominal fee. Held rain or shine. Free admission. For additional information, call 751-4140.

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Huntington Village Art Walk

Enjoy free admission and extended hours as local venues participate in an Art Walk from 2 to 7 p.m. including The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington Arts Council, Huntington Historical Society, b.j. spoke gallery and LaunchPad to celebrate the arts. Explore exhibitions, enjoy hands-on art activities and enjoy light refreshments. Questions? Call 351-3250.

2016 Spirits Tour

The Three Village Historical Society will host its 22nd annual Spirits Tour at the Setauket Presbyterian Church and Caroline Church of Brookhaven’s cemeteries starting at 5 p.m. Meet the "spirits" of William Sidney Mount, his family, friends and business acquaintances during this guided tour. Rain date Oct. 23. Tickets at the door are $25 adults, $20 members; $12 for children under 12, $10 members. Advance tickets available at a discount by calling 751-3730.

Doo Wop Dance

The Centereach Fire Dept. Juniors will hold their 2nd annual Doo Wop Dance at the Centereach Fire Department, 9 S. Washington Ave., Centereach from 6 to 11 p.m. Featuring music by Stan Ziczkas and the Del Satins. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door and includes a hot buffet, beer, wine, soda, coffee and cake. To RSVP, call 739-7397.

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce will host its 9th annual The Taste at Port Jefferson at the Village Center, 101A E. Broadway, Port Jefferson from noon to 4 p.m. Sample an abundance of food, desserts, wine and beer from over 25 local shops and restaurants. Advance tickets are $40 per person, $65 for VIP and may be purchased online at or by calling 473-1414. Tickets at the door are $50.

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Cemetery tour

Senior dance

Rocky Point Historical Society will hold a tour of the Noah Hallock Homestead, c. 1721, and cemetery, c. 1766, 172 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point from 1 to 3 p.m. Costumed docents will tell the stories of the Hallocks and of their time in Rocky Point. Cider and cookies will be served. Admission is $5 adults, children under 12 free. Questions? Call 255-4304.

Enter if you dare! Deepwells Farm County Park, Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James will host a Haunted Mansion event tonight, Oct. 28 and 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Donations appreciated. For more information, call the St. James Chamber of Commerce at 584-8510.

St. Sylvester's Church, 680 Ohio Ave., Medford will host a senior dance with the Savoy Swing Band from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes beverages and snacks. For information, call 730-3333.

Walk for Beauty

The 23rd annual Walk for Beauty will be held at the Stony Brook Village Center, 111 Main St., Stony Brook at 8:30 a.m. Choose the Hercules on the Harbor 10K Run ($35 preregistration, $45 day of) or the 4K/6K Walk ($25 preregistration, $35 day of). Proceeds will go directly to breast cancer research at Stony Brook Medicine. For more information, call 751-2244 or visit

Autumn Craft Fair

The Selden Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 44 Woodmere Place, Selden will hold its 2016 Autumn Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring many vendors including Avon, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Younique and many more. Call 312-8782 for more information.

Cross Island: Reed, Strings and Keys North Shore Public Library, 250 Route 25A, Shoreham will host a classical, jazz and Latin music concert at 2 p.m. Free and open to all. Call 941-4488 for further information.

Long Island's Got Talent Finals

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will host this year's Long Island's Got Talent Finals at 6:30 p.m. Come see the final 7 perform for the ultimate title. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call 689-5888.

International Folk Dancing

The Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown will host an evening of International Folk Dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome. No partner is necessary. Dances will be reviewed and/or taught. $8 donation requested. For more information, call 516-7813552 or 650-3174.

Monday 24 Friendly Conversation Group

Practice English with other new speakers in a relaxed setting at Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station from 5 to 6 p.m. Free and open to all. Call 9281212 to register.


Tuesday 25 Adult coloring class

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

Needleworkers meeting

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

Wednesday 26 Job Fair

Looking for a job? The Huntington Opportunity Resource Center, 1264 New York Ave., Huntington Station will hold a Job Fair today from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet with recruitment agencies and employers from different industries including Adecco, New York Life, Meenan, Northwell, Express Professionals and more. No registration necessary. Come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resume. For more information, call 385-2305.

