The second annual song swap to benefit the Poquatuck Hall floor renovation fund will be held at the hall Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. The event is organized and emceed by singer and guitarist Gideon D’Arcangelo, who learned many of his songs while with Alan Lomax, and will be set up like last year, reminiscent of a family sitting around the living room sharing their favorite songs. And what an incredible evening it will be! A $10 donation will support a good cause and provide an amazing evening of entertainment. For more info, contact Gideon at 323-1234 or [email protected]
This Saturday’s East Marion Community Association meeting will feature a guide to who does what in East Marion. At the 10 a.m. gathering at the East Marion firehouse, you’ll hear from the fire department and the auxiliary, the East Marion-Orient Park District, The Homemakers Club, The East Marion Cemetery Board and Oysterponds Historical Society. All are welcome.
Next Wednesday’s Ecumenical Lenten Service is at 11 a.m. at Clinton AME Zion Church in Greenport. All are welcome.
East Marioneer Barbara Koch is still soliciting golfers for her nine-hole women’s league, which will play Wednesdays (tee off 4 p.m) at Island’s End Golf Course. For all the details, call Barbara at 765-3464.
I often say you just can’t make this stuff up, since folks sometimes think I do. Betty Rowe and Walter were having dinner in New Bern, N.C., with friends and family of a college roommate of Betty’s, when one gal (Lamar Fife) asked Walter where they were from. When he said Orient, she asked if he knew Suzanne Egan. When Betty said sure, tales of Lamar and Suzanne’s mutual passion for horses followed. Small world.
A belated birthday wish goes out to Amber Cogoli, who turned 28 on April 5.
Oysterponds sends healing wishes and a speedy recovery to Jackie McKee after her recent surgery.
Wishes for comfort and peace to East Marioneer Ed Zimmerman and the family and friends of Jennifer Anderson on her recent death.
As many of you know our extraordinary UPS man, Bob Murray, lost his wife, Donna, on Dec. 30, 2010. There will be a memorial service for her in Medford on May 7. The details are in the post office. We all extend our sympathy to Bob and his whole family.
As you are spring cleaning, mark your calendar for May 14 for the annual OHS Appraisal Day at Poquatuck Hall. More info to follow.
Good news for baseball fans out there. I went to the Mets/Marlins game on Saturday and witnessed a great victory. The bad news is I had seats on the wrong side of Sun Life Stadium and every time we cheered for our team the crowd nearby snarled at us. (I guess that’s a visualize this.) We watched them win again on Sunday from safer ground, on a big screen at a local pub.
Speaking of baseball, Jeffrey Lyons will have a smile on his face once again since his boys of summer (Red Sox) are back in the stadium.
Heard from a friend in Texas this week, where gas was $3.52. It’s averaging $3.68 at the cheap stations here in Martin County, Fla. See you all as soon as I can afford the gas to drive home. Thank goodness for my hybrid!