The Fire Police Patrol Company # 1 of the Riverhead Fire Department recently held their elections for new officers for the 2023 year and they are as follows: Captain Robert Doyle, First Lieutenant Dave White, Second Lieutenant Phil Zizzo, Secretary Paul Sparrow, Assistant Secretary Ute Diem, Treasurer Bill Sanok and Assistant Treasurer Joe Goetz, Sr. Many thanks to Ex Captain Ed Aube and past Secretary Jeff McCarthy for their time and dedication to the company and the company wish them well in their next endeavors. 

The Women of the Moose Chapter 1118 recently put together 120 bags of goodies for the residents of Acadia Nursing and Rehab Facility in Riverhead after their monthly meeting. It was truly a rewarding evening for the members. 

Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio presents a free Narcan training event by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, January 18 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Hotel Indigo, Riverhead Banquet Hall, 1830 West Main Street, Route 25 in Riverhead. Learn the necessary signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone. Upon completion of the training, you will receive your own Narcan kit. For more information call her office at 631-727-0204. 

The Greater Jamesport Civic Association will hold their meeting on Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 am on zoom. Members will receive log in information but they welcome others who wish to attend by emailing for the link to the zoom meeting to

The Southampton Youth Bureau is currently accepting new member registrations for their “Teen Views” program. Participants will learn how to interview, create creditable stories, film and edit video, and produce content for TV. Program resumes February 1 and is held on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Hampton Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue. Teen Views is open to grades 7 through 12 and community service credits are available. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 631-702-2425 or visit to register directly online. 

The Southampton Youth Bureau will be hosting their next Open Mic Night on Friday, February 10 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Hampton Coffee Company, 749 County Road 39a in Southampton. If you are in grades 5 through 12, come on out to share your talent. All are welcome especially acoustic performers, karaoke, spoken word, poetry and comedic acts to participate. To reserve a performance time slot, please email or call 631- 702-2425. For more information, please visit

The next meeting of FRNCA will be held on a new day starting in February. On Wednesday, February 8 at 7 pm they welcome you at the Crohan Center, 655 Flanders Road in Flanders. Become a part of your community and get to know the officers, members, and neighbors. 

Midyear enrollment is now open to be a Butterfly or Dragonfly in the Butterfly Effect Project where they create safe spaces for girls to dream and succeed. Check out their website and click on the enroll button, you can call the office at 631-591-0759 or email Be sure to enroll before the end of the month. The Butterfly Effect Project holds their meetings at the First Baptist Church, 1018 Northville Turnpike in Riverhead.

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum, 300 West Main Street in Riverhead, will present for Black History Month a Lecture and Pop-Up Exhibit “History Through Dolls of Color: Silent Witnesses in Time” with April S. Marius. This presentation will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 1 pm and the presenter will take you through time with a lecture and pop-up exhibit of her historical collection of antique dolls of color. Most of the dolls are homemade one of a kind that were not sold in shops telling the stories of different people, centuries, and standards of living. Members are free and non-members $8 which includes refreshments. Registration and nonrefundable pre-payment required. Space is limited. Please call 631-727-2881 to reserve your spot. 

Happy birthday wishes to Corale Bloss, Karen Paulick, Mark Gajowski and Frank Stepnoski on January 15; Logann Kurpetski and Arianna Mielnicki, on January 16; Tristan Krajewski and Lolly McKay in January 17; Scott Kubacki and Kaden Linnen on January 18; Fran Friszolowski, Becky Hubbard, Marissa Kess , Sarah Paulos and Adam Bugdin on January 19; Bryan Krajewski, Sean Rachubka and Louise Meyer on January 21; Patricia Gadzinski and Sebastian Hulse on January 22; Michael Young and Andrew Pekar on January 23; Zachary Sawler and Eileen Duffy on January 24; Amy Wooten Guecha and Adelaide Skop on January 25; Les Grefe and Sandy Reeve on January 26; Chrissie Reichel, Tim Lessard and Pam Carey on January 27; Marvin Warner on January 28; Jette Grefe and Seth Bishop and Charlie Drowns on January 29; Ariel Reichel and Ashley Hulse Beeker on January 31; Seth Fruedenberg on February 1; Millie Smith and Colin Palmer on February 2; Billy Hartmann on February 3; Tom Troyan, Jude Petroski and Bob Szczepanik on February 4. Enjoy your day.

Get well wishes to Ramona Moore and Ellen Kramer.

Be sure to hang your flag on Monday, January 16 to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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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: