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Greenport news: Go, Porters!

I feel as if I’m walking on air. Not only are my N.Y. Giants 2-0 but so is the Porters football team, which will take on the Panthers in Babylon this Friday evening at 6 p.m.

Boys in grades 1 through 5 who are interested in becoming Cub Scouts are invited to the first meeting of the year Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Greenport. Parents are encouraged to come and get their sons signed up.

The ELIH Auxiliary’s East End/Shelter Island branch will hold an Italian Night fundraising dinner Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Soundview restaurant from noon to 8 p.m. Choose spaghetti with meatballs or chicken parmesan for $20 per person. Call Carol at 631- 477-2047 for information and tickets.

I’ve received the sad news from Peggy Foster of Merritt Island, Fla., that her husband, Greenport native Barton C. Foster, died April 6. The son of Maude and George Foster, he was a Greenport High School grad and Army veteran who worked on Plum Island for 15 years. In 1967, Peggy and Bart moved to Florida, where he worked for the next 30 years for the space center.

St. Agnes R. C. Church is ready to welcome back its faith formation families. Classes resume next week as follows: Levels 1-6: Tuesday, 3-4:15 p.m.; Levels 7 and 8, Wednesday 7-8 p.m. This year, Level 7 and 8 students from St. Patrick will also be at St. Agnes School. Re-register your children before the first meeting. Forms can be found on the parish website (access the Faith Formation Page and follow the link) or in the front foyer of St. Agnes.

Greenport Schools suffered a big loss this past week when Joe Capuano left. I am going to miss him terribly, but I wish him all the luck in the world in his new position at Peconic Landing.

Happy birthday to Shelley Boyd, Bruce Sieverman and Peter Vandernoth on Sept. 22; Bart Ruroede, Nick Mazzaferro and Semar Bell on the 23rd; Ian Ryan, Amy Israel, Keith Baker and Donna Angevine on the 24th; two cousins, Patty Hocker and Gayle Bealer, on the 25th; another cousin, Gwen Cutts, plus Donna Harrison. Frank Zahra and Jerry Duffley on the 26th; Victoria Piechnik, Jill Doherty, Jordan Marshall, Anthony Chance, Barbara Klos and Dr. Micah Kaplan on the 27th; Luke Doroski, Matt Blasko, Bob White Jr., Chris Manfredi (the son, not the dad) and Jim Harrison on the 28th; Damon Rallis and William Berg on the 29th; Joann Modica on the 30th; Scott Ferguson on Oct. 1; Madison Harrison on the 2nd; Kristy Hansen, Gabe “Bumpy” Grilli, Sue Rogers, Mike Goldsmith, Joanie Kart, Kathy Hubbard, Charlie Mosher, Jade Creighton, Denise Tjornhom and Teresa Bushey on the 3rd; Elizabeth Morrison, Paula Blados Reeve and Julie Cartner on the 4th; and yet another cousin, Cassady Heaney, along with Ryan Rempe, Chrissy McElroy and Jessica Henderson on the 5th.

The happiest of anniversaries is wished to Eileen and Gary Charters on the 24th; Aileen and Mike Reed, also on the 24th; Alicia and Bobby Doucett, my son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Lori Dinizio, and Crissy and Brian Pruitt,all on the 27th; Chris and Paul Dinizio on Oct. 1; Kristy and Kameron Kaiser on the 2nd; and Kathy and Bob Wallace on the 4th.



Contact Greenport columnist Joan Dinizio at [email protected] or 631-477-9411.