Interfaith Thanksgiving Service with the Riverhead Clergy from the surrounding area churches will be held on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 pm at the Riverhead United Methodist Church, 204 East Main Street in Riverhead. All are welcome. For more information you can call 631-727-2327. 

Join the Church of the Harvest, 572 Raynor Avenue for a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) where dinner will be served from 11 am to 2 pm. This is open to all, as well as, particularly those who are alone or in need during the holiday enjoying a hot meal and sharing fellowship with others at this time of thanksgiving. 

The Riverhead Free Library once again has their mitten tree displayed for all to warm the hands of children in need. The community is encouraged to bring in new or handmade mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats for the children of all ages to hang on the mitten tree this year in the library. This initiative has started and runs through December 1st.  All items will be donated to local agencies to help warm the hands of the children in need. 

Looking for Community Service? Teens are encouraged to help beautify the Riverhead Free Library windows in the teen loft for the winter on Thursday, December 14 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Participants will earn 2 hours of community service for their artistic endeavor in dressing the windows for all to enjoy.

Enjoy songs of the season with Willa Bassen singing along and learning the history of some of our favorite tunes. On Sunday, December 3 from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Riverhead Free Library the sounds of the season will be in the air thanks to The Friends of the Riverhead Library who are sponsoring this event. Join the fun!

The display cases for this month through December at Riverhead Free Library will be Origami and collage work by Loretta Heimes, hosted by The Friends of Riverhead Free Library. Enjoy the works while perusing the library for books, DVDs and so much more. If you are interested in displaying your artwork at the library please contact Annette Cassidy at for the main floor display cases or Gena Harsch at for the Overton Gallery. They would love to share the talents of local artists.  

The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association would like to thank the Riverhead Townscape for the beautiful decorations of Christmas lights at the Riverhead Traffic Circle for the community to enjoy. The members of Riverhead Townscape were able to gather and take the time to make this year’s lights so enjoyable even though a little early it is because the group had the time and talent to do it and a great job they did. Thank you for your hard work and bringing enjoyment to all!

If you would like to join the Heart of Riverhead Civic Association you can email the civic association for more information. Meetings are held once a month alternating one evening at 6 pm at the Riverhead library and one month on a Saturday. Cindy Clifford, president would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions, so email her and hope to see you at one of the meetings. The mission is to advocate, engage, advance, and protect the rights, privileges, and interests of the residents and businesses within the Heart of Riverhead. 

Riverhead Townscape presents its Second Annual Tree Lighting in the town square on Saturday, December 2 with festivities kicking off at 1:30 pm with a pet parade. The fun begins and continues with Goat on a Boat at 3:30 pm, Puppet Show, Holiday Crafts for the Kids, Musical Performances, giveaways, food, and drink enjoying hot apple cider and hot chocolate and 5:00 pm the Tree Lighting! An awesome day of fun especially when Jolly Ole St. Nick will be there for pictures for that special moment that lasts forever in memories.

A happy 35th wedding anniversary wishes to Greg and Louise Meyer on November 26. Enjoy your day. 

Happy birthday wishes to June Stevenson, Shawn Rosko and Bill Carey on November 19; Brice Schoener, Marianne Krupski and Mary Allen on November 21; Katie Bogdanski, Conrad Dabrowski, Michael Schoener and Blakeley Lennon on November 23; Laurie Zanieski, Nicole Lennon and Liz VanVliet on November 24; Patricia Kurpetski, Skee Chew, Izzy Doroski and Jessica Tenney on November 25; Carol Ashby on November 27; Kelsey Saladino, Celia Iannelli, Debbie Lukaszcyk, Georgette Keller, Linda Topalian and Kaylyn Rosko on November 29; Mary Dabrowski on November 30; Dave Berezny, Diane Sawchuck and Ken Davis on December 1; Kathy Schaefer, Marion Hulse and John Frosina on December 2. Be sure to celebrate. 

Get well wishes to Susie Young, Joe Berezny, Joyce Montag, Barbara Wooten, Georgette Case and Ellen Kramer.

Kathy Berezny can be reached at, or 124 Kings Drive, Riverhead NY 11901 or by phone at 631-727-6148.

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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: