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Common Questions About Pediatric Emergency Care OUR EXPERT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS Carl Kaplan, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Emergency Department Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Parents need to know what type of emergency care is available for their children if they become acutely ill or injured. Carl Kaplan, MD, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, provides some important information about pediatric emergency care.

What should I do if I think my child needs emergency care? If your child appears to have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go immediately to your nearest emergency department. If your child comes to Stony Brook Children’s you’ll have access to a specialized pediatric emergency department, pediatric Level 1 trauma center and a state-of-theart children’s hospital.

Why is it important to go to a Pediatric Emergency Department? A dedicated pediatric emergency department (ED) provides care by specially trained, board-certified doctors who specialize in pediatric emergency medicine. This means that they know how to recognize and treat all emergencies in children. If your child comes to Stony Brook Children’s Pediatric ED, you will have access to child- and family-centered resources to provide you with optimal care.

What is unique about Stony Brook’s Pediatric ED? We understand that children are not just small adults and their care demands special skills, right sized equipment and a safe, soothing environment. Whatever injury or illness brings your child to our ED, our pediatric emergency medicine-trained physicians, acute care pediatricians and pediatric nurses know how to help immediately. If your child needs an imaging study, our x-rays and advanced imaging technologies are designed to reduce radiation exposure. For children who need sedation for procedures (or to stay still for an MRI or CT scan), we know exactly what medication doses are safe and effective. Because we are child-focused, we are committed to a concept we call “ouchless medicine.” We do everything we can to reduce or eliminate pain and anxiety. Our approach includes:

• the use of numbing cream or spray for IVs, shots and blood draws • rapid acting intranasal spray medicines for pain and anxiety • partnering with our Child Life Services Department to use distracting techniques • allowing parents to be with their child as much as possible, even during most procedures • treating pain as soon as it arises Ouchless medicine is not only good for your child, it also allows us to perform a meaningful examination so we can begin appropriate treatment as quickly as possible. Our ouchless approach is used with all of our young patients, whether they’re here for an emergency visit or admitted to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

What makes Stony Brook Children’s the right place for a child? In addition to our emergency medicine specialists, we also provide children with access to more than 180 pediatric specialists in more than 30 specialties. These specialists work with our emergency staff as needed. And, if your child needs to be admitted to the hospital, you’ll have the comfort of knowing

What if my child isn’t taken to Stony Brook first? If your child’s emergency care begins elsewhere, our specialized transport team is ready 24 hours a day to pick up the most ill and injured children from other hospitals in the region and bring them to Stony Brook for more advanced care. For general guidelines about when you should seek emergency care, see the box below.

SEEK EMERGENCY CARE WHEN YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCES ... • Loss of consciousness • Bleeding that does not stop after10 minutes of direct pressure • Severe shortness of breath • Sudden, severe pain • Poisoning (Although it is best to call a poison control center first. In New York call (212) POISONS [764-7667] or 1-800-222-1222) • A severe or worsening reaction to an insect bite, insect sting or a medication, especially if breathing becomes difficult • A major injury such as head trauma or severely broken bone • Unexplained stupor, drowsiness or disorientation • Severe or persistent vomiting • Coughing up or vomiting blood • Unusually high fever, or fever in an infant under six weeks • Seizures (from the American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians)

For more information about Stony Brook Children’s, call (631) 444-KIDS (5437). This article is intended to be general and/or educational in nature. Always consult your healthcare professional for help, diagnosis, guidance and treatment. Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. 20100568H


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Beaujolais Nouveau (known as Beaujolais Primeur in France) is the “new” Beaujolais wine that has been fermented to capture the ultimate in lightness and freshness besides its intense grapy aromas and flavors. Beaujolais is a grape-growing district below the southern part of Burgundy, between Lyon and Mâcon. It is about 35 miles long and between seven and nine miles wide. Beaujolais is both the name of the place and the wine made there and was named after the village of Beaujeu. Beaujolais is made from grapes coming from the appellations of Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages within the district. Beaujolais is made from a red grape called Gamay, which produces light, fresh and fruity wines wherever it grows in the world. The wine owes its easy drinkability to a winemaking process called carbonic maceration (called whole berry fermentation). This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the wine, without extracting bitter tannins from the grape. Beginning in 1951, the official release date of Beaujolais Nouveau was November 15. However, in 1985 the release date was changed to the third Thursday in November regardless of the specific date. This youthful wine has limited aging potential; therefore, it is enjoyed within a short time after fermentation. Nouveau is at its best when it first appears on the market. After one year it is tired and with few exceptions should be forgotten. Beaujolais are fresh, fruity, uncomplicated, light-bodied wines. They are excellent wines for warm weather when fuller-bodied red wines may overpower. For best results serve Beaujolais Nouveau

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

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The powerful effects of exercise

Exercise may alter your genes' expression

There are some compelling studies that show exercise’s powerful effects in altering our genes. Recent studies show its impact on specific diseases. Exercise has effects on diabetes and a host of other chronic diseases, including kidney stones, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease and breast, colorectal and endometrial cancers (1). There are also By David studies on simple Dunaief, M.D. ways to motivate yourself during exercise. One showed that those who repeat positive mantras like “feels good” while exercising were able to persist in their exercise routines for longer periods (2). Why is this so important and why am I harping on exercise during the holidays? Because we are too sedentary, and this is the time of the year when we are inclined to overeat. According to data from the 2015-2016 National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey, we spend 6.4 hours a day sedentary (3). And this percentage is trending up.

Exercise and your genes

While you may be waiting for gene therapy to cure our chronic illnesses, it turns out that exercise may have a significant impact on our genes. No waiting required; this is here and now. In a study, results showed that thousands upon thousands of genes in fat cells were affected when participants exercised (4). The study involved sedentary men and asked them to exercise twice a week at a one-hour spin class. According to the researchers, the genes impacted were those involved most likely in storing fat and in risk for subsequent diabetes and obesity development. Participants’ gene expression was altered by DNA methylation, the addition of a methyl group made up of a carbon and hydrogens. These participants also improved their biometrics, reducing fat and subsequently shrinking their waist circumferences, and improved their cholesterol and blood-pressure indices. The effect is referred to as epigenetics, where lifestyle modifications can ultimately lead to changes in gene expression, turning them on and off. This has been shown with dietary changes, but this is one of the first studies to show that exercise also has significant impacts on our genes. It took only six months to see

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these numerous gene changes with modest amounts of cardiovascular exercise. If this was not enough, another study showed substantial gene changes in muscle cells after one workout on a stationary bike (5).

Exercise versus drug therapy

We don’t think of exercise as being a drug, but what if it had similar benefits to certain drugs in cardiovascular diseases and mortality risk? A meta-analysis — a group of 57 studies that involved drugs and exercise — showed that exercise potentially has equivalent effects to statins in terms of mortality with secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (6). This means that, in patients who already have heart disease, both statins and exercise reduce the risk of mortality by similar amounts. The same was true with prediabetes and the use of metformin vs. exercise. It didn’t matter which one was used, the drug or the lifestyle change. Don’t change your medication without consulting your physician.

Kidney stones and exercise

Anyone who has tried to pass a kidney stone knows it can be an excruciating experience. Most of the treatment revolves around pain medication, fluids and waiting for the stone to pass. However, the best way to treat kidney stones is to prevent them. In the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, exercise reduced the risk of kidney stones by as much as 31 percent (7). Even better, the intensity of the exercise was irrelevant to its beneficial effect. What mattered more was exercise quantity. One hour of jogging or three hours of walking got the top results. But lesser amounts of exercise also saw substantial reductions. This study involved 84,000 postmenopausal women, the population most likely to suffer from kidney stones.

Sex as exercise

We have heard that sex may be thought of as exercise, but is this myth or is there actual evidence? Try to keep a straight face. Well, it turns out this may be true. In a study published in the PLoS One journal, researchers found that young healthy couples exert 6 METs — metabolic energy, or the amount of oxygen consumed per kilogram per minute — during sexual activity (8). How does this compare to other activities? Well, we exert about 1 MET while sitting and 8.5 METs while jogging. Sexual activity falls between walking and jogging, in terms of the energy utilized, and thus may be qualified as moderate activity. Men and women burned slightly less than half as many calories with sex as with jogging, burning a mean of 85 calories over about 25 minutes. Who says exercise can’t be fun? I can’t stress the importance of exercise enough. It not only influences the way you feel, but also may influence gene expression and, ultimately, affects the development and prevention of disease. In certain circumstances, it may be as powerful as drugs and, in combination, may pack a powerful punch. Therefore, make exercise a priority — part of the fabric of your life. It may already be impacting the fabric of your body: your genes.


(1) JAMA. 2009;301(19):2024. (2) Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Oct 10. (3) JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(7):e197597. (4) PLoS Genet. 2013 Jun;9(6):e1003572. (5) Cell Metab. 2012 Mar 7;15(3):405-11. (6) BMJ 2013; 347. (7) JASN online 2013, Dec. 12. (8) PLoS One 8(10): e79342. Dr. David 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 www.medicalcompassmd.com.

The Huntington Highway Department recently partnered with the Helping Hand Rescue Mission of Huntington Station for their third annual Highway Cares Food Drive. “I'm so proud of the men and women in the Highway Department for giving their all in this year’s food drive. They have collected, itemized and packaged ten full boxes of food and delivered all to the Helping Hand Rescue Mission on Nov. 16," said Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli. For those interested in helping to ‘Give the Gift of a Meal’ this holiday season, please contact Rev. Kimberly Gambino of the Helping Hand Rescue Mission at: 631-3516996 or via email to: kimberlygambino@ hhrm.org.

Setauket Holiday Market canceled

With much regret, Gallery North, the Three Village Historical Society, and the Jazz Loft are canceling the Holiday Markets scheduled for Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19. "After closely monitoring the news regarding the renewed spread of COVID-19, we feel strongly that avoiding this sizable public event is advisable at this time. Gallery North, the Three Village Historical Society, and the Jazz Loft all remain committed to the health and safety of our community, and do apologize for any inconvenience. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and all the artists, makers, and entrepreneurs who expressed interest in this holiday event," they said in a statement.

Free screening of 'The Upstanders' The Town of Smithtown Youth Bureau has partnered with the Smithtown Horizons Counseling and Education Center and the Town of Smithtown Youth and Community Alliance to host a free virtual screening of the anti-bullying documentary “The Upstanders.” The screening will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session featuring a panel of professionals from the film. For adults and teens ages 13 and older. Registration is required by visiting www.smithtownny.gov.




