03/26/15 6:00am
03/26/2015 6:00 AM

I need to apologize to Ava Robinson of Aquebogue. Somehow I missed her announcement for my column in early March. Ava is an avid doll collector — from the 1920s to the present — and competes in doll shows all over Long Island. On Jan. 25, Ava attended the Patchogue Doll Fanciers Club show at the UpSky Hotel in Hauppauge and won 12 ribbons. (more…)

03/12/15 7:00am
03/12/2015 7:00 AM

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring. I have been running around my house singing those words. This familiar Christmas song is being transformed into a tune of hope and it’s echoed in the birds singing in my yard. I actually ran out wearing just a sweatshirt the other day. It’s not yet time to pack up the winter coats and hats but the sunshine and warmer temperatures are definitely a sign that spring is on its way.  (more…)

12/11/14 6:00am
12/11/2014 6:00 AM

Living Water Church presents its show, “The Wonder of Christmas,” Dec. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. I have attended this event for many years and it’s always been special. This presentation will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit. Tickets — $24 for adults and $19 for ages 62 and over and children under 17 — can be purchased online at lwfgc.org or by calling 722-4969. (more…)

11/14/14 6:00am
11/14/2014 6:00 AM

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is an active participant in Operation Christmas Child, a wonderful outreach that provides shoeboxes full of practical and fun gifts for needy children around the world. The mission statement at samaritanspurse.org, the organization that leads OCC, reads: “Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. (more…)

07/25/14 5:00am
07/25/2014 5:00 AM
Martha Clara Vineyards hosts a Vines and Canines event where people can bring their dogs along for a tour. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Martha Clara Vineyards is hosting Canine Companions for Independence fundraiser. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A very special congratulations to the Corwin family — parents Blake and Jasmine Corwin and big sister, Lila. Their new addition, Quinn Marie, was born July 7 at 1:24 a.m. This sweet baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Jasmine says Lila is loving every moment with her new baby sister. Congratulations!  (more…)

04/17/14 5:00am
04/17/2014 5:00 AM
The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Jamesport Fire Department. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Aquebogue, Jamesport & Northville

Congratulations to Ryan Higgins on receiving Jamesport Fire Department’s Top Responder of the Year award. Your mom and dad (Carol and Paul Higgins) and your brother, Jonathan, congratulate you and are very proud of your outstanding accomplishment. You will always be their “fireman of the year”!  (more…)