Hello, everyone! The Wanat family will have a very busy birthday week. Happy birthday to Chase Wanat on Nov. 21 from his mom, dad, family and friends. And happy birthday to John Wanat on Nov. 24 from Tracy, Chase and all his family and friends. Hope each has a birthday full of laughter and love.
Hello, everyone. Before I get started with monthly news and events I would like to thank all of my family, friends and neighbors for their support while my son Tech. Sgt. Justin Kruel was out on his ninth deployment. He and everyone else from his squadron are finally back home safe. This community and many others also joined in and bought shirts and sweatshirts that were specifically made to support my son’s 822nd Base Defense Squadron. We still have many soldiers fighting and it’s nice to know people have not forgotten about them.
I would like to wish a very happy 26th anniversary on Oct. 27 to John and Debi Schadecker from all of their children, friends and family. Wow — 26 years! That went fast. I remember your wedding day as if it were yesterday. Have a wonderful anniversary!
I need to send a belated 30th birthday to my daughter Jessica on Oct. 22. Love you to the moon and back!
Happy birthday to Sgt. Vaughn Michaud on Oct. 31, from his aunt Theresa, cousin Victoria and all of his other family and friends. Victoria Flynn will celebrate her birthday on Nov. 4. Happy birthday, Victoria, from your mother and all of your family and friends.
Reminder: The Trunk or Treat event sponsored by FRNCA, Truth Community Church, Riverside Rediscovered and the Women of Riverhead Moose Lodge will be held at Ludlum Avenue Park Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come down with your car trunks decorated so the kids can trick or treat from them. It’s a safe way for the kids to trick or treat and a great way to get to know your neighbors. I am hoping everyone will come down and join in.
The people working for Riverside Rediscovered will be in our community knocking on people’s doors from now until Election Day with information on the Community Preservation Fund extension and to encourage people to come out and vote.
There will be a Community Development Block Grant hearing in support of a program for Ludlam Park today, Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at 57 Springville Road, Hampton Bays. The Children’s Museum of the East End has been holding classes at the Riverside Rediscovered office and would like to locate in Riverside permanently. Please try to come out to this hearing and make your voice heard.
Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre will present “Catch Me If You Can: The Musical” Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. at Riverhead High School. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets at the door will be $20 for adults and $5 for students. You can buy tickets in advance by calling 631-871-3908 or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2598907. Proceeds are used toward scholarships for high school seniors.
Alex Gregor has announced the fall leaf pickup program will begin Monday, Nov. 28. Leaves can be left at the curb (not in the street) beginning Monday, Nov. 14. All residents under age 73 must use biodegradable paper bags. Anyone 73 or older may put loose leaves at the curb, but they must register before Nov. 28. For more information, call the leaf program hotline at 631-702-2585.
It’s starting to get cold out there. Please remember to change the batteries in your fire and CO2 alarms. Animals will be getting cold also, so be careful when starting your vehicles. Cats tend to climb under the hoods to keep warm.
Contact Flanders, Riverside and Northampton columnist Kathy Kruel at 631-727-5530 or [email protected].
(Update 11:45 a.m.) Southampton police have identified the victims from Tuesday’s fatal car crash.
Ludlam Avenue Park in Riverside could receive up to $250,000 in funding for renovations through a portion of the state budget designated for a community project in that area of Southampton Town, officials said. READ
The federal bill to create a 11902 zip code for the hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton is contained within a much larger postal reform bill that could come up for a vote in Congress in November or December, according to Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (more…)
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.
Ida Crohan celebrated her “happy day” centennial on May 7 (her real birthday is May 8), with a reception hosted by her niece Kathy Konkel, granddaughter Cindee Tooker from Georgia and son Don and wife from Tennessee. Family and friends shared memories and good times. Several certificates of appreciation were presented, as well as a proclamation from Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. An aerial photo of Ida’s Pond, the 100th named pond in Southampton Town, was presented by Trustee Eric Schultz, as well as a flag flown over the Capitol, compliments of her great-grandson David Zilnicki. Ida is the mother of three, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 13 and great-great-grandmother of two. They would like to thank all who attended this special day.