Independent Redistricting Commission necessary to ensure fair elections in NY


While we await the BOE’s certification of our election results (required by Dec. 7) we need to plan our priorities for the incoming NYS Legislators. Of critical importance is postcensus redistricting. After the mid-2021 release of the 2020 census results, states must redraw their state and congressional district lines. These districts determine how communities are represented at the local, state and federal levels, influencing how our government works for us. Gerrymandering (the intentional manipulation of the redistricting process by the people in political power to keep or change political power) can result from partisan redistricting in a number of ways, such as by consolidating communities into one district, or packing, which gives that community only one representative in the legislature; or by dividing the community across districts, called cracking, ensuring that the community is always the minority and less likely to be adequately represented by their representatives. Two common forms of gerrymandering are racial gerrymandering and partisan gerrymandering. In 2018, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to set federal standards when states draw their districts that could ultimately curb partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the Court ruled to allow states to make their own determinations about partisan gerrymandering practices. The New York State Constitution was amended in 2014 to designate an Independent Redistricting Commission to replace the legislature-controlled New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) as the entity responsible for drawing the lines. The new commission is made up of four Democratic and four Republican appointees. Two additional nonaffiliated commissioners who are not members of those parties are then selected by a majority vote of the eight politically-appointed commissioners. Members shall represent the diversity of the residents of the state with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, language and geographic reference. They cannot have been a member of the NYS legislature or U.S. Congress, or a state-wide official, or have been a state officer or employee or legislative employee, a registered lobbyist in NYS, or a political party chairman, or the spouse of any of those mentioned. Co-executives, one from each party, direct it. A chairperson, to organize the panel, is elected by majority vote.

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The legislature has recently appointed its eight members, and those eight members selected two additional nonaffiliated commissioners. The commission also recently met to hire its Co-Executive Directors and begin planning its bylaws and staffing plans To ensure that the redistricting process is fair and doesn’t lead to racial or partisan gerrymandering, districts should contain as nearly as possible an equal number of inhabitants and shall consist of contiguous territory and be as compact in form as practicable. It should consider the maintenance of cores of existing districts, or pre-existing political subdivisions, including counties, cities and towns, and communities of interest. Data showing race, income, education, employment, and age will guide the process. Although New York State has not passed a Voter Rights Act, it should follow the guidelines set by the federal Voter Rights Act, which targeted certain New York election districts for pre-clearance before changing election lines. Because the date for releasing the census counts was moved from April to July 31, 2021, and June 2022 is now the first NYS primary affected, there is a shortened time frame for public review of the plan, and input of community members as the plan is made. The commission must hold 12 public hearings with proposed maps available at least 30 days prior to the first public hearing. The plan must be submitted to the legislature by Jan. 1, 2022. If it is rejected by the legislature or the governor, the commission must submit a second plan no later than Feb. 28, 2022, to be approved by the legislature and implemented by March 2022. If it is not then approved, the plan will be drawn up by the legislature, or by a court master. The Independent Redistricting Commission can curb gerrymandering through increased public input, accountability and transparent processes. We urge the legislature to ensure that the commission follows open meetings laws and allows for ample citizen input at the twelve public hearings that are required and as the plans are drafted. The success of New York’s first independent redistricting commission hinges on whether the legislature can provide adequate support and allow sufficient independence for the newly formed maps commission. Nancy Marr is first vice president of the League of Women Voters of Suffolk County, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.lwv-suffolkcounty. org or call 631-862-6860.

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Erin Reid, NahMaStay Vegan I’m thankful for love. Love is something everyone lives for, and that’s why I do this because I love what I do.

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

While 2020 certainly had its downfalls, Thanksgiving is approaching and it’s reminding us what we’re grateful for this year. Our reporter, Julianne Mosher, headed down to the Village of Port Jefferson’s weekly Farmer’s Market to ask stand owners and their friends what they’re thankful for this year, and what they’re doing for Thursday’s holiday.

Gary Newman, Beewitched Bee I’m still working, so that’s really good. I’m thankful I was working throughout the pandemic. A lot of people weren’t, so I’m lucky I was.

Rob, Darlene, Bobby and Francesca Baslie Rob: We’re just so happy to be healthy. Bobby: I can’t wait to eat corn on Thanksgiving. Francesca likes Lunchables.

Agathe Snow, Mushrooms NYC I’m thankful for my health, but more impor- Theresa DeGregorio, Bambino Ravioli tantly my parent’s health. I’m also thankful for I’m thankful for health, my family and good our farm surviving – we moved from NYC to food that we’ll be eating this week. Mattituck to expand and it’s going really well! JoAnn DeLucia, JoAnn’s Desserts Family. That’s the first and foremost important thing. I’m thankful for our health and for our family.

Marc, Jacob and Melissa Gordon, Sweets by Amy G We’re thankful for family and having time with our family.

Danielle Paul, Pecks of Maine Jams I’m thankful for my family and friends – and being able to work during a pandemic. It’s been hard for everyone.

Naela Zeidan, Naela Organics We’re thankful for our health. Luckily our whole family has been COVID free this whole time, and we’re keeping Thanksgiving small this year. Photos by Julianne Mosher



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Fountaingate Gardens moves closer to groundbreaking

The Gurwin Healthcare System has begun site clearing work for the construction of its new Independent Living Community, Fountaingate Gardens. Several key stakeholders were on hand recently to commemorate the first step toward groundbreaking for the 129-luxury apartment independent living complex, creating only the fourth Life Plan Community on Long Island. “We are thrilled to be taking this milestone step, as we move closer to groundbreaking within the next couple of months,” said Stuart B. Almer, Gurwin Healthcare System President and CEO. Joined by members of the Gurwin board, Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, and Fountaingate Gardens Founders Club members, Almer spoke about the progress toward construction, and the community’s impact on Long Island seniors. “Fountaingate Gardens will provide an amenity-rich, resort-fashioned lifestyle with a wide array of services on one campus, enabling seniors to remain on Long Island, close to the things and people they love,” he said. “Offering an active lifestyle and both financial and healthcare security for the future, the community will be the final piece to Gurwin’s full continuum of care. We are grateful for the support of Supervisor Lupinacci and the Town of Huntington for this project which is vital to enabling our area’s seniors age in place.”

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Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci (second from left) joined (from left) Fountaingate Gardens Board Chairman Cary Wolf, Gurwin Healthcare System Boad Chairman Bert E. Brodsky, and Gurwin Healthcare System President and CEO Stuart B. Almer to review features of the soon‐to‐be‐built Life Plan Community. Photo from Gurwin

“I’m so excited to see my future home coming to fruition!” said Bonnie Soman, a Founders Club member, who stopped by to see the progress. Accompanied by future neighbor Michelle Leone and wearing Fountaingate Gardens hardhats, the two Founders watched as heavy equipment moved dirt and trees to prepare for the community’s groundbreaking. Located on Gurwin’s 34-acre Commack campus, Fountaingate Gardens will have a charming, village-like ambience offering a dynamic lifestyle for active adults. Dining

venues, a fitness center, an indoor salt water pool, social gathering areas, and numerous other amenities will be conveniently located just a few steps from each residence. Fountaingate Gardens will offer active adults the freedom and lifestyle of a Life Plan Community while ensuring access to the acclaimed Gurwin continuum of care should health needs change in the future. The project is already almost 65% sold, with some of the most popular floor plans nearly or completely unavailable. For more information, call 631-715-2693.


Stop & Shop gives back

Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express program donated 1,000 Thanksgiving Turkeys each to Island Harvest Food Bank and to Long Island Cares Inc., The Harry Chapin Food Bank, on Nov. 12, surpassing its goal of delivering more than 21,500 turkeys to hunger relief organizations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island this holiday season. Island Harvest has seen an overall increase of 47% of food distributed throughout Long Island this year and has helped more than 300,000 families since March. Long Island Cares Inc. has reported a 43.1% increase in food insecurity vs. pre-COVID and has assisted over 172,000 Long Islanders since March.

Tammie Smith, Stop & Shop’s Long Island Regional Director (left) join Randi Shubin Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest; and Peter Braglia, Chief Operations Officer of Long Island Cares for a photo at the Stop & Shop in Smithtown with the donated turkeys. Photo courtesy of Stop & Shop

Uniondale-based Flushing Financial Corporation recently announced its acquisition of Empire Bancorp, Inc. In connection with the acquisition, Empire National Bank was merged with and into Flushing Bank, and all four Empire National Bank branches (Port Jefferson Station, Shirley, Islandia and Mineola) will open as Flushing Bank branches. “We are extremely pleased that we were able to close this transaction despite some delays due to the COVID-19 crisis and resulting financial market volatility. We look forward to welcoming the customers, shareholders, and employees of Empire National Bank to the Flushing Bank family,” said John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer, Flushing Bank. “Our combined organization will create a leading Long Island franchise that will be one of the largest community banks on Long Island.” Send your business news to leisure@ tbrnewspapers.com.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Jacqueline Clancy has been named sales manager of its Smithtown and Stony Brook offices. Clancy’s new role gives her responsibility for business development, playing a contributing role in new agent recruitment. The Smithtown resident is additionally responsible Jacqueline Clancy for supporting the sales efforts of close to 70 real estate advisors, assisting with listing presentations, marketing plans and mentoring. “We are delighted to welcome Jackie to our Smithtown and Stony Brook offices,” said Chief Executive Officer Deirdre O’Connell. “Her enthusiasm and can-do attitude is infectious, and she’s achieved outstanding results recruiting and coaching our newer real estate advisors, helping them polish their skills and position them for success.”

Catholic Home Care names VP

Catholic Health Services’s Catholic Home Care and Good Shepherd Hospice have named Iyabode (Yabo) Alfred, Ph.D., RN, Vice President for Operations. Prior to joining CHS, Dr. Alfred served as vice president and chief clinical officer of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Albany. The Staten Island resident also Iyabode Alfred spent 16 years at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York where she held various staff and administrative roles. “Dr. Alfred’s experience with providing care to patients from the comfort of their homes will be a tremendous asset to the thousands of people we serve,” said Catholic Home Care and Good Shepherd Hospice President Kim Kranz.

Psychiatry practice joins SBU

Filomena M. Buncke, PhD, NPP, BC, Michael A. Chiarello, PhD, NPP, BC, Jill Bruning Hindes, PMHNP-BC and their practice, All Island Behavioral Health, 3771 Nesconset Hwy, Suite #212, Setauket have joined Stony Brook Community Medical, Stony Brook Medicine’s expanding network of community practices. They specialize in comprehensive psychiatric care. “We have worked very hard over the past 23 years as a team, with a vision to improve the mental health of our patients,” said Dr. Buncke. “It is with great joy that we can now share this vision collaboratively with an organization that has the same foresight.” For more information, call 631- 689-5390.



