I could wax poetic about the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year, but I won’t. I will ask you to live in the moment, be in the moment. Put down the electronics — yes, even you moms and dads — and connect with the people in your lives. Take time to really see what your loved ones have going on. Talk rather than text.
First in birthdays are belated wishes for brothers who have celebrated quite a few birthdays: John Adler turned 90 Sept. 5 and Herb Adler turned 93 Sept. 6. Belated wishes also go out to Jean Yedloutschnig on Sept. 7. Kimi Fujita will mark her 18th birthday at college on Sept. 9; Mei Mei Reilly celebrates Sept. 10; Suzanne Fujita, Sept. 14; Eileen Jaklevic and Scott Ofrias, Sept. 16; Jeanne Guariello, Sept. 20; and Sam Perry, Sept. 22. Happy birthday, everyone!
Anniversaries are coming up for Doug and Caroline MacArthur and Doug and Deb Bellomo, Sept. 14; Scott and Mary Hughes, Sept. 17; and Mike and Rose Anasagasti, Sept. 19. I hope you all find time to spend as a couple to celebrate your day!
Do you love cats? The Southold Town Animal Shelter is overflowing with felines. So during September all cats and kittens there can be adopted for no fee, pending an approved application. These are free little bundles of love for the right home. All have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested and chipped! Please come down and fall in love! Because are so many cats are coming in, the shelter also needs canned cat food and volunteers to help clean. Call Gabby at 63-765-1811, ext. 1.
St. Patrick’s R.C. Church starts its Faith Formation program Wednesday, Sept. 28. Children may be registered at the first meeting. Forms can be found on the parish website and in the front foyer of the church. Level 1 is taught at home by parents. Please register to receive the materials needed. The schedule is as follows: Mondays: levels 3 and 6, 3-4:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, level 2, 3-4:15 p.m., and levels 7 and 8 at St. Agnes School, 7-8 p.m.; and Thursdays, levels 4 and 5 3-4:15 p.m.
St. Patrick’s annual golf outing is set for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Island’s End Golf Course. Parishioners and non-parishioners are invited. To sign up, call the rectory at 631-765-3442.
The artist of the month at Southold Free Library for September and October is Melissa Hyatt-DeSimone. Come and enjoy her watercolors of nature, featuring local scenes. A reception will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Melissa also donated a print of her blue crab for the Friends of the Library’s next raffle. Tickets are $1.
Reminder: The Little Free Library, sponsored by the library and Liz and David Shanks, is located at McCabe’s Beach. Great beach reads to take and keep. Everyone should check it out.
Dan McCarthy will have his fourth gallery display in the library foyer during September and October. Dan started his theatrical collection in 1974. That’s a lot of collecting to showcase!
In the coming weeks, I want you to take a deep breath, feel it, enjoy it and r-e-l-a-x. So often I think people are so busy making a living, making a life for their family that they forget to live. If you are rushing every day, are you living or are you a machine?
Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.