04/29/2010 12:00 AM |

With everything blooming all around us, love is in the air at this time of year — and Scotty Harkins proved it by proposing to his girlfriend, Jen Dyer. The happy couple will tie the knot in September at Montauk Beach. Best wishes!

Maria Brisotti sent me a great picture of her son, Matthew, who had just won his third straight match in No. 2 singles for Drew University. Matthew teamed up with Alex Belfiore of England. This marked the duo’s third straight win this season.

The next book discussion at Mattituck-Laurel Library will focus on the Candice Millard novel, “The River of Doubt.” Pick up your copy now. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, May 18.

Special thanks to all who came out last weekend to have their cars washed in the student fundraiser for a Spanish Club trip to Argentina next February. Thanks also to those who patronized the Mattituck Booster Club yard sale on Saturday. The Boosters support athletics in various ways, most important the awarding of scholarships each year to our athletes. This is a good time of year to get involved in this club by attending the next meeting on Wednesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the high school.

If Taurus is your astrological sign, you may be among those celebrating their special day this week. Happy birthday to John Cushman and Erin Rohrbach tomorrow, April 30; Cindy Pumillo, Jim Christy and Nicole Ann Krupski on May 1; Linda D’Orio on the 2nd, along with Owen Finnegan and Abby Pacholk; Dennis and Donald Deerkoski, James Burns and Sandy Gannon on the 3rd; Ted Richert on the 4th; and Devyn Ulmet on the 5th.

Just a reminder: If you graduated from Mattituck High School in 1985, you’re among the honored alumni who are invited to attend this year’s commencement exercise on June 26 at 10 a.m. Seats will be reserved for alums, so come and enjoy the festivities of the day.

Happy anniversary wishes to Ed and Janet Danowski, who toast their years together on May 2.

I recently received an e-mail from someone who was almost hit by a car when crossing the road by the library with her children. Traffic is increasing on our beautiful North Fork. Remember to stop at the pedestrian crosswalks when driving!

Tickets for the Mattituck Fire Department’s annual raffle can be purchased at the firehouse or by calling 484-7283. Tickets are $50 each, and include entry to their May 22 event, 4-8 p.m., along with food, beverage and music.