Joe and I went to Ocean City, Md., with friends last week. Although it was hot and humid, it was also sunny and beautiful. We walked the boardwalk, took a dip in the ocean and toured Secrets Distilling Company. I also couldn’t resist a visit to the library on the Coastal Highway. I bought many books, some of which I read during our ride home. My friends Steve, Grant and Linda from Rehoboth Beach, Del., met us and we enjoyed dinner together at Nick’s Original Ribs. We also took a drive to visit their new home. It was great catching up with them. Grant is into making clocks, one of which is proudly displayed in our home. It was a whirlwind five days!
Riverhead VFW Post 2476 will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Sept. 11, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: Adults, $10; children under 12, $5. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea and juice.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Riverhead will host a golf tournament Monday, Sept. 19, at Cherry Creek Golf Course. The event includes 18 holes of golf, a barbecue luncheon and much more. The cost is $200. Check-in is between 10:30 a.m. and noon. For more information, call Woody, 631-983-6277, or Jeff, 631-983-2975.
Also on Sept. 19, the Kiwanis will present “An Evening to Honor Our Heroes” at a dinner honoring Sgt. Hameed Armani and officer Peter Cybulski for their bravery, valor and quick thinking. On July 20 in Times Square, a man in an SUV approached their patrol vehicle and threw what appeared to be a bomb into it. Without hesitation, the officers drove off to find a less-populated area and called the bomb squad. It was later determined the device was a fake. The dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at Cherry Creek Golf Club on Reeves Avenue. Tickets are $75 and must be reserved. Call Louise Wilkinson at 631-463-5810.
Karen Fedun-White and I attended a pierogi-making class Friday at Riverhead Free Library led by Chef Rob Scott. We made and took home approximately 22 pierogis, some filled with potato and cheese, some with potato and sauerkraut. Dottie Bugdin also attended with some friends. The critics in my home — Joe and Josh — said the pierogis I made were pretty darn good. Check out the library’s newsletter to see the many programs being offered. You’ll be glad you did.
Happy birthday to Robin Hulse and Andre Alexsandrowicz on Sept. 1; Sharon Sparrow, Sept. 2; Kathy Paulos, Gilles Bouchard and Freddy Miles Jr., Sept. 5; Cheryl Luparella, Brendon Madonia and Meredith Bouchard, Sept. 6; Annie Marie Harris and James Carey, Sept. 9; Greg Meyer, Sept. 11; Steven Block and Ann Lennon, Sept. 12; and Brad Van Houten, Laura Van Houten and Cher Armstrong, Sept. 13.
Happy wedding anniversary to Peggy and Paul Sparrow on Sept. 1; Kristin and Jerry Halpin, Sept. 3; Michele and Tom Lynch, Sept. 4; Philip and Mary Kenter, their 59th, Sept. 7; Jason and Christine Floege, Sept. 10; and Joe and Dot Szot, their 56th, Sept. 11.
Get well wishes to Kay Davis and Phil Kieper.
School buses will soon be rolling and students will be crossing the streets. Make it safe for them and be on the lookout!
Best wishes to all for a great Labor Day!
On Sunday, Sept. 11, take a moment to remember those who perished that day, and fly the American flag. God bless America!
Contact Riverhead columnist Kathy Berezny at 631-727-6148 at [email protected].