Greenport: St. Agnes Free Trade sale

05/30/2011 1:41 PM |

Okay! It’s now June! It’s not April, when we expect rain, or May, with residual showers left over from April. It’s June and I want some warm weather and sunshine (please)!

The Fair Trade Movement is an international network of producers, importers, retailers and consumers who think globally and try to give people in developing countries a chance to sell their products at a price that allows them to live in dignity and support themselves at a time when half the world’s population is living on less than $2 U.S. a day. Please help support this movement by going to the event at the St. Agnes Hall on Sunday, June 5, at 7:30 a.m. to see an array of free-trade items such as coffee, scarves, jewelry and other items. Your purchases will help make a difference. Coffee (the kind you can also buy there) and refreshments will be served.

It doesn’t happen too often, so when it does and I find out about it, I like to let people know. A round of applause — a standing ovation even — goes to Willie Riggins, who hit a grand slam in his junior high baseball game this past week. Way to go, Willie!

Greenport High School held its prom at Swan Lake last weekend. The evening’s highlight was the coronation of the Queen, Erin Creedon, King, Vince Smith, and their court. Junior princess and prince are Alexis Reed and Bryson Rencoukos. Senior princess and prince are Callie Bubb and Peter Anderer.

There’ll be lots of room for dancing on at the American Legion Hall in Southold on Saturday, June 11, when the Southold West Branch of the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary presents “Beatle Music and Burgers” with the band The Liverpool Shuffle. The fun starts at 6 p.m. For $40 per ticket, you’ll enjoy the music, a complimentary glass of wine or beer and a choice of gourmet burgers or chicken kebabs, salad and dessert. For ticket information, call 631-765-2206.  Tickets are going fast so call before they’re all gone.

Belated birthday wishes to Dotty Montgomery, who entered another decade (I’ll let her tell you which one) on May 25.

Celebrating birthdays in the week ahead are Brynn Dinizio on June 2; Chelsa Purcell, who turns 21, and Richie Sledjeski on the 3rd; Naomi Meraz Swarrow and Kristin Biggs on the 4th; Lori Quillin, Ruth Yoskovich, Bob Copas and Marilyn Corwin on the 5th; June Webb and MarieEllen Bondarchuk on the 6th; Maren Erickson and JoJo Jackson on the 7th; and Sharon Luke, Nancy Mullen and Andrew Cadwallader on the 8th.

Anniversary wishes go out this week to many of my family members. My husband, Jim, and I celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary on June 5; my in-laws, Marie and Jim Dinizio, celebrate their 60th on the 6th; Jim’s aunt and uncle Audrey and Lou Dinizio toast 63 years of marriage, also on June 6; and Jim’s aunt and uncle Pat and Bill Dinizio have the 42nd anniversary on June 7.