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Calverton News: Riley Avenue students celebrate Flag Day

The weather has been pretty nice. Actually, it’s been very good weather for strawberries — not a lot of rain or really hot days. If everything stays on course the strawberries should be around for a while. Cucumbers and zucchini will be arriving soon, with raspberries and blueberries also just around the corner. Stay tuned! 

Congratulations to Davi Yakaboski and Richard Shore, who were married Sunday at Peconic River Herb Farm. What a beautiful wedding it was. The weather, Davi, and the setting were all stunning. Congratulations and best wishes for many happy years together.

A very happy wedding anniversary to Shirley and Everett Robinson of River Road in Calverton, who celebrated June 11. Shirley also celebrated her birthday that day. Congratulations to the both of you, with lots of love from your family and friends.

Riley Avenue Elementary School celebrated its 23rd annual Flag Day celebration. A patriotic concert, directed by music teacher Keith Maguire, was enjoyed by many. The students studied the flag and learned about Betsy Ross and what the stars, stripes and colors represent.

Congratulations to Riley second-grader Mark Burns Jr., who won first place at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Science Fair. Mark’s project, “Snow Problem,” looked for an environmentally friendly alternative for using salt to melt snow. Everyone at Riley is so very proud of you. Awesome job!

Please don’t forget to help the turtles as they cross the roads. Guiding them toward the direction they are going will help them get to the other side more safely.

Here’s a tip I learned! Don’t grease the poles of your hummingbird feeder. The birds’ feathers get weighed down by the oil, preventing them from flying. Also, keep those feeders clean and change the water frequently. Rancid water can make them very sick.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, uncles, grandpas and dzogies. I wish you a wonderful, happy day, filled with fun, love and lots of new memories. And to those of us whose dads are in heaven, we’ve got lots of good memories. I, for one, treasure each and every one of them.

That’s all for now. Be safe, take care and I’ll talk to you next time. Bye.

R031209_Pelis_R.jpgContact Calverton columnist Cheryl Pelis at [email protected] or 827-2803.