A fond memory
Aquebogue Elementary School principal Phil Kent reads a remembrance of former head custodian Allen Goleski at Thursday afternoon’s dedication ceremony for a new garden planted in his memory in the school’s north courtyard. Mr. Kent spoke of Mr. Goleski’s helping hands and smiling face and said he will always be missed. Mr. Goleski had worked at Aquebogue for many years and previously at Riverhead Middle School.

Plan to head to the Jamesport Meeting House tonight, Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m., where there will be an illustrated talk by Fred Bender and Richard Wines about the making of Bender’s painting “Sunday Morning in James Port, May 1839.” This presentation, back by popular demand, should be of interest to anyone who lives in Jamesport or is interested in the area’s history. For information about this event and the Meeting House, see

Everybody loves a parade! Let us join in honoring our veterans and our country’s servicemen and -women at the 2010 Riverhead Memorial Day parade, on Monday, May 31, at 10 a.m. You can bring your lawn chairs and the kids, along with American flags to wave. Let’s keep patriotism alive and well in Riverhead.

The Music at the Meeting House Series continues. Coming up next week, Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m., the Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band will perform at the Jamesport Meeting House. It is a local band with a great sound and fans throughout Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. They have been playing for 20 years at the vineyards, country fairs and festivals. My husband and I attended the concert last summer and we really enjoyed it! Don’t miss this evening with these local treasures and the ambiance of the meeting house! Tickets are $17 and a limited number will be available at the door. For information call 722-2650.

Times/Review is closed this Monday, in observance of Memorial Day. So please send me your announcements tonight.

Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer! We will be celebrating my daughter’s graduation on Sunday. Congratulations, MaryAngela! Please take the time to thank a veteran or any servicemen and -women that you know. Their dedication to service and our freedom is worthy of our support and gratitude. Have a great weekend!