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Southold News: Piano concert to help preserve Old Burial Grounds

It snowed! Yes, it did! I felt like Eeyore leaving work on Sunday.

There were these white fluffy things falling from the sky, but only over my head. My son told me I was losing it until other friends reported seeing it too. Thank you, Facebook, for proving my “sanity” to my son. Woo-hoo! I love snow.

Belated birthday wishes to 10-year-old Gabriella Bifulco, who celebrated Oct. 20. Michelle Feeley, Susan Connolly and Skylar Kaelin have birthdays Oct. 22; Carol Szynaka and Sandy Kollen Oct. 25; Rich Conrardy and Sally Wolfe Oct. 26; Bernie Kettenbeil on Oct. 29; Jack Giovanniello, Laura Baxendale and Virginia Gilmore on Halloween; and Sarah Reilly Nov. 2. Happy birthday one and all!

Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Yedloutschnig, who will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary Oct. 26.

Southold Rotary Club’s annual scallop dinner takes place Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Soundview from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets are available from any Rotarian or at the door for $25 (gratuity not included). Takeout is also available. If you’re not a seafood lover, you may choose chicken instead.

Southold Historical Society is excited to announce its first-ever Pumpkin Patch for Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. Everyone is invited to drop off their carved jack-o’-lanterns at the museum complex on Main Road between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to help position them prominently on the front lawn and light them with LED battery-operated candles so everyone in town can see them Halloween night! This will be a sight you won’t want to miss. Treats will be available for trick-or-treaters in costume and hot cider for the adults. The event is free, but the society always welcomes donations and new memberships.

Preserving Southold’s history is a serious undertaking. The Old Burial Grounds at First Presbyterian Church is the oldest cemetery in New York State. Preserving all those centuries of headstones is expensive. To raise funds for this effort, world-renowned pianist Paolo Bartolani will give a concert at the church Sunday, Nov. 1, that starts with an informal gathering for hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants at 3 p.m., followed by the concert at 4 p.m. Local student musicians including Aidan Walker, Julia Daddona, Kimiko Fujita and Julia Schade will participate. Tickets are $50 each; call 765-2597 or 283-6145.

Students of the month for September at Southold High School are Bridgett Comiskey, art; Mike Dolan, business education; Gina Anasagasti, Culinary Arts I; Josh Stoeckert, physical education; Charlie Bonilla, Spanish; Justin Hanold, NJROTC; and Edwin Martinez, ESL. Middle school students of the month are Julia Jaklevic, art; Edy Nazario Valez, physical education; Tyler Woodhull, Spanish; Cole Hilary and Nick Eckhardt, math; Juliet Rand, English; Ben Ward, family and consumer science; and Nicole Gomez, PPS.

Heather Cusack of Southold will star as Winnie in the Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre production of “42nd Street.” Performances will take place at Riverhead High School at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 8 and 15. For tickets, call 871-3908 or visit Proceeds go to the Riverhead High School scholarship fund.

My next deadline is Nov. 1, but feel free to get information to me early. Enjoy the crisp weather and bring out your favorite sweaters and scarves. Remember to say hi to a stranger every day and smile!

Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.