03/04/2015 5:00 PM
From left: Mattituck Best Buddies chapter president Chris Massey, vice president Michael Goodale, director Nick Mele, Ben Hinsch and treasurer Ryan Shuford. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

From left: Mattituck Best Buddies chapter president Chris Massey, vice president Michael Goodale, director Nick Mele, Ben Hinsch and treasurer Ryan Shuford. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

When Mattituck High School senior Nick Mele came across an article about a disabled boy from Washington State who had made a public birthday wish for cards and stickers, he knew who could help make the youngster’s day special.

Nineteen-year-old Nick, who has cerebral palsy, decided he wanted to recruit as many classmates as possible to sign a huge birthday card for Bubby Everson, who turned 9 last month.  (more…)

03/03/15 12:00pm
03/03/2015 12:00 PM
The Greenport High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress." (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Greenport High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress.” (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Greenport High School Drama Club presents the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” in the auditorium at Greenport School this week. Based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” this hilarious adaptation features music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer. (more…)

03/02/2015 4:36 PM
Lily Padula. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Lily Padula. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

An editorial illustrator and 2009 graduate of Mattituck High School, Lily Padula’s work has appeared five times in The New York Times since she graduated from New York City’s School of Visual Arts in 2013.

Her latest NYT piece was published Feb. 15, for a column called “Surviving the Perils of the Quest for a Higher Yield.”

Now living in Brooklyn, Ms. Padula gave northforker.com a peak behind the curtain into what goes on behind the scenes at newspapers that use artwork to tell a story — instead of just photos.

Click here to read the story.

Visit lilypadula.com to see more of her work.

03/01/15 7:00am
03/01/2015 7:00 AM

HIGH HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: Catherine Creedon, Chloe Creighton, Brittany Doucett, Niklas Droskoski, Yanet Garcia, Moses Gonzalez, Caitlin Grilli, Aylin Guvenc, Adeline Haugen, Samantha Henry, C.J. Hulse, Emma Marshall, Megan Murray, Dennis Nikolov, Carolyn  Saito, Isabelle Simon, Timmy Stevens, Sarah Tuthill, Christian Van Cleef, Sean Walden, Connor Whittle.

Grade 11: Valentina Acero, Ryan Costello, Marina DeLuca, Mercedes Edwards, Liam Lieblein, Maxwell Mastrangelo, Nikos Panagopoulos, Aidan Pollock, Rosemary Volinski, Brendan Walker, Nicholas Wallace.

Grade 10: Garrison Bennett, Ellen Cecaida, Toni Esposito, Sarah Gogan, Ginger Hughes, Dominique Kart, Robert Kruszeski, Vivian Mantzopoulos, Maia Mazzaferro, Patrick McFarland, Sean Okula, Angelina Pagano, Jennifer Palencia, Erica Peterson, Charles Poliwoda, Eduardo Sanchez, Madison Tabor, Kathleen Tuthill, Emelys Villareal, Jonathan Webster, Alexandra Zurek.

Grade 9: Carlos Chapeton Masin, Rosa Chapeton, Elizabeth Clark, Joseline Colon, Blayr Corazzini, Alexis Hubbard, Emelia Jacobi, Kevin Lin, Anna Maria Llukaci, Jenna Loper, Casper Loveless, Madison Manwaring, Samuel Mastrangelo, Emma McCabe, Kathleen McCabe, Zoe Medina, Tabina Sherwani, Nellie Spackman, Grace Syron, Isabelle Torres, Lena Wolf.

Grade 8: Jorlan Alvarez, Mateo Arias-Roldan, Julesiah Atkins, Brandon Clark, Reese Costello, Maximo  Cruz, Jillian Golden, Cem Harvey, Garrick Hughes, Jacob Kahn, Xavier Kahn, Saed Puac, Colin Rossetti, Nereida Toribio, Miguel Torres, Thomas Tsaveras, Brittany Walker.

Grade 7: Ahkee Anderson, Sailor Combs-Pollock, McKenna Demarest, Matthew Gomez, Kaylee Hansen, Isabelle Higgins, Emily Hughes, Christopher Kuczynski, Courtney Martocchia, Joseph McInnis, Mack Mezynieski, Irene Papamichael, Jackson Rung Wile, Joshua Santacroce, Melody Silie, Bryan Soriano, Jessica Villareal, Sophia Wachtel, Drew Wolf.

HONOR ROLL

Grade 12: Dawn Angevine, Cindy Azurdia-Coloma, Stephanie Clark, Matthew Drinkwater, Jasmine Fell, Shannon Hands, Kelsey Hubbard, David Krumenacker, Ivy Manwaring, Nicole McDaniel, Robert Nicholas, Rony Perez, Elizabeth Powe, Lilybeth Quinones, Willie Riggins, Rosario Rodriguez, Kenya Sanders, Maria Soriano, Philip Staples, Jason Van Brunt.

Grade 11: William Blasko, Anthony Catalan Hernandez, Dylan DePetro, Senih Gorgulu, Mark Guliaiev, Rosa Hernandez, Tyler Kruszeski, Paige Pope, Elijah Smith, Isabel Wachtel.

Grade 10: Paige Asimenios, Lucina Aurichio, Glenda Bachez-Gomez, Benjamin Bracken, Adrianna Chandler, Oscar Coc Tomas, Tashan Lawrence, Jared Leon, Rosa Lopez, Caitlyn Macomber, Benjamin Marczewski, Keegan Syron.

Grade 9: Shannon Colfer, Cinthia Gonzalez, Madison Hilton, Semaj Lawrence, Jordan Marshall, Myles Murray, Ashley Payne, Abby Perez, Leslie Perez, Kateryn Pineda Rivas, Karla Rivas, Scott Rock, Joshua Soto Munoz, Matthew Tuthill.

Grade 8: Anna Coria, Jason Cruz Rodriguez, David Jenkins, Cristian Lopez-Giron, Jacob Mazzaferro, Johnathan Montgomery-Medina, Alexander Ozolins, Anyelina Ramirez, Andria Skrezec, James Stulsky, Christopher Vedder, John Wright.

Grade 7: Autumn Behrle, John Blasko, Malachi Boisseau, Ava Cosby, Marilu Galicia, Digby Loveless, Demetrios Mantzopoulos, Lizania Martinez-Arroyo, Andrea Mena-Ochoa, Daniela Moranchel-Flores, Isaiah Smith, Marissa Swiskey.

02/28/2015 7:00 AM

Kindergarten registration for the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District will be held at Cutchogue East Elementary School Thursday, March 19, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children must turn 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2015, to be eligible for kindergarten in September. (more…)

02/17/15 10:00am
02/17/2015 10:00 AM

Thin, skinny, fat and obese. These are four simple words out of the millions in the English language, but do we ever think about how these words could physically and mentally torture the people sitting around us right now? Everyone has heard of the different female body shapes: pear, apple, banana and hourglass. They have been in existence since cavemen times; however, being defined by these shapes is affecting more girls of all ages nowadays.

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