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A super group
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter (far right) addresses five former supervisors (from left) Phil Cardinale, Bob Kozakiewicz, Vinny Villella, Jim Stark and Allen Smith and town historian Georgette Case Friday afternoon at the senior center in Aquebogue. The occasion was a book-signing for ‘Riverhead Town Supervisors 1792-2010’ by Ms. Case. Supervisor Walter said he was humbled to be on stage with the former supervisors, calling them ‘a gifted group of people.’ Only 100 copies of the book were printed and copies were given out free at the event. Any remaining copies can be purchased at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead.
A wonderful day in the Town of Riverhead was Aug. 6, when five former Riverhead Town supervisors and the current supervisor joined together on one stage to be honored by Town Historian Georgette Case. Ms. Case is the author of “Riverhead Town Supervisors 1792-2010,” of which 100 copies were printed. Former supervisors Al Smith, James Stark, Vincent Villella, Robert Kozakiewicz and Philip Cardinale, along with current Supervisor Sean Walter, each received a copy of the book. Suffolk County Legislator Edward Romaine also received a copy as thanks for hosting the reception. Families of deceased supervisors were also recognized. They were: Bob Burns, son of Milton Burns; Sharon Leonard Reinehr, daughter of Bill Leonard; Sandra Leonard DeHayes, daughter of John Leonard; Sibby Vojvoda Penny, daughter of Robert Vojvoda; Jay Janoski, son of Joseph Janoski; and Hank Hallock, great-grandson of Henry Hallock. Supervisor Walter assured the town historian that he will have more books printed. Staff members at the Riverhead Senior Citizens Center in Aquebogue are to be commended for their assistance with this program.
Attention all Riverhead High School Class of 1985 alumni, the 25th high school reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Eagles Landing in Calverton. Tickets are $75 prepaid, with the money due by Sept. 1. Checks are to be made payable and mailed to RHS Class of ’85 Reunion, P.O. Box 2010, Riverhead, NY 11901. For more information, call Gina Marascia-Hubbard at 631-208 3959 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. Is it possible that a quarter-century has flown by?
The Riverhead Country Fair Committee is once again raffling off an Amish homemade quilt at the Country Fair on Sunday, Oct. 10. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and can be purchased at Robert James Salon on Main Street. This fundraiser helps the committee with its annual RHS scholarship, awarded to a senior.
Classic rock and classic cars come together on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. with “Rockin on the River,” a free family concert along the Peconic River. For more information, contact the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce at 727-7600 or visit riverheadchamber.com.
Many thanks to Linda Rooney and Janet Bahnke for their hard work on the annual golf outing at Indian Island on Aug. 9. The families at St. Isidore School, as well as everyone who participated in the fundraiser, were an important part of its success. The work that is being done on the convent to create a new preschool and science lab is coming along wonderfully.
Happy birthday to Pat Foley (who turns 50) and Richie Wysocki (who turns 40) on Aug. 12; Kevin Zaneski, Jesse Goodale, Thomas Pipczynski III (who turns 10), Sarah Halpin and Laura O’Kula (who turns 23), Aug. 13; Louise Leja, James Mongori (who turns 23) and Hannah Rae Crump, Aug. 14; Mary Punda and Michelle Atkins, Aug. 15; Cynthia Bogash, Michael Hubbard (who turns 14) and Robert Connors, Aug. 16.
Happy wedding anniversary to Pat and Bill Carey, who celebrate their 39th on Aug. 14; and to Mary and Conrad Dabrowski, who will celebrate their 48th on the 18th. Hope your day is extra special.
Congratulations to Paul LeCann and Vanessa Cavaliere, who tied the knot on Aug. 7.
Get well wishes to John Berezny.