I went by Amtrak to visit my dear friends Steve, Grant and Linda in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for nine glorious days. I couldn’t beat the travel ticket of $21 each way and such a nice ride to the Wilmington Train Station, where they picked me up. The weather was great, the food and their friendship made it such a whirlwind getaway, enjoying so much with them — from the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base to visiting “the coolest small town in a.m.erica,” Berlin, and visting the historic button-cutting factory in Milford. Naturally, after my great time away there is truly no place like home — although I cant wait to go again!

Hailey Wehr is a 5th grade teacher at St. John Paull II Regional School in Riverhead. The class threw a Police Appreciation Luncheon outside on the soccer field on Friday, Nov. 5 at noontime. The students were excited to organize the event, provide the lunch for the officers and the students were excited to engage in lots of ga.m.es and activities with the officers. Kudos to the students recognizing the police officers for their service to the community by recognizing their job helping our community when needed.

The Riverhead Free Library will host an Introduction to the Suffolk County Historical Society (RVA910) on Wednesday Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Edana Cichanowicz, the Suffolk County Historical Society’s assistant librarian will discuss the Society’s programs and resources. To sign up call 631-727-3228. There is also Conversational Italian on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m., Virtual Zumba Gold at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12, Bridge Club on Nov. 15 at 1 p.m., how to host Zoom at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16, Indian Island Walk at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 and Photography Club at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 to mention a few great things going on at the Riverhead Free Library. For more information call 631-727-3228. Be sure to check out their newsletter for many more programs available for all ages.

On Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 there is free admission for all Veterans at the Suffolk County Historical Society on Main Street. Veterans will receive a free museum admission during this week Nov. 10-13 and with your visit, a free 2022 Suffolk County Historical Society membership in honor of Veterans Day. Thanking the veterans for their service to our country how awesome is that? The Museum is opened Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. The research library is open by appointment only Wednesdays to Saturdays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.. Its a great resource to our community and has many exhibits and events taking place all year long.

The Greater Jamesport Civic Association will hold its meeting on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House and all are welcome.

A friend of mine Albert E. Johnson Mussad and his coauthor Laurel A. Peltier Corwin are publishing a book currently slated for publication in April. The title of the book is 504 Teams to Responsive Collaboration for IEP and 504 Teams. He gave hints to me on a great cover for the book and a few revisions made too and it sounds like it has come together for them. Can’t wait to read the book when its available.

Today, Nov. 7 there is the Women of the Moose annual Chinese Auction at the Riverhead Moose Lodge, 51 Madison Street in Riverhead from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Sheets of 24 tickets are $10 each or three sheets for $25. No admission fees. There will be rolls, bagels, beverages and more will be available for purchase. There will be a special area with vintage Harley Davidson leather items, as well as, jewelry and so much more. There are over 150 baskets and more than 20 gift cards and you don’t need to be present to win. For more information call AnneMarie at 631-766-2727. The Women of the Moose support a lot of local charities with their fundraisers.

The Glenwood Lassies are having a Holiday Basket Raffle fundraiser at Glenwood Village’s clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. There will be coffee, tea, rolls available for purchase along with hot dogs and soda at 12 noon. They will have a Granny’s Attic table with items for purchase, as well as, share the wealth drawings. So, bring your friends and family and enjoy a day of fun. All profits are donated to local charities by the Glenwood Lassies.

On Sunday, Nov. 21 a brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be held at the Riverhead Moose Lodge where valued veterans will be recognized and will be able to invite guests. Veterans must be on the Moose International website and reservations are a must. A great way to say thank you and honor those who served our county. Call Angie by Nov. 14 at 621-806-4440 for more information or to reserve.

Don’t forget Thursdays bingo at the Riverhead Moose Lodge when doors open at 5 p.m. for members and 5:30 p.m. for nonmembers. Games begin at 7 p.m. and its open to the public and you must be over 18 years old to attend. There is food provided by the Women of the Moose for purchase.

The Butterfly Effect Project is having a Thanksgiving Basket Drive. This drive is ongoing and ends Monday, Nov. 15 and there are several ways to support. You can drop off non-perishable food items at First Baptist Church, 1018 Northville Turnpike Riverhead or you also can adopt a family and buy their meal for the holiday (turkey fixings and side dishes) for $50. You can email [email protected],org or call the office 631-591-0759 with any questions.

The Southampton Youth Bureau will host a Glow Night on Friday, Dec. 3 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the SYS Recreation Center, 1370A Majors Path in Southampton. The illuminated gymnasium will feature glow in the dark games such as basketball, Capture the Flag, soccer, volleyball and so much more! This event is open to grades 6 through 12 and participants are encouraged to wear white or bright neon colors to see the full effect from the UV blacklights. Admission is $10 per person and transportation is available. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. COVID-19 protocols will be in place — masks are required during non-physical activities. For more information or to view the transportation schedule/bus permission slip, please call 631-702-2425 or visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau.

Happy birthday wishes to Claudette Anderson, Sydney Marascia and Erinn Pekar on Nov. 9; Frederica Miles, Kate Luce and Autumn North on Nov. 10; Andy Reichel and Corky Young on Nov. 11; Greg Meyer, Adam Brautigam, Carter Muller and Sydney Gobrick on Nov. 12; Donna Pelis on Nov. 13; Melanie Downs on Nov. 14; Paige Rosko on Nov. 15; Kristin Goetz on Nov. 16; Danny Lorenz, Emily Berezny on Nov. 17, Christopher Chew, Bob Ball, Butch Taylor, Ray Kwasna and my daughter Kim Berezny on Nov. 18; Shawn Rosko, Bill Carey and June Stevenson on Nov. 19.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Karen and John Frosina who celebrate 33 years and to Peter and Laura Levine who celebrate 11 years on Nov. 13.

Get well wishes to Robin Duvall, Barbara Fein, Karen Fleischman, Everett Rosset, Alice Summerville and Ray Atkins.

This month Veterans Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 11 and the theme for 2021 is “Honoring All Who Served,” remembering the veterans made sacrifices to serve their country while missing important life moments. Take time to thank a vet, hang your flag proudly and, if you can, have a vet tell you a story.

Got news to share? Send it to Kathy by email to [email protected], write to her at 124 Kings Drive, Riverhead NY 11901 or call her at 631-727-6148. “Around Town” will appear on RiverheadLOCAL on the first and third Sunday of the month.

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Kathy Berezny is active in the Riverhead community, where she has lived for 46 years. She is chaplain of the Riverhead Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, which she joined in February 1979. She is a longtime member and past president of the Riverhead Board of Education. Email Kathy: [email protected]