Cutchogue-New Suffolk: Old Town Art and Crafts Guild to host art and crafts show and chinese auction Aug. 6

Summertime and the living is easy, fish are jumpin’ and the corn is high … All right, so I may have taken some liberties by replacing “cotton” with “corn,” but that’s the way it goes here on the North Fork. We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, and one can only hope you are enjoying the beauty and resources that make our community so special!

Speaking of which, the Village Green is the backdrop for the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild’s annual art and crafts show and chinese auction this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 40 vendors will be on hand displaying original artwork and handcrafted items. Don’t miss the “Green Project Runway” at 2 p.m., with children from the Tuesday morning art and crafts class modeling outfits they designed and made out of recyclable materials. There’s a chinese auction drawing at 3 p.m. as well as live music and refreshments. A great time is sure to be had by all!

It seemed only appropriate that Matthew Ireland’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held at the Jamesport Meeting House, since his Eagle Scout project was repairing nine 150-year-old shutters there. Over 100 people — family, friends, scouts and ROTC cadets — gathered to honor Matthew and his accomplishment. Also on hand were Supervisor Scott Russell, Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti, Riverhead Councilman James Wooten, Suffolk Legislator Ed Romaine, Matthew’s uncle Captain David Fiedler on behalf of the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and representatives from the Marines, Sen. Ken LaValle’s office and Assemblyman Dan Losquadro’s office. A dessert reception celebration followed. After relishing the evening, Patty, very much the loving and proud mother, asked Matt, “What’s next? Keep going! Don’t stop.” Congratulations and God bless!

North Fork Reform Synagogue invites you to join them as they continue summer sunset services at Kenney’s Beach in Southold on Friday, Aug. 5. Bring a picnic dinner, something to share, chairs and/or blankets. Picnic starts at 6:30 p.m. with Shabbat service to follow. Rain location is at NFRS headquarters at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.

Early on, Lauren Carlson knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, which is why she spent years working locally as a vet’s assistant. So it came as no surprise to her parents, Dawn and Jeff, when Lauren was accepted to Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. Transporting Lauren to Alabama became a road trip, with stops to see family along the way. Only one thing was missing: Lauren’s brother Lee, who had to stay home to work. Much like “Flat Stanley,” the elementary school book character whose photo was sent around the world, Dawn took a picture of Lee, enlarged it and glued it to a stick so he could be included in the family pictures.

Book talks this month at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library include “Passage to Nirvana” with local author Lee Carlson, Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m. and “Farmhouse Kitchen Favorites” with Paula Croteau, Tuesday, Aug. 23, also at 6:30, and including a cooking demonstration. Registration required, 734-6360.

Have a good week!

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