January is usually a time when we put away our decorations and start to think about the year ahead.
Tim Bialeski is beginning his year by extending a big thank-you to the community for their generosity. As chairman of the Mattituck Lions Club Christmas Spirit program, he appreciates all the donations that helped those less fortunate in our own community.
The Mattituck High School Community Service Organization and SADD Clubs are holding an Adopt-A-Platoon project under the auspices of Brookhaven Veterans Association and in connection with the Southold Town Youth Bureau’s Martin Luther King Day of Service. Items collected by the students will help support our troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.
Becoming a grandmother seems to be one of the best feelings in the world — and this week you could check in with Linda Bundrick to ask how she feels about it. Linda’s daughter Megan and JR Rumpler welcomed their first child, Chloe Marie, Jan. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Chloe weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. May God shine his light upon Chloe today and always.
The library is a great place to spend time during the winter months. The Winter Book Club will kick off with “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer. Copies are ready for pickup at Bev Wowak’s desk at the library and the discussion will take place Feb. 25. Another reason to drop by the library is the Literary Café, slated for Feb. 6 at 10 am. Drop by and enjoy a nice chat about something you’re reading.
The Mattituck-Cutchogue PTSA Fashion Show is always a sell-out event. This year, tickets will be on sale Tuesday, March 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. only! The cost is $55 per ticket and you can get some friends together and create tables of 12. The event date is Thursday, April 7.
Heroin addiction is a major problem on Long Island and affects many families we know. The Mattituck Cutchogue School District, in conjunction with Suffolk County and Southold Town police, will host a presentation at the end of March entitled “The Ugly Truth.” Watch this column for details. The North Fork community is encouraged to attend.
Celebrating birthdays to wrap up the month of January and kick off a 29-day leap year February are Chris Radigan, Elliot Lang, Patricia Horton, Kevin Williams, Jason Harbes, Stephanie Mincielli, Stephen Ostrowski, Carol Mikelbank, Michael Burden, Scott Worth and Steven Jacobs.
Parents of high school juniors will want to mark their calendars for Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. when MHS will hold an informative meeting about embarking on the college admissions process. This is a two-hour program that promises to give you an overview on financial aid and the admissions process.
Top photo: The Mattituck PTSA fashion show in 2011. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.