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DECEMBER
2008
Volume 22
Number 2
Keeping you up to date on
SALES, HAPPENINGS
& PEOPLE
In Our Town - St. James
PUBLISHED MONTHLY
Season’s Greetings
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
From our house to yours
we wish you peace, happiness and good health.
We are grateful for your continued support!
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FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
AVAILABLE IN FULL, HALF OR QUARTER TRAYS
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• Candied Yams • String Bean Almondine
• Garlic Mashed Potatoes
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• Baked Three Cheese Broccoli • Turkey Soup
• Homemade Spaetzle • Turkey Gravy
• Homemade Red Cabbage • Cranberry Sauce
• Holiday Pies • Shrimp Platters • Entrees & Side Dishes • Party Platters & Heroes
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Elizabeth Isabelle . . Feature Writer
William Garthe . . . . . . . Advertising
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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Toys for Tots Campaign ............................6
Christmas Concert ....................................6
Annual S.J.F.D. Holiday Parade ................8
Menorah Lighting on December 21 ......12
STAFF
Robin Clark
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MERCHANT SPOTLIGHT
Simply Pilates ............................................4
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HELPFUL HOLIDAY HINTS
Give a Gift For a Life ........................................................................14
Holiday Mailing Tips....................................................................18, 20
Holiday Fire Safety............................................................................22
IN THE NEWS
Special Thanks to the Community ................................................26
Branch Funeral Home Named Certified Veterans Provider........28
Home Heating Assistance ..............................................................30
Smithtown Rotary Donates 100 Thanksgiving Dinners ................32
Temple Beth Chai Calendar ..........................................................34
St. Patrick’s Day Parade ..................................................................36
Superior Martial Arts/Dragons Karate Youth Group Food Drive 38
ART & ENTERTAINMENT
STAC News ............................................................................40-50, 54
Usdan Offers New Fashion Design Course ....................................52
Smithtown Performing Arts Center Schedule ..............................53
EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT
Programs at the Library ..............................................................56-61
OUR TOWN is mailed directly to
every residence & business in the
11780 zip code area
(6459 total copies mailed)
HOME & GARDEN
Design Ideas/Home Decorating Club......................................62-63
Building or Remodeling a Home the Safer Way ..........................64
Naturally Speaking ..........................................................................66
St. James Post Office Permit #10
St. James, NY 11780
FINANCIAL SAVVY
Money Matters ................................................................................70
Planning For the Future .................................................................. 72
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Estate Planning Means Planning Ahead ......................................74
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SCHOOL NEWS ..............................................................................80-85
SPORTS ............................................................................................86-90
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REMEMBERING A LOVED ONE OVER THE HOLIDAYS ....................107
CELEBRATIONS ....................................................................................96
POET’S CORNER ..................................................................................98
VETERAN’S DAY PARADE ..................................................................100
OBITUARIES ................................................................................102-106
F.Y.I. ....................................................................................................108
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING .............................................................. 110
DIRECTORY OF ADVERTISERS .................................................. 114-115
PLEASE NOTE:
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of OUR TOWN • ST. JAMES is
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M E R C H A N T
S P O T L I G H T
Simply Pilates
87 East Main Street
Smithtown, New York
979-4278
by Elizabeth Isabelle
As the year 2008 comes to a
close, many of us once again
begin the annual tradition of
pledging our New Year resolutions! Why not try something
completely different in 2009 by
checking out the Simply Pilates
Studio, located on Main Street in
Smithtown. Owner and primary
instructor, Tracy Hebron, is a
graduate of Temple University
with a degree in Physical
Therapy. After 15 years of owning an out-patient rehabilitation
center, Tracy was so inspired by
the benefits to her clients of the
pilates method of core strengthening, that she began to study
and complete over 600 hours of
comprehensive training from
Power Pilates in NYC, one of the
industry’s most highly regarded
training programs, to become a
Certified Pilates Instructor.
What exactly is Pilates? It is a
method of total body conditioning. Pilates strengthens, stretches
and heals the body through
movement. Movements are performed against or with the assis-
tance of resistance to challenge
the “core” of the individual. The
“core” is the center of stabilization for all body movements.
The abdominals, back and
gluteals comprise the core.
Simply Pilates offers a classic,
integrative training approach to
Pilates. Classes are deliberately
kept small in size to ensure the
proper balance is achieved for
each client. The classes incorporate both apparatus and floor
exercises.
In addition to Tracy, the studio classes are also taught by
instructor Amy Hirsch, who
holds a bachelors degree in
Exercise Science and a Masters
in Exercise Physiology. Amy has
experience working with clients
recovering from cardio-vascular
disease, diabetes, osteoporosis,
back injuries as well as pre-natal
and post-natal clients. She has
over 12 years experience in the
fitness field and is certified by
the American College of Sports
Medicine as a Health Fitness
Instructor.
Spinal articulation is a major
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component of the Pilates
method. With the support of the
deep abdominals and back muscles, the spine finds increased
length, which provides much
needed space between the vertebrae for the discs. As your core
connection improves, you will
notice improved posture,
increased flexibility and strength.
Simply Pilates offers a specialized program for golfers that can
change the power, consistency
and accuracy of your shots.
A variety of classes are offered
to suit your needs. Gift certificates are also available. Why
not try the Introductory Package
to see for yourself the benefits of
Pilates.
Visit Tracy’s web site at
www.simplypilates.net to read
more about the benefits of
Pilates training. The studio is
located at 87 East Main Street in
Smithtown and can be reached
by telephone at 631-979-4278.
Discover the Simply Pilates
Difference.
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Season’s
Greetings
Upon our 20th Anniversary we would like to say
it has been a pleasure doing business with you.
We wish you and your loved ones
a happy holiday season!
– Phil & Brian –
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H O L I D A Y
H A P P E N I N G S
Bring Toys for Tots
to the St. James Post Office
Long Island Post Offices will
again serve as drop-off points
for the U.S.Marines Toys for
Tots Campaign. Toys for Tots, a
nationwide charity program
sponsored by the U.S. Marine
Corps, is aimed at making the
holidays happier days for disadvantaged children.
You can help a deserving
child by bringing a new,
unwrapped toy to the collection bin in the lobby of the
St. James Post Office by
December 19. Since 1947,
the Marine Corps Reserve
has helped thousands of disadvantaged children enjoy
the holidays, because
“every child deserves a
little Christmas.”
Christmas Concert at Grace Church
Grace Church invites you to
attend their Christmas Concert
Everything Glorious on Saturday
and Sunday, December 20 and
21 at 7 p.m. for a night of music
and spiritual refreshment. A
dessert fellowship will follow.
Grace Church will hold their
Christmas Eve Candlelight
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Service at 7:30 p.m. on
December 24.
All are welcome to attend.
Grace Church, a non-denominational church, is located at 450
Edgewood Avenue in Smithtown.
For further information, call 2654680 or visit their website at
www.gracechurchsmithtown.org
NEW – Sourdough Bread Bowls and Soup
HOMEMADE SALADS – Stop in and taste why our
Chicken Salad is the Best in Town!
Fresh “From Scratch”
TURNOVERS and BLACK & WHITE COOKIES
Full Line of BOAR’S HEAD COLD CUTS – Sliced to Order
Cappuccino • Hot Chocolate • Herbal Teas • Flavored Coffee
ORDER EARLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Bagel, Pastry & Cold Cut Platters • Heroes • Party Bagels
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Mon.-Fri.
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H O L I D A Y
H A P P E N I N G S
St. James Fire Department’s 28th Annual
Christmas & Holiday Parade Set for December 20
Santa Claus is coming to town
Saturday, December 20, 2008.
The St. James Fire Department
will once again play host to Santa
Claus and his friends for the 28th
annual Christmas and Holiday
Parade “The Festival of Lights.”
The parade departs from the
Green Hills Shopping Center
(opposite Hither Brook Nursery)
on North Country Road at 5 p.m.
Be sure to see all the brightly lit
and holiday decorated fire trucks
as they travel throughout the
streets of St. James in celebration
of this holiday season.
To view the decorated trucks
prior to start of parade be at the
Green Hills Shopping Center at
4:30 p.m.
The Fire Department requests
residents on side streets to keep
their cars off the road and move
them into driveways during the
parade as this route has some
very tight turns.
This year’s parade route will
cover all the major roads and
most of the side streets. You can
see the brightly lit trucks at the
following viewing spots: Sts.
Philip & James at 6 p.m.; King
Kullen at 6:05 p.m., Capital One
Bank at 6:10 p.m. Then they will
take a short break at the firehouse
sub station and return to Capital
One Bank at 6:30 p.m. and then
on to Mills Pond Elementary
School at 7 p.m. where candy
canes will be passed out and you
can take pictures with all the
characters.
Santa Claus HOT LINE for the
day of the parade is 584-5760.
The St. James Fire Department
extends holiday greetings to all.
$
PARADE ROUTE
Right on North Country Rd.; right
on Acorn Rd.; left on Oakfield
Rd. across to Thompson Hill Rd.;
left on Three Sisters Rd.; straight
on to Moriches Rd.; left on Fifty
Acre Rd; left on Edgewood Ave.;
right on North Country Rd.; left
on Woodlawn Ave.; right on Fifty
Acre Rd.; right on Carnegie Dr.;
left on Marquette Dr.; right on
Colgate Dr.; left on Hofstra Dr.;
continued on page 10
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Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and yours
all that’s bright and beautiful,
all through this wonderful time of year and beyond!
Thank you for your continued and valued support!
Bernie, Eileen, Tiffany, Bernard, Jr. Quinn & Toga
SAINT JAMES SELF STORAGE
75 ARLINGTON AVE., ST. JAMES q e y
(Behind Nardy Honda)
STORAGE ACCESS 7 DAYS
Office Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
631 584-4411
Visit Our Website: www.saintjamesselfstorage.com
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H O L I D A Y
H A P P E N I N G S
28th Annual Christmas & Holiday Parade
continued from page 8
right on Fifty Acre Rd.; left on
Sammis St.; left on Arthur Dr.;
right on Fifty Acre Rd.; right on
Woodlawn Ave.; left on Jackson
Ave.; right on St. James Ave.;
straight across to St. James Ave.
S.; left on Cleveland St.; right on
Tredwell Ave.; left on Rosevale;
right on O’Shea; left on David
Ln.; right on Jefferson Ave.; left
on Nimitz; left on Lake Ave.; left
on Patton; right on Jefferson Ave.;
left on Rosevale; right on
Northern
Blvd.;
right
on
Woodlawn
Ave.;
left
on
Washington; left on 6th St.; right
on Grant Ave.; right on 5th St.;
left on Washington Ave.; left on
3rd St.; left on Railroad Ave.; left
on Jefferson Ave.; right on 4th St.;
right on Lincoln Ave.; left on
Railroad Ave.; right on Northern
Blvd.; left on Cleremont; left on
Pierpont; right on Vanderbilt;
right on Rodney; right on
Cleremont; left on Pierpont; right
on Clinton (Sts. Philip & James
Church at approx. 6 p.m.); left on
Remsen St.; right on North
Country Rd.; right on Van Buren;
left on Clinton; left on Northern
Blvd.; right on North Country
Rd.; right on Moriches Rd.; right
on Lake Avenue (King Kullen at
approx 6:05 p.m.); (Capital One
Bank at 6:08 p.m.); right on
Woodlawn Avenue; left into
Station 2 at 6:10 p.m. for 15
minute break.
Starting at 6:25 p.m.; right on
Jefferson
Ave.;
right
on
Woodlawn Ave.; cross Lake Ave.
(Capital One Bank and St. James
Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m.);
right on Hobson Ave.; left on Oak
St.; left on Astor Ave.; right on
Woodlawn Ave.; right on
Cambon Ave.; left on Gordon
Gate; right on King Arthurs; left
on Hillside Ave.; right on
Cinderella Ln.; left on Richie Ct.
N.; left on Carol Ln.; right on
Hillside Ave.; right on Woodlawn
Ave.; right on Moriches Rd. to
Mills Pond School, approx. 7
p.m. (15 minute - candy canes
and pictures with characters); left
on Moriches Rd.; left on Cambon
Ave.; right on 7th St.; right on 7th
Ave.; left on 6th St.; right on 1st
Ave.; right on 4th St.; left on
Cambon Ave.; left on 3rd St.;
right on 1st Ave.; right on 2nd St.;
right on Moriches Rd.; left on
Mills Pond Rd.; right on
Arrowwood; right on Elderwood
Dr.; right on Wellwood; cross to
Copperbeach Rd.; left on
Applewood Rd.; right on Floral
Ln.; left on Bayberry Rd.; left on
Copperbeach Rd.; right on
Moriches Rd. return to Fire
Stations.
Best Wishes
for your
health and
happiness
now and
throughout
the
New Year
631 Lake Avenue, Suite A, St. James, NY 11780 • (631) 584-TRUE • www.truesportcare.com
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Chorus Line
DANCE STUDIO
“Dedicated To Excellence”
Happy Holidays
from all of us at Chorus Line!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.
May the year ahead bring many blessings your way,
including health, happiness and good fortune.
Thank you for showing us so much kindness as customers and friends.
We really appreciate your loyal support.
Director: Roseann Cousin
Assistant Dance Director: Dawn Madden
Ballet Director: Rachel Tavernier
380 Lake Avenue, St. James
385-5 Veterans Hwy., Smithtown
584-7575
543-7575
Visit our website: ChorusLineDance.com
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H O L I D A Y
H A P P E N I N G S
Chanukah Celebration Begins
December 21
With Menorah Lighting
The St. James Chamber of Commerce will be lighting
the Menorah for eight nights in celebration of Chanukah
at the triangle at Lake Avenue and Route 25A. The menorah will be lit each night beginning Sunday, December
21 through Sunday, December 28. Candles will be lit at
5 p.m. each day except on Friday when they will be lit at
4 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors on this festive holiday. Song sheets and special treats will be given out
each night, courtesy of the St. James Chamber.
The Menorah, which is put up and maintained by the
Chamber was originally donated by Laura Hirsch, who
will coordinate this year’s event.
This holiday season, the St. James Chamber asks you
to remember those less fortunate. Please bring along a
donation of canned food or non-perishable items to help
stock the shelves of a local food pantry. Also this year
donations of unwrapped toys are needed for the families
that come to the St. James R.C. Church Soup Kitchen in
East Setauket. Please bring toys to the Menorah Lighting
on Sunday, December 21. The soup kitchen serves families in need each week with wonderful hot meals.
487 Lake Ave. (Across from King Kullen), St. James, NY 11780
584-7974
Bringing back the Professional Nail Salon, because you deserve better!
Nail Techs you can communicate with!
May Your
Nails be
Merry &
Bright!
SPECIAL
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Holiday
Gift Ideas
Gift
Certificates
Available
Wedding Parties, Special Events, Children’s Parties
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Tues. 12-5 p.m. • Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m • Special Openings by App’t
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Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and yours
a wonderful holiday season.
May the year ahead bring many blessings your way,
including health, happiness and good fortune.
Thank you for showing us so much kindness
as customers and friends.
We really appreciate your loyal support.
– Debby, Scott, Rebecca and Julianna Posner
Scott Posner, CFP, AAMS
542 North Country Rd.
St. James, NY 11780
862-2020
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H E L P F U L
H O L I D A Y
H I N T S
Give a Gift For a Life This Holiday Season
It’s a gift-giving time of year
and Little Shelter can give you a
helping paw in choosing the perfect gift – one that are inexpensive, will please your family and
friends and provide for all the
dogs and cats that look to them
for help. You can:
• Sponsor a Cage – Donate to
the support of the cattery, a
cage, a run, or a real life room
for one year. A plaque with
the name of the person you
designate will be displayed on
the cattery, cage, run, or room
for one year.
• Buy a Brick – Immortalize a
beloved pet or person or commemorate a special occasion
on a brick that is part of the
walk at Little Shelter.
• Sponsor a Pet – Some of the
dogs and cats who come to
Little Shelter have serious
medical conditions, difficult
social problems, or are elderly. These are typically the pets
that are overlooked by potential adopters, but not by Littler
Shelter. Little Shelter cares for
them, loves them, comforts
• them, and supports them for a
lifetime, if necessary. But your
help is needed. Check out the
lovable dogs and cats available for adoption or to sponsor
on www.littleshelter.com
These gifts are not only great
for the holidays, but for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other
special celebration. Please call
Little Shelter, a no-kill animal
shelter in Huntington that finds
loving homes for thousands of
unwanted pets every year, at
386-8770, ext. 206 or visit their
website at www.littleshelter.com
and give a ‘gift for a life’ today.
At Superior Martial Arts, children have los of fun while learning the discipline,
responsibility and confidence they need to meet life’s challenges. Sensei Gregg
Stevenson uses his experience as a veteran police officer and drug abuse prevention
instructor to engage children in a positive activity that teach
decision-making and public speaking skills while improving
fitness and coordination.
Contact us today to take advantage of our
all-inclusive tuition rates and our
money-saving Kids Plus Family Program!
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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St. James Medical Services, PC
PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE
Emrick R. Milligan, M.D.
Board Certified Family Practice
F.A.A. Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
Air Traffic Control Medical Examiner
Fire Department Physician
Medical Director & Consultant to:
Suffolk County Community College
The Stony Brook School/The Knox School
Smithtown Center School District
Active Attending Physician at:
St. James Healthcare Center
St. James Plaza
St. Catherine of Siena Hospital
Dr. Milligan would like to welcome
his new associate
Barbara Stumacher, MD
Dr. Stumacher is Board Certified in Internal Medicine
and has practiced in the Saint James area
for over 10 years.
