Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
Riverhead Garden Club members have been working with the Girl Scouts at Roanoke Avenue School on ecology and environmental horticulture. As junior master gardeners, the Scouts are learning that there is a delicate balance among people, plants and animals in the environment. Garden club members Pat Carey, Christine Schmitt, Grace DeFriest and Maureen Sanok assisted the Scouts when they created their nature Web. They were also introduced to organic gardening and learned the importance of using natural ways to take care of plants in the garden.
Peggie Staib recently received her Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) degree from St. John’s University, where a hooding ceremony will be held in May. Peggie is the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Connetquot School District. Her mother, Muriel Froehlich, is very proud her accomplishment. Peggie’s daughter Kim will be receiving her master’s degree from Providence College, Nicole will be graduating with a culinary degree in May from Suffolk Community College, son Michael will be receiving his master’s from Florida Tech, and her oldest daughter, Jillian, is in the work force. Peggie’s husband, David, is proud of his entire family.
The Suffolk County Historical Society will present a new exhibit in celebration of Women’s History Month. An opening reception for the exhibit, “Edith Loring Fullerton: Lady of the Garden,” will be held on Friday, March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. See Calendar for more information.
The Riverhead NJROTC Drill Team placed second overall out of 13 schools from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut at the North Rockland, N.Y., Mideast Regional Drill Meet on March 5. The cadets performed exceptionally well against stiff competition and should be well-prepared for the Northeast Championship Meet, to be held on May 21 in Middletown, N.Y. Top performers included: Individual drill competition (350 cadets competed) — first place, Frank Basile; second place, Amanda Gallo. Varsity team competition — first place, color guard, led by Michael O’Brien; second place, armed platoon, led by Amanda Gallo; second place, physical fitness team, led by Mark Peregine; and third place, academic team, led by Matthew Mulvaney. New cadet competition — first place, personnel inspection, led by Rachel Blackmore; and second place, color guard, led by Patrick Kruszon.
March is a very busy month for the NJROTC cadets. Upcoming events include community service in support of the Rotary’s spaghetti dinner, the Navy Ball at Vineyard Caterers and orientation trips to the Coast Guard Academy, tall ship Eagle, and Submarine Museum in New London, Conn.; ship simulators at Newport, R.I.; and Battle Cove in Fall River, Mass. Congratulations to all the cadets, who serve their community and represent Riverhead wherever they go.
Happy birthday to Lorraine Hulse, Gail Hanley, Freddie Lorenz Jr., Jeffrey Heppner, Karen Aleksandrowicz and Barbara Danowski on March 17; Christopher Linnen, Brian Holt and Stan Blasko, March 18; Mark Blcok, Tyler Danowski, Paul Fischer and Samantha Seal (who turns 10), March 19; Renee Flores and Mark Heppner, March 20; Tina Miller, Patricia Dean and Vincent Gianni, March 21; and Kelly Wooten, Carol Phillips and Vickie Vourakis, March 22. Hope your day is special.
Happy wedding anniversary to Debbie and Paul Fischer on March 18. Be sure to celebrate.