09/29/16 4:45pm
The Riverhead High School Class of 1961 at its 55-year reunion. (Courtesy photo)

The Riverhead High School Class of 1961 at its 55-year reunion. (Courtesy photo)

Riverhead High School’s Class of 1961 recently celebrated its 55th reunion. A meet-and-greet was held Sept. 16 at Digger’s, a barbecue was held Sept. 17 at the Flanders Men’s Club and an “on your own” wine tour was held at Pindar Vineyards Sept. 18. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing and taking lots of photos. Classmates traveled from as far as Alabama, Maryland, California, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Texas. Chairwoman Pat Bloss and committee members Jim Zaleski, Artie Atkins and Sandy Shydo did a fantastic job entertaining everyone. Everyone had a great time and all are looking forward to their 60th reunion!

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09/22/16 5:03pm

I’m beginning my column this week with some sad news. My mom, Kay Troyan, passed away Sept. 10. It was a very sad time, but Mom is where she needs to be. She is pain-free and I’m sure she’s having a great time up there with those who went before her. I want to thank everyone who not only came to the wake and funeral, but simply picked up the phone and shared a few minutes of their time with me. It’s very much appreciated. Also, a big thank-you goes out to Matt from Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. You are, without a doubt, a wonderful, kind and caring man. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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09/09/16 4:53pm
09/09/2016 4:53 PM

Wading River resident Brian Heinz, a well-published author, is hosting a book signing at his home Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1 Sylvan Drive in Wading River. He’s releasing three new titles: “The Great North Woods,” a lavishly illustrated picture book; “Adirondack Lullaby,” an illustrated nature board book; and “Construction & Revision,” a teacher’s handbook for language arts. Michael Rothman, renowned wildlife artist and illustrator for “The Great North Woods” will also be signing. RSVP via email at [email protected] and indicate which titles you’d like to reserve. For more information, visit brianheinz.com.

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09/02/16 1:04pm
09/02/2016 1:04 PM

Joe and I went to Ocean City, Md., with friends last week. Although it was hot and humid, it was also sunny and beautiful. We walked the boardwalk, took a dip in the ocean and toured Secrets Distilling Company. I also couldn’t resist a visit to the library on the Coastal Highway. I bought many books, some of which I read during our ride home. My friends Steve, Grant and Linda from Rehoboth Beach, Del., met us and we enjoyed dinner together at Nick’s Original Ribs. We also took a drive to visit their new home. It was great catching up with them. Grant is into making clocks, one of which is proudly displayed in our home. It was a whirlwind five days!

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