06/29/14 7:00am
06/29/2014 7:00 AM
The dining room table set for the holiday dinner at Jack and Patricia Orben's Aquebogue home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The dining room table set for a dinner at Jack and Patricia Orben’s Aquebogue home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

With so few hours in the day and so much to accomplish, the daily activity of eating dinner as a family can sometimes fall by the wayside.

But nutrition and mental-health experts agree that it’s one activity that shouldn’t be neglected as family dinners offer much more than a full stomach.

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06/14/14 7:00am
06/14/2014 7:00 AM
Riverhead Free Library

Riverhead Free Library is hosting ‘Living Life to its Fullest!’ on June 17.

• Peconic Bay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation presents ‘Living Life to its Fullest!’ — a forum on enriching your life through purposeful activities — Tuesday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to noon at Riverhead Free Library. Occupational therapists will discuss ways to resume or begin activities that may seem out of reach due to disability, illness or impairment. To register, call 727-3228 or visit riverheadlibrary.org.

• The June employee of the month at Peconic Landing in Greenport is certified nursing assistant Yira Tejada, who has been with the life-care community for almost two years. In a release, executive vice president/administrator Gregory Garrett described Ms. Tejada as “a caring, compassionate person whose first concern is our residents.” (more…)

06/01/14 6:00am
06/01/2014 6:00 AM
Riverhead fire headquarters on Roanoke Avenue. (Credit: file photo)

Riverhead fire headquarters on Roanoke Avenue. (Credit: file photo)

• Riverhead Fire Department will host a community blood drive Tuesday, June 3, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the upstairs banquet room of the Roanoke Avenue firehouse. Donors age 16 to 75 who weigh at least 110 pounds and have not received any tattoos in the past 12 months are eligible. (more…)

05/31/14 9:00am
05/31/2014 9:00 AM
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | Two deer feeding at one of the '4-poster' tick control stations on Shelter Island.

Deer feeding at one of the ’4-poster’ tick control stations on Shelter Island. (Times/Review file photo)

Get the bug spray ready: Ticks are emerging and looking for warmblooded beings like you and me to snack on. And all too often, the critters leave behind harmful pathogens that put people at risk for illnesses like Lyme disease. (more…)

05/25/14 12:00pm
05/25/2014 12:00 PM
Shoshire Kennels co-owner Dwayne Early of Aquebogue and his two-year-old long-haired Chihuahua Lady Gaga last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Shoshire Kennels co-owner Dwayne Early of Aquebogue and his long-haired Chihuahua Lady Gaga last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The rolling purr of a cat or sloppy kisses of a dog are a simple signs of affection that can go a long way for people, providing pet owners with a sense of companionship and something to look forward to when coming home to an otherwise empty house. (more…)