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Katharine Schroeder

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08/16/15 9:34am

The Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library held a gala Saturday night to celebrate 100 years of service to the community. 

All three floors of the building were transformed into an elegant candlelit space with displays highlighting the history of the library and its place in the community. READ

07/04/15 3:30pm
Now that's some patriotic pride. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Now that’s some patriotic pride. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Southold held its annual Fourth of July parade Saturday afternoon and residents decked out in red, white, and blue lined Main Street from Boisseau Avenue all the way to Tucker’s Lane.

Among the marchers were local dignitaries, scout troops, first responders, and a dozen horses and donkeys. (more…)

07/04/15 2:28pm
Mayor Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mayor George Hubbard proclaims the start of the Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A small ceremony to officially kick off Greenport’s Tall Ships festival was held in Mitchell Park Saturday morning.

Master of Ceremonies Captain Dave Berson welcomed all five captains to the Village, telling them “Greenport Village has always been a harbor of refuge and a shelter for ships. Greenport has always welcomed sailors since it was settled and it welcomes you now.”

He also pointed out that Greenport is the smallest community hosting the Tall Ships this year. (more…)

07/04/15 8:17am
From left, Humberto Rocha, executive officer of the Sagres; guest Selma de Silva; Paulo Portugal, Commanding Officer of Sagres; Ron Bruer from the East End Seaport Museum. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

From left, Humberto Rocha, executive officer of the Sagres; guest Selma de Silva; Paulo Portugal, Commanding Officer of Sagres; Ron Bruer from the East End Seaport Museum. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

The Tall Ships Captain’s Reception was held Friday night at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Hall in Greenport. The reception serves as the kick-off for the Tall Ships festival.  (more…)

06/28/15 5:40pm
Beloved history teacher Ron McEvoy made a spectacular entrance at Sunday's graduation.

Beloved history teacher Ron McEvoy made a spectacular entrance at Sunday’s graduation.

Greenport High School graduated its 134th class on Sunday where retired history teacher Ron McEvoy made a surprise visit.

In addition to encouraging speeches from students, faculty, and administrators, Mr. McEvoy gave a speech to the graduates and encouraged them to follow their dreams.

For a complete list of graduates and bios on the valedictorian and salutatorian, pick up a copy of the July 2 The Suffolk Times for the special graduation section.

Scroll through for more photos of the graduates.

Photos by Katharine Schroeder

The hat toss.

The hat toss.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

Timmy Stevens and Brittany Doucett.

Timmy Stevens and Brittany Doucett.

Time for a graduation selfie.

Time for a graduation selfie.

Administrators and staff pose before the ceremony.

Administrators and staff pose before the ceremony.

Nick Droskoski and Cinthia Gaitan.

Nick Droskoski and Cinthia Gaitan.

Timmy Stevens with his niece Nylah Stevens.

Timmy Stevens with his niece Nylah Stevens.

Matt and John Drinkwater.

Matt and John Drinkwater.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

Nicole and Jessica McDaniel.

Nicole and Jessica McDaniel.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A group of graduates pose before the ceremony.

A graduate reflects on a speech during the ceremony.

A graduate reflects on a speech during the ceremony.

Mr. McEvoy speaks to the students.

Mr. McEvoy speaks to the students.

Students react to Mr. McEvoy's speech.

Students react to Mr. McEvoy’s speech.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle listens to a speech during the ceremony.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle listens to a speech during the ceremony.

Commencement speaker Catherine Creedon.

Commencement speaker Catherine Creedon.

Commencement speaker Samantha Henry.

Commencement speaker Samantha Henry.

Commencement speaker Neville Reece.

Commencement speaker Neville Reece.

Commencement speaker Caitlin Grilli.

Commencement speaker Caitlin Grilli.

High School principal Gary Kalish speaks.

High School principal Gary Kalish speaks.

Time for diplomas.

Time for diplomas.

Salutatorian Christian Van Cleef.

Salutatorian Christian Van Cleef.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle.

A hug after the ceremony.

A hug after the ceremony.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle with his brother Alex.

Valedictorian Connor Whittle with his brother Alex.

A hug for the new graduate.

A hug for the new graduate.