Southold-Peconic: Vow of silence for Invisible Children

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Little Shop of Horrors” on a fantastic production last weekend. Many hours of hard work went into this production and it all paid off when this talented group of students hit the stage. It was truly a memorable performance.

Southold junior high students of the month for March were Leah Baxendale, science; Raeann Berry, physical education; Nick Frodella, math; John Charles Funke, family and consumer science; Natalie Hocker, social studies; Emily Hyatt, technology; Grace O’Donnell, art; Julia Saccamano, foreign language; and Walker Sutton, social studies.

High school students of the month were Anthony Esposito, physical education; Sebastian Hildebrandt, technology; Brooke Malo, psychology; Brayan Palencia, social studies; James Penney, NJROTC; Maria Purita, family and consumer science; Theresa Smith, business; Ian Toy, science; and Kiersti Walsh, art.

There were many winners in Southold Free Library’s annual winter reading raffle, Carol Hardy, Susan Parkhill, Connie Ruk, Kathy Saccamano, Lorraine Sferlazza, Nancy Ward and Carl Weaver all won gift certificates to various local businesses.

The library’s ‘Books for Babies’ program is a special way to honor a newborn. All you need to do is stop by the library and register the new baby. A book will be purchased by the Friends in the child’s honor, a nameplate will be placed in the front of the book and it will become part of the library’s circulating collection.

A reminder that the Children’s Room at the library will be closed today, April 14, so new shelving, which was donated anonymously, can be installed.

Happy birthday to Jessica Santiago today, April 14; Erin Quarty on the 15th; Charlie Manwaring of Southold Fish Market on the 17th, along with Patty Boyle and Andrew Sadowski; Emma Quarty, who turns 9, and Victor Cierach on the 18th; and Ginger Johnson and Nancy Tramontana on the 19th.

Photographer/art teacher Hannah Gray and her family have vowed to be silent for 25 hours on April 25 to raise funds for the nonprofit Invisible Children Inc. and stand in solidarity with children in Uganda and the Congo who have been abducted and forced into service as rebel soldiers. Proceeds will help build a rehabilitation center and warning system in war-torn Congo. You can help by signing up to “speak out without speaking” at or by making a contribution at Contact Hannah at or 631-525-8100 for more information.

Be sure to keep April 26 open for the Rotary Club of Southold’s annual chicken and ribs or salmon fundraiser dinner at the Soundview from noon-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from any Rotarian or at the door. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds benefit various club projects and local scholarships.

The SHS Class of 1981 will gather July 30 for a 30-year reunion. Classmates are encouraged to contact Marilyn Winters at [email protected]

The ‘Mixed Nuts’ Relay for Life team will its fourth annual bake sale April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., outside the Southold IGA. Since this is the day before Easter, it’s the perfect time to pick up a few treats and support the team.

The Southold Music Boosters are taking orders until April 22 for the annual Mother’s Day plant sale. Many beautiful varieties are available. Call Alice at 765-9387 for more information.