Next Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 6:45 p.m. at the Riverhead High School Auditorium, there will be a meet, greet and welcome for the new superintendent of schools, Nancy Carney. There will be a small reception with cake, coffee, punch and fruit salad and all are welcome to attend. Please plan on coming to say hello to our new district superintendent.

Living Water Full Gospel Church on Shade Tree and Hubbard Avenue in Aquebogue has a lot of going on this month! This high-tech, savvy church offers live podcasts of their services every Sunday at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For kids ages 4-12 Living Water is offering a free summer camp Aug. 9-13, 9 a.m. to noon. The camp theme this year is “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace.” Kids will “travel back in time” to Old Testament Egypt. For young adults and families of all ages there will be a weekend of “Hardcore Night of Worship” on Aug. 14 and 15 starting at 6 p.m., featuring a young adult band from south Florida called CapeSide. For more information on the podcasts, the kids’ camp and the CapeSide concerts with visit or call 722-4969.

Beginning next week, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is hosting “More American Girl Fun.” The first session runs Aug. 9-13 and the second runs Aug. 16-20. The fee is $125 per student. To check available space or to register, call the church office at 722-4000. Also check out the website at for more upcoming events and information.

Reservations for the Labyrinth workshop (Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at First Parish Church on Sound Avenue in Riverhead must be made no later than Aug. 14. The donation is $35 at the door with cash or check or when making reservations at 630-0626 or e-mail [email protected]. The workshop will be given by Lisa Barrow of Sacred Spaces, designer¬ and creator of the Seven Petal Labyrinth. Lisa graduated from the New York Institute of Chinese Medicine with a background in acupuncture and Western and Eastern herbology and has been a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor. She is the owner of Sacred Spaces Organic Gardening and builds labyrinths and meditation gardens.

There are finally some pumpkins flowering in the gardens around our home! I planted them in late June, so I am hoping we will actually have some pumpkins for fall!

We want to wish my Mom a big, warm welcome! Mom is flying in from Florida to spend a few days with our family here and in Connecticut. We are very excited to have you here, Mom!

I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation surrounded by friends and family.

We have had a very full summer with all of my kids home. It has been wonderful!