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Wading River News: Breast cancer event raises $17,800

Linda Winter, of Bagel Lady Cafe, hosts an annual “Get Your Pink On Gala” to support the Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Her most recent event at Shoreham Country Club was not only tremendous fun, it raised $17,800. You can still help Linda reach her goal for 2015 ($18,000) by making a contribution to the large jar by the cash register at Sassy Salads & Bagels in the Shoreham Plaza on Route 25A or by handing her a check. Good luck in reaching your goal and God bless you, Linda. 

The duck ponds in the hamlet of Wading River is a notable place. The ducks there are often photographed, fed and sat beside by many community members. These little guys even have their own crossing, where traffic stops dead waiting for them. It’s not officially summer until we celebrate Duck Pond Day, which will be held this year on Sunday, June 7, from noon to 4 p.m. The road next to Wading River Fire Department closes to give way to the lovely parade that starts at Little Flower Children and Family Services in Wading River. There will also be food, business vendors and music. To all those planning to attend, have a wonderful time at Wading River’s block party.

Congratulations are in order for Tom and Jess Fallica on the birth of their daughter, Stella Jade. Best wishes, Tom and Jess, and welcome to the world, Stella Jade.

Wading River Fire Department has an improvement project in the works. For more information, email [email protected].

My family’s Memorial Day barbecue at our home was really nice. I was so happy that the Murphy family stopped in. Liza and Tim Murphy have four children that are just beautiful. It was great to see kids playing on the swing set in our backyard again. I’d like to give a shout-out to Summer, Timmy, Sienna and little Sydney Murphy. Memorial Day is the official kickoff to the summer season. The sounds of summer have begun.

It would be nice to add your news or events here, so don’t be shy and send them along to the above email address.

Until we meet here again in this space, be healthy and stay happy.

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