I’m dreaming of a nice autumn — full of cornstalks, pumpkins, gourds and cool weather. Wishful thinking? You bet! Fall will be here before you know it.

Ashley McArdle of Baiting Hollow and John Seus of Wading River celebrated their engagement on July 20 at Stonewalls Restaurant. John serves as a reservist in the Air National Guard at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton. He and Ashley are both Riverhead High School graduates. Best wishes to you as you look forward to your June 2012 wedding.

Marianne and Stanley Krupski celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 25 with a fun pool party. Lots of family and friends attended. Congratulations! Best wishes for many more happy years together.

Wading River resident Janine Colon celebrated her 34 birthday on July 25, also with a pool party, with lots of her family and friends joining in. Happy birthday to you from your boys Ray Ray, Danny and Christopher, your husband, Ray, and all your family and friends.

Congratulations to the New York Towers, an all-dwarf basketball team. Each year the Little People of America hold national conferences all over the U.S., this year’s being held in Nashville. The Towers beat the team holding the national champions title for the past six years. One of the Towers’ players is my buddy Jonathan Horton of Manorville. Great job, guys, you have made us very proud. The team is looking for sponsors. Those interested can contact me and I will steer you in the right direction.

Doyou suffer from acid reflux? My friend Mark told me he was advised to eat a cherry licorice stick once a day. He said after a month of doing this he no longer has any problems. It’s worth a try.

Be on the lookout for bees in the ground. We found a nasty nest the other day while weeding the flower garden, and they were not happy to be uprooted. So look around before you weed. If you see lots of bees buzzing around the ground, there is a good chance that a large nest is there and you will need to take action.

That is all for this week. Keep cool, be safe and I shall talk to you next week. Bye.