This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, with the treaty that brought the end to the Great War, World War I, signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, 1918. Veterans Day ceremonies are planned across the North Fork to commemorate Veterans Day. READ
Long Island, also known as Sewanhacky, or, “the place of shells” in the Algonquian language, is home to 10,000 years of Native American artifacts and many are on display in the Southold Indian Museum. READ
Last Friday evening at North Fork Reform Synagogue in Cutchogue was set aside as both a Sabbath service and a memorial to Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass, an anti-Jewish pogrom that occurred 80 years ago this week. READ
Warren and Brenda Jensen have announced the engagement of their daughter Rebecca to Devon Anthony McKnight, son of Loretta McKnight and the late Phillip McKnight. (more…)
The Southold Historical Society said goodbye to a building it has owned since 2011, but its memory will continue with another building on its grounds. READ
About 50 people gathered around the flag pole at Mitchell Park Sunday night for a hastily called vigil in memory of people killed over the weekend because of their race or religion.
The vigil was called by the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force in response to the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Saturday morning, and what’s believed to be a racially motivated killing of two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger grocery store last Wednesday, according to Sonia Spar, the co-chair of the task force. READ
Southold will serve as a stand-in for Gilgo Beach in an upcoming Netflix movie about the mother of one of the women whose bodies was discovered there, according to crew members on set Monday. (more…)
Hammers clacked and electric saws spun Sept. 26 as Alex Nyilas of Cutchogue and seven fellow PSEG Long Island employees left their local offices to join forces on constructing a handicapped-accessible ramp for a physically challenged Bay Shore woman.
The day-long build was guided by Rebuilding Together Long Island, an organization that helps Long Islanders by providing needed home repairs at no cost. Mr. Nylias said members of the organization, including Stella Hendrickson, who directed the build, offered guidance on what to do on-site while they worked.
“Specifically, the wheelchair ramp build that we did, in my own words, was an excellent example of the type of volunteer work this group does,” he said. 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
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