‘Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi
Two-and-a-half years after he was struck by a speeding car, Deirdre Fedun’s nephew Robert Aliano “miraculously” walked across the stage to receive his diploma at Quinnipiac University’s graduation! His mother, Lori, had been told he would never wake up, but family and friends prayed for his recovery and doctors focused on keeping him alive. After three months in a medically induced coma and two years of intensive therapy, Robert took the biggest step of his life! Congratulations and God bless!
Joan and Tom Sawicki, though disappointed that son Dan will not be coming home from RIT this summer, were happy to hear that he was chosen for a six-month engineering co-op in Rochester. Congratulations!
A family man in the true sense of the word, Ralph Pugliese left his family something priceless. With sons Peter as winemaker and Lawrence as vineyard manager, daughter Domenica Penny in the tasting room, son Ralph Jr. capturing the vineyard’s beauty with his photography and eight grandchildren, Pugliese Vineyards will be a legacy for generations to come! As Ralph’s neighbor, I can attest to his bringing the words “Love thy neighbor” to life. Our heart goes out to Pat and the Pugliese family. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness one feels at the loss of someone young in years. What’s even more incomprehensible is what goes through the heart of a mother and wife experiencing such a loss. Heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Charlie Cartselos and Kevin Stakey.
Happy birthday wishes to Karen Lepre, who turned 35 last week.
An outdoor family movie, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” will be shown Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. There will be refreshments. Bring blankets or sleeping bags. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Rain cancels the showing. For adults, the library’s indoor movie on Friday at 7 p.m. will be “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (R).
The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council will hold a multi-family yard sale on the Village Green Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m. to noon. The rain date is June 5. Call 734-7122.
The New Suffolk Civic Association will also hold a community yard sale on June 4, starting at 8 a.m., at the corner of King and Fourth streets. You can rent a space for $20 and bring your own table. Proceeds benefit the civic association. There will also be a bake sale. Call Jim at 734-5121 for information.
Greg Sheryll and the Shalom Teens want to thank Cutchogue Fire Department, the Tardif family, Ms. Doorhy, Cutchogue East and Mattituck High School principals, Ms. Smith and Mr. Petretti, NAPA Auto Parts and all the volunteers who came out to wash the cars of the generous Friends of John Tardif. Donations are still welcome; contact Greg at [email protected] or 631-488-7447.
Due to Memorial Day, my deadline for the June 2 issue is Friday, May 27. Please submit your news items by Thursday night.
Have a good week!