I’d like to welcome Kathy Kruel, columnist for Flanders, Riverside and Northampton. I’m looking forward to reading your column, as I’m sure so are many others. Good luck to you, Kathy, and enjoy writing.
Thelma Booker would like to thank Peconic Bay Medical Center Auxiliary’s family and friends who attended its Birthday Calendar Brunch on April 28. A special thanks goes out to those who attended from Mather Hospital, the ladies from Riverhead Town’s senior citizen nutrition center, and those who came from as far away as Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia. The event was a huge success. Thanks again, everyone.
Barbara Wooten enjoyed a week and a half in Raleigh, N.C., with her daughter’s family, then traveled to Georgia to visit her cousin Thyra and her husband, Tony Burakowski. Barbara then headed to South Carolina to visit with a friend and her family, Kate and Joe Biamonte, and then returned to North Carolina to spend a week with her daughter’s family, Amy (Wooten) Guecha and grandchildren Alex and Emma. While there, she helped celebrate Emma’s first birthday. Barbara also visited her cousin Nancy Needham, who lives just outside of Raleigh. She also enjoyed seeing Duke University Gardens and visited more family, cousins Marie and Chris Mood, in Delaware. Barbara is now home and has lots of great pictures and memories.
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a food drive to help stock the shelves at local pantries Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at Walmart on Route 58. Donating is easy because they give you a list of necessary non-perishable items while you’re doing your own shopping.
The Knights of Columbus will also be hosting its Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to noon in the auditorium at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church. Charlie Drowns and members are working hard to help the Riverhead community by supporting local charities. Proceeds will go to the Life Center of Long Island on Main Street. They are in need of baby items, volunteers and donations. Check them out on Facebook or call 631-591-9017 for more information.
Riverhead United Methodist Church’s thrift shop is now open for the season. Stop by and take a look at the new items they’ve accumulated over the winter. Donations of gently used items are accepted on Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information, call the church office at 631-727-2327.
Don’t forget to purchase tickets for The Woman’s Club of Riverhead’s annual scholarship luncheon, to be held Thursday, May 19, at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. The cost is $45 per person. There will be a chinese auction, 50/50 and a door prize. They will also be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. For more information or to make a reservation, call Evie Buhner at 631-369-9238.
Jim and Cathy Breitenbach send belated 90th birthday wishes and lots of love to Cathy’s mom, Irene Hughes, who celebrated May 7.
Happy birthday to Michelle Block, Jason Hubbard, Bill Kelly Jr., Carmecha Langhorne and Matthew Hughes on May 12; Leo Jasinski, May 13; Eric Reilly, Tim Corwin and Betty Nash, May 14; Samantha Carter, Fran Madzelan, Gary Hotchkiss and Jeanette Crawley, May 15; Baycan Fideli, May 16; Harry Wilkinson, who turns 70, May 17; Andre Ceckowski, May 18; Ryan Seebeck, May 19; John Luce, May 20; Cameron Dick and Lily Luparella, who both turn 6, Rose Castillo and Nicole Lojko, May 22; Justin Maas, May 23; and Candice Hughes, May 24.
Happy wedding anniversary to Connie and Dennis Kenter on May 25.
Get well wishes to Kenny Davis, who recently underwent an operation and is doing just fine.
Contact Riverhead columnist Kathy Berezny at 727-6148 at [email protected].