Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Video And Photos From Lake Ronkonkoma On a Balmy Day. 

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Facebook Posts Wont Scroll Down

For those Sachem alumni that have migrated to our Facebook group "sachem alumni 1959 1965"  Some are having troubles with Facebook pages that wont scroll down.

Facebook posts wont scroll down... solution

I got my scrolling back... Facebook added a few features and I had to click a few items in order to get my scrolling back. If your scrolling is working, dont touch a thing!
If your scrolling has stopped, first record your present settings on paper, then try the settings that I have set. The settings are to be found in the left hand column of our Facebook page.

IF IT WORKS DONT FIX IT! 

The tabs that are discussed below are in the left hand column of a Facebook group.

Here are the settings that I am using.
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If you see a "discussion tab" click it.
If you see "(Filter results)"
Click "most rescent"
Posts from: "your friends and groups."
Posted in group: "Any group"
Tagged location: "Anywhere"
Date posted: "Any date"

AGAIN, IF YOUR SACHEM FACEBOOK PAGE IS WORKING DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE SETTINGS! I SET THE ABOVE BECAUSE MY PAGE SCROLLING DISAPPEARED!
DONT FIX IT IF IT AINT BROKEN! LOL!
The real culprit is the POSTS FROM: Anyone... this is a private group and non members are not allowed to post!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Reunion Sachem Class of 1962
Holbrook Country Club 9/23/17
Work in progress! The class of 1962 can annotate this post, and add photos. This particular post resides on the Sachem High School Alumni Gazette blog! A link to this blog will be sent to the 120 Sachem alumni, that do not "do" Facebook.
Ben Vitale

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Monday, September 04, 2017


Historic Agnew and Taylor Closing 
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See published article on Patch News:
Click the link below!

https://patch.com/new-york/sachem/historic-agnew-taylor-closing


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Photos From Way Back Home on Long Island
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Port Jefferson:





Entrance sign to Port Jefferson High School


YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR FELLOW ALUMNI THAT ARE NOT ON FACEBOOK BY MAKING COMMENTS IN THE COMMENT BOX BELOW! Don't forget to post your name!

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Photos From Back Home on Longguyland!
Ben Vitale

Today everyone was catching Sea Robbins, and Fluke, at the Shinecock canal inlet! Yah some even caught sea weed! Everybody threw the Sea Robbins back in the water! When they caught a Fluke it had to be of the Monster man eating verity! LOL! It had to be 19 inches long! LOL! So... Everybody threw the fluke back in the water!

And now it gives me great pleasure to introduce the winner of today's fishing extravaganza... Lucy the seagull ! LOL! Lucy the seagull, has a doctorate degree in maritime survival. Our sea gull has learned to stay near the fisherman at the end of the day when they dispose of the bait that they used for fishing! LOL! The only one that went home with any fish is Lucy! LOL!

But it was still a lovely day, watching the birds and the fisherman! Yesss!




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Saturday, April 08, 2017



John Cassese Sachem Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award
Ben Vitale


Photo credit Jo Art Photos

Fellow alumnus John Cassese, who is a member of this Facebook group, has received a prestigious award from the Sachem Alumni Association. John was inducted into the Sachem Alumni Hall of Fame! The alumni association recognizes alumni who have achieved extraordinary success in their chosen field. John is one of nine Sachem alumni who have been honored with this award. 

Please visit sachemalumni.org for more details and photos!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Peaceful Lake Ronkonkoma

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Another Blast From the Past

I just loved going to Westhampton Beach!

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Sachem alumni... Please join 160 of your classmates on our Facebook site. 

The name of our Sachem Facebook site is "Sachem Alumni 1959 - 1965"
Ask your children to set-up a Facebook account for you! You can do it... about 75 of your classmates actually did not have much computer expertise... But they learned! Kudos! You can do it! We really would like you to join our group. We are having a great time! Yesss!

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Yep! This is one of my hobbies! 
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Taking photos of the Davis Park Casino from the Sandspit marina, across the Great South Bay, which is over two miles away! I keep taking the same photo under different lighting conditions. I use this technique to test cameras!

Looking through the bar window, I could actually see my spirit sitting at the bar drinking draft beer, and listening to 60's music. LOL!


Can you see any other spirits at the bar? Yesss! LOL!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

I Just Went to Heaven! 
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Fellow classmates please join 100 of your classmates on Facebook. Join Facebook! Ask your children to help you!

This afternoon I went to a wedding at the Beach Club Estates, Lake Ronkonkoma! A wonderful catering hall! I had my 50th wedding anniversary party in the new building that is nearest to the water. But this time I was directed to a room in another building. Please look at the photo!


Beautiful room, but I suddenly realized that I was standing on hallowed ground! Yesss! This room was the former location of the Lighthouse Hotel! OMG in 1960, I was bowling and drinking beer in that building! This personal warm feeling had come upon me... I had indeed returned to a location of my youth! LOL! Yesss!


This building is now used for a catering room and offices! I asked an employee about the Bowling Ally, and was advised that the Bowling Ally is still down stairs! Wow! The original Lighthouse Hotel was renovated and turned into a catering facility!


After the wedding was over my "spirit of youthful events," caused me to float out of that building with a big smile on my face! Yesss! I was in contact with a piece of my youth, and loved every minute of it! LOL! Smile! 


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