Mattituck-Laurel: Girl Scout Troop 734 seeking donations of school supplies to help community

The last few weeks of August are always so precious as we try and fit in as much together time with our kids, catch up with old friends and just enjoy the sun and surf. Hope the weeks go slowly and the fun times last!

Teens looking for a fun evening out? The North Fork Alliance is sponsoring a Teen Movie Night on the front lawn of the high school featuring a color version of the classic Alfred Hitchcock film “The Birds.” The date is Tuesday, Aug. 23, and gates open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:15. Kids should bring a towel to sit on; no drinks, food or backpacks allowed. Refreshments will be sold by the Mattituck Booster Club. Admission is $2 and tickets will be sold at the show only.

The Alliance is a drug-free community coalition that is always seeking community members to become involved. Interested? Call 833-0609.

With the opening of school just around the corner, Girl Scout Troop 734 is collecting school supplies to help out our local community. The dropoff boxes are in the Mattituck and Cutchogue libraries, Suffolk County National Bank in Mattituck and the Cutchogue Post Office. While shopping for supplies for your kids, why not pick up extra for those less fortunate?

Thanks to all who have donated old cellphones to “Cell Phones for Soldiers.” A little over 200 phones have been collected and shipped off in the last few months. If you haven’t already disposed of yours, consider donating it to be recycled for its valuable materials. The revenue from the materials is used to buy one-hour calling cards for our men and women overseas. The red box will remain in the Mattituck Post Office.

Congratulations and best wishes go to Robert Dean as he retires from 28 years of service in the military. He spent the first four years in active duty, and the remainder working in operations at Westhampton’s Gabreski Air Base. Among the many roles and duties he carried out, Robert was deployed to Iraq, Africa and the site of the Sept. 11 tragedy. As a final farewell, Robert was given a ride in a Black Hawk helicopter and good wishes from his base commander. Robert is now a member of the Mattituck Fire Department.

This month’s Greenport Gallery Walk is Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Susan Grossman, art teacher at Cutchogue East Elementary School, will have 19 framed watercolor botanicals in the Bernard Springsteel Gallery at 419 Main St. Susan will be there in the gallery and hopes to meet and greet her Mattituck-Cutchogue friends and students.

Birthday wishes this week go to Bill Burns, Justin Aretz, Cheryl Lynch, Kevin Diffley, Kevin Cande, Billy Birkmier and Brenden Anderson.

Happy anniversary wishes go to Peter and Ellen Kren on the 19th and Alexandra and Dimitri Papadopoulos, who toast their 31 years together on the 22nd.

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