Book signing

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome Dr. Andrea Libutti who will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, "Awakened by Autism: Embracing Autism, Self, and Hope for a New World," at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

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'Little Shop of Horrors'

'Betty's Summer Vacation'

‘Legally Blonde’

‘Lemon Tree’

SoLuna Studio, 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge will present the Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical "Little Shop of Horrors" on the Main Stage through Oct. 30. Tickets range from $15 to $20. To order, call 761-6602 or visit www.

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson kicks off its 47th Mainstage season with the hilarious and fun-filled musical "Legally Blonde" through Oct. 29. Tickets range from $20 to $35. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.


Ring in the election year as the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents the classic Tony-award-winning musical, "1776," through Nov. 6. Tickets range from $71 to $76. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.

‘I’ll Be Back Before Midnight!’

Just in time for Halloween, the Arena Players Repertory Theater will offer "I’ll Be Back Before Midnight!" by Peter Colley at the Carriage House Theater on the grounds of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport on Oct. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $18 to $25. To order, call 516-293-0674 or 516-557-1207. For more information, visit

'Urinetown: The Musical'

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present the awardwinning "Urinetown: The Musical" through Nov. 6. All tickets are $35. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

Bare Bones Theater Company, 57 Main St., Northport will present "Betty's Summer Vacation" by Christopher Durang from Oct. 20 to Nov. 6. Tickets are $25, $20 matinee. To order, call 606-0026 or 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.

Theater 294, 294 Farmingdale Road, Farmingdale will present a production of "Lemon Tree," a new play by Claude Solnik about the joys and anguish of love, from Oct. 21 to Nov. 6. Tickets range from $15 to $20. To order, call 917-825-7374.


Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn will host a theatrical presentation of "Ghost" on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Witness a recreation of a 19th-century seance and have your questions answered by the Mystic Oracle. Come prepared to be a part of the show. For tickets, call 757-4200.

‘Tales of Halloween’

The Minstrel Players will present "Tales of Halloween" on Oct. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church’s Houghton Hall, 130 Main Street, Northport. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children under 12. To order, call 516-557-1207 or visit

'Bat Boy: The Musical'

Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden will present a production of "Bat Boy: The Musical" at the Shea Theatre in the Islip Arts Building from Nov. 10 to 20. Tickets are $12, 16 and under, $10. For more information, call 451-4110.

Township Theatre Group will present the touching comedy, "Calendar Girls," by Tim Firth at Temple Beth El, 660 Park Ave., Huntington from Oct. 22 to Nov. 6. Tickets are $25 adults, $22 students and seniors. To order, call 213-9832 or visit

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Film ‘Money Monster’

Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport will screen "Money Monster" on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Rated R. Free and open to all. For more information, call 261-6930.

‘Elvis and Nixon’

On Oct. 21, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket will screen "Elvis and Nixon" at 2 p.m. Rated R. Free and open to all. No registration required. Questions? Call 941-4080.

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will hold a fundraising brunch and screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $75, $50 members. To order, call 423-7611.

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‘Calendar Girls’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present the holiday sequel to its 2009 hit, "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical," from Nov. 19 to Dec. 18. Rated R for language. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors, $20 students. To order, call 724-3700 or visit

'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will offer an ESL class from 5 to 6 p.m. Come develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Free and open to all. Call 928-1212.


'The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical'

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen "The Addams Family" on Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. as part of its Cult Cafe series. Tickets are $5, $4 members. Call 4237611 or visit

Learn English for Beginners

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will host a book signing and lecture featuring author Kerriann Flanagan Brosky and ghost investigator Joe Giaquinto from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wine and dessert will be served. Tickets are $20 per person. Reservations are required by calling 689-5888.

Celebrate the season with a holiday favorite. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present its 33rd annual production of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens from Nov. 19 to Dec. 30. Tickets range from $20 to $35. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.

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Book signing and lecture

Join the Join W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport for a jolly holiday with "Mary Poppins" from Nov. 17 to Jan. 1. Tickets range from $71 to $76. To order, call 2612900 or visit

‘A Christmas Carol’

RJO Intermediate School, 99 Old Dock Road, Kings Park will host an evening of Israeli and international folk dancing every Wednesday (when school is in session) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All levels, no partner needed. Cost is $9 per person. For more information, call Linda at 269-6894.

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington will welcome New York Times and international best-selling author Laura Schroff who will be speaking and signing copies of her new book, "Angels on Earth," at 7 p.m. Call 271-1442.

