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Cutchogue News: Annual organ concert scheduled

The agricultural landscape is one of the reasons most choose to live on the North Fork. Our local farm stands make it easier than ever to bring home and eat tasty, fresh, healthy produce. As you drive through the town, take notice. You can see the activity level increasing as our farm stands begin to show signs of life, and with some even opening for business, like Sang Lee Farms, Wickham’s and Farmer Mike. Farm to table — goodness never tasted so good!

‘Meet the Candidates Night’ will take place today, Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at Mattituck High School. There are seven school board candidates for three open positions. The PTSA and Mattituck-Cutchogue PTA are hosting the forum. Stop by and meet the candidates.

Congratulations to Cadet Capt. Greg Sheryll and Cadet Lt. Bill Stuckart on being awarded the Area 4 Navy ROTC scholarship! The scholarship pays all tuition, books and fees, as well as giving a $250 monthly stipend to start. Way to go, cadets!

Help the MHS girls and boys soccer teams raise money for new uniforms this fall! Stop by the spring plant sale Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Mattituck High School. Choose from beautiful, quality hanging baskets and flats from Van de Wetering Greenhouses.

New Suffolk happenings: The Out-Run Rett 5K will take place Saturday, May 7, in New Suffolk. Help support two of Southold Town’s youngest residents, who are unable to perform the simplest activities because of Rett Syndrome. To register, sponsor or donate, visit

Stop by Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild’s 68th open house and art exhibit and sale this Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8.

All are welcome to the Douglas Moore Committee’s fifth annual Organ Concert at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. A Juilliard organist will be featured on their beautiful Kilgen organ.

A New Suffolk tradition that’s fun for the whole family. Save the date: Saturday, May 28, from noon to 3 p.m. for the eighth annual Chowderfest. Rain date: May 30. Tickets are $25; kids under 12, free. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Advance tickets can be purchased until 5 p.m. Friday, May 27, online or by calling 631-566-0806.

This week’s events at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library: Cinco de Mayo Quesadilla Celebration for grades 5-8, May 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; “We’re Not What We Think” free guided meditation with Charmaine Henderson, May 7, 10 a.m.; Mother’s Day Cards and Cupcakes for grades 5-8, May 7, 1-2 p.m.; “Mother May I?” story time for ages 2-3, May 11, 10-10:30 a.m.; Book Chat and Chew for grades 3-6, “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer,” May 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Registration requested for all programs. For more information or to register, call 631-734-6360.

Mothers: May all the love you gave to your children come back to you a hundredfold on this special day! Happy Mother’s Day!

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