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Flanders News: ‘Huge’ yard sale on tap for Friday

Happy summer 2015, everyone! I hope this summer doesn’t fly by as quickly as last summer. Then again, last summer I was planning a graduation party and getting ready to bring my daughter to college, so of course it went quickly for me. This summer should be a little calmer. After moving twice in the last month, picking up Kate from college for summer break and then arranging to have a surgical procedure this month, let’s just say I can really use a non-stressful summer. 

A huge yard sale will be held Friday, June 26, at 9:30 a.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center/Flanders Senior Center. Stop by and see what they have to offer. Remember, one person’s junk is another person’s treasure.

Congratulations to the following students, who competed in the photography contest “Southampton Town’s 375th Anniversary,” sponsored by the Southampton Town Youth Bureau. First place went to Maria Luca, a 10th-grader from Southampton; second place, Indivi Bacon, ninth grade, also from Southampton; and third place, Kenia Torres, ninth grade, Hampton Bays. All submissions will be on display at the Parrish Art Museum in January 2016. Maybe next year some students from Flanders will enter the competition. Southampton Town has a lot of contests and events that students in Flanders can participate in. Visit and click on youth bureau to see what’s going on and what’s available.

Happy birthday to Stephanie Shea, today, June 25; Pete Scolaro and Mike Hubbard, June 27; Connie LaGue, June 29; Evelyn Conklin, Brian Wilkinson and Virginia Troyan, June 30; my cousin Rob Tribuzio, July 1; my cousin Toni Norkelun, July 5; and Wayne Meyer, July 6.

Congratulations to all the graduates in our community. From this weekend on, life as you know it will change drastically. Your actions and what you choose to do with your time, money, body and life will now be your responsibility. Graduation is a monumental step and although it’s important to have fun and celebrate, please remember that you’re not yet at the legal age to drink. If you do drink, don’t drive! Call a cab, a parent, a friend, etc.! Do not put your life or anyone else’s life in danger.

That’s all for this week. I hope to hear from more of you soon. Tell me about your vacations, family reunions, etc. Is anyone planning a high school reunion? Let me help spread the word and announce your event. Thanks to everyone who shared their news this week. Enjoy your weekend and have a great start to July! And please … don’t text while driving.

Contact Flanders columnist Tanya Doherty at 727-8687 or [email protected].