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Southold News: Students of the Month announced



Spring is here, though the thermometer doesn’t always show it. I certainly have more birds at my feeders waking me up earlier with the time change. I even have a few flowers showing up as well. You all know I love snow, but what I really appreciate is living in a place where I can experience all four seasons. I marvel at Mother Nature. 

First up: birthdays! We have heaps of celebrations. Belated birthday wishes to Martha Hansen and Sonomi Obinata who celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day. Another belated happy birthday to Judy Zaveski, who celebrated March 19. Kim Perry celebrates on March 21; Allison Latham and Owen Klipstein, who turns 15, on March 23; Sarah Perry, turns 17, on March 24; and Michael Horne on the 27th; On March 28 Flynn Klipstein turns 8, Reese Dunne gets birthday wishes from Mimi in Spring, Texas, and Joe Manfredi and Tyler Lang celebrate. Another birthday wish from Mimi in Spring, Texas, goes to Jessica Dunne on March 30. Finally, happy birthday Brian Becker on April 2, from his wife, Jen, and the boys.

Don’t forget: CAST’s ‘Have a Heart’ rescheduled fundraiser dinner is tomorrow night, March 21 at Peconic Landing’s Brecknock Hall. Call 477-1717 for information.

Southold Drama Club presents “Rent: School Edition” in the district auditorium this week. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 20-22 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Tickets can be purchased at Southold Free Library for $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. If you want to get your ticket at the door, plan to arrive 20 to 30 minutes early. And please note: Not all content in the show is appropriate for all ages.

Students of the Month have been announced. For the high school they are Ryan DiGregorio, art; Alexandra Nordstrom, business; Brian Lademann, NJROTC; Jonathan Escobar and Jennifer Membreno, English; Katie Comiskey, music; and Tatiana Amador for ESL and Math. For the middle school they are Jake Dominy, physical education; Michael Wineberger, art; Samantha Dunne and Courtney Kruk, English; Michael Krause, music; and Andrea Alas for ESL. Random Act of Kindness recognition goes to Krissy Worysz.

There’s still time to catch Mark Terry’s artwork on view at Southold Free Library through the end of March. A dozen numbered paintings are displayed on the main level with titles and pricing information available.

Also at the library, National Poetry Month will be celebrated in April, with the creation of a Poetry Gallery in the community room, representing the creative work of North Fork poets, under the guidance of poet Vivian Eyre. To submit a poem bring it to the circulation desk or email it to Vivian at [email protected] by March 25. The gallery will open April 2 and a reading will take place Saturday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.

I close out this month with a heavy heart. On March 31, 2000, our son Jimmy lost his battle with leukemia. I share this sadness with so many people, to be the one left here. Please, reach outside your own box and lend a hand, a shoulder or your heart to those who have lost loved ones. All it takes is a phone call, a hug or a smile to remind people that their loss is remembered and honored.

My next deadline is March 30. Remember, you can send me your dates well in advance and I will file them for future use. Birthdays and anniversaries should be shouted from the rooftops to celebrate the milestones of your life. Share them with me, so I may shout for you! Other news is also greatly appreciated. Enjoy the chirping of the birds and the sprouting of the plants. The color of spring is coming!

Contact Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 765-2774.