12/27/14 10:07pm
12/27/2014 10:07 PM

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for a break-in at a Riverhead apartment sometime around the Christmas holiday.

Riverhead Town police were called to 1750 West Main Street apartment building about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, officials said. There, they were informed that sometime between Christmas Eve and Saturday, Dec. 27, someone forced open a window at the apartment and “removed assorted items” before fleeing, according to a police report.

No description of a suspect was provided by police.

Anyone with information should call 631-727-4500, ext. 302.

12/21/14 7:00am
12/21/2014 7:00 AM

Christmas is next week, a holy and joyful day filled with memories of the past and dreams for the future. An early memory for me is midnight Mass in the convent on the corner of University Avenue and the Washington Bridge — long gone, replaced by public housing. It was a magical service, highlighted by the cloistered nuns, hidden from sight, chanting and singing in their high-pitched voices. I’m not going to dwell on religion, though, mine or yours. Joy is the theme, and the laughter that joy can bring.

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12/19/14 12:00pm
12/19/2014 12:00 PM
Maddie Joinnides, a sophomore at McGann-Mercy, lays out the main design for their Christmas card. (Credit: McGann-Mercy courtesy photo).

Maddie Joinnides, a sophomore at McGann-Mercy High School, works on the Christmas card’s main design.
(Credit: McGann-Mercy High School)

When Bishop McGann-Mercy High School sophomore Maddie Joinnides and her classmates decided to sell Christmas cards to raise money for charity, they had no idea how far the cards would spread across the country.

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12/22/13 8:00am
12/22/2013 8:00 AM
This Don Duga painting, 'Memories of Frosty' has been on exhibit at the Dark Horse restaurant in Riverhead.

This Don Duga painting, ‘Memories of Frosty’ has been on exhibit at the Dark Horse restaurant.

Ever notice how nasty the adults are in Christmas specials?

Michael White, editor

Michael White

Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve curled up with a cup of hot chocolate and a stop-motion animated classic. If so, here are some reminders. (more…)

12/21/12 3:00pm
12/21/2012 3:00 PM

The following is the News-Review’s annual listing of holiday services held at local churches:

Riverhead
Baiting Hollow Congregational Church
Saturday, Dec. 22: Christmas party and potluck supper with entertainment by children and visit from Santa, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23: Christmas Sunday worship, 10 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Church of the Harvest
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning pancake breakfast and carol sing, 9 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Riverhead
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas morning worship, 11 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Watch, 10:30 p.m.

Galilee Church of God in Christ
Sunday, Dec. 23: Christmas cantata, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Free hot dinners served at church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve service, 11 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m.

House of Praise Christian Revival Center
Sunday, Dec. 23: Christmas program, 11:30 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve service and fellowship, 7 p.m.

Living Water Full Gospel Church
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6 p.m.

Riverhead United Methodist Church
Sunday, Dec. 23: Worship service, 10 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve family candlelight service, 7 p.m.; candlelight service, 11 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day service with communion, 10 a.m.

St. Isidore R.C. Church
Saturday, Dec. 22: Confessions, 1-4:45 p.m. and following 5 p.m. Mass.
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Masses, 5 p.m., 10 p.m. (Polish) and midnight.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Masses, 8, 9:15, 10:30 (Polish) a.m. and noon.
Monday, Dec. 31: Mass, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: Masses, 8, 9:15, 10:30 (Polish) a.m. and noon.

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Nativity of Our Lord (new calendar) confessions, 8 a.m.; Christmas Divine Liturgy, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: Circumcision of Our Lord Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6: Theophany of Our Lord Divine Liturgy and Great Blessing of Water, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6: Christmas Eve (old calendar) confessions, 4 p.m.; Great Compline, 5 p.m.; Traditional Ukrainian Holy Supper in church hall, 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 7: Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 14: Circumcision of Our Lord Divine Liturgy, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19: Theophany of Our Lord Divine Liturgy and Great Blessing of Water, 6 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church
Saturday, Dec. 22: Sacrament of Penance/confessions, 9-9:30 a.m., 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24: Sacrament of Penance/confessions, 8:30-9 a.m.; Christmas Eve Masses, 4, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day masses, 9 and 11 a.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish).
Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Masses, 5:30 and 7:30 (Spanish) p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: The Solemnity Feast of Mary, the Mother of God, Masses, 8 a.m., 12:10 and 7 (Spanish) p.m.

Aquebogue/Jamesport
First Parish Church
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m.

North Fork Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Sunday, Dec. 23: Christmas Eve service of carols and stories with the Rev. Linda Anderson.

Old Steeple Community Church
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight worship, 8 p.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day worship service, 10 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve worship service, 7 p.m.

Wading River
North Shore United Methodist Church
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve family worship service, 5 p.m.; Candlelight service with communion, 9 p.m.

Wading River Congregational Church
Sunday, Dec. 23: Service of lessons and carols, 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight services, 6 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30: Worship service, 10:15 a.m.