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Greenport News: CAST celebrates 50th anniversary next week

It’s a wrap — the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are over. I hope you all enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine. Now it’s time to hit the ground running.

St. Agnes Faith Formation classes resume the week of Sept. 28. Levels 1-5 will meet Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 4:15 p.m. and levels 6-8 will meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Register before Sept. 28; even if you have registered in past years. Forms are available on the parish website and in the church’s front foyer. Children not registered with St. Agnes will not be able to walk from the school on Tuesday afternoons. Confirmation study resumes in January. Check the bulletin for more information.

Fifty years of doing anything continuously is an accomplishment, but when you consider that CAST has been serving our community and making lives better for half a century — now that’s saying something. Come celebrate CAST’s 50th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17, at Soundview Restaurant. For tickets and info, call 477-1717.

Rivalries abound this week in Greenport High School sporting news. While it doesn’t carry the same weight as the Dorrie Jackson-Herb Goldsmith coaching days, East End bragging rights are up for grabs this Friday evening when the Porters take on the Mariners in Southampton. Game time is 7 p.m. Also on Friday, the Greenport boys soccer team has a varsity match in Southold at 4 p.m.

He’ll still be with us for a couple more months, but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank GHS athletic director Jim Caliendo for the years he’s spent with us. I, more than anyone, know how tirelessly he’s worked and how much he’s cared about making GHS athletics the best it could be. Thanks, Jim.

If you’re out and about and happen to see any of the following people, be sure to wish them a happy birthday: Vinnie Claps, Mike Heaney, Janna Cisterino, Rachel Ferretti Johnson and Ann Terry Swick all celebrate on the 10th; Chris Czartosieski and T.J. Jenkins on the 11th; Maleik Yoskovich and Kathy Glew Mayo on the 12th; Tevin Parrish, Jason Campbell and Pete Checklick on the 13th; Skye Prichard on the 14th; Mimi Fogarty, Matt Kapell and Leslie Kruk on the 15th; Aaron Brown, Barbara Claps and my cousin Mike Warner on the 16th; my goddaughter Alyssa Damiani, Michael Dimon, Andrew Corwin, John Dinizio, Ginny Grattan and Eileen Kiski on the 17th; Carlos DeJesus, Marc LaMaina and Eileen Sayre on the 18th; Candis Leary, Sofia Land, Boni Quatroche Fash, Mary Kathryn Baker and Bryan Anderson on the 20th; Brittany Ruroede, Chris Ruroede and Shelby Kostal on the 21st; Shelley Boyd, Bruce Sieverman and Peter Vandernoth on the 22nd; and Bart Ruroede, Nick Mazzaferro, Bruce Land and Semar Bell on the 23rd.

The Anniversary Waltz’ will play for Kim and Perry Corazzini, celebrating 27 years of marriage on Sept. 10, and Sarah and Mike Mazzaferro, married 17 years on Sept. 20.

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