New Suffolk News: David Christianson’s Posters on the Hill exhibit

David Christianson
David Christianson

David Christianson of New Suffolk, a student at the University of South Dakota, has been chosen to participate in the annual Posters on the Hill exhibit in Washington, D.C., April 28-29.

David’s poster will present the results of his research on “Design of Nanoscale Compositions for Remineralization of Human Dentin.” His poster is among only 60 out of 600 selected for inclusion in this prestigious undergraduate research event. Congratulations and good luck!

Cutchogue East sixth-grader Shelby Dufton has been experiencing a whirlwind. After playing Grace in “Annie,” she auditioned at Citi Field for a chance to sing the national anthem on opening day, performing “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid” as her tryout song. Though Shelby was not chosen, she is sure to have more moments in the spotlight, God bless!

Taylor Gildersleeve can relate as she continues down the road to entertainment success. She was recently booked for a guest role on the CBS show “Unforgettable,” starring Poppy Montgomery and can also be seen soon in one of her favorite roles as April in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Taylor is quick to share the spotlight with her sister Morgan, who is carrying a full class schedule at Parsons: The New School for Design with a “flawless” GPA and, in what little free time she has, is making a name for herself as an interior designer! The Gildersleeve women are not the only high achievers. Brother Will, a junior at MHS, is challenging himself with honors classes and continues to excel in his athletic endeavors. The best to all of you!

WINGO will be co-hosted by the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and Mattituck/Cutchogue Friends of Music at Clovis Point Vineyards on Friday April 25, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Tickets — $30 in advance, $45 at the door, if available — include one free game card and can be purchased at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe on April 18. Seating is limited. Bring your own snacks; a variety of wines will be available for purchase. For more information, call Darla at 298-4559.

A Holy Week Tenebrae service will take place Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mattituck and all are invited. Tenebrae, Latin for “shadows” or “darkness,” is a solemn spiritual service featuring accounts from people who came into contact with Jesus during His three-year ministry before His death on the cross. For more information, contact Nancy Deegan at 298-8304 or [email protected]

Don’t forget: You can help your neighbors Saturday, April 12, by participating in CAST’s food drive at local supermarkets. Contact Sarah Benjamin for details at 477-1717 or [email protected]

The schedule at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library includes a 10-week series of Zumba Toning classes starting Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. and continuing through June 5. The fee is $60 for the series. Register in person. Bring one-pound weights or Toning Sticks. On Friday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. there’s Teen Pizza & Movie for grades 7-12. Registration is required for Bilingual Storytime for ages 3-5 on Saturday, April 5, at 10 a.m.; Storytime for ages 2 and 3 on Monday, April 7, at 10 a.m.; a talk by Vines and Branches on “The Art of Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar,” Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m.; and Lego-mania for grades 3-6 on Thursday, April 10, at 4 p.m. Call 734-6360.

My next column is on April 17, until then let’s count our days and make them count!


Contact Cutchogue/New Suffolk columnist Barbara Sheryll at [email protected] or 734-5242