Our village is ready for Memorial Day weekend: Thanks to the NJROTC cadets and the Southold Village Merchants, 120 American flags are flying proudly. This display is a community effort and your support is appreciated. Donations can be sent to The American Flag Fund, Southold Village Merchants, P.O. Box 1356, Southold, NY 11971.
Browse the large selection of treasures at the annual St. Patrick Church yard sale this Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from table rentals will benefit the youth group.
At St. Patrick, you’ll also find the Southold Town Garden Club’s annual plant sale. Do some one-stop shopping and purchase your spring plants along with other goodies.
Continue treasure-hunting on Saturday at the Southold Presbyterian Women’s barn sale, also from 8 a.m. to noon, at the historic barn on Wells Avenue. All proceeds will be contributed to East End charities.
The shopping continues Sunday, May 29, when there will be an outdoor flea market on the grounds of the Southold American Legion, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor fees will directly benefit the restoration of the hall. Donations to this fund can also be placed in collection boxes on the vendor tables.
Joe and Dale Elak are the proud grandparents of their first grandchild, Addia Grace Hough, who arrived May 18, courtesy of their daughter Michelle and her husband, Bob. Addia weighed in at six pounds, eight ounces and measured 19 inches. Congratulations to all!
Enjoy the musical talents of our elementary students at a spring concert on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the district auditorium.
Happy birthday to Isabel Hegel, who blew out five candles on May 24. Debbie Conrardy celebrates her birthday May 26, as do Verna Fitzpatrick, who turns 80, and Brooke Malo, who turns 17. David Gamberg celebrates on the 27th; Sal Campo on the 29th; and Janet O’Brien on June 1.
Darrin Skrezec is ready for the summer season with his new boat, On We Go. Many of his friends and relatives gathered on the dock last Friday evening to wish him good fishing and many great trips.
Connie Ruk won the Sang Lee Farms gift certificate at the library’s monthly raffle. Robert Hamill has created a stunning stained glass jewelry box and unique necklace for the June 15 drawing. Fun fact: The Friends of the Library has been sponsoring these monthly raffles since 1993!
Since the Memorial Day holiday is Monday, I’ll be working on next week’s column tonight. Please contact me ASAP with any information you’d like me to include in the June 2 column.
Let’s all take some time to remember those who gave so much for our freedom. See you at Monday’s parade in Mattituck.