Old Steeple Church in Aquebogue will host its annual Antique Show this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is quite unique and has a real hometown feel. It’s popular with our summer visitors and tourists, but locals love it too. Don’t miss it! Tickets are $6 each; the rain date is Sept. 3. For more information, contact Jean at 631-722-4131 or email@example.com.
OK, I’ve had quite enough of this heat. I am very ready for fall. I want to see the leaves change colors, I want to smell wood smoke from fireplaces and wood stoves and I just want to be cool. Don’t scrunch your noses up like that. I see you.
Belated happy birthday to Shoreham resident Heather Hain, who celebrated Aug. 4. Heather is a recent Shoreham-Wading River High School graduate who has decided to attend Suffolk County Community College in the fall. Good luck with this first step in a new chapter of your life, Heather.
Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Conception Council 928, held its monthly meeting recently at the American Legion. Each year, two $500 scholarships are awarded to students entering high school in the fall.
Hello! I hope everyone has been staying cool out there.
Riverside Rediscovered will be partnering with United Healthcare and Truth Community Church for a back-to-school event Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 129 Peconic Ave. (the grass-covered property on the circle in Riverside). The event is free and everyone is welcome. There will be children’s activities and snacks and school supplies will be distributed. Information and sign-up for United Healthcare will be available, plus lots more. For information or to donate school supplies for local kids, call Siris or Angela at Riverside Rediscovered, 631-591-3926.
Hello, everyone! Before I start with upcoming events I would like to send a huge thank-you to Pastor Keith Indovino for Hope Day, which was a huge success! It was wonderful to see the neighborhood united, laughing and having a great time. Local resident Lauren Evers Cariello brought her pony, Bam Bam, all dressed up in rainbow colors and flowers. He was a huge hit with the kids, as were the rides, games, cotton candy and popcorn. Thank you to all the volunteers who came down and helped.
I want to personally wish the Corwin family a big congratulations on the birth of their third daughter. Awesome mom, Jasmine Corwin, informed me that baby Elsie Marie Corwin arrived early on May 18. She will now join in the Corwin family celebrations of May birthdays. Welcome to the world, Elsie Marie, and congratulations to the entire Corwin family. God bless you.
Well, the warm weather is certainly making the strawberries show their happy little faces. Yes indeed, local strawberries are ready and they are delicious. Like I’ve said before, don’t hesitate to throw them in Ziploc bags and toss them in the freezer for later use. They last all winter long and are simply tasty any time of the year. Make sure to get them while you can from our local farm stands and farmers. They surely appreciate your business.
Kent Animal Shelter and PetSmart Charities will be sponsoring a spay and neuter clinic called “Precious, Not Parents ” during June at the shelter. The cost is $20. It is safe for puppies and kittens under 6 months old — as young as 8 to 10 weeks — to be spayed/neutered. Many people wait till their pets are older but their risk of getting pregnant becomes greater each day. You must mention “Precious, Not Parents” when scheduling your appointment: 631-727-7797.
A very happy birthday to my buddy Gene Sendlewski, who will celebrate May 31. Your family and friends wish you a happy, fun day, Gene.
That is all for this week. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. I hope you remembered the reason why we celebrate this holiday. Thanks to all who have served our country and kept us safe. We truly appreciate your sacrifice.
Be safe, be happy and I shall talk to you next time. Bye.
Contact Calverton columnist Cheryl Pelis at Cpcolumncal@aol.com or 631-827-2803.