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Greenport News: Great time at first-ever ‘A Cappella in the Park’

A Cappella

If you missed A Cappella in the Park Saturday, you missed a really enjoyable time. The Greenport and Riverhead high school a cappella groups, as well as groups from Northport, Plainview and Rutgers University, performed to a packed crowd. Thanks to Trustee Doug Roberts for putting this together. Let’s hope it becomes an annual event.

If you’re looking for a new-to-you bicycle and have another to spare, this next event is for you. A bike swap and rodeo will take place Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the town recreation center on Peconic Lane.

The Greenport American Legion will celebrate Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 21, with a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Third Street Firehouse. Tickets are $15 per person.

A few people have requested an address for my dear neighbor Ann Stanilaus, who had a fall a while back. Now, I have one to pass on. Those wishing to send Ann a card can mail it to her at The Hampton Center, Unit 1, Room 107, Southampton, NY 11968.

I am proud to announce that, for the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named Greenport High School one of the top schools in the nation. So far, GHS has earned two bronze medals and a silver. Now, it has another silver medal! A hearty round of applause to our students and their teachers for this absolutely wonderful honor.

Special birthday wishes go out to Jim’s uncle Lou Dinizio, who will celebrate his 94th birthday May 24.

Grandma Rosemary Brown and Uncle Tommy of Greenport wish Paige Alexis Ruhf-Brown a very happy 18th birthday on May 26. Love and miss you much.

Happy birthday to my nephew Marcus Tooker, Sue Klipp, Vernon “Jake” Jacobs and Kevin McLaughlin on May 19; Karen Alfero, Nelson Wetmore and Julie Macomber on the 20th; Bekky Peterson, Abe DeJesus, Abigail Heins, Elijah Krause and my cousin Valerie Lessard Rutherford on the 22nd; Dale Ryan, Theresa Pringle, Christopher “Biggie” Doucett, Jean Wetmore, Irene Smith and Sophia Martilotta on the 23rd; Emma Marshall on the 24th; Rick Jensen on the 25th; Jackie Wallace, and Shannon Crowley on the 26th; Robby Belcher on the 27th; Alan Damiani on the 28th; Patsy Dinizio and Mary Ellen “Buzz” Campbell on the 29th; Sean Sepenoski and Kim Corwin on the 30th; Jayme Blasko, Anthony Dinizio, Wayne Mazzaferro and Jade Duell on the 31st; and Bruce Alfero and George Proferes on June 1.

Happy anniversary to Lisa and Rich Israel on May 24, Shirley and Bruce Sieverman on the 26th, Joan and Jim Jacobs on the 29th and Lori and Kevin Quillin on June 1.

We have an early deadline coming up due to the Memorial Day holiday. Mine will be even earlier, as I’m heading south, so if you’ve got anything you’d like to see here on June 2, now would be the time to give me a call or shoot me an email.

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