09/14/14 6:00am
09/14/2014 6:00 AM
Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Wells Homestead Farmstand in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Well, here we are again. It’s September, back-to-school time on our North Fork. Teachers in many classrooms will ask youngsters to write a few paragraphs describing their summer vacations. And those youngsters will groan and then settle down, attempting to use big, important-sounding words, trying to impress their teacher.  (more…)

09/12/14 6:00am
09/12/2014 6:00 AM

Congratulations to Dianne Marie (Weiss) Niemeyer and her husband, Staff Sgt. Gary Niemeyer, on the birth of their son, Chasyn Garrett, on Aug. 19. Chasyn weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches. Dianne is a 2003 graduate of Riverhead High School. Gary is in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Fort Stewart, Ga. Proud grandparents Kathy and Ricky Muller are simply delighted with the new addition to their family.  (more…)

09/11/14 6:00am
09/11/2014 6:00 AM

Happy September. I hope everyone returned to school without too many tears — kids and moms alike. I wish everyone a great school year. Funny how now that it’s September we’re having the hottest days of the summer. Oh well, it was a great summer weather-wise, even if we didn’t hit 90 degrees. I’ll take it over shoveling snow and dealing with ice any day.

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09/06/14 6:00am
09/06/2014 6:00 AM
The graduating class of 2014 at Shoreham-Wading River was the last for longtime teacher Kevin Mann. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

The graduating class of 2014 at Shoreham-Wading River was the last for longtime teacher Kevin Mann. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Kevin Mann, former faculty leader of the Global Awareness Club and prominent member of the Hope Children’s Fund, who recently retired, sent a message to the parents and students of Shoreham-Wading River High School to express his thanks to the community for a “40-year relationship that started in 1974 and ended with the commencement of the Class of 2014. (more…)

09/04/14 6:00am
09/04/2014 6:00 AM

I hope everyone had a happy Labor Day and enjoyed these final weeks of summer with lots of fun in the sun.

Technically, summer isn’t over until fall begins, Sept. 23. We are especially blessed to have an extended season of beauty in the outdoors during the fall harvest on the North Fork. Don’t miss it!  (more…)

08/29/14 6:00am
08/29/2014 6:00 AM

Johnathan Muller & Monika Achtziger were married Aug. 15 in a beautiful ceremony on a Stony Brook beach by a justice of the peace. The day started with an overcast sky, but the sun shone just before the ceremony began. Best man Brian Grattan and maid of honor Malinda Bolton were witnesses to this special moment. Sheila Muller (mother of the groom), Carol and Ron Achtziger (the bride’s parents), brother Ronnie, grandmother Margaret and other family members enjoyed the special ambiance of the occasion.

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08/28/14 5:00am
08/28/2014 5:00 AM

Labor Day is this weekend, college is back in session and classes at local schools begin next week. The summer went by extremely fast. It probably seemed a lot faster  to me, since my baby girl left for her freshman year at SUNY/Oneonta last weekend. I’m so proud of her. I brag about her all the time, but my heart aches not having her here. I know it’s selfish and I know she’s where she’s supposed to be — yes, Dave McKillop, I know and totally agree — but I miss her terribly and can’t wait for her first visit home. I wish everyone a great academic year.  (more…)