Greenport: Clarkettes twirling squad fundraises by selling LI Ducks baseball tickets

04/18/2011 12:32 PM |
John R. Mims Jr. with the mural he created for Saturday's Global Youth Services Day cleanup at the Third Street basketball courts in Greenport. The mural honors four Greenport youths, Michael Brown, Corey Freeman, Kyle Rose and Naquawn Treadwell, who died in accidents in recent years. Members of Youth Engaged in Service also spruced up the park and painted and planted flower boxes.

JAY WEBSTER PHOTO | John R. Mims Jr. with the mural he created for Saturday's Global Youth Services Day cleanup at the Third Street basketball courts in Greenport. The mural honors four Greenport youths, Michael Brown, Corey Freeman, Kyle Rose and Naquawn Treadwell, who died in accidents in recent years. Members of Youth Engaged in Service also spruced up the park and painted and planted flower boxes.

Greenport achieves another gold star and another feather in its cap. In his blog for forbes.com John Guiffo writes: “Mention Long Island to most people and shoreline McMansions and celebrity-studded soirees in the Hamptons may come to mind, or acres of suburban tract housing dotted by strip malls. But hidden away at the tip of the North Fork, far from the famous and the fatuous, is a town that perfectly mixes unpretentious Americana with the trappings of the modern food and wine scene. Landing a spot on our list of prettiest places, Greenport is perhaps Long Island’s most attractive locale — quaint summer cottages push up against old-school seafood shacks and fancy restaurants … with beach and boating options never more than 10 minutes away.” I just love it when more and more people discover what we locals have known all along: how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place.

By the time you read this, Greenport High School’s seniors will have returned from their class trip to San Antonio, Texas, and a handful of GHS students will still be enjoying their science field trip to the Galapagos Islands. How fortunate we are to have teachers who dedicate their time to organizing fundraisers to defray the costs for students and making these trips possible.

Payge Corazzini is a member of the Clarkettes baton twirling team that will attend the International Cup in Jacksonville, Fla., in August. To offset costs, the Clarkettes are selling tickets to the May 28 Long Island Ducks baseball game, where they will perform in the pre-game show. Tickets are $12 each; get yours by emailing Payge at [email protected]

Last week I mentioned the garden that will be planted at Greenport Schools. In speaking with Carol Worth, who has spearheaded this effort along with Jeanne Calderale, I learned that they’d love to have input from some folks with Master Gardener certification. If you’re interested in lending your expertise, call Carol at 477-1950, ext. 208.

Don’t forget the Southold Rotary dinner on Tuesday, April 26, at the Soundview in Greenport from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from any Southold Rotarian or at the door. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds will support Rotary scholarships and projects like Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, Maureen’s Haven, holiday food baskets, and the youth exchange.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Josh Finno, Sean Heaney and Daniel Holmes Jr. on the 22nd; Leah Lupton, Chris Dinizio, Joanne Heaney, Richie Hulse III and Barbara Davidson on the 23rd; Dedrick Hutley, Amy Pacholk Diagne and Bob Wiltse on the 24th; Kevin Comiskey, Megan Kruszeski, Dave Brandi, Pat Kohl, John Macomber III and IV and Estefany Molina on the 25th; Denise Karavas and Kristen Welch on the 26th; and Shannon Verity Fisher and Tyler Corazzini on the 27th.

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