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Oysterponds News: Irish Music Circle at Floyd Memorial Library

Floyd Memorial Library

So far so good as far as snowfall is concerned, but rumor has it that’s about to end soon.

Keep warm and dry this weekend; of course, since I type this on Monday, anything goes by Friday given the crazy weather we’ve been having.

With frigid weather finally on top of us, please remember that John’s Place, the homeless shelter at the Congregational church, is in full swing. Call 323-2665 to find out how you can help by volunteering or donating breakfast foods.

During a discussion with an Orienteer last week I said, of course, if I win the billion-plus lottery what I just said doesn’t go. So this anonymous person said, “If I win, I am buying the Cross Sound Ferry  and closing it down.” We chewed on that a bit more and decided modifying it would be a bit more prudent — fewer ferries and deep discounts for locals affected by the traffic. Then again, the big win didn’t materialize, so the ferry stays and Main Road folks still can’t get out of their driveways and the beat goes on.

If you did the New York Times’ Sunday crossword puzzle last week, it wasn’t hard to come up with the five-letter answer for “Film critic Jeffrey” —  our own Jeffrey Lyons. Things like that always tickle me.

Speaking of Jeffrey Lyons, son Ben Lyons continues his impressive media career and was hosting on the red carpet at the recent Golden Globes. WTG, Ben!

The ever-changing Ad Hoc Whiskey Wind traditional Irish Music Circle will be held at Floyd Memorial Library next Friday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. They will play classic unique instruments. The groups change but it promises to be entertaining.

The organizers of Greenport High School’s all-class reunion on July 16 are selling signs for the event. The signs are $25 and can honor someone’s memory, advertise your business or recognize your favorite teacher. This year’s plastic signs will be purple with yellow letters. Decide what you want your sign to say and send a check made out to GHS All Class Reunion to Rose Heaney Baker, 230 The Green Way, East Marion, NY 11939. And make sure you include your contact info. If you plan to attend the reunion this summer, please bring your old signs with you. The hope is to rock the Fifth Street park with lots of memories.

The monthly supper at OCC is Wednesday, Feb. 3. All are welcome; please bring a dish to share. The time is 6:30 p.m.

If you plan to be in the Treasure Coast area of Florida during February/March, let me know via email at [email protected]. Somewhere during that time, we will organize a fun event to join in with your North Fork friends.

News is quiet this time of year. My next column publishes Feb. 4 and between now and then I’ll be interviewing candidates to be my Valentine. I mention that so you husbands out there have a heads up so you don’t end up in the doghouse with your wives. Keep warm, keep safe and watch out for black ice and deer.

Top photo: Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport. (Credit: File)

Contact Oysterponds columnist Carol Gillooly at [email protected] or 323-3899.