- He’s got the long white beard, the cherry nose, the twinkling blue eyes and the round belly that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly. But the secret to his authenticity, says North Fork Santa Tom Fox: He’s a child at heart.
- Three new Norway spruces have been planted on the village green in Jamesport, replacing an old evergreen that was recently removed by the town.
- The holiday season is upon the East End and local historical societies are ready to celebrate this weekend.
- More than 1,000 people burned off some calories before sitting down to holiday dinner yesterday in the 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Mattituck.
- Instead of celebrating Thanksgiving Day with their families, a group of local volunteers is spending the day serving free meals to those who may not have families of their own.
Back by popular demand: “Stuff-a-bus” food drive accepting donations outside Wading River Fire DepartmentA school bus parked outside Wading River Fire Department will accept donations of non-perishable goods until the first weekend of January.
- The one-woman effort of a 24-year-old Mattituck resident to provide Thanksgiving for local families in need.
- Paul D. DeCabia, a Riverhead High School football coach, died on November 22, 2015. He was 65 years old.
- With many dressed in traditional Indian garb, guests last night enjoyed a lavish spread of ethnic foods and live music by a Bollywood celebrity band in a ballroom awash in thousands of colorful lights.
- Seven gymnasts from GymNation in Riverhead competed in the International Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs’ 5th International Gymnastics Challenge hosted by the Bermuda Gymnastics Association
- Ken Ludwig’s “murderously funny” play, “The Game’s Afoot” opens tonight at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School.
Friend of Demitri Hampton, who was killed defending family in a home invasion, writes song in his memoryWhen Tevin Smith decided to stop making music after his grandfather’s death in 2011, it was his friend Demitri Hampton who encouraged him to keep going.
- The event drew nearly 2,000 participants last year and raised $7,800 for a local not-for-profit.
These puppies are doing laundry, carrying groceries and changing the lives of people with disabilitiesCanine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Here are some of their stories.
- The Riverhead Central Faculty Association said it sold 1,100 tickets to the Harlem Wizards game that pitted the razzle-dazzle basketball team against Riverhead teachers, staff and administrators.