Is your garden ecofriendly?

Times/Review Newsgroup is looking for pictures and information on ecologically friendly gardens and community gardens to be featured in next spring’s Home and Garden supplement.

We want to hear from you if you are using goods made from recycled materials, ecologically harvested timber and other earth-friendly ingredients; if your garden is filled with environmentally friendly garden supplies, accents and accessories; if you are growing an edible organic garden; if there is a habitat for wildlife; or any other ecofriendly gardening highlights. Information and photos are also sought on community gardens.

Send high-quality photos and information by mail to Lee Peters at P.O. Box 1500, Mattituck, NY 11952 or by e-mail to [email protected].

Church hosts conference trip

Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue is offering a trip to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Scranton Conference 2010, Friday to Sunday, Aug. 6 to 8.

The conference will be held at the University of Scranton (Pa.) and housing will be available on campus and at a local motels. Transportation via Hampton Jitney will be available from Southold.

For registration forms, call Roni Stanky at 765-3685. For bus reservations, call 516-223-8594.

Counseling for caregivers

Free counseling for those providing care for the elderly is available from Family Service League, Riverhead. Call 369-0104 for an appointment.

Joint services to be held

Two local congregations are planning to celebrate summer with joint worship services. These will be held at Old Steeple Church, Main Road, Aquebogue, July 18 and Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. and at First Parish Church, 5267 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, July 25 and Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Learn about labyrinths

The history, design and uses of labyrinths will be the subject of a workshop for beginners led by Lisa Barrow, of Sacred Spaces. The session will take place Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spiritual Renewal Center of First Parish Church, UCC. The rain date is Saturday, July 24. A donation of $35 can be made at the door or online at Call 630-0636 to make reservations.

Camp offers special session

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck will hold a special respite weekend Friday-Sunday, Aug. 6-8, for children ages 6 to 21 with special needs.

The weekend is offered in addition to the camp’s regular program of one-week sessions for children with physical and mental disabilities. Campers will participate in a range of typical camp activities at the Center Moriches site, supervised by five counselors.

The cost is $350 per person, and up to 50 campers can be accommodated. To register call 878-1070 or visit

Junior Bulldogs celebrate

The Junior Bulldogs of the Mattituck Fire Department will celebrate their 25th anniversary at a party scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7. Former junior Bulldogs who want to attend can call Leonard Llewellyn (298-4793), Edward Cassidy (298-6563) or Robert Shaw (298-5640). Leave your name, address and phone number and you’ll be contacted with details.