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Greenport News: Football team reunion set for July 4

I’d like to start with hearty congratulations to both the Mattituck and Southold boys’ baseball teams. What a spectacular weekend they both had in the state tournament. Special congratulations must go out to the Tuckers, who returned home as Class B State Champions. 

With July just around the corner, I’d like to remind former Porter football players about the reunion at Skipper’s Restaurant at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Old football films of Dorrie’s boys, for whom the reunion is being held, will be shown. For more information, contact Craig Geier at 477-2545 or [email protected].

Speaking of sports, congratulations also go to Madison Tabor, daughter of Andrea and Roger, who recently learned that she’s in the top 13 percent of athletes in the nation and qualifies to participate in the USA field hockey team for high school students. Way to go, Maddy!

This year’s graduation at Greenport High School will be a little different. Because the school auditorium has become overcrowded – and unsafe – in previous years, admission this year will be by ticket only. Seniors have each been given up to 10 tickets. Any tickets that are not used will be handed out on a first come, first served basis on graduation day.

A group of students who graduated 70 years ago — the GHS Class of 1945! — still gathers every five years to get reacquainted. This year the classmates will meet for lunch at noon Friday, June 19, at Michelangelo’s in Southold. Stop in and say hello!

Welcome home to two newlywed couples who recently returned from delayed honeymoons. Diane and Bobby Heaney visited Ireland, the land of their ancestors, and Lori and Jeff Dinizio relaxed in the sun on the island of Antigua.

Happy birthday to Joan Olszewski and Gloria Karavas on June 18; Dominick Skabeikis, Michele Dinizio, Warren Jensen and Kathy Arnold Richter on the 19th; Joe Barszczewski and Fritz Roemer on the 21st; Clara Jacquet and Carol Allen on the 22nd; Chris Latney, Betty Kiernan, Tracy Hansen, Sarah Manfredi, Karre Brown and Mark Mysliborski on the 24th; Carol Gillooly and Angie Smith on the 25th; Steven Webb and Starrfire Edwards on the 26th; Bonnie Angevine and AnnaChrista Garren on the 27th; Arthur Smith, Bob Saetta, Brandon Quarty and Connor Whittle on the 28th; Judy Marshall, Karen Blasko and Rick Berry on the 29th; Christian Davis on the 30th; Ryan Heaney and Angel Medina on July 1; and Kevin Urban, Patrick Stepnoski, Brittany Bond and Jenna Loper on the 2nd.

A very happy anniversary is being wished to Nancy and Steve Foster, who celebrate 29 years of marriage on June 22; Nancy and Tim Mullen, who celebrate on the 24th; Nancy and Richard Jensen, married 43 years on the 25th; and my brother-in-law and his wife, Mike and Chris Dinizio, celebrating 28 years of wedded bliss on June 27.

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