Welcome to August! With the beautiful weather and the slew of activities happening around town, summer is at its peak. Take advantage of every minute.
If you have room on your calendar this weekend, you must venture out to see North Fork Community Theatre’s Youth on Stage production of “All Shook Up.” As adviser for junior high school plays at MHS, I know the extraordinary time and work that goes into a production like this. Seeing some of my former thespians on the “big” stage is always a delight. Special kudos to John Bradley, Olivia Andrunik, Sean Mannix and the rest of the cast who helped bring this American jukebox musical to life. Bravo to director Brett Chizever for a job well done. So many aspects of this show deserve mention but my favorite moments involved “Ed” and the great rendition of “Can’t Help Fallin’ In Love.” Call for tickets today and enjoy the community event of the summer!
The East End Lions Club dedicated a bench in Veterans Park last month to the memory of Pam Graeb, who passed away recently, as a way of honoring her foresight and drive and recognizing her years of service to the club and Southold Town.
Most women will never forget that magic moment when their special someone asked for their hand in marriage. Last month, against the backdrop of Rome, Italy, Adam Sumner made that very request of Kirsten Ianno. Congratulations and best wishes to this happy couple as they begin to plan their special day.
Birthdays are happening all around town. A special birthday wish goes to Babcia Nancy Taylor on Aug. 12 from her granddaughters Lila and Quinn. Also blowing out candles are Rita Murphy, Jaimie MacDonald, Darren Hinderliter, Amy Dries, Conor Harrigan, Bev Wowak, Connor Anderson, Kevin Collins, Donna Kowalsick, David Berry, Mary Trentalange, Jim Murphy, Don Feiler, Antonia Quintieri, Brandon Gholson and Jackie Papadopoulos.
Listening to Dave Smith and the East End Jazz Ensemble makes for a perfect evening. Among those enjoying the music last week at Macari Vineyards were Ginna Beebe with daughter Kaitlin, Sue Boyles, Tracy White, Andrea Nydeggar, Lee and Dick Harned, Maria and Dan Brisotti, Dr. Jay Slotkin, Betsy Terry with daughters Abby and Martha and Haley Unger, Sandy and Joe Pufahl, Connie Rosnack and daughter Kathryn; Erin Nardilillo and daughter Mila. If you missed this show, you have another chance on Aug. 28.
Backed by the Manhattan skyline, Elina Abramchayeva and Christopher Papadopoulos exchanged rings and vows and became husband and wife. From guests entering to harps playing music from “Lord of the Rings,” to the traditional Greek dance and hora that kicked off the reception to Christopher playing a song with the band, it was a night that will be etched into this happy couple’s hearts for a lifetime. Mattituck friends celebrating the day were groomsmen Jarret Palmer and Pat Burns, along with Sean Bowen, Fred Karcich and Matt Doroski. The couple will honeymoon in Paris and Greece. Best wishes!
Contact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at Pat5543782@aol.com or 298-8489.