Famous Landmarks CLUES ACROSS




1. Octagonal sign 5. "Don't have a ____!" 8. Can of worms 12. Pathetic 13. Spanish sparkling wine 14. Pico de gallo 15. WWII side 16. Like word of mouth 17. Church song 18. *Victoria in Zimbabwe or Horseshoe in Canada 20. *Home to Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle 21. Massachusetts university 22. "____ Be Home For Christmas" 23. Olympic torch, e.g. 25. On the move 28. Menu words 29. *Golden Gate or Mackinac 32. Goodbye, to bambino 34. Ruling in Islamic law 36. Variable, abbr. 37. Can, with thou 38. South American monkey 39. *Versailles or Buckingham 41. Thus far 42. Yoko's John 44. Collectively 46. Party bowlful 47. Memory failure 49. Goals 51. *St. Basil's or Canterbury 55. Independent, slang 56. Initial stake 57. Field of Dreams state 58. More than one stylus 59. Barnes and Noble or Barnum and Bailey 60. Jaunty rhythm in music 61. Don Quixote's enemy 62. Urge Spot to attack 63. Besides

Answers to last week’s puzzle:

Doctor's Orders

Directions: Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 through 9.

Answers to last week’s SUDOKU:

CLUES DOWN 1. BBQ side 2. Taxon, pl. 3. Fail to mention 4. Bygone Spanish money 5. Jeweler's unit 6. Egg-like curves 7. *The Western one in Israel or the Great one in China 8. *La Sagrada Familia or St. Peter's 9. Having wings 10. ____ of Man 11. Scottish cap 13. Ceiling panel in the Pantheon 14. Type of wheat 19. Cuban dance 22. Glacier matter 23. Medieval knight's spiky weapon 24. Coffee shop order 25. *Home to Taj Mahal 26. Phonograph record 27. Artist's support 28. Back, at sea 30. Director Reitman 31. Indian restaurant staple 33. Giant Hall-of-Famer 35. *Moulin Rouge or Netherland's landmark 37. Incense without prefix 39. Weasel-related onomatopoeia 40. Enigma machine's output 43. One born to Japanese immigrants 45. Roman magistrate 47. Hawaiian veranda 48. V.C. Andrews' "Flowers in the ____" 49. Naysayer's favorite prefix 50. Bucolic poem 51. Type in all ____ 52. Agitate 53. Hole punchers 54. Like the White Rabbit 55. Any doctrine * THEME RELATED CLUE

Answers to this week’s puzzle will appear in next week’s newspaper and online on Friday afternoon at www.tbrnewsmedia.com, Arts and Lifestyles


NATURE MATTERS Grey squirrels live up to their name, being grey in coloration, but if you get a chance to view a squirrel up close you’ll see the pelage is a bit more colorful.

A Fondness for Squirrels BY JOHN L. TURNER


hile it was more than 50 years ago I remember the details sharply, as if the event had happened a few days ago. The oak I carefully but rapidly climbed was a young tree about 30 feet tall with a full canopy of branches, growing in a small patch of woods between the elementary school I had attended and a residential street (It was in these woods I first saw Pink Lady's Slipper, a wonderful native orchid). And there in a nook where two branches emerged from the main trunk was the object of my scamper — the nest of a grey squirrel that I wanted to inspect. My interest in squirrels and their nests came about from a book I had looked at in the junior high school library; I think it was entitled “Animal Homes”— although this factoid I don’t remember quite so clearly! But what I do remember in the book was the account which explained that grey squirrels make two types of nests — those in tree cavities, often used in winter, and the one I was going to inspect consisting of a globe-shaped leafy ball, known as a “drey," wedged amidst branches, also used in winter but more often during the warmer months. The account mentioned that most dreys consisted of a single chamber although occasionally they make two chambers — the equivalent of a foyer leading into the living room. Working my way up the tree I reached the destination and with a little bit of anxiety bordering on trepidation stuck my hand into the nest and felt around. Fortunately no one was home, which is what I expected since several bangs on the main trunk next to the drey had elicited no response. I quickly realized I had a two chamber nest. The entrance chamber was the smaller of the two and I could feel a partial wall separating the two. The back chamber was about 50% bigger than the size of a curled squirrel (say that tens time fast!) I was surprised by how solid the nest felt and how thick the walls were (they can contain more than 20 layers of leaves; one researcher tickled apart the wall of a drey and found 26 leafy layers).

Grey Squirrel Photo courtesy of Pixabay

The thick wall of a squirrel nest serves two vital functions — helping to keep rain out and body warmth in and the leafy layered wall exceeds in doing both. The leaves act like shingles on a roof and their overlapping positioning helps to prevent water from infiltrating the nest. Similarly, the leaves help to retain heat and many experiments have documented their thermal benefits, by keeping internal nest temperatures high when occupied by the squirrel. In one study in Finland researchers found that once a red squirrel entered a drey it quickly warmed up, making the temperature inside the nest 60 to 80 degrees warmer than the surrounding air. The latin or scientific name for the grey squirrel is Sciurus carolinensis; the genus name means “shadow tail," a reference to the shadow the tail makes when its arched over the back of the squirrel, a common position when the animal is eating. The species name relates to Carolina, where the first squirrel was presumably first discovered and described to science. Grey squirrels live up to their name, being grey in coloration, but if you get a chance to view a squirrel up close you’ll see the pelage is a bit more colorful. Occasionally while birding I’ll train my binoculars on a nearby squirrel and I am always taken by their subtle beauty, enrobed as they are in muted earth tone colors. The squirrel’s underside is white and it’s face, tail, and armpit is diffused with brown. There’s a flecking of

black, white, and brown or tan peppered throughout the grey fur. Melanistic (all black) and albinistic (all white) squirrels occur with melanistic being the more common of the two rare pelages, but even these blacks squirrels make up less than one percent of the population. I remember, as a child,when visiting my aunt who lived in Rye, New York seeing a population of black squirrels that lived in the forest next to a golf course. When it comes to managing their food supply rodents generally display two types of behaviors: scatter hoarding or centralized or “larder” hoarding, with grey squirrels practicing the former (chipmunks employ the latter). If you watch grey squirrels in the fall you’ll see them carrying acorns and other nuts burying them (or caching them) in dozens of locations. This behavior suggests they possess very good memories, which they indeed do, since 95 to 99% of the cached nuts are recovered and eaten. I recently watched acorn caching involving a squirrel on my front lawn. The squirrel walked slowly and then stopped to paw the earth, followed by some sniffing, the way a squirrel assesses the suitability of the site in the grass in which to hide the acorn. It did this three or four times apparently unhappy with something about each of the sites until it finally met the right set of squirrelly conditions at a site near a tall holly tree. Scratching quickly with its front paws the squirrel quickly buried the acorn. Its scattered larder was now one acorn larger. Grey squirrels are quite adept at differentiating acorns from different oak species; they “know” that acorns from white oaks germinate in the fall while those of red oaks do so in the following spring and, not surprisingly, eat the white oak acorns first while storing acorns from red oaks. Another advantage to this strategy, besides eating acorns that would be lost to germination if they tried to store them, comes from the fact that tannin levels in red oak acorns (tannin is the ingredient that makes your lips pucker when drinking red wine) lessens over time, making the acorns less bitter and more palatable. We’re not sure if squirrel lips pucker when eating tannic acorns but I do know

they develop a large stained moustache while and after eating black walnuts. Despite the impending facial smudge they’ll develop, they look like the definition of contentment as they hold the prized walnut in their paws and proceed to gnaw through the green husk to get to the walnut shell and meat that lays within. We have another squirrel species that roams the forest of Long Island: the Southern Flying Squirrel. Strictly nocturnal, this little living fabric of “flying” carpet can be seen at bird feeding stations where it’s especially fond of suet. Of course, they don’t fly but rather glide from one tree to another, using an extended fold of skin on each side of its body connecting front and back legs. Their flattened tail helps to serve as a rudder and brake. Many years ago I worked in a nature preserve and one day went to look at some white baneberry growing along a trail I knew was developing fruits (also known as doll’s eyes due to the resemblance of the fruits to the eyes once used in old fashioned porcelain dolls, white baneberry is in the buttercup family). As I neared the plants I noticed, at the base of a large chestnut oak on the other side of the trail, a small brownish object. Inspecting it I realized it was a freshly dead flying squirrel. I sadly wondered if the squirrel had misjudged the location of the tree or got carried by the wind and collided with the tree with such force that it caused its demise. While I’ll never know what killed that flying squirrel so many years ago, I do know the cause of many squirrel deaths today— roadkill. Grey Squirrels routinely cross roads that are within their territory; unfortunately, they have no awareness of cars as lethal objects. In one study a state wildlife biologist counted 390 dead squirrels along a fifty mile stretch of highway in New Hampshire. As I drive Long Island roads I’m constantly alert for squirrels bounding out from the road shoulder (and other wildlife like box turtles); so far so good — while I’ve had a number of close calls with darting squirrels I haven’t hit one. I’m very grateful I haven’t hit a squirrel with my car and even more grateful of the experience I had, climbing an oak tree half a century ago, since it was the catalyst for developing a lifelong fondness of squirrels. A resident of Setauket, John Turner is conservation chair of the Four Harbors Audubon Society, author of “Exploring the Other Island: A Seasonal Nature Guide to Long Island” and president of Alula Birding & Natural History Tours.



