06/13/15 7:00am
06/13/2015 7:00 AM

It’s June and we are officially at our new address. If I’ve missed anyone’s calls or emails these past two weeks, I apologize. It’s been hectic to say the least. I’d like to thank a few people who really helped us get settled. First, my kids Kate and Mike and my special friend Chris. And, most importantly, Kevin and Michele Dupuis. We couldn’t have done it without them! Finally my dad, Jim Zaleski, who took his grand-puppy to his house during the move. He loves visiting his Pop Pop’s house. It was great of you to take him, Dad. And, finally, thank you to Lindsey and Diane Reeve for what you both have done for my family. Love you all.

If you live here in the “Flamptons” (I recently heard someone refer to our community in this way) or just travel through here you probably noticed that Route 24/Flanders Road is being repaved. It’s been a long time coming and we are so grateful for the new surface. I must say, though, that the placement/flow of the traffic cones is a bit confusing. I’m also noticing a lot of people driving down the center lane to get ahead of everyone else. Please slow it down and be courteous toward others. Stay safe.

‘Disney Floral Fantasies,’ a standard flower show presented by Riverhead and Southold towns’ garden clubs, will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Raphael Vineyard in Peconic. Admission is free. Call 631-594-3521 for more details.

Happy birthday to Kelly Tocci on June 11, Payton Dupis, Tom Higgins and Lori Marin, June 12; Theresa Foley and Ken Heagy, June 13; Melanie Lessard and Kim Nelson, June 14; Katie Blasl and Pat Nash, June 16; Jill O’Kula, June 18; Joe Kaelin and Chrissy Peters, June 19; and new grandma Paulette Sikora and Devon Brewer, who I call my nephew since I’ve known him since birth, June 24. I hope each and every one of you have a terrific day doing whatever it is that makes you happy.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. I want to send special love to my dad for all that he’s done for me. You are the best! We love you so much and hope you have a fabulous day!

Like I mentioned in my opening paragraph, I have moved. However, I still reside in Flanders and my contact info is the same. There was a brief issue during the move with cable and the Internet but all has been worked out. If you left me a voicemail and I didn’t respond, please call me back. Thanks for reading and please drive safely.

06/07/15 6:00am
06/07/2015 6:00 AM

Linda Winter, of Bagel Lady Cafe, hosts an annual “Get Your Pink On Gala” to support the Long Island 2 Day Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. Her most recent event at Shoreham Country Club was not only tremendous fun, it raised $17,800. You can still help Linda reach her goal for 2015 ($18,000) by making a contribution to the large jar by the cash register at Sassy Salads & Bagels in the Shoreham Plaza on Route 25A or by handing her a check. Good luck in reaching your goal and God bless you, Linda.  (more…)

06/05/15 6:00am
06/05/2015 6:00 AM

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the warm weather, which has brought on the strawberries. As of Sunday — when it didn’t rain — they were awesome. Many ask me how long the strawberries will last and I say it’s up to Mother Nature. If it becomes too hot or rains a lot then they don’t last. So get out there and pick some and throw a bunch in the freezer.  (more…)

06/04/15 5:50am
06/04/2015 5:50 AM

If you haven’t visited Jamesport Meeting House’s website in a while, you should check it out (jamesportmeetinghouse.org). The updated website is really quite lovely and user-friendly. The photos are awesome and the information and history of this local treasure is wonderful. The best feature is that you can now purchase all event tickets from the website. The next musical event is just around the corner.  (more…)

05/30/15 5:58am
05/30/2015 5:58 AM

June is sneaking up very quickly and pretty soon there will be graduations, moving-up ceremonies and fun-in-the-sun festivities — fairs, carnivals, picnics, etc. I love summertime, especially on Long Island. I think most feel the same way. One thing we don’t love, however, is the increase in traffic. I can’t imagine how busy our roads are going to be when school is let out. (more…)

05/29/15 5:58am
05/29/2015 5:58 AM

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…)

05/23/15 7:00am
05/23/2015 7:00 AM

Shoreham resident Marcia Slatkin invites all to a poetry/prose reading, which she will share with Celine Keating, a novelist who’s about to publish her second book. The event will be held Sunday, May 31, at 5 p.m. at the Tivoli Artists Gallery, 60 Broadway, in New York City. Marcia will read from her two books, “A Woman Milking,” Barnyard poems; and “Not Yet: A Care-Giving Collage.” (more…)