Jo Tutrani RD/CDN - 631-862-1765
Clinical Nutritionist with over 20 years experience
NEW OFFICE HOURS STARTING JANUARY 5, 2009
Monday 8 am-8 pm
Tuesday 8 am-4 pm
Wednesday 8 am-8 pm
Thursday 8 am-4 pm
Friday 8 am-4 pm
Saturday 9 am-1 pm
PRACTICE CURRENTLY OPEN TO NEW PATIENTS
487 Lake Avenue, Saint James, New York 11780
631-584-6014
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DeBarbieri Associates, Inc.
Your Real Estate Professionals Since 1960
406 NO. COUNTRY RD.
ST. JAMES, NY 11780
862-7447
Smithtown
Possible “Rent with Option to Buy” RANCH
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Formal Living Room with
Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Den with
Brick Fireplace, Granite Eat-in-Kitchen,
first floor Laundry, Solarium, Full
Basement. 2 Car Garage on 1 Acre in
Cul-de-Sac, CAC, Hardwood Floors,
IGS ................................................$999,990.
Owner wants to hear offers!!!!
Best Offer
Over $892K
Totally refurbished 2008 COLONIAL on 2.52
Private Acres in Cul-de-Sac. Formal Living
Room, Formal Dining Room, Den with
Fireplace, Gourmet Granite Eat-in-Kitchen,
Laundry/Mini Office on first floor,
4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. Finished Basement
with Outside Entrance has four rooms
and additional Bathroom. New System 2000
Energy Star Rated Heating with 80 Gallon
Hot Water Heater. 20x40 heated Pool, CAC,
Andersens, Hardwood floors....................$999,000.
Nissequogue
Has All The
“Bells & Whistles”
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
For all your Real Estate needs in 2009, call
Liz Jongebloed, Associate Broker at
862-7447 (Office) or 903-0836 (Cell)
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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DeBarbieri Associates, Inc.
Your Real Estate Professionals Since 1960
406 NO. COUNTRY RD.
ST. JAMES, NY 11780
862-7447
VIEW US AT: WWW.DEBARB.COM
At this very special time of year we would like to wish you & your family
a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.
ST. JAMES.
“COLONIAL ON CUL-DE-SAC”
Immacualte 4 BR, 2.5 bath Colonial.
Spacious rooms thru-out. FLR, FDR, country EIK, FR w/brick frplc & sliders to rear
deck. 1st floor laundry. CAC, full bsmnt. 2
car garage. Level 1/2 acre prop.w/large
rear yard.. Must see!
$515,000
ST. JAMES PROPER.
“NEW CONSTRUCTION”
Prime location. Choice level 1/2 acre sites.
2,800 sq. ft. Custom Colonial. 2 story foyer,
granite tops in EIK & baths, oak floors thruout, Andersen windows, arch. roof, full 9’
bsmt w/OSE, gas hydronic heat & CAC,
CVAC. 2 car side entry garage. $799,900.
ST. JAMES. “CHECK THE PRICE”
3 BR Ranch. Kitchen w/wood cabs, dining
room, living room, full bath, oak floors thruout, full bsmnt. 1 car garage. Updated oil
HW heat. New 100 amp electric. Level 1/4
acre. Walk to town, park &LIRR. $298,000.
hg
VACANT LAND
NISSEQUOGUE. “WATERFRONT”
Spectacular waterviews! Diamond Post
Modern. New gourmet EIK. 2 fplc, wetbar,
walls of glass overlooking panoramic LI
Sound views. FDR. Great room, FR. 4
BRS. Amenities include: antique hw floors,
vaulted ceils, mahogany decking w/2 electric awnings, fin. bsmt, elevator to all levels,
CAC, 2 car gar. Electric gated entry & 2.7
lush green treed acres. Cul-de-sac.
MORE!
$2,999,000.
NISSEQUOGUE. Level treed 2 acre lot on
cul-de-sac street with deeded access to
sandy LI Sound beach.
$999,000.
HEAD OF HARBOR. Mostly level treed
secluded 3.69 acres property, backs to 2+
acres of protected conservation land. 3V
schools, includes all permits, plans for
6,000+/- sq. ft. Colonial w/3 car garage.
$585,000.
NISSEQUOGUE. “WOW! LOW PRICE!”
Longline sprawling Ranch w/vaulted ceilings thru-out. Freshly painted interior. Oak
pegged floors, 2 brick fireplaces. New arch.
roof. Andersen thermo windows, updated
heating system, CAC. Full bsmnt, 2 car
garage, large screened porch. 2.25 treed
acres opposite 120 acre nature preserve.
$699,000.
RENTALS
ST. JAMES. Fairfield Condo. Over 55
Community. Mint 2 BR 1st floor Ranch unit,
no one above. 2 full baths. Great floor plan.
Wood burning frplc. Handicap shower. 1
car garage.
$2,250. mo.
KINGS PARK. “CUSTOM BUILT”
5 BR Colonial features 3 full baths, 2 story
EF, custom maple EIK w/granite tops, new
ceramic flooring, FLR, FDR, den. CAC,
CVAC. Oak floors, full bsmnt w/ose & large
windows. Huge rear yard w/IG pool.
Decking, patio, arch. roof. 2.5 car garage.
Shy private acre. SD #1. Cul-de-sac.
$889,000.
ST. JAMES. North 25A. 2 BR Cottage. 1.5
baths, LR, kitchen w/dining area. Laundry
rm w/hook up. Covered porch. Patio, partial bsmnt. 1/2 acre. Walk to town & harbor.
$1750. mo.
SMITHTOWN. Lovely 1st floor apt 1 BR,
full bath, LR/DR combo, EIK. Plenty of
parking, walk to town. Private entrance.
$1,200. includes all.
ST. JAMES.
“CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS”
In this Diamond Victorian 4 BR, 2.5 bath
Colonial Home featuring, 2 story EF, oak
floors, frplc in great room, formal DR. CAC,
Andersen windows, Full fin. bsmt, New salt
water IGP, paver patio, 2 car garage.
MORE!
$598,000.
CALL FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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H E L P F U L
H O L I D A Y
H I N T S
The St. James Post Office Can Help Make Your Holidays
Less Hectic – More ‘ho, ho, ho’!
submitted by the
St. James Post Office
Crowds! Traffic! Prices!
Deadlines!
If the pressure of the holidays
is getting to you, there’s one
way to lighten the load and
make your holidays less hectic
and more “ho, ho, ho” – choose
the U.S. Postal Service. No matter how late you buy and send
your gifts, we can deliver for
you!
Is it the week before the holiday? Priority Mail will give you
two-to-three day service on average at a price that will warm
your heart. And there is no extra
charge for Saturday delivery.
Is the holiday countdown
measured in hours instead of
days? Use Express Mail service.
It offers next-day delivery by 12
noon to many locations. We
even deliver Express Mail to
many locations on Christmas
Day! New Year’s Day!
Every day of the year. At
no extra charge!
Of course, inclement
weather can close highways and airports.
Therefore, we recommend
that Christmas packages
mailed after December 18
travel by Express Mail.
For family and friends
overseas, the Postal Service
has a guarantee for you,
too. Global Express
Guaranteed service offers
guaranteed date-certain
delivery, often in 2-to-3
days, to more than
190 countries worldwide.
Want to make your holi-
Wishing You a
Joyous Holiday Season
and a
New Year of
Happiness & Hope
days a little less hectic? Just sled
on down to the St. James Post
Office.
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From all of us at
ST. JAMES FLORIST & GIFT SHOP
“WHERE IMAGINATION BECOMES REALITY”
213 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780
862-9292
OPEN 7 DAYS • ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Visit Our Web Site: www.stjamesflorist.com
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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JOYCE BENSON
Best
Wishes
for a
Happy,
Healthy
New
Year!
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serving Smithtown & Three Village area students for more than 27 years
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Call Today: 862-9015
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from the Our Town Staff
GREETINGS OF THE SEASON
To our special friends, we say
“thanks for being there.”
Scientific
EXTERMINATING
SERVICES CORP.
PROTECTORS OF HEALTH & PROPERTY
265-5252
FAX
862-7272
599 LAKE AVENUE, ST. JAMES, NY 11780
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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H E L P F U L
H O L I D A Y
H I N T S
Holiday Mailing Tips
With 19 billion cards, letters
and packages expected to be
delivered this holiday season, the
U.S. Postal Service has some tips
to help get gifts to their destination swiftly and safely. Proper
addressing and proper packaging
will help the post office to give
every gift the service it deserves.
The Postal Service offers free,
environmentally friendly Priority
Mail and Express Mail boxes and
envelopes. These supplies can be
ordered at usps.com or picked up
at the St. James Post Office. The
Postal Service also offers prepackaged shipping products,
READY POST, sold at the post
office for customers needing sturdy, secure boxes and envelopes.
Helpful packaging tips:
• Make sure packages are able
to withstand processing without the contents or packaging
breaking.
• Cushion items with bubble
wrap, newspaper, or foam
peanuts so they do not shift
during transit.
• Wrap each item separately
when packing more than one
item in the same box.
• Remove batteries from electronic devices and wrap separately.
• Close and shake the box to see
if there is enough cushioning.
If items are shifting, add more
cushioning.
• Mark packages Fragile in large
•
•
•
•
•
print on the outside of the box
when shipping materials that
might be more likely to break.
When re-using a box make sure
previous labels and markings
are covered before mailing.
Mark Perishable on packages
that contain food or other items
that can spoil.
Place an extra address label
with the delivery and return
address inside the package.
This ensures the safe return of
an item that could not be delivered should the outside label
become damaged or fall off.
Always use tape designed for
sealing shipping boxes. Do not
use string, cellophane and
masking tape to seal packages.
Packages can weigh up to 70
lbs. and measure up to 130
inches in combined length and
width. Make sure the width is
measured around the largest
point of the package.
Guidelines for addressing
envelopes and packages:
• Print complete address clearly.
• A complete address includes:
-the recipient’s name
-PO Box or street number
-street name
-suffix (Ave., St., etc.)
-directional (N, S, E, W)
-secondary address (apt. or suite
number)
-city, state and 5-digit ZIP Code
-For example: 123 S. Main St.
Apt 4, Washington, DC 20001
HOLIDAY GREETINGS
Enjoy health, happiness & good fortune
during the holiday season and
throughout the new year!
Scruples
HEAD
TO TOE
Women • Men
FULL SERVICE SALON
455 LAKE AVE. (Across from King Kullen) ST. JAMES
CALL FOR
APPOINTMENT
584-8030
Gift Certificates Available
For all Occasions
• Use the proper ZIP Code. ZIP
Codes can be found at
usps.com or by calling 1-800ASK-USPS.
• Print the delivery and return
addresses on the same side of
the envelope or package.
• Always use a return address. It
tells the Postal Service where to
return mail if it cannot be delivered.
The Postal Service recommends the following mail-by
dates to ensure your gift arrives
on time: Dec. 20 - First-Class
Mail and Priority Mail; Dec. 23 Express Mail.
Due to security requirements,
packages bearing postage stamps
that weigh more than 13 ounces
must be presented to a retail associate at the Post Office and cannot be dropped in blue collection
boxes.
Editor’s Note:
An independent federal agency, the U.S.
Postal Service is the only delivery service
that visits every address in the nation, 146
million homes and businesses, six days a
week. It has 37,000 retail locations and
relies on the sale of postage, products and
services to pay for operating expenses, not
tax dollars.
WE HAVE OPENINGS
FOR 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS
ST. JAMES
UNITED METHODIST
NURSERY SCHOOL
532 Moriches Road
St. James, NY 11780
(631) 584-9555
June Liardi, Director
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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• ZUMBA classes
• One-on-One
Training
• Circuit Training
HEALTH
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779-B Middle Country Road
(at Hobson Ave.), St. James
863-2878
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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H E L P F U L
H O L I D A Y
H I N T S
Holiday Fire Safety
Fire never takes a holiday.
Learning basic fire prevention
facts and taking simple precautions can make all of your holiday celebrations safe and memorable.
• Start holiday cooking with a
clean stove and oven.
• Keep kitchen clutter and loose
clothing away form the stove’s
heat.
• Turn pot handles in, away
from a child’s reach.
• Use pot holders to prevent
burns.
• NEVER throw water on a
grease fire. Instead, cover the
burning pan with a lid.
• Keep all appliances in good
working order.
• Never overload electrical outlets. Unplug appliances when
not in use.
• Never leave cooking food
unattended.
• Keep decorations away from
sources of direct heat.
• Make sure your Christmas tree
is fresh. Shedding needles is a
sign of a dry tree.
• Keep your tree fresh by plac-
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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ing it in a stand that holds
water.
Make sure artificial trees are
flame-retardant.
Never smoke around the tree
or flammable decorations.
Place trees away from direct
sources of heat.
Never place a tree so that it
blocks an exit.
Only buy electric lights that
are approved by a national
testing lab.
Never decorate metal trees
with electric lights.
Always unplug lights before
going to bed.
Never run electrical cords
through doorways and under
rugs.
Keep candles in sturdy holders
and never place them near
combustibles, such as curtains.
Avoid hanging stockings near
an open flame.
Never burn paper in a fireplace. This is a major cause of
chimney fires.
At a party, check to be sure
the exits are clear.
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• Check under furniture and
cushions for smoldering cigarettes.
Make a date to be fire safe.
Following these basic safety tips
every day will insure your family’s safety all year-round:
• Keep fire extinguishers handy.
• Design a fire escape plan.
• Check smoke detectors regularly.
• Learn first aid for burns.
• Keep matches away from children.
• Practice home fire drills.
• Never smoke in bed.
• Know two exists from every
room.
• Teach, STOP, DROP and
ROLL.
• Post emergency numbers by
every phone.
• Store flammable liquids properly.
• Set your hot water heater to
120˚F.
• Crawl low in smoke.
• Replace damaged electrical
cords.
Best Wishes
for a Wonderful Holiday Season
and a Prosperous New Year!
Holiday
Party
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OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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St. James/Smithtown Office
Our Warmest Wishes
to One and All for a
Joyous Holiday
and a
Peaceful, Healthy
New Year
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
499 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY 11780 631.584.6600 [email protected]
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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I N
T H E
N E W S
Special Thanks to the Community
Our Town
Letter to the Editor
The Smithtown Township
Emergency Food Pantry wants to
express our appreciation for the
articles you published this fall
about our organization. We
believe that this helped raise the
awareness of our ministry to the
community.
When the month of
November began our shelves
were looking very sparse and
our storage area was empty. Our
country is experiencing severe
economic difficulties and many
people are suffering. On a daily
basis we have seen an increase
in the number of families coming to the Pantry and we provided 44% more Thanksgiving
Baskets this year than last.
We live within the remarkable
Smithtown Township
Community and for the past
month, every day, saw individuals, businesses, schools, fraternal
organizations, scouts, town
employees, and church members bringing forth donations.
We received food, gift cards, and
monetary donations.
The week of Thanksgiving the
phone kept ringing with, “What
can I do to help, what do you
need?” There was a constant
stream of donations – turkeys,
pies, and everything else needed
for a true Thanksgiving dinner.
Our shelves are stocked and we
will be able to feed families during the coming winter months,
although we will continue to
need donations to maintain our
supplies.
We thank this wonderful and
supportive community for the
outpouring of love shown
through their donations. We are
able to provide food to anyone
in our community who is in
need because so many people
care and because they are willing to share with those less fortunate. We express our deepest
thanks to this wonderful community of caring people and appreciate that we will continue to
receive your support. We think
of you as dear friends and want
you to know that you are
included in our prayers.
Seven local churches from
Smithtown and St. James staff
and maintain the Food Pantry.
We are located on the corner of
Brooksite Drive and Edgewater
Avenue in the St. Thomas of
Canterbury Episcopal Church
Parish House. We are open yearround, Monday through Friday,
from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.
Pat Westlake
Executive Coordinator
Smithtown Township
Emergency Food Pantry
FOOD PANTRY CHURCHES
• Byzantine Church of the
Resurrection
• First Presbyterian Church
of Smithtown
• Smithtown United Methodist
Church
• St. Andrews Lutheran Church
• St. James Episcopal Church
• St. Thomas of Canterbury
Episcopal Church
• St. James Lutheran Church
THE SMITHTOWN
TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
would like to wish
all of our students and their families
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Rated Excellent by
The New York Times
Open 7 Days
for
Lunch and Dinner
416 No. Country Rd (Rte. 25A)
St. James, NY 11780
631.862.6030
CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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Come See Us for Good Quality Old Fashioned Service
PENNEY’S
North Country Car Care Center
545 ROUTE 25A, ST. JAMES, NY 11780
ACE Certified
Technicians
862-9663
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Best Wishes
for a
Happy, Healthy
Holiday
with any repair over $200.
Up to 5 quarts
regular oil only.
WINTER
SPECIAL
• Tire Rotation
• Service Battery &
Check Charging System
• Flush & Fill Radiator
• Clean & Adjust Brakes
• Check Air & Fuel Filters,
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LARGE SELECTION OF BATTERIES & TIRES IN STOCK
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OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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I N
T H E
N E W S
Branch Funeral Home Named Certified Veterans Provider
John H. Vigliante, owner and
director of Branch Funeral Home
in Smithtown, announced that
The Branch Funeral Home has
been selected to become an
exclusive, certified “Veterans and
Family Memorial Care Provider”
(VFMC). VFMC providers are
selected for upholding the highest
level of ethical business standards
and integrity while providing outstanding, affordable professional
service.
The staff at The Branch Funeral
Home has deep roots in their
community and are extremely
knowledgeable and well trained
to assist families with every
aspect of the final arrangement
process. Working closely with the
VFW, American Legion, Hospice
and other Veterans and civic
organizations has been the cornerstone of their success.
