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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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  • Business licenses for May 2014

    Trader's License Jill A. Spriggs, 433 Hahn Road, Westminster. Old Town Catering Company, 239 S. Main St., Mount Airy. Ice Ice Baby Snowballs LLC, 257 E. Main St., Westminster. The Medicine Cabinet Limited Liability, 6190 Georgetown Blvd., Eldersburg....
  • 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...
  • John Kass: Hillary: I was once poor like you

    Hillary Clinton graced Chicago this week on her Planet Hillary Global Domination Tour as she seeks the presidency. And she proved something the other day. She proved that she finally stands for something. Hillary stands for people who are "dead broke"...
  • Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City

    Area sprinters win Golden South Classic 100s, tickets to New York City
    Teahna Daniels and Terry Jerningan ran blistering 100-meter dash times on a scorching hot track to win expenses-paid tickets to New York City on Saturday. Both beat stellar fields at the Golden South Classic, where temperatures reached 94 at the First...
  • 10 for the road: Breathtaking views

    10 for the road: Breathtaking views
    Most breathtaking views in the U.S., according to Men's Journal (tinyurl.com/kucjg65): • Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire • Hudson River, New York City • Charlies Bunion, North Carolina • The Florida Keys Haystacks •...
  • Bay Street Players' two-person play 'The Guys' acknowledges unimaginable tragedy of 9-11

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
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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...