Happy Father’s Day! 

Congratulations to Peter and Brittany Cybulski on the birth of their son Owen Charles who was born on May 16, weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces. Big brother James, who will be turning 2 on June 25 is beyond excited for his little brother to arrive and loves him so much that he stays by his side truly being the big brother. Needless to say, grandparents June and Pete Cybulski and Meigan and Chuck Rocco are delighted with the new addition to the family. 

Philip Francis Kenter of Riverhead recently graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. in May with a cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in finance. Philip will be going on for his master’s degree in taxation and finance. His parents, Regina and Phil Kenter who are very proud of their son. Congratulations on your honors degree with a 3.9 graduate average and a gold tassel added to your cap and gown at graduation. Philip was a 2018 McGann Mercy High School graduate, a member of the last class to graduate from the school . He was president of the National Honor Society and is an an Eagle Scout. Way to go Philip! Your family is very proud of your accomplishments.

On Wednesday, June 8 Riverhead Fire Department Auxiliary President Kelli Naugles acknowledged Patricia Bilski for 60 years as a member of the auxiliary. She was not present but will receive a certificate of appreciation and recognition for her years of service through the mail. Auxiliary member Barbara Wooten made a beautiful certificate honoring Patricia Bilski and painted pink roses as an extra personal touch of our love on the certificate. 

The Riverhead Community is invited to enjoy “The No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band” on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 pm on the front lawn of Pulaski Street School. This is their final season performance with an exciting program featuring popular show tunes, classical and so much more. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an evening delightful robust music. In case of rain, they will perform in the school auditorium.

Riverhead Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 58 will be holding Dunkin’s opening on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 am to 11 am. At 10 am local dignitaries will be hosting a ribbon cutting, check presentation to the Riverhead PD and Lighthouse Mission Riverhead Outreach Food Pantry. There will be a swag and a Dunkin’ mascot on site to join in on the celebration as well. Sounds like fun!

The Seed Library is now opened at the Riverhead Free Library and cardholders may request up to three varieties of seeds each week per household throughout the growing season. The seed library catalog contains a wide variety of herb, vegetable and flower seeds to choose from. You can view the list of seeds available by using their online request form on the seed library page or just stop by the adult reference desk to browse the binder of available seeds and make an in-person request. For more information contact [email protected] or call 631-727-3228, ext.108. Happy gardening! 

Old Steeple Community Church, 656 Main Road Aquebogue will have its annual chicken barbecue rain or shine on Saturday, July 23. Take out only dinners and food can be picked up between 4 pm and 6:30 pm. Menu consists of barbecue chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, roll and watermelon. Tickets are $25 if purchased by July 16 and $30 if purchased July 17 to July 23. For tickets, call Jean Lapinski at 631-722-4171 or email [email protected]. A great dinner to enjoy with family and friends get together.

Friends of the Big Duck are sponsoring their “Annual Rubber Duck Race” on beautiful Reeve’s Bay while you can watch the race from the lawn of the Flanders Men’s Club, 1018 Flanders Road on Saturday, August 6 at 11 am. (Rain date August 7). The launching of the ducks will be at 12 noon. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd so enter the race with a $5.00 donation per entry ($20 for 5 entries). Pre-registration forms available and you do not have to bring a rubber duck to enter or be present to win. Social distancing and masks are encouraged for the unvaccinated. Attendance is limited to 100. For more information email [email protected] or visit the Facebook page. You can call 631-284-3737 for more information too. This is truly a fin day for family and helping a good cause too.

On Friday, August 5 youth in grades 5 through 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their talents by performing live at the amphitheater in Good Ground Park, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Acoustic performers, bands, spoken word, poetry and comedy acts are welcome to participate. Performing is absolutely free. To reserve a performance time slot, please email [email protected] or call 631-702-2425. For more information on all upcoming events, visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau o line calendar.

Calling for vendors for the Hallockville’s Country Fair, Craft Show and Farmer’s Market that will be held on September 17 and 18. The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead invites artisans, artists and crafters of handmade goods; and producers of locally grown food and beverage items; to sell their creations at its 41st Country Fair on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday September 18. The Hallockville Country Fair is a North Forth tradition that attracts thousand of visitors annually who come to enjoy the best of Long Island’s East End at an authentic country fair. In addition to the Craft Show and Sale and a Mini Farmer’s Market, the Country Fair will feature live music, wagon rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, historic exhibits and tours, children’s games and activities, honey and jam competition and more. Country Fair hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily. Vendors may participate one or both days of the fair. Interested vendors for Mini Farmer’s Market are asked to present one, 30-minute demonstration related to their products. Full details and vendor applications can be found online at www.hallockville.org/countryfair. For more information about the Hallockville Museum Farm please visit www.hallockville.org or phone 631-298-5292.

Barbara Wooten recently enjoyed a 10-day getaway to Raleigh, North Carolina visiting her daughters Kelly Wooten and Amy Guecha and grandchildren Alex and Emma. She had such a great time relaxing and of course taking time to visit family and friends.

Happy birthday wishes to longtime Riverhead resident Doris Scudder, who turns a beautiful 98 years today. She will be having cake and ice cream at the Riverhead United Methodist Church at 10 am and if you are available to stop in and say hello all are welcome as your presence is all the gift needed. Sto Lat!

Happy birthday wishes to Liz Stokes on June 21; Donald Oliver IV and Wendy Gajowski, Paulette Sikora, Barbara Barosa and Maureen Tobin on June 24; Lenny Van Vliet and Owen Charles Cybulski turns two years old on June 25; Frank Darrow, Joanne Krajewski and Kathleen Densieski on June 28; Kevin Kulhan, Connie Nabrizny-LaGue on June 29; Andy DT-Cobb on June 30 and Robert Bugdin, Jr. on July 2.

Happy 25th wedding anniversary wishes to Yolanda and Dan Thompson on June 21; happy 48th to Cheryl and Nick Luparella and a happy 54th to Pat and Joe Gadzinski on June 22 and happy anniversary to Bill and Maureen Sanok on June 29.

Get well wishes to Ellen Kramer, Ann Cotten DeGrasse, Trudy Wold, Ramona Moore and Laurie Downs. 

First day of summer is Tuesday, June 21 and so it begins — the lazy, hazy days of summertime. 

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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]