Cutchogue-New Suffolk

Industrious cleaners
Cub Scout Christopher Nicholson demonstrates his best cleaning technique during Saturday’s car wash offered by Mattituck-Cutchogue Pack 39 at the Cutchogue Firehouse.

As we reach mid-August, many families prepare for the departure of their college-age children. For some, this is a time of mixed emotions; excitement and anxiety as their children enter their freshman year. But with this transition comes the opportunity to express pride, hope and trust in your child. And to be a blessing with your love, support and celebration of who your child is and who they can be. All the best!

Attention, artists ages 5 to 15: There’s still time to enter your work in The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s young artists contest. There are three age groups: 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 15. The winner of each group will win $25 and lessons with a professional artist. Submit your entry in person at the Guild, on Main Road across from Capital One Bank. Winners will be announced at the Guild’s end-of-the-season show, Saturday, Aug. 28. You can view the exhibit of work by young artists at the Guild, Monday through Saturday, 10-5, and Sunday, noon-5. Closed on Thursday.

Bill and Joan Ferris of Cutchogue are the proud grandparents of Caroline Virginia Ferris, born Aug. 9 to their son, Will, and daughter-in-law, Caroline. Brother David welcomed little Caroline to their home in Park City, Utah. Will and his sister, Lindley, who work for the same company in Park City, both plan to take some time off to visit Bill and Joan for a family Christmas celebration in Cutchogue. G-d Bless.

Apologies to the MacDonald family for incorrectly referring to them as the McDonalds.

Welcome the Sabbath in song, prayer and meditation while watching the sun set over the waters of Long Island Sound. All are invited to join the members of North Fork Reform Synagogue Friday, Aug. 20, as they continue this bucolic tradition, Shabbat at Kenney’s Beach in Southold. Bring a picnic supper and beach chairs. Children are welcome. Supper around 6 p.m.; services begin at 6:30. If the weather is bad, services will take place at the home NFRS shares with Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Main Road. For information, call 722-5712 or visit

Heartfelt condolences to the Comando family. Prayers of healing are being sent to Abby Heins.

I ran into Lousie Cardinale-Busch the other day while shopping. She was happy to share that her son, Billy Gremler, and his father (also Billy) are the guys behind Billy’s by the Bay restaurant at Brewer’s Yacht Yard in Greenport, which you can visit by land or sea. All the best on your new venture!

June Metzner of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council called to remind me that there are two weekends left to view “Chairs: Antique and Unique” at the Schoolhouse on the Village Green.

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library will host a related lecture by Doug Constant of Orient, “Let’s Be Seated,” this Saturday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m, Refreshments will be served. Free.

Have a good week!