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Cutchogue-New Suffolk news: Two to benefit from yard sale proceeds

Kait’s Angels will hold a community yard sale Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Doorhy home at 1125 Ole Jule Lane, Mattituck. All proceeds will benefit Bill Esposito, who was hit while riding his motorcycle, and Johanna Benthal, who suffers from CCM3 brain hemorrhages. Donations can be dropped off at 1125 Ole Jule Lane Friday, Sept. 30, 3 to 7 p.m. only, please.

Speaking of Kait’s Angels, one Mattituck High School student recently received a textbook that had Kaitlyn Doorhy’s name in it. She took that to mean that she had a textbook with an angel’s touch and was inspired to become one of the newest members of the organization named for Kaitlyn.

All types of animals — dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, lizards, rabbits and more — are welcome at a Blessing of the Animals to be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 8, on the lawn at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck. Pet owners should bring lawn chairs and their own water. Treats, water and pooper-scoopers will be provided for those being blessed.

Prayers of healing and well-being are being sent to Joe Petrauskas and Bill Gildersleeve.

Condolences to the family and friends of Bruce Figurniak, who died last week.

The Cutchogue New-Suffolk Historical Society will hold its 6th annual car show, “Back in Time Before ’59,” on the Village Green Sunday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here’s what’s coming up at Cutchogue New Suffolk Library: Friday, Sept. 23, 4:30-5:15 p.m. “Amazing Apples” storytime for ages 4-5; Friday, Sept. 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teen Food Club for grades 5-8; Saturday, Sept. 24, 2-3:30 p.m., Festival Italiano Cooking Class, fee: $5, reservations required; Monday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m., Parachute Play for ages 2-3; Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m., Life-Sized Games Competition for grades 2-5; Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. discussion of the history of banned books and how the First Amendment protects against censorship, with Mary Chelton of CUNY. Registration requested. Call 631-734-6360 to register for programs or get more information.

The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force invites you to join them in honoring former member Merle Levine with the Helen Wright Prince Award on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Peconic Recreation Center.

The Jewish High Holy Days, or Yamim Noraim (the “Days of Awe“), begin Sunday evening, Oct. 2. All are welcome to celebrate and worship with North Fork Reform Synagogue. Visit for more information.

‘L’Shana Tovah u’Metukah,’ wishing you a good and sweet year!

Fall is here; enjoy and please drive safely!

Contact Cutchogue-New Suffolk columnist Barbara Sheryll at [email protected] or 631-734-5242.