Flanders, Riverside And Northampton Community Notes, October 31


Happy Halloween to all! Be safe out there while trick-or-treating today with the little ones, and make sure to bring along a flashlight and cellphone if you are walking around at night.Also, make sure your little Spiderman knows not to talk to strangers, even if the stranger is in a costume and they cannot really tell if they know the person or not. Adults who are dressing up for the holiday should make sure their faces are not obstructed by masks so that the younger children know who they are and they can avoid frightening them.

For the older set of trick-or-treaters, please make sure you respect the property of others, don’t scare the little ones and use caution when approaching large groups of people.

And one last piece of advice for all those out on the prowl for candy: don’t bother to ring the doorbell of homes that don’t have their lights on or any cars in the driveway. Usually, if a family is handing out treats, they will leave a light on and make sure the trick-or-treaters know they are home. If the house looks dark then they are probably either not at home or not giving out treats.

Have fun, be safe and keep warm!

The Phillips Avenue Elementary School PTO recently treated students to an extraordinary Halloween celebration in the form of a laser light show with a “spook-tackular” theme. The PTO hosted two sold-out showings and children arrived in costume with their families ready to party and sing along to the “Monster Mash.”

It was a fabulous event and just one of the amazing things this group does for the kids at Phillips Avenue every year. Many thanks to everyone who organized and came out to make the event a great success.

Once the sugar rush is over from all those Halloween treats, perhaps you and the family would like to head over to the Riverhead Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 3, at the Riverhead Polish Hall on Marcy Avenue. Rotarians will be dishing out a wonderful meal of whole wheat, chocolate chip, blueberry or plain pancakes, as well as sausage, bacon, eggs, bagels and more.

Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon and there will be a clown to entertain the kids, as well as face painting and tattoos. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for kids (under 3 are free). Proceeds from this fundraiser help support Riverhead Rotary Club scholarships, the Back to School Backpack Program and other community charities in our area. If you would like more information, please visit www.riverheadrotary.org.

Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Peter Cybulski who blew out 22 candles on Sunday, October 27. Peter celebrated with his family and friends, and we all wish him the best for a fantastic year full of love and happiness.

If you take a drive down Flanders Boulevard South you’ll probably notice some new construction going on. That’s because the Southampton Town Housing Authority recently broke ground on a new home under its workforce housing program. The house, on which ground was broken on October 10, is the third of 11 affordable homes being built by Manzi Construction for the town.

From what I understand, these are going to be three-bedroom, two-bathroom houses and a lottery was recently held to determine the owners. For more details about the town’s affordable housing initiatives, contact Kathy Hummel at the Southampton Town Housing Authority for more information at (631) at 488-4220, ext. 205, or by email at khummel@southamptonhousingauthority.com.

On The Calendar

Friday, November 1: Bayview Pines Civic and Taxpayers Association meeting, 7 p.m., David W. Crohan Community Center, Flanders Road in Flanders. The scheduled guest speakers are Southampton Town Councilman Chris Nuzzi, a candidate for the Suffolk County Legislature, and Jennifer Skilbred of the Peconic Estuary Program.

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