’Tis the season for friends and family to reconnect and catch up. Andrew Ennis has been studying abroad in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, since August and will return today, Dec. 18. He is currently studying political science and Mandarin Chinese at Norwich College in Vermont, where he also plays rugby. After Christmas break he heads back to Norwich until graduation. Andrew was initiated into the Alpha Zeta Alpha chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, and looks forward to an internship in Washington, D.C., next year. Andrew’s family has decorated the house and eagerly awaits his homecoming! What a great Christmas gift!
Thanksgiving brought Robert Fruin home after graduating from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., with a bachelor’s degree in recording artistry. Robert’s parents, Suzanne and Michael Fruin, are very proud of him.
Those blowing out birthday candles this week include Geoff Schroeder, Monica Malcolmson, James Cook, Jay Strong, Christopher Cushman, Mary Grace Finora, Bella Cahill, Tim Spath, Juliet Biemiller, Joel Mercier, Stefanie Lasota and Ryan Lademann.
Mattituck High School students have been holding a calendar raffle to raise money for a trip to Spain in the spring. The winners of this week’s drawing are Lydia Burns, LuAnne Nappe, MHS vocational students, Pat Schultz, Jane Shannon, Susan Becker, Barbara Jean Smith, Lisa Rafael and James Doroski. Congratulations to all!
Holiday music puts everyone in the spirit of the season. So come on out and hear the talented young people of our high school perform their holiday concert this evening, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Everyone is the community is welcome.
The Mattituck PTSA will hold a brief planning meeting for its fashion show on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Any member wishing to help out with this year’s event is welcome to attend.
The holiday publication schedule means I have an early deadline — tomorrow, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. — for the final issue of 2014. That will be my last column until Jan. 22, so please send any information right away that needs to appear before that date.
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.