The Verizon Telecom Pioneers, Aquebogue Life Member Club, presented a 40-inch flat-screen TV to Joe Corso of Peconic Retreat Adult Home in Cutchogue on July 8. Presenters included Karen Glover, Ann Cummings and Harriet McDonald. The Pioneers are a wonderful group of volunteers who make a difference for many in need.
The “cruising car meet” that was recently moved from King Kullen in Wading River to the parking lot along the Peconic Riverfront seems to have taken off with great gusto. I have attended three weeks in a row and discover something new and interesting each time. It is a pleasure to see the restored vintage cars and hot rods of yesteryear. Do take a ride to the riverfront and step back in time.
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Riverhead Town Historian Georgette Lane Case invite you to the presentation of the “Riverhead Town Supervisors (1792-2010)” on Friday, Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Senior Citizens Center on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. A collection of brief biographies of each of the town supervisors dating from 1792, this is the first book enumerating any of the town’s elected officials, including its supervisors. Prior to the book, information about the former supervisors was scattered around in numerous town historian files and books at the Suffolk County Historical Society. This will be a source of historic information about Riverhead’s chief elected officers depicting a brief biography of each supervisor with photographs as they were available. The book also contains the act of the New York State Legislature creating the Town of Riverhead, as well as the history of Town Hall, the town flag and town seals, with a page of trivia and a full index. Suffolk County Legislator Edward P. Romaine will be hosting the reception for the former and current supervisors.
The Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Riverhead Town landmark. Visitors can tour the museum buildings, gardens and collections, experience real farming in the fields and meet Hallockville’s friendly cows, sheep and chickens. Hallockville serves as an educational resource for all ages, raising awareness of eastern Long Island’s agricultural heritage. For more information visit hallockville.com or call 298-5292.
The next iloveriverhead meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Digger O’Dell’s. At 6:30 p.m. enjoy mingling about and settling in by ordering food or beverages before the meeting. This is a mid-summer gathering to see how everyone’s summer is going. Nancy Swett and the group will begin to compile a list of priorities going forward for iloveriverhead, and will address the needs for downtown. Those interested can e-mail [email protected] with suggestions for consideration before the meeting on Aug. 4.
Happy birthday to Anna Pekar (who turns 7), on July 29; twins Logan and Cassidy Brown (who turn 13) and Michon Griffing, July 30; Frederica Miles, July 31; Zachary Daters, Aug. 1; Sue Arnua, Pat Continio and Nicole Mielnicki (who turns 17), Aug. 2; Nicole and Kim Staib, Aug. 4; and George Prete on August 4. Hope your day is extra special.
Get well wishes to Joan Heppner.