Get fun photos while supporting area food banks today Harriman Cherfoto in Harriman will give out free 4x6 portrait prints today, Oct. 29, from 12 to 6 p.m. as part of its fourth annual Halloween Open House and Charity Event. For every canned food item or $5 donation, guests receive one 4x6 portrait print of their little “trick or treater.” All proceeds benefit the food banks of Monroe. No appointment is necessary. Call 783-6535. Diabetes seminar set for Nov. 6 at Orange/Ulster BOCES Goshen Orange Regional Medical Center will host “Diabetes
What’s New 4 You” seminar on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Orange/Ulster BOCES in Goshen. Topics will include “The Basics and What’s New” with Elliott Friedman, M.D., an endocrinologist and medical director of The Stanley S. Dunkelman, M.D. Diabetes Treatment Center; “The Mouth Body Connection: Diabetes and Dentistry” with Thomas Littner, D.D.S.; and “Diabetes and Sleep” with Alan Schaffer, M.D., medical director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center. Space is limited; pre-registration is advised. Call 888-321-6762 for more information. Applebee’s offers free meals to vets and active duty personnel on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 Central Valley - Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar will honor veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free meal. A selection of complimentary entrees will be available on this day as dine-in guests at all Applebee’s restaurants nationwide. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, New Jersey Applebee’s will open one hour earlier for lunch starting at 10 a.m. and continue serving dinner until midnight or later in order to accommodate everyone. Applebee’s initiated this program nationwide for the first time last year. As a result, Applebee’s provided over one million free meals to members of the military. All U.S. veterans and active duty personnel with proof of current or former military service can choose one complimentary entrée from this selection. To locate the Applebee’s restaurant, visit www.applebees.com. Bear Mountain Zoo goes green Bear Mountain An energy efficiency project begun in 2010 is estimated to save close to 30,000 kilowatts of energy and $4,200 annually at Bear Mountain State Park. This effort, made possible through Orange & Rockland’s Small Business Energy Efficiency Program, involved months of planning and resulted in the installation of over 100 high efficiency lighting systems. The older, inefficient bulbs and ballasts were removed and recycled. Some dated back to 1942. In addition to the lighting upgrade, a composting station was constructed to recycle a portion of the zoo’s animal and garden waste. The rich soil resulting from the composting process will be used to fertilize landscaped zoo grounds, such as the Butterfly Garden. These first steps constitute the beginning of a continuing process to decrease energy consumption and move toward a more sustainable future. Trailside is always looking for volunteers to help in these environmentally-friendly efforts and be docents. Call Chris O’Sullivan at 786-2701 for more information. Digital mammography now available at Orange Radiology Monroe Orange Radiology Associates on Route 208 in Monroe and Ramapo Radiology Associates in Suffern are now offering digital mammography. Full field digital mammograms are performed much the same way as conventional screen-film mammograms, with images appearing on the technician’s screen within minutes and thus reducing the time spent in the breast imaging suite. Radiologists can manipulate the digital image in a way that can’t be done with films. Sharpness, contrast and zoom are features that now allow for clearer viewing on high resolution monitors. Digital technology greatly reduces the need for re-takes due to over- or under-exposure. The files can be transmitted to other computers and files can be duplicated without loss of quality. For more information, visit www.RamapoRadiology.com, or call 877-437-9729. Pain center expands hours Cornwall - The St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Kreisberg Pain Management Center has expanded its hours. Extended hours to will include additional availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning Nov. 1. The Kreisberg Family Center for Pain Management offers diagnosis and treatment to those dealing with chronic pain as a result of an injury or illness, including that of the back, neck or joints. Individualized care plans are tailored to meet the needs of patients served. Call 458-4591 or 458-4000. Bhola is new sleep center director Newburgh Anita Bhola, M.D. has joined the St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital’s Center for Sleep Medicine as its medical director. She will offer office hours at the center every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bhola’s sleep medicine experience includes a Clinical Fellowship in Sleep Medicine from New York’s Clinilabs Sleep Disorders Institute and Clinical Directorship of the Clinical Sleep Lab at Lexington Medical Services Sleep Center in Manhattan. Call 458-4899 to make an appointment.