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Riverhead News: Garden clubs hosting ‘Disney Floral Fantasies’

Brad Tuthill retired May 29 after working for Northville Industries for 59 years. Wow! Fifty-nine years of dedicated service to a job is amazing. Congratulations, Brad! Now you can do whatever you wish! His wife, Arlene, couldn’t be happier for him. 

Riverhead and Southold towns’ garden clubs invite you to “Disney Floral Fantasies,” a standard flower show, on Wednesday, June 17, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Raphael Vineyard in Peconic. For more information, call 631-594-3521.

The R2R 5K walk/run held on May 17 was a huge success. Due to the community’s generosity and support, the Riverhead Administrators Association was able to offer four scholarships to graduating seniors this school year. It was also able to set aside some funds to jump-start next year’s event.

Riverhead Elks Lodge 2044 will once again hold its annual Flag Day ceremony on Saturday, June 13, at noon. Students will recite their essays on “What the American Flag Means to Me.”

The Riverhead Free Library Association held its annual meeting May 12. The following were recognized for their years of service: Robin Ziemacki, 10 years; Caroline Loschen and Eloise Parker, 25 years; and Laura LaSita, 30 years. Laura thanks God, her husband, Joe, her daughter, Jaclyn, and her family and is so grateful to the past and present staff, Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library, especially Laura Ulrich, Paulette Sherman, Ann Tessitor, Pam Trojanowski and Laurel Sisson.

Congratulations to Margaret Ferris, Keith Jefferson and Louise Wilkinson, who were elected to RFL’s Board of Trustees on May 12 at the library’s annual association meeting. Their three-year terms begin in July. Also recognized for their many years of service to the board were Colleen Card, Mary Yarusso and Thelma Booker.

Happy anniversary to Kevin and Amanda Cheshire on June 13, who celebrate their 6th; Janet and John Luce on June 17; Cheryl and Nick Luparella, their 41st, Harry and Louise Wilkinson, their 42nd, and Pat and Joe Gadzinski, their 57th, all on June 22; and Nancy and Howie Gassert, their 41st, on June 23.

Happy birthday to Frank Greenwood on June 11; Joan Edwards, Fran Schaefer, Marlene Iberger, Kelsey Bogash, Evan Kito and Cindy Hynds, June 13; Richie Terry, Anna Enlund and Freddie Lorenz, June 14; Aaron Ollivierre, Connie Kenter and Kevin Chew, June 15; Laura Feuerman, June 16; Jill O’Kula, Jim Redmond, Ann Duprey and Allen Smith, June 18; Liz Stokes, June 21; and Donald Oliver IV and Wendy Gajowski, June 24.

Get well wishes to Karen Heppner, Pat Kaelin, Sophie Aschenbach, Marlene Iberger and Louise Leja.

Remember to fly your flag on Flag Day, June 14, and be proud to be an American.

It’s that time of the season when fresh strawberries are ripe for the picking. Be sure to enjoy a few quarts!

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