'Mary Poppins'

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will screen "The Phenom" on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. Not rated. Free and open to all. Call 928-1212 to register. Photo courtesy of MGM

John Garfield and Lana Turner in a scene from the 1946 film 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'

Cinema Arts Centre to screen 'The John Garfield Story'

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will host a screening of "The John Garfield Story," a compelling documentary about the smoldering-yetsensitive Forties Hollywood legend (born Julius Garfinkle) and two-time Academy Award nominee who became one of the greatest stars to be caught up in the Hollywood Blacklist — contributing to his tragic death from a heart attack in 1952, when he was only 39. The star’s daughter, Julie Garfield, who narrates the film, will appear as special guest to discuss her father's career in such classic film noirs as "The Postman Always Rings Twice" opposite Lana Turner (1946), as co-star to Gregory Peck in "Gentleman’s Agreement"

(1947), the first post-Holocaust film to broach the subject of anti-Semitism in America, and much more. The discussion will also touch on the inevitable implications for today's presidential election controversies. Also appearing at the screening are the film’s five-time Emmy-Award-winning, ground-breaking filmmakers Joan Kramer and David Heeley, who will sign their new book, "In the Company of Legend," with behind-the-scenes details about how they revitalized the genre of Hollywood documentary. Tickets are $25 and include a booksigning and dessert reception with live jazz guitar entertainment. To order, call 4237611 or visit

‘The Land’

As part of its Avalon Seedlings Play! event, Avalon Barn, Shep Jones Lane, Stony Brook will screen "The Land" on Oct. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. Followed by a discussion with director Erin Davis, Morgan Leichter Saxby, author of "What Is Playwork?" and Alex Khost of play:groundNYC. Free. To register, email Questions? Call 374-6740.

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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 11:15 am Holy Days: See website or phone for information Sunday School alternate 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


ST. JAMES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 429 Rt. 25A, Setauket, NY 11733 Phone/Fax: (631) 941–4141

Mission Statement: In faith we come together to celebrate the Eucharist as a Parish Family; and as a Catholic community of faith, we are sent to be Christ to the world around us. 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) Office Hours: Monday–Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Baptisms: Sundays at 1:30 pm (except during Lent) 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


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 10:00 am Sunday School and Childcare offered at 10:00 am open to all children (infants to 8th grade). The last Sunday of every month is our Welcome Sunday Service. This service has been intentionally designed to include persons of differing abilities from local group homes. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Rev. Gennaro DiSpigno, Pastor Office of Christian Formation • 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 Penance 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 Pastor Lesaya Kelly Weekly Schedule: Sunday Worship w/Children’s Church 9:30 - 11am We offer weekly small groups and monthly meetings for men and women We exist to love God with everything we have. We are a small, vibrant community reaching out to our world with love in action.



110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 473-0165 • Fax (631) 331-8094 Reverend Patrick M. Riegger, Pastor Associates: Rev. Francis Lasrado & Rev. Rolando Ticllasuca To schedule Baptisms and Weddings, Please call the Rectory Confessions: Saturdays 12:30-1:15 pm in the Lower Church Religious Ed.: (631) 928-0447 • Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145 Weekly Masses: 6:50 and 9 am in the Church, 12 pm in the Chapel* Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5 pm in the Church, 5:15 pm in the Chapel* Sunday at 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm in the Church and at 8:30 am, 10 am, and 11:30 am (Family Mass) in the Chapel* Spanish Masses: Sunday at 8:45 am and Wednesday at 6 pm in the Church *Held at the Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital Religious Education: (631) 928-0447 Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145


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Meeting at the Heritage Community Center 633 Mt. Sinai Coram Rd., Mt. Sinai (631)734-0204

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

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

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


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

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

Sunday Services: 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:15 am Church School/Child Care at 9:30 am Church School classes now forming. Call 631-941-4245 for registration. Weekday holy Eucharist’s: Thursday 12 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. Join us for the Dickens Festival Dec. 3 & 4 • 11am - 4pm. Chocolate & Homemade Soup. 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.


