Time for tea and talk
Mary Paone (left) of Manorville joins friends Louise Ramsey, Pat Bolt and Nancy Flesch, all of Riverhead, in Hallockville’s historic Naugles Barn Friday afternoon for a traditional spring tea. The afternoon of tea, food and stories – tales of scandal in old Northville told by Richard Wines and Nancy Gilbert – was organized by the Hallockville Knitters, which also auctioned off hand-knit pieces made by members. Proceeds support Hallockville’s educational programs.

Forty members of the Long Island Antique Power Association, using tractors and plows dating from 1937 to 1960, joined together April 18 to plow 50 acres at Tuccio’s buffalo farm on Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead. This was the association’s first activity for 2010 and although it was hard work, it was also lots of fun for those who participated.

The annual roll call and inspection of the Riverhead Fire Department will be held on Sunday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at fire headquarters. A memorial service for deceased members of the fire department will also be held. The public is welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Heather and Christopher Abatelli on the birth of their son, Tyler William, who was born on April 17 weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents Fran and Bill Schaefer are thrilled with the new addition to their family.

The Long Island Organizing Network, in conjunction with First Baptist Church, will hold a meeting with concerned residents, FEMA and local politicians regarding the flooding on Horton Avenue, on Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 1018 Northville Turnpike in Riverhead. Shirley Coverdale and Sister Margaret Smythe are working together to assist the families residing in the 20 homes that have been affected. Donations can be sent to First Baptist Church at the address above, or to Sister Margaret Smythe at the North Fork Spanish Apostolate, 220 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901. Donations of pots and pans or linens would also be appreciated and can be dropped off at the Apostolate. Let’s help those less fortunate during these trying times. There will be light refreshments. Hope to see you there.

Due to the closure of the George G. Young Community Center, the Riverhead Garden Club will hold its May 4 meeting at noon at the Jamesport Meeting House on Main Road and Manor Lane. Parking is available in the community center parking lot. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served.

The Riverhead Community Awareness Program, in partnership with Riverhead Central School District and the Riverhead Prevention Coalition, will be hosting a parent forum featuring Dr. Stephen Dewey on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at Riverhead High School. Dr. Dewey’s presentation, “The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Brain,” will explain how alcohol and drug use affect the developing adolescent brain. He will discuss a range of drugs from alcohol to heroin and illustrate his data with actual brain scans. For more information, call Riverhead CAP at 727-3722.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Peter Podlas on April 16.

Happy birthday to Mark Griffin on April 29; Kyle Harris (who turns 15) on April 30; Kristen and Emily Brophy (who turn 13), May 1; Peter Friszolowski, May 2; Joe Arnau, Tina Atkinson, Diane Gianni and Andrew Buczynski, May 3; Kevin Curtis, Brian Block, and Anthony and Felicia Miles, May 4; and Glen Schafer, Amari Langhorne and Russell Murray, May 5. Be sure to celebrate.

Happy wedding anniversary to Walt and Lynn Smith on April 30 and to Barbara and Joe Vail on May 4. Hope your day is extra special.

Get well wishes to Leo Jasinski.