R-UTN Annual Picnic is Back …

The R-UTN Picnic is Thursday, September 23 at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport.

A few reminders for those of you are coming.

Masks are optional for all vaccinated people but we must follow the CDC guidelines and require all non vaccinated guests wear masks except when eating.

Please bring a can or box of food (something non perishable) for the Food Pantry. There will be a box as you enter the tent for donations.

As you are leaving please empty any unfinished open soda or drink cans and put them in the recycle box. The staff appreciates the help.

The Vanderbilt is providing a wheelchair for trips to the bathrooms and there is a tram to take you from the parking lot to the tent.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!

20 Years Ago Today

Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing 20 years ago this morning when our world changed, never to be the same.

Sad News

Dave Harper, retired Northport High School social studies teacher, died in his sleep on September 4 at the age of 79. He was born on December 7, 1941, and taught at Northport Junior High before moving to the high school. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Roberta, daughter Jennifer Ann, sons David and Nicholas and granddaughter Emily.

Besides teaching social studies, Dave was an all-around coach, coaching wrestling, track and football. His greatest joy was coaching the Northport Junior High School football team for 25 years. After retirement Dave continued working in Northport for another 13 years as a substitute teacher.

The family will greet visitors at the M. A. Connell Funeral Home, 934 New York Avenue, Huntington Station on from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at Saint Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church, 181 Wolf Hill Road, Melville at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 9.

In lieu of flowers, Dave’s family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

R-UTN members who would like to share a remembrance of Dave, please send them to R-UTN@digitalquinn.com for posting in the Member Memorial page of our website.