Congratulations to Shoreham-Wading River High School’s Class of 2014. The security of being under the watchful eyes of your teachers is now over. You will now go on in life to either full-time employment, military training or full-time studies, furthering your education near or far, and will be the master of your own destiny.
This mural at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is an artist’s interpretation of the October 1814 engagement. It was painted in 1933 by Aldis B. Browne II. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Collection)
News from Sid Bail of the Wading River Historical Society: The society’s next meeting will be held Thursday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. on North Country Road by the Duck Ponds and will feature guest presenter Richard Wines, a local historian who will talk about his fascinating original research related to the battles that took place on the North Fork during the War of 1812. The title of the presentation is “The First British Attacks: 200 Years Ago at Wading River and Penny’s Landing.” All are welcome to attend. For further information, call 929-4082.
Retired teacher Jerry McGrath will display his photos at the Mattituck-Laurel Library next month. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)
Saluting those who paid the highest price for all our freedoms, we wish honors and blessings to all those who Memorial Day remembers. Hope your day was filled with having your loved ones around you, and an overall sense of gratitude and appreciation.
I trust that everyone had a lovely Easter. The weather is beautiful, the flowers are beginning to bloom and there are good things being done by good people all over the community.
The Deli at Wading River has a large sign in its window. It reads: Good Luck SWR Wildcats Spring Sports. It is now spring, and with the change in the weather to more warmth and sun all our SWR spring teams have been picked and are working out and competing at this point. Best to you, SWR teams, and thank you, Deli at Wading River. (more…)
I don’t know of anyone who isn’t elated that spring has finally sprung. The daylight hours are growing longer and each 24 hours has a definite effect on your mood. And because the temperature warms up toward midday, it leaves us with the optimism that we can handle anything Mother Nature can dish out.
Shoreham-Wading River School District Superintendent Steven Cohen, left, and school board president Bill McGrath. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Joanne Durkin, parishioner at St. John the Baptist Church in Wading River, has a grandson, Alec, who recently went on a trip to Haiti with members of Mattituck Presbyterian Church. At the last LIFT (Love Inspired Feminine Talks) meeting, held in St. John the Baptist’s parish hall, those who went on the trip discussed their experiences.
Eric Lopez sang at last spring’s graduation ceremony at Shoreham-Wading River. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
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I wonder if everyone who has been thinking spring has affected the outcome of this latest snowstorm, which was downgraded from one foot of snow to one to two inches. The weather these days has been so unpredictable. (more…)