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Riverhead News: Riverhead Country Fair set for Sunday

Pat and John Kurpetski recently visited their son, John Henry, and grandson, Logan, in Florida. They dined, raced go-karts (Logan took first place), played miniature golf and fed alligators. Logan also got to practice his golf swing at the driving range. John Henry and John went fishing a few times and John caught a three-foot gar. Although it rained for most of their vacation, it did not dampen their spirits. They truly enjoyed each other’s company. Naturally, John and Pat can’t wait to visit them again and do all the fun things that grandparents do with their grandchildren.

The Riverhead Country Fair will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., rain or shine, along the Peconic River. Don’t forget to enter the pumpkin and vegetable decorating/carving contest. One entry per person, ages 4 and up. Bring to the south end of the East End Arts property, 133 East Main St., on Sunday from 7 to 9 a.m. All entries must be prepared by the entrant and remain on display until 5 p.m. Cash prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded to each age group. For more information, call 631-722-3873 or email [email protected]

Riverhead Free Library’s Prosperity and Abundance book discussion series ends with Wayne Dyer’s popular book, “The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way,” Friday, Oct. 10, at Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane, Jamesport. The winery will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to purchase pizza and beverages. The book discussion will follow from 7 to 8 p.m. Whether or not you’ve read the book, everyone is invited. For more information, call the library at 727-3228.

The Friends of Riverhead Free Library held its 49th annual photography show and reception Oct. 7. This year’s judges were Adelaide Amend and Susan Ormano. All photographs will be on display through Friday, Nov. 7, during business hours. The Friends wish to thank Laurel Sisson, Arlene Peck, Claire Boehle, Eleanor Koller, Alison McCabe, Ron Ondrovic, Pamm Trojanowski, Marie LaDonne and Thelma Booker for helping to make this show a success. Best in Show went to Meghann Belser and the Friends Choice Award went to Jon Schusteritsch. In the following categories, the first-, second- and third-place winners are: Abstraction/Manipulations — Houghe Ginbride, Roxie Shepish and Bette Kelly; Animals — Meghann Belser, Maryann Deane and Walter Thomaso; Flowers/Gardens — Ron Ondrovic, Patricia Seidler and Gayle Wagner; Landscape — Jon Schusteritsch, Peggy Angermaier and Bette Kelly; Nature — Bill McLaughlin, Ron Ondrovic and Maryann Deane; People — Houge Ginbride, Marybeth Zilnicki and Patricia Mott-Interaggio; and Structures/Still Life — Jon Schusteritsch, Andy McLaughlin and Andy McLaughlin. Ninety pieces were submitted. Special thanks go to Briermere Farms and Roxie Shepish.

Belated happy 5th birthday to Casey Jo Hubbard, who celebrated Oct. 4 at a pizza party with her mom and dad, Becky and Jason Hubbard, her two siblings, Erin and Jason Jr., and other family members and friends. All had a great time and Casey Jo had fun opening her presents. Hard to believe she’s in kindergarten already. Time sure does fly!

Happy birthday to Donna Atkins on Oct. 9; Jenna Gobrick on the 10th; Robert Doyle on the 11th; Joan Troyan and Jerry Halpin on the 12th; Joan Fleischman, Rosemary Schulenberg, Jeff Fleischman, Madison Saladino (who turns 5) and Alexander Guecha (2) on the 15th; Cheryl Daters and Marie Dunleavy on the 17th; Michelle Smith and Mark Hodun on the 18th; Trudy Wold, Tommy Chew, Ronnie Bobinski, Michael Reichel, Alison Paulos and Maxine Utter on the 19th; Jacob Smith on the 21st; Tyler Dick (8) and Amy Boyle on the 21st; and twins Nicholas and Allison Goss (4) on the 22nd.

Happy 18th wedding anniversary to Holly and Skee Chew on Oct. 12; Carol and Jan Niewadomski, their 40th, on the 13th; Richard and Marge Sears, their 35th, on the 14th; Karin and Austen Galea on the 18th; Butch and Darlene Taylor on the 20th; and Peter and Debbie Van der Creek, their 31st, on the 21st.

Happy Columbus Day to all!

Berezny_RContact Riverhead columnist Kathy Berezny at 727-6148 at [email protected].