Business Notebook: Wi-Fi Comes to Village; New Tutoring Biz Launched

Also: A cooking contest comes to town; local resident named to Mather board of directors.

You may not be able to use your cell phone to make phone calls at the , but you can now connect to the internet. The Village Center is now a wi-fi hotspot in its entirety.

The connection is free. In addition to the basic access, the Village Center's directories have been updated with QR codes, which allow direct access to its website and event calendar.

"Bring your laptops, bring your smart phones and tablets and relax by a waterfall garden in Inner Court, on the village green overlooking the harbor, or many other sites in picturesque Stony Brook Village," a spokeswoman for the Village Center said in a statement.

Lifelong Resident Launches New Tutoring Business. Lisa Viscardi has opened a franchise of Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, which will offer one-on-one tutoring and test preparation.

After searching for tutoring options for her own four children, Viscardi – who practiced law for 20 years prior to launching her tutoring business in January – discovered Club Z! and decided to get involved. She offers tutoring in subjects ranging from math to French.

"Our schools have been noted for many graduating seniors receiving scholarships to prestigious colleges, and we want to help every student achieve their educational goals," Viscardi said in a statement.

The Crushed Olive to Hold Monthly Recipe Contest. The concept is simple: use The Crushed Olive's "flavor of the month" to create an original recipe, and you could win a $50 gift certificate and special embroidered apron.

"We thought it was a good idea to get some participation from our customers," said owner Mona Rossero.

February's flavor of the month is Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar. The store aims to correlate its flavor of the month with current seasons. The store will offer one prize in each of its two locations, Stony Brook and Huntington.

Glynn Named to Mather Board of Directors. Timothy Glynn, an East Setauket resident and partner in the law firm of Glynn, Murcep and Purcell LLP, has been named to the Board of Directors at in Port Jefferson.

"I have known Mr. Glynn for many years. He is a well-respected fellow attorney whose talents and commitment to his community will make him a valued member of the Mather family,” said Kenneth Jacoppi, chairman of Mather's Board of Directors.

Glynn, who grew up in Quogue and Port Jefferson, recalled his first visit to Mather Hospital as a fifth grader with a broken arm decades ago. He called the hospital "a unique institution."

"It’s been well managed and is also a hospital with an outstanding reputation for quality," he said in a statement. "The first thing for me to do will be to figure out how they have been so successful and then determine how I can best contribute to their future success."

Glynn is also president of the Old Field Club and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation.


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