Our community’s support never ceases to amaze me. Last weekend’s Soldier Ride was yet another shining example of great people rallying for a great cause. I had the opportunity to meet some of the Wounded Warriors, as well as Chrystyna Kestler, mother of 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert, to whom the ride was dedicated. Their courage was certainly inspiring.
A special ‘shout-out’ to SHS Class of 2011 graduate Patrick Sinclair for having perfect attendance all four years of high school. Congratulations!
Dot and Bob Yanke just returned from a wonderful tour and cruise of Alaska. They will celebrate 50 years of marriage on July 1 and are looking forward to celebrating with a trip to the Outer Banks with family in August.
Belated anniversary wishes to John and Kathi La Grego, who celebrated their 56th on June 19. In addition, John’s 80th birthday was June 22.
Kayia Mauro will blow out five candles on July 1, Lisa Davey celebrates on the 4th and both Karen Averette and Monica Surozenski cut their cakes on the 5th.
The Southold Historical Society opens its summer exhibition, “A Quarter-Century of Embroidery,” this Saturday, July 2, at the Mayne Memorial Gallery in the Ann Currie-Bell House. The display is presented in cooperation with the Peconic Bay Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and will feature several dozen examples of the art. The exhibit will be open 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through August.
The historical society’s annual summer fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 9, 5 to 8 p.m. at Brecknock Hall in Greenport. This year’s event will honor Adele Rich for her years of service. Enjoy an evening of live music, a wine/beer bar, finger food, a buffet dinner and a silent auction. You can get tickets for $75 each at the society’s Main Road office (across from Rothman’s), at the door or by calling 765-5500.
There’s nothing like a parade to bring the whole town together and this year’s Fourth of July parade, sponsored by the Southold Village Merchants, will have everyone waving their flags. Bring the kids and your weekend guests and show them how we celebrate Independence Day in Southold. The parade begins at noon. Children who want to ride their decorated bicycles should line up on Hobart Road at 11:45 a.m.
I hope everyone enjoys a fun and safe weekend. Because of the holiday, my deadline for next week is July 1 at 10 a.m. So please contact me ASAP with any information you’d like me to include for the July 7 issue.