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Cutchogue News: Our Lady of Mercy’s fall fashion show

Sunshine and warmth have prevailed as this year’s harvest season comes to an end. Farmers’ children and their children’s children have returned to the farm to help their families harvest and manage the influx of visitors to our area. The Krupski family is no stranger to this blessing and more!

Brandon Lonk may not be a Krupski, but he’s worked on their farm since he was 16. An Eagle Scout and Boys’ State attendee, Brandon graduated from SUNY/Morrisville with an associate degree in agricultural science and a B.B.A. in agricultural business.

Monica and Ed Harbes, also blessed with the gift of family and agricultural land, enjoyed the presence of their daughter Evelyn, son-in-law Michael and grandchildren Alana, Josiah and Tavah, who returned to the farm to help during the harvest season.

For parents of college-age children, October represents a harvest of another kind: the pride and joy experienced during a visit to their children for parents’ weekend and the opportunity to become familiar with their children’s academic and social setting. All the best to all of you!

North Fork Reform Synagogue sends thanks to Helen Krupski and Krupski Farms for the bountiful cornucopia of gourds and produce that decorated its sukkah.

Speaking of NFRS, you’re invited to come meet the members of the synagogue and learn more about it on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of Steven and Linda Hill. Wine and cheese will be served. For details, contact Kay at 722- 5712 or [email protected]

Be swept away by the beautiful sounds of Bach, Copland, Strauss, Ravel, Korngold and Franck at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Performers are Allegra Giagu, soprano; Jessica Tortorice, violin; Peter Ludlow, piano; and special guest Becky Anderson, violin. Admission is free, but donations to support the artists are welcome.

Our Lady of Mercy Regional School invites you to a fall fashion show, “The Way You Look Tonight,” featuring fashions from local boutiques including Mint. It’s set for Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Vineyards in Aquebogue. Admission of $50 per person includes the show, auction, music and dinner. There will be a cash bar. Tickets can be reserved at Bauer’s on Love Lane in Mattituck. For more information, call the school at 734-5166.

Congratulations and God bless Marnie and Tim Kelly of Cutchogue and George and Diane Lessard of Laurel on the birth of granddaughter Shae Mackenzie Kelly to their children, Ryan and Lindsey Kelly. Ryan, Lindsey and Shae reside in Fairfax, Va. Mother and daughter, who weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces at birth, are doing well.

Meet award-winning artist Barbara Ringewald on Friday, Nov. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at a reception for her exhibit “Weaving my World” at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. The exhibit, a retrospective of her work consisting mostly of wearable art, will be on display Nov. 1 through Dec. 28.

Other events at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library this week include a spooky film fest, story times, trick-or-treating, live music, “Wild Canines of Long Island,” a book discussion and, for tweens, ”Like Minds Club” and outdoor games. For more information, call 734-6360 or check the calendar of events.

Attention, trick-or treaters! The annual Children’s Halloween Parade on Friday Oct. 31, begins at 6 p.m. at Cutchogue West School on Depot Lane and concludes at the firehouse with treats and refreshments.

Daylight standard time is upon us. Once again we turn our clocks backward. This can affect your sleep, productivity, state of mind and emotion. Finding it difficult to adjust? Continue your routine and make a concerted effort to spend time outdoors, sit near windows and, if all else fails, try phototherapy.