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Green Light to Heaven

Clear and Visibility Unlimited

As I drove home from the funeral home that rainy Friday night, I wasn’t really paying attention to my surroundings. My mind, heart and thoughts were on the scene I left behind. The flowers, the photographs, the men in uniform standing at attention and helping out, the family standing close together, the folded American flag, the tears, the flowers, the memories, the strength and courage of those left behind.

As I got closer to home I realized in the back of my mind that I had not been stopped once by a traffic light. All lights I passed had been green and the image of a Green Light to Heaven came to me. I wondered if anyone else ever thought of it and figured that someone probably had. Then I remembered a license place I once saw. It read CAVU—Clear and Visibility Unlimited.

I knew then for sure that the Colonel had a Green Light to Heaven. The path was Clear and Visibility was Unlimited.

Away you go. We will all miss you.

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The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Westhampton Beach will take place on Saturday, March 15, starting at noon. The parade begins on Mill Road and finishes on Main Street. There are lots of activities planned in addition to the parade. For a complete list, visit www.whbstpats.com.

There will also be a parade in Center Moriches on Sunday, March 16, starting at 2 p.m. To kick off festivities in Center Moriches, the Knights of Columbus will host a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the Knights Hall on Frowein Road on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the traditional Irish fare dinner are $15 per person. Call 680-1113 for more information on this event.

Knights of Columbus members also offer Country Line Dancing every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights facility in Center Moriches. All are welcome to join in on the fun.

Eastport Books and Brew has a book club that meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Call 325-8595 for details, including book titles for discussion.

The Fitness Studio has also started up a book club of its own. Members plan to meet the first Wednesday of the month at the gym, which is located in Eastport. Call Linda, Kim, Sherri or Renee at 325-2955 for more information.

Congratulations to Eastport South Manor seniors Jonathan Harden and Taylor Grogan who have been selected as the school district’s 2007-2008 Suffolk Zone Outstanding Physical Education Students of the Year. The award is the highest distinction given to students by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The school’s physical education staff nominates the winners. Jonathan and Taylor were honored at a special banquet in December.

Easter Sunday services at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church in Quiogue will take place at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 23. An ecumenical Sunrise Service will take place at the Swordfish Club on Dune Road that morning at 6 a.m. Hot chocolate and hot cross buns will be served at the beach. Everyone is invited to attend any of the services to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.

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