– 9.15/ SCHS: ‘One Little River / The Story of the Connetquot River’ — Book & Bottle Series, Oct 7


Robert G. Giffen

One Little River:

The Story of the Connetquot River & the Southside Sportsmen’s Club


Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 1:00 PM
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes wine & cheese, book sale and signing,
& admission to current exhibits

RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100

Today the river is part of the nearly 3,500-acre state park, but the author will take us back through the long history of the Connetquot River, from its natural history and its Native American roots to its use by wealthy gentlemen of the Southside Sportsmen’s Club, to the Nicoll family and the five U.S. presidents who visited.

A Long Island native, Bob Giffen worked on the Connetquot River part time and later, in 1967-1973, served as the trout hatchery foreman. He has also been a manager at Hoyt Farm Park in Commack. Bob is active in Audubon societies on Long Island and in the movement to preserve the Southside Sportsmen’s Club house and the river. A graduate of Hicksville High School, Bob studied biology at Nassau Community College.


Upcoming BOOK & BOTTLE Events

Oct. 7:
Bob Giffen, One Little River: The Story of the Connetquot River and the Southside Sportsmen’s Club

Nov. 2Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, Historic Crimes of Long Island: ​Misdeeds of the 1600s to the 1950s
Nov. 14: Brooke Kroeger, The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote




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