October is upon us, friends and neighbors. Time to put those flip-flops away. This time of year, although beautiful, always makes me very sad. Most of you know how I feel about the cold, wind and snow; I can’t stand it. I’ll admit, a good snowstorm that doesn’t cause a power outage is always nice around the holidays, but the many months of dealing with snow, ice and whipping wind — yuck! (more…)
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.
North Shore Public Library is hosting “Love and Songs from Italy” this Saturday, Oct. 11.
Verdi arias and more, performed by internationally renowned soprano Martina Bortolotti.
For more information, call 631-929-4488.
Teen theater group Act TWO is presenting “Dare to be Different” this Thursday at Riverhead Free Library.
The performance address bullying and related topics for student in grades 9-12.
The event starts at 6 p.m.
Register in person, call 631-727-3228, or online at riverheadlibrary.org.
At her 100th birthday party outside Living Water Church in Aquebogue in August 2012, Vivian Bell was the liveliest person in the tent.
She sang. She danced. She hugged. She kissed.
“She’s the happiest person I’ve ever met in my life,” said Ms. Bell’s great-grandson, Ty Wilson, 25, of Wyandanch. “She has the energy of a much younger person.”
Ms. Bell, who was born Vivian Lenore Richardson, exhibited that exuberance right up until the end. She died Sunday afternoon at the age of 102. (more…)