Shoreham-Wading River: 1963 RPFD responses in 2010

So, how are we doing so far with those new year’s resolutions? I only had one thing to say when we reached the beginning of January: “Dear God, my resolution for 2011 is a great big bank account and a slim body. Please don’t get them mixed up like you did last year.”

With temperatures of 2 degrees in the morning, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve reached the coldest part of the winter, when stepping outside seems more like we’re stepping into a freezer. I feel like telling the chicken in there, “I’m sorry, now I know how you feel.”

Good luck to all our Shoreham-Wading River High School students who are taking midterm examinations this week. Sometimes you wonder if all the information that you’re cramming into your brain is ever going to be useful again. I can only say, “We’ve all wondered that.”

Congratulations to Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate Elizabeth Fayette. “Libby” was the featured violinist in the Jan. 23 Piano Plus concert at Riverhead Free Library. To say she did well is an understatement. Libby comes from an extraordinarily musical family. She is one of the children of Steve Fayette, the orchestra teacher at Shoreham-Wading River High School. All of the Fayette children are gifted, excelling on string instruments. We wish Elizabeth continued musical success and congratulate her mom and dad for their great influence in her life.

One thousand, nine hundred and sixty three — that’s how many times in 2010 that the Rocky Point Fire Department responded to emergency calls from the community to help someone who was in trouble. That’s a lot of emergencies and that’s a lot of help. Perhaps you made one of those calls and they rushed to your side and gave you the assistance you needed. Remember them when it’s time to give back to those who need your assistance in the form of a donation.

I hope you do well with all the tests that life presents you, that no matter what, you appreciate the music that life offers and that you are kind, especially to those who are kind to you.

And don’t forget to defrost that chicken in the freezer … or at least throw it a warm hat and mittens.