09/14/11 11:51am
09/14/2011 11:51 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Doctors (from left) John Scalamandre, Vincent Barry, Catherine Barry, Gary Despres M.S. P.T., Christianna Van de Wetering P.T.A., office manager Linda McBride and medical biller Shannon Petersen.

Owner(s): Dr. Vincent Barry and Dr. John Scalamandre

Year established: 2001

Location: 185 route 58, Riverhead and 110 South Street, Greenport

Phone: 631-208-4443, 631-477-3717

Number of employees: 11

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. by appointment.  Website: MaximumPerformancePT.com

This year Maximum Performance Physical Therapy of Riverhead is celebrating its 10th year in business. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Vincent Barry PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, CSCS and Dr. John Scalamandre PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, MPPT has become one of the most trusted facilities for quality rehabilitation.

MPPT is staffed by experienced and highly trained physical therapists, some of whom have taught at the university level and have advanced certifications, including board certification in orthopedics. They specialize in a wide variety of orthopedic treatments that includes joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, spinal dysfunction, post surgical rehabilitation and chronic pain disorders.

All treatments are patient-specific and make use of the latest evidence-based techniques utilizing advanced manual therapeutic techniques, individualized exercise prescription, state-of-the-art equipment including BIODEX isokinetics and a computerized fall-risk assessment and balance retraining.

Maximum Performance Physical Therapy is also a sports rehabilitation facility, working closely with the local schools and organized sports programs. They are staffed with an athletic trainer, AEMT, certified strength and conditioning specialists and a certified sports physical therapist.

MPPT has a second convenient location in Greenport under the direction of Dr. Catherine Barry PT, DPT, which includes a fitness center with a personal trainer.  MPPT accepts Medicare and most insurance plans, and their expert reception staff will gladly assist with billing or insurance questions. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

09/09/11 10:03am
09/09/2011 10:03 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO General manager Toyota Matt Baxter (from left), general manager Ford and Buick Tom Williams, owner Leo Sternlicht, sales manager Buick and GMC Jeff Pastor, sales manager Ford and Lincoln Steve Rothstein and owner Ted Lucki.

Owner(s): Leo Sternlicht and Ted Lucki

Year established: 1958

Location: 1419, 1423 and 1655 Old Country Road, Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-2200, 631-727-2271, 631-727-7722

Number of employees: 175

Riverhead Motors comprises Riverhead Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, Riverhead Buick/GMC and Riverhead Toyota Scion. Riverhead Lincoln/Mercury opened in 1958, and Ford was acquired in the 1970s. Toyota was added in 1994 and dealership owners Leo Sternlicht and Ted Lucki bought the Buick/GMC franchise in 2011.

Tom Williams, who’s been with Riverhead Motors for over 25 years, is general manager of both Riverhead Ford/Lincoln and Riverhead Buick/GMC. Steve Rothstein is sales manager at Ford, Jeff Pastor is sales manager at Buick/GMC and Matt Baxter is general manager at Riverhead Toyota, with Chris Wietz managing sales.

Riverhead Ford/Lincoln offers new Ford/Lincoln cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Customers can visit the showroom or search the inventory online to see what’s on the lot, get new car pricing and free quotes or view the used car inventory, including certified pre-owned vehicles.

The Riverhead Buick/GMC sales department has one purpose: to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery. “Our professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high-integrity approach to your ownership experience. Our goal is for you to feel that the vehicle you drive away is the perfect one for you,” says Mr. Williams. Their online inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles is updated daily.

“Our service department offers the best in automotive service to our customers,” he continues. Their state-of-the-art facility features the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available, and highly skilled factory-trained technicians deliver efficient, quality vehicle care. They offer the same high-quality parts the vehicle was built with and keep a large inventory of certified parts in stock at all times.

Customers at Riverhead Toyota can enjoy a no-pressure sales experience. “Our mission is to treat every visitor like an honored guest in our home,” says Mr. Baxter. “Riverhead Toyota customers quickly learn that shopping here means being treated with respect, not having to negotiate or visit multiple Toyota dealers to get the price they deserve.”

