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Cutchogue News: ‘Jam at the Gym’ set for Jan. 23

Welcome back neighbors. I hope the past month has been a good one and that 2015 will be filled with much happiness and little sadness! Flu season is upon us and medical professionals advise that frequent hand-washing is the best defense. Wash well with warm or cold soapy water for at least 20 seconds — and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize to heal or prevent dryness and damage. 

Cheryl and Kevin Lynch received the best Christmas present ever! Granddaughter Sidney Sage Jahn arrived Dec. 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn. Parents Jennifer (Lynch) and Michael Jahn live in Naugatuck, Conn. Jen is an associate director of career services for Goodwill and Mike, originally from upstate New York, is an area technical manager with Sears. Cheryl, Kevin and Aunt Allison visited Sidney on her birthday; Uncle Dan and his fiancée, Kaylee, came from North Carolina to meet her over the Christmas holidays. Congratulations and God bless!

The choir from Our Lady of Mercy Regional School visited the town senior center and Katinka House during the holidays, “Sharing the Spirit” with a Christmas concert. The seniors were thrilled as they sang along with the students to classic Christmas songs. The school will host an open house on Friday, Jan. 16 and 23, and will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 25-30 with wonderful events for the students to enjoy. For more information call 734-5166.

‘Jam the Gym’ at Mattituck High School Friday, Jan. 23, for the “Coaches vs. Cancer” girls basketball games. The JV game starts at 4:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:15. There will be a bake sale and raffle to win Brooklyn Nets luxury box seats! Please help make a difference in the fight against cancer and have fun while doing it!

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council director and architectural historian Zach Studenroth will present his first lecture of 2015 on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. The first in a series celebrating our town’s 375th anniversary, his topic will be “Restoring the Old House: Icon of Southold Town’s 300th Anniversary.” The lecture is free and refreshments will be served. For info, call 631-275-3374.

In celebration of the library’s centennial, patrons are invited to come into the children’s department and help decorate 100 Valentines, which will be distributed to community groups. Other library events coming up include “Appreciate A Dragon Day” for grades 1-4 on Friday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (register); a book discussion on Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane,” Thursday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m.; and “DIY Lip Balm” for grades 5-8, also on the 22nd at 5:30 p.m. (register). Call 734-6360 for program registration.

Tai Chi is known to reduce stress, prevent falls and improve balance, flexibility and mental focus. As part of its wellness series, North Fork Reform Synagogue will offer a Tai Chi class with Denise Gillies on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the recreation center on Peconic Lane. For more information call 921-3354 or visit

The premiere of ‘Sugar Daddies’ on Lifetime brought us MHS graduate Taylor Gildersleeve starring with Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Strauss! You can see Taylor in “Sugar Daddies” on Cablevision channel 44 — or check local listings for your Lifetime channel. Toward the end of 2014, Taylor accompanied boyfriend Brad Livingstone to Blenheim Palace in England. Brad was commissioned to paint a second portrait of the Duchess of Marlborough. The first one hangs in the formal collection at Buckingham Palace. This less formal portrait will hang in the private quarters of the duke and duchess.

The very best to all in 2015!

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