10/09/14 7:00am
10/09/2014 7:00 AM

Pat and John Kurpetski recently visited their son, John Henry, and grandson, Logan, in Florida. They dined, raced go-karts (Logan took first place), played miniature golf and fed alligators. Logan also got to practice his golf swing at the driving range. John Henry and John went fishing a few times and John caught a three-foot gar. Although it rained for most of their vacation, it did not dampen their spirits. They truly enjoyed each other’s company. Naturally, John and Pat can’t wait to visit them again and do all the fun things that grandparents do with their grandchildren.


10/04/14 5:00am
10/04/2014 5:00 AM

As has started in September and continues through October, if you intend to make a left-hand turn off Randall Road onto Route 25A in Wading River you’d best heed the words “Go the long way.” These weekends mark a steady stream of traffic coming off William Floyd Parkway and extending to Sound Avenue. (more…)

09/27/14 6:00am
09/27/2014 6:00 AM

The weeks after Labor Day heralded the blues; my “beach bum” days were coming to an end. Although I walk the beach daily in all seasons, this summer I took advantage of “paradise found” and spent almost every weekend at the beach. It was truly a memorable summer. Spending quality time with old friends and meeting new friends was just the boost my spirits had needed.   (more…)

09/25/14 6:00am
09/25/2014 6:00 AM
Red Tide won the Southampton Youth Bureau Battle of the Bands. (Credit: Southampton Youth Bureau courtesy)

Red Tide won the Southampton Youth Bureau Battle of the Bands. (Credit: Southampton Youth Bureau courtesy)

As September comes to a close I cannot believe my baby girl has been away at college for a month already. It feels like forever to me. Do any other parents feel the same way? I can’t wait until she comes home for a visit Oct. 10; I’ll be one happy mom. How is everyone else doing with this back-to-school business? It’s very strange not having a child in the Riverhead Central School District. I feel like I’m so out of the loop. If you’re reading this and belong to or attend any district PTA/PTO meetings (especially at Phillips Avenue) and you know of something coming up, please send me an email or give me a call. I’d love to write about it and know the community would love to hear about it.   (more…)