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

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


430 Sheep Pasture Rd., Port Jefferson 11777 Tel: 631-473-0894 • Fax: 631-928-5131 •

Rev. Demetrios N. Calogredes, Protopresbyter Sunday Services Orthros 8:30 am - Devine Liturgy 10 am Services conducted in both Greek & English* Books available to follow in English* Sunday Catechism School, 10:15 am - 11:15 am* Greek Language School, Tuesdays 5 pm - 8 pm* Bible Study & Adult Catechism Classes Available* Golden Age & Youth Groups* Thrift Store* Banquet Hall available for Rental* For information please call Church office*

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“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


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


“THE ETERNAL FLAME-THE ETERNAL LIGHT” Weekly Channel #20 at 10 am Shabbat Morning Services 9 am. Free Membership. No building fund. Free Hebrew School. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbat and Holiday Services followed by hot buffet. Adult Education Institute. Women’s Education Group-Internationally prominent Lecturers and Women’s Torah Class. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Kaballah Classes. Jewish Holiday Institute. Tutorials for all ages. Put Meaning in Your Life 631-698-3939 Member, National Council of Young Israel All welcome regardless of knowledge or observance level.


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

Cantor Daniel Kramer, Rabbi Emeritus Howard Hoffman Executive Director Marcie Platkin Services: Daily morning and evening minyan Friday at 8 pm; Saturday 8:45 am and one hour before sundown • Tot Shabbat Family Kehillah • Sisterhood • Men’s Club • Seniors Club • Youth Group Award–winning Religious School • Teen Community Service Program Nursery School • Mommy and Me • Preschool Summer Program Continuing Ed • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Judaica Shop Thrift Shop • Kosher Catering Panel We warmly welcome you to our Jewish home. Come worship, study and enjoy being Jewish with our caring NSJC family. Member United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

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 5 pm and Sundays at 8 am, 9:30 am and 11 am


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

Rev. Paul A. Downing, Pastor email: • pastor’s cell: 347–423–3623 church website: Services: Sundays-8:30 and 10:30 am-Holy Communion Bibles and Bagels 9:30 am Sunday School during 10:30 service Wednesday evening 7:30 pm-Holy Communion Friday Morning-Power of Prayer Hour 10:30 am

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

Rev. Margaret H. Allen ( Sunday Service: 10:30 am

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


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

Rev. G. Jude Geiger, Minister

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

( 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




BETHEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 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 

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

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 10 am Worship with Holy Communion Mary & Martha Circle (Women’s Ministry) monthly on 2nd Tuesday at noon

UNITY CHURCH OF HEALING LIGHT 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



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 Sharon L. Sobel Cantor Carol Chesler 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

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 rev. dr. craig malbon, visiting minister


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 Inn 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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SBU SportSweek oCT. 20 – oCT. 26, 2016

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Clockwise from left, Stacey Bedell carries the ball behind lead blockers; Jordan Gowins rushes downfield; and Tyrice Beverette celebrates the win with his teammates.

Bedell, Gowins help Seawolves take homecoming Stony Brook’s football team overcame a slow offensive start and was carried by the legs of cousins Stacey Bedell and Jordan Gowins in the second half to get past visiting University of Rhode Island 14-3 Oct. 15 in front of a record crowd of 12,221 for homecoming at LaValle Stadium. Bedell and Gowins each rushed for over 100 yards and both scored touchdowns for the Seawolves (4-2, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association Football). The defense held the Rams (1-6, 0-4 CAA Football) to just 134 total yards and three points. “It was a great defensive effort,” Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore said. “They had that one drive against us, and other than that drive, we shut them down.” Rhode Island cracked the scoreboard first with a 32-yard field goal off the foot of Justin Rohrwasser. The kick capped a 16-play, 68-yard drive set up in the first quarter. Stony Brook broke the two-plus quarter scoring drought with a one-yard rush by Bedell, a redshirt junior, in the fourth quarter. Senior kicker Przemyslaw Popek’s point-after attempt was good. The drive of six plays and 36 yards began after a 28-yard punt return by junior

wide receiver Sherman Alston Jr. “We had way too many penalties and inefficient plays on the offensive side, but at halftime I told the team to find a way to win, and we pretty much played the game that way in the second half,” Priore said. “We gave the ball to our two horses in the backfield and we got it done.” Gowins a sophomore, gave Stony Brook some insurance with a two-yard run late in the fourth quarter that capped an eightplay, 56-yard drive. Popek’s kick was good. Stony Brook gained 306 yards of total offense on 69 plays. Rhode Island had 134 yards of total offense on 58 plays. Bedell led the ground game with 138 yards on 26 carries, for his third game this season and 11th of his career tallying over 100 yards, while his cousin finished 108 — Chuck Priore yards rushing on 21 carries for his first career 100-yard game. Bedell’s rushing touchdown was his seventh of the season and 20th of his career, while Gowins tallied his second this year. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Joe Carbone was 6-for-16 for 64 yards. Alston Jr. had a pair of punt returns for a total of 41 yards, including a 28 yarder in the fourth quarter.

