As local schools prepare for this year’s graduations, former graduates are gearing up for reunions.
Mattituck High School’s Class of 1994 has exciting plans for the weekend of July 12-13. At 9:30 a.m. on the 12th, all MHS graduates are invited to join an alumni soccer game at Cutchogue East Elementary School. Registration and payment of fees will take place on site. At 4 p.m. classmates from 1994 head to Bedell Cellars and at 9 p.m. the festivities continue at Legends. If these events don’t suit your schedule, pick up an egg sandwich at one of our local delis and head to New Suffolk beach Sunday morning for “breakfast at the bay” and say farewell or reconnect with old friends. For more information, contact Dana (Friemann) Lehnert at [email protected] or Sue (Finora) McKenna at [email protected] or visit the Class of 1994 reunion page on Facebook.
Having a child become a doctor would make any parent proud, but having two doctors in the family must be indescribable. Jacqueline Papadopoulos graduated last week from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. The ceremony’s highlight is when each graduate receives an academic hood from another doctor. In this case, Jackie’s brother, Dr. Christopher Papadopoulos, had the honor of putting on her hood. Christopher is a resident in anesthesiology in NYC. Jacqueline will do her pediatric residency in Albany. Congratulations to Jacqueline and her parents, Dimitri and Alexandra.
Birthdays ending May and kicking off June will be celebrated by Frankie Benedetto, Stacey Moyer, Dr. Jay Slotkin, Richie Koch, Christian Montgomery, Dot Nine, Lucas Sisson, Eric Koch, Aidan Carter, Wendy Zuhoski, Anne Bruno, Matt Wilsberg, Michael Lentini and Jeff Smith.
The Mattituck-Cutchogue PTSA and PTA will honor Superintendent James McKenna at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m. The event immediately follows a year-end meeting slated for 5 p.m. All former PTSA and PTA members are invited to attend to wish Mr. McKenna well. Please pass the word to anyone you know who may have been involved in these organizations and RSVP to [email protected]
North Fork Community Theatre’s sixth annual Building on Tradition gala will take place Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Stonewalls Restaurant, 967 Reeves Ave., Riverhead. This year’s theme is “Make Me a Match.” All funds raised will be generously matched by Michael and Emilie Corey, making all contributions twice as important! Ticket prices start at $25 for youth ages 14 to 22. Matchmaker tickets are $75 and Perfect Match tickets, which include program recognition, are $100. Purchase tickets at nfct.com or call 631-298-NFCT (6328). For more information, call Mary Motto Kalich at 917-334-6639.
Enjoy the unofficial beginning of summer this Memorial Day weekend. Drive safe and have fun!
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.