Happy Thursday, Riverhead! Diane Witek here with everything you need to know today in Riverhead.
First, today's weather:
Mostly cloudy. High: 44, low: 32.
Here are the top stories today in Riverhead:
The Suffolk County Department of Social Services is leaving its current location on Main Street to lease 38,555 square feet of the lot from the former Kmart store in Riverhead. The developer is carving out space to deliver a best-in-class office space to Suffolk County that will greatly benefit the community and the shopping center. (Long Island Business News)
"A tradition dating back more than three decades continued this year with The Riverhead News-Review’s annual People of the Year awards to honor those who have made a difference in our community." (Instagram)
Help the Riverhead Varsity Cheer Team get to the Nationals. Your donation can help these determined teens to get to the 2022 Universal Cheerleaders Association's national cheerleading championship in Florida next month. According to a GoFundMe page, "Riverhead Cheer — Road to Nationals," created by parent Stephanie Tomko, the student athletes recently competed at a UCA regional event and, after years of hard work and dedication, placed second in their division. Riverhead Cheer Booster is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. (Riverhead Patch)
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Today in Riverhead:
HS Gr. 9 Course Selection Presentation (Current Gr. 8 Families), 6 p.m., HS Auditorium. (All Day)
Positive Discipline Strategies — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. (8 a.m.)
Discipline Vs. Punishment — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. (1 p.m.)
Garden Makeover on a Budget — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. (2 p.m.)
From my notebook:
Riverhead Books: "✨🌟Out today! 🌟✨ The dazzling new Southern Gothic novel about a lifetime of secrets and betrayal. One of the @washingtonpost most anticipated novels of January." (Instagram) (Website)
RiverheadLOCAL: "New confirmed cases of COVID-19 have declined statewide over the past two days and health officials are hoping it’s the beginning of a trend. In Suffolk, new cases Jan. 9-10 were roughly half of daily numbers in the days prior." (Instagram)
East End Food Market: "Have you tried @jamesport_sourdough yet? If you said no, you knead to! 🥖*Swipe to see a photo of Brett and Ana, co-founders of Jamesport Sourdough and Coffee." (Instagram)
The Suffolk Theater: "This Saturday: 🤘🤘Classic Stones Live captures the raw energy of the most electrifying performances throughout The Rolling Stones career, playing all the hits that make up the soundtrack of our lives!Tickets available." (Instagram)
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— Diane Witek
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