Depression affecting work performance

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Depression affecting work performanceOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Anxiety and depression, and the medication for them prescribed by doctors,appear to affect workplace performance, according to research published by theHSE. A study conducted by the Health and Safety Ergonomics Unit at LoughboroughUniversity and the Department of Health and Social Care at Brunel University,found sufferers described a variety of accidents and near misses that theybelieved were linked to their condition or the side effects of medication. Those with responsibilities for others, such as teachers, doctors ormanagers, seemed to present a particular risk to safety at work. The study said that failing to take medication was common because of its unpleasantside effects, lack of improvement of symptoms or because it made people feelworse at first. Sufferers were often unprepared for the side effects and would have welcomedbetter information from doctors and pharmacists. Mental health problems were not well understood by employers, with littlesupport in the workplace, the study concluded. Professor Cheryl Haslam, of the University of Nottingham’s Institute ofWork, Health and Organisations (formerly of Department of Health and SocialCare at Brunel), said: “People suffering from anxiety and depressionexperience great difficulties at work managing their symptoms and dealing withthe side effects of their medication. “Many were unprepared for the fact that it can take two or three weeksbefore they start to see improvements. Patients need more information from GPsabout the medication and the side effects, so they know what to expect.” www.hse.gov.uklast_img read more

Costa ups the ’green’ coffee shop ante

first_imgCosta is turning its coffee shops green to reduce carbon emissions and conserve water.The chain’s new dishwashers recycle steam to preheat fresh water, resulting in a 30% energy reduction and saving 15,000 litres of water a year, while reduced heat output display fridges, as well as using less energy than standard models, also mean less air conditioning is needed.The stores now use Futura coffee machines, which are claimed to be 30% more energy-efficient, and Marco tea urns or water boilers in its larger stores, which are said to be 40% more efficient.The move is part of owner Whitbread’s £7m ‘Good Together’ sustainability strategy, which aims to help the business cut energy consumption by 26% and water use by 20%, by 2020.Chris George, Whitbread’s head of energy & environment, said: “By leading the way in our sector, we can show what can be achieved when you are committed to taking action on the environment…we have a real opportunity to make a difference and there is considerable scope for us to be innovative and bold.”last_img read more

Second case of coronavirus reported in Indiana

first_img Previous articlePerson of interest named in shooting of Taco Bell employeeNext articleMichigan onsite sports betting will begin Wednesday 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. By 95.3 MNC – March 8, 2020 0 246 Pinterest Facebook Second case of coronavirus reported in Indiana Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP) The Indiana State Department of Health has identified the second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the state. The patient, an adult who resides in Hendricks County, is in isolation with mild symptoms and is not hospitalized at this time.The patient traveled to Boston in late February to attend the BioGen conference and developed mild flu-like symptoms on March 2. More than a dozen COVID-19 cases nationwide have been tied to the conference, including a Marion County resident who was identified Friday as Indiana’s first COVID-19 case. That patient also remains in self-isolation with mild symptoms.ISDH is working closely with the Hendricks and Marion County health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure that any close contacts of both patients are identified and monitored and that all infection control protocols are being followed.“With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United States and the fact that we are a mobile society, this new case isn’t surprising, but we know it causes concern in the community,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “I urge Hoosiers to continue to educate themselves about this illness and take common-sense precautions, but also to be aware that the vast majority of COVID-19 cases are mild in individuals without underlying medical conditions.”Dr. Box asked Hoosiers who attended the BioGen conference to self-quarantine at home, monitor for symptoms and notify their local health department or a healthcare provider if they develop a cough, fever or shortness of breath. This guidance is consistent with information BioGen shared with conference participants.David Stopperich, M.D., the Hendricks County health officer, said the county has prepared for possibilities like a COVID-19 case and assured residents that all necessary steps are being taken to reduce the spread of the illness.“Our health department and the entire medical community of Hendricks County have been working in conjunction with schools, emergency management and other organizations to develop plans to limit the spread of this disease,” Dr. Stopperich said. “I ask anyone who thinks they might have symptoms of COVID-19 to call a healthcare provider so they can be evaluated by phone before going to a medical facility. This will help further limit any spread of this virus.”All confirmed COVID-19 patients are required to remain in isolation for at least 14 days and until specimens taken on two consecutive days test negative for COVID-19. Individuals who have recently visited an area under a Level 3 travel warningalso are asked to self-isolate for 14 days and notify their local health department or a healthcare provider if they develop symptoms of COVID-19, which include cough, fever and shortness of breath. WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

