05/22/15 5:30am
05/22/2015 5:30 AM

It feels so good to be warm again, doesn’t it? Leaving the bedroom window open at night and not having a frozen nose when you wake up in the morning is such a joy. The strawberries, however, are going to be a little late this year due to the cooler spring temps but they’re looking good. In the meantime, eat your spinach, asparagus and lettuce. (more…)

04/10/15 7:00am
04/10/2015 7:00 AM

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. We had a great time with the kids. They make any holiday perfect, and this one was no exception. From the basket blessing at St. Isidore to the egg hunt at the Peconic River Herb Farm and the Easter parade in Port Jeff, we were all tired and very content.  (more…)

03/13/15 6:00am
03/13/2015 6:00 AM

We said goodbye to my cousin Geoff Borsella last week and we did it in a wonderful way, with a perfect blend of family and dear friends. Geoff enjoyed reading my column so I thought it only fitting to start off talking about him. Geoff gave us “kids” awesome memories: From the Bronx — where he worked and where little farm kids visited with eyes wide open, full of fear, awe, and amazement — we saw his life. (more…)

02/26/15 7:00am
02/26/2015 7:00 AM

What a nice, warm Sunday we had! I so enjoyed scraping the ice, which had melted a bit, off the driveway. But now we’re skating again, with icy conditions. Snow is good, ice is bad — unless it’s in your glass.

NASCAR is back! Welcome home to those lucky ones who got to attend.  (more…)

02/14/15 5:00am
02/14/2015 5:00 AM

OK, I don’t like the ice. Plain ol’ snow is good but this stuff is not my idea of fun. I did, however, finally make some snowmen. Spending time in the snow with two grandchildren, two dogs and one awesome daughter-in-law made last Sunday the best! We had a great time and our “snow family” looks amazing. Go ahead, get out of your chair, bundle up, and create and have some fun. (more…)

01/30/15 6:00am
01/30/2015 6:00 AM

Got cabin fever? Then head on over to see Riverhead Faculty and Community Theater’s encore presentation of “Godspell” Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2:30 p.m. at North Shore United Methodist Church in Wading River. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors ages 65 and over. All proceeds will go toward a soup kitchen and thrift shop that’s in the works at the church. Call Laura at 631-513-2843 for tickets and more information. Do go to the performance if you can — it’s awesome! (more…)

01/16/15 7:00am
01/16/2015 7:00 AM

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. My family had a great time this Christmas; the little ones entertained us quite nicely. Children have an uncanny ability of making everything more cheerful. I guess seeing things through their eyes brings us back to when we were that age. It’s awesome!  (more…)