Riverhead High School’s Class of 1951 celebrated its 60th reunion on July 18 at Meeting House Creek Inn.
Attendees included: Lloyd Corwin, Genie (Victoria) Meyers, Bill Wegener, Jeb Ladouceur, Nancy (Nienstedt) Cooley, Donald Robinson, Shirley (Sanford) Braun, Joel Frank, Polly (Brooks) Stark, Marcy (Ausenbach) Edwards, Douglas Smith, Amelia (Blasko) Bauer, Joan (Cleveland) Poucel, Marie (Pflieger) Smith and Pat (Collins) Coleman. A wonderful time was had by all! They are all looking forward to meeting again next year at the same place. Can’t believe it has been 60 years since graduation.
Riverhead Kennel Club’s 80th and 81st all-breed dog shows and obedience trials was held on July 15 and l6 at SCCC’s eastern campus with 411 dogs entering the show on Friday and 459 on Saturday; each day 29 dogs were in the obedience trials, where the dog and handler team can earn up to 200 points in their class. Jeanette Friscia from Hampton Bays and her 4-year-old Belgian Tervuren, Hampton, got a score of 198. Jeanette teaches dog-training classes for the Riverhead Recreation Department and has for many years. She also teaches classes hosted by the American Kennel Club. Riverhead residents who are involved in the club or train and show under Jeanette are: Mary Andruszkiewicz, Maura Frankman, Donna Lyczkowski, Maribeth Zilnicki, Susan-Culver Burke and Bonnie Schmidt.
Through a grant, Riverhead Elks Lodge 2044 donated $1,000 to the Disabled American Veterans’ transportation department. Exalted Ruler John Hubbard along with officers and lodge members, presented the check to Dennis Kruider from the DAV. Riverhead Councilman James Wooten, Riverhead Assessor Paul Leszczynski, Debbie Boshetti, Theresa Hubbard, Dick Herzog, Gary Van Hoesen and Larry Judd were all on hand for this momentous occasion.
Riverhead Free Library, chartered by New York State in 1896, marks its 115th year of operation. Congratulations to all involved.
Lunchtime is book time on Fridays at the library. Bring your lunch and join the adult reference librarians as they introduce you to some of the latest books. Relax and enjoy the chat at this informal outdoor social. Save these Fridays: Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the courtyard by the children’s room (rain brings it indoors). Check it out.
Happy birthday to John Graff, Pat Carey, Jim Grace and Linda Mueller on July 28; Anna Peka, who turns 8, July 29; Michon Griffing and Frederica Miles (with love from family and friends), July 30; Zachary Daters, Aug. 1; Sue Arnau, Pat Contino and Nicole Mielnicki (who turns 18), Aug 2; and Nicole and Kim Staib, Aug 3. Be sure to celebrate.
Get well wishes to Laurie Downs.