Aquebogue-Jamesport: Civic meeting, soup supper and FD scholarships

The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association will be meeting on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the George Young Community Center to restructure its bylaws and would like as many members to attend as possible. Anyone wishing to become a member is welcome at the meeting. For more information, call Pat Carey, treasurer, at 722-8257.

I woke up to snow this morning and thought of having a bowl of warm soup. Then I remembered the soup supper at Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue is just around the corner. It will be held Sunday, March 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children under 12. The menu will include a variety of soups, warm bread, delicious desserts and a beverage. To purchase tickets, call Lenny at 722-3580 or e-mail Donna at dnj[email protected]. Plan to warm up and support our local community.

As I mentioned last week, Jamesport Fire Department is sending out announcements for its scholarship applications. The department will be awarding two $750 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who live in the Jamesport Fire District or who are children of a Jamesport firefighters. Some restrictions apply. Applications are available at the Riverhead and McGann-Mercy high school guidance offices, or at the Jamesport Fire Department on 25 Manor Lane. Applications must be submitted to the guidance departments by April 15, 2011, or mailed to Jamesport Fire Department, P.O. Box 54, Jamesport, NY 11947.

The Spiritual Renewal Center at First Parish Church, UCC is sponsoring a taizé service, this evening, Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 o’clock. Join those seeking peace, harmony and spiritual connection through this simple candlelit worship service. There will be singing of simple contemplative songs, candle lighting, prayer and meditation, following in a simple order of ecumenical Christian worship. Everyone is welcome; a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, visit or call Pastor Dianne Rodriguez at 608-3827.

The Save The Grange lecture series continues Friday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. with “Messages from Water,” presented by Susan Friedman. For details, see Calendar.

With all the snow melting last week, we found some Christmas decorations that had been blown away and buried by the snow. Though the 60-degree weather was definitely a tease, it is nice to know that spring is truly just around the corner. I hope you are enjoying the winter break from school and are ready to start again next week.