The Party’s Just Begun: Phish Makes Their Mission Clear On Baker’s Dozen Night One At MSG

first_imgShake your coconuts, coco boys and coco girls–this party’s just begun! The moment is now, the day is here, and Phish‘s “Baker’s Dozen” residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City is finally, officially, underway. Earlier in the day, the band announced via their socials that they would be distributing donuts–real, edible, actual donuts–to their MSG guests as they arrive each night, a new flavor for each of the 13 days. Friday’s flavor: Coconut. Why does the kind of snacks the band gave out pre-show matter to the music? Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense soon…The band got the ball rolling on the first of 26 Baker’s Dozen sets with the Phish debut of “Shake Your Coconuts,” an obscure 2003 “call to party” by Danish pop duo Junior Senior. With the last notes of the opener still ringing, Page McConnell launched the vocal sample for “Martian Monster.” After all, the Garden faithful had been selected as the first astronauts to explore the planet Baker’s Dozen. With the Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House track making its second appearance of the summer after landing during Northerly Island night two. This particular Martian trip may have been short, but the band took visible pleasure in the irony of the lyrics as they embarked on the longest single run in their history.Next up was a slow-boiling “Timber (Jerry),” whose impending visit was foreshadowed with heavy teases during the not-so-simple “Simple” from Chicago. The Phish rode that Arkansas mule for 8+ minutes of focused type-1 improv, culminating in an anthemic build toward the first of night 1’s many grandiose peaks. A straightforward “555” came next, with some amusing antics coming at the song’s end, as Trey Anastasio cheekily asked the crowd “are we tired yet?” The audience roar that erupted in response answered Trey’s inquiry emphatically. Hell no, Trey. Hell no. After a long pause, the band counted into their next tune, but after a few drum beats, the “song” was abruptly cut short, with Trey introducing “Mr. Jon Fishman” behind the kit. Fishman responded to the mulligan in kind, joking “that might be our greatest composition yet.”Sunny TAB ditty “Pigtail” followed, just its fourth appearance in the Phish setting–and its fourth successively better rendition. “Pigtail” will end up being a great Phish tune. Mark it. “Halfway To The Moon” followed, and it seemed that many fans were halfway to the bathroom when, suddenly, “Halfway” launched into orbit, with Trey and Page flexing their musical muscles and Chris Kuroda showing off his spectacular new rig, which moves, spins, and generally blows last year’s LED screen setup out of the water. We’re way beyond “stage lighting” this year, as Kuroda’s new toys encompass the entire arena, making for a jaw-dropping, 360-degree spectacle. The whole damn room lights up this year, guys [early review of the rig: 5-out-of-5 gooogley-eye emojis].After an extended stop, the band kicked into the first classic Phish epic of the evening, “Reba.” After nailing the song’s complex composed parts, the band built out a typically high-flying jam, before skipping the tune’s whistling outro and opting instead for what was perhaps the evening’s most exciting song selection: David Bowie‘s “Moonage Daydream.” The first tune from last Halloween’s Ziggy Stardust costume set to appear since made an emphatic statement. Bobbing and weaving and shrugging off hits with the supreme confidence of a champion prize fighter, Trey lathered the “Moonage” jam with meaty guitar flourishes. For our purposes here, we can go ahead and call this tune Part 1-of-many in a forthcoming series entitled “Why You Really Just Have To Go To All The Shows.” A typically ripping “Walls Of The Cave” followed to close the set, leaving high expectations for what was to come.An opening night “Tweezer” was near the top of many fans’ “guess list” for night one, and the familiar opening riff of the Picture of Nectar favorite prompted an ecstatic reaction from the audience. This 16+ minute “Tweezer” excursion packed an entertaining punch, Kurodas arena-enveloping visuals once again adding some extra “wow” factor. The band built “Tweezer” into a calculated groove, with Trey flutters foaming up over the top before Page and Fishman pushed the jam into “bliss” territory and, subsequently, into a classic “Tweezer” peak. Finally, Fish took the reins once again, driving the band into “Seven Below” for the second