Kid rock
The ‘Awesome Alligators,’ a group from Riverhead Country Day School/Camp, groove to the song ‘ABC Rock’ for a camp talent show Friday morning.

Riverhead High School Class of 1987 graduate Wayne Talsky started golfing at Swan Lake Golf Club after high school, while waiting to join the U.S. Navy. Good friend Robin Winkle at Cherry Creek was largely responsible for encouraging Wayne to play, as was Wayne’s uncle Joel Frank, who gave him the Jack Nicklaus book “Golf My Way.” Twenty years later Wayne played in the Jack Nicklaus Cup Matches in Jupiter, Fla, with Mr. Nicklaus in attendance. Wayne’s wife, Susan, is very proud of him and said he will be focusing on the qualifying round, to be held on Sept. 2 at Baiting Hollow Club. If Wayne advances, he will play at Atlantic Country Club in Bridgehampton Sept. 25-30. The winner of this championship gets to play in next year’s Masters Tournament, held in Augusta, Ga. Wayne is a retired LCDR U.S. Navy Reserve, father to Noah, 3, and Jacob, 1, and is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Peconic Bay Medical Center. While Wayne focuses on his golf tourney on Sept. 2, he and Susan will also be celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. Susan hopes he doesn’t forget.

Congratulations to Frances Gatz of Riverhead Care Center. Her artwork has been selected to be featured in the 2011 “Art from the Heart” wall calendar. Her watercolor painting was one of 13 chosen for this honor. This is the sixth year the Foundation for Quality Care and NYSHFA/NYSCAL have sponsored this art contest. Way to go, Frances.

Don’t forget the Polish Town Fair is this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22. It’s an exciting time, and everyone gets to be Polish for the day.

Riverhead High School’s Class of 1960 is busy planning its 50th class reunion. They are still trying to find address/contact information for the following classmates: Sandry Brody, Tony Catanzaro, Raymond Luce, Richard Schwartz, Nathaniel Brown, Mark Fasbinder, Vivian Niles Roach Gandara, Donald Coates, Judith Edwards Totten and Delores Redd. If you have any information, kindly call Paula Kirsch Albin at 631-584-7512 or Pat Stotsky at 716-400-3913.

Belated happy birthday to Ann Cotton-DeGrasse and Jeff Falisi on Aug. 9. Hope you both have a great year.

Happy birthday to Jeffrey Lawrence (who turns 32), Krystal Young (who turns 23), Andrew Young (who turns 4), Clarence Joseph and Kathy Anasky, Aug. 21; Patricia Gevinski, twins Tanner and Brycen (who turn 10) and Nick Luparella Jr., Aug. 22; Daniel Paulos, Aug. 23; Jared Polak (who turns 10), Aug. 24; and Danny Ruskowski, Peter Berezny and Frank Corwin, Aug. 25. Be sure to celebrate.

Happy wedding anniversary to Bob and Jennifer Francis on Aug. 19; Sara and Mark Bauman, who celebrate their 38th, Tracey and Keith Brown and Louise and Wesley Brown, Aug. 20; and Walt and Marge Lawrence, who celebrate their 41st, Aug. 23. Hope your day is extra special.

Happy anniversary to George Mottern, who had a heart transplant 11 years ago and today is enjoying good health.

Get-well wishes to Sandy Hynds and Gibby Smith.