If you have not gotten any strawberries, local ones that is, get a move on. They have the best flavor I have ever tasted, and I have been eating strawberries for years. The season is coming to a close since they came early, so hurry and get yours. Pop some in the freezer and enjoy them in December.

Field day at Riley Avenue school was great and Mother Nature cooperated by giving the kids sunshine each day; not one day had to be rescheduled. The kids are off on lots of fun trips: The fourth grades are going on a bowling party; the third grades are going to Bayberry park for a picnic; the kindergartens get to go to Jamesport beach for a fun day swimming and picnicking; and the third grades go to Atlantis in Riverhead. This Thursday finds the kindergarten orientation at the school at 11 a.m. It’s a fun day for our new students as they get a tour of the school and, for some of them, their first bus ride. On June 11 Mrs. Gaare will present her annual “Wax Museum” exhibit, with her kids as famous wax figures; the entire school gets to see this.

Our wonderful Mrs. Dorman will have the pleasure of her niece Tricia Rayburn, an international writer, coming to Riley for an author’s visit tomorrow, June 11. Tricia is a author of three great tween books, with her fourth, “The Ruby Slippers,” being released in July along with “Siren,” which is expected to be a best-seller. We certainly wish you continued success, Tricia.

Congratulations to Shirley and Everett Robinson of Calverton, who will be married 32 years on June 11. Not only will they celebrate their wedding anniversary, but it is also Shirley’s birthday. Our love and best wishes for many more happy years to both of you.

Lauren Gregory is a breast cancer survivor and plans to participate this October in the Susan G. Komen three-day walk for the cure in Washington, D.C. Lauren needs to raise $2,300 to participate, and we can help her. She is hosting a charity fundraiser on June 30 at Eagle’s Landing at Calverton Links, and it sounds like a super event. Tickets are $50 per person and include appetizers, a glass of champagne, a three-course meal, beer and wine tastings, and a chinese auction. I’m sure a fun time will be had by one and all. Contact Lauren at 655-2764 or go to

June 15 is almost here, and the fundraiser for “Through an Angels Eyes” will be held at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue that very day. From noon till 4 p.m. you can enjoy a super lunch, fashions by Renee, and a chinese auction. Call Eileen for tickets at 369-2545 and help benefit the research for children’s eye cancer, a truly devastating disease.

That is all for this week. Be safe, take care, and I shall talk to you next week. Bye.