Shoreham-Wading River: Irish dancers qualify for world competition

When you pass Shoreham Fire Company (Rocky Point Fire Department) on Route 25A, you will notice a very large piece of steel centered in a circle of concrete. It’s a special memorial scheduled to be dedicated on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the twin towers. The design of this 9/11 memorial is complete, but what is not in place yet is all the fundraising. If you would like to support this very worthwhile memorial that will be dedicated to the Kevin Williams Foundation, call 744-7155 or send a check to the RPFD 9/11 Memorial Fund Inc., P.O. Box 702, Shoreham 11786.

You know that sense of pride you feel when your team represents you in a contest that features competitors from around the world? Four local boys have just returned from the North American Irish Dance Championships held in Nashville, Tenn., having qualified to represent the United States in the 2012 World Championships of Irish Dancing in Ireland. They are Sean Sanders of Wading River, who just graduated from Shoreham-Wading River High School, and Conor, Eamon and Sean Reagan of Shoreham, whose father, Sean, is the director of The Inishfree School of Irish Dance. A total of 11 world qualifiers came from this school, which holds classes locally in Wading River/Shoreham and at many other Long Island locations. We want to congratulate Sean, Conor, Eamon and Sean and wish them luck as they travel to Ireland to compete.

Happy birthday to Dolores Sabia and Debbie Spina, both of whom will celebrate on July 21, and to Dan Newton, celebrating his 54th year on July 22.

Early congratulations to Annemarie McNeill and Timothy Corwin, who will be marrying on July 30. May your lives be filled with love, luck and happiness.

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost done with July. Wasn’t it just yesterday that June was winding down, with the kids finishing their final exams and the school year coming to an end? The weather has been great for those who love those hot summer days, so enjoy the best that summer offers and we’ll meet here again next week.