Bride-to-be Mary Kaelin was one step ahead of her parents, Peg and Fred, and thought she was leading them into a surprise 40th anniversary party. Mary was stunned when, instead, everyone shouted “Surprise” in her honor because, as maid of honor Jane explained, it was really Mary’s bridal shower. Baby sister Carey came up with the plot, which brought siblings Bridget, Erin, Jane, Fred and Adam and their families together, as well as groom-to-be Todd Johnson, his mom, Rita and step-dad, Randy, and a roomful of other guests together to share laughter and good times. Helping Mary open her gifts were nieces Olivia and flower-girl-to be Jocelyn. Fred, an ex-fire chief, led Todd, grandchildren Wyatt, Lucas and Maya, son-in-law, Mark and Randy on a quick retreat to the firehouse. The happy couple returned to North Carolina after presenting Peg and Fred with the speech and CD Mary created to honor their 40 years together. Congratulations and happy anniversary!
Family and friends gathered at Our Lady of Ostrabama last Saturday to celebrate their loved ones’ First Holy Communion. Congratulations to all and God bless!
Cutchogue postmaster Robert Bittner was proud to share that he’d served four years in the Navy and six in the Reserves. On April 30 Robert retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years, the last five serving his hometown. All the best on your retirement! Welcome to new neighborhood postmaster Kelly Guerin.
Joanne Yacko wishes her mother, longtime New Suffolk resident Marge Brockner, a very happy 90th birthday on May 12.
Belated happy birthday to Marc Proferes and congratulations to Brittany Letteriello on her induction into the International Honor Society at Siena.
New Suffolk School will host its annual spring flower and vegetable sale Saturday, May 14. To order ahead, email [email protected] or call the school. Make checks payable to the N.S. School Enrichment Fund. All proceeds benefit student enrichment activities.
The MHS Booster Club’s spaghetti dinner was a success thanks to the efforts of many, including Kathy Perivolaris, Mary Grace Finora, Argie and George Leodis, Dawn Nish, Diane Lessard, Linda Waters, Sue Hansen, as well as the JV and varsity cheerleaders, varsity baseball players and all the parents who contributed in their own way.
Congratulations to the Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC cadets, who were named Area 4’s Most Outstanding Unit for the fifth consecutive year! Most cadets dream of earning this distinction even once. This achievement speaks to the determination and devotion of our cadets, their parents, families and supporters in our community.
The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council invites everyone to the dedication of the new garage on the Village Green on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Host families are needed for the North Fork Ospreys collegiate baseball players, who will arrive in a few weeks. If you can accommodate a player in your home for two months contact Brian Hansen at 765-4709 or Jeff Standish at 765-3107. Hosts need not provide meals, though a home-cooked meal is always appreciated.
The CFD Panthers Relay for Life team will hold a yard sale Sunday, May 21. If you’d like to rent a table for $25, contact Tara at 734-4165. Donations of items for sale are also being accepted. Contact Mimi at 734-5664. All proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society.
Don’t forget the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild open house this Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring the work of Adelaide O’Connell and Eleanor Moser. Many one-of-a-kind handmade items will be on display.
Have a great week!