Cutchogue-New Suffolk: St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday

St. Patrick’s Day is a day of spiritual renewal and prayers for missionaries worldwide. It has become associated with everything green and gold, shamrocks and luck! Seven years ago, the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Cutchogue Fire Department began the tradition of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Join the community as we celebrate St. Patrick’s on Saturday, March 12. The parade begins 2 p.m. at Cox Lane and ends at the Village.

Enjoy a delicious traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal at the East End Lions Club’s 57th Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, noon to 8 p.m. at the Soundview Restaurant in Greenport. Tickets are available at Peconic Liquors in Cutchogue or by calling Pam Graeb at 734-7136 or Shelley Case at 734-6742. The cost is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds support local scholarships, charitable community work and the Lions’ sight-related work.

Happy birthday to Ken Burns, who celebrates today, March 10. Belated birthday wishes to Cathy Barry, Deirdre Fedun, Janet Ciamarcone and Tess Gordon. Happy 18th wedding anniversary to Bill and Patti Burns on March 13.

Coming to Creation Station at Cutchogue United Methodist Church: the family-friendly comedy film “Evan Almighty,” starring Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman and Lauren Graham on Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Bring the whole family for lots of laughter, free popcorn and a chance to wrestle with some questions of faith. Free; donations appreciated. Contact Mary Agria at [email protected] or 765-5667.

On Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m., the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council presents Bill Pfeiffer, owner/operator of Island Diving and president of the Long Island Divers Association. Join them in the community room at Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library for a fascinating glimpse into the world of undersea archeology.

New Suffolk School will hold a Pampered Chef fundraiser on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the school. Twenty percent of the sales will benefit the school. If you’d like to attend, RSVP to 734-6940 by tomorrow, March 11. There will also be an opportunity to order online. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Congratulations to the winners of Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library’s “Snowman Photo” contest. The Cooper and Flythe families each won a $50 gift certificate to the movie theater.

Congratulations to the NJROTC President National Academic Team led by Cadet Ensign Maria Peroni. She and her team — Matt Ireland, Richie Smith and Tristan Keil — have advanced to the Championship Round/Level III. The top four teams from this next round will compete in June in Washington, D.C. Good luck, cadets!

Congratulations also to Larissa Bellavia on her acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy summer session.

This past weekend, the cadets traveled to North Rockland to compete against 12 units in a drill competition. In addition to the third-place overall trophy, our cadets won the following honors: first place academics, team of Kevin Reyer, Eric Izzo, Kevin Izzo, Carson Pickerell and Ryan Rothman; second place NS1 inspection, Team Commander Kellie Stepnoski; second place armed exhibition, Team Commander Andy Ennis; third place unarmed exhibition, Team Commander Larissa Bellavia; third place varsity inspection, Team Commander Kerri Hands; and third place varsity basic platoon, Team Commander Samantha Fasolino. Congratulations on a job well done!

Have a good week!