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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

At Roanoke Avenue Elementary, lessons wrapped in hearts, stickers and doilies

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It's not always easy to get elementary students to do writing assignments but when you wrap them up in fun, you can add in lifelong lessons on kindness, acceptance and compassion, too. That's what happened Thursday morning in Roanoke Avenue school's cafeteria.

Vail-Leavitt brings NYC dog and cat film festivals to Riverhead

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The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is going to the dogs. And the cats, too. Riverhead's historic theater will host the New York City Dog and New York City Cat Film Festivals on the last two Sundays of January. Update: Jan. 20 festival postponed to Feb. 3.

New bereavement groups in Riverhead aim to support those coping with loss from suicide or overdose

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The Neighborhood House, in partnership with Peconic Bay Medical Center, is forming bereavement groups in Riverhead for people coping with the loss of loved ones to suicide or overdose.

‘From Shop Windows to Auschwitz’: Temple Israel’s memorial to Kristallnacht’s 80th anniversary, Nov. 9

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Temple Israel in Riverhead is holding a memorial service to observe the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Bookmaking and calligraphy workshop offered at Jamesport Meeting House

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Put your hand to ink and paper and create some beautiful writing at this calligraphy workshop.

SCCC honor society to sponsor a 5K fundraiser, Oct. 7

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An honor society chapter based at Suffolk County Community College is sponsoring a 5K run/walk to raise funds for a non-profit group focusing on immigration issues.

Lydia Tuthill Dickerson Numbers, 99

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Memorial service arrangements for Lydia Tuthill Dickerson Numbers who died November 28, 2017 at age 99.

Long Island Antique Power Association waves goodbye to the jewel of its collection…temporarily

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The Long Island Antique Power Association has raised about $30,000 — half of what it needs — to get its historic steam-powered 1928 tractor in running condition.

Kenneth Arthur Higgins, 70

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Kenneth Arthur Higgins of Greenport, formerly of Bayside, died at his home on Sunday, June 24, 2018. He was 70 years old. He was born...

William H. Warner Jr., 52

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William H. Warner Jr. of Southold died on Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was 52 years old. He was born on May 30, 1966 in...
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