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Cutchogue News: Wishing everyone a happy Easter and Passover

Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Easter and Passover both celebrate spring and hope. You may be interested to know that they were destined to coincide. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. determined that Easter should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox.

As a result, Easter remained without a fixed date but proximate to the full moon, which coincided with the start of Passover on the 15th of Nissan. A happy, liberating Passover and Easter to all! 

Play designer pocketbook WINGO on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at Clovis Point Vineyard. Winners receive a designer bag. Tickets are $30 in advance or $45 at the door, including one game card. Bring your own snacks; wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit music in our schools and the fight against breast cancer. Call 631-298-4559 with any questions.

The CYO boys’ 6th-grade C division made it to the Nassau/Suffolk finals after going 12-0 in the league. After four playoff wins they lost in the finals to St. Elizabeth from Melville, finishing the season at 16-1. Congratulations to team members Brian Flores, Sean Jester, Cade Patchell, Matt Warns, Xavier Allen, Tyler Marlborough, Ahkee Anderson, Tommy Cooper, Chris Talbot, Tommy Wilton and Adam Kaya and coaches Chris Talbot and Greg Patchell.

The Friends of the Cutchogue New Suffolk Library invite you to “Do as you please” in Manhattan on Saturday, May 3. The bus leaves the library at 8 a.m. and makes various key stops in Manhattan. Return trip leaves from the New York Public Library at 6 p.m. Nonrefundable tickets may be purchased for $25 at the library.

A Mother’s Day plant sale will be held at Mattituck High School Thursday and Friday, May 8-9, from 2:15 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will help support students traveling to Spain in 2015. Order forms are available at Contact [email protected] for more information.

The 100th-anniversary MHS Class of 2014 invites graduates and their families to continue the commencement celebration with an “after party” luncheon buffet Saturday, June 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Alure in Southold. The cost is $35 per person, $20 for those 12 and under (includes tax and tip). There will be a cash bar. You must RSVP and pay for tickets by Thursday, May 1 by contacting [email protected].

Congratulations to MHS student leaders Brianne Brigmann and Haley Unger, who attended the Long Island Teen Institute at the National Association of Teen Institutes Leadership Summit in Skokie, Ill.

CAST says thanks to Mattituck-Cutchogue Junior Girl Scout Troop 1575 for hosting a walk at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic and collecting coats, hats, scarves and gloves for CAST to distribute.

Congratulations to Luke and Jack Bokina, who earned all-American honors at the National High School Wrestling Coaches Association’s Middle School National Championships in Virginia Beach. Luke placed second and Jack placed fifth in the tournament, which featured the best middle-school wrestlers in the country.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Library will offer several free movies this week: “12 Years a Slave” (R) at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17; a Munchkin Movie for all ages on the 17th at 4 p.m.; and a Saturday Family Flick on April 19, with “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (those under 8 must be with a parent).

Also on the library agenda are “Fondue Food Fun” for grades 5-8 on Friday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m.; “Mosaic Picture Frames” for ages 6-11 on Tuesday, April 22, 4:15 -5 p.m.; “Estate Planning 101” with Eric McKenna Esq. on the 22nd at 6:30 p.m; and Terrific 2s & 3s, with “Eggs Galore” at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 24. Call 734-6360 to register for these programs.

My next column is on May 1. Until then, count your days and make them count!

Contact Cutchogue-New Suffolk columnist Barbara Sheryll at [email protected] or 734-5242