improvisational excursion in as many songs to start set two. “Seven Below” reached some great, minimal, synth-led 80s grooves that evoked a Phil Collins-type sound (think “In The Air Tonight”) with Page absolutely blaring as the song built to another impressive climax. While far from all-time versions, both jams highlighted Phish’s intentions for the run to come: Each member of the band was trying things, taking risks, connecting in different ways, pushing each other. We may not be “there” just yet, but it’s clear the band is determined to make this unprecedented residency something truly special.A “Billy” breather came next, sucking some of the air out of a great set-opening pair of jams, before moving into “Sparkle,” which built to its cacophonous apex with a little more intent and purpose than your average “Sparkle,” if you’re into that kind of thing.With the third-quarter breathers out of the way, Phish launched into “Everything’s Right,” one of the strongest songs from a selection of early Summer 2017 debuts. The song once again got the improv treatment, with Mike Gordon serving as the locomotive and Trey milking his previously-established 80s arena rocker finesse to fantastic effect before guiding the band into a towering “Slave,” which may or may not have made this writer shed a few emotionally-gobsmacked tears, before a tight-and-funky “Suzy Greenberg” appeared to end the set. However, since these are no ordinary Phish shows, the band had one more surprise in store–the debut of an a cappella rendition/quasi-vocal jam on ubiquitous tropical chant “Coconut” (original by Harry Nilsson), which saw the clearly-amused foursome put the lime right into the coconut as they held back giddy smiles–almost like they know something we don’t know…That was when the big picture began to come into focus for all in attendance. Friday’s donut: Coconut creme. The opener: “Shake Your Coconuts.” The closer: “Coconut.” “Coconuts” in “Reba.” Starting to see a pattern? Just like that, the “Baker’s Dozen” mission was clear: 13 nights. 13 donuts. 13 special shows.The band returned for their encore with a rare “Mango Song,” which made a welcome appearance despite Trey’s usual struggles on the tune’s tricky guitar theme before ceding to a red-hot “Good Times, Bad Times,” in which Trey reminded everyone who’s boss, and restored whatever faith may have been lost during the “Mango” flubbery.It’s difficult to digest this show as a single, isolated performance. If this was a one-off–a lonely donut, if you will–it’s likely a lot more fans might feel like the show left something to be desired. But this show felt perfect as the start of something big. So come on down to MSG. We’re only one night in, but make no mistake–the “Baker’s Dozen” is already a thing, and it’s pretty fantastic so far. [Plus, tonight’s missing “Tweeprise” promises to make a big return in a couple weeks]. This run already feels intentive and significant. It’s the mo-fuckin’ Bakers Dozen–There will be no repeats. There will be no prisoners. Let’s do this. See you all tonight!(Saturday’s donut is Strawberry, for those keeping track. Look out for a thick Strawberry Goo mudslide, coming in hot.)You can check out a gallery of photos from Baker’s Dozen Night 1 below, via Andrew Blackstein.Hot Takes:REPEAT WATCH: 0 so far, since it’s only night one. But considering all the new tunes, covers, rare covers, and more, it sure looks like we won’t see any.TODAY’S DONUT: Coconut (“Shake Your Coconuts,”, “Reba”, “Coconut”)WE TIRED YET?: Hell no.SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 1 | Madison Square Garden | New York City, NY | 7/21/17I: Shake Your Coconuts[1], Martian Monster, Timber Ho! > 555, Pigtail, Halfway to the Moon, Reba[2], Moonage Daydream, Walls of the CaveII: Tweezer > Seven Below > Billy Breathes > Sparkle, Everything’s Right > Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg, Coconut[1]E: The Mango Song, Good Times Bad Times[1] Phish debut.[2] No whistling.If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix) #July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Gramercy (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 – “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 – Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (SOLD OUT)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)# (L4LM & Brooklyn Bowl Presents) Load remaining images SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 1 | Madison Square Garden | New York City, NY | 7/21/17 | Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

