03/01/14 3:15pm
03/01/2014 3:15 PM
Wading River Deli will donate the proceeds from sales made this Sunday to the Dalecki family, who lose their Wading River home in a fire earlier this month. (Paul Squire photo)

Wading River Deli will donate the proceeds from sales made this Sunday to the Dalecki family, who lose their Wading River home in a fire earlier this month. (Paul Squire photo)

If you find yourself hankering for a hero this weekend then stop by Wading River Deli, whose owners plan to donate the proceeds made from each purchase between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday to the family of Jean and George Dalecki, who lost their Wading River home in a fire earlier this month. (more…)

01/07/14 2:31pm
01/07/2014 2:31 PM
Robbery at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, N.Y., victim speaks out

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Looking south toward the Hyatt hotel and Long Island Aquarium from the Ostrander Avenue sidewalk.

Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead is offering tickets at 50 percent off in January on weekdays after 2:30 p.m.

The discounted tickets are for admission to the aquarium and to the exhibition center’s Butterflies & Birds exhibit. To receive the discount, mention it at the time of purchase. Tickets cannot be purchased online for the discount.

The offer runs until the end of January and is not valid on holidays.

For more information, visit the aquarium website or call 631-208-9200, ext. 426.

07/27/11 8:58am
07/27/2011 8:58 AM

It was such a pleasure waking this week to cooler temperatures, which  must have been the result of a change in wind direction. Let’s tip our hats to Mother Nature for throwing in a bit of cool along with all this heat and humidity that has been baking us for much too long.

It’s summer and if you are a resident of Shoreham or Wading River, that’s the time that you receive the annual announcement for the Megabucks Raffle from Shoreham Fire Company No. 3, the Rocky Point Fire Department. Passing by their location on Route 25 A will also remind you. “Megabucks” is a drive that will not only give the fire company valuable funds needed to operate the all-volunteer station, but will yield big prizes should you donate and be picked out of the pool of tickets.

This year’s Megabucks Raffle will be Saturday, Sept. 17. You can pick up a ticket at the station itself and you don’t have to be present to win, but there will be a big party on the firehouse grounds when the gates open at 3 p.m. It’s their goal to sell 1,000 tickets and if that happens, first prize will be $25,000, second prize $12,000, third prize $5,000, and fourth $3,000 with 10 more prizes at $1,000 each and 20 at $500 each.

The fire department has a really nice barbecue with all kinds of salads, hot dogs, hamburgers and desserts. Beer is served, so children are not invited to attend. The Hackensack Men and the Trenton Horns are the musical entertainment and the crowd is really friendly. It’s a well-attended event that’s fun and exciting. When the prize is drawn, your ticket is thrown back into the raffle container, so there are literally 34 chances to win. I’ve witnessed multiple winners myself and I’ve been there several times. Make your checks out to Shoreham Fire Company 3, Megabucks Raffle 2011, P.O. Box 987, Shoreham, NY 11786. Good luck and see you at the barbecue Sept. 17!

Happy birthday to my sister, Katherine Barreiro, who will celebrate  Aug. 4. You’ve always been wise and generous with your wisdom and I thank you for guiding me throughout our lives.

Let’s hope Mother Nature keeps pushing the cool button when she decides which way the wind is going to blow. Please support your local fire department, which is at your side within minutes when you really need them. They are all wonderful people and they are volunteering to keep you alive and safe.

If you have any news or announcements you’d like to share, I’m not hard to find. My contact information is above.

Be well, until we meet here again next week.

Ms. Taggart can be reached at etag5@optonline.net

07/24/11 2:59am
07/24/2011 2:59 AM

The sixth annual Community Appreciation Day hosted by the Church of the Harvest of Riverhead and their Pastor Mike Troiano was held Saturday afternoon on the Peconic Riverfront in downtown Riverhead. The pastor said that the purpose was to bring the community and churches  together and to show appreciation to the town, elected officials, police and volunteer fireman. Other churches that participated were Living Water Full Gospel in Aquebogue, House of Praise in Aquebogue and Truth Community Church in Flanders. There was contemporary Christian music, face painting, free food and water, a dunking tank and a pie eating contest.

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