Southold-Peconic: Southold Fire Department’s 125th anniversary celebration Sept. 17

Summer may be over as far as the tourist season goes, but for those of us who live here, it is a favorite time of year. We can take back our favorite beaches, left-hand turns are possible during the week and the farm stands are filled with delicious produce. Cooler days and evenings add to the appeal of the season, making it even more enjoyable.

Southold school fall athletes have been practicing diligently and are ready for action. Check for schedules.

Southold Fire Department’s 125th anniversary festivities will take place this Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 10 a.m. with a display of antique fire apparatus. There will be a parade at 3 p.m. beginning at Ackerly Pond Lane and concluding at the main firehouse. Then at 6 p.m., a band and DJ will be on hand to provide entertainment. Come be a part of this community celebration.

Vendor spaces are available for a yard sale at the Southold Indian Museum on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 765-5577 to reserve a space.

Belated happy birthday to Lindsey Bednoski, who blew out her candles Sept. 10, and Suzanne Fujita, who reached a milestone on the 14th. Krystyna (Surozenski) Duffy and Colette Steele celebrate on the 15th; Eileen Jaklevic and Bob Ruland on the 16th; Peter Winters and Bobby Van Mater, who turns 12, on the 17th; Jeff Ellis and Meg Pickerell, also turning 12, on the 18th; Sally Farrish and Bev Weiss on the 20th; and Mary Zupa on the 21st.

A very happy anniversary to Laurie and Bob Neese on Sept. 18, and Mike and Rose Anasagasti, who toast 19 years of marriage on the 19th.

Jeff and Jenny Boyle welcomed a daughter, Sophia Lynn, on Sept. 1. She tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 1 ounce. She was out and about on Sunday with her big brother, Brendan, who didn’t seem to mind sharing the stroller with his sister.

Southold Fire Department members Paul Reinckens, Barry Standish and Jim Van Gorden traveled to Broome County, N.Y., along with members of the Orient Fire Department, as part of the state’s Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan to assist in relief efforts after the recent floods.

Thanks to a grant from the Great Hudson Heritage Network, two early portraits in Southold Historical Society’s permanent collection will be conserved. The portraits of Esther Albertson Wells and Joseph Albert Wells are part of the only known group of intact portraits of a single North Fork family.

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