Greenport: Little League registration and Washington’s Birthday Parade coming up

I’ve got a perplexing problem this week. There’s a foreign green substance showing up on my lawn and I’m not sure whom to call. I think it may have been there months ago as well, but with all the snow we’ve had, it’s hard to recall. Could this possibly be the spring thaw?

I mentioned this last week, but only got only one response, so I’m asking again. Does anyone know just how many people there were in the “GHS 1,000 Point Club” — meaning that they’d scored 1,000 or more points during their high school basketball career? Al Edwards, Gerald Crenshaw, Ryan Creighton and Dantre Langhorne are definites. Some of the possibilities are Jamie Latney, Dougie King, Mark Carlozzi and Don Carey — but I don’t know for sure. I’m pursuing this because the school would like to hang a banner honoring those who have achieved this milestone and doesn’t want to leave anyone out. I need some help here, so please let me know if you know of anyone.

Tonight and tomorrow night are your last opportunities to register your child for Greenport Little League. Baseball and softball registration will be held at Floyd Memorial Library tonight and tomorrow, Feb. 17 and 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is $50 per player with a sibling discount. Call Mike at 830-5531 with any questions.
Jillian Ruroede is still looking for donations of prom, semi-formal and bridesmaid dresses for the prom boutique to be held at the school later on this year. If you have any appropriate items hanging around at home that you’d like to pass on, contact Jillian at 477-1950, ext. 232. She’ll be accepting donations until the last week in March. The Prom Boutique will be open April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school’s small gym. Junior and senior girls from GHS (only) are invited to attend.

If you’re starting spring cleaning a bit early this year, be sure to include your jewelry boxes! On March 7 the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary and Robert’s Jewelers will co-host a “Gold Raiser” where you can trade in your unwanted gold jewelry for cash. It will take place in the hospital conference room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A percentage of the sales will benefit patient services. For further information, call 477-5196.

The Porters varsity boys basketball team is playoff bound! Athletic director Todd Gulluscio tells me GHS will host the first game on Saturday, Feb. 19. The time and opponent are yet to be determined.

Be sure to get your errands around the Village done Friday or early Saturday morning this week because there won’t be a parking space in the Village due to the annual Washington’s Birthday Parade, which begins Saturday at 1 p.m.
Speaking of the parade, I’m sure members of the Greenport Fire Department will be “passing the boot” to raise funds for their colleague Al McMoore, who is on the list for a liver transplant. Please help the cause if you can.
Those celebrating another birthday this week include Rachel Levin Murphy today, Feb. 17; my cousin Tim Heaney, as well as Billy Kart, Diane Peterson, Paul Bondarchuk and Sal Crimi on the 19th; Nayeli Mijares on the 20th; Elaine Milovich on the 21st; Amy Jester and Chris Gaipa on the 22nd; and Erik Daly and Tracey Byrnes on the 23rd.

A happy anniversary is wished to Sue and Joe Cherepowich, who celebrate 42 years of married life on Feb. 23.