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Southold News: Good luck, Randee Dadonna!

Birthdays first: Belated birthday wishes go to Melissa Palermo on March 4 and Brian Henry and Evan Small, who turned 10, on March 7.

Also celebrating are Kevin Horne, March 10; Dominick Panetta, Andrea Pickerell and Rob Guarriello, March 13; Martha Hansen, Sonomi Obinata and Kevin Reilly, March 17; Andrea Manfredi, Katie Baumann and Nikolas Cartselos, March 18; Judy Zaveski and Sophia Small, March 19; Tom Small, March 20; Kim Perry, March 21; and Allison Latham and Owen Klipstein, March 23. That’s a whole lotta birthdays!

The Southold and Greenport school garden committees are once again hosting Souper Bowls this Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3 p.m. Bring your own spoon and bowl and fill it as many often as you like with different soups from local restaurants. There are also crafts for the kids, a bake sale and more. It’s a great time to mingle! The fee of $10 goes directly to supporting gardens.

Don’t forget ‘Mary Poppins’ at Southold Schools, March 17-19 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. on March 20. Tickets available at the library and the door. If you purchase at the door, please leave extra time, as lines can be long.

The East End Lions Club’s 62nd annual corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Soundview Restaurant runs Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, from noon to 8 p.m. There is also a scallop option and takeout is available. Tickets are $20.

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town! Ericka’s Fighters for CF will take on the Wizards Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Southold High School gym. Ericka Auer, Class of 2014, lost her battle with cystic fibrosis in November of that year. All event proceeds will be donated to the CF Foundation in her honor. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students); purchase in advance at Southold Pharmacy. Tickets at the door are $15. T-shirts will be for sale at the game and can be ordered at the pharmacy to raise additional funds and support the Southold staff.

The Southold PBA will host its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. at the Southold School fields.

Randee Dadonna has done it again! She’s been nominated for two N.Y. Emmy awards! Her work on the “Spice of Life,” based on Greenport resident Earl Fultz, and a piece on an Orient tobacco farmer have earned her these accolades. The ceremony is March 19. Good luck, Randee!

Congratulations to cousins Katie Krukowski and Shannon Smith. Katie made the fall dean’s list at Suffolk County Community College and Shannon did so at St. Mary’s. They have very proud grandparents who were happy to share the news.

Students of the Month at the high school for January are: Brook Averette, art; Raeann Berry, business education; Noah Mina, Spanish; Dante Tramontana, NJROTC; Brizeida Palacios, ESL; Samantha Baldwin, Culinary Arts I; Vanessa Ramirez-Torrento, math; and Milton Santos Cuellar and Annette Newman, reading.

Students of the Month at the middle school are Danielle Henry and Hanna DeSimone, art; Hanna DeSimone, Spanish; Carlos Gomez, home and career skills; Cole Brigham, Andrew Clausen and Edy Nazario, math; Emily Newman, science; Joey Silvestro, physical education; and Edy Nazario, reading.

The Southold Mother’s Club celebrates Easter with Bagels with the Bunny  at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Southold Town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane. There will be bagels, muffins, juice, coffee, crafts, games and raffles. The egg hunt will take place at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 2 and up. Children 2 and under are admitted free. For further information, check their website,

My next deadline is Saturday, March 19 — a day early so I can spend time with our oldest, who’s coming for a visit. Feel free to share dates as early as you have them. I can keep them in the calendar. Please take a moment to smile at a stranger and stop to appreciate at least one person in your life. You could make someone’s day today!

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