One for the ride
Jake Perdie of Jamesport Vineyards pours a glass of wine for Amanda Anderson of Lindenhurst, on her horse Musasa, during Saturday’s vineyard ride organized by Old Field Farm, Nassau Suffolk Horsemen’s Association and East End Livestock Association. The seventh annual event included wine tastings at Martha Clara, Paumanok and Jamesport vineyards, followed by a gourmet lunch at Martha Clara.

Congratulations to the Aquebogue students of the week for the month of May. Kindergarten: Gustavo Villa, Alyssa Tomko, Reanna Menotti, Johnathan Timpone, Steven Haga, Riley Dunbar, Jayden Binkis, Daytwon Spruill, Savannah McDonald, Nature Langhorne, Alexandra Goodale, Kathryn Donohue, Jose Francisco-Bartolome, Ra’saan Ayala, Ryan Allen, Princesa Jeronimo. First grade: Catherine Thieme, Evan Maaiki, Nathaniel Bollermann, Taliyah Moore, Julian Cortez, Erika Ardon, Maura Lopez Leon, Island Chavez, Ashley Colagrande, Rayan Zhingri-Torres, Maritza Perez, Olivia Niewiadomski, Gavin Cucchi, William Lopez, Katelyn Nabrezny, Kate Foley, Katelyn Encinas-Reyes, Chloe Williams. Second grade: Miasha Pittman, Liam Drobny, Eric Palencia, Delu Rizzo, Aaliyah Chabla, Sarah Weghorst, Casey Dunbar, Taylor Normandin, Madison Mackie, Ben Cutrone, Christopher Timpone, Caleigh Kalmus, Katelin Adamson, Karen Jackson, Juliana Hise, Steven McDonald, Aiyanna Brown, Sarah Ziegler, Brook Howard. Third grade: Willy Brenes-Suchini, Delanie Warner, Kamryn Gill, Hannah Brewer, Ny’Asia Parker, Emily Bazarewski, Sydney Huber, Clare Barbato, Ra’zhon Banks, Kaelin Moos. Fourth grade: Izabela Radziwonski, Athena Zorn, Troy Goode, Matthew Kneidl, Dean Koukounas, Joseph Ryan, Roxana Lopez, Connor Reilly, Jaxon Whitehead, Bria Jenkins, Patrick Marchetti, Dalton Lucas, Iris Castro, Caitlin Moore. BOCES: Julian Krushinski, Anthony Elliot.

Tickets are going fast for Dayspring Dance and Performing Arts production of “Alice, Classic Twist II” at Living Waters Full Gospel Church in Aquebogue. Shows are Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m. Call 722-4969 for tickets and information.

Thanks to Richard Wines, who sent me details of the new exhibit at Hallockville Museum Farm, “Chairs of Hallockville,” that opens on June 18 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. All ages are welcome. There will be light refreshments. The exhibit, in the museum’s Trubisz Little House, is interactive, and viewers will be challenged to solve a series of mysteries about the history and provenance of each chair on display. There will also be a “chair hunt” in the homestead that should be fun for all.

All of the chairs have interesting stories to tell, but Richard tells me that we may be especially interested to know that the exhibit includes a chair that belonged to Jamesport’s founder, James Tuthill, and may be the only known surviving artifact connected to him.

We had a great day at Hallockville Museum Farm this past Saturday. The weather held up nicely and it was a wonderful day for a yard sale! We cleaned out some of the basement and garage. I am not going to stop until we are organized and free of clutter!

I met many new people and old friends. It was also very nice to put the names and faces together of the many local readers who e-mail me and share their news with the community. I especially love meeting new friends! I met quite a few lovely people who have summer homes and some others who just moved to the area. I want to extend a warm welcome to all of you. Enjoy this beautiful summer weather.