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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)
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  • Two Virginians honored by the national wine industry

    Two Virginians honored by the national wine industry
    Two Virginians are among the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry,” according to Vineyard & Winery Management magazine. The trade magazine based in California recognized Luca Paschina, general manager and winemaker of...
  • 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...
  • Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen

    Evolving with cookbook author Mollie Katzen
    Mollie Katzen believes "vegetarian" should be used as an adjective rather than a noun. "I like to avoid the labels that keep people in different camps," says the Berkeley, Calif.-based cookbook author, whose 1977 "Moosewood Cookbook" served as a Rosetta...
  • 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...
  • Bay Street Players' two-person play 'The Guys' acknowledges unimaginable tragedy of 9-11

    EUSTIS — Who can forget the horror they felt Sept. 11, 2001? Because many people would like to mark the day in a meaningful way, the Bay Street Players will present "The Guys," a two-person performance about regular people in irregular times....
  • Joseph G. 'Bodie' Finnerty Jr., litigator

    Joseph G. 'Bodie' Finnerty Jr., litigator
    Joseph G. "Bodie" Finnerty Jr., a highly regarded trial lawyer who headed DLA Piper's litigation department and oversaw expansion of the firm to Philadelphia and New York City, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Copper Ridge assisted-living...
  • Three Orange County office buildings sold as market picks up

    Three office buildings in Mission Viejo and Irvine 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...
  • FAU Football Roster

    FAU Football Roster
    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || Name || Class || Ht. ||   || || 1 || Lucky Whitehead || JR || 5-10 || 163 || WR || Manassas, VA (Dean College) || || 2 || DeAndre Richardson || RS SR || 6-2 || 180 || WR || Panama City, FL (Bay) || || 2 || Brandin Bryant...
  • Patrol vehicle vandalized in Bel Air [Harford County police blotter]

    Aberdeen Aberdeen police reports: Kim Webb, 38, of the 500 block of East 175th Street in New York City, was charged Saturday with theft between $1,000 and $10,000, scheming to commit theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and having a counterfeit credit...
  • Karen Black Dies at 74

    Karen Black, who was Oscar-nommed for "Five Easy Pieces" and starred in films including "Nashville," and "Easy Rider," died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. She was 74. Her husband Stephen Eckelberry announced her death on Facebook, saying "It...
  • Patricia E. Sadowski, reading specialist

    Patricia E. Sadowski, reading specialist
    Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76. "Pat worked with children who were...