In addition to providing
Veterans and their spouses with a
10% discount off funeral and cremation pre-arrangements, VFMC
providers encourage Veterans to
take full advantage of their FREE
burial benefit guaranteed them by
the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs. Choosing a Veterans State
or National cemetery for burial
results in an average savings of
$5,000-$7,000 per person –
which amounts to a total of
$10,000-$14,000 for a married
couple. According to a recent VA
survey, one-third of all veterans
were unaware that they were
entitled to FREE BURIAL at any of
the nation’s 125 national cemeteries.
However, burial benefits are
very limited, and the Branch
Funeral Home has demonstrated
a willingness and commitment to
reach out to Veterans and their
families by extending benefits
and savings beyond those provided by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans
Something Great Is Now Even Better!
VILLAGE PRESBYTERIAN PRE-SCHOOL
Affairs, including a complimentary wood and glass flag case to the
surviving spouse of a deceased
veteran.
The VA prepares the gravesite,
carries out the burial, furnishes a
headstone or marker, a flag and
provides perpetual care. The
Department does not provide
Veterans funeral or cremation
arrangements, transportation or
military honors, all of which can
be arranged through the Branch
Funeral Home, an exclusive
Veterans and Family Memorial
Care Provider.
Gravesites at VA National
Cemeteries cannot be reserved in
advance through the VA, however hundreds of Veterans have
taken advantage of the Free
Burial Registration Program provided by Veterans and Family
Memorial Care. This ensures that
all final arrangement decisions
are honored and respected.
To register for your Free Burial
Benefit or Veterans Pre-Need
Funeral
Discount
visit:
www.VeteransFuneralHomes.com
or call the Branch Funeral Home
at 724-9500.
This Holiday Season...
Learning as a Great Adventure
• 42 Years Experience
Register
• Individualized Attention
Now For Our
• Separate Music & Dance Teachers
2 Year Old
• Large Fenced In Playground
January
• Strong Literacy Program
• Emphasis on Math & Science
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• N.Y.S. Licensed Pre-School with
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• Secure Classroom Environment • Non-Sectarian
• 2 Day 2 Year Old Program
• 2 & 3 Day 3 Year Old Program
• 3 & 4 Day 4 Year Old Program
For Info Call 631-724-9382
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VILLAGE
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visit us at www.vpps.org
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
SHOP
SAINT JAMES!
It’s All Here!!!
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to
NORTH END REALTY
960 Middle Country Road, St. James, NY 11780 • (631) 724-8500
Saturday, December 20, 2008 • 12 noon - 3 p.m.
FREE PICTURE taken with Santa!
Grab Bag Gift • Candy • Fun For All!
Wishing all our neighbors a Happy and Healthy
Holiday Season and New Year
Stop by and drop off an unwrapped gift for needy children
or a canned good for local food pantry – anytime during the week!
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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I N
T H E
N E W S
National Grid Encourages Customers
to Explore Options for Heating Assistance
Applications are now being
accepted for the federally-funded
Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to
assist income-eligible families in
paying their energy bills, and
National Grid is reminding customers to see if they qualify.
“National Grid knows that
energy costs will be challenging
to some of our customers this
winter and through the power of
action, we are reaching out to
remind customers that LIHEAP
may be one way they can help
meet that challenge,” said Tom
King, president of National Grid
in the U.S.
LIHEAP
payments
vary
depending on household income,
household composition and heating fuel costs in relation to
income. If a household receives
public assistance, Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), or food
stamps, the household will most
likely be eligible for LIHEAP benefits. If a household is not receiving public assistance, it still may
be eligible if the gross monthly
household income is at or below
income guidelines based on
household size. In 2008, the
income level qualifications in
New York has been expanded,
allowing more individuals to
qualify.
Since LIHEAP funding is limited, customers who feel they may
qualify for the funds should contact LIHEAP immediately – applications are being accepted now
for the 2008-2009 heating season. The LIHEAP application
process varies by state.
In New York State, eligibility
for LIHEAP is determined by your
county Department of Social
Services. If you’re 59 or under
and applying for the first time,
call your county Department of
Social Services. If over 60, contact your local NYS Office for the
Aging. You can also call the
LIHEAP hotline at 1-800-3423009.
There are several other programs available to National Grid
customers to help manage energy
costs:
• Low-income discount rate –
Discount rates are available to
many National Grid electricity
and/or natural gas customers,
based on service area and certain eligibility requirements.
For more information about
availability of low-income rates
continued on page 98
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SMITHTOWN ROTARY DONATES 100 THANKSGIVING DINNERS...
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Jolly good greetings are headed your way
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N E W S
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:
Temple Beth Chai Calendar
Driver Causes Major
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Temple Beth Chai
870 Townline Road, Hauppauge • 724-5807
Defensive Driving Classes
Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30
7-10 p.m. both days
All Ages
The National Safety Council, in cooperation with
the Department of Motor Vehicles, offers a way to
lower your insurance premiums and reduce your
driver record violation points. For further info, and
to register call 631-360-9720.
Sabbath Services
Friday evenings, 8 p.m.
Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m.
Temple Beth Chai, a Conservative/ Egalitarian
Synagogue welcomes the community.
“FREE” Early Childhood Programs
Sunday School for kids in 1st and 2nd grades and
Shalom Sesame for preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten students. Call the temple to register and
request a schedule at 724-5807.
by Ed Gaskell
Bentley, known for his
erratic behavior and
reckless driving habits,
finally ran out of luck
November 19, 2008
when his paw slipped off
the brake pedal and the
van he was driving (without a proper license) crashed into the glass front of
a popular coffee house in St. James, to the dismay
of customers and bystanders. He was heard to
remark to the County Safety Squad, summoned in
haste by the establishment owner, that his license
was legal and correctly attached to his collar as
required by the Empire State.
While local officials are considering passing an
ordinance requiring a four-week training course for
all non-human drivers, animal rights activists are
strongly opposed to the measure, labeling it discriminating and rashly arbitrary.
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N E W S
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Set for Saturday, March 14
Nominations for
Grand Marshall,
Prince and Princess
Now Being Accepted
descent, residents of St. James
and association with activities in
our town.
Nominations for Prince and
Princess should also be submitted
in letter form. The candidates for
Prince and Princess will be
selected from BOYS and GIRLS
between the ages of 5 & 12 years
of age. Candidates need not be of
Irish descent. Please submit a
recent picture, age, address and
general information as to school,
activities and hobbies the candidate is involved in.
All nominations should be
addressed to St. Patrick’s Day
Parade Nominations, c/o Kerry
Maher, 551 North Country Road,
St. James, NY 11780. For additional information, call Kerry
Maher at 584-5200 or you may
call 584-8510, the chamber
machine, and leave message.
If you are a part of a musical
group, band, dance troupe, business (or know of someone who is)
and are interested in marching in
the St. Patrick’s Day parade, call
Kerry at 584-5200.
So join your friends and neighbors for this most festive event.
See you at the parade... March
14th!
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The St. James Chamber of
Commerce will hold their 25th
annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
on Saturday, March 14, 2009
beginning at 1 p.m. The parade
will begin at Woodlawn and Lake
Avenues and proceed north to the
L.I.R.R. Station.
Spectators will be delighted
with the many marching bands,
representatives from many organizations as well as fire departments from all over – all for your
viewing pleasure. Join the fun.
Parade Chairwomen Kerry
Maher of the St. James Funeral
Home and her committee members are accepting nominations
for Grand Marshall, Prince and
Princess.
Nominations
for
Grand
Marshall should be in letter form
describing the candidate: some
personal history, Irish or Irish
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N E W S
KARATE
YOUTH GROUP
HOLDS FOOD DRIVE
Sensei Stevenson of Superior
Martial Arts along with
members of the Dragons
Karate Youth Group recently
organized a food drive to
help support Long Island
Cares Food Bank. Over 125
pounds of food were collected
and delivered to Long Island
Cares before Thanksgiving.
The donations will help
provide a healthier and
more meaningful life to those
among us in need here in our
community. For more in
formation, contact:
Gregg Stevenson at 375-7878.
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OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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We would like to thank
all of our valued customers for their
support throughout the year.
Best Wishes
for a Happy Holiday Season
and a Joyful New Year!
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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A R T S
&
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Winter Arts Classes for Children at the Mills Pond House
The Smithtown Township Arts
Council will hold art classes for
children during th winter months.
Registration is accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis upon
receipt of payment through the
first day of class when seats are
available. Sorry, no refunds
except for classes not running due
to
insufficient
enrollment.
Makeup classes are not available
for absences. Materials fees are
paid to instructor on the first day
of class.
Please call 862-6575 or email
[email protected] for more
information.
CLASS SCHEDULE
Art Rocks! with Jill Amorosano
Ages 3 to 5
Session I:
Wednesdays: Jan. 7-Feb. 11
Session II:
Thursdays: Jan. 8-Feb.12
Time: 10-11:15 a.m.
Fee: $95 + $12 materials fee
Children will work to create
fun and imaginative art creations
using a variety of base materials
such as rocks, shells, eggs,
beads, etc.
Digital Photography Say
Cheese! with Stephen
Lombardo
Ages 9-14
Thursdays: Jan. 8-Feb. 5
Time: 3-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $95 + $15 materials fee
Students will get a crash course
in how to take a better, more
artistic photograph and instantly
print the artwork utilizing digital
cameras.
Famously Fashionable! Fashion
Illustration for Advanced
Students with Krista
Biedenbach
Ages 9 to 12
Tuesdays:
Session I: Feb. 3-24
Session II: Mar. 31-Apr. 21
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $95 + $10 materials fee
Explore far-out media and fun
fashion influences to boost the
attitude in your fashion figures!
Also, create a wearable work of
art from your very own fashion
illustrations!
continued on page 42
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Villa Sorrento
823 Middle Country Road • St. James
631-265-9865
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We would like to wish all of our loyal patrons
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Non Alcoholic Beverages, Coffee and Gourmet Tea
Professional Staff Available
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• HOLIDAY DINNER PACKAGES •
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• Broccoli with Garlic and Oil • Potatoes Au Gratin • Tri-Color Gorgonzola Salad
Assorted Dinner Rolls and Corn Bread • Apple Pie & Pecan Pie
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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A R T S
&
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Winter Arts Classes for Children at the Mills Pond House
continued from page 40
Flipbook Animation with
Stephen Lombardo
Ages 8 to 12
Thursdays: Jan. 8-Feb. 5
Time: 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Fee: $95 + $10 materials fee
Learn animation by drawing in
a planned sequence that creates a
wonderful mini-movie, a flipbook!
Fun with Sculpture! with Jeffrey
Allen Price
Ages 8 to 12
Saturdays: Mar. 7-Apr. 4
Time: 2:30-5 p.m.
Fee: $158 + $25 materials fee
Students will have fun making
amazing sculptures and exciting
3-d projects using papier-mache,
wood, paint, sculpey and other
simple and fun materials.
Master Class in Drawing with
Jeffrey Allen Price
Ages 14 and up
Sundays: Feb. 1-Mar. 1
Time: 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Fee: $172 + $25 materials fee
Using techniques, exercises,
and ideas from masterworks, students will make their own drawings in a variety of mediums
including charcoal, artist pencils,
quill pens and ink, and pastels.
Mixed Media Madness with
Krista Biedenbach
Ages 5 to 7
Wednesdays: Jan. 7-28
Fee: $75 + $10 materials fee
Kids will create fantastic art
while using an assortment of
materials from watercolor, pastels, and paint, to found objects,
rubbings, magazines and more!
Mixed Media Madness 2 with
Krista Biedenbach
Ages 5 to 7
Wednesdays: Feb. 4-25
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Fee: $75 + $10 materials fee
Get creative with objects and
media not normally found in art
class. The emphasis is on discovering new materials to create art
with and, of course, having fun!
More Drawing, More Painting...
More fun! with Krista
Biedenbach
Ages 7 to 10
Thursdays:
Session I: Feb. 5-26
Session II: Apr. 2-23
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 + $10 materials fee
Experiment further with different materials, even things we
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OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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A R T S
&
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Winter Arts Classes for Children at the Mills Pond House
continued from page 42
find! Learn to complete a picture
that is fun and exciting to you!
Tuesdays:
Session I: Jan. 6-27
Session II: Mar. 3-24
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 + $10 materials fee
Learn how the fashion figure
is created in the professional
industry. Create a work of
Off the Runway! Fashion
Illustration for Beginners with
Krista Biedenbach
Ages 9 to 12
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wearable art!
Paint! Create! Draw! and much
more! with Krista Biedenbach
Ages 7 to 10
Thursdays:
Session I: Jan. 8-29
Session II: Mar. 5-26
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Fee: $75 + $10 materials fee
Discover your creativity while
learning all the basics of drawing
and painting.
Painting from Life with Jeffrey
Allen Price
Ages 14 and up
Sundays: Feb. 1-Mar. 1
Time: 2-4:45 p.m.
Fee: $172 + $40 materials fee
Learn the art of acrylic painting
on canvas. Classroom instruction
includes painting demonstrations,
color theory, and lectures on art
historical works.
Sculpture Time! with Krista
Biedenbach
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Mondays:
Session I: Jan. 5-Feb. 2
Session II: Feb. 9-Mar. 9
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $100 + $10 materials fee
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Mr. Mouse Comes to the Mills Pond House
for Tons of Winter Fun
The Smithtown Township Arts
Council is pleased to usher in
winter’s snowy days with MR.
MOUSE AND THE RUNAWAY
SNOWBALL at the Mills Pond
House, 660 Route 25A in St.
James, on Tuesday, December
30. Katie’s Puppets performances
are geared toward children Pre-K
through 3rd grade.
Advance reservations are
required and space is limited to
45 per performance. To register
please call STAC at 862-6575.
Tickets are $8 per person.
Performance times: 11 a.m., 1
p.m., and 3 p.m. After the performance, children will make
fun winter puppets!
Long Island puppeteer Katie
Polk believes her puppet art
helps people develop their own
creativity. She builds all her own
puppets, using items she finds
on beaches, in thrift stores
and anywhere that may be
home to clothespins, buttons, empty thread
spools, odd material
and the like. Just about
any item around may
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Combining sounds,
textures,
colors and rhythms
Katie uses her inventive imagination to
bring her puppet characters to life. She likes
to incorporate “fun,
silliness, imagination
and a sense of wonder”
into her puppets so
“anyone, at any age can
enjoy themselves.”
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A R T S
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E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Suffolk County 2009 Student Art Exhibit Opportunities
The Smithtown Township Arts
Council is offering Suffolk County
students two opportunities to
exhibit artwork at the Mills Pond
House Gallery. Destination
Downtown
Poster
Contest
invites students grades K-12 to
design posters for Suffolk County
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the Mills Pond House Gallery,
660 Route 25A in St. James, and
on the Council’s website. This
year there will be prizes for the
best posters.
Suffolk County students grades
8-12 are invited to submit artwork (all media accepted) for the
2009 Youth Art Showcase. The
first 100 students submitting
entries for consideration will have
at least one piece of work displayed. Additional entries will be
accepted based on available
space in the gallery/outreach
locations.
Exhibition dates for both
exhibits are February 14 through
March 14, 2009. All work for
both opportunities must be original, no copies. Deadline for all
entries is January 26, 2009.
For additional information call
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forms, visit www.stacarts.org/
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entry guidelines, or email
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A R T S
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What’s Happening at the Mills Pond House Gallery
The Mills Pond House Gallery,
located at 660 Route 25A, St.
James, is dedicated to exhibiting
the work of local, regional, and
national artists and is open to the
public Tuesday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday
and Sunday from 12 noon to 5
p.m. Admission is free. For additional information call the
Smithtown Township Arts Council
at 862-6575 or visit their website
at www.stacarts.
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DECEMBER
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A R T S
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E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Usdan Center Extends Artistic Focus With
New Fashion Design Course
Usdan Center For the Creative
and Performing Arts, America’s
premier summer arts day camp,
expands its artistic focus further
for 2009, offering a new course,
Fashion Design. Open to students
in grades 9-12, the program will
cover the basic components and
terminology relating to design,
drawing techniques, the historical and cultural background of
fashion, and an introduction to
the fashion design business. Each
student will have ample opportunity to create original designs.
The goal is to provide each student with a fashion portfolio by
the end of the course.
Usdan Center for the Creative
and Performing Arts will host several open houses for its 2009
summer season. Open Houses
will be held between 11 a.m. and
2 p.m. on Sundays, January 11
and March 15, 2009; and on
Wednesday, February 18, 2009.
Prospective students and their
families will have a chance to
tour Usdan’s 200-acre woodland
setting in Huntington, and to
obtain information and answers
to questions from the Center’s
staff.
Usdan is open year-round
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Interested families may
make an appointment by calling
643-7900 to visit during those
hours. The Center is located at
185 Colonial Springs Road,
Wheatley Heights, NY 11798.
Usdan Center has introduced
the arts to more than 50,000 TriState Area children since it founding in 1968. The Center is open
to all young people from age 6 to
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A R T S
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Smithtown Performing Arts Center Schedule
The Smithtown Performing Arts
Center, located at 2 East Main
Street in Smithtown, brings professional live entertainment to our
backyard at affordable prices.
Ticket prices range from $16$30, group rates available. Call
the box office at 724-3700 for
reservations or visit their website
at www.smithtownpac.org.
2008-2009 SEASON
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the producer? Who can bring the
fictional show up to speed?
Homicide detective / Amateur
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myths behind that contemporary
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that ran for over 10 years – off
broadway – pays tribute to those
who have loved and lost, to those
who have fallen on their faces at
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July 18 - August 30
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A R T S
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Jazz in the Living Room Clinics and Concert
Jazz in the Living Room clinics
will be held Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
at the Mills Pond House, 660
Route 25A in St. James on
January 30 and February 27,
2009. Admission is $5 to participate and free for listeners. Bring
your own instrument! Beginners
are welcome... and everybody
plays
Challenge the world of sheet
music and exact chords... If you
are looking to expand your creative and imaginative horizons,
join this fun and creative evening
of Jazz Improvisation at the Mills
Pond House.
