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Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the beauty of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island’s North Shore this summer aboard the Discovery Wetlands Cruise, a 90-minute sightseeing tour. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization has been offering Discovery Cruises since 1995 aboard its 27-passenger pontoon boat, carrying guests from the calm waters of Stony Brook Harbor to the wetlands at West Meadow Creek. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this exceptional experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans…

Stony Brook Joins Community for Rt. 25A Clean Up More than 60 Stony Brook University students answered the call to help clean up the Long Island Railroad station and surrounding area on Saturday, April 11, doubling the number of volunteers from the University than in previous semesters. With so many helping hands, the garbage cans were quickly overflowing with stuffed bags of litter and debris. The clean up is organized through the Greening of Route 25A Committee in partnership with the Civic Association of Stony Brook and the Setaukets. The University supports the event with student volunteers each semester who…

More than 40 companies attended the Stony Brook University Business Connections networking breakfast, “How to Tap University Resources,” on Friday, March 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event was held in partnership with the Three Village Chamber of Commerce and opened with remarks by Michael Ardolino, their President Emeritus. The program featured campus departments sharing detailed information on the ways local businesses can improve their bottom line by tapping into resources found at the University. Managed by the Stony Brook University Office of Community Relations, the meeting provided a platform for Stony Brook to engage the business community. One…

Nearly 60 members of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce gathered to hear President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, speak at their monthly networking meeting, held at the Old Field Club on November 19. President Stanley, who had also been a featured guest speaker for the Chamber five years ago when he first arrived on campus, spoke to the crowd of local business owners about how far the University has come in such short time and shared his vision for the next phase of campus growth. “President Stanley’s talk with the Three Village Chamber is a good example of how…

The semi-annual cleanup of Rt. 25A near the Stony Brook Long Island Rail Road station took place on Saturday, October 11, despite a driving rain and cooler temperatures. More than 30 Stony Brook students volunteered from 8 am to 11 am to rake leaves, plant flowers and trim bushes. The students were coordinated through the Office of Commuter Student Services and Off-Campus Living and worked side by side with the Greening of 25A Committee and County Legislator Kara Hahn, as well as members of the Civic Association of Stony Brook and the Setaukets and the Three Village Chamber of Commerce.

Six new businesses projected to create 90 new jobs are coming to the Stony Brook area due to Stony Brook University’s participation in START-UP NY, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced. The businesses are among the latest wave of companies participating in the new initiative that creates tax-free areas associated with colleges and universities across the state. With additional businesses to be located at the University at Albany, University at Buffalo, Cornell University, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and the University of Rochester, a total of 17 firms are projected to invest more than $14 million and have committed to creating…

In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, shops and restaurants in the Stony Brook Village Center will literally put out the Welcome Mat and participate in a festive Ladies Night Out on Thursday, October 16, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The evening will include live music with WALK-97.5, food specials, sales, pink cocktails, raffles and more. Visitors will be welcomed to shops and restaurants by a striking blue “Welcome Mat” with the pink ribbon signifying support of breast cancer research for most of the month of October as well as Ladies Night Out. Upon arrival they can…

Fred S. Sganga, executive director of the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University, will be a distinguished honoree at The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s (WMHO) annual “Jewels and Jeans” dinner on Tuesday, June 24, at Flowerfield in St. James. The celebratory evening honors individuals that have made outstanding achievements in community service to Long Island. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm with a cocktail hour followed by dinner, dancing, music, raffles, a photo booth, and live and silent auctions. Chef Barret Beyer from Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Casino will give a cocktail-hour cooking demonstration and is also part…

On a bright Saturday morning recently, nearly 30 Stony Brook University students donated their time to help beautify the area near the Long Island Rail Road station. Organized by Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn and the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook, the “Greening of 25A” is a time for sprucing up the neighborhood. It takes place each spring and fall. Stony Brook students joined the community volunteers to remove trash, branches and debris, filling dozens of bags. “Hyper-local service events like this cleanup give our students an opportunity to give back to our local community, work alongside…

With tick season right around the corner, the Ward Melville Heritage Organization is once again offering its spring dinner series, Navigate Your Healthcare, with a forum on Lyme disease on April 10 with Benjamin Luft, MD, Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Luft was involved in the development of a Lyme disease vaccine that has shown great promise. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Luft and the late John Dunn, PhD, a biologist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), spearheaded the initial development of the original vaccine antigen concept, and together with researchers at…

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