‘We had way too many penalties and inefficient plays on the offensive side, but at halftime I told the team to find a way to win, and we pretty much played the game that way in the second half.’

Junior defensive back Tyrice Beverette had a team-high 11 tackles, including a sack, four tackles-for-a-loss and a forced fumble. As a result, he was named the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week for the first time this season and third time in his career with Stony Brook. Stony Brook snapped a two-game homecoming losing streak with the win, and improved to 9-2 on homecoming under Priore. After back-to-back wins at Towson University and Rhode Island, the Seawolves have been rewarded by returning to the top 25 in all three national Football Champion-

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ship Subdivision polls released Oct. 17. The Seawolves sit 22nd in the HERO poll, 22nd in the coaches’ poll and 24th in the STATS poll. The ranking is the first for Stony Brook since cracking the top 25 a month ago. Stony Brook sits in a virtual tie for firstplace in the CAA Football standings. The Seawolves are 3-0, while James Madison is a perfect 4-0 in conference play. It’s the first time Stony Brook is 3-0 since joining the league in 2013 Stony Brook hits the road, this time down I-95, to face the University of Delaware Oct. 22. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.





SBU’s Solovyov scores $1.15 million superconducting grant Harnassing the Technology of our Research Giants

BY DANIEL DUNAIEF It’s lighter, cheaper and just as strong. In the age of manufacturing the latest and greatest high-technology parts, that is a compelling combination. Indeed, the Department of Energy recently awarded the Brookhaven Technology Group, a business incubator tenant of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University, $1.15 million to develop a high-temperature superconductor cable with a new architecture. The grant supports the research of Vyacheslav Solovyov, an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at SBU and the principal investigator at Brookhaven Technology Group.

’Maybe this is the next industry that replaces the Grummans and the aerospaces that have left.’ — JIM SMITH “Very few projects are funded, so we’re very excited that ours was chosen,” said Paul Farrell, the president at BTG. The potential applications for Solovyov’s Exocable, as the new architecture is called, span a wide range of uses, including in high field magnets for a new breed of accelerator. The work entails creating a high-temperature superconducting cable that is an integral ingredient in creating the superconducting machinery. The BTG process produces a high-temperature superconducting cable after removing the substrate, which is a singlecrystal-like material. Solovyov transfers the superconducting layer to a supporting tape that can be engineered for strength and not for crystallinity.



This work reduces the weight of the tape by as much as 70 percent per unit length for the same current capacity. The potential for this new cable is that it can contribute to the growing field of research at Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory on superconductivity, said Jim Smith, assistant vice president of economic development at Stony Brook. “Maybe this is the next industry that replaces the Grummans and the aerospaces that have left,” he said. Semiconductors are of particular interest to manufacturers because they transmit energy with no resistance. Right now, about 6.5 percent of energy transmitted around the United States is lost in distribution wires, Smith said. Maintaining the energy that’s lost in the wires would have “tremendous benefits.” To be sure, while the research at BTG could contribute to lower cost and improved efficiency in high-temperature superconductivity, there are hurdles to making this process and the applications of it work. For starters, the company needs to produce kilometers of ExoCable. “The challenge is to demonstrate that the properties will be as uniform as they were before the substrate removal,” explained Solovyov, who has been working in superconductivity since 1986. Recently, Smith said he, Farrell and Solovyov met to discuss the wiring for their facility. “A lot of power and wiring will be installed in the next four to five weeks,” Smith said. Scientists who worked with Solovyov expressed admiration for his work and optimism about his results. Solovyov’s “new activity will definitely advance the long-promised practical application of superconductivity electrical power transmission, as well as in the development of high-field magnets for both

