Cutchogue-New Suffolk: EMS providers honored

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Rug hooking 101 Peconic Ruggers member Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas of Aquebogue (left) teaches Marie Magnano of Farmingville some basic stitches in Hallockville Museum Farm’s Naugles Barn during the group’s Hooked Rug Show and Sale Saturday afternoon. The rug-hooking guild, started by Gail Horton of Greenport in 1996, meets during the winter at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.

Each year the Suffolk County REMSCO honors agencies and EMS providers for dedication and commitment to their community. With great pride, the Cutchogue Fire Department has announced the selection of paramedic Kathy Hartmann as 2009 ALS Provider of the Year for Suffolk County. Kathy was joined by Chief Andrew McCaffery and her family at the annual awards ceremony in Patchogue. Throughout her career Kathy has played an instrumental role in saving lives and her accomplishments also earned her honors as 2009 CFD Firefighter of the Year and EMS Provider of the year, and 2009 North Fork Volunteer Fireman’s Association’s Firefighter of the year. Congratulations and G-d bless!
Happy Halloween! Hannah Prokop scoured Oriental Trading catalog for weeks before ordering Halloween goodies for the 360 bags purchased with funds from Hannah’s Cans for Cancer. Hannah and her family visited the children’s oncology ward distributing the Halloween goodies along with  135 pumpkins for the kids to decorate, courtesy of Krupski’s, Helen’s and VerDerBer’s.
Congratulations to Eric Izzo of Mattituck High School on his appointment by Congressman Tim Bishop to the 2011 Congressional Student Advisory Council. Eric will represent MHS at its monthly meeting with our congressman to discuss our nation’s important issues.
The East End Lionesses invite you to their eighth annual fashion show at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5-10 p.m. Raffles, dinner and fashion show from Fandango’s in Hampton Bays and Fashion Bug at Tanger Outlet Center. Proceeds benefit scholarships East End high school seniors. For information and tickets call Diane at 478-7010 or 734-4269
The film series ‘Film and Faith’ begins Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Creation Station, behind Cutchogue United Methodist Church. The first film is the Academy Award-nominated and critically acclaimed “As It Is in Heaven,” a heart-warming, joyful tale set in a small Swedish community where everyone is in some way “broken.” It’s a story of how one may be “healed” after finding their “voice.” Discussion of the film will be led by Dr. John Agria, videographer and professor at Suffolk County Community College, and may address questions such as: What is the “message’ of the Christian experience? What role does or doesn’t the ‘organized’ church play in community? What role does community itself play helping individuals find their “voice”? For more information, contact John Agria at 765-5667 or [email protected]
Remember when you were young and you gave that special handmade gift? Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s Home for the Holidays Open House on Saturday, Nov. 6, invites you to do just that. Beginning at 10 a.m., bring the family to find that special handmade gift: original artwork, ornaments, sweaters, woodwork, jewelry and more. Homemade refreshments will be served in the Guild’s Gallery.
While you’re there, do not miss Phyllis Lombardi, who will be signing copies of her book, “Dear North Fork.” It’s chock full of stories about North Fork people and places — who knows what you might find?
At Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library: All About Owls, Saturday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m., Live animal presentation. All ages. No registration required. Six-week kickboxing class begins Monday, Nov. 8, 5-6 p.m. $30. Register.
My deadline for next week’s column is tomorrow thanks to the Veterans Day holiday, so if you have news get in touch pronto!
Have a good week!

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