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contents july 2012

8 Beauty 10 Happily Ever After 12 Style 14 Fitness


17 Men’s Style

18 Raymond Rothaug

18 Local Exposure 20 Wellness

59 Entertainment Calendar

26 Northport History

61 LIVE Cover Artist

30 Seniors

66 Art Galleries & Museums

32 Village Tech-a-Holic 34 Celebrate Summer with Jo-Ann Corretti 44 Playing it Safe

74 Gala Girl

48 Outdoor Living 50 Local Merchant - Oakwood Automation 52 Townwide Fund Golf Outing

77 Nightlife 78 Long Island Comedy Tweets 82 Beer



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Known for her vividly colored paintings of beloved landmarks, Jo-Ann has been voted Best Artist on Long Island. Her upcoming show in Port Jefferson is a local celebration of summer. Find out more in our feature on page 34. 6 • village connection • july 2012

72 Wine Speak 73 Astrology

46 Designer Look


68 Eye on the Arts

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edding planning can be complicated and may even become overwhelming. Sometimes it’s tiresome and you need to quickly energize yourself to keep on going. Other times it may be stressful and you need to calm yourself down. The following exercises work immediately and can be performed as often as you’d like. FYI: According to Anxiety is “a feeling of distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune.” When stressed you may have feelings of being frazzled, of apprehension, of doubt, or even fear. Your body’s automatic response to anxiety is that your heartbeat gets faster or you start palpitating. Your chest may feel tight and restricted and you find it difficult to take a full, deep breath. You can change your physiology and calm down your body using the power of your breath. When circumstances are tense or you are feeling stressed, you likely constrict your breathing by taking shallow breathes. Furthermore, depending upon the amount of stress, you may even hold your breath. Your breathing may then become erratic. This shallow breathing restricts the amount of oxygen that your brain receives and you might experience light-headedness and dizziness. Try this simple and surprisingly effective exercise to either slow down or speed up your physiology: To Relax Yourself: Start by Exhaling Close off your right nostril with one of your fingers. Breathe in deeply through your left nostril.

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At the top of the breathe, close off both nostrils and pause for a few seconds. Release just the right nostril and exhale. Immediately close off your right nostril. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your left nostril. At the top of the breath, close off both nostrils and pause for a few seconds. Release just the right nostril and exhale. Repeat above. To Energize Yourself: Start by Exhaling Close off your left nostril with one of your fingers. Breathe in deeply through your right nostril. At the top of the breathe, close off both nostrils and pause for a few seconds. Release just the left nostril and exhale. Immediately close off your left nostril. Breathe in deeply and slowly through your right nostril. At the top of the breathe, close off both nostrils and pause for a few seconds. Release just the left nostril and exhale. Repeat above. Enjoy the process of getting married!

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fitness • kathleen tafti



he most common excuse that I hear as to why someone does not exercise is because they don’t have time. Well, what if I told you that it is possible to get optimal results with 30 minute high intensity interval workouts? If you want to get strong and fit and make your body a fat burning furnace, then high intensity, shorter duration workouts will do it. Imagine that you can get in and out of the gym in 30 minutes and benefit from the same positive outcomes as if you walked or jogged on the treadmill for an hour. You may hear these workouts defined as surge training or “burst” training or interval training. The workouts consist of high intensity (not necessarily high impact) intervals mixed with lower intensity intervals and/or rest periods for a shorter duration. There are many positive effects of this type of training, including, but not limited to, your hormones working in balance with an increase in testosterone and growth hormone ( yes women need both of these hormones in order for your metabolism to work correctly). Your body has the increased ability to burn fat hours after you finished your workout; you’re pushing your body to its limit (not below or beyond it) and you get an increase in endorphins which can ward off anxiety and depression. You will become stronger and more cardiovascularly fit even though you are working out for a shorter period of time. Remember that every type of workout depends on your

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goals. If you are training for a marathon and you only do 30 minute interval training sessions, then you will be missing a huge component because you must run long distances over long periods of time to be a marathon runner. You get the idea. Sport specific training is important, depending on your goals. However, marathon runners and participants of numerous sporting events will benefit from adding this type of workout into their weekly routine. So no more excuses! Find a workout you like, increase your intensity within your physical limitations and work out hard for shorter periods of time; you will feel better, be stronger and have more time to spend with your friends and family rather than at the gym!

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Serendipitous Moments As moments cascade through the hourglass of time, there are those that are mundane and those that fire up the imagination. Michael Azzato, a longtime Northport resident and real estate agent for Century 21 Northern Shores, has made an avocation of focusing his attention on the latter. “I have no agenda when I go out,” said the award-winning member of the Huntington Camera Club who trains his camera at what strikes his fancy with spectacular results. Michael, whose passion for photography began in childhood, said that he has always been fascinated by the dramatic black and white filmography characterizing the “film noir” period of the 1940s to the 1950s. “I am always looking for light or the absence of light or the contrast between the two,” said Michael who specializes in black and white shots, juxtaposition of silhouettes and shadows, and blazing color. Drama reigns supreme, as does the waltz of time, in a photograph of two men silhouetted against an enormous clock face in the Musée d’Orsay, a Parisian museum located in what was formerly a train station. Similarly, in an image taken in a Manhattan park, the shadow of an unseen skateboarder speaks volumes about acrobatics and kinetic energy. In another photograph, a boy’s daring leap of faith from the Northport Village Dock into the water is echoed by his shadow. In an astonishing juxtaposition of the animate and the inanimate, Michael captured an image of a seagull soaring over Roberto Julio Bessin’s magnificent metal sculpture of a great blue heron in Centerport’s Mill Pond, made even more magical because the setting sun seems to glance off the immense heron’s beak. In yet another dramatic shot, sparks fly as a blacksmith plies his trade in Greenport, creating a riveting fireworks display which is echoed in the flames behind him. Michael’s photographs have appeared in Newsday and a plethora of local papers. His work is currently on display at Maroni’s Cuisine, 18 Woodbine Ave., Northport Village and 30 Minute Photo, 826 Fort Salonga Road, Northport. To see more of his portfolio or to purchase work, contact him at

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wellness • dr. stephen atkins


ave you ever taken a nutrient or made a dietary change hoping it would make you feel better, but instead you feel worse? Were you experiencing a reaction to the supplement or food, or were you experiencing a detox reaction? If it’s a detox process (meaning toxins are on their way out; but in the process, you can feel worse), we might want to slow the process down and tough it out. But if it is a food sensitivity, we want to stop it. A food sensitivity is different than a food allergy. I’m sure you have heard of people eating shell fish or some food and they have had a definite reaction. Food sensitivities will cause inflammation but just not as severe. In fact, food sensitivities

