I apologize for not being able to bring you any news last week. I’m directing all complaints to Irene.
I’ll start with missed birthdays: Rick Hall celebrated on Sept. 1, Laura Pace had her special day on the 2nd, Rachel Terry’s co-workers at Van Duzer gas wish her a belated happy birthday on the 4th, and Harry Fishman blew out candles the 6th. This week, Tom Quarty turns 60 on Sept. 9. Phil Burns celebrates on the 10th, George Berry on the 11th and Edna Terry on the 12th.
Special anniversary wishes to Marty and Nadine Bazata on the 11th.
It’s always a fun time when the Czartosieski family gets together. On Aug. 19, they gathered at John Czartosieski’s Riverhead home for matriarch Theodora’s 89th birthday. A special treat was having great-nephew Nick Spinelli there for the festivities. He traveled from Seattle and was a lively presence for his “Cioci” Thea.
Southold’s own Dr. George Monahan, professor of history at Suffolk Community College, recently returned from a research trip to South America. And on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m., he’ll give a talk at the Southold Indian Museum about the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu. The minimum donation is $5, which includes refreshments and access to the exhibits.
A reminder to all families with children in St. Patrick’s religious education program: Thursday, Sept. 8, is the last day to register your children for classes this year. Forms are available at the church or at the rectory during office hours. Classes begin the week of Sept. 19.
Photographs by the Rev. Loren Rowley will be featured in the fall exhibit at Southold Historical Society starting Saturday, Sept. 10. Born in 1858, the Rev. Rowley served at North Fork churches through 1904. The exhibit will be open 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through Columbus Day weekend.
Carolyn Norklun recently returned from Texas, where she welcomed her first grandchild, Jack Richmond Krupski, on Aug. 1. Jack is the son of Jane (Norklun) and Lt. Matthew Krupski of Killeen, Texas, where Matthew is currently posted at Fort Hood. Also part of the Southold entourage were Jack’s paternal grandparents, Ray and Cissy Krupski, and his aunts Allie Krupski and Melissa Downs. Jack is also the grandson of the late Richard Norklun.
Liz Adams is the owner of a beautiful painting, “Maine Coast,” created and donated by Hope Rich for Southold Free Library’s raffle. A beautiful sweater hand-knit by Mary Hewitt is the current raffle prize. The Friends have added an accompanying picture book. The drawing will take place Sept. 15.
Seven-year-old Savannah Alexander will start off the school year with a new look: She had her first-ever haircut and donated 12 inches of it to “Locks of Love.” Savannah’s family is so proud of her!
Our lives were forever changed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Ten years have passed, but those who perished that day are always in our thoughts. This Sunday, take time to memorialize them in whatever way you choose.