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 bheinz@optonline.net and indicate which titles you’d like to reserve. For more information, visit brianheinz.com.

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