Verizon is Ending Email Service

Verizon is closing down its email service on a rolling basis. They began notifying customers last spring, and as of yet there is not definitive date as to when the entire service will be shuttered. According to the Verizon website:

Over the next several weeks we’ll be notifying all customers who have a Verizon Email address that we’re preparing to leave the email business; however not all customers will be notified at the same time. All customers will be given two options on how to handle their email going forward, including the ability to keep their email address. Each customer will be provided their own date and timeline to take action to ensure their access to email is not interrupted. Other than this change, no other Verizon services will be impacted.

If you use Verizon email and have not yet been notified, visit to read about the coming changes and your options. In today’s world email is an important form of communication, and for so many of us having a reliable and secure email account is a necessity. If have a Verizon email address and have not yet been contacted we strongly recommend you take proactive measures. And it you decided to change your email address be sure to email our membership chair, Judy Bensimon with the new address.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Walking Tours

Here’s your chance for a 1 1⁄2 hour guided walking tour that explores the past, present, and future of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Learn about the historic and modern architecture, the Nobel legacy, and the advanced cancer, neuroscience, and plant research taking place at the lab each day. Knowledgeable tour guides include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Reservations are required at least 7 days in advance. There is a non-refundable tour fee of $5 per person that can be paid on arrival. Cash or checks only. Checks should be made payable to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The tour route is primarily outdoors and takes place rain or shine. The tour includes areas of stairs and steep hills. It is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

Call 516-367-8455 or email for additional information. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each tour, and your reservation will guarantee that you will be notified if your tour needs to be rescheduled.

Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. Tour dates are August 27, September 10, September 23, October 21, October 28, and November 5.

National Park Senior Passes Set For Price Increase

2017 Senior Pass

A public service announcement for our members — If you do not already process a Lifetime America the Beautiful National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass now is the time to get one. The passes currently cost $10, but the price will increases to $80 on August 28. A new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available at the same time.

U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior Pass. The annual and lifetime Senior Passes provide access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by six Federal agencies.

·       National Park Service
·       U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
·       Bureau of Land Management
·       Bureau of Reclamation
·       U.S. Forest Service
·       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • How to purchase:

May be obtained in person at a federal recreation sites,

NOTE: The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail or online is $20; $10 for the Senior Pass and $10 for processing the application.