The Riverhead Business Improvement District sponsored an Independence Day celebration last night, capped off with a fireworks show.
Music filled the air before the show as Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could and Misspent Youth entertained the crowd. Face painters, a stilt walker, balloon artists and jugglers kept the kids plenty busy. (more…)
The McGann-Mercy Class of 2015 at Wednesday’s graduation ceremony. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Class of 2015 at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School celebrated and said goodbye Wednesday evening during the graduation liturgy and commencement ceremony.
Valedictorian Elison Louis of Mastic and salutatorian Magdalena Duda of Riverhead addressed the student body and the school’s chaplain, Reverend Gerald Cestare, presided over the ceremony. Principal Carl Semmler and assistant principal Lisa Navarra presented academic honors and the diplomas were conferred by Bishop William Murphy.
The Class of 2015 featured students from as far east as Montauk and Greenport and as far west as Patchogue and Port Jefferson. The students received more than $12.4 million in scholarship offers; 100 percent of graduates will be pursuing post secondary studies or serving in the military, the school said.
See more photos below:
Meghan Bossone (left) and Adafih Blackburn (right) pose for a photo with Bishop William Murphy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Bishop William Murphy gets friendly with Alyson Touhey of Pennsylvania and her 10-month-old son Killian before the graduation ceremony. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Valedictorian Elison Louis greets Bishop William Murphy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Bereket Watts of Southold flashes a warm smile for Bishop William Murphy. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Jessica Marmelstein of Coram helps classmate City Le of MIller Place with her tassel. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
English teacher Monique Hernandez helps Taylor Konkel of Flanders button up her gown. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Riverhead senior Ra’Shae Smith finished third in the shot put at the Division II Championship. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
At the Division III girls track championship Thursday, Shoreham-Wading River placed fifth with 66 points. McGann-Mercy was eighth with 31 points.
In Division II, Riverhead placed 12th with 17 points.
Read a recap here. See more photos of the boys meet here.
(All photos by Robert O’Rourk)
The Riverhead boys track and field team tallied 74 points to finish third in Division II Friday. Shoreham-Wading River was ninth in Division III with 24 points and McGann-Mercy tallied 16 points to finish 14th in the same division. (more…)
Rusty Kransky (from left), Kelsey Cheslock and Brett Chizever play Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot in North Fork Community Theatre’s production of ‘Camelot.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck will present a classic love triangle, with music, when Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s “Camelot” opens Thursday, May 14. The show will be presented Thursday to Sunday through May 31. (more…)
Riverhead Garden Club volunteers Margaret Brosman of Hampton Bays and Cathy Fox of Flanders bring a cart of begonias to set up Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The three-day Garden Festival kicked off under a big white tent near Tanger Outlets II on a beautiful, sunny morning Thursday. (more…)
Gianna Pino of Riverhead competes in the Tribal Games Thursday night at the Suffolk Theater. (Credit: Bill Landon)
The Tribal Games at the Suffolk Theater April 30 featured 21 athletes competing in head-to-head matchups to determine who’s the fittest athlete in Suffolk. (more…)
Max Crean of Farmingdale plays Professor Harold Hill in “Music Man,” a Bishop McGann-Mercy Theater Company production, directed by Bob Kelly. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Meredith Willson’s classic musical “The Music Man” will be presented by the McGann-Mercy Theatre Company Thursday to Saturday, April 30 to May 2, at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (more…)