Cutchogue-New Suffolk

Our Lady of Ostrabrama’s first communion class made communion April 24. Congratulations to Julianna Voegel, Christopher Dinizio, Ethan Tandy, Grace Shipman, Dane Reda, Maximilian Pasko, Kathryn Thompson, Kyle McCaskie, Taylor Zuhoski, Christopher Kuczynski, Victoria Apadula, Halle Foster, Monika Kolota, Julia Mejsak, Tyler Marlborough and Joshua Starzee.

Pat Pugliese has been hand-painting beautiful champagne glasses for customers for years. Tomorrow, May 7, her family and friends will have a chance to raise their glasses in honor of Pat and Ralph’s 50th anniversary. God bless!

While I was cleaning out messages on my answering machine I came across a “lost” message from Christina Oman. My apologies. Belated happy birthday to Christina’s grandson Brian Lynch, who celebrated on April 27.

Hannah Prokop, who was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago, established ‘Hannah’s Cans for Cancer’ as a way to give back. Daniel Parks chose to help Hannah as his b’nai mitzvah project for his becoming a Bar Mitzvah on May 22. You can help Dan support Hannah’s efforts by purchasing ribbons for 50 cents at the Cutchogue Fire Department, North Fork Reform Synagogue (housed at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church) or Pike Street Pilates.

The flounder dinner at Cutchogue United Methodist Church was a great success thanks in large part to the volunteers from NJROTC, who served up 200 meals. The volunteers included Charles Dumblis, Adam Swiskey, Eric Izzo, Catlin Penny, Wilson Quizlip, Elaina Sluyters, Brendon Damiani, Andrew Rubin, Rachel Wells and Kyle Willzeno

NJROTC instructors worldwide dream that their cadets will receive the “Most Outstanding Unit” award even once in their careers. Senior Chief, NC1 and Major Grigonis seem to have this pleasure regularly, as their cadets have now won this award in Area 4 for the fourth year in a row. Way to go! Your hard work, dedication, teamwork and determination have paid off!

The Relay for Life “Paint the Town Purple” campaign began May 1, and purple flags and ribbons will be displayed throughout our community. Your family can get one free purple bow at Ivy League Florist in Southold, and flags are available at Suffolk County National Bank in Cutchogue.

The Cutchogue Homemakers invite guests and prospective members to their annual spring luncheon at Vineyard Caterers on Tuesday, May 18, noon to 3 p.m. For more information contact Dorothea Jordan, [email protected] or 734-8409.

The East End branch of the Eastern Long Island Hospital Auxiliary invites you to an “Italian Nite” dinner at the Soundview on Thursday, May 13, from noon to 8 p.m. Cost is $18 per person and takeout orders are available.

Senior citizens can learn more about resolving financial, health care and legal issues at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library on Monday, May 10, at 2 p.m. It’s free, but you need to register.

Gardening, kept small and simple, can be fun, therapeutic and a great learning experience when done with your children.

Moms, enjoy whatever you choose to do this Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day!

Have a good week!