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A World of Dolls One of the most noted events of 1911 in the Northport area was held on November 10. Festivities began with a band concert that afternoon at 4 o’clock and concluded with a formal dance that evening. The event was organized by the East Northport Board of Trade to welcome the Northport Novelty Co. to its new home adjacent to the Soper pickle factory on Tenth Avenue. Earlier in the year, J.S. Snyder, a member of the Board, had bought the land and then found the tenant – Levine and Schroeder Doll Mfg. of Brooklyn. Once a tenant was assured, the large two story building was constructed on the south side of the railroad tracks. The aim and hope of Snyder and his fellow Board members were that this factory would create jobs, raise incomes, and generally improve the economy of the area. The “housewarming” was widely publicized to promote the success of this enterprise. The Long Islander noted:: This Friday afternoon at East Northport will occur the housewarming of the new doll factory erected by the Northport Novelty Company. The affair will start with a band concert, followed by addresses. In the evening there will be a dance. A special [trolley] car will run to this village after the affair. (November 10, 1911) For a few years, the production of “indestructible dolls” was quite brisk. In addition to the many local women hired to sew dolls’ clothing, some workers from as far as Queens commuted on the LIRR to paint the faces on dolls and assemble them for shipment. Unfortunately, in 1915 the business failed and the building sat empty. Although the doll business had failed, the building was still of great use. Three years after Northport Novelties left, Ray Knabenshue leased the factory and overhauled it to produce huge surveillance balloons for use in the World War. Naturally, with the end of the war, there was no need for the balloons and the building was again vacant by the summer of 1919. On the other hand, the war had increased the use of airplanes, and shortly after it ended, another firm, Williams & Company took over the building to assemble airplane parts. Eventually, Williams & Company left the area, but the building continued to be of economic value to the community. In 1925 Siola Rubber Company manufactured rubber tires there. Later another company came in to produce infant clothing. In its final incarnation, Snyder’s building housed the Superior Surgical Company which provided uniforms and surgical clothing to the medical industry. After standing vacant for more than a decade, the doll factory, as it is still known on the historical marker, was condemned by the Town of Huntington and demolished in 1966, along with the pickle factory, to provide commuter parking.

Bob Little is a long-time resident of the Northport area who greatly enjoys delving into the community’s fascinating history and writing his column for the Northport Historical Society.



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As a 1950s kid, I was addicted to cereal. Not the flakes - the boxes. I’d go to the super market with my mom and guide her to the cereal aisle where I’d carefully inspect each colorful box, deciding which offer was the most enticing, and toss that box into our shopping cart even if I hated the cereal. Most times I already knew the one I wanted from the multitude of TV ads or my friends. There were basically three types of offers: the cutout, toy inside and mail away. Of the three, I favored the mail away. My mom and I would send an envelope containing nickels, dimes and quarters taped onto the box top to Kellogg’s, PO Box ???, Battle Creek, Michigan and then the manic wait would begin. Each day thereafter I’d impatiently ask “Mom, mailman come yet?” My daily disappointment would change to elation as I ripped open the package to examine my newest treasure (which often didn’t work exactly as shown on TV). Until recently my inner child had been deprived of this particular thrill. As I matured I found everything I wanted

in stores which I prefer over mail-order because stores allow immediate possession and easy returns. However, when my old pal of a fishing reel died and I couldn’t find an adequate replacement in stores, I turned to the internet and to my surprise found several used ones for sale on an auction website called EBay. To purchase one I had two choices. I could either pay the higher buy-it-now price or place a lower bid and try to win it in an auction. I nervously placed a bid and was ecstatic to read the email saying I won. After paying via credit card, to my astonishment I felt the return of that distinct cereal shopper excitement from my childhood - I just couldn’t wait to get my toy. In my youth I never knew when or if I’d actually receive the package, but today seller emails provide updates and often a tracking number which allows crazies like me to check the package’s every step on the shipper’s website. I was antsy on the expected arrival day and when the package finally arrived I felt like I was 10 years old again ripping it open to affectionately handle my treasure.

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the village tech-a-holic • robert schwartz

Are you a PC or a MAC? One thing for sure, some people are more passionate about their computer then their religion or politics. If you ask a PC user about a Mac, or a Mac User about a PC you will get the opposite answer. So what choice should you make? The choice you make must consider the following: The most important question will be who will be there to help you during and after your purchase? Where to buy? The support you will need once you purchase your new computer? The Cost! Here are your choices as I see it. The Big Boxed Stores (geek people could care less who you are) and the Apple Store, to wait on line and get a geek to talk over you and make you feel 2 inches tall. Try it. I did, you sign up at the genius bar for an appointment with an Apple Geek. The Jargon they use will make you want to go home and Google what exactly they were talking about! In my opinion the choice is an easy one, it doesn’t matter what choice you make as far as the hardware, and in a

nutshell the internal parts are all almost identical now. The processor chip, the hard drive and the graphics card are made by the same companies that make both Mac’s and PC’s! It makes sense to me to be able to call a Computer Professional that is willing to come over when needed, or simply answer a quick question you may have. If I were a typical consumer – this is the choice I would make. If I were making a purchase I would want to work with a person or company not just for this purchase but also consider my entire home/work scenario and future. An example of this would be: A young family needing to purchase computers for their school aged children. I would suggest less expensive laptops such as an ASUS that would cost you $499 VS. $1499 Mac. After 3 years the product would become outdated and needed to be replaced. Your local computer person may even give you a credit for trading in your old hardware, vs. Apple who wouldn’t care and charge you another $2000 for another Mac Pro. Your advisor should be asking you questions like “could you consider storing your home

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Connoisseurs of paintings depicting Long Island’s most beautiful beaches, harbors and lighthouses are in for a treat when an exhibition featuring the work of Jo-Ann Corretti opens at the Port Jefferson Village Community Center on July 1. The show, “Celebrating Long Island in Art,” includes the work of Sally Anne Keller and Marlene Bezich, and runs through August.

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Known for her vividly colored paintings of beloved landmarks, Jo-Ann has been voted Best Artist on Long Island. The exhibit showcases a treasuretrove of old favorites and new pieces which capture the magic of summer on Long Island. Local images include paintings of Huntington and Eaton’s Neck Lighthouses and a family picnicking at Northport Village Park. New work includes a painting of the ferry coming into Port Jefferson by Danford’s Hotel and Marina. Also enchanting is a beckoning view of the Beach Hut in Amagansett framed by colorful umbrellas and tall grass wavering in the breeze. In all, 40 of Jo-Ann’s paintings and digitally-enhanced ‘dreamscape’ photographs will be on display.

