02/29/12 6:48pm

Happy birthday to…

Steven Kraus, Richard Rush, Janet Loconsolo D’Auria, George Serban, Luke Rosato and Libby Liszanckie on March 2; Michael Shlala, Dirk Willumsen and Christano Gonzales on March 3; Rich Lomuscio, Sheila Harrington, Suellyn Preston, Louis Evangelista, Patricia Evangelista and Archer Brown on March 4; Laurie Clark Morin, Jill Taplin, John Patrick Goodleaf, Nancy Hamilton and JoAnn DeMarsico on March 5; Abigail Bisher, Lachlan McFarland and  Emma Teodoru on March 6; Joan Young, Beverlea Walz, Linda Eklund and Billy Banks on March 7; and Hap Bowditch Jr., Joe Klenawicus Jr., Hans Schmid, Jamie Harrison, Justin Schlesinger-Devlin and Savannah Sherman on March 8.

Happy anniversary to…

Donny and Nancy Walther on March 7.

Congratulations to…

Shelter Island Class of 2011’s Andrew BeltCappellino, named to the Dean’s List at Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University, for the fall semester. He is a freshman biology major and in his spare time plays on his dorm’s co-rec football team and on an intramural basketball team. He says his basketball is a bit rusty, but “like old times I had some pretty good assists.”

Hats off to…

Katherine Goldsmith, who has been accepted at Wellesley College. A National Merit Finalist and a premier soccer goalkeeper, she will graduate from Greenwich Academy this spring. Katherine is the daughter of Jessica and James Goldsmith of Armonk, New York and the granddaughter of Islander Carol Galligan.

02/22/12 5:25pm

Happy birthday to…

Christopher Piccozzi, Brian Sherman, Sean Patrick and Kevin Springer, Donna Lee, Peter Sessa Sr., Michael Russo, Ed Morris, Vera MacDonald and Tyrus Runyon on February 24; Amber Jernick, David M. Williams, John Ingianni, Laurene H. Silvani, Sarah Evangelista and Jeri Lynn Hoover on February 25; Jim Theinert, Rosemund Douglass and Janina Spotteck on February 26; Georgiana Ketcham, Phil Mancine, John Dudley, Katy Binder and Hope Kanarvogel on February 27; Benjamin James Nowikas, Grace  Kaminsky, Will Anderson Jr., Tom Mysliborski Jr., Helen Mysliborski, Steve McLaughlin Jr., Don Forchelli Jr. and Vanessa Hamblet on February 28; and Benjamin Stacey Clark, Kristian Clark, James “Harvey” Cowen, Casey Brianna Burgess, Madigan Teodoru and Emma Woodworth on March 1.

02/15/12 6:34pm

Happy birthday to…

Keith Schutz, Prudence Fairweather and Richard Loper on February 17; Terry Hickey, Willette Hoffmann, Douglas Halsey Jr., Christopher Parsons, Kate Saetta, Jonathon Rivera, Yvonne Loinig and Alex Graffagnino on February 18; Michael Ryan, Sean Cronin and Wil Sherman on February 19; Steve Nathan, Kimberly Hallman Clark, JoAnne Biegert, Jaime Lenzer, Nicholas Young and Derek Brockbank on February 20; Rick Dalton, Valerie Halsey Wettengel, Megan Ames and Kurt Bollmann on February 21; Eleanor P. Labrozzi, Jeanne Farnan, Sheila McGayhey, Kelli Morgan Sipperell, Adam Walz, Katrina Kimberly Adams, Fiona Aitken and Emily, John and Joel Hallman on February 22; and Barbara Sanwald Smith, Michael Pollio and Alison Binder on February 23.

Happy anniversary to…

Tori and Hankins Parichabutr on February 17 and Kathy and Ted Sullivan on February 20.

A valiant attempt…

By the Shelter Island School “Challenge” team last week. They were paired with East Islip High School on the popular student quiz show on Channel 14 but faced a team drawn from a graduating class of 400. No contest but it took a lot of heart and courage to try.

In the Winner’s Circle…

Amanda Clark, this summer’s 2012 Olympic contender in the women’s 470 races, received the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics Commercial Award at a dinner last month in Miami, Florida — presented to the athlete who has been outstanding in supporting the commercial and sponsorship activities of the US Sailing Team. “Whenever we have a speaking engagement or appearance, Amanda is 100 percent reliable to knock the socks off any corporate executive,” a USSTAG manager said at the awards program.

01/30/12 8:00pm

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Physical education teacher Brian Becker opens gifts for baby Becker at the shower given to him by the Shelter Island Faculty Association.

Baby Boy Becker’s anticipated arrival at the end of this month was celebrated on January 18 in the school library, hosted by the Shelter Island Faculty Association. The occasion was a shower for physical education teacher Brian Becker. He wore the traditional paper plate festooned with ribbons but Ima went with this more dignified photo.

01/25/12 2:48pm

Happy birthday to…

Jimi Rando and Richard E. Halsey Jr. on January 27; Helen Dawson, Irene Senken, Ethan Angelo and Lisa Shaw on January 28; Jennifer Card on January 29; Carleen Blados Washington, Rhiannon Degnan, Connie Edwards, Ben Smith, Griffin Anderson, Lesley Koehler and Dennis Pelliccia on January 30; Robert J. Simes, Eleanore Crittenden, Luke Reich and Kim Sherman on January 31; Jesse Read and Claudia Olinkiewicz on February 1; and William Scott Dickens, Stanley Beckwith, Nicole Urban, Jim Toth, Sharon Kast and Fay Rodriguez Walker on February 2.