04/18/14 6:00am
04/18/2014 6:00 AM

Riley_new

Whew, what an awesome weekend of great weather! Didn’t it feel so nice to be warm outside and not have to wear a coat? I got on the tractor for the first time in 2014. It felt so good to be outdoors after a long snowy winter, which, by the way, I also loved! Well, here we go — let’s grow some awesome fruits and veggies! 

04/17/14 5:00am
04/17/2014 5:00 AM
The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Aquebogue, Jamesport & Northville

Congratulations to Ryan Higgins on receiving Jamesport Fire Department’s Top Responder of the Year award. Your mom and dad (Carol and Paul Higgins) and your brother, Jonathan, congratulate you and are very proud of your outstanding accomplishment. You will always be their “fireman of the year”!  (more…)

04/11/14 5:00am
04/11/2014 5:00 AM
Eager egg seekers take off looking for the golden egg last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Eager egg seekers take off looking for the golden egg last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a great couple of weeks. We’ve had some nice weather thrown in but this really has been the winter that just won’t quit. I’m looking forward to spending my mornings reading a book and drinking my tea on the deck but it’s still just a little too cold for that. Cross your fingers that these 20- to 30-degree morning temperatures end soon because I’m just about done with being cold.  (more…)

03/30/14 6:00am
03/30/2014 6:00 AM

Eager egg seekers take off looking for the golden egg last year. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Happy spring, friends and neighbors. Yes it’s officially spring but it sure doesn’t feel like it. We get a couple of days of gorgeous weather then we get a forecast for more snow, which was forecasted for this week. I’m tired of being cold. (more…)

03/29/14 1:00pm
03/29/2014 1:00 PM

Driving to work, I heard a song recorded by the American rock band Imagine Dragons titled “Radioactive.” The refrain “I’m radioactive, I’m radioactive” struck a chord with me (no pun intended). Arriving at work, I felt a plethora of emotions: sadness, anger and the realization that, now that I’m widowed again, I indeed felt radioactive.  (more…)

03/27/14 12:00pm
03/27/2014 12:00 PM

RiverheadLibrary

The next book discussion at Riverhead Free Library will be held today, Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. The book “The Sandcastle Girls,” by Chris Bohjalian, is a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage.  (more…)