The Riverhead Elks Lodge was proud to present to the Salvation Army Food Pantry a donation of $300. Loreita Vaughan, corps commanding officer of the Salvation Army, came to the lodge to accept the donation, funded by a grant the lodge had received. Lodge members on hand were Tom Kurpetski, John Hubbard, Theresa Hubbard, Diane Allen, John Apicello, Rich Zbikowski and Jim Kane, who are proud to help the Salvation Army. (more…)
I hope you’re enjoying the cool mornings and sunshine of summer 2015.
North Shore United Methodist Church on Route 25A in Wading River has some news to share. The church has welcomed a new pastor to guide their congregation, the Rev. Hal Low. Welcome! Also, the church’s thrift shop has a new and improved sign that now displays its hours of operation. According to NSUMC’s recently updated website (northshoreumc.org): “The old sandwich board has served its purpose and has now been retired with honor.”
I hope you’re enjoying this wonderful beginning of summer. If you’re thinking about sponsoring or running in the Sound to Bay 10K and 5K, now is the time to sign up. The 10K course begins at Iron Pier Beach and ends at South Jamesport Beach. There’s one hill in the first half-mile, and then it’s all winding roads through farms and vineyards, and the quaint streets of South Jamesport to the bay. The 5K course begins at Jamesport Town Beach on Great Peconic Bay and winds through the beautiful and historic hamlet of South Jamesport on the way back to the Jamesport Town Beach. Both routes will be lined with friends and neighbors cheering and offering water along the way. Preregistration — postmarked by Aug. 15 — is $25; $30 on the day of the race. T-shirts will be available while supplies last.
It’s really feeling like summer. And with summer comes fresh fruits and veggies. For instance, local blueberries and raspberries are available, with peaches right around the corner. Don’t forget to freeze some of these delicious fruits. Toss them in a freezer bag, walk away and enjoy them in January! Just imagine, blueberry muffins on a snowy day, with fresh blueberries from the summer!
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!
Welcome summer! I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July holiday — beautiful weather, time with family and good friends and delicious food. I missed the fireworks this year but I plan to catch them another time before the summer ends.
So, here it is already — July Fourth. It sure doesn’t feel like July or early summer but I’m perfectly OK with that. Local sweet corn is here! Support your local farmers. (more…)
Happy birthday to my eldest daughter, Anna! Today she is a quarter of a century old! It was wonderful to see you last weekend to celebrate your birthday. Have fun celebrating with your friends in D.C. (more…)