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Suffolk culinary students and staff cook Thanksgiving dinners for families in need

How do you help feed a community for Thanksgiving? Twenty turkeys, 100 pounds of mashed potatoes, 50 pounds of sweet potatoes, 80 pounds of stuffing and 25 pounds of assorted vegetables … and, of course, gravy – more than five gallons of it!

Wading River FD aims to fill a big yellow school bus with food — Stuff-A-Bus food drive is on

Wading River Fire Department vols are conducting their annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help restock empty shelves at local food pantries for the winter. They will make the rounds with Santa Claus Dec. 8 to visit children and collect nonperishable food items to help stuff the school bus that’s parked outside headquarters, where they will also accept donations.

Riley Avenue Elementary School hosts its first-ever Thanksgiving parade

Riley Avenue students held the school's first-ever Thanksgiving Parade Nov. 25, marching through the halls with colorful balloons modeled after the giant balloons in the Macy's parade on Thanksgiving Day.

Riverhead anti-drug coalition wins top national award

Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth has been named Coalition of the Year by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization.

Riverhead athletes sign letters of intent

Thirteen Riverhead High School seniors signed letters of intent with colleges Nov. 15. Courtesy photo: Riverhead Central School District

‘Tis the season: 68th annual Santa Parade, followed by holiday bonfire, set for Dec. 14

Get your jingle bells ready. Downtown Riverhead will host the 68th annual Lion’s Club Santa Parade and the 20th annual holiday bonfire on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Riverhead business owner to give away 100 turkeys with trimmings Saturday

LIR Clothing owner Anthony Harris will give away 100 turkeys with baskets of sides on Saturday at Tyre Lodge on Flanders Road.

Residents in need of heating assistance can apply to HEAP now

Renters and homeowners who need assistance keeping their homes warm this winter can apply for help to the Home Energy Assistance Program, known as HEAP.

Peconic Bay Medical Center’s retreat for caregivers offers inspiration and help

Peconic Bay Medical Center's fifth annual caregivers retreat Tuesday featured a talk by a dynamic father-and-son duo that founded John's Crazy Socks.

Holiday drive-through light show returns to Calverton’s Long Island Sports Park with new displays

The Riverhead Holiday Light Show is back at the Long Island Sports Park in Calverton, featuring new displays and additions to expand on last year’s event, including a Santa’s Village at the Hotel Indigo.
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