Southold-Peconic: Alumni soccer game a success

The first-ever SHS men’s alumni soccer game held last Saturday was a big success. There were lots of spectators, including many children who came to watch their daddies play. Ted Graham scored the only goal, but all the players had a great time. Thanks to Dan McGunnigle, Paulette Ofrias, Scott Ofrias and everyone who helped to make this event possible.
Saturday was also a beautiful day for the 17th annual Whitebread sailing race. Bill and Karen Rich and their crew — John Barker, Nicki Kelly, George Koch, Henry Rich and Steve Grzesik — led Spindrift to a first-place overall finish and First in Fleet in the non-spinnaker division.
Congratulations to Karl Szymczak on completing U.S. Navy boot camp. He will be stationed at Corey Naval Station in Pensacola, Fla., until February. His proud family wishes him the best.
Congratulations also to Kim and Gary Leidahl on the birth of Ryan James on Sept. 29. Proud grandparents are Jim and Judy Woodhull of Southold.
Belated happy birthday to Lauren Ficurilli, who turned “sweet 16” on Oct. 2, and her mom, Denise, on the 6th. Anna Mudd, daughter of Jennifer and Steve, turned 1 on Sept. 30, and her Grandma Nancy Smith celebrates today, Oct. 7, as do David Baryk and John Sinning Sr.; Pat Lund on the 8th; Carla Hubbard on the 12th; and Kathryn Luce on the 13th.
Former Southold residents Ed and Carol Andersen drove from their home in South Carolina to Texas to join their son Chris and his family for Chris’ 50th birthday on Sept. 30.
Joe and Connie Sawicki toasted 58 years of marriage Sept. 28 at a dinner with their family.
Henry and Barbara Santacroce were married 50 years ago tomorrow, Oct. 8, at St. Patrick Church. This Saturday, they will renew their vows at the 4 p.m. Mass at the very same church. Their three children and their spouses and the couple’s 16 grandchildren wish them many more years of happiness.
Support the North Fork Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Columbus Day Golf Extravaganza at Island’s End. The day will begin at 11:30 a.m. and includes a barbecue lunch, beverage cart and a chance to win $15,000. The cost is $75 per golfer. To register or get sponsorship information, call 765-3161.
The works of artist Charlie Mattina are on display at the Southold Free Library through the month of October. While you’re there, pick up a brochure at the circulation desk about the download service available via a “Virtual Branch” website. The library will also be collecting non-perishable food items for local food pantries throughout October.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 19, when Southold Rotary’s scallop dinner will be held at the Soundview from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 (gratuity not included). Proceeds benefit local scholarships, the holiday food basket program, ELIH and Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.