Riverhead: Elks BBQ and 50-year school anniversary coming up

The Riverhead Elks Lodge will be hosting its annual chicken and lobster barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be four types of raffles. Tickets, $40, can be purchased at the lodge. While there say hello to John and Theresa Hubbard and the committee for doing a great job every year.

St. Isidore School is looking for all alumni to be part of its 50-year celebration and is seeking suggestions/comments for a successful event. For more information visit or call Sister Linda at 727-1650 and be a part of history. The date will be announced at a later time. Be sure your voice is heard.

Registration is now being accepted for those wishing to enroll in St. Isidore School (pre-kindergarten through grade 8) for the 2011-12 school year. Call Sister Linda at 727-1650 to arrange your “open house” tour.

Logan Kurpetski, 7, recently spent two glorious weeks with his grandparents John (who is coming along after his surgery) and Pat Kurpetski. They all had a great time swimming in the pool every day, going to Wading River Beach, the firemen’s parade at Jamesport, the car show by the Peconic River, and Riverhead Raceway, where he sat in Brian Schwarz’s car. Logan also enjoyed visiting with his father, John Henry, of Florida, his great-grandmother Bertha “Grandma B” Kulesa and his aunt Julianna Kulesa. Logan is looking forward to visiting his grandparents again soon. It was a whirlwind two-week adventure for the Kurpetski clan.

Former Riverhead resident Carol Longo visited the town with news of a new granddaughter. Julianna Sage Henry was born July 4 to Carol’s daughter, Anne, and her husband, David. Julianna weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches. The family is now home and doing well in Walkill, N.Y. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

Isabella Blassingame, 11 months old, has won the New York Beauty/Model Baby Beauty Pageant in her division for the “All American Girl and Boy Pageant. She will be competing in the National Beauty Finals on Aug. 7 at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Conn. She is the daughter of Orleatra Banks and John Blassingame, granddaughter of Marilyn Banks Winter and Justin Winter, and great-granddaughter of the Rev. Mary A. Cooper and Amos Winter.

Happy birthday to George Prete on Aug. 4; Gen Hettrick, Phil Wilkinson and Mary Frazier, Aug. 5; Cory Koch and Robert Kujawski, Aug. 6; Pat Bilski, Krista Flammia (who turns 21) and Sandy Deon, Aug. 7; Logann Carey (who turns 8), Wendy Ruskowski and Nina Campbell, Aug. 8; Ann Cotton-DeGrasse, Jeff Falisi, and Stella Griffin (who will turn 90), Aug. 9; and Christopher Kenter (who turns 10) and Bruce Gutchow, Aug. 10. Be sure to celebrate your special day.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Paul and Vanessa LeCann, who celebrate their 1st, Aug. 7; Caroline and Antone Bugdin, Aug. 9; and Regina and Phil Kenter, Aug 10. Hope your day is special.
Get well wishes to Ellen Kowalski.