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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Tuesday
Feb172015

Arthur F. Dromerhauser Named Director of St. Catherine of Siena’s Foundation

Arthur F. DromerhauserSmithtown, NY Arthur F. Dromerhauser, has been appointed Director of the Foundation at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center—member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Dromerhauser brings extensive years of successful philanthropic experience to the medical center.

Prior to joining St. Catherine of Siena, Mr. Dromerhauser was a high school teacher, college baseball coach, a high school and college basketball official, Manager of Administration at Fairchild Republic, Director of Development at Southside Hospital, Director of Development at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Fundraising, Inc., where he assisted many non-for-profit organizations. He is also currently the President of A&D Consulting, a firm specializing in developing, organizing, and implementing comprehensive fund raising programs for not-for-profit organizations. Dromerhauser holds a BBA in Accounting with a minor in Education from Hofstra University.

When asked why philanthropy, Mr. Dromerhauser simply said, “My passion is helping people—I love working on projects I believe in.” When asked why St. Catherine of Siena, he said, “St. Catherine of Siena is a great place, the people are truly happy and love what they do—it resonates in every interaction—and I want to be a vessel to share that very important message to the community and develop the medical center further.”

Born and raised in Bay Shore, Mr. Dromerhauser is active in community and has sat on more than 16 organizational boards. He is a well-known and loved community member, Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductee, and active member of the Catholic Church, but of all his many accomplishments, he is most proud of his family. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Delores—together they raised 10 children, and are proud grandparents of 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

For more information about The Foundation at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, please call (631) 862-3832.

Monday
Feb162015

***Silver Alert Thi Chau***

Thi ChauThe Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Smithtown woman possibly suffering from dementia.

Thi Chau, 69 , was last seen on leaving her daughter’s house, located at 1 Grandview Lane, Smithtown, at approximately 7p.m. Chau left the house on foot and was last seen walking toward the street. Chau, who has spent extended periods of time in New York City homeless shelters, may have gotten a ride to the Central Islip train station.

She is described as an Asian female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 135 pounds and has several missing teeth.  She speaks very little English and is fluent in Chinese. She was last seen wearing a dark green jacket, black pants and dark sneakers.

Anyone with information about her location is requested to call 911 or Fourth Squad Detectives at 631-854-8452.

As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing.

Sunday
Feb152015

Lauren Rosenberg And Cory Wood Recognized For Academic Excellence By Hartwick College

Sophomore Lauren Rosenberg, daughter of Scott and Susan Rosenberg of Smithtown, NY. Rosenberg is majoring in psychology. She has participated in Honors Program and Women’s Varsity Lacrosse.

Sophomore Cory Wood, son of David and Linda Wood of Hauppauge, NY. Wood is majoring in business administration, and has participated in Men’s Varsity Football.

Inclusion on the Hartwick Dean’s List is an indication of excellent academic work, including the completion of a full course load with at least a 3.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.

 

Wednesday
Feb112015

Rachel Rock Sets World Planking Record - 2 Hrs- 13 Minutes - 5 Seconds

Smithtown West Student Breaks World Record

Smithtown HSW senior and new Guinness world record-holder Rachel Rock (front, center) is congratulated by (L-R) HSW physical education teacher Deron Brown, her mother Janet Rock, father Robert Rock and brother Robert. Rachel set a new female world record for planking.Smithtown High School West senior Rachel Rock is a world record holder. Before a small audience of family, friends, staff and schoolmates who gathered in the school gymnasium on Feb. 6, Rachel set the women’s world record for the longest time holding the abdominal plank position. Her time was 2 hours, 13 minutes and 5 seconds, breaking a record previously held by Eva Bulzomi of Boise, Idaho.

Rachel, a student with many interests, including art, music, poetry and science, has enjoyed abdominal planking at home for the past few years. She enjoys it because it allows her to stay in shape while multitasking. In fact, as Rachel was breaking the record, she was simultaneously watching a chemistry lesson on her laptop. Rachel is also a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist and member of three honor societies with several AP classes already completed. 

According to her mother, Janet Rock, she’s also completed a science research program at Stony Brook University, advanced to the semifinal round at the LIU Post Neurology Bee, viewed a stem cell transplant in New York City, created a mural that was displayed at the Sweetbriar Nature Center and recently scored a perfect 150 on a psychology paper. She has applied to the top research schools in the country including George Washington, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, University of Chicago and Yale. 

 Smithtown HSW senior and new Guinness world record-holder Rachel Rock (front, center) is congratulated by (L-R) HSW physical education teacher Deron Brown, her mother Janet Rock, father Robert Rock and brother Robert. Rachel set a new female world record for planking.HSW physical education teacher Deron Brown learned of Rachel’s interest in planking and encouraged her to go for the record. Brown, along with Principal John Coady and her family and friends were among the first of many spectators on hand to congratulate Rachel when she broke the record. Guinness World Records will review the recorded footage to confirm the results.

 

Photos courtesy of the Smithtown Central School District

Tuesday
Feb102015

Obituary - Eric Roger Whitehead

Whitehead, Eric Roger- 70-of Smithtown, L.I. on January 30, 2015. Employee of Nassau Suffolk Lumber, Smithtown.  Loving husband of Susan. Cherished father of Colleen, Eric, Melissa. Adored Grandfather Emily, Sara, Erich Cole, Eric Joseph, Samantha, Ian, Paige. Friends may call the St. James Funeral Home, Inc. 829 Middle Country Road, Route 25, St. James on Tuesday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday at 10:00am at Sts. Philip & James Church, St. James.  Committal Private In lieu of flowers, donations to United Cerebral Palsy.

Mr. Whitehead’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the Whitehead’s Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James.