Riverhead Toyota is also among the premier New York dealers of used Toyotas and maintains a large inventory of quality used vehicles and Toyota certified used cars, which come with warranty and incentives. “At Riverhead Toyota we believe that every customer deserves a quality, reliable Toyota whether it is new or used and we have the inventory to make it happen,” says sales manager Chris Wietz. To keep your Toyota running like new, a customer-friendly, state-of-the-art Toyota Service Center is maintained in Riverhead, where factory-certified technicians perform expert maintenance and repairs.

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Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

08/24/11 9:59pm
08/24/2011 9:59 PM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | East End Insurance, Southold, NY.

Management Team: Christine DiBona and Robert Amoroso

Year established: Long-established agency in Southold

Location: 54985 Route 25, Southold

Phone: 631-765-3811

Number of employees: 10

East End Insurance Agency has been part of the Southold community for many years. In September of 2010 the company moved its offices to the Feather Hill complex located in downtown Southold. Most recently they have added two seasoned insurance professional to lead the agency and to serve its clients; Christine DiBona and Robert (Bob) Amoroso. Christine’s and Bob’s number one priority is to search for additional talent to expand the agency’s ability to meet the growing needs of the businesses and private clients of Southold and the East End. They understand that insurance is a key element in effective financial planning and that asset protection is the No. 1 goal of a well-structured insurance program. As trusted advisers, the East End staff is committed to providing their clients with excellent service, whether it’s attention to day-to-day needs or being an advocate in case of a loss.

Christine’s and Bob’s access to the insurance marketplace and technical expertise allows them to service a wide variety of their clients’ risks, including homeowners, automobile, umbrella, commercial property/casualty, marine, life and health insurance. In addition, they have solutions for specific industries that include, but are not limited to restaurants, marinas, salons, retail, contractors, professional services, retirement and nursing facilities. Most recently, through its parent company RMS Insurance Brokerage, East End has become the exclusive agent for a preferred insurance carrier to the restaurant industry. They understand that knowing a clients business is paramount to providing the proper advice to manage their risks and to secure the insurance necessary to protect their assets.

East End staff members know that their clients are facing tough economic challenges and are committed to help them arrange the right insurance programs at the most competitive cost.

“The real value of an insurance advisor is the ability to tap into their personal experiences as professionals in the industry. During our careers, we have experienced and resolved some of the most complex and challenging issues that our clients have faced,” say Chris and Bob. “This background, along with our personal relationships with senior insurance company executives, will deliver significant value for our East End clients.”

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Website: www.eastendagency.com

08/18/11 11:48am
08/18/2011 11:48 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Optician and co-owner Brian Gerard (from left), optometrist and co-owner Dr. David Eilbert, frame stylist Gina Olmsted and optometric assistant Jenna Gabelman.

Owners: Dr. David Eilbert, optometrist, and Brian Gerard, optician

Year established: 1981

Location: Mattituck Center, 10095 Main Road

Phone: 298-9555

Number of employees: 4

North Fork Optical has been serving the North Fork community for over 30 years. Dr. Eilbert performs exams for eyeglasses and all varieties of contact lenses. He also treats eye problems such as infections, foreign body removal and many eye diseases, and works closely with area specialists on more complex cases. Assistant Jenna Gabelman schedules appointments and assists the doctor by conducting valuable screening tests. In addition, Dr. Eilbert co-manages with specialists in laser vision correction for patients who seek this option.

“We’ve recently moved to a beautiful new office around the corner in the same shopping center,” said optician Brian Gerard, “with new medical equipment” and a soothing, sophisticated color scheme.

Mr. Gerard and office manager and frame stylist Gina Olmsted work closely with patients, giving special attention to helping them look and see their best. North Fork Optical offers a wide array of frames to suit a range of budgets and tastes. They also carry a selection of nonprescription sunglasses.

The goal at North Fork Optical, the owners say, is to “provide patients with the most professional care possible, while still maintaining a neighborhood atmosphere.”

