Around Town August 20, 2023

He was a farmer for many years and currently a salesperson for agricultural goods and he just completed 50 years of volunteer service in the Riverhead Fire Department. Congratulations to Marvin Warner for all his accomplishments.

He is currently an active firefighter and very proud of his 50 years of service in the Washington Engine Company # 2. A dinner was held at the Riverhead Fire Department headquarters with his son Kyle and his wife Ionna Warner and daughter Jackie and husband Andrew Sweeney and his grandchildren, friends and fellow firefighters. He was the recipient of many proclamations and citations from various organizations which included Dan Brooks from FASNY, Board of Fire Commissioners, Riverhead Fire Department Chiefs, Washington Engine Company # 2, Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Chuck Schumer, State Senator Anthony Palumbo, Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, and Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar. Dinner was prepared by Tom Lynch and his company members, who worked hard to prepare lovely dinner affair for Marvin’s 50 years in the Washington Engine Company.

Riverhead Fire Department 50-year honoree (holding plaque) with Capt. Curtis Dunn, 1st Lt. Robert O’Connell and 2nd Lt. John LoPresti of the Washington Engine Co #2. Photo: Kathy Berezny

Congratulations to Father Piotr (Peter) Narkiewicz on becoming a United States Citizen on Friday, August 11. Father Peter was known and loved by the parishioners of St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church in Polish Town for years and was then transferred to St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Greenport, where he is currently busy with the parish and the Greenport Fire Department. God bless you and so happy that Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio was honored to pin you with the American Flag/NYS Flag pin to commemorate this special day for you.

The Town of Riverhead Summer Concert Series continues Monday, August 28 at 6 pm (rain date Tuesday, August 29) at the Riverhead Town Square with “The Revelators”. Enjoy the live music, good vibes and bring your lawn chair, your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music.

The Long Island Antique Power Association, 5951 Sound Avenue, will have a truck pulls event on August 26. Gates open at 6 pm. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 23 for the Junior Pulling League under the Lights from 6 pm to 9 pm. It is the kids turns for a great night of pulling. The Long Island Antique Power Association is a not-for-profit organization trying to educate the public on preserving the past for the future. You can check this group out on Facebook.

The American Legion Post #273 once again will be holding their “pig roast” on Saturday, September 9 from 3 pm to 7 pm on 89 Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead. Tickets are $40.00 each and available at the Post. For more information call 631-727-4330. Pigs are roasted on the premise with their homemade sauce, baked beans, applesauce, corn on the cob, baked potato, Larry’s cucumber salad, rolls, watermelon, soda, water and of course dessert. Live music, raffles and so much more.

The 42nd Hallockville Museum Farm Country Fair will be held on Saturday, September 9, and September 10 from 10 am to 5 pm. This year’s fair will be bursting with more old-fashioned friendly fun than ever before as Hallockville and its neighbor the Long Island Antique Power Association, team up to deliver new offerings that will keep the young and old entertained for hours.

Enjoy the festivities which include hayrides, a farmer’s market, tractor pulls, historic home tours, homemade baked goods and handcrafted wares for sale, folk arts demonstrations and exhibits, pony rides, a petting zoo, a kiddie train ride, sack races and so much more! Live music to enjoy as well as food and beverage trucks rounded out as a family event and fun for all. Tickets are $12 individuals age 3 and older and children age 2 and younger are free. $45 for a family of four includes two adults and two children. Pony rides are additional charge. To purchase tickets in advance visit A great time for all!

The Aquebogue Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is seeking vendors for their 31st Annual Craft Fair and Prize Auction on Saturday, October 21, (rain date Sunday, October 22) from 10 am to 4 pm. The craft fair will feature vendors, prize auction, raffles, class baskets, school apparel, food and kid friendly activities. The fair will be held on the school grounds of Aquebogue Elementary School at 499 Main Road in Aquebogue. For more information or to reserve a space, please email Kristin Fox at This is a great time to start your early Holiday shopping.

The Friends of the Riverhead Free Library have generously added the Montauk Historical Society’s Montauk Lighthouse Museum to the museum pass collection that Riverhead Free Library cardholders can visit for free. Reserve this or any of the other passes at Check out this and many other wonderful programs in person at the library or call 631-727-3228 for more information.

Happy birthday wishes to Krystal Young, Jeffrey Lawrence, Clarence Joseph, Kathy Anasky and Michael Young on August 21; twins Tanner and Brycen Columbus and Nick Luparella, Sr., on August 22; Daniel Paulos on August 23; Jared Polk on August 24; Danny Ruskowski and Jim Dreeben on August 25; Jamie Hartmann on August 26; Brian Linnen on August 27; Joyce Montag and Tess Corwin on August 28; Frank Ruskowski and Raymond Corte IV on August 29; Barbara Wooten on August 31; Robin Hulse and Andre Aleksandrowicz on September 1 and to Sharon Sparrow on September 2. Enjoy your day!

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Sara and Mark Bauman celebrating 51 years on August 20; Walter and Marge Lawrence celebrate 54 years on August 23; Karen and Walter Paulick celebrate 35 years on August 27 and Peggy and Paul Sparrow on September 1. Be sure to celebrate!

A happy 24th heart transplant anniversary to George Motten on August 23.

Get well wishes to Marie Madigan, Kathy Schaefer, Ellen Kramer, Ray Atkins and Becky Collins.

Enjoy the lazy hazy days of August with family and friends.

Got news to share? Send it to Kathy by email to, 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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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: