Calverton Column: ‘Rockin’ for the Homeless’ tickets on sale Jan. 2

Here we go … bring on Christmas! I hope you’ve finished your shopping and wrapping and are nice and relaxed and ready for Santa. I for one am ready for lots of nice white snow. Mother Nature could surely bring us snow lovers a white Christmas, a white New Year’s or a white any day of the week. Good luck to us all.

Riley Avenue Elementary School would like to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas, happy holidays and the best New Year ever. School will be back in session on Jan. 3, after everyone has enjoyed a break from homework and the everyday things that go with learning. So have a great time, enjoy and relax.

Don’t forget the fourth annual Rockin’ for the Homeless fundraiser will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 2, and may be purchased at Barth’s Drug Store in both Riverhead and Mattituck, at the Polish Hall in Riverhead and at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. This is a great event that benefits a great cause. Come enjoy four great hours with four great bands. By the time the event approaches we’ll all need a fun night out — you know, cabin fever and all that stuff.

Here’s some good news. Now that winter has arrived the days will now begin to get a little bit longer. Yes, my friends, we have endured yet another day, the shortest, darkest day of the year, and now it is all uphill. So enjoy that little bit of extra sunlight at the end of the day.

Congratulations to my friend and Riverhead resident Barbara Mongelut, who has once again won an Outstanding Rental Agent award for her expertise in the realty field. Barbara, congrats to you from everyone in the Fairfield community and all your family and friends. Great job, honey!

I have lots of solar lights. I figure if I can have my yard look really nice without paying LIPA a dime it’s all good. Anyway, the moral of the story is: Change your batteries in your solar lights. If you don’t they will weaken and won’t give off enough light.

A very happy 30th birthday to my daughter-in-law (and great mom to my granddaughter), Jaime Pelis, who will celebrate Dec. 27, and to my son, Robbie (a great dad), who will celebrate Dec. 28. We love you both dearly and hope your day is very special. Your cutie-pie daughter and my granddaughter, Julia, and all your family and friends wish you a happy, happy birthday! Also, birthday wishes are sent to our friend of many years Karl Kohler, who now lives in Florida, but has left us with so many great memories. We wish you a great birthday, Karl. We love and miss you!

That is all for 2011. I wish each and every one of you a simply perfect holiday season, full of happiness, good health and wealth, and the simple things in life that truly make life so nice. I will talk to you all again in my next column on Jan. 12, 2012. Be safe, take care and God bless. Bye.

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