The Mad Hatters (from left) Sue Hanauer of Riverhead, Harold Gordon of Mattituck, Rita Cohen of Southold and Prue Brashich of Cutchogue during last week’s bi-monthly knitting session at Ms. Hanover’s kitchen table. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
In 2003, Sue Hanauer was working on a project with fellow North Fork Reform Synagogue members when she developed the idea for Mad Hatters, which knits hats for local cancer patients.
“We were finishing a quilt cover for a wooden ark and were talking about what we wanted to do next,” said Ms. Hanauer, of Jamesport. “I had heard about a nationwide group that was doing caps for women and brought that to their attention. They liked the idea and the rest is history, as they say.” (more…)
Dr. Isamettin Aral, a radiation oncologist, showed community members the new ProHealth Radiation Oncology facility on Route 58 in Riverhead Thursday. (Credit: ProHealth Radiation)
Two oncology centers have served the North Fork for decades but a third has now opened on Route 58 in Riverhead — and this one offers a type of treatment previously unavailable in the immediate area. (more…)