The No Doubt World Famous Night Band is back on Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm at Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue. Admission is free. Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring a mix of classical, pops, show tunes and so much more to lift our spirits now that spring is here.

Riverhead High School senior Riley Wendt recently was selected as one of the recipients of the Long Island Scholar Artist Award. Riley was selected among hundreds of top qualifying students and artists. His application form depicting his artistic resume and an essay noting how his involvement in the arts and how it enriched his life. He also had to submit his All -State scores and videos of all his All-State solo performances which he had five perfect 100’s. Congratulations Riley on this deserving award.

Congratulations to Riverhead Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Augustine Tornatore who has been nominated for the New York State Council of Superintendent of the Year Award. 

SCOPE will hold its 21st annual school district awards on Monday, May 23 at Villa Lombardi’s. Board President Laurie Downs will be recognized for her years in school board service, Dr. Lori Koerner will be recognized for the administrator service award and Keith Graham for support staff service award. Congratulations to all!

Christine Tona, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction will be honored and recognized for the programs and participants in the Butterfly Effect Project on Sunday, May 22 at the Riverhead Moose Lodge. Congratulations.

There will be a dedication of a Fire Department Maltese Cross grave marker at Riverhead Cemetery on Saturday, May 7 honoring Georgette Lane Case’s grandfather Frank Corwin Lane at 10 am. In case of rain, the dedication will be held at Riverhead Fire Department headquarters, 540 Roanoke Avenue. Frank Corwin Lane held the title of chief of the fire department from 1887 to 1917. The public is welcome to attend. 

The North Fork’s Hallockville Museum Farm is hosting a farm-to-table workshop and tour on Saturday, May 7 from 9 am to 12 noon. Tour the gardens, farm fields, barns and a demonstration of cooking with an authentic wood burning stove. The workshop culminates with a hands-on cooking activity. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-members and may be purchased online at www.hallockville.org.

If you are interested in hearing about the proposed school budget for the year 2022-2023 that will be voted on Tuesday, May 17 from 6 am to 9 pm, attend the in-person meeting at Riverhead Middle School at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 2. It is your chance to ask questions to Dr. Tornatore, Superintendent of Schools who will be happy to answer any and all questions regarding the budget presented for the vote. Additionally, there will also be a budget presentation on Thursday, May 5 at 3:30 pm via zoom. Call district office at 631-369 6717 for the meeting ID number and Password to be a part of the Virtual presentation.

The next meeting of the Greater Jamesport Civic Association will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9:30 am at the Jamesport Meeting House. Agenda items include discussion of upcoming Town events, the Town Comprehensive Plan, updates on the Town’s Marijuana Committee, a status report on improvements to the George Young Community Center area and Sharper’s Hill and other important issues of importance. All are welcome to attend. If you need additional information about the Greater Jamesport Civic Association may be found online at www.greaterjamesportcivic.org.

19th Annual Battle of the Bands applications are now available for the Southampton Youth Bureau. This year’s competition will be held on Friday, June 10 (rain date Friday, June 17) from 8 pm to 11 pm at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays. All applications and demo music must be received by 4 pm on 

Friday, May 13 and be sent or dropped off to Battle of the Bands Youth Bureau, 655 Flanders Road, Flanders, NY 11901. You can email demo music to [email protected]. Qualifying bands must have one high school student who resides in the Town of Southampton and a band must consist of a minimum of 3 performing musicians. For more information call 631-702-2425.

Happy birthday wishes to AnneMarie Fisher, twins Kristen and Emily Brophy on May 1; Peter Friszolowski on May 2; Joe Arnau, Diane Gianni and Tina Atkinson on May 3; Kevin Curtis and Brian Block on May 4; Amari Langhorne and Russell Murray on May 5; Walter Paulick, Regina Kenter, Howie Gassert, Wilbert Chin Sang and his granddaughter Adelina Chin Sang (who turns 10 years old) and shares the same birthdate on May 6; Irene Karzenski, Emilee Downs and Kurt Carter on May 7; Sue Edwards on May 8; Louise Wilkinson and Donna Czajkowski on May 9; Kevin Schuhmann on May 10; Michelle Block, Jason Hubbard, Bill Kelly, Jr. and Matthew Hughes on May 12; Vinnie Villella on May 13; Tim Corwin and Betty Nash on May 14. 

Happy 9th wedding anniversary to Cheryl and Gil Michaelis on May 11.

Get well wishes to Joyce Montag, Karen Fleischman, John Henry Kurpetski and Amelia Lantz.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 and it’s a day to celebrate that someone special and to honor them for all their love and care from their heart. You can remember them with a card, note, email, text or a phone call if you aren’t able to see them on the actual day. Wishing all the moms a very happy Mother’s Day! God bless you for all you do everyday to make lives the best they can be.


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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]