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SWR News: Harvest Festival this Saturday at Real Life Assembly of God

An exhibition of paintings by Wading River resident Anna Jurinich titled “Inner Circles” was recently held at the Peter Marcelle Project in Southampton.

Over 50 people gathered to see 13 pictures painted in the course of one year. Anna commented on the process of sketching before painting by saying, “I don’t sketch. It’s got to be what comes out the first time. That is what’s meant to be. If there is a spark in the face in the beginning of the process, everything that follows is going to be good.” To view more of her artwork, visit annajurinich or

When Shoreham-Wading River’s varsity football team played Bayport, the announcers recognized good plays from the following: Jason Kern, Kevin Cutinella, Chris Rosati, Ethan Wiedeker, Johnny Constant, Chris Ray, Dan Mullane, Dan Mahoney, Jason Curran, Joe Miller, Kyle Femmell, Will Loper and Dan Curtin. Coach Matt Millheiser was very proud and excited after his 49-7 victory. He said, “Tom Fabian is the best assistant coach in the county. Hats off to the unsung heroes of the game whose names did not get announced, who do all the blocking that creates the possibilities for the great plays.” Congratulations! Go SWR football!

Linda Winter of Sassy Salads & Bagels in Shoreham took the initiative to help support the family of a young man, Liam McGuire, who has been battling cancer for years. “LiamStrong” pens are being sold at her store for $2. All pen purchases go toward helping his family. God bless you, Liam.

Congratulations to Lisa Becker, a First Student employee who recently moved to Shoreham. I thought my four-minute drive to work was short; Lisa’s commute is a four-minute walk. The Becker family is very happy to have made the move. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Real Life Assembly of God will host a Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. There will be bounce houses, candy, giveaways for best costume, cotton candy, popcorn, pumpkin-painting and more. Donations of non-perishable food will also be collected for Thanksgiving baskets for community families in need. For a list of nonperishable items and directions, call Real Life Assembly of God at 929-6778.

Anthony from Cub Scout Pack 394 recently stood outside in the cold at King Kullen in Wading River with his dad, Ken Mango, selling popcorn to fundraise for the Cub Scouts. I applaud this young man for his fortitude and dedication. It was nice to meet you, Anthony.

Belated happy 1st birthday to Avaan, a relative of C.K. Auto in Wading River, Oct. 6. Your Mommy and Daddy want to tell you that they love you very much. Belated birthday wishes also go out to Kathi Gentile and Colleen Glancy, who celebrated Oct. 18.

Be well and grateful until we meet here again in two weeks.

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