As of this writing, 12 is my new favorite number. That’s the exact number of days until the official start of summer. Bring it on!
More than saying I come from one of the prettiest towns in America, and more than saying that I work at a nationally recognized blue ribbon school, I’m so proud to be a member of a community that’s so supportive of and generous to our graduating seniors. It just blows me away each and every year when I see the number of scholarships made available and the amount of money given out to help senior class members further their education. I know Superintendent Mike Comanda feels the same. On behalf of the school and this year’s graduating class I thank each and every one of you for your continued support of our youth.
North Fork Head Start would like to thank Matilda Palmore for 40 years of dedication and hard work. Program director Pauline Smith and staff would like to wish her well in her retirement.
Head Start will host a chinese auction June 18 to benefit the Class of 2011 and their family fun day. Admission is $5 with two free tickets. Additional tickets are six for $5. Doors open at 9 a.m.
CA Enterprise Co. and Marilyn Chiarello will host a bus trip for 50 women on June 25. The trip will head into New York City for the Braveheart Meet and Greet tour for a day meant to inspire women and show them ways to better themselves. The trip is free, but there is a $10 fee for the book that will be used during the event. If you’d like to attend, contact Crystal Anderson at 566-7737 or [email protected]
Liz Morrison will hold a fundraiser yard sale for the La Leche League of Greenport on Saturday, July 9, 8 a.m. to noon, at 421 Second St. in Greenport. She’s currently accepting donations of items in good condition. Contact Liz at 477-5914 or [email protected]
Congratulations to Jeremy Rock, son of former Greenporters Cheryl and Ron Rock, who now reside in Hanahan, S.C. Jeremy graduated from Hanahan High School on June 3. Helping Jeremy celebrate were Ron’s sister, Sharon, from Virginia; Sylvia and Shalah Smith, Chris and Erin Doucett, Karen Bondarchuk, Diana DeJesus, Janie Monique and Sam and Marlene Strickland, all from Greenport; Kim Skrezec Corazzini from Florida; and Fred Gordon and family from Maryland.
Gridiron Parents will host their 7th annual golf classic to benefit Porters football on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Island’s End. As the date gets closer, I’ll post more about it, but I wanted to let you know the date. You can also call Barbara Thorp at 477-6114 for information.
Belated birthday wishes to Blayr Corazzini, who celebrated June 3.
Special birthday wishes are sent from South Carolina to Ella (Danny) Foster, who will turn 89 on June 12.
Also celebrating birthdays this week are Cassi Checklick and Charles Kozora on the 9th; Rebecca Jensen on the 10th; Ann Milovich and Erin Creedon on the 11th; Alex Whittle on the 13th; and Joanne Mosher and my godmother, Helen Finno, on the 14th.
Happy 45th anniversary to Harry and Donna Mulhall on June 11. Best wishes also go to Mary Jane and John Hughes, who will celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary on June 13.