Marlene Bezich’s work resonates with her love of animals and nature. Sally Anne Keller, a watercolorist, also draws her inspiration from the simple but sublime gifts offered up by nature such as a flowering lily. “Marlene evokes such emotions from her soulful pet portraits and Sally Anne paints landscapes and still lifes in flowing watercolors,” Jo-Ann said. The exhibition is the brainchild of Port Jefferson Village Historian, Kenneth Brady, and is being sponsored by the Village’s Recreation Department and the Conservatory. “The show is on the Village Center’s second floor mezzanine where the views of Port Jefferson are outstanding,” said Jo-Ann, inviting everyone to partake of the exhibit while enjoying a day at this welcoming vacation spot. There’ll be a ‘meet the artist’ reception on July 15 from 3 to 6 pm that is open to the public and free-ofcharge. Complimentary refreshments will be served. A portion of sales will benefit Save-A-Pet in Pt. Jefferson Station. The Port Jefferson Village Center, 101A East Broadway, Pt. Jefferson, is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily. For information, visit village-center or call (631) 802-2160. To see more of Jo-Ann Corretti’s work, visit

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Looking for a trendy home and garden makeover that gives instant gratification and doesn’t require a lot of time and resources? The latest trends in fashion and home decorating are drawing inspiration from the bright colors and laid-back attitudes of the tropics. Vibrant tropical colors are influencing home decor and gardens this summer. Whether you want to makeover a deck, patio or porch, add some tropical flair by following the “three P’s” of outdoor design: plants, paint and punch. Plants New tropical plants are easy to grow for any outdoor space. With fantastic colors and foliage, it’s simple to add splashes of intense color throughout your garden, deck and patio. Go big and bold with gorgeous blooms of colorful hibiscus that come in dozens of bright tropical colors. Whether you’re planning a summer luau, graduation party or just want a restful retreat, decorating your backyard with easy care, sun-loving hibiscus offer a blaze of color for any occasion. Cut hibiscus flowers floating in water make an exotic centerpiece, and using the blooms as garnishes takes al fresco dining to the next level. And don’t be afraid to mix plants, colors and textures when decorating your outdoor spaces.

Paint Paint is one of the easiest, most economical ways to create a tropical feel inside or out. Choosing a color that reminds you of the beach sets the theme for your overall design. Paint an old set of chairs Caribbean blue, containers coral red and sunshine yellow. Just remember when choosing a shade, tropical colors aren’t going to fade into the background. They’re going to make a vibrant statement. An accent wall on a deck or patio painted in key lime or ocean blue instantly transforms a space. Carry the tropics inside with a less saturated color like a warm mango tone or pair a rich, intense color accent wall with neutrals. Punch Adding tropical patterns and fabrics into your decor brings flexibility and endless possibilities. Cushions in tropical colors, throw pillows with bold floral designs and tropical inspired linens on the table are an easy way to add punch to your outdoor decor. Use a single pattern to underscore your tropical theme or mix things up with a variety of prints and stripes. Keep in mind the many patterns that fall into the tropical category, including floral, greenery, and ocean and beach elements. Think Hawaiian shirts.


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Bigger isn't always better in the real estate world, and what's more, it's not always possible. With more baby boomers downsizing to smaller, more manageable houses, and a growing number of people opting to rent rather than buy, many families are looking for new ways to decorate, design and work with smaller spaces. Kitchens sell homes, but this most-used room in the house hasn't escaped the "less is more" trend, either. Interior designers, decorators and home product makers are responding to the growing demand for practical, beautiful options that make sense in smaller kitchens. If you're looking to make a big impact in a small kitchen, here are a few ideas to get you started: Work the walls - You may love your cozy kitchen, but that doesn't mean you want to make it look or feel any smaller than it already is. Lighter wall colors can help a little kitchen feel more open and airy. One winning decorating technique for small kitchens is to paint the majority of the wall space in a light neutral tone, like a pale cream or taupe and then add a pop of brighter or darker color to one accent wall or area. You can edge up the excitement of this technique by using a mural for kitchens on the accent wall, rather than just a different paint color. Have an oddly shaped niche in your kitchen? You can turn that problematic space into a design statement with custom, repositionable wallpaper that can be custom-sized and custom-colored to fit your specifications. This unique product can be adhered and re-ahered hundreds of times so you can take it with you to your next house if you choose. Smart-size your appliances - Sure that 30-cubic-foot stainless steel refrigerator is beautiful in the showroom, but how much will you love it when you can't fully open the door in your small kitchen?

Refrigerators come in several sizes, so you should be able to find one that will fit your space. The same is true for stoves, microwaves and dishwashers. Choosing appliances that make size-sense for the space you have not only improves the livability of your petite kitchen, it can improve your efficiency as well. Get creative with storage - One of the biggest challenges of a small kitchen is finding space for everything from pots and pans to flatware, dishes and foodstuffs. Small spaces call for storage creativity. Whether you hang some pots and pans overhead, replace traditional cabinet shelves with pullout drawers or use special racks to store plates vertically, you can find plenty of creative small-kitchen storage solutions. Liven things up with light - Often, a small kitchen will have just one window - or no window at all. Yet light is an important way to make a tight space feel more expansive and inviting. Task lighting is essential for work areas in small spaces. Pendant lights can create ambiance and provide practical illumination without sacrificing any wall space. And if you crave natural light for your windowless kitchen, consider installing a skylight. Tubular skylights can bring sunlight into your ground-floor kitchen even if there's a second floor above it. Small kitchens are here to stay, whether as part of the trend toward smaller, more efficient homes or the reality of rental unit life. With some decorating creativity and practical design tactics, you can ensure your small kitchen yields large benefits - both in terms of enjoyment and resale value.

