Seussical Jr is performing EVERY DAY through April 19!

Call today for the best seats!

April 12 through June 15, 2014


The Dr. Seuss Musical brought to life by Long Island’s most talented youth!


TODAY, Tuesday April 15 at 1 PM
Wednesday April 16 at 1 PM
Thursday April 17 at 1 PM
Friday April 18 at 1 PM
Saturday April 19 at 2 PM

Saturday April 26 at 2PM, Sunday April 27 at 11AM
May & June: Saturdays at 2 PM, Sundays at 11 AM

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
Call (631) 724-3700 To Purchase Tickets!



Bowling Bargain!

Strike out at Smithtown Lanes this week.  They are opening early and offering a great deal to Spring Breakers.  $10 gets you unlimited bowling and shoe rentals.

Spring Break Week 4/14-4/18 hours:
Monday 12pm-11pm
Tuesday 9:30am-11pm
Wednesday 12pm-11pm
Thursday 12pm-12am
Friday 12pm-12am


Here is the fine print…You must mention the deal at the desk and it is valid from opening until 5 p.m. each day.

For more information and lane availability, call Smithtown Lanes (631) 265-0121

Spring Break Boredom Busters

by Debbi Spiegel

You know that your kids will utter those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”  They could proclaim they’ll simply die if they don’t get to do something fun immediately.

These sanity saving suggestions are based on how much time and energy you have, while preparing for the holidays.  Let the kids help decorate the house for either Passover or Easter.  Construction paper and their imaginations can make for a festive atmosphere.  Talk about their favorite holiday foods and let them help prepare them.  Cooking teaches children many things, reading a recipe, hand-eye coordination, math skills and then they can eat the tasty rewards. Use the time to discuss the religious significance of the upcoming holidays.

Have a pajama party, great way to stay home and be comfortable. Create your own singing competition show in the family room.  You might discover that the next American Idol is living in your house.  They can then perform their song for the entire family.

Hopefully Mother Nature will be cooperative this week.  It will be nice to get some fresh air and be outside!

Here is our list of kid-tested and mother approved places to keep the kids busy during Spring Break:

  • Ride the rides at Adventureland
  • Talk to the animals at White Post Farms
  • Visit a museum
  • Hit the mall
  • Strike out at a bowling alley
  • Sweetbriar Nature Center - Spring Discovery Days for kids 5-11.
  • Play Mini Golf
  • Take a road trip

Let us know how your will keep your kids entertained!

Celebrate National Siblings Day!

by Debbi Spiegel

Lynda LaCour and her sibling Anne

Lynda LaCour and her sibling Anne

National Siblings Day is a day to honor, appreciate and cherish all brothers and sisters and memorialize those no longer with us.  Siblings are truly a special blessing that we probably all too often take for granted. They are often our best friends and supporters through life. According to the latest U.S. Census, 79% of all children in America grow up with siblings. Life is short.  They have the same blood running through their veins as you.  The siblings bonds are life-long relationships usually lasting from cradle to grave.  It is usually the longest relationship of a person’s life and typically much longer than a mother’s and father’s relationship.

This holiday was created by Claudia A. Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister.  They died from tragic deaths.  She created the not for profit organization Siblings Day Foundation. Siblings Day follows the spirit of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day – a great American tradition and celebration of family-unit values.  It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals.  It is a relationship as equally important as a parent’s relationship.

Take the time to surprise your sibling with something to celebrate the day.

  • Give your sibling a hug.
  • Send an E-card.
  • Get together for dinner.
  • Write a poem.
  • Send a childhood photograph and share memories.
  • Do something special like a good deed or favor, errand or chore.
  • Pick up the phone and make peace if you’ve had issues.
  • Show some sibling love.
  • On average siblings fight once ever 10 minutes. The most common argument? Property. Toys, clothes, etc. “That’s mine!” Remember?
  • Thank your parents for giving you your sibling.
Will you be celebrating National Sibling Day?

Operation Medicine Cabinet

The Suffolk County Police Department is sponsoring Operation Medicine Cabinet.  Clean user24636-1355425436-4297_ffffff_138_138_PrsMe_out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription and non-prescription drugs.  Keep our seniors, kids, pets and environment safe by properly disposing.

Needles or liquid medicines will not be accepted.  All medications must be placed in a plastic bag prior to disposal.

Drug drop off is completely anonymous and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any Suffolk County Police Precinct.  The Fourth Precinct is located at 1727 Vets Highway in Hauppague.

For more information, contact Suffolk County Police Community Outreach Bureau at (631) 852-6109

Stony Brook Arena Opening this Fall

Your seat awaits at the new 4,000-seat Stony Brook Arena!  Experience the ultimate fan experience at this premier sports and entertainment destination opening this Fall.

The seat you choose will provide championship Seawolves basketball action, concerts and the best in family-friendly entertainment.

Check out 3D seat views at Stony Brook Arena or call (631) 632-7142 to reserve your seat.

Egg-cellent Easter Brunches

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Easter is on April 20th. You should make a reservation for any restaurant on Easter Sunday. Most of these brunches, but not all, are buffets. Some offer an a la carte menu or a prix-fixe brunch.

