The cascades of water from back-to-back tropical storms that swept across the Northeast left several small upstate communities devastated by massive flooding. Denise Thilberg, Kevin Lynch and Greg Tyler took it to heart to help those in need and, with the generosity and support of our community, transported a trailer full of clothing and toiletries to the flood victims.
Old Town Art & Crafts Guild will host a country antiques fair and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contents of local North Fork homes and estates will be featured, along with home-baked goodies, a white elephant table and more.
This in from Suzanne Conlin: “The summer collection of recycled ‘Cell Phones for Soldiers’ has yielded another 100 calling cards … Bravo for our community efforts in helping military families and loved ones stay in touch. Please continue to keep those old cell phones coming. The red boxes remain in the post office for collection, especially through the holiday season. Help give our troops the best holiday gift ever, a chance to hear the voices of their loved ones. Donate today and help military families cope with deployment. Remember: Freedom doesn’t come free — especially to the families of those who serve.”
Girl Scout Troop 156 was busy collecting old/unusable CDs and DVDs over the last school year and this past week they installed them at Martha Clara Vineyard to help keep birds from eating the grapes at harvest time. The girls will continue their recycling efforts from October through May, so look for the dropoffs at the Mattituck-Laurel Library recycling center, Cutchogue New Suffolk Library children’s room and Cutchogue East lobby.
The New Suffolk School Enrichment Fund is having a fall bulb sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the school from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Orders can be placed online at flowerpowerfundraising.com (then search New Suffolk School District). The school receives 50 percent of sale profits. The fund will also host a Fall Festival at the school on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. with contests, games and a haunted “Ghoul School.” Vendors wanted! For information/applications, contact Brooke Dailey at 734-8255 or [email protected]
At the library: The N.Y. State Driver Safety Course will be given Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 27 and 29, 6-9 p.m. Fee: $30. Register at 734-6360. The Friday Family Flick, shown outdoors on the Village Green on Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. will be “Rango” (PG). The Friday Night Movie at 7 p.m. on the 23rd is “The Lincoln Lawyer.” (R).
Have a good week!