Twenty-two days until the first day of spring! Despite the cold, snow and ice, you know it is coming. Warmth radiates from the mid-day sun (despite frigid temperatures) and at the end of the day, where there was once darkness, there is now light.
The Cutchogue Fire Department welcomes its two newest members, Michael Kiel and T.J. Behr, the 566th and 567th CFD firefighters to serve the community. T.J., a second-generation firefighter and longtime CFD Junior, had the honor of being sworn in by his father, 2nd Assistant Chief Lawrence Behr. The CFD and the community welcome you both and wish you well. Everyone can support the department at the 19th annual CFD Chief’s Steak Night March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets, $30, include a steak dinner, dessert and beverages, including local wines and beers.
It’s time to get your green on. The lineup for the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 14 is being organized. Contact Joe Corso with the North Fork Chamber at 516-885-9138.
For children who will be five years old on or before Dec. 1, kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will be March 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and March 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Print a registration packet from the school website, mufsd.com, or call Cindy Sabat at 734-6049 ex. 222 for more information.
The Cutchogue Homemakers begin the month March 3 by welcoming comedian Ginny Griffon to their general meeting following the 10 a.m. business meeting. Soup et al is rescheduled for March 10, at 11 a.m. You can kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of eloquence on March 17 at 10 a.m. with games and light fare. Bring your favorite game for Game Day and Pizza Lunch March 24 at 10 a.m. And let your light shine in the Cutchogue Homemakers Talent Show March 31 at 10 a.m. Meetings are open to members and non-members. For more information, call Mary at 765-9243 or 516-607-4504.
The North Fork Reform Synagogue’s Cinematic Series returns Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. with “An Orchestra of Exiles” at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Call 722-5712.
Congratulations to the Tuckers, the Mattituck/Greenport/Southold high school wrestling team, for being Suffolk Division II champions for the third year in a row.
The Harlem Wizards come to the Mattituck-Cutchogue High School gym March 3, sponsored by the Mattituck-Cutchogue Athletic Booster Club. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the game starts at 7. Tickets can be purchased at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, $10/ student, $12/general admission, or at the door, $12/student, $15/general admission.
Tickets for the PTSA Fashion Show on March 26 at Vineyard Caterers go on sale in the high school gym lobby for $50 on March 10-11 from 5 to 7 p.m.
This week at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library: Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble on Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., registration requested, refreshments served; Toys, Tots & Tales, March 3 at 9:30 a.m., play, song and story for children up to 36 months, no registration; English for Beginners on March 3 at 6:30 p.m.; no registration. Call 734-6360.
My next column will be on March 12.
Contact Cutchogue-New Suffolk columnist Barbara Sheryll at [email protected] or 734-5242.