Jazz in the Living Room clinics
were started by teacher, composer and musician Ranny Reeve,
over 40 years ago. Ranny has
been teaching piano and composition in since 1949. Originally,
Ranny invited his students and
their friends to his home
for Jazz Clinics to learn
to play or sing jazz and
to improvise. Working
professional musicians
from Long Island and
NYC came up through
the clinics and returned
regularly to help the
new students grasp the
concept
of
Jazz
Improvisation and most
of all to have fun! The
clinics are now held at
the Mills Pond House in
St. James.
A Jazz in the Living
Room Concert will be
announced in the winter
and admission is $5 to listen, free
for Jazz in the Living Room participants/players. This is an
evening where the Jazz in the
Living Room participants have an
opportunity to perform – showing
off their newly learned skills to
the audience!
For additional information, call
862-6575.
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E D U C A T I O N A L
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Programs Offered at the Library
The Smithtown Library offers a
variety of programs during the
upcoming weeks and months.
The Main Branch, is located at 1
North Country Road, Smithtown,
265-2072. The Nesconset Branch
is located at 127-20 Smithtown
Blvd., Nesconset, 265-3994. The
Commack Branch is located at 3
Indian Head Road, Commack,
543-0998. The Kings Park Branch
is located at 1 Church Street,
Kings Park, 269-9191. Call for
Library hours.
For additional information visit
their
website
at
www.smithlib.org.
You may register at the above
phone numbers for all programs.
LIBRARY CLOSED
December 24, 25, 31, 2008
January 1, 19, 2009
Pleasures of Tea
NESCONSET
Tuesday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Call the library for program
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month. Call the library for additional dates, times and titles.
Register for this program.
REEL TALK CINEMA
Film Discussion
NESCONSET
Wednesday, December 17,
7 p.m.
A series of independent and
counter-cultural films will be
shown on a monthly basis.
Various guest lecturers will host a
screening
of
a
critically
acclaimed, yet non-mainstream
film with a sponsored discussion
about the film following at
Akropolis Restaurant.
EVENING MOVIES
AT THE LIBRARY
NESCONSET
Call for dates and times.
AFTERNOON MOVIES
AT THE LIBRARY
SMITHTOWN
Call for dates and times.
NESCONSET
Saturday, December 20, 2 p.m.
Family Film: Horton Hears A
Who
Monday, January 26, 3:30 p.m.
Young Adult: The Sisterhood of
the Traveling Pants
The Smithtown and Nesconset
branches of the Library will
screen a popular movie each
A M E R I C A N
STONY BROOK OPERA
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Programs Offered at the Library
continued from page 56
ONGOING
ADULT PROGRAMS
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE
SCREENINGS
SMITHTOWN
Wed., January 14, 10:15 a.m.
A registered nurse will conduct
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at
The Smithtown Library on the
second Wednesday of each
month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. Information and answers to
questions concerning hypertension, heart disease and nutrition
will be addressed.
No appointment is needed. For
further information, call 2652072, ext. 208.
ADULT WRITERS’ GROUP
SMITHTOWN
Tuesday, January 6, 7 p.m.
This series is the perfect oppor-
Call for additional dates and
times.
Appointments are necessary.
Call 265-2072 ext. 208 to set up
an appointment. Some topics
covered will be: Medicare benefits and claims problems,
Medigap insurance, long term
care options, Medicare HMO’s
and Medicaid eligibility.
tunity for anyone who has the
burning desire to write, but has
trouble getting started or would
like to receive constructive feedback from fellow writers. The
group is scheduled to meet the
first Tuesday of every month.
Compare ideas on writing as well
as give and receive advice, while
having fun in the process. Call for
additional dates and times.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
SMITHTOWN
Thursday, December 18,
10:15 a.m.
NESCONSET
Call for books and dates and
times.
FREE INDIVIDUAL
HEALTH INSURANCE
COUNSELING FOR SENIORS
SMITHTOWN
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.,
January 14, 28
The main branch of the
Smithtown Library, in conjunction with the Retired Senior
Volunteer Program, will give free
individual health insurance counseling for seniors on the 2nd and
4th Wednesday of each month.
BASIC COMPUTER TUTORING
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Customize Your Desktop
Play Music
Read and Write Mail
Play Games
Browse the Web
Save Your Favorite Websites
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SMITHTOWN
Monday, January 5, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, January 14,
11:30 a.m.
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Last Will and Testaments
Health Care Proxies
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We’d like to send out our sincere thanks
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to all of our friends, neighbors and customers
in this fine community.
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E D U C A T I O N A L
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Programs Offered at the Library
continued from page 58
Call for additional dates.
Please register for this program by
calling 265-2072, ext. 208.
this group. Work on various art
projects in a relaxed and informal
atmosphere. Call the Library for
supplies needed.
QUILT AT THE LIBRARY
SMITHTOWN
Saturday, January 3, 10 a.m.
In this monthly series you can
share and learn about quilting.
The group meets the first Saturday
of the month at the main branch
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call for
additional dates. Please register
for this program by calling 2652072, ext. 208.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASSES
The Smithtown Library offers
two Defensive Driving classes in
conjunction with the New York
State Safety Program. After the
successful completion of this
course, attendees may receive a
discount on their automobile
insurance and point deduction
from existing violations on their
driver’s licenses.
There is a fee of $35 (check
only) which is non-refundable.
Licensed drivers of all ages are
eligible to participate in this
course (under 50). Scheduled
dates for the course at the Main
Branch in SMITHTOWN are:
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
December 20, January 17, 2009.
LIBRARY ART GROUP
SMITHTOWN
Thursdays, 11:45 a.m.
December 18,
January 8, 15, 22, 29
Come to the Smithtown Branch
of the Library on Thursdays from
11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and join
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Call for additional info.
An AARP Defensive Driving
class will be held at three of the
Smithtown Library branches on a
rotating basis – Smithtown
(January 20, 2009, 10 a.m.,
April, July, October), Commack
(February, May, August, November) and Nesconset (March, June,
September, December). There is
a fee of $10 (check or money
order only) which is non-refundable for drivers 50+ years.
Call for additional dates.
Register at the Circulation
Desk of the the branch you wish
to take the program. Space is very
limited, registration is on a firstcome first-served basis.
TEEN PROGRAMS
Call the Library for additional
information.
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E D U C A T I O N A L
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
Programs Offered at the Library
continued
Winter Wonderland Cake
SMITHTOWN
Thursday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Teen Wii
Nesconset
Thursday, January 15, 2:30 p.m.
Snow Measuring Stick
NESCONSET
Tuesday, December 30, 2 p.m.
Game On
NESCONSET
Friday, December 19, 4:30 p.m.
After School Wii.
Freaky Friday
SMITHTOWN
Friday, December 19, 4 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group
NESCONSET
Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.
Teen Writers Club
NESCONSET
Tuesday, January 27, 5 p.m.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Register in person or by phone
for all Children’s Programs:
Smithtown
265-2072, ext. 248.
Nesconset
265-3994
Call the library for dates and
times and age restrictions for ALL
programs.
Visit the Library website at
www.smithlib.org for a complete
program listing and additional
details or go to the library and
pick up a program flyer.
For School Age Children
A variety of literature-based programs which include a wide
range of activities are offered
throughout the school year. Each
children’s department provides
specialized programs, unique to
each branch. Contact your local
children’s librarian for details or
visit the library website at
www.smithlib.org.
Mother Goose Rhymetime
SMITHTOWN (birth-35 months)
10-10:30 a.m.
Call for dates and times.
NESCONSET (birth-2 years)
10:30-11 a.m.
Call for dates and times.
A children's librarian leads you
and your child in reciting, singing
and reading Mother Goose
rhymes, which are the cornerstones of literature and cultural
heritage.
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H O M E
&
G A R D E N
DESIGN IDEAS:
Kids and the Holidays
by
Natalie
Weinstein,
Allied ASID
The
holidays bring out
the kid in all of
us. For a little
while, even in
these challenging times, we
escape into a world of gift giving,
holiday decorating and family
gathering. Whatever holiday is
celebrated, it’s home centered,
and the sights and smells bring
cheer to a cold winter season. For
kids the holidays mean presents,
school vacation, visits from family and a general sense of fun and
anticipation. Parents and grandparents can add another dimension to kids’ perception and participation this holiday season.
Gift giving and receiving can
be turned into a great “giving
thanks” lesson by focusing on
providing the less fortunate with
outgrown clothing and toys,
games and books. Winter vacation is a great time for organizing
kids’ bedrooms – clothes, toys,
books, school work, etc. As they
give away, they make room for
more to come and zero in on
what they really need as well as
what they want. The incentive is
never greater for kids to shape up,
as they watch the family get the
rest of the house organized and
ready for company.
Past toddler ages, children can
be part of the clean-up and decoration process throughout the
house as well. Whether unpacking and putting out decorations,
helping set the holiday table,
wrapping presents, cooking or
baking with parents or grandparents – children will be making
memories and keeping family traditions that they will pass on in
the future.
Encourage children to add to
the holidays by being contributory. Sewing, drawing, making hol-
Setting the holiday table is a great way for kids to participate in home
decorating.
Designed by Natalie Weinstein;
photographed by Jack Ader/Images for Presentation.
iday decorations, writing a play
or a poem, or entertaining family
and friends with a special piece
of music are all positive ways to
develop people skills, poise and
self-esteem. I still treasure and
display the Chanukah menorahs
made by my sons when they
were seven and ten along with
this past Thanksgiving holiday
play given by my five and nine
year old grandchildren.
Traditions in families are handed down in many ways – orally,
through photographs or videos or
just by doing. Kids are always
curious and want to know why
something happens in their family in a certain way every year.
Take the time to share, even if
you’re overwhelmed with what
you think are more pressing
duties – or better yet, delegate
that task to an elderly member of
your family who might have more
time to spend with your child. It’s
a great way for generations to
bond, creating more shared
memories.
Most of all, try to keep the kid
in you as the pressure mounts,
and put things in true prospecOUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
tive. How important are those
expensive gifts? Perhaps we all
need to step back, realize what’s
truly best about the holidays and
let our children see that it’s not
the material things, but the spirit
of home and family that is
remembered long after the “must
have” gift of the year is forgotten.
From the Weinstein clan at
home and at work – Best wishes
to you this holiday season. Here’s
hoping you make many happy
memories and add to your holiday traditions. –Fondly, Natalie
If you have a design question
that you would like Natalie to
answer in future columns, please
email [email protected]
Editor’s Note:
Natalie Weinstein is president of Natalie
Weinstein Design Associates and the
Natalie Weinstein Home Decorating
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H O M E
&
G A R D E N
Building or Remodeling a Home the Safer, Smarter Way
by Jim Winter
If you’re building a new
home, planning to build one, or
planning work on your existing
home, you’ve probably already
thought about some of the construction features you want to
include. Did you know there are
products available now that may
help you avoid the mess and
expense of damage to your
home in the future?
Here are a few ideas:
• Impact-resistant roofing is a
relatively new product that
offers more protection against
impact damage (and in some
cases against wind damage)
than the ordinary roof. Some
insurance companies even
offer premium discounts for
qualifying impact-resistant
roofs. You’ll want to check
with your agent before you
buy to be sure the roof you’re
considering qualifies for a discount with your insurer.
• Whole-house surge protection
is installed either at the electrical service meter or at the
service panel. It helps protect
your home and contents
against power surges that arise
outside your home. While
you’d still need plug-in surge
protectors, whole-house protection may help to reduce
your risk of lightning damage.
Many electricians can install
this protection for you, and if
necessary, some power companies will install it at the
service meter for a nominal
charge on your monthly bill.
• Whole-house water leak
detection systems may save
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the water supply to your home
if they detect a leak inside.
New research and products to
make your home safer or more
resistant to damage are always
entering the market. It’s easier
to add safety items when a home
is being built or remodeled, so
it’s a good idea to keep an eye
out for the items that will help
to provide years of safe and
comfortable shelter.
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James. He has over 30 years experience
with State Farm, the last 17 as an agent
serving the insurance needs of St. James.
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H O M E
&
G A R D E N
NATURALLY SPEAKING:
Plan Ahead for Next Year’s Garden
by June A. Liardi
January is almost
here. Another
new year; where will
it take us? Hope it
is all sunshine and
flowers for all of
us.
After the holidays, don’t get
rid of all your fresh evergreen
arrangements just yet, update
them. Start by removing any
holiday colors like red, green,
silver and gold. Buy some
fresh flowers in pretty colors
like pink, yellow, purple or
orange. Add them to the
evergreen and pines. Get
some small vases, tea cups
or other containers, cut
some flowers and greens in
small pieces to fit. Put them all
around the house. A hint of
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spring here and there.
Revitalize your outdoor
greens in the same way. Cut or
buy some fresh greens and
instead of adding fresh flowers,
add a bright-colored bow to
perk up the bleak landscape.
The garden catalogs are
coming in now so snuggle in
and plan that beautiful garden.
Give the children a few and let
them get excited about planning a garden too.
It is a good idea to plan it
out, whether you are thinking
of a garden the length of a
yard stick or the length of your
yard. Be realistic about how
many plants you can fit in the
space you choose. The pictures and descriptions in the
catalogs make everything so
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H O M E
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G A R D E N
Plan Ahead for Next Year’s Garden
continued from page 66
very tempting. If you have not
had a garden before it may be a
good idea to start small so that
you don’t overwhelm yourself.
Starting plants from seeds is
fun and is cheaper than buying
transplants. Your garden center
will have many seeds and seed
starting supplies to help you get
started. However, you can also
use recycled containers such as
plastic cups and plastic food
containers, even egg cartons.
Make sure to punch holes in the
bottom and keep containers in a
waterproof tray.
In addition to sterilized seed
starting potting mix, there are
compressed peat pellets. These
disks expand when dipped into
warm water.
You can buy seed starting
trays that include plastic dome
tops that create a mini-greenhouse. A complete seed starter
kit can include a seed tray base,
seed tray, potting mix, a water
reservoir and a clear cover and a
capillary mat which provides
bottom watering by wicking
water away from the reservoir.
After your seeds are planted,
cover with plastic wrap to create
a greenhouse atmosphere. Keep
them from direct sunlight until
seeds germinate. Then move to a
sunny, warm spot or put under
grow lights.
The way the prices of fresh
produce keep climbing, you may
be tempted to pull all your flowers out and devote your growing
space to just vegetables; but you
can mix it up. Flowers and vegetables do get along, and can
look real good together. You do
have to make sure the plants
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have similar growing requirements. So plant that eggplant
along side your Mexican zinnias.
Head lettuces can nestle next to
your delicate coral bells. Put a
few tomato plants behind a row
of marigolds and add a border of
curly parsley. Don’t forget vertical gardening too. Let some pole
beans climb up those stately
sunflower plants. Do not forget a
space for the children. They will
love to be able to eat the things
they have grown themselves.
So put on some tea and grab
a catalog or garden book and
plan that wonderful garden that
you are going to have.
Editor’s Note:
June Liardi, a St. James resident for over
30 years, is a wife and mother of three
sons. June will be writing articles on gardening, nature related craft projects and
family activities.
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F I N A N C I A L
S A V V Y
MONEY MATTERS:
Time to Sell… or Time to Buy?
by Scott Posner, CFP, A.A.M.S.
We’re in a recession, which
could be severe. Several financial
services companies have either
collapsed or been bailed out by
the government. And the stock
market is down about 45% since
hitting its peak in October of
2007. Is this a “perfect storm”
that should blow investors out of
the market – or is it actually an
opportunity for investors to jump
back in?
If you’re an investor, your first
impulse might be to join the “get
out while you can” camp. After
all, it’s no fun seeing the market
plunge hundreds of points one
day – and then hundreds more
the next day. And we keep getting hit by waves of bad economic news. What possible reason
could there be for remaining
invested in the market, or even
adding more dollars to your current investments?
Actually, you might be surprised. Some strong historical evidence suggests that, during a
period such as we are now in,
you may indeed benefit by not
only staying invested, but also
increasing your investment dollars in the financial markets.
Consider this: In nine of the last
ten recessions, dating back to
1949, the S & P 500 had moved
up by at least 29% just 12 months
after hitting its lowest point dur-
ing the recession. Of course, as
you’ve no doubt heard, past performance is no guarantee of
future results, but it’s interesting
to note that the market eventually
recovered after each recession.
However, no one can really
predict when stocks will reach
that low point. It’s possible we’ve
already hit it, but it’s just as likely that we’ll see further drops.
And yet, even if you can’t say
that we’ve hit a market low,
should you sell your stocks to
“cut your losses” and use the proceeds to buy what you perceive
as less risky investments? Before
making this move, you need to
consider some important facts.
For example, if you pulled out of
the stock market and purchased
certificates of deposit (CDs) from
a strong financial institution, you
could reasonably expect that your
principal will be safe and that you
will receive the interest payments
promised to you. But the interest
rate you receive may not even
keep up with inflation, so, over
time, your investment could end
up costing you purchasing
power.
On the other hand, if you were
to remain invested in the stock
market, and if it does follow historical patterns, you do have a
chance of making up your losses.
Will there be continued volatility
in day-to-day price movements?
Almost certainly. But keep in
mind that, over the long term, a
portfolio that contains a reasonable amount of stocks, along with
bonds, government securities and
other investments, gives you the
best chance of achieving your
financial goals.
And here’s another reason to
keep investing: As measured by
the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E),
stocks are currently inexpensive.
