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Riverhead News: Another round of happy birthdays

The Riverhead Key Club has you covered. This group of high school students is currently having a fundraiser at which you can design and hand paint umbrellas.

The cost is $20 and up. All monies raised go to the club to help offset expenses incurred on their trip to upstate New York, where they attend a weekend conference and participate in other activities during the year. Coming soon will be the club’s “mock homeless” fundraiser. Proceeds from this event will go to Maureen’s Haven. Members of the Key Club are very busy throughout the year serving their community. If you’d like to support the fundraiser or have questions, call Louise Wilkinson at 463-5810.

Riverhead Care Center’s activities department is in need of DVDs and games such as checkers and chess. You can drop them off at 1146 Woodcrest Ave. or call Sharon Blumstein, president of the family council, at 631-806-8593.

Commander Mike Pankowski from American Legion Post 273 welcomes the community to its 21st annual pig roast on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 89 Hubbard Ave. Tickets are $35 and include roasted pig, pork, spare ribs, corn on the cob, baked potato, salads, desserts, tap beer, water and soda. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. The Mike Ryan and Friends Band will provide entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the post or by calling 727-4330.

The Long Island Sound Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, presents “In My Life” on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Suffolk Theater. Tickets are now on sale. Call 727-4343 or order online at

Belated happy birthday wishes to Roy Stokley, who celebrated on Aug. 30, with love from your family. Also, a very happy retirement as well. Enjoy this new milestone in your life.

Happy birthday to Jane Luce on Sept. 4; Kathy Paulos, Gilles Bouchard and Freddy Miles Jr., Sept. 5; Cheryl Luparella, Brendon Madonia and Meredith Bouchard, Sept. 6; Delaney Hughes, Sept. 7; Annie Harris and James Carey (who turns 50), Sept. 9; Rick Wilhelm, Sept. 10; Joe Zeltmann and Greg Meyer, Sept. 11; Steven Block and Ann Lennon, Sept. 12; Brad Van Houten, Laura Van Houten and Cheryl Armstrong, Sept. 13; Linda Berezny and Vanie Tuthill, Sept. 14; Shannon Zeltmann and Valerie Miles, Sept. 15; and Karen Ball, Sharon Murphy and Gene Downs, Sept. 16.

Happy 20th wedding anniversary to Kristin and Jerry Halpin on Sept. 3; Michele and Tom Lynch, their 33rd on Sept. 4; Philip and Mary Kenter, their 58th, Sept. 7; Joe and Dot Szot, their 55th, Sept. 11; and Thomas and Carrie Ann Gallo, their 14th, Sept. 15.

Get well wishes to Janet Luce and Vanessa LeCann.

Enjoy the last days of summer with family and friends. Autumn is just around the corner and begins on Sept. 23.

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Life is so hectic, so take some time for you.

School opens Sept. 8. That said, the school buses will be rolling along so please be careful and watch out for those students boarding and unboarding.

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