04/29/2010 12:00 AM |

As promised, here are the winners of Riley Avenue Elementary School’s science fair: Kindergarten: Danny Regini, first place; Cameron Rothwell and Michael Gaffney, second place; Federico Cardenas, Giavanna North, Kayanna Harris and Brayden Monaghan, third place. First grade: Kaleigh Seal, first place; Jordyn Jager, second place; Taylor Bondanza, third place. Second grade: Caleigh Cantalupo, first place; Gabrielle Blom, second place; Jenna Smith and Siena Kahler, third place. Congratulations to everyone. I will list the third- and fourth-grade winners next week.

Afundraiser/luncheon for the Through an Angels Eyes Foundation and the American Cancer Society will be held June 15 from noon-4 p.m. at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. The Foundation’s mission is to “bring awareness to the impact that retinoblastoma has on children.” My co-worker Kerin’s little son Cormac has retinoblastoma, a cancer of the light-detecting tissue of the eye. Hosted by Saddle Lakes Cancer Support Group in Riverhead, all proceeds will benefit the Foundation and ACS. Tickets cost $40. There will be fashions by Renee’s of Mattituck, a chinese auction and door prizes. A cash bar will be available and raffle tickets will be sold. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Eileen Orlowski at 369-2545. Do consider attending and donating to this wonderful cause.

Congratulations to James Alfano, who will celebrate the sacrament of confirmation on May 3, from your Mom and your sister, Kelly. May your day be perfect, James.

A very happy 10th birthday to Allyson O’Kula, who will celebrate on May 1 with what we hope is a nice, warm and very sunny day. Belated happy birthday to Allyson’s brother Stephen, who turned 13 on April 24. Happy birthday to you both from your mom and dad and all your family and friends. Also belated birthday wishes are sent to DJ Yakaboski, who turned 10 on April 27, with lots of love from Mom and all your family and friends, especially all your “Babes in Toyland” friends. We hope you had a perfect day, DJ.

Those wonderful lilacs are in full bloom! I make sure to fill my home with them because they are only here for a little while. If you pick some of these amazing blossoms remember to take a hammer to their stems and really squash them. If you don’t they won’t absorb enough water, resulting in their not even lasting for a day. So get out there and pick and squash.

That is all for this week. I hope you are eating your fresh asparagus. Remember, this veggie is only available for a short while, so eat all you can. Take care, be safe and I shall talk to you next week. Bye.