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Flanders News: Bay View Pines and Waters Edge meeting set

Hello, everyone!

Ida Crohan celebrated her “happy day” centennial on May 7 (her real birthday is May 8), with a reception hosted by her niece Kathy Konkel, granddaughter Cindee Tooker from Georgia and son Don and wife from Tennessee. Family and friends shared memories and good times. Several certificates of appreciation were presented, as well as a proclamation from Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. An aerial photo of Ida’s Pond, the 100th named pond in Southampton Town, was presented by Trustee Eric Schultz, as well as a flag flown over the Capitol, compliments of her great-grandson David Zilnicki. Ida is the mother of three, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 13 and great-great-grandmother of two. They would like to thank all who attended this special day.

We have a few birthdays coming up. Ron Fisher, Dory Denarios and Dan McGuire will celebrate May 31. Wishing a very happy birthday to all.

There will be a Bay View Pines and Waters Edge meeting Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center. East Hampton Police Chief Jerry Larsen, who is applying for the Southampton police chief position, will speak. Bill Doyle, a representative from Congressman Lee Zeldin’s office, will also be at the meeting to discuss the New York Rising program.

There will be a Riverside Rediscovered meeting at Riverside Riverwoods on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Truth Community Church will have their Hope Day on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to everyone. Hope to see you there.

Ron Fisher would like to thank everyone for their donations for the yard sale. The Waters Edge community raised over $500. Blankets were donated to the Southampton Animal Shelter. All other items left over were donated to the Moose Lodge yard sale and Salvation Army.

Flags have been installed on Long Neck Boulevard. Please stop by and see them.

The housing authority has opened the waiting list for five houses that are being built in Riverside. Go to the Town of Southampton Facebook page for more information.

Annemarie Fisher is very involved with the Riverhead Moose Lodge and asked me to share news of some of their events. Bingo night is held every Thursday; doors open at 6:30 p.m., games start at 7:30. The lodge is having a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4; you will need to call ahead to reserve a table ($25 each). The Women of the Moose invite you to Paint Night at the lodge on Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m.; $45 admission includes one glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres and all paint supplies. Call the lodge at 631-779-2694 or Annemarie at 631-766-2727 for more information on all events.

Please remember that as it gets warmer there will be more people out walking, kids playing, bicyclists and motorcycles. Watch out for others while driving.

Kathy KruelContact Flanders, Riverside and Northampton columnist Kathy Kruel at 631-727-5530 or mom[email protected]