The Oysterponds Historical Society was awarded a grant for $53,330 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to develop a comprehensive collections care plan.
The society will receive the money in December but work has already started. Three consultants were hired to evaluate all seven buildings on the OHS campus. READ
Mattituck resident Barry Miller, a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy, has a new place to call home: the open seas.
A 2010 graduate of Mattituck High School, he has been deployed as a fire controlman aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, according to a Sept. 28 press release from American Connections Media Outreach. READ
This year, for the first time, sisters Nancy Chandler of Southold and Judy Cronin of Shirley wore purple ribbons during Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Yaphank. The ribbons indicated that they’d lost someone to the disease. Having watched their mother deteriorate over five long years, they were inspired to try and make a difference.
And make a difference they did, raising a total of $14,000 for research toward finding a cure for the relentless memory-loss disease. READ
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Cairo, Egypt.
These are just a few the favorite locations Cutchogue resident Jennifer Monahan has traveled to over the course of her career as a licensed architect.
Ms. Monahan, who has worked at embassies and consulates in over 60 countries during more than 80 postings around the globe, was sworn in as a foreign service specialist construction engineer by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in August. READ
Fifty-seven elementary and high school students stand in messy lines, each tightly gripping an instrument or flag. The Guatemalan heat beats down on their blue and white uniforms, and a group of judges stares at the students. The students’ eyes are glued on German Rossberth Divas, their music teacher of four years, waiting for his signal.
“Uno, dos, tres —” READ
During her lunch breaks at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, Yolanda Miranda would sit in the lobby and study. There were questions about the Constitution, Congress and U.S. history dating back to the Colonial period.
Here she was, 61 years old, nearing retirement from her housekeeping job, and cramming American history like a high school student preparing for the upcoming Regents. READ
The Greenport Rotary is chugging along in hopes of getting the “Greenport Express,” a miniature train and railroad it plans to run in Moore’s Woods, up and running soon. READ
The Riverhead PBA is hosting a fundraiser for the 14-year-old son of a Riverhead Police Department dispatcher who is battling cancer. READ
A historic 1700s-era home will find a new life in Southold.
The Peconic Land Trust is preparing the site at the southwest corner of Horton’s Lane and County Road 48, known as Cleo’s Corner, for the relocation of the Lieutenant Moses Case House in November.
A new foundation will be poured to support the Case House, which is currently located a half-mile away, just east of Southold Square on Route 48. READ
Papers, photos, letters and maps. Deanna Witte-Walker is regularly surrounded by town documents that are hundreds of years old — and there’s no place she’d rather be.
Artifacts from 1640 New Haven colonists, as well as other relics, are safekept by the Southold Historical Society. Preserving these 100-year-old documents, Ms. Witte-Walker said, is a major part of her new position as executive director of the Southold Historical Society. READ