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Netflix's Jingle Jangle is a pleasant but mixed outing

hanksgiving heralds the coming of the Christmas season — which means it is time to revisit the myriad opportunities for holiday viewing. In addition to the many Christmas Carols, there are the popular staples — It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, and A Christmas Story. Add to these the innumerable children’s classics — Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman — there is viewing for not just days but weeks. And this does not touch on the Hallmark romances, television specials, and “very special Christmas” episodes that seem to populate prime-time. Filmmakers are constantly looking to add to the tradition, finding something that can become an annual event. Strangely, they have been less successful in the area of musicals, a form that should lend itself to season. Discounting the animated features, the field is pretty thin. For every White Christmas, there is a Mrs. Santa Claus. Which brings us to Netflix's offering, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. There are recommendable aspects in this new film but a lackluster and sometimes clumsy script and uneven storytelling gets in the way of its rising to its potential. Jeronicus Jangle is an inventor, toymaker, and proprietor of Jangles and Things. He has just received a component for his latest invention that will change the world of toys. This element brings to life an automaton,

Don Juan Diego, a matador doll. Jeronicus goes out to celebrate with his family, leaving his apprentice, Gustafson, in charge. Gustafson, who feels underappreciated, is tricked by Diego (who doesn’t want to be mass-produced) into absconding with him and Jeronicus’ book of inventions. This choice destroys Jeronicus’ empire; as his fortunes fail, Gustafson becomes a huge success. Fast forward to Jeronicus as a bitter widower, estranged from his daughter. He has turned the toy emporium into a pawnshop which is now on the verge of bankruptcy. However, he continues to tinker with the ideas that had given him his start. Enter his granddaughter Journey, brilliant in her own right, with a burning to desire to bond with her grandfather. Unsurprisingly, she becomes the catalyst for his resurrection and redemption, all centered around a robot called the Buddy 3000. The major conflict arises from Gustafson’s desperate need for a new product. This fuels the action for the latter part of the story. The energy ranges from hyper-kinetic to meandering. The result is a strange “fast-slow” whereby the plot holes become pronounced. Perhaps they are banking on the younger viewers not seeing them but this is a mistake. Never underestimate the insight and instinct of children. As much as they will enjoy the magic and pageantry, there is a good chance that they will wonder about some of the more unexplained or contradictory moments. Or, even worse, lose interest. MOVIE REVIEW continued on page B14



William Sidney Mount: Portrait of an Artist



illiam Sidney Mount was an artist whose Long Island heritage was integral to his identity and his art. Most famous for his portrayals of local and natural life, Mount's initial interest in historical paintings and his commissions for death portraiture led him to create the work that would become his legacy. What Mount witnessed and experienced determined how he rendered the realm he could control: his art. He was born in Setauket on November 26, 1807. His parents, Julia Ann Hawkins and Thomas Shephard Mount, had a farm and also ran a store and tavern on the edge of the village green. Interested in artistic endeavors from a young age, with his family’s support, he set out to pursue that goal. Following his father’s death in 1814, his mother returned to his grandfather’s farm in Stony Brook and Mount lived for a time with his maternal aunt and uncle, Letty and Micah Hawkins, in New York City. Micah was a playwright, composer, and musician, who encouraged Mount’s interest in music. In 1815, Mount returned to Long Island, living in his grandfather’s home until returning to Manhattan where he apprenticed to his brother Henry as a sign maker. It was during this period that Mount really began to develop his interest in painting. With Henry’s encouragement, Mount attended the American Academy of the Fine Arts exhibition at City Hall Park in 1825. This event introduced Mount to a genre of art he had not yet enjoyed: history painting. Rather than pursue a formal art education or seek tutelage from a master, Mount continued to work for his brother while teaching himself. Henry was now business partners with a

Clockwise from far left, Self Portrait, 1832; Fair Exchange, No Robbery, 1865; Returning from the Orchard, 1862; and Bargaining for a Horse, 1835 by William Sidney Mount

painter named William Inslee, who owned a collection of prints by British artist William Hogarth, who specialized in history painting. Moved by his art as well as that of another British artist, Benjamin West, Mount copied Hogarth’s prints in order to practice his craft. History painting is characterized by its content instead of its artistic method. This form generally depicts an instance in a narrative story rather than a specific, fixed subject such as a portrait. Until the 19th century, history painting was considered the most prestigious type of Western painting. Then, as artists pushed back against the rigid parameters of academic art standards, it became a medium mainly regarded in that milieu. This genre encompassed works that portrayed religious scenes, and Mount’s most popular history painting is of this nature. Upon the recommendation of family friend Martin E. Thompson, Mount enrolled in the National Academy of Design, which Thompson had cofounded. At the institution Mount was able to explore his appreciation for the Grand Manner, an idealized aestheticism that drew from classicism and the art of the high Renaissance. Initially it specifically referred to history painting, but came to include portraiture. The term Grand Manner was also used by British artists and critics to describe art that incorporated visual metaphors to represent noble characteristics. In this manner, Mount created historical paintings that were very well received. He selected scenes from classical texts that focused on topics like near-death experiences,

death, and resurrection. Mount’s first notable oil painting, Christ Raising the Daughter of Jairus (1828) caused a stir when it was exhibited at the National Academy of Design; the council was stunned that a young artist with little formal instruction could produce such a work. Mount, who was one of the school’s first students, was elected an associate member in 1831. He returned to Setauket the next year, but continued to send work to be exhibited in

New York City. Mount’s history paintings were admired and respected, but they were not, apparently, particularly profitable. Perhaps impacted by the shifting opinions about historical paintings, Mount suffered a setback all too familiar to artists: his work did not sell well enough for him to make a living. So, he shifted his focus to portraiture. His first portrait subjects were easily persuaded: he painted himself and close relatives. YOUR TURN continued on page B17



Santa Claus is coming to town — virtually


Children may not be able to sit on Santa’s lap this holiday season, but they will have a chance to chat with him. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization has announced a Holiday Program for the Stony Brook Village Center to be held December 6, 2020. WMHO will be bringing Santa Claus direct from the North Pole live over Zoom. 45-minute free sessions will run at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Santa will speak to 100 children during each hour. Residents can sign up to share their holiday wish list through Eventbrite, which will have a description of how each session will run. Parents and their children eager to connect with Santa can go to www. stonybrookvillage.com, which will have a link to the Eventbrite registration. Each child will have between one and two minutes with the bearded wonder. “Our organization does distance learning for schools and we are excited to use our technology pieces to

bring Santa Claus to the children,” said Gloria Rocchio, President of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. “With this approach, we can make children happy and the families safe.” Eventbrite is also providing a link for the public to make a suggested donation to the 25th annual Santa Fund, which provides people in need with clothing, food, essential items and gifts. Guests can also place their holiday present requests with Santa in the Chat Box during their zoom session or mail it physically at the Santa Mail Box in front of the Stony Brook Post Office, which will also start receiving wish lists on Dec. 6.

After the Santa interactions on Zoom, residents can watch the Stony Brook Village Center Facebook Page which features a tree lighting on the Village Green at 5:30 pm. To reserve a virtual spot to visit with Santa in the North Pole on Sunday, December 6th 2020 visit the WMHO’s Eventbrite page at http://wardmelvilleheritageorg.eventbrite.com For further information, please call 631-751-2244. A special mailbox just for letters to Santa will be at the Stony Brook Post Office, 111 Main Street in Stony Brook starting on Dec. 6. Photos courtesy of WMHO


There is no question that the look of Jingle Jangle is a visually rich if overwhelming one.

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Concepts from other fare — if you believe, you can fly — are borrowed but not transformed. David E. Talbert is both writer and director, and it might have served the project to have some objective distance to solve the problems. The score is a mix of hip hop, R&B, pop, and a bit of traditional musical theatre. The songs, by Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, Michael Diskint, and John Legend, are all serviceable but nothing overly memorable. The choreography is enthusiastically athletic. Ashley Wallen recreates his success with The Greatest Showman’s “This Is Me” with “This Day”— but it seems like all the same and less. The fact that it comes so early in the film is also not helpful: We don’t know who those people are so it is hard to invest. Sadly, there is no finale whereby Wallen could have once again engaged us — but this time we would have had the knowledge of the journey. There is no question that the look of Jingle Jangle is a visually rich if overwhelming one. A cross between benign Steampunk and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it is a vibrant world, full of bold colors and brass gears. The costumes (by Michael Wilkinson) are loudly spectacular in their delicious

Madalen Mills as Journey, Forest Whitaker as the older Jeronicus Jangle in a scene from the film. Photo courtesy of Netflix

gaudiness. Gavin Bocquet’s production design is clever and creative, mixing steroidal Victorian with just a hint of FAO Schwarz. Forest Whitaker just manages to nuance Jeronicus beyond a standard Christmas curmudgeon. He commits to the recluse’s petulance but allows us to see the struggle beneath. He also dodges the saccharine trap most associated with these cantankerous characters. He has a light but pleasant singing voice, which is nicely showcased in the ballad “Over and Over.” Keegan-Michael Key’s adult Gustafson is a sort of villainous Wizard of Oz (right down

to the green costume for his entrance). He seems to be having a grand time in the big number “Magic Man G” but sometimes it seems that he is searching for the right tone. He is a gifted comedian and a solid actor but the script doesn’t commit to a character. Madalen Mills as Journey has a great deal to carry. She has a lovely singing voice and an open, honest persona, believable as the exuberant young genius. She is given a huge solo with “Not the Only One” and truly owns it. Anika Noni Rose, a very strong actor, plays her mother but, unfortunately, does not enter until late in the film — much past

the point of introducing a new character with high stakes. Phylicia Rashad adds both elegance and eloquence as the storyteller. One of the stranger choices is Jeronicus’ love-interest. The romantically aggressive postwoman Ms. Johnston is a bit over-thetop but Lisa Davina Phillip does her best to give her genuine warmth. It is strange that they didn’t opt for an actor who could actually do her own singing; instead, Marisha Wallace provides this with great style. Hugh Bonneville is barely on screen as the banker Mr. Delacroix; one feels that the role could have provided more forward movement if written to be an antagonist, rather than a semi-supportive, minor player. Ricky Martin is amusing if predictable as the voice of Don Juan Diego. Jingle Jangle is a pleasant but mixed outing. It’s heart is absolutely in the right place and its messages of family, honesty, and perseverance are welcomed. But, with its convoluted plot and inconsistent pacing, it sadly won’t find a permanent place in annual visits. Rated PG, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is now streaming on Netflix.



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Thanksgiving leftovers revisited and revised


Writing this column is a real challenge this week because in our house we’re not big fans of leftovers. Actually, there’s only one Thanksgiving leftover that I really crave, and that’s a sliced turkey breast and Swiss cheese sandwich with lettuce and Russian dressing on rye bread. But then, as challenges often do, this one got me thinking. It was going to be just the two of us for Thanksgiving dinner and we surely were going to have leftovers. There would be no happy leftover aficionados upon whom we could foist them as we usually did. There just had to be things we could recycle and enjoy over the weekend. So here’s what I came up with. I thought, why not Swedish pancakes with cranberry sauce instead of lingonberries? Or turkey, mashed potato and stuffing patties or turkey minestrone?