If you buy more shares when
prices are down, your increased
ownership stake should become
more valuable when stocks
recover – as they have done following every bear market in the
past.
It’s tough to stay positive during a gloomy market environment. But the most successful
investors are often the ones who
have the courage to be optimistic
when everyone around them is
not.
Editor’s Note:
Money Matters is a monthly feature
written by Scott Posner, CFP, A.A.M.S.,
an investment representative with
Edward Jones Investments. This
130-year-old firm has over 10,000
offices around the world with one here
in town at 542 North Country Road in
the Old St. James School House. Mr.
Posner has serviced both personal and
institutional investors for over 16 years.
For more information, a schedule of free
investment classes or to request topics
for future columns, call 862-2020.
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F I N A N C I A L
S A V V Y
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE:
Are You Prepared For Your Parents’ Senior Years?
submitted by Lawrence Glazer,
CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
Many people face their parents’ retirement and aging without a second thought, assuming
that Mom and Dad are in good
financial shape and ready for the
golden years. Making this
assumption can be a serious mistake. You and your folks may
think they are adequately prepared for retirement, but how far
down the road have they looked?
With average life expectancy
increasing, it’s not uncommon for
people to live 10-20 years (if not
longer) after retiring. A great deal
can happen in that time, and
life’s events don’t always work
out as planned. Culprits such as
inflation and illness can wipe out
a nest egg and undermine the
financial independence of even
the best-prepared retiree.
Inflation and Illness Can Turn a
Nest Egg into a Goose Egg
Inflation can seriously erode
money’s purchasing power over
time. Even with an average inflation rate of 4%, retirees at age 60
with an income of $2,500/month
will have the purchasing power
of $1,388/month by the time
they’re 75 years old. In other
words, the standard of living will
be virtually halved in just 15
years. Many retirees today have
found themselves searching for
become saddled with the cost of
supporting their parents while still
trying to meet their own household expenses. It’s a tough balancing act to try to sustain.
part-time jobs in order to keep up
with the rising cost of living. But
no one can work forever. And
major illness can wipe out – in
mere months – a nest egg that
took years to build.
When retirees’ savings are
depleted, it adversely affects the
next generation, too – usually at
the
worst
possible
time.
Frequently, adult children of senior citizens are working to provide for their own households
and futures. Too often, they
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Start with a meeting of the generations to discuss everyone’s
plans, wishes, and concerns.
Here are some topics to tackle
and questions to ask:
• Will your parents’ retirement
funds be adequate? Inflation
and longer life expectancies
may make retirement costlier
than they’ve anticipated.
• What supplemental funds are
available?
• Who will manage their
finances if they cannot?
Discuss long-term financial
plans, the location of records,
and the possibility of establishing a contingent power of
attorney to step in and help
during an emergency.
• What are their estate plans?
• When and how will they distribute their property, especially if they become incapacitated?
• Are there any charitable
endeavors or causes they wish
to contribute to?
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F I N A N C I A L
continued
• Do they have updated wills
and an executor who knows
their wishes?
• Are their insurance programs
adequate? Without adequate
coverage, a single illness
could wipe out an otherwise
ideal retirement plan. (Some
children cost-share their parents’ premiums for Medicare
Supplement or Long-Term Care
insurance, for example. They
see it as a wise investment in
their parents’ future.)
• What about life insurance?
• Do they have special requests,
such as living wills, trusts, lifetime gifts, etc.?
• Where would they want to
live, if incapacitated? (Discuss
nursing home and home
health care options.)
Generally, parents and children feel uncomfortable discussing these matters. It’s important to do this in a way that puts
both generations at ease. One
solution is to work with a group
of professionals – such as an
attorney, tax advisor and insurance agent. These individuals are
familiar with retirement and
estate conservation issues, and
can help facilitate communication while providing specific
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Lawrence Glazer, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, a
St. James resident, is a New York Life
Insurance Company Agent and can provide additional information on insurance
and other financial products that can be
used to help you prepare for the future.
Call him at 391-3490.
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L E G A L - E A S E
Estate Planning Means Planning Ahead
by Lisa B. Haber, Esq.
The issue of how to plan for
distribution of your hard earned
assets deserves your attention in
order to guarantee that your wishes will be reflected without great
expense, complications or delay.
Everybody wants to have a say in
what will happen to his or her
property upon death – who will
get it, how much of it will be
taxed and so forth. For some people, setting up an estate plan may
also include strategies, such as
setting up trusts that will reduce
the amount of taxes that have to
be paid during their lifetime or
upon their death.
Unless you have a properly
prepared, signed and witnessed
Will, New York State law will
determine the distribution of your
assets upon your death. This law
is called the law of Intestacy.
“Everybody wants to have
a say in what will happen
to his or her property
upon death...”
Many people mistakenly believe
that when a married person with
children dies without a will, the
surviving spouse gets all the property THIS IS UNTRUE. In New
York, the surviving spouse will
receive the first $50,000.00 of
the estate, plus one-half of the
residue, with the balance divided
equally between the surviving
children. If any child is under 18
years of age at the time of the parent’s death, such child’s inheritance will be placed in a trust
fund. Even if the surviving spouse
is appointed trustee by the Court,
prior approval of the Court will
be necessary to pay for expenses
such as the child’s education,
clothing or living costs. An annu-
al accounting of income and
expenses will be required.
Having a properly prepared Last
Will and Testament will prevent
this potential nightmare.
Another very important reason
to have a will prepared is so that
the parents can select a guardian
for their minor children in the
event of the death of both parents. Without a will, the Court
determines who will raise your
children.
For those whose Estates exceed
the Federal Estate Tax Exemption
(remember Life Insurance benefits
are included in the total), it is
important to consider minimizing
estate and gift taxes. A marital
deduction trust can be set up by
your attorney, which will double
the amount that is free from federal estate taxes.
continued on page 76
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L E G A L - E A S E
Estate Planning Means Planning Ahead
continued from page 74
Three additional documents
are also essential to the planning
process. They are the Living Will,
Health Care Proxy, and Durable
Power of Attorney.
The Living Will enables you to
provide instructions as to the use
of life-sustaining treatment in the
event you are terminally ill or suffering from an illness or injury
with no chance of recovery.
A Health Care Proxy enables
the person of your choice to
make any and all health care
decisions for you in the event you
are incapable of making them
yourself. The proxy can provide
for specific instructions as to any
and all medical treatment.
These documents can save
your family unnecessary grief and
anguish in the event you become
permanently unconscious with
no expectation of recovery. In
essence, these documents can aid
your family in convincing a doctor or hospital to end life support.
The alternative is to apply to the
Court to direct the doctor or hospital to withhold treatment. This
is obviously a costly, time consuming and painful alternative.
A Durable Power of Attorney
permits the person of your choice
to act on your behalf regarding
financial decision making. This
will avoid the need for Court
intervention in order to access
your bank accounts and/or pay
bills in the event you are unable
to do so.
It may also be a crucial tool to
enable a person in need of nursing home care to qualify for
Medicaid – thus saving thousands
of dollars in health care costs.
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including the process of buying
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Editor’s Note:
Lisa and Stephen Haber have both been
practicing law for over 20 years. They
can be reached at Haber & Haber, LLP, a
law firm they share, with offices now in
Saint James and Garden City. For additional information call (516) 742-7277 or
(631) 379-6652 Lisa cell). The Habers
reside in Saint James with their three
daughters.
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L E G A L - E A S E
The Importance of a Health Care Proxy
by John L. Belford
By executing a Health Care
Proxy you appoint an agent to
make health care decisions for
you if you become unable to
make those decisions for yourself.
As a general rule a physician
should not perform an invasive
procedure upon his or her patient
without the patient’s informed
consent.
If you have not executed a
Health Care Proxy and if you
become unable to make health
care decisions for yourself, your
physician will be faced with a difficult decision. He or she knows
the procedure or procedures that
should be performed, but he or
she does not have your consent.
Often the physician can consult
with family members and present
the question to a hospital committee for advice, but neither are
legally effective and the advice
from the committee cannot be
obtained quickly.
Accordingly, if a physician
proceeds without the patient’s
consent without the benefit of a
Health Care Proxy he or she risks
a lawsuit for treating a patient
without the patient’s consent.
You avoid this problem if you
execute a Health Care Proxy. If
you cannot make health care
decisions for yourself, the person
you appoint as your health care
agent on the Health Care Proxy
can make health care decisions
for you and the physician can
proceed with the appropriate procedures as if you had consented
to said procedures yourself.
The form is available on-line
and at stationery stores, hospitals
and attorneys’ offices. The Health
Care Proxy form is simple to complete and needs two (2) witnesses. The Health Care Proxy does
not need to be
signed before a
notary public.
It would be
prudent to execute the Health
Care
Proxy
with the assistance of persons familiar
with the form
such as an attorney, a notary public, a physician or other health
care provider.
Editor’s Note:
John L. Belford, Jr., Esq., has been practicing law for 39 years, with 32 of them
here in St. James at 217 Lake Avenue at
the corner of Woodlawn and Lake
Avenues. A graduate of Columbia Law
School, John specializes in real estate,
wills & estate planning and elder law.
For additional information, call him at
862-8600.
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JOHN L. BELFORD, JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
217 LAKE AVENUE, ST. JAMES, N.Y. 11780
7
(Corner of Woodlawn and Lake)
(631) 862-8600
email: [email protected]
AREAS
OF
PRACTICE
John L. Belford, Jr.
EDUCATION
REAL ESTATE
WILLS & ESTATES,
TAX PLANNING,
PROBATE AND ESTATE
ADMINISTRATION,
HEALTH CARE PROXIES &
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GUARDIANSHIP LAW
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• Chaminade High School
• Holy Cross College
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EXPERIENCE
• Lieutenant (JG) U.S. Navy
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• Suffolk County Bar Association
since 1974
Present or Past Member of Elder
Law, Taxation (Chairman, 1976),
Ethics, Matrimonial and Banking
& Insurance Committees
• Qualified as Guardian Ad Litem
• St. James Chamber of Commerce
(Past President, 1977)
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I N
SHS Class of 1959
Reunion
Are you a member of the
Smithtown High School’s Class of
1959? If so, please contact the Class
Reunion Committee to make plans
to attend your 50th Reunion!
Do you have contact information
about any of our classmates? Please
share it with us so we can be sure to
contact them!
The Committee
Betty (Nelsen) Cravotta
631-584-5131
[email protected]
Thea (Jamison) Carroll
631-265-7684
[email protected]
Joan (Streib) Diercks
631-724-5144
[email protected]
Gene Sampieri
631-584-5924
[email protected]
T H E
S C H O O L S
HALLOWEEN HAPPINESS...
Sts. Philip and James 3-day morning nursery class is pictured in costume celebrating Halloween 2008.
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I N
T H E
S C H O O L S
Special Thanks
REFLECTIONS
CULTURAL ARTS
PROGRAM
The Mills Pond Elementary
PTA, in St. James, would like to
thank all the children who participated in the Reflections Cultural
Arts Program. The theme for
2007-2008 was WOW. Winners
will go on to Long Island regional judging. A breakfast to honor
all participants will be held in
January.
A special thanks to the
Smithtown
Township
Arts
Council for their participation in
the judging. The entries which
qualified for Regional judging
will be displayed at the Mills
Pond House, 660 Route 25A in
St. James, on February 14
through March 14, 2009 in the
Youth Art Showcase Exhibit.
Pictured here are: Taylor Pedley, Rachel Roth, Marc Bigio, Erin Murphy,
Michael McCreesh, Emily Peterson, Victoria Walsh, Emily Lyons,
Savannah Hallock, Kevin O’Rourke, Kaitlyn Malone, Jacqueline Pedley,
Olivia Peterson, and Thomas Callon.
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I N
T H E
S C H O O L S
THANKSGIVING FEAST
Mrs. Lofaro’s Pre-K 4-year-old class at
Sts. Philip & James School in St. James, celebrated Thanksgiving with a feast. They
dressed as Pilgrims and Indians, who
together made a delicious stone soup. The
magical ingredient of the soup is “sharing.”
The class also collected cans of soup as
part of a school collection to be shared
with members of their community.
ALL SAINTS DAY
CELEBRATION
Mrs. Testa’s 6th grade class at
Sts. Philip and James School in St. James
celebrated All Saints Day with their annual
Saints Day presentation on Halloween.
Each child researched a Saint, dressed like
that Saint and made an oral presentation
in church. They are pictured here with
Mrs. Testa and Father Ed Koch.
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I N
T H E
S C H O O L S
Kindergarten Registration in January for 2009-2010
The Smithtown Central School
District will hold a special registration period for the 2009-2010
Kindergarten class. This will take
place in January 2009 from 8:3011:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the
District Office, located at 26 New
York Avenue in Smithtown.
The 2009-2010 Kindergarten
registration schedule is as follows:
Dogwood Elementary
January 12 and 13
Mills Pond Elementary
January 14 and 15
Nesconset Elementary
January 21 and 22
St. James Elementary
January 23 and 26
Annual
Nursery School
Fair
On January 21
The Town of Smithtown
School
Age
Child
Care
Department is sponsoring a
Nursery School Fair on Monday,
January 21, 2009 at the
Smithtown Library, Main Branch,
downstairs in the Community
Room from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The Fair will offer parents an
opportunity to gather information
and to ask questions about various programs offered by the
preschools within the Smithtown
area. No registration is required
to attend.
For additional information call
360-7517.
On Tuesday, January 13 and
Wednesday, January 28 evening
registrations will be held to
accommodate working parents.
The evening registrations will
start at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at
8 p.m. Those students who will
reach their 5th birthday on or
before December 1, 2009 are eligible to register.
For additional information,
please call th Registration Office
at 382-2018.
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S P O R T S
A WINNING SEASON FOR SMITHTOWN ATTACK... The Smithtown Attack Girls Soccer Team, wins all in
WAGS, a nationally ranked tournament. This win holds them #1 in New York State, #6 in the Region and
#24 in the Nation. The girls’ hard work and team spirit has them looking forward to continued success.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future.
Brian Kelly, Jr. Takes 1st Place in Shaolin Tourney
Congratulations to Brian Kelly,
Jr., of St. James, on taking 1st
Place in the Purple Belt Sparring
Tournament held on November
16, 2008. Students from all seven
Shaolin Self Defense Centers competed in this tournament.
Brian has accomplished so
much in the time he has spent at
the Shaolin Self Defense Center,
430-8 North Country Road in St.
James (617-5148). With the dedicated help of Sensei Ryan
McKenna and Sensei Chris
McKenna of Shaolin, Brian has
become proficient in defense and
focus.
Brian’s parents want to thank
Ryan and Chris for taking the extra
time needed to help with Brian’s
self confidence. “Their hard work
and kindness in training our son,
has enabled him to accomplish
more than we could have hoped
for.”
Much love and congratulations
to our son, Brian... we could not
be more proud of you!
–Mommy, Daddy and Robert.
Joseph A. Meli, Jr.
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S P O R T S
SMITHTOWN BULLS WIN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP...
The Smithtown Bulls
Travel Baseball Team
finished their fall season
12-2 to win the League
Championship in the
National Junior Baseball
League 14 Year Old
Regional Division. The
team is coached by Scott
Morano and Steve Reed.
Pictured top row (L-R)
are: Coach Scott Morano,
Chris Maggio, Taylor
Kandel, Alec Schon,
Dan Butbul, Marcos
Pedone, John Valentino,
Matt Reed, and Coach
Steve Reed; bottom row:
Chris Morano, Sam Lynn,
and Ricky Nelson. Missing
from photo are: Kevin
Calcado, Mike Diorio,
and Mike Gerver.
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S P O R T S
Smithtown Stampede – 2-Time NJBL Champs Go Undefeated
The Smithtown Stampede, a 9
year old traveling baseball team,
concentrating on competing,
started to give serious thought to
a second 9-year-old division
championship after about the
ninth game of the recently concluded Fall travel baseball season. Now having a second title
and an undefeated season within
reach, the final 4 or 5 games saw
opponents turn it up a notch in an
effort to spoil the Stampede perfect record. Each and every game
featured Stampede players rising
to the occasion, right down to the
last two victories that secured
perfection. The final two games
were tough shutout wins. During
both games, no errors were committed, and only four hits were
allowed. The box scores only told
part of the story at season’s end.
Textbook Stampede team effort
paved the way to 14 & 0.
With the best record in town,
and now 21 straight victories, the
Fall campaign featured wins versus previous champions and playoff teams. Stampede pitching registered 4 shut outs, 2 complete
games, 2 no-hitters, and being
backed by the league’s best
defense, allowed only 23 runs all
season. Their team batting aver-
Smithtown Stampeded are pictured (L-R): Coaches: Joe Soriano, Kevin
Nolan; Players: Paul Cooper, Jason Fingerhut, Connor Nolan, Salvatore
Rizzo, Michael Hussey; Manager Sal Rizzo, Coach Nick Sheuchenko;
front: Anthony Rizzo, Timmy Donnelly, Joseph Soriano, Michael Palazzo,
Nicky Sheuchenko, and Nicholas Rizzo.
age of .341, and on-base percentage of .466 paced the offensive
attack. The steady offense proved
capable of winning games 18-1,
while the pitching and defense
provided many highlight reel
moments.
“Hustle, Effort, Dedication.
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ampedeBaseball
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H E A L T H
N O T E S
Chiropractic Care
by Dr. Linda M. Bocchichio
D.D. Palmer developed the
theory of chiropractic care at the
end of the 19th century. The
Palmer School and Cure was
founded in 1897, which later
became the Palmer School of
Chiropractic. But Palmer cannot
be credited with inventing chiropractic care, it dates back to
writings from 2700 BC and 1500
BC in China and Greece, respectively.
