10/19/17 6:00am
10/19/2017 6:00 AM

Bob Jester grimaces with each movement. His hands clutch two parallel bars at waist height positioned at the end of a trainer’s table at Peconic Landing’s rehabilitation center in Greenport. Seated in front of him, therapist and exercise physiologist Betty Carlson positions a band around his waist and holds with each hand to help Mr. Jester steady himself as he slowly stands away from the edge of the table.

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11/14/14 2:00pm
11/14/2014 2:00 PM

There’s a lot facing the young women of today: peer pressure, relationship troubles and unrealistic body expectations broadcast on television screens and social media sites.

With so much to keep up with, it can be easy for girls to lose their sense of self, and the bigger picture of the woman they hope one day to become.  (more…)

06/27/14 10:00am
06/27/2014 10:00 AM
Michael Kringle takes a break near a field outside Bennettsville, S.C. It was 95 degrees that day. (Credit: Michael Kringle)

Michael Kringle takes a break near a field outside Bennettsville, S.C. It was 95 degrees that day. (Credit: Michael Kringle)

You’ll have to excuse Michael Kringle for failing to make it all the way to the Florida Keys during his recent bicycle excursion from SUNY Binghamton in upstate New York.

Though reaching Florida’s southern limits was his initial goal, the 2010 Riverhead High School graduate called it quits after crossing into Florida and ultimately reaching Jacksonville.

Your initial reaction might be, ‘Why didn’t he just push himself for a few more days?’   (more…)

05/07/14 1:00pm
05/07/2014 1:00 PM
Southold Drama Club is up for Best Student Choreography for their rendition of ‘Rent.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

Southold Drama Club is up for Best Student Choreography for their rendition of ‘Rent.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Nominees for the 12th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced Wednesday. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 8 at Longwood High School where award-winning broadcaster and producer Bonnie Grice will serve as host. (more…)

03/22/14 12:45pm
03/22/2014 12:45 PM
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Greg Wallace, a rescue volunteer with the East Marion Fire Department, was one of the people who quickly rushed to Mr. Hughes’ aid. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file 2010)

Hours after he collapsed at Riverhead High School’s Crazy Sports Night and was revived by a team of Riverhead EMTs and medical volunteers from the crowd, Phillips Avenue teacher Lonnie Hughes is in good condition Saturday morning, school officials said.

“He’s OK … He was smiling, joking around,” said Superintendent Nancy Carney. “The police and the EMTs were great.” (more…)

06/09/13 9:50am
06/09/2013 9:50 AM
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO  |  The Mattituck High School drama club will present "Are Teachers Human" beginning Thursday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The Mattituck High School drama club’s presentation of “Are Teachers Human” earned several Teeny Award nominations.

The 11th Annual Teeny Awards will be held at Southold High School today. The awards, presented by East End Arts and sponsored by Suffolk County National Bank and Riverhead Toyota, showcase the best in local high school theater.

The red carpet begins at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Southold, with 11 nominations, and Riverhead, with 10 nods, lead the way for local schools.

Check back this evening for a list of winners.

The nominees for all the North Fork high schools are listed alphabetically by school below:

DRAMA

Lead Actor in a Drama

Eliminas Abromaitis, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Jonathan Troiano, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Jamie Tuthill, McGann-Mercy, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Lead Actress in a Drama

Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Brionna Cook, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Amanda Osborne, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Jordan Tapley, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Supporting Actor in a Drama

Andrew Nucatola, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Patrick O’Brien, McGann-Mercy, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Danielle Allen, McGann-Mercy, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Emma Bernhardt, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Erin Plitt, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

Jessica Sisti, Riverhead, “A Christmas Carol”

COMEDY

Lead Actor in a Comedy

Zach Fisher, Shoreham-Wading River, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Sean Mannix, Shoreham-Wading River, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Oliver Orr, Mattituck, “Are Teachers Human?”

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Maggie Daley, Shoreham-Wading River, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Gayle Gammon, Southold/Greenport co-production, “Trixie, Teen Detective”

Mally Fogarty, Mattituck, “Are Teachers Human?”

Rachel Lohrius, Shoreham-Wading River, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Tom Batuello, Mattituck, “Are Teachers Human?”

Anthony DeVita, Shoreham-Wading River, “Don’t Drink the Water”

Ryan Zlatniski, Mattituck, “Are Teachers Human?”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Nicole Chiuchiolo, McGann-Mercy, “You Can’t Take it With You”

Gwyn Foley, Mattituck, “Are Teachers Human?”

