The annual “Battle of the Books” was held at SUNY/Stony Brook on Saturday, Aug. 13. This is a book trivia contest for teens in grades 6-8 sponsored by the Suffolk County Library System. Riverhead Free Library’s team, “The Alcatraz Book Birds,” came in fourth out of 19 libraries in the second session and received the prestigious “Teen Spirit Award.” The “Birds” included: Nico Bossy, Philip Kenter, Ryan Lynn, Keely McCabe, Angelika Osiniak and Aiden Saltini. Alternates included: DJ Kenter, Brandon Lynn, Alexia Schmidt, Kevin Tobin, David White and Alexa Wilson. The coaches were Joyce Rienzo and Annie Kromhout. RFL is truly proud of these children. Great job!
Riverhead High School’s Class of 1976 will host its 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Flanders Men’s Club at 6 p.m. Cost: $50 per person. On Friday, Oct. 14, there will be a meet-and-greet at Indian Island Country Club at 6 p.m. Regina Brown and reunion committee members Glenn McKay and Frank Scordo are working hard to make this a memorable affair. They request that if you see any classmates during your travels to inform them of the reunion and to have them call Regina at 404-399-2544 for more information. They also would appreciate it if any alumni could send in more than the $50 cost on behalf of those classmates who are facing hardships and would like to attend the event. It should be a great time for all.
Happy 23rd wedding anniversary to Karen and Walter Paulick on Aug. 27.
Happy birthday to Danny Ruskowski and Peter Berezny on Aug. 25; Jamie Hartmann, Aug. 26; Alyssa Robinoff (with love from Mom and Dad) and Brian Linnen, Aug. 27; Joyce Montag, Marissa Danowski, Clara LaGrasse, Tess Corwin, Bertha Harris (who turns a beautiful 96 — sto lat!) and Charles Bugdin (who currently lives in Florida and is an avid reader of the News-Review), Aug. 28; Frank Ruskowski and Raymond Cote IV (who turns 3), Aug. 29; JoAnne Ogeka-Anasky, Aug. 30; and Barbara Wooten and Emily Densieski, Aug. 31.
The Friends of Riverhead Free Library’s 46th annual photography contest is coming up in September. Be sure to stop by the library’s welcome desk for a photography contest application and contest rules. All entries must be brought to the library’s art gallery on Saturday, Sept. 24, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The contest reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Everyone is welcome to participate. There is so much beauty all around us. Remember that it is in the eyes of the beholder. Have fun taking those pictures. For more information, call the library at 727-3228.
Enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer.