Pardon me, but where did summer go? I wasn’t done with you yet, so I’m hanging onto my flip-flops for a while, darn it! I do love fall though; actually, all the seasons. What do you love about fall?
Birthday celebrations are coming up for Joyce Wilkens on Sept. 26, Chris Manfredi Jr. on the 28th and my brother, Greg Moffat, on Oct. 1.
In other birthday news, Jean Yedloutschnig celebrated hers at her home in Southold Sept. 7. Sharing the occasion were her two sons from New Jersey: James (Southold High School Class of ’73) and his wife, Ruby, and John (Class of ’77) and his wife, Kim, and daughter Jamie. Granddaughter Lisa from Paris, France, called to say happy birthday and say hi from great-granddaughter Sofia Rose, born June 13. A surprise was a card from Jean’s favorite retired N.Y. Yankee that said: “Jean, Happy Birthday! Thanks for being a great fan! Paul O’Neil, 21.”
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Scott and Mary Hughes, married 19 years Sept. 17, and Rose and Mike Anasagasti, marking 22 years of marriage Sept. 19.
The Rotary Club will hold an informational meeting for high school students interested in its short-term summer student exchange program. It takes place, Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at Mattituck-Laurel Library. Parents and students are welcome.
The SHS Class of 2004 will hold a 10-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Soundview. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come reconnect with classmates. Cost is $40 for buffet dinner, cash bar and dancing. Contact Kim Haeg at [email protected] or 631-902-7759 no later than Sept. 20.
A Blessing of the Animals will take place Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., rain or shine, on the lawn at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Everyone, and all kinds of animals, are welcome. Bring beach chairs and water for comfort. Register in advance by contacting Nancy Deegan at 298-8304 or [email protected].
In school news, the garden committee has been able to create such a wonderful crop that there is fresh produce for salads in the cafeteria. If you’re interested in joining this hardworking green-thumbed group, contact them on their Facebook page, Southold Garden Committee.
Young musician Rob Europe recently won the Long Island Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and the society will send him to Memphis, Tenn., in January to compete on the international level. After graduating from SHS, Rob went on to study music at the Crane School of Music at Potsdam and then Five Towns College. He’s certainly found his niche in the blues. Congratulations, Rob!
Southold Free Library is pleased to announce the “Budding Artists” exhibit, on display through Oct. 30 on the main level. Instructor Patricia McCarthy teaches art workshops at the library for all skill levels using a variety of mediums. Plan to stop in and enjoy the wonderful artwork! Lists of the artists, medium, size and price (if for sale) of each piece are available. The workshops are generously sponsored by the Friends of Southold Free Library.
My next deadline is Sunday, Sept. 28. Please share your news with me. As always, smile; you’ll look marvelous!
Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.