Spring has sprung, the crocuses have popped. Happy springtime!
Congratulations to Noah Markewitz, an alto saxophone player in the eighth-grade band at Riverhead Middle School, who recently performed in the New York State Band Directors Association’s Middle School Honor Band. Chosen as one of 90 students across the state, Noah traveled to Syracuse with his parents and Mrs. Brewer, the eighth-grade band director at the Middle School.
It just wouldn’t be spring without a visit from some chicks, whose eggs will be at Riverhead Free Library on March 29. You just may hear their peeps on April 18. Do stop by and visit them before April 22.
Need homework help? Try “Brainfuse”! It’s free and all you need is your library card. Visit riverheadlibrary.org and click on “Live-brary.com” for live, online homework help and a boost in your studies. There are many programs offered at Riverhead Free Library. Stop by and browse the many services and displays. There’s a world of literature at your fingertips.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES will be hosting free technical career summer exploration programs at its Riverhead, Oakdale and Bellport campuses. The programs will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about a variety of exciting career options. To be eligible to participate students must be entering grades 8 through 10 in the fall of 2011 and be 12 years old by July 5, 2011. Sessions run from July 5 to July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. All programs are led by certified career and technical education instructors and are free of charge. Students must provide their own transportation. Registration is May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Harry B. Ward Technical and Academic Center, Building 1. For more information, call 244-4028.
‘Riverhead’s Got Talent’ is the theme for a fundraiser that will be hosted by students of the Riverhead High School Key Club Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Pulaski Street Elementary School. All are welcome to participate or to be entertained. Tickets are $6 in advance; $7 at the door. For more information, contact student adviser Ms. Wilkinson at 463-5810. Sounds like a fun evening of entertainment.
The Breakfast of Stars will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 9 a.m. at Eagles Landing at Calverton Links. Fran Cobb, Ann Cotton-DeGrasse, Patrick Harris, Carl James, James Skabry and Margaret Vitale will be recognized for all their hard work and dedication to the children in our community through the years. Tickets are $25. This seventh annual event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Riverhead. For more information, call 463-5811.
Happy birthday to Amanda Dean and Keith Schroeher IV on March 24; Isaiah Polite and Tori Miles, March 25; Kelli Naugles, March 26; Lynn Benitez, Chris Schroeher and Robert Block Jr., March 27; Ray Atkins, Kristin Smith and Caeley Schwarz, March 28; Edna Phelps (who turns 101), March 29; and Linda Terchunian, Jason Grodski and Cheryl Berezny, March 30. Be sure to celebrate.
Happy wedding anniversary to Mark and Meredith Gajowski on March 26.