Health Beat

02/22/2011 4:27 PM |

• Audiologist Dr. Barbara Prestano from Peconic ENT will offer free hearing tests at Mattituck-Laurel Library Friday, March 4, 1-3 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 3, a new six-week session of pilates will begin at the library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring a mat and water. The fee is $45 for district residents, $50 for others.

On Friday, March 5, at 8:30 a.m. a new 10-week series of yoga classes will begin, continuing through May 7. The fee is $60 for district residents, $65 for others. Call 298-4134.

• Eastern Long Island Hospital and Peconic Landing will present a series of discussions on independent living on Mondays, beginning Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., at Brecknock Hall on the Peconic Landing campus. The first session will feature ELIH physical therapist Karolyn Jenkins on creating a safe home environment and Christina Berry speaking about strategies for personal care. Call Nancy Williams at 477-5176.

• Southold Town Human Services and Eastern Long Island Hospital, in connection with the Mental Health Association of Suffolk County, will host a program entitled What Is Elder Abuse? at Southold Town Senior Services on Pacific Street in Mattituck Friday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to noon. Transportation is available. Call 298-4460.

• San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing, Rehabilitation and Adult Day Health Care will host a Mardi Gras celebration with a chinese auction on Friday, March 4, 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a couple. Auction tickets are $3 each, for four for $10 or 10 for $20. Call 477-2110, ext. 252, or e-mail [email protected]

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6 Comment

  • Anker supports Education Fairness!!!

  • Well…seems like folks would rather have a shiny retread than an old worn out one

  • Well…seems like folks would rather have a shiny retread than an old worn out one

  • (This Letter to the Editor is in response to Kery Murakami’s Newsday’s March 31 article, entitled: “Vote Tally Continues,” regarding the Suffolk County Legislature’s 6th District‘s Special Election held on March 29, between Democrat Sarah Anker and Republican Martin Haley.) (Updated 4/9/2011-RSM)

    While I don’t expect Suffolk County Republican Leader, John Jay LaValle to congratulate the winner, (Suffolk County Legistator-Elect) Ms. Anker, I do suggest that he apologize to the 6,712 voters, plus the (259) absentee ballot voters, for suggesting that the “Democrats stole the election.” (Not to mention the hundreds of campaign volunteers and the even more Election Inspectors and Poll Watchers who diligently and honestly performed their respective duties!) Stealing (to take or get something secretly, surreptitiously, or through trickery – Encarta ® World English Dictionary) or implies that somebody got something that they did not deserve or did not work long and hard to achieve it.

    In that recently held election, both political parties (not to exclude the minor political parties) presented their best candidates to the people, who make the final choice. Perhaps, the Democrats worked harder, walked more, knocked on more doors, and presented their candidate’s positions better, thereby proving that Sarah Anker was best suited for the position. That’s called Democracy. “Stealing,” that’s called Tyranny.

    Perhaps Mr. LaValle forgets that it was not to long ago, that the NY State Senate Republicans tried to, as he so blatantly intones, “steal” the majority from the duly elected Democrats last summer. An old adage suggests, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

    Further, as reported in the article, Mr. LaValle said, “it was unfair to tie Haley to (Suffolk County Executive Steve) Levy based on party affiliation, noting that Levy had been a Democrat before switching parties about a year ago.” Mr. LaValle conveniently fails to remember, that Mr. Levy advised his former party that he “was always a Republican in his heart.” Even the New York State Republican Chair, Mr. Edward F. Cox, said of Mr. Levy, (May 30, 2010- NY Times) “He talks like a Republican; he’s acted like a Republican for years. He is now registering as a Republican. Are you going to say to him we’re not going to treat you like a Republican?”

    Which calls to mind another old adage, “To thine ownself, be true.” (Shakespeare-Hamlet.) Register and Vote. Thank you.

    Richard S. Macellaro

  • Good luck, Officer Rando. Police work is a tough, but rewarding profession. Been doing for most of my adult life.

    Pay attention to your FTO and he or she will get you through training. Never stop learning!

    Stay safe, brother.