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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Hart's Hardware owner Lisa Jerome (right, front) with sons (rear from left) Matt Jerome and Stephen Jerome, and staff members Joe Zawoysky (rear right) and Laura Kettenbeil (front left).

Owners: Lisa Jerome and Karen Goodale
Year established: 1996
Location: 50000 Main Road, Southold
Phone: 631-765-2122
Number of employees: 4
Open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hart’s Hardware is a family-run store that has provided its customers with quality hardware and household items since 1996. The store has been in the same location since before the 1960s, when the Smith brothers used it as a storeroom for their building supplies. Les Hart opened it as a hardware store, then Don Spates ran it, then Bill Goodale, now deceased, became the owner and ran it for 10 years. Though he died in 2006, his wife, Karen, and his daughter, Lisa, have kept the store running and have even managed to expand it.

Nuts, bolts, keys, screens, paint, and a full line of electrical and plumbing supplies are some of the many items at Hart’s Hardware. Services such as glass-cutting are also available to customers.

“A local place with local people, Hart’s is a true small-town hardware store,” Ms. Jerome said. “We have ties to the community, we live and work in this town and can be seen at the market or school.”

“We give true value,” she continued. “Our motto is ‘start right, start here.’ ”

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Foreman Rob Merker (left), manager Jonathon Golden (center) and division manager Bryan Kappenberg.

Owner(s): Edgar Goodale, Russell Goodale, Tracy Kappenberg, Laura VanHouten, Kevin Goodale, Greg Goodale, Eric Goodale

Year established: 1948

Location: Corporate office: 100 Precision Drive, Shirley

Phone: 800-378-3650

Number of employees: 400 full- and part-time employees in New York; 70 full- and part-time employees in Rhode Island

Riverhead Building Supply Corp. (RBS) is a family-owned-and-operated independent lumber and building materials dealer that has been serving the needs of the residential construction industry on Long Island since 1948. For over sixty years, RBS has been the supplier of choice for quality-conscious builders, contractors, architects and homeowners in the Long Island and New York metropolitan area. Great service, knowledgeable full-time personnel, contractor sales representatives and a large inventory of top-quality products support the RBS motto, “Build Smarter, Build Better.”

Over the years, RBS has grown to encompass nine lumber yards, located all over the East End as well as further west in Hauppauge, Northport and Mineola. RBS sells all types of lumber and building materials, windows, doors, custom moldings, wide plank flooring power tools, hardware and much more. In the spring of 2009 the company acquired Heritage Wide Plank Flooring of Riverhead and now mills custom molding and flooring in the RBS Calverton Millwork and Manufacturing facility. In the fall of 2009 RBS expanded to Rhode Island, where it operates two lumber yards under the name of JT’s/Riverhead Building Supply.

RBS provides prompt, on-time deliveries and convenient pickups with a large fleet of delivery vehicles, boom trucks, truck-mounted forklifts and tractor-trailers, and experienced operators will deliver materials to the exact job site location.

In addition to its lumber businesses, RBS also includes eight Perimeters Designer Showrooms, six in New York and two in Rhode Island. These stores feature fine cabinetry for the home, custom moldings, millwork and more.

Open Monday-Saturday: see website for specific store hours  www.rbscorp.com

07/19/11 3:49pm
07/19/2011 3:49 PM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Maritime Day School owner Dawn Ward (left), head teacher for three-year-olds Kerry Ward (center) and head teacher for four-year-olds Shana Berkhart.

Owner: Dawn L. Ward

Year established: 2008

Location: 31095 Main Road, Cutchogue

Phone: 631-734-8457

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Maritime Day School was founded in 2008 by two local women who sought to provide a high-quality pre-school program and to make a difference in children’s lives. It offers “a unique education experience” for children ages two, three and four, according to its new owner, Dawn L. Ward.

“It is for families seeking a new direction in their child’s preschool years,” she said. “Notwithstanding our students’ tender ages, we put forth a unique theme-based curriculum which provides a solid foundation for learning. We also seek to provide cutting edge learning tools such as the interactive Smart Board which is being installed in our 4-year-old class, and new educational materials purchased for the 2- and 3-year-old classes.”

