04/11/11 1:32pm
04/11/2011 1:32 PM

The Riverhead Town Recreation Department held its annual egg hunt for children with special needs at the Stotzky Park hockey rink Saturday morning.

The egg hunt was separated into three age groups: under four, five and six and seven to nine. The recreation department filled 2700 plastic eggs with candy and there were specially marked eggs – 10 for each age group – to win prizes of stuffed bunnies and candy.

There was also one golden egg for each age group and the winner of that received a goody bag of toys and candy.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Jackson Loper, 6, of Riverhead, won this stuffed rabbit.

03/19/11 3:03pm
03/19/2011 3:03 PM

The Riverhead Recreation Department presented the first ever ‘Pet Drama’ featuring three golden retrievers and two Belgian Tervurens Saturday at the Senior Center in Aquebogue.

The pooches are all dog obedience competitors and told throught the point of view of ‘Chiquita Banana, an 8 year-old golden retriever that belongs to the Town’s Youth Bureau coordinator Donna Lyczkowski. Ms. Lyczkowski also narrated the stories that take place in a magical place she calls Camp Copperstar.

Chiquita Banana and other members of her fur family are: daughter Lola, 5; Belgium Tervuren Simply Red; golden retriever Savannah, 2; and Red’s brother Belgium Tervuren, Hampton, 3.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Golden retriever Savannah remains calm with the crowd.

11/14/10 2:36pm
11/14/2010 2:36 PM

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Cathy Springer of Aquebogue walks with her dog Neptune, 6, and donkey Lil E Putian, 3, in the Pet Parade held at Stotzky Park Saturday.

Riverhead Recreation hosted its first Pet Parade at Stotzky Park Saturday. About two dozen dogs, a cat and even a donkey marched around the park and competed for best costume, best trick, best owner/pet look-alike and most unusual pet. Prizes were donated by Riverhead Animal Hospital and there was free on-site micro-chipping courtesy of East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty.

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