January has disappeared around the corner, taking with it the shreds of hundreds, maybe thousands, of New Year’s resolutions. I think any resolution that lasted, say, 13 days, was successful — that’s 13 days fewer of some persistent, distressing habit. (more…)
A pair of hearses lead a lenghty funeral procession into Washington Memorial Park in Coram. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Tanya Lawrence was described as a giving person at her funeral Saturday, someone who cared for even the most distant of strangers.
Her daughter, Danielle, whose body filled the casket alongside hers, was said to be a shy teenager who brightened up while performing on a stage.
Hundreds crowded First Baptist Church for the joint funeral, saying goodbye to the mother and daughter, as a community begins to heal from the tragic shooting at the family’s home in Wading River last Sunday. (more…)
Former Riverhead High School lacrosse players are holding a fundraising Feb. 26 at Digger’s Ales N’ Eats to establish a scholarship in Danielle Lawrence’s memory.
I’m so happy it’s Friday — not because it’s my birthday or anything but because there are only four more Fridays till spring (March 20)! (more…)
‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo with Sheriff Vincent DeMarco in 2014. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Inmates at the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside tried got a little help connecting with the other side when Long Island’s most famous psychic paid them a visit.
Theresa Caputo, a medium who claims to help people communicate with their dead loved ones, filmed a segment for an upcoming episode of TLC’s “Long Island Medium” on Feb. 11.
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Lifelong Riverhead resident Ann Griffin will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 26. She was born in 1915 in Riverhead to Martha and John Stravinske and was married to Russell Griffin for 58 years. He was the love of her life and she misses him every day. She now divides her time between Riverhead and New Bern, N.C. Ann likes to travel and visit with family and enjoys dining out. Her two daughters, Maureen Seaman and Lorraine Griffin, two grandchildren and their spouses, and three great-grandchildren will all be with her in New Bern to help celebrate her special milestone. (more…)
Danielle Lawrence (Facebook)
Riverhead High School graduates have launched a fundraising campaign to help their former lacrosse coach with funeral expenses for his daughter and ex-wife, who were killed in a double-murder at their Wading River home Sunday.
Rocket, a 4 1/2-year-old German shepherd from Riverhead, was a top finisher at Monday’s Westminster Dog Show. (Credit: Sue Condreras)
The 20 German shepherds lined up together after strutting their stuff before the judge at Monday’s Westminster dog show. In the stands, surrounded by friends, Sue Condreras of Northville looked on with the nervous anxiety of a mother watching her child.
The judge began to call on dogs one by one that were being considered for an award. (more…)