Shoreham-Wading River: Shoreham Fire Company No. 3 hosts blood drive Dec. 21

The Christmas season is often accompanied by rushing around, allowing ourselves to be robbed of personal time and the ability to make time for someone in need.

Wading River Fire Department remembers Frank Kuzloski Jr., who passed away suddenly on Nov. 25 at age 68. He was born in Brooklyn on March 5, 1942, to the late Frank and Grace Kuzloski. He is survived by his son, Christopher, and two brothers, John and James. According to Mike Wiwczar of WRFD, Frank was a 35-year member of the department and the department secretary. He also said, “He was a good friend and an excellent fireman.” He will be missed very much.

Award-winning artist and Wading River resident Anna Jurinich has original drawings from her latest illustrated book on display at North Shore Public Library in Shoreham. In the glass case are pages from “Gingerbread Cookies for All Seasons,” written by Frederick Terry. Of the experience of illustrating for Mr. Terry, she said, “Although my work is of a serious nature, I really enjoyed the opportunity to escape with my mind and imagination in this other fantasy land of children and cookies. I was given free rein to illustrate his words and it was a wonderful and fun trip to bring it to an illustrated form for others to see.”  Her illustrations will be on display during December. In addition, 13 pieces by Ms. Jurinich are being featured at the Jamesport Manor Inn gallery until Feb. 13.

Shoreham Fire Company No. 3 on Route 25A is hosting a “much needed at this time of the year” blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 3:15 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact John Staufer at 377-1836 or e-mail [email protected]. Your donation will not only help someone you’ve never met but may help several people in need.

I hope that you can take a moment or two to remember a friend, to allow your mind to escape by imagining and to help someone who really needs you.