Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Historical Art Collections at Old Town

One of the life lessons we take away from the Passover Seder is the importance of order. The temperature on Easter Sunday and the buds on the trees gave one the sense that spring is here! Some may have begun their spring cleaning and be feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do! Gain control, create order and lift your spirits by following these tips. Clean as you go and don’t allow clutter to build up. Fight the urge to procrastinate; live in the present. Break it up by working on one room or project a day. Store cleaning supplies strategically to make sure they’re close at hand. Focus on the rooms where you spend most of your time. Get help from family members.

Speaking of order, the Cutchogue – New Suffolk Historical Society is getting its 2011 season of events in order, starting with the dedication of the new garage on May 15. For more information about upcoming events, visit

Chocolate lovers, this is the party for you! On Sunday, May 1, the Cutchogue Fire Department Panthers’ Relay for Life Team will host a Dove Chocolate Party at the firehouse from 2 to 4 p.m. The team will also hold a yard and bake sale and  50/50 raffle at the firehouse on Saturday, May 21, at 7 a.m. (rain date: May 22). If you’d like to rent a table at the yard sale for $25 call Tara at 734-4165. If you have items to donate to the yard sale call Mimi at 734-5664. All proceeds from these events benefit The American Cancer Society.
Happy birthday to James Burns, who blows out his candles on May 3.

Congratulations to John and Diane Graeb of Cutchogue on the April 18 birth of their granddaughter, Emma Catherine, daughter of Korinne (Graeb) and Kurt Panchura of Germantown, Md. Welcoming little Emma home with excitement were big brother, Chase, great-grandmother Pam Graeb, paternal grandparents Dan and Linda Panchura of Boyds, Md. and great-aunt Laurie (Graeb) Lechner. God Bless little Emma and her whole family!
Cutchogue United Methodist Church would like to thank the NJROTC unit for helping out at its annual community flounder dinner.

Congratulations to Emma Milligan, who placed third in the Skills USA BOCES photography competition. Emma also received the chairman’s merit award to attend the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

The Old Town Art and Crafts Guild presents “Historical Art Collections of the North Fork” from April 29 to May 6, daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a book signing April 30 by author Terry Wallace. The show will feature artwork, borrowed from private collections, by North Fork artists including Rachel Beebe, Helen Kroeger, Otto Kurth, Larry Waitz, William Hagen, Paul Stoutenberg, Theresa Shaw, Adelaide O’Connell, Marjorie Tuthill, Elenor Moser and others. For more information, please visit

Hundreds of students will be heading to Mattituck High School this Tuesday for the 2011 NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo competition. Best of luck to all!

Upcoming events at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library include T’ai Chi and Qi Gong from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 4-June 8. Fee: $30 for 6-week session; advance registration required. An AARP Driver Safety Program will be given  Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, 8:30-12:30 p.m. $12 members, $14 non-members. Register by calling 734-6360

Have a good week!