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From left, Robert Catell, chairman of the board, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center; Vyacheslov Solovyov; Sergey Gelman, a Stony Brook engineering student; and Yacov Shamash, vice president for economic development at Stony Brook University industrial and scientific application,” David Welch, a former collaborator and retired senior materials scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, wrote in an email. Welch explained that Solovyov focused on methods for making composites of superconducting material with normally conducting metals in the form of wires, tapes and cables necessary for their practical application. “Such a combination of talents is unusual,” Welch continued. Early on, it was clear “that [Solovyov] was going to become an important member of the scientific staff at BNL.” Solovyov started working on this process with BTG about a year and a half ago. When he first started collaborating with BTG, the company was working on a superconducting project funded by the army. When that work ended, Solovyov and BTG worked together to submit new proposals to the DOE. According to Solovyov, Stony Brook has been “very helpful in terms of providing facilities and lab space.” Stony Brook’s goal, Smith said, is to help companies like BTG succeed and measures that success in the number of new jobs created in the energy field. Solovyov, who grew up in the Ukraine, said he has had several breakthroughs in his career. He helped develop a patented technology that can speed up the processing of su-

perconducting materials by a factor of 10. “That has been used in production and I’m very proud of it,” Solovyov said. The professor lives in Rocky Point with his wife Olena Rybak and their two children, Natasha, 19, who attends Suffolk Community College, and Dennis, 14, who is in high school. Solovyov said he enjoys Long Island, where he can fish for striped bass and bluefish. He pan fries what he catches. As for his work, Solovyov has four patents and applications for three more. He and Farrell said the company is looking for opportunities for expansion. He is exploring ways to work with large-scale generators and wind turbines. Farrell explained that BTG has ambitions to become a larger company. BTG would “like to become a major contributor in this field,” Farrell said. That could include adding staff and developing more products that can be sold and used worldwide. “If our product is successful, in the sense that it improves the capability of superconductors to be used commercially, we’ll be adding people.” This work will need more funding, which the company plans to get either from the Department of Energy, from private investors or both. “If you can improve the usefulness of superconductors and reduce the cost of the wire, there’ll be wider use than there is right now,” Farrell said.

Blast from the Past:

Francis Melville, father of Frank Melville Jr. and Ward Melville’s grandfather sketched this image to submit as a design for the front porch of the Three Village Inn. To see more wonderful vintage photographs and images like this, visit The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s ongoing exhibit, It Takes a Team to Build a Village, at The WMHO’s Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main Street, Stony Brook. For more information, call 631751-2244.

A Haunted Dinner Union United Methodist Church, 1018 Pulaski Road, East Northport, will host A Haunted Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and includes a roast beef dinner with a side helping of spookiness. Dramatic readings will be held to fit the theme. Dress in costume for added fun. Prizes given for best costumes. Call the church office at 631261-1303 for tickets.

Pet Adoptathon Competition Suburu of Smithown, 463 Middle Country Road, St. James, will host a shelter pet adoptathon with Kent Animal Shelter on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of dogs and cats just waiting to go home with you. They are all spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and vetted for disease and temperament. For more information call 631-727-5731, ext. 4, or visit

Bunco & Baskets St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, will hold a Bunco & Baskets Auction on Friday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for many baskets, door prizes and surprises. Refreshments and home-baked goods available. Tickets are $20 prepaid. To order, call 631-265-4520.


Kids Calendar Join the Maritime Explorium for a Gorgeous Gobstopper science workshop on Oct. 22 and 23.

Programs Hands-On History

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present Hands-On History for grades K through 4 on Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 8 and Jan. 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Make the past come alive through activities and objects. Visit a different gallery each month and explore history. $10 per class, $8 members; $35 for all four classes, $25 members. To register, call 751-0066, ext. 212.

Spooky Science Lab

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport will offer a Halloween workshop for grades 2 to 5, Mr. Vanderbilt’s Spooky Science Lab, on Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join them for some creepy fun! Take part in a scavenger hunt in the museum collections galleries and create jars that can be used in a spooky Halloween display. $20, $18 members. Advance registration is required by calling 854-5539.

Haunting Hallockville Tours

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead will present spooky Haunting Hallockville night tours on Oct. 21 and 22 with the first tour at 4 p.m. and the last tour at 7 p.m. Fun for all ages. Held rain or shine. $10 ages 11 and up; free for ages 10 and under. The 50-minute guided tour is by advance registration only at

Halloween Spooktacular

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown welcomes all ghouls, ghosts and other Halloween creepies for a Halloween Spooktacular on Oct. 21 and 22 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy eerie animal presentations, the ghostly garden, creepy crafts, scary stories and a night walk along the Jack O’Lantern Trail. For ages 4 and up. $5 adults, $10 children. Questions? Call 979-6344.

