Aquebogue -Jamesport Column: ‘Carols & Cookies’ Friday at Jamesport Meeting House

Congratulations to the Aquebogue students of the week for November: Kindergarten — Victoria Daychouk, Griffin Sumwalt, Willy Barrios, Reese Wirth, Victoria Salazar, Joshua Soler, Matteo Mosciatti, Gisselle Morales-Llamas, Alexandra Hoverkamp, Autumn Montgomery, Cambria Palomino, Ja’Dah Williams. 1st grade — Travis Hansen, Rigoberto Nicolas, Colin Maaiki, Mishell Garcia, Cesar Dubon, Justin Caraballo Torres, Courtney Reynolds, Michael Gagliano, Aidan Eslin, Jayden Gilliam, Shannah Calle, Christian Aguilar, Charles Liles, Tara Galka, Janeiah Evans, Erick Agustin, Adolfo Jeronimo, Daneijha Corey-Farmer. 2nd grade — Nelsis Guevara-Cuesta, Maria Vergara, Jaxson Rubio, Jayden Binkis, Zyaire Hartfield, Katy Paredes, Ryan Allen, Samuel Lemus, Ellie Schultz, Ariana Hubbard, Riley Dunbar, Hannah Witt, Sophia Haupt, Giovanna Maffetone, Patrick Rowland, Olwin Mayen, Randy Cabrera-Milian, Savannah McDonald. 3rd grade — Olivia Niewiadomski, Joshua Carey, Jocelyn Podlas, Skyler Yuengling, Megan Card-Gimipelman, William Green, Deanna Wirth, Erica Bilski. 4th grade — Christian Mato, Abigail Morreale, Shannon Doyle, Kaylen Lockhart, Benjamin Payton, Katherine Goodale, Haylie Tierney, Joseph Brown, Liam Drobny, Julianna Veliz, Jose Alvarado, Kellie Estes, Grace Kaelin, and Katelin Adamson.

Celebrate the season at the Jamesport Meeting House with “Carols and Cookies” Friday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. The East End Arts chorus, conducted by Ann Webb, will perform seasonal selections and lead attendees in a singalong of popular carols. Barbara Bixby will play piano. Afterward, share some cookies and mulled cider in the Lecture Room. Suggested $5 donation for adults. All children are welcome.

The opening performance of Living Water Full Gospel Church’s Christmas show, “The Wonder of Christmas,” is tonight. I heard that tickets are selling out quickly for some of the performances. The show is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of Christmas, with performances of traditional Christmas tunes and seasonal gospel hits. Call today to reserve your tickets. Performances are Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 15-17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, the 18th, at 3 p.m. For tickets and information, call 631-722-4969, ext. 204, or email [email protected].

Congratulations to 2005 RHS graduate Danielle Hein, who just received her “white coat” in a special ceremony at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. This ceremony is an initiation into its residency program. The white coat was presented by Dr. Andresen of Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital. Danielle used to work for Dr. Andresen, milking his goats and helping out with his animals. It was during that time she decided she wanted to become a veterinarian. Danielle will graduate in 2013. Congratulations, Danielle, from all your family and friends!

We are busy decorating our house for Christmas. The college kids will all be home by the weekend in time to celebrate my birthday! We are all going to New York City to see the tree and share a meal. Then Johanna, her sisters and I will stay at Ronald McDonald House to prepare for some testing at NYU. I wish you much peace in the week ahead.