I hope we are all getting our fill of strawberries. They are so good again this year. The sunny weather has made them sweet and perfect. The asparagus, however, is almost gone. If you can get some do so right away, as next May is a long way away.
Congratulations to little Kylie May Greenfield of Calverton who has caught her first fish ever. And what a fish it was — a nine-inch bluegill. It was pulled from McKay Lake (Grumman Pond) last week and who better to catch a first fish with than Uncle Brian Minnick. Brian tells me that this fish will be mounted and placed on Kylie’s wall — a cool memory indeed. So, Kylie, keep up the great fishing and treasure every moment with Uncle Brian. He is a really great uncle.
Brian’s 3-year-old caught his first fish, a yellow perch, a few days later. Brandon Minnick thought he had caught a shark. You know what, Brandon? If I know your dad you will probably catch a real shark some day. Have fun, guys.
Belated happy birthday to Sean Patrick Peterson, who turned 4, on May 30, from your mommy, daddy and all your family and friends. We hope you had a really fun birthday, Sean. Belated birthday wishes also go to Carla Guthrie, who turned 16 on May 21, and to her sister, Kim, who turned 14 on June 6, from your mom and dad and all your family and friends. We hope you both had great birthdays, girls.
On Sunday, June 12, the Peconic Paddler and the Peconic Lake Estates Civic Organization will hold a kayak instruction session from 2 to 5 p.m. at the clubhouse on South River Road in Calverton. All are invited to attend and learn how to kayak safely. It will be a fun, informative time.
Tonight, June 9, is Psychic Night with Janet Russell at Martha Clara Vineyards to benefit Kent Animal Shelter. From 6 to 10 p.m. you can enjoy a delicious Italian buffet dinner and chinese auction while supporting the shelter, which does so much for our animal friends. Do go, you’ll be glad you did.
The school year is winding down at Riley Avenue Elementary and everyone is very excited. Don’t forget Mrs. Dorman’s retirement party on Wednesday, June 22, at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. Contact the school for tickets or email Christine Santini at [email protected] And thank you, Mrs. Dorman, you have been simply wonderful. God bless.
I’ve had questions regarding cilantro, one of which is “Can you buy cilantro plants?” These plants only last for a while. Parsley lasts all summer, cilantro does not. What to do? Get yourself a few packs of seed and plant some more every two or three weeks. This tasty herb bolts, or grows, very quickly and before you know it, it’s gone. So get some seed and replant faithfully.
That is all for now. Have a good week, be safe and I will talk to you next time. Take care, bye.