North Fork News

first_imgMattituck-Laurel LibraryThe Mattituck-Laurel Library will screen “The Bookshop,” a PG-rated film set in England during the late 1950s when a woman decides to open a bookshop, on February 15 at 1:30 PM.The library will also sponsor the concert “Something Romantic with Mitch Kahn,” in which Kahn will sing covers of love songs by Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and other artists, on Sunday, February 17, at 2 PM.The library will present “I Shall Be Good Health to You: 1819-2019 Whitman Bicentennial Celebration” on Tuesday, February 19, at 11 AM. Jerry Matovcik will offer an overview of Walt Whitman’s life and poems. Register at the circulation desk.The library will also offer health insurance counseling on Tuesday, February 19, from 1:30 to 3 PM for seniors and other Medicare-eligible persons, sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging. Call the circulation desk for an appointment.The events and services are free. For more information, visit or call 631-298-4134.Jamesport Farm BreweryJamesport Farm Brewery in Riverhead will host a “Pints, Flights, & Trivia Night” on Friday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. Groups of three can sign up for the hour-long trivia night. Winners will be awarded prizes.Southold Historical SocietyThe Southold Historical Society will present “The Story of Long Beach Bar Lighthouse (Bug Light)” as part of the Winter Lecture Series on March 5 at 4 PM.A navigational tool for mariners around the hazardous sandbar located between Orient Harbor and Gardner’s Bay, the Bug Light welcomes mariners to the protected waters of Peconic Bay. Ted Webb, the chairman of Southold Town Historic Preservation Commission, will trace the history of the lighthouse from the 1870s to the present and also show the video “The Re-Building of Bug Light.”Webb is also the chairman of Brecknock Hall Foundation, secretary of the Peconic Landing Board of Trustees, and a narrator of the Offshore Lighthouse Cruises Cross Sound Ferry.“Ted Webb is an enthralling speaker,” Deanna Witte-Walker, the executive director of the Southold Historical Society, said. “He has a terrific way of sharing his extensive knowledge of local history as well as his personal experiences on the North Fork.”The talk will be held at the Peconic Landing Auditorium in Greenport. Call 631-765-5500 to RSVP. Admission is free.Suffolk County Historical SocietyThe Suffolk County Historical Society Museum will host will host “Book & Bottle: African Genealogy” with Sandi Brewster-Walker on Saturday, February 16, at 1 PM.Attendees can learn about African American family history research accompanied by resources for consolation. Light refreshments and admission to current exhibitions will be included. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP, call 631-727-2881, extension 100. The society is at 300 West Main Street in Riverhead.Compiled By Genevieve M. Kotz Sharelast_img read more

Minnesota mom sues teenage child over transgender treatment

first_img Published: November 18, 2016 9:26 AM EST Minnesota mom sues teenage child over transgender treatment MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota mother is suing her teenage child for transitioning from male to female without her permission.Anmarie Calgaro is also suing the 17-year-old’s doctors and public health and school officials in the lawsuit filed in Minneapolis federal court Wednesday.Calgaro says in the lawsuit that her child has been treated at a Minneapolis health clinic and given medication for transgender issues without her consent. Calgaro says the St. Louis County school district, where the teen is a student, has taken away her parental rights and refused to release records to her.The lawsuit includes a copy of a letter of emancipation the teen obtained from a lawyer, but notes that the letter doesn’t constitute a court order. Calgaro is asking the court to halt all medical services.Both the clinic and the school district declined comment. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

Egypt reports 465 new COVID-19 cases amid notable rise of recoveries

first_imgPeople wearing face masks walk on a street in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)Egypt registered on Tuesday 465 daily new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 92,947, said the health ministry.From the first week of July, COVID-19 daily fatalities and infections in Egypt started to decline amid remarkable increase of daily recoveries.Tuesday also marked the 20th consecutive day of Egypt’s COVID-19 daily infections to fall below 1,000.Death toll from the disease rose to 4,691 after 39 fatalities were added, health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.The spokesman said that 1,121 patients left hospitals in the past 24 hours after fully cured, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 35,959.Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case on February 14 and the first death from the highly infectious virus on March 8.The country has recently resumed international flights, lifted a partial nighttime curfew it has been imposing since late March, and reopened restaurants, cafes, theaters and cinemas, as well as hotels, museums and archeological sites, all with limited capacity.Easing restrictions is part of a coexistence plan adopted by the government over the past weeks to maintain anti-coronavirus precautionary measures while resuming economic activities.Egypt and China have been cooperating closely in fighting the pandemic through exchanging medical aid and expertise.In early February, Egypt provided aid to China to help with its fight against COVID-19 and China later sent three batches of medical aid to the North African country, the latest of which was in mid-May.Related Egypt sees highest daily COVID-19 recoveries, fewer infections, deaths Egypt records 1,497 new COVID-19 infectionscenter_img Egypt’s COVID-19 recoveries rises to 201last_img read more

Alabama has seven players drafted, lowest since 2011

first_img[email protected] announces the @Redskins’ 4th round pick, Alabama OG Arie Kouandjio— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 2, 2015 Couldn’t be happier to be a Viking!!!!— Austin Shepherd (@AShep79) May 2, 2015 #PatsNation— xzavier dickson (@young_datruth) May 3, 2015 Xzavier Dickson (No. 47) was the seventh and final player Alabama player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft that concluded Saturday in Chicago.Xzavier Dickson (No. 47) was the seventh and final player Alabama player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft that concluded Saturday in Chicago.Alabama finished with seven players taken in the 2015 NFL Draft, the lowest since 2011 when five Crimson Tide players were drafted. Four were of those five in 2011 were first rounders Marcell Dareus, Julio Jones, James Carpenter and Mark Ingram..In the previous three years, Alabama had nine players drafted in 2013 and eight in 2013 and 2012. Seven Tide players were taken in 2010 after Alabama won the first of three national titles under Nick Saban.Alabama’s streak of having at least two players picked in the first round came to a close as well. Receiver Amari Cooper was the only Tide player to go in the first round as the Oakland Raiders chose him with the fourth overall pick.Alabama had four first-round picks in 2011 and 2012, three in 2013 and two in 2010 and 2014.Strong safety Landon Collins (New York Giants) was the first player chosen in the second round and running back T.J. Yeldon (Jacksonville Jaguars) was the fourth pick in that round Friday night. Collins, Yeldon and Cooper all entered the draft as juniors.Fullback Jalston Fowler (Tennessee Titans) and offensive guard Arie Kouandjio (Washington Redskins) were picked in the fourth round. Right tackle Austin Shepherd (Minnesota Vikings) and outside linebacker Xzavier Dickson (New England Patriots) went in the seventh.I’m not thinking about a mansion man I’m thinking about Canton!— R.I.P Freddy G (@AmariCooper9) April 30, 2015 Congrats Jalston Fowler %26 the @TennesseeTitans. Jalston make sure u explain to Mariota what a FB is. He’s never met 1— Heath Evans (@HeathEvans44) May 2, 2015 I spoke this into existent … Did we just get Landon Collins ??— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) May 1, 2015 With the 36th pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the Jacksonville Jaguars take T.J. Yeldon! @[email protected]— Daphne Trojans FB (@DaphneTrojansFB) May 1, 2015last_img read more