The Riverhead Key Club held its installation of officers for 2015-16 on June 11 at Riverhead Fire Department. They are: president, Shannon Zeltmann; vice president, Abby Brophy; and secretary, Sara Brennan. The club hopes that when school begins in the fall Key Club officers and members will encourage students to join and that one student will fill the role of treasurer. Thank you to the outgoing officers, who did a superb job in 2014-15. They are: president, Rebecca Campainco; vice president, Kaitlyn Talmage; secretary, Kimberly Guthrie; and treasurer, Michelle Hattorff. Some of the community events the Key Club is involved in include the Hallockville and Breast Cancer Awareness walks, the Riverhead Country Fair, and “Be Homeless” night. They also give “Going Green” lessons, ring the bell for The Salvation Army, go caroling, collect food for the needy and put together the “Senior” prom, which is held at the Riverhead Care Center in June. This year’s theme was “Under the Sea.” Everyone had a great time. Key Club adviser Louise Wilkinson does an excellent job with her members, who plan all the events. The Key Club has received the Future Corps Award from Newsday for the last three years. What an accomplishment!
Riverhead Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary held its June meeting on the 10th at Meeting House Creek Inn, with president Connie Kenter presiding. At the meeting, three women were honored for their membership/service: Billee Friszolowski, 68-year member, serving since 1990 as Sgt. at Arms; Louise Leja, 60-year member; and Patricia Gadzinski, 26-year member. Each was given a beautiful hanging flower basket and presented with a proclamation from Town Supervisor Sean Walter, Sen. Ken LaValle, County Legislator Al Krupski and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo. Billee also received a certificate recognizing her 25 years serving as Sgt. at Arms. A single red rose was also given to the ladies as a memento. Everyone enjoyed the evening. (more…)
Brad Tuthill retired May 29 after working for Northville Industries for 59 years. Wow! Fifty-nine years of dedicated service to a job is amazing. Congratulations, Brad! Now you can do whatever you wish! His wife, Arlene, couldn’t be happier for him. (more…)
Riverhead Fire Department held its 52nd annual installation and dinner dance May 15 at East Wind Caterers. Commissioner/master of ceremonies William Kelly Sr. installed Chief Joe Raynor, 1st assistant chief Kevin Brooks, 2nd assistant chief Pete Jackman and 3rd assistant chief Tim Corwin. (more…)
PBMC Auxiliary chairwomen Thelma Booker and Lyn Tyler, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1742, hosted a community fundraiser called “Dress to Impress” April 26 at the lodge. In attendance were Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Riverhead Free Library director Joy Rankin, PBMC director Jo Fehling and vice president of Human Resources Monica Rauls, former LOOM governor Vincent Passantino, and newly elected LOOM governor Michael Sinning. (more…)
Congratulations to Sharon (Bilunas) and Mark Wilinski on the March 6 birth of their son Austin Ryan, weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces. Big brother Adam is very excited to have a baby brother. Grandparents Wanda and Ziggy Wilinski and MaryBeth and Bert Bilunas are also excited about the addition to the family. (more…)
Colleen and Jim Marron are getting ready for the competition in Albany on May 2 with the L.I. Sound Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International. The group held a retreat in January at St. Josephat’s in Glen Cove, with lots of coaching practice, and its membership drive from January through March was very successful. (more…)
Kim Sanders, a former Riverhead resident and 1983 Riverhead High School graduate, was recently named human resources director for Transit Manager of Charlotte (N.C.) CATS bus operations division. She is the first woman to hold this position at TMC. Kim, who has worked since 2007 as a human resources manager at TMC, previously worked for MTA LI Bus Services in Garden City and in human resources for the banking industry. Cressie Blakes, her mother, is so proud of her daughter. Congratulations and good luck in your new job. (more…)