Smithtown Animal Shelter

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with our sweet sibling kittens Sweet Pea and Baby!!   They are 3 month old male and female DSH adorable kittens. They are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped  and Fiv/Felv negative. These 2 furbabies were rescued from the back of a leaf truck when they were around 4 weeks and were hand raised with lots of love by one of our foster moms. These 2 kittens are very special and love people! They need a loving home together and will make a wonderful addition to any family.

The Smithtown Animal Shelter has many kittens for adoption, the little ones are handled and socialized by our volunteer staff they are friendly have their initial shots and de-worming.


 

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Monday
Jul272015

Hoping 3rd Time Is A Charm - Commack's 13 Year-Old Little League Is In Regionals

By Doug Silverman

For the 3rd straight year, the 13 year old team from Commack NY is playing in the East Regional Finals hoping for a trip to the little league world series in California. In 2013, Commack made it to the semi-finals losing to the team from Pennsylvania. In 2014, Commack advanced to the Championship game falling short to Maryland.

In 2015, the Commack team is so far 3-0 in the Regional Tournament winning the following games:

Beating Massachusetts by a score of 16-1

Beating Rhode Island by a score of 19-0

Beating New Hampshire by a score of 11-1

There is one more game tomorrow against Connecticut. Either way, they have won their Pool and will advance to the playoffs starting Wednesday. If they win Wednesday and Thursday, then they fly to California to play for the US Title and hopefully the World Title.

Manager: Steve Krzmienski Coach: Joe Pellegrino and Pat McNelis

Players - Tyler DiRocco, Sean Henris, Jake Krzmienski, Travis Krzmienski, Tim Mchugh, Patrick McNelis, Nick Parkas, Joseph Pellegrino,  Jack Reardon, Jason Schwamm, Brandon Vlacancich

Schedule - 

Tuesday at 2:00pm at Cedar Road Field #6

Wednesday - Semi-final game against Delaware @ 11:00am

A win in Semi-final and  the team will play in the Championship game on Thursday @ 11:00am

The public is invited to attend the games!

Saturday
Jul252015

Kings Park Resident Roseanne Kleppsattel Sings National Anthem At Summer Concert Series

Legislator Rob Trotta and Roseanne Kleppsattel(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta introduced Roseanne Kleppsattel, of Kings Park, who sang the National Anthem at the July 16 concert at the Smithtown Library. Ms. Kleppsattel is a nurse at the VA Hospital in Northport who sings at St. Joseph’s Church and is a volunteer firefighter with the Kings Park Fire Department. “I heard Roseanne sing at the Kings Park Fire Department’s Installation Dinner and thought it would be great to have her sing the National Anthem at the summer concerts,” said Legislator Rob Trotta.

Monday
Jul062015

Smithtown Elks Lodge Donates To Smithtown Children's Foundation

On Friday evening, June 26th, the Smithtown Elks Lodge donated a National Foundation Gratitude Grant in the amount of $2000 to Christine Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the “Smithtown Children’s Foundation”. Representing the Elks in the photo are Exalted ruler Peter Famularo and Lodge Esquire Ken Donato.

Thursday
Apr302015

Author Jeb Ladouceur Sets Record At Huntington's Book Revue

Big Tuesday Night Crowd Hails Author’s Newest Thriller - 

Photos by Debbie Lange Fifer

Jeb Ladouceur at Huntington Book Revue - Book Revue sold their entire stock of copies at the conclusion of the highly successful event.A standing room crowd was on hand at Huntington’s famed Book Revue on Tuesday night, April 28th. The Occasion was local author Jeb Ladouceur’s tenth appearance. No other author has conducted as many events in Book Revue’s long history. Ladouceur signed copies and spoke about his latest thriller, “The Quantum Syndrome” and specifically, the way it was once thought to be lost, but was remarkably retrieved through computer technology.

Honored during the landmark book signing (L to R) are local authors in widely differing genres, Judith Carrick, Werner Reich, Marguerite Zangrillo, Russell Reball, Ladouceur, Rob Von Bernewitz, Charlene Knadle, Walt Fifer, and Dina Santorelli.Ladouceur took the occasion to recognize the literary and artistic achievements of a number of his friends and associates involved in writing as well as the performing arts. Each was given an inscribed award commemorating their contribution to the arts in general.

