Hold onto your hats, fellow Greenporters. If you thought the village was crazy during the summertime, you haven’t seen anything yet. Next weekend, Greenport High School graduates from near and far will descend upon our lovely hamlet for the second All-Class Reunion to be held Thursday, July 19, at Herzog Park between the Fifth and Sixth street beaches. Because so many heard what a blow-out event the first one was, I predict there will be double the number of people attending this year. I can’t wait!
The GHS Class of 1984 will hold its 30th reunion at Billy’s by the Bay on Friday, July 18, starting at 4 p.m. Any class members who want to attend but haven’t responded yet can contact Annemarie Heaney Chouinard at [email protected].
A reminder for all female golfers: Monday, July 21, is the day of the ladies golf outing at Island’s End sponsored by the ELIH Auxiliary, Southold West Branch. Tee time is 9 a.m. and only 72 golfers can be accommodated. If you haven’t signed up yet, call Barbara Koch before Sunday, July 15, at 477-0975 or 553-4857. Tickets are $125.
Don’t forget ‘An Evening Under African Skies,’ a benefit for San Simeon by the Sound on Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Corso residence in Cutchogue. Live music will be performed by Bukhithi Kumalo, bassist for Paul Simon. RSVP by calling 477-2110, ext. 252.
Here’s a shout-out to all skaters and bicycle enthusiasts. Greenport Village is resurfacing and upgrading the Moore’s Lane skate park and will host a skate park festival for all ages Sunday, July 27, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free and there will be music, food and fun for all.
Birthdays are for celebrating and there will definitely be a lot of celebrating going on in the next couple of weeks. Here’s to my brother-in-law Kip O’Connell, Fred Schoenstein, Tiarra Edwards, Mike Comanda and Mayor David Nyce on July 10; Darlene Pacholk, Dana Saetta, Sam Carey and Sherry Jackson Burkinshaw on the 11th; Matt Charters, Sean Powers, Brandi Monique Okesola and Marcellus Shedrick Jr. on the 12th; Xavier DeJesus and my cousin Denise King on the 13th; Steven Quillin, Dick Hulse, Anayia Smith and Carole DeNove on the 14th; Baxter Townsend and Karen Costello on the 15th; Joe Stevens, Warren Corazzini Jr., my “second son” Dean Karavas, Cheryl Pope and Craig Geier on the 16th; Sara Flythe, Georgia Young, Vivian Dennington Stein, Karen Letteriello and Tammie Berry on the 17th; Rich Hubbard, Sally Blados, Billy Doucett, Liz Powe and Chatty Allen on the 18th; Jim’s uncle Bill Dinizio and Tom Krumenacker on the 19th; Charles Cisterino, my dear, dear friend Stephanie Gorga and Kyriakos “Q” Seas on the 20th; Bill Kart, Jeff Corazzini, Jill Dinizio, Emily O’Brien, China Leonard, Karen Mazzaferro Jimenez, Chris Bondarchuk and Melinda Hanold on the 21st; Alexis Hubbard on the 22nd; and Jerry Urban on the 23rd.
On July 17, 1983, our family became complete with the birth of our second child – a baby boy. In the years since then he has filled our home with joy and laughter and a feeling of pride that only a parent can know. Happy birthday, Jeff. I hope your day is as remarkable and spectacular as your dad and I think you are.
The happiest of anniversaries to two of my favorite Greenporters, Lill and Bob White, who will celebrate 66 years of marriage July 15. Best wishes also to Beverly and Jim Sage, who celebrate anniversary No. 38 on the 19th; Karen and Kevin McLaughlin, married 31 years on the 22nd; and “Mope” and Rob McGinness, whose 26th anniversary is July 23.
Contact Greenport columnist Joan Dinizio at [email protected] or 477-9411.