I hope everyone is well and enjoying the warm weather, which has brought on the strawberries. As of Sunday — when it didn’t rain — they were awesome. Many ask me how long the strawberries will last and I say it’s up to Mother Nature. If it becomes too hot or rains a lot then they don’t last. So get out there and pick some and throw a bunch in the freezer.
Kent Animal Shelter, on River Road in Calverton, is pleased to announce it will host a spay/neuter clinic for puppies and kittens under 6 months old. Funded by a grant from PetSmart Charities, the cost to the pet owner is only $20. Did you know that kittens can get pregnant at just 4 months old and puppies at 5 months old? Your puppy or kitten can be safely spayed/neutered at just 8 to 10 weeks old and it’s highly encouraged to do so if you’re not planning to breed them. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Kent at 727-5731. Keep in mind this offer is based on availability — only 225 surgeries will be performed in June. Also, don’t forget that a new best friend is waiting for you at Kent so stop by and fall in love.
Congratulations to Connor Marengo, who recently got engaged to the beautiful Caroline Smith. A September 2016 wedding is planned. Best wishes and lots of love from Mom and Gil. We all wish you the best of love and luck in your future.
Happy first wedding anniversary to Danielle and David St. Louis on May 28, with much love from all your family and friends. Congratulations.
Happy birthday to Desiree Pecora Passantino, who celebrated on May 29. Desiree is one of our favorite smiling faces at Riverhead Free Library. Happy birthday, honey. We hope your day was awesome!
Rhubarb — it’s not just for pies. Try cooking some up with a little water and sugar and putting it in vanilla yogurt over vanilla ice cream. I promise you’ll be very happy.
That’s all for this week. School is winding down, much to everyone’s delight, so enjoy these last couple of weeks. Until next time, be safe, have fun, and get your strawberries while you can. Take care, bye.
Contact Calverton columnist Cheryl Pelis at [email protected] or 827-2803.