Flanders, Riverside And Northampton Community Notes, February 3


It is with a heavy heart that I have to report more winter weather is on its way. Really? When exactly is enough? All of the snow piling up is really becoming a danger, and it is almost impossible to see if anyone is coming when you try to pull out of a parking lot or side street with the 25-foot-tall mounds of snow on every corner. I cannot remember a winter with quite this much snow in, well, forever and, at this rate, we will be taking Brittany’s junior prom pictures in the snow!

I would, however, like to take the opportunity to commend the Southampton Town Highway Department workers who have really stayed on top of these storms. As horrible as the storms have been, the roads have been cleared rather quickly this year so thank you to all of you who spend your days and nights behind the wheel of a plow truck so we can all get out on the roads safely.

Our Local Scholars: Congratulations to our friend and fellow Tomcat fan, Kelly Rambo of Riverhead, who was named to the dean’s list at the State University of New York at Cortland. Great job! Your family and friends are all very proud of you.

Congratulations are also in order for several other Riverhead college students. Daniel Zilnicki earned similar honors at the University of New Hampshire. Quite impressive, sir. Keep up the good grades.

Andrea Hill showed her stuff at SUNY at Potsdam, as did Bria Yazic, the arts and sciences major up at the University of Vermont. Gabrielle Niewadomski is studying applied psychology at Bryant University and Tanya Gilliam rounds out the group representing SUNY at Oneonta. All of these girls worked hard and were rewarded with a spot on the dean’s lists at their respective colleges for the fall semester. Great job!

Don’t forget to register your son or daughter for Flanders Little League on Tuesday, February 8. This is the last registration—so don’t miss out. All children between the ages of 5 and 13 are eligible to play. The registration will be held at the David W. Crohan Community Center on Flanders Road and begins at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor for this fantastic group of children can stop by as well. For more details, please call me at 591-0444.

Gary Cobb of the Flanders Village Historical Society invites everyone to visit the new FVHS website at flandersvillagehistoricalsociety.org/home. The site will be updated regularly and will provide a lot of information. Check back frequently and stay informed about the work this group is doing. Questions and feedback about the site or the group can be directed to Mr. Cobb at mc7956@yahoo.com.

Calling all of my nautical friends! The Peconic Bay Power Squadron, a division of the U.S. Power Squadron—America’s Boating Club—is presenting a workshop on “How to Use a Chart “at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, at West Marine in Riverhead. Boating enthusiasts will learn about chart symbols, navigation aids, latitude and longitude, true vs. magnetic north, and much more. Charts are very important to the safety of boaters and this knowledge is essential even with GPS and navigation by showing what lies below the water’s surface. There is a $35 fee for the course, which includes the manual and quick guide. For more information and to reserve your spot, please call Captain Peter Young at 631-298-4326 or visit PBPS.us.

The Inn Spot on the Bay will feature Russian Night this Friday, February 4. The Inn Spot is located at 32 Lighthouse Road in Hampton Bays. Call 728-1200 for more details.

Have a great week and please keep me posted.

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