Battleship for a bargain
Hannah Orlowski, visiting from Albany, Georgia, inspects a Battleship game with her son Parker at Saturday

This past weekend, the sights and sounds of summer that were a true reminder we live in a beautiful place. From the crackling of fireworks to the shrieks of joy from children swimming to the music heard from local vineyards, summer is in full swing and there are many things ahead to look forward to.

Looking forward to celebrating their birthdays this week are Christopher Papadopoulos on the 10th; Chris Rehm, Liza Coppola and Asa James Mikelbank on the 11th; Meaghan Burke, Anne Gilvarry and Danielle Young on the 12th; and Chelsea Scoggin, Tim Timpone and Christopher Waitz on the 13th.

Yard sales are a treasure trove for those who get up early on Saturday mornings. This Saturday, July 10, MHS students planning an educational trip to Argentina in February will hold a rain-or-shine fundraiser yard sale at the high school starting at 9 AM. If you have items in sellable condition to donate to help them offset the cost of the trip, please drop them off before 8 a.m. on the 10th.

School may be out for the summer but the website at is updated on a regular basis. If you’re wondering when student athletes begin their season, check the website for starting practice dates.

Susan Hallock of Mattituck called very proud to announce that her son, Justin Hubbard, has graduated from both Patchogue Medford High School and the Islip BOCES Culinary Arts Program. Congratulations and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Summer brings both eating good food and wearing a bathing suit, so to keep Mattituck and Laurel in shape here are a couple of exercise alternatives. If you like to dance and sweat off some calories, Jill Schroeder is offering summmer Zumba classes on Wednesday evenings in the high school gym from 5:30-6:30 for $12 a session. If that time of the day isn’t convenient you can check out Lisa Salmon’s Beach Bod Bootcamp at Veterans Memorial Park. Visit for details. If yoga, Pilates or chair aerobics better suit your fancy, Mattituck-Laurel Library has these programs. Just drop by for additional information.

The Love Lane Street Fair is coming up Saturday, July 10, and if you’ve have never attended this annual event, you’re missing some true local tradition and fun. This year’s fair will have vendors lining the streets, music playing throughout the day and offer a chance to catch up with old friends. The rain date is Sunday, July 11.

Sacred Heart Parish invites everyone to a talk by Fr. Joseph Staudt’s talk, entitled “With six billion people on earth, why shold God be concerned about me?” His discussion of faith and prayer will be presented July 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mattituck.

This is the season where we welcome visitors to our town and our homes. If you have news you want to put in print to share with your guests, call me and I will create some memories for your scrapbooks.

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