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Southold-Peconic: Candlelight Tour is this Friday

Southold Historical Society’s annual candlelight tour is always a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It will take place this Friday, Nov. 26, 3-6 p.m. Tour the historic buildings, visit Santa, enjoy cookies and cider in the Pine Neck Barn, marvel at the beautifully decorated houses and stay for the lighting of the tree at 5 p.m. It’s a great way to begin the holiday season.
For a special treat, the Maritime Pirates will present “A Pirate Christmas” as part of this year’s Candlelight Tour. Performances will be at 1 and 3 p.m. at a donated nearby storefront on Main Street. The show is suitable for all ages. Admission is free. Visit or call 765-6235 for details.
Southold junior high students of the month for October are Michael Cosmadelis, art; Thomas Crean, science; Michael DiCandia, physical education; Jarrett Hartmann, family and consumer science; Gabrielle Showalter, foreign language; Amanda Strittmatter, technology; and Megan Van Bourgondien, English.
High school students of the month are Zach Apelskog, technology; Chris Bucci, NJROTC; Matthew Dolan, family and consumer science; Aidan Mancini, art; Cara Weber, business; and Actavia Weekes, science.
Happy birthday to Skip Munisteri on Nov. 26; Geraldine Doroski on the 27th; Jessie Bakanic on the 29th; Courtney O’Day on the 30th; and Jean Poliwoda and Paul Surozenski on Dec. 1.
Southold High School was well represented at the recent Quiz Bowl competition against Port Jefferson. Thirty-five students came to the taping to cheer on classmates Frank Cone, Anne Davey, Sam Kortchmar, Griffin Quist and alternate Emma Sisson. You may have seen the action on MSG Varsity, channels 14 and 614. It is now available on-demand. Watch for future academic “face-offs” featuring these amazing students.
SHS alumni William Roslak (’09) and Stephen D’Amico (’10) will be featured in a performance entitled “Organ with Voice” this Friday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. William, an organist, is a sophomore at Westminster Choir College and Stephen is a freshman voice performance major at the New England Conservatory of Music. The concert is free, but donations to help maintain the church organ will be welcome.
A ‘do-as-you-please’ bus trip to New York City will take place Saturday, Dec. 11, sponsored by the Friends of Southold Free Library. The bus leaves Southold at 8:30 a.m. and departs from the New York Public Library at 6 p.m. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased at the circulation desk.
Janet Blake took home the Longaberger cauldron basket in the library’s November raffle. The last raffle of the year is for two great prizes: An American Girl doll named Felicity and a McKinley Explorer ready-to-run electric train set. Winners will be chosen Dec. 15.
I’d like to wish all of you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for so much, namely, my family and the privilege of living in this special community.