Swedish Pancakes with Cranberries

YIELD: Makes about 12 pancakes INGREDIENTS: • 1 stick unsalted butter • 1 cup flour • 1 3/4 cups milk • 3 eggs • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1 cup cranberry sauce DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 200 F. In a 10-inch skillet melt half the butter. In a blender combine the melted butter, flour, milk, eggs, vanilla and salt and process until smooth. Over medium heat, melt one teaspoon butter in same skillet and tilt pan so sides and bottom are coated; when a drop of water bounces on the skillet ladle one-third cup of batter into skillet and quickly tilt pan again so batter covers bottom of skillet. Cook till set, about a minute or a little more, then using a rubber spatula, lift edges and flip and cook till lightly golden on other side, about half a minute or less; transfer to warm ovenproof plate and place in oven. Repeat procedure with remaining batter. Fold or roll pancakes, sprinkle with sugar and top with a dollop of cranberry sauce. Serve hot or warm with coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Turkey, Stuffing and Mashed Potato Patties YIELD: Makes about 12 pancakes INGREDIENTS: • 1 egg • 1 tablespoon cold water • 1 cup mashed potatoes

Swedish Pancakes with Cranberries • 1 cup stuffing • 1 cup finely chopped cooked turkey • 2 scallions, cleaned and sliced thin • 1 to 1 1/4 cups toasted unseasoned bread crumbs • 1/3 cup olive oil DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl mix the egg and water. In a large bowl combine the potatoes, stuffing, turkey and scallions. Shape them into 2-inch patties and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Gently dip the patties, one at a time, into egg and water mixture, then bread crumbs and place them back on the baking sheet. Warm one-third of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. With a spatula carefully lower each patty into skillet; fry, turning once, until crispy on both sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve hot or warm with hot turkey gravy or cranberry sauce.


In a large pot heat oil over mediumhigh heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring frequently until they soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add carrot, garlic, zucchini and cooked veggie and cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots start to soften, about 3 to 4 more minutes. Add tomatoes, turkey, beans, bay leaf and stock; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook covered on low heat until all veggies are tender. Ladle one and a half cups of soup into bowl of food processor and puree; return to pot. Add pasta and escarole, and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente and escarole is tender and limp; remove bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper, ladle into tureen or soup bowls and sprinkle with grated cheese if desired. Serve with rustic bread and olive oil.

Turkey Minestrone

YIELD: Makes 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1/4 cup olive oil • 1 onion, chopped • 1 celery rib, sliced • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced • 1 garlic clove, minced • 1 small zucchini, diced • 8 unsauced cooked Brussels sprouts or 1 1/2 cups unsauced cooked broccoli, cauliflower or green beans • 1 cup canned petite diced tomatoes with their juice • 1 cup shredded cooked turkey • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed, drained • 1 bay leaf • 3 cups turkey stock or broth • 1/2 cup uncooked tubetti, penne or ditalini pasta • 2 cups finely chopped escarole • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Turkey Minestrone

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Your gift of gab could help you secure a raise or even a better job, Sagittarius. Demonstrate that you can fill the role well and not just talk your way through. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you may find yourself opening up to new ideas or beliefs. Remember to take everything at face value until you have had ample time to do your research. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, like so many people you have been spending more time at home lately. You may get back into the groove of socializing and interacting with others soon enough. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, carve out some time to have an important conversation with a loved one about future plans. It is time to take a few serious steps. ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you will display the utmost competence and mastery at work. This could provide an opportunity for supervisors to see what you are made of, Aries. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 The hard work you put into your education will pay dividends shortly, Taurus. You may find it will give you a leg up over others seeking to advance their careers. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, it may be time to have a conversation with your family about resources or finances. The conversation may be tedious, but it is absolutely necessary. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it is alright if you feel weighed down by a heavy conversation with someone. Not every interaction can be light and airy. Distract yourself if you need a mood reboot. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if you are in a relationship, it is possible that this week you will reach a particular level of intimacy that many couples aspire to. You are definitely in an intuitive space. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Family obligations leave you with little free time for rest and recreation for the next several days, Virgo. It can be sobering to give up the fun, but duty calls for a little while. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Let your imagination run a little wild and enjoy being spontaneous, Libra. You can use some time to fantasize about what the future holds. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may seek out the advice of a role model who embodies a lifestyle that you admire. Don’t hesitate to put your own spin on things if you want to do so.


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Riverhead Holiday Light Show

The Riverhead Holiday Light Show, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton continues tonight from 5 to 9 p.m., on Nov. 27 and 28 from 5 to 11 p.m., Nov. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. The largest drive-through light show in Suffolk County features dozens of dazzling displays to delight the entire family! Runs through Dec. 30. Tickets can be bought online at www.riverheadlightshow.com for $23 or $25 at the gate.


See Nov. 27 listing.

Open House at the LIM See Nov. 27 listing.

Bright Lights at the Vanderbilt See Nov. 28 listing.

‘The Blues Brothers’

AMC Stony Brook 17, 2196 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook presents a screening of The Blues Brothers (1980) at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m., courtesy of Fathom Events. Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Grab your sunglasses and a fedora for this special event that includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. Order tickets at www.fathomevents.com.

See Nov. 26 listing.

Country Parlor Holiday Gift Show

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead will present its annual Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art and Gift Show today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Nov. 28 and 29, Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held in the historic Naugles Barn, the unique and one-of-a-kind event will feature handmade Rustic Santas and tree ornaments, holiday home decor and gifts, baskets, jewelry and fine gifts including handmade pottery pieces, plus stocking stuffers. Masks are mandatory. Questions? Call 298-5292.

Sunday Evening Owl Prowl

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown hosts an Owl Prowl at 5 p.m. Walk off your Thanksgiving meal while meeting and learning about some of the center’s resident owls. Embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night and maybe call in an owl or two. Dress warmly, wear good sneakers and bring a flashlight just in case. Face masks required. Recommended for ages 5 and up. $15 per person. To register, visit www. sweetbriarnc.org. For more info, call 979-6344.

Open House at the LIM

Join Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown for an outdoor Holiday Party for Wildlife and Holiday Market tonight from 4 to 10 p.m. and Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are invited to bundle up with a cup of hot chocolate, and browse through local handmade craft and artist vendors. Take a break from shopping to enjoy short animal presentations, photo opportunities and story times for kids. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Masks are mandatory. Free admission but donations for the animals appreciated. Questions? Call 979-6344. * All numbers are in (631) area code unless otherwise noted.

Riverhead Holiday Light Show Country Parlor Holiday Gift Show

Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown hosts an outdoor Holiday Market and Wildlife Party on Nov. 27 and 28.

Riverhead Holiday Light Show

Holiday Market and Wildlife Party

Sunday 29 See Nov. 26 listing.

Friday 27

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Features a state of the art carriage museum, art museum, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, barn, garden sculptures and herb garden. To help ensure public safety and limited capacity, visitors must register for museum admission online in advance. Timed admission will be available from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for the remainder of the 2020 year. Visit www.longislandmuseum.org.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Dec. 20, features holiday lights, themed lightup displays, festive foods, music and Santa Claus and friends. Admission is $25 adults, $20 members; $15 children under 12, $10 members; children under age 2 are free. Masks are mandatory. To purchase tickets, visit www. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Monday 30

Virtual Movie Trivia Night Stony Brook Film Festival

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts continues its 25th annual Stony Brook Film Festival virtually at 7 p.m. with a bonus screening of the feature film Submission (In Portuguese with subtitles). An all-access pass is available for $60; individual tickets are also available for $6. Visit www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call 632-2787.

Saturday 28

Small Business Saturday See page B8.

Riverhead Holiday Light Show See Nov. 26 listing.

Country Parlor Holiday Gift Show See Nov. 27 listing.

Open House at the LIM See Nov. 27 listing.

Holiday Market and Wildlife Party See Nov. 27 listing.

Museum Shop open

Just in time for holiday shopping, the museum shop at the Northport Historical Society, 215 Main St., Northport will be open today and every Saturday through Dec. 19 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.. Come on in and shop for antique and vintage items such as jewelry, china, and glassware alone with sweatshirts, books, maps, and posters. For more information, call 757-9859.

Bright Lights at the Vanderbilt

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport kicks off Bright Lights, a month-long holiday celebration tonight and Nov. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. The holiday winter walk, which will continue on

Do you know a lot about movies? Well here’s your chance to prove it! Join the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington for a virtual Movie Trivia Night at 8 p.m. Hosted by Dan French, the winning team will get up to four CAC Gift Cards (1 per team member) and bragging rights. Tickets are $10 per team, $7 members. Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org to register. Questions? Email Danlovestrivia@gmail.com. CALENDAR DEADLINE is Wednesday at noon, one week before publication. Items may be mailed to: Times Beacon Record News Media, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733. Email your information about community events to leisure@ tbrnewspapers.com. Calendar listings are for not-for-profit organizations (nonsectarian, nonpartisan events) only, on a space-available basis. Please include a phone number that may be published.


Tuesday 1

Smith Point Light Show

The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and County Executive Steve Bellone invite the community to the 17th annual Smith Point Light Show at Smith Point County Park, 1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley. The event kicks off tonight and runs through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24 and 25). Drive along the 1.5 mile trail at Smith Point County Park Campgrounds filled with dazzling holiday light displays. Enjoy new surprises and some of your old favorites! Proceeds support programs for girls and families across Suffolk County. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. $25 per car, $22 online at www.SmithPointLightShow.com.

Virtual Author Talk

In partnership with The Friends of Sagamore Hill, Book Revue in Huntington will welcome ABC News legal correspondent and New York Times Bestselling author, Dan Abrams and David Fisher as they discuss their book Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy live on CrowdCast at 7 p.m. Free. For info on how to register, visit www.bookrevue.com.

Wednesday 2 Smith Point Light Show See Dec. 1 listing.

Thursday 3

Riverhead Holiday Light Show See Nov. 26 listing.

Smith Point Light Show See Dec. 1 listing.

Virtual Family Trivia Night

Join the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor for a virtual Family Trivia Night at

7 p.m. Adults and kids are invited Join us for a night of fun and friendly competition with winter-themed topics! Questions range across all levels. Winners receive museum tickets. Free to play. $5 suggested donation appreciated. Register at www. cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Bar-Room Scene, 1835, by William Sidney Mount

Stony Brook Film Festival

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts continues its 25th annual Stony Brook Film Festival virtually at 7 p.m. with a screening of the short film Jane followed by the feature film On the Quiet (In Hungarian with subtitles). An all-access pass is available for $60; individual tickets are also available for $6. Visit www.stonybrookfilmfestival.com or call 632-2787.

Holiday Guitar

Learn guitar fundamentals from Chris Fury with some simple holiday songs during a virtual program offered by Comsewogue Public Library in Port Jefferson Station at 7 p.m. Fury will cover simple melodies for beginners as well as some chords and strumming at the intermediate level. Open to all. Free. Visit www.cplib.org/a-online-programming/ for information on how to participate in this online program. Questions? Call 928-1212 and ask for Adult Services.

