Calverton: Riley science fair and library vote approaching

Brr. I guess in my mind it’s late-April or something because it just shouldn’t be this cold yet. Even our little chipmunk that has reappeared has retreated back into his little, safe home. He’s probably enjoying all the peanuts Mom has fed him in the past few weeks. Patience.

Best wishes for a very happy retirement to Madeline from the Suffolk County National Bank. We all love you. You have made our trips to the bank so much fun with your smiles and great sense of humor. When I tell you that we miss you dearly, that is an understatement. Enjoy some nice time for yourself, do whatever you want, and we all hope to see you around town. Congratulations.

Riley Avenue Elementary School’s science fair is rapidly approaching and everyone is putting the wraps on their projects for the big day on April 7, when the gym will come alive with all sorts of neat works created by the children. Once again, the times are: grades K-2, 5-6:15 p.m.; grades 3 and 4, 6:30-8 p.m. Good luck to everyone.

Do you love going to Riverhead Free Library as much as I do? I’m sure you do. I can’t wait for the Yellow Barn to open so I can wander in and buy books. Everyone at the library is amazing, very helpful and happy. Please vote to accept the budget on Tuesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the library so that they can maintain the great services that we all enjoy. For information on registering to vote, call the district office at 369-6708. Do vote so we can continue to enjoy this wonderful place.

Happy birthday to my sister Linda White, who celebrates on April 2, from all your family and friends, and especially the kayak group. We hope you have a very happy birthday, with a warm, sunny trip down the Peconic River. Have a great day! And to Bill Kappenberg of Baiting Hollow on April 2, a very happy birthday is also wished for you from your family, especially those grandchildren, and all your friends. We hope you have a simply perfect day, Billy. Enjoy.

Since we have bald eagles around here, I thought it would be interesting to tell you about an amazing webcam where you can catch a live, 24-hour glimpse into the life of a family of bald eagles. Perform a Google search for Norfolk Eagle Cam. You’ll be amazed by what you’ll see. As of now these three baby eagles are about 3 weeks old. You will see mom and dad feed the babies and can watch the babies play with each other. But beware, it’s addicting. There is also a chatroom, which offers a lot of information on these regal birds. Go see for yourself, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Have a great week, be safe, and hopefully next week I’ll be writing about the warm weather. Take care, bye.