Cutchogue-New Suffolk column

January 2012 is but a memory. Happy February! Here’s to all of those items on your “to do” list becoming a part of who you want to be!

Sarah Fogarty, Emily Gatz and Samantha Kaelin have earned the Silver Award — the second highest given in Girl Scouts — for their Dog Park Party 2011 project. The project began last January, when 11 dogs and owners first gathered at the town dog park on Peconic Lane. From that point, Sarah, Emily and Samantha ran monthly themed gatherings that grew within a year to include 30 dogs and owners. Their project involved meetings with the North Fork Animal Welfare League, pet shop owners, Town Recreation Department personnel and, of course, dog owners. The girls chose a project near and dear to their hearts — together, they own 10 dogs! — and worked hard on this service for the community. They really earned their Silver Award — and a true sense of accomplishment. Great job, girls, and thank you!

The Mattituck girls’ basketball teams will fight back against cancer at “Jam the Gym” for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Game on Friday, Feb. 10. The JV plays at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity at 6:15. There will also be a bake sale, raffle baskets, giveaways and lots of fun. Come on down and help make a difference.

Congratulations to Patrick Fedun on receiving the CALI EXCELLENCE FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center!

North Fork Reform Synagogue’s Cinematic Series is back on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. in its home at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church (handicapped accessible). The featured film for Feb. 11 is “Sarah’s Key.” The suggested donation is $5. Refreshments will be served. For information see or call 722-5712.

If you need a dress for the NJROTC Military Ball, Jillian Ruroede is your go-to person. She’s been collecting gently used formal and semiformal dresses for a free boutique in the NJROTC room at Greenport School, and students are invited to shop there Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4 to 6 p.m. If you have a dress to donate, drop it at the Greenport guidance office. For information, call Ms. Ruroede at 477-1950, ext 220.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Library events include: Lego Mania Jr.: Mystery World for grades K-2, Thursday, Feb. 2, 4-5 p.m.; Pillowcase Fun, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2-3 p.m.; Introduction to Tea Appreciation, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m.; Kiss the Frog: A Valentine Storytime, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; and Valentine’s Card Stamping School, Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:15-5 p.m. To register for these great programs, call 734-6360.

Have a good week!