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SWR News: Annual Holiday Tea and Antiques Appraisal

Wading River Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Tea and Antiques Appraisal on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Wading River Congregational Church.

The program will include musical entertainment by SWR high school students, antiques appraisals by Lloyd’s Antiques, raffles, door prizes, delicious dessert and tea. Attendees are asked to bring their own teacups. Tickets are $15 per person, payable at the door, and include one appraisal. For reservations or more information, call Debra at 631-929-7257 or email [email protected] Reserve early; space is limited.

Artist Danielle Garafola, graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School and protégé of Hope Children’s Fund vice president Kevin Mann, recently held a Facebook fundraiser called “Monsters for Meru,” for which she created a series of monster drawings. Proceeds from the sale of her artwork raised more than $1,000 to assist in the education of Kenyan orphans. Secondary school in Kenya is fee-based (not free). Danielle, who has traveled to Kenya with Kevin Mann and his wife, Aida, is responsible for a the huge exterior mural and the logo “Education is the Key” at the Jerusha Mwiraria Hope Children’s Home in Meru. For further information, call Aida or Kevin at 631-470-6351.

Congratulations to Shoreham residents Joe and Carol Carbone, who recently became grandparents. Their son Joe Jr. and his wife, Lyndsey, welcomed a baby girl, Lyla Rae, on Oct. 6. I remember Carol from my “early bus” driving days for the SWR school district. She’s a good, all-around lady who also threw me a baby shower when I was 37. Joe Jr. and his brother, Dan, and my son James played football together back then. Congratulations to Lyndsey and Joe Jr. and the entire family on this blessed event. Welcome to the world, Lyla Rae.

Shoreham Fire Company No. 3 (Rocky Point Fire Department) would like to know if the address number on your house is visible. It’s vitally important that the fire department knows exactly which house on the block is yours, especially in an emergency, when seconds can mean the difference between life and death. So please make sure your house numbers are obvious and easy to spot.

Yours truly has been a singer at church for the past 30 years. That said, it’s now time for me, once again, to put myself into the public’s eye. Wish me luck as I will be auditioning for North Fork Community Theatre’s annual variety show. I made the cut at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and am hoping my audition at NFCT will go just as well. I’ll keep you posted.

It’s time to bid you adieu. Be well, be grateful and we’ll meet back here in two weeks.

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