08/19/2010 12:00 AM |

More of August has come and gone than has yet to appear; the days of summer are dwindling. While I do enjoy having summers off, I must admit that I miss seeing the kids of Greenport High School on a daily basis. I think this all means that I’m definitely ready to go back to work!

Greenport High School’s Class of 1945 held its 65th reunion Aug. 2 at the Soundview Restaurant. Attending were Betty Rouse Conklin, Susan Mortensen Tasker, Agnes Malinauskas Dunn, Caroline Pekunka Dobek, Mary Caputo McGuinness, Henry Santacroce, Frank Mazzaferro, Donald Boerum and Earl Breese.

A reminder — and you should do it now — about the before-school elementary child care program our school is looking to start for this year. The program will offer peace of mind to parents who need a safe place to send their children before school starts each morning. Children will get breakfast and participate in various age-appropriate activities, including homework support, from 7:15 to 8:40 a.m. The cost will be $10 per school day. Call 477-1950, ext. 211, for details.

Congratulations are definitely in order for Pudge and Don Dzenkowski, who are grandparents once again. Their daughter Karie and her husband, James Winchester, are the proud parents of a baby girl. Ava Elizabeth was born Aug. 14 in Danbury, Conn., tipping the scales at 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

If you wake up Sunday morning and say, “Drat! I missed the Standard Hose chicken barbecue,” you can’t blame me! You get one last reminder. It’s this coming Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Third Street firehouse from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person; takeout will be available.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will sponsor its customary annual World Mission Craft Sale next month. It takes place in the Parish Hall Friday, Sept. 3, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, the 4th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, the 5th, 11 a.m -5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be jewelry, games, home furnishings, accessories, clothing and musical instruments. Call 730-3982.

Speaking of September, I’d like everyone to know that GHS is breaking from the norm this year as far as its first football game is concerned. The Porters open their season this year at home on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. The three remaining home games will observe normal scheduling and be held Friday nights under the lights.

Birthdays will be celebrated this week by Danielle Walker, Karen Bondarchuk and Patty DeJesus on the 20th; Delia Kiski, my cousin Jack Cutts and Erick Monique on the 21st; another cousin, Bill Bondarchuk, Daniel Hughes, Mike Pekunka and George Hubbard on the 22nd; Jackson Marienfeld on the 23rd; and Christopher Shepherd, Cindy Cusati and Ronnie Grilli on the 25th.

Amy and Frank Wippert will celebrate their 17th anniversary on Aug. 20. My aunt and uncle Helen and Jack Heaney celebrate 57 years of wedded bliss on the 22nd, the same day their daughter and her husband, Theresa and Jeff Bubb, toast 21 years together.