Howdy friends and neighbors. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I don’t want to hear any complaints that it was too hot or too humid. After all, we’ve been begging for this after such a cold and snowy winter. I loved every minute of it, and no, I didn’t put my air conditioners in so it was just me vs. the heat. I washed my car, did yard work, went to Spencer’s pig roast. It was a very nice weekend. Yes, it was warm, but I’d take that over two feet of snow any day.

Speaking of Spencer, a HUGE thank you to Four Doors Down in Mattituck, especially Marianne and Bobby, for organizing and hosting this event and to all who attended and bought raffle tickets. It was a great success. I didn’t go on the motorcycle run but my friends did, and they had a blast. At the pig roast Spencer was the man of the hour and was such a great host. He’s doing really well, but the road is long and this fundraiser was just a small way we can help the family with the cost of his continuing care. If you want to see pictures, go to Spencer Shea’s fan page on Facebook.

Riverhead Middle School eighth grade went to Hershey Park last Saturday. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to all the teachers and chaperones who went too.

Southampton Town Youth Bureau has so much to offer the kids this summer, but unfortunately I’m unable to open the e-mail listing. Please go to, type “youth bureau” in the search bar, and then click on “What’s Poppin’â” to see what’s going on or call 702-2425.

Flanders Historical Society will meet this Thursday, June 10, at the Flanders Men’s Club at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Congratulations to Emily Flores (K) and Daniel Slattery (3) for being winners in Assemblyman Marc Alessi’s “Why I Love New York Art Contest.” He presented the two students with certificates of achievement at the Riverhead Town Community Mosaic over the Memorial Day weekend. Congratulations to the Phillips Avenue students who received principal and citizenship awards in May and to the Caught Being Good students; they were treated to a bagel breakfast with Mrs. Nugent and Mrs. Moloney. Phillips Avenue had two winners in the Riverhead Elks Lodge #2044 annual Flag Day essay contest. Naejon Ward took third place and Bryan Arriaga took fourth. The winners and their parents were invited to the annual Flag Day Ceremony at the Elks Lodge on June 6. Both read their prize essays. Finally, thank you to all the Phillips Avenue families who supported our Project HOPE to assist the people of Haiti. The sum of $245 was collected, and our parent organization will be sending a check on behalf of Phillips Avenue School.

Please enjoy your weekend and remember to call or e-mail me with any news you’d like to share. Now that the weather is warmer, remember that the ice cream truck is tooling around neighborhoods, meaning that little ones, and sometimes even big ones, are running out trying to catch up with it. Please drive safely!