RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Ridge

Ridge
Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
Beginnings: Long before droves of senior citizens were drawn to the huge Leisure Village retirement community, the Randalls took up residence on Whiskey Road. In 1728, Stephen Randall staked out a farm in the mid-Island terrain that was once the hunting ground for the region's Indian tribes. So many Randalls followed Stephen that Ridge was originally called Randallville. Early maps also identified it as Ridgeville or Ridgefield, inspired by the geographical feature on its north side. Old-timers still refer to the area as ''the Ridge,'' as the Smith family once did.
Photo: Pond in the woods of Peconic River County Park south of Route 25 in Ridge. (Newsday / Jim Peppler)
« Show less

Top Ridge Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Corbett Defends Higher Ed Cuts.

     
    Nearly 48 hours after he spoke the last syllable of his first budget address, the Mushroom_cloud repercussions of Gov. Tom Corbett's $27.3 billion budget are still being felt across the length and breadth of Our Fair Commonwealth . We caught up with...
  • Kaylin Whitney breaks prep national 100 record in 11.10 seconds

    Kaylin Whitney breaks prep national 100 record in 11.10 seconds
    Clermont East Ridge 16-year-old Kaylin Whitney broke state and national high school records for the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 11.10 seconds on Saturday night at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.  Whitney,...
  • Sharrika Barnett breaks area 400 record at New Balance nationals

    Sharrika Barnett breaks area 400 record at New Balance nationals
    Oak Ridge junior Sharrika Barnett set an area record of 53.43 seconds to place second in the girls 400-meter dash on Sunday at the New Balance Nationals track and field meet in Greensboro, N.C. Barnett surpassed a record of 53.52 set by Lauren Austin of...
  • Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News

    Northwestern Memorial among top 10 hospitals: U.S. News
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked No. 10 in an annual list of the best hospitals in the nation, as compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. Scoring takes death rates and patient safety in...
  • Lincoln County property transfers published June 6

    Lincoln County property transfers published June 6
    Property transfers recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV. Cathy L. Conder to Ray and Arvileen Arnold, one acre on Bob Johnson Road, in Ellison Ridge area, gift, fair cash value of property conveyed is...
  • Lincoln County property transfers published Sept. 12

    Lincoln County property transfers published Sept. 12
    Property transfers recorded in the office of Lincoln County Clerk George O. “Sonny” Spoonamore IV. Jane Tamme to Stephen and Valerie Day, 2.206 acres off U.S. 27, south of Stanford, $20,000. Samuel M. and Rebecca Byler to Norman and...
  • ReServe nonprofit mobilizes professionals 55 and over for community work

    It's a chance for professionals 55 and older to give back to the community and make a little money. ReServe, a nonprofit that mobilizes skilled retirees to help community groups, is expanding from its South Florida base in Miami into Broward and Palm...
  • Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why

    Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why
    It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off...
  • Marilyn Minter willfully misfires glamour shots

    Marilyn Minter willfully misfires glamour shots
    Marilyn Minter's latest pictures look like high fashion throwing up: Big, glossy close-ups of lipsticked mouths spewing diamonds, pearls and colorful, glittering goo. Both luminous and grotesque, they are meant to evoke the experience of flipping through...
  • Three Orange County office buildings sold as market picks up

    Three Orange County office buildings sold as market picks up
    Three office buildings in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach have sold in two transactions that, combined, industry observers valued at more than $90 million as investor demand for Orange County commercial properties heats up. The sales to large national...
  • Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list

    Grammy nominations 2014: The complete list
    Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category.  Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...