Phish Announces 11th Festival, Curveball, This August At Watkin’s Glen

first_imgAfter months of rumors and anticipation, Phish has officially announced their 11th multi-day festival, named Curveball. Curveball will take place August 17-19, 2018 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY.Curveball fits neatly into Phish’s previously announced summer 2018 tour schedule, which until now featured a two-week gap between their run at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Maryland (August 11th and 12th), and their annual Labor Day Weekend celebration at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Curveball continues a tradition that began with The Clifford Ball in August, 1996, and will mark Phish’s third weekend festival at Watkin’s Glen, following Super Ball IX in 2011 and Magnaball in 2015. Prior to Super Ball, the NASCAR track hadn’t hosted a concert event since the famous Summer Jam in 1973, a single-day concert by The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Band which saw 600,000 fans descend on the venue.Tickets for Curveball go on sale this Friday, March 2nd at noon ET. While tickets will allow individuals to access the camping areas, every vehicle entering the festival site will require a separate camping vehicle pass. These passes are sold on a per vehicle basis, so you can save money and reduce your environmental impact by carpooling. All Glen Close camping and on-site accommodation packages include a vehicle pass. Details about Weekend passes, camping, on-site accommodations, and travel packages are available here. The first wave of information about the festival and will continue to update with “travel info, FAQs, guidelines, event info, Russian propaganda, and much much more,” so make sure to keep checking back for more information. Until then, throw on this video of Phish’s unforgettable “Tweezer” > “Prince Caspian” jam from Magnaball, one of the most memorable musical highlights from the band’s last big party at Watkin’s Glen:Phish – “Tweezer” > “Prince Caspian” – Magnaball[Video: LivePhish]last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Get Stoked For STS9’s Wave Spell Live Fest This Maddy O’Neal Playlist

