Cutchogue-New Suffolk

07/22/2010 12:00 AM |

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council and many celebratory activities are happening on and around the Village Green, which was itself the council’s very first project. Learn more about the council’s history and accomplishments by visiting “Travelin’ Back” in the Old Schoolhouse. The exhibit is open Saturday-Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. until Aug. 8, after which a new exhibit about chairs of the North Fork will take its place. And while you’re on the Green, visit the other landmarks representing over 350 years of our local heritage (same days and times).

If you drove bythe Green on the evening of July 7, you might have thought an outdoor theater had been added. Although there were no spotlights or red carpet, it was a premiere — of “Through the Years: Local North Fork History of the Village Green,” which was shown in Surround Sound on the back wall of the Old Schoolhouse. The 40-minute video was produced and directed by council member Mike Malkush, narrated by local historian Jim Grathwohl and features many council members. Some have said it may qualify for an Oscar! The limited edition DVD can be purchased at the Carriage House on the Green. Proceeds go toward the garage that will be built on the Green to house the Council’s most recent acquisition, a 1926 Model T Ford farm truck, originally from the Fleet farm in Cutchogue and formerly in the collection of Parker Wickham.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, the Council will officially celebrate its 50 years during the annual Douglas Moore Music Festival and community picnic. More details will be forthcoming.

The family of John and Laura Cullen wishes them a happy 50th anniversary on July 23. Together they created a beautiful life, raised three children and spoiled seven grandchildren. Longtime Centereach residents, they moved to Cutchogue five years ago to be closer to their grandchildren. John is a member of the Cutchogue Fire Department and Laura is an avid writer. A vow-renewal ceremony and celebration is planned for Saturday, July 24, at East Wind. The family happily looks forward to an exciting weekend with over 70 family members and friends.

Looking for something to do this weekend with the family? The annual Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard Sweet Corn Festival, July 24-25, promises an “ear-resistible day of corny country fun!” Live music, wine tasting, corn- and pie-eating contests, sack races, tug-of-war and more. Visit the Barnyard Adventure with pig races, egg hatchery, farm animals, honey bee museum and children activities. For more information log onto

Sy and Debra Dufton have been working hard to help you find solutions for clean living. Stop by the East End Greenfest July 24 and 25 and learn more about renewable energy, organic natural products, natural beauty, green living and more! For more information log onto

Library happenings: Seven Levels of Awareness with Monica Bennett, Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. Learn to increase your consciousness and change limiting patterns in your life. Registration requested; Wii Play for ages 8 and 9, July 23, 2-3 p.m., with Wii Drift Mania and Super Mario Brothers. Refreshments, registration required; Family Flick, Friday, July 23, 4 p.m., “The Spy Next Door” (PG); Children’s Book Donation Week, July 26-31, ages 5-12, receive one “book coupon” for every five books donated.

Have a good week!