08/19/2010 12:00 AM |

The Tuthill family is all abuzz over the arrival of Julianna Athena Bozzuto, firstborn child of Carolyn and Kostas (Fred) Bozzuto, who arrived in this world Aug. 9, in Atlanta, Ga., weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces. (Another new decade club member!) The proud grandparents are Ruth and Reggie Tuthill and Atlanta’s Tom and Mary Quesenberry. Congratulations to all.

Another future ‘decader’ and Orient summer kid was born Aug. 10, but I won’t have all the correct details until next week.

We have some really awesome Oysterponds/Greenport alumni. Remi Rieger, son of Yan and Francoise Rieger, has recently been granted his second patent for his invention at Time Warner. Two years ago he received an Emmy for his first one. He has lots more pending. (Google him. It is very impressive.)

Maureen Sanders checked in with another osprey adventure. As she was driving west on the causeway, she spotted a seagull chasing an osprey, and noticed that the fledging osprey had a bird in its grasp, which it finally released. As soon as it did, the gull abandoned its pursuit. Nature sure is amazing.

On Saturday, grab your lawn chair, a bottle of water, some sunscreen and head on over to Poquatuck Park for the annual vintage baseball game between the Orient Eagles and the Atlantics, which will be played by 1864 rules. This OHS-sponsored event is free and open to all.

Also on Saturday, all East Marioneers are invited to visit with their neighbors at the East Marion Community Association’s annual ice cream social, 2 to 4 p.m at the firehouse. Everyone is welcome. Call 477-1619 for more details.

Tickets are flying off the wire for the Aug. 28 Steven Blier concert in Poquatuck Hall. It will certainly be sold out. There are limited reserved seating tickets for $50. Regular seating is $30, or $15 for students. Call 323-1378 to sign on.

Speaking of signing on, a petition is circulating calling for action against the dangerous deer/tick situation. It’s a start. Call me if you haven’t seen it and want to jump on the bandwagon.

Save Saturday, Sept. 11, for the annual OHS meeting at 10 a.m. and the annual OCA meeting at 4 p.m. More details to follow.

There’s lots of buzz about the new (IMO ugly) New York license plates. The switch is not mandatory. Ask questions.

OK, now for a quick ‘visualize this.’ I was in a department store dressing room trying on clothes and, as usual, fellow “tryer-on-ers” were giving opinions on potential purchases. It was very disheartening when there was consensus that one outfit was awful and should never be purchased. It just happened to be my personal clothes that I wore to the store. It was painful and comical at the same time.