Mattituck-Laurel: Celebrating anniversaries

With Columbus Day upon us, you can bet the roads will be bumper to bumper with visitors picking pumpkins and apples, tasting wine and enjoying local restaurants and stores. Be patient; the traffic is good for local businesses and will be over before we know it.
Celebrating a wedding anniversary is special but honoring 60 years of marriage is a milestone. Best wishes go to Claire and Barney Harris, who toasted their 60 years together Oct. 1. They were married at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Church and have spent their time in Mattituck raising four daughters and enjoying seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. And just when they think the celebrations are over, Claire will blow out birthday candles on the 15th along with her grandson, Keith Berezny, who will turn 18. Best wishes for many more happy years to come.
Cathie and Tom Dickerson are also celebrating an anniversary this week, on Oct. 9. Congratulations!
There will be a College Fair next Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 to 9 p.m., at Mattituck High School. Everyone is welcome.
Birthday wishes go out to Luke Bugdin today, Oct. 7; Lois Bennardo and Jessica DeMato on the 8th; Cassie Straub on the 9th; Bea Casaula and Andrew Young on the 10th, along with my mother, Catherine Heintz; Dane Rosen, Ron Smith and Maggie Goggins on the 11th; and Miranda Cahill on the 13th.
The Empty Bowls Project, started in 1990, is an international grassroots effort to end hunger. Mattituck Junior Senior High School students and community members are participating by creating ceramic bowls under the direction of art instructor Jeanne Fallot. Their goal is to complete 200 bowls and use them this winter at a proposed “Souper Supper” soup and bread fundraiser. Proceeds will be donated to the CAST food pantry to help alleviate hunger locally. The effort has produced 125 bowls so far, and additional workshops will be held this fall for interested parents and students. Donations are welcome to help purchase the items needed to make and serve the soup. To attend a workshop or make a donation (checks payable to MHS), contact Lee Harned at [email protected]. or Jeanne Fallot at [email protected].