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April Pokorny

April Pokorny
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April is a writer, reporter and copy editor for the LOCAL news websites. She is a retired educator and proud grandma. April lives in Calverton. Email April

Local runner hopes to raise 100K for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Mike Davis is committed to raising money - and a lot of it - to fight leukemia and lymphoma, diseases which often targets young children.

Empty Bowls Project: A souper event at Riverhead High School, Feb. 2

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Students in Riverhead High School's ceramics classes, Cooking Club and Photography Club are collaborating on an event which brings all of their talents together in a fundraiser to benefit the Phillips Avenue School food pantry.

SC Historical Society offers African-American genealogy workshop Feb. 16

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This workshop is for beginning and advanced genealogists alike with an interest in researching African American family histories.

Mary Wolyniec, 92

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Obituary of Mary Wolyniec of Riverhead who died Dec. 15, 2016 at age 92.

Crazy about words? Peconic Landing residents bring Dictionary Project to schoolchildren at Aquebogue Elementary

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Students at Aquebogue Elementary and other North Fork schools received personalized dictionaries thanks to the efforts of residents at Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Welcome to the world Laila Reè Baig

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Laila Reè Baig meet the world. World, meet Laila Reè Baig.

Davida Martha Cheska, 99

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Davida Martha Cheska of Greenport died on December 5, 2016 at age 99.

Riverhead tween raises hundreds for breast cancer research

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Meet Kayla Reitz - not quite 12 years old and she's already raised and donated nearly $2000 for breast cancer research over the course of the last two years.

Harlem Wizards vs Riverhead teachers and staff: Madcap fun for a good cause

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The world famous Harlem Wizards are coming to Riverhead High School's gymnasium Thursday, Nov. 10 to put on one of their dazzling displays of hoops artistry.

Local vol aids Honor Flight Network to bring veterans recognition and closure

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Mike Davis wants to make sure local World War II veterans get the chance to see the Washington D.C. memorials dedicated to their sacrifice and service – and what better way than to accompany them there?