Eastport Community Notes, August 22

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There’s an app called “Find My Phone” and it is way cool.I saw it in action while at the beach on Saturday. If you lose your iPhone, you can use another iPhone to locate the lost one. It’s like hunting for buried treasure … which is exactly what we did.

Somehow, up there in cyberspace, the iPhone you are using can locate the lost one. When it detects its location, the phone shows you where the lost one is on a map. As you get closer to the lost phone, you can hear this tinkling of bells. The lost phone is calling to you! It is saying: “Find me! Find me!”

We stood in the sand at the beach and could hear the bells. But time was running out because if the lost phone loses its charge, we were cooked. So, there we were, standing on the sand by the boardwalk with our ears to the sand. And voilà! Some guy with an amazing sense of hearing reached down and pulled the phone out of the sand!

“Find My Phone” saved the day. Now, I am wondering if there is an app called “Find My Mind” or “Find My Black Socks” …

Congratulations to Emily Lohse of Eastport who was named once again to the dean’s list at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Emily graduated from Eastport South Manor High School in 2011. She is majoring in psychology/special education.

Congratulations to my son Quinn Pitcher, a junior at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, who was named to the dean’s list last semester. Quinn has a double major: art history and economics.

The Eastport South Manor Music Boosters held a very successful bake sale recently at the King Kullen in Manorville. Many thanks to all who donated the baked goods and purchased them. Funds raised will help the music students get to perform at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan this year. They’ve been invited!

Eastport South Manor marching band members will complete their week of band camp this Friday, August 23. Thanks to all who donated snacks and drinks, and thanks to all the parents who helped out during the week.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3! There will be a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, September 4, starting at 7 p.m., at the high school off Moriches-Middle Island Road in Manorville.

The Suffolk Reading Council awarded Eastport Elementary School student Owen Gansrow with first-place honors for his poetry submission in the council’s annual creative writing contest. Owen was a first-grader last year and his teacher was Marty Noyes. Great job!

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