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An attitude of gratitude is life-changing

These last two years of celebrating "Friendsgiving" with our special friends has taught me more about being grateful in all circumstances.

The pandemic gave new meaning to gratitude

Column: Coronavirus changed so many things about our world and how we live our lives. It deepened my gratitude for the people we now call essential workers.

Going shopping in Riverhead on Black Friday? Here are opening times at local stores

Retail stores remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and are no longer opening in the wee hours on Black Friday. Here are opening times at local stores this Black Friday.

Thanksgiving? It’s complicated, but nothing’s simple any more

With families scattered around the country or around the world, holiday plans have gotten complicated.

Social distancing, spatchcocking and other reasons why this Thanksgiving is different

Thanksgiving will be different at our house this year — starting with a change of venue, because social distancing won't work at our house, built when "cozy" was good. And that's just the beginning.

Thanksgiving: a time for reflection, gratitude and hope

The mystery and the magic of the Thanksgiving holiday is the gift of gratitude.

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!

St. John Paul II school hosts Thanksgiving feast

St. John Paul II school held an early Thanksgiving feast for students and members of the community. Photo slideshow.

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.

Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead in Riverhead

It's Thanksgiving week and that means it should shape up as a pretty quiet week in the newsroom. (Insert fingers-crossed emoji here.) A Thanksgiving reflection.