For many families, going out for Easter brunch is as big a part of the celebration as Easter baskets and the Easter bunny. Don’t let foil-wrapped chocolates and marshmallow chicks be the most memorable things you eat on Easter — make reservations for a special brunch!

Easter is the ideal time for a celebratory brunch. It’s the perfect day of the week, the perfect season, and — whether you honor the religious significance or simply spring’s arrival — the perfect occasion.

Local chefs are serving up traditional Easter fare as well as modern twists on classics such as glazed ham. Enjoy bountiful buffets for Easter Sunday. Many restaurants have a special Sunday brunch every weekend.

Find the perfect restaurant for your Easter brunch for the whole family, effortless Easter dining is just a phone call away, so hop to it! We’ve included some excellent options below that are sure to make your Easter a truly enjoyable (and yummy) holiday.

  • Country House Restaurant 175 N Country Road, Stony Brook (631) 751-3332
  • Garden City Hotel 45 Seventh Street, Garden City (516) 877-9385
  • The Bonwit Inn 1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Commack (631) 499-2068
  • Mitch & Toni’s American Bistro 875 Willis Avenue, Albertson (516) 741-7940
  • Watermill Caterers 711 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown (631) 724-3242
  • The Carltun Eisenhower Park, East Meadow (516) 542-0700
  • Danford’s 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson (631) 928-5200
  • The Woodlands at Woodbury One Southwoods Road, Woodbury (516) 921-5707
  • Library Cafe 274 Main Street, Farmingdale (516) 752-7678
  • Mirabelle Tavern 150 Main Street, Stony Brook (631) 751-0555

Let us know where you and your family will Brunch on Easter!

Sensory Friendly Showing of the classic children’s show: “Pocahontas”

Have you ever wanted to expose your special needs child to theatre but were afraid they would not sit and watch the show?

 If so then please join
Take One Theatre Arts Academy for a
Special Needs Friendly Showing of the classic children’s show: ”Pocahontas”

The theatre will have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, shout or sing!

When:  Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time:  1:00 PM
Cost:  $10 per person
Where:  Take One Theatre Arts Academy
1021 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, NY

Call now to reserve your tickets before this special viewing sells out!

Box Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 5:00pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sensory Friendly

Next Show will be Rapunzel.  Check our website for upcoming dates.


Women’s Therapy Center

A Smithtown Momber posted:  womenstherapycenterHi Everyone-I am a psychotherapist (LCSW) who counsels women with breast and gyn cancers only. I work out of the Women’s Therapy Center in Plainview. I have been working with women with cancer since 2009 and I privileged to do this work. I also facilitate two support groups (alternate weeks) on Wed evenings at 7pm at the Center. One if for Young Women with Breast Cancer (40′s and under) and the other for all women. There are additional services for women with cancer listed on the website. Please message me or call us at 516-576-1118 with any questions, to set up an appointment, or register for our free groups. Please feel free to pass this post along or post on your FB page. There may be a woman you know or love who may benefit from our services. Thank you.

Great Groomers

Does anyone have a recommendation for a great groomer in the area?

  • Tails R Wagon on the border of Commack and Smithtown. Tried a few (Spot, Kathy’s) before settling here. It’s clean, they’re friendly and great with the dogs and they give a good cut. We are very happy and I am very picky!
  • Melissa at The Groomery is awesome!
  • We like Terry’s Pawfect  in St James.
  • Groomerella in Nesconset. Stephanie is amazing.
  • Purferred Pets in Commack.
  • Call Mitchell Newmark at Howwlywood Mobil Dog Grooming. He’s a fantastic guy, competitively priced, very easy to deal with, he’s never once broken an appointment with me or even been late. He comes to you with his trailer and your dog is the only dog he has during your appointment. (631) 862-8207.
  • St James grooming… I have a 160 pound Newfoundland and he was there today… He looks amazing. No cages and they really care about the dogs.
  • I like Groomerella’s too.
  • I like Purrfurred Pet in Commack. North gate shopping center. We have been going there for many years. Bob is the owner.
  • I love SPOT Pet Studio (behind the Watermill on Terry Road) They are wonderful there, my little “Morkie” loves it and “Seagan” (sp?) gives him a great puppy cut. They are in the process of moving to the little house next to the tobacco shop in the LA Fitness shopping center on Main Street – but as of today, they are still there.
  • Tails A Wagon on Jericho Tpke by subway accross from Gappsi. Joann is great! 670-6588
  • Lindsay’s Groom Room in Kings Park.
  • Tails R Wagon..I tried many places. Our girl goes to Joann every month, love her!
  • Karen Gundlach 631-584-5245 or 516-449-2912 Fantastic!!!
  • I happen to love Angelica at PETCO in Lake Grove, next to Whole Foods. I bring my Yorkie to her every 3 months and she is amazing!
  • Just want to report back and tell about the great experience I had at Grooming Alternative on Main Street. Angela worked on my long haired cat for almost three hours (taking breaks to prevent him from totally stressing). What a great local business! You can see they genuinely care about the animals and work hard to do everything in the most humane way possible. If you are looking for a local groomer, they are on Main Street next to Thai House. Their number is (631) 257-5111.

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