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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,05:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Historic Memoirs Published in Anticipation of 350th Anniversary of the Town of Smithtown

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A free reception and book signing will be held for “The Land of the Smiths: A Collection of Personal Memoirs.”

Stony Brook, NY - February 19, 2014 - “What does it mean to be a Smith?” In her new work, The Land of the Smiths:  A Collection of Personal Memoirs, St. James author (and a Smith by marriage) Claire Nicolas White, explores the answer to this seemingly simple question in great historical detail. This year will mark not only Mrs. White’s 50th Anniversary as a published author but also the 75th Anniversary of The Ward Melville Heritage Organization who is publishing the book. The anniversary milestones continue with 2015 being the 350th Anniversary of the Town of Smithtown.
 
From the legend of Richard Smith and his bull, Whisper, and on through multiple generations to the 20th century, the Smith family has always been rooted to the land on which they lived. Based on interviews Ms. White conducted with Smith descendants in the 1970s, and written memoirs dating even earlier, the resulting narrative is woven together with fascinating connections to Head of the Harbor and Stony Brook and the precious stories of a family that defined the township which now bears its name. The publication is sponsored by Lessings, who operates the historic Three Village Inn (c. 1751) which was the home of prominent ship owner Captain Jonas Smith in 1835. Smith would entertain captains from all over the world sharing maritime tales in front of the very same fireplace in the very same sitting room that still welcomes visitors today to the Three Village Inn.
 
In honor of its publication, WMHO will be hosting a free reception and book signing on Sunday, March 30th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at their Educational & Cultural Center, located at 97P Main Street in the Stony Brook Village Center. The afternoon will feature a discussion about the Smiths by Mrs. White, who has authored over 20 books. There will also be a special theatrical presentation of White’s book, “A Visit with Miss Smith,” a brief, first-person vignette detailing a transformative event in the life of Ella Smith, a descendent of Richard “Bull-Rider” Smith.  Ella will be portrayed by local actress and Stony Brook School English teacher, Jean Linzee. Admission to the event is free but copies of the book will be available for purchase and will be signed by the author. Light refreshments will also be served. Creative services for the publication were donated by Smash Studios of the Stony Brook Village Center.  For further information call 631-751-2244 or visit wmho.org.
 
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Founded in 1939, WMHO is a not-for-profit corporation that develops and fosters community enrichment through cultural and educational experiences.  WMHO accomplishes this by enhancing and interpreting its historic and environmentally sensitive properties and by utilizing state-of-the-art technology. For more information, please visit www.wmho.org.

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