I’ve always looked forward to Thanksgiving weekend. In high school, it signaled the start of basketball season. In my early 20s, I’d get together with friends every Black Friday to attend a concert in the city. As a reporter, I’ve covered the Long Island Championships in football nearly every year, which is the pinnacle of high school sports in Suffolk County.
In the first holiday season since it opened an on-site food pantry in the Phillips Avenue Elementary School, the Riverhead Central School District ran a food-drive competition for its district office, according to a press release. READ
Before you turn angrily to the next page because I’ve dared to write about ways to make Thanksgiving dinner healthier, please hear me out: I love butter with an intensity that rivals that of the late Julia Child and I’m a total sugar fiend.