I’m writing this column on a splendiferous day! I hope you had time to spend outside in the warm sunshine while we have it.
Birthdays abound! Celebrating are Carol Chilton on Oct. 4; Melissa DeSimone on the 5th; Michael Kettenbeil and Tom Jerome on the 9th; Karen Horne on the 14th; and Rosalie Cavaluzzi on the 16th.
Neighbors helping neighbors should be second nature to all of us living in small towns. Won’t you help CAST stock its food pantry this Saturday, Oct. 4, at local grocery stores? The pantry is a valuable resource for struggling families in our community. The drive will run at the Greenport IGA, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Southold IGA, 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.; King Kullen in Cutchogue, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Waldbaum’s in Mattituck, 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. If you can’t make it to one of these locations, you can drop donations of non-perishable food or gift cards at the CAST office, 311 Front St., Greenport. For information or to volunteer, call 477-1717.
The Southold Historical Society is now accepting applications for a juried craft show to be held at the Peconic Recreation Center on Dec. 6. Call 765-5500 before Oct. 15.
The Southold Athletic Association’s fifth annual 5K Race and Fun Run is set for Saturday, Nov. 15, and is open now for registration and sponsorships. You can find the appropriate forms on the website, southoldufsd.com. Go to the news feed and follow the prompts for the Fun Run. To make it even better, all participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the North Fork Parish Outreach food pantry. Funds raised by this event will provide health and wellness opportunities for Southold students.
The Southold PTA’s Innisbrook fundraiser is in progress. Historically, this is one of the PTA’s best money-makers, providing both a quality product and support for the PTA. Anyone can make a purchase online any time of year and have it delivered to their home. Simply visit Innisbrook.com, enter the school code 120267 and shop away!
The Friends of the Southold Library sponsor “Do as You Please” bus trips to NYC twice a year and want to thank Hampton Jitney for working with them to hold the cost down to just $24, keeping the trip affordable for library patrons. The next trip is Dec. 13. Sign up now so you won’t miss it!
If you’re on Facebook, you may know about the Grateful Challenge. It basically asks that you post three things you are grateful for every day for a week. Well, I’m challenging you all to come up with ONE thing you’re grateful for every day until my next column. I know it might be hard to do when times are tough or you have a bad day, but you can. And as always, I challenge you to smile at all those you pass.
My next deadline is Sunday, Oct. 12, at noon. Please share your news!
Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at SoutholdTina@aol.com or 631-765-2774.