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Paint and window treatments--the two most powerful ingredients needed to dramatically upgrade a design project. Both can run the gamut from simple to luxe, but there is not necessarily a direct correlation between how much you spend and how beautiful the end result. Many years ago an extraordinary decorator, affectionately-sometimes disparagingly--known as “the prince of chintz” made a big splash with a beautifully layered treatment at the famous Kip’s Bay Show House. His design was deconstructed for the readers of The Times, many of whom were aghast at its final cost. The designer’s room design is still considered breathtakingly beautiful, and the drapery design remains as gorgeous by today’s standards as it did in the showhouse in 1984! But you do not need to take out a line of credit to dress your windows properly. Window treatments may consist of many components, but at the very least they need to afford some degree of privacy and light control. The largest manufacturers of “operable” window coverings offer staggering numbers of variations on ways to keep the gaze of neighbors and unwanted sunlight from invading your space. Before making a decision, if you are not in the hands of a trained interior designer--or even if you are--you can get some invaluable professional advice at a local window treatment “gallery” where pros can tell you the plusses and minuses of every available working window covering the big guys make. The best makers offer lifetime warranties on their products, which is very reassuring if past experience in your active household indicates that you might need to take them up on such an offer. The degree to which light and heat are welcome at a window depends on so many factors, and will vary with the time of day and time of year. Direct sunlight can be unwelcome even on a freezing day if it has you reaching for your sunglasses in order to read the paper with your morning coffee. Furniture, rugs fabrics

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and artwork can all be severely damaged by sunlight and heat buildup in a room--all considerations when choosing the correct treatment. Unwanted morning sun can wake a sleeping baby or a light-sensitive adult, and many people opt for “blackout” shades for this reason. However, if used in the wrong situation they will unnecessarily darken a room and are overkill, preventing the magic of dappled light from entering your space. Draperies and other “soft” treatments can be functional, decorative or both. Spending a fortune per yard on fabric for draperies is often unnecessary, as the impact is usually greatest from a distance as you first see the treatment upon entering the room. So many lovely, colorful fabrics are very inexpensive, and you will need more yardage than you think. A lovely trim or border used simply adds impact. Don’t use expensive fabrics and make skimpy drapes to save money. Lush fullness with less expensive fabric is a better choice. Drapes that just form panels at both ends of the window, overlapping the glass slightly, will fool the eye and give the impression that they can draw all the way across, but use a fraction of the fabric needed to traverse the window. Happily, for budget considerations, if they are properly made and lined (and interlined for lushness) panels that hang simply give a clean uncluttered but elegant look. Don’t forget to have a professional measure for your treatments--and install them too! There’s still a place for swags, valances, jabots and such (look them up!) but they no longer are needed to “make” the room.

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outdoor living • charles gamarekian

For many homeowners, dealing day-in and day-out with a sloping front or backyard can be challenging from performing tasks as routine as mowing the lawn to coping with erosion problems. However, avid gardeners have found that by choosing manufactured hardscape materials specially designed for building walls, pockets of fertile tuft can be created at one or more levels. These are ideal locations for plantings of various varieties and adding flowerbeds as well as placing a cascading water feature and works of art such as an outdoor sculpture or a collage of interesting artifacts. This technique can also boost curb appeal in the front of the home and add private spaces for backyard lounging, reading and meditation…a kind of feng shui environmental experience. Lawrence Halprin, one of the truly distinguished landscape architects of this century, was once quoted as saying, “The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural.” Mr. Halprin died in 2009 at the age of 93 leaving a legacy that lives on through his art, designs, books, and courage as a creative force in his field. Hardscape designers who embrace his philosophy first put all of the technical aspects aside in search of materials and an arrangement of components that capture the emotional appeal of a natural-looking space. And if you think manufactured wallstones need be a mundane choice when compared to natural stone in a garden-like setting, think again. Leading manufacturers of hardscape materials have long recognized the plethora of landscaping opportunities for their products and continue to offer solutions that provide both function and versatility that is

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unmatched by natural rock walls. Additional benefits can be realized from manufactured wallstones. For instance, the wall units are modular assuring a tight fit, they are applicable to a variety of designs and are suitable for wall heights up to 3 feet and can be set back for added strength. Taller wall systems will require the assistance of an engineer. Many wall units are also suitable for higher walls.Your local municipality should be alerted as to the type of wall that you plan to have built. The same style of wall block and caps can be utilized for steps and staircases to connect levels if pedestrian access is needed. For walkways and landings, consider using interlocking concrete pavers. You will find styles that are made to match or complement a wall system. Mixing textures, patterns, colors with border/banding and edging treatments can also work together to set-off areas at different levels as well as on approaching walkways, for planter boxes and around raised beds to showcase specimen trees and colorful, flowering bushes. Garden edges, tree rings and planter boxes at intermittent spots can unify the overall design from ground level up.

Charles H. Gamarekian is the Chairman/CEO of Cambridge Pavers, Inc. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in his field and is a frequent speaker on the proper installation of paving stones, wall stones and many outdoor living products. Email him at

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FULLY AUTOMATED Jim Macri has a product that’s about as cool as it gets. It runs on pads and pods, tablets and desktops alike, and if you like to cause things to move, turn on, turn off and so on, then you’d have no problem getting your brain around this one. Now to be clear, we’re not talking about the latest version of Angry Birds, or Words with Friends. This story is about home automation technology and Macri is up to his elbows in it as the owner of Oakwood Automation Systems, of Huntington Station, NY. With just about year’s worth of start up time under their belts Macri and his fellow colleague Gary Frysztacki have put together a dynamic company that could write the book where home and building automation is concerned. They know the technology cold having been in IT for most of their professional careers. They’ve written custom software for just about every one of the installations they’ve handled in the last year alone and the momentum is building rapidly. Why? “People want to have finger-tip control over what they see and what they can do,” says Macri. “They want to be able to look in on their homes whether they’re on vacation, at the office, or anywhere in between. And as long as an Internet connection is around, our products can allow them to control things in their home remotely just as easily as if they were in the house itself.” To demonstrate the point, Macri fires up his iPad®, swipes open a controller app and with a quick tap here and there on the screen, lowers the lights in his living room which is located a good 20 minutes away without traffic. To make things even more interesting, he swipes another drop down on the screen and the window shades on the southern end of the office descend while smooth jazz comes up on the speakers mounted in the ceiling. “Basically we can control anything that can be automated,” Macri says. “Lights, audio, heating, air conditioning, shades, alarm systems, cameras; it really depends on what the homeowner wants based on what’s important to them. We can provide do-it-yourself solutions or more advanced custom systems for just about any application you can think of including the fireplace itself so long as it’s a gas or

