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10/21/16 6:00am
10/21/2016 6:00 AM

Susan Hedges

As a child, Susan Hedges loved entertaining people and making them laugh. A former Long Island High School for the Arts student, she hoped to pursue acting after graduation.

Initially, she participated in community theater events at night after working in operations during the day. But as she started a family and put in more time at the office, her time at the theater decreased.


10/20/16 4:31pm
10/20/2016 4:31 PM

This past week marked my 12th anniversary as The Suffolk Times’ Cutchogue and New Suffolk columnist. Our community is unique in its demographics, beautiful setting and residents whose compassion is demonstrated in concern for the environment and the need to help others and support our youth. It has been a humbling experience, as well as an honor and a pleasure.

Group for the East End and Lyrical Children present a family nature scavenger hunt Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the woodlands at Downs Farm Preserve (last hunt begins at 1:30). Picnicking is encouraged. A suggested family donation of $5 is requested. To register, email [email protected]

Group for the East End’s next North Fork coastal cleanup is Sunday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, at Breakwater Beach in Mattituck. To sign up, email [email protected] or call 631-765-6450, ext. 215.

Everyone has their strong suits, but keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries is not one of mine. Years ago, I wrote of my shortcoming and Ginny Surozenski has been reminding me ever since of her daughter Allison’s birthday. Happy 25th to Allison on Oct. 25.

If you have a birthday or anniversary you’d like to acknowledge, contact me so we may share the good news. I usually respond, but if I don’t please do so again to confirm I received your information.

Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild’s next fair takes place Saturday, Oct. 22, on the Cutchogue Village Green (rain date: Oct. 23). Don’t miss the chance to find that special something.

Does your child have a poetic flair? North Fork students are invited to submit original poems related to peace and friendship for the 10th annual Poetry for Peace program, sponsored by Congregation Tifereth Israel and North Fork Reform Synagogue. Published poets Billy Hands, LB Thompson and Jerry Matovcik will judge the entries. Winning poets will read their pieces to the community and receive a $25 award. The entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 21. Contact Sylvia ([email protected] or 631-765-6182) or Paula (631-477-1234 or [email protected]) for more information.

Rotary Club of Southold’s annual scallop dinner (with a roasted half-chicken option) is Tuesday, Oct. 25, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Soundview restaurant. Tickets are $25, gratuity not included, from Rotarians or at the door. Takeout is available.

Have a good week!

Contact Cutchogue-New Suffolk columnist Barbara Sheryll at [email protected] or 631-734-5242.

10/20/16 3:41pm

In my last column, I asked what words drove your life. I’d love to hear your answers. Patience and acceptance are still mine.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Kristen Mullen, who turned 20 Oct. 11. I also think her mom, Beth, had a birthday the next day, but she won’t tell me. Happy birthday to both Mullen ladies! Birthdays are also in the calendar for Gabriella Bifulco, Oct. 20; Rob Kettenbiel, Cathy Campbell and Ajsia Martocchia, Oct. 21; Michelle Feeley, Susan Connolly and Skylar Kaelin, Oct. 22; Carol Szynaka and Sandy Kollen, Oct. 25; Rich Conrardy and Sally Wolfe, Oct. 26; Jack Giovanniello, Laura Baxendale and Virginia Gilmore on Halloween; and Sarah Reilly, Nov. 2.

Happy 60th anniversary to Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Yedloutschnig on Oct. 26. Congratulations!

The Southold animal shelter is very much in need of dry dog and cat food. If you’re a rabbit lover, they also have a very nice female rabbit up for adoption. Call 631-765-1811, ext. 1.

Be on the lookout for stickers in the windows of local businesses that support the Southold Music Boosters and thank the owners for their commitment to our children. Parents and residents can also become sponsors by visiting the Music Boosters’ portion of the school website.

Congratulations to Christie Staples and Anthony Losquadro, who became engaged on Columbus Day. Anthony had a little help from their dog. Sounds like a great story.

Similar congratulations to Mary Grace Matthaei and Michael Mancz, who got engaged at sunrise last Sunday at the Montauk lighthouse. MaryGrace is currently pursuing her R.N. degree at Stony Brook. Mike is assistant golf pro at North Fork Country Club.

Last weekend was packed with weddings. David van Popering married Justine Haupt at Founders Landing, Kathy Hansen and Henry Stepnoski said “I do” at Orient by the Sea and Emily Miller and Keith Fialkowski tied the knot at her father’s house. Congratulations to you all.

The Memorial Meadow Field of Flags at Southold High School is underway. The front lawn will be decorated with flags honoring veterans, current service personnel and ROTC students. You can sponsor a standard-sized flag for $25 or a specific service branch for $50. Proceeds go to a local veterans organization and the Class of 2020. Contact Christine Imbiano at [email protected] Money is due Nov. 1 and flags can be picked up Dec. 9.

