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…)

08/23/14 5:00am
08/23/2014 5:00 AM

As the Eagles have sung, “There’s a New Kid in Town.” Kiran Malhotra is now the owner of Shoreham Wines & Spirits on Route 25A. Kiran is a 22-year resident of Shoreham, a graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School, a military veteran and former staff member of the store.  (more…)

08/22/14 6:00am
08/22/2014 6:00 AM
The bride and groom: Jocelyn Podlas and Gene Senendlewski. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The bride and groom: Jocelyn Podlas and Gene Senendlewski. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Congratulations to Bob and Mary Raffel, two awesome people who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and renewed their vows. They had a wonderful party attended by family and friends. Mary and Bob, I love you both dearly and wish you lots of love and happiness in your future together. We had a great time celebrating with you. God bless and congratulations! (more…)

08/21/14 5:00am
08/21/2014 5:00 AM
Michael McShane of Laurel was the winner of the Sound to Bay 5K last year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Michael McShane of Laurel was the winner of the Sound to Bay 5K last year. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Congratulations to Dorothy and Donald Frank, who celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Aug. 15. Lots of love and good health from your family and friends.

The weekend I’ve been waiting for has arrived. Jamesport Fire Department’s Sound to Bay 10K/5K run will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. (more…)

08/17/14 5:00am
08/17/2014 5:00 AM
Crab cakes from Orient by the Sea. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Crab cakes from Orient by the Sea. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It seems I’ve failed. During past weeks, I’ve spent so much time searching for something that appears not to exist. And all because of a great big sign I saw outside Modern Snack Bar on Main Road in Aquebogue.

The sign read “The Best Crabs Are Here.” Now I know our North Fork has the best of many things. From beaches to bays, to warm summer days, we are blessed. But crabs? I knew I’d have to investigate.  (more…)

08/15/14 5:00am
08/15/2014 5:00 AM

Pat and John Kurpetski were pleasantly surprised when their son, John Henry, and their grandson, Logan, visited from Florida for 12 days. During that time they fished at Indian Island and went to Cupsogue Beach. They also enjoyed go-karting and playing laser tag and miniature golf with Logan’s uncle, Robert Kurpetski, his friend Jenn Wicks and her children. (more…)