Aquebogue-Jamesport: Save the Grange efforts continue

02/28/2011 4:00 PM |

David Ruszkowski of Aquebogue called me last week with wishes to share in the column. First, he wanted to wish his wife a very happy anniversary on Feb. 22. No, he didn’t forget. He called me on that day, hoping it would go in last week’s column. Remember, I have a Monday morning deadline for Thursday’s column. Anyway, he told me that he and his wife, Marzena, were going to Tweed’s Restaurant to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary. I hope you both had a lovely time. In addition, David and his daughters, Olivia and Natalia, wish Marzena a very happy birthday. Marzena celebrated Feb. 26. Best wishes to all!

The Save The Grange lecture series continues on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:30 at Grange Hall, Sound Avenue and Church Lane in Northville: On Wednesday, March 2, “In the Garden,” presented by Florence Rewinski; Friday, March 4, “In the Backyard,” by Thea Fry; and Wednesday, March 9, “Native Habitat Landscaping,” by Suzanne Ruggles, and “The Ambassador,” by Katherine Shelp. For more information, call Jeff Frank at The Nature Lyceum at 728-0218. Donations for The Grange can be sent to First Parish Church, P.O. Box 898, Jamesport NY 11947. Checks can be made payable to First Parish Church (mark “Save the Grange Campaign” in the memo).

On Saturday, March 12, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., I will begin offering a series at Grange Hall entitled, “40 Days to Focus,” integrating nutritional cleansing, resources for healthy living and meditations for prayer. “40 Days to Focus” is a booklet I wrote that offers resources and suggestions toward balancing body, mind and spirit. It also includes 40 days of prayer meditations as well as an appendix of resources for books and websites that have encouraged me along the way. The 40 Days to Focus series will include one spiritual theme each week. The sessions will conclude with group and individual prayer and will be offered free of charge. Free-will offerings for the Save The Grange project are appreciated. Call or e-mail me for further details.

As I mentioned last week, the soup supper at Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue will be held Sunday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. For tickets, call Lenny at 722-3580 or e-mail Donna at dnj66@optimum.net. Stop in to warm your heart and your body with fellowship and good food.

Also on the 13th, at 6 p.m, Living Waters Church on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue is hosting a “Night of Worship.” All are welcome. Call 722-4969 for more details.