Aquebogue-Jamesport: Indie Teen Concert Nov. 11

11/09/2010 5:38 PM |

The next Indie Teen Concert at Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.! Three great performers will be showcasing their talents, among them are my daughter MaryAngela and her longtime friend Hope Andrejack of Cutchogue, and Lauren Peyton of Manorville. The evening promises to be an acoustic delight with performances of original pieces as well as covers of other artists. Tickets are $5 in advance at the East End Arts Council; $6 at the door. For more information, e-mail [email protected]
The Spiritual Renewal Center continues their ongoing workshops and ecumenical services including Thursday Bible studies at the Parsonage, 7 Lagoon Court, Nov. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., and the Green Gorilla organic education classes on Nov. 17 and 18. Visit Spirit-Renewal.com or call 608-3827.
This weekend is a great weekend for a bowl of delicious warm soup! Old Steeple Community Church, 656 Main Road in Aquebogue, will be holding a Soup Supper on Sunday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m. The menu will consist of a large variety of soups to try and homemade breads, desserts, and beverages. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12 and can be purchased by calling Donna at 722-3580 or by e-mailing [email protected]
Tickets are going fast for the next concert at the Jamesport Meeting House! On Saturday, Nov. 20, the Meeting House will be host to another great musical event featuring folk, pop, jazz and country singer/songwriter Carolyn Cruso. Tickets are $20. For more information visit jamesportmeetinghouse.org or call 909-3744. This will be the only local opportunity to hear Ms. Cruso perform, as she will be continuing her East Coast tour after the Meeting House concert.
This year’s first autumn bird walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 , 9 a.m.-noon at Hallockville Museum Farm. Mary Laura Lamont, local naturalist and birding expert, will lead the search for birds through the woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park. Learn about the cooperative effort that led to the conservation of this 525-acre landscape. Registration is required, 298-5292. Cost: $5 for Hallockville members; $6 for nonmembers.
Looking ahead to the week of Thanksgiving, Living Waters Full Gospel Church will be offering a special night of testimonies entitled “Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving” on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. Dessert will be included! For more information, call 722-4969.
I loved the first frost this past week, although it did take me by surprise! I had been putting off cutting the last zinnias blooming in the garden and now they are gone. It served as a natural reminder not to put off what is beautiful. The beauty before us, like the people in our lives, need to be appreciated in the present moment before they slip away. On Veterans Day, let us recall those who gave their lives for us. Enjoy your week!

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  • People trickled in all afternoon and we gathered plenty of signatures there and many more over the weekend.

  • The highest priority of any school district is to assure the safety and wellbeing of all students. As a former principal, I support a closed campus during school hours that includes the tennis courts, track and field, as well as the elementary playgrounds. Many times, over the past 3 years, I’ve asked adults walking dogs, or parents with pre-school children, to leave the playground area to safeguard students playing outside during recess or lunch. I did this to avoid having to explain to a parent why some stranger came in contact with their child. Obviously, not to intervene would have been irresponsible. Equally rash is to assume high school students or community members on school grounds will always act responsibly. While the likelihood of something happening remains negligible, I do think it is prudent for the district to scrutinize potential problems and address them accordingly. I also believe it is a reasonable sacrifice to ask community members to use the school facilities after school hours. Parents, with children in school, have enough worries and maintaining a safe haven at school, including the school grounds, far outweighs all other arguments.

  • Didn’t she leave the ZBA because she was moving away? And isn’t her home in Southold? She closed her Greenport business.

  • I would hope that the parents of children in the school would form a class action suit if the campus became open to anyone to use during school hours. What a ridiculous idea. Just look on-line to find out how many registered sex offenders and drug dealers have been arrested in Greenport.

  • The tennis courts and new cinders for the track was a successful joint project between the School and the Village of Greenport when I was a board member. What lead up to the courts being at the school was a conversation between myself the Superintendant and the board, what people don’t realize is that there are a large number of properties owned by the Village of Greenport that are not on the tax rolls and the Mitchell property had become one of them and the Village was about to take the property at front and third off the rolls, I suggested to the Superintendant that maybe we could get some help from the Village from losing the taxable property. Mayor Kapell and the Village Board were very receptive and the deal was struck, we had the land and they had the money. When the courts were built this was way in advance of Safe Schools and we had a completely open campus there was a policy where visitors had to sign in but few did. At the time the courts were completed we didn’t have any stipulations about use of the courts other than the School would have exclusive use for educational and sports purposes. Our school has always been and will continue to be the heart of the community, fortunate or unfortunately times have changed and parents have demanded and gotten security measures in place for the school during and immediately after schools in session, doors were locked, cameras and speakers for visitors have been added. The new policys with safe schools and others measures cover the use of the school grounds and facilities, here comes the unfortunate part, that includes the tennis courts and the track. I don’t believe the school district has the resources to cover everyone that crosses the school property but at the request of parents they are doing the best they can to keep students safe and satisfy the parents concerns. I personally do not agree with baring the use of the courts from the public during the school day but there’s a policy in place that prohibits it. Times have changed and most times especially in cases like this in small town america everyday people suffer the consequences. Parents have demanded and gotten new security measures and this I feel has to be a blanket policy that covers the entire building and grounds, if there would be exceptions to the policy then what happens when a group of taxpayers want to use the board room for a meeting at 10AM or the auditorium for a vacation presentation. Again I do not agree with all these new security measures but my friends it’s a sign of the times and what the parents want.

  • The tennis courts and new cinders for the track was a successful joint project between the School and the Village of Greenport when I was a board member. What lead up to the courts being at the school was a conversation between myself the Superintendant and the board, what people don’t realize is that there are a large number of properties owned by the Village of Greenport that are not on the tax rolls and the Mitchell property had become one of them and the Village was about to take the property at front and third off the rolls, I suggested to the Superintendant that maybe we could get some help from the Village from losing the taxable property. Mayor Kapell and the Village Board were very receptive and the deal was struck, we had the land and they had the money. When the courts were built this was way in advance of Safe Schools and we had a completely open campus there was a policy where visitors had to sign in but few did. At the time the courts were completed we didn’t have any stipulations about use of the courts other than the School would have exclusive use for educational and sports purposes. Our school has always been and will continue to be the heart of the community, fortunate or unfortunately times have changed and parents have demanded and gotten security measures in place for the school during and immediately after schools in session, doors were locked, cameras and speakers for visitors have been added. The new policys with safe schools and others measures cover the use of the school grounds and facilities, here comes the unfortunate part, that includes the tennis courts and the track. I don’t believe the school district has the resources to cover everyone that crosses the school property but at the request of parents they are doing the best they can to keep students safe and satisfy the parents concerns. I personally do not agree with baring the use of the courts from the public during the school day but there’s a policy in place that prohibits it. Times have changed and most times especially in cases like this in small town america everyday people suffer the consequences. Parents have demanded and gotten new security measures and this I feel has to be a blanket policy that covers the entire building and grounds, if there would be exceptions to the policy then what happens when a group of taxpayers want to use the board room for a meeting at 10AM or the auditorium for a vacation presentation. Again I do not agree with all these new security measures but my friends it’s a sign of the times and what the parents want.