Mattituck-Laurel: Strawberry Festival hulling night at Strawberry Fields

06/13/2011 12:30 PM |

Spring is usually a tough act to follow but, so far, June is taking center stage as a month to remember. Whether you were sitting in the heat watching our varsity boys play baseball or in the air-conditioned auditorium listening to our junior high students sing and play, June brings with it pictures to add to our scrapbooks.

Dennis and Ann Bannon know about those precious June moments, as they’re celebrating 37 years of wedded bliss on June 15. Ann is visiting the North Fork from Arizona and daughter Debbie will be coming down from Buffalo to join the family for a celebration. Debbie works upstate as a helicopter paramedic. Congratulations! May you enjoy many more happy years together.

John and Bobbie Harrison have many moments to remember from the past month. First, their son Chris graduated cum laude from New York Law School at a ceremony held at Lincoln Center May 13, also receiving honors as a Harlan Scholar and a member of Law Review. Chris attended Saint Lawrence University as an undergraduate, majoring in philosophy and economics and playing varsity soccer for four years.

Then, on May 29, Chris stood up as his brother John’s best man as John and Heather Harrison exchanged vows at Glen Manor House in Newport, R.I. The couple met in 2004 at a cocktail party for Lehigh University seniors. Heather’s sister Amy was her maid of honor and a dozen of the couple’s friends were attendants including John’s Mattituck High School buddy Mike Fisher. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brisotti, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woodhull and another of John’s former classmates, Ben Wheaton. Best wishes to Heather and John for a life filled with love and laughter.

While we’re celebrating, let’s wish the following folks a happy birthday: Jean Mahoney and Taylor DiVello on the 17th; Ryan Poole, Dallas Dodge and Jordan Viola on the 18th; Steve Sweeney on the 19th; Scott Smith on the 20th; Ray Nine on the 22nd; and Alexis Burns, who turns 10, on the 22nd.

Hulling Night for the Strawberry Festival is this evening under the tent at Strawberry Fields. This community event allows everyone to catch up with old friends and help out the Lions Club in preparing for this weekend’s festival.

Congratulations to Frank Massa and Charles Henke, to whom the Class of 2011 has chosen to dedicate the yearbook. What an honor for two deserving teachers!

The Sacred Heart Parish religion program is holding registration during June for children entering kindergarten and grade one and other new participants. Register at the rectory office on Mondays, 10 a,m, to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a copy of the baptismal certificate if your child was baptized outside Sacred Heart Parish. For more information, contact Sister Anne Lynch at 734-2568.

This Sunday, mow the lawn, grill the burgers and say thank you for all he does. To all the special men who have been honored in this life by being called “Dad,” Happy Father’s Day!

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  • Those who want to mark this historic event, should do it at no charge to the taxpayers. In other words, work that day for free. ! Give me a break, $ 300 may not seem like a lot of money, but I just looked my community and see dozens of houses up-for-sale. We can’t keep funding all these “feel-good” moments! Monday is a work day, Not Sunday

  • PATRICIA E DDINGTON OVER STEPPED HERE BOUNDS WHEN SHE KNEE JERKED THE BOARD IN TO AGREEING TO OPENING THE TOWN HALL FOR GAY MARRIAGES. WOULD THEY HAVE DONE IT FOR HETEROSEXUAL MARRIGES? PATRICIA EDDINGTON REPRESENT ALL OF BROOKHAVEN NOT THE GAY COMMUNITY. NOT ALL OF BROOKHAVEN AGREE TO GAY MARRIGAES. MARK LESKO SHOULD CANCEL THIS WEEKEND EVENT AS BEING PREFERRENTIAL TO A CERTAIN SEGMONT OF THE BROOHAVEN COMMUNITY. I WILL NOT ACCEPT PATRICIA EDDINGTON WANTING T O PAY(RE-IMBURSE) THE BILL FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE.

  • Lets do the math. $300 for a marriages…..The clerks office wil be open for three hours. Each marriage certificate is $40.00….four marriages an hour..times 3 hours times $40 equals…$480……wow a profit of $180….I support be open on Sunday to perform the marriagess..

  • Don’t forget the staff on hand on a regular basis who now have move and usher these people, friends and families. When usually all they to do is to look after the place. They will also now have an additional responsibilty all for the” feel good time” for Patricia Eddington private citizen using town property. Nice job Supervisor and board members who approved the Town bein open on a weekend day. SHAME,SHAME on you for caving in.

  • I understand Patricia Eddington read a long letter or article pertaining to the law when white and black people were forbidden to intermarry and disturbingly like so many of same sex marriage advocates placed interracial marriage in the same category as same sex marriage.

    This is flawed thinking simply because same sex couples do not have the proper biological parts to reproduce children and make marriage covenant. Reproduction is the cornerstone of the definition of marriage.

    This is the same flawed thinking that promotes the murder of little children while in the mother’s womb. The definition of murder is “premeditated” action

  • Some how people (Patricia Eddington) will find a way too play “THE RACE CARD” when their position is weak. How desparete was that. She was wearing a colorful dress though, I will give her that.