The Northville Beach Civic Association held its annual Cocktail/Scholarship party on Saturday evening, August 13. The scholarship winners for this year were Grace Weckesser, first place and Alex Cummings, second place. Grace attends the University of Vermont and is majoring in Environmental Sciences. Alex attends Williams College and is majoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. Grace was present at the party and read her winning entry which was in the form of a poem. Each year the Northville Beach Civic Association sponsors a scholarship contest where entrants write an essay on some aspect of “Northville.”  It can be about fond memories, family vacations, how to help protect the Hamlet through preservation or dealing with ongoing environmental concerns. Congratulations to you both. 

Flanders Riverside and Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) is partnering with Blaze Church in a “Start Fresh Teachers Kits” for the Phillips Avenue Elementary School Teachers to put together 59 teacher kits so they can bless every teacher at Phillips Elementary School at the start of the new year. You can purchase the items off the registry, then drop off items at the church building (50 Bell Avenue in Flanders) or at the 9:30 am or 11 am Sunday services at the Moose Lodge (51 Madison Street in Riverhead).So check out the website below and make the teachers feel special with the start of a new school year. If interested in this fundraiser for the teachers checkout the website

The next FRNCA meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 at 655 Flanders Road. There will be a guest speaker Chief Mark Dunleavy from the Flanders Riverside Northampton Ambulance and the meeting starts at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

The Southold American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 is gearing up for its annual Car Show on Sunday, August 28 from 9 am to 3 pm (rain or shine) on the grounds of the American Legion, 51655 Main Road in Southold. Automobile collectors and restorers, as well as, motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to show their antique, classic and hotrod vehicles and compete for the People’s Choice Award. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit and all the festivities. The Car Show will include live music by the New York Vendettas, vendors, food truck, raffles and representatives of Veterans Affairs from Northport will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Admission is free to the public but donations will be gratefully accepted. Entry Fees $20 per vehicle to exhibit at the show. For more information call Denise at 631- 466- 2527 or email

The Southampton Youth Bureau’s F.A.S.T. (Fun Activities with Snacks and Time) program is an opportunity for young children in grades K-4 to participate and to do homework. Students will have the opportunity to make new friends, learn social skills and participate in school emotional growth activities. Program meets every Monday beginning September 19 at the Flanders Youth Center, 655 Flanders Road from 4 pm to 6 pm. For more information or to register please call 631-702-2425 or visit

The Southampton Youth Bureau’s Chess Club will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 20 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Flanders Youth Center, 655 Flanders Road. Students are to challenge themselves, build self-confidence, meet new friends, reduce stress, and learn new strategy and discipline through the game of chess. This program is free and open to grades K to 8. For more information or to register call 631-702-2425 or visit

The Southampton Youth Bureau will be sponsoring a Basketball Clinic at Southampton Youth Services (SYS), 1370a Majors Path every Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm from September 23 to December 16. Clinic is opened to grades 7 though 12 and cost is $25 for 10 sessions for residents and $35 for 10 sessions for non-residents. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Transportation is available from select locations. For more information or to register online please call 641-702-2425 pr visit

The Aquebogue Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is seeking vendors for their 30th Annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, October 29, rain date Sunday, October 30. Once again, the craft fair will feature vendors, Chinese auction, raffles, class baskets, school apparel, food, and kid friendly activities. The craft fair will be held on the Aquebogue Elementary School grounds, 439 Main Road in Aquebogue from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information or to reserve a space, please email Kristin Fox at Start your Christmas shopping early!

Happy birthday wishes to Krystal Young, Jeffrey Lawrence, Clarence Joseph, Kathy Anasky, Otto Wittmeier, Andrew Young and Peter Blasl on August 21; Patricia Gevenski, twins Tanner and Brycen Columbus, and Nick Luparella III, on August 22; Daniel Paulos on August 23; Jim Dreeben on August 25; Jamie Hartmann on August 26; Brian Linnen on August 27; Joyce Montag on August 28; Raymond Cote IV on August 29; Barbara Wooten on August 31; Robin Hulse and Andre Aleksandrowicz on September 1 and Sharon Sparrow on September 2. 

Happy wedding 53rd anniversary wishes to Walter and Marge Lawrence on August 23; happy 50th wedding anniversary to Linda and Albert Stepnoski on August 26; happy 34th wedding anniversary to Walter and Karen Paulick on August 27; happy 50th wedding anniversary to Paul and Peggy Sparrow on September 1 and a happy 27th wedding anniversary to Jerry and Kristin Halpin on September 3. Enjoy your special day.

Get well wishes Gus Fein, Trudy Wold, Michele Lynch, John Kowlaski, Ellen Kramer, Joyce Montag and Raymond Atkins.

Enjoy the rest of August — sweet peaches, corn on the cob and plenty of fresh vegetables at our local farm stands. The lazy, hazy days of summer for some will be over as school will be starting in two weeks for many of our children. Enjoy the beaches and all the activities Riverhead and the East End have to offer.

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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: