DAR names good citizens
Three local high school seniors have been named the recipients of the Good Citizen Awards bestowed by the Southold Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Honorees are selected by classmates and faculty for their dependability, service, leadership, scholarship and patriotism.
The winners are Matthew Grzesik, Greenport High School; Anthony Losquadro, Southold; and Catherine Austin, Mattituck. Anthony was chosen to enter the district level of competition, representing the Southold DAR.
Is NFCT calling you?
Open auditions for an upcoming production of Sara Ruhl’s play “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will take place Monday and Tuesday, June 14-15, at 7 p.m. at North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck.
All roles are open; the cast comprises four women ranging in age from 25 to 80 and two men, age range 35 to 50.
Readings will be from the script. For more information, contact director Shawn Snyder at 748-0367 or [email protected]
Register to vote
Organizing for America North Fork will hold a voter registration drive in Greenport’s Mitchell Park on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers are sought to assist with registering new voters for the upcoming midterm elections in November. Contact [email protected]
Forum on planning issues
An East End Planning Conference will be held Wednesday, June 9, from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center on East Main Street in Riverhead.
Planners, architects, zoning and planning board members and elected officials will address comprehensive planning, downtown revitalization and architectural guidelines as they apply to East End communities.
The cost is $25 ($15 for students), which includes dinner. Please register by June 4 at [email protected] The conference is co-sponsored by the local section of the APA and the Peconic Chapter of the AIA.
Regents exam review: history
Southold social studies teacher Ivan Santiago will conduct two global history review sessions for Regents exam takers at Southold Free Library. The first, on Thursday, June 10, from 7-8:45 p.m. will cover writing a thematic essay and a dbq essay. The second, at the same time on Monday, June 14, will be a cram session.
OHS lottery: $10K!
Oysterponds Historical Society is sponsoring a lottery with a single grand prize of $10,000. Only 300 tickets will be sold, at $100 each. The drawing will take place Saturday, June 19, at the North Fork Fresh food- and wine-sampling party at the historic Webb House in Orient. You need not be present to win. Tickets are available at the Country Store in Orient or by calling 323-2480.
Tribute to Coach Goldsmith
Herb Goldsmith, a former coach and athletic director, will be recognized at a dinner in his honor on Friday, June 11, at 230 Elm in Southampton, from 7 to 11 p.m. Mr. Goldsmith, 87, is a 1942 Greenport High School graduate. He coached for one year in Riverhead and another in Amityville, then for 24 years in Southampton, where his football teams won 13 championships. Mr. Goldsmith was also Southampton’s athletic director for 15 years; in addition, he coached baseball and created the school’s wrestling program. In December he was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s Long Island High School Hall of Fame.
Dinner tickets are $50 and include a complete buffet, open bar and a $5 donation for a gift for Mr. Goldsmith. Call Steve Phillips at 631-466-1223 or Darren Phillips at 631-591-4614.
Sailing scholarship available
The Southold Yacht Club is offering two scholarships for its junior sailing program. Boys and girls ages 7-14 who live in Southold are eligible. Applicants must write a letter of approximately 100 words explaining why they would like to learn how to sail and why they have not had the opportunity in the past to take lessons.
Entry deadline is June 11. Include name, address and telephone number on the letter. Mail entries to Suzan Spicer, c/o Southold Yacht Club, P.O. Box 546, Southold, NY 11971.
William Steeple Davis Trust of Orient is accepting applications, due June 30, for an artist-in-residence for the period Oct. 15, 2010, through Oct. 1, 2011. The program offers “a temporary place of abode for persons of good character.” Past recipients have included painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, poets and musicians. Interested parties should contact the trust at P.O. Box 371, Orient, NY 11957.
Tutelage in textiles
Oysterponds Historical Society is offering teachers a graduate course on textiles and fashion, including curriculum design, to take place at the society in Orient Aug. 9-13. The course is offered in conjunction with the OHS exhibit “A Stitch in Time: What We Wore and Why, a study of textiles and fashion from 1776-1976.”
During the three-credit course offered through Stony Brook University, participants will work with experienced professionals to explore the history and present of textiles and fashion, and apply key concepts. They will also use Grant Wiggins’ Understanding by Design framework to create a curriculum that will engage students and involve them in creative problem solving.
For information and registration, call the OHS office at 323-2480.
Praying, walking for peace
Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church in Riverhead will host a day of praying, singing and walking the labyrinth for peace on Saturday, June 5, 1:30-5 p.m. Singer Stefan Andre Waligur and his songs of peace will be featured and Lisa Barrow will lead the Labyrinth Walk. Suggested donation, $10. For more information, call Pastor Dianne Rodriguez, 608-3827, or e-mail [email protected]