Flanders, Riverside And Northampton Community Notes, July 11

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As they say on my favorite show, Big Brother, “expect the unexpected.” And, this weekend we were presented with just that.An injury has sent one of our summer boys home early. While Charley’s stay here was much shorter than expected, it did not make it any easier to say goodbye. We will certainly miss having him around, and we hope that he will have a successful surgery and wish him a speedy recovery so he can get back to his William and Mary College team by the fall.

His sudden departure also leaves the Riverhead Tomcats without one of their big home run hitters. With luck, someone else on the squad will step up and help fill that void.

The Tomcats, meanwhile, were sitting in a tie for third place as of earlier this week, trailing Center Moriches and Westhampton in the standings. Let’s come on out and support the Tomcats at their next home game on Sunday, July 14, at 5 p.m. As always, they play their home games at the Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue in Riverhead.

The Tomcats are also looking for your support at a fundraiser being held on Sunday, July 21, at the Applebee’s in Riverhead. Between 8 and 10 a.m., you and your family can stop by for a pancake breakfast that will be served by the players. They are holding the fundraiser to help offset their transportation and league costs.

Tickets are just $10 each and there will be photograph and autograph stations set up around the restaurant. You might want to get a few photos and signatures because some of these fantastic boys will be likely playing in the major leagues at some point!

Have some fun mingling with the players and enjoy a great family breakfast—what better way is there to spend a Sunday morning? For tickets or additional information, please email me at newsinflanders@aol.com.

Please join me in welcoming the newest member of the Sellers-Ryan family to Flanders. Todd Ryan and Cathleen Sellers embraced the arrival of their little one, Rachel Cathleen Ryan, who made her debut at 4:54 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at Southampton Hospital. Little Rachel, who was later greeted by her big sister, Reese, and big brother, William, tipped the scales at 8 pounds 8 ounces, and was 21-inches long.

All are home now and receiving plenty of help from their family and friends. Additionally, little Jackie-Onassis, the family dog, is also on hand to help keep little Rachel safe and warm.

Best of luck to all as you adjust to having a newborn in the house! All of Flanders wishes you the best!

Finally, congratulations go out this week to Kristen Sauter and Jacqueline Zilnicki, both of Riverhead. Kristen recently graduated from Stonehill College in Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree while Jacqueline received her degree from Western Connecticut State University. Best of luck, ladies!

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