Maritime Day School offers a seven week summer program that is both educational and fun. “We believe summer camp should be intriguing and fun, while accomplishing our core goal, education,” said Ms. Ward. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Each weekly theme incorporates a daily art activity, math, language, social studies, singing, literature and science, and all involve a lot of fun and exploration. The children also have the opportunity to get wet and be silly. The first week the classes “traveled” to Egypt to see the great pyramids and learn about Egyptian hieroglyphs. This summer’s lineup includes “Walk like an Egyptian;” “Hang Ten” Beach; “Wizards;” “There’s A Snake In My Boot;” “Wild West;”  “Under the Big Top Circus,” “Knights and Princesses,” and “Do You Have What It Takes?” Survivor.

“Our priority is to provide children with a fun and rewarding summer experience, supervised by educated and seasoned teachers,” said Ms. Ward. “In addition to their extensive experience, all teachers and staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.”

Summer Camp provides children who have never experienced a preschool setting with an opportunity for routine and peer interaction. For children who have previously attended preschool, it provides consistency and maintenance, which can contribute to their success in the following school year. “We can ensure you that your child will be learning while creating summer memories,” said Ms. Ward.

For September enrollment, Maritime offers two daily sessions: 9 a.m. to noon, and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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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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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Winemart owner Charles Maneri (left) and his son Chuck Maneri.

Owners: Charles J. Maneri Jr. and Charles J. Maneri Sr.

Year established: 2001

Location: 757 Old Country Road, Riverhead

Phone: 631-208-8231

email: [email protected]

Open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Charles Maneri Jr. opened Winemart Discount Wines & Liquors in November 2001 to serve the East End of Long Island. The store, owned and operated by Mr. Maneri and his father, Charles Sr., has been named Dan’s Papers’ “Best of the Best” several times.

“We knew the Riverhead location was a good one,” said Charles Jr., who has over 30 years of experience in the business. “We carry a large selection of local wines, as well as wines from California and elsewhere.”

Winemart’s selection of fine wines and spirits is vast and varied, also including vodka, tequila, gin, scotch, whisky and bourbon. They also carry champagne and sparkling wines, including prosecco. Charles Jr. is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and is always on hand to answer questions or offer suggestions.

Winemart offers free delivery to the entire East End on orders of $100 or more (cash only).

06/15/11 10:35am
06/15/2011 10:35 AM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Salvatore Lotardo, DDS, dental assistants Alyssia Baez and Jennifer Preli, office staffer Tracy Pitocco and office manager Lori Roach.

Owner(s): Salvatore Lotardo, D.D.S.
Year established: 2008
Location: 54 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Riverhead
Phone: 631-591-3243
Number of employees: 8

Dr. Lotardo opened his original practice in Nesconset in 1992 and a second in Riverhead in 2008. Trained in the latest dental techniques, he offers complete dental solutions, and he and his team have helped thousands of patients achieve smiles that radiate beauty and good health.

According to its website, the practice prides itself on patient relations and promises no waiting and a clean, modern facility. And if patients complete hygiene visits every six months, Dr. Lotardo guarantees each crown and dental implant for five years.

Dr. Lotardo offers beautiful, lasting and functional solutions to improve problem smiles and missing or severely damaged teeth. And Bella Smiles also offers routine cleanings and checkups.

Dr. Lotardo uses his experience to “deliver exceptional care in a caring, calming environment. We use highly gentle techniques to help you maintain and enhance your smile without discomfort or the anxiety that often comes with it.”

For each patient seeking a smile makeover, Dr. Lotardo conducts a personal interview and creates a tailor-made treatment plan. A cosmetic consultation may include digital imaging to preview procedure results and help evaluate options. As a result, troubled smiles are completely transformed.

Other services include veneers and cosmetic bonding to eliminate spaces, mend chipped teeth, reshape crooked ones and hide discolorations. Teeth whitening, at home or in the office, and Lumineers are also available to achieve dramatically whiter teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are used in place of unsightly amalgam fillings.

Dr. Lotardo also has extensive experience in implant dentistry to treat missing teeth with solutions designed to fit each patient’s individual needs. Using custom-fabricated materials, Bella Smilles can restore teeth to their original size, color and shape. Crown and bridge work allow patients to retain their smiles’ natural appearance without removable dentures.

The Bella Smiles team also offers complete orthodontic care for all ages, as well as Invisalign to correct minor problems and improve the smile without traditional braces.

Other services include digital X-rays, nonsurgical solutions for gum disease, single-visit root canals and much more.

Complimentary coffee, espresso and biscotti are always available.

website: bellasmilesnow.com
Open Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Bernie Springsteel poses with some of his paintings inside his Greenport gallery.

Owner: Bernard Springsteel
Year established: 2010
Location: 419 Main St., Greenport
Phone: 631-477-6818

Springsteel Art Gallery in Greenport exhibits original paintings and sculptures by owner Bernard Springsteel, with a guest artist or photographer featured every month.

“My watercolor and oil paintings reflect somewhat different themes, but nevertheless reflect the world as it is and particularly the way it was before us,” Mr. Springsteel said. “I particularly like to find old homes and watercraft that have seen the test of time and now make a statement of their antiquity. The light and shadow of these old structures really whet my appetite for their beauty of form. I have found that painting places I have traveled to has added a rich addition to my work and makes me part of a tradition of artists who traveled and painted.”

With a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute and 30 years’ experience as an art director in magazine and book publishing, Mr. Springsteel began a fine arts career after many years of working with other artists and photographers. “This had given me a rich background in the arts, and I now devote my time to watercolors, oils and sculpture,” he said. “Having all this time to concentrate on these crafts is a gift of life, after so many years of working for publishing houses.”

The techniques of figurative sculpture and bas relief are thousands of years old, and are little changed except for the introduction of synthetics. “This and the fact that artists continue to pursue this form speaks for its reason to always be a legitimate art form,” said Mr. Springsteel. “Mankind does not become modern. He perpetuates as did early man. So too, figurative art is not an abstraction but a real mirror of the generations.

“The best description of my sculptural work is contemporary figurative and classical in scope, dealing with mythological and thematic figures, sometimes with humor,” he added. “The classical human form and the relationships between humans intrigue me. Having been to many museums in the world, I have always been struck with the figure and how it has come down chronicled by art through the ages.”

Springsteel Art Gallery is open Friday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment; springsteelgallery.com; email [email protected] X-Men: Dark Phoenix Free

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Owner(s): Eastern Long Island Hospital
Year established: 1905
Location: 201 Manor Place, Greenport
Phone: 631-477-1000
Number of employees: 280
Open 7 days, 24 hours per day

With a mission to provide essential healthcare services to the North Fork and Shelter Island and critical access to specialized services, Eastern Long Island Hospital ranks No. 1 in Suffolk County for patient satisfaction. As recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from HealthGradesTM, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, ELIH continues to deliver excellence in patient care and stands in the top 15% of hospitals in the country.

Eastern Long Island Hospital is a 90-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital. It’s recognized centers for excellence include emergency care, geriatrics, ambulatory surgery, general surgery, pain management, women’s health, plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, diagnostic imaging, men’s health, physical therapy and addiction services at Quannacut.

Recent accomplishments include the addition of an expanded emergency department, digital mammography, 1.5 Tesla high field MRI, advanced hospital information technology, enhancements and capital improvements to all patient areas creating what it calls a “brand new hospital from the inside out.”

Well-known for providing extraordinary personal attention, a highly skilled professional staff takes great pride in putting “care” back in healthcare.

ELIH serves as an economic engine to the local business community through its purchasing power of goods and services for everyday operations. It is one of the area’s largest local employers, and 90 percent of its employees are local residents.

The hospital is licensed by the state Department of Health, the Office of Mental Health, and Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The ELIH Auxiliary, and the ELIH volunteer family offer opportunities for essential support work and fund-raising activities. The hospital’s Opportunity Thrift Shop in Greenport is considered by many to be a local treasure. The junior volunteer program offers community youth ages 15 to 28 an insider’s view of the hospital in exchange for a few volunteer hours, usually a minimum of two hours a week after school or on weekends. In addition, the hospital offers a summer work experience program for high school juniors, yearly scholarships to graduating seniors and a nursing scholarship program in conjunction with the nursing department at Suffolk County Community College.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Owner Allan Dinizio (left), office manager Marie Caggiano (center) and head mechanic Kevin Maida.

