09/09/14 10:00am
09/09/2014 10:00 AM
An artist’s rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center’s recreational and other facilities.

An artist’s rendering of the main atrium at the Family Community Life Center’s recreational and other facilities.

The Long Island Regional Planning Council has declared First Baptist Church of Riverhead’s long-planned Family Community Life Center as a project of regional significance, raising the project’s political standing and bettering its chances for grant money and donor interest.

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09/07/14 2:00pm
09/07/2014 2:00 PM
Members of the (almost) undefeated R.M. Masonettes softball team during Saturday's fourth annual reunion fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Members of the (almost) undefeated R.M. Masonettes softball team during Saturday’s fourth annual reunion fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Former players of the R.M. Masonettes and R.M. Blockbusters gathered for their fourth annual reunion Saturday afternoon to raise money for a good cause and remember the man who started it all: Roy Mack Sr.

During a cookout block party on Hinda Boulevard, a younger generation could be seen playing games, while their elders told stories of the good old days, when the Mack family patriarch ran the show. (more…)

09/07/14 5:00am
The sun rising over Orient Harbor in Orient. (Credit: Tim Kelly file photo)

The sun rising over Orient Harbor in Orient. (Credit: Tim Kelly, file)

It all began with my brother Jean’s crazy idea to get on his old Peugeot bike and pedal away from New York City to Eastern Long Island. Decision in Riverhead: North Fork? South Fork? It would be North. Arrived in Orient Village — it was love at first sight. Jean called the family, mother, grandmother, sister, brother. “A beautiful village. I’m taking the train back to get you. You must come to Orient.”  (more…)

09/06/14 6:00am
09/06/2014 6:00 AM
The graduating class of 2014 at Shoreham-Wading River was the last for longtime teacher Kevin Mann. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

The graduating class of 2014 at Shoreham-Wading River was the last for longtime teacher Kevin Mann. (Credit: Bill Landon, file)

Kevin Mann, former faculty leader of the Global Awareness Club and prominent member of the Hope Children’s Fund, who recently retired, sent a message to the parents and students of Shoreham-Wading River High School to express his thanks to the community for a “40-year relationship that started in 1974 and ended with the commencement of the Class of 2014. (more…)

09/05/14 7:00am
09/05/2014 7:00 AM

Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre will hold auditions for the Stephen Schwartz musical “Godspell” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Jamesport Meeting House at 1590 Main Road.

Actors are asked to sing 16 bars of a ballad from a show other than “Godspell” and perform a comedic monologue or a joke. Come prepared to dance. Belters may sing 16 bars of a belt song in addition. Those with special skills or talent are invited to demonstrate.

If you are unable to attend the audition, email a video of 16 bars and a monologue or joke to director Anita Boyer at anita.boyer@gmail.com.

For information, contact producer Jan McGoey at torjlm@yahoo.com or 466-0838.