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11/30/16 9:00am
11/30/2016 9:00 AM


Greenport resident Amie Sponza has acted in plays before. But when the leader of her theater workshop asked each member to write a short play, Ms. Sponza was stumped. She had never written a play before.

And certainly not one about a topic as charged as what the theater workshop was working with: racism. READ

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11/24/16 6:00am
11/24/2016 6:00 AM

Juliet Rand Southold

William Roslak began learning the pipe organ when he was just 11 years old.

It was a unique hobby his friends at Southold High School supported, but as he got older,
Mr. Roslak, now 25, rarely got the chance to meet other young adults who also played the imposing instrument. READ

11/23/16 2:30pm
11/23/2016 2:30 PM

I know I say this every year, but it’s mind-boggling that 2016 is winding down and there are only three more columns before the end of the year.

Christmas events are starting to pop up and one good sign is the North Fork Chorale’s Winter Concert Series, which concludes Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. (more…)

11/23/16 2:11pm

It is the season for giving! And as a reminder, you can still donate personal care items, sundries and certain snacks to Patty Hocker and Claire Kennedy’s annual collection for deployed servicemen and -women through Saturday, Nov. 26. Drop-offs are at Wendy’s Deli in Mattituck, North Fork Real Estate in Cutchogue and Southold Pharmacy. Cash will also be accepted to defray shipping costs.


11/17/16 12:31pm
11/17/2016 12:31 PM

I’m sure many of you remember Mrs. Copin (and her family) from kindergarten. Her daughter, Barbara Moore, recently passed away, and at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 (Barbara’s 70th birthday), Mattituck-Laurel Library will dedicate a beautiful bronze statue of two children reading in her honor. Barbara worked at the library from 1996 to 2016 and loved children and reading. Everyone is welcome. After the dedication, there will be a milk and cookie celebration in the downstairs meeting room.

Celebrating birthdays in the next couple of weeks are Christopher Dinizio, Angelo Stepnoski, Norma Slavonik, Lynn Menaker and Taylor Swann on Nov. 17; Kelvin Martinez and Bob Staples on the 18th; Philip Doucett and Kim Skrezec Corazzini on the 19th; Ken Tamin and my niece Kaleen Layer on the 20th; William Stetler Jr. and Barbara Kettering on the 21st; Albie deKerillis on the 22nd; Charlie Parker, Jillian Vandernoth, Cory Browne and Denise Edwards on the 23rd; Kane Herrmann, Allan Dinizio and Diane Purcell on the 24th; Eddie Yoskovich, Kelly Bracken and Chris Harris on the 25th; Vaughn Edwards Jr. on the 26th; Corinne Bednoski and Dan Vindigni on the 27th; Ken Watson, Shanna Jimenez and Will Blasko on the 28th; Jennie Boyle and Jim’s aunt Mary Jane Dinizio on the 29th; and Ryan Dinizio, David Slaght, Bill Rempe, Liz Malone and Asia Shedrick on the 30th.

Happy anniversary to Phyllis and Frank Musto on Nov. 18 and June and Doug Peterson on the 23rd.



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