Butterfly Effect Project celebrates Women’s History Month with their fundraiser the March calendar raffle that are now available. They are $10 each and you have 31 chances to win throughout the month of March. They announce the winners via social media channels along with history facts. If you are interested call the office 631-591-0759, stop by 1018 Northville Turnpike or email Brienne@bepgirls.org. This is such a wonderful program creating safe spaces for girls to dream and succeed starting with eight girls and now has grown to over 500 girls (and boys). 

Happy birthday wishes to Peggy Sparrow on February 19; Greg Hulse, Mary Kenter and Matthew Guida on February 20; Paula Smith on February 21; Brian Cheshire, Yvette Aguiar, Nick Grefe, Michael Doroski, Candee Loper, Shaun Bulak and Jocelyn Halikias on February 22; Bill Kelly Sr, Sandra Doroski and Christine Sacchitello, Jeffrey Paulick and Jean Marie Costello-Quinn on February 23; Dot Madonia on February 24; Dawn Jasinski and Sharon Anderson and Nes Kramer on February 25; Melinda Young, David Lantz and Linda Myrden and Yolanda Thompson on February 26; Leah Sparrow on February 27; Joe Berezny on February 28; Pat Bloss March 1; David Paulos and Tom Lynch on March 2; Jason Raynor on March 3. Be sure to enjoy your special day!

The Riverhead Free Library celebrates the month of February as National Library Lover’s Month. Celebrate your love of libraries, librarians, books and so much more they have to offer. Stop in and tell them what you love about the library. Check out their website www.riverheadlibrary.org.

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Riverhead Free Library they currently have passes for Children’s Museum of the East End, Long Island Children’s Museum, Parrish Art Museum and the Vanderbilt Museum. Check it out and enjoy a day out.

The Riverhead High School Class of 1987, 1988 and 1989 are holding their reunions on Saturday, April 22 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Baiting Hollow Club, 100 Club Drive, Baiting Hollow. $100 includes open bar and continuous hors d’oeuvres, DJ Phil, photo booth and raffle prizes. Online payments options VENMO@RHS1987-88-89 or checks made payable to RHS Class of the 80’s, 160 Oak Drive, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933. The reunion committee Hal Goodale, Alison Conforti Johnson, Kelli Langhorne Puglisi, Eddie Dawson, Dawn Crohan Dawson and more are looking forward to seeing you there. Relive the memories and see your old friends too.

The Riverhead High School Class of 1973 will be holding their 50th class reunion on Saturday, August 19 at the Flanders Men’s Club from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Save the date! Invitations will be mailed in early June. If you would, please message Chrissy Mickaliger Lessard your current address to be sure you get an invite. This event is also open to all Riverhead High School Alumni. It is going to be a great time for sure. 

The Riverhead High School Blue Masques proudly presents The Long Island School Premiere “The Prom.” Mark your calendar for a date to attend and support the students of Riverhead High School on Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24 or Saturday, March 25 at 7 pm and there is Sunday March 26, a matinee at 2 pm at the Charles Cardona auditorium, 700 Harrison Avenue in Riverhead. $15 general admission and $5 for Riverhead students with ID. Pre-sale tickets include reserved seating can be by ordering on the prom.brownpapertickets.com.

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will be hosting their annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 31 from 7 pm to 10 pm at Southampton Youth Services, 1370A Majors Path in Southampton. Sign up and warm up drills will be held from 6 pm to 6:45 pm. The tournament is opened to grades 5 through 12 and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams in middle and high school brackets. Space is limited and team pre-registration of $30 is required by Monday, March 27. Each team member must submit a completed registration form along with payment$10 each player to Southampton Youth Bureau located at 655 Flanders Rd, Flanders. You can register and pay online at www.southamptontownny.gov/YBpayment. For more information, please call 631-702-2425 or visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau

February is National Bird Feeding Month so be sure to take care of our wildlife feathered friends. Fill your bird seeders and be sure to set aside some drinking water too. Enjoy the variety of birds blue jays, cardinals, oriole’s, sparrows, chickadees and the woodpeckers too. 

Get well wishes to Dot Madonia, Ray Atkins, Walter and Betty Stewart. 

A happy Presidents Day and be sure to hang your flag to commemorate this holiday.

Got news to share? Send it to Kathy by email to jberezny@optonline.net, 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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