The recent events have left me at a loss for words to describe my thoughts. Maybe I will come up with something by the end of this article.
Birthdays: Jamie Engles is a teenager today, turning 13 on July 14. It’s a busy two weeks in the Reilly home: Cathy on the 16th, Jack on the 18th, Chris on the 24th and Yao Yao on the 26th. Others celebrating are Deanna Walker, July 17; William Grzegorczyk, July 19; Lucas Grigonis, July 20; Erin Kaelin, Darlene Fulda, Melinda Hanold and me, July 21; and Rick Osmer and Carolann Losquadro, July 22.
Kenney’s-McCabe’s Beach Civic Association has been in existence for 48 years. Its purpose is to enhance and preserve the residential character of the Kenney’s-McCabe’s Beach neighborhood and to promote the common interests and welfare of the neighborhood’s residents and property owners. Dr. Z. Micah Kaplan, M.D., vice chair of the Eastern Long Island Hospital Foundation, will speak at the association’s annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Peconic Lane Community Center. The event will address “How does the ELIH/Stony Brook Partnership Affect You?” All are welcome.
The library has a presence at Goose Creek Beach! Look for the attractive little library sitting atop a post, then open the door, reach in and pluck out a book. They each have a label reading “SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY. This book is for YOU!” Let us know what you think!
Southold Historical Society invites you to a morning of fun and frolic at Horton Point Lighthouse honoring Harry Potter and his friends. There will be games, activities, snacks and music based on experiences at Hogwarts! If you’d like, arrive in costume or wear the colors of your favorite house. The event takes place Saturday, July 16 (rain date: July 17), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children; anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is a must; do so by visiting southoldhistoricalsociety.org or call the office at 631-765-5500.
Do you need to find some peace in the craziness of summer? Come on down to Southold Historical Society’s museum complex for Sunday morning yoga classes at 8 a.m. These one-hour classes are for all levels of experience. Donations are suggested; call the historical society with any questions at 631-765-5500.
Sam Hokanson is off to Cambodia today. Yes, Cambodia! Sam will be serving in the Peace Corps for the next 27 months, teaching English to children. Good luck, Sam!
Andy Rubin recently earned his pilot instrument rating. This is a precursor to getting his commercial certification. He also received a rating for flying complex and high-performance aircraft. Andy is a junior at Bridgewater State University studying aviation science. Great job, Andy!
Congratulations to Jacob Boivin, who participated a second time in Envision Experience’s junior national leadership program. He was nominated by one of his teachers last year and returned this year as an alumnus. Jacob spent the week in Boston at a variety of workshops and classes. Check out envisionexperience.com for more information about this great opportunity for our children.
My next deadline is Saturday, July 23, by noon. Please note the change to Saturday deadlines.
As you leave your home, I encourage you to go into the world with love. No good has ever come from hate. Labels do nothing but divide us when we are stronger united. EVERY life matters. And the most important: Do not judge. You likely, rarely, if ever have ALL the details. Acceptance is so much better, and easier, too.
Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at SoutholdTina@aol.com or 631-765-2774.