Today chiropractors are
licensed doctors of chiropractic
(designated with the abbreviation
of DC) in 50 states and are graduates of accredited chiropractic
colleges.
Chiropractic and medical
school curricula are similar; like
medical students, chiropractic
students must complete a residency program and be tested,
licensed, and monitored by state
and national peer-review boards.
How Does It Work?
Chiropractors are the only
professionals trained to diagnose
and treat spinal subluxations –
vertebrae that have moved out of
position. A subluxation can
result from an injury or trauma
or from everyday activities, like
poor posture or sleeping in an
awkward position. Over time the
misaligned vertebrae create pressure on the spine that can cause
an imbalance in the body and
affect the nerves.
When To Use
Chiropractic care generally
falls into three categories: relief,
correction, and maintenance.
Relief is used to provide immediate easing of acute pain. Correc-
Peace!
Editor’s Note:
Dr. Linda Bocchichio is a chiropractor
practicing at 105 Lake Avenue So. in
Nesconset. She is the founder of the St.
James Walking Club and is a former president of the St. James Chamber of
Commerce. For further information, call
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H E A L T H
N O T E S
Local Weight Loss Challenge to Kick Off in 2009
Joe Riccardi, owner of Fitness
Together/CORFIT of St. James, is
now recruiting for his “Make
2009 Your Best Year Ever, Biggest
Loser Challenge.” This will be a
six-week long fitness challenge
complete with supervised boot
camp-like work outs for all levels,
a step by step nutrition guide,
motivational tips and healthy
recipes for adults at various fitness levels.
For every pound lost by the
participants Riccardi will donate
$1 to a local autism charity. For
additional information call 5847004.
Fad Diets Might Do More Harm Than Good
Though a new one seemingly
arrives each year boasting the
potential for bigger and better
results, fad diets might actually
do more harm than good.
According to the United States
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), fad diets often overemphasize one particular food or type of
food, contradicting the longstanding medical emphasis on the
health benefits of a balanced diet.
Whereas a balanced diet recommends eating a variety of foods
from the Food Guide Pyramid,
fad diets often place too great an
emphasis on one specific group
while minimizing if not completely ignoring the rest of the
food groups. While fad diets
might show instant results, the
FDA notes that longterm positive
results, such as keeping weight
off, are not common. In addition,
certain fad diets might promote
weight loss, but result in other,
less noticeable side effects. For
example, a high-protein diet
could also be high in fat. A diet
high in fat could increase choles-
terol levels in the blood, therebyincreasing a person’s risk for heart
disease and certain cancers. The
FDA also notes that no evidence
exists to suggest that high-protein
diets are effective in helping people maintain initial weight loss.
So while fad diets might provide
instant results, their effectiveness
in the longterm is unproven, and
dieters could be putting themselves in a worse position than
they’re already in.
St. James Chamber of Commerce Members – 2008
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER BUSINESSES
A & D Gold Silver
Access Intelligence Group
Allstate Insurance - Holst Agency
Alpine Pastry Shop
American Dream Pressure
Cleaning & Maintenance
American Real Estate Associates
Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli
Artpix Studio
Law Office of Ann Ball, P.C.
Bella Vita City Grill
Best Pool Service
Bijesse & Belford, Attorney
Joseph A. Bollhofer, P.C., Attorney
Branch Funeral Home
Capital One Bank
Century 21 North End Realty
Chief Chimney Services
Chiropractic Healthcare of
St. James
Chorus Line Dance Studio
Climbing the Walls Interiors
Competition Infiniti of Smithtown
Costco Wholesale
Creative Windows, Ltd.
Curves
Daniel Gale/Sotheby’s International
DeBarbieri Associates - Realtors
DeBlasio Capo - Design Build
Dowling Brothers Autobody
Dowling Knipfing & Klein Insurance
Eastern Cesspool
Eddie’s Power Equipment
Edward Jones/Scott Posner
Energy Interactive Fitness
Enspire Design Group, PLLC
Essenfeld & Co., CPA LLP
FeelGoods Healthy Family Cafe
Fitness Together
Flowerfield Celebrations
G. Smith Electrical Services
George’s Innovative Inflatables
Lawrence Glazer / NY Life Ins.
Grape Culture, Ltd.
Graphics du jour/Our Town
Gyrodyne Company of America
Harbor Collision
Harbor Country Day School
Hedlund Electrical Corp.
Henrietta Homes & Properties
Hither Brook Nursery & Florist
Interiors by Louise
J. Michaels Clothier
J. C. Broderick & Associates
King Kullen Grocery
King O’Rourke Auto Group
of Smithtown
Kirin Hibachi Japanese Restaurant
The Knox School
Lake Village Delicatessen
Lesco Construction
The Little Gym of Smithtown
Little Mozart Academy
Long Island Family Medical Group
Michael Macrina Architect, P.C.
Maginniss Team of ReMax Beyond
Main Street Meats & Catering
Memento Photography
Merrill Lynch The Verdi Fullen Baum Group
Mister Softee - David Keller
Montages by Kerri
Morecraft Construction Co.
Natalie Weinstein Design Assoc.
Rowena Nedvin/ReMax Beyond
Newsday
Nissequogue Fire Department
North Country Dental / Dr. Mand
North Country Kitchen & Bath
North Shore Academy of Dance
Ocean’s Bounty Seafood
On the Go Fitness
Pal Pool Service
Paris Salon
Parties by Ziggy
Patio Pizza
Physical Therapy & Beyond
Pocket Full of Posies
PRC Industries
Preferred Empire Mortgage/Mondrone
Proforma Executive Business
Solutions
Quaint and Classy
Reliance Real Estate & Mortgage
ReMax Beyond
Revelation Realty
R.J.K. Gardens
Marc Jay Rosen, C.P.A.
Rolsyn Savings Bank
Sal’s Auto Body
Scientific Pest Management
Seiskaya Ballet
Shaolin Self Defense Center
Sivana Salon
Smithtown Chamber of Commerce
Smithtown News
Smithtown Township Arts Council
Smithwest Service Center
Spatique Medical Spa
St. James Electrical Contracting
St. James Episcopal Church
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St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
St.
James Fire Department
James Florist & Gift Shop
James Funeral Home
James Healthcare Center
James Jewelry Shoppe
James Lumber Corp.
James Medical Services
James Natural Food
James Pasta
James Plaza Nursing Facility
James Post Office
James Self Storage
James Silk Screen &
Embroidery
State Farm Insurance/Winter
Stefani’s Interiors
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
Medical Center
Stork’s Meats
Suffolk Federal Credit Union
Swaine’s Bait & Tackle
Tagi A. Garbizu & Associates
Times Beacon Record Newspapers
Total Family Dentistry of St. James
Touch of Class Car Wash
Tru Salon
True Sport Care
Vazac Contracting Corp
V.F.W. Post 395
Vickers Gallery & Framing
Villa Sorrento Restaurant
Windmill Oil Tank Service
Zar Cafe
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EFFECTIVE
AFTER SPINAL DECOMPRESSION
Fig. 4: Post-spinal decompression T2weighted mid-sagittal (A) and axial (B)
MR images through the l5/S1 levels
obtained using an upright weight-bearing position. Observe that there has been
complete resolution of the previous
extruded disc herniation at the L5/S1
level. These images were performed
approximately 7.5 months after the first
of 17 spinal
decompression
treatments.
There was complete resolution
of the patient’s
back and leg
pain.
Decompression Therapy has many years of research and
practice. It can benefit people who suffer from:
• Herniated Discs
• Whiplash
• Pinched Nerves
• Radiculopathy
• Headaches
• Low Back Pain
Computerized X-Rays
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C E L E B R A T I O N S
Jennifer Ceponis and
Martin Daley
Ceponis / Daley
Engaged
The Ceponis family of St. James
would like to share their joy in
announcing the engagement of
Jennifer Ceponis to Martin Daley.
Jennifer is the daughter of Joanne
and the late Paul Ceponis and
Martin is the son of Leslie Dykeman
of Albany and Martin Daley, Sr. of
Boston.
Jennifer, a transportation planner
for
the
Capital
District
Transportation Committee, and
Martin, project director of New York
State Parks and Trails, met while
attending the master program in
Regional Planning at SUNY Albany.
A fall 2009 wedding is planned in
Albany. May God bless them on
this joyous journey in life together.
Congratulations and best wishes
to the happy family from your
friends in St. James.
Erin and Brian Kessler
Wedding Congratulations
Paul and Betsy Carey, of St.
James, congratulate their daughter Erin Elizabeth and son-inlaw Brian Matthew Kessler on
the first anniversary of their marriage. Brian is the son of Ronald
and Nancy Kessler of Naples,
Florida.
Erin and Brian were married
at Sts. Philip and James R.C.
Church in St. James on
December 29, 2007 by
Monsignor Brian McNamara.
The wedding party included
Erin’s
brothers
Timothy,
Matthew and Owen, her sister
Bridget and sister-in-law Jaime
Carey. Brian’s brothers, Thomas
and Andrew, were Best Men.
Their wedding reception was
held at The Hamlet at Willow
Creek in Mount Sinai. Over the
summer the couple traveled to
Costa Rico for their honeymoon.
Erin is a third grade teacher
for the Ryeneck School District.
Brian is employed by NASDAQ
as a product specialist. They
reside in Larchmont, NY.
Congratulations
Courtney File...
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and your performance in the
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
We are so proud of you!
With love, Your Teachers –
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and the entire Chorus Line family.
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May your holidays be filled with happy smiles and precious memories.
May your home be filled with the love of family and friends
to keep you warm inside and out.
May the new year be filled with peace and every blessing.
At this time of year we cherish our friends and friendships.
We look forward to serving you in the new year.
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P O E T ’ S
C O R N E R
A Prayer
The Holidays
by David F. McKell,
St. James General Store
by John Taratunio,
Fairfield Condos
The beauty of the seasons,
Is underlined by Fall.
Just look outside your window
And you can see it all.
Th vivid reds and yellows
With ever present green,
Reminds us of God’s presence,
As he paints another scene.
Oh, how fortunate we all are
To experience what’s here.
Our annual four seasons,
That get richer year by year.
Snowflakes falling
Kids snow balling
The air’s so crisp and clean
It’s when girls and boys
Look for bags of toys
From Santa and his reindeer
The whole world’s white
So clean and bright
It’s such a lovely scene
Friends send greetings
Families have meetings
Everyone is full of cheer
It’s Christmas trees
When kids say please
It’s a jolly time of year
It’s when faith and love
Gets a much needed shove
At this merriest time of year
The Northeast of the U.S.A.
Is a gift that we all love.
So stop today and look around
And thank the Lord above.
T H E
F I N I S H
L I N E
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m features energy efficiency
programs and saving tips, a list
of qualified energy services
companies and much more.
National Grid is an international energy delivery company.
LIHEAP
continued from page 30
• and to determine eligibility,
customers should contact their
local energy assistance agency,
Community Action Agency or
state department of social services.
• Billing options – National
Grid’s budget billing program
helps to spread payments out
more evenly across the year.
This is particularly helpful to
those on fixed incomes. Visit
www.nationalgridus.com for
more information on this and
other payment programs.
Smithtown
Performing Arts
Center
continued from page 53
the ruthless media mogul, or the
self-taught Idaho farm boy
Jekyll And Hyde - The Musical
October 17 - November 15
The evocative tale of the epic
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“Jekyll and Hyde” is a true musical phenomenon.
Subscription plans available at
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OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
office at 724-3700 more information.
Become a member and save
with additional benefits. Annual
membership is $75 and a lifetime
membership is $300. Benefits
include additional 10% discount
on the purchase of tickets to any
performance or subscription
package, preferred status for seating, and much more.
Usdan
continued from page 52
opportunities for advanced high
school-age performing and visual
artists. These include Music Staff
Internships, a Summer Ballet
Intensive, and a year-round program of immersion in the visual
arts for selected high school students, the Usdan Honors Art
Collective.
For more information, call the
Center at 643-7900, (212) 7726060, or visit www.usdan.com.
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V E T E R A N ’ S
D A Y
P A R A D E
Veteran’s Day was celebrated nationwide on
Tuesday, November 11, and St. James residents turned
out to show their support at the annual Veteran’s Day
Parade and ceremony here in town.
It was a day to honor all
those who served and
those who are still serving
in our Armed Forces.
We join our neighbors
and friends in extending
our gratitude and thanks
to al our Veterans!
MEGAN SHUTKA MARCHES IN
VETERANS DAY PARADE...
LTJG Megan Shutka is flanked by Assemblyman
Michael Fitzpatrick and Legislator Lynne Nowick at
the Veterans’ Day ceremonies in St. James. Megan, a
new member of the John W. Cooke VFW Post 395,
marched with her fellow Post members in the
November 11, 2008 parade on Lake Avenue, to the
applause of her friends and neighbors, and especially her proud parents Meg and Charlie. Megan is currently stationed on the aircraft carrier Enterprise,
CVN 65, based in Norfolk, but she expects to be
leaving soon for duty in Afghanistan. As a public
Affairs Officer, her duties have taken her many
places, including the West and Central African
Partnership Station, focusing on maritime safety and
security training with the African navy.
Photo by Commander Edward Gaskell, USNR ret.
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
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Dr. Gregory R. Thomaier
CHIROPRACTOR
338 LAKE AVENUE (Across from the Post Office)
EMERGENCY
APPOINTMENTS
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SERVING THE
ST. JAMES
COMMUNITY
HEALTH VIEWS:
By Gregory R. Thomaier, D.C., C.C.S.P.
This article is part of an ongoing series presented in order to bring you the
very best and latest information about exercise, health and diet.
Season’s Greetings
“T’was the day before Christmas, but
there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of
reindeer.
The word had got out that Santa was
sick.
There’d be no friendly visit from jolly
St. Nick.
The people were smiling, the music
was snappy,
With all the patients contented and
happy.
In a very short time, to judge by the
clock,
He was in the adjustment room talking
to Doc.
The people were sad; no gaiety sounded,
For Christmas had come, but Santa
was grounded.
He walked down the street, and what
should be see?
The lights were still on at the local
D.C.
“Oh Doc, take a look at the size of this
pack!
Have you an idea what it does to by
back?”
Poor Stanta was miserable; just barely
able,
With the helpd of the Doctor, to get on
the table.
Now Santa was not one to like a new
tactic,
But all else had failed, so he’d try
Chiropractic.
He entered the office, and saw with a
glance
In a place such as this, illness hasn’t a
chance.
The Doctor was gentle. Without fuss
or tussle,
He examined the vertebrae and relaxed
every muscle.
He spotted the trouble and then with a
click,
He started aligning the ailing St. Nick.
MEMBER:
• AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
• INTERNATIONAL CHIROPRACTIC
ASSOCIATION
• COUNCIL ON DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
So may I, at this time, echo his cheer?
Merry Christmas to you and a Happy
New Year.”
– Author unknown
• AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
SPORTS COUNCIL
• N.Y.S. CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
• AMERICAN MEDICAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Gentle Effective Treatment of:
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And Santa felt aches and pains slipping away.
In no time at all he began to feel gay.
The air was a-tingle with new fallen
snow,
And healthy Kris Kringle was rarin’ to
go.
Back/Leg Pain (Sciatica, Disc Problems)
Neck/Arm Pain (Numbness, Tingling)
Whiplash injuries
Pinched Nerves
Scoliosis
Sports Injuries
TMJ Disorders
Headaches
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• Worker’s
Compensation
• No Fault (Auto)
• Union Plans
• Major Medical
• etc...
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O B I T U A R I E S
Ralph S. Croskey, Jr.
Ralph S. Croskey, Jr., of Ronkonkoma, NY and
Boca Raton, FL, died peacefully on October 24, 2008
in Florida at the age of 87. He was born on March
24, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA to Lucile Stothart and
Ralph S. Croskey whom predeceased him. Ralph
grew up in PA, graduated from Haverford School in
1939 then continued his education at Cornell
University, graduating in 1943. He was an officer in
the U.S. Air Force during WWII serving from 19431946. He received his law degree from the University
of Pennsylvania in 1948. A published author in 2004
and long-time manager of Mutual of NY in
Manhattan.
Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth. Devoted
father of Ralph III, Christine, Stephen, Rebecca and
Julie. Devoted step-father of Cindy, George and Kim.
Loving brother of Thomas and Mary Lou. Cherished
grandfather of 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial visitation and service was held at the
St. James Funeral Home in St. James, NY.
Arrangements were entrusted to our family;
Kenneth J. Maher, Kerry J. Maher and Kenneth J.
Maher, Jr. at the St. James Funeral Home, St. James.
Thomas Christy
ceded in death by his sister Jane Dinan.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on November
29, 2008 at Notre Dame Catholic Church,
Bethlehem. Interment followed at Sacred Heart
Cemetery, Bath.
Contributions in his name can be made to: Notre
Dame Catholic Church, Bethlehem 18018; YMCA of
Greater New York, 5 W. 63rd Street, 6th Floor, New
York, NY 10023; or Doctors Without Borders USA,
PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.
Andrew S. Eschbach
Andrew S. Eschbach, of Ridge L.I., passed away
on November 23, 2008. Beloved husband of the late
Lanie. Cherished father of Sharon (Patty), Drew
(Jennifer), Christine (James), Sharon and Mark
Hamilton. Loving grandpa of Jonathan, Nicole and
Mark. Devoted brother of Marilyn, Joseph and
Suellen.
A Funeral Service was held on November 26,
2008 at the St. James Funeral Home. Interment followed at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, St. James.
Arrangements were entrusted to our family;
Kenneth J. Maher, Kerry J. Maher and Kenneth J.
Maher, Jr. at the St. James Funeral Home, St. James.