first_imgSince June, fans have been eagerly awaiting Wave Spell Live, a brand-new music festival from the jamtronica juggernauts of STS9. Slated for August 16th through 19th, the festival sets itself apart with its heavy-hitting, electronic-focused lineup and absolutely wild venue. Wave Spell Live will take place in Belden Town, California, a town with a population of seven, and for the event, the festival will rent out the town—meaning the town’s residents will leave and there will be absolutely no noise ordinances or curfews.In addition to nine sets from STS9, Wave Spell Live has tapped an enviable list of performers, including Colorado’s Maddy O’Neal, an up-and-coming producer who has been earning high praise from other artists and fans alike. With an emphasis on musical experimentation mixed with meticulous production, Maddy has been rising on the bill of renowned music festivals and embarking on nationwide headlining tours of her own.In anticipation of Maddy O’Neal’s performance at Wave Spell Live this weekend, O’Neal curated a hype-worthy playlist to get fans stoked on the upcoming California festival. Check out the Spotify playlist and her explanations for each track’s inclusion below! From August 16th to 19th, STS9 will host their inaugural Wave Spell Live Festival in Belden Town, California. Featuring nine sets from the host band, Wave Spell Live will also see a headlining set from BAAD Quartet, a supergroup composed of Dom Lalli (Big Gigantic), Alana Rocklin (STS9), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), and Borahm Lee (Pretty Lights Live/Break Science). The festival will also host sets from David Phipps (solo), Zach Velmer, eDIT (Glitch Mob), Ooah (Glitch Mob), SunSquabi (two nights), Manic Focus, Charlesthefirst (two nights), Michal Menert, Antennae, Maddy O’Neal (two nights), Yak Attack (two nights), An-Ten-Nae, Chris Karns (Pretty Lights Live), and many more, in addition to stand-up comedy about STS9 and the jam band scene by NY-based comedy team Wokes with Jokes.Tickets are still available but flying fast. To secure your tickets to the highly anticipated debut festival, head to Wave Spell Live’s website here. Maddy O’Neal featuring Manic Focus – “Light In Your Eyes”: The first single off my new EP Dream State. One of my favorite tracks to date—both beautiful and grimey in its own way.Maddy O’Neal – “No Master Plan”: Although at this point, this one is a bit of an older production of mine, it’s still one of the most special songs to me because it’s the first time I wrote and sang my own lyrics on a track. Made it that much more personal to me.Maddy O’Neal featuring Marvel Years, Chris Karns, & Michelle Sarah – “Viral Love”: This track was such a badass super collab between all of us—Michelle’s vocals, Cory’s guitar, Chris’s cuts—I think this is one of the tracks that really transcends genres in such a cool way. Very proud of this one.Maddy O’Neal x Dreamers Delight – “Valkyrie”: Reed and I really combined our unique styles on this one. Every time I play it live, I feel this epicness of a journey in a way. That’s kind of what we were going for hence the title.Maribou State featuring Khruangbin – “Feel Good”: Recently discovered Maribou State, a producer duo, and then, a week later, they came out with a track with another favorite Khruangbin (who if you don’t know yet, you must check out). Super rad collaboration.Gabriel Garzón-Montano – “Keep On Running”: Recently discovered him. His music reminds me a lot of D’Angelo. It’s simple yet soulful. I can’t stop listening to it.Everydayz & Phazz – “Almeria”: One of my new favorite producer discoveries, and this song in particular. Everydayz from France. The flow between the sections, build up, and breakdown of instruments and elements keeps you on your toes throughout the song.last_img read more

Stephan Morse Named Vermont Chamber Citizen of the Year

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Stephan A. Morse of Newfane has been selected as the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. Morse will be honored with a roast-and-toast banquet on October 28, 2004 at the Woodstock Inn & Resort.The prestigious Vermont Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award focuses on community service, and going above and beyond the call of duty. Presented annually for more than four decades, the Citizen of the Year award honors the person who contributes to Vermont on a statewide basis through service, self-sacrifice, and volunteerism.Morse is known for his dedication to Vermont communities and our citizens through both his career and volunteer efforts. A native Vermonter and former Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, Morse is currently the President and CEO of the Windham Foundation, Inc., in Grafton.In addition to overseeing the operations of the foundation and its for-profit subsidiaries, Morse executes the popular, decade-old Grafton Conference program, which provides a forum for state leaders to convene and discuss topics and issues of statewide impact. To date, more than 25 conferences have been held on a variety of Vermont social policy issues.Morses public contributions extend far past his responsibilities at the Windham Foundation and the boundaries of Windham County. Throughout his career, he has contributed countless hours to more than 10 boards, committees and commissions, including the Brattleboro Retreat and the Snelling Center for Government. Most recently, Morse agreed to chair Coalition 21: Transforming Health Care for the New Century, a task force dedicated to transforming the states health care system.Stephan Morse is a very deserving recipient of this award, stated Vermont Chamber President Duane Marsh. He has displayed his dedication to the state, not only through his career at the Windham Foundation, but more importantly, by continually serving as a devoted citizen in the interest of Vermonts welfare.I am honored to be the recipient, Morse said of the award. Vermont is a great place to live and work because so many of us dedicate ourselves to helping others. I view this award as recognition that this philosophy remains alive and well in Vermont.The Citizen of the Year Award dates back to 1964. Recent recipients include David R. Coates (2003), the Honorable Barbara Snelling (2002), Diane P. Mueller (2001), and Francis G.W. Voigt (2000). For more information on attending the banquet, please contact Erin Hitchcock ([email protected](link sends e-mail), 802-223-3443).last_img read more

