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Greenport News: Another round of happy birthdays

Holy nor’easter, Batman! Autumn sure sprang upon us with a vengeance.

Not even Friday evening’s torrential downpour could dampen the festivities as Kristy Harris, daughter of June and Pete, became the bride of Kameron Kaiser at a beautiful ceremony at Kontokosta Vineyard. Kristy and Kameron, may be you always be as happy as you were on your wedding day.

Greenport Fire Department’s Ol’ 33 Restoration Committee held its bicycle raffle drawing at the Maritime Festival and the two lucky winners are locals: Charlie Manwaring and Carlos Saavedra. The committee thanks all who purchased tickets.

The town recreation department is sponsoring a bus trip to see the N.Y. Jets take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Oct. 18. The cost is $140 per person. For more information, call the rec department at 765-5182.

CAST is offering free beginning computer classes at the town recreation center in Peconic starting Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 7-9 p.m. For more information call 477-1717.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church hosts its annual Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature live music; a huge yard sale; book and plant sales; beautiful handmade crafts; a basket auction; children’s activities; and homemade food, including clam chowder, wurst, hot dogs, chili, potato pancakes, baked goods and German potato salad made by the pastor himself! Rain date is Monday, Oct. 12. Call 477-0662 for more information.

The Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad will once again host its fundraising chicken dinner, plus a 50/50 raffle, at the Sound View on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from squad members or from Dan Creedon, particularly for groups. Contact Dan at 477-8717 or [email protected] for dinner or raffle tickets.

St. Agnes Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the parish hall. You can buy tickets after Masses or at the rectory (477-0048) during the week. The cost is $7 per person or $20 for a family of three or four. The dinner includes homemade sauce and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, tiramisu and soft drinks.

The Greenport PTA will hold its annual book sale today and tomorrow, Oct. 8 and 9, in the school’s elementary media center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Birthday wishes go out to Ashley Andrews, Samantha Riemer, Michael Daly, Shawn Volinski, Anthony Nichols and Lucille Naar-Saladino on Oct. 8; Colin Ratsey and Arnold Golz on the 9th; Leah Walker, Brian Dinizio, John Schott, Brigette Mazzaferro, Paul Dinizio and my cousin Don Bondarchuk on the 10th; Diana Moore, Monica Merritt, Sarah McNamara and Kelly Welch on the 11th; my absolutely wonderful daughter-in-law, Lori Dinizio, Rich Loeb and Kim Moore on the 12th; Brittany Charters and Stephanie Clark on the 13th; Jim’s uncle Tony Dinizio on the 14th; MaryAnn Jaeger on the 15th; Lee Walker on the 17th; Richie Wysocki and Patricia Bell on the 18th; Tina Leonard and Jean Osmer on the 19th; Mary Herrmann and JoJo Moore on the 20th; and Jessica Michaelis, Matt Verity and Julia Loveless on the 21st.

Lots of anniversaries this week: Mayor George and Kathy Hubbard celebrate their 22nd on Oct. 9; Jim’s aunt and uncle Mary Jane and Tony Dinizio celebrate 67 years together on the 10th; Jeanette and Anton Volinski Jr. mark 53 years of marriage on the 11th; Sue and Scott Klipp married 29 years ago on the 11th, which is also anniversary number seven for Kelly and Cliff Harris; Della and Ken Watson mark their 47th on the 12th, the same day Pudgy and Sooty Jimenez celebrate 33 years together and Carla and Gary Blasko celebrate number 24; our dear friends Barbara and Steve Damiani will be married 38 years — and Betty and Carl Blasko 66 years — on the 15th; Andrea and Mike Volinski celebrate 29 years together on the 18th; and finally, on the 20th, Lee and Dave Walker mark their 36th anniversary.

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