Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Preregister for Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Autumn splendor. As the nights grow longer and the weather cooler we find ourselves back on the roads without a strain. The fall foliage and moderate temperatures combined to provide us with a glorious weekend. As the roadside becomes lined with signs of Christmas tree season, let’s not forget that farm stands such as Krupski’s, Wickham’s, Sang Lee and Scott’s offer cool weather vegetables to enjoy, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and squash.
It was a family event. Vinny Barry and his brothers Brian, Kevin, and Ken didn’t know if they’d continue the family tradition after the passing of brother Mark, the driving force behind the event. But after three months, when their nephew Mark Jr. announced that he was going to run in his dad’s place, “Team Barry” went into action.  Vinnie’s daughter Elizabeth accompanied her dad, riding her bike for more than 200 miles while he trained. Kathy, Katie, Melissa and other family members supported their loved ones by routing for team members, and showing solidarity with their “Team Barry” shirts.
Speaking of running, the fifth annual Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers Association Turkey Trot begins at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk benefit Mattituck High School senior scholarships and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Preregister by tomorrow, Nov. 19. Forms are available at
Belated happy anniversary wishes from family and friends near and far to Helene and Vinny Krupski, on celebrating 62 blessed years together!
Veteran Jack Hearn received a card from Amy from Girl Scout Troop 3765. He wants Amy to know that he was touched, honored and is grateful for her recognition!
The third annual Thanks-Giving Concert, “Pipes and More,” will offer the sound of the pipes of the historic Estey organ, and also of piper George Monahan, who will join organist Mary Agria in a performance of “Highland Cathedral,” one of a few works written for organ and bagpipes. For those who enjoy P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele), organist Kim Palermo will share the bench with Agria in a humorous performance of “Toot Suite.” All this and more is part of the free concert on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. Cutchogue United Methodist Church. Proceeds from a free-will offering will support ongoing restoration of the organ.      
Congratulations to NJROTC cadet A.J. L’Hommedieu for competing in the Air Force Cyber Challenge second round; cadets Maria Peroni, Matt Ireland, Tristan Keil and Richie Smith for competing in the President’s National Academic Competition; and the air rifle team, commanded by Christina Fasolino, for some good shooting in last week’s Navy National Competition.
North Fork Reform Synagogue invites you to a slide lecture, “Exotic Destinations: New Guinea,” by photographer/author/teacher Marcia Weinstein this Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the community room at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 369-8028.
It’s ‘Turkey Time’ for kids ages 6-8 at Cutchogue–New Suffolk Library today, Thursday, Nov 18, 4:15- 5 p.m. Lego-Mania returns on Friday, Nov. 19, 4–5 p.m., for grades 3 through 6. Please register for both programs. On Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m., Richard Gardner will share his research and knowledge about Long Island’s life-saving stations. This  free program is sponsored by the Cutchogue- New Suffolk Historical Council. Refreshments will be served.
Due to Thanksgiving, my column deadline for next week is tomorrow morning. Please contact me before then if you have something you want included.
Have a good week!