Greenport: First Baptist Church officially opens Lilies of the Field Thrift Shop

We’ve had many Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout award, but I’m pleased to report that Greenport can now boast three young ladies — Heather Gadomski, Callie Bubb and Beth Richter — who have achieved the highest rank in Girl Scouting: the Gold Award. To fulfill the requirements, they each earned many badges and completed a community service project that required at least 65 hours. Heather’s project was to install the brick walkway in the garden courtyard at Greenport School. Callie and Beth rebuilt the playground at St. Agnes School, raising over $1,000 to purchase new equipment and installing several pieces. Congratulations to these three very special young women, now all college freshmen, who are the award’s first recipients from Service Unit 60, covering the North Fork and Shelter Island.

Jade Duell is putting together a field hockey tournament for Greenport/Southold/Mattituck alumni on Saturday, Oct. 22, at noon. All levels and positions are welcome. If you’re interested, contact Jade at [email protected]

First Baptist Church has officially opened its Lilies of the Field Thrift Shop, offering clothing for men, women and children. The shop is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will go to World Vision.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church has launched a new program entitled Alpha, designed primarily for people who are not churchgoers. It covers a variety of topics dealing with Christian faith. Sessions are held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., with an abbreviated version offered Sunday mornings at 9:05 a.m. All are welcome to attend one session or many. If you’re interested, call 477-0662 or 255-6271,

Don’t forget the Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad’s chicken dinner fundraiser at the Soundview on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person. Get yours from any squad member, at the door or by calling Dan Creedon at 477-8717.

How appropriate it is that this week’s birthdays start with two people who have touched my life in so many wonderful ways. Happy birthday to my dear friend June Harris and my former English teacher (from whom I still learn in so many ways) Mike Connolly. Both celebrate on Oct. 6, as do Angela Jacobi and Dawn Angevine. Also blowing out candles are Mary Thornhill and Meghan Caffery on the 7th; Ashley Andrews, Samantha Riemer, Michael Daly, Shawn Volinski, Anthony Nichols and Lucille Naar-Saladino on the 8th; Colin Ratsey and Arnold Golz on the 9th; Leah Walker, Brian Dinizio, John Schott, Lori Corazzini Peck, Paul Dinizio and my cousin Don Bondarchuk on the 10th; Diana Moore, Monica Merritt, Sarah McNamara and Kelly Welch on the 11th; and the wonderful woman in my son’s life, Lori Petroski, as well as Rich Loeb and Kim Moore on the 12th.

Anniversaries abound this week. Former Greenporters Cherie and Dick Hulse celebrate their 49th on Oct. 6; Kathy and George Hubbard toast 18 years on the 9th; and Jim’s aunt and uncle Mary Jane and Tony Dinizio mark their 63rd on the 10th. On Oct. 11, Jeanette and Antone Volinski Jr. celebrate 53 years together; Sue and Scott Klipp toast their 25th anniversary; and Kelly and Cliff Harris celebrate anniversary No. 3. Finally, Carla and Gary Blasko will toast 20 years of married life on the 12th.