Southold-Peconic: A barn sale, a chicken barbecue, and a lobsterfest

This week’s column is being written from the Outer Banks, where I spent last week with my husband for his family’s reunion. We visited the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and were greeted by a young man named Brian Dinizio. Turns out he’s the grandson of Maryann Dinizio of Greenport, who is also a good friend of my in-laws, Kay and Tom Byrnes.

Mary Rogers won books in a tote bag handmade by Linda Wenczel in the Friends of the Library’s latest raffle. Stop by the library and take a chance on the next prize: a beautiful seascape painting by Hope Rich entitled “Maine Coast.” The drawing takes place Aug. 15.

This Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to noon, the women of Southold Presbyterian Church will hold their monthly barn sale on Wells Avenue. All proceeds benefit East End charities.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Oster, a senior at Bridgewater College in Massachusetts, who is doing an internship for July at Oxford University in England after being nominated by her professors. With Kaitlyn’s determination and hard work, plus encouragement from her high school English teacher, James Stahl, her dream of becoming a professor of English will surely be realized.

St. Patrick Church will host its first chicken barbecue this Sunday, July 31, 4-7 p.m. on church grounds. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children and may be purchased at the door.

Happy fourth birthday to my twin nephews, Alex and Justin Elak, on July 30. They had individual cakes to cut at a family party held last Sunday at their home in Middletown, Conn.

Erin Cassidy’s family wishes her a happy 21st birthday on July 29; Elise Calabrese celebrates on the 30th; Charlie Turner and Anne Wassmer on the 31st; Karen Suskevich on Aug. 2; and Cathie Dunn and Jeff Goubeaud on the 3rd.

A very happy anniversary to Rusty and Donna Ackroyd on Aug. 2.

Reunion alert: Members of Southold High School’s Class of 1981 will gather at Sophie’s Tavern this Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. to celebrate their 30th reunion.

Peggy Van Gorden won a beautiful quilted American flag wall hanging in a raffle for the benefit of the Southold Indian Museum. The hanging was pieced and donated by Inge Kelly of Rocky Point and quilted by Cathy Campbell of Southold.

Gyotaku prints by Long Island artist Jack Schwartz will be on display at the Indian Museum, at 1080 Main Bayview Road, through mid-August.

Southold High School NJROTC cadets Katherine Bertschi, Emmett Bufkins, Allison Mickaliger and Katie Saporita recently participated in the NJROTC leadership academy in Newport, R.I., where they participated in drill, etiquette and leadership classes, sailing, swim training and bridge simulations. It was a great experience for all.

Don’t miss Southold-Greenport Rotary’s Lobsterfest this Saturday, July 30, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Founders Landing Wharf House. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of Southold Bay while feasting on lobster or steak. Hot dogs and burgers will be available for the kids. See any Rotarian for tickets, which are $40 for adults and $7 for kids.

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