My Facebook feed this weekend was flooded with news of graduation, prom, talent show and college kids coming home. So many wonderful, uplifting photos and videos. Congratulations to all involved in such wonderful events.
Happy birthdays go out to: Matt DeSimone, John Jaklevic and John McCaffrey on May 21; Dawn Grzegorczyk, May 22; Alex Poliwoda, May 23; Isabel Hegel and Carol Losquadro, May 24; Debbie Conrardy, Brian Walker and now 85-year-old Verna Fitzpatrick, May 26; Charlie Poliwoda, May 28; Tiffany Law, May 29; and Gina Bifulco, May 30.
At the library through the end of June is an interesting series of paintings titled “Do Animals Daydream?” This thought-provoking series is by local artist Nick Cordone. Go experience his take on human emotions as displayed by animals.
The Nautical Museum at the Horton Point Lighthouse will reopen shortly. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — plus Monday holidays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
And on the subject of the historical society, I need to correct something from my last column. The SHS Treasure Exchange is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consignments are accepted Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come pig out at the fire department! Protection Engine No. 1 will host an all-you-can-eat pulled pork and shrimp dinner Saturday, May 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Beer, wine and soda will be served. The ticket price is $30. Credit cards will be accepted and T-shirts will be available for purchase.
The North Fork Italian American Club will hold its scholarship fund luncheon Wednesday, June 1, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Giorgio’s restaurant in Baiting Hollow. The cost is $40 per person, with a cash bar. There will also be a chinese auction and raffles. Call Grace at 631-298-1145 for details. The club is proud of its tradition of granting scholarships to high school seniors on the North Fork.
It’s the end of an era. After more than four decades, the Ecumenical Nursery School is closing its doors. A party will be held Friday, June 10, to celebrate longtime Southold teacher Emily Gundersen and her aides Cathy Campbell, Liz Gordon, Barbara Shalvey, Virginia Buono and Darlene Girzadas. The festivities will take place at Southold Presbyterian Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Former ENS families are invited to come and say goodbye. Please RSVP to Sarah at 631-965-7859 or Megan at 516-983-8699.
Webelos II den of Southold Pack 6 did an interesting fundraiser recently. They collected cans and bottles for the five-cent return fee. When it was all added up, the boys collected $318 — that’s more than 6,000 bottles and cans! The den then donated the money to the Southold Town animal shelter. The den consists of Noah Berry, Stephen Clements, Bobby Doehring, Jack Goscinski, Michael Lucak, Justin McGreevy, Matthew Molnar and Brendan Mullen. Great job, boys!
Seventh-grader Juliet Rand has been invited to sing the national anthem at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Station for its 30th annual Student Poetry Contest awards ceremony on Sunday, June 5.
My next deadline is early because of Memorial Day. I think I just heard the entire town groan or cheer. Cheer for summer and foot traffic for businesses. Or groan for the traffic the holiday marks. So my deadline for the June 2 issue is Wednesday, May 25, no later than noon.
Find time to enjoy the little things. They will help boost you up when the big stuff hits!
Contact Southold columnist Tina Koslosky at [email protected] or 631-765-2774.