The minute June arrives, the days until school ends and summer truly begins happen full-speed ahead. Lots of end-of-year events make this a hectic time, but at the same time, you can feel the anticipation of fun in the sun and surf.
The last of this year’s breakfasts for Students of the Month was held last Thursday. Those recognized were Kaitlyn Brisotti, Christopher Dinizio, Jacquelin Gonzalez, Jose Colon, Christopher Imbriano, Remy Babjanians, Rashad Lawson, Ghana Haase, Fredy Ramirez, Jonathon Dwyer and Karen Carrillo. Congratulations! Special thanks to the PTSA, which provides breakfast from Wendy’s Deli each month.
Birthday candles will be ablaze for the following during the next two weeks: Kareann Volinski, Shelby Pape, Karen Ross, Carolyn Boeckman, Danielle Hudson, Jordan Viola, Daniel Harbes, Lia Benedetto, Jean Mahoney, Steve Sweeney, Taylor DiVello, Maryann Fitzgerald, Scott Smith, Ray Nine and Alexis Burns.
Happy birthday wishes go to Raylan DiSilvio, who turns 5 years old on the 18th, and John Stewart on the 25th.
Bravo to the Mattituck students who were recognized at this year’s Teeny Awards: Raven Janoski, best supporting actress; Colleen Kelly, best supporting actress and best actress; Sarah Fogarty, outstanding performance; Gaby Gonzalez and Kim Scheer, stage directors; Cassie Nine and Mary Kate Wilson, assistant directors; and Ava Gaines, student producer.
Mattituck’s Class of 2016 will participate in 102nd commencement exercises Saturday, June 25, in the high school gymnasium. Invited special guests are the members of the 25th anniversary Class of 1991 and 50th anniversary Class of 1966. Call Lisa Bieber at 631-298-8460, ext. 3223, to RSVP.
The elementary school is also celebrating students who are moving on to the next step of their education. A Moving Up ceremony will take place Tuesday, June 21, at Cutchogue East. The sixth-graders visited the junior high last week and, after lunch, joined a panel of seventh-graders, who shared their junior high experiences.
Bev Wowak wants to remind everyone that copies of “The Lincoln Lawyer” by Michael Connelly, subject of the June 30 book discussion, are available for pickup. Come join the discussion.
Have you gotten your tickets yet? Tickets are selling quickly for the Kait’s Angels Designer Handbag WINGO Night, Friday, June 10, at Macari Vineyards. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and can be purchased at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe or Wendy’s Deli. A selection of wines will be available; bring your own snacks. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 7. Your ticket includes eight games and a complimentary glass of wine.
Mattituck-Laurel Library will host “An Intimate Afternoon with Sheri Miller,” a free concert, Sunday, June 12, at 1:30 p.m. Come enjoy a section of Beatles-inspired love songs and a wide range of popular classics.
Speaking of music, lend an ear to Dave Smith, Jacob Fowle and the East End Jazz Quartet, who will perform Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m. at Macari Vineyards. It’s a nice way to wind down your week, see familiar faces and enjoy great music and delicious wine.
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.