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Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Nearly 1,000 turn out for Turkey Trot

Nearly 1,000 local residents began their Thanksgiving holiday participating in the MCTA Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. Many made it a family event, including the Bozsnyaks, Zuhoskis, Rothmans, Sissons, Smiths, Hoegs, Burnses, Bunkers and McDonalds to mention a few. Once again, the association did a great job running this event. Hats off to Ilana Kowalski for a job well done and congratulations to all!

‘Tis the season for donating. New or gently used blankets can be dropped off at Suffolk County National Bank and new pajamas can be contributed through Dec. 15 through the Suffolk Chapter of the Pajama Program. Collection bins can be found at Cutchogue–New Suffolk Library.

Adam Ilgin, a student at Our Lady of Mercy, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. He will join a select group of students this summer in Washington, D.C., to study leadership and explore some of the nation’s most prominent spots from Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institution and historic Gettysburg. Forum delegates will join in small-group discussions and exercises to experience how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change. Congratulations!

Attention holiday shoppers! Over 100 popular retailers will donate eBoxTops to Cutchogue East Elementary when you do your online shopping at Just click on your favorite retailer and money will be donated directly to the school. Many retailers offer free shipping and other incentives. This program is sponsored by the Cutchogue East
Belated birthday wishes are sent to Kay Bozsnyak and a very happy 18th birthday to my son Brad!

Share in the joy of the season as North Fork families portray medieval townsfolk in a Nativity play and living crèche, Sunday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Then join in a carol sing as cast and audience process from the church to the crèche at the Cutchogue Village Farm next door. Free admission. Offering for Haiti Relief. For more information contact church music director Mary Agria.

Troop 39 will be at the Cutchogue post office and Karen’s Deli this Saturday selling beautiful Christmas wreaths. Decorate your home and support our local Boy Scouts.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library. Food Fun For Kids (grades 2-6) is set for Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:30-11:30 am. Registration required. Bring a container. The Long Island Composer’s Alliance performs Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. It’s free; all welcome! And stop by the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. for cider, cookies and music by Dunegrass.

Deck the halls at the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s open house Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a great an opportunity to shop locally and get that a unique Christmas gift for everyone on your list. The guild is filled with original artwork, handmade items, wreaths, woodwork, jewelry and more — plus a chinese auction with drawing on Sunday 3 p.m. For information, call 734-6382 or e-mail [email protected]

To those celebrating the Festival of Lights, may you and yours have Happy Hanukkah and enjoy the blessings of the season!

Have a good week!

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