FACTS OF LIFE
Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 PM
Happy birthday to Christina Gianfrancesco of Port Chester who celebrates Aug. 27.
Happy birthday to Brandi Solomon, granddaughter of Goldie Solomon of Port Chester, who celebrates Aug. 27.
Happy 64th wedding anniversary to Rocky and Marie Morabito of Port Chester who celebrate Aug. 26.
The Port Chester High School Class of '51 wishes a "large" happy birthday to four boyhood classmates: Val D'Ottavio, Frank Fasano, Ron Mazzola and Bill Piciulli, who have been together from grade school through high school and are proud to proclaim they all will reach their 81st birthday during the month of August and are looking forward to celebrating together at the Class Reunion on Oct. 5. In fact, three of these classmates also enlisted in the US Navy Seabees together
during the Korean War and were surprised to be stationed together from the day they entered service until the day they were discharged: Frank Fasano, Ron Mazzola and Bill Piciulli. That's what is considered "closeness," and although separated by many miles and hours, that bond still exists today.
Steven Doria of Rye Brook has been named to the Dean's List at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering in Baltimore, Md. for the spring 2014 semester. The distinction is earned by students who achieve a term grade point average of 3.5 or above in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.
Port Chester resident Declan Costelloe has enrolled at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. for the fall 2014 semester. Costelloe plans to major in Communication Sciences & Disorders.
The Port Chester Council for the Arts is looking for professional visual artists who would like to be considered for participation in the upcoming art show ART10573 on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Crawford Park in Rye Brook. There are a limited number of spots, and artists should have a connection to Port Chester or Rye Brook-you live, work or volunteer in either village, or you have at some time in the past. Please email three photo samples of your work and one photo of your setup to event chair Brigitte Loritz at Loritz.firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, Sept. 6.
Whole Foods in Port Chester will donate 5% of their sales on Wed., Aug. 27 to the Clay Art Center. Stock up on groceries while supporting this thriving ceramics studio. Clay Art Center will be at Whole Foods with hands-on clay activities from 10 a. m.-12 p. m. and 2-6 p. m.
With "indoor season" rapidly approaching, it's time to free up some valuable space around your house by cleaning out those closets, basements and attics and head over to the Saxon Woods Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., at Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains.
Sponsored by Westchester County Parks, this sale is for individuals and families who want to sell their unwanted items. Price is $40 for a 100-125-square-foot space. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, canopies and anything else necessary for display. A $20 refundable cash deposit will be required at check-in that day; it will be returned at the end of the day pending inspection of the site by park staff. At the end of the sale, a charitable organization will be available to accept donations of any goods that do not sell, and unwanted items can be discarded in a trash hauler.
Saxon Woods Pool is located at 1800 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. For more information and an application, go to parks. westchestergov.com or call the park at (914) 995-4481.
The Port Chester High School Class of '51 reunion will take place Sun., Oct. 5 from 2-6 p. m. at Halstead's Bar & Grill, 7 Purdy St., Harrison. Menu: salmon oreganato, chicken francese or beef short ribs over mashed potatoes with penne vodka macaroni for all. There will also be hot & cold hors d'oeuvres, salad, bread, beer, wine, soda, coffee and peach melba dessert. $45 per person tax and tip included. Alcoholic beverages will be available at a cash bar. Deadline for reservations with payment and meal choice is Mon., Sept. 15. Checks should be made payable to "Bea Ceruzzi Class of '51" and mailed to her at 5 Columbus Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573. For additional information, call her at 914/939-1189 after 6 p. m. or Bill Piciulli at 914/261-3443.
The NYS Office of General Services has announced a public auction for a single-family residence at 318 Spring St., Ossining on Sept. 17 with registration to begin at 11 a. m. An open house at the location, formerly the Sing Sing Correctional Facility superintendent's house, will be conducted from 11 a. m.-1 p. m. Wed., Aug. 27. Additional site inspections can be scheduled by calling 518/474-2195. Complete details, including photos, legal and reference documents and auction requirements can be found online at www.nysstore.com by clicking on Surplus Real Estate.
Do you have a dog who's a champion smoocher, likes to dress up or just sit on your lap? The 27th edition of Adopt-A-Dog's Puttin' On The Dog event is Sunday, Sept. 21 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich and one of the highlights of this popular annual festival is the novel Show Class contests.
Judges will be looking to award prizes in 12 categories, including: Who Saved Who (for owners and dogs who saved each other); Mirror Mirror (for owners and dogs who look alike); Puppy Love (for puppies under 12 months); Mixed with the Most (for any mixed breed dog); Pick of the Litter (for any purebred dog); Best Tail Wagger and Aged to Perfection (for dogs 10 years or older). The entertaining competitions end with the famous Puttin' On The Dog Costume Contest parade, a fan favorite. The competitions start at 11:00 a. m. and continue until 4:00.
Registration is open now online for all Show Class entries. Puttin' On The Dog attendees also can register for contests on the day of the festival. For details and the registration form, go to www.adoptadog.org. The fee is $10 for one class and $5 for each additional category entered.