Pumpkin Fun

On Oct. 22, Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket will present a Pumpkin Fun kids workshop for ages 3 to 10 at 10 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Try pumpkins practically every way. Decorate them, eat them, play pumpkin games and help carve them. Children will each take home a decorated pumpkin. $35. To register, call 689-8172.

Gorgeous Gobstoppers

Prepare to be amazed! Michael the Magician will be the special guest at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. as part of the museum’s Halloween Family Day. Enjoy a magic show, face painting, prizes for best costume and guided tours. $9 per child, chaperones free. To register, call Carolyn at 427-5240, ext. 113, or email

Toddler Time

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington hosts Toddler Time for ages 3 to 5 every Thursday (new day) at 11 a.m. Free. No registration necessary. For further information, call 2711442 or visit

Theater ‘Pumpkin Patch Magic’

Join Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson for a hilarious Halloween tale as it presents “Pumpkin Patch Magic” through Oct. 29. Halloween costumes encouraged! Tickets are $10 each. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.


Samantha, age 5, of Huntington enjoys going down the Super Slide with her mom Sue at the Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park in Huntington on Oct. 8. Photo by Heidi Sutton

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‘The Wizard of Oz’

Take a walk down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion as the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents its annual production of “The Wizard of Oz” through Nov. 6. Tickets are $15 each. To order, call 261-2900 or visit


‘Elf Jr.’

Just in time for the holidays, the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown will present the musical “Elf Jr.” from Nov. 25 to Dec. 30. Follow Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Tickets are $15 each. To order, call 724-3700.

‘Barnaby Saves Christmas’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson celebrates the 13th anniversary of “Barnaby Saves Christmas” from Nov. 25 to Dec. 30 with a sensory-friendly performance on Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. Join Santa’s littlest elf Barnaby and his reindeer friend Franklynne as they set off on a journey to save Christmas. All tickets are $10 each. To order, call 928-9100 or visit


A holiday favorite, “Frosty,” returns to the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport from Nov. 26 to Dec. 31. Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from the mean old Ethel Pierpot. Tickets are $15 each. To order, call 261-2900 or visit

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Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson will hold a walk-in program, Gorgeous Gobstoppers, on Oct. 22 and 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. Deconstruct candy to reveal the marvels of science, technology, engineering, art and math! $5 admission. Call 331-3277 or visit for further information.

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WHAT’S COOKIN’? William Connor serves up a salmon burger with a cucumber-mango-tomato salsa on the side.

Photo from Amy Connor

Northport student dishes on cooking and competing on ‘Chopped Junior’ By Rita J. Egan He’s only 13, but William Connor of Northport is already getting a taste of his dreams. In April, the aspiring chef competed on the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” in an episode that will air on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. “Chopped Junior,” the show based on the network’s hit “Chopped,” features four young cooks who work with predetermined main ingredients presented in a basket to create an appetizer, entrée or dessert in 30 minutes or less, and each round a contestant is eliminated. In the Oct. 25 episode, titled “Snapper Snafus,” William and three other contestants will be judged by a panel that includes Danika Patrick, Jamika Pessoa and Scott Conant. According to the online description, the episode will feature appetizers made with duck and some wild-flavored cupcakes in the first round, snapper in the second round and a playful pie and a tart surprise for the dessert dishes. Until the episode airs, William can’t discuss the outcome or specifics about being on the set; however, during a recent interview, the eighth-grader at Northport Middle School talked about his love of cooking and what he could about his television experience. The 13-year-old said he developed a love for cooking a number of years ago. “One day when I was about seven, my mom was cooking dinner, and I came in and asked her, ‘What’s for dinner?’ She said, ‘Pasta.’ I was like, ‘Can I help?’” William said. “For the rest of the week I helped her, learning different techniques, and then two years later I started cooking by myself in the kitchen.” The young chef, who said curried chickpeas with tofu is one of his favorite dishes, likes to cook once a week for his family, which in addition to his mom Amy includes his dad Gene, twin brother James and sister Sarah. During this past summer, he was able to cook for them more often, except, he said, “One week when I was at Boy Scout Camp, I was itching to cook.” William said during both the first and second seasons of “Chopped Junior” he asked to audition for the show but his mother said

