April arrived under a cover of cold rain, but that’s the way it goes here on the North Fork. I hope everyone takes advantage of the sunny days, which will hopefully be more frequent in the coming weeks.
A baby shower was held for Michelle (Elak) Hough last Sunday. She and her husband, Bob ,will welcome their first child, a daughter, in May.
Congratulations to the Southold junior high mock trial team on their overall team performance win against Cold Spring Harbor and Connetquot. Team members include Leah Baxendale, Angela Bucci, Jasmine Clasing, Jacky Davey, Zach Gibbs, Natalie Hocker, Esther Jeffrey, Callahan Long, Asjia Martocchia, Michaela Manno, Julia Orlando, Faith Oster, Bryan Passanant, Julia Schade, Jenna Standish, Will Tondo, Aidan Vandenburgh, Aidan Walker and Morgan Walter.
Family and friends of the local band Breathing East, featuring Southold resident Mark Standish, came out to support them at the Break Contest last Saturday at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale. Fans voted on their favorite bands and our local boys triumphed! The group qualified to perform at the Bamboozle Festival, which will be held at the Meadowlands the weekend of April 29-May 1.
Happy birthday to Caitlyn Cassidy, who turned 16 on April 6. Nicole Busso’s grandparents wish her a happy 16th today, April 7. Marlene Bufkins also has her special day on the 7th; Scott Baldwin celebrates on the 8th; Pat Dzenkowski and former Southold resident Alvan Terry both celebrate on the 10th; and Kim Rinaldi on the 13th.
Good luck to NJROTC drill team members as they travel to Pensacola, Fla., for the national competition this week.
Southold author Mary Agria will read from her latest work, “Garden of Eve,” this Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. She’ll also sign copies of the book. If you can’t make that, mark your calendar for May 4 when she will do the same at Southold Free Library.
Mary Agria is certainly a busy woman: She’s also written a new children’s musical, “What the Alley Cats Learn About Bullies,” and play workshops for children and adults will be held April 9 and 16 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Creation Station, located behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church. The play will be performed on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. To participate, contact Mary at 765-5667 or [email protected] Both the workshops and performance are free.
The Southold High School Drama Club will present the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” tonight, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the district auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased at Southold Free Library, the SHS Library or at the door. Additional performances are set for Friday and Saturday nights, April 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon, April 10, at 2 p.m.
St. Patrick Church held a successful Lenten soup supper last weekend. Many thanks to the Southold IGA and The Blue Duck Bakery for their donations of bread. Proceeds from the supper were donated to North Fork Parish Outreach and the Japanese relief effort.