I’ve got lots of news this week, so I’ll get right to it!

Denise Angevine, daughter of Donna and Dave, was guest of honor at a bridal shower at Poquatuck Hall this past Saturday. Denise will marry Dean Karavas, son of former Greenporters Gloria and Tom, on June 12.

Congratulations for Alexis Reed are definitely in order. Alexis and her teammates on the Lady Gems East End select field hockey team won the Hofstra Spring Invitational Tournament, much to the surprise of their Garden City opponents. The entire team has been invited to the AAU Field Hockey National Championship/Showcase in Lancaster, Pa., in August.

Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, and its “Paint the Town Purple” campaign began last weekend. One free purple bow per family is available at Ivy League Florist in Southold and at Mattituck Florist and Garden. Flags are for sale at Kapell Realty in Greenport.

A reminder that Greenport Superintendent Mike Comanda will hold a roundtable discussion of budget and roof issues today, May 6, Board of Education room at the school from 4 – 5 p.m. All are invited.

Another reminder: The annual Greenport PTA plant sale continues in the school lobby today and Friday, May 6 and 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p,m, and Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Choose hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs, annuals and perennials. The student special is pansies for $1.

St. Agnes Parish Council is sponsoring a walk at North Fork Audubon Society Saturday, May 22, at 9 a.m. Walk to the beach for spiritual reflection with Father Tom, about 40 minutes round-trip. Bring water and wear a hat. It’s a wooded trail and a tad buggy. Meet at the parking lot of the Red House Nature Center in Greenport (just east of Clark’s Beach). Call 477-0048 with questions.

Belated birthday wishes go out to one of my Porterette cheerleaders, Brianna McElroy, who turned 6 on May 4. I hope you had a wonderful day, Brianna!

Celebrating this week are Mike Claps, May Burns, Fred Davis and Kim Douglass today, May 6; my niece Maggie Dinizio, who will turn 17, and Mary Creedon, who will turn 14, on the 7th; Jennifer Bond, Dr. Stu Rachlin, Sarah Gillooly and May Watson on the 8th; Ryan Burgos and Josh Kapell on the 9th; Billy Schulz, Kristy Harris, my love-you-like-a-sister cousin Kathy Wallace, Al McMoore, Amanda Mazzaferro and Shakoya Nichols on the 11th; and Carl Chute and Sue Anderson on the 12th.

On a very personal note, happy 28th birthday, Hanna. Those who know will understand. You are gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Celebrating anniversaries this week are former Greenporters Pat and Walt Gaffga, whose 55th is on May 7, and Sarah and Al McMoore, who celebrate 28 years together on May 9.

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