Articles by

Elizabeth Taggart

06/07/15 6:00am

Linda Winter, of Bagel Lady Cafe, hosts an annual “Get Your Pink On Gala” to support the Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Her most recent event at Shoreham Country Club was not only tremendous fun, it raised $17,800. You can still help Linda reach her goal for 2015 ($18,000) by making a contribution to the large jar by the cash register at Sassy Salads & Bagels in the Shoreham Plaza on Route 25A or by handing her a check. Good luck in reaching your goal and God bless you, Linda.  (more…)

05/23/15 7:00am

Shoreham resident Marcia Slatkin invites all to a poetry/prose reading, which she will share with Celine Keating, a novelist who’s about to publish her second book. The event will be held Sunday, May 31, at 5 p.m. at the Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, in New York City. Marcia will read from her two books, “A Woman Milking,” Barnyard poems; and “Not Yet: A Care-Giving Collage.” (more…)

05/09/15 7:00am

Bringing in the potted flowers at dusk had always been the routine for the community, but now that it’s May the plantings can stay out all night.

The plantings at the 9/11 memorial at Shoreham Fire Company No. 3 are beautiful. The yellows and purples next to the walkway really catch your eye. If you haven’t visited you may drop by at any time. Questions about donations? Call 744-7155 or write to RPFD Memorial Fund Inc., P.O. Box 702, Shoreham, NY 11786.  (more…)

04/24/15 7:00am

Thank you, Laura LaSita of Wading River for the “Get Well” card and phone calls that keep me company as I heal from major surgery. There’s nothing in the universe like love. With every pill that every doctor prescribes, they should include “one measure of love.” I think love is not only the healing force that keeps us together but also the force that makes us whole.  (more…)

04/11/15 7:00am

Times Review Media Group, publishers of the Riverhead News-Review, came out on top in the New York Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest. Winning 22 awards, the News-Review’s editor, Grant Parpan, is happy to see the hard work of his staff recognized. I’d like to say as one of the contributing writers that it is a pleasure working with such great people in such a fine newspaper and I am happy to be part of the effort.  (more…)

03/14/15 6:00am

Kevin Mann, retired teacher of Shoreham-Wading River High School, gave me the heads-up that for many years the high school students have traveled to Kenya and worked with and supported the children of Hope Children’s Home. One of those children, Betty Gakii, who came to the home in 2008 at age 15, recently finished her teacher training studies at Chuka University. She then got a teaching job at a local secondary school, got engaged and just became Mrs. Samuel Kathurima. The newlyweds live in Meru, a town not far from the home. Lesson learned: “The actions of high school youth do change lives … forever!” (more…)

02/28/15 7:00am

It seems like it was just yesterday my 10-year-old son’s class from Wading River Elementary School went on a field trip with their teacher, Jacqueline Savelli, to visit Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton. Ms. Savelli was passionate about dogs and teaching children that “no kill” shelters need our help to save these beautiful creatures that are an absolute gift to us. When our son came home that day he had told us about a roan-colored pit bull that walked across the backs of all the other dogs to get to him. (more…)