North Fork Optical accepts many vision and health insurance plans, including Davis, VSP, Spectera and Eyemed.

08/15/11 12:48pm
08/15/2011 12:48 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Director of business improvement Anne Marie Quaranta (from left), general manager William Fields, sales manager Tim Granito, Chief Honda, sales consultant Arlene Harrison, sales consultant Jeff Schepps and senior sales and service coordinator John Jay Morgan.

Owner(s): Irwin L. Garsten

Year established: 1959

Location: 1375 Old Country Road, Riverhead

Phone: 631-727-0555

Number of employees: 66

Family owned and operated, Apple Honda is a premier new and used Honda dealer serving Long Island where “we provide quality automobiles that our customers can afford,” according to owner Irwin L. Garsten, a winner of Time Magazine Quality Dealer award. Apple Honda has the highest customer loyalty index when compared to any other Honda dealer on Long Island.

Apple Honda lives up to its motto “Where Value and Great Prices Come Together!” A VIP rewards membership card is given to all customers. Apple Honda offers a free loaner car during major repair work, towing within Suffolk County, discounts on service menu items and accessories and free annual inspection.

The experienced and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to its customers and will answer all questions throughout the purchasing process and the duration of ownership. Apple’s auto technicians perform a detailed inspection on every used car, truck, SUV and van. The auto finance department will simplify the process of buying a car, and will work with multiple financial institutions to secure the lowest interest auto loan.

Apple Honda offers professional Honda car repair at its state-of-the-art service facility in Riverhead, where auto repair experts will diagnose the vehicle’s problem and make a repair as quickly as possible and have a stocked inventory of authentic Honda car parts to keep the vehicle running like new for many miles to come.

Its mission statement declares Apple Honda’s commitment “to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing total satisfaction through courteous service, value and a commitment to excellence.”

Sales: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Service/Parts: Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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08/10/11 1:04pm
08/10/2011 1:04 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | From left: Maitre d'/manager Brian Wendelken, executive chef Mike Slovitsky and sous chef Bryan Wadlo in the banquet room.

Owner(s): George Regini Sr. and George Regini Jr.
Year established: 1994
Location: 100 Fox Hill Drive Baiting Hollow
Phone: 631-727-0076
Attire: By event, from casual to well-dressed
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Hours: Office open daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m., event times vary.
Web site: giorgiosli.com

Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow was established by father and son George Regini Sr. and Jr. in 1994, and is still owner-operated today. Georgio’s specializes in weddings and other catered affairs such as birthday and anniversary parties, dances, bridal and baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthdays, family reunions, holiday gatherings, rehearsal dinners, charitable events and Sunday brunch.

Guests enter the facility through a sumptuous foyer with crystal chandeliers, mahogany woodwork and a grand piano. The banquet rooms feature elegant decor and views of the golf course and gardens, offering picturesque photo opportunities. Whether there are 50 or 500 guests, Giorgio’s offers all the amenities needed to create a memorable event.

A new courtyard was built in 2010 and features a North Fork-style vineyard, stone fountain and outdoor wet bar, giving guests the option of an outdoor cocktail hour.

Theme parties are fun at Giorgio’s, and from a ‘50s sock hop to a Vegas-style casino, the ballrooms can be decorated to match the theme of any party, with decorations, napkins, tablecloths and more to match and compliment the color scheme. The spacious dance floor provides room for guests to mingle comfortably and have a great time, and be assured that Giorgio’s will take care of all the details.

The Dining Guide is not a review column. It appears as a courtesy to Times/Review Newspapers advertisers.

07/25/11 3:16pm
07/25/2011 3:16 PM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | From left: Alfred M. Cornacchio, Jr, Personal Financial Representative; Heidi Mahony, Sr. Licensed Sales Associate; Christine Chenal, Customer Service Manager; Leidis Rubi, Customer Service Representative; Chris Manfredi, Agency Principal.

