Greenport: More thousand pointers; “Gold Raiser” at ELIH

Mother Nature needs to make up her mind! Thursday we were enjoying temperatures that hit almost 60 degrees. By Sunday, the wind chill made it feel like six degrees out there.

I got a few more responses this week to the Thousand Point Club query. Right now this is how it stands: Dick Breese, Bob Wells, Al Edwards, Jamie Latney, Gerald Crenshaw, Ryan Creighton and Dantré Langhorne are all part of the elite club. If you know of anyone else, please let me know! The school wants to hang a banner honoring them and they want to make sure not to leave anyone out.

People can complain all they want about the disadvantages of living in a small town. To me, it’s poppycock! The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. One of the greatest feelings I get is to see the throngs of people who come out on any given day to support Greenport High School athletics. This past Saturday was no exception. Hundreds of people from upstate New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut came to the Richard “Dude” Manwaring gymnasium to see the kids from their alma mater compete in the Class C semi-final game against Southold. I’m happy to report that the Porter players — Dantré Langhorne, Tremayne Hansen, Jalen Shelby, Sean Charters, Vince Smith, Tevin Parrish, Tyler McNeil, Tré McKnight, Matt Dibble, Gavin Dibble, Brian Tuthill and Billy Doucett — did not disappoint. The Porters won the game 61-46. Way to go, guys!

Don’t forget March 7, when the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary and Robert’s Jewelers will co-host a “Gold Raiser” at which you can trade in unwanted gold jewelry for cash. It will take place in the hospital conference room between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit patient services. For further information, please call 477-5196.

The happiest of birthdays is wished this week to Jim Stulsky on the 24th; Selena Ameden, Jenny Schoenstein, Carolyn Tamin, Ray Sparling and Ann Wilson on the 25th; Larraine Blasko, Michelle Schiavoni and Erin Corazzini on the 26th; Shane Hughes, Carl Ruroede and Valerie Andrews on the 27th; my brother-in-law Mike Dinizio, as well as Brian Kavanagh Jr., Mike Thornhill, Jim’s aunt Pat Dinizio, Betty Blasko, Michelle Farruggia and Meghan Palmer, all on the 28th. Leap Year Feb. 29th-ers include Bob Corwin, Ev Corwin, Walter Cook and Anita Stulsky; Tony Volinski III, Jeanette Keicher and Heather Gadomski, celebrate on March 1; and Bob White Sr. and Mary O’Brien on the 2nd.

Continued years of happiness are wished to Cindy and Mark Mysliborski, who will be celebrating their 36th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26.

While I can’t go too far this week (three playoff games during winter break limit my choices), Jim and I are taking a brief respite and making a two-day trip into the Big Apple. By the time you read this, we’ll have returned, but I’m really looking forward to the adventure despite the weather’s non-cooperation.

It was simply wonderful to have my sister-in-law and her husband, Cindy and Matt Tooker, home for the weekend. I have to say, I’m truly blessed when it comes to in-laws; I’ve got the best!