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electric unit. There’s a great efficiency to be gained from that since you can now have the lights, heat or air conditioning up and running before you come home from the office, errands or a long trip. That’s becoming very important to people.” The technology certainly fits the times. A few years ago, home automation was considered a luxury one could have only after an extensive, expensive and often intrusive installation with conduits, cabling and more. Today however wireless technology has advanced so far that one doesn’t have to endure a massive remodeling project to have a high resolution surveillance system installed, or a WIFI music system for that matter either. To that point, Oakwood just expanded its own product offering after signing agreements with manufacturers Y-Cam, a wireless camera system manufacturer, and Sonos, a leading producer of WiFi music systems. “These are lines that are at the top of the industry right now,” Macri says. “Y-Cam’s systems give users a very affordable, highresolution surveillance system that can be run through their tablet or smart phone very easily without having to be IT-certified. Similarly, the Sonos line is very impressive in terms of its audio quality and simplicity. We’re definitely fortunate to have these manufacturers in our overall offering.” For more information about Oakwood Automation Systems, contact the company at 631-683-4573 or email to arrange a demonstration at the company’s showroom or your home. You can also visit the company online at



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Townwide Fund of Huntington Holds Annual Golf Outing A Great Day to Honor Jim Buzzetta The Townwide Fund of Huntington held its annual golf outing on a beautiful spring day on May 17 at the Huntington Crescent Club, where Jim Buzzetta of Mercedes-Benz of Huntington was honored for his service and dedication to the Huntington community. Townwide Fund of Huntington President James T. Powers said it best, “The weather was perfect, the venue was perfect, we had more than 100 golfers, and this was a fantastic event for everyone. Big thanks and congratulations to our honoree Jim Buzzetta and the terrific committee, led by Artie Valenti, who made it all happen.” Jim Buzzetta was selected to recognize and honor his deep belief and practice of giving back to the community. He serves on the Foundation Board of St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he has actively volunteered for fifteen years and was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Award for his service in 2009. He is also on the board of Alternatives for Children, a school that provides therapeutic and educational programs and services to children with disabilities across Long Island. Personally, and

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through Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, Jim supports the Huntington YMCA, Heckscher Museum, Portledge School, Raynham Hall, Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Townwide Fund of Huntington, Huntington Chamber of Commerce and many other worthy local causes. The Townwide Fund of Huntington was founded in 1961 by a group of private citizens who wanted to help local charities raise funds. The organization's essential mission was to keep money raised in Huntington within the community. Now over 50 years and $10 million later, The Townwide Fund continues to infuse local organizations with the support they need to provide vital health and human services to the people of Huntington. For more information on the Fund, visit their website at

View from the 13th Hole Village Connection Magazine took a seat at the 13th hole during The Townwide Fund’s golf outing, ready to be a witness should one of the golfers land a hole-in-one and the prize of a 2-year lease on a new car. Unfortunately, nobody won the car, but everyone enjoyed a fun and relaxing day of golf on a gorgeous Spring day. Here’s our “view from the 13th hole” Jeanne Murphy

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Entertainment Calendar 59 Burlesque and Live Music

Fridays at Huntington Social July 6: Live Music; The Ripple Effect July 13: Burlesque 11pm July 20: Live Music July 27: Burlesque 11pm * Every Friday: Social Hour 5-7pm, Drink and Appetizer Specials

Social Saturdays

Huntington Social Every Saturday in July Locals DJS the WonderTwinz on the turntables at 10pm

Live Music “Margaritaville Saturdays”

Prime Restaurant Every Saturday July thru August 3-7pm Young Rebel Goombas Enjoy the sounds of Key West on the Docks of Huntington Harbor Half Priced Margaritas at the Cabana bar from 3-7

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival Glen Cove Free Concerts in the part at 7:30 - Bring a Blanket! July 8: Swingtime Big Band July 14: Young Performers in Concert July 15: The Producers July 22: A Salute to the Eagles July 29: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Live Music at Grasso’s July 6: Danny Mixon Trio July 13: Heather and Joe Carter Story July 20: Tom Lellis & Gary Fisher Duo

Sounds of Summer Concerts Tanger Outlets at the Arches Deer Park Select Saturdays 6-8pm at the Arches Fountain Bring your own seating July 14: Kris Allen - American Idol Season 8 winner

Summer Concert Series

Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, Field 4 All shows start at 7:30pm - FREE Concerts July 6: Mad Co. - Tribute to Bad Company July 13: Who’s Next - Tribute to The Who July 20: Tribute to Rush July 27: WBAB Long Island Police Tug-of-War Championship; Plus Live Wire - Tribute to AC/DC

Summer FUn! Monday Movie Nights

Prime Restaurant Memorial to Labor Day Weekend Movie starts at 8:30pm Monday night at the movies. Join us at our outdoor theater behind the Cabana Bar. Popcorn, cocktails, BBQ, blankets and your favorite classic hit movies.� July 9: Batman (1989) July 16: Forrest Gump July 23: Wedding Crashers July 30: Dirty Dancing

Seafood Fest at the Beach

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Sunday Suppers

Huntington Social Generous portions served family-style (featuring on a rotating basis Prime Rib Night, Lobster and Clam Bake Night, Pasta Night, and Backyard BBQ Night)

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Bob Schmitz grew up in New York. His father was a commercial artist whose influence strongly motivated Bob to pursue art as a career. This career, however, did not begin until later in life. Bob’s love of art and the development of his present style, transformed over many years while he was running one of his other business ventures. Bob has now put his other business activities aside to do what he loves to do the most—paint and sculpt.

Bob’s love for scuba diving and the exotic colors of the beautiful coral reefs of the tropical islands strongly influence his art. Many of his original works were scenes of coral reefs and tropical islands. Even today, his modern impressionistic and abstract works are influenced by the reefs and the bright colors that are found there. Bob’s earlier works were more realistic in style The evoloution to the abstract has placed his art on another level, where creativity comes through him and is expressed with numerous mediums onto the surface of the canvas. Texture, feeling color, shape, all come from the feelings that the artist is expressing at the moment.

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This laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs, is a touching and insightful look at love and relationships. Through a series of hilarious vignettes this show cleverly explores the trials and tribulations of single life, dating, marriage, loss and heartbreak. July 5-August 19, 2012 250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 631-261-9700, ext. 23 Admission: $60

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All movies begin at darkness (between 8:30-9pm) Bring your own lawn chairs July 26: Crab Meadow Beach drive in featuring the 1975 original movie classic JAWS August 6: Dix Hills Park - The Mighty Ducks

Vanderbilt Museum - Celebration Tent Thursday, July 12 - August 30 7-9:30pm (Gates open at 6:30) Tickets: $20 per person at the door

Vanderbilt Museum First Annual Clam Bake

Food, music, and dancing under the stars. Proceeds from this benefit event support museum education programs. Enjoy seafoodlovers’ favorites: lobsters, mussels, clam chowder, BBQ chicken, burgers, hot dogs, corn-onthe-cob, plus wine and beer. Vanderbilt Celebration Tent Saturday, July 14 6-10pm Tickets: $100 per person (purchase online at or call 631-854-5579)

Summer Enrichment at the Hatchery

The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium’s Summer Enrichment Program provides your young explorer, pre-K - grade 7, with a summer surrounded by nature. Hands-on outdoor adventures, nature crafts, live animals and more! Pre-registration is required, Call 516-692-6768 or visit

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631-549-4411 Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm Closed Sundays throughout the summer Main Street Petite Art Gallery 213 Main Street Huntington, NY 631-271-8423 The Firefly Artists 127 Main Street Northport, NY 631-974-2508

Celeste Mauro will have a solo exhibit entitled “Summer Light” at The Firefly Artists during the month of July. This collection of watercolors, collages and digital images capture the special quality of summer light.

