Riverhead: iloveriverhead hosts harvest dinner Nov. 4

The One Town, One Family food drive has been visiting different households around the town during October, including a visit to the Riverhead Moose Lodge. In November, it will return to Riverhead Free Library. Elizabeth Stokes and Thelma Booker have worked hard all year long with the donations they’ve received from members of the community, who have reached into their own cupboards to help our local food banks.

Members of the summer kids camp at North Shore Christian Church in Riverhead recently donated 44 backpacks stuffed with school supplies — including paper, notebooks, pencils, pens, lunchboxes, highlighters, pencil holders, markers, crayons and so much more — to needy children. Pastor Jerry Halpin and his wife, Kristen, have been heading this project every year for the last five years and each year it grows bigger and better.

Nancy Swett, founder of iloveriverhead, has put together a special event. Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center on East Main Street will prepare and serve a special three-course dinner to celebrate the 2010 harvest in downtown Riverhead, Long Island’s biggest farming town, Thursday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Martha Clara Vineyards and Palmer Vineyards will pour wine samples. The dinner is $30 per person, which includes tax and tip. Space is limited. For reservations, visit

Riverhead High School’s Class of 1985 enjoyed a meet-and-greet for its 25th reunion at Digger O’Dell’s Oct. 8. The following day class members attended the varsity football game at the high school. Later that evening all gathered for the reunion in a heated tent at Eagles Landing. Classmates came from as far away as California, Texas, Idaho, Ohio, Georgia and Indiana. To honor those classmates who have passed, pictures were displayed at a table, along with a poem and floral arrangement. Reunion committee members Lisa Bilski, Theresa Foley, Gina Hubbard and Lisa James worked very hard to make it a memorable event for everyone. All had a great time and look forward to the next reunion in five years.

To get us in the mood for Halloween, “Young Frankenstein” will be showing in the Riverhead Middle School cafeteria on Friday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Held as a fundraiser for the Middle School Masques for their production “Alice in Wonderland,” the cost is $3. Enjoy a great evening of fun.

Happy birthday to Tyler Dick (who turns 4) today, Oct. 21, with love from Mom, Dad, Cameron and your entire family; Mark Bauman, Rebecca Gallo and Linda Lorenz, Oct. 23; Phil Kenter and Thomas Pipczynski, Oct. 24; Madison Stromski (who turns 8) and Bruce Edwards, Oct. 26; and Peter Cybulski and Nicole Levasseuer (who turns 13), Oct. 27. Be sure to celebrate.

Belated 31st wedding anniversary wishes to Dr. Richard and Margie Sears on Oct. 14. Have a great year.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Peter and Debbie Vandercreek, who celebrate their 27th, today, Oct. 21; Ginger and Jerry Duvall, who celebrate their 39th, Oct. 23; and Chet and Louise Leja, Oct. 24. Enjoy your special day.

Get well wishes to Pat Kaelin and Richie Anderson.