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Greenport News: Stand Up 2 Cancer benefit Saturday

Summer, slow down! In just about three weeks August will be history and Labor Day weekend will be upon us. I’m not quite ready for summer to end. 

This is to let parents know that things will be a bit different this year. Instead of getting the school year start-up packet in the mail, this year it will be online. While it’s not up yet, it will be soon, at

Congratulations to Jessica and Greg Dlhopolsky on the birth of their daughter, Harper Leigh. Harper entered our world on July 30 and tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Bragging rights belong to maternal grandparents Sue and Scott Klipp and paternal grandparents Patrice and Joseph Dlhopolsky.

Stand Up 2 Cancer — a benefit for MaryEllen “Buzz” Campbell -— is planned for Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the park between the 5th and 6th street beaches. Fare will include chicken, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs and salads. Donations are $20 for adults and $8 for children under 10. Come and support a good cause for a good person.

Recently, the Southold Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual fundraising luncheon at the Soundview Restaurant. Peter Clark of Clark’s Gardens on Main Street in Greenport spoke about container gardening.

A reminder to all JV and varsity athletes at Greenport High School: The first day of football practice will be Monday, Aug. 18, at 7 a.m. All other fall sports will begin Monday, Aug. 25. If you haven’t turned them in already, bring your completed sports contracts with you. No one will be allowed on the field without one.

This is something people need to be aware of. Stones with plaques stand on the Mitchell Park site. These are not seats to be sat upon; they are not jungle gyms for children to play on. They were erected in honor of people whom Greenporters wanted to be remembered in a special way. Please treat these stones respectfully. Thank you.

A memorial for Janet Brigham Arnott will be held Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, followed by a gala reception at her summer home at Sandy Beach. The family invites all to celebrate her life and enjoy some of Janet’s favorite foods.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Arlene Hubbard, Connor Stepnoski and Tom Crowley on the 7th; Lisa Dinizio Chapman, Valerie Paladino and Shayann Droege on the 8th; Richard Israel on the 9th; Kip Skrezec, Tara Sledjeski and Kirsten Droskoski on the 11th; Paige Confort on the 12th; Joann Tamin, Karen Rich and (the Hon.) Bill Price on the 13th; my cousin Donna Lessard Zaweski on the 14th; Kelly Sage Sawicki, Tim McElroy and Charla Leden Bova on the 15th; Chris Erickson Dinizio on the 16th; Stephanie Jensen and Mark Lieb on the 17th; Cheryl Rock, Lynsay Koehler and Simone Walsberg on the 18th; Rick Gibbs, Joan Jacobs and Christopher Manwaring on the 19th; and Danielle Walker, Karen Bondarchuk and Patti DeJesus on the 20th.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries will be Stephanie and Bill Gorga, their 12th on the 11th; Judy and Charley Kozora, their 38th on the 15th; Betty and George Capon, their 61st on the 16th; and Amy and Frank Wippert, their 21st on the 20th.

R031209_Dinizio_R.jpgContact Greenport columnist Joan Dinizio at [email protected] or 477-9411.