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Celebrate the arts in all their diversity at Northport’s ‘Art in the Park’ Festival The Northport Arts Coalition will host their annual ‘Saturday Art in the Park’ Festival on July 14 from 10 am to 5 pm in Northport’s picturesque Village Park bordering the harbor. Admission is free and the family-friendly event is scheduled to take place rain or shine. According to Lauren Paige, who is overseeing the festivities, there’ll be entertainment and plenty of it beginning at noon. The day-long extravaganza of art, music, dance, and poetry includes an exhibition of Middle Eastern dance. Roni Yaari of East Northport’s Inner Spirit Yoga Center and a troupe of her students dressed in colorful, flowing costumes will enthrall the crowd. Audience participation will be encouraged, making for a breathtaking spectacle. Larry Moser is coordinating the musical portion of the event, with technical support from Patrick O’Rourke. One highlight will be a performance by the Huntington Children’s Chorus founded and direct-

ed by Laura Pomerantz at 1 pm. The children, ranging in age from 6 to 10, represent over 100 public and private schools in the great Huntington area. Thereafter visitors will enjoy the musical stylings of singer/ songwriters The work of more than 20 artists from across the tri-state area will

be on display thanks to the efforts of Margery Kawaller, known for her endearing images that celebrate childhood. Fine art, crafts, jewelry, photographs, children’s art, books

and more will be among the items on display in booths set up in the park. Children will explore their own artistic inclinations at Emily Eisen’s Smart Art booth. Poetry readings coordinated by award-winning poet Barbara ReiherMeyers will take place near the lacy bandstand that is the centerpiece of the park. The featured poets are Dr. Linda Opyr, the current Nassau County Poet Laureate and her former student, Matt Curiale, an English teacher. These readings begin at 4 pm and there will be an open mike. For information, and directions, visit www.northportarts. org or email NAC at

__________________________________________________________________________ Elise Pearlman has been covering arts and leisure for seven years. Her work has appeared in Newsday and Long Island Pulse Magazine as well as in various local newspapers. She creates the popular “There’s No Place Like Northport“ calendar with her husband. She can be reached at

Summer Arts Festival Performances are FREE and open to the public at the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Huntington’s Heckscher Park. Bring a Blanket! The Tuesday Night “It’s Showtime“ Family Series performances begin at 7:30pm; all other performances begin at 8:30pm.


onday, July 3 Monkey Music Monday - Meredith LeVande Get ready to “Jump High,” play “Air Guitar,” “Shake it Loud” and let your inner monkeys out.


ednesday, July 4 “A Salute to America Featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue“ Join Musical Director Tom Gellert and the Huntington Community Band for a very special 4th of July concert featuring George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” with guest piano soloist, Christine Doré.

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unday, July 8 Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra Under the direction of Maestro Lou Panacciulli, the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra will perform your musical favorites from Broadway, television and the movies.


uesday, July 10 Coyote’s Dance - Treehouse Shakers Coyote’s Dance envelops the culture and story of Coyote, whose exploits are recounted among many of the North American Indian nations. Coyote’s Dance is performed in native-influenced costumes, headdresses and a lively mixture of movement-styles from various Indian nations.



hursday, July 5 Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet Bethany Yarrow & Rufus Cappadocia presents an evening of American roots, Haitian Rhythms and African Desert blues.


riday, July 6 BETTY The original pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff. The band’s defiant attitude and signature sound of tight harmonies, fun melodies and clever lyrics layered over strong grooves make their devoted cult grow steadily larger.


aturday, July 7 The Producers Outrageous and hilarious, audiences will be on their sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance

ednesday, July 11 Jazz In The Night Come and enjoy the big band sounds of yesterday and today as we celebrate a truly American art form: JAZZ! *Be sure to come early for pre-concert entertainment at 7:45 PM.

its homage to tradition with a dash of jazz, salsa and pure folk, an exceptionally tight, cohesive sound, with their unique flavor of celebratory music.


unday, July 15 L.I. Dance Consortium No. 1 Tonight’s program will include Circle of Dance Repertory, The Red Hot Mamas, Nirtya Saagaram Dance Academy, Dance Theatre Eclectic’s and Huntington YMCA Ballet Academy


uesday, July 17 “The Lion’s Whiskers“ Catskill Puppet Theatre This delightful adaptation of a traditional Ethiopian folktale features a charming cast of human characters and favorite African animals. Follow the adventures of Minya who finds the courage to pluck three whiskers from a live Lion, and learns the secret to gaining the love of her new family.


hursday, July 12 Isotope Stompers This seven piece dixieland jazz band that would sound right at home on Bourbon Street, New Orleans.


riday, July 13 Spirit Family Reunion Playing homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler along with.


aturday, July 14 La Bottine Souriante A living legend of French North American roots music, this group has developed a distinctive sound that successfully allies


ednesday, July 18 A Song In Our Hearts Join Musical Director Tom Gellert and the Huntington Community Band for their fourth evening of great music. This evening’s concert program will feature the music of the stage and the big screen that we love to sing.


hursday, July 19 Daria Rabotkina Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has been lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer).


riday, July 20 Mountain Heart This group has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played with cutting-edge excellence since the group’s creation in 1999.


aturday, July 21 The Campbell Brothers Present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar as you’ve never heard it before.

excellence since the group’s creation in 1999.


aturday, July 21 The Campbell Brothers Present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar as you’ve never heard it before. Sunday, July 22 Seventh Annual Huntington Folk Festival Headlining this year’s festival will be the artists who are part of the Falcon Ridge Most Wanted Tour. Pesky J. Nixon, ilyAIMY, Louise Mosrie and Blair Bodine. An afternoon of unplugged showcases and song swaps from noon to 6:00 p.m.



