As a child, one’s sole responsibility is to oneself and becoming the best child possible. Jewish faith teaches that at age 13 a boy becomes a man. In ancient times, with the average life span being 40 or so, it was reasonable to consider that a boy became a man at such a young age. With today’s modern-day sensibilities, we realize the lesson of becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is that from that day forward one must accept responsibility for one’s actions and accept the call to make our world a better place!
Our son Greg will join the generations of those who came before him this Shabbat, Saturday, June 11, as he follows this tradition and is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah (son of the commandments). We welcome family and friends, including Greg’s grandparents Debbie and Irwin Horowitz from Boynton Beach, Fla., and Aunt Caren, Uncle Steven and Cousin Tyler Horowitz from West Palm Beach. Wishing him all the best today and always!
Our Lady of Mercy school in Cutchogue serves students from Orient to Riverhead. They are all proud to offer their congratulations to second-grade teacher AnnaMarie Spina on winning the Educator of the Year Award from the Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation. The Archdiocese held a gala fundraiser on May 26 to honor her and others. Last year, Mercy principal Lorraine Delgenio received the Administrator of the Year Award. Board members, administrators and staff are grateful for the opportunity to offer their “gem of a school” as an option on the North Fork.
New Suffolk School will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, June 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds will benefit student enrichment programs.
The Cutchogue New-Suffolk Historical Council invites you to experience its annual garden tour on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy some of the most beautiful gardens in Cutchogue and New Suffolk. Tickets may be purchased for $25 at Trimble’s or Bloomstrings in Cutchogue. All proceeds to benefit construction of the new Village Garage. Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Mattituck Alliance U14 boys’ travel soccer team played in the President’s League, winning their final game against Albany by a score of 2-1. Congratulations to the league champions!
Speaking of champions, the Mattituck High School varsity baseball team’s recent Long Island championship win gives the school four Long Island Championship titles. Congratulations to the boys’ varsity basketball and soccer teams as well as the girls’ volleyball team!
Congratulations to all those involved with Relay for Life, which once again successfully brought hundreds and hundreds of folks together to raise funds for cancer research!
This week is chock full of programs at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. There’s an outdoor movie featuring Justin Bieber in “Never Say Never,” children’s programs including a pajama storytime, a book trivia contest and a “Gunboat Philadelphia” presentation, as well as a book discussion and a free Zumba class. Call the library at 734-6360 for schedules, registration and more information.
Have a good week!