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Southold News: New history book available at library

I know it’s been some time since we last saw snow, so I wonder if you all remember how much I love snow. Just as a refresher: Yes, every beautifully crisp day I hope for snow. I hope that during this incredibly hectic time of year, you’re able to take a few calm moments to enjoy the beauty of the season. 

The publishing schedule caught a few people this last go-around. Katie Heath celebrated her ninth birthday Dec. 3 and Walter Berry turned 50 on the 5th. Another Southolder, Lynne Baldwin, blows out 50 candles Dec. 14. Also celebrating on the 14th is a woman I love dearly, Joanne Schelin.

Looking for love? Well come on down to the Southold Town Animal Shelter’s open house this Saturday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. Tour the shelter. Do some arts and crafts. Meet your true love who happens to be furry. Have some refreshments. Best yet, bring your pet down for a photo with Santa! You can also purchase the NFAWL 2015 calendar for $15. For more information, call 765-1811.

Lyrical Children and the Southold Mothers’ Club will sponsor a Holiday Jam Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m. at North Fork Fun and Fitness. This is a special time to join together as a community and share the holiday music of various cultures. The program is appropriate for ages 6 and under. Space is limited, so reserve online at Tickets are $10 in advance. Please support Maureen’s Haven by bringing along a donation of new socks, T-shirts or underwear for men and women or nonperishable food items. For more information, call 631-208-4003.

Huge congratulations to Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, whose album “Just Say Hi” has been nominated for a Grammy as best children’s album of the year. Bravo, Brady and band! You can hear them in person at a family holiday concert and singalong Saturday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. at the Southold High School auditorium. The concert is funded by East End libraries. Winter coats and nonperishable food for Maureen’s Haven will be collected at the event.

Copies of town historian Antonia Booth’s book “Trawling My Town: Glimpses of Southold Past and Present” are available for $20 at Southold Free Library’s circulation desk. Proceeds go directly to local homeless shelters.

There are a few days left to get tickets for the Monday, Dec. 15, library raffle drawing for Samantha, an American Girl Doll, and the Pacific Flyer electric train set. Chances are $1 apiece and proceeds directly benefit the library.

Max Kruszeski and fellow players on the Team Long Island U-13 White travel lacrosse team competed recently in the IMG Academy’s national lacrosse championships in Bradenton, Fla. They faced teams from eight states and outscored their opponents 60-16 on their way to winning the U-13 national championship. Max and his teammates were rewarded with a free week of training at the academy.

Southold’s Students of the Month for November have been announced. In the high school, they are Joseph Schoedel, World History II; Julianne VanGorden and Morgan Walter, art; Kyle Skrezec and Dylan Clausen, Spanish; Alyssa Occhiogrosso, psychology; Walker Sutton, physical education; Jacob Dominy, NJROTC; Tatiana Amador, ESL; Matthew McCarthy, band; and Yunus Ilgin, College Culinary Arts I. Middle school honorees are Andrea Palencia, English; Elizabeth Quinones, physical education; Angelina Ramirez and Jack Cosmedelis, art; Olivia Daddona, band; and Victoria Apadula, home and career skills.

Calling alumni reunion coordinators! If you or someone you know is coordinating or organizing a class reunion, please let the Southold School Education Foundation know. The foundation is asking coordinators to help it build an alumni network by sharing their database of contacts. Email [email protected] or call 765-8191.

My next column deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 17. That column will appear Dec. 25 and will be the last one until Jan. 15. Please don’t get caught by the publishing schedule. Send me your info NOW!

Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.