Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with Sweet Stella girl! Stella is a 7 year old spayed female staff terrier mix. Stella has been waiting for her furever home for over a year now. Stella would make a great walking companion and she is like a furry exercise machine. She loves to roll on her back for belly rubs and give kisses. Stella would do best in an adult only home with no other pets. Open up your heart and adopt this furbaby and give her the loving home she deserves!

Sparticus
 

Home Wanted -

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and adopt  “Sparticus”!  He is a handsome 9 month old neutered male. He is a stunning grey domestic short hair with a loving personality. Sparticus enjoys hanging out with his cat friends and playing with his toys. He can be a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he is a big mush! Meow!

Smithtown Animal Shelter

 

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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Friday
May152015

Kudos To Eagle Scouts Luke Cocchi, Ross Panagiotopoulos And Nicholas Takach

“On May 9th, St. James Troop 301 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Luke Cocchi, Ross Panagiotopoulos and Nicholas Takach. Troop 301was chartered in 1966 at St. James Lutheran Church and to date has had 110 young men reach Scouting’s highest honor. We salute these outstanding young men.”Troy Rosasco

Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouting. To reach Eagle Scout rank requires a young man to have a dedication to Scouting and a commitment to the world around him. The Scout must earn 21 badges in areas of First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Environmental Science, Personal Fitness, Camping, Family Life, Personal Management, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving and Cycling, Hiking or Swimming.  

In addition to earning the merit badqes the Boy Scout must participate in many activities and finally plan a service project for a religious organization, school or community.

Only 7 percent of Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank. Since the troop was created in 1966 110 young men have worked to earn the rank.Our community has many reasons to be proud of Luke Cocchi, Ross Panagiotopoulos and Nicholas Takach and St. James Troop 301. 

Saturday
May092015

Dave Calone To Run For Congress In First Congressional District

Suffolk Businessman Dave Calone opens congressional campaign

Launches Job Creation Council

Setauket, NY – Long Island businessman and former federal prosecutor Dave Calone has opened a campaign committee to run for Congress in Suffolk County, New York’s First Congressional District.

Dave CaloneA native of Suffolk County, Calone has started and helped build companies around the country as the CEO of Jove Equity Partners. He has founded and/or served as a director of companies in the internet, software, health care, real estate, energy, digital media, and entertainment industries. He created the LI Emerging Technologies Fund to help launch new companies based on technology innovations emerging from Long Island’s research labs. Calone has served as the volunteer Chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission for seven years where he has led a variety of efforts to grow the regional economy and to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink. Calone is also a former state prosecutor.

Calone remarked, “I’ve spent the past several years helping to create new companies and new jobs – including here in Suffolk County where I was born, where I’ve lived for most of my life, and where my wife and I are raising our three children. I was appointed to serve on the Suffolk County Planning Commission by the last two Suffolk County Executives, enabling me to work with leaders and communities across Long Island on increasing the economic capacity of our region. We need strong federal leadership to make sure that Long Island can compete for the good jobs of the future, both with the rest of the nation and the rest of the world. Congress could use more leaders who have real-world experience creating jobs and growing the economy and the people of Suffolk County deserve a Congressman who’s focused on the right priorities.”

Calone announced that he is establishing a Job Creation Advisory Council comprised of leaders who have helped create jobs in Suffolk County. Members include Marc Alessi (Synchropet); Matt Chartrand (Iron Workers Local 361); Gemma de Leon (RWDSU UFCW Local 1102); Sven Doerge (Festo); Aaron Foss (NoMoRoBo); Carl Gabrielsen (Gabrielsen Farms); Noel Goddard (Goddard Labs); Peter Goldsmith (LISTnet); Andrew Hazen (LaunchPad); Barbara Roberts (Roberts & Co.); Joe Scaduto (Traverse Biosciences);Anne Shybunko Moore (GSE Dynamics); Paul Schwartz (Thermolift); Dr. Yacov Shamash; and Michael Tucci (Energy Fitness). (affiliations are for identification purposes only)

Calone added, “I will be adding to this Job Creation Council as the campaign goes on. One of my top priorities is to come up with new ways to foster innovation, to take advantage of our region’s assets, to help new companies get started and to help our existing businesses grow and create more and better-paying jobs.”

According to Tony Parlatore, Chair of the Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee (Brookhaven Town makes up the majority of the 1st Congressional district), “Dave Calone has never run for office before, but he is a lifelong supporter of Democratic values. His father was an engineer and local chamber of commerce leader and his mother was an elementary school teacher here in our community. Dave Calone is well respected in our region for his work to cut government red tape and enact policies that support job growth. He also has been a leader in protecting Suffolk County’s natural environment by fighting to protect our waters and has been nationally recognized for creating policies that promote renewable energy usage across Long Island. His local leadership, his background in creating jobs, and his law enforcement and national security experience make him the right candidate to take on Congressman Zeldin.”

As a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Calone worked on prosecuting cases involving international economic crime and terrorism – efforts for which he was named a recipient of “The Attorney General’s Award”. As a state prosecutor, he investigated violations of the public trust and combated health care fraud – including helping to lead a prosecution that resulted in what was, at the time, the largest Medicaid fraud recovery of taxpayer dollars in state history.

Calone was recently named a Truman National Security Fellow. He is currently the Chair of Patriot Bootcamp – an organization that helps veterans and active duty service members start technology companies. He serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Long Island where he focuses on helping expand STEM education opportunities to underserved districts on Long Island. He also serves on the board of directors of the Community Development Corporation of Long Island where he has worked to support affordable housing developments in Suffolk County.

Calone is a graduate of Port Jefferson High School, and an honors graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Calone lives in Setauket, where he and his wife Kate, a Presbyterian minister, are raising their three children.

Tuesday
May052015

People In The News - Christopher Reimels 

Kings Park Agent Christopher Reimels Receives Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award

Allstate Foundation Donates $1000 to American Cancer Society                                 

Allstate agent Christopher Reimels With Sarah Sobel of American Cancer SocietyKINGS PARK, N.Y. (May 5, 2015) – Allstate Insurance agent Christopher Reimels, whose office is located at 49 Indian Head Road in Kings Park, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the American Cancer Society, where Christopher volunteers.

“Chris is an active and respected member of the business community, protecting customers with insurance and financial services products,” said Don Rubbo, New York regional sales leader at Allstate Insurance Company. “He also makes it a priority to dedicate his time and efforts to make a difference in people’s lives. Chris exemplifies the full spectrum of what it means to be an Allstate agent and has truly become a name and face in his community.”

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. 

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.allstate.com/foundation.

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

Monday
Apr132015

Kings Park Superintendent Of Schools Dr. Eagen Elected President Of NY's ASCD

Dr. Timothy EagenDr. Timothy Eagen, Superintendent of the Kings Park CSD was recently elected to the position of President-Elect of the New York Chapter of ASCD.  Dr. Eagen served as President of the Long Island affiliate of ASCD for the 2013-2014 school year.  This local group consists of over 450 members of our local educational community.

Founded in 1943, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each and every learner.  ASCD is comprised of over 125,000 members, including superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 138 countries.  The ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations, including NYSASCD.  ASCD’s mission is to foster a “global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading.”

According to Dr. Eagen, “ASCD is an incredible organization that supports best practice in teaching and learning around the world.  I am proud to have been selected to lead our state organization and further the mission of ASCD.  Long Island and specifically the Kings Park-Smithtown area will benefit by having a greater level of advocacy and ‘voice’ in educational matters.”