This time of year, you begin to see former Mattituck students around town, home after a semester of college — or two or three or four. Welcome home to each of you.
I had the pleasure of catching up with Alex Macari at the vineyard the other day. She was glowing with the news that she’d spent Easter in Italy, where she was served a delicious meal preparedby a very familiar chef — her son Eddie. Eddie is living outside Parma and working to hone his cooking skills. As I always say, our kids do incredible things!
Mattituck High School continues to acknowledge and celebrate some of our greatest assets — our kids — by honoring them at a “Breakfast of Champions.” This month’s honorees are Sophia Borzilleri, Nicole L’Hommedieu, Jacey Lengyel, Emilie Reimer, Wyatt Malave, Christopher Dwyer, Dylan Holmes, Ghana Haas, Hayley Berry and Nicholas Chylinski. Congratulations!
The Aiello family has something to celebrate this week. Artie Aiello was born on Mother’s Day 71 years ago and celebrates his birthday on May 9. The following week granddaughter Talia Aiello will turn 14. Happy birthday!
Thomas Reilly is marking a major milestone today, May 8, when he turns 96. Congratulations!
Mattituck Fire Department Fire Police Squad No. 865 officers participated April 23 in a mandatory state recertification course at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Terryville. Topics included fire tactical operations, crowd control, safety equipment and clothing as well as current state law pertaining to the fire service. Capt. John Sawicki, Richard Fraker, Barney Harris, Leonard Llewellyn, Richard Simicich and Robert Neudeck attended.
Many May babies will celebrate their special days in the next two weeks. Happy birthday wishes go to Eamon Deegan, Sherri Kelly, Hannah Baglivi, Lainie Dubinsky, Fred Hansen, Denise Cheshire, Amanda Barney, John Boucher, Sierra Roces, Mike Shanahan, Colleen Shanahan, Courtney Italia, Brady Ulmet Jr., James McDonald, Kevin Litchhult, Chris Rehm, Dennis Case, Tim DeMey, Liam Finnegan, Julie Krudop, Steve Cook and Ned Baker.
Mark your calendars for May 20 and exercise your right to vote on the school budget.
Sunday is Mother’s Day! All you mothers — who think you can do it all and feel frustrated when you cannot, who wipe tears and runny noses, cheer for your kids when they win and comfort them when they lose, bake cakes in the shape of dinosaurs and Dora, pack up the boxes for college and send money when they call, applaud at concerts and dance recitals and ultimately fulfill a job description that changes from moment to moment and never ends — have earned the right to pamper yourself! No one does a more important job than you. Happy Mother’s Day!
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