no. He asked again between the second and third seasons, and she finally said yes. “Third time’s the charm,” he said. When he first asked, his mother felt William was too young to compete. “I knew he loved to cook, and he was really young. I was afraid you go onto something like this that is so high pressure, and there are these people who are authorities at what you want to do, and they tell you that you’re not good enough; they cut you or they tell you what you did wrong,” she said. “Or, they say this didn’t taste good or this didn’t work. And I thought it could really kill that in him and make him turn away from something that he really loved doing.” This year she realized his love of cooking was strong enough to survive criticism. So they filled out the online application to be on the show and uploaded a video on YouTube for the producers to view. William said he found out he made the cut to appear on “Chopped Junior” when he came home from school one day and his mother gave him a honing steel (for sharpening knives) wrapped in a gift bag. At first, William said he wondered why she gave it to him. “And then, it clicked in my mind, and I literally, from one side of the house to the other, I literally ran and slid on the floor, screaming the whole time in happiness!” he laughed. To prepare for the show William said he worked with two chefs, his Boy Scout leader, Rob Thall, and his consumer sciences teacher, Michael Roberts, but he couldn’t tell them why. He also watched cooking shows and viewed a number of videos on YouTube to master knife skills and learn other helpful techniques from noted cooking professionals, including his favorites Guy Fieri and Jamie Oliver. Every day his mother gave him a basket of four ingredients so he could practice cooking a dish in half an hour. At first, he said it would take him more than 30 minutes, but little by little, he started cutting down on his time. “By the end I was making it in at least 25 minutes,” he said. William admitted it was frustrating for him to try to cook in such a short period, at first. “In the middle of it, one time, I thought

I wouldn’t do it, so I just literally walked out of my house and just sat on my front porch,” he said. The teen chef said once on the set, he and the other contestants toured the kitchen area so they could familiarize themselves with where everything was. However, William had watched the show closely and not only learned from past contestants mistakes but also he said, “I memorized where everything was by just watching it.”

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above and top, Deia Colosi shows off her winning entry.

Applehead Doll winners announced Benner’s Farm in Setauket held an Applehead Doll Competition last Sunday afternoon (rescheduled from Oct. 9). The many visitors to the farm voted for Most Creative. Deia Colosi won in the children’s category for her mother and daughter applehead dolls, while James Goddard swept away the competition with his two applehead dolls complete with farmstand with apples and pumpkins. Both winners won an apple peeler, courtesy of the Benners!

’I literally ran and slid on the floor, screaming the whole time in happiness!’ — WIllIAm CONNOr He said many times the mystery ingredients can be something unusual such as gummy worms, but William explained in addition to these, the competing junior cooks can also use spices and basic food items such as pasta, vegetables and meats from the pantry. Despite participating in the television show, William doesn’t dream of being an onscreen chef. “I see myself cooking and not just glamour cooking. I see myself actually cooking in the heat of the kitchen and everything, and not just showing how to cook,” he said. The aspiring chef hopes to one day attend The Culinary Institute of America and obtain his culinary degree. After college, his recipe for success includes working for a few years in a kitchen, and he said he would love to work in a local restaurant such as his favorite, Tim’s Shipwreck Diner in Northport. William also hopes to open his own restaurant one day. “The restaurant is actually in a barn, and I live in the farmhouse, and all the ingredients are based around the harvest,” he said. When it comes to advice for junior cooks, William believes in practice makes perfect. “When you want to start, just start helping whoever cooks in the house, and eventually you’ll get up to the point where you can start trying different flavors and trying different things and cooking different recipes that you want to try and cook. And, eventually you’ll start soloing in the kitchen.”

Photo from Bob Benner

above, James goddard’s applehead Dolls

‘Willy Wonka’ comes to the CAC The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will host a screening of the 1971 “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Come celebrate the legacy of Gene Wilder in Roald Dahl’s delicious and fun classic tale about an eccentric candymaker who leads a group of children on an unforgettable tour of his phantasmagorical factory. Rated G. Tickets are $12, $7 members, free for kids ages 12 and younger.


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A sweet event Setauket’s Emma S. Clark Memorial Library hosted its 4th annual Life-Sized Candy Land event on Oct. 14. The children’s department, with the help of 22 teen volunteers, was magically transformed into the popular board game with a winding trail and goodies at each stop. Over 80 children came in their Halloween costumes and got a jump start on trick-or-treating. Photos courtesy of Emma Clark Library

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Arts & Lifestyles - October 20, 2016