Connecticut joins no-more-coal coalition

first_imgConnecticut joins no-more-coal coalition FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Hartford Courant:Connecticut will join an international coalition dedicated to ending reliance on traditional coal-fired power plants, Gov. Daniel P. Malloy announced at a San Francisco conference Thursday.The only remaining coal-burning power plant in Connecticut is the Bridgeport Harbor Station. That plant is already scheduled to be shut down by 2021 and be replaced with a new, less-polluting natural gas facility. But Malloy said joining other U.S. states and businesses on the “Powering Past Coal Alliance,” includes a commitment by Connecticut not to allow construction of any new coal-powered plants.“Climate change is the most significant global threat in our lifetime,” Malloy said in a statement issued at a meeting of the U.S. Climate Alliance. “We have seen its impacts firsthand this summer from wildfires in California to the powerful Hurricane Florence on the East Coast.”The Bridgeport Harbor Station plant is one of the last coal-fired generating facilities in New England. The massive plant has been a major target for environmental and minority community activists. The plant is owned by PSEG Power Connecticut LLC, a subsidiary of one of the largest electricity producers in the U.S.The natural gas replacement for the Bridgeport Harbor Station plant is expected to be in operation next year. Plans call for it to be capable of producing 485 megawatts of electricity, according to company officials.More: Connecticut joining anti-coal climate coalitionlast_img read more

US promises $107 million more to fight Central America crime

first_imgBy Dialogo March 07, 2012 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pledged on March 6 to allocate US$107 million more in aid to Central America under a security initiative to tackle organized crime amid soaring drug violence in the region. “Despite the significant recession … we are sustaining support for the Central American Regional Security Initiative, through which we have dedicated US$361 million since 2008. And we’re asking our Congress for another US$107 million next year,” Biden said after meeting with regional presidents in Honduras. Biden spoke of the “shared responsibility” of the United States and said U.S. authorities were acting on “multiple fronts,” including seeking to reduce demand for illegal drugs at home. He also proposed that the United States and Central American governments hold an annual high-level meeting to assess progress on improving security. [AFP, 07/03/2012; Voanews.com, 07/03/2012]last_img read more

North Fork Festival of Trees Held At Treiber Farms in Peconic

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Community Action Southold Town (CAST) hosted the inaugural North Fork Festival of Trees on Dec. 5 and 6 at Treiber Farms in Peconic.The hybrid virtual and live event displayed themed trees decorated by local businesses, artists, and friends of CAST. The best trees were given People’s Choice and Designer’s Choice awards.The holiday trees and other items, including art from local artists, were auctioned off to benefit CAST. The event also collected new unwrapped toys for the annualCAST Holiday Toy Drive benefiting North Fork families in need.Guests meandered through CAST’s magical tree garden while enjoying holiday music and refreshments for sale.CAST North Fork Festival of Trees held at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Photo by Ed Shin)Treiber Farms. (Photo by Ed Shin)Super Mario tree – Sponsored by Sheri & Brian Winter Parker – The Corcoran Group, Stephanie & Chuck McEvily, Gurwin Home Health Agency. Designed by Alex Vinash-American Beech. (Photo by Ed Shin)RBG Tree – Sponsored and designed by Craft Hair. (Photo by Ed Shin)Birds and Berries sponsored by M&T Bank & PSEG. Designed by Fran Ormand and Jessica Frankel. (Photo by Ed Shin)Nights in White Satin – Sponsored by Eileen MGuire & John McLane, Sutton Landing at Mount Sinai. Designed by Pam Ferrari and Chirstine Makowski. (Photo by Ed Shin)CAST North Fork Festival of Tree. (Photo by Ed Shin)The Rainbow Colors of Bridge Lane Wine – Sponsored by Kim West – The Corcoran Group & PSEG. Designed by Bridge Lane Wine. (Photo by Ed Shin)For more scene & seen event photos visit longislandpress.com/category/scene-seen.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more