Cutchogue-New Suffolk

Marc and I weren’t in town for the Cutchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Instead, we were in Branford, Conn., at the wedding of Rabbi Rachel Larkin (former student rabbi at North Fork Reform Synagogue) to her best friend, Jon Eisenberg. But the Suffolk Times Web site gave me the opportunity to view the slide show of the parade. Looks like we missed a beautiful day in Cutchogue … sunshine, smiles and a whole lot of green!

The annual Cutchogue United Methodist Church flounder and chicken dinner is back after a hiatus of several years. It will be held Saturday, April 24, with sittings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.; takeout is also available. Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for children under 10. Live jazz. For tickets and info, contact Mary Crump at 734-6033 or [email protected]. Come and enjoy a wonderful dinner out with your family and community friends.

‘Deer Shopping on Love Lane’ is nothing new. When I heard word around Karen’s Deli that a deer went through the window of the TV and VCR store on Love Lane back in the SSRq90s, a vague recollection of the incident came to mind. I don’t think anyone would argue that deer have been an issue for a long time and that the severity and rate of accidents involving them have increased. According to Supervisor Russell, the town has “looked into contraceptive approaches and it was not a cost issue. We are simply not allowed to implement this plan because of state and county health department concerns. We continue to struggle with the DEC and other permitting agencies to allow us to effectively address this problem.”

The last time I saw Stefan Kuehn, he was little boy. In amazement I looked on as the now-grown young man, a sophomore at Mattituck High School, took pictures with his Military Ball date, Rebecca Caracciolo. In awe I listened to tales of Stefan’s adventures. With the support of his parents, Aida and Chris, Stefan has been training and competing in a Laser Radial sailboat across the country. When he is old enough, he’ll move into the Full, which is the men’s Olympic Laser Radial sailboat class. Stefan’s dedication is huge, and until November he’ll train here with the Long Island Sound Olympic Training team. Stefan spent the winter in Florida, competing and training in warmer waters. All the best on overcoming whatever obstacles stand in the way of you achieving your dream!

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library will present a free double feature on Friday, April 9, beginning at 4 p.m. with a family flick, “The Princess and the Frog,” and refreshments. Next on the bill, at 7 p.m., is “Precious.” Bring your own snacks.

I can’t say enough about this beautiful weather; it makes me feel like dressing pretty.

Speaking of dressing pretty, the annual PTSA Fashion Show and Dinner is right around the corner: Thursday, April 29, 5:30 p.m., at Vineyard Caterers. Tickets are $48 and will be on sale in the Mattituck High School lobby three days only: Monday, April 12, 6:30-8 p.m.; Tuesday, April 13, 2:30-4 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 14, 5-7 p.m.

Have a good week!