News Nearby: Missing Man Found Alive in Caleb Smith Park

A round up of news from towns neighboring Hauppauge.

New York State Park Police on Thursday found Dr. Jerome Nadler, 76, of Setauket, a local doctor who went missing on Labor Day at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve following a fishing outing.

With his father listed in serious condition at Thursday afternoon, Matthew Nadler stood outside the hospital to discuss the news that his father , calling it "a miraculous story."

"It seemed like a dim possibility," Matthew Nadler said, that his father would be found alive after nearly four days of being lost on the shoreline of Caleb Smith State Park.

Patch reported that Nadler was last seen by state park police who allowed him to drive down a paved path at the park on Monday in order to go fly-fishing. A white Subaru and a cell phone belonging to Nadler was found on Labor Day, but searches for the doctor on the holiday and through Tuesday and Wednesday were unsuccessful.

If your daily travels have ever taken you to in Mt. Sinai or even if you've just driven by, at some point or another you’ve been greeted by the smiley face cut into the grass or made up of thousands of little flowers on the knoll facing Route 25A.
This year, volunteers are holding a fundraiser to bring the flowery smiley face back to the park.
According to Fred Drewes, chairman of Heritage Park's Farm Committee, back in the fall of 2004 volunteers planted 7,500 crocus that formed the first blooming smiley face. Over the the next two years the crocus came back.


Painting had been instilled in Anne Palmer Tuttle at an early age. She grew up in the Brandywine region of Pennsylvania the oldest child in a family of artists. During the depression her family moved to Long Island where the teenager put herself through college, eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Long Island University.

Over the decades Tuttle earned a name for herself as a print-maker, painter and art instructor.

Now, the is showing a lifetime retrospective of her art starting Thursday and running through Nov. 13 titled “Anne P. Tuttle – A Life in Art.”


Just in time for the start of the school year, New Beginnings childcare center has opened its doors and is ready for business.

The center operates in the space left vacant by New Discovery childcare back in June. Owner Sylvia Bastone and staff were on hand Tuesday putting in some last minute touches, setting up new furniture and welcoming children from the Kings Park School District for the before and after care school program.


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