Aquebogue-Jamesport: Saturday antique show, Sunday 10K

We had great attendance at Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association’s meeting Aug. 20. We covered a lot of ground during this two-hour meeting. Important details involving town decisions that impact our neighborhoods were discussed as well as ways to improve our communication and support in the local community. As it reads in the bylaws, Article II, Section 1: “The purpose of this organization is to exercise, promote and protect the rights, privileges and interests of the residents, property owners and businesses east of Route 105 in the Town of Riverhead.”

As a reminder to all local community members, the civic association is open to all residents, property owners and businesses east of Route 105 to the end of the Riverhead town line. This includes Aquebogue and Northville residents. If you are interested in becoming a member, email Georgette Kellar at [email protected], Angela De Vito at [email protected] or contact me directly and I will get you the information.

Don’t forget! Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue will be holding its 35th annual Antique Show and Sale Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (rain date: Sept. 5). The donation is $6 per person; children under 12 are free. We all know what a wonderful “end of summer” event this is for our local community. Come out and enjoy the community flavor as you browse and buy antiques and food.

Also this weekend, on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 a.m., the JFD Sound to Bay 10K will take place, beginning with registration at South Jamesport Beach. The race begins at Iron Pier and continues to South Jamesport Beach. Check out the newly updated website or friend them on Facebook for more information and great pictures from last year’s 10K. For last-minute preregistrations and/or questions regarding the race, call Robert Sikora at 807-4055 or email him at [email protected] As mentioned in previous columns, the proceeds of the race help support Jamesport Fire Department and its associated community outreach programs and activities.

Preparations are under way for the third annual Historic Jamesport House Tour. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a dozen houses dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. Included will be sea captains’ homes, bayfront cottages, farmhouses, quaint bungalows and former schoolhouses — all in a part of Jamesport not visited in previous tours. You can reserve your half-price ticket for $20 by becoming a volunteer. Volunteers will work either from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 4 p.m. Last year over $12,000 was raised for the Jamesport Meeting House Preservation Trust. If you can volunteer, contact Cathie Flanagan at [email protected] or 631-722-2279.

The preparations for three kids in college are well under way at our house. We wish all college kids a smooth transition and blessings for the year ahead!