Monsignor Tom Colgan (from left), Father Joe Mirro and Father George Michell join Father Peter Garry in a procession to Father Garry’s induction ceremony on Saturday evening at St. Patrick Church in Southold.

Through my husband’s involvement with the Wounded Warrior Project, we were among those riding with the soldiers around the North Fork on Saturday. I think I can speak for everyone involved that it was an amazing, unforgettable experience. The soldiers’ determination and the support of people along the route made everyone go the extra mile. Some adventurous cyclists, including Southold Fire Department members Mike Franke and Kent Layton, went on to Orient for the 50-mile course. Thanks to all who made this day such a success.

‘Another intimate gathering with Father Peter Garry” (a direct quote from him) was held last Saturday evening. A large tent on the back lawn of St. Patrick Church was filled to capacity as Father Garry was installed as the new pastor of the parish. We welcome him to the church and the community.

A very happy 50th anniversary to former Southold residents Dan and Marcella Winters on the 28th.

Happy birthday to Janine Bakanic, Leah Bufkins, Jen Drower and Rich Quarty on the 25th; my daughter, Nicole Sinning, who turns 21, and Joyce Wilkens on the 26th; and Chris Manfredi Jr., turning 18 on the 28th.

Correction: Southold Free Library reference librarian Malinda Newman is available for assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You may call 765-2077 during those hours for an appointment.

Pam Schider won the children’s sweater handmade by Mary Hewitt and an accompanying book in the library’s monthly raffle. An Avon Spa basket donated by local Avon representative Mary Grosiak is the current raffle prize. The drawing will be Oct. 16.

Welcome to the following new Southold Junior-Senior High staff members: Francesca Cavallaro (guidance counselor), Kristen Derrigan (special education/math) and Nicolette Forde-Mason (science leave replacement). Good luck and best wishes for a productive school year.

Lifetouch photographers will be at SHS to take portraits of students in grades 7-11 and ID photos for students in grades 7-12. Parents: If you did not receive an information card in the mail, call 765-5081 or stop by the high school office.

Doug Scharadin, a junior at St. Anthony’s High School, received the Saint Bonaventure award for academic achievement for his sophomore year. He is the son of Liz and Jeffery Scharadin of Southold.

Special Agent Charles Bernard of the DEA will present a program in the district auditorium tonight, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., on the growing use of heroin and pharmaceutical drugs. All are welcome.

Florence Anderson will be teaching free mah jongg classes at Southold Free Library for four weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited; first come, first served.

A barn sale sponsored by the Women of First Presbyterian Church will be held this Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, behind Bank of America. All proceeds benefit East End charities.

You can still register for CYO boys’ and girls’ basketball by calling Eileen Tuthill, 516-695-7660. Children will be placed according to grade (3-8).