Congratulations Giants fans far and wide. I wish Big Blue the best of luck as it takes on the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship on Sunday. After watching the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 49ers/Saints game, I think you may need it! San Francisco showed everyone last week that they are for real.
All that being said, everyone knows that I am a die-hard Jets fan, but it would be nice to see a team from New Jersey—I mean, New York—go to the Super Bowl. And I know that my Jets play in the same stadium as the Giants, but it would not be me not to pull some sort of punch. And let’s face it, as long as Sanchez is our quarterback, the Jets aren’t going anywhere. Still, I’m not sure if anyone is going to be able to stop the Patriots ...
I have a couple of birthday shout-outs this week. The birthday girls are Doris Schneider, who celebrates on Sunday, January 22, and Fran Cobb, who will blow out her birthday candles on Monday, January 23. Both ladies have been quite active in our local community organizations and all of us here in Flanders are wishing you the happiest of birthdays.
Not many students will ever have the opportunity that Paul Fallot of Riverhead was recently given. A history major at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Paul was one of eight students who participated in the Council of Liberal Arts Colleges Undergraduate Research Conference in Keene, New Hampshire. Paul presented his project, titled “The Secret History of the Mongols and the Mongolian Historical Perspective,” under the direction of his faculty mentor, Margaret Stolee, who is an assistant professor of history. What an experience! Great work, Paul.
Congratulations to Michelle Budd and Kristi Fernandez, both of Riverhead, for being named to the dean’s list at SUNY at New Paltz this fall. Michelle is an adolescence education major, with a Spanish concentration, and Kristi is majoring in Asian studies. And Kristin Kurtz, also of Riverhead, was named to the dean’s list at Curry College in Massachusetts. Nice work, ladies.
Calling all snow bunnies! The Southampton Town Youth Bureau is planning a ski and snowboard trip to Belleayre Mountain on Saturday, January 28. The fee is $80 and covers round-trip transportation, an all-mountain lift ticket, lunch and a beginner lesson. There is an additional $25 fee to rent equipment. The trip is open to all kids age 12 and up.
Buses will leave from Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays at 4:30 a.m. and return at approximately 9 p.m. Chaperones are provided by the Youth Bureau and families are welcome. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by calling 702-2425 as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to get your tickets for the fourth annual “Rockin’ for the Homeless” concert being held at Riverhead Polish Hall on Saturday, January 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. Four great bands will entertain and there will be door prizes, a Chinese auction, raffles and food. A donation of $25 per person is requested as long as tickets are secured before Friday, January 27. Tickets will be available for $35 each at the door.
To buy tickets, please visit Barth’s Pharmacy at 32 East Main Street in Riverhead, Barth’s Pharmacy at 195 Love Lane in Mattituck, the Riverhead Polish Hall at 214 Marcy Avenue in Riverhead, or the Mattituck Presbyterian Church at 12605 Main Road in Mattituck. You can also purchase tickets by credit card at www.rockinforthehomeless.org.