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Riverhead News: ‘Hidden Talents’ art show at Riverhead Free Library

Meghan Carver, an 11-year-old Riverhead resident, recently participated in the equestrian show at Salt River Farms. She was awarded champion of her division, winning two first places and two second places. Congratulations, Meghan, with lots of love from your grandmother Terry and grandfather Harry Carver. Your family is truly proud of your accomplishment. 

The first senior art show, “Hidden Talents,” will be held at Riverhead Free Library Nov. 5-30. It will feature art by local seniors who reside at Riverhead Care Center, Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility and Westhampton Care Center. The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the senior outreach services department.

Visit RFL to view indie films on a computer Saturday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. in the library’s Internet teaching lab. If you have a headset, bring it. Seating is limited. Register in person, online at or call 727-3228, ext. 0.

Living Water Church, 24 Shade Tree Lane in Riverhead, will screen the movie “God’s Not Dead” Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. All are welcome to this free event. For more information, call 722-4969 or visit

The Combined Veterans of Riverhead will hold a ceremony on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the World War I Monument (across the street from the library). Afterward, refreshments will be served at Riverhead American Legion Post 273 on Hubbard Avenue. Commander Mike Pankowski welcomes the Riverhead community to this event.

The Riverhead Veterans Advisory Committee will host a Veterans Resource Day Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the library. Representatives from Northport VA, Suffolk County VA, Riverhead American Legion and Riverhead VFW, along with other groups, will be available to answer any questions. All veterans residing in Riverhead Town are encouraged to attend. For questions, call Commander Mike Pankowski at 631-800-4061 or 631-727-4330.

Family Day at Riverhead Care Center was celebrated recently, with Caribbean music by the Next Level Steel Band. The event included grass skirts, food, a petting zoo and pony rides. The residents were in awe when Riverhead aquarium employees visited with a touch tank filled with starfish, clams, oysters and other sea creatures. Fun was had by all!

Happy birthday to Andrea Hill, Latasha Brunskill and Arianna Brooks on Nov. 8; Sydney Marascia, Erinn Pekar and Devin O’Rourke, Nov. 9; Frederica Miles, Kate Luce and Autumn North (who turns 15), Nov. 10; Andy Reichel and Corky Young, Nov. 11; Billee Friszolowski (who turns 93), Gregory Meyer and Bertha Kulesa, Nov. 12; Bill Fleming, Kathryn Schneck, Donna Pelis, Sydney Gobrick and Sophie Aschenbach, Nov. 13; Melanie Downs, Nov. 14; Paige Rosko, Nov. 15; Keri Stromski, Georgianna Danowski, Latoya Nash and Kristin Goetz, Nov. 16; Danny Lorenz, Nov. 17; Christopher Chew, Ray Kwasna, Butch Taylor and Kim Berezny, Nov. 18; and Shawn Rosko and June Stevenson, Nov. 19.

Happy 26th wedding anniversary to Karen and John Frosina on Nov. 13.

Get well wishes go out to Joan Hackal and Joe Densieski.

Fly your flag this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in honor of those who have served and are currently serving our country. God bless America.

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