Riverhead News: Lions Club’s St. Patrick’s Day dinner

NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Polish Hall is located at 214 Marcy Avenue in Riverhead.
Polish Hall in Riverhead. (Credit: File)

The Riverhead Lions Club will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day corn beef and cabbage dinner Saturday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at the Riverhead Polish Hall. Tickets can be purchased at Barth’s Drug Store (727-2125), Peter Danowski’s law firm (727-4900), or at Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank (727-3626). The Lions Club, which is seeking new members, meets at Digger’s Pub the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Riverhead High School seniors Stephanie Falisi and Ceaser Chabla-Sarmiento were honored as students of the month by the Rotary Club of Riverhead Feb. 12. Both students are actively involved in many community service activities and both deserve this honor. They were selected by their guidance departments and were invited to attend a Rotary luncheon as guests of the club. At the luncheon, they were introduced to Rotary members and were each presented with a certificate of achievement. Congratulations to these community- and civic-minded students.

All are welcome to attend an Ash Wednesday service March 5 at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Riverhead on Main Street in downtown Riverhead. Sandy Gruner invites you to join them as they begin the holy season of Lent.

Old Steeple Community Church on Main Road in Aquebogue will host a Soup Supper on Sunday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Check the calendar of events for more information.

Riverhead Free Library will host “Senior Visions” on Friday, March 7, and Thursday, April 3, at 1:30 p.m. Seniors are invited to one or both of these informal meetings to share their suggestions for future programs and services. Registration is not required. Also, the library has added a new senior outreach program, which started in January. For more information call Laura LaSita at 727-3228. Last but not least “Singles Times” will be held March 5 and April 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. Singles will have a chance to meet new people and plan activities together. You are encouraged to bring snacks. There is lots going on at our local library. Be sure to stop in and pick up a copy of the Riverhead Newsletter, which lists the many programs available for all age groups.

Kathy Berezny
Kathy Berezny

Happy birthday to Marzena Ruszkowski from your husband, David, and daughters, Oliwia and Natalia. Marzena celebrated her 40th birthday Feb. 21 at the Long Island Aquarium. Marzena’s brother, Stephan, and his wife, Basia, came all the way from Stara Rzeka, Poland, to attend the celebration. Following the event, Marzena and David, celebrating their 15th anniversary, flew to Florida to vacation with Stephan and Basia. Congratulations all around for the Ruszkowski family!

Belated happy birthday to Betty Ann Bizzoco on Feb. 22, with love from your brother, Charles.

Happy birthday to Leah Sparrow and Chrischelle Langhorne on Feb. 27; to my husband, Joe, who turns the big “60,” on the 28th; Pat Bloss on March 1; David Paulos, Tom Lynch and Lexii Van Houten on the 2nd; Jason Raynor on the 3rd; Janis Garramone on the 4th; Alice Jasinski and June Behr on the 5th; Jessica Fuerderer and Max Gajowski (who turns 6) on the 6th; Jeremy Holt and Jessica Benitez on the 7th; Sarah Kulhan, Tim Wilson and Floyd Tyska on the 8th; Mark Linnen, Jared Behr and Elyse Kirchner on the 9th; Michael Doroski and Matthew Sanders on the 10th; Linda Hulse on the 11th; and twins Shaun and Amber Hackal, Terry O’Rourke and Colleen Carini on the 12th.

Happy wedding anniversary to Ray and Donna Atkins on March 12. Hope your day is special.

Get well wishes to Louise Leja.

My heart is heavy this week as I lost my dear cousin Diane, with whom I grew up and shared both good and bad times. I will cherish the memories of our time together and will always think of her when I make my sour cream nut coffee cake, for which she gave me the recipe when I was only 7 years old. May she rest in peace.

Contact Kathy Berezny at [email protected] or 631-727-6148