Many years ago, when my daughter was just a toddler, Mattituck-Laurel Library’s children’s programs were my lifeline to the community. At the time, I didn’t know many people and the library opened its doors and welcomed me and some of the friends I still surround myself with today. The Friends of Mattituck-Laurel Library are instrumental in continuing to help provide these programs as well as many other activities, scholarships and events that bring our community together.
I spoke with co-president Joan Carney recently about all the great things the Friends are doing. Like most organizations, volunteers have dwindled over time and they’re hoping for a resurgence. People are needed who may not always be able to come to a meeting, but whose ideas, talents and hands will help keep this group vital. Can you remember a time the library helped you? Maybe it’s time to give back. Drop by today for a membership form; become a Friend!
Last week, I credited Brett Rosen for designing the creative seniors’ T-shirt seen at graduation rehearsal. Since there are two talented sisters in the Rosen family, it was easy to make a mistake. The shirt was designed by graduate Dana Rosen, who will attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in the Fall. Sorry, Dana.
Summer brings lots of birthday celebrations and this week the following people will cut their cakes: Andrew Ennis on the 7th; Chris Papadopoulos on the 10th; Christopher Rehm, Liza Coppola and Asa James Mikelbank on the 11th; Meaghan Burke, Anne Gilvarry and Danielle Young on the 12th; and Tim Timpone and Chelsea Scoggin on the 13th.
Congratulations to Lenny Llewellyn, who was honored for his 50 years as a N.Y. State boating instructor in the May/June edition of Small Craft Advisory, a publication put out by the State Association of Boat Law Administrators.
It’s always nice to catch up with alumni who come home to see siblings or friends graduate. Kelly Goeller is immersed in the world of animation and recently worked on animation for Toshiba where she modeled for them in blue hair. She was applauding her sister Ashley’s success as a member of the Class of 2011. Will Golde, on hand to see his baby sister graduate, was grateful for the help of old friends and Mr. Roslak on a film he’s working on about white water rafting. He hopes to complete it by the fall. Danielle Pfaff is working hard doing research at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts and was in town to congratulate her little brother, Joe, who will attend Tulane University in the fall.
Mattituck students headed to Costa Rica next spring will be holding a yard sale on the high school’s front lawn on Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Individual students will benefit from the sale of items they bring to the event and the entire group will benefit from the sale of items donated by the community. Stop by and show your support.
Summer is here and we welcome visitors to our town and our homes. Have some news you want to put in this column to share with your guests? Call me and I’ll put in print some memories for your scrapbooks.