Heckscher Curator Conversations

Heckscher Museum of Art Curator Dr. Karli Wurzelbacher leads a virtual discussion with select Long Island Biennial artists from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Artists Chris Ann Ambery, Alisa Shea, Mark Van Wagner, and Claire Watson will bring their unique perspective, experience, and ideas, ensuring a thoughtprovoking dialogue. Conversations will center around different themes including abstraction, landscape, materials and processes and end with a Q&A session. $5 fee, free for members. Registration required by visiting www.heckscher.org. For more information, call 380-3230.

LIGHTS SPECTACULAR The 17th annual Smith Point Light Show returns to Shirley on Dec. 1. The popular event drew nearly 50,000 guests last year. Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts Suffolk County


Continued from page B13 Portraits provided a somewhat steadier income. Among his early patrons were the Weeks, Mils, Wells, and Strong families. Mount continued to improve his technique and was happy to be back on Long Island. “I found that portraits improved my colouring, and for pleasurable practice in that department I retired into the country to paint the mugs of Long Island Yeomanry.” Mount was less enamored with the other aspect of his business: death portraiture. Mourning portraits were paintings of the recently deceased. Frequently the subjects were shown as though they were alive, and symbolic details, like bodies of water and flowers, were used to indicate that they were not. Arguably a bit morbid, their existence was emotional: they were usually commissioned by the departed’s loved ones. It could be among the only renderings/images that existed of the recently dead. Mount worked on commission and he did not enjoy the work, which was fraught and could be gruesome. He could be summoned to someone’s wake or deathbed to make sketches or take notes for the upcoming portrait. Once he was called to the scene of an accident to paint the likeness of a man who had been run over by a wagon. The final product did not reflect the cause and nature of the subject’s death. The art Mount created enveloped aspects of genres he had explored earlier in his career. These experiences helped him establish the style for which he would become best known. He combined the narrative elements of the history paintings with the human interest element of the death portraiture. Without this background, he may not have been inspired to create the art that became his job and his joy. Genre paintings, art that illustrates scenes of everyday life, became the most renowned selections of his oeuvre. Unlike his previous work, this type of art is distinguished from history paintings and portraits in that the subjects

have no distinctive identities. His first foray into this type of painting, The Rustic Dance, was immediately successful and encouraged him to further explore the medium. As Mount noted in his journal, “Ideas can be found in everything if the poet, sculptor and painter can pick them out.” He captured snippets of everyday life and frequently imbued them with subtle or more overt themes of social commentary. Motivated by the natural environment and his neighbors, Mount addressed moral issues, including economic standing and disparities as well as the implied status of Black people in the area. For example, in Bar-Room Scene (1835), Mount portrays patrons in a tavern. In the foreground a presumably inebriated man in tattered clothing is encouraged to dance by three seated men who are clearly of a higher economic class. A boy, who is standing, gazes upon him in apparent wonderment. In the back corner, there is a young Black man standing. He is also entertained by the dancer’s antics, but he is alone, separate from the group of other men. As a free Black man, he is allowed to visit the tavern, but he remains apart from the other visitors. Through this isolation, Mount indicates that the man is not fully able to participate in the community. The topics represented in this painting were recurring in his art. Mount’s return to the Three Villages marked a shift in the nature of his work. His exploration of slavery, racial dynamics, and rustic vignettes offer indelible insight into 19th century life on Long Island. His creative expression was a culmination of previous artistic enterprises, driven by both his own passion and financial necessity. Mount continued to paint, integrating other interests, such as music, into his art. He never married or had children and died of pneumonia on November 18,1868, at his brother Robert’s house in Setauket. Author Tara Ebrahimian is the Education Coordinator at the Three Village Historical Society in Setauket. This article originally appeared on the historical society's website and is reprinted with permission.



CSHL’s Tobias Janowitz, Douglas Fearon use HIV drug for possible cancer treatment


The body’s savior in its battle against disease, immune cells respond to a collection of signals which tell them to dial up or down their patrolling efforts. Scientists and doctors are constantly trying to determine what combination of beneficial or detrimental signals can lead to different outcomes. Recently, Assistant Professor Tobias Janowitz and Professor Douglas Fearon of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, working with Duncan Jodrell at the University of Cambridge Cancer Research Institute, used an inhibitor developed and tested for the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, in patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancer for a week. The study was done on 24 patients and is a phase 0 effort, in which scientists and doctors test the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the treatment. In the study, which was published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the researchers showed that the treatment got into the blood, that the patients tolerated it, and that it enabled immune treatments to reach the tumors. ‘By giving this drug, our hope is that we enable an influx of immune cells into the tumor and have an across the board integrated immune response.’ —TOBIAS JANOWITZ

While this is an encouraging step, Janowitz cautioned that any such studies are far from a potentially viable treatment for either type of cancer. Indeed, the Food and Drug Administration requires a lengthy and rigorous scientific process for any possible therapy, in part because numerous promising efforts haven’t led to viable therapies for a host of reasons. Still, this study offers a promising beginning for a potential approach to treating various forms of cancer. Janowitz said patients “tolerated the treatment by and large very

Tobias Janowitz Photo from CSHL

well,” and that “no new toxicities were observed compared to the ones that were known.” Some people developed slight disturbances in their sleep, which were immediately resolved after they discontinued using the treatment. The history of the possible treatment for HIV showed similar side effects years ago. “We anticipated it would have a favorable toxicity profile,” said Janowitz. The link between this early candidate for HIV treatment and cancer came from an analysis of the receptor that is expressed on immune cells, called CXCR4. This receptor is targeted by the drug plerixafor. Most of the work linking the inhibited receptor to potential cancer treatment came from Fearon’s lab, Janowitz explained. Fearon found that blocking the receptor enabled immune cells to migrate to cancer in a mouse study. Along with Janowitz and CSHL Cancer Director David Tuveson, he published a paper on the preclinical study in a mouse model in PNAS in 2013. This inhibitor also has been used to release stem cells from bone marrow that can be used in a hematological context for treatment and transplantation. During their cancer study, the scientists found these stem cells circulating in the blood. It’s unclear from this first study how the combination of cancer

Douglas Fearon Photo from CSHL

Harnessing the Technology of our Research Giants

therapy and releasing stem cells from bone marrow affects patients. “We are not able to say that that has a relevancy to the cancer patient,” Janowitz said. While some drug treatments work for a period of time until a cancer returns, immunotherapy may have a longer term benefit than chemotherapeutics, as some studies suggest. “By giving this drug, our hope is that we enable an influx of immune cells into the tumor and have an across the board integrated immune response,” Janowitz said. Down the road, Janowitz said the group hopes that this treatment will be a part of a combination of treatments that treat cancer. By enabling immune cells to access cancer where the mutation rate is lower, these treatments could provide a sustained treatment. The researchers chose pancreatic and colorectal cancer because those cancers don’t respond to current immunotherapy. “It’s really important to uncover why that is,” said Janowitz. The scientists


had evidence from pre-clinical models that the pathway and the biochemistry that this drug activates can be effective. In his lab, Janowitz performed some of the mechanistic work to understand why this drug might function. A medical doctor who is awaiting his license to practice in New York, Janowitz was also involved in the trial management group and in analyzing the multiplicity of data that came together. The researchers in this study came from fields including bioinformatics, clinical medicine, pharmacology, and immunology. Fearon explained in an email that Jodrell wrote the grant to Stand Up to Cancer, or SU2C, in 2014 to obtain funding for the trial. Jodrell oversaw the clinical trial and Fearon directed the evaluation of the immunology findings. Janowitz had a “major role in putting together the clinical data for the write-up,” and Daniele Biasci, a computational biologist at Cambridge, developed the analysis of the transcriptional data of the

tumor biopsies, said Fearon. As for the next stages in this work, physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Dana Farber Cancer Institute will soon start a phase 2 trial that is already registered and that combines this inhibitor with anti-PD-1. Fearon said his continued preclinical research has shown that this immune suppressive pathway may be relevant to multiple human carcinomas, and has identified new potential targets for more effective immunotherapy. Janowitz, meanwhile, will explore the systemic immune competence of the body as he continues to take a top down, broad-based approach to cancer. He would like to know the degree to which the body can mount an effective immune response, while also exploring the factors that diminish that ability. Separately, with three young children at home, Janowitz and his wife Clary, who is a radiation oncologist, have been balancing between their busy careers and the demands of parenting during the pandemic. Their extended families are both in Europe. “We can’t visit them and they can’t visit us,” he said adding that he appreciated the way CSHL has offered day care to young children on campus. As for this study, Janowitz said he’s encouraged by the early results.


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38 Mayflower Avenue, Smithtown NY 11787 631–759–6083 resurrectionsmithtown@gmail.com www.resurrectionsmithtown.org FATHER VLADYSLAV BUDASH, ADMINISTRATOR DEACON ROBERT KNAPP JOSEPH S. DURKO, CANTOR Divine Liturgy: Saturdays 4:45 pm Sunday Liturgy: 10 am For Weekday and Holy Day Schedule: See website or phone for information Sunday School Sundays at 9:15 am A Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite under the Eparchy of Passaic.


300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station 631–473–2900 www.stgmajella.org REV. GREGORY RANNAZZISI, PASTOR Mass: Saturday 5 pm only mass Sunday 8 am, 10 am & 12 pm Weekday Mass: 9 am Confessions: Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am - 4:30 pm Thrift Shop: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 4 pm Baptism and Wedding arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office



110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 631-473-0165 • Fax 631-331-8094 www.www.infantjesus.org 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

ST. JAMES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 429 Rt. 25A, Setauket, NY 11733 Phone: 631–941–4141 • Fax: 631–751–6607 Parish Office email: parish@stjamessetauket.org www.stjamessetauket.org REV. JAMES-PATRICK MANNION, PASTOR REV. ROBERT SCHECKENBACK, ASSOCIATE PASTOR REV. JOHN FITZGERALD, IN RESIDENCE REV. MIKE S. EZEATU, SBU HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN, IN RESIDENCE

MRS. LOUISE DICARLO, FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR OFFICE: 631-941-4141 X 328 MRS. KATHY VAETH, OUTREACH DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR OFFICE: 631941-4141 X 313 Office Hours:Mon.-Fri. 9am - 4pm; Sat. 9am - 2pm Weekday Masses: Monday to Saturday at 8am Weekend Masses: Saturday (Vigil) 5pm (Youth) Sunday 8am & 9:30 (Family) 11:30am (Choir) re-starting in Oct. BAPTISMS: Contact the Office at the end of the third month of pregnancy to set a date. MATRIMONY: Contact the Office at least nine months before desired date to set a date. RECONCILIATION: Saturdays 4 - 4:45pm or by Appointment ANOINTING OF THE SICK: by request. BEREAVEMENT: 631-941-4141 x 341 OUR DAILY BREAD: Sunday Soup Kitchen 3 pm, closed... reopening TBD FOOD PANTRY OPEN: Wednesdays 12 noon to 2 pm and Sundays 2 pm to 3 pm MISSION STATEMENT We, the Catholic community of the Three Village area, formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, are a pilgrim community journeying toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, nourished by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel. We strive to respond the Jesus’ invitation: to be faithful and fruitful disciples; to be Good Samaritan to (our) neighbor and enemy; stewards of and for God’s creation and living witnesses of Faith, Hope and Charity...so that in Jesus’ name, we may be a welcoming community, respectful of life in all its diversities.


