04/22/2010 12:00 AM |

I know we had some unseasonable weather several weeks ago but I’m disappointed that it was all just a tease. I’m absolutely freezing again. I think I have a condition that once the temperature hits above 75 degrees it has to stay that way until October, otherwise my body goes into some kind of shock. Cross your fingers that it hurries up and gets warm again because I’m refusing to turn on my heat again. I’ve been baking a lot of brownies, which warms the house but does nothing for my waistline.

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will host a Night of Laser Tag and Dodge Ball for grades 6-8 on Friday, April 30, at SYS, 1370A Majors Path. Registration is 6:30-7:15 p.m.; the event, 7:30-10 p.m. It’s OK if you don’t have a team. Admission is $5 per person. Free transportation offered. Call 702-2425 or go to southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau, then click on “What’s Poppin’.”

FRNCA is offering its 2010 scholarship of $1,000 to a student of the Flanders, Riverside or Northampton community — a graduating high school senior or one attending college, who has distinguished himself/herself as a well-rounded individual and has been accepted at an institution to continue his/her education. All applications must be received by May 14, 2010. Visit FRNCA on the web to download an application. For information, contact Laura Smith at 369-2619. Mail completed application to FRNCA, P.O. Box 602, Flanders, NY 11901.

FRNCA’s next meeting is Monday, April 26, 7 p.m., at the David W. Crohan Community Center. The guest speaker, Dr. Jackie Humans, will speak about bullying and sexual predators. Elections are also being held. If you have any time and want to help make a difference in the community, please come and get involved. Questions? Call Laura Smith.

Children’s book author and illustrator David Biedrzycki visited Phillips Avenue School on April 15. He showed students how he illustrates books using computer graphics. They previewed his new book and even helped make their own beetle bug picture that will be posted on his website.

I visited Spencer Shea on Saturday. If you saw him at the Little League ceremony and thought he was amazing, it was nothing compared to this visit. When I arrived he was in the hall playing soccer with his brother, Ryan. It was quite comical seeing them interact. Spencer is such an inspiration, and when you’re around him, you feel this energy. I don’t know how else to explain it. All I know is that I’m still smiling. Keep up the good work, Spencer.

Well, my friends, that is all for this week. I’m so happy for all the news I received from everyone. Thank you. Please don’t forget to call or e-mail me before Sunday if you have anything you’d like to share. Remember to drive safely and to put those cell phones down.