Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Purchase your copy of ‘New Suffolk’s Little Red School House Cookbook’

The ‘New Suffolk’s Little Red School House Cookbook’ is in and it is beautiful! The cover is a masterful photo of the school taken by Judy McCleery at Inside is a photo, courtesy of The Suffolk Times, of a student ringing the bell for the beginning of the school day, as has been done for over 100 years! The creation of this book was a team effort and a communal labor of love. The book contains close to 300 recipes and helpful hints from residents of New Suffolk and the surrounding area. Best of all, it comes with its own stand. Now, what else could one want? What an amazing and practical gift! Copies cost only $15, and can be purchased at many local shops, including Summer Girl in New Suffolk, Wickham’s Farm Stand, Greenport Art & Design on Main Street, and Jen’s Main Street Market in Cutchogue. Or you can e-mail [email protected]

The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild hosts an open house and chinese auction Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The auction drawing is Sunday at 3 p.m. The guild is full of holiday gifts and plenty to “deck the halls” at your home. For more information, call 734-6382 or visit

Candles, candles burning bright … Families and friends gathered at the North Fork Reform Synagogue Dec. 1 for an evening filled with good company, good food and the beauty and warmth of the season!

The first of December not only ushered in Hanukkah and the Christmas season, it also brought with it Deborah Horton’s ninth grandchild! Dakota Leigh Horton was welcomed three weeks early by her parents, Dennis and Gina Horton. Weighing in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces, she is healthy and very much loved! Dakota shares her birthday with her cousin Rocco Horton of Mattituck. The family is grateful and feels blessed to have received this wonderful early Christmas present!

‘Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year,’ said Sue Stype, anticipating her family’s arrival to celebrate the 93rd birthday of her dad, Troy Baydala. Family members arrived with homemade sauerbraten, red cabbage, potato pancakes, baked brie and carrot cake in hand. Mmmmm, good! Happy birthday and G-d bless!

A random act of kindness goes a long way during the holiday season so when David Del Mundo decided to designate “Pay it Forward” as a Facebook event it sounded like a natural. When you do a good deed — like buying someone’s coffee, paying for their groceries, helping with a project or donating something — there’s a good chance that the person will pay it forward and do something nice for someone else.

The free Friday night movie at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. is “Inception” (PG-13). Friday Family Flicks at 4 p.m. will feature “Ramona and Beezus.” Refreshments will be served.

On Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. all are welcome to enjoy a free live dramatic reading at the library of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”

Have a good week!