Owner(s): Chris Manfredi

Year established: 1987

Location: 44655 County Road 48, Southold

Phone: 631-765-4666

Number of employees: 5

Allstate is a full service insurance agency offering auto, home, life, commercial auto, business, motorcycle, boat, renters, condo/co-op, ATV, snowmobiles, flood insurance, financial services and a workplace division which offers employee benefits.

The original Allstate office was opened in Mattticuk in 1987 by Ray Gramazio. Chris Manfredi joined as a partner in 1989, and the office was moved to Southold in 2003. Ray Gramazio retired in 2010 but stayed on as licensed sales support.

The familiar slogan “Youre In Good Hands” is the company credo.

“Most products we offer are backed by the Allstate name, but but we are able to broker commercial liability, workers compensation, disability, homeowners and some specialty lines that Allstate does not offer,” said owner Chris Manfredi. “Insurance needs to be discussed with a professional to be sure that the coverage is complete. We take pride in getting to know our customers and getting them the right coverage at the best price, and we keep in touch to make sure that the coverage is current for their situation.”
Chris Manfredi visits local high school driver education classes to inform students about insurance and how best to save money and still be properly covered.  He has also linked up with the SCPD Highway Division and their rollover simulator to stress the importance of seatbelt usage, and with the Allstate Foundation to donate thousands of dollars to local schools to promote safe teen driving.
The office has monthly defensive driver courses that any person insured by any company in New York State can take to reduce points and/or save money on their auto insurance. If people do not have time to sit in a classroom they can opt to take the class online at www.DDClassonline.com.
“We are a full service agency that is looking to expand, and welcome anyone to stop by for a quote or for more information,” said Chris. Heidi Mahony is the office manager, Christine Chenal and Leidis Rubi are bi-lingual sales support and Al Cornacchio is a financial and life insurance specialist. Chris Manfredi is an active EMT/FF in Southold.

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; all other days by appointment

07/12/11 11:46am
07/12/2011 11:46 AM

PETER BOODY PHOTO | Kids and counselors of the Hayground School's summer camp at the school's campus in Bridgehampton.

Year established: 1996
Location: 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton
Phone: 631-537-7068
Number of employees: 13

Hayground School was founded in 1996 on the conviction that all children can and should live a life of the mind, that all children can be serious and passionate readers who are able to engage in serious discourse, that all children can work and study in a community where art is at the center, not the periphery, of life, and where they can develop the habit of compassion.
Hayground School’s mission is to provide an open community school where conventional teaching methods are replaced by new ways of teaching and learning, a program of innovation in a community of diversity, both economical and cultural.
Hayground offers a nine-week summer camp for a diverse group of kids ages 3 to 13. “Hayground is a camp that kids would invent if they could,” said its founding director, Jon Snow. “The kids have lots of time and choices to help them discover what they love to do. We have 400 kids from all over the world,” said Mr. Snow, “as well as kids from New York City and California and points in between.” 
The camp offers all the traditional sports and some non-traditional ones, including “boo yeah,” a game that involves a huge ball held aloft and lots of friendly competition. There is a special chess camp taught by a Serbian chess master.
“We have a big gardening and cooking program,” said Mr. Snow, “where the kids grow and harvest vegetables and then cook them. There are always lots of good things from the garden for the kids to eat,” he said. “They even grow produce for the local food pantry, and the camp has a special farmers market every Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m., where the community is welcome to purchase what the kids have grown,” he said.
Hayground camp offers musical residencies to professional musicians, and this summer welcomes The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans, which was recently featured on the HBO series “Treme.” “The kids have an opportunity to interact with top musicians from all over the world,” said Mr. Snow. “We also have a capoeira dance group from Brazil this summer,” he said. Also on the roster are two Ph.D. research scientists who call themselves the Brooklyn Aerodrome, who will engage the kids in making small planes out of recycled materials that will actually fly. “We also have A&G Hip Hop Dance,” said Mr. Snow, “who will be doing flash mobs with the kids.” The camp even has a flying trapeze every year, where the kids learn to perform like aerialists.

Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
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