(Credit: Nicole Smith)
From sports camps at the Riverhead Recreation Department to interactive shark camps at the Long Island Aquarium, there are no shortage of ways kids can fill their weeks off during summer vacation.
In recent years, one type of camp in particular has noticed a rise in enrollment: local vacation Bible schools, with some camps now boasting well over 100 children ages 4 to 12.
At Wading River Congregational Church, enrollment has increased from an average of 25 students at camp 10 years ago to more than 100 now, said Julie Lutz, the church’s camp director.
The Riverhead Key Club held its installation of officers for 2015-16 on June 11 at Riverhead Fire Department. They are: president, Shannon Zeltmann; vice president, Abby Brophy; and secretary, Sara Brennan. The club hopes that when school begins in the fall Key Club officers and members will encourage students to join and that one student will fill the role of treasurer. Thank you to the outgoing officers, who did a superb job in 2014-15. They are: president, Rebecca Campainco; vice president, Kaitlyn Talmage; secretary, Kimberly Guthrie; and treasurer, Michelle Hattorff. Some of the community events the Key Club is involved in include the Hallockville and Breast Cancer Awareness walks, the Riverhead Country Fair, and “Be Homeless” night. They also give “Going Green” lessons, ring the bell for The Salvation Army, go caroling, collect food for the needy and put together the “Senior” prom, which is held at the Riverhead Care Center in June. This year’s theme was “Under the Sea.” Everyone had a great time. Key Club adviser Louise Wilkinson does an excellent job with her members, who plan all the events. The Key Club has received the Future Corps Award from Newsday for the last three years. What an accomplishment!
Suffolk County Historical Society executive director Kathy Curran addresses participants Saturday at the annual meeting of the Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies in
Riverhead in February. (Credit: Rachel Young file)
The Suffolk County Historical Society will be looking for a new leader soon, as executive director Kathryn Curran is moving on, although she’s not moving that far away.
Welcome summer! I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July holiday — beautiful weather, time with family and good friends and delicious food. I missed the fireworks this year but I plan to catch them another time before the summer ends.
Contemporary painting by Adelaide Amend, part of the “Paintings of Southold: Then and Now” exhibit at Southold Historical Society.
• ‘Then & Now: Paintings of Southold’ will open Saturday, July 11, at Southold Historical Society’s Ann Currie-Bell House at the group’s Main Road museum complex. (more…)
An art gallery is proposed on this plot between Haiku and Barth’s Drug Store on E. Main Street. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A proposal from more than 10 years ago to build an art gallery with artist lofts in downtown Riverhead is still alive, according to architect Martin Sendlewski, who represents a pair of renown sculptors proposing the project.
Sculptor Giancarlo Biagi and his business partner Jill Burkee are planning to build a three-story building on the empty lot in between Barth’s Drug Store and Haiku in downtown Riverhead. (more…)
Denise Lucas served as grand marshal of the Jamesport Fire Department parade Wednesday. (Credit: Maggie Bokinz)
Despite dark skies and the threat of rain, plenty of people still lined the street and walked the parade route in Jamesport last night at the Annual Jamesport Fire Department Parade.
The event is part of the annual bazaar hosted by the volunteer crew — this year will be the department’s 60th — and runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Friday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.
Denise Lucas of Riverhead Move the Animal Shelter served as grand marshal.
Check out photos from Wednesday night’s parade. (more…)
Celebrate Nikola Tesla’s 159th birthday this Friday by watching the Long Island premiere of “Tower to the People,” a new documentary about a successful grassroots campaign to save Wardenclyffe, the famed inventor’s last laboratory located in Shoreham.