Flanders: RCSD school board candidates forum May 9

Hello, friends and neighbors. Did you get outside this weekend? I hope so. It was absolutely gorgeous. I remember in early March thinking “Will this winter ever end?” Well it did, even if it did take a little bit longer than we had hoped. I’m really looking forward to summer and school vacation so that I can get a break from waking three teenagers every morning. They can be quite crabby, as I’m sure many of you who have teenagers know. Well, not much longer now.

A Riverhead Central School District School Board Candidates Forum, sponsored by FRNCA, will be held at the David Crohan Community Center on Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. This is an extremely important meeting. This gives you the chance to meet your candidates personally so that you can make an informed choice. You can really get the “feel” of someone when you can ask them a question and look them in the eye when they answer. I hope to see you there.

Riverhead High School’s Class of 1986 is hosting its 25th reunion in August and details and lists are being finalized. Make sure you’re on that list! If you are a fellow alum, please email or call me with your name and address so that I can include you in the activities. We had such a good time at the last reunion, don’t miss this one! You can also find us on Facebook under Riverhead HS Class of 1986. The event will be held at Eagle’s Landing in Calverton on Aug. 27. I really hope to see everyone there.

Belated happy 8th birthday to James Marin, who celebrated on April 28, from Mom, Dad, Anthony, Alyssa and all your family and friends. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Sorry for the short column this week but I guess we’re all just out enjoying the gorgeous weather and not sitting inside on the computer or telephone. Good for you! Please don’t forget, though, that this is your column and I need to hear from residents so I have a column to write. Thanks to those who did email me. I look forward to hearing from everyone else soon. Please remember to drive safely, slowly, and to put those cell phones down!

That phone call or text is not worth your life or someone else’s. Pull over if you need to take that call or respond to that text. Have a wonderful weekend!