Owner(s): Allan Dinizio
Year established: 1967
Location: 5775 Route 48 at Wickham Avenue, Mattituck
Phone: 631-298-8999
Number of employees: 3
Open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The team at Dinizio’s Service really knows about cars, trucks and other vehicles. Owner Allan Dinizio graduated from Denver Automotive and Diesel College. His co-worker Kevin Maida graduated from General Motors Automotive School, and is a master certified GM technician. Both men attend automotive classes at least six times per year to keep up with the newest automotive technologies.

“We take pride in our friendly, honest, clean and comfortable establishment,” said Allan. “We offer reliable, professional and fast service, and are always trying to save the client money.”

Dinzio’s is a TECH-NET PROFESSIONAL AUTO SERVICE® center, and has the equipment and technology to diagnose and repair imported, domestic or hybrid vehicles. It is committed to protecting a new car’s warranty and to providing a successful and pleasant automotive service experience.

Dinizio’s offers preventive maintenance services, and provides services for brakes, engine tune-ups, cooling systems, computer diagnostics, engines, transmissions, exhausts, suspension, electrical systems, climate control, lube, oil and filter, NYS inspections, shocks and much more. Its premium tires include Goodyear, Kelly, Pegasus, Pirelli and Dunlop. Its goal is to keep a vehicle safe, dependable and well maintained by following the manufacturer service recommendations, so the driver can have confidence while on the road, and enjoy a worry-free driving experience.

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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Penny Lumber/Marjam Supply manager Chip Penny (from left), with staff members Tina Vacey, Mike Maffetone and Eddie Khan.

Owner(s): Mark Buller
Year established: 1979
Location: Showroom, 67680 Main Road, Greenport; Yard, 12585 Sound Ave., Mattituck
Phone: 631-477-8900, 631-298-8559
Number of employees: 700
Yard: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-noon. Showroom: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

In 2006, Marjam Supply purchased Penny Lumber, which had been founded in 1890 in Mattituck by George L. Penny, expanding to Greenport in 1961. Marjam continues to run the company with the same values — and many of the same faces.

Marjam Supply Company was founded in 1979, with the purchase of a warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a few thousand dollars in assets and the mission of providing a highly specialized, customer-service-driven distributor of lumber, plywood and other building materials to the trade. Since then Marjam has experienced continuous and sustained growth and now operates 28 “super centers” in 12 states that serve the entire East Coast of the U.S. and is one of the most respected businesses in the country’s competitive construction supply industry. It attributes this growth to the highly valued repeat business of their customers. The company makes sure that the individual attention that made its reputation remains the driving force behind every transaction, every day.

Today the company has grown to a dedicated staff of nearly 700 professionals known as Marjamers, who stand out in a highly competitive because they focus on the needs of the customers. Every customer’s order is viewed as an opportunity to solve a problem. Sales representatives will determine the customer’s needs and will then recommend the best products at the best prices to satisfy those needs. They will also inform about the manufacture’s specifications and warranties, and will suggest items that may have been forgotten in the customer’s planning.

Marjam Supply was named Home Channel News 2010 Pro Dealer of the year, which attests to the company’s dedication to its clientele. It continues to pioneer some of the most sophisticated information technology available, using powerful system tools, and are able to coordinate, source and deliver every type of job 24/7. The company’s proprietary inventory system can source orders from any one of its sites. The end result is a true one-stop shopping solution. Future plans include continual improvement, growth and development at existing service centers and expansion into new regional and overseas markets, South America, the Caribbean and Canada.

Some key products include FSC certified lumber and plywood, sheetrock, boom service, and major brands including Armstrong, USG, GAF roofing, Trek decking, Fry Reglet, Firestone roofing, EIFS products, architectural hardwood and plywood.

Its attention to service, quality and scope of materials and commitment to its clientele makes Marjam Supply true to its slogan, “The Northeast’s Leading Building Materials Distributor.”