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

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Society of Saint Pius X 900 Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738 631–736–6515 • sspxlongisland.com Sunday Masses at 7 am and 9 am


233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai • 631–473–1582 www.msucc.org • REV. DR. PHILIP HOBSON Take care of yourselves, wash your hands, wear your mask, check on your neighbors. Grace and Peace, Rev. Phil Worship with us online! Sundays at 10 am (or anytime) on Facebook and YouTube.


“Our little historic church on the hill” across from the Stony Brook Duck Pond Visit our website www.allsouls–stonybrook.org or call 631-655-7798 allsoulsepiscopalchurch@verizon.net 8 am service will be Virtual 9:30 am service will be outdoors at the Rectory 5 Mill Pond Rd., Stony Brook; parking end of road at Parish House This is a small eclectic Episcopal congregation that has a personal touch. We welcome all regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. Walk with us.


THE REV. CN. DR. RICHARD D. VISCONTI, RECTOR 1 Dyke Road on the Village Green, Setauket Web site: www.carolinechurch.net email: office@carolinechurch.net • 631–941–4245 Our worship services have resumed with the following schedule: Saturday evening at 5pm: Evening Prayer Sunday morning: 8am Morning Prayer; 9:30 am Morning Prayer with music. A Eucharistic Healing Service will be held on Thursdays at noon. Church School Classes now forming; please call the office to register Let God walk with you as part of our familyfriendly community


127 Barnum Ave., Port Jefferson • 631–473–0273 email: ccoffice@christchurchportjeff.org www.christchurchportjeff.org Church office hours: Tues. - Fri. 9am - 12pm FATHER ANTHONY DILORENZO: PRIEST–IN–CHARGE Please join us for our 8:00 and 10:00 Sunday Eucharists and our 10:00 Wednesday Eucharist in our chapel. Please wear masks. GOD BLESS YOU. Father Anthony DiLorenzo 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.


To Know Christ and To Make Him Known 322 Main Street, East Setauket www.3vc.org • 631-941–3670 LEAD PASTOR JOSH MOODY Sunday Worship Services, 9:15 am and 11 am. You may now join us in person or virtually every Sunday. Please get connected by vising www.3vc.org to find out more about our in person and virtual services. –Your 3VC church family Join Us As We Celebrate 60 Years Of Proclaiming The Good News Of Jesus Christ!


430 Sheep Pasture Rd., Port Jefferson 11777 Tel: 631-473-0894 • Fax: 631-928-5131 www.kimisis.org • goc.assumption@gmail.com REV. DEMETRIOS N. CALOGREDES, PROTOPRESBYTER Sunday Services: Orthros 8:30 Am - Divine Liturgy 10 Am Services Conducted In Both Greek & English* Books Available To Follow In English* Sunday Catechism School, 10 Am - 11 Am* Greek Language School, Tuesdays 5 Pm - 8 Pm* Bible Study & Adult Catechism Classes Available* Golden Age & Youth Groups Banquet Hall Available For Rental* For Information Please Call Church Office* Adjustments to services will be made according to CDC and NYState DOH COVID-19 guidelines. Please call Church office for updates.


Center for Jewish Life & Learning “Judaism With A Smile” 360 Nicolls Road, East Setauket Next To Fire Dept. 631-585–0521 • www.MyVillageChabad.com RABBI CHAIM & RIVKIE GROSSBAUM RABBI MOTTI & CHAYA GROSSBAUM RABBI SHOLOM B. & CHANIE COHEN Membership Free Weekday, Shabbat & Holiday Services Highly Acclaimed Torah Tots Preschool Afternoon Hebrew School Camp Gan Israel • Judaica Publishing Department Lectures And Seminars Living Legacy Holiday Programs Jewish Learning Institute Friendship Circle For Special Needs Children The Cteen Network N’shei Chabad Women’s Club • Cyberspace Library Chabad At Stony Brook University – Rabbi Adam & Esther Stein


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385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station 631-928–3737 • www.northshorejewishcenter.org RABBI AARON BENSON • CANTOR DANIEL KRAMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARCIE PLATKIN PRINCIPAL HEATHER WELKES YOUTH DIRECTOR JEN SCHWARTZ Services: Friday At 8 Pm; Saturday At 9:15 am Daily Morning And Evening Minyan- Call For Times. Tot Shabbat • Family Services • Sisterhood • Men’s Club • Seniors’ Club Youth Group • Continuing Ed • Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Judaica Shop Food Pantry • Lecture Series • Jewish Film Series NSJC JEWISH LEARNING CENTER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Innovative Curriculum And Programming For Children Ages 5-13 Imagine A Synagogue That Feels Like Home! Come Connect With Us On Your Jewish Journey. Member United Synagogue Of Conservative Judaism


1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook 631-751–8518 • www.tisbny.org A Warm And Caring Intergenerational Community Dedicated To Learning, Prayer, Social Action, And Friendship. Member Union For Reform Judaism RABBI PAUL SIDLOFSKY CANTOR INTERN EMILY HOOLIHAN EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR RABBI MICHAEL S. CHURGEL, RJE RABBI EMERITUS STEPHEN A. KAROL RABBI EMERITUS ADAM D. FISHER CANTOR EMERITUS MICHAEL F. TRACHTENBERG Sabbath Services Friday 7:30 pm And Saturday 10 am Religious School • Monthly Family Service Monthly Tot • Shabbat Youth Groups • Senior Club Adult Education Sisterhood Brotherhood • Book Club-More



46 Dare Road, Selden 631-732-2511 Emergency Number 516-848-5386 REV. DR. RICHARD O. HILL, PASTOR ERIC FARET, VICAR Email: office@hopelutheran.com Website: www.hopeluth.com We have worship services for a limited size congregation on Saturdays at 5 p.m. Call the church to reserve a place. We also offer two Parking Lot services on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and we are livecasting these worship services as well. The service can be accessed in the three ways on the Homepage of our website: www.hopeluth.com. A link is also posted there. Links are also posted on our Facebook “Friends who like Hope Lutheran Church” group. The YouTube channel we use is “Rev Dr Richard O. Hill,” where the service and other items are available. We have a live Zoom Bible Study on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 and a Hymn Sing event on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. All are welcome. We have a “Hope’s Kids” Facebook group for children to use. Our Food Pantry is open to everyone on Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. for picking up food. Also, donations can be made from 11 a.m.-noon or

by making arrangements by leaving a message on the church answering service. Offerings to support our ministry can be made at church services and through our website’s “Share God’s Mission” page. In any emergency, call the pastor at 516-848-5386.


309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station 631-473-2236 REV. PAUL A. DOWNING PASTOR E-mail: Pastorpauldowning@yahoo.com Pastor’s cell: 347–423–3623 (voice or text) www.StPaulsLCPJS.org facebook.com/stpaulselca St. Paul’s will be continuing our live worship services on Sundays. We will have one morning service in the sanctuary at 9:30 am. This service is limited to 20 people. Please call the church to let us know you are coming. There will be an overflow room. We will also have a live service in our parking lot on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm. This service is limited to 50 people. Bring your own lawn chair. If weather is questionable, call the church for updated information on the answering machine. We will also be broadcasting this service over FM radio. Stay in your car and still participate in the live service. The Sunday morning service will be broadcast on Facebook.com/ StPaulsELCA and StPaulsLCPJS.org. We will follow the CDC Guidelines on social distancing and mask wearing. If you have questions, call, text or email Pastor Paul. All or our other activities each week will continue on Zoom. We continue to serve the Port Jefferson Community Now in our 102nd year


Messiah Preschool & Day Care 465 Pond Path, East Setauket 631-751–1775 • www.messiahny.com PASTOR NILS NIEMEIER ASSOCIATE PASTOR STEVE UNGER We are thrilled to announce we are open for worship in the church. Two services at 9 am & 10:30 am. Space is limited so please go to our website (www.messiahny. com) to register or call the church office (631-7511775). See our website for the procedures we will have in place. For those who are not comfortable with going to church, you can still watch the service online. Go to our website to find links to our church YouTube page and live streams of the service. We, as a church, are here for you and if you are in need, please call us. Our Pastors are available and you are welcome to call the church to speak to them. May God keep you safe and shine His light and love upon you.



33 Christian Ave/ PO 2117, E. Setauket NY 11733 REV. GREGORY L. LEONARD–PASTOR • 631-941–3581 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


532 Moriches Road, St. James 11780-1316 REV. PRINCE DONKOR, PASTOR 631-584-5340 • All are Welcome We have opened our doors once again. 10 am. We ask that all who enter, please wear a mask. Thank you all and God Bless you.


160 Main Street, Corner Of 25A And Main Street East Setauket • 631–941–4167 REV. STEVEN KIM, PASTOR www.setauketumc.org • sumcny@aol.com Adult Bible Study: 9am Sunday Worship Service & Church School: 10 am Holy Communion 1st Sunday Of Month Mary Martha Circle (Women’s Ministry) Monthly On 2nd Tuesday At 1pm No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here!


107 South/Main Streets • (631) 473-0147 We are an accepting and caring people who invite you to share in the journey of faith with us. THE REV. DR. RICHARD GRAUGH Email: office@pjpres.org Website: www.pjpres.org Sunday Worship Service-10 am (Childcare Provided) Christian Education-Sunday School: 10:15 am Coffee and Fellowship 11:15 am Bible Study: Tuesday 3 pm Holy Communion 1st Sunday of the Month Meal Provided by Welcome Friends every Friday at 6 pm Call the church office or visit our website for current activities and events. NYS Certified Preschool and Daycare The purpose of First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson is, with God’s help, to share the joy & good news of Jesus Christ with the congregation, visitors and the community at large; to provide comfort to those in need and hope to those in despair; and to seek justice for all God’s people.