riday, July 20 Mountain Heart This group has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played with cutting-edge

aturday, July 28 Brubeck Brothers Quartet An exciting contemporary jazz group featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.) Guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.

uesday, July 24 Peter & The Wolf - Pushcart Players A thrilling adaptation of the traditional Russian folktale set to music by Sergei Prokofiev. A tale about the adventures of growing up. ednesday, July 25 POP! GOES THE CANNON! Join Musical Director Tom Gellert and the Huntington Community Band for the fifth and final concert of their 67th season of concerts under the stars at Heckscher Park. *Be sure to come early for pre-concert entertainment at 7:45 PM.

hursday, July 19 Daria Rabotkina Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has been lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer).





dates back to the 1950s. His greatest legacy was as one of the pioneers of jazz education. He was perhaps the first public school educator to instill a solid jazz curriculum and teaching method.

hursday, July 26 Koresh Dance Company This troupe presents its audiences with an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz molded into a style of choreography that is both eloquent and explosive.


riday, July 27 A Tribute to Clem DeRosa & Swing Band Jazz DeRosa, who passed away in December, 2011 in Denton, Texas, was a veteran band leader with more than 30 performances at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival. An internationally respected musician, educator, professional conductor/bandleader, composer, arranger, drummer, and author, DeRosa’s career


unday, July 29 Snarky Puppy The band seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation.


uesday, July 31 Pinkalicious Broadhollow Theater Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Follow her through this musical romp based on the famous children’s book.


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Wine Speak 72 You’ve been picking up a bottle of wine along with all the rest of your groceries for years. But have you been doing it right? Ever wondered why certain wines taste so good with certain foods? You’re not alone. The Answers are as simple and complex as the varietals you choose with your meal. Let’s get right down to the meat. No, really, should we be drinking reds with out thick steak and why? It’s all about the tannins- a wine’s pucker power so to speak, which is derived from the grapes’ skins, stems and seeds. Tannins in red wine are powerful, and frankly overpowering for something as light and flaky as a white fish. Tannins love a nice marbled ribeye. Just when things are getting juicy, it’s time for a chemistry lesson. Food changes the wines in a very predictable, scientifically proven ways, and that can be for better or for worse. Take acidic foods like salad dressing, ceviche or anything vinegary. If you pair them with an acidic wine like a sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, or a riesling, it will makes the wine less acidic - and that’s a good thing. If you’re serving sweeter foods, don’t serve a dry wine like a cabernet sauvignon, merlot or chardonnay, since the

sweeter food will make your wine taste less sweet. If you’re serving a heavy white sauce like an alfredo, choose a crisp white wine with some acidity to balance out the richness and fat of the dairy-based sauce. Conversely, if you’re serving an acidic tomato sauce, balance it out with a tannin red wine. Another rule of thumb is to pair the dish with a wine from the same region. If you’re cooking up northern Italitan fare, pick out a wine from the region in Italy. And if you’re just starting to delve into wines, there are some balanced whites and reds that both newcomers and wine connoisseurs can enjoy. If you haven’t had a lot of wine, you could be turned off by the dryness, so a nice balanced riesling or a Vouvray from the Loire Valley in France are a good start. For reds, try an Oregon Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais or Rose d’Anjou from France. Not only will your palate be happy, but so will your pocketbook. Most of these wines retail for $10 to $15. With that kind of price point, wine is not a luxury or an indulgence, it’s an ingredient. The bottom line is simple, food and wine go well together. You can serve any food with any wine and have a better meal.

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Aries: You may feel incapable of handling adversities that come your way due to the feeling of discouragement and lack of energy.

Libra: You may feel that your freedom of movement is being limited. In order to handle responsibility now, look back to fourteen years ago. Anything familiar?

Taurus: You are busier than usual with communications whether writing or speaking. Make your point and let it go to avoid controversy.

Scorpio: It may be best to wait for a time when communication is more tranquil to avoid controversy.

Gemini: You may feel like having people around you, therefore entertaining may be in order. So indulge yourself. Cancer: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Current difficulties may seem unexpected with projects that are going well. Look at it as new beginnings. Think back to seven years ago. Leo: Your mind is clearer than usual which makes you more conscious in anything with which you are engaged. Communicate with people who are listening. Virgo: You won’t feel like accomplishing any work. You prefer self-indulging and recreation. Good time for social interactions.

Sagittarius: You’re not feeling like taking on any work that is demanding of you. You lack self-discipline and feel like overindulging in recreation. Capricorn: Patience is needed until you acquire your energy. Don’t feel discouraged with plans and efforts that are not receptive to others. Aquarius: Others may oppose what you have to say. A compromise or a neutral third part may be in order Pisces: You may not feel like being assertive and may perfer to compromise. Don’t give up what is important to you just to avoid conflict.

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A Whale of a Party On a balmy June evening, the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum held its third annual Spring Fling at Coindre Hall in Huntington. One hundred twenty five guests arrived at the stately mansion for cocktails, dinner, and dancing along with a silent auction to raise money for the educational programs the museum holds every year for the 12,000 school children that attend the museum annually. Opened in 1942 the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum is a gem of a museum housing 3000 artifacts documenting whaling and general maritime history of Cold Spring Harbor and Long Island. It is the only museum on Long Island and New York State opened year round which focuses on whaling history of the region. The museum has many interactive programs for the school children as well as sleep overs and birthday celebrations. It has now opened up its doors to include seniors in their activities. As a 501c. their funds are limited so the galas are a way of raising additional funds for the museum. Unique to this event for the first time was a scavenger hunt, which was a huge hit. Fifty people signed up for the event and

they were shuttled around Huntington searching for clues in seven limos donated for the event. Each team was given a book with 50 clues. For some clues, they had to answer a question, some had to take a photo of an item and in some cases they had to physically bring back an item. An example was a decapod, a ten legged crustacean. One team brought back a horseshoe

crab. The teams had to return by 6:30 or they would lose a point for every minute they were late. A group of women who indulged in the champagne and cookies, provided in the cars, came back with a giant sail. As one guest commented, “We drank champagne, before, during, and after the hunt.” They lost but were smiling and laughing all night. Donald Morrongiello, retired educator and administrator had this comment on the scavenger hunt, “This was the most enjoyable thing we have ever done. We had a team of eight with a variety of backgrounds from realtors to historian to sea enthusiasts. We started here at Coindre Hall and went left to Gold Star beach. The first clue said find a pine cone and I knew there were pine trees there. We meandered around west shore road, we had to collect as many markers as we could of historic sites, we got nine, then we went to Halsite, found an oyster shell and we ended up in Lloyd Harbor. The oldest car was in my neighbor’s garage, l924 patrol car from the Lloyd harbor police. They needed a spider so they dropped me off at my house and I went to my garage because I knew they were there so I taped a dead spider to paper to show it was real” When I asked him what was the prize they were competing for he responded, “I don’t know what we get but we got a heck of a lot of fun. We enjoyed ourselves and I loved the people I was put with because of the diversity of their backgrounds.” The prize was kept secret and announced at the dinner which followed cocktails. Donald’s team won and the prize was dinner for 12 at the Huntington Lighthouse. Paul DeOrsay, executive director of the museum, thought up the clues for the scavenger hunt and had this comment. “We tried to make it so people would feel it was fun, finding enough

obscure things so not every one would succeed and other things that they could find. A lot of history was put into this to separate the sheep from the goats but as it turns out the town historian did the scavenger hunt so he might have had an unfair advantage.”

