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!
East End Arts is getting a new addition from way back when.
Fresh Ponds Schoolhouse, a one-room structure built in 1821, was renovated this spring by the Riverhead Town Building Department. (more…)
From sports camps at the Riverhead Recreation Department to interactive shark camps at the Long Island Aquarium, there are no shortage of ways kids can fill their weeks off during summer vacation.
In recent years, one type of camp in particular has noticed a rise in enrollment: local vacation Bible schools, with some camps now boasting well over 100 children ages 4 to 12.
At Wading River Congregational Church, enrollment has increased from an average of 25 students at camp 10 years ago to more than 100 now, said Julie Lutz, the church’s camp director.
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!
The Suffolk County Historical Society will be looking for a new leader soon, as executive director Kathryn Curran is moving on, although she’s not moving that far away.
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.