Cutchogue-New Suffolk

Amid acres of open fields in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., 43,000 Boy Scouts gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of scouting in the U.S. at the Boy Scout National Jamboree. John Bradley, Anthony Howell, James Steele, Adam Steele, Tom Swenson and Tom Talbot from Troop 39 were among those representing the United States. Scouts also attended from Mexico, Japan, Russia and Sweden.

The Jamboree gives scouts an opportunity to develop new friendships and a plethora of other experiences, including rapelling off a 60-foot tower, mountain boarding, scuba diving, sailing and more. In addition, they could work on or complete 101 of the 110 Boy Scout merit badges.

Two celebrations converge on the Village Green Saturday, Aug. 14: the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council’s 50th birthday celebration and the 31st annual Douglas Moore Memorial Concert. The historical council developed and maintains the Village Green, its landmarks and the Old Burying Ground, and preserves materials related to our rich local history. The music festival recognizes native son and Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Moore, whose compositions have been called “quintessential American” music. The public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a pre-concert picnic to the green starting at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be singing and birthday cake to honor the historical council’s anniversary. The concert starts at 7:30. If it rains, the picnic will be canceled and the concert will move to the Southold High School auditorium.

Since graduating from college Jaimie McDonald has been teaching middle and high school math in Hastings, England, where her flat overlooks the English Channel. She has taken full advantage of her proximity to European history and recently went on “holiday” to the Canary Islands. Jaimie was chosen to be filmed with her class for a mathematics teaching module that will air on Teacher TV in the fall. She’ll be home during August for a well-deserved respite from the English weather and her family is happy to have her!

Happy birthday to Emma Milligan, who turns 17 on Aug 14.

Activities at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library this month include Float Your Boat/Science on the Move, today, Aug. 12, 3-4 p.m., for grades 2-6, registration required; Secret Seahorses, Monday, Aug. 16, 10-10:30 a.m., for ages 2 and 3; Marvelous Mermaids, Aug. 16, 6-7 p.m., for grades K-3; and Oceans of Fun Song and Puppetry Concert at the Parish Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Have a good week!