Southold Free Library’s updated website includes many beautiful photos by Randee Daddona. Take some time to get acquainted with it. You can even register online for library programs!

The Southold Rotary Club’s annual scallop dinner at the Soundview Restaurant is Tuesday, Oct. 25,  from noon to 8 p.m. You may substitute half a roasted chicken. Tickets are available from any Rotarian or at the door for $25 plus gratuity.

The Southold-Greenport Drama Club presents “Almost, Maine” in the district auditorium next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 30, at  2 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

The Southold PTA Book Fair at the elementary school is Oct. 25-27. Students will visit with their teachers and family night is the 27th from 6 to 8 p.m.

The PTA’s Halloween parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. Line up at the firehouse. The route finishes at the elementary building.

The Southold Historical Society’s Pumpkin Patch takes place Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30-31 at the museum complex. Drop off your best carved pumpkins, which will be placed in the yard and lit with LED candles. Donations are welcome. For more information, call 631-765-5500.

My next deadline is noon Sunday, Oct. 30. I will respond to emails or voicemails to be sure I have your content. Take deep breaths when traveling around the area on weekends; that incredible traffic helps local businesses. Leave extra early and be patient. Stop and smell the roses — or, this time of year, smell the mums.

TContact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.

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The Greenport Teachers Association’s annual fundraising chicken dinner takes place at the Soundview Restaurant Thursday, Nov. 3, from noon to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased from any Greenport teacher or at the door. Takeout will be available.

Four more Greenport High School athletes were recently honored as Athletes of the Week. Two weeks ago it was Madison Tabor, who was recognized for field hockey, and Remi Droskoski for soccer. This past week titles were handed to Maia Mazzaferro for cheering and Jack Webster for golf. Congratulations!

Speaking of GHS athletics, a sale is underway to build the coffers for a new scoring table that can be used for all indoor sports. Hoodies that say “Greenport Alumni” or “Greenport Porters” are available for $25 in sizes S to XL; 2XL is an additional $2. Only pre-paid orders will be accepted. T-shirts and baseball caps are also available for $10 each while they last. Contact me if you’re interested.

Ann and Joe Milovich are just a little bit happier than when I last wrote my column. On Oct. 3, their son Mike and his wife, Karen, became the proud parents of Taylor Christine, who weighed in at eight pounds, two ounces. Taylor is now resting comfortably at home up-island under the watchful eye and helping hand of big sister Morgan.

Reminder: Southold residents can turn tattered American flags over to the local chapter of the DAR for proper disposal. The group may also be able to replace your flag. Email [email protected] or call 631-298-5988 and leave your name and number.

Time for birthday wishes. This time, they go out to JoJo Moore on Oct. 20; Jessica Michaelis and Matt Verity on the 21st; Donna Dunne, Irma Lekkas, Raymond Haas, Charley Kozora, Sylvia Smith and Dawn Angevine on the 22nd; my cousin Beth Heaney Hamilton and George Cartselos on the 24th; my aunt Helen Heaney, Julie Mazzaferro, DeeDee Olstad and another cousin, Robbie Stewart, on the 25th; Carl Cosby, Will Cosby, Debbie Leden Lincoln and Robin Grattan on the 26th; Anthony Hubbard, another aunt, Vicki Heaney, Bobby Schroeder, Shannon Welch, Angela Paladino and Christian Cusati on the 27th; Antoine Hunter and Dylan DePetro on the 29th; John Williams, Jan Damiani, Nicole Ellerson and Carly and Colby Golz on the 29th; Adele Cassone on the 30th; David Urban on the 31st; Vicky Chute, Taj McKenzie and Nelson Shedrick on Nov. 1; and my dear friend Sally Corwin, “Sooty” Jimenez and Sean McElroy on the 2nd.

Happy anniversary to Lee and David Walker on Oct. 20 and Cheryl and Ron Rock on Nov. 2.



Contact Greenport columnist Joan Dinizio at [email protected] or 631-477-9411.

10/17/16 11:10am
10/17/2016 11:10 AM

Aaron Paul in Greenport

Aaron Paul, who you probably know best as Jesse Pinkman from “Breaking Bad,” was spotted on the North Fork Monday morning while filming scenes for the Hulu series “The Path.”

Rena Wilhelm, owner of The Weathered Barn, snapped the above photo of Paul and co-star Rockmond Dunbar filming in front of her Front Street shop. READ

10/14/16 6:00am
10/14/2016 6:00 AM

Regina Calcaterra

In the acknowledgements of “Etched in Sand,” her 2013 memoir about her abusive Long Island childhood, New Suffolk author Regina Calcaterra said her youngest sister, Rosie Maloney, had “her own story to tell” — and that she would encourage her to write it “when she was ready.”