The scavengers returned from the hunt to quench their thirst at the various cocktail bars set up in the grand hallway while John Schwartzberg tickled the ivories of a baby grand piano. Guests entered their bids on the silent auction of which all of the items were donated including tickets to the Mets, theater tickets, dinners, spas, wines, and art work among other things, while hot hors d ‘oeuvres of bacon wrapped scallops, crab cakes, and salmon were passed around. Afterward a buffet dinner of delicious turkey, sirloin steak and shrimp and lobster risotto was served followed by pastries and cookies.

Rob Necega of WeSpin4 U amped up the night with music that got everyone up dancing the night away while colorful lights illuminated the grand ballroom. The party wrapped up by 10:30pm since most people had to go to work early the next morning. Twinkling lights illuminated the outside entrance of Coindre Hall as guests drove away down a winding dark path. Everyone had a whale of a time and the event raised close to $50,000. The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum is located at 279 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY Phone # 631-367-3418. To find out information about its programs and the museum go to

____________________________________________________ Dr. Cynthia Paulis, a medical correspondent and international lecturer, is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Family Practice. A native of Long Island she spent four years as Lt. Commander with the USPHS working with Native Americans in Oklahoma and 18 years working border towns in Texas before returning to NY. She was a medical correspondent for CBS in Texas. Many of her articles are seen in Manhattan and Long Island papers. She is currently working on her memoir as an emergency room physician on the night shift.



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Happy hour is one of my favorite times to go out. Over the summer, Friday happy hours are something to look forward to all week long. Mid week, gazing out the window at the beautiful summertime weather, gives me cabin fever to get outside and soak up the sun. Enjoying cold drinks and snacking on appetizers is the best way to kick the weekend off. But you can’t just go anywhere... the scenery makes all the difference. Prime American Kitchen and Bar on the north end of New York Avenue in Halesite is THE place to go for summer time happy hours. The waterfront deck is enormous. Boasting two levels, several bars, and a fire pit on the upper patio, it is the perfect afternoon setting. Watching the luxury cruising yachts dock up is a site

to see... especially when the dock is crowded. Not to worry though, Max, the dock master, is there to assist with the lines and make sure there’s enough space for even the

largest of vessels. Watch the sunset over the harbor while indulging on Prime’s outstanding sushi, oysters on the half shell, lump crab cake sandwich, or their cold water lobster roll. All are fresh and full of flavor. Let their bartenders and professional staff serve you delicious frozen and mix drinks. I always go for the hand crushed mint mojito or housemade sangria. They refresh my spirits after a long work week. After the sun sets, the inset birch trees on the patio are lit up and glow with indigo lights. The ambiance is unparalleled by any other waterfront restaurant on

Long Island. To top the afternoon and evening off, Prime always has fantastic live music playing your favorite summertime tunes. Friday afternoons only come once a week. Don’t waste your summer weekend inside. Step into PRIME time on the waterfront. You won’t go wrong. Prime is located at 117 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743. 631-385-1515

___________________________ Alex Borg is a local young professional continuing his family’s legacy at Borg & Borg Insurance. His passion for great food and excellent atmosphere motivates him to explore Huntington’s newest and veteran night life establishments. Follow Alex as he shares remarkable local finds all over the Town of Huntington.



I’m thinking about moving to Huntington. Apparently if you live here they tell you where the secret underground parking garage is located. Psyched! I heard a commercial for Heritage for the Blind, seeking car donations. Are blind people driving now?

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I did a comedy show recently at a 55+ community. To give you an idea of how old they were, there were veterans in the audience from the CIVIL war. I performed at Martha Clara Vineyards which is owned by the Entenmann’s family. They don’t sell Entenmann’s cakes, but they sell scented candles that SMELL like Entenmann’s cakes. That’s just wrong. Real estate agents are not putting their pictures on the FOR SALE signs outside of the properties. Are people making home buying decisions based on the looks of the real estate agents? I’m seeing a lot of advertising for tooth replacement. Apparently the toothless population is on the rise. I saw one of those cesspool company trucks with a sign: WE’RE #1 AT PICKING UP #2. I also saw a port-a-potty truck with a sign: YOU MAKE IT, WE TAKE IT. Is this really necessary? __________________________________________________ Paul Anthony is a Long Island comedian and producer of comedy showcases all across Long Island. He is the official host of both the annual summer Long Island Comedy Festival and the new Paramount Comedy Series. His mission is to promote the art of stand-up comedy. His official website is www.

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Friday July 27 - Bartender Reunion Kickoff and Mural Dedication Saturday July 28 from 6-10pm - Wall Street will be closed from Gerard Street to Main Street in Huntington Village for a street-wide celebration. Marine Guard, Bagpipers, Irish bands & Local Dancers, Vendors, Giveaways, T-shirts, 50/50 Raffle, Food & Drink Specials!!

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Independence Day Beer In 2003, Innis and Gunn discovered the wonderful effect that American Oak bourbon barrels have on their Scottish beer. This discovery gave rise to the Innis & Gunn original. Since then they have realized how deeply interwoven our two countries are. At the very beginning, 21 of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence had Scottish blood and two had been born in Scotland. ‘Uncle Sam’ was based on a real man, Samuel Wilson, whose parents had sailed to America from the central lowlands of Scotland. In honor of this heritage - and in honor of the craft beer category that was first created here in the USA - a trend which the rest of the world is now following - they have brewed Innis & Gunn Independence Day 2012 beer. This beer arrived in the USA at the beginning of June. It is a summery beer, a celebratory beer, which combines refreshment with complexity, and goes perfectly with barbecued meat or prawns.”

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