Christopher P. O’Brien
Thomas W. Christy, formerly of Smithtown and
Hanover Township, passed away on November 24,
2008 at the age of 82 at the VNA Hospice of St.
Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township. He and his wife
Gertrude E. (McCormack) Christy celebrated their
59th anniversary in August.
Born in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late
Thomas W. and Helen (O’Donnell) Christy. He was a
1944 graduate of Valley Stream High School, and a
1950 graduate of St. John’s University. Thomas
served with the US Army Air Corp during World War
II. He worked for Shell Oil in Brooklyn retiring as
Plant Manager in 1987 after 35 years of service. He
was a volunteer teacher for Project Business in
Brooklyn. Thomas was a member of Notre Dame
Catholic Church of Bethlehem, where he served as a
Eucharistic Minister; and after retiring, he volunteered as finance/business manager at the Church for
17 years. Thomas was a volunteer or the YMCA of
Greater New York in Manhattan, where he was a
three-time recipient of the “Man of the Year” award.
He is survived by his wife, sons, Thomas J. and his
wife, Linda of St. James, NY; James (Barbara) of
Bloomsburg; Joseph J. (Mariann) of Ann Arbor, MI;
Jerry (Janet) of Gilbertsville; Daniel P. (Lisa) of Bath;
daughter, Mary Christy of Bath with whom he
resided; sister, Helen McCauliff (Gregory) of Dennisport, MA; and 11 grandchildren. Thomas was pre-
Christopher P. O’Brien, life-long resident of St.
James, passed away suddenly on November 27,
2008. Cherished husband of Beth. Loving father of
Hung, Tu, Erin, and Annie. Beloved brother of
Patricia, Judy, Joe and Tom. Devoted brother-in-law
of Jane, Barbara, Sharon, Susan and Timothy.
Beloved uncle to many.
A Funeral Mass was held on December 2, 2008 at
Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church, St. James.
Committal was private.
Arrangements were entrusted to our family;
Kenneth J. Maher, Kerry J. Maher and Kenneth J.
Maher, Jr. at the St. James Funeral Home, St. James.
Anthony J. Palladino
Anthony J. Palladino, of Sayville L.I., passed away
on November 19, 2008. Beloved husband of the late
Josephine. Cherished mother of Linda (Eric) Kushins,
Dolores (Bill) Maggi, and Robert (Laurie) Palladino.
Loving BABA of seven and great grandfather of one.
A Funeral Mass was held at Sts. Philip & James
R.C. Church in St. James. Interment followed at St.
Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
Arrangements were entrusted to our family;
Kenneth J. Maher, Kerry J. Maher and Kenneth J.
Maher, Jr. at the St. James Funeral Home.
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Personal Attention & Dignified Service - Our Continuing Tradition
ST. JAMES
FUNERAL HOME, I
NC.
KENNETH J. MAHER
Owner, Licensed Manager & Director
KERRY J. MAHER
KENNETH J. MAHER, JR.
Licensed Director
Licensed Director
~ IN LOVING MEMORY OF AELYSCHE M. MAHER ~
May your Holidays bring you Peace & Healing in the New Year!
With Our Love & Prayers,
Ken, Kerry, Ken, Jr.
and the rest of the Maher Family
551 NORTH COUNTRY ROAD, ROUTE 25A, ST. JAMES, N.Y. 11780
Office: (631) 584-5200
Fax: (631) 584-5256
~ Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements Available ~
www.stjamesfuneralhome.com
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O B I T U A R I E S
John A. Churilla
John A. Churilla, a/k/a Jack,
passed away on October 30,
2008 at the age of 66. He was a
Veteran of US Air Force. John
boxed professionally and was an
accomplished playwright. He
enjoyed acting and stock car racing. Beloved husband of Marie.
Loving father of Darren, Melissa,
Chad and Jaclyn. Dear brother of
Mary Ann Wilson.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated
at St. Patrick R.C. Church in
Smithtown. Cremation followed
at Washington Memorial Park.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
Louis DiClementi
Louis DiClementi, passed
away on November 3, 2008 at
the age of 85. Beloved husband
of Anna. Cherished father of
Carmella DeFichy and Gary
DiClementi. Dear brother of
Lester Clements, Jean Burke,
Phyllis DiClementi, Carmella
DeNicholas and the late Michael,
Ted and Helen. He is also survived by four grandchildren,
Gary,
Louis,
Carl
and
Christopher.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated
at Sts. Philip and James R.C.
Church in St. James. Interment
followed at Calverton National
Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
Carmine C.
Fischetti
Carmine C. Fischetti passed
away on November 6, 2008 at
the age of 84. He was a member
of the Smithtown Elks and
Smithtown Senior Citizens.
Beloved husband of Julia.
Cherished father to Marie
McGourty, Judie Amato, Bill
Laux and the late Jerry and Jack
Laux. Beloved grandfather to 12
grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated
at St. Josephs R.C. Church in
Kings Park. Interment followed at
St. Johns Cemetery, Middle
Village.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
Eileen M. Flores
Eileen M. Flores, of Stony
Brook, NY, passed away on
November 20, 2008 at the age of
86. Beloved wife of the late
Joseph. Loving mother of Linda
(Dennis) West and Jolene (Robert)
Paterson. Cherished grandmother
of seven and great grandmother
of seven.
A Funeral Mass was held on
November 24, 2008 at Sts. Philip
and James R.C. Church in St.
James. Interment followed at
Calverton National Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
Lana Norcia
Lana Norcia passed away on
November 22, 2008 at the age of
62. Beloved mother of Anthony,
Lisa and Jon. Cherished grandmother of Amanda, Nicholas,
Christina, Heather, Victoria,
Anthony, Christopher and Timothy. Dear sister of Robert Eschimi.
A Funeral Mass was held at St.
Patrick’s R.C. Church in Smithtown. Cremation followed at
Washington Memorial Park.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
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Josephine F.
Profeta
Josephine F. Profeta, passed
away on November 1, 2008 at
the age of 95. Beloved wife of the
late Peter P. Devoted mother of
Paul P. and JoAnn Fiasconaro.
Cherished grandmother of five
and great grandmother of nine.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated
at Immaculate Conception R.C.
Church
in
Westhampton.
Interment followed at Calverton
National Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
Michael J. Sturm
Michael J. Sturm, passed away
on November 3, 2008 at the age
of 56. He served faithfully as
Elder of the Smithtown Gospel
Tabernacle. Beloved husband of
Elizabeth. Cherished father of
Daniel, Matthew and Rachel.
Dear brother of Andrew. He is
also survived by nephews
Christopher and Steven.
A Committal Service was held
at the Branch Funeral Home and
a private cremation followed at
Washington Memorial Park.
Donations to the Gospel
Tabernacle Building Fund, 1
Higbie Lane, Smithtown, NY
11787 are appreciated.
Services were entrusted to the
professional care of The Branch
Funeral Home and the Vigliante
Family.
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O B I T U A R I E S
Donald T. Wasson
Donald Wasson, a St.
James resident for the past
34 years, celebrated his
102nd
birthday
on
October 17, 2008. He
passed away peacefully
on November 23, 2008 at
the St. James Healthcare
Center where he had been
a resident for the past year
and a half. He was treasurer of the Nesconset
Senior Citizens club for
15 years. He is survived
by three children Eleanor
Gruesbeck (Ken), Geraldine Burzotta (Eugene),
and Donald (Margie);
eight grandchildren, 18
great grandchildren and
Donald T. Wasson
nine great-great grandchildren.
The family would like
to thank the administration and all the staff for the exceptional care, love and
kindness that he was given while he was a resident at
St. James Healthcare Center.
Funeral Services were held on November 29, 2008
at the St. James Funeral Home. Interment followed at
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Coram.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of
Kenneth J. Maher, Kerry J. Maher and Kenneth J.
Maher, Jr. at the St. James Funeral Home in St. James.
Charlotte A. Sambach
Charlotte A. Sambach, of St. James, passed away
on November 27, 2008. Loving wife of the late
Helmut. Cherished mother of Mia, Margaret, Maria,
Marc and Matthew. Loving Grandmother of 11.
A Funeral Mass was held on December 1, 2008 at
Sts. Philip & James R.C. Church, St. James.
Entombment followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,
Coram.
Arrangements were entrusted to our family;
Kenneth J. Maher, Kerry J. Maher and Kenneth J.
Maher, Jr. at the St. James Funeral Home, St. James.
Florence Waag
Florence Waag (nee Martino), passed away on
November 5, 2008 at the age of 80. Beloved wife of
Don. Cherished mother of Diane (John) McLaughlin,
Linda (Sal) D’Angelo, and Donna (Rich) Bonta.
Cherished grandmother of Johnnie (Debra), Dina,
Michael, Donny, Christian, and Tiana. Cherished sister of Anne DelGreco, Gloria Cavagnaro and the late
Michael Martino. She will also be missed by many
nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was held at Sts. Philip and James
R.C. Church in St. James. Interment followed at St.
Patrick’s Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to the professional care of
The Branch Funeral Home and the Vigliante Family.
This is the watch Stephen Hollingshead Jr. was
wearing when he encountered a drunk driver.
Time of death 6:55pm.
Photo by Michael Mazzeo
Friends Don’t Let Friends
Drive Drunk.
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N E W S
Season’s Grievings:
Remembering a Loved One Over the Holidays
submitted by John H. Vigliante
It’s the time of year for festive
family get-togethers, stockings
hung by the fire, twinkling tree
lights and the spreading of holiday cheer. However, you probably aren’t feeling very cheerful if
you’re missing a passed love
one. Because the holidays are a
time when loved ones gather,
this season can be particularly
difficult for those who have lost
a dear friend or family member
– whether they died recently or
many years ago.
Fortunately, there are countless ways to remember a loved
one over the holidays. Even the
simplest rituals could help you
through this trying time – from
lighting a candle in their memory to visiting a special holiday
memorial service. Not only will
these activities help you through
your grief, but they may also
offer you a sense of peace. With
a little effort, you may find yourself slipping into the holiday
spirit after all.
Here are 12 meaningful ways
to remember your loved one this
holiday season:
1. Write a private holiday letter
to your loved one. This will
help you express your feelings and get some things off
your chest.
2. Visit a special holiday
memorial service at your
local church or funeral
home. You may have an
opportunity to light a candle
or hang an ornament on a
tree in honor of your loved
one.
3. Listen to some of your loved
one’s favorite music –
whether it’s holiday tunes,
blues or rock n’ roll. This is
a great way to hold the
memory of your friend or
family member close.
9. Hang a special ornament on
your tree or a stocking in
honor of your loved one.
You may ask friends and
family members to place a
special note in the stocking
that could be shared later.
10. Prepare your loved one’s
favorite food or holiday dish.
11. Adopt an underprivileged
family for the holidays or
donate money to a soup
kitchen or animal shelter.
Helping others in need may
help distract you from your
own grief.
12. Before your family’s holiday
meal, offer a special toast or
prayer in remembrance of
your loved one.
4. Look at photos or watch
videos of your loved one.
This will give you the sense
that he or she is near for the
holidays.
5. Donate the money you
would have spent on gifts for
your loved one to his or her
favorite charity.
6. Light a candle. Whether you
light one at church, at a
memorial service or simply
in your home, this is a
meaningful way to honor
your loved one.
7. Plan a special holiday
remembrance or celebration
of life event and invite of
your loved one’s closest
friends and family members.
8. Hold a casual holiday gettogether in honor of your
loved one. This will give
you and other family
members an opportunity to
share favorite stories and
memories.
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Although there are numerous
ways to remember your loved
one this time of year, it’s important to understand that each
friend and family member will
have their own unique way of
coping with the loss. While
some may want to join you for a
holiday memorial service at your
church, others may be more
comfortable mourning privately
in their home.
Above all else, remember that
it’s okay to be emotional this
time of year. Allow yourself to
feel grief, sadness, loneliness or
even anger. Just because it’s the
holidays, you shouldn’t be
forced to bottle up your feelings.
On the same token, you shouldn’t feel guilty for experiencing
happiness or joy during the holidays. This is not a sign of disrespect to your passed love one –
it’s just a sign that you’re ready
to keep on living.
Editor’s Note:
John Vigliante is one of the owners of
the Branch Funeral Home in Smithtown.
If you need extra support this holiday
season, call 724-9500 for information
about their grief counseling services.
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I N
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B R I E F
ongoing opportunities, community services
a n d g e n e r a l i n fo r m a t i o n
A.A. MEETINGS
Alcoholics Anonymous holds
more than 400 open meetings each
week in Suffolk County. The only
requirement for membership is a
desire to stop drinking. All are welcome.
A.A. meets every Monday and
Wednesday, at the St. James
Methodist Church, off Route 25A
and Moriches Road, in St. James.
On Mondays a Big Book meeting is
held at 6:30 p.m. and a 12-Step
meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. On
Wednesdays a Beginners meeting
and a Topic meeting is held at 7:30
p.m.
If you have further questions or
would like a list of other open meetings as well as closed meetings,
call 669-1124, 24 hours, 7 days.
AMVET POST #55
MEETS IN ST. JAMES
AMVET Post #55 meets the second Tuesday of each month at the
St. James VFW, which is located
next to King Kullen on Lake
Avenue. The meetings begin at 8
p.m. AMVET membership is open
to all men and women who have
served honorably in the U.S. Armed
Forces, Reserves or National
Guard including those men and
women who are currently serving
our country. Each AMVET post
conducts its own local programs
and participates in AMVET-related
state and national organization
activities.
For additional information about
the AMVET’s Post #55 in St.
James, contact Mike Guido at 8627452 and attend the meetings on
the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
AMERICAN LEGION HALL
FOR RENT
Tables, chairs, kitchen, bar,
heat/AC; Reasonable Rates.
Sherwood Brothers Post 95, Lake
Avenue, St. James. Call on
Monday, Wednesday or Friday
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10
a.m. 584-9633.
CRISIS HOTLINE
RESPONSE of Suffolk County,
Inc. provides a suicide prevention/
crisis intervention hotline, every
day, 24-hours-a-day.
Call anytime if you are feeling
sad or desperate, if you are concerned about someone who is, or if
you just want to talk with someone
who understands and cares.
Talking helps.
Call: 751-7500 ANYTIME
2 FLAG DROP OFF BOXES
IN ST. JAMES
Through the generosity of the St.
James Postmaster, reconditioned
mail-drop boxes have been painted
and placed at two separate locations in St. James. One can be
found on the side of the American
Legion, Sherwood Bros. Hall at 95
Lake Avenue, St. James, and
another at the side of VFW Post
395, at the south end of the King
Kullen parking lot for the desposal
Flags which are no longer suitable
for use. The flags will be properly
disposed of with an appropriate
ceremony.
MOMS Club
The MOMS Club of Smithtown
holds its General Membership
meeting on the first Thursday of the
month at 10 a.m. We are a chapter
of MOMS Club International and
are a support group for the stay-athome mom and the mom who
works part time. We have playgroups, park dates, field trips, and
Mom’s Night Out. Our chapter
serves the Smithtown Township.
New members and their children
are ALWAYS welcome. For more
information please contact Debbie
at 631-467-3723.
www.momsclub.org
OUTREACH SERVICES
AVAILABLE
Temple Beth Sholom of
Smithtown’s Social Action
Committee provides outreach services to Smithtown residents and
surrounding communities on a case
by case basis. Social Action volunteers are available for visits to local
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
nursing homes, hospitals and other
settings to provide friendly visiting,
and our community food pantry
serves the needy with periodic food
basket deliveries. Monthly meetings
often host guest speakers from various social service and charitable
organizations, and interested
speakers are welcome to contact
us for scheduling. If you need the
assistance of the Social Action
Committee, wish to request friendly
visiting, or are a community speaker, please contact chairperson,
Aviva Guttmann at 724-0424, or
email: [email protected]
SENIORS WANTED
Do you play Mah Jong? Chess?
Crave socialization? Interested in
Adult Education? Book clubs?
Trips? Lunch dates? Want to meet
and mingle with other seniors?
Temple Beth Sholom, 433
Edgewood Avenue Smithtown is
pleased to offer Seniors reduced
membership fees for their first year
at Temple Beth Sholom. Join now
to start enjoying the activities! The
time to get involved is now!
Interfaith couples welcome. For
more information call the temple
office at 724-0424.
RECOVERY MEETINGS
Recovery, Inc., a nonprofit community mental health organization,
offers self-help for nervous symptoms, fears, anxiety, depression,
stress, anger, etc. Meetings are
held on Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. at
St. James Episcopal Church, 490
North Country Road, St. James.
For additional information call
724-5190.
VFW POST #395
John W. Cooke Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 395 meets at 8
p.m. on the first Tuesday of each
month at their Post next to King
Kullen on Lake Avenue in St.
James. VFW membership is open
to all veterans who have served
honorably in foreign conflicts in
U.S. Armed forces. For further
information, call 862-7965.
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MID-ISLAND AUTO PARTS
Foreign &
Domestic
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Available
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1013 Long Island Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729
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SALVAGE CORP.
1007 Long Island Ave., Deer Park, NY 11729
JUNK CARS & TRUCKS WANTED
ROLL OFF
CONTAINER SERVICE
SCRAP METAL
RECYCLERS
available at
We Buy: Copper,
Aluminum, Brass, Tin,
Batteries, Cars, Steel
NO CHARGE
for any large
quantity of Metal
RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
631-667-5048
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C L A S S I F I E D
LOCAL HARPIST AVAILABLE for
weddings, cocktail hours, special
occasions. Reasonable rates. Call
Claire at 631-786-8232 or email
[email protected]
12/08
EXPERIENCED RN ELDERCARE
AIDE AVAILABLE to assist the elderly with personal care, medication monitoring, ambulation and
transfer, meal preparation, etc.
