August 16, 2006
Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday. Fax them to 324-2351 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peconic Bay Medical Center will host a blood drive on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Long Island hospitals require almost 800 pints per day, but blood is perishable and lasts for only about 42 days. The shelf life for platelets, a blood component often employed in cancer care, is only five days. There is no substitute for human blood.
Donors must be between 17 and 75, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and have not given blood for at least 56 days. People with certain medical conditions or taking some specific medications cannot give blood. All donors must show a photo or signed identification and know their social security number. For more information on the blood drive, contact Marie Mackey at PBMC's Nursing Office at 548-6198.
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride, a weekend celebration that will showcase some of the world's finest boats and automobiles will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Surfside 3 Marina, 33 Library Ave. in Westhampton Beach. Take a tour and demo ride of a new Sea Ray or a spin in a Bentley. Cigars, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be on hand. Call Surfside 3 at 288-2400 for more information.
Hospice Volunteer Training
East End Hospice is offering a volunteer training program for men and women who are interested in becoming Hospice volunteers. East End Hospice provides care and comfort for all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones on eastern Long Island. Volunteers are needed in all areas. The eight session training program will begin on October 5; pre-registration is required. For more information an to schedule and interview with the EEH volunteer coordinators, please call 288-8400 before September 15.
Boat Sale in Aquebogue
There will be a boat sale under the tent at Vinland Commons Plaza on Main Rd., in Aquebogue Friday through Sunday. There will be summer clearance specials and demo rides by appointment; buyers can choose between free winter storage, no payment until March of 2007 and 4.99% financing. Call Larry's Lighthouse Marina at 722-3400 for more information.