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Greenport News: Ham dinner at Holy Trinity Church Feb. 17

Since I made a vow not to complain about the weather for an entire year, all I’m going to say is that it’s only 33 days until spring.

Melanie Moreau and Dan Creedon are very fortunate that all three of their daughters have had the opportunity to become world travelers through the exchange student program. Eldest daughter Erin is now studying in Barcelona, Spain, for the spring semester. I hope she enjoys the experience as much as her younger sisters did.

Holy Trinity Church will hold its annual Shrove Tuesday ham dinner at their Main Street parish hall on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The fare will consist of baked ham with raisin sauce, baked beans, potatoes, vegetables, homemade pies and cakes and coffee, tea and wines. The donation is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Call Rich at 477-0855 for tickets and group seating.

Basketball season at Greenport High School has officially ended but I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to congratulate coach Mike Miller and the JV boys basketball team for their undefeated-in-league-play season. Congratulations to each and every one of you on a job well done.

Florence Corwin passed away last week and my heartfelt sympathies go out to her children — Linda, Frank, Carl and Maria — and her brother, Gene Mazzaferro. Heaven has gained another angel.

Let’s all sing a chorus or two of “Happy Birthday to you” for Alyssa Walters, Tonia Franklin, Jason VanEtten and Sally King on Feb. 12; Sean Kancewick, Greg Kavanagh, Ray Mazzaferro, Jimmy McElroy, Mike Sage, Sheena Welch and Shawn Peterson on the 13th; Sarah Golden and Diane Ship Oates on the 14th; Mark Richter, Bernadette Heaney Crimi, Beth Richter and Kathy Mazzaferro on the 15th; my brother, Bobby Heaney, on the 16th; Rachel Levin Murphy on the 17th; David Levine and Paulette Ofrias on the 18th; Tim Heaney, Diane Peterson, Paul Bondarchuk and Sal Crimi on the 19th; Nayeli Mijares on the 20th; Elaine Milovich on the 21st; Erik Daly and Tracey Byrnes on the 23rd; Jim Stulsky on the 24th; and Selena Ameden, Jeff Watkins, Jenny Schoenstein, Carolyn Tamin, Ray Sparling, Ann Wilson and Steve Reed on the 25th.

Here’s a special wish to Susan DeDuck on Valentine’s Day from Christopher.

Wishing very happy anniversaries to Mariella and Gary Ostroski, married 32 years on Feb. 12; Faith and Danny Bullock, celebrating 23 years of marriage on the 15th; Chris and Bart Ruroede, who wed 41 years ago Feb. 16; and Sue and Joe Cherepowich, who celebrate anniversary No. 46 on the 23rd.

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