Riverhead: Library doings and sto lat! to a 99-year-old

07/11/2011 1:29 PM |

Mary Stravinski turns 99 years old on July 20 and will celebrate her special day with family and friends. Mary has been residing in her home in Riverhead since 1963. She enjoys reading newspapers, stretching every morning by doing chair exercises and giving advice to young people. Her parents were farmers in Jamesport. Mary, who also had a career at the County Center, said she is looking forward to her 100-year celebration. She is truly one extraordinary woman. Sto lat!

Friends of Riverhead Free Library are always seeking new members who would love to volunteer. For more information on how you can help out at the Yellow Barn, stop by the library’s welcome desk, call 727-3228 or visit the Yellow Barn on Mondays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The library will host “book events” throughout the summer, including the popular “Booked for Lunch,” scheduled for Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. beginning July 8 and running through Aug. 26. Bring your lunch and join the adult reference librarians as they introduce some of the latest books, both fiction and nonfiction, that are available for checkout. This program will be held outdoors; inclement weather brings it inside. Sign-up is not required.

Happy birthday to Joe Gadzinski, Kurt Harrison and Karen Turbush on July 14; Jesse Sherman, Steve Beal, Dee Muma, and Jacob Wilkinson, July 15; Chet Leja, Mary Ellen Harkin and Andrea Fischer, July 16; Larry Danowski and Helen Berezny (who turns a beautiful 92 years young), July 17; Shirley Coverdale, July 18; Bill Wilkinson, Brittany Folkes and Jeffrey Bogdan Jr., July 19; and Eugene Downs and Andy Dick, July 20. Hope your day is special.

Happy wedding anniversary to Wanda and Ziggy Wilinski, Beverly and Dave Flynn, and Charles and Mary Haeseker (their 50th), on July 15; Joan and Tom Troyan, July 16; and Fred and Paulette Sherman, July 18. Be sure to celebrate.

Belated 50th wedding anniversary wishes go to Mary and Bob Rogers, who celebrated on June 24, and Bill and Marcia Moisa, who also celebrated their 50th, July 8. Congratulations. May you have a wonderful year of good health and lots of happiness.