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Cutchogue News: ‘Moonlight and Country on the Waterfront’

‘All our dreams can come true … If we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

In a world torn by violence and hatred, it’s so nice to hear that when a person stays focused, steadfast and resolute, their dreams do come true. It was no stroke of luck that Dan Sawicki, MHS Class of 2009, landed his dream job two years after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology! Dan has had a passion for theme parks, Disney World in particular, from early on. With a degree in mechanical engineering in hand, Dan persevered until the day he had dreamed of since childhood finally came. Congratulations on being hired as one of the newest members of the Disney team, Dan. May you experience much success!

‘Moonlight and Country on the Waterfront’ takes place Saturday, July 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Case’s Place, in the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s newly restored Galley Ho. As the moon rises, enjoy a down-home country supper, Southern-style hors d’oeuvres, country music and more. All proceeds benefit the continued revitalization of the New Suffolk Waterfront property. A limited number of tickets will be sold; admission is $75 for guests under 35 and $125 for those 35 and older. For tickets, visit

Dot Charnews has been in touch to let us know there is space available for vendors looking to sell their wares Saturday, July 23, at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church’s annual yard sale. For more information, call Dot at 631-734-7478. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something good to do, stop by starting at 8 a.m. and check out the array of jewelry, crafts, baked goods and more. Take a chance on more than 30 raffle prizes, including a two-week stay at a timeshare in Daytona, Fla., during the Daytona 500.

‘Seven,’ a documentary play written by seven award-winning playwrights, including the North Fork’s own Gail Kriegel, is a riveting piece of theater. It tells the true stories of seven women who bravely fought for the wellbeing of women, families and children around the globe. North Fork Reform Synagogue will present readings of the play Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport and Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. at North Fork Spanish Apostolate in Riverhead. All proceeds benefit CAST and North Fork Spanish Apostolate. Tickets, $20, can be purchased at

The Village Green has always been at the center of our small town and with it comes history, warmth and fun! Thanks to the efforts of the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council, a piece of our history is being preserved. Enjoy a tour of our historic buildings and visit the Carriage House gift shop.

Children’s summer art classes are being offered Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon by Old Town Arts and Craft Guild. Visit to learn more.

North Fork Reform Synagogue invites all to surround themselves with the beautiful setting sun at Kenney’s Beach this Friday evening, July 15. Bring your own supper at 6:30 p.m.; services will follow at 7. Help us welcome Shabbat with song, prayer, friendship and meditation. Bring your own chairs; children and dogs are welcome. The next beach service will take place Aug. 5. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at NFRS. For more information, call 631-722-5712 or visit

Come in from the heat and stop by Cutchogue New Suffolk Library. While there, check out the children’s and adults’ reading programs, which both offer a chance to win an array of prizes, including an adult bicycle. This year, you will find Claire Stevens on duty at the children’s summer reading store weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in to learn more about the host of educational, fun and enriching programs for children and adults alike or visit Enjoy!

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

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