Riverhead: New Ever Ready officers and a big leap

The Ever Ready Engine Company No. 3 installed new officers on Jan. 22 at Stonewalls Restaurant. They include: Captain Ed Hodun, 1st Lt. Tom Pipczynski, 2nd Lt. Kenny Nabrezny, Secretary Josh Berezny, and Treasurer Frank Totten. The captain for the years 2009 and 2010 was Joe Densieski, who received plaques and awards for his years of service as captain. Other awards included a 25-year plaque given to ex-Chief Kevin Davis for years of service, and the prestigious A. Lloyd Case award, presented to firefighter Joe Bernat for his hard work and dedicated service to the company. Thank you to Georgette Case, the late A. Lloyd Case’s daughter, who assisted with the presentation. A round of thanks also goes to the committee, which handled the evening’s festivities.

Aaron Green, a 2010 Riverhead High School graduate, and currently a freshman at SUNY/Cortland, eclipsed the NCAA provisional standard in the triple jump and finished fifth, with an NCAA provisional distance of 47 feet 2.25 inches. In his senior year of high school Aaron suffered a torn meniscus; this was his first jump since his surgery. His parents, Aaron and Yvonne, are truly proud of their son.

The Peconic Bay Medical Center auxiliary will be having a bake sale on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the cafeteria. Stop by and say hello, and while you’re there consider supporting the auxiliary by purchasing some delicious homemade goodies. Roses and carnations will also be sold in the gift shop. Proceeds will benefit the hospital.

February is Black History Month. The children’s department at Riverhead Free Library has many resources available to students needing information about important African-Americans and their contributions to our country. So browse the displays and ask about informative bibliography. The staff will be glad to help you with all your needs.

The RCFA Variety Show will be held Friday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Riverhead High School auditorium. See Calendar for more details.

Happy birthday to Stephanie Gill, Jude Petrowski and Tom Troyan on Feb. 4; Melvin Henderson Jr. and Sydney Kito, Feb. 5; Ethan Baumack, Feb. 6; Nancy Carney (Superintendent of Schools), Feb. 7; Samuel Quartararo (who turns 1) and Emily Hulse (who also turns 1), Feb. 8; and Jane Hill and Lynn Kobylenski, Feb. 9. Be sure to celebrate.

Get well wishes to Harold Schaefer and Richie Gadzinski.