5 Caroline Avenue ~ On the Village Green 631- 941-4271 Celebrating and Sharing the love of God since 1660. THE REV. KATE JONES CALONE, INTERIM PASTOR THE REV. ASHLEY MCFAUL-ERWIN, COMMUNITY OUTREACH PASTOR Our creative Worship Service at 9:30 am streamed from our website: Setauketpresbyterian.org Sunday School via Zoom Sundays at 10:30 am Adult Interest groups via Zoom. Youth Group for grades 7-12 via Zoom, (Open to the community) Bell Choir returns! All ringers welcome Our Outreach Programs are Continuing! Setauket Presbyterian Pre-School, ages 2-5 www.setauketpreschool.org Open Door Exchange (furniture ministry) opendoorexchange.org 631-751-0176 For all program information visit our website for Zoom links, email the church office: Setauketpresbyterian@verizon.net • Follow us on FB


4 Friends Way, St. James 631–928-2768 • www.cbquakers.org We gather in silent worship seeking God • the Inner Light • Spirit. We are guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. Weekly coffee and fellowship, monthly discussions, Religious Education for children. During this time when we are asked not to gather together physically, we are gathering online for worship. Please see our website (www.consciencebayquakers.org) for information about joining in. All are welcome.


380 Nicolls Road, East Setauket, NY 11733 631–751–0297 www.uufsb.org • office@uufsb.org REV. MARGARET H. ALLEN (minister@uufsb.org) We are a religious community that seeks diversity, individual spiritual growth, social and economic justice. Sunday Service: 10:30 am visit www.uufsb.org for the weekly link to our online services while we cannot gather in person Children’s Sunday Religious Education Classes resume in the fall. Our website also offers information about other activities we are currently holding online, such as our Humanist Discussion Group and meditative and wellness arts classes

Would You Like to Join Our Religious Directory? For More Information Please Call 631-331-1154




NOV. 26 TO DEC. 2, 2020

Surprise ceremony held for women’s basketball team

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team celebrated a record-setting season on Nov. 19. In a surprise event for the student-athletes, the 2019-20 America East championship banner was raised inside Island Federal Arena. The returning players and staff then were presented championship rings as family members participated in the celebration with recorded videos that were displayed on the scoreboards. The Seawolves produced a 28-3 overall record and won the regular-season and postseason America East titles last season.

They were one playoff round away from earning the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth when the season was halted due to coronavirus. Stony Brook nonetheless had a 22-game winning streak during the season, which was the longest active streak in Division I at that point. Returnees Leah Burden, McKenzie Bushee, Chantz Cherry, Jonae Cox, Courtney Furr, Gigi Gonzalez, Victoria Johnson, India Pagan, Anastasia Warren, Hailey Zeise and Aminata Zie all received championship rings from head coach

Caroline McCombs during the ceremony. McCombs, associate head coach Jeff Williams, assistant coach Gabe Lazo, director of operations Caitlyn Isler, assistant AD for sports medicine Elizabeth Zanolli, assistant director of athletic performance Joe Quattrone, academic advisor Kendall Harris and athletic communications representative Kassidy Franz also received rings. “We really wanted to surprise them today,” McCombs said. “We just want them to remember this moment for the rest of their lives.”

AVCA recognizes SBU volleyball

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has recognized Stony Brook volleyball for the program’s civic participation. The AVCA recently presented the Seawolves with a Community Voting Award. The newly created award recognizes teams and clubs that had 100 percent of eligible student-athletes and staff vote. “Our goal as leaders of young people is to model responsible behavior and to instill good habits,” AVCA executive director

Kathy DeBoer said. “Whether it’s the court, the classroom or the voting booth, coaches matter in the lives of their players. This award is another way to highlight that fact.” Across all sports, Stony Brook student-athletes exceeded 99 percent in voting participation. The AVCA Community Voting Award again will be offered in November 2022, coinciding with the midterm elections. “I’m proud of our studentathletes for stepping up and

not only taking advantage of their opportunity to vote, but also educating themselves and making informed decisions,” Stony Brook head coach Kristin Belzung said. “We took the opportunity to engage

in education about elected officials and how to identify good sources of information this semester. The criticalthinking skills our team learned will be invaluable for the rest of their lives.”


Jamie Apicella

APICELLA JOINS SOFTBALL STAFF Stony Brook softball coach Megan T. Bryant has added a highly accomplished member to her staff. Former LIU Post head coach Jamie Apicella has joined the Seawolves as a volunteer assistant coach. The Holbrook resident spent 21 seasons as the LIU Post softball head coach and compiled a gaudy 826-338-2 record while leading the Pioneers. LIU Post won nine East Coast Conference titles and qualified 19 NCAA Championships in his 21 seasons. During his final season at the helm, Apicella led LIU Post to a programrecord 51 victories and the team’s fifth appearance in the Division II National Championship. The Division II program was eliminated when Long Island University merged its Brooklyn- and Brookville-based athletic programs for the 2019-20 academic year. “We are thrilled to welcome Jamie Apicella to our softball program and the Seawolves family,” Bryant said. “Coach Apicella’s insight, knowledge and experience will be so valuable to our student-athletes, and our staff couldn’t be more excited to work with him. He is a tremendous teacher and knows what it takes to be successful on and off the field. Coach Apicella will be a great mentor for our student-athletes.”

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This week's shelter pet is Suzie, a 12-year-old Border Collie waiting at the Smithtown Animal Shelter to be adopted in time for the holidays. She and her two senior siblings sadly lost their dad and want to live out their golden years showered with love. Suze does have significant arthritis and a chronic skin disease. She is available for adoption or forever foster in a home that can manager her medication. She has a young and playful spirit, even if her body isn’t always up to it. She loves to be petted, to be outside exploring and FOOD! She can live with another calm dog and children ages 12 and up. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccines. If you are interested in meeting Suzie, please call ahead to schedule an hour to properly interact with her in the shelter’s Meet and Greet Room.

Photo from Smithtown Animal Shelter

The Smithtown Animal & Adoption Shelter is located at 410 Middle Country Road, Smithtown. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekend. For more information, please call 631-360-7575 or visit www. smithtownanimalshelter.com.



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THANK YOU For Nominating Us Best Gym/Fitness Center! “The Most Family-Friendly Fitness Center on the North Shore!”

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4 Exciting Camps To Choose From! Large Outdoor And Indoor Space For Numerous Sports & Activities. New Enormous Carnival Bouncer! Sports Camp (Ages 7 - 12) • Instruction & Competition • Soccer • Volleyball • Softball • Basketball and more Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 7 - 12) • Singing • Dancing • Acting • Stage & Costume Design • Casting for Performances General Camp (Ages 3 - 12) • Arts & Crafts • Hands on Science • Interactive Games • Recreational Sports Tennis Academy (Ages 4 - 18) • 1/2 Day • Full Day • Advanced Training • 9 Indoor, 7 Outdoor Har-Tru Courts C.I.T. Training (Ages 13 - 15) • Counselors in Training • Learn Leadership Skills • Enjoy the Activities • Special Reduced Rate Swimming is included in all camps! All camps provide: Snacks, Drinks, Lunch & a T-Shirt


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Make a fun autumn craft at the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor this weekend.

Programs Toddler Time

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington offers a socially distant Toddler Time every Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. where kids can do crafts, listen to stories, and sing and dance. Join them on Nov. 28 for storytime with Nana Carol. Free but registration is required by calling 271-1442.

In-Person Autumnal Crafts

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor invites children to enjoy fallinspired self-serve crafts in the museum workshop every weekend in November. Free with admission! Call 367-3418.

Vanderbilt Planetarium Show

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum's Reichert Planetarium presents The Little Star That Could, a story about a yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm., on Nov. 28 and 29 at 12:15 p.m. For ages 4 to 8. Tickets, which include admission to the museum and access to the grounds, are $13 for children, $16 adults, $15 seniors at the door. To order, in advance, visit www.vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Virtual Family Trivia Night

Join the Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor for a virtual Family Trivia Night on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Adults and kids are invited Join us for a night of fun and friendly

competition with winter-themed topics! Questions range across all levels. Winners receive museum tickets. Free to play. $5 suggested donation appreciated. Register at www.cshwhalingmuseum.org.

Seashell Ornaments

Save the date! From clams to sea snails, to hermit crabs, learn all about animals who spend their lives in shells during the Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor’s Virtual Friday Workshop, Seashell Ornaments, on Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Decorate a special shell ornament to hang up at home during this festive time of year. You’ll need paper, string, and markers. Free. $5 suggested donation appreciated. Register at cshwhalingmuseum. org. For more info, call 367-3418.


‘’Twas the Night Before Xmas’

The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts presents an outdoor performance of Ken Ludwig’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Smithtown Historical Society’s Roseneath Cottage, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown on Nov. 27 to 29, Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20 and 24 at 11 a.m. Join a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl on a quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. A joyful tribute to the holiday season! Tickets are $18 per person. Masks are mandatory. Stay after for photo opportunities with Santa at his workshop for $7 per family (5 person maximum). For schedule and to order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

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


TBR’s Thanksgiving Coloring Contest a hit!

Thanks to all the children who entered Times Beacon Record News Media’s Thanksgiving Coloring Contest! The second annual event had creative kids across our coverage area sharpening their colored pencils and breaking out the markers. Congratulations to 7-year-old Emily C. of Port Jefferson Station and 5-yearold Charlee H. of Sound Beach for being this year’s winners. They both received a $25 gift certificate to Chocolate Works in Stony Brook. Special thanks to Chocolate Works for sponsoring our contest! Happy Thanksgiving!

By Emily C., age 7, Port Jefferson Station

By Charlee H., age 5, Sound Beach

By Adelaide L., age 5, Mount Sinai

By Ava R., age 8, East Northport

By Donna E., age 6, Northport

By Isabelle T. age 5, East Setauket

By Giavonna, age 6, Selden

By Lillian S., age 4, Port Jefferson Station

By Oliver B., age 5, Miller Place

By Riley Z., age 7, East Setauket

By Nina M., age 5, Port Jefferson Station

By Caleb D., age 7, Miller Place

By James D., age 7, Miller Place

By Emma T., age 7, Wading River

By Elena C., age 6, East Setauket


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• Arby’s


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• Burger King Stony Brook

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• Margaritas Cafe Port Jefferson Station

• O Sole Mio Stony Brook

• Pumpernickle’s Deli Setauket

• Domino’s Pizza

• Shake Shack

• Domo Sushi

• The Steam Room


Port Jefferson

• Fratelli’s

• Stop & Shop

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• Strathmore Bagels

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