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Center Moriches resident and Moriches Bay Realty owner Gerry Sapanaro will tell you she never expected to be lauded as the 3rd Legislative District’s 2024 Woman of Distinction. But her …

Guests could be forgiven if they imagined they’d been whisked to a British tea room as they arrived for the annual Mother’s Day Tea at the Presbyterian Church in Center Moriches on May …

The USA Patriots military veteran amputee softball team will make a return visit to Moriches Athletic Complex for a doubleheader on Saturday, June 15. The Patriots, whose roster includes players …

Seaman Recruit Christopher Hare, a native of Manorville, N.Y., serves in Japan aboard a forward-deployed U.S. Navy warship. Hare graduated from Eastport-South Manner in 2023. The skills and …

On May 18, Rotary District 7255 held their annual Day of Service.   Each Rotary Club in the district picked a project that would benefit their community. The Rotary Clubs of The Moriches, …

The Center Moriches Methodist Church will be hosting a dedication ceremony for the renovation of their 1800s cemetery. The event will be held on June 22 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery …

Public school education used to include good citizenship lessons.   For the children who attended Center Moriches schools between 1955 and 1986, those lessons included a role model named Clayton …

The Moriches annual Memorial Day parade will take place on Main Street for a solemn remembrance. Veterans are asked to come and march, joining other organizations honoring all brothers and sisters …

The month of May starts and ends with us honoring veterans and the memory of veterans who have served our country.   Pictured are Keith and Cassy Caputo at the annual free Helping Makes U …

In Center Moriches, residents were encouraged to donate any used coats they had.   Collected coats were then redistributed to people who need them to survive the harsh winter weather.   The …

We are beating the winter doldrums with lots of good helping stuff! By the time you read this, we will have delivered our Super Bowl Party Raffle prizes to our two big winners and will have …

The Moriches Community Center shopped for a total of 40 families, including 85 children, this Christmas. All items were then donated to families identified as “in-need” by the school …

January is all about raising money to fund scholarships at Helping Makes U Happy. Our annual Super Bowl Party Raffle is back—the price is the same for all these years, but the prizes keep …

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Master Sgt. Sara Luna and 11 community and VFW volunteers gathered at VFW Post 414 to load their vehicles and fulfill their mission: deliver 73 colorful, handmade chenille …

The Manorville-Moriches community turned out on Sunday, Nov. 5, for the fifth annual Veterans Day parade. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches and chaired by Miriam Gillies, the …

The Center Moriches Fire Department will be hosting its annual Holiday Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will make its way through Main Street. It’s a …

The Moriches Community Center will be shopping for Christmas. All items are then donated to families identified as “in-need” by the school district. “Santa’s Workshop is …

Members of Center Moriches Fire Department’s Engine Company No. 3 were fired up and ready to serve an estimated 300 hungry community members when they arrived on Nov. 7 to take part in an …

They’re gone now, the men and women who answered the call to serve their country during the First and Second World Wars.   All that remains are family memories and names on a bronze plaque …

The Chamber of Commerce of the Moriches will be sponsoring their fifth annual Veterans Day parade in East Moriches on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. After a brief observance at the Eagle, which is …

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