Two weeks ago, Wade Karlin received a phone call out of the blue from a representative of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” This past summer, the Riverhead native had given his résumé and headshot to a friend, who passed it along to a Manhattan casting director. (more…)
Cutting a red ribbon tied across the staircase, Kyle Fichtner, Riverhead Free Library’s young adult coordinator and head of teen services, signaled for 20 or so teenagers waiting patiently below to enter the teen loft. READ
Paola Zuniga-Tellez had already spent more than half her life in America by the time she moved from Brooklyn to the East End, resettling in Flanders with her husband, Jose. A native of Mexico, she had the advantage of being bilingual, yet still felt like an outsider in her new home. READ
Old Steeple Community Church is currently collecting canned soup to donate to the Long Island Council of Churches’ food pantry. The drive is called “Souper Bowl” — a timely name, especially for sports fans. The collection will end Feb. 12. For more details and directions to drop-off donations, call the church at 631-722-3070.
Congratulations to the Shoreham-Wading River high school band and orchestra musicians who have attained All State status: J. Desideria, A. Meli, R. Radonavitch and J. Searing. May this achievement bring you success and help to take you far in your post-high school career. Congratulations also to all the music teachers who taught them.
Happy February. I’m personally ready for spring to begin as there hasn’t been near enough snow to satisfy me. I’m quite ready to be warm and watch the crocuses pop out of the ground, which has already been happening in some of the warmer yards around town.
Great news! Kent Animal Shelter has received a $15,000 grant from Pet Peeves to provide medical assistance to rescued dogs and (more…)