Gail Gallagher of South Jamesport pins the ‘Best of Show’ ribbon on a photo she took on a trip to Vietnam during the 51st annual Photography Show at Riverhead Free Library Oct. 7. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The 51st annual Photography Contest reception and awards, sponsored by Friends of Riverhead Free Library, was held Oct. 7. Thelma Booker was recognized for her dedication to and hard work on this event, making it a source of community pride since 1999. Friends co-chairs Rosalie DeQuaglio and Claire Boehle also did an awesome job working on this event. There were 85 entries.
The Riverhead High School Class of 1961 at its 55-year reunion. (Courtesy photo)
Riverhead High School’s Class of 1961 recently celebrated its 55th reunion. A meet-and-greet was held Sept. 16 at Digger’s, a barbecue was held Sept. 17 at the Flanders Men’s Club and an “on your own” wine tour was held at Pindar Vineyards Sept. 18. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing and taking lots of photos. Classmates traveled from as far as Alabama, Maryland, California, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Texas. Chairwoman Pat Bloss and committee members Jim Zaleski, Artie Atkins and Sandy Shydo did a fantastic job entertaining everyone. Everyone had a great time and all are looking forward to their 60th reunion!
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!
Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Conception Council 928, held its monthly meeting recently at the American Legion. Each year, two $500 scholarships are awarded to students entering high school in the fall.
A surprise 50th wedding anniversary party was held July 30 for Dorothy and Anthony Madonia at their niece’s home in Bayport. Attending the party were their son, Steven, daughter-in-law, Kathleen, grandson, Brenden, and many family and friends. Also surprising them were many cousins and friends they hadn’t seen for years. Congratulations! Sto lat! READ
While eating breakfast July 9 at Lolly’s Hut, Barbara Mongelout was thoroughly surprised with a special birthday cake and round of birthday wishes from Lolly and her crew. Everyone wished Barbara a truly happy birthday. Leftover cake was wrapped up so she could share a piece with her husband, Peter, at Acadia Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
An ‘open community meeting’ will be held at Riverhead Free Library June 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Glenwood Recreation Club held a memorial service in their newly renovated clubhouse May 28 in memory of its fallen soldiers. Sixty club members attended. Glenwood resident David DeJohn donated an American flag, which has flown over the White House and now proudly flies in the Glenwood community. Thanks to Mr. DeJohn for his gift.