02/11/15 10:00am
02/11/2015 10:00 AM

Landscapers and do-it-yourself homeowners interested in learning how to go green organically will have an opportunity to do just that during an upcoming informational seminar spearheaded by the Perfect Earth Project.

One of the newest environmental advocacy groups on the East End, it has teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and the Peconic Land Trust to offer an all-day seminar on Feb. 13.  (more…)

02/07/15 11:00am
02/07/2015 11:00 AM

• Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host an epilepsy support group Monday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. in conference room A on the second floor. The group provides encouragement, acceptance, comfort and empowerment. Patients, friends and family are all welcome. For information, or to recommend a speaker, contact Charlie Petersen at CharliePete71@aol.com or 728-2804.

• A seven-week workshop for seniors, ‘Stepping On: Fall Prevention,’ will be offered Wednesdays, Feb. 11 to March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at North Shore Public Library in Shoreham. Presented by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, the series will focus on reducing the risk of falls and generally improving quality of life.

To register, call 929-4488.

‘Glow Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer,’ a PBMC Health fundraiser for the Long Island 2Day Walk, will take place Friday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead. Admission is $20 per person, which includes three hours of glow bowling, shoe rental, DJ music, two pizza slices and soda. There will also be “red pin” prizes, raffles, a 50/50 and giveaways. Call 369-2770 by Feb. 6 to register.

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02/05/15 3:00pm
02/05/2015 3:00 PM
Andrew Mitchell, hospital CEO and president, project donor Robert Lorelli, lead donors Stan and Peggy Zinberg and PBMC Foundation chair Gordon Huszagh. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Andrew Mitchell, hospital CEO and president, donor Robert Lorelli, lead donors Stan and Peggy Zinberg and PBMC Foundation chair Gordon Huszagh. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Peconic Bay Medical Center is set to begin construction on a new progressive care unit to care for patients in need of intermediate care following surgery, a wing that those at the hospital say will allow patients coming out of surgery to heal faster and more comfortably.

“This new unit has been a vision of the surgical staff for many years. It is the reflection of the expansion of the surgical program and the fact that we are treating more complex surgical patients,” said Andrew Mitchell, hospital CEO and president during a wall breaking ceremony Thursday morning. “Those patients require an intermediate level of care after their surgery.”

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02/01/15 10:22am
02/01/2015 10:22 AM
Chris Paparo with his red-tailed hawk, Emmy, on a farm in Baiting Hollow. Mr. Paparo, a licensed falconer, has trained the bird to catch prey and come to him on demand, an activity that dates back thousands of years. Emmy has caught more than two dozen animals so far this falconing season. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Chris Paparo with his red-tailed hawk, Emmy, on a farm in Baiting Hollow. Mr. Paparo, a licensed falconer, has trained the bird to catch prey and come to him on demand, an activity that dates back thousands of years. Emmy has caught more than two dozen animals so far this falconing season. (Credit: Paul Squire)

High over the wooded hills just north of Lewin Farm in Baiting Hollow, Emmy the red-tailed hawk sits in her tree, watching me intently. Somehow, I sense her disapproval as the thick underbrush snags on my jeans and jacket. I fumble my way out of the thorns.  (more…)

01/31/15 6:00am
01/31/2015 6:00 AM

‘Glow Bowling to Beat Breast Cancer,’ a PBMC Health fundraiser for the Long Island 2Day Walk, will take place Friday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wildwood Lanes in Riverhead. Admission is $20 per person, which includes three hours of glow bowling, shoe rental, DJ music, two pizza slices and soda. There will also be “red pin” prizes, raffles, a 50/50 and giveaways. Call 369-2770 by Feb. 6 to register. (more…)

01/29/15 8:00am
A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

With blizzard conditions sweeping the region this week, the last thing on many people’s minds has been donating blood — and it’s created the largest loss of blood donations since Hurricane Sandy, according to New York Blood Center officials. (more…)