Calverton: Fundraiser for animal shelter

Cheryl Pelis

Here we go! Memorial Day, which marks the unofficial beginning of summer, is fast approaching and it is very exciting indeed. After all the cold weather and snow (big smile) the warmth is coming. It’s so nice to have seasonal changes as there’s always something to look forward to. I hope everyone has a great weekend, but do stop and remember all those who gave their lives for us — the true meaning of Memorial Day.

If you have any news for next week’s issue, I will need your stuff by tonight, Thursday, May 26, as we have an early deadline. So get hoppin’.

Kent Animal Shelter will be having a fundraiser on Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards to benefit the animals at the shelter. A pasta dinner and “Psychic Night” is on the menu for the evening. Janet Russell, psychic medium and TV host, will be the star of the evening. For $50 in advance ($55 at the door) the event includes a group reading and a wonderful dinner. Seating is limited. For tickets and information call 727-5731 or email [email protected]. While enjoying lots of good company you’ll also be helping innocent animals.

The next Riley Avenue Parents Association meeting will take place Tuesday, June 7, at 7:15 p.m. in the school library. All parents are welcome to attend. Kindergarten orientation will be held Thursday, June 9. The staff at Riley is looking forward to welcoming their newest littlest students.

You still have time to get your tickets for Mrs. Dorman’s retirement party, to be held Wednesday, June 22, at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. Cost: $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-10. The evening will be a very special, emotional night for Mrs. Dorman as she has been with Riley for many years. She will be missed very much.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Manorville’s newest resident Katie Johnson, who turned 3, on May 20. I met Katie’s mom this past week at the farm stand. They are happy new residents who simply love where they live. Welcome to the neighborhood and happy birthday, Katie.

While glancing at the gas grill this past weekend the subject of when we started using gas grills and putting the old charcoal grill out to pasture was brought up. Remember when it took at least an hour to get the coals hot enough to cook your dinner? Well, the gas grill was invented in the ’60s but as for the changeover, I simply couldn’t find the answer. I can say that we still do, on occasion, use the old-fashioned charcoal grill. It does make the food taste so much better.

Be on the lookout for strawberries. They are due to arrive a little later than last year, but they will be worth the wait! I promise to keep you updated.

Take care, be safe and I shall talk to you next week. Remember the early deadline! Bye.