02/19/15 6:00am

Lifelong Riverhead resident Ann Griffin will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 26. She was born in 1915 in Riverhead to Martha and John Stravinske and was married to Russell Griffin for 58 years. He was the love of her life and she misses him every day. She now divides her time between Riverhead and New Bern, N.C. Ann likes to travel and visit with family and enjoys dining out. Her two daughters, Maureen Seaman and Lorraine Griffin, two grandchildren and their spouses, and three great-grandchildren will all be with her in New Bern to help celebrate her special milestone. (more…)

02/05/15 7:00am

My husband, Joe, and I had just finished eating breakfast at Lolly’s Hut Saturday morning when who did we see walk in but former Riverhead resident Pete Bilski, who now resides in Elgin, S.C., with his wife, Pat. Pete came up to attend Eagle Hose Company 4’s 100th anniversary celebration, which was held at Polish Hall Jan. 31. Pete was a 36-year member of the company; many of his relatives were also members. We had a great time chatting with him.  (more…)

01/22/15 7:00am

Happy New Year! Hope this year is a great one for all of us.

Karen Glover, Gwen Mack, Harriet McDonald and Ann Cummings of New Vision Pioneers, Aquebogue Life Member Club delivered nonperishable food along with supermarket gift cards to St. Isidore’s food pantry in Riverhead. Ditty bags were also distributed to the clients at Peconic Retreat in Cutchogue. ALMC members dedicate themselves to several projects that benefit our community.  (more…)

12/26/14 6:00am

Joyce Rienzo, librarian at Riverhead Free Library, was thrilled with the presentation on sidesaddles given Nov. 25 by Aquebogue resident Cathy Springer for the library’s “Horsing Around” program. Ms. Springer is a rider with Smithtown Hunt and has ridden in four presidential inaugural parades. Her husband, Harry, even got to ride in one of them. (more…)

12/18/14 6:00am

Kelly Wooten and her friend Frank Ruskowski recently enjoyed an exciting and memorable trip to China. They toured the Leshan giant Buddha, carved into a cliff, and saw the terracotta warriors, over 8,000 life-size statues of soldiers and horses guarding an ancient tomb. They were able to hold a baby panda in Chen Gdu and did the plank walk on Mount Huashan, looking down 6,000 feet from a couple boards on a mountain. (more…)

12/04/14 7:00am

News from St. Isidore School: Nancy Ryan’s seventh-grade class has started an Advent project to raise money for children in Africa. Also, Father Peter contacted his friend who is a missionary there and asked him to help buy shoes for the children. This is a wonderful time of the year to help those in need.  (more…)

11/20/14 7:00am

Joan Davis of Riverhead turned 75 on Nov. 15. She celebrated Nov. 8 at a party held in her honor at Riverhead Polish Hall. The event included DJ music, dancing and several party games. Partygoers included her two sisters, five brothers, her uncle, grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other family members and friends. Joan said she had an absolutely wonderful time. She especially enjoyed watching Rose and Joe Czulada dance the polka!  (more…)

11/06/14 6:00am

Meghan Carver, an 11-year-old Riverhead resident, recently participated in the equestrian show at Salt River Farms. She was awarded champion of her division, winning two first places and two second places. Congratulations, Meghan, with lots of love from your grandmother Terry and grandfather Harry Carver. Your family is truly proud of your accomplishment.  (more…)