Our community gathers together for all kinds of causes and celebrations and this Friday, Sept. 26, we have an opportunity to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the much-anticipated high school track. BOE members, superintendent and school officials will attend and the public is invited to join in at 6 p.m. at the high school. The seniors, Class of 2015, and kindergartners, Class of 2027, will run the first commemorative lap. At 7 p.m., a bonfire and pep rally will take place, with the Tucker Bowl immediately following. Be part of the festivities as our community celebrates our blue and gold.
Speaking of celebrating, be sure to wish happy birthday to the following in the next two weeks: Peggy Litchhult, Katie Young, Jerry Diffley, Cathy Russo, Danielle Pfaff, Cassie Nine, Bernadette, Deerkoski, Mark Davis, Dan Sidlauskas, Taylor LaRosa, Chuck Timpone, Maria Montgomery, Suzie Smith, Luke Bugdin, Mackenzie Hughes, Kathryn Rosnack, Dick Brooks and Amy Rivera — and belated wishes to Alicia Rivera.
The Mattituck Fire Department invites you to a buffet breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5 to 12. All tickets will be sold at the door; proceeds go to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association of Long Island.
Helping our neighbors is a key element of living on the North Fork. As winter approaches, many residents struggle to provide their families with food each day. CAST will hold a food drive Saturday, Oct. 4, at Waldbaum’s in Mattituck, King Kullen in Cutchogue and the IGAs in Southold and Greenport. Volunteers are needed to make this drive a success; if you can help out, call 477-1717 for information.
Bev Wowak invites everyone to participate in the next book discussion at Mattituck-Laurel Library on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. The book is “The Wives of Los Alamos” by Tarashea Nesbit.
The East End Lions’ annual fashion show is set for Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Hyatt in Riverhead. The cost is $55 and it promises to be a fun evening. Contact Diane at 478-7010 if you’d like to attend.
The North Fork Alliance is seeking young volunteers to join its Youth Advisory Council. Council members advocate for the needs of other youths, specifically addressing the problems of underage drinking and substance abuse. To become a part of this worthy effort, contact the alliance at 477-6821 or northforkalliance.org.
Best of luck to Katie Ross as she begins the next chapter of her life in Denver, Colo. Katie recently relocated to begin a job at the University of Denver. The university is sure lucky to have her!
There’s always music in the air at Mattituck High School! Congratulations to Alyssa Scartozzi and Greg Sheryll and alternate Marissa Saninno on being selected to perform in NYSSMA All Sate Conference in December.
Happy 10th anniversary to Jaime and Brian McCleery on Oct. 1.