08/09/14 8:00am
08/09/2014 8:00 AM
(Credit: Barbarellen Koch_

(Credit: Barbarellen Koch)

When Tony Trubisz Jr. was a little boy, a North Fork summer meant wandering the fields and woods surrounding his family’s Sound Avenue homestead, traveling all the way to the Sound and exploring the 500 acres behind the property.

On Thursday, Mr. Trubisz — now 67 — returned from Richmond, Va. to the 19th century farmhouse of his youth, since relocated to the Hallockville Museum Farm property, to spruce up the old building which hasn’t had a paint job since its big move in 2010. (more…)

08/08/14 6:00am
08/08/2014 6:00 AM
Jerry and Fern Hill, left, founded Timothy Hill Children's Ranch on Middle Road in Riverhead. (Courtesy photo)

Jerry and Fern Hill, left, founded Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch on Middle Road in Riverhead. (Courtesy photo)

About a month after the Cross Sound Ferry’s 25th annual Fireworks Benefit Cruise, the company donated a $10,000 check to Riverhead nonprofit Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch.

Close to 400 people attended the annual fireworks show, a sunset cruise from Orient Point to New London which features a fireworks display. In addition to donating to THCR, the event raised funds for a scholarship the company set up for Greenport, Mattituck-Cutchogue and Southold High Schools.

“Cross Sound and Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch have enjoyed a great working relationship for the last 7 years. THCR feels blessed to have a relationship with a company that is committed to helping the youth on Long Island that are in need of second chances at life,” said Thaddeus Hill, executive director of THCR.

“The Ranch,” as Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch is known, serves at-risk youth on a 70-acre farm on Middle Road in Riverhead.

Cross Sound Ferry’s charity cruise has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception a quarter decade ago.

“The programs offered by THCR to children and families in need are invaluable especially in today’s world. Any support we can lend to their efforts is worthwhile,” said Stan Mickus, marketing director with Cross sound Ferry.

08/08/14 5:00am

Former Riverhead softball players at last year’s alumni game. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)

I had received an announcement for a Riverhead High School alumni softball game that was to be held Aug. 3 but it was canceled due to rain. The game will be held at a later date. Coordinators Bob and Kelly will keep us informed of the details. Thank you, Bob and Kelly.  (more…)

08/07/14 6:00am
08/07/2014 6:00 AM
(Credit: Fotolia)

(Credit: Fotolia)

Happy anniversary to Kenneth and Elinore Leboner of Jamesport, who celebrated 50 years together July 18. Also, Kenneth turned 77 July 24. The pair celebrated their love and Kenneth’s birthday with 40 friends and family members at the Bonwit Inn in Commack.  (more…)

08/05/14 8:00am
08/05/2014 8:00 AM
Volunteers Irene Pendzick (left) and Maria Tobiasz look over a list of Polish Town immigrants at the recreated exhibit Monday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Volunteers Irene Pendzick (left) and Maria Tobiasz look over a list of Polish Town immigrants at the recreated exhibit Monday afternoon. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The last time the Polish Town Civic Association set up an exhibit to recognize the histories of local Polish immigrants, the organization used a state grant to hire a museum planner to help, said civic organizer Irene Pendzick.  (more…)

08/04/14 8:00am
Riding the boards competition. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Riding the boards competition. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the Northeast gathered at the Elks Lodge in Riverhead Sunday afternoon for an annual party.

Organized by local members of the Road Reapers Motorcycle Club, the event included live music, food and a little friendly competition.  (more…)