Chicken will be grilled up Aug. 9 at Riverhead United Methodist Church. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
Riverhead resident Edward Raffel turned 70 years old July 4. A party was held in his honor in the North Fork Tasting Room at The Lobster Roll Northside. Fifty-nine family members and friends were in attendance. The party — organized by Ed’s lovely wife, Joanne, and his friend Dr. Richard Rubenstein — included a buffet prepared by owner Fred Terry, who graduated with Ed in 1962. (more…)
Christian Hojenski has been very busy these past few months. In February, he attended the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., having been nominated by Col. McCarthy, Riverhead High School ROTC instructor, and sponsored by Envision. Christian was selected to act as commissioner of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and also as an administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency during the forum. (more…)
Members of the Riverhead Garden Club learned a lot about table design recently. Guest speaker Susan Strauss set up three card tables and an eight-foot table with china and glassware in various colors and designed floral pieces to best fit different occasions. Susan is a Federated Garden Club of New York State master judge, an accredited FGCNYS 2nd district speaker and an antique dealer. She has also given lectures and done design programs for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Riley Avenue second-graders, under the direction of music teacher Keith Maguire, sang patriotic songs June 14 in salute to the American flag. (Credit: Sandra Kolbo/Riverhead School District)
The Ladies Auxiliary of Riverhead Fire Department held its June meeting at Meeting House Creek Inn on the 11th. Auxiliary vice president Ann Vonatzski and secretary Kelli Naugles presented hanging flower baskets to outgoing president Marie Madigan and outgoing secretary JoAnne Krajewski, who both served during 2013-14. (more…)
McGann Mercy High School is where the Long Island Sound Chorus rehearses. (Credit: File)
Joanie and George Mottern celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at a brunch May 19 at Meeting House Creek Inn. They were surprised by their daughters, Jennifer and Sara, family and friends and members from their wedding party — Marie and Jimmy Barnes, Theresa Foley, Penny Czletka and Eddie Reeve. Everyone had a wonderful time. (more…)
The annual meeting of the Friends of Riverhead Free Library and the Riverhead Free Library Association was held May 13. Laurel Sisson and Arlene Peck, co-presidents of the Friends, presented an overview of what the Friends have been up to during the year with funds raised from sales at the Yellow Barn. (more…)
Riverhead fire headquarters on Roanoke Avenue. (Credit: file photo)
The Long Island Sound Chorus, the Riverhead chapter of Sweet Adelines, recently traveled to Albany to compete at the National Convention, where they sang on the steps of the Capitol building with hundreds of other Sweet Adelines. The LISC practices every week in Riverhead and they sing beautifully. (more…)
Congratulations to Patrick and Krista Lynch on the April 3 birth of their daughter, Madelyn Grace. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches. Proud grandparents Michele and Tom Lynch and Laura and Harry Fuerman are simply delighted with the new addition to their family.