Riverhead: Teen art and a lot of community care

03/02/2011 10:13 AM |
Jennifer Burzenski of Farmingdale helps her daughter Sarah, 5, create triangle and square shapes from straws and paper clips during Engineers Week at Long Island Science Center in Riverhead. They tested the shapes to see which made a more stable bridge.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Jennifer Burzenski of Farmingdale helps her daughter Sarah, 5, create triangle and square shapes from straws and paper clips during Engineers Week at Long Island Science Center in Riverhead. They tested the shapes to see which made a more stable bridge.

Local teen artwork, dedicated to the memory of Vincent Nasta, will be on display at Riverhead Free Library during March. A reception will be held on Friday evening, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of Riverhead Free Library. Be sure to visit and see the many works of art on display that the students work on during the school year. There is so much talent for all to see.

The Verizon Telecom Pioneers, Aquebogue Life Member Club, has been very busy delivering nonperishable food items and supermarket gift cards to local church food pantries and parish outreaches. Also, bags filled with candy and cookies, along with stuffed animals, recently made the residents of a local adult home smile. At another adult home, an afternoon party with music entertained residents. Personal items, ditty bags and nightwear were also delivered to a substance-recovery home. The motto of these hardworking members is “serving those in need.” They certainly make life brighter for those who need a lift.

The Riverhead Care Center on Woodhull Avenue recently received a visit from the Sassy, Classy Red Hats of Long Island. A chapter of the Red Hat Society, they visited the center in January, bringing a little extra sunshine to the lives of the center’s residents. Gifts were given to the Red Hat ladies and the residents, along with lots of one-on-one attention, making the visit even more special.

The next iloveriverhead meeting will be held on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at RFL. The meeting offers a chance for civic groups on both sides of the Peconic River to meet. Do mark your calendar and be involved. Founder Nancy Swett welcomes everyone to become a part of this group.

The ‘Sing East End 2011 Open Karaoke Benefit’ will take place on Saturday, March 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead. This event is for amateur singers who rarely get the chance to sing on a great stage in a beautiful setting. All proceeds benefit East End Hospice. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. There will be food donations from Farm Country Kitchen, Digger O’Dell’s, Carlo’s, CK’s Deli and Jerry and the Mermaid. There will also be a chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. The evening will also include giveaways, door prizes, and more than 40 singers of all ages belting out songs from bands such as ABBA and Led Zeppelin. For tickets call Doug Wald at 631-664-0983 or e-mail [email protected]

Belated happy birthday to Betty Ann Bizzoco, who celebrated on Feb. 22, with love from her brother, Charles Bugdin.

Happy birthday to Jason Raynor on March 3; Alice Jasinski and June Behr, March 5; Jessica Fuerderer and Max Gajowski (who turns 3), March 6; Jeremy Holt and Jessica Benitez, March 7; Sarah Kulhan, Tim Wilson and Floyd Tyska, March 8; and Mark Linnen and Jared Behr (who turns 7), March 9. Hope your day is special.

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