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Neighborhood News: Make February a heart-healthy month


During February, you can be “one in a million” by pledging to take up a challenge to make heart-healthy choices. Start with the ABC’S: Ask your doctor if you should have an Aspirin every day and have your Blood pressure and Cholesterol checked and if you smoke, Stop. Eat a heart-healthy diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, low in sodium and trans fat and take medication as prescribed. To learn more, visit

A round of applause for the cast and crew of Cutchogue East’s production of “Annie Jr.” Congratulations on a job well done!

The Cutchogue East PTA will present WINGO Friday, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get out and have some fun with the whole family.

Congratulations to the cadets of the Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC unit, and their families, on all the achievements and advancements that were acknowledged, and ranks earned, at the recent awards ceremony!

Happy birthday wishes are sent to Our Lady of Mercy’s music teacher Mr. DeBrino.

Speaking of OLM, you’re invited to a Casino Night school fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Raphael Vineyard. Admission is $50, which includes food, entertainment and $50 in chips. For more information, call 734-5166. You can also support the school by shopping! Mention the school at Jamesport Candle and Borghese Vineyards (Feb. 13 only at Borghese) and they will contribute a percentage of your purchases.

Become a hydrant hero! Help our firefighters and emergency responders by shoveling out the fire hydrants near you.

The Cutchogue Fire Department Chiefs’ annual Steak Night fundraiser will be Saturday, March 8. The cost is $30, which includes dinner and dessert plus local wine and beer. Tickets are available at the firehouse.

Cutchogue’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information visit

True Light Church, located on Main Road in Cutchogue, is hosting a video Bible study series at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting this month. “Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus” will run for about eight weeks. Call 734-8614 for details.

Remember, February is “Wear Red” month!

Contact Barbara Sheryll at [email protected] or 734-5242