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Greenport News: Another round of happy birthdays

You’ll have to forgive the brevity of my column this week. While I was away on spring vacation and you folks were experiencing thunderstorms and power outages, one of them did a number on my computer.

While Jim thinks it’s fixable, it won’t be before this column has to be submitted and all of my column info is stored in documents on my computer.

Discover your inner Picasso while enjoying wine and light refreshments and listening to live music. Learn how to paint spring flowers on a set of stemless wineglasses. No experience is necessary. Where is all this happening? At San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport on Friday, May 6, from 7 to -9:30 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and chinese auction. The cost is $40 per person in advance; $45 per person at the door. Two stemless wineglasses are included in the price. The event is first-come, first-served and seating is limited! Call 631-477-8402 to register.

If you’re marking your May calendar, be sure to mark the 17th as the day to vote on the school budget. Voting takes place in the school’s big gym from 2 to 8 p.m. Also please, once again, take note that the junior/senior high school concert slated for May 18 has been moved to June 2. Curtain time is the same: 7 p.m.

Birthday wishes go out to Mike Checklick, Gary Ostroski, Alexa Suess, Sandy Martocchia and Steve Burt on the 5th; Mike Claps, Fred Davis, Kim Douglass and Brett Stephenson on the 6th; my niece Maggie Dinizio, Mary Creedon, Barbara Van Brunt and Greg Dlhopolsky on the 7th; Alice Lewis Eckardt, Tommy Quillin, Jennifer Bond, Stu Rachlin, Sarah Gillooly and Mae Watson on the 8th; Ryan Burgos, Josh Kapell, Ryan Weingart, Rick Bouchard and Bob Deale on the 9th; Peggy Campbell on the 10th; Bill Schulz, Kristy Kameron, my dear, very loved cousin, Kathy Wallace, and Amanda Mazzaferro on the 11th; Carl Chute, Sue Anderson and Sandra Vultaggio on the 12th; Danielle Volinski, Mike Sepenoski, Hayley Baker, Jimmy Hulse, Debbie Allen and “Mope” McGinness on the 13th; Candice Manwaring, Christopher Fisher and Sue Pfluger on the 14th; Cliff Harris, Amber Breese-Smith, Ahkee Anderson and Michael Quillin Jr., on the 15th; Nicole Moore, Chloe Creighton, George Capon, Taylor Reed and Jack Martilotta III on the 16th; my mother-in-law, Marie Dinizio, and Terry Van Etten on the 17th; and Mary Charters, Natalie Hocker and Shalah Smith on the 18th.

Happy anniversary to Patty and Carlos DeJesus on the 14th; Tammie and Rick Berry, also on the 14th; and my sister-in-law and her husband, Cindy and Matt Tooker, on the 18th.

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