Congratulations to Donna and Joe Goss, who currently live in Baldwinsville, N.Y., on the birth of their twins Nicholas and Allison on Oct.22. Grandparents Jerry and Marilyn Brown of Riverhead are thrilled with the new additions to their family, which now totals seven grandchildren.
North Shore Christian Church on Kroemer Avenue invites the community to a pancake breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. Bring a couple of nonperishable food items, which will be given to the Riverhead Salvation Army. Have a great time and don’t forget your camera.
The children’s department at Riverhead Free Library is proud of its “We Have the TumbleBook Library.” TumbleBooks are an online collection of early readers, read-along classics, chapter books, large-print classics and picture books created by adding animation, sound and narration to existing books. The TumbleBook Library collection is accessible online from library computers with an Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on the library’s website. Go to riverheadlibrary.org, click on Children, then Downloadable, and then TumbleBooks.
Happy birthday to Carol Carey, Charlie McCabe and Brenna Zurek (who turns 13) on Dec. 9; Jim Creighton, Terri Davis, Christine Mapes, Kerin Collins, David Koroleski and Ginger Duvall, Dec. 10; Barbara O’Kula, Skylar Wicklund (who turns 7) and Brian Densieski, Dec. 11; Howie Gassert, Russell Nash, Rachel Grathwhol and Scott Tocci, Dec. 12; Kerry Saladino, Lee Hubbard, Kathryn Berezny and Michael Partridge, Dec. 14; Michael Frosina (who turns 15; with love from Mom, Dad, aunts Madeline and Irene, Grace and Jason) and Matthew Atkins, Dec. 15. Be sure to celebrate.
A holiday open house will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverhead Senior Center. There will be lots of games, crafts, jolly St. Nick and some surprises. Have your picture taken with Santa from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Registration not required. Admission is donation of a nonperishable food item.
Take some time to drop a note card to our servicemen and -women or to those who are shut-ins. Do consider helping those less fortunate with a food gift basket or a gift card for groceries. Remember it is the time for giving and that is the best gift of all.
Only 16 more days till Christmas.