Woo-hoo! School’s out for summer! Yup, I’m one of those moms who’s happy to have the kids home more and free time abounding. Congratulations to all the graduates at many levels.
Birthdays: Saylor Hughes and Pollina Anselemo, July 5; Tom Loreto, July 9; Lois Manfredi and Jamie Grzegorczyk, July 12; Kyra Panetta and John Zaveski, July 13; and Jamie Engles, who turns 13 on July 14. Happy birthday, everyone!
Happy 17th anniversary to Dawn and Jamie Grzegorczyk on July 3.
Fourth of July means it’s time for the 19th annual Southold Village Merchants Parade, which starts at noon and runs from Hobart Lane to the American Legion.
Want to march in the parade? Dress in red, white and blue and join the Southold Free Library float at 11:30 a.m. on Maple Lane, opposite the firehouse.
In other library news, “Visions of Scenic Long Island” is the July exhibit featuring work by photographic artist Robert Bloom.
‘Rest Your Mind in the Good Old Summertime!” is a program currently underway for all post-high school readers. Read books in any format. Pick up blank forms at the circulation desk and fill out one per book. Submit your forms at the circulation desk throughout the summer. All forms will be entered into a raffle. The drawing for a grand prize will be held Monday, Aug. 29. Come join the fun!
Want to visit the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead or Long Island Game Farm in Manorville? The library has discounted tickets to both. Want to go to the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton? Come borrow a pass from the library. All passes and tickets are available at the circulation desk.
Join the ELIH Auxiliary for “Ladies’ Day on the Links” Thursday, July 7, at Island’s End golf course in Greenport. Continental breakfast starts at 8 a.m., tee time is 9 a.m. and there’s a buffet luncheon with a cash bar plus prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Win $15,000 with a hole-in-one, sponsored by Robert’s Jewelers of Southold. The cost is $125 per golfer with a limit of 72 golfers. Register by July 2. Call Barbara Koch at 631-477-0975 or 631-553-4857 or Bill Fish at 631-477-0777.
Congratulations to Paula Daniel of Peconic, winner of the ELIH Auxiliary’s car raffle. After buying tickets for 10 years, she finally hit the jackpot this year and is reportedly thrilled with the prize she chose: a 2016 Chrysler 200 provided by Mullen Motors in Southold.
Southold Fire Department will host a backyard all-you-can-eat Seafood Bash Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m. Food will be served until 9 p.m. and a band will play until 11 p.m. A chinese auction and 50/50 raffle will also take place. Tickets are $50 (credit cards accepted) at the main firehouse or from any department member. Bring your own table and chairs and enjoy a wonderful community event.
Southold Historical Society has two exhibitions coming up. “Dead Man’s Cove: 10 Shipwrecks and One Lighthouse” runs through August at Horton Point and showcases the stories of 10 vessels that ran into trouble in Long Island Sound.
From July through October, SHS presents “Schoolgirls and their Samplers.” Sarah and Nancy Glover of Southold worked hard on their samplers while going to school in the 1830s. This exhibition features the stories of past schoolgirls as well as the needlework of other women over the years. Call 631-765-5500 for specific locations and times.
T-shirts are still available to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Ericka Auer. Youth and adult sizes can be purchased for a $10 cash donation at Southold Pharmacy’s front register.
Peggy Murphy recently went to Ithaca for the baptism of her youngest great-grandchild, Julian Bellini Norkus. Julian’s grandparents are Kate (Dow) and Greg Norkus. Her next stop was San Marcos, Texas, to see grandson Stephen Dow Jr. graduate with honors from Texas State University. Both families are frequent visitors to Southold. We hope to see them all soon.
My next deadline is Sunday, July 10, at noon. Email works best, but phone calls are welcome, too. As you celebrate the birth of our nation, take a moment to thank the many people who came before us who helped make our country great. Thank a soldier for keeping us safe.
Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.