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Cutchogue News: What a season for Mattituck sports

The MHS Tuckers have had an awesome season! The boys’ soccer team and girls’ volleyball team will travel to Middletown and Glens Falls to compete in the state championship. Go! Go! Go, Tuckers! It was a beautiful autumn weekend for our Long Island champion MHS girls’ cross country team to compete at SUNY/Canton. The girls’ tennis team won its league championship and the golf team won the league qualifying county tournament, earning a position in the county championships in the spring. Congratulations, Tuckers, on a season well done!

The ‘white coat’ ceremony at Concordia University in Wisconsin is normally a moving moment. But it was even more so recently, when Doctor of Pharmacy candidate Jessica Surozenski, Class of 2018, was “coated” by a family member also in the profession — her mother, Ginny Surozenski. Jessica’s father, Jerry, must have been overflowing with pride! Congratulations and God bless!

Our Lady of Mercy Regional School invites you to its fall fashion show, “The Way You Look Tonight,” next Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 to 9 p.m. at The Vineyards in Aquebogue. Tickets are $50, which includes the show, with fashions from local boutiques such as Mint, plus dinner, music and an auction. There will be a cash bar. Reserve tickets at Bauer’s on Love Lane in Mattituck. For more information, call 734-5166.

Over 100 gorgeous baskets and great gift certificates will be featured at First Presbyterian Church of Southold’s chinese auction and bake sale this Saturday, Nov. 15. Viewing and bidding run from noon to 2 p.m. and the drawing is at 2:15. There will be free cider and cookies and fresh baked goods for sale, as well as frozen unbaked apple pies and frozen pecan and pumpkin pies for $15 each. Pies may be pre-ordered by calling Karen Danzer at 765-1530. Proceeds benefit youth mission trips and Mission to Heal, local and international.

Poetry for Peace encourages an appreciation of poetry and promotes peace and harmony in our world. Published poets Vivian Eyre, Billy Hands and LB Thompson judged all submissions and selected the following winners: Mila Kruk and Kate Oliver from Our Lady of Mercy, Michael Garrett and Ryan Palumbo from Cutchogue East Elementary School and Thomas Haley from Oysterponds. This event is co-sponsored by North Fork Reform Synagogue and Congregation Tifereth Israel.

The North Fork Christmas Show House and Holiday Emporium at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church kicks off Friday, Nov. 28, and runs Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Dec. 14. The church manse will be full of holiday splendor and filled with North Fork vendors to make this a one-stop holiday shopping experience! Admission is $10. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and local families in need.

Meet physical therapist Maria Gerlich, co-owner of New York Physical Therapy, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Mattituck-Laurel Library for a lecture on “Balance, Bones and Healthy Back: Preventing Falls, Fractures and Back Pain.” Learn how balance works; when, where and how falls occur; and how to prevent them. This program is sponsored by North Fork Reform Synagogue.

First Universalist Unitarian Church of Southold’s teen youth group members Sam Shaffrey, Vivienne Glasser, Gwyn Foley, Ethan Sisson, John Batuello, Thomas Spackman, Ashley Alexander and Connor Morrison have learned to better understand service and homelessness under the mentorship of Regan Batuello and Mark Sisson. The group volunteers with the UU Fellowship and Maureen’s Haven to provide breakfast for the homeless. Motivated by the knowledge that more and more people use our public bus system — often in bad weather — they also put their empathy to work by establishing Project Bus Stop, with the mission of persuading local businesses and governments to provide bus shelters along Main Road. They will demonstrate Nov. 28 on Main Road by Mattituck Plaza. If you’re driving by, I’m sure they’d love your support.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it brings an early deadline for my next column. Please get any information to me by Thursday, Nov 20.

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