03/22/14 6:00am
03/22/2014 6:00 AM

Michael Hipp, center, as Leaf Coneybear, spells the names of South American rodents in a scene from ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at North Fork Community Theatre in 2011. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

North Fork Community Theatre is offering one $500 scholarship for a graduating senior from each high school in Southold, Riverhead and Shelter Island towns.

Applicants are required to include an essay of no more than 200 words detailing the meaning of theater/music activities in the their lives. All applicants must have a history of performance or offstage experience either in high school or within the community.

The application deadline is April 7. For additional application details, please contact scholarship committee chairperson Amy Davidson, 591-1810 orsimplersgarden@optonline.net.

03/20/14 11:17am
03/20/2014 11:17 AM

Lyle Markowski as Meleager (right) and Sarah Brennan as Atalanta. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The annual Riverhead Middle School Roman Banquet will present ‘How Atalanta Got her Groove Back’ Thursday evening at the school under the direction of Magistra Laurentia Calpurnia Custer, who’s in her 17th year. (more…)

03/17/14 5:00pm
03/17/2014 5:00 PM
From left, school board vice president Greg Meyer, Superintendent Nancy Carney and board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse  during a public hearing in August, at which Ms. Carney spoke at length about more planned construction work for the high school.

From left, school board vice president Greg Meyer, Superintendent Nancy Carney and board president Ann Cotten-DeGrasse during a public hearing in August, at which Ms. Carney spoke at length about more planned construction work for the high school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Riverhead school board is expected to hold a public hearing during next week’s regular meeting to discuss appropriating $456,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund for various capital improvement projects.

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03/16/14 6:00am
03/16/2014 6:00 AM

Students at Roanoke Elementary School helped raise $400 for the American Heart Association.

The Roanoke Avenue Elementary School’s Student Council presented Susan DiMartino, a representative from the American Heart Association, with a check for $400. Students raised the money by selling SMENCILS (pencils with a pleasant odor) on Valentine’s Day.

03/15/14 6:00am
03/15/2014 6:00 AM

Riverhead High School’s Crazy Sports Night last year raised more than $5,000 for the Brendan House. (Credit: Riverhead School District)

The craziness will be back in Riverhead March 21.

The Riverhead PTO Executive Council is hosting the annual Crazy Sports Night in the high school gym to raise money for the New Beginnings Brendan House. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for Brendan House, a facility for victims of traumatic brain injury on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. (more…)

03/14/14 8:00am
03/14/2014 8:00 AM
Riverhead High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento, 18, with his parents, Cesar and Maurita Chabla, and sister Kiara, 8, in the background. Ceaser’s parents emigrated from Ecuador to the U.S. and the family lived in Hampton Bays before moving to Flanders. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead High School’s Class of 2014 valedictorian, Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento, 18, with his parents, Cesar and Maurita Chabla, and sister Kiara, 8, in the background. Ceaser’s parents emigrated from Ecuador to the U.S. and the family lived in Hampton Bays before moving to Flanders. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead High School senior Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento remembers advice he got when he was 6 years old living in Ecuador with his maternal grandmother, Lola, who told him what to expect when he moved to America.

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03/13/14 6:00am
03/13/2014 6:00 AM
Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney, center, at Tuesday night's school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney, center, at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Riverhead School District Superintendent Nancy Carney expects the district’s budget for vocational training will increase during the 2014-15 school year because more students have expressed an interest in the program.

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