Sydney Campbell, Southold/Greenport co-production, “Trixie, Teen Detective”

MUSICAL

Lead Actor in a Musical

Sam Bracken, Southold, “Grease”

John Drinkwater, Greenport, “Guys and Dolls”

Lead Actress in a Musical

Laura Logan, Shoreham-Wading River, “Sweeney Todd”

Susanna Kelly, Southold, “Grease”

Brianna Pagano, Greenport, “Guys and Dolls”

Supporting Actor in a Musical

Matt Drinkwater, Greenport, “Guys and Dolls”

Jack Dunne, Southold, “Grease”

Supporting Actress in a Musical

Lea Gianbruno, Shelter Island, “Legally Blonde”

Michaela Manno, Southold, “Grease”

Shelby Pickerell, Southold, “Grease”

Outstanding Performance

This category recognizes students who “shine brightly” in roles not eligible for adjudication in the leading or supporting categories.

Alexandra Lasot, Southold, Teen Angel in “Grease”

Lara Mahaffy, Southold, Ursula in “Trixie, Teen Detective”

Choreography

Victoria Carroll, Riverhead, “Fiddler on the Roof”

Southold dance captains, Southold, “Grease”

Outstanding Ensemble

Mattituck, “Once Upon a Mattress”

Playbill/Poster Art

Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River, “Sweeney Todd”

Gretchen Walter, Southold, “Trixie, Teen Detective”

Judge’s Choice Award

This noncompetitive award is given for a scene, musical number, dance number or group that the judges feel stands out enough to warrant special recognition.

The Greek Chorus, Shelter Island, “Legally Blonde”

Stage Management Recognition

(noncompetitive)

Mariah Brengel, Shoreham-Wading River

Ian Byrne, McGann-Mercy

Quinn Carey, McGann-Mercy

Helen Chen, Mattituck

Jaclyn Conway, Southold-Greenport co-production

Jaclyn Conway, Southold

Mayra Gonzalez, Mattituck

Melissa Hickox, Mattituck

Julie Lindell, Shoreham-Wading River

Anne O’Rourke, Mattituck

Stephen Spinelli, Shoreham-Wading River

Jerilynn Toole, Riverhead

Sean Walden, Greenport

Rachel Williams, Riverhead

Technical Design recognition

(noncompetitive)

Savannah Calderale, Southold, set design for “Grease”

Catherine Penn, Riverhead, costume design for “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Footloose”

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01/13/13 4:23pm
01/13/2013 4:23 PM

COURTESY PHOTO | Patricia Hautsch kisses her son, Ryan, in this picture from a family cruise in 2006.

Ryan Hautsch wanted to be a chef, his family said Sunday afternoon. He worked as a busboy, then a line cook at the Jamesport Country Kitchen. He dreamed up his own versions of classic recipes, like a chicken cordon bleu with american cheese that his parents still remember.

He wanted to open up a restaurant; “G-ma’s” was going to be the name, his sister Jessica said. He planned to cook up and serve his grandmother’s old recipes in the eatery.

“He was a really genuinely good kid,” Ryan’s sister said.

COURTESY PHOTO | In this photo, Ryan works as a line cook just a week before his fatal accident. “He was in his element in the kitchen,” his mother says.

It’s been six years now since as a Riverhead High School senior, Ryan, then 17-years-old, was killed in a car accident while driving to school in January 2007. But the memorial scholarship that helps other aspiring chefs get an education is still going strong, family members said.

About 70 people attended the fifth annual Ryan Hautsch Memorial Buffet Lunchon at the Jamesport Manor Inn Sunday afternoon. Family friends, old aquantences and coworkers who knew Ryan all attended, with all of the proceeds going toward the Ryan Hautsch Scholarship Fund.

“We find this amazing because every year we debate whether to do [the luncheon] or not,” said Rowland Hautsch, Ryan’s father. “But we get such a response, it’s a no brainer.”

Ryan’s mother, Patricia Hautsch, said she’s grateful for the way the family’s friends rally around the cause every year, making it a little easier.

Matt Kar, owner of the Jamesport Manor Inn, who also owns the Jamesport Country Kitchen, where Ryan worked, lets the family use his restaurant for free each year, she said.

“The community has been really really supportive,” she said.

Each June, three collegebound students studying culinary arts from Riverhead High School or Suffolk BOCES are awarded the $1,000 scholarships, Ms. Hautsch said.

The scholarship originally started because Ms. Hautsch didn’t want to receive flowers for Ryan’s wake, but the family says it’s become a way to turn the tragedy of losing Ryan into something positive, a way to carry on his passion for cooking.

“For a 17-year-old to die, it’s so senseless,” Jessica Hautsch said. “It’s a horrible tragedy but … something positive [can] come out of this for the community.”

If you wish to donate to the scholarship, donations can be made out to the Ryan Hautsch Scholarship Fund, Suffolk County National Bank, P.O. Box 9000, Riverhead, N.Y.

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