Calverton: Snowdrops! and Riley events

The snowdrops are bloomin’ in Calverton! I found some of mine last week and they are so pretty and so welcome! I’ve seen a lot of you raking your lawns, which is OK, but beware of uncovering the gardens just yet. Let the leaves keep the bulbs and plants warm for a little while longer.

Oh, the joy of “springing ahead!” We turn the clocks ahead one hour this Saturday night! (Yeah, I’ll be getting up at 2 a.m. … Not!)

The thrift store at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church, on Sound Avenue, will be reopening for the season Thursday, March 17. You can shop till you drop every Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Donations to the thrift store are also accepted and are greatly appreciated.

During Black History Month in February the students at Riley learned about the many achievements made by African Americans throughout history, such as Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Ruby Bridges, among others. They were also introduced to various biographies.

During the first week of March the school celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by listening to some stories written by this famous author. The school is also getting ready for an author/storyteller visit by Heather Forest, who has entertained various audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Each grade level will be making a poster to be displayed for her during her visit in early April, which they are very excited about.

The highly anticipated annual visit from the “Singing Bus Driver” will take place at Riley on March 15 in an assembly for students in grades K-1.

Riley’s science fair will take place April 7. Contact your child(ren)’s teacher with any questions you may have.

Belated happy birthday to Christopher Bekiesz, who turned 23 on March 8, with love from your mom and family. Everyone hopes you had a great birthday, Christopher.

Happy birthday to Riley’s Cindy D’Acunto and Bill Hedges. We hope you both have a great day.

My family would like to thank everyone at Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility for the excellent care my dad received while he was there. From the nurses to the therapists, it really was a very good experience. Everyone enjoyed seeing Poppie’s girl “Brooklyn” (our Yorkie), who made lots of friends with the patients. Pet visitation is just one of the many things the facility offers to make their patients feel at home. Thanks so much. Dad is doing great at home!

Have a great week, be safe, and I shall talk to you next time. Bye.