Riverhead: Holiday window decorating contest on Main Street

Muriel Froehlich retired on Oct.27 from the Riverhead Town Clerk’s office, where she worked for 20 years serving under town clerks Irene Pendzick, the late Barbara Grattan, and Diane Wilhelm. A celebration was held at Digger O’Dell’s, where 100 guests including family members, friends, and co-workers wished her the best. Music was provided by Dan Grable. Muriel plans to keep busy, as she will take part in Riverhead Faculty and Community Theater’s production of “Annie.” Check the community calendar for dates and times. Those who know Muriel love her. She is truly a wonderful, congenial person. Congratulations, good luck and we’ll see you around town.
Plans are under way to make downtown a wonderful destination for the holidays. Along with the annual Santa Claus parade and bonfire, the public is invited to help dress up Main Street with a Holiday Window Decorating Contest, coordinated by the East End Arts Council. The entry fee is $25; a cash prize of $500 will be awarded for best window display. For more information and to download an application, visit
The Polish Town Civic Association will be hosting a scavenger hunt on Saturday, Nov. 13. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Plan for a fun evening with plenty of prizes and raffles. Dinner will follow. For more information, call Tony White Jr. at 664-0800 or e-mail him at [email protected].
Congratulations to Dorothy O’Haire, a part-time resident of Reeves Park, who was recently named the Outstanding Local Flood Plain Official by the Association of New Jersey Flood Plain Management. Dorothy lives in Little Falls, N.J., and worked for many years as a flood board volunteer to reduce flooding in her town as well as Woodland Park and Cedar Grove. In 2003, she was the Women’s History Month recipient of a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for “Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.” Locally, she spearheaded the Reeves Park effort to bring town water to the area after contaminants were found in well water in the 1980s. More recently, she has been working to preserve Sound Avenue as a historic corridor.
Belated happy 100th birthday to John Marsman of Glenwood Village, who celebrated on Nov. 6. A get-together was held for him at the clubhouse with all his family and friends. John stays active by walking, swimming and simply enjoying life. Your friends and family think you are truly an amazing person, John. May your year be extra special. Sto lat!
Happy birthday to Andy Reichel and Corky Young on Nov. 11; Billee Friszolowski, who turns a beautiful 89 years old, Nov. 12; Bill Fleming, Kathryn Schneck, Donna Pelis, Sydney Gobrick (who turns 4) and Sophie Aschenbach, Nov. 13; Melanie Downs, who turns 23, Nov. 14; Eileen Randolph and Paige Rosko (who turns 10), Nov. 15; Keri Stromski, Georgianna Danowski, Latoya Nask and Kristin Goetz (who turns 9), Nov. 16; and Danny Lorenz, Nov. 17. Be sure to celebrate.
Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Jack and Joan Lovett; Diane and Ed Collins, who celebrate 38 years together on Nov. 11; and Karen and John Frosina, who celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, with lots of love from Michael, Madeline, Jason and Irene.
Remember to fly your flag today, Veterans Day, in honor of those who fought for our freedom.