Part-time Orient summer kid Ben Lyons, (son of Jeffrey and Judy) recently covered his fifth Toronto Film Festival, where he conducted nearly a score of interviews for “The Daily 10” on the E! Channel. One interviewee was Brian Austin Green, a co-star of Ben’s favorite show, the original “Beverly Hills 90210.” Ben asked what he’d done to celebrate Sept. 2. “Why?” asked Green. Ben’s simple reply was 9/02/10, of course. How clever is that!

Nonagenarian Alison Hegeman has written yet another book — her third — this one entitled “ACT III.” She will have a book signing after Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service at the Congregational Church. All proceeds go to CAST.

Orienteer Geoff Proud will fill the pulpit and deliver the message this Sunday at the United Methodist church on Village Lane. It’s a service you won’t want to miss.

OHS will participate in National Museum Day this Saturday. Go to to download your free pass to the museum and its exhibits.

East Marioneers Ed and Marilyn Connor were honored on Friday at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, receiving the St. Agnes Medal of Service for their many years of dedication to St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Congratulations, folks.

This Saturday’s monthly EMCA meeting, at 10 a.m. at the East Marion firehouse, will address growing transportation problems, bike hazards, endless ferry traffic, taking your life in your hands to cross the road, etc. As always, there will be coffee and goodies. For info call Ruth Ann Bramson at 477-1619.

Also, a reminder that EMCA plans an Oct. 9th reunion of former students of the East Marion School. Won’t it be fun to visit the old school (now in its new location), visit with old friends and share memories? Contact organizers at [email protected] or call Alice Jester at 860-271-5892 or Ruth Ann Bramson. Please spread the word.

Also on the weekend of Oct. 9, Greenport High School’s Class of 1965 will celebrate its 45th reunion. Sue Cherepowich gave me a list of missing people, which I immediately lost. Some of the names were Bill Ryder, Wendy Tabor, Nanette Zebrowski and John Wells. Call Sue at 477-0986.

Speaking of Sue Cherepowich, she had an unusual encounter last week. She’d been out for a bike ride and as she turned into her driveway a deer flashed out of nowhere and hit her front tire. Lucky she was slowing down to stop.

OCA will host a Piano Party in Poquatuck Hall on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come hear some of Oysterponds’ most talented musicians play the newly purchased Mason/Hamlin A Vintage 1923 baby grand.

OK, visualize this: Helen Cox was sporting a new dress when she attended the recent ELIH Summer Gala. Although happy with her choice, she spent much of the party doing minor squirming and adjusting of the garment. When she got home (this was before her even more recent eye surgery) and took off the dress, she discovered a tag with these horrifying instructions: “Plunging V” goes in the back. Anyone out there not get the picture?

Today is the first day of autumn. Enjoy!