Flexible hours. Please call Kathi
at 584-8098 for more information
or to set up an interview.
12/08
ST. JAMES OFFICE FOR RENT –
Professional office suite on 2nd
floor - 700 sq. ft. - centrally located (across from 7-Eleven) with a
Lake Avenue address. Reception
area, 2/3 offices, file room, bathroom. Reasonable. Available
January 2009. Call Ruth at 8629849.
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FOR SALE – White Lacquer
Bedroom Set - 6-drawer dresser
with mirror, 4-drawer chest, 2
night stands and twin headboard
with Craftmatic bed frame.
Excellent condition. $300. Call
862-8181.
12/08
ST. JAMES APARTMENT FOR
RENT – 2-Bedroom apartment.
$1,350/month, includes heat and
hot water. Call 631-553-4739.
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FOR RENT – ST. JAMES – Large
1-bedroom apartment. Nonsmoker/pets. $900/month, 2
months security. Call 631-5133906.
12/08/sd
FLORIDA CONDO FOR SALE –
Tamarac Florida, 2 bedroom, 2
bath. Pergo/tile floors, fans,
screened deck, hurricane shutters
and clubhouse. Overlooks pool
and golf course. Low maintenance. Includes cable. Asking
$119,900.
Call
444-0003.
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FOR SALE – 2000 MITSUBISHI
MIRAGE - 4 cyl. 1.8L, 98K, 2527 mpg! Rebuilt trans., replaced
engine belts, new alternator.
$2,800 neg. Call 631-455-4636.
12/08/bg
A D V E R T I S I N G
LOCAL ARTIST OFFERS LIMITED
EDITION OF ORIGINAL OIL
PAINTING, “GARDEN GATE”
(ornate gates open to a lush colorful garden), giclée print on canvas, embellished by artist’s hand
in oils. Choice of size, gallery
wrap, or framed. 16” X 20”
gallery wrap $159; exquisite
frame with liner $350; 20” x 24”
gallery wrap $259; exquisite
frame with liner, $450. For more
information or to order call Arline
Goldstein at 584-8969 or email:
[email protected] Visit
website
at
www.ArlineGoldstein.com 12/08
FOR SALE – MAPEX 6-Piece
Drum Kit, like new - $700.
Schumann Upright Piano, excellent condition - $2,300. Premier
Foosball Table, great condition $200. Call Pete at 631-374-7773.
12/08
FOR SALE – LOOPLOC POOL
COVER - used for only one season. Covers a 16’x34’ pool (like
new). $400. Call 585-0013.
12/08
HELP WANTED – Busy Family
Medicine office is looking for a
part time individual who can
multi-task both front and back
office duties. Experience preferred, will train on specific medical software. Will train for procedures done in the office. Requires
1-2 evenings per week (2-8
p.m.), Saturday mornings (9
a.m.-1 p.m., and 1-2 weekdays.
Some flexibility expected. Fax
resume
to
631-584-6098.
12/08/dm
HELP WANTED – Wonderful
Opportunity – Sivana Salon, on
Lake Avenue in St. James is looking for a full time or part time
Receptionist/Salon Coordinator.
Call 584-2408.
12/08/ss
FLORAL DESIGNER WANTED –
Experienced, part time, weekdays/weekends for local florist.
Call 862-9292
12/08sjf
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HELP WANTED – Homemakers
are needed for Smithtown’s EISEP
(Extended In-Home Service for
the Elderly Program) to assist senior citizens in the community
with laundry, shopping and light
housekeeping. Rewarding work salaried position plus mileage
reimbursement. NYS driver’s
license required. Please call Roni
Negrin at the Smithtown Senior
Citizens Dept., 360-7615.
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RECEPTION / MEETING HALL
AVAILABLE FOR USE – St. James
United Methodist Church, offers
a spacious meeting hall with
commercial kitchen for civic and
support groups, receptions,
clubs, workshops and seminars.
The 35’x60’ meeting room has
tables, chairs, rest rooms and a
grand piano. The Church is located at 532 Moriches Road in Head
of the Harbor. Expansive parking
and handicapped access is provided. Please contact the Office
at 584-5340 for available dates
and suggested donations. The
SJUMC offers their facilities as a
community outreach to the St.
James area and welcomes all visitors.
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the year. Reasonable rates, air
conditioned, heat, tables, chairs,
complete kitchen and good parking. Located at 95 Lake Avenue,
St. James. Call Mon., Wed., Fri.,
between 8-10 a.m. Ask for
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359 Lake Ave., St. James, NY 11780
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SMITHTOWN – $899,000
Beautiful Yablonski Ranch set on a
private acre. New kitchen 2 fireplaces, central air, 3 season water
views, finished basement, 2 car
garage.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
Happy Holidays
(631) 862-1100
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ST. JAMES – $929,000
Stately “Point of Woods” 4 BR
Colonial. New gourmet kitchen,
breakfast room, 2 fpls, central air,
master suite/spa bath, full finished
basement, 2 car garage, 1 acre of
property with an IGP.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
RE/MAX Beyond’s
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NISSEQUOGUE – $1,999,000
Elegant Country Estate set on private
4 acres with beach and mooring
rights. 9000 sq ft, 6 fireplaces, bridle
staircases, finished basement and 3
car garage.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
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NISSEQUOGUE – $1,099,000
Private and lush 5 acres. Sprawling
brick Farm Ranch, large EIK, den/
fireplace, hardwood floors, loft and
finished basement. Updates with
many amenities.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
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Thank You Santa!
Based on data provided by MLS LI for under contract
for RE/MAX 2008 Beyond. Results are through 11/30/2008
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To All Our Friends in St. James
www.remax-beyond.com
NISSEQUOGUE – $899,000
Beautiful center hall Colonial set on a
private cul-de-sac. Updated kitchen
with granite countertops, 2 fireplaces, central air and vacuum, full
finished basement, 2 car garage and
set on 2 acres with English gardens
and an IGP.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
NISSEQUOGUE – $1,599,000
Grand brick Colonial located in an
exquisite
private
community.
Gourmet kitchen, great room with
fireplace, formal dining room, custom
detailing through-out, central, full
basement, cul-de-sac location and is
set on private 2 acres.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
ST. JAMES – $799,000
Brand new brick 5 BR, 2.5 bath
Colonial set in a cul-de-sac. Lg
kitchen w/granite and stainless steel
appliances, breakfast room, fplc, cac,
oak floors, flat .50 acre, full basement
with 8’ ceilings, 2 car garage and
front landscaping and sprinklers.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
NESCONSET – $755,000
Diamond center hall Colonial located
in a cul-de-sac. Updated kitchen with
granite countertops, den, fireplace,
porcelain and hardwood flooring,
central air, full finished basement, 2
car garage, country club yard with a
heated IGP and decking.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
SMITHTOWN – $475,000
Updated 3 BR, 2.5 bath Ranch set on
a .50 acre with in ground pool.
Updated kitchen with granite countertops, central air, formal dining room,
master/full bath, hardwood floors, full
finished basement, 2 car garage.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
NISSEQUOGUE – $1,100,000
Beautiful sunsets! Exclusive community with magnificent lots. Underground utilities.
HEAD OF HARBOR – $925,000
Located in a prestigious community,
this large 5 BR Colonial is set on 2
picturesque acres. Great room with
fireplace, formal dining room, office,
hw floors through-out, central air, full
basement, 2 car garage and low
taxes makes this home a must see!
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
ST. JAMES – $315,000
Desirable End Unit with 1 bedroom,
1.5 baths, formal dining and living
rooms, eat-in-kitchen, enclosed
porch and garage. Fairfield, active
55+ gated community with low taxes.
Katherine Ferraro.
NISSEQUOGUE – $925,000
Great horse property! Yablonski built
Colonial set on 1.5+ acres with barn
large fenced paddock and tack room.
Central air, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, master, full finished basement with ose and 2 car garage.
Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
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Take the tour @ www.eldridgegang.com
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D I R E C T O R Y
O F
A D V E R T I S E R S
The following is a list of advertisers who can be found in this issue of Our Town • St. James
ACCOUNTANT
Joseph A. Meli, Jr.
Tax Preparation Service
235 Brooksite Dr., Hauppauge
584-3337
ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Saint James
Animal Hospital
538 North Country Road
584-6336
ANTIQUES / COINS
A & D Gold Silver
425 Lake Avenue
584-7070
ARCHITECT
Enspire Design Group
Michael Morbillo, AIA
301 Seventh Avenue
471-9500
Michael Macrina - Architect
409 Lake Avenue
686-6585
ART/FRAMING
Vickers Gallery & Framing
464 North Country Road
862-8550
ATTORNEY
Law Office of
Craig A. Andreoli, PC
222 E. Main St. - Ste. 212,
Smithtown
686-6500
John L. Belford, Jr., Esq.
217 Lake Avenue
862-8600
Joseph A. Bollhofer, Esq.
291 Lake Avenue
584-0100, 584-2304
Haber & Haber, LLP
516-742-7277, 631-379-6652
William C. McCulloh
220 Lake Avenue
584-6800
Janet O’Hanlon
Winkler, Kurtz &
Winkler, LLP
310 Hallock Avenue
Port Jefferson Station
928-8000
AUTOMOTIVE/
REPAIR / PARTS
Mid Island Auto Wreckers
586-6599 - Deer Park
Mid Island Salvage
Auto Parts
667-5048 - Deer Park
Parkville Motor Sports/Getty
255 Lake Avenue
360-1919
Penney’s
North Country Car Care
545 North Country Road
862-9663
Smitty’s Garage
386 Lake Avenue
584-3682
St. James Gulf
Route 25A & Moriches Road
584-5798
CHIROPRACTOR
Dr. Linda M. Bocchichio
105 Lake Avenue S.,
Nesconset
979-9854
Reliance Mortgage
William J. Garthe
Registered Mortgage Broker
359 Lake Avenue
862-9000
Dr. Raymond A. Semente
265 Lake Avenue
584-7722
FLORIST / NURSERY
St. James Florist & Gift
Shop
213 Lake Avenue
862-9292
Dr. Gregory R. Thomaier
338 Lake Avenue
584-8100
BAKERY
Alpine Pastry Shoppe
59 Route 111, Smithtown
265-5610
True Sport Care, LLC
631 Lake Avenue
584-TRUE (8783)
BANKS
Roslyn Savings Bank
556-02 North Country Road
862-4200
CLOTHING
Men / Children
J. Michaels Men’s & Boys
408 North Country Road
686-5488
BEAUTY
Carolina Skincare
9 Singer Lane, Smithtown
265-2820
Pat’s Place Hair Salon
230 Lake Avenue
862-7023, 584-9644
Pavlova Salon
418 North Country Road
862-7320
Scruples ‘Head to Toe’
455 Lake Avenue
584-8030
Sivana Salon
292 Lake Avenue
584-2408
TNT Nails
487 Lake Avenue
584-7974
BOUTIQUE / ANTIQUES
GIFTS / HOME DECOR
Julie’s Home & Garden
Accessories
529 Lake Avenue
862-8943
Quaint and Classy
415 North Country Road
686-5525
Rosebud Boutique
459 Lake Avenue
862-0027
BUTCHER
Main Street Meats &
Catering
91 E. Main St., Smithtown
265-2040
COMPUTER TRAINING
Basic Computer Training
by Jennifer Munno
862-8194
DANCE SCHOOL
Chorus Line Dance Studio
380 Lake Avenue
584-7575
North Shore Academy
of Dance
430-06 North Country Road
899-4340
DRY CLEANERS
Dutch Girl
French Style Cleaners
400 Lake Avenue
584-3750
EXTERMINATING
Orion Pest Management
559-6633
Scientific Exterminating
599 Lake Avenue
265-5252, Fax: 862-7272
FINANCIAL
Daniel R. Bracciodieta &
Associates
312 Lake Avenue
584-0004
Edward Jones Investments
Scott Posner, CFP
542 North Country Road
862-2020
Preferred Empire Mortgage
Ann Mondrone
396-1410
CARPET CLEANING
Proline Carpet Cleaning
584-2344
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FUNERAL HOME
Branch Funeral Home
190 East Main St., Smithtown
724-9500
St. James Funeral Home
551 North Country Road
584-5200
HEALTH/ FITNESS
Catherine’s Total Fitness
for Women
7 Flowerfield Park - Suite 88
584-5467
Curves
779-B Middle Country Road
863-CURV (2878)
Energy Interactive
Fitness Center
556 North Country Road
862-1737
Isagenix International
Monica R. McNamara
921-0221
Light Awakenings
Meditation and Beyond
724-9733
Anne Marie Lisa
Certified Nutritional Counselor
525-1045
North Shore Personal
Training
430-07 North Country Road
899-4339
On the Go Fitness
80-16/17 Lake Ave. S.
Nesconset
686-5171
Shaolin Self Defense
Centers
430-08 North Country Road
617-5148
Simply Pilates
87 E. Main St., Smithtown
979-4278
St. James Healthcare
Center
275 Moriches Road
862-8000, ext. 105/106
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D I R E C T O R Y
St. James Medical Services
487 Lake Avenue
584-6014
St. James Plaza
Nursing Facility
273 Moriches Road
862-8990
Superior Martial Arts
375-7878
www.SuperiorKenpo.com
HOME IMPROVEMENT
American Dream Pressure
Cleaning & Maintenance
834-5621
O F
A D V E R T I S E R S
New York Life /
Lawrence Glazer
576 Broad Hollow Rd., Melville
391-3490
Goldstar Plumbing,
Heating & A/C
88 Railroad Avenue
584-3839
State Farm / Jim Winter
320 Lake Avenue
584-5929
PRINTING
Graphics du jour, ltd.
359 Lake Avenue
862-9849
INTERIOR DESIGN /
DECORATING
Creative Windows
367 Lake Avenue
366-0212
Natalie Weinstein
Home Decorating Club
176 Second Street
862-6198, Fax: 862-7834
REAL ESTATE
Jan Bartone/Denise Voelker
Daniel Gale / Sotheby’s
499 Lake Avenue
584-6600
Lotus East
416 North Country Road
862-6030
Ocean’s Bounty Seafood
415 North Country Road
862-4228
Paradise Cafe
418 North Country Road
584-8153
Patio Pizza
262 Lake Avenue
862-7475
Century 21 North End Realty
960 Middle Country Road
724-8500
Tic Toc Cafe
410 Lake Avenue
862-CAFE (2233)
Daniel Gale / Sotheby’s
499 Lake Avenue
584-6600
Villa Sorrento
823 Middle Country Road
265-9865
DeBarbieri Associates
406 North Country Road
862-7447
Voila! The Bistro
244 Lake Avenue
584-5686
LANDSCAPING / DESIGN /
EQUIPMENT
Competition Tree Service
584-5575
Bonnie Glenn
Coach Realtors
584-3950
Morecraft Construction
584-7010
Eddie’s Power Equipment
553 Lake Avenue
584-6678
Henrietta Homes &
Properties
328 Lake Avenue
862-6999
SCHOOLS / DAYCARE
Tutoring / SAT / Consulting
Joyce Benson
PSAT/SAT Prep
862-9015
Old World Restoration
689-6768
Homestead Landscaping
588-5296
Preferred Flooring
584-3018, 516-763-4772
RJK Gardens, Inc.
862-7056
St. James Kitchens
& Cabinetry
213 Lake Avenue
686-5065
Strike Force Landscaping
382-9300
Autonomousdesign
22 Stonegate
724-7726
DeBlasio Capo Design Build
273 Lake Avenue
584-5503
Debus Painting &
Wallpapering, Inc.
862-7924
JBL Home Improvements
584-0136
Master Fix It
584-5993, Cell: 516-380-0727
St. James Lumber
547 Lake Avenue
584-5140
Vazac Contracting
333 First Avenue - Suite 1
584-7817
Victorian Fence
240-9716
Woodsmith Home
Improvements
409 Lake Avenue
686-6891
INSURANCE
Allstate /
Darcey & Mackenzie
872 Jericho Turnpike
265-5800, Fax: 265-5807
Allstate / Holst Agency
428 Lake Avenue
584-4800
Rich Interiors
929-0983
JEWELRY
St. James Jewelry Shoppe
483 Lake Avenue
862-6775
LIMOUSINES
Noel’s Limousine Service
584-6007
MUSIC LESSONS
Drum Lessons
with John Micelli
email:
[email protected]
PETS/GROOMING/SUPPLIES
St. James Dog Grooming
425 North Country Road
862-7288
PHOTOGRAPHY
Laurie Studio
862-0031
Memento Photography
347 Lake Avenue
813-1233
PLUMBING & HEATING
Falzone & Son Plumbing
862-6612
Liz Jongebloed
DeBarbieri Associates
406 North Country Road
862-7447, 903-0836
Dave & Rowena Nedvin
ReMax Beyond
556 North Country Road
767-5221, 724-9800, ext. 271
Reliance Real Estate
359 Lake Avenue
862-9000, Fax: 862-2881
ReMax / Beyond
556 North Country Road
862-1100
RESTAURANTS
Deli / Catering / Seafood
Bagel Cafe
556-10 North Country Road
862-6220
Bella Vita City Grill
430-16 North Country Road
862-8060
Lake Village Deli
454 Lake Avenue
584-5780, Fax 584-7271
OUR TOWN • DECEMBER 2008
Bridge College Consultants
PO Box 685, St. James, NY
516-662-1612
Rich Forzano
College Board Prep Course
444-0002
Harbor Country Day School
17 Three Sisters Road
584-5555
Little Mozart Child Care
432 Lake Avenue
584-3671
St. James
United Methodist Nursery
532 Moriches Road
584-9555
Village Presbyterian
Pre-School
175 East Main St., Smithtown
724-9382
STORAGE
Saint James Self Storage
75 Arlington Avenue
584-4411
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