Southold-Peconic: Relay for Life benefit concert May 21

Finally, some beautiful sunny days we can all enjoy, especially with the many outdoor events filling the weekends. We enjoyed Mother’s Day breakfast, prepared by my husband, outside on our deck and it was wonderful.
Thank you to the Southold Town Garden Club for purchasing the evergreens that are beautifying the train station on Traveler Street. Special thanks to Pine Oaks Landscaping for taking the time to expertly plant the shrubs free of charge.

High school graduation is right around the corner and the Southold school board is seeking a candidate for the 23rd humanitarian award named for William J. McGonegal. Nominees should possess outstanding citizenship, kindness, compassion, generosity, unselfishness, personal initiative, and moral courage. Candidate’s names can be forwarded to principal William Galati, P.O. Box 470, Southold, NY 11971 with a brief description of their qualifications.

I love to hear about local graduates who have gone on to do great things. Bill Roslak graduated from SHS in 2009 and is now studying organ performance and sacred music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. He recently appeared at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as a tenor soloist and organist, and also performed a solo recital at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Times Square.

Belated happy birthday to Nick Bellomo, who turned 12 on May 4. Victoria Surozenski-Mann and Jim Stahl both celebrate on the 12th; Diane O’Neill on the 15th; Kay Byrnes, Pam Nine and Joan Sinning on the 17th; and Annie Elak celebrates her 80th on the 18th.

A very happy anniversary to Rosalie and Don Cavaluzzi on the 13th.

Mary Beth (Zupa) Albright, daughter of Mary and Vic Zupa of Paradise Point, gave up her legal career to become a food writer. She then took that a step further and is now one of 15 finalists on the TV show “Food Network Star.” She’s currently closing in on second place. If you’d like to vote for her, go to, click the “Food Network Star” link, and then “Fan Vote.”

Christine Dupuis, a local wife, mother and hair designer with a passion for theater arts and painting, is the featured artist for May and June at Southold Free Library. A reception will be held May 21, 2-4 p.m., in the community room.

A benefit concert featuring local bands Diamonds and Rust, Lesus Mor, The Black Petals and Deep Rising will take place May 21, 7-11 p.m., at the Southold American Legion Hall. In addition to great music the evening will feature a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Tickets are available for $20 at Love Lane Barber Shop and Suffolk County National Bank in Cutchogue or by calling Gregg at 631-921-4202.