Book Revue Publicist Loren Aliperti introduced Mr. Ladouceur, noting that he is “nationally recognized for his career in Public Relations, Advertising, and Publishing.” Ms. Aliperti went on to point out that prolific writer Ladouceur is a former New York State Senate candidate and a charter member of Governor Mario Cuomo’s Arson Task Force. “He is the founder and Publisher Emeritus of the iconic and broadly circulated Fire News,” she noted, “and is the award-winning author of ten Recognized for their contributions to the performing arts, and specifically excellence in music, are (L to R) Judith Carrick, Ben Mastrocola, Virginia Cardiello, Diane Dunkhase, Ladouceur, Bill Morris, Nancy Darman, and Angie Morris.widely selling novels in his chosen thriller genre.” He is also recognized as a prominent Theater and Book Reviewer, whose critiques appear regularly in a number of leading Long Island newspapers and online publications.

Jeb Ladouceur is a resident of Smithtown, where he has lived with his wife Elizabeth for more than fifty years. His newest thriller is based loosely on the Atlanta Child Murders of the early 80s, but is set in the area the author knows best…eastern Long Island. 

Ladouceur told the large audience that he has already begun work on his forthcoming book. It explores the relationship between Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee (“To Kill A Mockingbird”) and her childhood friend, Truman Capote, noted for the novel “In Cold Blood” the masterpiece on which Lee collaborated. Ladouceur met Capote in Bridgehampton a few years before that famed author’s death in 1984, but has never talked with the reclusive Harper Lee…now 89 and living in Monroeville, Alabama. Ladouceur is writing the book in Truman Capote’s fiction-based-on-fact style, and it promises to be a bombshell he said. “Its premise makes all the sense in the world. I only wish Nelle Lee (Harper is actually her middle name) would talk with me about it, though I certainly respect her right to privacy.”

The novelist can be contacted at JebLadouceur@aol.com or by calling 631-278-5100

Saturday
Mar282015

Smithtown Author Returning To Book Revue

LONG ISLAND AUTHOR RETURNING TO BOOK REVUE

Jeb Ladouceur Will Introduce His New Novel at the Famed Bookstore Apr. 28

Author Jeb Ladouceur

For the tenth time in as many years, Smithtown’s favorite novelist has been invited to appear at Book Revue in Huntington. The renowned bookstore at New York Avenue and Main Street (Rte. 25-A) will be the site of Jeb Ladouceur’s book signing for THE QUANTUM SYNDROME on April 28.

Mr. Ladouceur leads all authors in trips to the Book Revue podium, and he is in good company. Other noted writers who have spoken about and signed their books at the huge store include Tom Clancy, Hillary Clinton, Bill O’Reilly, and J.K. Rowling. In addition, Long Islanders, Nelson DeMille, Susan Isaacs, Alan King, and Jodi Picoult have shared the Book Revue microphone one or more times during their highly successful careers. 

According to the author’s long-time publicist, Debbie Lange Fifer, THE QUANTUM SYNDROME is patterned on the Atlanta Child Murders of the early 80s, but is set in present day Suffolk County. Most readers over the age of fifty, Ms. Fifer notes, will recall that in a two-year period between the summer of 1979 and spring of 1981, twenty-two children ranging in age from 8 to 16, were murdered in the Atlanta area…most were victims of asphyxiation. Finally, some 21 months after the first child had been strangled, a 23-year-old man, Wayne Williams, was arrested, tried, and convicted in the deaths of two adult Atlanta-area males. Like fifteen of the murdered children, both young men had been choked to death.

Williams was also considered responsible for 17 of the 22 child killings in Atlanta.

Though steadfastly professing his innocence, Wayne Williams received two life sentences for murder, and the matter of the notorious Atlanta Child Killings was said to have been settled.

But some of Mr. Ladouceur’s local acquaintances in law enforcement…and specifically, members of the Suffolk County Homicide Squad (to whom THE QUANTUM SYNDROME is dedicated)…had serious misgivings. A few of them saw a ‘rush to judgment’ in Atlanta, and consequently, as early as the mid-80’s, Jeb Ladouceur’s book began to take shape, if only in his nimble imagination.

 

“It is not my intention to re-visit the Atlanta Child Murders case in this fictional story,” says Mr. Ladouceur. “That sort of thing is not the novelist’s job, in my view.” He also points out that neither does his new book question the guilt of Wayne Williams. “I cite this background,” Ladouceur claims, “…only to answer my readers, whose first question at hundreds of book signings invariably is, ‘How in the world do you come up with these strange ideas for your novels?’”

The Smithtown novelist is shown introducing his Well-received ninth novel “Harvest” in 2014

The much-anticipated Book Revue event is free, and will begin at 7:30 PM. The author will speak for 20 minutes, after which he will answer questions from the audience. As is his practice, Ladouceur will introduce all writers in attendance, and will be pleased to personalize copies of his latest work for anyone who requests it. … Photos by Debbie Lange Fifer