SWR News: Bicontinental cross-country 5K run/walk April 27

I don’t know of anyone who isn’t elated that spring has finally sprung. The daylight hours are growing longer and each 24 hours has a definite effect on your mood. And because the temperature warms up toward midday, it leaves us with the optimism that we can handle anything Mother Nature can dish out.

As you welcome spring and the warmer weather, there are 10 easy steps to increase your energy (compliments of Barbara Brenseke at [email protected]): Drink a glass of water before each meal, eat breakfast every day, eat an apple a day, sprinkle your breakfast with blueberries, increase walking and/or running times, stretch, add strength training to your routine, sneak exercise into other activities, get enough sleep (7-8 hours) and meditate for five to 10 minutes daily. There you have it. Make these tips a priority and you’ll be in better shape heading into summer.

East End Arts recently held a juried art show on the subject of shadows. The winning entry went to Wading River resident Anna Jurinich for her picture “Solid Shadow.” Anna is a very accomplished artist who has won many awards. Wading River is proud to claim her as its own. Congratulations, Anna.

Avery Friedman, who is affiliated with the Hope Children’s Fund and the Global Awareness Club at Shoreham-Wading River High School, is well on his way toward spending two months at the orphanage created by HCF — the Jerusha Mwirara Children’s Home. We’ll have to get feedback from Avery when he returns from Africa. In the meantime, fundraising for Hope Children’s Fund continues. A bicontinental cross-country 5K run/walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, at 9 a.m. The entrance fee is $25. T-shirts will be given to all participants and medals will be awarded. Checks should be made out to SWRSD/Global Club. For further information visit, or call Larry Hohler at 631-473-1662 or Kevin Mann at 631-821-8124. This is a truly unique racing event as two races will be run simultaneously, in Shoreham and Kenya.

The sign outside Shoreham Fire Company No. 3, Rocky Point Fire Department, congratulates ex-chief Tommy Owens for his 50 years of service with the department. I remember this family name well. Congratulations to Tommy Sr. and my ex-classmate in the Rocky Point school system, Tom Owens Jr.

Another sign in Wading River reads interestingly. On a sign outside North Shore United Methodist Church on Route 25A are the words: “Sign Broken, Message Inside.” You have to love this creative invitation to worship. Good thinking, NSUMC!

Be well, work on those spring training tips and we’ll meet back here in two weeks.

Liz Taggart_BwContact Elizabeth Taggart at [email protected] or 929-5933.